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Denville Awarded For Successful Mayors Wellness Campaign

June 30, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ – Denville Mayor Thomas Andes received an award for his successful Mayors Wellness Campaign during the June 28 Denville Council meeting.

Virginia Tesser of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (NJHCQI) presented Andes with the proclamation for his efforts in making Denville an open place to live healthily. Denville was named a Healthy Town Up-And-Coming in March, one ...

Skyrocketing Fuel Prices Hit Denville Road Paving Budget

DENVILLE, NJ - Road resurfacing projects in the township will cost about $180,000 more than anticipated due to the increased price of fuel, said a township official on Tuesday.

The announcement was made at the Denville Township Council meeting by Denville Township Administrator Steven Ward.

He said that, despite the unanticipated extra cost for fuel, the town still expects to repave all the ...

Public Officials Urge Boating, Swimming Safety

June 27, 2022

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ – Local, state and Morris County law enforcement and public officials gathered recently at Lake Hopatcong urging people to be more careful while swimming and boating.

The Friday gathering, convened by Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis, took place at Lee’s County Park Marina in Mount Arlington.

Thursday marked the seventh anniversary of the day ...

CCM Paramedic Program Meets Growing Demand for Emergency Responders

June 28, 2022

Randolph, NJ: Launched in 2021, the Paramedic Science Program at County College of Morris (CCM) is the region’s only program that is meeting the growing demand for frontline professionals to respond to emergencies, drawing applicants from a wide section of New Jersey.

“To meet industry demand for more prehospital advanced life support clinicians, CCM developed the Paramedic ...

Cruises Offered on Lake Hopatcong’s Floating Classroom

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation will be running 90-minute cruises this summer on its Floating Classroom.

The Floating Classroom is "an interactive education center with scientific equipment right on board to facilitate a hands-on learning experience that’s fun for children and adults alike," said the Foundation.

These informational, ecology-based cruises ...

Scott Moffitt Named Morris Superintendent of the Year

DENVILLE, N.J. - Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD) Superintendent Scott Moffitt was recently named 2023 Morris County Superintendent of the Year.

Moffit has steadily grown enrollment in the district’s career-focused programs. He has championed the value of career and technical education, not only in Morris County, but across the state.

The impact of these ...

Schlein of Denville Gets Straight As at University of Alabama

June 15, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - Denville resident Melissa Schlein was named to The University of Alabama Presidents List for Spring Semester 2022, according to the university

Schlein was one of 11,224 students enrolled during Spring Semester 2022 at The University of Alabama named to the dean's list with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the president's list with an academic record of 4.0 ...

O'Dell of Denville Makes UA Early College Director's List

DENVILLE, NJ -- Morris Knolls High School student Kylie O'Dell, of Denville, was one of 363 students named to the spring semester Director's List at the University of Alabama's UA Early College, said the university.

To be named to the list, a student needed an academic record of at least 3.6.

The director's list recognizes students enrolled in classes through ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 17, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Time for the Denville PBA Fishing Contest

DENVILLE, NJ - The Denville PBA is reminding everyone that it is hosting its annual fishing derby tomorrow, Saturday, June 11.

The William C. Covert, Sr. Memorial Fishing Contest will run from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Muriel Hepner Park on Diamond Spring Road across from Valleyview School..

Denville children up to age 14 are eligible to participate, said the PBA.

Morris County Striders Hope to See Hundreds at Upcoming 5K

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Returning with no COVID-19 restrictions this year, the Roxbury Community Benefit 5K race, hosted by the Morris County Striders Running Club, should see up to 300 runners, said event organizer Jim Schulz.

The race will take place 7 p.m. on June 13, starting at Eisenhower Middle School, 47 Eyland Ave., in Succasunna. Canceled in 2020, it returned last year, but the ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

Denville Salon Among Recipients of County COVID Grants

DENVILLE, NJ - A Denville salon was one of the places visited Tuesday - the longest day of the year - by the Morris County Board of County Commissioners who delivered small business grants in the shortest time yet during a 1-hour tour of Denville and Boonton.

Morris County Commissioner Stephen Shaw presented the first of four Morris County Small Business Grant Program ...

A Fundraiser for Brothers Who Drowned in Mine Hill

June 17, 2022

MINE HILL, NJ – An online fundraiser has been established to cover the costs associated of returning to Guatemala the bodies of two brothers who drowned Tuesday in Mine Hill.

The GoFundMe site, viewable here, was set up by Randolph resident Alan Verá, a friend and co-worker of the victims.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, which is handling publicity related to the ...

Denville Astronomer at the Helm as CCM Longo Planetarium Reopens

June 6, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - Denville resident Kevin Conod has been hired as the new astronomer at County College of Morris (CCM) and he will be running shows at college's Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium.

Conod is the former planetarium manager for The Newark Museum of Art.

After being closed for more than two years due to renovations and the pandemic, the planetarium is ...

Teen Busted in Denville for Vehicle Burglary

June 24, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - A teenager faces burglary and criminal trespass charges related to his "rummaging through" a vehicle inside a Denville resident's garage, police said.

The incident began June 22, when police "responded to a report of an unknown suspect rummaging through the victim's vehicle in their garage," said a police report.

Police said the homeowner ...

Dive Teams Respond to Possible Drowning in Mine Hill

MINE HILL, NJ - Water rescue teams from all over North Jersey, have responded to Mine Hill in response to a report that somebody might have drowned in water off Mine Hill Beach.

The incident was called in by witnesses at about 5:15 p.m. The response included not only police, fire and emergency medical personnel, but also a helicopter that could be seen circling the area about an hour ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Says This Is 'As Big a Week as We've Had in a Long Time'

TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really helping what's broken."

New Jersey's state budget ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

Saint Clare's Health Features the Link Between Your Diet, Immunity and Nutrition on "Let's Talk Health"

June 27, 2022

Watch “The Link Between Your Diet, Immunity and Nutrition” with guest speaker Liz Silverthorne, Director of Food & Nutrition Services at Saint Clare’s Health.

This video from Saint Clare’s Health online community series, ‘Let’s Talk Health’, hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, originally aired on June ...

Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc.

Band Beer Beefsteak will be held on Saturday, September 10 at Gardner Field, Route 46W, Denville.  Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Tickets include an all you can eat beefsteak dinner, 16+ microbrew beers, and entertainment by The Nerds. Buy your tickets now at  Early bird special ticket price is $70 until August 21 and $75 after August 21.  Paper tickets ...

Saint Clare’s Health Talks: The Link Between Diet, Immunity & Nutrition

Denville, New Jersey.

On Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm, Saint Clare’s Health online series, “Let’s Talk Health” hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, will discuss The Link Between Your Diet, Immunity and Nutrition with Liz Silverthorne, Director of Food and Nutrition Service.

According to Liz Silverthorne, “The food ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail 5-Mile Path

July 3, 2022

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

Half Size Replica of the Vietnam Memorial Coming to CCM This July

RANDOLPH, NJ - VFW Post 7333 is bringing The Moving Wall to County College of Morris to honor Vietnam veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The exhibit will be available for viewing July 7 through July 11 near Parking Lot 1.

Bodies of Two Drowning Victims Recovered from Lake in Mine Hill

MINE HILL, NJ - The bodies of two young men who drowned Tuesday in a Mine Hill lake after an extensive search that went into the night, officials confirmed today.

The drownings of the men, described as 17-year-old and 22-year-old Hispanics, was reported in a statement from Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James ...

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'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

Opportunities for Job/Career Seekers, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, etc. in NJ (and Elsewhere, Too!)

Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on a communications medium that exists just about everywhere around the world: RADIO!!

In this episode, we’re going to learn about such things as podcasting and the Internet’s impact on the radio industry, how radio in the United States differs from radio elsewhere, and where radio’s future lies. Perhaps most importantly, ...