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National Weather Service: Tornado Watch in Effect for Thursday Evening

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY --  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for most of New Jersey for Thursday until approximately 9:00 p.m. Thunderstorms also are expected to move through the state with high winds and heavy rain. 

The Tornado Watch includes Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, ...

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Jersey 1st is a non-profit organization founded with the mission of advocating for economic and social policies that put New Jersey first. We advocate for NJ businesses, financial discipline, our community, and education. We need your help to spread the word about our mission and continue our grassroots movement in your town.

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NJ Parkway Service Areas Renamed After Icons Sinatra, Morrison, Bon Jovi & 6 Others

NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Nine service areas will be renamed as follows:  

Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area
Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area
Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service ...

Upgrades Being Made on Power Lines on Brooklake Road in Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The power lines on Brooklake Road are getting an upgrade due to consecutive power outages experienced this summer.  Police Chief Orlando has issued the following notice to residents:

Residents,

JCP&L have been upgrading their electric service along Brooklake Road, because of the two consecutive power outages we experienced in late June. The upgrade includes new ...

Sam Mattis, 'the Greatest Discus Thrower in New Jersey History,' to Compete in Olympics on Thursday

July 26, 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN — NJ native Sam Mattis will be throwing Discus at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Mattis will be competing on Thursday, July 29th at 8:45 P.M on NBC.

Mattis is ranked #17 in the world by worldathetics.org, and he is ranked #1 in the United States.  His personal bests and statistics can be found here.

The full schedule for men's discus events can ...

Hanover's Girls' Little League Team Wins New Jersey Section 1 Championship

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The girls 10U Little League team for Hanover Township has won the New Jersey Section 1 Championship!

The girls have worked hard for this achievement, scoring 45 runs in the section tournament and taking the district title without a undergoing a loss. 

Because they were victorious, Hanover Township will be hosting the Little League 9-10 State Tournament.  ...

Community Conversations with Morristown Medical Center: Preventing Skin Cancer

July 28, 2021

Morristown Medical Center is presenting Community Conversations: Preventing Skin Cancer tomorrow July 29 at 12:30pm. The event will take place on Facebook Live

With a particularly hot summer, it’s especially important to protect yourself from melanoma and other skin cancers.

Join Eric Whitman, MD, surgical oncologist, medical director of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care and the ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked Number One Hospital in New Jersey for the Fourth Year in a Row by U.S. News & World Report

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...

Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center Administers Last Vaccination Dose on Friday July 16

ROCKAWAY, NJ - Morris County and Atlantic Health System delivered the last inoculation on Friday, July 16 at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center.

 

State and county medical personnel and volunteers applauded as the last vaccination was given shortly after 12noon on Friday. In total, the Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center had issued more than 340,000 ...

East Hanover Students Make the Tuft's Dean's List

July 27, 2021

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Two students from East Hanover made the Tufts University Dean's List.

Tufts University recently announced the dean's list for the Spring 2021 semester.

Among those students are:

Unnathy Nellutla of East Hanover, NJ, class of 2023
Kristen Stox of East Hanover, NJ, class of 2023

Dean's list ...

Bill Requiring Civics Instruction for Middle Schoolers Signed into Law

TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to ensure students are receiving adequate civics and government education, legislation requiring civics instruction in middle school,has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The new law directs the Department of Education to require at least one course specifically in civics or United States government as part of the social studies credit ...

Holy Family in Florham Park to Hold Tricky Tray

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Holy Family School in Florham Park is planning on hosting their annual Tricky Tray again this Fall.

The are looking for people to donate a service, basket, or place an advertisement in the booklet.  

NJ Parkway Service Areas Renamed After Icons Sinatra, Morrison, Bon Jovi & 6 Others

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Nine service areas will be renamed as follows:  

Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area
Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area
Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service ...

There Will be a Land Use Planning Board Meeting in East Hanover on Monday Evening

EAST HANOVER, NJ - There will be a land use planning board meeting on Monday, July 26th at 7pm at Town Hall in East Hanover.

Town Hall is located at 411 Ridgedale Avenue.

On the agenda is the following:

Novartis Exhibits

Application
Planning Report
Engineering Report
Review Letter from Engineer
Review Letter from Planner
Subdivision

Craig Perrelli - 90 Cedar St.

East Hanover National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Abidan Gomez from East Hanover, N.J., and assigned to the Company B, 642nd Aviation Supprot Battalion received a promotion to the rank of specialist on May 29, 2021.

In June and in Latham, New York, Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of ...

Hanover PBA to Host Food, Wine & Brew Festival

July 27, 2021

HANOVER, NJ - The local Hanover Township PBA will be holding a Food, Wine & Brew festival on October 2nd.  

The event will be held at Bee Meadow Park/Brick Yard field and will go from 12noon - 6pm.

Interested festival goers can purchase tickets in advance for a reduced rate of $40 for a full Brewfest experience and $20 for a mini Brewfest experience.  

There will ...

Tuesday Night's Concert in East Hanover Will Feature the Band Street Hassle

EAST HANOVER,NJ - The Township of East Hanover is presenting another summer concert at Lurker Park on the Main field, this Tuesday, July 27th.

This week's concert will feature "Street Hassle" and it will begin at 7pm.

Residents are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to this free event.

Beatlemania Again Performs Tonight in Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -  Tonight, Sunday July 25th, residents of Florham Park are invited to attend The Beatlemania Again stage show at the Gazebo beginning at 7pm.

The show has excited audiences in sold out venues throughout the United States and Canada for the past 20 years. The show continues to amaze audiences of all age groups and has shared the stage with highly talented artists ...

Do you want to make New Jersey better? Join us Tonight!

July 29, 2021

Jersey 1st is a non-profit organization founded with the mission of advocating for economic and social policies that put New Jersey first. We advocate for NJ businesses, financial discipline, our community, and education. We need your help to spread the word about our mission and continue our grassroots movement in your town.

Jersey 1st is launching a Town Committee program to further our ...

New Jersey Is 2021's Worst State to Start a Business: WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the worst state to start a business, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list of the Best and Worst States to Start a Business.

Nearby Connecticut (No. 49) and Pennsylvania (No. 43) also ranked in the bottom ten, while neighboring New York came in at No. 22. Texas placed as the best state to start a ...

$135 Million in Relief Funds Coming to NJ Small Businesses

TENAFLY, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed legislation (S-3982) providing additional aid to small businesses as they recover from the pandemic. The bill provides $135 million to small businesses throughout the state and will be administered by the Economic Development Authority as part of its Phase IV Emergency Grant Program and NJ Community Stage Relief Grant ...

Recall Alert: Give and Go Muffins Recalled to Potential Contamination

July 24, 2021

A voluntary nationwide recall of Give and Go Muffin products has been announced due to potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, said the company

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, stated the ...

Keeping Lake Hopatcong Blue Takes Lots of Greenbacks

July 23, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Clearing Lake Hopatcong of weeds isn’t easy. Or cheap.

The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) projects it will cost almost $370,000 to reinstitute weed “harvesting” on the lake, a practice that came to a halt last June when a weed-removal vessel capsized.

The incident claimed the life of weed harvester operator Curtis Mulch, a Roxbury resident.

The ...

National Weather Service: Tornado Watch in Effect for Thursday Evening

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY --  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for most of New Jersey for Thursday until approximately 9:00 p.m. Thunderstorms also are expected to move through the state with high winds and heavy rain. 

The Tornado Watch includes Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, ...

Heat Advisory Issued for East Hanover & Florham Park

TRENTON, NJ — A heat advisory is in effect for the East Hanover & Florham Park area from Friday at noon through 8pm Friday evening, stated the National Weather Service.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures. Use air conditioning to stay cool ...

East Hanover Woman to be Memorialized This Evening at Hanover Park High School

July 28, 2021

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The tragic passing of a young woman from East Hanover will be memorialized this evening at Hanover Park High School   The remembrance will be held at 7:30pm in the senior lot.

According to her obituary, Stephanie Rachael Palmieri, 20, of East Hanover, passed away on July 24, 2021.

Stephanie was born on December 04, 2000 and spent the majority of her life in East ...

Found Dog in Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - A dog was found in Florham Park near Columbia Turnpike on July 22nd.

Description: Aerolon, 14 year old, neutered Cockapoo found on Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park, wearing a blue collar with triangles on it. Appears freshly shaved. Currently being held at St Hubert's in Madison. Call 973-377-2295. Proof of ownership required.

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Bill Protecting Homeowners Associations From Covid Labilities Now Law

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, N.J. –  A bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Bergen, protecting homeowners associations from civil lawsuits against Covid-19 exposure or transmission was signed into law on July 1, 2021.  The law took effect immediately, but will expire Jan. 1, 2022.

“This bipartisan legislation is a win for those homeowners associations that chose to keep ...

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Upgrades Being Made on Power Lines on Brooklake Road in Florham Park

July 29, 2021

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The power lines on Brooklake Road are getting an upgrade due to consecutive power outages experienced this summer.  Police Chief Orlando has issued the following notice to residents:

Residents,

JCP&L have been upgrading their electric service along Brooklake Road, because of the two consecutive power outages we experienced in late June. The upgrade includes new ...

Road Closure Today - Wednesday - in Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park police have announced that on today, Wednesday, July 28th between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM, Brooklake Road. will be closed from Crescent Rd. to Cathedral Ave.

A detour will be posted.

Expect delays.

46 Years Ago, Two Florham Park Police Officers Tragically Died on Duty

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Many residents took pause and remembered two Florham Park heroes who died in the line of duty, 46 years ago on Saturday.

On July 17, 1975 Patrolman Robert Hauptman and Detective Francis Dailey were killed in an airplane accident while returning to Morristown Airport following a reconnaissance flight searching for marijuana crop. During their return to the airport the Cessna ...

Madison Area YMCA Set to Begin Parking Lot Paving Project

Beginning Wednesday, June 23 through Saturday, June 26, our Family Center parking lot will experience a substantial update as we pave, reline parking spots and improve the overall condition of the outside of our facility. Click here for details on where to park: https://delivr.com/28bgc

If you are planning on taking a group exercise class during those days, you have the option to follow along ...

Madison Area YMCA Waives Initiation Fee and Offering 3 Guest passes for All Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated People

Extended through May 31! As a thank you for helping the community be as healthy as possible, the Madison Area YMCA is waiving initiation fees and offering 3 FREE guest passes for all fully COVID-19 vaccinated individuals.

The Y, part of a worldwide values-driven association, is inclusive of all people. We provide quality programs that develop a healthy spirit, mind and body and promote the ...

Madison Area YMCA Will Waive Initiation Fees for Fully Vaccinated People, So Join Now!

Received your COVID-19 Vaccine? Great! When you join the Madison Area YMCA now - April 30, the initiation fee will be waived upon proof that you are fully vaccinated.

(Per CDC guidelines, "Fully Vaccinated" means 2 weeks after second Pfizer/Moderna dose or 2 weeks after single Johnson & Johnson dose)

NJ Native Athlete Banned from Olympic Village Due to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

July 28, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alen Hadzic, a 29-year-old West Orange native who graduated from Montclair High School, was temporarily suspended in June by the US Center for SafeSport when three women reported him for sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Hadzic denies the allegations.

He’s an alternate on the Olympic Fencing team but is prohibited from staying in the ...

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New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

Compass Gives Back to Chatham NJ Community with Neighborhood Appreciation Day Event

TAPintoTV spoke with Suzy Minken of Compass about a new home in Chatham, NJ and why she hosted an Appreciation Day event for the local neighborhood.

After nine months of construction, 94 Elmwood Avenue is completed and open on Appreciation Day. “I wanted people in the neighborhood and the community to come and see how gorgeous this house is,” Minken explained. “I wanted ...

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Governor Murphy and the state legislature should stop experimenting with New Jersey election law during general elections

July 23, 2021

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New Jersey should strive to be a leader in accessible and secure elections.  Although it seeks to modernize New Jersey elections the new election law PL 2021, c. 40, approved on March 30, 2021, which contains 17 pages of changes to the state voting laws, provides insufficient time to properly prepare for the general election this November.  Governor Murphy and the ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

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Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...