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New Technology Available to Enhance Visits to NJ State Parks

December 17, 2017

TRENTON - The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry on Thursday, November 16 officially launched a new smart device tool to enhance visits to state parks by helping users plan visits around the state park system's vast network of trails.

The Trail Tracker application, demonstrated by the Park Service during a news conference today at Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, may be ...

PAL Runners Received All American Honors at Cross Country Nationals

An exciting weekend at the National Cross Country Championships on Saturday 12/2 at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Berkeley Heights PAL WolfPacks competed and measured themselves nationally. Over 1200 runners from across the nation represented their state. The meet was well organized and ran flawlessly. The PAL runners wrapped up their final meet of the season and peaked at ...

Chatham Township Committee Adopts Multi-Family Zoning for Dixiedale; Planner says Riverside Entrance "Impossible"

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously adopted an ordinance to rezone the 30.8 Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family zoning, setting the stage for a 54-unit townhouse development on Thursday at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The rezoning is linked to the developer building 24 Affordable Housing units near the Skate Park on ...

Interview with New East Hanover Teachers: Erin Sweeney

EAST HANOVER, N.J. - For the 2017-2018 school year, East Hanover hired about twenty new teachers for their schools. Ms. Erin Sweeney is the new social worker at East Hanover Middle School. This is her first full-time position, after serving as a leave replacement social worker at different schools like Madison High School and Sayreville Middle School.

She always found it important to be a ...

PAL Runners Received All American Honors at Cross Country Nationals

December 17, 2017

An exciting weekend at the National Cross Country Championships on Saturday 12/2 at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Berkeley Heights PAL WolfPacks competed and measured themselves nationally. Over 1200 runners from across the nation represented their state. The meet was well organized and ran flawlessly. The PAL runners wrapped up their final meet of the season and peaked at ...

Park Regional's Hockey Team Leads with 5-0 Record

EAST HANOVER, N.J. -  Park Regional’s Varsity Ice Hockey team wont three games  last week, giving them five straight wins.  Their first was against their long-time rival Mt. Olive on Monday, their second win was against Morris Catholic on Thursday, December 7, and their third win was on Saturday, December 9, against Gill St. Bernard’s.

 Coach Tom Levis ...

Hanover Park's Ryan Pacheco is the Mary Comito State Farm Athlete of the Week

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Hanover Park  Junior Ryan Pacheco is this week's Mary Comito State Farm Athlete of the Week. During a 2 game stretch, he recorded back to back shutout wins. He would like to become a pro athlete and his favorite college team is Duke.

Besides soccer, Pacheco also plays basketball and runs the IM 400 hurdles in Track at Hanover Park. He would ...

CycleBar Livingston Ride to Benefit Lung Transplant Recipient

December 16, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is hosting a fundraising ride to benefit Chelsea
Gaynes, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant, on Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate in the ride is $50.

Nearly 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Chelsea, as her family struggles to pay for her medical care.
Gaynes suffers from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Chatham Native Set to Launch "Moon Cycle Bakery"

CHATHAM, NJ - When Chatham native Devon Loftus saw how a piece of decadent chocolate cake brought out such an emotional reaction from one of her friends, the wheels began turning in her analytical mind.

"It was just before my wedding and my friends wanted to have a night out," Loftus said. "My soon-to-be husband, who is a chef, made me a chocolate cake from scratch. It was ...

State unveils $1.3 million grant to Rutgers opioid treatment program

December 13, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - ​Solutions to the state's opiod crisis has landed in the lap of Rutgers University. ​The ​university's ​New Jersey Healthcare Development Center ​is being armed with $1.3 million to launch a statewide Certified A​l​cohol and Drug Counselor apprenticeship program​, in the latest effort to battle opiod addiction.​

With the ​state ​grant, the ...

Panel Discussion in Sparta: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The through discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue.  “Some say it is a ...

Chatham Township Committee Adopts Multi-Family Zoning for Dixiedale; Planner says Riverside Entrance "Impossible"

December 17, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously adopted an ordinance to rezone the 30.8 Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family zoning, setting the stage for a 54-unit townhouse development on Thursday at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The rezoning is linked to the developer building 24 Affordable Housing units near the Skate Park on ...

Chatham Borough Mayor Has Been Contacted by Post Office to Set Up a Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris has been contacted by the Chatham Post Office to set up a meeting date to discuss complaints by residents about mail delivery.

"A representative of the Post Office has contacted us to set up a meeting," Harris said. "We haven't confirmed a date yet.

"There have been a number of complaints about mail delivery since ...

“Mr. Scrooge” Returns to Whippany

December 13, 2017

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.-Soulscene Productions is bringing back the popular “Mr. Scrooge”, an original adaptation of the beloved A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This musical production was last on stage in 2014 and is sure to put you and your family in the Christmas mood. Shows are December 14 at 7 pm, December 15 at 7 pm, and December 16 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Reserved seats can be ...

A Festive Front Yard Aims to Help Roxbury Social Services

ROXBURY, NJ - You can thank Danny and Marianne D'Amico for the festive glow lighting up the night sky to the east of the Succasunna ShopRite Parking lot.

Janet Wald, director of Roxbury Social Services Department, sure does.

The radiance shining through the trees is coming from an elaborate Christmas display taking up most of the D'Amico's front yard. The couple ...

(Photo's) Morristown's Gingerbread Wonderland Features 179 Edible Masterpieces 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 26th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a candy lovers dream. Over 179 edible masterpieces have been crafted by schools, scouts, families and individuals for this year's wonderland and craft show.

Submissions feature awe-inspiring, edible gingerbread creations featuring Gingerbread houses, Santa's workshop, Santa's Village, ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

December 11, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Cookie Palooza: Molasses Cookies

December 16, 2017

Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic

Ingredients

¾ c margarine, softened
​​​½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar​​​
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg
​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​
2 teaspoons baking soda
​​½ cup white sugar for rolling

In a medium bowl, mix ...

CycleBar Livingston Ride to Benefit Lung Transplant Recipient

December 16, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is hosting a fundraising ride to benefit Chelsea
Gaynes, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant, on Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate in the ride is $50.

Nearly 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Chelsea, as her family struggles to pay for her medical care.
Gaynes suffers from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ...

Morris County Youth Football League Donates $22,500 to Local Families in Need

DENVILLE, NJ- Late November and the month of December are often considered the season of giving; a time to think about helping others.  So it was fitting that on Tuesday Dec. 5, the Morris County Youth football League generously donated $22,500 to local families in need at their annual banquet, held at the Zeris Inn in Denville.

MCYFL Charities, the charity arm of the league, was born ...

Jets To Hose Holiday Shopping Spree with NYPD Officers for Brooklyn Community Services

 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-In an effort to strengthen community bonds, the New York Jets will host a holiday shopping spree at Modell’s Sporting Goods in Bridgewater, NJ, on Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. where Jets players and NYPD officers from the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn, NY will shop with 25 students from Brooklyn Community Services Generation Jets Academy. Each student will ...

Firefighters' Parade Lights Up Somerville's Main Street and Neighborhoods

December 9, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state answered the call for assistance from the Somerville Fire Department Saturday night to help escort Santa Claus down Main Street and through the side streets of the borough during the VI annual Holiday Lights parade.

Firefighters began arriving in the borough hours before the start of the 6 ...

East Hanover Volunteer Fire Department Giving Santa Some Help

EAST HANOVER, N.J.-The East Hanover Volunteer Fire Department will be chauffeuring Santa to deliver Christmas presents on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13-15 between 6 PM and 9 PM.

The department is  requesting a $50 donation (check payable to EHFD) from each family who would like Santa to personally deliver their presents. Families going  through hardship, please ...

Florham Park Police Blotter

On November 12, 2017 at 12:19pm, Officer Brian Sampson and Officer Kevin Langereis responded to a residence in Florham Park in response to a call by a father reporting his son in possession of suspected heroin.

On Arrival the complainant turned over suspected CDS and drug paraphernalia to Officer Sampson advising they belonged to his son (Steven Averett, age 30, from Florham Park, NJ).

New Technology Available to Enhance Visits to NJ State Parks

December 17, 2017

TRENTON - The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry on Thursday, November 16 officially launched a new smart device tool to enhance visits to state parks by helping users plan visits around the state park system's vast network of trails.

The Trail Tracker application, demonstrated by the Park Service during a news conference today at Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, may be ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Chatham Township Committee Adopts Multi-Family Zoning for Dixiedale; Planner says Riverside Entrance "Impossible"

December 17, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously adopted an ordinance to rezone the 30.8 Dixiedale Farm property from single-family to multi-family zoning, setting the stage for a 54-unit townhouse development on Thursday at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee.

The rezoning is linked to the developer building 24 Affordable Housing units near the Skate Park on ...

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East Hanover/Florham Park

Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor Reminds Residents of Reorganization

Mayor Mark Taylor reminds residents that January 6, 2018 is the reappointment of boards and commissions and reorganization of the Borough. Join Mayor Taylor at 6pm and if you are interested in volunteering your time and talent. Please contact the Borough of Florham Park. 

Meet Nomi Greenman

Licensed Massage Therapist (Nationally Certified)

Certified Cupping Therapist
Personal Trainer (NASM)
Founder of Ripple Effect

Nomi is a Nationally Certified Clinical Massage Therapist, specializing in Clinical Deep Tissue Sports Massage. Her sessions integrate a holistic and personalized plan of action using Structural Integration, Sophomore Release, Deep Tissue, ...

Belmar’s Holiday Hot Sheet: Beach Badges, Magnets Now on Sale

December 17, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Looking for a holiday gift for a beach-goer? Seasonal beach badges for 2018 can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street.

Cost is $55, $15 for seniors over age 62, and $15 for individuals with disabilities. Cash, check or credit card ($1 transaction fee per badge) will be accepted for purchase.

To ...

Rescue Dog Flies to New Jersey for Surgery and to Seek New Year’s Home

December 9, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A 7-month-old rescue dog will earn his wings this Sunday as Home for Good Dog Rescue flies him to Morristown for a surgical procedure that will save his leg from amputation.

Kingsley, a purebred English Springer Spaniel, and 15 other dogs from Home for Good Dog Rescue’s Aiken, SC rescue facility will board the plane of New Jersey pilot Thomas Callahan to land ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

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Lucy's Gifts Cyber Sale

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Lucy's Gifts Cyber Sale

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Thu, December 21, 6:00 PM

Early Street Community Garden, Morristown

Winter Solstice Celebration

Giving Back Green

New York Jets Wide Receiver Fever

Wide receiver Robby Anderson ran the 40 yard dash in 4.3 seconds at Temple University's Pro Day back in 2016. That's lightning bolt speed. Yet, he went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Now fast forward to last weekend, as the New York Jets played a barn burner against the Kansas City Chiefs. The accolades for this 38-31 win most definitely goes to Robby Anderson and his wide receiver ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Westfield's Jackie Lieberman

This week's feature will focus on TAPintoWestfield franchisee, Jackie Lieberman. Find out what makes TAPintoWestfield.net different than the competition, what she did before coming onto TAPinto.net and how an inexperienced sales person became one of TAPinto's most successful franchisee's. 

 

When did you join TAPinto.net?:

I started as a freelance reporter in 2011 ...

Interview with New East Hanover Teachers: Erin Sweeney

December 17, 2017

EAST HANOVER, N.J. - For the 2017-2018 school year, East Hanover hired about twenty new teachers for their schools. Ms. Erin Sweeney is the new social worker at East Hanover Middle School. This is her first full-time position, after serving as a leave replacement social worker at different schools like Madison High School and Sayreville Middle School.

She always found it important to be a ...

Family Health

When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

United Way's Season of Caring Inspires Santander Bank to Distribute Gifts in Elizabeth

December 17, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – DECEMBER, 2017 – In the spirit of its annual Season of Caring Drive, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10 a.m., United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) and employees from Santander Bank will distribute gifts to children who attend PROCEED, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Elizabeth, NJ, that provides support services to children and families in ...