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Pfizer Vaccine Gets FDA Approval; New Jersey Vaccinates Just Under 11 Million People

August 24, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- The Pfizer Vaccine received FDA approval on Monday in the United States as vaccinations continue to vary significantly by geographic area. As of Tuesday, August 24, 10,946,837 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Jersey, stated Governor Murphy.

Approximately, 5,497,801 individuals who live, work or study in New Jersey are now fully ...

New Jersey Mandates Vaccinations for Teachers, School Personnel

TRENTON, NJ — All teachers and school personnel in New Jersey will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18 or be regularly tested, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday. 

Under Murphy's Executive Order, all pre-school through grade-12 school personnel will be required to complete a full vaccination course or undergo regular testing at ...

Denville Council Adopts Ordinance to Regulate Portable Storage Units

September 16, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council adopted an ordinance that regulates the use of portable storage units, in a six-to-one vote, during its September 14 meeting.

“Currently, our local zoning regulations do not have any restrictions on the placement of PODS [portable on-demand storage] or other large storage containers on private property,” said Business ...

Moody's Investors Service Upgrades Denville's Status

DENVILLE, NJ – Mayor Thomas Andes announced at the September 14 Denville Township Council meeting that Moody's Investors Service has recently upgraded the township to an Aaa bond rating. This represents the highest bond rating granted by Moody's and places Denville among fewer than 23 municipalities in New Jersey that have achieved a similar rating.

Andes attributed the upgrade ...

Morris County Residents Now Eligible for FEMA Assistance

TRENTON, NJ -- Morris County has now been added to the list of areas eligible for relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after Tropical Storm Ida ripped through the area. Morris County now joins previously designated counties: Passaic, Somerset, Gloucester, Union, Mercer, Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Essex and Hudson.

"Being named in a county that is a declared ...

Atlantic Health System Updates Visitor Policy

September 17, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Atlantic Health System updated its visitor policy on September 16 at all hospitals including, Chilton, Hackettstown, Newton, Overlook, Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

No visitors are permitted for confirmed COVID-19 patients or people under investigation for COVID-19, the hospital stated.  Exceptions can be obtained only from the care ...

September Schedule for the HOPE ONE Van; 1 Stop in Denville

DENVILLE, NJ -- The HOPE ONE van will be making several stops in Morris County this month.

The September schedule for the van is as follows:

September 1 - Madison Train Station from 9am - 2pm
September 4 - Morristown Labor Day Jam, 20 Lincoln Street in Morristown;
September 7 - Denville Train Station from 6:30am - 12pm
September 8 - Trinity Soup Kitchen in Dover; 8am - ...

Morris County Sheriff's Office Prescription Drop Box Program in Denville

DENVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Sheriff's Office will be collecting any unused or expired prescription drugs on Tuesday, August 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., while the HOPE ONE van is parked on Broadway, announced the Denville Police Department.

“Please take this opportunity to clear any and all expired/unwanted medication from your residence,” stated the ...

National Merit® Scholarship Program Announces 2022 Semifinalists from Morris County VoTech

September 15, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- Six students from Morris County School of Technology have been named among the 16,000 semifinalists nationwide for the 67th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program.The students who received the recognition are: Adrianna Bordonaro, George Dailey, Agranya Ketha, Siya Kulkarni, Tejas Mehta and Dhanya Sureshbabu.

To be considered for a Merit ...

CCM President Named an Influencer of Higher Education for Third Time

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) President Anthony J. Iacono has made ROI-NJ’s Influencers of Higher Education list for the third time.

The latest ranking credits Iacono for leading CCM to its position as a top community college in New Jersey as rated by Intelligent and Academic Influence, as the top community college in New Jersey for graduates who earn the best ...

CCM Releases Adjustments to Its Return to Campus Plan

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) has updated its fall 2021 “Return to Campus Plan” in response to new state guidelines for higher education, according to a press release CCM issued on August 21. To maximize the safety of its employees and students and minimize risks related to COVID-19, CCM will begin fall 2021 with the majority of its courses being held ...

Football: Morris Knolls Remains Undefeated with Morristown Victory

September 19, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls extended its winning streak to three with a 38-7 victory against Morristown on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Denville.

Ray Lara was the first to put points on the scoreboard for the Golden Eagles with a field goal in the first quarter.

Three Morris Knolls players scored touchdowns in the second quarter. Sean Bienkowski grabbed a 60-yard pass from Nick Tavarone.

Morris Knolls Varsity Sports Weekend Recap, Sept. 10-11

DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls varsity sports experienced a mix of victories, defeats and a draw over the weekend.

Field hockey began its season with a 1-0 win against Morris Hills at home on Friday, Sept. 10. Megan McGavin scored the game’s only goal, with an assist from Stephanie Crossan. Goalie Gretchen King made seven saves. The Golden Eagles (1-0) next host Parsippany Hills ...

Football: Morris Knolls Defeats Mount Olive on the Road

DENVILLE, NJ -- Morris Knolls varsity football defeated Mount Olive, 30-20, in Mount Olive, New Jersey, on Friday, Sept. 10. The Golden Eagles dominated the first half of its second game of the season, shutting out Mount Olive in both quarters.

Four Morris Knolls players scored for the team. Dom DelleMonache ran the ball into the endzone twice with a 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter and ...

NJ TRANSIT to Reopen Waiting Rooms

September 6, 2021

Waiting Room Availability Resumes at Statewide Rail Stations after a Precautionary COVID-19 Pause

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT customers are welcome to once again use NJ TRANSIT indoor waiting rooms at rail stations that are not staffed with ticket agents beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7. 

Waiting rooms were closed as a precaution to protect customers and employees against the spread ...

NJ Transit Update: All Service Will Operate on a Regular Weekend Schedule Except for Raritan Valley Line

DENVILLE, NJ — All service will operate on a regular weekend schedule except for the Raritan Valley Line, announced the NJ Transit.

Crews have been working around the clock to assess damage from the storm and make the necessary repairs and inspections to resume service as quickly and safely as possible for our customers, said transit officials.  

System-wide cross ...

Officials Offer Suggestions if Your Basement Flooded during Recent Storm

September 2, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Morris County area was hit with a torrential rainstorm Wednesday night. Did you get water in your basement from the storm? Local officials offer the following suggestions if your basement flooded.

Read the below tips on what to do in the immediate aftermath of a basement flooding:

1. Put Safety First

If your basement is flooded, before you enter it, ...

Morris County 1 of 13 Counties Named 'Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone'

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex, and Union. They join the ...

NJ Veteran Desperately Seeks Kidney Donor by November 20

September 1, 2021

MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for a kind, generous and healthy person to help save his life.

Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, New Jersey, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor, and time is literally running out. He has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure and also has diabetes and high blood pressure. Because of ...

Hey Denville, September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September 8, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ — The American Library Association and libraries nationwide are promoting the power of a library card this September.

Locally, Denville residents, teachers in Denville K-12 schools and nonresident students who attend school in Denville are eligible to receive a library card, which allows access to hard copy and downloadable books, online research ...

Hot Weather in Store for Denville this Week

August 24, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ — Who knows, we may actually be wishing for rain by the end of this week. It is expected to feel like 98 degrees as the week progresses, forecasters said.

“High temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur,” the Weather Service announced in an advisory earlier this week.

The high heat and humidity will likely continue into Thursday, the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

NJ Attorney General Warns against Price Gouging and Other Disaster-Related Fraud in the Wake of Ida

September 4, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) today alerted residents to beware of price gouging and consumer fraud following Governor Murphy’s declaration of a State of Emergency related to Tropical Storm Ida.

“New Jerseyans recovering from the after-effects of Hurricane Ida should not be faced with price gouging ...

New Anti-Hazing Law Requires Schools to Toughen Policies, Increases Penalties to Protect Students

TRENTON, NJ  – Governor Phil Murphy signed into law "Tim J. Piazza's Law" which puts in place stringent guidelines requiring public and non-public middle schools and high schools, as well as higher education institutions, to adopt anti-hazing policies and penalties for violations of the policies. 

Under the new law, hazing will be upgraded from a ...

Morris County Residents Can Apply to be Poll Workers on Election Day, Earn $200 on Election Day

September 16, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Residents seeking an opportunity to help during the 2021 general election can apply to become poll workers this year.

By staffing a polling location, you can earn $14.29 per hour on in-person early voting days and $200 on Election Day. Poll workers can earn an additional $30 when they attend required training.

Requirements to become a poll worker are:

Must be a ...

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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Tunnel to Towers "Never Forget Walk" Remembers Those Lost and Celebrates Those Who Helped

September 5, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- It has been 20 years since the 9/11 tragedy, but the day and the memory of those who died will never be forgotten. In honor of the memory of those lost and to celebrate those who helped, a Tunnel to Towers “Never Forget Walk” was held in Morristown on Sunday, Sept. 5.

The walk began at the Morristown Green and participants walked ...

Remnants of Ida Expected to Hit Morris County Wednesday; Here’s a Storm Preparedness Guide to Stay Safe

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a flash flood watch throughout Morris County, New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday morning with heavy rainfalls equaling four to six inches, scattered thunderstorms and high wind gusts.  

According to the OEM, ...

Through Partnership, Uber and Lyft Will Provide Ride Service to Residents Who Lost Transportation as a Result of Tropical Storm Ida

September 9, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Uber and Lyft, in conjunction with United Way Worldwide and NJ 211 will provide access to free and discounted rides to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida, Governor Murphy announced. 

“Nobody should have to worry after a natural disaster how they will get to essential places like the grocery store and medical ...

Long-Awaited RU Football Postponed to Noon Saturday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Rutgers football fans eager to finally welcome Head Coach Greg Schiano back to the banks in person will have to wait a while longer.

The university's season opener against Temple has been postponed to noon Saturday, to be broadcast on the Big 10 Network.

The decision was made early Thursday morning, as Route 18 and other key roads around the ...

Governor Murphy Declares a State of Emergency

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency after Tropical Storm Ida and two tornadoes hit the state. Flooding throughout New Jersey is rampant. People are asked to "[s]tay off the roads, stay home, and stay safe." 

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Murphy Establishes Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy issued Executive Order No. 256 to establish the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance, which will report directly to the Office of the Governor. The task force will be chaired by Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Brigadier General Dr. Lisa J. Hou and will serve to ...

Chicken Salad and Dip from Willow Tree Poultry Farm Recalled Due to Possible Foreign Matter

August 25, 2021

Approximately 52,022 pounds of Willow Tree Poultry Farm Chicken Salad and Dip products have been recalled due to possible foreign matter contamination, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The recalled chicken salads and dip items were produced on August 10, 2021, through August 13, 2021, and include the following products:

5-lb ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

September 19, 2021

Denville, New Jersey.

Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

Honoring Saily at Gardner Field Pavilion

Honoring Saily

Come celebrate these two dynamic women who have changed the face of politics in Morris County and New Jersey.

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Join the Denville Democratic Committee as we honor Saily Avelenda, executive director of the New Jersey Democratic Committee and driving force and founder of NJ 11th for Change. Special Guest Congresswoman Mikie ...

Impact 100 Garden State Wants to Meet & Mingle with You!

Announces Membership Drive Events

Looking to connect with like-minded women to make a real impact in our communities? Join our fun, fast Meet & Mingle membership event on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. RSVP to member@impact100gardenstate.org to receive a Zoom invitation.  

Can’t make the 22nd? Meet & Mingles also will be held on:

Oct. 1 at 10 ...

Verona High School Senior Elected Pipe Sergeant of Morris County’s CuChullain Pipe Band

DENVILLE, NJ -- Verona High School Senior, Alexander (Alex) R. McCann has been elected pipe sergeant of the CuChullain Pipe Band, the oldest pipe band in Morris County, New Jersey.

According to band president, John Garrity, “Alex has marched with CuChullain Pipe Band since he was old enough to walk. Five years ago, Alex took up the practice chanter and transitioned to a full set of ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

New Jersey Multicultural Podcast Producer Launches Exclusive Content with Audible

NEWARK, NJ -- Anthony Frasier, CEO of ABF Creative, an audio intelligence-driven production company located in Newark spoke with TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the company’s body of work in recent years. 

ABF Creative is America’s first and only AI-driven production company and has focused so far on multicultural projects inspired by the diversity of its team.

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

Level the Playing Field for Local News

The lack of high-quality, objective local news outlets is a cause for great concern. On the local level, residents are not adequately informed and are largely uninvolved in their communities and local governance. Meanwhile, disinformation and misinformation spread as more and more people rely on social media, forums and partisan news sites for their news and information.   

Federal ...