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Madison Mayor Reminds Public Council Meetings Remain Virtual Through Summer; In Person Meetings Will Resume in Fall

June 16, 2021

MADISON, NJ - During Monday's council meeting, Mayor Conley reminded the community that council meetings will continue to be livestreamed through the fall and then regular in-person meetings will resume in September.

 

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MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...

Madison Council Proclaims June 19, "Juneteenth"

MADISON, NJ -  Many resolutions were passed with few comments from community residents at the mayor and council regular meeting on Monday.

Mayor Bob Conley opened the meeting with the reading of a proclamation that recognizes Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 

“Juneteenth is a day for us to reflect on the suffering caused by slavery and commit to being allies to our ...

Madison High School Celebrates Class of 2021

June 19, 2021

MADISON, NJ - Madison High School held its in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Friday, June 19 th   at
6:30 p.m. 

Valedictorian Anne Bolt saw her class’ legacy as more than being bookend by Swine Flu and Co-Vid.Anne recalled the meaningful relationships that her class had formed over the years “the bond we created among this class and the ...

7 Madison Residents Graduate from Local Universities, Colleges

MADISON, NJ - Madison residents have graduated from area colleges and universities. 

Billy Lewis has graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. Lewis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a Politics & Government major and History minor.

Katlyn Calcaterra, Samuel Maltby, Thomas Sheeleigh and Mary Woolley have graduated from the University of Vermont. Calcaterra and ...

Madison High School Senior on List of Representative Mikie Sherrill 2021 NJ-11 Service Academy Appointees

 Washington, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that 23 students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District were appointed and accepted offers to the U.S. service academies.

Rep. Sherrill hosted a virtual reception to honor the students who will be attending the US Naval Academy, the US Military Academy, the US Air Force Academy, and the ...

Most New Jerseyans Support Fully Reopening Public Schools in Fall: Rutgers Poll

Most New Jerseyans Support Requiring Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers; About Six in Ten Support Vaccine Passports and Employer- and College-Required Vaccinations

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how ...

Students with Disabilities Able to Receive an Extra Year of Special Education, Says Gov. Murphy

June 17, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed legislation (S3434/A5366) which offers an additional year of public education and related services to students with disabilities.

According to the Governor's office, this bill will provide a provide a temporary one-year extension of special education and related services to students with disabilities who exceed, or will exceed, the current age of ...

17 Madison Residents Earn Dean's, President's List from Area Colleges, Universities

MADISON, NJ - Seventeen Madison residents have earned Dean's and President's List honors at area colleges and universities. The follow students made Dean's List for the Spring 2021 semester:

Olivia Esposito, Sydney Fielding and Pearl Rudy have been named to the Dean's List from Moravian College. Students who carry three or more course units during the ...

Walk-a-thon by 60 Madison High School students a success!

MADISON, NJ - During the Madison High School Day of Service on Friday, May 28 th , sixty students from MHS, under the leadership of the Madison Rotary sponsored MHS Interact Club, walked a 6-mile route through Madison.

The Interact Club sought to raise awareness of their project to create an international bridge from high school students in Madison, to high school girls from the rural Maasai ...

Madison Track and Field Athletes Earn Post Season Honors

June 15, 2021

MADISON, NJ – A number of Madison High School track and field athletes earned honors within the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference’s Liberty Division.

Matthew Sales, Aidan Bergin and Adam Angelone received first team honors on the boys’ side. Daniel Klosinski, Christopher Scapati, Andrew Eglevsky, Michael Keller, William Hagerstrom and Christian Adera were named to the ...

Madison Boys Clinch 2nd Place in State Championship; Aidan Bergin Places First

MADISON, NJ – The Madison High School track and field team competed at the Group 2 State Championship over the weekend in Franklin.

Aidan Bergin highlighted Madison’s performance after finishing a Group 2 state champion in the 100-meter competition. He won with a time of 11.06. Bergin also won in the Group 2 200 meters on Saturday afternoon with a school record time of 22.11, ...

Madison Girls Lacrosse Comes Up Short in Sectional Final

MADISON, NJ- In the North Jersey Group 1 Sectional Final between the two top seeds, it was 2 nd seeded Glen Ridge pulling the upset over top-seeded Madison 9-6. Glenn Ridge overcame a 2- goal halftime deficit to claim their title and snap Madison’s 6-game win streak.

“We established a culture, and we established who we are as a team,” said head coach Kayla Henderson.

New Jersey Reaches Its 50% Vaccination Goal Two Weeks Ahead of Schedule

June 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. 

“Before the arrival of vaccines in mid-December, our Administration set one of the most aggressive vaccination goals in the ...

This Friday, Juneteenth Will Be Celebrated as a State Holiday for the First Time

NEW JERSEY, NJ - This Friday, June 18, the state of New Jersey, for the first time, will celebrate Juneteenth as a state holiday. 

"On Juneteenth, we must commit to doing more to ensure equal access to all aspects of society – education, health care, housing, jobs, justice", said Governor Murphy.

In Madison, Mayor mayor Bob Conley proclaimed that the town will ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Governor Murphy today signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very seriously", ...

Murphy Nominates Superior Court Judge to Fill Pending County Prosecutor Vacancy

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has nominated Judge William A. Daniel to fill the role of Acting Union County Prosector, a vacancy that will be created when Lyndsay V. Ruotolo leaves the post next month to head up the state Division of Criminal Justice. The governor’s nomination of the Superior Court judge now heads to the state senate for ...

Murphy’s Pandemic-High Ratings Ease; High Marks on Handling of the Pandemic Continue, Taxes Still a Sore Spot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Murphy’s once-skyrocketing ratings have now returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-seven percent of residents currently have a favorable impression of the Governor (down from 54 percent in October 2020), while 36% have an unfavorable one (up from 28 percent).

Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff Today in Madison

TRENTON -All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff today, Wednesday June 9 to honor Private First Class Dalton Beals. who passed away last week in a training accident at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, announced Governor Murphy

“Private First Class Beals was beloved by his family, his community, and his state,” said ...

NJ Economic Development Agency Opens Community Development Grants to Reinvigorate Abandoned Offices, Malls

June 18, 2021

NEW JERSEY — In an effort to encourage the revitalization of vacant properties statewide, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will award 15 grants worth up to $50,000 each to eligible towns, counties, and redevelopment agencies.

The NJEDA opened applications for its 21st Century Redevelopment Program on May 24, allowing interested parties 45 days to submit a proposal ...

Madison Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Businesses and Individuals During Annual Awards Night

Madison, NJ- The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Night on Tuesday, June 8. The year-end celebration awards were given in eight categories to include business improvement, community service and the Extra Mile award.

 

"The Chamber's Annual Awards Night celebrated the outstanding achievements of a carefully selected group of distinguished ...

$15 Million In Grants Available For Summer Camps

Hackettstown – Summer Campers will receive a much-needed boost of financial aid this summer in response to the lock-down from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Health Service Commission announced $15 million in grants for eligible families in need of assistance for youth camps this summer. In a press release from Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman, summer youth camps will get a boost to upgrade ...

And the Winners of Madison's Extra Mile Awards Are......

MADISON, NJ - Madison's Extra Mile Awards ecognizes Madison employees who provide outstanding customer service and is the only Chamber honor determined by the general public. This year's winners are....

Francisco Irene of Cleaners Advantage, a delivery dry cleaning service that services Madison and the surrounding area 
Patrick Bray & Jackie Korn Bray ...

"Into The Light" Art Exhibit Continues to Run Virtually Through October 22

June 21, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey’s first Juneteenth observation was celebrated by the Morris County Board of County Commissioners and Art in the Atrium (ATA) with a virtual exhibit and sale of African American art entitled “Into the Light,” 

Into the Light” is the title of the Juneteenth celebratory exhibit as well as the title of the signature piece on display ...

Things to do in and Around Madison This Father's Day Weekend: June 18 - June 20

MADISON, NJ -  It's going to be a great weekend! Here's a ton of fun activities we found happening in and around town! What do you have planned?

Friday June 18

Hope One Van will be at NourishNJ, 36 Sussex Avenue; 9am - 2pm

Hope One Van will be at Interfaith Food Pantry; 4pm - 6:30pm

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt; June Bugs; Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 9am - 3:30pm

Free ...

Television Review: Reuniting with "Friends"

EAST BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL - With over 100 billion views across all platforms, Friends remains one of television’s biggest hits, and for the millions of fans who have been clamoring for a reunion for years, their wish was finally granted.

“Friends: The Reunion” began streaming on HBO Max on May 27. According to Variety, the special was viewed by an estimated 29% of U.S.

Allergy Alert: JUST Egg Plant Based Bites Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

June 21, 2021

JUST egg flavored plant-based bites are being recalled to undeclared allergens, announced Cuisine Solutions. The company announced the recall of a limited number of 2 pouch packages because the packages may contain an incorrect sealed pouch containing whole egg and milk products, they said.

The 8.4 oz recalled products have “Best Before” dates from FEB-22-2022 to APR-09-2022.  ...

Summer Drink Recipe: Energizing Strawberry Mojito Recipe

Who said cocktails couldn't be healthy? Try this energizing and delicious summer cocktail, created by The Chambers Center for Well Being nutritionist, Sharon.

Energizing Strawberry Mojito Recipe:

Strawberry Mojito: 1 serving

2 strawberries- fresh or frozen

4 small mint leaves

1 lime wedge

1/3 cup crushed ice

1 tsp stevia (if desired)

1 ½ oz. white rum

8 oz.

Table of Hope's Free Food Distribution is June 17 in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Table of Hope's free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday June 17 from 2pm - 3pm. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown).

Parsippany and Dover have temporary locations at Smith Field in Parsippany and Crescent Field in Dover

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COVID-19 Update for June 17 ; Madison Reports No New Cases for 7th Day in a Row

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ — There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported overnight in Madison, announced officials. The total number of cases remains at 874.  Today marks the seventh day in a row of no new cases. The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

There were 195 new positive PCR tests and 7 new confirmed deaths (6 more ...

COVID-19 Update for June 16 ; Madison Still Reporting No New Cases

NEW JERSEY, NJ — There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported overnight in Madison, marking the sixth day of no new cases for the town, announced officials. The total number of cases is 874.  The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

There were 224 new positive PCR tests and 7  new confirmed deaths (6 more since ...

COVID-19 Update for June 15 ; Madison Reports No New Cases

NEW JERSEY, NJ — There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported overnight in Madison, announced officials. Today marks the fifth day in a row of no new cases. The total number of cases remains at 874.  The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

There were 278 new positive PCR tests and11 new confirmed deaths (6 more ...

FDA Approves First Drug that Delays Decline Due to Alzheimer’s

June 16, 2021

CHICAGO, IL — During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association enthusiastically announced the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of aducanumab (Biogen/Eisai) for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. 

As this is the first FDA-approved drug that delays decline due to Alzheimer’s disease, ...

The Madison Health Department is holding COVID-19 a Vaccination Clinic Tuesday, June 15

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Health Department will the last of three COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on Tuesday June 15 from 9am - 11am 

The J&J Janssen COVID-19 vaccine will be given which is approved for anyone over 18 years of age.

There is no cost for the vaccine but appointments are required. Sign up at www.rosenet.org/covid

 

 

 

Morris County Regional Vaccination Center Plans to Phase Down; Say County Officials

ROCKAWAY, NJ - Morris County and Atlantic Health System (AHS) will be phasing down operations at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall over the next month as New Jersey closes in on its goal of vaccinating 70 percent of adults in response to the pandemic, announced county officials.

The Morris County vaccination center will remain ...

The Madison Health Department is holding COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Health Department will hold three COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics during the month of June. The dates of the clinics are:

Thursday June 10 from 5pm - 7pm
Saturday June 12 from 8:30am - 11:30am 
Tuesday June 15 from 9am - 11am 

The J&J Janssen COVID-19 vaccine will be given which is approved for anyone over 18 years of age.

There is no ...

New Jersey Continues Enhancing Addiction Treatment Efforts by Joining Treatment Resource Project

Human Services to Work with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Free Online Tool Will Bolster Efforts Help Consumers Find Trusted and High-Quality Addiction Treatment Options Across New Jersey

 (TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced today that New Jersey will be enhancing access to information about its addiction treatment ...

$150,000 Raised by the Women's Association for Atlantic Behavioral Health Initiatives at Morristown Medical Center

June 15, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Approximately $150,000 has been raised by the Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center during their Blue Skies Virtual Spring Fundraiser, announced the WAMMC. The money raised will be used to support the mental health initiatives for Atlantic Behavioral Health at Morristown Medical Center, they said.

“We are so very grateful to the Women’s Association ...

Good Grief Raises $160,000 With Annual 5K Run & Walk at Madison's Giralda Farms

Morristown, NJ – After more than a year of holding virtual events and fundraisers, Good Grief returned to an in-person format for its annual 5K Run & Walk on Sunday, June 6 at Giralda Farms.

The event drew more than 800 registrants to run, walk and volunteer and helped raise $160,000 to support free programs for grieving children and families.

“We were thrilled to be ...

The Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps Asks the Community For Continued Support

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps (MVAC) annual spring fundraising campaign is underway.

Residents and businesses have received donation letters in their mailboxes and members are hoping that residents will continue to support the organization. Past responses have been very generous, said the MVAC.

"In the past 12 months, MVAC’s expenses have risen ...

Table of Hope's Free Food Distribution is May 27 in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Table of Hope's free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday May 27 from 2pm - 3pm. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown).

No additional distributions will take place this week.

 

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Madison Farmers Market Will Be Open Today, Thursday June 17

June 17, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The 2021 Farmers Market will begin on Thursday, May 20, announced borough officials.  The Market will be located at Dodge Field, located between Central and Greenwood Avenues (use 49 Central Avenue for GPS purposes). The market will run from Thursday, May 20 until Thursday, November 18

The hours are 1pm - 6pm.

The 2021 season will feature all your favorite, ...

Morris County Youth Rally Against Line 3 Pipeline

Morristown, NJ -- A group of young people gathered in front of Bank of America on South Street in Morristown last week to protest the Line 3 tar sands pipeline being built in northern Minnesota.

Miles Gorman, the organizer of the protest, has been protesting near-daily outside of the Morristown bank for 30 days. According to Gorman, Bank of America along with JP Morgan Chase and TD Bank ...

The Borough of Madison To Receive the Historic Salem Oak

MADISON, NJ -The Salem Oak, which was considered the tallest white oak tree in New Jersey was over 500 years old when it died.  The historic tree may have died, but it will certainly live on. The NJ Foresters gathered all the acorns of this oak tree and planted one for each municipality in New Jersey.

The Borough of Madison has not received the historic Salem Oak but they have ...

New Jersey Is America's Best State to Live in, New WalletHub Study Says

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- A new study by WalletHub ranks New Jersey as the Best State to Live In.

The annual listing gave the Garden State high ranks for safety, education and healthcare, and quality of life. It ranked 49th in affordability, however.

New Jersey edged Massachusetts for the top spot, while neighboring New York came in third. New Mexico was rated the worst state. 

“You ...

The Madison Environmental Commission is Offering Free Milkweed Plants to Residents

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Environmental Commission is encouraging Madison residents to grow milkweed and to do so, they are offering FREE milkweed plants to Madison.

Milkweed is the only plant that monarch butterflies lay their eggs on. Their caterpillars depend on milkweed leaves for food. Pollinators, especially the monarch butterfly, are under threat from pesticide use and ...

Black Bear Sightings: What Madison Residents Should Know

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Black bear sightings have been reported throughout Morris County. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife offers the following bear safety tips on its website.

Black bears by nature tend to be wary of humans and avoid people. If, however, you encounter a black bear in your neighborhood or outdoors while hiking or ...

Madison Fire Department Completed 4 Days of Trench Rescue Training

June 17, 2021

MADISON, NJ -  Madison Fire Department along with departments from Morristown and Cedar Knolls recently completed four days of trench rescue training, announced Maureen Byrne, Public Safety and Madison Council President.

Firefighters worked in an eight-foot trench to remove a mannequin that was buried in a simulated trench collapse, said Byrne.

 

 

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Criminals Getting More Brazen in Vehicle Thefts; Say Police

BERNARDS, NJ - An officer from the Bernards Township Police Department has seen something he hasn't seen in all his 24 years on the force. Criminals stole a car and then went to the owners residence and burglarized the home.

Here's what happened. According to police, at approximately 3:40pm a Bernards resident went to a sporting event in Livingston. While attending the event, ...

Imposter PSE&G Worker Charged with False Public Alarm; Faked Gas Leak to Fairmount Ave. Resident

CHATHAM, NJ -- On May 28, 2021, at 9:57 a.m. Patrolman Anthony Campanelli was dispatched to a residence on Fairmount Avenue by the resident because an alleged worker from PSE&G had come to her door reporting a gas leak in the home. The alleged worker, who was wearing a hard hat and carrying a tool bag, presented a violation notice to the resident and requested she evacuate the ...

Appeal Denied for Former Church Youth Leader in Sexual Assault Case

June 18, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Superior Court of New Jersey has denied an appeal by a former volunteer leader at the Eternal Life Christian Center Church in Franklin Township who is currently serving a five-year sentence for criminal sexual contact with a minor. The Appellate Division supports the judge’s sentencing and found no reason to grant the appeal.

According to court documents, the ...

Madison to Discuss "Opt Out Cannabis Ordinance at June 28 Council Meeting

MADISON, NJ - Mayor Bob Conley stated that "opt-out cannabis ordinance" will be discussed at the June 28 meeting. Conley stated that the council is still working on the ordinance. The ordinance will be introduced on the 28 of June and the hearing will be scheduled for the first council meeting in July.

Background Information

Governor Murphy signed into law legislation ...

Man Sentenced in Connection with October 2019 Triple Fatality on Route 80

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Miguel Botero has been sentenced in connection with the triple fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on October 18, 2019, announced Morris County Acting Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker.

Botero, 30, was sentenced to an aggregate term of 17 years New Jersey State Prison, 12 years of ...

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June 9, 2021

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Coen, Range Win Primary Election in Madison

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It was a light turn out at the polls for the Primary Election.

For Madison Council, Democrat Eric Range and Debra Coen won the election over newcomer Thomas Haralampoudis. Turnout was light, with only 1,984 votes cast. Coen received 844 votes, Range received 720 votes and Haralampoudis received 417 votes.

At the county level, Morris County Commissioners Deborah Smith, John ...

Coen and Range Urge all Democrats to Vote on June 8

June 1, 2021

Councilwoman Debra Coen of Hoyt Street and Board of Health President Eric Range of Belleau Avenue urge all Madison Democrats to vote in the June 8 primary election. Coen and Range are running in a contested primary for the two seats on the Borough Council that are up for election in November. Coen is running for reelection in 2021, and Range is running for his first term on Council.

The ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: NJ Housing Costs Are a Serious Problem

June 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.

Similarly, eight in 10 feel it is “very” (49 percent) or ...

Strong housing market makes now the ideal time to move to Lantern Hill

Seniors find stress-free and vibrant life at New Jersey senior living community

As spring turns to summer and temperatures begin to heat up, the housing market typically follows suit. This year is no exception, and a strong sellers’ market makes now the right time for seniors considering a move to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living-developed and managed community in New Providence, ...

The NJ Real Estate Market Shows No Signs of Slowing Down Making it a Perfect Time to Check out Morristown!

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey real estate market is at a high, with urban dwellers seeking the peaceful calm of suburban life.  While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing, according to real estate experts.

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The Morristown National Historical Park Will Reopen With Limited Occupancy Levels on July 2

June 21, 2021

Morristown, NJ –   The Morristown National Historical Park will reopen with limited occupancy levels on July 2 at Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, Ford Mansion, and Washington's Headquarters Museum.

Effective July 2, visitors can enter the following visitor buildings from 10am - 4pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at its Jockey Hollow and Washington’s Headquarters ...

Chatham Borough Farmers' Market Celebrating 15th Season at Chatham Train Station

CHATHAM, NJ -- The 15th year of the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market is set to open Saturday, June 19 at the Chatham Train Station with returning and new vendors. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Among the new vendors are Fat Caps Gourmet Mushrooms, Grandma Emma's homemade peach cobbler, the Little Scent Shoppe, the Oldwick Soup Company, Sourland Mountain Spirits and Soul Bowls ...

Sankofa Heritage Collective of Morris County to Host Juneteenth Celebration at CCM

RANDOLPH, NJ — This year, the Sankofa Heritage Collective of Morris County will be hosting the eighth annual Juneteenth Celebration in partnership with the County College of Morris on Sat., June 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The free family-friendly event will feature a dedication ceremony to recognize the Honorable Carolyn Blackman, first woman and the first African American ...

Morris County Pride 2021 Coming to Morristown

June 19, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ.  –– The Morris County Pride 2021 outdoor festival will take place on Saturday, June 26th from 11 AM to 3 PM on the grounds of the Morris Museum. Limited tickets will be available at the door the day of the event. All advanced tickets are sold out.

“We have an incredible line up of acts from Morris County and beyond,” says Marie ...

Fort Nonsense To Be Closed This Summer Due To Paving Project

Morristown, NJ –  The Fort Nonsense, which is part of the Morristown National Historical Park will be closed to the public (pedestrians and vehicles) until approximately mid-September.

The closure is a result of a roadway and parking area pavement rehabilitation project that is expected to begin on or around June 14, 2021, said park officials. Fort Nonsense is located near the ...

The Madison Health Department is holding COVID-19 a Vaccination Clinic Saturday, June 12

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Health Department will hold three COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics during the month of June. The dates of the clinics are:

Thursday June 10 from 5pm - 7pm
Saturday June 12 from 8:30am - 11:30am 
Tuesday June 15 from 9am - 11am 

The J&J Janssen COVID-19 vaccine will be given which is approved for anyone over 18 years of age.

There is no ...

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June 20, 2021

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'So Many New Faces' at the North Jersey Pride Picnic

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Hundreds of individuals, couples and families spread out across Memorial Park last Sunday to celebrate Pride Month together. It was sponsored by North Jersey Pride, whose mission is “promote equality, celebrate family and support LGBTQ youth through fun and educational events.”

C.J. Prince, executive director as well as a South Orange resident, and a team ...

Madison Announces 2021 Date for Bottle Hill Day

MADISON, NJ -  Bottle Hill Day will take place in 2021, announced Debra Coen Community Affairs Liaison. The date is Saturday, October 2. The DDC is looking for sponsors and vendors. 

Anyone interested can contact the DDC at rosenet.org.

 

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Weekend Traffic Shift on Route 80 in Roxbury

June 18, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures and a traffic shift on I-80 westbound as the I-80 Bridges over Rockaway River replacement project advances in Roxbury, Jefferson and Rockaway.

Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 18, NJDOT’s Contractor, I.E.W. Construction Group Inc., is scheduled to close the left ...

The HOPE ONE Van Serves It's 20,000 Client; Van Will Make Stops Remaining Stops in June

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van has served it's 20,000 clients as of today, June 16, announced the Morris County Sheriff's Office.  The vehicle, which has trained staff on site, provides individuals with information about rehab, detox services, mental health services, recovery services. The team, wearing protective masks and gear, will also be offering ...

"Unmask the Children" Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted "Unmask the children", "My body, my choice", "We do not consent", "Follow the Science" and "We will vote you out!"

Through the honking car horns of supporters driving by and the ...

Statue Commemorating George Floyd Unveiled at Newark City Hall 

June 19, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes. 

In the following months, Floyd’s death elevated the “Black Lives Matter” movement on an ...

Ol' Blue Eyes In Bronze: Hoboken To Install Sinatra Statue On The Waterfront

HOBOKEN, NJ - "It's Sinatra's World, We Just Live In It..."

Here in Hoboken, Sinatra's legacy will loom even larger—as officials announce plans to install a Sinatra Statue, in the amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Sinatra Drive, along the city's scenic waterfront.

Frank often spoke of growing up in Hoboken, standing on the Hudson River's western ...

Aircraft Crashes Off Coast of Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Authorities are responding to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township,

The glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy said.  

It was unclear how many people ...

West Orange Police Officers Visit Baby They Delivered in Parents' Car in Their Driveway

June 11, 2021

West Orange Police Officers Michael McClellan and Andrew Scioscia pose with the proud parents Jordana and Lyle Silverman holding baby Camila. The happy reunion took place in the quiet residential neighborhood driveway where Camila was born on May 20th, 2021.

Officers McClellan and Scioscia were first on the scene at 4:00 a.m. when Jordana Silverman attempted to leave for the hospital. She made ...

Caldwell Business Owner Gives Back by Reducing Caregiver Stress on The Longest Day

CALDWELL, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ), the leading volunteer-driven voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research, is spotlighting people who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

With more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease or other ...

Donor Gifts Hillsborough Police with 2 New Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department has created a new Motorcycle Unit, with two new Harley Davidson FLHTP Motorcycles on order, purchased with a $60,000 donation from Dr. Cesar DePaco.

DePaco, a Someset County resident, is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made numerous donations of K-9’s and equipment to police departments across this ...

Gentle Ben is Looking For His Forever Home

Gentle boy looking for a home...

Gentle Ben was a stray who ended up at a rural animal shelter until he caught the eye of one of our rescuers who fell in love with him. Ben is just over 2 years old & he's a big boy at 89 pounds, but he is just such a wonderful pup, don't worry about his size. He can walk nicely on a leash and gets along with the other dogs, but it is important to ...

Dog of the Month - Kodac

Our June Dog of the Month, Kodac, is closing his eyes and making a wish for a forever home!

Meet Mr Handsome... ok - so that isn't his real name but that's what he is! Kodac Clayton has a smile that runs from ear to ear. As he is truly one of the happiest dogs in the world.

Despite being 65lbs at 4 years old - Kodac wants to be a lapdog! He loves nothing more than people and kids! ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Do those who have spent time in prison need the government to protect their housing rights or should the government stay out of this, and let landlords rent to whom they wish?

Under a new bill passed by the Senate and the Assembly, landlords in New Jersey would be banned from denying renters with criminal records. 

The bill, A1919, called the Fair Chance in Housing Act, has as its goal to give the previously incarcerated a better shot at finding a place to live. Supporters say it’s an important step toward ending housing discrimination ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: NJ Housing Costs Are a Serious Problem

June 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey.

Similarly, eight in 10 feel it is “very” (49 percent) or ...

Strong housing market makes now the ideal time to move to Lantern Hill

Seniors find stress-free and vibrant life at New Jersey senior living community

As spring turns to summer and temperatures begin to heat up, the housing market typically follows suit. This year is no exception, and a strong sellers’ market makes now the right time for seniors considering a move to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living-developed and managed community in New Providence, ...

Retro Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Retro Review

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When does a civilization begin to rot from its core?  What are the key issues that cause that civilization to die? These are the overarching questions that “the Father of African Literature,” Chinua Achebe, explores in his 1959 classic, Things Fall Apart.

Set in a Nigerian village, we learn that Okonkwo was a leading ...

New Summer Tours at Greenwood Gardens

June 19, 2021

Within driving distance from New York City, Newark, and Philadelphia, Greenwood Gardens, a non-profit 28-acre public garden in Short Hills New Jersey, offers a sensorial walk through the flora, fauna, fountains, Arts and Crafts follies, and antique garden ornaments from a time gone by. Visitors feel the effect of the timelessness of Greenwood as soon as they drive through the main gates where a ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

EWING, NJ — Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, ...

Head to Downtown Westfield Saturday for Free ‘Mini Grand Prix’ Car Racing

WESTFIELD, NJ — Start your engines! The Downtown Westfield Corporation is inviting people of all ages to participate in “Mini Grand Prix” racing this Saturday, featuring 1/18th scale cars under the tents on Quimby Street.

The races, sponsored by Extreme Party Racing, move at a scaled speed of 200 mph on a 20’ x 20’ track, with drivers at six ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

NJ Dentist Uses Dental Lasers to Painlessly Treat Patients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, spoke with TAPintoTV about the laser technology he uses at his practice, New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the many benefits this technology offers to his patients, notably the absence of pain for many dental procedures. “It’s probably the best technology that you could use in dentistry,” DalBon said. 

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Special Series: Economic Issues in New Jersey - High Property Taxes

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- The average New Jersey resident pays $931,698 in taxes over his or her lifetime, ranking New Jersey number one in the nation for highest state property taxes, according to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal.

So what should residents expect to get for paying such high property taxes? Why do people stay in New Jersey? TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian ...

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Resident: Make Voice Heard to Keep Voting Open for All

June 19, 2021

To the Editor:

America, are you listening? Are you watching?

These last few months have been trying – trying to stay positive about progression in our battle over the pandemic and the breath of fresh and professional air of the new Biden administration while being extremely nervous and fearful of the belief in the lie that our 2020 elections were not free and fair. Republican led ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

Saint Clare's Discusses What Happens When You Dial 9-1-1

June 21, 2021

Watch “9-1-1 Where is Your Emergency?” featuring John Cronin, Emergency Medical Services Manager, Saint Clare’s Health as he discusses what happens as soon as a 9-1-1 call is placed.

This video from the Saint Clare’s Health online series, ’Let’s Talk Health’, hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, originally ...

Representative Sherrill Statement Following Conclusion of Biden-Putin Summit

Washington, DC — Following the conclusion of a bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a former Russian policy officer in the US Navy, released the following statement:

“Today, President Joe Biden delivered a crucial message to Vladimir Putin: the United States’ posture is very different ...

Bob Hugin Named As Next Chair of NJGOP

SUMMIT, NJ – Jack Ciattarelli, the Republican candidate for New Jersey governor, today announced his support for businessman and former candidate for U.S. Senate Bob Hugin as the next chair of the NJGOP. Ciattarelli released the following statement:

“Bob Hugin is a self-made successful businessman, Marine Corps veteran, and the best possible leader for the NJGOP at this time.

FirstEnergy Receives Industry Recognition for Outage Restoration Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has once again earned recognition for its emergency response efforts from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a leading electric industry organization. FirstEnergy earned the "Emergency Recovery Award" for safely and efficiently restoring service to more than 371,000 of its customers ...

Remembering D-Day:New Jersey Veteran Remembers Landing on Normandy Beach

June 7, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ - Two years ago on the 75th anniversary of D-Day TAPinto published Matt Midura's story.  Midura died less than a year later on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. See Obituary. Here is again in its entirety.

 Matt Midura was a Hamilton boy, just 19-years old when, one year in the Army, he landed on the shores of Normandy Beach driving a commanding ...

Why Eating Breakfast Is A Healthy Way To Start The Day

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day - but is that true? Conflicting studies suggest that some researchers confirm the popular claim, and some refute it. Either way, each day, most people eventually “break” their overnight “fast.”

Intermittent fasting diets are common, and some people simply can’t handle chowing down early in ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...