Dissecting “The Infrastructure Bill”

Even the most casual consumer of the news must be aware of the struggle to pass a so-called infrastructure bill in Congress. There are at least two versions, both calling for trillions in new spending. That’s TRILLIONS, the plural of Trillion, with a capital T.

As Congress considers this bill, it is worth reviewing the steps of how we arrived in this scenario.

# 1. We’re broke.

Jersey First to Host Rally Against Wasteful Spending

Jersey First will hold a rally against wasteful spending in Newton on October 20th at 12pm.  

For more information, please reach out to info@jersey1st.org.

TAPinto Morristown Is Offering Holiday Marketing Specials - Call Us Today!

October 20, 2021

Looking to get a head start promoting your business during the upcoming holidays? Click here to earn more about TAPinto's Holiday Marketing Specials:

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

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

 

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Celebrate Halloween in Morristown, Morris Township & Morris Plains

October 20, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Calling all ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes! Grab those costumes and celebrate with the following activities:

FRIDAY OCTOBER 29

Trick or Treat down South Street and around the Green on Friday, October 29 from 3pm - 5pm. Participating business owners who are participating will place a pumpkin in the window inviting all trick-or-treaters to come inside ...

Community Invited to Morris Township's Summer Outdoor Movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Morris Township Department of Parks and Recreation will showThe Nightmare Before Christmas on Saturday, October 23. The movie will be shown at Ginty Field, next to the Morris Township Municipal Complex on Woodland Avenue. Movie time is  6:30 PM. 

Arrive early for some games, DJ music with the recreation staff. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and ...

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

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

October 23, 2021

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 ...

Macculloch Hall Presents "Storytime: Guess & Go: Autumn Leaves"

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for their Storytime Guess & Go on Autumn Leaves. The museum is inviting families to tune in for stories celebrating autumn in the garden. 

Join Macculloch Hall on Facebook Live at noon to hear April Pulley Sayre's Full of Fall and Julia Rawlingson's Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.

Community Conversations with Morristown Medical Center: Taking Care of You!

For a lot of people, separating their work life from personal life has become increasingly difficult. On this episode of Community Conversations, Federico Cerrone, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health Sleep Centers, and Kathy Robb, CHC, well-being coach, Chambers Center for Well-Being, share how to address work-life balance, incorporate self-care practices and the importance of good sleep to ...

Annual Pumpkin Illumination Set For Sunday October 24 in Morristown

October 19, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris Arts is inviting pumpkin carvers of all ages to bring their creations to the edge of the Vail Mansion's reflecting pond on Sunday October 24, at 5pm for the  Annual Pumpkin Illumination.

While the sun fades to darkness, guests are invited to enjoy live jazz music, an art workshop and participate in the luminary parade and pumpkin illumination.

For more ...

100th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting Was One for the Books

FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on this unseasonably warm October Saturday. 

Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local health care initiatives. Although the event is technically ...

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

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 ...

Morristown Man Grabs Third Place at the Madison Car Show

October 22, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The winners of the 28th Annual Car Show have been announced. Over 130 vehicles were entered into this year's show which took place during Bottle Hill Day. Seventy seven vehicles were awarded special awards and three were named to top winners.

The judges unanimously awarded this year’s Best in Show Award to Phil Kozak of Oak Ridge, NJ with his custom orange pearl 1969 ...

Mariano Rivera is Coming to Legends Gallery in Chatham this Saturday

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to come meet Yankees legend and Hall Of Famer Mariano Rivera in his only area appearance. Mariano will be signing autographs at Legends Gallery in Chatham, N.J. on Saturday, October 23rd from 12-2pm.

Advanced tickets are highly recommended.

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Morris Township To Host Flu Clinic; Oct 21

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Morris Township will hold a Flu Clinic on Thursday, October 21 from 1pm - 3pm. The clinic will take place at 50 Woodland Avenue for seniors 60 years of age and older. Call 973-326-7390 for an appointment.

The flu shot is free for those who have Medicare B. Medicare, HMO, no insurance, private insurance is $25 for Quadrivalent Vaccine or $40 for High Dose ...

Update: Fatal Overnight Home Fire in East Hanover

October 21, 2021

EAST HANOVER, NJ - There was a fatal house fire in East Hanover overnight.  The location of the tragedy was 20 Ward Place in East Hanover.

When police got to the scene there were three victims still stuck inside the house.  Two were rescued.

The house was fully engulfed in the blaze.  The major crimes department was requested to the scene.

There is one confirmed ...

Overnight in East Hanover: A Fatal Home Fire

EAST HANOVER, NJ - One person died in an early-morning house fire in East Hanover.

The Morris County Prosecutor's office says when first responders arrived at the house on Ward Place just after midnight, it was fully engulfed in flames.

Three people were trapped inside.  Two were rescued.  The third was found dead inside the home.

Prosecutors say the fire started in ...

Vespucci's Local Italian Market Has Successful Grand Opening in East Hanover

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Local officials and staff came together once again today to celebrate the opening of Vespucci’s Marketplace in East Hanover.

The new Italian market and deli, located at 90 Ridgedale Ave., officially opened on August 22. It fills the property where Esposito’s Meats, a staple in the East Hanover community, stood for over 40 years before its closure in 2020.

The ...

Authorities: Man Arrested in Area Home Invasion, Sex Assault

October 22, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man was arrested in Westfield early Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s home invasion and sexual assault in the First Ward, authorities said.

Terence Rhue, 22, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and fourth-degree unlawful ...

Authorities Release Sketch of Man Wanted in Westfield Home Invasion, Sexual Assault

WESTFIELD, NJ — The investigation continues into a violent home invasion that involved a sexual assault earlier this week, authorities said Thursday.

In a joint statement with Westfield Police, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office released a sketch of the armed suspect alleged to have broken into a home in the area of Forest and Longfellow avenues at about 12:50 p.m. and sexually ...

Daughter Used Handgun and Knife in Murder Charge of Father and Girlfriend in Surf City

SURF CITY — Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that on October 20, 2021, Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, was charged with possession of a handgun and an additional weapon in the murder counts she is charged with. 

Heffernan was charged on October 5, 2021, with two counts of ...

NJ Business Owner Shaves Head in a Random Act of Kindness

October 20, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Dalai Lama has been quoted countless times with his simple message of hope: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Kindness can be found in the most unexpected of places. Take, for example, the heartwarming event that took place last week at Sunrise Bagels in Wyckoff, NJ, where owner Sam Aggarwal took it upon himself to shave his head in support of a ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

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 ...

Adopt Us! Husky Sisters Ready For Their New Home

These two husky sisters are looking for their forever home. Adopt one or both! 

Find out more by reading their bios below:

Bella Alabama: "Bella Alabama's Web Page" https://www.ehrdogs.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=17309440

Elsa Alabama: "Elsa Alabama's Web Page" https://www.ehrdogs.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=17309390

 

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 ...

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 ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, October 23, 12:00 PM

Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

Come to the Zoo, Hear Live Music Too!

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Sat, October 23, 12:00 PM

Auditorium, Montclair

Giambotta! Italian American Show!

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Sun, October 24, 11:00 AM

Morris County Historical Society, Morristown

Turning Leaves Tour and Tea

Arts & Entertainment

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

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 ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

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 ...

Rich Colors and Natural Textures: 7 Fall Centerpiece Ideas

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less!

Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations.

Glass Cloche

The best thing about using a glass cloche for a ...

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, ...

Foundation Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Perfect Match

Foundation is, well, foundational to many women’s makeup routines. It provides a solid base layer to even out skin tone and imperfections while prepping your skin’s surface for additional products.

But with so many foundation options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this makeup ...

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 ...

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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 It is with great sadness that The Hampshire Companies announces that Todd Anderson, ...
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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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