Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

ICYMI: Real Talk With Fernando Uribe Hosts Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise

Last week on Real Talk With Fernando Uribe, Fernando welcomed Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise to talk about issues in Hudson County, NJ, and other political hot button topics that affect New Jerseyans. 

Uribe and DeGise talk about Liberty State Park and the upgrades that are being planned to it. However, there is some hesitancy as the bill that was brought by Senator Stack is a bit ...

Bridging the Gap Co-Hosts Interview 16 Year Old Entrepreneur From Toms River NJ

There is nothing more American than running your own business, with your unique brand and style. Whether you are 16 or 116, having your own business is one of the single best sources of upward mobility in our society. Last week on Bridging the Gap with A.J. Mellilo and Steven Rumbolo, the co-hosts, sat down with Sarah Ahmed of Toms River East High School to discuss her business ...

ICYMI: Fernando Uribe Hosts Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick to Discuss New Jersey's Proposed 2023 Budget

It is late June, and in New Jersey, that means one thing and one thing only: It is budget season. The fiscal year ends on June 30th in New Jersey, and our Legislature needs to have a budget ready for the Governor’s signature by that date to ensure that our government remains funded. If they do not, the state government shuts down. A government shutdown would result in the closure of many ...

ICYMI: The Nader Narrative Hosts Jim Carter from the America First Policy Institute

The economy is crashing in ways that were almost unimaginable just 4 years ago. In 2019, the Dow was over 36,000, inflation was under 2%, and wages were soaring. And then the downslide came. Unconscionable spending, along with poor energy policy, lead to an economy in freefall. Inflation is almost 9%, the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates at speeds not seen since the 1990s, and the last ...

ICYMI: The Nader Narrative Hosts Jonathon Gilliam - Assessing the Threat in Schools

Places we once regarded as safe havens- churches and schools- can turn dangerous in an instant- as is evidenced by recent shooting in Uvalde, Texas. While police waited outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde for 77 minutes, a shooter killed 19 children and two adults. In light of those tragic events, Elizabeth Nader of the Nader Narrative on Jersey 1st TV sat down with security expert Jonathon ...

Breaking Down The New Bipartisan Gun Proposal 

After the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, 20 United States Senators came together from across the aisle to propose new measures aimed at curbing gun violence. While these proposals currently exist as a simple agreement between Senators, they lay the groundwork for the first major bipartisan attempt at gun legislation in decades.  The objective of the bipartisan plan is to ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

June 29, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Teen Police Chief, First Aid Squad Finishes Training, Balloons for a Cause and Biking for a Birthday

NEW JERSEY - A teen becomes a police chief for a day. Plus, a first aid squad finishes extrication training. And, a ballon professional gets a special task. Also, a Councilman puts the pedal to the metal for his birthday. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up NJ. 

Now ...

VIDEO: Museum Gets Restoration Money, Town Staple Set to Close, Student Scholarships and Lemonade Stand for Charity

NEW JERSEY - A museum with ties to George Washington gets federal funding for restoration. Also, a town staple is set to close its doors after 10 years. Plus, a town awards scholarships to students and a 4-year-old runs a lemonade stand for charity.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

Use your voice to make a difference : A Letter to the Class of 2022

June 20, 2022

In my childhood home, there was an underlying tension beneath the silence following my father’s war service in Vietnam. After my parents separated and my siblings and I moved in with my father, I remember quietly paying for the family’s groceries with food stamps. I didn’t want anyone to know, so it is not something we spoke about.

Breaking the code of silence in my life was ...

Empower The Village Celebrates Juneteenth, Black Artists and Economic Empowerment at 4th Annual ‘For The Love of Art’ Show

June 30, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The second annual Juneteenth federal holiday weekend was celebrated in spectacular fashion, as Empower The Village Inc, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, showcased Black excellence in the arts and hosted over 200 attendees at their annual For The Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Justice & Joy, an art show and fundraiser at the ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Parsippany High and Parsippany Hills Thank Sponsors of Project Graduation

June 21, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - In addition to thanking the Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education and the Parsippany-Troy Hills Transportation Department, the Parsippany High School and Parsippany Hills High School would like to thank the sponsors of this year's Project Graduation.

See the attached image for the list of sponsors.

Women's Club of Parsippany Hosting Tricky Tray Event on July 12th

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Women's Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is hosting a Tricky Tray event on Tuesday, July 12th to benefit the Parsippany Education Fund.

There will be great prizes including designer bags, tickets to local attractions and gift cards.  

The event will be held at the Parsippany PAL.

Parsippany Board of Education Meeting Will be on June 21st

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is holding a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 21st.  The meeting information and agenda is listed below:

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TUESDAY, June 21, 2022 CLOSED SESSION 6:00 PM

REGULAR SESSION 6:30 PM

Parsippany Hills High School

20 Rita Drive

Morris Plains, NJ  07950

For the purpose ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, July 9, 1:00 PM

Parsippany Troy Hills Public Library, Parsippany

Origami With Deanna Kwan

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Mon, July 11, 6:30 PM

Parsippany Troy Hills Public Library, Parsippany

The Highlands Rediscovery

Do You Know the Requirements for Carrying Firearms in Public? NJ Attorney General Explains

June 27, 2022

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need in order to get a permit to carry a handgun in public, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced a directive clarifying requirements for carrying firearms in New Jersey.

“I want to make it perfectly clear that carrying a handgun without a permit ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...