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Sketches of Two Suspects in Chatham Jewelry Store Armed Robbery Released

July 29, 2016

CHATHAM,NJ - "Through the assistance of the New Jersey State Police, two sketches have been produced depicting the actors involved in an armed robbery that occurred yesterday morning at Crescent Jewelers, located at 251 Main Street in Chatham Borough, New Jersey" said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chatham Borough Police Chief Philip J. Crosson, Jr. in a ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: "They put a gun to my head"

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed,"Jillian Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Jillian Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

Food Service Surfaces Once Again at Madison School Board Meeting

MADISON, NJ – The Board of Education was about to approve a contract with Pomptonian Food Service at its Tuesday meeting when a parent questioned the agenda item and lack of change.

“We took a survey and the majority wants to see changes and clearer wording,” she said.

Business Administrator Gary Lane said, "We haven’t seen any recommendations for change. This ...

'Touch a Truck' Comes to Madison for Summer Family Fun

July 17, 2016

MADISON, NJ - "Touch a Truck" 2016 will arrive on Saturday, July 30, from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Madison Area YMCA parking lot, located at 111 Kings Road.

The space will be filled with a lineup of classic and big rig trucks, as well emergency vehicles will line adjacent Keep Street.

"The Friends of the Madison Public Library will again ...

Everybody Cut Footloose: Musical Opens at Summit Playhouse July 22

SUMMIT, NJ  - Folks are going to have to kick off their Sunday shoes because, In a small town where nothing ever happens, everything is about to change.

Footloose: The Musical bursts onto the stage July 22 at The Summit Playhouse, with music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and based on a book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. The local production is directed and ...

Free Summer Movies in and around Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Everyone loves going to the movies. But taking your kids and their friends can get expensive. There are several venues in and around Morristown that are offering FREE summer movies. Beginning today and running through August, here are the FREE movies being offered.

 

Wednesday June 29 at 10am; How to Train Your Dragon; ( rated PG) Parsippany ...

News 12 New Jersey 'On the Road in Chatham' Hits Main Street

July 23, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Patrons cooling off inside Charley's Aunt on South Passaic Avenue in Chatham looked up from their beverages to see some very familiar scenes on the elevated TVs on Friday.

Just a few feet from the front door of the well-known Chatham establishment was the setting for News 12 New Jersey's "On the Road" series, which featured downtown Chatham Borough.

Residents ...

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Food Service Surfaces Once Again at Madison School Board Meeting

July 27, 2016

MADISON, NJ – The Board of Education was about to approve a contract with Pomptonian Food Service at its Tuesday meeting when a parent questioned the agenda item and lack of change.

“We took a survey and the majority wants to see changes and clearer wording,” she said.

Business Administrator Gary Lane said, "We haven’t seen any recommendations for change. This ...

Get Ready for The ACT/SAT With Academic Journeys Summer Boot Camp

Academic Journeys is offering a new way to prepare for college entrance exams, the ACT/SAT Summer Bootcamp.   Bootcamps start August 1 in Madison and Millburn. 

Taking a summer SAT prep class is a rite of passage for students about to enter their junior year of high school.  Using the limited academic demands of summer to introduce the curriculum for college admissions tests, ...

The June 2016 SAT Scores Are Finally Here; What's the Next Step?

MADISON, NJ -The recent release of the June SAT and SAT Subject test scores give the class of 2017 all the data needed to plan the “home stretch” of their college application process.  With this unusual summer release of scores, students can be caught off guard, enjoying the reprieve from the rigorous pace of academics and testing that ...

Byrne and Hoover Support the Farmers' Market

July 19, 2016

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Farmers Market is a wonderful example of exciting events sponsored by the Madison Downtown Development Commission (DDC) to attract and serve people from all over. 

Environmental Commission Chairman Stephen Stocker and Madison Downtown Development Commission (DDC) members and 2016 Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, Maureen Byrne and John F. Hoover, ...

Madison's Healthy Italia Thanks the Business Community in Town

July 23, 2016

MADISON, NJ - A few short months after Healthy Italia's grand opening at 55 Main Street in Madison the imported Italian specialty food market and cooking school held an open house this week to thank fellow Madison business owners for all of their support.

 

The retail store, which opened in March, and the much-anticipated cooking school that started classes in June ...

STRYXE in Madison Wows Customers with New Summer Menu

MADISON, NJ - STRYXE in Madison continues to surprise guests with culinary inspirations typical of a top New York restaurant, featured within a boutique style entertainment venue located at 300 Main Street with Chef Rolf's new summer menu.

"Customers are starting to understand what and who we are.  Great bowling and state of the art entertainment for ...

Chef Laird Holds "Beat Bobby Flay" Viewing Party at Chatham's Seranade

CHATHAM, NJ -  It took Chef James Laird nearly 20 years of cooking at Restaurant Serenade in Chatham to get his "15 minutes of fame."

Laird held a viewing party for family, friends and patrons at Serenade for his appearance on "Beat Bobby Flay," which aired on the Food Network 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Laird cooked with confidence during the show, ...

Drought Watch Issued For Madison, Morris County and Most of North Jersey

July 26, 2016

 

TRENTON – As a result of continued dry weather, the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a water supply drought watch for most of northern New Jersey, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.The DEP is urging residents in the affected areas to voluntarily conserve water and for the rest of the state to practice wise water use due to continued dry weather that is ...

Styrofoam and Electronic Recycling In Madison

MADISON, NJ - The Borough Yard on John Avenue is open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 am on Monday and Friday for drop off of televisions, styrofoam and other recyclable materials.   

Pack, Ship & More in the Plaza is no longer accepting Styrofoam recycling material. It must be brought to the Borough Yard. 

Electronic recyclable materials including vcrs, fax ...

Morris Habitat for Humanity Restore to Raise Funds with the Launch of its New ReStore Collection Live Auction

July 23, 2016

June 17, 2016 – Randolph, NJ: The Morris Habitat for Humanity ReStore will launch its new ReStore Collection featuring high-end antiques, art, furniture, jewelry and other collectibles to be sold in a live online auction on July 14, 2016.

Shoppers can pre-register at www.liveauctioneers.com/morris-habitat-for-humanity to preview items that will be up for auction. Registering in advance ...

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and Partners Airlift 133 Dogs from Overcrowded California shelters

MADISON, NJ - St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and partner shelters in four states welcomed 133 small dogs to New Jersey from five shelters in southern California to help ease overcrowding from wildfires and high intake.  The dogs arrived at Morristown Airport through a California based organization, “Wings of Rescue.” 

“Because of the amazing partnership ...

Morris Animal Inn Hosts Fundraising for 'War Dogs'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Animal Inn is hosting a fundraising campaign for U.S. War Dogs Association from July 1st to July 31st.

Donors who give over $100 will receive a $20 gift certificate towards Morris Animal Inn. Checks should be made payable to U.S. War Dogs Association.

What is U.S. War Dogs Association?

The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. is a nonprofit ...

Madison Council Makes Progress on Open Space Projects

July 26, 2016

MADISON, NJ – Sommerhill Park, Hillcrest Triangle and James Park all came up for discussion at Monday night's Borough Council meeting.

The council adopted resolution for trail restoration at the Summerhill Park through a grant program. Council member Astri Baillie said the open space program has made funds available for trails and parks. She said the cost would be $100,000, with 80 ...

Madison Electric Department Schedules Power Outage for July 18

MADISON, NJ - In a message sent from the Borough of Madison today, the Madison Electric Department will be shutting down power for approximately 4 hours to the downtown for "crucial scheduled maintenance" July 18.

Areas of Madison affected are Waverly Place and Main Street from Greenwood Ave to Park Ave.

"Please be advised 54 Main Street will not be affected" they ...

Madison Council Rallies Support Around Police Departments

MADISON, NJ - This week American Flags have been placed in downtown Madison and all other flags in the borough have been lowered to half-staff in support of the Dallas Police Department, the Madison Police Department and public safety employees across the country under the direction of Mayor Bob Conley.  

Police Chief Darren Dachisen has also ordered all officers to wear a ...

Madison Dentist Included in NJ Monthly Top Dentists List

July 14, 2016

MADISON, NJ - Madison dentist, Dr. Allison M. Adams of Adams Dental, has been chosen by NJ Monthly Magazine for the seventh year in a row as one of their Top Dentists of the Year.

The magazine sends surveys to all of the dentists in the state to determine to whom they would choose to treat themselves or refer a family member.  This year, the list was comprised of 606 dentists out of the ...

Madison Area YMCA Rosettes Gymnastics Team Competed at Nationals; Making Coach Proud as She Battles Cancer at Home

MADISON, NJ - For 16 years the Madison Area YMCA Rosettes gymnastics team has ranked in the top 10 YMCA gymnastics teams in the country, this year was no exception. 

However, it was the first time that Madison Area YMCA Gymnastics Director and Coach Ellen Gavin, who has led the Rosettes for almost 20 years, was not with her team at Nationals.

Gavin was unable to attend this ...

Summer Camps Kicked Off at the the Kirby Center

MADISON, NJ - Camp Wantago and Littlest Bit of Wantago summer camps kicked off at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA. With activities for toddlers through 2nd graders, the children are busy with outdoor play, sports, art projects, swimming and field trips. Weekly field trips include Liberty Science Center, World of Wings, Turtle Back Zoo and Alstede Farms.

Kittens Kittens Kittens!!!!

July 23, 2016

We have kittens for adoption!  Come visit us at the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter to meet the kitten of your dreams.   Saturday 7/23 from 11am-1pm at 97 Ironia Road, Mendham, 07945.  Email doggie54@optonline.net for questions!

Chad Rybka, Former Madison Police Officer, Sentenced In Possession of Child Pornography

July 15, 2016

MADISON, NJ  - A Madison police officer has been sentenced after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced in a press release Friday that Judge Thomas J. Critchley has sentenced Chad Rybka, 33, of Bernards Township to two years probation, $905 in mandatory fines and penalties and continued psychological treatment.

The ...

Man Charged with First-Degree Murder in Double Homicide Stabbing in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A man has been charged with fatally stabbing his mother and grandfather in a Springfield home they shared, according to details released Tuesday by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Springfield Police Chief John Cook.

James Brown, 27, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three related weapons offenses in connection with the ...

Sketches of Two Suspects in Chatham Jewelry Store Armed Robbery Released

July 29, 2016

CHATHAM,NJ - "Through the assistance of the New Jersey State Police, two sketches have been produced depicting the actors involved in an armed robbery that occurred yesterday morning at Crescent Jewelers, located at 251 Main Street in Chatham Borough, New Jersey" said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chatham Borough Police Chief Philip J. Crosson, Jr. in a ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: "They put a gun to my head"

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed,"Jillian Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Jillian Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

Madison Basketball Steps Up Its Game

July 13, 2016

MADISON, NJ - The Dodge Field Basketball Courts, located at 49 Central Ave, which are open to the general public are now ready for play after a big makeover including crack repair, resurfacing, and repainting.

The new courts mark the end of a two-year effort by the Recreation Department and the Madison Basketball Association (MBA) to renovate the courts. This process also included ...

Madison's Zach Shupe Plays in 2016 Phil Simms North Football All-Star game

 

UNION, NJ--North Jersey’s best got a taste of the next level of competition Monday, battling their counterparts from the southern part of the state at the Phil Simms North-South High School All-Star Football Classic.

In a rainy game drenched with turnovers, the North stood strongest on defense and refused to concede any points, making a first quarter touchdown stand to ...

Introducing House on the Hudson

July 25, 2016

At TAP into Travels, we enjoy exploring the world and finding cool new things.  On our latest expedition to Cleveland where were observing elephants in their natural habitat, we discovered this wonderful micro brand, Little House on Hudson.

Little House on Hudson is a boutique brand specializing in handmade and unique accessories with a political bent.  While we were ...

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TAPinto Travels is pleased to join the TAPinto family of independent publishers. 

Our mission is simple.  We believe there is a world out there and we want you to see as much as you can.  We all work hard and we all deserve some time off to enjoy with our friends and family.  We will do our best to inform you of all the wonderful things you can do close to home and out in ...

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Finding Community

On a recent Friday morning at the Madison Area YMCA, Betty Dickson Dudderar has finished her workout in the Fitness Center. She now peers out the windows of the lobby to see if her friend Ann Cascino is driving into the parking lot.

At about 9:15 a.m., she recognizes Ann’s silver Avalon pulling into a handicapped-accessible parking space. Ann has arthritis and has ...

Burial at Sea

As I plugged my phone into the outlet next to a shelf in the hotel bathroom, I had a fleeting thought that it was sort of an odd place for an outlet.  That was actually the last thought I had before my phone slipped out of my hands and fell directly below the shelf…

Into the toilet.

The good news was, the water in the toilet was clean.

The bad news was, it was still water.

Byrne and Hoover Support the Farmers' Market

July 19, 2016

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Farmers Market is a wonderful example of exciting events sponsored by the Madison Downtown Development Commission (DDC) to attract and serve people from all over. 

Environmental Commission Chairman Stephen Stocker and Madison Downtown Development Commission (DDC) members and 2016 Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, Maureen Byrne and John F. Hoover, ...

Chatham Jewelry Store Robbed: 'They put a gun to my head'

July 28, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - Three armed black males robbed Crescent Jewelers at gunpoint on Main Street in Chatham just before noon on Thursday, making an escape in a gray or silver Jeep Cherokee, according to Chatham Borough Police.

"They put a gun to my head, duct-taped me and robbed," Jillian Prisco, one of the proprietors, said. "I was the only person there. I was only open ...

Morris County Democratic Freeholder Candidate Mitchell Horn Proposes the Development of a Casino in Morris County

July 23, 2016

My name is Mitchell Horn and I am a Democratic candidate for Freeholder in Morris County. I am proposing the development of a casino at the International Trade Center in Mount Olive, located in Morris County, NJ.  

Morris County could benefit from the development of a casino here.  A casino would provide an increase in revenue to the county, which could be used to reduce ...

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