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VIDEO: Promising COVID-19 News in New Jersey, Kids Helping Kids & Honoring a Hero

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — There's new promising news that the COVID-19 surge in New Jersey is slowing. Plus, generous kids are using their hearts to help other kids. Also, one community prepares to honor a local hero, as he celebrates a milestone.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

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Here's How East Hanover/Florham Park Residents Can Receive 4 Free, At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests By Mail

UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration. 

According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that Americans use at-home tests ...

Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

Boys Basketball: Madison Holds on to Defeat Hanover Park, 61-59

EAST HANOVER, NJ -- After Hanover Park rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit, Madison regrouped and took control of the game in the fourth quarter to come away with a 61-59 boys basketball victory over the Hornets in a tightly contested and well-played game by both teams Saturday afternoon.

The Dodgers (4-5) had a 13-point lead late in the second quarter, but the third quarter belonged to ...

Boys Basketball: Madison Holds on to Defeat Hanover Park, 61-59

January 18, 2022

EAST HANOVER, NJ -- After Hanover Park rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit, Madison regrouped and took control of the game in the fourth quarter to come away with a 61-59 boys basketball victory over the Hornets in a tightly contested and well-played game by both teams Saturday afternoon.

The Dodgers (4-5) had a 13-point lead late in the second quarter, but the third quarter belonged to ...

Girls Basketball: Madison Beats Hanover Park, 50-35

MADISON, NJ -- The Madison girls basketball team surged ahead with a big second quarter and went on to post a 50-35 victory over Hanover Park on Saturday.

Charlotte Tuhy scored 14 points for the Dodgers (7-2), who outscored Hanover Park, 17-5, in the second quarter to take a 31-21 halftime lead.

Erin Kleiven sank three 3-pointers to finish with nine points for Madison, which built its lead ...

Girls Basketball: Hanover Park Triumphs Over Villa Walsh, 44-34

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Hanover Park broke things open with a big third quarter and went on to a 44-34 girls basketball victory over Villa Walsh on Thursday.

Arianna Allonardo scored 12 points to lead the Hornets (4-4), who outscored Villa Walsh, 16-4, in the third quarter to open a 38-26 lead.

Samantha Cicerone finished with 11 points for Hanover Park. Alyssa Alfano connected for eight points in ...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Rate of Transmission Trend Down Again

January 14, 2022

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey's Department of Health reported Friday that the COVID-19 Rate of Transmission has fallen again. That's the number that measures how much the COVID-19 virus is spreading. On Friday, it sits at 1.21. Here's how the number is trending lower over the past four days.



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New Year, New Programs! Join Us for Your Favorite Classes at the Madison Area YMCA

(Madison, NJ) – January 7, 2022 – The Madison Area YMCA announces our Winter Session beginning on Monday, January 31, including brand new and refreshed classes for all ages to kick off the new year. Priority Registration for members opens on Monday, January 10 at ...

Handling a Divorce in the Age of COVID-19

January 15, 2022

As if going through a divorce isn’t hard enough, this year the complication of a global pandemic that encourages everyone to stay home was thrown into the mix. Many divorce lawyers predict divorce rates will spike post-pandemic once courts are open and operating again. At this point, if a couple is looking to end their marriage, it can be quite complicated, so sticking it out at home is a ...

‘Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto’ is an Excellent Way to Reach out to New Statewide Customers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto has a new way to reach customers state wide with its latest offering to businesses, small and large, throughout New Jersey.

TAPinto is announcing the creation of a new, hyperlocal newscast every weekday featuring original content from more than 80 TAPinto local news sites in New Jersey.

Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto makes its debut on January ...

Here's How East Hanover/Florham Park Residents Can Receive 4 Free, At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests By Mail

January 18, 2022

UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration. 

According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that Americans use at-home tests ...

Gov. Murphy to Deliver 2022 State of the State Address on Tues, Jan. 11

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2022 State of the State address will stream online and via social media on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Murphy is expected to discuss his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis, improving the lives of middle-class families, and building a stronger and more resilient post-pandemic ...

Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor Address Residents at 2022 Annual Reorganization Meeting

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - On January 6, 2022 the Borough of Florham Park held its annual reorganization meeting for the year.  As previously reported, Councilmen Scott Carpenter and Joshua Marchal took their oath of office and Councilman Carpenter was elected to serve as Council President.

Mayor Mark Taylor reflected upon 2021 and articulated his vision for 2022 in his annual address.  You ...

Holiday Weekend Happenings: Things to Do in and Around Morristown This Weekend; Jan. 14 - Jan 17

January 14, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What will you do this holiday weekend? Here are some ideas......

Friday January 14

Photo Scavenger Hunt at the Frelinhuysen Arboretum; 8am - 5pm

Golden Girls Adoption Event; St Hubert's Animal Welfare Center; all day

COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic; ShopRite of Morristown; 10am - 2pm (appointments and walk ins accepted)

Free Food Distribution; 299 ...

Jimmy Scholz of Whippany Park is one of January MPAC Music Students of the Month

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Jimmy Scholz of Whippany Park has been named one of MPAC's Students of the Month for January.

The students will receive a certificate for their honor from MPAC and will be featured on the Music Student of the Month page on the MPAC website.

Students were nominated by their teachers and were chosen by the Theatre’s Education Department based on ...

Florham Park and Parsippany Students Included in January MPAC Music Students of the Month

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Students from schools in Florham Park, Chester, Jefferson Township, Morristown, Parsippany, Whippany, Mt. Arlington and Madison have been named as Mayo Performing Arts Center’s January 2022 Music Students of the Month – Outstanding Percussionists. 

The students will receive a certificate for their honor from MPAC and will be featured on the Music Student ...

Let Vespucci’s Marketplace Create a Custom Gift Basket for You!

January 17, 2022

Let Vespucci’s Marketplace create a custom gift basket for you! Vespucci's Marketplace is located at 90 Ridgedale Avenue in East Hanover.

Stop by to see their specials!

Lobster Soup Recipe from Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

A 19th-century Soup Recipe from Macculloch Hall 

Louisa Macculloch (1785-1863) had two recipes for lobster in her hand-written 19th century family cookbook.  One, for Stewed Lobster, is dated, July 4th, 1868 while the second, is for Lobster Soup. Both actually demonstrate what the author of “The Strange History of Lobster Stew” (link) explains about early recipe ...

Vespucci's of East Hanover Announces Delicious Menu to Go for the Big Game on February 13th

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Vespucci's Marketplace has announced a super easy and delicious way for you to entertain your guests for the Big Game on February 13th!

Everything to delight your game watching guests is available to go.  There are 3, 4 and 6 feet subs....slider platters...chili...macaroni and cheese and even a stromboli platter.

Take a look at the attached menu and reach out to ...

Winter Weather Advisory for East Hanover & Florham Park Sunday Night; 1-3 Inches of Snow Possible

January 16, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Morristown area from January 16 at 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. January 17. The weather service is predicting snow will begin after before 9pm and then snow and sleet between 9pm and 10pm followed by rain after 10pm. 

Temperatures will rise to 42 degrees by 4am.

Winds will increase to ...

After a Near Miss on Friday, Will We Be White Or Wet On Monday?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – All of New Jersey gets to breathe a sigh of relief after a near-miss storm passes out to sea south of us on Friday.  The question is, will we dodge a second bullet, or are we about to get walloped on Monday?

All the meteorologists we use for analysis agree that the period between the 17th and the 25th is ripe for a string of storms roaring across the Pacific, to ...

Freezing Rain Could Make East Hanover & Florham Park Roads Treacherous Sunday Morning

EAST HANOVER, NJ — Keep the salt handy. Freezing rain is expected to create a light glaze of ice over surfaces Sunday morning, the National Weather Service said.

The service has issued a winter weather advisory for the area from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m..

“Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible,” the National Weather Service said. “Slow down and ...

First Snow of the Season? Forecast Calls for Up to 4 Inches of Snow in Morristown

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- Get those snow boots and shovels ready! Snow may be on the way. A winter weather advisory is in effect from today, January 6 at 10pm through 10am on January 7, announced the National Weather Service. The forecast is calling for snow mainly after midnight with snow accumulations of 2-4 inches in the area.

On Friday there is a chance of snow before 8am and then becoming mostly ...

Beloved Florham Park Middle School Teacher Has Passed Away

January 11, 2022

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Teacher, coach and long-time friend to many, Gene Sullivan, has passed away.  Mr. Sullivan was an art teacher at Florham Park's Ridgedale Middle School for thirty eight (38) years.  He passed away suddenly on January 7th.  His wake will be this Thursday in Boonton with a funeral mass following on Friday in Kinnelon, where he lived.

His obituary from the ...

Florham Park Police Warn Residents About Frigid Weather and Use of Warming Centers

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police are advising residents of the impending frigid weather headed to the area. 

Please take notice that if anyone loses power or their energy source and is need of a warming center, you can call police headquarters at 973-377-2200. The dispatcher will coordinate with the Florham Park Office of Emergency Management to get you or your family into ...

We're Moving Out: New Jersey Leads The Nation in Outbound Moves, According to New Study

NEW JERSEY -- We're moving out. 

New Jersey leads the nation in outbound migration (71%) for the fourth year in a row, according to United Van Lines' 45th annual National Movers Study. New Jersey, Illinois (67%), New York (63%), Connecticut (60%) and California (59%) have regularly appeared on the top outbound list in recent years and again ranked ...

Test Taker Beware: NJ Attorney General Issues Warnings Over Price Gouging of At-Home COVID Tests

January 15, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant.

Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning letters to businesses whose prices for COVID-19 test kits have ...

Sexual Assault Incident on Christmas Eve in Parsippany Leads to Arrest

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A 36-year-old Hamilton New Jersey man has been arrested with charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault that allegedly occurred in Parsippany.

It is alleged that on December 24, 2021, the defendant sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old victim while armed with a handgun at the Holiday Inn in Parsippany, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's office and the ...

VIDEO: Promising COVID-19 News in New Jersey, Kids Helping Kids & Honoring a Hero

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — There's new promising news that the COVID-19 surge in New Jersey is slowing. Plus, generous kids are using their hearts to help other kids. Also, one community prepares to honor a local hero, as he celebrates a milestone.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

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VIDEO: Weeks After Giving Birth, Mom Dies of COVID-19; Teen Helps Girls & The Environment

NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth.  Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time.  Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.'

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to ...

VIDEO: Mom Dies from COVID-19 Weeks After Giving Birth, Teen Helps Girls & The Environment

NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth. Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time. Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.'

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by ...

Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

January 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

Governor Murphy Allocates Funding For School Security Systems in Dozens of Districts

NEW JERSEY — Dozens of New Jersey school districts will receive more money to help upgrade their security systems. 

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act” to provide grants for school security projects in 60 New ...

Former Senator Loretta Weinberg Looks Back on 30 Years in Public Service

TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.”

Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the bill signing for The Freedom of Reproductive Choice ...

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Traffic Alert: Accident on Park Avenue in Florham Park

January 17, 2022

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There is a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Convent Road and Park Avenue in Florham Park.

The fire department and police are on the scene.  Travelers should use an alternate route.

This according to breaking news alerts.

 

Pedestrian Struck Near Costco in East Hanover

EAST HANOVER, NJ - On Sunday, January 16th a pedestrian was struck near Costco on Route 10 in East Hanoer.

The police were on the scene and reported an arm injury to the pedestrian.  EMS was called to the scene.

 

Fire in East Hanover Home Today - Wednesday

EAST HANOVER, NJ - There was a house fire today at 58 Silver Spring Court in East Hanover.

The fire department was on the scene with a grill fire with extension to the back of the house, under the deck.

It is classified as a 2nd alarm fire. 

Registration for the Madison Area YMCA's  Winter 2022 session programs are open for all! 

Registration for the Madison Area YMCA's  Winter 2022 session programs are open for all! 

Register for School of Performing Arts (SOPA) classes and more online TODAY!

Click HERE for more information

New Year, New Programs! Join The Madison Area YMCA for Your Favorite Classes

(Madison, NJ) – January 7, 2022 – The Madison Area YMCA announces our Winter Session beginning on Monday, January 31, including brand new and refreshed classes for all ages to kick off the new year. Priority Registration for members opens on Monday, January 10 at ...

Madison Area YMCA New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Hours

he Family Center is OPEN on New Year's Eve, December 31 from 5AM-4PM and on New Year's Day, January 1, 2022 from 8AM-2PM. The Y resumes regular operations on Sunday, January 2.

The F.M. Kirby Children's Center is CLOSED on New Year's Eve, December 31.

Madison Area YMCA Holiday Hours

The Family Center is OPEN on New Year's Eve, December 31 from 5AM-4PM and on New Year's Day, January 1, 2022 from 8AM-2PM. The Y resumes regular operations on Sunday, January 2.

The F.M. Kirby Children's Center is CLOSED on New Year's Eve, December 31.

Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY (Friday Nov 26) and They Will Waive The Initiation Fee.

TODAY ONLY! Join the Madison Area YMCA TODAY and we'll waive your initiation fee. Use code BFinitiation at check out when you register online.

Happy National Coming Out Day!

October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, commemorating the national march on Washington for gay and lesbian rights 34 years ago. The Madison Area YMCA stands in solidarity for all the LGBTQ+ people in our community. Whether you're already out, coming out today, thinking about coming out, or thinking twice about coming out, we fully support you in your journey!

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New Jersey Reports Another Pandemic High in New COVID-19 Cases

January 7, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The state confirmed another pandemic-high of new COVID-19 cases on Friday.  The State Department of Health says 33,459 new cases were reported - the tenth-straight day over 20,000.  In addition, 63 additional deaths were confirmed.  5,621 people are in New Jersey hospital with COVID-19, a number slightly higher than yesterday.

On Friday, the WalMart in ...

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New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Law Strenghthened

January 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey’s anti-bullying statute, already among the nation’s most stringent, will be strengthened even further under legislation Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

The bipartisan legislation (S-1790), which Senators Joe Pennacchio, R-Essex/Morris/Passaic, and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, sponsored, improves protection for students by ...

Obituaries

Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Teacher & NJ Women’s March Founder Blasts Murphy for Inaction on Schools

January 8, 2022

As thousands of students, educators, and staff return to New Jersey’s schools today, Elizabeth Meyer, a teacher and founder of the Women’s March on New Jersey, slammed Murphy for his inaction in the face of what he termed an Omicron tsunami in the state.

“As records are broken and transmission rates are what he calls staggering, Governor Murphy has failed to protect our ...

Atlantic Health System and Vouched Partner to Improve Digital Access to Health Care

January 18, 2022

Collaboration part of Atlantic Health System’s Venture Studio

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – JANUARY 18, 2021 – Increased access and cybersecurity have never been more important to the delivery of care than in today’s health care environment. To help improve the patient experience while offering enhanced online safety, Atlantic Health System, a nationally recognized leader ...