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Weekend Traffic Shift on Route 80 in Rockaway

June 19, 2021

ROCKAWAY, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced lane closures and a traffic shift on I-80 westbound as the I-80 Bridges over Rockaway River replacement project advances in Roxbury, Jefferson and Rockaway.

Fri., June 18, NJDOT’s Contractor, I.E.W. Construction Group Inc., closed the left lane on I-80 westbound near the bridges over ...

"Unmask the Children" Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted "unmask the children," "my body, my choice," "we do not consent," "follow the science," and "we will vote you out."

Through the honking car horns of supporters driving ...

Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar and plans to simply call everything "Day Off."  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

17 Years for Drunk Driver Who Killed Former Roxbury Student

MORRISTOWN, NJ — A Dumont man whose drunken driving on Route 80 caused a crash that killed three people, including a former Roxbury High School student, was sentenced this week to 17 years in prison, said authorities.

The man, Miguel Botero, 30, pleaded guilty last November to charges related to the Oct. 18, 2019 triple-fatality. Authorities said Botero, while intoxicated, drove a Jeep ...

Bloomberg Names Paterson 'Champion City' for Effort to Fight Opioids

June 21, 2021

PATERSON, NJ -- A proposal to provide “proven, on-demand treatment to those struggling with opioid addiction,” has the City of Paterson in the running for one of 15 one-million-dollar prizes as well as “robust multi-year technical assistance to implement and scale their ideas.”

The announcement of Paterson as a “Champion City” came Tuesday, June 15, from ...

This Friday, Juneteenth Will be Celebrated as a State Holiday for the First Time

NEW JERSEY, NJ - This Friday, June 18, the state of New Jersey, for the first time, will celebrate Juneteenth as a state holiday. 

"On Juneteenth, we must commit to doing more to ensure equal access to all aspects of society – education, health care, housing, jobs, justice," said Governor Murphy.

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law: S.

Statue Commemorating George Floyd Unveiled at Newark City Hall 

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes. 

In the following months, Floyd’s death elevated the “Black Lives Matter” movement on an ...

Essex County Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Concerning Maplewood Man's Death

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the Moussa Fofana murder case, according to Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee. Moussa, an 18-year-old Maplewood resident, was killed by gunfire on June 6.

“If you know anything, please step forward," he said. "We need you."

Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul noted on Monday that ...

Allergy Alert: JUST Egg Plant-Based Bites Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

June 21, 2021

STERLING, VA -- JUST Egg flavored plant-based bites are being recalled due to undeclared allergens, announced Cuisine Solutions. The company announced the recall of a limited number of two-pouch packages because the packages may contain an incorrect sealed pouch containing whole egg and milk products, they said.

The 8.4 oz recalled products have “Best Before” dates from FEB-22-2022 ...

Saint Clare's Discusses What Happens When You Dial 9-1-1

June 21, 2021

Watch “9-1-1 Where is Your Emergency?” featuring John Cronin, Emergency Medical Services Manager, Saint Clare’s Health as he discusses what happens as soon as a 9-1-1 call is placed.

This video from the Saint Clare’s Health online series, ’Let’s Talk Health’, hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, originally ...

Join CCM’s Pharmacy Tech Apprenticeship Program and Pursue a Rewarding Career

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Opportunities to become a healthcare professional have never been better and County College of Morris (CCM) is here to prepare anyone aspiring to join this exciting field. Along with its acclaimed nursing, radiography and respiratory therapy programs, the college now is offering a new Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Program that provides paid on-the-job training in ...

CCM Student Summer Fine Art Exhibit

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Looking for something interesting and inspiring? Take some time to visit the Fine Art Summer Portfolio Class Exhibition at County College of Morris (CCM) and enjoy stepping into the creative world of talented aspiring artists. Featured are the best creative works of students who have completed their Portfolio Class during the first semester of Summer Sessions at the ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear from You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

JerseyCAN Launches Multimedia Platform Showcasing Solutions for NJ School Districts

June 22, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor of JerseyCAN, a nonprofit organization supporting and advocating for every student in New Jersey to have access to a high-quality education. JerseyCAN recently launched an online multimedia platform to help assist local school districts and educators to create new strategies and programs to ...

Lincoln of Wayne Continues to Provide Industry-Leading Sales and Service Despite Global Microchip Shortage

WAYNE, NJ -- Peter Spina, Jr., General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, spoke with TAPintoTV, about the global automotive industry microchip shortage and what the shortage means for Lincoln of Wayne customers. 

“The microchip shortage, or semiconductor shortage, is one of the greatest supply chain shortages our industry has ever faced,” Spina said. Typically, Spina told TAPintoTV, ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...