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

June 1, 2020

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 ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall the state, they’re still ...

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 ...

Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains a Priority

WASHINGTON – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent foodborne illnesses.

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer ...

Keeping an Eye on Our Mental Health During These Unsettling Times

WAYNE, NJ – It’s been two months since we have been under stay at home orders.  This quarantine has forced many of us to make big changes to our daily routines.  With the state of New Jersey surpassing one million people filing for unemployment, financial difficulties are mounting. Couple this with the stresses of home-schooling children and the fear of contracting a deadly ...

2 COVID-19 FEMA Sites in NJ Will Begin Testing Asymptomatic Patients

TRENTON, NJ — Two New Jersey FEMA sites will begin testing anyone for COVID-19 whether you're displaying symptoms or not, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday during the state’s daily press briefing.

The testing centers at Bergen Community College in Paramus and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, will start administering the additional screenings starting Sunday and Monday ...

50 Cats Removed from Home Being Cared For by St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center

MADISON, NJ -  After their owner passed away, nearly 50 cats were removed from a Trenton home by the Trenton Humane Law Enforcement and Animal Services, said authorities.

After a family member released custody of the animals, the cats were removed from the home and transported to St. Hubert’s Noah’s Ark facility in Ledgewood. The animals will be medically evaluated and ...

Gov. Murphy’s Daily Update: “Today’s COVID Numbers are Suspect”

TRENTON, NJ – During his May 4 COVID-19 daily briefing, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that the low number of new positive cases and recorded deaths reported today were “suspect.”

“The numbers may be low as a result of a network outage we had yesterday. This may have prevented all cases from being processed,” said Murphy.

New positive cases reported: ...

COVID-19 Update in East Hanover: 103 Cases

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Officials have announced that the number of positive COVID-19 cases in East Hanover has climbed to 103, as of Wednesday.  The State of New Jersey is reporting 95,865 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 4,556 in Morris County. There have been 5,063 deaths in the state, with 309 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of ...

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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 ...

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Wed, June 3, 6:30 PM

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Board of Adjustment Meeting

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Wed, June 3, 7:00 PM

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Board of Health Meeting

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Recycling Pick Up

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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 ...