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New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

November 26, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Executive Director Says Plastic Bag Ban's Impact on Litter Has Been 'Astounding'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's single-use bag ban has been in place for more than six months and JoAnn Gemenden says what's happened since May is "astronomical."

Gemenden, the Executive Director at New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), said an estimated 1 billion single-use plastic bags have been removed from grocery stores around the state. She ...

Your Take-home Pay and Retirement Contributions Could Increase Next Year, Thanks to Inflation

NEW JERSEY — The IRS is taking notice of the impact inflation is having on taxpayers. As a result, your take-home pay may go up next year, and you may be able to set aside more for retirement.

The IRS has boosted the thresholds for all seven federal income tax brackets, applying to tax year 2023 for returns filed in 2024.

"That means you'll have less withholding in your ...


New Jersey Ballet Performs to Full House at the Mayo Performing Arts Center

The New Jersey Ballet is now in residence at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC). On November 19, a three-act modern ballet performance enthralled a full-house audience for ages spanning from children to august citizens.

The first act, Hallelujah Junction, used music by John Adams with choreography by Peter Martins. This work featured nine company ballerinas and danseurs draped in the ...

New Jersey’s 'Sign Language' Not Understood by Feds

NEW JERSEY — The U.S. Department of Transportation has proven there is no room for humor in a federal bureaucracy, moving to stamp out the inspired levity that New Jersey has been putting on its road signs to make drivers notice them.

Humorous messages had been appearing on New Jersey’s highway signs like “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps,”  “Hocus ...

FirstEnergy Employees Light the Way for 25 Years

A photo gallery of FirstEnergy through the years is available on Flickr.

In November 1997, two electric utilities from America’s heartland, Ohio Edison Company of Akron, Ohio, and Cleveland, Ohio-based Centerior Energy, joined to form FirstEnergy Corp. The union created a stronger organization with greater resources to safely deliver power to 2.2 million customers in Ohio and ...

The gift card that keeps on taking….

As a child I remember the excitement of taking a car ride to Abraham & Strauss in downtown Brooklyn with my parents to visit Santa and shop for holiday gifts.  For those of you that have never heard of A & S, it was a massive 10-story competitor of Macy’s.  The elevators had white-gloved attendants that would announce each product group as the door opened.  The store ...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Local Readers!

November 24, 2022

We at TAPinto wish each of our readers and marketing partners a very Happy Thanksgiving!  

We wish you peace, joy and prosperity now and for the year ahead!

East Hanover & Florham Park Drivers Proceed with Caution: Deer Mating Season has Begun

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - As darkness arrives earlier this weekend, Morris County drivers are urged to use extra caution when driving.

White-tailed deer become more active during mating season, also known as the fall rut, stated officials. Deer are more likely apt to suddenly run onto roadways during this time of year as bucks pursue does, risking the possibility of colliding with a vehicle.

East Hanover Police Have Float in Madison Tree Lighting Parade

November 26, 2022

MADISON, NJ - The East Hanover police took part in neighboring Madison's annual tree lighting parade and arrival of Santa.  The event traditionally takes place on the Friday evening, after Thanksgiving.  The streets were packed this year all along downtown Main Street.

Chief of Police Christopher Cannizzo's wife, Tanya, along with several other East Hanover Police wives ...

Madison Area YMCA To Offer Black Friday Sale

The Madison Area YMCA is happy to announce a Black Friday One Day Only Special Membership Offer for new joiners. Register online using the discount code BFInitiation and pay $0 in initiation fees.

Boonton Man, 82, Faces Child Porn Charges

November 25, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – A Boonton man is facing charges of distributing videos and images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger announced this week.

William Harbeson, 82, was charged by complaint with one count of distribution of child pornography. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor in Newark federal court on Nov. 22, and was released on $100,000 ...

Off Shore Wind Goal increased for New Jersey

November 23, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 307, earlier this fall,  increasing New Jersey’s offshore wind goal by nearly 50 percent to 11,000 megawatts (MW) by 2040. The Executive Order, which increases the state’s current goal of 7,500 MW, also directs the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to study the feasibility of increasing the target ...

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TAPinto Greater Olean Journalists to Benefit from New St. Bonaventure University Fundraising Campaign

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University has launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history. The University is seeking to raise $125 million by May 2025 to improve facilities around the campus.

That includes the Jandoli School of Communication's John J. Murphy Professional Building. Money raised during the campaign will benefit students, improve ...

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Recognizes TAPinto with 8 Excellence in Journalism Awards

PRINCETON, NJ — TAPinto journalists were honored with eight 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.

"At TAPinto, we're about providing original local news reporting and doing it the right way - - professionally and honestly. It is an honor to be recognized by the NJ SPJ with 8 awards for our journalism," TAPinto ...

Local Florham Park Family to Host Toy Drive for Goryeb Children's Hospital

November 23, 2022

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - A local Florham Park family is partnering up with Mystical Entertainment to host their Second annual Holiday Toy Drive.

The event co-hosted by the Cicalese family will be held on December 10th.  New, unwrapped toys and gift cards can be dropped off from 1pm - 4pm to 81 Rockwood Road in Florham Park.

The toys and gifts will be given to the children of Goryeb ...

For those in Need: Free Food Distribution on November 17th and 18th

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday, November 17th from 1pm - 2pm. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown). There will be meat, produce, breads, canned and dry foods.

Additional food distributions will take place on Friday, November 18th in Randolph at County College of Morris from 1pm - 2:30pm

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East Hanover PBA Toy Drive Has Begun

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The annual East Hanover PBA Local 227 Toy Drive has begun as it continues its partnership with Morristown Medical Center’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

They are accepting unwrapped NEW toys that can be dropped off at Police Headquarters from now until the morning of December 9th. The PBA members will then be hand delivering the toys to the ...

The Calais School Becomes First School in New Jersey to have a Canine Companions® Facility Dog on Staff!

November 18, 2022

WHIPPANY, NJ - —The Calais School is excited to announce the arrival of Tenney, a Canine Companions® Facility Dog. The school is now the first and only school in New Jersey to boast a Canine Companions® Facility Dog on staff.

Tenney, a 2-year-old yellow golden Retriever/Labrador mix, will be working with the Calais School’s Admissions’s team where he will be ...

Letter to the Editor: Homeless Trust Fund for Morris County

November 16, 2022

The ability of non-profit agencies in Morris County to provide services to the homeless is strained and will become even more so with the approaching cold weather. Relief for these agencies may be attained through the creation of a homeless trust fund.

 A homeless trust fund will help the community prevent homelessness by ensuring that at-risk households remain stably housed ...

The Oldendorp Group and the Madison Area YMCA Donate Thanksgiving Dinners to Families in Need

November 23, 2022

(Madison, NJ) – November 23, 2022 – This Thanksgiving, we celebrate community and support. Thirteen families within the Y’s own community were identified by the Madison Area YMCA to receive Thanksgiving dinners, courtesy of The Oldendorp Group in Summit. The families are members of the Family Center, the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center and Project Community Pride of the ...