VIDEO: Maskless Woman Causes School Meeting to End, Officer Welcomed Back and Lasagna Love

January 25, 2022

NEW JERSEY — A woman who refused to wear a mask caused one Board of Education to stop an in-person meeting. Plus, friends and colleagues welcome back an officer after a major health battle. Also, the New Jersey group who's delivering kindness and love with lasagna!

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

VIDEO: Preparing for Statewide Bag Ban, Helping Others in Need

NEW JERSEY — Some New Jersey businesses are preparing for the plastic bag ban, and others didn't even know it was coming. Plus, some great examples of helping others, all around the state.

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

Now in New Jersey Powered by TAPinto is available for free as a ...

VIDEO: Marina Fire Caught on Camera, Man's Passion for Pizza and Helping a Hero

NEW JERSEY — A fast-moving marina fire was caught on camera and a community comes together to help a hero and his family. Plus, some major support for one of the state's busiest hospitals and one man's major passion for PIZZA!

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

Now in New Jersey ...

Media and FBI Missed the Mark: Reflections on the Fort Worth Terrorist Attack

On Saturday, January 15th, phones around the globe lit up with alerts.  A hostage situation was unfolding in real-time.  A deranged man took several people hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel, a synagogue in the Fort Worth, Texas suburbs. That man was later identified as Malik Faisal Akram. He took four people hostage during Saturday morning services. Thanks to the swift work ...

Jersey 1st Talks School Choice: What is it? Is it a Smart Idea?

This week, Jersey 1st hosted Jenny Clark of Love Your School. Love Your School is a non-profit

organization focused on advocating for families and school choice. School choice is a term you

may have heard by are not quite sure what it means- put simply, it’s an educational movement

promoting the use of tax dollars to fund all students, whether they go to their town’s ...

Jersey 1st Talks School Choice: What is it?  Is it a Smart Idea?

This week, Jersey 1st hosted Jenny Clark of Love Your School. Love Your School is a non-profit organization focused on advocating for families and school choice. School choice is a term you may have heard by are not quite sure what it means- put simply, it’s an educational movement promoting the use of tax dollars to fund all students, whether they go to their town’s public school, a ...

What Do We Do Now??!!  Looking Ahead At 2022

The New Year is here and we are off to the races!  While 2022 feels like 2020 again (although with a few more inches of snow) here are some issues we might face in 2022:

 


Vaccines in School: Although the Governor has not issued any official policy directives, the Department of Health released guidance recommending that schools bar any students from participating in ...

Jersey 1st is Hosting a Winter Clothing Drive

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Jersey 1st is partnering with WCTNJ to collect new and lightly used winter clothing.

Clothing can be donated up until January 29th and can be dropped off at Jersey 1st Headquarters at 100 Lanidex Plaza in Parsippany.

Items in need are:

Coats
Pants
Hats
Sweaters
Gloves
Boots
Socks 
Scarves

 

What Now? U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Vaccine Mandate Case

Yesterday, the Supreme Court released its opinion in National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor and Ohio v. Department of Labor. The Court concluded that OSHA’s proposed emergency temporary standard (ETS) that required employers with 100 or more employees to impose vaccination and testing requirements was a “workaround” that attempted ...

What ‘Science’ is Behind Gov. Murphy’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers?

January 22, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy always says, "following the science."  What science is behind his mandate? 

Last year, our health care workers were deemed as heroes.  This year, they make a personal choice not to get vaccinated (My body, my choice?); they are zeros, and lose their job. 

What "science" says that only the unvaccinated are carrying COVID to ...

The Morris County Republican Committee Leads the Way In Innovation by Announcing the First Political NFT Launch

January 24, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Chairwoman Laura Marie Ali announced today that the Morris County Republican Committee (MCRC) will be the first political party in the state of New Jersey to pilot an NFT (Non Fungible Token) launch as part of its 2022 Digital Marketing Campaign and Fundraising Strategy. In fact, MCRC will be the first Republican organization in the country to do so

“Morris County ...

ETV Partners with Atlantic Health and ‘The Village’ to Distribute At-Home COVID Testing Kits

(Morristown, NJ) - Empower The Village, Inc. (ETV) has distributed at-home COVID testing kits provided by Atlantic Health throughout several underserved communities. To assist in the distribution efforts of approximately 300 kits containing two tests per kit (600 tests in total), ETV reached out to its Village partners at social service organizations and churches such as Homeless Solutions, ...

Spencer Savings Bank Donates $75,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Communities Across U.S. In Wake of Recent Tornado Devastation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Spencer Savings Bank Donates $75,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Communities Across U.S. In Wake of Recent Tornado Devastation

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Anita Guerrero (SSB): 201-703-3800 x8421

VP, Corporate Communications Director

Spencer Savings Bank Donates $75,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Communities Across U.S. In Wake of Recent ...

Atlantic Health System and Vouched Partner to Improve Digital Access to Health Care

Collaboration part of Atlantic Health System’s Venture Studio

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – JANUARY 18, 2021 – Increased access and cybersecurity have never been more important to the delivery of care than in today’s health care environment. To help improve the patient experience while offering enhanced online safety, Atlantic Health System, a nationally recognized leader ...

Tim Berrios is Elected Board of Education President as New Members Take Oath

January 8, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Timothy Berrios has been elected Board of Education President for the new term commencing in January 2022.  Along with Mr. Berrios, Judy Mayer was elected Board of Education Vice President.

Getting sworn in for their newly elected 2022 terms were the incumbents Judy Mayer who received 6,775 votes and Susy Golderer who received 6,554.  Newcomer to the ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, February 1, 7:00 PM

Parsippany

Town Council Agenda Meeting

Government

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Tue, February 8, 6:00 PM

West Windsor

NJ Cannabis Certified

Education

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Tue, August 2

Parsippany

National Night Out

Government

Volunteers Track Harmful Algal Bloom Bacteria in Lake Hopatcong

January 22, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – A group of more than 50 volunteer “citizen scientists” did a great job last year tracking harmful algal blooms in Lake Hopatcong and the rest of the Musconetcong River watershed, said Christa Reeves, a Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) representative.

Reeves, who serves as the MWA Water Quality Management Program coordinator, said the volunteers ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local News Sites With One Million Plus Pageviews in 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro is congratulating eight TAPinto local news sites with more than one million pageviews in 2021.

"The site traffic of these TAPinto sites is tremendous and a testament to the high-quality, original local news stories each of them produces every day," Shapiro said.  "It demonstrates once again that ...