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Morris County Officials Offer Thankful Farewell to Kathy DeFillippo

December 8, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Commissioner Kathryn DeFillippo, who will be leaving office at the end of the year, was celebrated Wednesday for her decades in public service.

During a holiday gathering at the Morris County Administration & Records Building, DeFillippo’s colleagues presented her with the traditional rocking chair for commissioners retiring from public ...

Bridge in Denville to be Fixed Under County Capital Plan

DENVILLE, NJ - About $350,000 will be spent by Morris County to upgrade a bridge in Denville.

The money, part of the new county capital spending plan unveiled last week, will pay for work on county bridge 1400-914, a beam/girder span built in 1958 that carries Morris Avenue over Beaver Brook. The bridge's substructure has been rated only "fair" since September 2015 and was ...

Rotary Clubs Urge People to Donate Blood in Denville

December 7, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - Citing a "blood supply emergency," Sunrise Rotary Club of Denville, Denville Rotary Club and New Jersey Blood Services are asking people to participate in a Dec. 21 blood drive in Denville.

The event will take place at the Community Room, Denville Municipal Building, 1 St Mary’s Place, Denville, from noon to 6 p.m.

You can sign up here.

Use ...

CCM Offering Accelerated Admission Days; Dec 19,20,21

December 6, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ -  The County College of Morris is offering "SAME DAY" apply to AND register for class. Apply Dec. 19, 20 & 21 from 10am - 2pm. It's not too late to apply for Spring.

The Accelerated Admissions and Registration Days enable you to complete the admissions process, receive advisement, and register for classes in a single day! Our Admissions and ...

Last Chance to Weigh-in On Denville Schools' 5-Year Plan

DENVILLE, NJ - Residents have one more opportunity to participate in the Denville school district's 5-year plan.

The final 5-Year Strategic Planning Session is scheduled for Dec. 12, noted Denville Schools Superintendent Steven Forte. He is urging people to attend the 7:30 p.m. meeting, which will take place in the RV All Purpose Room.

"Thank you for the tremendous turnout for our ...

Downtown Denville Business Improvement District Reverses Dissolution Plan

November 15, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ – The Downtown Denville Business Improvement District (BID) has gone back on its decision to dissolve.

During the Oct. 18 Denville Township Council meeting, BID President Thomas Dean announced that the organization  held a non-binding vote to dissolve, expressing frustrations, internal issues and a lack of dialogue.

However, Denville Township Council Member Angela ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Hosting 2022 Heroes Program: Nominate A Member of the Community Who Inspires You

December 7, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is again launching the Heroes Program for 2022, celebrating everyday heroes in our community. 

"Join me in honoring those who have been a hero in our community in ways big and small", said Sherrill.

Teachers, first responders, healthcare workers, volunteer leaders. Anyone who has made a positive impact on someone this ...

Denville Toy Drive: Help the Kids

DENVILLE, NJ - Denville Social Services is asking generous people to help with its holiday Toy Drive, an effort that runs through Dec. 16.

"We’re asking for donations of new and unwrapped toys for children ages 0-13," said Denville Social Services Coordinator Stephen Dublanica.

Donors can drop off toys at the following locations:

From now through Dec. 16:

Denville ...

Morris County Advisory Committee on Women Seeks Nominees for 2023 “Seeds of Change’’ Award

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Advisory Committee on Women is now accepting nominations for its "Seeds of Change Award,” which will be presented next year to a woman who has worked to improve the community, and who has been a leader and inspiration to other women in the county.

Nominations may be submitted through Jan. 6, 2023. The Morris County Advisory ...

Sparta Theater Center to Have a Theater Again, Opening this Weekend

November 23, 2022

SPARTA, NJ – Looking for something to do after Thanksgiving. How about a movie.  Sparta movie theater will open its door on Friday, showing three movies:

Black Panther Wakanda Forever  
Disney's Strange World and
Ticket to Paradise with Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

Owner James Kula has been working on refurbishing the theater for about a year ...

Denville's Kayla Del Valle and Francis Turner to Perform in CCM's Christmas Carol

RANDOLPH, NJ - Don’t pay Broadway prices to enjoy a timeless classic about transformation when you can enrich your holiday season with a Christmas Carol at County College of Morris (CCM) as presented by the Department of Music, Performing Arts & Music Technologies.

“The show is an adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an embittered, ungenerous ...

Denville Police Offer Holiday Mail Safety Advice

December 5, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - The Denville Police Department today took to social media to offer tips related to protecting mail and packages during the holidays.

"The holidays are approaching fast and that means the mail service will be busier than ever making sure your important packages make it to your doorstep," said the police. They said they wanted "to take a moment and provide you with ...

DWI Checkpoint Planned for Dover

DENVILLE, NJ - A drunken driving checkpoint will be set up somewhere in Dover next month as part of the annual end-of-ear “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office and other authorities. 

Beginning Dec. 2 and continuing through Jan. 1, 2023, local, county and state law enforcement officials will ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...


A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

JCP&L Completes Winter Readiness Maintenance, Inspections

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed inspections and equipment maintenance across its 3,200-square-mile service area to enhance service reliability for customers ahead of the cold winter months.

Electricity demand increases as temperatures drop, and winter storms have the potential to damage poles, wires and substation ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Utilities Invite Customers to Enter Holiday Lights Contest

As households tap into the magic of the holiday season, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday lighting displays for the chance to win a weekly prize as part of the company's annual "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Sweepstakes.

Customers can submit a photo or video of their outdoor lighting displays on their ...

6 Ways to Balance Your Immune System

With flu season and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your immune health. While many people seek ways to boost their immune system, it’s more important to balance it.

What’s the difference? “When you boost your immune system, you may make it respond too aggressively to infection, which can push you towards autoimmunity and ...

Two Atlantic Health System Hospitals Earn 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

December 7, 2022

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named Top Hospitals nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Morristown Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital, and Chilton Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital.

Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is well-known as one of ...

All Atlantic Health System Maternity Centers Recognized Once Again as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

For their work in delivering extraordinary care for moms, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers have been recognized once again as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

These four Atlantic ...

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care Physicians are First in New Jersey to Perform New Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Patients in New Jersey suffering from localized prostate cancer have a new, in-state option for care thanks to an innovative procedure offered through Atlantic Health System Cancer Care. Using Focal One robotic technology, urologists can deliver high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to remove discrete lesions within the prostate. The first two cases in New Jersey were performed by urologists ...

CCM Gains Redesignation as a National Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Providing a Pipeline of Professionals to Protect Information

Having been the first community college in New Jersey to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity in 2017, County College of Morris (CCM) now has gained additional confirmation of its strength in this critically important field. The National Security Agency (NSA) has reissued that designation to the college effective through Academic Year 2027.

In its ...

Sweatshirts Might Smoke Out Smoke Shop Suspects

December 2, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Two burglars who broke into a Ledgewood smoke shop and stole stuff in October made sure to cover their faces, but the clothes they wore to do it might lead to their undoing.

Roxbury police are hoping the designs on the sweatshirts worn by the thieves will be recognized by people who will then drop a dime on the duo.

The police published a Facebook post asking for ...

Boonton Man, 82, Faces Child Porn Charges

NEWARK, N.J. – A Boonton man is facing charges of distributing videos and images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced this week.

William Harbeson, 82, was charged by complaint with one count of distribution of child pornography. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor in Newark federal court on Nov. 22, and was released on $100,000 ...

Morris County Library Celebrates its Centennial

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Morris County Library has been a local asset for over one hundred years and on Saturday, November 19th it held a Centennial celebration to honor the momentous occasion.

The festivities started out with the Leoniecke Scheuble Jazz Trio performing in the lobby.

Free giveaways and children's activities were held and given out throughout ...

Morris County Library Celebrates Centennial

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Morris County Library has been a local asset for over one hundred years and on Saturday, Nov. 19 it held a Centennial celebration to honor the momentous occasion.

The festivities started out with the Leoniecke Scheuble Jazz Trio performing in the lobby.

Free giveaways and children's activities were held and given ...

Black Bear Hunt Suspended in New Jersey

December 1, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – The ruling by the Superior Court of New Jersey has suspended the black bear hunt. On Wednesday, November 30 the court issued a stay on the hunt scheduled to begin on December 5, 2022, according to an announcement by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Fish and Wildlife.

The emergency motion to halt the recently reinstated bear hunting season was brought by ...

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Thu, December 08
11:00 AM — 12:30 PM

Lakeland Hills YMCA, Mountain Lakes

Senior Holiday Concert


Thu, December 08
05:30 PM — 07:30 PM

Lakeland Hills YMCA/ Mountain Creek Ski Mountain, Mountain Lakes

GRIT 'n Snow


Mon, December 12
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Board of Education Work Session and ...


Mon, December 12
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Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...

6 Ways to Balance Your Immune System

With flu season and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your immune health. While many people seek ways to boost their immune system, it’s more important to balance it.

What’s the difference? “When you boost your immune system, you may make it respond too aggressively to infection, which can push you towards autoimmunity and ...

Looking Forward

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Do you know what business brokers do? More importantly, do you know what opportunities they might offer you? And do you know how exponentially those opportunities might grow just because of the aging of people who were born between 1946 and 1964, what we here in the ...