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Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half Staff on Tuesday, Oct 19

October 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- All flags will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, October 19, announced Governor Murphy during Monday's press conference. All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday in honor of the late four-star US Army General Ray Odierno, stated Gov.Murphy.

Odierno, a Rockaway native, passed away on October ...

State Grants Soon Available to Help Denville Child Care Providers and More

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy and Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced a new plan to invest more than $700 million to help parents pay for child care, provide bonus pay to child care workers, and distribute grants and increase support for child care providers.

“We know that child care is one of the key challenges facing families – ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Strengthening High School Student-Athlete and Cheerleader Concussion Protocols

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation designed to strengthen concussion protocols for high school student-athletes and cheerleaders with the goal of ensuring they can safely return to academic and sports activities after suffering such head injuries.

Under the legislation, student-athletes and cheerleaders who suffer a concussion would be prohibited from returning to ...

Denville Resident Judy Banks: Upcoming Virtual Event Could Dispel Fear of Mammograms

October 14, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ – The African American Wellness Coalition (AAWC) will be hosting a ”Virtual Women’s Night Out” event, Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.

The event is a collaborative effort across Morris County organizations and churches to provide education on women's breast and overall health. Since 2015, the group’s signature Women’s Night Out events have ...

Coppertone® Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specific Lots of Aerosols Sunscreen Sprays Due to the Presence of Benzene

Coppertone® has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of specific lots of aerosol sunscreens due to the presence of benzene, a human carcinogen, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall includes the Pure & Simple SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch), Sport Mineral SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch) and Travel-Size Coppertone® Sport Spray SPF 50 (1.6OZ).

Exposure to ...

Denville Residents Who are Immunocompromised Can Get Pfizer Booster

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- The NJ Department of Health has announced that Pfizer booster shots are now available for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.

The CDC announced new guidance with regard to booster shots, recommending that anyone who got their first two Pfizer vaccines, and meets the specified criteria get a booster dose. The recommended third shot/booster ...

County College of Morris to Hold Virtual Open House, Oct 16

October 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ -- County College of Morris (CCM) is inviting residents to register for the CCM Virtual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

"The Virtual Open House is the perfect opportunity for you to take a closer look at the college and discover why CCM is the place to start right," according to the school's website.

The Virtual Open House will allow ...

CCM President Makes NJBIZ's Education Power 50 List Again

RANDOLPH, NJ -- County College of Morris (CCM) President Anthony J. Iacono makes the NJBIZ Education Power 50 list for the third time in a row.

In its 2021 listing, NJBIZ noted, “As the third president of the County College of Morris, Iacono has been active in seeking partnerships to promote career education. In August, the college teamed up with the Morris ...

Denville Board of Education Dedicates New Athletic Field at Valleyview

DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Board of Education dedicated a new field, A.R. Spinola Athletic Field, at Valleyview Middle School on Monday, Sept. 20.

Individuals attending the ribbon cutting included Superintendent Steven Forte; Board of Education President Laura Wagner; Board of Education members, Dino Cappello and Don Casse; Valleyview Principal Seth Korman; Denville Mayor Thomas Andes; ...

Morris Knolls Varsity Sports Weekend Recap, Oct. 15-16

October 18, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ – The Morris Knolls varsity teams experienced a mix of victories and defeats over the weekend, either shutting out or being shut out by their opponents.

Girls tennis was defeated by Sparta, 5-0, on the road, Friday, Oct. 15. The team (1-18) will face Mendham (10-3) on the road, Monday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m., for its final game of the regular season.

Field hockey defeated ...

Girls Soccer: Morris Knolls Goalie Klingener Gets 100th Career Save against Columbia

DENVILLE, NJ – The Morris Knolls girls soccer team earned its sixth victory of the season at home against Columbia on Saturday, Oct. 16. Charlee Perna scored a goal in each half to give the Golden Eagles a 2-0 victory.

Abigail McDonald, Scarlett Brookes and Madison Magone recorded one assist each.

Morris Knolls goalie Danielle Klingener had seven saves, earning her 100th career save ...

Football: Morris Knolls Gets Season’s First Shutout

DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls varsity football shut out Roxbury, 21-0, on Friday, Oct. 15, in Roxbury. The victory breaks a two-game losing streak for Morris Knolls.

Three Golden Eagles ran the ball into the endzone. Quarterback, Nick Tavarone, earned a 14-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Ryan Wong carried for nine yards in the second quarter. Joey DelleMonache scored a four-yard ...

NJ Gas Prices Jump 10 Cents in One Week, Fuel Costs Are $1.14 More Than Last Year

October 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s average gas price is $3.38, up 10 cents from last week ($3.28), according to AAA Northeast’s Oct.19 survey of fuel prices. The analysis also found that motorists are paying 16 cents more than a month ago ($3.22) and $1.14 more than this same time last year ($2.24). The average price in the Garden State is four cents ...

Denville Employers Can Benefit from NJ's Return and Earn Program

TRENTON, NJ — The state is offering to pay $500 return-to-work bonuses and to subsidize $10,000 in wages for businesses that take on workers switching into a new industry.

Both moves are part of an effort to stymie months of hiring shortages that have afflicted business owners in the restaurant, hospitality and retail sectors as they attempt to recover from the COVID-19 ...

10 High Impact Tulips to Delight Your Denville Neighbors

October 4, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- Big, bold and beautiful, these dazzling tulips are sure to brighten your gardens and neighborhood. Include a few or all 10 to create a colorful display throughout the spring that is sure to delight you and everyone who passes by.

Welcome spring with Red Emperor, one of the earliest tulips to bloom. It’s not surprising it has remained popular for more than 80 years. Also ...

Fall Landscape Care for Your Denville Garden to Keep Plants and Pollinators Healthy

DENVILLE, NJ -- As the weather and gardens transition from summer to fall, it is time to adjust your maintenance practices ensuring the health, longevity and beauty of your landscape. Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators and reduce your future workload.

Continue watering as needed. This is especially important for new plantings and moisture-loving ...

Denville Resident Helps CCM Students Brighten Stage with Production of “Radium Girls”

October 12, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Denville's Kayla Del Valle and other County College of Morris (CCM) students will welcome theater enthusiasts back to campus with a performance of D. W. Gregory’s “Radium Girls,” this month. Performances of “Radium Girls” will be held Oct. 21 – 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dragonetti Auditorium in the Student Community Center on the CCM ...

Festival of Books Returns to Morris County

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The Morris County community is invited to this year's in person Morristown Festival of Books on Saturday, Oct. 9. The all-day free festival offers something for everyone with more than 30 fiction, nonfiction, young adult and children’s authors, book sales and signings, and outdoor entertainment. 

 All sessions will be held at St.

Resources Now Available to Help K-12 Schools Teach Climate Change in the Classroom

October 8, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Online resources have been made available to school districts and educators that can be used to incorporate climate change education across K-12 classrooms beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, announced the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

New Jersey became the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change across its revised state K-12 learning ...

NJ Fall Foliage Forecast: Charge Your Smartphone, Lace Your Boots and Get Out There

NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show. 

The New Jersey Forest Service issued a foliage forecast for the season this week. So, get ready — charge your smartphone and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

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 ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

Five Tips Denville Residents Can Use to Prevent Cybercrimes during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 9, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. 

Cases of cybercrimes are growing astronomically. The National Review reported in Nov. 2020 that cybercrime damages are expected to reach $6 trillion ...

Morris County National Coming Out Day Planned for Oct. 9

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The first Annual Morris County National Coming Out Day will be held on Saturday, October 9, from 12-4 p.m. at 10 Court Street in Morristown. 

The event will be held in collaboration with LGBTQ+ liaisons from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris Township Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office and Morristown Police Department, and is ...

Early Voting Starts Saturday, Oct 23; One Location in Denville

October 20, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- Early voting begins Oct. 23, 2021. There will be seven early voting centers throughout Morris County, one of which is located in Denville.

Starting on Saturday, Oct. 23, and ending on Sunday, Oct. 31, individuals can go to ANY of the seven sites and vote on a voting machine. Voters also can mail in their ballots or use the drop boxes located in Morris ...

Today, Oct. 12, is Last Day for Denville Residents to Register to Vote

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Residents are reminded that today, Oct. 12, is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 General Election. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2.

You can register to vote in Morris County if:

You are a United States citizen
You will be 18 years old by the next election
You will be a resident of New Jersey and Morris County for 30 days before the ...

Governor Murphy Raises Pay from $200 to $300 for New Jersey Poll Workers

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 266, which increases the pay for New Jersey’s poll workers from $200 to $300 for Election Day, and increases pay during the early voting period by a commensurate hourly rate.

The increase aims to incentivize poll worker participation during the early voting period as well as Election Day in this year's ...

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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 ...

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal Sold At Walmart Recalled

October 13, 2021

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal, which is manufactured for Walmart has been recalled after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found a sample from three production lots tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, announced the company.

The specific Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal 8 oz lots being recalled were sold after April 5, ...

CCM Presents Second Annual Heroes & Healers Celebration

October 20, 2021

Week of Honor in Appreciation for Those Who Serve Others

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Building on the impact of its first Heroes & Healers celebration last year, County College of Morris (CCM) has arranged for a Week of Honor in appreciation of veterans, active military personnel, first responders and healthcare workers for this year’s recognition program.

The Second Annual Heroes & ...

JCP&L Welcomes Three New External Affairs Consultants

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named three new external affairs consultants to serve as liaisons with elected officials and to support local community involvement activities.

Jarrell Coleman will work out of JCP&L’s Berkeley facility, serving parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties; Tina Earley will work ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center to Begin $26 Million Emergency Department Expansion and Modernization

Includes Upgrading Goryeb Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced the expansion and modernization of its Sameth Emergency Department (ED). Once design, funding and approvals are finalized, the project is expected to begin in early 2022, with an expected completion in ...

Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, named Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center

Accomplished nursing leader will also serve as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for Atlantic Health System

SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System today announced Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center, as well as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for the health system.

Byers is a highly skilled leader with ...

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 dental ...

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 ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...