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Update from Madison Mayor Bob Conley; Friday June 5

June 5, 2020

The most recent reporting from the State shows 163,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey; 6,548 are in Morris County, and 137 cases in Madison, an increase of four since my report on May 29.

We are all looking forward to outdoor dining and our favorite shops opening up on June 15. There has been a bit of banter on social media about all the steps other towns are doing, while wondering ...

Outdoor Dining Resumes June 15; Borough of Madison Passes Resolution, Waves Fees

MADISON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order, today, allowing restaurants and bars to begin to offer in-person outdoor dining on Monday June 15. While some towns, like Morristown and Somerville are petitioning the state and Department of Transportation to allow streets to be shut down in order to expand the dining experience, Madison has already made accommodations to help businesses ...

June 5 Proclaimed as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Madison

MADISON, NJ - June 5 has been proclaimed "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" by Madison Mayor Bob Conley. Conley made the proclamation at the Wednesday May 27 town hall meeting.

Theresa Turco, a volunteer with the New Jersey chapter of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun for Gun Sense in America, accepted Conley’s proclamation for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

In ...

What a Trip to the NJ MVC Office Will Look Like In Midst of COVID-19

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC) has retrofitted all of its agencies with plexiglass barriers. 

It’s one of many changes necessary when operations restart across the state starting June 15. 

“Motor vehicle commission used to mean a lot of people crowded into small spaces,” Sue Fulton, Chair and the Chief Administrator of the ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

Gov. Murphy Extends NJ's Public Health Emergency for Fourth Month; Stay-at-Home Order Still in Effect

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has extended the public health emergency originally declared on March 9 for a fourth month.

Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed, which is what the governor did today. He signed the second extension on April 7 and third extension on May 6.  

“As we move forward ...

NJ Sets Outdoor Dining Rules: Tables Up to Eight Spaced Six Feet Apart, Expansion of Premises Permitted

TRENTON, NJ — Up to eight people will be allowed to be seated together —but tables must be situated at least six feet apart — under state-imposed outdoor dining rules for food and beverage establishments, which take effect on June 15.

In addition, Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order related to the coronavirus leaves it up to local officials to allow these ...

Gov. Murphy Commends How NJ Continues to Peacefully Protest for George Floyd

NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer saw at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday. 

Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor Michael Soriano estimating as many as 4,000 people marching in ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

COVID-19 Clinical Research Study Underway at Atlantic Health System, Including Immune Response Study

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As of today, June 4, there are more than 162,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Jersey. Although there is no currently available vaccine against coronavirus, Atlantic Health System is calling on its expertise and national reputation for conducting cutting-edge clinical trials in oncology, neuroscience as well as cardiology, to look for effective treatments for ...

Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15.

Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months at supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses, there could be a decided lack ...

Reports: Health Dept. Workers Say Deaths of NJ's Elderly Were Preventable in Letter to State Lawmakers

NEW JERSEY -- Claiming that Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli could have done more to save the lives of the elderly, a group Health Dept. workers wrote to state lawmakers to say they "have no idea what specific data points the governor uses to make decisions, because he rarely consults with them," according to reports by News 12 NJ and ...

Deirdre's House Continuing to Provide Services to Child Victims During Covid19

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Immediately after the governor’s shelter in place order, Deirdre’s ...

Save a Life, Blood Drive at the Madison Community Arts Center; June 2

MADISON, NJ - There will be a community Blood Drive on Tuesday June 2 at the Madison Community Arts Center. The drive will take place from 2pm - 7pm.  Those interested in donating blood and/or platelets need to schedule an appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=Madison%20Arts

Blood donation is a safe process, and ...

Madison Business Update; Friday June 5

June 5, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced that non-essential businesses may reopen their doors for curbside pickup, as of Monday May 18.  Any business that is reopening that would like to be a featured business (for free), can email TAPinto Madison at madisoneditor@tapinto.net

Stores reopening include:

Alfred's
Aloha Bubble
Beneath The Surface Spa
Cambridge Street ...

Borough of Madison Post Job Opportunity

MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison has posted a job opportunity. The job is for a confidential secretary, finance and personnel departments.

Interested applicants need to complete a Borough application at https://www.rosenet.org/280/Job-Opportunities

Applications must be received by the Borough of close of business on June 22. 

 

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Madison Business Update; Thursday June 4

MADISON, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced that non-essential businesses may reopen their doors for curbside pickup, as of Monday May 18.  Any business that is reopening that would like to be a featured business (for free), can email TAPinto Madison at madisoneditor@tapinto.net

Stores reopening include:

Alfred's
Aloha Bubble
Beneath The Surface Spa
Cambridge Street ...

Madison Business Update; Wednesday June 3

MADISON, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced that non-essential businesses may reopen their doors for curbside pickup, as of Monday May 18.  Any business that is reopening that would like to be a featured business (for free), can email TAPinto Madison at madisoneditor@tapinto.net

Stores reopening include:

Alfred's
Aloha Bubble
Beneath The Surface Spa
Cambridge Street ...

Hip New Jersey: You are invited to NJ's Star-Studded one hour telethon tonight at 8PM to Benefit New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund 

May 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More

Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television series, and News ...

Memorial Day Facts for Children and Adults

Memorial Day Facts For Kids:

Memorial Day is celebrated to honor and remember all the men and women who died fighting for our country.  These men and women dedicated their lives so we can be a free nation.Some people get Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day confused. Veteran’s Day is a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the US armed forces, Memorial ...

Madison Residents Show Their Appreciation for Front Line Workers Through Art

MADISON, NJ - Madison residents took their skills to the pavement to show their appreciation to all frontline workers. 

"Special thanks to Madison residents, Jade Heeneham, Connor Erezuma, Sara Taddeo and Maggie Minogue for their awesome artwork thanking our frontline workers", said borough officials.

Check out their artwork on the Prospect Street parking ...

Madison Restaurant Update for Friday June 5

June 5, 2020

MADISON, NJ -Restaurants in Madison are continuing to serve their patrons with several take out options.  The following restaurants are offering curbside pickup, take out and delivery options

54 Main
Baba's Bakery & Cafe
Bagel Chateau
Begum Palace
Biladi Grill
Blue Basil Catering
Blue Wazabi
Bottle Hill Tavern (new hours - Tuesday thru Sunday 4pm - ...

Madison Restaurant Update for Thursday June 4

MADISON, NJ -Restaurants in Madison are continuing to serve their patrons with several take out options.  The following restaurants are offering curbside pickup, take out and delivery options

54 Main
Baba's Bakery & Cafe
Bagel Chateau
Begum Palace
Biladi Grill
Blue Basil Catering
Blue Wazabi
Bottle Hill Tavern (new hours - Tuesday thru Sunday 4pm - ...

Madison Restaurant Update for Wednesday June 3

MADISON, NJ -Restaurants in Madison are continuing to serve their patrons with several take out options.  The following restaurants are offering curbside pickup, take out and delivery options

54 Main
Baba's Bakery & Cafe
Bagel Chateau
Begum Palace
Biladi Grill
Blue Basil Catering
Blue Wazabi
Bottle Hill Tavern (new hours - Tuesday thru Sunday 4pm - ...

Morristown's Market Street Mission Receives Pizza from Morristown Beard School

June 1, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Market Street Mission and the Morris View Healthcare Center both have received a donation of nearly 100 pizzas from the student body of Morristown Beard School.

According to the school, the good dead resulted after an earned pizza party was canceled due to the pandemic. Students from Morristown Beard earned a school-wide pizza party after the parents achieved a 65.8 ...

Madison Area YMCA Hosting Week Long Drop-Off Food Drive

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA is hosting a week long Drop-off Food Drive from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29. The food drive will help support the First Baptist Church of Madison's Food Pantry. 

Residents can drop off non-perishable items at the Family Center just outside the front doors at 111 Kings Road between 9am - 3pm

 

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Madison High School Interact Club Hosting “Fill-A-Bus” Food Collection Drive Tuesday May 26th

MADISON, NJ - An enthusiastic group of students from the Madison High School Interact Club, sensitive to food insecurity affecting so many families during the Covid 19 crisis, are hosting a food collection event.  On Tuesday, May 26th, from 11 am to 2 pm, in front of the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corp (Prospect Street and Kings Road), the Club’s goal is to fill a big yellow ...

Suggestions for Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

What is it?

Memorial Day is traditionally celebrated on last Monday in May and is a sacred day to all war veterans. America's collective consciousness demands that all citizens be reminded of the deaths of their fellow countrymen during wartime. By honoring the nation's war dead, we preserve their memory and thus their service and sacrifice. All U.S. flags should be displayed at ...

Madison Residents Urged to Take Steps to Reduce Mosquito Populations

June 4, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  COVID-19 may be front and center on most fronts this Spring but Morris County’s pesky mosquito population could care less.

While residents seek social-distanced refuge in their back yards and decks or parks and trails, these persistent bugs are ready to take an outdoor bite out of your already reduced fun.

Morris County’s mosquito control teams are ...

Two Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events Set for June

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Two hazardous waste drop-off events will be held in June at the Public Safety Training Academy.

Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 household hazardous waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has decided to add an additional drop-off event in June, with disposal days now set for June 13 and June 28, both to be held at the Morris ...

New Plans Announced for Madison’s Farmers Market and May Day

MADISON, NJ - At Madison’s Town Hall meeting, which took place on Wednesday, May 27 th , Lisa Ellis, Director of Business Development, announced the revised plans for Madison’s May Day and Farmer’s Market. 

To maintain social distancing guidelines, the meeting was held virtually over Zoom.

Opening on Thursday, June 11 th , The Farmer’s Market has been moved from ...

Madison Property Taxes Due Today; June 1

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order allowing municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments that are due on May 1.  The Order takes effect immediately and extend the due date to June 1 without incurring any interest costs or penalties.

"Allowing municipalities the option of extending the grace period for May property tax ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Madison Recycling Center is Open

MADISON, NJ - Madison's new recycling center is now open.

The center is available for Madison residents and businesses only, said borough officials. Recycling hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am - 11:30am and Saturdays from 8am - 12noon.

 

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NJ Education Officials Seek Remote Learning Feedback from Parents

June 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and Spanish. Parents can access the online survey by clicking on the following links:

English ...

Fairleigh Dickinson University Announces Fall Plans

MADISON, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University President Christopher Capuano announced that the university is carefully preparing for the Fall 2020 semester. The university is developing multiple plans that will enable the campus to open safely while "operating consistently with public health and governmental guidelines."

"First and foremost, please understand that while it is our ...

Will Schools Reopen in the Fall? Daycare Centers May Provide The Answer

WAYNE, NJ – What will school be like in the fall? The new normal is unknown, but whatever that normal turns out to be, it will be based on lessons learned.  For New Jersey public schools some of these lessons will be learned this summer in day care centers and camps, and may determine if school doors open at all. 

Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been ...

Six Madison Residents Earn Degrees from Area Universities, Colleges

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

Michael Bangs, Sam Blount, Bailey Hurst and Emma Yost have all earned degrees from Bucknell University. Bucknell University presented degrees to over 800 graduates at Commencement on May 17, 2020.

Julie Meloche and Amanda Tramposch have earned degrees from the University of Vermont.

"Bridge Year" Bill Passes NJ State Senate

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomores and juniors an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote and will go on to the New Jersey State Assembly for vote on June 15, where it is expected to pass. It also has the support of the Governor’s office and the New Jersey Department of Education.  

The ...

NJSIAA Names Two COVID-19 Task Forces for the "Safe Return of High School Sports"

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford Athletic Director Dave Frazier will head the Task Force. 

Frazier will be joined on the Task Force ...

Sign Up, Run and Support the Madison Education Foundation’s Virtual Madison 5K Run/Walk

Funds Raised Will Support Madison Public Schools

Madison, NJ– The 17th Annual Madison 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for the Madison Education Foundation is going virtual! From May 11-May 31, 2020, community members are invited to register online at www.mefnj.org for a 1-mile or 5K run/walk and complete their chosen route in their own time with appropriate social distancing measures in ...

Madison Police Arrest Car Burglary Suspect

May 29, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  Marvin J. Mixson, 37 of Newark, has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, announced Madison Police Lieutenant John R. Miscia.

On May 28 at approximately 11:50pm, a car owner called police and reported a male dressed in dark clothing burglarizing their vehicle, stated police.  According to reports, Patrolman Michael Clancy arrived at Seaman Street and observed ...

Madison Hosts Fire Extinguisher Inspection Program

MADISON, NJ- The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Fire Extinguisher Inspections on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm.  The location for the inspections will be held outdoors on the corner of Central Avenue and Main Street. 

The fee for extinguisher tagging is $15, Chamber members will pay a discounted rate of $10, a ...

Morris County Junior Police Academy Announces Cancellation of Summer Camp

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2020 Morris County Park Junior Police Academy has been cancelled for this summer, announced the park police department.

"It's with great disappointment and regret that we announce the cancellation of this year's Junior Police Academy. Besides the obvious reason of the COVID-19 pandemic, the facilities of the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy ...

County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2020, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

Morris County Prosecutor and Detective Supervisor Join Virtual Town Hall Event

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Bias Crimes Unit joined a virtual town hall on May 29. Young Adult Sound Off!: Racism & Police Brutality discussion was organized by Morristown-based Calvary Baptist Church, co-facilitated by Pastor Jerry M. Carter Jr., Senior Pastor, and Minister Yasin ...

Black Lives Matter Activists Rally in Morristown to Honor George Floyd with Funeral Procession and Candlelight Vigil

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The George Floyd police brutality protests that have quickly swept the nation this week were on full display Saturday evening in Morris County as hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists band together for a funeral procession and vigil in honor of the 46-year-old African American who died while being apprehended by Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police ...

Madison Residents Invited to Circle of Prayer on Saturday June 6

June 5, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  Members of the community are invited to attend a Circle of Prayer around the track at Dodge Field, located at 49 Central Avenue. The event will take place on Saturday June 6 at 4pm. 

First Baptist Church Pastor Craig Dunn, Madison Mayor Bob Conley and Police Chief Darren Dachisen are inviting the faith leadership and all community members to attend, said ...

Primary Election is July 7; Register to Vote by June 16

May 27, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Primary Election is July 7, 2020.

The Morris County Board of Elections is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, so all voter registration applications and/or change of party affiliation forms should be mailed to the Morris County Clerk at 10 Court Street, Morristown NJ 07960

Voter registration must also be mailed in. Faxed or emailed applications are not ...

Representatives Sherrill, Panetta, and King Introduce Bill to Ensure Benefits for National Guard Members Deployed During COVID-19

Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Representative Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act.

According to recent reporting, the Administration is considering cutting off most National Guard COVID-19 activations one day short of the ...

We Are Open For Business to Serve You

April 20, 2020

Dear Neighbor,

We are exactly where you are – home, in virtual meetings and walking our neighborhood as we take the current situation with COVID-19 one step at a time, one day at a time and collectively, working together.

While we are doing our part to stay home and stay safe, our role as Realtors® remains constant. Real Estate is earmarked as an essential business to remain ...

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Freshii Morris Plains Offering Coconut Chia Pudding

June 4, 2020

Need a cool, sweet treat on this hot day?! COCONUT CHIA PUDDING IS BACK! Stop by today to get ...

Just 10 Days Left to Take Advantage of TAPinto's Grand Re-Opening Marketing Specials

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There are just 10 days left to our grand re-opening marketing specials which provide 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/2W53oxK

Having your content published on TAPinto will not only enable that content to be ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

June 5 COVID-19 Update; Madison Cases Rise to 137

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 numbers in Madison have shot up to 137 positive cases, announced officials.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 163,336 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,572 in Morris County. There have been 12,049 deaths in the state, with 652 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of 3:35 pm on June ...

June 4 COVID-19 Update: No Rise in Madison For 5 Straight Days

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 numbers in Madison have remained at 132 for the past five days. 

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 162,530 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,548 in Morris County. There have been 11,970 deaths in the state, with 622 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of 3:22 pm on June ...

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday June 3; 136 Positive Cases; 18 Deaths

NEW JERSEY - Madison officials announced that there are 136 positive cases of COVID-19 in Madison. Officials sadly confirmed that another COVID-19 related death of a Madison resident in their 80's has been reported. To date, there have been 18 Madison residents who have lost their lives. 

"The thoughts and prayers of Mayor Conley, the Borough Council and indeed those of the ...

Moving Your Body and Supporting Small Independently Owned Businesses during the Q!

Hi everyone!  We find ourselves at the end of May already! 

How have you been spending your time these last few months?  

Are you struggling with trying to eat healthy, fit in some exercise, spend time in nature? Are you sleeping ok?  How would you rate your mood most of the time - feeling a sense of worry, frustration, anger, possibly some sadness?  You are not ...

6 Strategies to Create a Good Habit

6 Strategies to Create a Good Habit 

Has staying in led you to create poor habits? 

Do you want to change them or maybe start a new, healthier one? 

Have you ever wondered when some people say “I am going to….” start exercising, read more, learn an instrument,… you know they are going to make it happen. But when you try to go after a goal, ...

Milestones

Darcy Schulz

May 7, 2020

Which Bridgewater-Raritan schools (public or private) did your child attend, prior to Bridgewater-Raritan High School? 
Milltown, Eisenhower, BRMS, BRHS
 
What sports of after school programs is your child involved with at Bridgewater-Raritan High School? 
cross country, winter and spring track. 
What are your child’s plans after graduation? (Answer ...

Free Fishing in Morris County; Saturday June 6

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fishing enthusiasts are invited to a day of free fishing on Saturday June 6. Free Fishing Days are held annually in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. Anglers are welcome to fish in New Jersey’s public waterways on June 6 without a license or trout stamp, but all other regulations, including size and daily catch limits will remain in effect. A second ...

Stigma Free Morris County: "We Are in this Together"; Virtual Event June 10

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken lives and created economic chaos, it has created great stress on the mental health of many of our residents — an issue that will be part of the focus of the “Break the Stigma Virtual Music and Community Dinner” planned for all Morris County residents on Wednesday June 10.

The virtual event will featuring more than a ...

Livestream Exercise Classes From the Madison Area YMCA; June 1-7

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Area YMCA is offering free live stream group exercise classes. Due to the facility closures, the YMCA has added virtual classes each week.

"We are excited to offer live Group Exercise classes virtually", said Y staff. " These are free for members and our non-members. No equipment needed, just your computer or cell phone to livestream ...

Philly Pretzel Factory in Morristown Offering One Free Pretzel Twist Today

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Philly Pretzel Factory in Morristown is starting the weekend off by offering one free pretzel twist per customer today, Friday June 5.  Store employees will be outside the store, located at 167 South Street in Morristown from 11am - 6pm handing out free pretzels.

Social distancing will still be observed so please wear a mask. 

 

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Madison Residents Invited to a Vigil Following Death of George Floyd

MADISON, NJ - Vigils, demonstrations and processions have been held across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis. Tomorrow, Wednesday June 3, a vigil to end racial injustice in the United States will be held in Madison.

The event will be held at 12noon in front of the Borough Town Hall.

Organizers have stated that the protest is ...

Morristown Festival of Books Cancels 2020 Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thousands of readers took to the streets in Morristown last year for the Annual Morristown Festival of Books. Those readers will have to read from home this year, as organizers sadly announced the cancelation of this year's event.

"With great regret, we announce that due to COVID-19, the 7th Annual Morristown Festival of Books planned for October 9 and 10, 2020 will ...

Governor Murphy Gives Motor Vehicle Update

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy gave a motor vehicle commission update during today's press conference.

On June 15, In person customer service will restart at Motor Vehicle locations with a variety of pickup and drop off services, said the Governor. He also said that beginning June 29, the commission will begin to offer behind the wheel road tests as well as issue new licenses and ...

Peaceful Protest in Madison Invites All to End Silence on Social InJustice

MADISON, NJ - Protests are being organized locally and all over the nation in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Today's event in Madison called for an end to social injustice and an end to "White Silence". As the bell rang out at 12noon, people of all ages, gathered in front of the Hartley Dodge Municipal Building. 

Wearing masks, and carrying ...

Research and Reading Suggestions from the Madison Library

Reading Recommendations from the Madison Library

A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison (available on Hoopla and CloudLibrary)- Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Over 500 People Display Parsippany Pride During Peaceful March

June 3, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The time has come for "tough," if not uncomfortable, conversations about race in America. That was the message offered up Tuesday evening by Dijuan Higgins, a township native and the final speaker at a combination march and prayer vigil after the death last week of George Floyd, a 46-year-old
black man, in Minneapolis. A police officer allegedly involved in his ...

Morristown Hopes to Shut Down South Street for Al Fresco Dining

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced Monday that restaurants throughout the state may begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th. Many Morristown residents are hoping that includes shutting down one of the main roads in town to allow for dining al fresco.

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty addressed the idea during his daily updates.

"I can not shut down parts of South ...

Roxbury Policeman's Friendly Behavior Inspires a Mom

ROXBURY, NJ – Monique Ferguson, of Wharton, warned her son and husband they really shouldn’t be out on the Landing Park athletic field to practice the boy’s football throws.

It was Saturday. The weather was beautiful. But the field was closed.

Justin, 16, is the varsity quarterback at his high school in New York City, and he needed a place to throw some long spirals to his ...

Fabiana Pierre-Louis Poised to be First Black Woman to Serve on NJ Supreme Court

June 5, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate former attorney Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts. 

“Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most powerful bench are not surrounded by colleagues who ...

Understanding, Love and Compassion Create Change: A NJ Football Coach's Inspiring Letter

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Austin Holman is the coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School football team. He sent this letters to his players, coaches, parents and supporters. With Coach Holman's permission, TAPinto has reprinted his thoughtful and moving letter.

Dear Raider Family:

I write this to you as the leader of the football community in the district of Scotch ...

Rally to Save NJ Business at Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center Sends a Message to Governor Murphy

RANDOLPH, NJ- Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling, NJ Senator Tony Bucco were among many local leaders who spoke up at a rally in Randolph to urge NJ Governor Phil Murphy to release the chains that are binding small business owners in NJ.

The “Rally to Save NJ Businesses” was organized and hosted by Jennifer Rogers, owner of Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center.  The ...

Virtual Hand Sewing Workshop Presented by the Madison Library

The Madison Public Library is hosting a virtual sewing workshop with Sew It! on May 19th at 3:30 PM. Miss Ellen will demonstrate several types of stitches that can be used to personalize or mend your wardrobe using supplies that are likely already in your home.

Can’t make the live session? Register and you will have access to the instructional video after the class has been held. You ...

Madison Students Can Study and Prepare for Exams with Help from the Madison Library

Research and Reading

Everything may be shut down but standardized exams can still be studied for. Mometrix can help you study and prepare for your next examination. Mometrix offers study guides, flashcards, and practice exams for some of the most popular exams. The resource offers the world’s largest collection of study materials to help users pass their standardized exams. With over ...

Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

May 27, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today.

The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July. 

Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen on July 11, 2020, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15, ...

Paddle Boats Reopen at South Mountain Recreation Complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopen this weekend with new procedures for sanitation and to promote social distancing.  

“With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen paddle boating for the Memorial Day weekend,” County Executive ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

I photographed George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 1, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

A Few Tips for Safe Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, COVID-19 could be there to ...

Statement from Borough Officials Regarding Yesterday's Peaceful Demonstration

June 4, 2020

Mayor Robert H. Conley, Chief Darren P. Dachisen Sr., Madison Police Chaplain Reverend A. Craig Dunn (Madison First Baptist Church), and the entirety of the Borough of Madison would like to thank the residents and non-residents who came out today to respectfully exercise their constitutional rights in a peaceful manner, where the message was not lost due to civil unrest.

Your voices were ...

159 million Economic Impact Payments processed; Low-income people and others who aren’t required to file tax returns can quickly register for payment with IRS Non-Filers tool

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – With  159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15.

Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a ...

Deirdre's House Asks for Help from the Community to Continue to Help Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect during COVID-19 Crisis

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Immediately after the governor’s shelter in place order, Deirdre’s ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

Mayors for “Main Street” Issues Letter to State and County Officials  

Morris/Middlesex/Somerset/Warren County, NJ - Today, May 28, 2020, Mayors for "Main Street" sent a letter to the Governor's Office, Legislative Leaders, Legislative District Representatives and County Officials to outline a list of actions needed to help reopen and lift restrictions on businesses in their communities and help to alleviate the struggles that many residents are ...