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Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ; What Denville Parents Need to Know

May 14, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

New Jersey Now Reports Vaccination Data by Town

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing Mon May 10 said that he anticipates the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

Morris County Community Vaccination Program is Reaching Denville's Homebound

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- The Morris County Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program is a program that finds, contacts and inoculates residents in Morris County who may not be able to leave their homes. The program, according to officials has reached more than half of the 800 residents targeted since April.

“These are people whose names came to us either through nutritional programs, ...

VAXRide Program Offers Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

NEWARK, NJ -- NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership, called VAXRide, should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations. 

Novartis, a NJ-based healthcare company, is the program’s lead sponsor with a commitment of $120,000 for the ...

Sunday's COVID-19 Numbers for New Jersey, per Governor Murphy

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest New Jersey COVID-19 figures on Sun May 2.

There were 1,048 new PCR cases reported and 238 antigen tests, with 19 new deaths. Cumulatively, there are now 875,277 positive PCR cases, 124,733 positive antigen cases, and 22,975 deaths, and 2,625 probable COVID-19 ...

Council Unanimously Approves Budget for Downtown Denville BID

May 12, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council unanimously approved the annual budget for the Downtown Denville Business Improvement District (BID) during the council's meeting on May 4. Downtown Denville BID is a nonprofit organization that promotes the business community on Broadway and the surrounding downtown areas.

This year, the budget for Downtown Denville BID amounts to $249,160, ...

Denville Residents Can Obtain a Morris County Senior ID at Reduced Price

DENVILLE, NJ -- The fee to obtain a senior ID will be reduced to $5 (from $15) announced Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi, Esq. The fee will be reduced during the month of May.

Morris County senior ID cards are available for senior citizens, 55 and older, who may no longer possess a driver’s license or are just looking for an additional form of photo identification. In addition, many ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Mon May 4 announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

Do You Want to Become a Psychiatrist? New Jersey May Pay for Your Residency

May 8, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 have died due to complications from COVID, while all of us have been suffering under forced ...

Car Seat Inspections Taking Place in Denville Location

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Kids Safe Community is offering free car seat inspections at six sites in Morris, Essex and Warren counties. According to the organization, four out of five car seats are misused.

Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable, they stated. Safe Kids Northern ...

May Schedule for HOPE ONE Van; Will Make 2 Stops in Denville

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

The May schedule for the van is as follows:

May 3 - Morristown Green- all day
May 4 - Boonton Walmart - 9am - 2pm
May 5 - 138 Lakeside Blvd in Roxbury - 9am - 2m
May 6 - Turkey Brook Park in Mount Olive - 9am - 2pm
May 10 - Mendham Kings; 9am - 2pm
May 11 - Our Promise (51 ...

CCM to Celebrate Class of 2021 with a Virtual Ceremony

April 30, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ -- County College of Morris (CCM) will be honoring the more than 1,200 members of the  Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement ceremony. The ceremony will include messages from CCM’s President Anthony J. Iacono, a keynote speaker, academic deans and vice presidents. The commencement ceremony will premiere virtually to the public at 7:30 p.m. on Fri May 21 on YouTube ...

Denville Resident among 15 CCM Students to Receive EOF Achievement Awards

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Denville resident, Sohier Abdelfattah, is one of 15 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students at County College of Morris (CCM) to receive achievement awards from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education in recognition of their academic success. This was the largest number of CCM students to be recognized within a given year.

“While we always have ...

Baseball: Morris Knolls Stopped in Prelim Round of Morris County Tourney

May 10, 2021

KINNELON, NJ -- Seventeenth-seeded Morris Knolls baseball team fell to 16th-seeded Kinnelon, 4-3, in the preliminary round of the Morris County Tournament, in Kinnelon, Sun May 9.

Despite Morris Knolls putting up one run in the first inning and two in the third, Kinnelon came back in the bottom of the third to erase the 3-0 deficit with a four-run rally. Neither team scored ...

Baseball: Morris Knolls and Mountain Lakes Battle for 12 Innings

DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls and Mountain Lakes baseball played 12 full innings to a 3-3 tie on Fri May 7.

The Golden Eagles got on the scoreboard first with Sean Beller batting in Andrew Brezina in the fourth inning. After Mountain Lakes scored two in the sixth inning, Michael Simone’s double brought Gehrig Eckoff home in the seventh to even the score for Morris Knolls. To match ...

Soccer: Morris Knolls Falls to Mount Olive

DENVILLE, NJ – The Morris Knolls softball team stumbled against Mount Olive, 3-1, at home on Thu May 6. Mount Olive took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning and never looked back.

The Golden Eagles ended the game with five hits against Becky Palmisano, who pitched all seven innings and struck out five batters.

Leah Kleczkowski nailed a double in the second for Morris Knolls.

Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense logo or ...

110+ Denville Volunteers Pitch in for Annual Rockaway River Clean-Up

May 15, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 110 esidents of Denville Township gathered in the back parking lot of Saint Clare’s Hospital for the annual Rockaway River Clean-Up on May 8.

The Denville Township Rivers and Streams Committee organized the event, having held river cleanups for the past 10 years. What first started off as an effort to combat debris and damage during Hurricane Irene and Hurricane ...

Morris Knolls Drama Students Holds Virtual Musical Production of ‘Godspell’

May 4, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- Morris Knolls High School presented its annual spring musical production of Broadway classic “Godspell,” led by musical director Sharon Garry, April 29-May 1.

“As a senior, I am so thankful that my last show is taking place on stage with my fellow cast mates,” said 18-year-old Jacob Kantrowitz, who plays the role of Nick.

“Ms. Garry has done an ...

New Jersey Launches “Your Voice, Your Shot” Video Contest

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced "Your Voice, Your Shot" video contest that urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated.

The contest calls for compelling, creative and captivating videos, and a number of finalists will be chosen. The public then will be invited to vote on their favorites. The winning video will ...

CCM Photography Students Exhibit Their Work

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Come explore the creative works of photography technology students at County College of Morris (CCM). Nine students, who are completing their course of study, will have their work on display in the Photography Studio Portfolio Exhibition “Subconscious Dreamers” in the college’s Art & Design Gallery.

The exhibition takes place April 30 through May 13.

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

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Morris County School of Technology Alumna Selected for TV Academy Fellowship

May 11, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ – Nia Stanford, of Rockaway, is one of 50 students nationwide selected for the Television Academy Foundation’s 2021 Summer Fellows program. Currently a student at The New School in New York City, Stanford is a media and culture major and will be an Interactive Media Fellow this summer through the Television Academy Foundation’s program.

Pre-pandemic, the students ...

Saint Claire's Health is Expanding and Hosting Hiring Event

DOVER, NJ - Saint Clare's Health is expanding and currently hiring paramedics, EMT's and EMS dispatchers. To fill these positions, the hospital will be holding a hiring event on Wed May 12.

The event will take place 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Saint Clare's Dover Hospital in the Dover Cafeteria located at 400 West Blackwell Street in Dover.

Applicants should bring their resume and be ...

Atlantic Health System Donates Scoreboard to Morristown Baseball, Softball Teams

MORRISTOWN, NJ – It’s a renovation that has been three years in the making, but the Morristown varsity baseball and softball teams are the beneficiaries of new state-of-the-art scoreboards from a generous donation from Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center.

Last Tuesday afternoon, Morris School District board officials joined Trish ...

2021 Operation Take Back Yielded 631 Pounds of Medications

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Approximately 631 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2021 Operation Take Back. 

The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County residents dropped off 176 pounds at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 68 pounds at Stop and Shop of ...

Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected in Coming Days

May 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

New Jersey's "Shot and a Beer" Program Expands to 34 Breweries

NEW JERSEY - New Jersey's "Shot and a Beer," program which encourages eligible residents, ages 21 and over, to get vaccinated has expanded. Any New Jerseyan who gets his or her first vaccine dose can take his or her vaccination card to a participating brewery to receive a free beer. The program will end on May 31, 2021.

The following restaurants and brewing ...

NJ Mayors Urge Murphy to Eliminate Crowd Limits at HS Graduations

NEW JERSEY -- Mayors for Main Street, an alliance of 22 mayors across five counties, is urging Gov. Phil Murphy to eliminate the 200-person outdoor gathering limit as June high school graduations approach.

Current guidelines state that there is no limit for outdoor gatherings for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, funerals, memorial services, religious activities or political ...

Allergy Alert: Hershey Recalls Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Allergen

May 7, 2021

UNITED STATES -- Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release.

Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping, which is made with almonds, they said.

The product being recalled was shipped nationwide between April 15 and May 3, 2021, and have a ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

April 26, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

Morristown Medical Center Among 1st to Receive American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

May 14, 2021

Only 6% of 750+ Hospitals Performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Have Achieved This Elite Recognition of Best Practices and Quality Care

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification, a designation of excellence that recognizes demonstrated ...

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare's Health, Named New Jersey Biz 2021 Icon Honoree

DENVILLE, NJ -- Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, was named one of New Jersey BIZ 2021 ICON Honorees. Recognized for his notable success and strong leadership within the healthcare industry, Finestein will be honored along with other Garden State ICON leaders during an awards ceremony to be held on June 22.

Finestein, ...

Saint Clare's Health Addresses Men and Their Sexual Health During Online Series, Let's Talk Health

On Thursday, May 6, Saint Clare’s Health online series, ’Let’s Talk Health’ hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, featured Dr. Lawrence Friedman, Chief of Urology, Saint Clare’s Health who discussed 'Men and Their Sexual Health.'


The community is invited to register for the FREE events online, as ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“After a year in which our teams had to ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

NJ Dentist and His Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.