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Governor Unveils Sweeping Proposals on Gun Violence Reform

April 15, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – Flanked by the state's top law enforcement officials, Governor Phil Murphy on Thu Apr 15 announced a sweeping series of reforms aimed at reducing the epidemic of gun violence. The Governor said these wide-ranging proposals would build upon previous steps taken in recent years to reduce gun violence and will further solidify New Jersey’s ...

Murphy Will Nominate Rockaway Native Rachel Wainer Apter to NJ Supreme Court

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Mon Mar 15 announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of his intentions to nominate her during a ceremony at Rutgers-Newark this morning. Ginsburg, ...

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Saint Claire's Health is Expanding and Hosting Hiring Event

May 8, 2021

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 ...

New Jersey's "Shot and a Beer" Program Expands to 34 Breweries

May 5, 2021

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 ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2021

April 29, 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 ...

CCM Professor’s Personal Training Business Named the Best in Hunterdon County

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Kristina Cagno, professor of exercise science at County College of Morris (CCM) and owner of Cagno Fitness, is passionate about empowering others by helping them to get and stay physically fit, and it shows. Her personal training company, in Pottersville, recently was named the Best in Hunterdon County by Hunterdon Happening.

At CCM, Cagno teaches Exercise Science and ...

JCP&L Honored with Environmental Leadership Award by CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has been recognized with the Environmental Leadership Award for Recycling/Pollution Prevention Programs by the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine. JCP&L was selected for the award by a panel of independent judges for "stewardship ...

NJ Dentist and His Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

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 ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...

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 ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

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.