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Driver of Car that Crashed in Roxbury Charged with Aggravated Assault

August 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A motorist who crashed Wednesday in Kenvil while being followed by state troopers was charged with aggravated assault and other crimes, police said today

The driver, Michael Gill, 39, of Oxford, also faces charges of eluding police and assault by motor vehicle, according to State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez. Gill's passenger, Casey Giles, 38, of Bridgewater, was also ...

Christie Administration Rejects New Federal Plan to Explore Waters Off New Jersey for Gas, Oil

TRENTON, NJ — The Christie administration has gone on the federal record opposing plans that would permit natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of New Jersey.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin submitted formal comments on August 16 to federal officials affirming the state’s “steadfast opposition to natural gas and oil exploration in ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

General Store; When You’re here You’re Home

N. LAVALLETTE, NJ – It’s a trip back in time, to pre-super storm sandy, down the shore. It’s a breakfast spot, where the coffee is almost too good to be true, and everything on the menu starts with the foundation of “basic goodness”. It’s a place where you can hang out on a rainy day, grab a cup of coffee a classic board game or book, maybe a snack or two and ...

Precision Sports Performance Team of the Week ; East Hanover Bocce League Champs

August 16, 2017

EAST HANOVER, NJ – On any given Monday,  Tuesday or Wednesday night from April through  June, many gathered at Lurker Park for Bocce.  Twenty-four teams entered and eight played every night for eight weeks. A champion was crowned on June 22. That was Team Prata, and, they are Precision Sports Performance team of the week.

Prata, is a father son team lead by East Hanover ...

Lake Hopatcong “Lake Loop” to Include Kindness for Christopher Rock Painting

ROXBURY, NJ – Participants in this year’s Lake Hopatcong Foundation Lake Loop will be offered the opportunity to paint a rock with an inspirational message that coincides with the Kindness for Christopher movement, said organizers.

The Lake Loop, scheduled for Sept. 24, at Hopatcong State Park in Landing, is a fundraiser for the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF). The event ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 18, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

'High-Performing' Overlook Medical Center Rises in US News and World Reports 'Best Hospitals' Rankings

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has been recognized as a high-performing hospital in Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Diabetes and Endocrinology in US News and World Reports' 2017-18 "Best Hospitals" Rankings. Overlook’s rankings made a jump in New Jersey, breaking the top 10 to occupy the eighth spot -- up from 13th last year -- and regionally, ...

Lake Hopatcong “Lake Loop” to Include Kindness for Christopher Rock Painting

ROXBURY, NJ – Participants in this year’s Lake Hopatcong Foundation Lake Loop will be offered the opportunity to paint a rock with an inspirational message that coincides with the Kindness for Christopher movement, said organizers.

The Lake Loop, scheduled for Sept. 24, at Hopatcong State Park in Landing, is a fundraiser for the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF). The event ...

Mary Comito-State Farm Student of the Week: Hanover Park’s Benson Har

August 11, 2017

EAST HANOVER, NJ- Benson Har was a freshman at Hanover Park. He will be a sophomore when he returns in September. He is an ambitious young man who wants to win the Nobel Prize in the future. He has already won a biology award for underclassmen so he’s on his way. He was inspired to be a Nobel Prize winner after reading about past winners. He’s interested in what’s beyond our ...

Roxbury Makes Ledgewood Mall Renovators Stretch Route 10 Turning Lane

August 12, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Taking a better-safe-than-sorry approach, township officials this week pushed the developers renovating Ledgewood Mall to build a left-turn lane into the project significantly longer than what engineers initially deemed sufficient.

Faced with having the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons further delayed, the developers on Tuesday agreed to extend the westbound Route 10 ...

NJ Lottery Commission Tells Bloomfield 150K Ticket Holder "You Won, But Didn't"

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield resident Robert Chalet had the winning 'hand' in the New Jersey Lottery 'High Card Poker' scratch off ticket that he bought in Nutley, but when he went to redeem the ticket he was told that he had not won. 

Chalet told TAPinto Bloomfield his story about he says is a $150k winning scratch off ticket. The NJ Lottery Commission ...

County Urges Residents: Keep Plastic Bags Out Of Curbside Recycling Containers

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) is urging county residents to keep all types of plastic bags out of the recycling content they put at the curb for recycling collection, stressing that plastic bags are a major hindrance to recycling operations.

Plastic bags are one of the worst contaminants in the recycling process, on a list of unwanted materials that also ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies to show Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom Wednesday August 16

August 16, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday August 16 with 'Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.'

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday ...

NJ Lottery Commission Tells Bloomfield 150K Ticket Holder "You Won, But Didn't"

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield resident Robert Chalet had the winning 'hand' in the New Jersey Lottery 'High Card Poker' scratch off ticket that he bought in Nutley, but when he went to redeem the ticket he was told that he had not won. 

Chalet told TAPinto Bloomfield his story about he says is a $150k winning scratch off ticket. The NJ Lottery Commission ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, NJ's Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

August 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Roxbury Makes Ledgewood Mall Renovators Stretch Route 10 Turning Lane

ROXBURY, NJ – Taking a better-safe-than-sorry approach, township officials this week pushed the developers renovating Ledgewood Mall to build a left-turn lane into the project significantly longer than what engineers initially deemed sufficient.

Faced with having the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons further delayed, the developers on Tuesday agreed to extend the westbound Route 10 ...

Celebrate National Prosecco Day on Aug 13th

August 11, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 13th, raise a glass to celebrate National Prosecco Day.

Prosecco comes from the village of the same name, in a suburb of Trieste, Italy, while Champagne, also in the sparkling wine family, is produced in France.

The main grape in Prosecco is called Glera, and it dates back to Roman times.  Prosecco can also be made with Perera, Bianchetta, and Verdiso, ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.Several of these cases ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

August 17, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

New York Jets Host Tackle Bullying Educators Symposium

FLORHAM PARK, NJ- The New York Jets teamed up with STOMP Out Bullying this past weekend to continue their battle against bullying and harassment. This marked the second annual Jets Tackle Bullying Educators Symposium and was presented by Municipal Craft Union for educators from across the tristate area.

Over 250 educators gathered together at MetLife stadium to participate in the event. Otis ...

Driver of Car that Crashed in Roxbury Charged with Aggravated Assault

August 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A motorist who crashed Wednesday in Kenvil while being followed by state troopers was charged with aggravated assault and other crimes, police said today

The driver, Michael Gill, 39, of Oxford, also faces charges of eluding police and assault by motor vehicle, according to State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez. Gill's passenger, Casey Giles, 38, of Bridgewater, was also ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Family of Fallen Police Officer from Somerville Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 17, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

Cathay Pacific Replacing 777 with new A350 Service to Newark Liberty International Airport October 29

SAN FRANCISCO, -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 beginning October 29.

One of 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new ...

Musicians Needed!

The Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey, now in its 46th season, is a full symphonic orchestra composed of local musicians, both professional and amateur.  Under the direction of Maestro Michael Stratechuk, the orchestra plays a varied repertoire, performing three concerts each season.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at Chatham Middle School from September through ...

County Urges Residents: Keep Plastic Bags Out Of Curbside Recycling Containers

August 7, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) is urging county residents to keep all types of plastic bags out of the recycling content they put at the curb for recycling collection, stressing that plastic bags are a major hindrance to recycling operations.

Plastic bags are one of the worst contaminants in the recycling process, on a list of unwanted materials that also ...

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Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor Explains Morris Area Energy Aggregation

FLORHAM PARK,NJ- Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor has an important message for all Florham Park residents who would like to save money on electric bills. Currently six towns in Morris County have participated in the Morris Area Energy Aggregation experienced a six million dollar savings. Any questions can be directed to Concord Energy by calling 866-588-5197. 

Meet the Coaches

EAST HANOVER, NJ- Andrew comes to PSP with a strong passion and knowledge of Exercise Science. Andrew holds an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware and a Masters Degree in Sport and Exercise Studies from William Paterson University. He has a strong collegiate strength and conditioning background, previously coaching at University of Delaware, Fairleigh ...

Christie Administration Rejects New Federal Plan to Explore Waters Off New Jersey for Gas, Oil

August 18, 2017

TRENTON, NJ — The Christie administration has gone on the federal record opposing plans that would permit natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of New Jersey.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin submitted formal comments on August 16 to federal officials affirming the state’s “steadfast opposition to natural gas and oil exploration in ...

General Store; When You’re here You’re Home

N. LAVALLETTE, NJ – It’s a trip back in time, to pre-super storm sandy, down the shore. It’s a breakfast spot, where the coffee is almost too good to be true, and everything on the menu starts with the foundation of “basic goodness”. It’s a place where you can hang out on a rainy day, grab a cup of coffee a classic board game or book, maybe a snack or two and ...

Shark River Dredging Project to Resume After Labor Day in Channels Off Belmar Marina

BELMAR, NJ — Dredging in the Shark River channels situated off the Belmar Marina will resume shortly after Labor Day.

Preparations currently are under way to remove the sediment that will open the western portions of the Shark River Channel and Shark River Channel Spur to full depth and width, making it easier and safer for commercial and recreational boaters to navigate those waterways.

Seaside Park Fully Integrated Beach Grand Opening

SEASIDE PARK,NJ- On June 16, 2017 Beach Days for All was launched on an idea from Jessica Krill to Chris Aldrich on how to gain better access for disabled individuals to our Jersey Shore beaches. After doing some homework and realizing that the access was truly limited, the thought was pitched to Justin Auciello from Jersey Shore Hurricane News, which created the momentum for where we ended up ...

Belmar Cruise Night Coming to Downtown for Last Time This Summer

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s downtown district will get into high gear one more time this summer when Cruise Night returns on Wednesday, August 16.

A two-block stretch of Main Street, from Eighth to 10th Avenues, will be transformed into a colorful display of hundreds of vintage and classic cars from 6 to 9 p.m.

And if the success of the season’s first Cruise Night on July 19 is ...

Driver of Car that Crashed in Roxbury Charged with Aggravated Assault

August 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A motorist who crashed Wednesday in Kenvil while being followed by state troopers was charged with aggravated assault and other crimes, police said today

The driver, Michael Gill, 39, of Oxford, also faces charges of eluding police and assault by motor vehicle, according to State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez. Gill's passenger, Casey Giles, 38, of Bridgewater, was also ...

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Sat, August 19, 7:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, West Orange

Rude Summer (feat. Rude Boy George)

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Madison Area YMCA - Pool, Madison

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2017 New York Jets Training Camp News

Things are really heating up at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center (AHJTC) in Florham Park as the 2017 Training Camp gets underway this week.

On Monday, July 31, season ticket holders who chose to participate were invited to join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jets executives and Jets players in an exclusive Q & A session in the AHJTC auditorium. The hour long session was not ...

Learning Leadership Through the Y’s Leader in Training Program

While the customer service floor at Provident Bank on Main Street is buzzing with business on a Fridaymorning, there’s non-banking activity happening in the basement. Six teenagers who are Madison Area YMCA Leader in Training (LIT) are snaking through stacks of cardboard boxes. “Do you think this would be appropriate for business casual?” is heard from behind a box. The ...

Florham Park Police Blotter

On July 20, 2017 at 12:08am, Officer Brian Sampson and Officer Michael Zvolensky
observed a vehicle traveling on Columbia Turnpike strike a curb and pull into a parking lot.
Officer Sampson & Zvolensky conducted a stop of the vehicle and while speaking to the
driver (Michael J. Perez, age 33 from Madison, NJ) they detected an odor of an alcoholic
beverage emanating from the vehicle and ...

Barnabas Health Medical Group Opens Location in Florham Park

August 19, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Barnabas Health Medical Group (BHMG) has opened a new office at 222 Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park. The newest location offers easy, convenient access to comprehensive health care services, connected to the full network of professionals and services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. With 12,000 square feet of comfortable patient care space on one floor, 27 ...