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Valleyview ExPO Students to Host Fifth Annual International Night

March 25, 2019

DENVILLE, NJ – Students in Valleyview Middle School’s ExPO program will present the fifth annual International Night on Thursday, March 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Foundation of Denville, the event will be held in the school's gymnasium and cafeteria.

In a statement issued by Marla Jaffe, Valleyview’s ExPO teacher for the last five years, people are invited to ...

Morristown Medical Seeks Applicants to its Cardiovascular Tech School

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Looking for a new career? The field of cardiovascular technology (CVT) is expected to grow faster than the average for all careers between now and 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CVT helps improve the quality of life for patients with heart or vascular disease. Atlantic Health System has an accredited CVT school, the only one in the state with ...

Rutgers Faculty Authorize Union to Strike

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a first-ever strike.

University officials say they have met 33 times with the ...

Tougher Penalties for Failing to Report Child Sexual Abuse Becomes Law

March 25, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation that increases the penalties for failing to report child sexual abuse has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The measure (S641/A850) requires those who believe a child has been sexually abused to immediately report it to the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

Failure to report the sexual abuse is now a fourth-degree crime with ...

Breaking News: Marijuana Vote Cancelled

TRENTON, NJ -- The scheduled vote on marijuana legalization that was on the calendar for today has been cancelled, after it became clear that there weren't enough votes to pass it.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney had this to say in a released statement, "While we are all disappointed that we did not secure enough votes to ensure legislative approval of the adult use ...

Congressman Tom Malinowski Holds Town Hall in Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ -- While on the campaign trail in 2018 for New Jersey's 7th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Tom Malinowski promised that if elected, he would host events where he could hear from his fellow constituents.

On March 23, Malinowski did just that when he held a town hall event in the Roy W. Smith Theater on the campus ...

Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party: Survivors Serve up Hope

March 23, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment.

Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening.

Speaking to about 400 people at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey affiliate’s Pink Tie Party on Friday, ...

Baby Cough Syrup + Mucus Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus is being recalled due to potential contamination, announced the FDA. Kingston Pharma has recalled Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59ML) bottles due to potential contamination of Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans, they said.

According to the press release regarding the recall, the bottles of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + ...

Alzheimer’s Assoc. Report Shows Disconnect Between Seniors and Physicians

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Greater New Jersey chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association (AAGNJ) has announced that findings from the organization’s recently released “Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report show that despite a strong belief among seniors and primary-care physicians that brief cognitive assessments are important, only half of seniors are ...

Rutgers Wins First Ever National NCAA Championship in Wrestling

March 24, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- It took six long hard years, but Anthony Ashnault finally reached his goal. The South Plainfield native was already Rutgers University's winningest and most decorated wrestler heading into the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, but after his victory on March 23, he can call himself a national titlist.

Ashnault earned a 9-4 win over Micah Jordan ...

Morris County Ballers Team Up for Good Cause

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris Knolls High School's Dan Byrnes and his fellow teammates on Team Ball4aCause defeated Team Play4aPurpose, 138-125, in the first annual Morris County Senior All-Star Game at Morristown-Beard School in Morristown on Thursday, March 14. Byrnes contributed nine points (three three-pointers) to the high-scoring extravaganza.

The funfilled encounter mainly ...

MKHS's Byrnes to Play in Inaugural Senior All-Star Basketball Game, March 14

DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls High School's Dan Byrnes has been selected to play in the first annual Morris County Senior All-Star Game set for Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m.. at Morristown-Beard School in Morristown.

West Morris Head Coach Mark Schartner and Jefferson Township Head Coach Joe DiGennaro will coach each team.

Below are the 2019 team rosters.

Team ...

CCM Dance Students to Perform on New York Stage

March 18, 2019

RANDOLPH, NJ – Through the initiative of Adjunct Professor and Choreographer Colleen McArdle, of Riverdale, six dance students at County College of Morris (CCM) will have the opportunity to perform on a New York City stage this month.

 The dancers will be performing a new piece, “Once,” choreographed by McArdle as part of the HATCH Presenting Series. The HATCH series ...

Di Ionno Visits Denville Library, Talks about “Gods of Wood and Stone”

DENVILLE, NJ – TAPinto columnist Mark Di Ionno stopped by the Denville Public Library to talk about and sign copies of his newest novel, Gods of Wood and Stone, on Tuesday, March 12.

In front of an intimate gathering, Di Ionno outlined the themes of Gods of Wood and Stone, an American story narrated through the prism of America’s favorite pastime – baseball – that ...

NJ Actor-Filmmaker Garry Pastore to Screen Acclaimed Film 'Destressed'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Actor/filmmaker Garry Pastore will celebrate the fifth anniversary of his award-winning independent film Destressed with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary on Thursday, March 28, at the historic Dunellen Theatre (458 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ).

Pastore is expected to be joined by cinematographer/film editor Fokke Baarssen, who co-produced the ...

Tax Time Guide: Taxpayers Urged to Check Tax Withholding Early in 2019

March 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today renewed its effort to encourage taxpayers to review their tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and make any needed adjustments early in 2019.

Doing a Paycheck Checkup can help you avoid having too little or too much tax withheld from your paycheck. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they can generally control the size of ...

TAPinto Announces Former Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation President and CEO Chris Daggett as Advisor

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Former President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Chris Daggett, will join as an advisor. Mr. Daggett will bring more than 30 years of public, private and nonprofit sector leadership experience to help build on TAPinto’s success in expanding local news coverage through more than 80 local franchises.

“Local news is critical to the ...

Kindness for Shaday: a Sweet 16 Party for Roxbury Teen Who Lost Mom

March 25, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The 16-year-old daughter of a Roxbury woman who died last Thanksgiving was given a Sweet 16 party on March 24 by people who know – all too well - about the pain of a death in the family.

Laura and Chris D’Amico, of Mount Arlington, lost their 10-year-old son, Christopher, in a 2015 Lake Hopatcong boating accident. When they learned that Landing resident Nicole ...

Hundreds of Local Volunteers Turnout to End Hunger in Morris County

MADISON, NJ – Numerous Rotary Clubs organized the fourth annual End Hunger event on Saturday, March 9.

The goal was to package 250,000 meals for distribution to 40 sites in the area, including MENDNJ, Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, Bloomfield Church on the Green Food Pantry, Vocationist Sisters of Florham Park, St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Family Promise, NORWESCAP, ...

Denville Residents to be Honored at Annual Good Scout Awards Dinner

DENVILLE, NJ – Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, will be honoring six Denville residents at the third annual Denville Good Scout Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes at 6:30 p.m.

John Bartolotta, Harry Fahrer, Liisi Lascarro, Brigitte Mesa and Wesley Sharples will be recognized for their community service and leadership in the ...

Morris County Prosecutor's Office Helps Takedown Fentanyl/Heroin Mill

March 23, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Aids New Jersey State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force Takedown of Major Fentanyl and Heroin Mill.

On March 21, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., and Captain Chris Kimker attended a press conference given by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, who announced ...

“Ghost Gun” Company Sued by NJ AG for Offering Untraceable Guns in NJ

TRENTON,NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today filed suit against a “ghost gun” company that allegedly sold an assault firearms kit online to an undercover state investigator. This marks the first such lawsuit against a ghost gun distributor.

“Ghost guns” are partially-assembled firearms sold with the parts needed to create a fully-operational gun ...

Morris County Sheriff's Office Holds Re-Entry Simulation at Morristown Jail

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Morris County service providers, probation and police officers and high school students assumed the roles of former jail inmates Friday to experience the biases, destitution, social and emotional challenges some inmates have upon discharge back into the community.

The re-entry simulation held at the Morris County Public Safety Academy was the first public showcasing of the ...

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Kindness for Shaday: a Sweet 16 Party for Roxbury Teen Who Lost Mom

March 25, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The 16-year-old daughter of a Roxbury woman who died last Thanksgiving was given a Sweet 16 party on March 24 by people who know – all too well - about the pain of a death in the family.

Laura and Chris D’Amico, of Mount Arlington, lost their 10-year-old son, Christopher, in a 2015 Lake Hopatcong boating accident. When they learned that Landing resident Nicole ...

Successful Brain Surgery for Morris County Dance Program Director

ROXBURY, NJ –  Michele (Silk) Adriano was told by one doctor after another that her symptoms were just from stress. The former Roxbury resident was sure it was more than that.

Indeed it was. Adriano's persistence finally resulted in an MRI, a test that showed a large tumor pressing against her brain. Before doctors removed the tumor recently, they told Adriano that the ...

Rutgers Wins First Ever National NCAA Championship in Wrestling

March 24, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- It took six long hard years, but Anthony Ashnault finally reached his goal. The South Plainfield native was already Rutgers University's winningest and most decorated wrestler heading into the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, but after his victory on March 23, he can call himself a national titlist.

Ashnault earned a 9-4 win over Micah Jordan ...

Turtle Back Zoo's African Adventure Recognized for Excellence in Design

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo African Adventure, opened at the West Orange-based zoo in May 2016, recently earned an Excellence in Design award at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) convention held in Atlantic City. Elsewhere in Essex County, the playground at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells also received an Award ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

New Jersey Date Night: Tropical Getaways, No Passports Necessary

March 25, 2019

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

Warm weather is only weeks away, but residents of New Jersey know that it’s really a few weeks too many.  A lot can still happen before spring kicks in; big snowstorms, heavy winds and temperatures that make you think your new next-door neighbors will be a family of penguins. If we haven’t ...

Recall Alert - Metal Pieces Found in Tyson Chicken Strips

March 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - Approximately 70,000 pounds of Tyson Foods, frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips may be contaminated with pieces of metal, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recall was initiated after two consumer complaints were received.

The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that are being recalled were produced on November 30, ...

What Can You Do With Your Tax Refund?

March 21, 2019

We’re getting close to the tax-filing deadline. For many of us, this means it’s that time of year when we get our biggest financial windfall – a tax refund. If you have recently received a refund, or are expecting to get one in the next few weeks, what should you do with it?

Of course, you could just spend the money on something you want, but if you’d like to maximize ...

IRS Offers Free March 28 Webinar: Understanding How to Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup'

March 21, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will provide a free online, web-based information session in two languages on Thursday, March 28, to help people understand how to do a ‘Paycheck Checkup.’

Doing a Paycheck Checkup means checking tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and making any necessary adjustments to avoid having too little or too much tax ...

Memorial Day Parade

The Rockaway, Marcella and Denville Memorial Association is finalizing plans for our 150th annual Memorial Day Parade. We are holding one parade this year in Rockaway Borough on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. The parade will include all three towns that we serve. All participants in the normal parade are not only invited, but expected to come to Rockaway and make Denville proud in their ...

Read Across America with Little City Books, Host of Literary Happenings in Hoboken

March 2, 2019

HOBOKEN, NJ -- Donna Garban and Kate Jacobs, co-owners of Little City Books, an independent bookstore on Bloomfield Street in Hoboken, spoke with TAPintoTV about their support of Read Across America and upcoming events, such as the inaugural Hoboken Literary Weekend in April.

Read Across America, an annual celebration of reading for children created by the National Education Association, ...

Explore Black History Every Month of the Year at Montclair’s Crane House and Historic YWCA

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently visited the Montclair History Center and took a tour of the Crane House and Historic YWCA. The building dates from 1796, when Israel Crane built it as his family home, and in 1920, it was purchased by the local YWCA as a boarding house and cultural hub for African-American women.

Today, the Montclair History Center tells the stories of all the people who ...

'Gods of Comedy' Creates Chaos

Princeton, NJ – “The Gods of Comedy” descends on a college campus in Ken Ludwig’s riff on Greek mythology.

The plot centers on Daphne (Shay Vawn), a university professor who is studying in Greece. When she returns to campus, her colleague Ralph (Jevron McFerrin) says he’s found an original manuscript from Grecian times. He asks her to take care of it while he ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 25

On this week’s AtlantiCast, Fortune Magazine names Atlantic Health System a Best Place to Work, find the newest locations to access care through Atlantic Health, Morristown and Overlook medical centers earn national recognition for quality and the lowdown on whether or not fitness wearables are a fashion statement or a must-have for your next workout.


Live Sheep Shearing at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in April

March 20, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Celebrate spring by experiencing a live sheep shearing at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm on Saturday April 27.  

Spend a day on the farm, watching as each sheep gets its own ‘haircut’ to remove its woolen fleece that has grown thick since last spring. Learn how the fleece is then processed into woolen fibers and fashions, and dyed with brilliant, ...

"The Terrorist's Son" Spreads Peace to Montville

March 23, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – When you’re called “The Terrorist’s Son,” your family changes its name and your elementary school makes it known that you are not welcome. You move about 20 times during your childhood. You get bullied a lot. But when an entire religious community is ostracized because of the acts of a few zealots, you’re compelled to speak up and promote peace.

Unity Walk and Prayer Event Unite Morris County Community

BOONTON, NJ – Hundreds gathered at the Jam-E-Masjid Mosque on March 17 to mourn the loss of 50 New Zealand Muslims gunned down while they were at worship. The event in Boonton, sponsored by the Morris County Islamic Centers, attracted those of all faiths, and many local and county dignitaries including Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, plus police chiefs from neighboring towns and Morris County ...

Two Student Teams from NJIT Earn $15K Grants for Environmental Projects

March 20, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Two teams of students from the New Jersey Institute of Technology were awarded $15,000 each in federal grants to help develop technologies for environmental and public health challenges.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the grantees for its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants today. The other team awarded the same grant came from Cornell ...

Welcome to the First Day of Spring!

March 20, 2019

DENVILLE, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days. 

According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on Wednesday, March 20, at 5:58 p.m. marking the astronomical first day of spring in the ...

First Bank to Provide Free Mortgage Education on March 14

March 12, 2019

RANDOLPH, NJ -- With a branch located in the heart of Randolph on Sussex Turnpike (at the intersection of Millbrook Road), and two branches in Denville, First Bank has been serving the local community for many years. On Thursday, March 14 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., First Bank of Randolph is hosting a community event, “Residential Mortgage Day," to further the awareness of current ...

WalletHub Study Confirms What We’ve Long Suspected: NJ Has Country’s Highest Property Taxes

NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.

To determine who pays the highest taxes, personal-finance website WalletHub released on ...