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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 ...

Pandemic Over? Murphy's Major Reopening Announcement

TRENTON, NJ -- What a difference a weekend makes. Governor Murphy has begun a wide-ranging lift on COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey according to his press conference, Mon May 3. He has been under tremendous pressure by elected officials across the state to reopen New Jersey. Presumptive Republican candidate for Governor, Jack Ciattarelli, has repeatedly called on Murphy to reopen New ...

NJ Gov. Murphy Recognizes May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy recognized May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a statement issued May 1. 

Official recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea of recognizing Asian Pacific heritage can be traced back to the period following the ...

New Jersey Loosens Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum of 250 individuals.

He also announced the easing of the following ...

Denville Township Council Votes to Join the Morris Energy Cooperative

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council held a public hearing on April 20 on an ordinance that would allow the township to join the Morris Energy Cooperative. This program offers reduced electricity rates for residential property owners.

Along with representatives from Concorde Energy Consultants, three Morris County mayors (William J. Chegwidden, of Wharton, Mark Taylor, of ...

Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide $10 Million to Support NJ Food Banks

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

This funding will be distributed to seven New Jersey food banks to continue providing families with food assistance during the pandemic. Murphy ...

Denville Council Unanimously Adopts 2021 Municipal Budget

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council unanimously adopted the 2021 municipal budget during its April 6 meeting.

This year, the total budget amount is $23,374,812.64, with a municipal tax rate of $0.4455. The total budget amount in 2020 was $23,114,429.82, with a municipal tax rate of $0.4413.

The average township home in Denville is now assessed at $408,000, with a homeowner ...

Proclamations at Council Meeting Declares Weeks for 'National Public Health Week' and 'National Library Week'

DENVILLE, NJ -- During the April 6 meeting of the Denville Township council, two proclamations were presented. These were the first two proclamation to be read at a governing body meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

The first proclamation declares the week of April 5-11 as National Public Health Week 2021, sponsored by the American Public Health Association, which since 1995 ...

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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 ...

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

May 11, 2021

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 ...

Viking Pest Control Voted Top Workplace

Company Achieves Top Workplace Award in New Jersey

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Viking Pest Control is proud to have been voted “Top Workplace” and achieved the Top Workplace award in New Jersey by Energage.  

“In 2021, our team was awarded the Top Workplace award based on an employee engagement ...

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 ...

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 ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

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.