Why hasn't the spread been stopped or slowed?

“Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.” A ringing phrase from scripture which has resonated for two millennia and may never be more pertinent than it is right now.

We’re into the second year of the covid-19 pandemic, and its end seems elusive at best. After 18 months of panicked lock downs, closures, cancellations and virtual house arrest, the virus ...

Jersey 1st County Spotlight: Morris County and Their Work With Veterans

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Jersey 1st is proud to spotlight Morris County this month.

This month Jersey 1st is spotlighting Morris County for their amazing work with Veterans in NJ.

The new service programs being offered include: Peer to Peer Support Counseling, Veteran and Family Support, and Veteran Roundtables & Events.

This is great, important and valued work!

What Will You Wear This Weekend? Check Out NEW LEAF For Your Next Outfit!

October 15, 2021

What Will You Wear This Weekend? Check out these outfits from NEW LEAF Consignment:

This denim dress is the perfect outfit for going out. Dress it up or dress it down. Wearables Dress, Sz MED, $30

Johnny Was, with BEAUTIFUL embroidering, jacket is the way to go!  Johnny Was Jacket, Sz SM, $166 Crave Frame, Sz XS, $22, Necklace, $12

 

The perfect set for running ...

Promoting your event on TAPinto Morristown is easy and affordable!

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Morris Township to Host Annual Trunk or Treat; Saturday October 30

October 14, 2021

MORRIS  TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Morris Township Recreation Department will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 30. The event will take place from 12noon - 4pm on Dwyer Lane.

Any resident interested in handing out candy from their vehicle, must register in advance. Register on community pass. No homemade candy permitted. Individually wrapped candy only.

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Celebrate Halloween at Morristown Town Hall

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Families are invited to dress up and attend a Halloween Celebration at the Morristown Town Hall on Friday, October 29. There will be a photo booth, goodie bags and treats on the front lawn of Town Hall.

The event will take place from 2pm - 5pm.

Morristown to Celebrate Halloween Trick or Treating Through Downtown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Halloween is almost here and businesses in Morristown are opening their doors on Friday October 29th  to all trick-or-treaters. Trick-or-treating will take place along South Street and around the green  from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participating business owners who are participating will place a pumpkin in the window inviting all trick-or-treaters to ...

Town of Morristown Hosts Veteran Fire Pit Talk; Oct. 27

October 15, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Veterans are invited to a Veteran Fire Pit Talk on Wednesday, October 27 from 6pm - 7:30pm. The event is for veterans only and will take place at the Morris County Veteran Services Office, located at 540 West Hanover Avenue in Morristown.

Veterans who served in the Vietnam and Afghanistan wars will talk about their time in the service, how they navigate life after service and ...

Operation Take Back Drug Event Comes to Morristown, Morris Plains and Randolph; Saturday Oct. 23

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The  "Operation Take Back" program will take place on Saturday, October 23, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Chris Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris Plains Borough Chief of Police Mike Koroski, Morris Township Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo, and Randolph Township Chief of Police Will ...

Parsippany Green Team to Host Bat-apalooza and Green Fair

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany's Green Team would like is hosting a upcoming Bat-apalooza and Parsippany Green Fair, a one-of-a kind educational and interactive festival on Saturday, October 23rd from 10AM - 2PM at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Main Library located at 449 Halsey Road. 

This event will educate residents about the important role that bats play in the ecosystem and how ...

Free Community Clothing Bank at Morristown Church; Sat. Oct 16

October 14, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In need of clothes? The Presbyterian Church in Morristown is inviting all those in need to Jan's Closet, a free community clothing bank. The clothing bank will be open on October 16, November 13 and December 11 from 10am - 11:30am.

The parish house is located at 65 South Street in Morristown.

Social distancing and masks are required. The organization is not in need of ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Set to Begin $26 Million Emergency Department Expansion and Modernization

Includes Upgrading Goryeb Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced the expansion and modernization of its Sameth Emergency Department (ED). Once design, funding and approvals are finalized, the project is expected to begin in early 2022, with an expected completion in ...

Did you get your tickets yet? Mariano Rivera Will be Appearing at Legends Gallery in Chatham

The countdown is on.. On October 23.2021, New York Yankees legend and first ever unanimous Hall Of Famer @marianorivera will be appearing @legendsgallery.

Get your tickets now at legendsgallery.net or call 973-623-5422. Don’t miss out on Mo’s only area appearance. Hope to see you there!

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Far Hills Steeplechase Races Celebrate 100th Anniversary Saturday

October 14, 2021

FAR HILLS, NJ - After last year's postponement, the Far Hills Race Meeting, New Jersey's renowned steeplechase event, is back and ringing in its centennial year on Saturday, Oct. 16.

In honor of the 100th running, the event will feature exclusive race-day firsts, including purses totaling $400,000, the highest purse size on the steeplechase circuit for ...

United States Postal Service is Hiring; Free Virtual Job Fair Taking Place Thursday Oct. 14

The United States Postal Service is hiring seasonal and permanent positions; some available immediately. There will be a free virtual job fair on Thursday, October 14 from 12noon - 2pm.

Learn about the employment opportunities. Registration is required.

Morristown to Host Flu Clinic Friday October 15: Morris Township Clinic Oct 21

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Town of Morristown will be offering a Flu Clinic for residents and Morristown Municipal employees on Friday, October 15. The event will take place from 10am - 2pm at Morristown Town Hall, 3rd Floor.

Appointments are required. Call the Health Division at 973-796-1975 to make an appointment.

Flu shots are free for seniors 65 and older with a Medicare Card, free for ...

Chatham Skatepark Committee Proposes Mountainview as Site for New Skatepark During Presentation to Chatham Township Committee

October 16, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- Four Chatham mothers of sons who skateboard came before the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night to make their recommendation that a new skatepark be built outside of the municipal building at 58 Meyersville Rd.

Crystal Paone and Deb Petitjean of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents April Kabbash and Rachel Nowkas are the mothers who comprise the ...

Florham Park Rotary to Host Halloween Dog Parade on Saturday October 16th

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Rotary is holding the first annual Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Contest.   Saturday, October 16, 2-5pm at the Florham Park Gazebo!  

Everyone is welcome! Free to the public and only $20 preregistration or $25 on the day of the event for contestants. The 50/50 Raffle will benefit the Rotary Scholarship Fund for Florham Park students ...

Chatham School District Could Stage Vaccination Site for Ages 5 to 11; Hanover Regional to Provide Buses for Chatham Teams

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa said that the district could serve as a vaccination site "if and when" Pfizer's vaccine for ages 5 to 11 is approved, it was reported at the regular meeting of the Board of Education on Monday night.

"I've been in contact with our local departments of health about serving as a vaccination site if and when the ...

Belmar’s New ‘No Knock’ Registry Gives Residents Way to Stop Unwanted Visitors

October 16, 2021

Religious and Political Groups, Annual Fund-Raising Efforts, Trick-or-Treaters Exempt from Rules

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar residents who do not want salespersons, solicitors or canvassers coming to their doors can sign up for the borough’s new “no knock” registry.

By placing a special decal on their front door or window, residents who are on the registry will be alerting ...

Paterson Police Break Up Warehouse Party with Nearly 500 in Attendance, Speziale Says

PATERSON, NJ - Five out-of-towners drew a swift rebuke from Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale for what he said were their roles in an illegal gathering at a warehouse last Saturday night.

According to Speziale, members of the Paterson Police Department’s Patrol Division were called to 39 Kentucky Avenue on a report of a large fight. Once on scene they found the location to ...

Judge OKs Temporary Restraint Against Public Storage in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — She had to hire an attorney and get a court order to block them, but Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy was successful Wednesday in preventing Public Storage from tossing away any more of her personal items that were stored at the facility on Route 22. 

The ruling by Judge Robert J. Mega covers Murphy and her husband, but not necessarily the other ...

Newark Symphony Hall Chosen to Host New TV Show 'America’s Big Deal'

October 11, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A new competition television show is coming to Newark Symphony Hall that will be broadcasted live to viewers across America. 

The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced this week that Newark Symphony Hall will be the location for USA Network’s new television show, “America’s Big ...

NJ Teen Wins Freestyle Football World Championship

WARREN, NJ -- The question was, what did you do this summer? Nick Seyda, 16 and a junior at Watchung Hills Regional High School, had a championship answer. Seyda competed in and won a World Championship Title at Super Ball Freestyle Football World Open Competition and is the first American and the youngest competitor to ever win a World ...

Hazlet Woman Cashes in on $1.64M Wheel of Fortune Jackpot! One of biggest winners in last decade.

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ: Everyone sees those ad hooks that say things like, "35-year-old local woman wins lottery...." Well, here's a real one: According to a press release issued by Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, on Sunday, September 19, a casino guest named Donna, of Hazlet, NJ, was very fortunate.

According to the press release, Donna hit the city-wide ...

Sporting Clay Shoot and Pig Roast

October 15, 2021

The Green Village Fire Department's Sporting Clays Shoot & Pig Roast fundraiser will be held at Miele Field, located at the end of Britten Road in Green Village on Sunday, October 17th. The event is a 100 Target Fun Shoot. Lunch is included with your entry fee. There are a limited number of spots for shooters therefore pre-registration is encouraged. This event is held rain or ...

Plenty of Screams for the LBI Region Halloween Scene

There is something salty, sweet, and scary happening this October throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Coast. With options for all to enjoy tucked throughout corners of this legendary area. Hit the chilling waters for Legends and Lore Boat Tour at the Tuckerton Seaport beginning Oct 16 with select days through Halloween. This family-friendly boat ride along Tuckerton Creek ...

NJ Forests Put On A Show For Long Holiday Weekend, Get Out There And Photograph It

NUTLEY, NJ — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others. 

Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in Sussex and Morris counties, plus the northern portions of Passaic and Bergen ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Why NJ TRANSIT is Better Than Before

NEW JERSEY – Ellen Panza of North Caldwell admits she was initially skeptical when she first decided to return to public transportation. She’s now happy she made the decision.

Prior to the pandemic, Panza regularly boarded an NJ TRANSIT bus at the Willowbrook Park & Ride to go into New York City. Lockdown restrictions and her own COVID-19-related safety concerns led her to ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Humane Bat Exclusion is available through October 15, 2021

Save $200 on Humane Bat Control and Prevention Service

Last chance for Humane Bat Exclusion! Exclusion work is available through October 15, 2021, schedule your appointment before time runs out! Click the link to get a fast, free estimate! https://www.vikingpest.com/free-estimate/

County Waiving All Adoption Fees at Animal Shelter

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a "clear the shelter" promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, is currently at capacity due to the normal seasonal lag in adoptions and influx of strays and ...

Sweet Girl, Layla, Needs a Home

Sweet Girl Needs a Home!

LAYLA BARNWELL is a SUPER SWEET bully breed who is around 3 years old and weighs 62 pounds. She was an owner surrender due to no fault of her own. She is a very friendly and sweet girl and loves people. She rode with her foster down South in their Christmas parade. Layla sat on her foster's sons lap the entire time- she LOVES kids!!

Layla's ideal home would ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

Potential Pitfalls to Avoid When Putting Your Home on the Market

October 5, 2021

Selling your home is a major milestone, to say the least.  It’s critical to plan in advance to avoid any possible setbacks during the home sale process. With decades of experience in real estate, I’ve advised thousands of clients on how to stay clear of these common mistakes while preparing their home for the market.

Setting an unrealistic selling price: Of course, ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

Garden State Initiative Launches Report and Educational Campaign for Fiscally Sustainable NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, executive producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, spoke with Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), to discuss GSI's report entitled, Toward a Fiscally Sustainable New Jersey: Analysis and Recommendations.

Co-authored by Thad D. Calabrese and Thomas J. Healey, the new research report looks back at the 2012 State Budget Crisis ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

Celebrate Fall With 8 Seasonal Decorating Ideas

Autumn is right around the corner, and it’s time for your home to go from the airy, openness of summer to the cozier, crisper feeling of fall. In celebration of the season, you might want to bring those oranges, reds, golds, and browns into your home.

We’re inspired by all the ways autumn plays on your senses, from the cool air on your skin to the smell of fireplaces burning and ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

7 Colorful Flowers to Plant In the Fall

As summer blooms fade, fall ushers in a wide array of gorgeous flowers to brighten up your outdoor and indoor spaces. Hanging planters bursting with rich autumn shades like maroon, red, orange, yellow, and gold add stunning natural beauty to your porch, patio, or balcony. Fresh cut bouquets featuring hardy fall flowers can also dress up countertops and tables indoors.

All blooms thrive ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Eat Mindfully (and Why It’s Important)

Everyone’s relationship with food is unique. Some people may love the act of cooking and eating a meal, some people may not know how to cook, and others may feel eating is just another item on their to-do list. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush through our meals, often sitting in front of the TV or focusing on other things when eating, and that usually means we’re not really ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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Bill N. Raso, age 83, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away September 23, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he ...
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- Mar 13, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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