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TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

Letter to Florham Park Parents on Celebrating Differences from Superintendent and Board of Ed President

June 4, 2020 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff, 

RE: Celebrating Differences 

Throughout all of the programs and services that are offered by the Florham Park Schools, the unwavering principle that guides us and our curriculum is our communal ability to celebrate student differences. The Florham Park School staff members are role models for engaging students in an ...

Free Fishing in Morris County; Saturday June 6

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fishing enthusiasts are invited to a day of free fishing on Saturday June 6. Free Fishing Days are held annually in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. Anglers are welcome to fish in New Jersey’s public waterways on June 6 without a license or trout stamp, but all other regulations, including size and daily catch limits will remain in effect. A second ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

NJSIAA Names Two COVID-19 Task Forces for the "Safe Return of High School Sports"

May 29, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford Athletic Director Dave Frazier will head the Task Force. 

Frazier will be joined on the Task Force ...

Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15.

Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months at supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses, there could be a decided lack ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Livestream Exercise Classes From the Madison Area YMCA; June 1-7

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Area YMCA is offering free live stream group exercise classes. Due to the facility closures, the YMCA has added virtual classes each week.

"We are excited to offer live Group Exercise classes virtually", said Y staff. " These are free for members and our non-members. No equipment needed, just your computer or cell phone to livestream ...

Letter to Florham Park Parents on Celebrating Differences from Superintendent and Board of Ed President

June 5, 2020

June 4, 2020 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff, 

RE: Celebrating Differences 

Throughout all of the programs and services that are offered by the Florham Park Schools, the unwavering principle that guides us and our curriculum is our communal ability to celebrate student differences. The Florham Park School staff members are role models for engaging students in an ...

NJ Education Officials Seek Remote Learning Feedback from Parents

TRENTON, NJ - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and Spanish. Parents can access the online survey by clicking on the following links:

English ...

Fairleigh Dickinson University Announces Fall Plans

MADISON, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University President Christopher Capuano announced that the university is carefully preparing for the Fall 2020 semester. The university is developing multiple plans that will enable the campus to open safely while "operating consistently with public health and governmental guidelines."

"First and foremost, please understand that while it is our ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

The New Jersey State Assembly Votes to Borrow $5 Billion Dollars

TRENTON, NJ - Although second quarter revenues aren't due until July 19th, the NJ State Assembly voted today to borrow at least $5 billion dollars to fund operational expenses for the state in anticipation of a projected and significant revenue shortfall. 

Speaker Craig Coughlin whipped 100% of the votes of the Democratic Assembly into voting yes on bill A-4175. It now heads ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

May 30 Rally to "Save NJ Businesses" to be Held at Randolph Tennis Center

May 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Saturday, May 30, the Randolph Tennis Center will be the site of a “Re-Open Businesses and Restore Livelihoods” rally to raise awareness of the harm that’s come to small business as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s prolonged economic shutdown.  Local business leaders and residents will come together from 12:00 to 2:00 to voice their feelings on urging ...

NJ Sets Outdoor Dining Rules: Tables Up to Eight Spaced Six Feet Apart, Expansion of Premises Permitted

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Up to eight people will be allowed to be seated together —but tables must be situated at least six feet apart — under state-imposed outdoor dining rules for food and beverage establishments, which take effect on June 15.

In addition, Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order related to the coronavirus leaves it up to local officials to allow these ...

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar is Closed for Good

PARSIPPANY, NJ - It is a sad day for Parsippany's burger lovers.  Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale eatery that pairs wine and artisan burgers, located at 1900 Route 10 is officially closed. Workers were spotted inside demolishing the interior, and the exterior signs on the building were removed.

The new tenants of the site are said to be Tommy’s Tavern + Tap ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Free Fishing in Morris County; Saturday June 6

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fishing enthusiasts are invited to a day of free fishing on Saturday June 6. Free Fishing Days are held annually in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. Anglers are welcome to fish in New Jersey’s public waterways on June 6 without a license or trout stamp, but all other regulations, including size and daily catch limits will remain in effect. A second ...

Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today.

The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July. 

Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen on July 11, 2020, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15, ...

Hazardous Waste Day Moved from Randolph to Parsippany

June 1, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County residents who planned to dispose of hazardous materials in Randolph on June 13 will now have to take the stuff to Parsippany.

The county Municipal Utliities Authority (MUA) initially said the June 13 waste disposal would take place at the County College of Morris. However, it recently changed that plan, moving the event to the Morris County Public Training ...

Two Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events Set for June

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Two hazardous waste drop-off events will be held in June at the Public Safety Training Academy.

Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 household hazardous waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has decided to add an additional drop-off event in June, with disposal days now set for June 13 and June 28, both to be held at the Morris ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

May 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Deirdre's House Continuing to Provide Services to Child Victims During Covid19

June 2, 2020

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Immediately after the governor’s shelter in place order, Deirdre’s ...

Black Lives Matter Activists Rally in Morristown to Honor George Floyd with Funeral Procession and Candlelight Vigil

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The George Floyd police brutality protests that have quickly swept the nation this week were on full display Saturday evening in Morris County as hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists band together for a funeral procession and vigil in honor of the 46-year-old African American who died while being apprehended by Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police ...

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Traffic Alert: Car Accident on Eagle Rock Avenue in East Hanover

June 4, 2020

EAST HANOVER, NJ - There is a motor vehicle accident near 29 Eagle Rock Avenue in East Hanover.

Police are on the scene.  The EMS has been called for one of the occupants.

This according to breaking news alerts.  

East Hanover's Leadership Issues Statement Regarding Death of George Floyd

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Mayor Joseph Pannullo; Chief Christopher F. Cannizzo, EHPD; the East Hanover Town Council; and Fr. Matthew Kranc, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church have issued the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

“Fellow citizens, the shocking brutality precipitating the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, does not reflect ...

Fuel Spill on Rt. 287 Friday Evening Causes Environmental Mess

PARSIPPANY, NJ - An overturned auto with a person entrapped along with a truck with a fuel tank, caused an environmental and traffic mess on Rt. 287 this evening, May 22nd in Parsippany.

At mile marker 41 on Rt. 287 southbound, the fire department and County Hazmat were on the scene.  Over 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled and leaked into the storm drains.

The person that was ...

Y Ninja Fit—It’s a Hit!

Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!)

Teens experience the best of both worlds in this one-hour combination class of obstacle course training and fitness training. The ...

County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2020, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...

East Hanover Community Partnership Will Distribute Complimentary Supplies to East Hanover Businesses This Saturday, June 6th!

June 3, 2020

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The East Hanover Community Partnership is committed to the success and safety of the East Hanover business community. 

To assist the businesses in navigating through this challenging time, the EHCP will be distributing complimentary PPE, Cleaning Supplies, and Social Distancing kits this Saturday, June 6th from the Town Hall Parking lot. 

Please use the ...

Florham Park Education Foundation Launches Community Care Initiative

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of all children and their families in the Florham Park community. However, some families may be more impacted than others. It is because of this that the Florham Park Education Foundation (FPEF) has launched a new initiative called Community Care. Community Care provides support to the children and their families in the Florham Park ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

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Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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Jenna Shulman College Consulting Presents: College Summer Spotlight Series (Free Event)

June 4, 2020

Join Florham Park-based Independent Educational Consultant, Jenna Shulman, as she hosts over 50 college information sessions throughout the course of the summer!

The global pandemic has made it increasingly difficult for students to take college tours and participate in information sessions. These free live Zoom video conferencing sessions will educate prospective college students and their ...