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Will Schools Reopen in the Fall? Daycare Centers May Provide The Answer

June 1, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – What will school be like in the fall? The new normal is unknown, but whatever that normal turns out to be, it will be based on lessons learned.  For New Jersey public schools some of these lessons will be learned this summer in day care centers and camps, and may determine if school doors open at all. 

Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been ...

Florham Park and East Hanover Students Make Bucknell's Dean's List

LEWISBURG, PA (05/29/2020)-- Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. The following students have achieved dean's list status:

Hannah Adinaro, class of 2022, from ...

Great News and Awards at Florham Park's Schools

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There is good news coming from Florham Park's schools. They were the recipients of excellent awards deserving of congratulations!  See the description of the awards below.

A. Briarwood School - No Place For Hate Congratulations to the Briarwood School for being designated Gold Star 2019-20 status as a ​No Place For Hate ​ school.  The Anti Defamation ...

Drew University Intends to Begin Fall Semester on Campus

May 2020 – Drew University intends to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester beginning August 16, with an on-time start of classes August 24, the University’s president, MaryAnn Baenninger, announced in letters to the Drew community. The semester’s instruction and exam period will end as scheduled; however, the calendar will be adjusted to accommodate an ...

Florham Park School District Plans Delivery Service During COVID-19 Lockdown

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Helen Keller once said, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” And indeed, when the COVID-19 lockdown occurred, many doors in the Florham Park School District literally closed. Yet, many other doors have also opened.

Recently on May 14th, the Florham ...

Virtual Graduations Still a Go at Hanover Park and Whippany Park High Schools

EAST HANOVER, NJ - After Governor Murphy's announcement that in-person graduations will be allowed after July 6th, the East Hanover school district is considering plans for graduation ceremonies.  See the message below from Superintendent of Schools Maria Carrell:

Dear Students and Parents of the Class of 2020:

I hope this article finds you and your families well. Governor Murphy ...

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

CCM to Conduct Online Commencement Ceremony to Honor the Class of 2020 YouTube Video Will Premiere on June 12 at 7 p.m. to Recognize Graduates

RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube.

This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for Friday, May 22, but with the college’s move to a remote teaching and learning ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

East Hanover Students Clean Up Their Community

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Aside from food and supply collections during the COVID-19 crisis, other individuals are making efforts to make sure their community clean.

These individuals include 17-year-old Hanover Park High School juniors Brian Mullen, Ashley Alfano, Christopher Bartlett and Dominic Rizzolo, who have been spending their quarantine time picking up trash in public parking ...

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

May 31, 2020

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 ...

Update from Florham Park's Chief of Police

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Chief of Police Joseph Orlando issued the following statement today, May 20, 2020:

Residents,

Please read this post in its entirety, as there is much to discuss both locally and throughout the State. I ask residents to remember, the State is mandating all of our actions and we as a Borough are doing everything we can to provide our residents with safe activities on our ...

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 ...

On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

May 30, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 3, 6:30 PM

Florham Park

Board of Adjustment Meeting

Government

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Wed, June 3, 7:00 PM

Florham Park

Board of Health Meeting

Government

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Thu, June 4, 6:00 AM

Florham Park

Recycling Pick Up

Government

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...

Hoboken Gift Shop Turns to Technology to Continue Serving Customers During the Pandemic

HOBOKEN, NJ -- As part of our small business spotlight series, HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Meghan Lavelle, Owner of Washington General, to see how the store is faring during the pandemic. Washington General was featured in Part One of our HomeGrown: Hoboken episode, which aired on TAPintoTV last June. 

“It’s been a whirlwind for sure,” said Lavelle.

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

May 25, 2020

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 ...

Hat Shop Madison Provides Handmade Face Masks to Grocery Workers in Madison, Chatham and Florham Park

MADISON, NJ - To meet the current demand for healthy practices, Hat Shop Madison has added a series of handmade face masks to their store. Previously, the store’s lineup primarily consisted of a variety of hats and other headwear.

Currently, Hat Shop Madison is providing free masks to grocery store workers employed in Madison, Chatham, and Florham Park. With the majority of masks being ...

East Hanover Students Clean Up Their Community

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Aside from food and supply collections during the COVID-19 crisis, other individuals are making efforts to make sure their community clean.

These individuals include 17-year-old Hanover Park High School juniors Brian Mullen, Ashley Alfano, Christopher Bartlett and Dominic Rizzolo, who have been spending their quarantine time picking up trash in public parking ...

Obituaries

Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

A Letter to His Colleagues

Dear Colleagues,

I can remember vividly watching the gulf war unfold on TV. I watched all of the coverage I could and would tape whatever I missed. Those days and nights: watching our nation lead the world in the course of good was an inspiration; injecting me with a dose of patriotism that would never leave me. It was those moments that drove me to West Point and ultimately to serve my ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

May 29, 2020

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...