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Morris County Freeholder Selen Calls on JCP&L CEO to Resign Over Storm Response; Wants Refunds for County Customers

August 9, 2020

Morris County Freeholder Tayfun Selen, a resident of Chatham, has called on JCP&L CEO Charles Jones to resign over the response to Tropical Storm Isaias, which impacted 150,000 Morris County customers on Tuesday.

Selen also asks JCP&L to refund customers for lost power in July and August. See his video below.

A transcript of Selen's video can be read below:

I am ...

Update from Madison Mayor Bob Conley; Aug. 5

MADISON, NJ - Mayor Conley provided an update after Tropical Storm Isaias.

"We started the day with fairly calm weather and ended it with beautiful evening, but in between we were hit with a very intense, fast moving storm", said Conley. "The path of Isaias had shifted from the forecast, putting Madison on the windy side of the eye, but our teams were ...

Madison Opens Cooling and Charging Center for Residents

MADISON, NJ - A cooling and charging center has been opened for all Madison residents without power. Residents may use Hartley Dodge Memorial located at Kings Road in Morristown.

The cooling and charging center will be open until 4:30pm on Wednesday August 5. 

 

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Despite Improving COVID Numbers, Murphy Scolds Young Bar-Goers, 'Folks, This Is Not a Game!'

August 11, 2020

Despite Knuckleheads, New Jersey's COVID Numbers Continue to Drop

TRENTON, NJ -- In the same press conference in which he reported at rate of transmission below 1 and the lowest numbers of hospital patients in ICU and on ventilators, and just four deaths, Gov. Phil Murphy chastised young bar-goers on the Jersey Shore at his COVID-19 press briefing on Monday.

"Folks, this is not a ...

NJ Health Commissioner Signs Directive So Long-Term Care Facilities Can Reopen in Phases

NEW JERSEY — Despite almost 7,000 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths across 679 long-term care facilities, New Jersey health officials and Gov. Phil Murphy believe there’s a way some can soon open their doors to visitors safely. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli signed a directive Monday for “phased in” re-openings at nursing homes across the Garden State, ...

Landlords Fear Coronavirus Relief for Renters Will Hurt Them

New Jersey lawmakers want to give renters up to 30 months to repay back rent

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New Jersey’s landlords say they are already seeing sharply lower rental income because of an executive ...

New Dashboard Will Track NJ's Contact Tracing Efforts

TRENTON, NJ — There are now 10 contact tracers per every 100,000 New Jersey residents - looking to limit the spread of COVID-19 by informing all potentially infected parties of steps they should be taking. 

A new dashboard, announced by Gov. Phil Murphy during a press conference Friday afternoon, will look to further detail steps taking place on the ground.

Murphy said ...

NJ Dedicates $25M to Small Landlords Overwhelmed by Pandemic

NEW JERSEY — Seeking to extend COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords, who have had to reckon with a moratorium on evictions since April, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program Friday.

According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to10 unit properties, which will specifically be eligible for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Advertising Campaign Targets 30-something's 'Risky Behaviors'

TRENTON, NJ – The state’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is targeting, among others, the 30-and-under population because of the “risky behaviors” they have exhibited.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the “For Each Other, For Us All” campaign is debuting this week in advertising across TV, radio, ...

Long-Term Care Facilities to Get $155 Million to Boost Coronavirus Response

August 11, 2020

Pay increases, testing for staff part of aid package as NJ sets new rules for care

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New Jersey plans to invest $155 million to help beleaguered long-term care facilities strengthen their ...

Unresolved Grief Still Affecting Scores of New Jersey Residents in COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Monday will mark the doleful anniversary of the first COVID-19 death recorded in New Jersey.

Since March 10, there have been some 14,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, about 1,900 more suspected deaths and millions of heartbroken friends and family left behind.

Their mourning was especially impacted during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, when friends and ...

New Jersey Unveils 'For Each Other, For Us All' COVID-19 Advertising Campaign

TRENTON, NJ — The state’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is targeting a variety of audiences, including the at-risk and 30-and-under populations, as well as multicultural communities.

Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the “For Each Other, For Us All” campaign is debuting this week with advertising ...

Roundtable: What Health and Policy Experts Saw as COVID Exposed Structural Racism

Racial, economic disparities are driving calls for health care to be made more equitable

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NJ Spotlight and NJTV News hosted a virtual roundtable last week focused on the impact of ...

Madison Area YMCA Saves 123 Lives with Blood Drive

Over 35 blood donors came out to support the Madison Area YMCA blood drive on Monday with their lifesaving blood. One unit of blood can help up to 3 different patients so 123 lives will be impacted from this blood drive. The blood supply is at a dangerously low level due to Covid-19 and New Jersey Blood Services is desperately seeking large venues where blood drives can be held while maintaining ...

A $50M Fix for NJ’s Overworked Unemployment System Underway

August 11, 2020

Lawmakers clear bill that would use federal coronavirus relief funding to improve outdated technology

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A $50 million share of New Jersey’s federal coronavirus-relief funding would ...

TAPinto Offers Special Introductory Packages

Our Special Introductory Packages provide our local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns.  For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3gi5QJ7

Looking for a job? The Morris School District is Hiring Long Term Substitutes

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District has announced that they are looking to hire long term substitute teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.

Salary is $195 per day.

Interested individuals can fill out an application HERE

 

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Here’s what taxpayers need to know about the home office deduction

The home office deduction allows qualifying taxpayers to deduct certain home expenses on their tax return. With more people working from home than ever before, some taxpayers may be wondering if they can claim a home office deduction when they file their 2020 tax return next year.

Here are some things to help taxpayers understand the home office deduction and whether they can claim ...

As People Look to Fill Their Time During COVID, Audiobooks Boom, Says Author

August 11, 2020

FANWOOD, NJ -- When was the last time someone read you a story?

If it hasn't been since kindergarten, it might be time to rediscover this simple pleasure being enjoyed by people around the world in growing numbers. Having someone read to you is totally acceptable for adults... and its happening more and more frequently. 

"Audiobooks require only that you listen ...

Madison Librarian Offers Reading Recommendations

Reading Recommendations

Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle (available on Hoopla) - Lil and Frank married young, and were launched into their courtship and marriage when they learned that they'd both lost a parent at a young age. But over time, that marriage grew and deepened and strengthened, with each harboring their secrets from one another, each still wishing for so much more understanding ...

All Or Nothing At All: Sinatra Doc Now Airing on Netflix

HOBOKEN, NJ - Frank Sinatra was renowned for giving "All Or Nothing At All." The iconic singer, as temperamental as he was talented, is the focus of Alex Gibney's two-part documentary—profiling Sinatra's meteoric rise and tumultuous, roller coaster career from beginning to end.

Of course that beginning was in Hoboken, where Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All spends a ...

Macculloch Hall Shares Pickled Peach Recipe

August 10, 2020

It's the season for peaches! Try a "quick" refrigerator pickled peaches recipe for a delicious addition to salads, meat dishes and desserts, said the staff at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum.

Louisa Macculloch’s cookbook contains many recipes for pickling, preserving, and jellying oranges, plums, tomatoes, and peaches. This makes perfect sense considering her husband, ...

Food Distribution in Morristown; Friday August 7

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There will be a food distribution event on Friday August 7 at St. Margareth Church located at 6 Sussex Avenue in Morristown.

The event, sponsored by I'M Morristown/Yo Soy Morristown,  will begin at 10am.

Those attending are asked to wear a mask and bring a large bag.

 

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Madison's Slamwich Will Reopen Monday August 3

MADISON, NJ -  Slamwich Scratch Kitchen in Madison has announced that it will be reopening Monday August 3. 

The restaurant will be doing a select menu as well as reduced hours.

In a Facebook post, the restaurant stated, "we are super excited to get you guys some of our fan favorites including that pastrami and BLT! Be sure to come in and support your local Slamwich ...

John Dazzo Completes Eagle Project for Madison's St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

August 11, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- John Dazzo, a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 33 in Fanwood, recently completed the work stage of his Eagle project, which consisted of building nine dog beds for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, located in Madison, NJ.

"I noticed on their website that they were requesting donations of dog beds. Out of the 40 beds that they were ...

United Way Kicks Off Virtual School Supplies Drive

Need for school supplies even greater due to the pandemic

United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking help from volunteers and donations of new school supplies for its annual United Way Tools for School drive, which provides students with the basic tools needed for learning in any classroom — either in school or virtually from home.

Children still will need basic ...

Vince Family & Madison Honda Conducts Food Drive for Needy Families

MADISON, NJ - The summer continues to effect people all over New Jersey. First COVID-19, then a Tropical Storm and then power outages. And yet, there is no shortage of good people giving back to their community.

Recently, in the Rose City of Madison, a food drive has been being conducted over the last two weeks by premier New Jersey Honda dealer, Vince Family & Madison ...

GoFundMe Started for Madison Man Hit By Train

MADISON, NJ - Nineteen year old Madison resident Christoph Szotak has been identified as the man killed by a NJ Transit train in Convent Station this past Wednesday. 

A gofundme has been created in memory of Szotak. As of Saturday, the fund has raised $12,605 out of a goal of $10,000.

 "CJ and his beautiful family have been a shining light guiding so many through dark ...

Mosquito Spraying to Occur Tonight in Madison

August 7, 2020

MADISON, NJ – The Morris County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in Madison tonight, August 7.  ATVs will be spraying in the area of Chateau Theirry Avenue, Belleau Avenue, Windsor Place and all streets within the Madison Commons, announced officials.

Spraying will take place between 5pm and 10pm.

"If everyone would take steps around their own homes to eliminate standing ...

Information Regarding Yard Debris Collection in Madison

MADISON, NJ - After Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through town, many Madison residents are left with debris scattered throughout their yards. The Borough of Madison will be picking up the yard debris, announced officials.

"As you clean up your properties from the storm, please take advantage of normal yard waste pickup for most of the debris", said Mayor Conley. "I have ...

Tornado Watch for the Madison Area; Tuesday August 4

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As Tropical Storm Isaias moves into the area, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch from 7:20am until 4pm. A flash flood watch also remains in effect until midnight.

Weather models now show the hurricane merging with an approaching front on its path to New Jersey, a process that will enable the storm to maintain its strength throughout the day Tuesday. This ...

Widespread Power Outage in Madison

August 10, 2020

MADISON, NJ - There is a widespread power outage in Madison, announced officials.

Crews are on the scene to assess the situation. Residents are asked to only call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

 

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Wait List Open For Senior Affordable Apartments in Madison

MADISON, NJ - The wait list is now open for senior affordable apartments in Madison. Applications for The Rexford S. Tucker Senior Housing located at 15 Chateau Thierry Avenue, will close when 300 applications are received or on September 15, said officials.

The Madison Housing Authority was established in 1970 in response to local citizens' efforts to assure that families of ALL income ...

Power Restored to All Madison Residents

MADISON, NJ - Power has been restored to all Madison residents, announced Borough Officials. 

Residents who are still without power, are asked to call 973-966-7330

 

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New Jersey Schools Reopen: Pressure Mounts for Delayed Start

August 7, 2020

Top administrator association makes public plea to start the year with virtual-only instruction

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A month out from Labor Day, pressure is mounting for a remote-only opening for New Jersey ...

Two Madison Residents Earn Dean's List at Bates College

LEWISTON, ME- Two Madison residents have been named to the Dean's List at Bates College.  The following students have been recognized:

Olivia Kranefuss  is a sophomore majoring in environmental studies at Bates.
Pierson Rambusch is a sophomore majoring in neuroscience at Bates.

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading ...

Governor Mandates Face Coverings At All Times Inside School Buildings

NEW JERSEY - Face coverings will be required for all students at all times while inside a school building, regardless of social distancing, unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health, stated Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday, August 3.

The New Jersey Department of Education is finalizing a document regarding reopening plans. The updated guidance on face coverings will also ...

Jasey, Lampitt & Downey to Introduce Bill to Require School Year to Begin With All-Remote Learning Amid COVID-19

 

Measure Would Also Allow for Districts to Delay Start of School Year to Prepare

TRENTON - Out of concern for the health and safety of students, teachers and their families while New Jersey continues to grapple with COVID-19, Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, Pamela Lampitt and Joann Downey plan to introduce legislation to require school districts to provide virtual or remote ...

YMCA Outdoor Youth Sports Skill Development Programs: Summer Session II Begins August 10

August 7, 2020

The Madison Area YMCA invites members and non-members to register for our limited capacity outdoor youth sports skill-development programs! Sports programs offered for ages 4 through grade 4 include Archery, Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse and Soccer. Classes start the week of August 10 and meet for 45 minutes for 4 weekly sessions. Four-day 1-hour Sports and Games Mini Clinics and four-day ...

Madison High School Summer Workouts Canceled Due to Impending Storm

MADISON, NJ - The Madison High School has canceled the voluntary outdoor summer workouts for Tuesday August 4, due to the impending storm, announced school officials.

Due to current restrictions, athletes are unable to use indoor space.

 

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NJSIAA Releases Guidelines for 2020 High School Cross-Country Season

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) has released updated guidelines for the upcoming 2020 cross-country season. There will be no group championships or New Jersey Meet of Champions in 2020, driven by the NJSIAA’s desire to limit travel and mixing of athletes from around the state.

However, there will be sectional ...

Driver Killed in Morris Township Was 72 Year Old Madison Resident

August 2, 2020

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  A single car crash in Morris Township on Saturday, August 1, claimed the life of 72 year old Madison resident Donn Russell, confirmed authorities. 

According to authorities, Russell was driving on Park Avenue in the area of Powder Horn Drive and veered off the road. He was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed Morris Township Police Chief Mark ...

Madison Man Killed in Fatal Train Collision in Convent Station

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A man, identified as 19 year old Madison resident Christoph Szotak, has been killed by a NJ Transit train in Convent Station, said officials.

The incident occurred Wednesday evening, approximately 9:30pm said authorities. Szotak was struck by the eastboand Morris & Essex Train on its way to Hoboken.

Authorities have stated that the New Jersey Transit Police are ...

A Statement from the Morris County Chiefs of Police Association

To the citizens of Morris County

The topics of police reform and de-funding the police are still hot button issues both locally and nationwide. However, on behalf of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, I would like to a few moments to tell you why policing in Morris County is "A Step Ahead" of our counterparts nationwide. While we do realize that we are not always perfect, ...

Bill Package Will Address Long Lines and Delays at Motor Vehicle

August 9, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Senator Anthony M. Bucco has introduced a legislative package to provide a solution to the long lines and delays at motor vehicle.

“MVC’s performance during the pandemic has been abysmal, from top to bottom,” said Bucco. “The coronavirus simply exposed systemic shortcomings and inefficiencies that have plagued operations at the commission for far too ...

NJ Lawmakers Want Changes to Help Nursing Homes Deal with Deadly Outbreaks

Bills would increase oversight, raise salaries and more based on consultants’ report

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New Jersey has begun implementing a handful of expert recommendations to help nursing homes ...

Supreme Court Arguments over NJ’s New $9.9B Borrowing Law Focus on What’s a Real Emergency

Republican challenge also questions limits on what state can pay back

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Arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday over Gov. Phil Murphy’s $9.9 billion borrowing ...

A Growing Tribute of Condolences to State Senator Ron Rice on the Passing of His Wife of 35 Years

August 6, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Elected officials and political leaders from all over the state are sending in words of condolences to State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, Ronald L. Rice (Newark) on the sudden passing of his beloved wife of 35 years, Shirley Rice. Mrs. Rice passed away unexpectedly on the morning of August 4, 2020. Shirley Rice, a long time champion for collegiate ...

Rosemary Becchi Opens Up Wayne Office for Congressional Campaign

July 28, 2020

WAYNE, NJ - The Rosemary Becchi for Congress campaign opened up a new office in Wayne, NJ right in the middle of a busy strip mall and shopping center.  The Preakness Shopping Center in Wayne will provide a visible storefront for the 11th Congressional District Candidate and her staff for their daily operations.

"We chose to open a second campaign office here in Wayne, because we ...

Madison Democrats Plan Virtual Wine Tasting Event

Madison Democrats plan to honor their 2020 candidates for Madison Borough Council, Councilmember John Hoover of Overhill Drive and former Councilman Bob Landrigan of Green Village Road, with a Virtual Wine and Cheese Tasting to be held on Friday, July 31 at 6:30 PM. 

 

The tasting event will be conducted via Zoom and will feature a professional sommelier.  The cost is $55 per ...

KLSIR Enjoys Expansion in Challenging World of Morris County Real Estate

July 9, 2020

MADISON, NJ – The economic shutdown caused by COVID-19 has been a challenge, but it hasn’t stopped Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty (KLSIR) from continuing to expand its client base in Madison and beyond.

Key to this growth: The vision and ambition of KLSIR owner Michael Lattmann. His expertise in the world of North Jersey real estate has fostered KLSIR’s ...

The Boyd Eckhardt Team at Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty Receives High Praise from Existing Clients

MADISON, NJ -The Boyd Eckhardt Team at Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty knows the value of exceptional client service to their clients, which is why their mission is to set the benchmark for premium customer satisfaction in the real estate industry.

Their polished and skilled team knows that professional, impeccable follow-up and proactive insight lead their real ...

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July 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Update for Aug. 11; Madison Cases Increase By 1

August 11, 2020

MADISION, NJ - As of today, August 11, Morristown reported one new cases. There are 160 positive COVID-19 cases in Madison , announced officials

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 185,475 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,273 (12 new positives) total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 14,037 (an increase of 30) deaths in the state, with ...

How Much Has NJ Spent Battling COVID-19? $573 Million and Counting

Analysis of state spreadsheet helps put dollar amounts to food aid, PPE, laptops, temporary morgues, field hospitals and much more

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New Jersey spent more than $573 million on thousands of ...

NJ Contact Tracers Aren’t Reaching All the People Who May Be Spreading COVID

State now posting results showing fewer than two-thirds can be tracked

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New Jersey’s contact tracers were able to successfully contact fewer than two-thirds of the COVID-19 positive ...

What You Can Do Right NOW to Lose Extra Pounds due to Quarantine

With life disrupted in so many ways, it is likely that previous activity routines have been upended and stress has increased which can create the perfect storm for putting on extra pounds.  One reason we know that we need to keep our weight from getting too far out of control is that obesity is associated with serious complications in people who contract COVID-19.  Losing weight during ...

Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health Now

Hi everyone - How have you been doing taking care of yourselves?

It has surely been a few very stressful months.  I want to share some tips on how we can develop a stronger heart - literally and figuratively.  Some simple strategies you can start right now which will improve your heart health along with a link to some easy, healthy breakfast recipes are listed below.

Five Steps to Mastering Your Content Strategy as Part of Your Business Comeback

It's not enough during the summer of 2020 to prospect for new business in the usual kind of way.  In a post COVID world, marketing strategies need to be laser focused and executed precisely.  No one has any time to waste.

An exceptional content marketing strategy can be the difference between high performing success and tragic business results in 2020.  Why content ...

How to Handle the Loss of a Job

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic job loss has skyrocketed throughout the country. With countless industries being devastated by the pandemic, chances are you know someone that has lost their job or been furloughed. Maybe you even are that someone. Well, you’re not alone. But aside from applying for unemployment benefits, what else can you do to get your finances in order? Here ...

Family Fun Outdoors at the Madison Area YMCA

August 8, 2020

Madison Area YMCA members had a great time outdoors at Family Fun Night on Friday, July 31. Kids enjoyed many fun and safe socially distanced activities such as an obstacle course, reading and dancing.

Generous sponsors Pine Acres Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Hospice of New Jersey, along with community partners HomeWell Care Services and Madison Chatham Coalition, helped to make ...

Madison's Downtown Concert Series Features Jumping the Gun; Friday Aug 7

MADISON, NJ -  Rock and soul rolls its way into Madison tonight, 6-8 p.m., for the next installment of the Downtown Concert Series featuring Jumping the Gun.

The  band will play for free on the lawn of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts at 9 Main St.

All concert goers are invited to set up chairs and blankets on the lawn for a more comfortable listening ...

YMCA MiniQuest Campers Design Boats

Children in the MiniQuest Specialty Camps at the Madison Area YMCA conducted a science experiment using only aluminum foil to design and build boats. The challenge was to craft a boat that could float while holding five pennies and a few marbles. As an extra challenge, magnets were added for even more weight. The kids had so much fun building and modifying their boats to hold as much weight as ...

Madison Library Continues to Offer Contactless Pickup

August 10, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library continues to offer contactless pickup for community members.

Residents can place a hold via our catalog, by calling (973-377-0722) or by emailing  reference@madison.mainlib.org  for adult requests or at childrens@madison.mainlib.org  for children’s and teen requests.

Residents will receive a ...

Gingham Giraffe Preschool Offers Full Day Pre-K, Half Day K Enrichment

Chatham, NJ - The Gingham Giraffe Preschool is no stranger to change. When the Director opened the school thirty years ago, there were very few nursery schools with an academic focus.

"The ultimate goal is to prepare children for Kindergarten. That means socially, emotionally, physically, and academically."

 With the changing needs of parents in the last thirty years, and ...

Make A Splash with Outdoor Aquatics through the Madison Area YMCA

Ready to make a splash with outdoor aquatics at the Madison Area YMCA’s partner pools Florham Park Municipal Pool and Chatham Fish & Game Club? Lifeguards and health and safety officers are on duty throughout all of our aquatics offerings.

Outdoor lap swim reservations are available for Madison Area YMCA members on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 a.m. at Chatham Fish & Game ...

Madison Pool Offering "End of Season Memberships"

August 10, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  This summer has been hot! The Madison Pool is offering residents a chance to cool off. Memberships are now 50% off .

"Our water is clean, and we have passed and exceeded all current State of NJ health regulations and inspections", said pool officials."Due to the pandemic, some of our regular, loyal members did not join us. It's not too late! Come on in, ...

Kirby Students Learn through Creative Curriculum

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA follows the Creative Curriculum, using fun activities, such as this week’s lesson plan on different modes of transportation, as a vehicle for learning as well as setting developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for students in four stages: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. These stages encourage ...

President Trump Set to Arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport Thursday Evening

BEDMINSTER, NJ — President Donald Trump is coming back to Bedminster for the second time in three weeks.

According to the President's itinerary, he was set to arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport Thursday evening at around 9 p.m. after a day that was to include three separate stops in Ohio, including one at the Whirlpool Corp. manufacturing plant.

Trump was just in Bedminster ...

Today is World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Overcome the Stigma of HPV and Throat Cancer.

With the world’s attention focused on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, we believe the time is also right to bring the public’s attention to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of expanding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine’s use to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years.  The first HPV vaccine was approved in ...

Latest Advances in Cancer Care Presented at Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Oncology Symposium”

Cutting-edge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer were brought to the forefront on June 27th during Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium,” an event sponsored by Atlantic Health System Cancer Care and held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Attended by nearly 160 top oncology professionals, the half-day ...

718 Remain Without Power in Florham Park with Out of Town Power Trucks Seen in Town

August 8, 2020

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - 32,530 Morris County residents are still without power and 718 of them are from Florham Park as of 8:00am this morning, as we head into the fourth day of post Hurricane Isaias's havoc.

Power trucks from out of state were spotted throughout Florham Park this morning.

Last evening, Police Chief Orlando issued the following update:

Residents,

I understand ...

Haunted Red Mill Postponed for 2020

After much deliberation the Haunted Red Mill Committee and Red Mill Museum Village Board of Trustees sadly must announce that the 2020 30th Anniversary Edition of the Haunted Red Mill will be postponed until 2021. This decision was made as we look to provide a safe environment for our Haunted Red Mill guests, and for all of our 75 plus volunteers and staff who work so hard to make the event so ...

Morristown St. Patrick's Day Parade Set For September Has Been Canceled

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade was canceled in March due to the pandemic but organizers were hopeful that the parade could and would be rescheduled for September. 

The rescheduled parade was slated for September 19, however, that too has now been canceled. 

Last week the Trustees of the Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade met and decided to cancel ...

Armed Carjacking in South Orange Tuesday

August 11, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department has posted an alert on the South Orange website about an armed carjacking this morning. TAPinto SOMA will update the situation as more information becomes available. 

The posted description states: On Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at approximately 9:15 a.m., victim states while he was parking on Massel Terrace he was approached ...

Reports: Rutgers Football Team Sidelined After Big Ten Votes to Cancel Season

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The return of Coach Greg Schiano to the sidelines will have to wait after the Big Ten voted Sunday to cancel the fall sports season.

The schools voted 12-2 to call off the fall sports season in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to several published reports.

A spokesman in the Rutgers athletics department said he was aware of the reports, but said ...

UPDATE: Bridgewater Police Searching for Missing Juvenile

UPDATE: Found

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking help in finding a missing juvenile, last seen at 7:08 p.m. Sunday on Washington Valley Road.

According to police, Magdalen Langon, 15, is missing.

Langon has an olive complexion, is 5 feet, 4 inches, 125 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt/tank, black shorts and black ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 

 

It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...

Book Recommendations from the Madison Library

Reading Recommendations

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter (available on Hoopla and CloudLibrary)- A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it's only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer's twisted work becomes clear. Sara's ex-husband, police ...

Zimmerli's New eMuseum Helps it Stay Relevant and Vital During Pandemic

August 10, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Museums such as the Zimmerli find themselves at a critical crossroads as they search for ways to remain relevant even while their galleries have been forced to close by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the recent launch of its eMuseum, the staff at the Zimmerli is showing that even if you can’t come to the art museum on the College Avenue campus, maybe it can come to ...

Butterfly Tent Safari to Open at Essex County Environmental Center

ROSELAND, NJ —Butterfly Tent Safari at the Essex County Environmental Center will be held from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 14. The Butterfly Tent Safari will feature live butterflies and a butterfly take-away craft for all ages making it a great experience for families to enjoy. The usual program has been modified to promote social distancing and visitors are required to wear ...

Classic Car Show at Fanwood Train Station on Sunday Will Also Collect Food for Local Pantries

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fabio’s Bistro has organized a classic car show to support the food pantries at St. Bartholomew Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Sunday, August 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fanwood train station (South Ave.)

 

St. Bartholomew and  Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) parishes in Scotch Plains have experienced a dramatic increase in ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

NJ Family Law Attorney Advises Clients How to Keep a Positive Outlook in Difficult Situations

August 10, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Catherine Riordan, Esq., of Riordan & Associates, a boutique divorce and family law firm, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about her career and how she is able to help her clients through difficult and challenging life situations. 

Riordan and Brodeur spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, ...

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Wed, August 12, 5:00 PM

New Life Fellowship, Madison

Rescheduled Let's Get Outside Carnival

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, August 13, 11:00 AM

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Twilight Done Right

Education Health & Wellness

GUEST COLUMN: Mother, Teacher Lives in Fear of COVID-19

August 8, 2020

I’m a black single mother of two children. I have a 9-year-old daughter, who is amazing, and a 6-year-old autistic son, who is equally as amazing. I am also a proud and very involved special education resource teacher in the Paterson School District who lives in fear of COVID-19. 

Teaching has been my passion for as long as I can remember.  Before March 17, my days consisted of ...

A HERO IN THE MAKING: The Mild-Mannered Man with Autism Behind One of PBS’s Newest Superheroes

PBS premiered a new multiplatform animated PBS KIDS series, co-produced by Twin Cities PBS and Portfolio Entertainment, titled “Hero Elementary” on June 1, 2020.  The school’s students are a diverse cadre who are super – literally.  Because they’re still kids, however, their powers and other aspects of growing up are still a ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No Justice, No Peace: Why Passing The Justice in Policing Act is So Crucial

July 30, 2020

This country desperately needs to eradicate our epidemic of police violence and its destructive impact on black communities. 

Solving the problem of police violence will take more than enacting evidence-based policies. It will require the country to confront its long history of systemic racism, white supremacy, gun culture, and police militarization.

Police violence disproportionately ...

Rosemary Becchi challenges Mikie Sherrill to Three Debates and Calls Live Debates Essential to the Democratic Process

August 10, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ: Rosemary Becchi, the Republican challenger in the 11th Congressional District in New Jersey, issued a letter challenging Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill to 3 debates to be held across the district, beginning in September and ending in mid-October.

“With record unemployment and an economy destroyed by the pandemic, too many people are staying awake at night worrying ...

Dirty Dozen Part 1: Taxpayers should be on the lookout for these scams

All tax scams put taxpayers at risk. This is the first of two tips taking a closer look at the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. This year, taxpayers should be especially, watchful for aggressive schemes related to COVID-19 relief, including Economic Impact Payments.

Here is a recap of the first six scams in this year's Dirty Dozen.

Phishing: Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake ...

Former Recall Murphy Organizer Files Massive FEC Complaint against Hirsh Singh for Misappropriating and Defrauding Republican Voters

For immediate release

Hackensack, NJ - Draining the swamp means the entire swamp. Today Monica Brinson, former Co-Founder of the Recall Murphy Petition, filed a massive FEC complaint against Hirsh Singh, Singh for Senate and Shore News Network. Brinson said, "I find it shameful, disgusting and quite frankly embarrassing that Hirsh Singh ran what appears to be an illegal campaign for U.S.