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Pandemic Over? Murphy's Major Reopening Announcement

May 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - What a difference a weekend makes. Governor Murphy has begun a wide-ranging lift on COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey according to his press conference today. He has been under tremendous pressure by elected officials across the state to reopen New Jersey. Presumptive Republican Candidate for Governor, Jack Ciattarelli, has repeatedly called on Murphy to reopen New Jersey.

Murphy Shares Vaccine Figures and and Statewide COVID Numbers

TRENTON, NJ -- Friday April 30 marked the end of the 13th month of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy reported via Twitter on Friday that 6,991,176 total vaccine doses had been administered, and more than three million (3,011,118) New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated.

Murphy additionally shared an updated report on the COVID-19 numbers across the state.

1,686 new ...

Gov. Murphy: No Separate Outdoor Mask Rules in New Jersey for Fully Vaccinated People

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey will not be changing its face mask mandate, despite new federal guidelines that establish new outdoor rules for people who have been fully vaccinated.

What that means is people will still need to wear a mask outside unless they can maintain six feet of socially distancing, regardless of whether they have gotten the coronavirus shot or not.

 “Our ...

COVID's Downward Trend Continues: Summer Camps to Open, Murphy Hints at More Easing of Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

New Jersey Loosens Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum of 250 individuals.

He also announced the easing of the following ...

NJ Licenses Now Offer a Gender "X" Option

TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) gender options on ...

New Jersey Opens Vaccinations to Residents Ages 16+

NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated. 

"Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At this time, those ages 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be ...

Those experiencing homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by reminding people who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits.

While Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most people, the IRS ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Extends New Jersey’s Public Health Emergency for 14th Consecutive Time

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has extended his executive powers for another 30 days by declaring a public health emergency in New Jersey for the 14th consecutive time.

“Our vaccination program is expanding vigorously and quickly, but COVID-19 remains a threat to New Jerseyans,” said Murphy in an April 15 statement announcing the latest executive order. “As we move to ...

New Jersey Now Has Over 2 Million Fully Vaccinated People

NEW JERSEY - As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 5,141,870 vaccine doses, (3,275,611 with at least one dose and 2,030,971 fully vaccinated people).  In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 361,635 doses of vaccines have been administered. 

Effective April 19, All New Jerseyans Over 16 Will Be Eligible for a ...

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Body of Missing 21 Year Old Madison Student Has Been Found; Said Morris County Prosecutor

May 3, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021.

Sah was last seen on the campus of Drew University on January 19, according to police. Reports indicate that he traveled by NJ transit ...

Traffic Alert: Brush Fire on Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There is a small Brush Fire near 176 Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park.

The fire department is on the scene.  There is one engine on site working to put out the fire.

This according to breaking news alerts.  

Parsippany and Florham Park Locations Contributed to 2021 Operation Take Back Yielding 631 Pounds of Medications

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Approximately 631 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2021 Operation Take Back. One location was in Parsippany at the Morris Hills Shopping Center at 3035-3189 Rt. 46 in Parsippany,  Also in Florham Park, the Borough Police were collecting in their parking lot. 

The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over ...

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)

Share the Madison YMCA with a Friend; Join in April and Receive 3 Free Guest Passes

It's not too late to share the Y with a friend! Join us during the month of April and receive 3 FREE Guest Passes! (Must have not held an active Madison Area YMCA membership since 1/1/2020)

Share the Madison YMCA with a Friend

If you have not had a membership at the Madison Area YMCA since January 1, 2020 and you join between NOW through March 31, you receive three FREE guest passes. Share the Y with a friend today!

(Guest passes are valid for 60 days after issuing date)

The Madison Area YMCA offers Tips on How to Stay Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month!

The following are a few tips on how to stay heart healthy:

GET MOVING! Staying physically active keeps the heart and blood vessels healthy. Join a Group Exercise class at the Family Center or catch a LIVE class on our Virtual Platform.

HEART-HEALTHY EATING. Makeover your family's favorite recipes by reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat and ...

Madison Area YMCA Fitness Classes are Virtual For Monday, Feb. 1

Fitness goes all-virtual tomorrow, February 1.

Here's the schedule for tomorrow, with the addition of CXWORX and BODYPUMP that are in-studio classes but are going virtual for the snow day.

Head to madisonareaymca.org/virtual-YMCA for the full schedule and class descriptions.

Residents Can Obtain a Morris County Senior ID For a Reduced Price

May 5, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The fee to obtain a Senior ID will be reduced to $5 (from $15) announced Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi, Esq. The fee will be reduced during the month of May.

Morris County Senior ID Cards are available for senior citizens, 55 and older, who may no longer possess a driver’s license or are just looking for an additional form of photo identification. In addition, many ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Blood Drive in Whippany on May 3rd

April 22, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking to donate blood? Several locations in the area will be hosting blood drives. A drive will be taking place at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown on May 5 from 1pm - 6pm. The Center is located at 331 Mount Kemble Avenue in Morristown.

Before that a blood drive will take place on April 30 at the Long Hill Chapel (Chatham) from 10am - 3pm and the Hanover Marriot ...

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Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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It's Time to Re-Open Special Needs Schools and Programs

April 21, 2021

Our son, David is a healthy 26 year old with Autism. His day program, Hope Autism Solutions, provides coping skills, occupational opportunities, and most importantly socialization.  The program has been closed so long that David has stopped asking about it.  David is regressing.

NJ state programs for adults with developmental disabilities have been closed since March of 2020 and it ...

Salon Stylist Finds New Direction During Shutdown

May 4, 2021

When Covid-19 closed down the hair salon at which she worked, Stylist Donna Sky had no idea what the future would hold for her. She knew, though, that she needed a change.  Long walks with nature and meditation led her to the decision that it was time for her to venture out on her own.

The result is her new business, the Lotus Hair Salon.  Donna’s business is part of the chain ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...