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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 ...