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Fourth Annual Food Truck Festival Sunday in East Hanover

May 19, 2018

EAST HANOVER, N.J.-The fourth annual Food Truck Festival sponsored by the East Hanover PBA Local 227 is Sunday. This year 25 of the best foods trucks from the tri- state area, along with 25 non food vendors will fill Lurker Park. Come hungry. Entrance fee is $5, kids 10 and under are free. There will be a bounce house for the kids and dogs on leashes are welcome. All ...

Hundreds of RWJBarnabas Health Employees Run in New Jersey Half Marathon

LONG BRANCH, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health leaders Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were joined by 200 RWJBarnabas Health employees as they ran in the New Jersey Half Marathon on at the Jersey Shore.

The 22nd annual Novo Nordisk ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Mayor LaBarbiera Issues Statement to Grieving Community, #ParamusStrong

PARAMUS, NJ – Thursday evening, Mayor Rich LaBarbiera released the following statement to his community in regards to the horrific accident that affected so many.

"Today, our community was shaken by a horrific accident resulting in two tragic, senseless deaths of a teacher and a student. As a father of three sons, I cannot fathom the level of pain and despair that the family of the ...

Hanover Park Softball Heads to Final Round of the Morris County Tournament Tonight

May 8, 2018

EAST HANOVER,N.J- The Lady Hornets softball team scored an impressive 21-1 victory in five  innings over conference rival & ranked  first, Parsippany in the MCT semifinals game this past weekend in Landing. Number five ranked Hanover Park  will play the six seed Mt Olive on tonight at 7pm for the MCT championship , also at Landing field.

Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and Municipal Credit Union to Honor Edison Intermediate School for Commitment to Preventing Bullying

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-The New York Jets and STOMP Out Bullying, through the Jets Tackle Bullying program presented by Municipal Credit Union, will honor Edison Intermediate School in Westfield, NJ. Jets linebacker, Lorenzo Mauldin along with STOMP Out Bullying CEO Ross Ellis will recognize Edison Intermediate School for their commitment to preventing bullying with a fun and informative ...

Hundreds of RWJBarnabas Health Employees Run in New Jersey Half Marathon

May 18, 2018

LONG BRANCH, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health leaders Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were joined by 200 RWJBarnabas Health employees as they ran in the New Jersey Half Marathon on at the Jersey Shore.

The 22nd annual Novo Nordisk ...

Calling All College, Graduate Students: Special One-Month Madison Area YMCA Memberships Now Available

If you are pursuing a college or graduate degree and searching for a cheap way to get fit, the Madison Area YMCA has you covered. These special one-month trial memberships are available for all students 18 and over at just $61 per month. 

Bring a valid college ID and visit the Madison Area YMCA Welcome Center at 111 Kings Road to purchase your discounted ...

Help Ricky's Compass Donation Drive to Support Daytop New Jersey

To kick off #mentalhealthawarenessmonth, Ricky’s Compass invites you help out as they launch a donation drive that they  are proudly sponsoring for Daytop New Jersey. Daytop is a substance and mental health treatment facility for adolescents, adults, and families. Daytop New Jersey provides compassionate, personalized, and evidence based substance use and mental ...

Mayor LaBarbiera Issues Statement to Grieving Community, #ParamusStrong

May 18, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ – Thursday evening, Mayor Rich LaBarbiera released the following statement to his community in regards to the horrific accident that affected so many.

"Today, our community was shaken by a horrific accident resulting in two tragic, senseless deaths of a teacher and a student. As a father of three sons, I cannot fathom the level of pain and despair that the family of the ...

Chabad Inaugural Gala to Celebrate 15 year Milestone

May 15, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-300 guests attended the Inaugural gala celebrating 15 years of Chabad of SE Morris County on May 3rd at The Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park.

Guests of honor were Gary & Liz Fisch, recipients of the Community Leadership Award, Cary & Judy Cheifetz, recipients of the Pillars of Kindness Award, and Debbie Brody, recipient of the Woman of Valor Award.

The Gala ...

A Mother's Day Story

HOLMDEL, NJ:   There's a saying we've all heard, 'you can choose your friends, but not your family members'.  Well, for the Field family in Holmdel, they have a different tale to tell. It's a story about family, the selfless love of two mothers, and about dreams coming true.

Holmdel's Darlene Field says, "While on vacation in the Caribbean Island of Sint ...

AAA: New Jersey May 7 Survey Shows Gas Price Average 50 cents Higher than 2017

May 10, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in New Jersey is $2.89 today, unchanged from last week, but 20 cents higher than a month ago and 50 cents high than May 7, 2017. The survey of prices was conducted by AAA Northeast. 

On the national scene, the survey found the current national average to be $2.81, the same as last ...

New Tropical Smoothie Café Brings Healthy Option to Livingston Area

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fresh-blended drinks and healthful meals have arrived in Livingston with the new Tropical Smoothie Café, officially open as of Monday at 280 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 102, in the Container Store complex between European Wax Center and Tempur-Pedic.

The café features an island-inspired atmosphere and is owned by local franchisees Chris and Wendy Strutt, ...

New Tropical Smoothie Café Brings Healthy Option to Livingston Area

May 8, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fresh-blended drinks and healthful meals have arrived in Livingston with the new Tropical Smoothie Café, officially open as of Monday at 280 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 102, in the Container Store complex between European Wax Center and Tempur-Pedic.

The café features an island-inspired atmosphere and is owned by local franchisees Chris and Wendy Strutt, ...

Roxbury Community to Run Miles, Get Colorful for Matt

May 16, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rotary and Interact Clubs are inviting everyone to participate in the upcoming 5th Annual Color Fun Run, hoping to raise $20,000 to benefit Roxbury 4th grader Matt Adonis who is being treated for a brain tumor.

The event takes place Sunday at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna.

Matt is a student at Nixon Elementary School who is dedicated to hockey and ...

Neighbor Tells Grandma of Roxbury Kid With Cancer to Clean Her Yard, Town Responds in Force

ROXBURY, NJ - The dark side of humanity presented itself last Friday to Landing resident Elise Ryan. It came in the form of anonymous letter, stuck in her mailbox, telling her to "show some pride" and clean up her property.

The bright side of humanity showed up today. Dozens of Roxbury residents - including many young people - converged to tidy up the grounds of ...

Help Ricky's Compass Donation Drive to Support Daytop New Jersey

To kick off #mentalhealthawarenessmonth, Ricky’s Compass invites you help out as they launch a donation drive that they  are proudly sponsoring for Daytop New Jersey. Daytop is a substance and mental health treatment facility for adolescents, adults, and families. Daytop New Jersey provides compassionate, personalized, and evidence based substance use and mental ...

School Bus Crash Closes Route 80

May 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - A serious accident on Route 80 in Mount Olive at about 10:30 am. - one that involves a loaded school bus from Paramus - has forced the closure of the highway, prompting Roxbury police to warn drivers to stay away from the area.

Due to the situation, traffic is being diverted onto Route 46, police said.

A witness said the school bus appeared to have ...

Five Former Salesman For Morris County Clinical Lab Sentenced For Bribing Doctors In $100 Million Test Referral Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Five individuals were sentenced today for bribing doctors in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Doug Hurley, 38, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Kevin Kerekes, 52, of ...

Police Unity Tour Cyclists Ride into Somerville May 9; Students Honor Tarentino

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of students from Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School waving American flags are expected to line Mountain Avenue on Wednesday, May 9 as 400 police officers from dozens of New Jersey departments cycle through town on their way to Washington, DC.

The four-day Police Unity Tour is commemorating its 22nd anniversary May 9-12, with thousands of ...

Travels Hero Spotlight - 70-Year-Old Grandfather Completes 1,500-Mile Bicycle Ride from Key West to Morristown

May 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, FL to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his month-long trek and was even joined for the last quarter-mile by his five grandchildren in ...

Travels Charity Spotlight - Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Parkland Cares and the Jason Taylor Reading Room, May 17

PARKLAND, FL - Parkland Cares will hold a Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 17 at Parkland Golf & Country Club, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Jason Taylor Reading Room and Parkland Cares.  The event is presented by StevenDouglas and former NFL player and Hall of Famer Jason Taylor will be in attendance.

Howard Dvorkin, CPA, is chairman of Debt.com and a 30-year ...

Here is Some Local Weekend Travel Fun - Art Show in Flemington, May 19-20

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Interested in original art by area artists?

"Come to the Small Works Art Show, and support local history at the same time,” says Catherine Langley, co-chair of the event, which will benefit Friends of Historic Flemington.

The show and sale will be Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 20 from noon to 6 p.m., at 123 Main St. here.

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A 'Gold Card' for Morris County Parents, Guardians of Killed Military

May 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi today announced the launch of the "Gold Star Parent ID Card Program," in which Morris County parents, legal guardians or other legal custodians of members of the military who died while on active duty will gain access to certain benefits, such as discounts extended to military families.

"Gold Star Parents can ...

Jersey Shore Travel Update - Belmar Takes First Step to Toss Plastic Bags from Use by Businesses

May 4, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar businesses will need to toss those plastic bags and find a more environmentally friendly way to bag purchases.

And they would be given until next spring to find that new alternative, under a proposed measure introduced on May 1 by the borough council.

If the ordinance is adopted, Belmar would join a handful of municipalities in the state to implement a ban on ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

May 18, 2018

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 20, 9:00 AM

Morris Plains

Shavuot at Adath Shalom

Religions And Spirituality

Sun, May 20, 1:30 PM

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

New Jersey Ballet's Cinderella

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, May 20, 3:00 PM

Ridge High School, Basking Ridge

NJ Youth Chorus Spring Concert

Arts & Entertainment

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Obituaries

Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

The Madison Chatham Coalition Hard at Work

May 19, 2018

The Madison Chatham Coalition met at the Madison Area YMCA for its monthly meeting this week to learn about the value of evaluation and data collection, presented by Kelli Keck from Epiphany Community Services.

The meeting also included a recap of training that some Coalition members attended at the National Coalition Academy in Alabama. The Coalition’s mission is to prevent and reduce ...