New Jersey’s 'Sign Language' Not Understood by Feds

NEW JERSEY — The U.S. Department of Transportation has proven there is no room for humor in a federal bureaucracy, moving to stamp out the inspired levity that New Jersey has been putting on its road signs to make drivers notice them.

Humorous messages had been appearing on New Jersey’s highway signs like “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps,”  “Hocus ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

November 28, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

Santa & Mrs. Claus Are Coming to RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties!

November 28, 2022

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties is excited to be participating in the Towaco Civic Association's Shop Hop on Saturday, Dec. 10!  Visit us between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus!  Bring your own camera and our elves will take the picture for you if you'd like.  Afterwards help yourself to a holiday treat.  RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties is ...

3v3 Basketball Tournament at Lakeland Hills YMCA

This event takes place on December 14th and 15th, starting at 7:30 pm. Players must be 18+, 3-player minimum, 4-player maximum, Coed teams can be any mix.  $100 fee per team, team must be registered by 12/12. Double elimination and teams are guaranteed 3 games.  Prizes for 1st and 2nd place.

Contact Kim Kostrowski at kimk@lhymca.com or 973.334.2820 with any questions.

Lakeland Hills YMCA Announces Exclusive Partnership with Mountain Creek

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Kids can conquer the slopes this winter while conquering their fears in an exclusive partnership with Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, Mountain Creek Resort, Big Snow, and the Mental Health Association. Students in grades 3-8 will immerse themselves in this 3-month, 8- session experience. While learning how to shred the slopes they will also learn lifelong social and ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, November 30
06:30 AM — 10:30 AM

Addresses across Montville Twp, Montville

Recycle Paper and Cardboard

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Thu, December 01
07:30 PM — 08:30 PM

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DAC/Municipal Alliance Meeting

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Sat, December 03
10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Lakeland Hills Family YMCA, Mountain Lakes

Lakeland Hills YMCA: STEM Saturdays ...

Dec. 6 Montville Twp Committee Meeting will Start Earlier

November 28, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Montville Township Committee, previously noticed to be held on December 6, 2022 at 7 p.m., is hereby scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. (closed session to begin at 5:30 p.m.). The meeting will be held at the Montville Twp. Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Rd., Montville.

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News from the Montville Twp Recreation Department

November 28, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – News from the Montville Township Recreation Department:

Upcoming Special Events:

Christmas Tree Lighting - Monday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Montville Recreation Department at our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!

The event takes place at the Montville Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Rd. in Montville. Help us welcome the winter season! Sing along with Elvis ...

Morris County Touts Small Business Saturday With $15,000 Grant Delivery

November 25, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Another $15,000 Morris County Small Business Grant was delivered Nov. 23 by the Morris County Commissioners, who were joined by Parsippany Township’s Mayor and Council President and the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in highlighting the importance of shopping locally when the nation recognizes Small Business Saturday.

“Small businesses ...

Police Seek Info on Abused Shih Tzus Found in Mount Olive

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The public is being asked to help police find out who is responsible for abandoning two Shih Tzu dogs, which appeared to be abused, in Mount Olive.

Police believe the dogs were abandoned on Bartley Road, near Flanders Park, in Mount Olive between Nov. 17 and Nov. 18.

Anybody with credible information is asked to contact the Mount Olive Police Investigations Division at ...

Paterson Detectives Arrest Four, Recover Four Handguns Within 24 Hours During Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson City Detectives arrested four individuals within 24 hours during the Thanksgiving weekend. According to Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, all four individuals were charged with weapons offenses. 

On Sunday, at around 12:25 a.m. in the area of Fifth Avenue and East 12th Street, Detectives reportedly observed a group of individuals ...

NJ Man Killed in Massachusettes Apple Store Tragedy

BOSTON, MA – Monday was a calm, blue sky day, until out of that blue sky came tragedy that claimed the life of a Wayne Township resident and sent more than a dozen people to the hospital.

According to a statement given by Plymouth County, Massachusetts District Attorney Tim Cruz, who called the incident "unthinkable," a 2019 Toyota 4Runner, apparently driven by ...

Columns

TAPinto Showcases Industry-Leading Support System for Owner/Publishers

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jackie Lieberman was one of TAPinto's first owner/publishers and in the 10 plus years since she first became part of the TAPinto family, local news and digital marketing have evolved considerably, but one crucial aspect has stayed the same: the industry-leading support provided by TAPinto to its owner/publishers.

TAPinto Westfield is part of a network of ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend- November 19th-20th, 2022

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend, November 19th-20th:

OPEN HOUSE(S) on SUNDAY, November 20th:

110 Northfield Avenue, West Orange Township, NJ 07052

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Contact ARMENE ABBATTISTA or KEVIN MARQUEZ for more info. at 973-303-3351 / 609-317-5456.

​A Bright Future 

John Kennedy said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”

At times, when we read and listen to the news, we can become saddened and even have a cynical outlook on the future. News reports often cast a negative pall on life that affects us all.  However, this dark cloud is not seen in our schools.  On a daily basis, ...

Here Today

Last week I lost over a billion dollars. Yes, billion with a B.

Fortunately my initial investment was only four dollars, so I don't feel too bad. But still, to see a billion dollars in personal wealth go poof at the drop of a hat, or in this case a powerball, is pretty hard to swallow.

OK, you can argue that I never really had a billion dollars, but between the time I bought my lottery ...