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Morris County Inmate Has COVID-19 says Sheriff

March 24, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – An inmate at the Morris County jail is in medical isolation today after testing positive for COVID-19, said the county Sheriff’s Office.

The announcement about the infected inmate came about 90 minutes after the Sheriff’s Office announced that, in compliance with a state Supreme Court order, it was giving early release to 28 non-violent offenders. The inmate ...

Morris County Veterans Honored by County Freeholders

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury man was among eight military veterans honored this week by the Morris County freeholders, who presented them with Morris County Distinguished Service Medals in advance of Veteran's Day.

The Roxbury resident, Todd Stawicki, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, according to the county. He grew up in Bridgewater and went to ...

Morris Weather Advisory: Severe Storms and Excessive-Dangerous Heat Through The Weekend

MORRIS COUNTY, N.J.-The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the excessive heat advisory, severe storm warning, and potential for flash flooding that is expected to impact our area later this evening into tomorrow, as well as over the course of the next few days.

Severe thunder storms with strong damaging winds will be a primary hazard in the area ...

Morris  County Sheriff's Office K-9 Detective and Morris County Park Police Sniff Out ‘Missing’ Driver At Silas Condict Park In Kinnelon

 

    MORRIS COUNTY, N.J.-  Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Section Detective John Granato successfully teamed with the Morris County Park Police to locate a man who fell asleep off a hiking trail in the densely-wooded Silas Condict Park in Kinnelon.

   Detective Granato and his K-9 partner Spike, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd ...

Dad Wins Big For Daughter

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- Lori Bachman woke up to an empty house on Thursday morning. Not the norm, when she is usually the first one awake. Her daughter Julia is a big fan of Chic-Fil-A and was very excited about the Morris Plains store opening this week. Knowing the first 100 people in the door would win Chic-Fil-A for a year, Julia Bachman was determined to be one of them. Her father , ...

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Fuel Spill on Rt. 287 Friday Evening Causes Environmental Mess

May 23, 2020

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 ...

East Hanover and Florham Park Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

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 ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

May 22, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 3, 6:30 PM

Florham Park

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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Thu, June 4, 6:00 AM

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Recycling Pick Up

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

May 29, 2020

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.

NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...

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 ...