**Holiday Countdown** at Lucy's Gift

***HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN*** We got you! Get in the spirit with LIVE Jazz music TODAY Sat., 12/17 2 - 4pm by NJ's own Ray Milici!

THIS WEEKEND...20% OFF ALL Handbags at Lucy's Gift in Florham Park!

And while you're there, scoop up some gloves, hats, lounge wear, scarves, travel mugs, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, candles, Christmas home & many more gift items.... GREAT STOCKING ...

HOLIDAY DEALS EXTENDED AT LUCY'S GIFT.... While supplies last!

Great stocking stuffers, hostess gifts! More in store!

Leather Bangle Clutch w/detachable keyring - ONLY $19.98! (Reg. $52.98) Great stocking stuffer! 
Cable Style Bangle Bracelets with triple pave set halo design, magnetic closure - ONLY $19.98! (Reg. $32.98)
Ceramic Snowman Candy Dish w/chocolate kisses included, all wrapped to go!  ONLY $13.98!
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New Leaf's Pre-Black Friday Sale Going on Now!

Don't miss our PRE-BLACK FRIDAY STORE WIDE SALE continuing through 11/26/2022 ORANGE TICKETS ARE NOW 25% OFF GRAY TICKETS 25% OFF YELLOW + TICKETS 75% OFF PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SANTA COMES TO MADISON ON BLACK FRIDAY NEW LEAF CONSIGNMENT WILL CLOSE BY 4:00 PM SHARP!

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NEW LEAF Consignment's Frugal Fashions Begin Today, Jan. 27

January 27, 2023

MADISON, NJ -  Come check out NEW LEAF Consignment's Frugal Fashions. The sale begins today Friday January 27 and will run through nex Saturday February 4.

25% OFF BLUE Tickets, 50% OFF GREEN TICKETS, and 75% OFF 

15% OFF jewelry and handbags - excludes NEW ARRIVALS.

IN-STORE ONLY.

Come visit and check out all the new items! The store is located at 16 Park Avenue in ...

Terry's Pet Stop Having Storewide Sale, One Day Only! Saturday Jan. 14

Terry's Pet Stop is having a storewide sale, ONE DAY ONLY, on Saturday January 14. Stop in and shop!

Terry's Pet Stop is located at 1711 Route 10 East in Morris Plains.

Seton Hall Athletics Launches Family Four Pack Offer for Men’s Basketball Home Games at Prudential Center

January 24, 2023

The Seton Hall Athletics ticket office has launched a Family Four Pack ticket offer that applies to four Seton Hall men's basketball games during the month of February. All four games take place at Prudential Center, conveniently located in Newark, N.J. The package includes four tickets to a game and a $25 concession stand voucher all for just $125.

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Morris Plains to Hold Blood Drive, Thursday Jan 19

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  A Blood Drive will be held in Morris Plains on Thursday January 19. The blood drive will be held at the Morris Plains Community Center at 51 Jim Fear Drive.

To schedule an appointment visit: nybc.org/njdrive sponsor 07668 or call/text Genevieve at 732-672-5281

 Save a life, donate today!

 

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Jan 14 Vendor List Announced for Morris County Winter Farmers Market

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Morris Winter Farmers Market is here. The market will take place through April 30.

The Winter Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Grow it Green Morristown will take place in the parking lot of the Convent Train Station on Convent Road in Morris Township  The hours are 9:30am - 1pm.

 

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Food Distribution for Morristown Residents; Jan 26 and 27

January 25, 2023

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday January 26  from 1pm - 2pm at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown). 

An additional food distribution will take place on Friday January 27 in Parsippany, 299 Webro Road from 10:30am - 11:30am

 

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Last Chance to Have Your Christmas Tree Picked Up in Morristown, Morris Township

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As January comes to an end, residents are reminded that Christmas Tree pickup will end January 31.

In Morristown, Trees will be collected curbside until the end of January. All tinsel, lights, decorations and tree stands must be removed prior to pickup. Trees with ornaments or lights on them will not be pickup tree. Trees with tinsel will not be picked up. Artificial ...

Morristown to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Today, Jan 19.

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Town of Morristown will be offering five COVID-19 Vaccines. The clinics will be held at the Morristown Town Hall, 200 South Street, 4th floor on the following days.

January 19 from 12pm - 5pm
February 2 from 12pm - 5pm
February 23 from 12pm - 5pm
March 28 from 12pm - 5pm

The clinic will offer Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. The vaccine is free ...

Valentine's Day Rose Fundraiser in Morristown; Feb. 12 - 14

January 26, 2023

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Planning on getting roses for someone special this Valentine's Day? Why not get them from the Hillside Fire House and help support the Morris Township Emergency Management Association.

The roses will be on sale at the Hillside Fire House, 132 Western Avenue on February 12 (8am- 4pm), February 13 (8am - 8pm) and Valentine's Day February 14 (8am - 6pm)

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Morristown Wants to Celebrate Your Pets

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Attention pet lovers! All pet lovers! Morristown wants to celebrate all town pets! Town officials are asking residents to send in photos of your pet, telling them what makes your pet special.

All entries will be displayed in the Morristown Library until February 10.

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Tonight Only; View Madison's Abraham Lincoln Painting Before it Heads to Washington, D.C. Museum

Madison, NJ – Earlier this week it was announced that the historic Abraham Lincoln painting, which proudly hangs on the wall in the Hartley Dodge Memorial Council Chambers in Madison, will begin its five-year loan to the National Portrait Gallery later this month.

Before it’s departure from Madison, NJ, members of the public are invited to come view this magnificent ...

Saint Clare's Health Now Accepting United Healthcare

January 26, 2023

Patients who have United Healthcare insurance will be accepted at Saint Clare’s Health, effective February 1, 2023.

"We believe in patient choice and are pleased to provide you with extended opportunities to seek healthcare at Saint Clare’s, which you have come to know and trust", said the hospital.

 

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Macculloch Hall's Growing in the Garden Series Returns in Feb.

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Macculloch Hall's Growing in the Garden is back starting in February! Programs will be held at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum on second Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Visit for a story, garden exploration, and an art project!

Pre-registration is required online at: https://maccullochhall.org/upcoming-events/#!calendar

Morristown Council Meeting to Be Held Tonight, Jan 24

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morristown Town Council Meeting will take place tonight, Tuesday January 24 at 7:30pm. The meeting will take place in person and virtually.

To join by Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98278512025?pwd=dkdsWDBoa3JJVGNpK2lITG85RE0rZz09 Passcode: 720795

The agenda can be found HERE

 

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The gift card that keeps on taking….

As a child I remember the excitement of taking a car ride to Abraham & Strauss in downtown Brooklyn with my parents to visit Santa and shop for holiday gifts.  For those of you that have never heard of A & S, it was a massive 10-story competitor of Macy’s.  The elevators had white-gloved attendants that would announce each product group as the door opened.  The store ...

Podcast Features TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro's Journey to Provide Hyperlocal News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Nerdtoolz Podcast featured TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro on a recent episode.

Shapiro talked about the life-changing decision that caused him to create something his hometown of New Providence, New Jersey did not have back in 2008 — a platform providing original local news and information for the borough's residents.

"When I started ...

‘Give Kids a Smile’ Program to Provide Free Dental Care at 3 Morris County Locations

January 25, 2023

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Give Kids a Smile will be celebrated this February.  All month long, dental practices across the country will offer free dental care to children ages 12 and younger.

In Morris County, three dentists will be providing free dental care to children who otherwise wouldn't see a dentist. The participating dentists are:

Pediatric Dental ...

Police Chase Car Racing at 100mph Through Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A police chase that started in Denville raced along Rt. 280 East in Parsippany.  Police were in pursuit of a black Dodge Charger racing over 100 mile per hour using the shoulders to pass other cars.

The suspects were reported to be in Mountain Lakes when they exited the vehicle to take a picture of a Range Rover while wearing a ski mask which made a passerby call the ...

Authorities Announce Fire and Death Investigation in Lincoln Park

LINCOLN PARK, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detective Christoph Kimker, Sheriff James Gannon, and Lincoln Park Chief of Police Joseph Zammit confirm an active investigation into a vehicle fire and death that occurred on January 21, 2023 in Lincoln Park, NJ.

At approximately 7:16 a.m., the Lincoln Park Police and Fire Departments were notified of an active vehicle ...

NJ Man Sentenced to Six Years for Assaulting Officer Sicknick at Capitol Riot

January 28, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting Brian Sicknick, a capitol police officer who fought off rioters on January 6th, 2021, and died the day after the assault. Julian Khater, age 33 from Somerset, pleaded guilty in September 2022 on two counts of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon, according to the ...

Authorities Investigating Homicide at NJ Nursing Home

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — The family of 91-year-old Clara Sutkowski reported to the South Plainfield Police Jan. 16 that Sutkowski was the victim of a violent assault by another resident at the AristaCare at Cedar Oaks nursing home in South Plainfield.

According to Nicole Kupko, Sutkowski’s great niece, Sutkowski was returning to her bedroom from the television room when Angel ...

NJ Woman, 29, Facing Charges For Trying to Enroll at NBHS Using False Birth Certificate

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 29-year-old woman is facing charges after she allegedly tried to use a false birth certificate in an attempt to enroll at New Brunswick High School.

Hyejeong Shin, a New Brunswick resident, has been charged with one count of providing a false government document with the intent to verify one’s identity or age a third-degree offense, according to a statement ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

Newark Man Allegedly Ditched His ‘Adorable Dog’ at Iowa Airport

DES MOINES, IOWA — A 24-year-old Newark man faces animal abandonment and neglect charges after Iowa authorities say he tied up his “adorable dog” outside the busy airport so he could catch a Dec. 29 flight to New Jersey.

Based on a complaint from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, police in Des Moines tracked down and filed criminal charges against Charles Simon ...

Update: Second Egg Spotted in Duke Farms Eagle Nest Jan. 23

January 24, 2023

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered again, with the second Bald Eagle egg of 2023 spotted in the nest at Duke Farms mid-afternoon on Monday at 3:05 p.m.

The first egg was seen early Saturday morning, Jan. 21.

A pair of nesting American Bald Eagles returned to their nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms earlier this year, poised to continue a ritual witnessed by ...

Love You to the Moon and Back: NJ Native Buzz Aldrin Remarries at 93

MONTCLAIR, NJ - US astronaut Buzz Aldrin tied the knot for a fourth time on Friday.

Aldrin, a New Jersey native, is best known for his venture to the moon on the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969 with Neil Armstrong.  Aldrin was one of the first two humans to set foot on the moon.

"On my 93rd birthday, and the day I will also be honored by 'Living Legends of ...

Giants Secure Big Playoff Victory Against Vikings

In a back and forth game on a cold day in Minnesota, the New York Giants, one of the NFL’s Cinderella teams, secured a major Wild Card game against the Vikings to keep their season alive. The Vikings, led by superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson, were favorites coming out of the regular season to have a successful season. But as usual, the Giants shocked the world once again to extend ...

Off-Duty EMT Who Revived Pastor While Officiating Wedding Honored by City of Paterson

PATERSON, NJ – On December 29, Valeria Franco, a 22-year-old Woodland Park EMT, took on her first catering job to help a family friend for a wedding at the Art Factory. As they were waiting for the wedding ceremony to conclude, they heard something fall in the other room. A little confused, they continued on with their business until the wedding planner told them to call 9-1-1, as ...

Just In - $1.1 Million for Upgrades to Wildwood Boardwalk

January 27, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.1 million grant to the city of North Wildwood, New Jersey, for reconstruction of three blocks of boardwalk space., announced  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. 

“We thank the U.S. Department of Commerce and our congressional delegation for their continued ...

The Mills at Jersey Gardens’ AMC Theater Offers Sensory Friendly Viewing of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

On Saturday, January 28, 2023, the Mills at Jersey Gardens’ AMC Theater will be offering a sensory-friendly showing of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

At these special screenings for people with autism or other special needs, the theater puts up the lights and tones down the sound so attendees can feel more comfortable while they enjoy the movie.

The showing will be on Saturday, January ...

Garden State Plaza Offers Free Lunar New Year Celebration

PARAMUS, NJ - The Garden State Plaza is hosting a free Lunar New Year celebration on January 28.

It's the Year of the Rabbit at the mall, 1 Garden State Plaza, where they will welcome several performances: an Asian American Lion Dance; a Korean Fan Dance; and a Mongolian dance. There will also be a recitation of ancient Chinese classics, along with a Filipina dance ensemble.

There will ...

Know It Alls

The latest Monmouth University poll showing New Jersey residents don’t like their elected State House representatives ain’t exactly man-bites-dog news. But, it’s worth going deeper into that.

The core of the reaction is that those residents have little or no idea about whom or what they are talking about. If they did, they’d act out their anti-angst every ...

FirstEnergy Utilities Prepared to Respond to Winter Storm

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility personnel are prepared to respond to possible service interruptions caused by a significant winter storm that is expected to bring ice, snow, rain, heavy wind and bitterly cold temperatures to its service territory beginning this afternoon through Saturday.

Company meteorologists have been tracking the winter storm for several days and expect severe winds ...

FirstEnergy Employees Honor Military Members this Christmas

Decorating the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio, with Wreaths Across America was more than just a volunteer opportunity for FirstEnergy line and substation supervisor Jonathon Hladky. 

As he helped place the wreaths on the gravesites of veterans, Hladky reflected on the legacy of his FirstEnergy colleague, Chuck Nemec. Nemec spent time serving in the U.S. Navy ...

Looking for a Cute as a Button Little Forever Friend? Meet Amy Maria..... She's Available for Adoption

Meet Amy Maria. This precious Chi mix was rescued from an unsafe living situation where she was being abused and made to sleep outside. Now, little Amy is being fostered in New York by one of our brilliant volunteers who has nothing but great things to say about this wee princess. Amy is more than just an adorable face; she is the total package! She loves playing other dogs and has a wonderful ...

10 Month Old Holly Sparkles is Looking for Her Forever Home

Hi everyone! It’s me, Holly Sparkles. I’m not sure if you remember me, I was rescued from the streets of Anniston Alabama back in late November. I spent my entire life living outside, and when they rescued me I had mange all over my body, and was very weak and skinny. They say I have something called heartworms, but I already received my first treatment for it last week.

I am ...

NYC Second Chance Rescue Presents 25 Dogs of Christmas- Here's Buttercup!

Happy Pawlidays from Buttercup, a 9-year-old Amstaff mix who has spent nearly half her life waiting for a family to give her a chance. Years ago, this poor girl was surrendered to a shelter in North Carolina, where she languished for years before we tagged her for rescue to help find her a home. Somehow, she is still waiting.

 

Buttercup has a genetic disorder that makes her back ...

NYC Second Chance Rescue Presents 25 Dogs of Christmas- Here's Chance!

Next up on our list of "25 Dogs of Christmas" is Chance! This sweet blind dog is looking for a Christmas miracle.

Chance has spent the better part of a year living at our Rescue Center. He has been able to snag short-term fostering opportunities, but what this boy really needs is a committed foster to truly get a sense of what life is like in the real world. His temp foster ...

Agent Spotlight: Ebtsam "Sam" Sayed

Ebtsam “Sam” Sayed, Sales Associate in the Westfield office, is a dedicated Realtor, a skilled negotiator, and a mother of two. Sam specializes in Union County, working in Westfield, Clark, Scotch Plains, and beyond but she also does plenty of business in Middlesex and Somerset counties. With over a decade and a half of experience as a full-time real estate agent, Sam has the skill ...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Announces New Executive Leadership Team

Martinsville, New Jersey – December 19, 2022 – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties has announced exciting changes to its executive leadership team. With Chief Executive Officer William “Bill” Keleher, Jr. changing roles from CEO to Founder and Chairman of the Board, the company has appointed Chris Brown to serve as the CEO and President. The company has ...

A Passion for Lifelong Learning is Part of the Culture of Lantern Hill

January 26, 2023

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Northern New Jersey region is known for its wealth of educational and research institutions, so it's no surprise that Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, N.J., is home to more than a fair share of academic professionals.

The presence of academia was important to Julia Currie Miller and her husband David when exploring their ...

How Did the Mortgage Market React to the Fed Announcement?

The Federal Reserve hikes interest rates again

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell announced 50bps interest rate hike as part of the Fed’s continued battle against inflation. Additionally, Chairman Powell offered guidance on interest rates in 2023. The current projections for the next year currently have no rate cuts planned.

Chairman Powell said the following, ...

5 Reasons you May Need a Home Generator

Portable Power

Portable generators provide power to tools and appliances when you need supplemental electricity and not connected to the power grid. They run on gasoline, diesel, or propane and typically include two electrical outlets. Because their combustion engines emit fumes, portable generators should be kept outdoors during operation, although extension cords can be used to carry the ...

Pending Home Sales Pick Up Downward Momentum in September 2022

Pending home sales were down 10.2% nationwide in September as the housing market deals with headwinds from many parts of the economy. This marks the 4th straight month that pending home sales have decreased according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). 

Contract activity was down 31.0% year-over-year to 79.5 on the Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator ...

Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith

Retro Review:

 

Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith. Brown Thrasher, 1944.

Strange Fruit

By Abel Meeropol

Southern trees bear a strange fruit

Blood on the leaves and blood at the root

Black bodies swinging in the Southern breeze

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

 

Pastoral scene of the gallant South

The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth

Scent of ...

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