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CCM Recognizes Students with Leadership and Performing Arts Awards

June 2, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ — More than 30 students at County College of Morris (CCM) were recently recognized for their contributions to enhancing the life of the college and the community at large.

The students were presented with awards at the 51st Annual Campus Life Appreciation Ceremony. Typically, the Office of Campus Life holds a dinner dance recognition ceremony for the award recipients.

Nominees Requested for Denville Schools 2020 Persons of the Year Awards

DENVILLE, NJ – The Foundation of Denville and the PTAs of Denville Township Schools are soliciting names of individuals who have made a positive impact on Denville students in pre-K through eighth grade.

There are three persons-of-the-year awards: PK-8 Student of the Year, sponsored by the PTAs of Lakeview Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, and Valleyview Middle School; ...

Morris Knolls and Valleyview Plan Virtual Graduations

DENVILLE, NJ -- June is fast approaching, which means it soon will be time for students to graduate from middle school and high school. Yet, with the coronavirus threat still lingering, some schools are contemplating whether to hold such important events virtually or in-person. In Denville Township, Valleyview Middle School and Morris Knolls High School have plans to hold their annual ...

Morris County School of Technology Student Recognized for Dance Talent

DENVILLE, NJ -- Brianna Isabella Castro (16), a junior at the Morris County Vocational School District Academy for Performing Arts, is a recipient of the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education (NJGAAE) Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance.

According to a press release, this award is given to a high school dance student who expresses superlative ...

CCM to Conduct Online Commencement Ceremony to Honor the Class of 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration Fri, June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube.

This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for Fri, May 22, but with the college’s move to a remote teaching and learning ...

Director of Campus Life at County College of Morris Receives International Award from Industry Peers

RANDOLPH, NJ – Don Phelps, director of Campus Life at County College of Morris (CCM), is the sole recipient of the 2020 Two-Year College Professional Service Award presented by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The award acknowledges a professional at a two-year institution who exemplifies excellence in the enhancement of college life and is recognized by ...

State Educators Urge Murphy to Keep NJ Schools Closed for Remainder of Year

TRENTON, NJ -- If Gov. Phil Murphy decides to re-open New Jersey schools for the last month of the academic year, it will be against the advice of a coalition of statewide education organizations. 

Murphy said at his Saturday press briefing that he would announce his decision on Monday.

Responding to a reporter's question at Saturday's press briefing, Murphy said:

"We ...

Two CCM Students Named All-State Academic Team Members

Top Students Recognized by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges

RANDOLPH, NJ – Two students at County College of Morris (CCM), Emma Mendoza, of Boonton, and Corey Anding, of Newark, have been named as 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) New Jersey All-State Academic Team members for their academic excellence, leadership and community service.

Mendoza and Anding, along with several other ...

CCM Receives NSF Grant to Launch Data Science Certificate Program $235,000 Awarded to Meet Growing Industry Demand

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) has received a $235,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the launch of a Data Science Certificate program.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there is a high demand for data scientists, whose work involves managing, analyzing and interpreting large sets of data. The BLS 2018 projections ...

CCM President Named an Aspen New Presidents Fellow

RANDOLPH, NJ – Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, president of County College of Morris (CCM), has been selected by the Aspen Institute to join the 2020-21 inaugural class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship, a new initiative designed to support community college presidents in the early years of their tenure to accelerate transformational change on behalf of students.

Iacono is one of 25 ...


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County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

May 30 Rally to "Save NJ Businesses" to be Held in Morris County

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Tennis Center will be the site of a “Re-Open Businesses and Restore Livelihoods” rally on Sat., May 30, to raise awareness of the harm that has come to small business as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s prolonged economic shutdown, according to Randolph Tennis Center owner, Jennifer Rogers. Local business leaders and residents will come together ...

Starting Fri, NJ Residents Can Get COVID-19 Swab Tests at 7 Walmart Stores

May 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today at his daily COVID-19 press conference that beginning Fri, May 22, New Jerseyans will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at seven Walmart locations across the state in Burlington, Flemington, Garfield, Howell, Kearney, Mount Laurel and North Bergen.

These drive-up locations will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New Jersey Karate Teacher Shares His Coronavirus Survival Story

WESTFIELD, NJ -- John Mirrione holds the world record for completing the most one-arm, one-leg pushups in 30 seconds: 42. The 55-year-old karate teacher from Westfield can now also list among his accomplishments that he has fully recovered from coronavirus.

During the last week of April, Mirrione, who is the founder/director of Harmony By Karate, began to suffer what he thought ...

On Memorial Day, Food Safety Remains a Priority

May 23, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent food borne illnesses.

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer ...

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring Linda Graziano, Canvas of Hope

Click here to watch this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured Linda Graziano, who founded Canvas of Hope to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which provides vitally important research, advocacy and support to those facing blood ...

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring NY JETS Legend Marty Lyons

Click here to watch this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured NY JETS Legend, Marty Lyons.

He not only had a stellar college and NFL career, but in 1982 he created the Marty Lyons Foundation which has granted almost 8,000 wishes to very sick kids.

His ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Deirdre's House Asks for Help from the Community to Continue to Help Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect during COVID-19 Crisis

June 4, 2020

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Immediately after the governor’s shelter in place order, Deirdre’s ...

NJ Medicaid Takes Action to Ensure Nursing Home Residents Receive Federal Stimulus Checks

NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks

TRENTON, NJ – Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive their federal stimulus payments, and the payments cannot be ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors. TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos. Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there ...

COVID-19: NJ Human Services Gets $2.8M for Mental Health Supports, Services

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) funding will be used to expand access to counseling and other supports during the ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

FirstEnergy Deploys Internal Avian App to Streamline Bird Protection Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has deployed an app that allows utility personnel to report avian issues in real time, streamlining the process to protect nesting birds and enhance electric service reliability. The app arms field workers with the ability to submit photos and answer key questions using a drop-down menu to report the locations of bird nests or other bird-related issues along the ...

Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Reports to be More Nuanced, says State

May 21, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it will be using a new color-coded health alert index this year “to provide the ...

Assumption College for Sisters Holds Surprise Car Parade for 2020 Grads

May 11, 2020

DENVILLE, NJ -- About 40 cars, including vehicles of the Denville police and fire departments, lined the driveway to Morris Catholic High School for a surprise car parade to recognize this year’s 2020 graduates from the neighboring Assumption College for Sisters on May 9.

“I am excited to be able to do something nice for this group since their graduation will be unlike any ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...