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Madison Zoning Board Meeting Last 4 Hours

May 13, 2022

Madison, NJ — Thursday’s zoning board of adjustment meeting ran four long hours as the board thoroughly discussed four cases. 

Zoning case 22-005 to 22-007 were unanimously adopted whereas case number 22-004 will be carried to the June 9 meeting. Case number 22-008 will also be postponed to the next zoning board meeting.

Case number 19-027A was unanimously adopted. The ...

Madison Council Unanimously Approves 7 Resolutions, Honors Borough Clerk

Madison, NJ — At Monday’s meeting, Mayor Robert Conley joined the council through Zoom at the ​​Borough Council Chambers due to COVID-19.

Several proclamations were read including announcing May 14 as Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day. Residents are encouraged to put nonperishable food items in or near their mailboxes. Additionally, May was proclaimed as Mental ...

Madison's May Day has Been Postponed Due to Weather

MADISON, NJ - Due to the severe weather forecast for Saturday, May Day in Madison has been postponed, announced borough officials. The date has been moved from Saturday, May 7 to Saturday, May 14.

Anyone with questions or who wish to volunteer can email 


Read more: Residents Invited to Information Session on Rt. 24/Columbia Turnpike/Pike Ave ...

How Has Hybrid Work Forced a Shift in our Business Mindset?

It wasn’t so long ago where working remotely was an allowance for the normal business environment. If you worked remote you were most likely “given permission” due to unfortunate circumstances such as your job function, a family situation or out of medical necessity. 

This concept of “given permission to work remotely” looks so strange to us now that we have ...

Video Streaming in Houses of Worship Today

We all know that Covid-19 affected everyone in a major way. The health crisis brought terms like “lockdown” and “quarantine,” once reserved for science fiction movies, into our modern vernacular. People from all walks, groups, and industry were affected; most even brought to a halt. One of the most affected organizations in our society to be affected though were houses of ...

Madison High School Student Receives $2,500 National Merit Scholarship Award

May 11, 2022

EVANSTON, IL — One student from Madison High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Winner. Skylar Walters has been chosen out of 15,000 finalists in the 2022 National Scholarship Program.

Walters will focus on a career in research science.

According to NMSC, “National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the ...

Madison Police Department Will Attend CCM's Criminal Justice Career Day


Randolph, NJ: Come explore a wide range of career options at the County College of Morris (CCM) Criminal Justice Day, which will feature presentations and demonstrations from numerous units related to law enforcement and public safety.

The day, which is open to all age groups including high school students and adults looking for new careers, takes place Monday, May 16. The ...

Meet the Madison High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian; Artha Abeysinghe and Skylar Walters

MADISON, NJ - Madison High School has announced the top two academic achievement awards for the Class of 2022 - Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year's honors go to Artha Abeysinghe and Skylar Walters.

"We could not be more proud to have Artha and Skylar represent the Class of 2022 as this year's Valedictorian and Salutatorian", said Madison High ...

Madison Superintendent Coffee Tonight; Monday April 25

MADISON, NJ - Madison Public School will host the monthly Superintendent Coffee on Monday, April 25. The coffee will take place tonight at 7pm. 


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Zoom Webinar Links: Passcode: BhNu77

Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

May 13, 2022

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Junior Will Attend Notre Dame Leadership Seminar

Mount Saint Mary Academy junior, Olivia Encarnacion, will attend the Notre Dame Leadership Seminar program for 10 days in July on the Notre Dame campus. Among thousands of applicants, Olivia was one of approximately 120 students selected to participate in the leadership program.

This competitive program is geared for academically talented students who demonstrate impressive leadership ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Receives Mercy Girl Effect Award

Ruth Anne Munroe, Director of Campus Ministry and Student Council Moderator at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mercy Girl Effect Award has been presented to the Academy’s 2021-2022 Student Council Executive Board.

“Each year, the five-member board is challenged with a Mercy Girl Effect project that raises awareness about ethical issues that affect the human ...

5 Madison Residents Earn Dean's Award from Colgate University

HAMILTON, NY-  Five Madison residents have earned Dean's Award from Colgate University. Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade during the Fall 2021 semester earn the Dean's Award with Distinction.

The students honored are:

Alexander Tauber
Margaret Andersen
Jessica ...

Girls Lacrosse: Madison Defeats Columbia, 14-6

May 16, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Madison girls lacrosse team pulled away from a two-goal halftime lead to defeat Columbia, 14-6, on Saturday.

Gabby Mariani scored six goals and had one assist for Madison (6-10), which led, 7-5, at the half.,

Brooke Kleiven finished with three goals and one assist and Gwen Eilender had two goals and three assists for the Dodgers. Winning goalie Sophia Modi made six ...

Girls Lacrosse: Oak Knoll Beats Madison, 19-8

SUMMIT, NJ -- The high-powered Oak Knoll girls lacrosse team racked up 13 first-half goals and went on to defeat Madison, 19-8, on Thursday.

Gwen Eilender collected two goals and four assists for the Dodgers (5-10), who trailed, 13-4, at the half.

Hadley Holland and Bridget Hanley each scored two goals for Madison, and Brooke Kleiven and Gabby Mariani scored one goal apiece. Madison will ...

Madison Boys’ Tennis Tops Conference with Senior Day Win

The Madison High School Boys’ Tennis celebrated Senior Day by winning their final conference match for the season against Mountain Lakes on Wednesday May 11.  This win placed them on top of the NJAC-Liberty conference with a 7-1 record, a spot they may share with one other team. 

The win also extended their win streak to an impressive 7 games.

The other win for the week came ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Governor Murphy Renews Efforts to Secure Reproductive Rights and Bolster Access to Reproductive Health Care

TRENTON – With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Governor Phil Murphy announced renewed efforts to secure abortion rights and bolster access to reproductive health care in New Jersey.

Alongside partners in the Legislature, the Governor announced legislation to protect and expand coverage for reproductive health care, and protect medical providers and patients ...

Legislation Introduced to End Testing Mandate for Teachers and Support Staff

Senators Kristin M. Corrado and Anthony M. Bucco have introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“New Jersey’s public health emergency ended more than two months ago on March 4 and yet public schools are still testing teachers, bus drivers, and other K-12 ...

Operation Take Back 2022 Collects 501 Pounds of Medications

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Approximately 501 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2022 Operation Take Back last weekend.

The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County residents dropped off 209 pounds at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 206 pounds ...

Wawa Offering Gas Discount for Mobile App Users Through June 12

May 13, 2022

WAWA, PA — Wawa gas stations are offering Mobile App Fuel Discount for Wawa Rewards members a discount of $0.15 per gallon to help ease the cost of filling their tank.

Originally intended to run through May 8, the deal will now continue through June 12.

Rewards members who use the Wawa app on their phone to activate a fuel pump and pay at any Wawa fuel store ...

2022 Madison Loyalty Reward Card is Back!

MADISON, NJ - The 2022 Madison Loyalty Rewards Card is back! The card is available for purchase for $10 at The Madison Pharmacy, 66 Main St.

The card offers a year's worth of savings.   

Owners of a Madison Loyalty Rewards Card are entitled to unique discounts or ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Enabling State Certification of Businesses as LGBTQ+-Owned

LAMBERTVILLE – Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 295 which instructs the New Jersey Department of the Treasury to establish a state-backed certification program for LGBTQ+ owned businesses. Murphy signed the executive order today at Union Coffee in Lambertville, an LGBTQ+ owned coffee shop.

Certification, which will be free of charge, would expand access to public and ...

Things to Do in And Around Madison This Weekend; May 13 - May 15

May 13, 2022

MADISON, NJ - What will you do this weekend? Sports, music, rummage sales, food drives and so much more! Have a great weekend!

Friday May 13

Photo Scavenger Hunt; The Nose Knows; Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 8am - 5pm

Madison Softball vs Montville at Montville; 4pm

Track and Field Varsity Event; Madison High School; 4pm

Madison Boys Lacrosse vs Verona at Verona; 4pm

The Folk ...

New Jersey Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show Opens Today

(EDISON NJ):  The New Jersey Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show opens today at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center located in Raritan Center in Edison.  The event will run from today Wednesday, May 11th to Sunday, May 15th.  Parking is free and individual tickets will be on sale for $15.00 Wednesday through Friday, and $20.00 Saturday and Sunday,

The ...

THIS WEEKEND! A Work of Heart Productions to Perform Steel Magnolias LIVE from a Madison Hair Salon

MADISON, NJ - Hair salons perform creative acts all day long with different cuts, masterful colors and corrective styles.  Only one salon, however, can claim a true magic performance when they become the live set of a theater production later this month.  A Work of Heart Productions, a Madison community-based theater academy will be performing 'Steel ...

Allergy Alert: undeclared Cashew and Pistachio in Frozen Dessert Products

May 12, 2022

Over two thousand frozen pits on Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk has been recalled announced Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY. The recall was initiated because the non-dairy frozen dessert may contain undeclared specific traces of tree nuts; cashews and pistachios.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific types of allergen (e.g., peanuts, tree nuts {chestnuts, ...

Allergy Alert: 3 Varieties of Pierogies Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

Multiple varieties of Grandma's Cuisine, Bernat's and Golden Eagle frozen cheese-filled pierogis are being recalled because they may contain undeclared milk allergen, announced the FDA. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after it ...

In Honor of Mother's Day, Macculloch Hall's Ginger Cracker Recipe

In honor of Mother's Day, here is Macculloch Hall's recipe for Grandma's Ginger Crackers. Louisa Macculloch (1785-1863) is most likely the grandmother referred to in this recipe dated, February 2, 1849. It was recorded by GMM (George Macculloch Miller), one of George and Louisa’s grandsons.

In the handwritten cookbook, the terms cookie or cracker are used interchangeably to ...

May 16 COVID-19 Update; 18 New Cases in Madison Over the Weekend

May 16, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - There were 18 new cases in Madison over the weekend, announced officials. The total number of cases is 2,659. The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

The numbers for Morris County is as ...

May 13 COVID-19 Update; 14 New Cases in Madison in Past Two Days

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - There were 14 new cases in Madison in the past two days, announced officials. The total number of cases is 2,641. The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

The numbers for Morris County is as ...

May 11 COVID-19 Update; 15 New Cases in Madison Overnight

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - There were 15 new cases in Madison overnight, announced officials. The total number of cases is 2,627. The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

The numbers for Morris County is as ...

Hearing Loss Among Young Adults is a Growing Concern, NJSHA Warns

May 13, 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise.

During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting with friends, or wearing earbuds for long periods of time for gaming and listening to music and ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

BIBS Baby Bottles Recalled Over Burn Hazard

BIBS Baby Bottles are being recalled due to a burn hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles manufactured by BIBS Denmark made the announcement on May 5, 2022. 

According to the recall, hot liquids in the bottle can cause the bumper to shrink, making the bottle tilt over spilling out contents and posing a burn hazard.

Consumers are able to receive a ...

Atlantic Health System names Maureen Schneider as president of Chilton Medical Center

Atlantic Health System today announced that Maureen Schneider, PhD, MBA, RN, has been named president of Chilton Medical Center, following a successful tenure as Chief Nurse and Operations Officer at Chilton that saw numerous clinical care and quality achievements.

Schneider has served as interim president of Chilton since November 2021, following the transition of Stephanie Schwartz to ...

Keeping Madison Safe: Boy Scout Troop 25 Eagle Scout Repaints Pillars At Busy Underpass

May 16, 2022

MADISON, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 25 scout Saatvik Sharma’s Eagle Scout project mobilized the troop to repaint the checkerboard pattern on the pillars of the 5 bridges in the town of Madison on Elm St, Madison Ave, Green Village Rd, Green Ave and Prospect Ave.

Sharma selected this project after meeting with Ms. Maureen Byrne from the Madison town hall and Mr. Ken O’Brien from the ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive is Today in Madison

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies.

To help, all you need ...

Free Food Distribution in Morristown; May 12

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday May 12 from 1pm - 2pm. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown). There will be meat, produce, breads, canned and dry foods.

During the Morristown distribution, there will be drive up COVID vaccines. The vaccines will take place between 12:30pm and 2:30pm. (Rapid and PCR)

A distribution ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

Stormy Weather Headed to Madison Monday Afternoon to Evening

May 16, 2022

MADISON, NJ - According to WeatherReMarks, there may be dangerous weather headed to our area Monday afternoon.

Today’s line of storms will produce strong to damaging wind gusts (over 58mph) leading to possible isolated power outages, possible hail and may even lead to a tornado watch. 

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm, said ...

May Day in Madison Will Be Held Saturday May 14

MADISON, NJ -  The Borough of Madison has announced that "May Day" will take place on Saturday, May 14. May Day is a town-wide beautification day where, in the past, over 800 volunteers have helped to clean up Madison's public spaces. 

The event will take place from 8am - 12noon. 


Read more: 25th Annual Police Unity Tour Passes Through ...

The Bag Ban Starts Today, May 4. What Does That Mean for You?

NEW JERSEY - Starting today, May 4, all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ban of these products may affect your everyday life. 

This ban ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

NEW JERSEY - On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be ...

Raingardens Are An Appealing Way for Homeowners to Reduce Flooding and Pollution

May 8, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use them too.

Step 1: Decide on rain garden placement

Find out where water is coming ...

600 People Attended This Year's Macculloch Hall Historical House Tour

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Macculloch Hall Historical House Tour attracted over 600 visitors this year. The name of this year’s tour was “Meet Me on the Corner of Macculloch and Miller,” because all the homes on the tour were within the neighborhood.

“Welcoming so many people to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and the historic district really gave us hope. The last two ...

Residents Find it Easy to Stay Busy at Lantern Hill

In 2018, when Alan Haveson and his wife Betsy moved to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, N.J., they didn't have to travel very far.

"We only moved a couple of miles from our former home. All we had to do was change our mailing address and phone number," Alan recalls. "No need to change doctors, lawyers, accountants, or the Jewish temple we ...

Saturday Early Morning Fatal Accident on Rt. 80 in Parsippany

May 14, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A fatal accident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14th on Rt. 80 eastbound in Parsippany.

An overturned vehicle struck a tractor trailer head on.  The accident occurred near mile marker 45.2.

The NJ State Police on the scene requested crime scene and fatal accident investigation along with the Department of Transportation. All lanes were ...

25th Annual Police Unity Tour Passes Through Madison

MADISON, NJ - The Police Unity Tour Chapter I began its long trip to Washington, D.C. from Florham Park around noon on May 9, passing through Madison along the way.

The annual Tour consists of hundreds of police officers, most on bicycles or motorcycles, making the trek to the capital. Its journey through Madison took them down Central Avenue, followed by a westward turn onto Main Street. The ...

Apprehension of Suspects in Sexual Assault Case that Occurred in Morristown this Week

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's office as announced the apprehension of suspects in the active sexual assault investigation regarding the incident that took place earlier this week. As a result of a coordinated effort between law enforcement agencies, the public, and the media, two persons-of-interest were detained this afternoon. This occurred just a few hours after a press ...

Police Investigating Sexual Assault in Morristown; Do you Know these People?

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  An active sexual assault investigation is taking place by police, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Morristown Police Chief Darnell Richardson.

At approximately 3:41 pm on May 3, two males approached a female and asked for money, according to ...

Benson Law Bans Human Trafficking Convicts from Becoming Rideshare Drivers

May 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ -- A measure sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) to keep rideshare passengers from individuals convicted of human trafficking was signed into law on Monday by Governor Phil Murphy. 

Under the law, anyone convicted of human trafficking would be banned for life from operating commercial motor vehicles or transportation network company ...

17 and 18 Year Old Arrested in Connection with Morristown Sexual Assault

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two individuals, a 17 year old juvenile male and 18 year old, Lizandro Osorio-Mejia were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Tuesday May 3 on the Traction Line in Morristown, announced  Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morristown Police Chief ...

Response to Possible Overturn of Roe v. Wade Ruling: Rally Planned for Today in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A rally is being planned for today in response to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade landmark ruling may be in jeapardy, organizers announced.

The "Bans Off Our Bodies Rally" will take place in Montclair on Tuesday, May 3 at 6PM at the Planned Parenthood, located at 29 North Fullerton Avenue, in Montclair Center.

Early Tuesday morning, ...

Jefferson Man Charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material Released Pending Pre-Indictment Conference

MORRISTOWN, NJ -William Mickel of Lake Hopatcong has been arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Jefferson Township Police Department Chief Paul Castimore.

According to police, in January of this year, Mickel was found to be in possession of ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 14, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

Morris County Clerk Will Conduct Primary Ballot Drawing, April 14

April 14, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi will draw ballot positions for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election today, Thursday April 14. The drawing will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. as designated by a recent law which moved it one day earlier due to Good Friday. 

The drawing will be held in the Morris County Clerk's Office. Community members ...

Want to Change Your Party Affiliation? Today's the Last Day!

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — If you want to change your political party affiliation before the primary election, you’ve got until tomorrow, April 13 to do so.

The Morris County Board of Elections this week reminded residents that if they want to participate in their new party’s Primary Election June 7, then they must change their party by April 13.

“Voters often do not ...

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks in Response to Nationwide Gun Violence

May 16, 2022

Before we begin, I want to briefly address the horrific instances of gun violence which occurred this weekend that have left more Americans dead and injured.

More than 20 people shot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where basketball fans were gathered outside an arena for the NBA playoffs ... 

One killed and five wounded a church in Laguna Woods, California ... 

Two dead and three ...

Governor Phil Murphy Condemns Release of Convicted Cop Killer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is ...

NJ Doc Says Allergies v. Covid Diagnosis Nothing to Sneeze At

May 7, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - Scratchy throat, watery eyes, dry cough? Could be Covid...or, just a seasonal allergy attack. But which is it? Bergen New Bridge Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gian Varbaro says it's not so easy to tell. 

"If we knew for sure right away, things would be so much simpler, so easy," he said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...

An Immigrant Story: One Jersey City Resident's 19-Year Journey to American Citizenship

JERSEY CITY, NJ - For Ukrainian native Iryna Bilenka, it has been a long road from her home country to America.

Although she had been here before, she was unable to stay. But by sheer determination, nearly 30 years after her first setting foot in the United States, she will be sworn in as an American citizen on April 30 in Jersey City City Hall.

Bilenka first came to America in 1993 on a ...

Madison Rotary to Host Luncheon May 19

May 11, 2022

Madison Rotary Lunch Meeting presents Mark Di Ionno, retired journalist of the Star Ledger and Pulitzer Prize nominee, will present his current volunteer work assisting Ukrainian refugees at a border town in Poland.

Program will be held at the Thursday May 19 lunch meeting from 12:00 to 1:30 at Nicky’s Firehouse Restaurant, 15 Central Avenue in Madison.

Luncheon costs $20 per ...

Softball: Montville Knocks Madison Out of County Tournament

MONTVILLE, NJ -- Montville proved too strong and eliminated the Madison softball team in the quarterfinal round of the Morris County Tournament on Tuesday.

Montville (14-2) scored four runs in the second inning and then, after the Dodgers scored once in the fourth, scored two in the bottom of the fourth for a 6-1 lead.

Charlotte Tuhy tripled in the only run of the game for Madison (13-6).

Save the Date: June 19 'Say Gay' Cabaret in Nutley

Nutley Little Theatre believes in inclusion and being a welcoming and safe space! And we our LGBTQIA members AND patrons!

SO! We are putting together a


June 19th at 8pm.

A portion of the proceeds will go to help the legal teams fighting the Don’t Say Gay bill down in Florida.

We are looking for singers who wanna belt out their pride (or their support) ...

Baseball: Madison Blanks Morris Hills, 10-0

MADISON, NJ -- Madison broke it open with seven runs in the sixth inning and three pitchers combined on a two-hitter in a 10-0 baseball victory over Morris Hills on Tuesday.

Liam McManus pitched four innings, allowed two hits, walked one and struck out seven. Quinn Regan pitched two perfect innings with one strikeout, and Joaquin Izzo went 1 1/3 innings and allowed no hits and two ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

May 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

VIDEO: Piscataway Rallies for Fire Victims, Newark Pledges $20 Million for Affordable Housing, Union Educators Rally Over Contracts and Sparta Celebrates 105-Year-Old Resident

NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the community. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

VIDEO: Cranford Baseball Team Rallies Around Boy Needing Eighth Surgery, Piscataway to Honor Jackie Robinson, Comic-Con Returns to Phillipsburg and Fair Lawn Council Discusses Chickens

NEW JERSEY - The Cranford Highschool Baseball team rallies around a young boy with a rare disease is scheduled to have his 8th surgery. Plus, Piscataway will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. And, Phillipsburg will hold Comic-Con this year in-person. Also, Fair Lawn debates chicken ownership. 

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Graduation of our Son

March 28, 2022

Our Son, Steve Jr! She graduated from SUNY Purchase College, Magna Cum Laude, with her CS Degree! Can't wait to see what the future holds for him!
We wish you the best of luck and success and sincere congratulations on your graduation and commencement!

Love from Mom, and Dad.

Montville Lazar Students Qualified for the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship

Montville Lazar students Etash Arni, Thomas Jenkins, Zaara Mehta and Viraj Sharma did it again. This past Saturday, they placed 2nd in the teamwork challenge for the New Jersey VEX Pitching-In State Championship. Their performance has qualified the team for the 2022 Vex Robotics World Championship to be held this May in Texas. Known as the “Constructicons,” they were the only ...

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"Bans Off Our Bodies" Holding March in Morristown

May 14, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ: In response to the potential overturning of the Roe V. Wade abortion rights decision, a march to protest by "Bans Off Our Bodies" will take place in Morristown today, Saturday, May 14.

The event starts at 2pm - 3:15pm on North Park Place in Morristown

In addition to Morristown, marches are expected to take place, Red Bank, Metuchen and Princeton, and in New York ...

Bike Swap Event in Madison; Sunday May 15

MADISON, NJ - A Bike Swap event will take place in Madison on Sunday May 15 at the Central Avenue School. The swap will take place between 9am - 11am

According to organizers, used bikes are given a new lease on life and a new home. All bikes, no matter what size are just $10. Reduce our carbon footprint, one bike at a time.


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"Meet Me In Morristown" Event Hits the Sidewalks Thursday, May 26

Morristown, NJ– Meet Me in Morristown, a summer event that promotes arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy will hit the streets Thursday May 26, June 30, July 28 and August 25 in Morristown.

The downtown is transformed into a center for art, music and fun with artists and performers located by  the Vail Mansion Lawn. Select visual artists will showcase and sell their ...

Gas Stations Across New Jersey Lower Gas Prices to Demonstrate Self-Serve Savings

May 13, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – More than 75 gas stations throughout New Jersey will lower their prices today, Friday May 13 to demonstrate how much motorists could save if the state offered the option of self-serve gas.

The Fuel Your Way NJ Self-Serve Day of Awareness is part of campaign to educate the public about how much they could potentially save if the “Motorist Fueling Choice and ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies.

To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable ...

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Somerset Patriots to Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend May 21 and 22

May 11, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game.

For Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game, active military members and veterans will receive a ...

Chatham Teens for Mental Health to Host Talk on Suicide Prevention as Part of Mental Health Awareness Month

CHATHAM, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Chatham Teens For Mental Health (CTFMH) announced that in support of Mental Health Awareness Month it will host a community-based presentation, “Talk Saves Lives,” in conjunction with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

The presentation, which is designed to raise awareness of suicide prevention, will take place on ...

SAGE Celebrates Older Americans Month (May) with a Variety of Activities

SAGE is celebrating Older Americans Month in May. Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way.

This year’s theme – AGE MY ...

Police: Man Used Credit Cards Stolen from Denville Vehicles

May 11, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - A Paterson man burglarized vehicles in Denville and then used credit cards he stole from them, according to police.

The man, Jazzmeir Mims, 23, faces charges of burglary, fraudulent use of credit cdards and criminal mischief, police said.

They said they responded May 4 to a report of two motor vehicle burglaries that took place in the parking lot of 3130 Route 10 ...

Morris County Ranked "Healthiest" in New Jersey

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Morris County has been ranked as the No. 1 healthiest county in New Jersey, in an annual, national study released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

Ranked No 2 is Hunterdon County, followed by Somerset at No 3, Bergen at No 4 and Sussex at No 5. Cumberland County was ranked the least ...

East Hanover's Spring Restaurant Week Begins Tomorrow - Saturday

The East Hanover Community Partnership will sponsor East Hanover's Spring Restaurant Week that will take place from Saturday, April 30 through Friday, May 6, 2022.

East Hanover Restaurant Week serves as an opportunity for Restaurants, Pizzerias, Delicatessens, Bakeries, Ice Cream Shops, and all Eateries to show case their culinary talents and share them with the community. It also serves ...

Superintendent Announces That Masks Are Strongly Recommended As COVID-19 Activity Reaches the High-Level Range

May 14, 2022

West Orange Superintendent Dr. Lauren Schoen issued an email stating, “The current COVID-19 Activity Level (CALI) index for the Northeast region (which includes West Orange) has moved to the HIGH range. This means that there is an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in our area.”

The New Jersey Departments of Health and Education, as well as local health ...

The Remains of a Human Fetus Discovered in Wayne Home

WAYNE, NJ – A gruesome discovery at a Wayne residence have the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office investigating. They are seeking help to learn more about a human fetus found inside a home.

There was not a lot of information shared when Chief Jack McNiff and Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes released a statement about the incident.

On Sunday, Mother’s Day, at approximately 5:45 ...

Acoli Paroled after Being Convicted of Murdering State Trooper in 1973

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney on Mental Health Help, Horse Riding Therapy and 'Chopped'

May 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY — “Did you know that the state animal is the horse?” asked Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R - District 40).

He knows a few things about horses. And about public service too. 

Rooney has over 20 years of public service. He served as Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2014 and mayor in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He also ...

New Jersey Senators Propose 'Parents Bill of Rights'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey parents could have more of a say in what their children are learning in school and potentially opt students out of lessons.

Legislation aimed at improving clarity for parents and guardians and allowing comment on any curriculum necessary to implement the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education was cleared by the Senate ...

New Jersey Abortion Access Would Expand Under Gov. Murphy's Proposal, Republicans React to Plan

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy announced new legislation Wednesday that would renew abortion rights in the state and expand access to reproductive care. The proposal would mandate insurance plans in New Jersey to cover abortion procedures with no out-of-pocket costs. Murphy also announced his support to expand the pool of abortion providers to include ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

May 13, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

NJ Family To Cheer on Own Horse at Kentucky Derby

KENTUCKY - A New Jersey family is preparing to cheer on its own horse at this weekend’s 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Bridgewater residents Tom and Carol Hopkins are part owners of Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal, a 3-year-old horse set to compete in the Derby.

Tom Hopkins has been interested in racing since growing up on Long Island, near the Roosevelt Raceway. In the 1970s, he formed a ...

NJ Mother and Daughter Duo Compete on New CBS Dance Show, Come Dance With Me

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Cheer on mother-daughter duo, Team Emelyn and Nicole as they showcase their dance routines on the new CBS family dance competition series, Come Dance With Me.

From creators and executive producers Chris O’Donnell, LL COOL J (stars of CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES) and 3 Ball Productions, the show features twelve teams of exceptionally talented kids paired with one ...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The New Jersey Renaissance Faire Returns

May 13, 2022

MANSFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is back for its 13th Season of rousing good fun over two weekends of the outdoor festival.

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is known as the most interactive faire of its kind in the country that demonstrates a commitment to the time period as patrons walk through the castle gates to immediately become part of the ...

Hamilton's Azalea Festival Postponed to Sunday Due to Rain Forecast

HAMILTON, NJ — With rain and wind in the weather forecast for Saturday, the Hamilton Township Azalea Festival has been postponed to Sunday, May 8.

The festival is returning after three years when it was not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hamilton Azalea Festival will now be held on Mother's Day -- Sunday, May 8 between 10:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. at Sayen ...

Rutgers Day Returning Saturday With Fun, Food and Festivities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Facebook recently reminded Abby Merrill about her first Rutgers Day, stirring memories of the afternoon her heart melted at the sight of baby pigs and other animals on Cook Campus.

Little did the communications major – or any of the other 100,000 people who attended the event in 2019 - know that would be the last Rutgers Day for a while.

That this ...

Madison Area YMCA is Having a YMCA

People who work at the Madison Area YMCA make positive changes in other people’s lives—which makes a difference in their own lives. Make a difference for others while making a difference for you—work at the Y!

Join Us on Tuesday, April 5 from 8AM-1PM or 2-7PM in the Boszhardt Family Teen Center at the Family Center, 111 Kings Road Madison for our Job ...

Mount St. Mary Class of 2022 Future Athletic Plans Revealed

On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary ...

Two Mount Saint Mary Academy Juniors Will Attend Summer Programs at Military Academies

WATCHUNG – Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that Mary Claire Scheck of Metuchen and Renee Vozza of Westfield have been accepted to the Summer Academies of two military institutions. Mary Claire will attend USMA (U.S. Military Academy/West Point) Leadership Experience and Renee will attend USNA (U.S. Naval Academy/Navy) ...

Gabriella Robinson of Piscataway Garners Girl Scout Gold Award

WATCHUNG – Gabriella Robinson, a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung and a resident of Piscataway, has earned her Gold Award after completing over 80 hours of community service in partnership with the Lower Raritan Partnership, the 4H Club, Jack and Jill of America, the Central NJ chapter, and the township of Piscataway and Middlesex County.

The nature of the Gold Award, ...

Get Ready to Be Wooed.....Meet Baby Bingo!

Meet baby BINGO, a happy-go-lucky retriever puppy who just wants to show you his favorite toys.

Sweet Bingo was surrendered to a local shelter after falling ill. We heard about Bingo's situation and rushed him to our partner vet, who determined that Bingo has a liver shunt. Essentially, this means that blood bypasses the liver instead of being carried into it to remove toxins and other ...

Can you help us find Amber a home?

Can you help us find Amber a home? When we saw this super sweet one-year-old lab mix, we knew she needed our help. Amber is 45 pounds and loves everyone she meets. She is an excellent combination of a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play with other dogs and also enjoys a good movie night on the couch. Her sweet brown eyes, gentle demeanor, and playful personality make her a perfect addition to ...

Should the New Jersey state legislature suspend the current gas tax for the foreseeable future, given the increasing cost of fuel?

You're a typical New Jersey driver, who needs to fill up at the local gas pump. Each gallon you buy sends 42 cents  to the state and another 18 cents to the federal government. With gas prices going through the roof, there are calls by members of Congress to suspend some or all of those taxes for the remainder of the year.

Does suspending gas taxes work? It might save a few cents at ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

May 9, 2022

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Existing-Home Sales Down 2.7%, Marking the Second Consecutive Decline

For the second month in a row, existing home sales dropped in March, down 2.7% from February. Compared to March of 2021, sales activity was down 4.5%. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), total existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, compared to 6.04 million last year.

Regionally, only the West saw some reprieve, as sales ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM

Marina Waterfront Park, Carteret

Sea Scout Open House

Arts & Entertainment Education Other


Sat, May 21, 5:30 PM

Madison Public Library, Madison

Friends of Madison Library Annual Benefit

Arts & Entertainment


Mon, May 23, 9:00 AM

Regenus Center, East Hanover

REGENUS CENTER Has Moved to a Convenient Location ...

Arts & Entertainment