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Madison Sports Roundup: Boys Ice Hockey and Swimming Were in Action

December 9, 2019

MADISON, NJ – The Madison High School boys ice hockey and swim teams were in action on Monday, Dec. 9.

Boys Ice Hockey - Madison collected its second consecutive shutout with a 5-0 result over Kinnelon on Monday at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown. The Dodgers, following a 3-0 result over Sparta two days prior, put in three goals in the second period, and then added two in the ...

Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital Takes the Field on Sunday with New York Jets QB Sam Darnold as Part of the NFL’S “My Cause My Cleats” Campaign

Darnold Will Wear Custom Cleats Filled with Words of Inspiration from Children at Goryeb Children’s Hospital

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital has been selected by New York Jets quarterback, Sam Darnold, for the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign. Darnold – who joins hundreds of players across the NFL in wearing custom ...

Madison Boys Hockey Shuts Out Sparta; 3-0 on Saturday Evening

STOCKHOLM, NJ - The Madison High School boys ice hockey team picked up its first win of the season following a 3-0 shutout of Sparta on Saturday at Skylands Ice World in Stockholm.

The Dodgers scored a goal in each period. Alvin Rhee put in a goal on assists from Jon Bear and Andrew Haralampoudis in the first period.

Cormac McNamara scored on assists from Aidan Niceberg and Johnny Hamwee to ...

Local Company Encourages Madison High School Students to "Unleash Their Power"

December 9, 2019

East Hanover, NJ–  In mid-November, nearly 100 local students with disabilities attended Norvartis'  12th Annual Disability Mentoring Day. 

The keynote speaker, character designer, animator, and illustrator Joshua Leonard, introduced the students to Team Supreme, his unique team of super heroes whose disabilities become their superpowers. He shared ...

Delayed Opening for Madison Public Schools on Tuesday Dec. 3

MADISON, NJ - The Madison School District has announced  that all public schools will have a delayed opening on Tuesday December 3. All schools in Madison will open on a two hour delay.


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Madison Schools Will Be Closed On Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

MADISON, NJ - Due to the expected conditions today Monday Dec. 2, 2019, the schools in the Madison School District  will be closed. All after school activities are also canceled 




December 6, 2019

BOONTON, NJ - There has been an arrest in relation to the bank robbery incident that occured in Boonton on the day before Thanksgiving.  The full news released issued by the Morris County Prosecutor's office is listed below:

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Boonton Police Chief David Mayhood announce the arrest of Andrew ...

Madison's Shakespeare Theatre and Museum of Early Trades and Crafts Hit With Severe Ransomeware Attack

MADISON, NJ - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) and the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts had a ransomware attack on their database and ticketing system, announced the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

The attack occurred this past weekend and the theatre group announced that the attack hit several companies in the immediate area, including the Museeum of Early Trades and Crafts.

Attorney General, DCR FInd Probable Cause Against Morristown Duplex Owner for Discrimination

December 7, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - A Probable Cause judgement has been made against a Morris County duplex owner for engaging in unlawful discrimination by refusing to accept a black man's rental application based on his race and by seeking to bar children from the rental unit, announced Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR).

The landlord, Adrienne Brown is accused of ...

Six New Morris County Sheriff Officers Graduated from Basic Training; Take Oath Of Office

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon swore in six new Morris County Sheriff's Officers who will start their duties in the Protective Services Division of the Sheriff's Office.

The new officers are Haider Asif, Travis Dean, Stephen Nowatkowski, Jennifer Powers, Anthony Walsh and Chelsea Whiting.

Sheriff Gannon administered the oath of office in the Morris ...

Round two of ‘Charlie’s Law’ Making Way through NJ Legislature

December 9, 2019

Measure Addresses Proper Disposal of Prescription Medicine

TRENTON, NJ — A measure that would require pharmacies and hospice programs to provide patients with information and methods to safely discard medications and needles is making a second attempt through the legislative process.

After Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed “Charlie’s Law” in May, Assemblyman ...

Pearl Harbor - What & Why it Happened - VIDEOS

RED BANK, NJ: Maybe it was your father, your grandfather or even your great grandfather.  This is the story of their 9-11.  To quote David McCullough, "History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

 Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an ...

Morristown Medical Center Recognized as One of America’s ‘100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs’

December 6, 2019

Morristown, NJ—Morristown Medical Center’s nationally recognized orthopedic program was again named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of ‘100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.’ This is the medical center’s sixth consecutive year on the exclusive list, which is based on patient outcomes, satisfaction, and quality of ...

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Madison Republicans Count Down to Election Day

November 3, 2019

The team of Catalanello, Rowe & Dailey want to remind all voters that they are the only candidates who will address the growing, massive surplus that Madison has been amassing the past seven years.
Since 2012 the borough’s many surplus accounts have increased by over $7,000,000, or over $1,000,000 per year.
Eight months ago the mayor formed a committee to ...

Heather Darling brings the human factor and a plan to the Surrogate’s race 

 As you all know by now, my name is Heather Darling and I am running to be your next Morris County Surrogate. I am well aware of the duties and scope of the job of the Surrogate and I know that I have what it takes to bring the Surrogate’s office to a new level by increasing the accessibly and awareness of the Office. 
My opponent continues to tout his legal experience ...

Things to do in Madison This Weekend; Dec. 6 - Dec. 8

December 6, 2019

MADISON, NJ - What do you have planned this weekend? Check out our list of events happening in Madison this weekend. Have a great weekend!

Friday December 6

Santa Visits; 1pm - 5:30pm

Homemade Holiday Gifts; Crafted in Madison; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Sound Healing Workshop with Judit Duran; Foundations Yoga and Therapy; 7:15pm

Madison Junior School  and Madison Music and Arts ...

3rd Annual Holiday Hoopla at the Madison Area YMCA: Sat., Dec. 21

MADISON, NJ - Families are invited to the Madison Area YMCA’s 3rdAnnual Holiday Hoopla on Sat., Dec. 21, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Family Center. A community event that brings friends together for a great afternoon of holiday fun for the whole family, it’s free for Y members and $10/family for non-members

Holiday Hoopla will include festive crafts, holiday snacks, ...

Taco Truck Open For Lunch!

December 8, 2019

Big Exciting News!! Mexican Spice is opening the Taco Truck for Lunch! Weekdays, from 11 to 2 pm., offering a variety of fresh, hot, Mexican favorites. You can swing by and  hang out, grab and go, pre order and pickup, and pre order and have delivered through our partnership with Tap Food! So easy! First Delivery is ...

FDA Announces Possible Listeria Contamination in Sushi Sold by Trader Joe’s

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to avoid consuming ready to eat sushi, salad, and spring rolls sold by Fuji Food Products, Inc. Based on the FDA advisory, a routine inspection of the Massachusetts facility of Fuji Foods led to the  discovery of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. In response to the notification by the FDA, Fuji Foods announced a ...

Give the Gift of Life: Blood Drive to Be Held in Madison

December 9, 2019

MADISON, NJ - A holiday blood drive is set for Friday December 20 at the Madison Area YMCA from 1pm - 7pm. 

A donor can be 16 years of age, but must have a parental consent form. Individuals 76 years of age and older can donate with a doctor's note. All donors should bring identification with a signature or a photo that includes a date of birth. Individuals with a donor card should ...

Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Philippe Généreux Named One of World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

Only One in 1,000 Scientists Receive This Designation; Dr. Géneréux’s Papers Rank in the Top 1% of Citations for Clinical Medicine

Morristown, NJ – Philippe Géneréux, MD, Co-Director of the Structural Heart Program at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and an interventional cardiologist internationally known for his novel ...

Last Call for Gift Donations to Madison Eagle Christmas Fund

December 7, 2019

MADISON, NJ -- There’s still a few days left to help make the holidays a little brighter for Madison children whose families are coping with financial challenges.  On December 11, volunteers from The Madison Eagle Christmas Fund (MECF) will be collecting toys, sporting equipment, school and art supplies (such as crayons and coloring books) for children up to 12 years old as well ...

Giving to the Y Makes Great Things Happen in the Community

Every day, great things are happening in our neighborhood—at the Madison Area YMCA. The Y strengthens kids, teens, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage.

Y member Silvia now swims with her family. That might not sound like big news—but it is. The wife and mother of two didn’t know how to swim and was afraid of the ...

Plan Ahead for Amaryllis Blooms All Winter Long

December 8, 2019

Let amaryllis fill your home with flowers for the holidays, and keep the blossoms coming all winter long. When you plant several different types of amaryllis bulbs — from both the southern and northern hemisphere — you can be sure to get a long-lasting, colorful show that will brighten your mood and surroundings throughout the winter months.

Kick off the holiday season with ...

First Major Snow Storm of the Season Could Hit as Early as Sunday

A new storm system may bring snow and ice to New Jersey starting this weekend. The storm is moving in from the West into central and eastern United States and could bring the first major snowstorm of the season late Sunday into Monday according to weather reports.

The current weather forecast for the Morristown area shows snow and sleet in the morning for Sunday. It is expected to ...

Have Left Over Pumpkins? Don't Throw Them Out, Recycle Them

December 3, 2019

MADISON, NJ -  Do you still have pumpkins left over from Halloween and Thanksgiving? Not sure what to do with them? Instead of throwing them away, recycle them.

Last call to take part in this innovative project between the Madison Environmental Commission, the Department of Public Works and Vacchiano Farm, LLC. All groups will work together to recycle the pumpkins to feed cows ...

Madison Environmental Commission Holiday Eco Tips

Madison, NJ –  The holidays are a time of giving—and creating waste. Annually, Americans discard 38,000 miles of ribbon and $11 billion worth of packing materials, according to the National Environmental Foundation. The Madison Environmental Commission has compiled a list of easy ways to go green this holiday season:

Recycle styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap at Pack ...

Christmas Eve Service at Madison Junior School

December 7, 2019

MADISON, NJ - Celebrate the joy of our Savior’s birth with Renaissance Church. A special day in a special place—join us for Christmas Eve services at Madison Junior School, 4 and 7 pm on Tuesday December 24.

There will be plenty of room to invite friends and family. 


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Madison Residents Invited to Annual Menorah Lighting

MADISON, NJ - The Madison community is invited to the annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by Chabad of SE Morris County. In addition to Madison, there will be lighting ceremonies in Chatham, East Hanover and Florham Park.

The Madison Menorah Lighting on will take place on Sunday, December 22nd, the first night of Chanukah, at 5pm. The Mayor and town officials will take part in the ...

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Madison Coldwell Bank Residential Brokerage Team sponsors the 2019 Madison Loyalty Reward Card

November 20, 2019

MADISON, NJ - The 2019 Madison Loyalty Rewards Card, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 49 Main St., is available for purchase and is a wonderful gift for anyone, including teachers, coaches and babysitters. 

The card offers a whole year's worth of savings.   

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Mazel Tov to Meg and Jack on becoming B'nai Mitzvah

December 6, 2019

Mazel Tov to Meg and Jack Lynn who became B'nai Mitzvah on November 16, 2019.  Meg and Jack and their family are proud members of MAKOMnj.  Services were conducted by Rabbi Ellie Miller.

Free Event in Madison: Seed: The Untold Story (Film and Talk)

December 9, 2019

MADISON, NJ - Tonight the Madison Public Library will host a free event for all community members. The event, titled Seed: the Untold Story (Film and Talk) will take place at 6:30 pm at the Madison Library.

This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy. The community is invited to watch the movie followed by a group discussion moderated ...

Dont Forget: Madison Holiday Market; Thursday from 2-6pm

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Downtown Development Commission presents the first season of the Madison Holiday Market. The Market, located at the Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road will run from Thursday, November 7 thru Thursday, December 19 (No Market on Thanksgiving). Market hours will be 2:00 – 6:00.

Vendors include: Vacchiano Farm, Garden Goat Shop, The Farmer & ...

"Merry & Bright" Christmas Concert at Community Church, Short Hills

Welcome the spirit of Christmas at Community Church, Short Hills with “Merry & Bright,” a Christmas Concert presented by contemporary artist Sandi Joy & Friends on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm. “Merry & Bright” is a musical journey through the magic of the Christmas season, featuring a variety of holiday music from traditional favorites to country, jazz, ...

Madison University Hosts 15th Annual Winter Festival Concert

December 9, 2019

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Fairleigh Dickinson University and Schools of the Arts at Fairleigh Dickinson University is hosting their 15th Annual Winter Festival Concert, tonight, Monday December 9 at 7:30pm at the Dreyfuss Theatre in Florham Park.

The concert will feature a wide variety of classical, popular and seasonal favorites.  The performers will include the FDU’s ...

Holiday Cookie Swap in Madison

MADISON, NJ - Community members are invited to the Holiday Cookie Sway on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Madison Civic Center.
RSVP by December 17 to Carmela or Helene at (973) 593-3095. 
Please bring three dozen of your favorite homemade cookies.
Specific Details:
• All cookies should be homemade, but store bought is perfectly fine
• Please avoid plain ...

For Sale: Madison Chamber Offers 2019 Holiday Ornament

MADISON, NJ - Celebrate Madison at the holidays with the limited edition ornament, presented by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.


The jade crystal beveled ornament is round and etched with an image of Madison's historic James Building which is home to The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Each ornament is inscribed with the year 1969 which is the year the ...

Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa - TONIGHT!

December 7, 2019

Come to the Holiday Tree lighting tonight 5-7pm at Reasoner Park to get into the holiday spirit!

Santa, hot chocolate and other treats, holiday carols, Ready to Paint is offering FREE Sparkly Snowflake Ornament Painting for the kiddos to paint that they can take home as a keepsake at tonight's tree lighting and more!

See the flyer for more details.

Free Rabies Clinic In Madison This Saturday Dec. 7

MADISON, NJ - Does your cat or dog need and updated rabies vaccine? Madison residents are invited to take advantage of a free rabies clinic on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (noon) at the Department of Public Works Garage.

There is no pre-registration required for this clinic. 

The Department of Public Works Garage is located at 34 John Ave in ...

Madison Residents Invited to Enjoy the Annual Gingerbread Wonderland

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -   What event lasts 9 days and brings in over 12,000 people? If you guessed the Gingerbread Wonderland, you would be correct! The 27th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a candy lovers dream.  The incredible masterpieces can be viewed from Friday December 6  through Sunday December 15. There is also a Craft Show on ...

Mom Joins Daughters in Learning to Swim at the Y

Silvia now swims with her family. That might not sound like big news—but it is. The wife and mother of two didn’t know how to swim and was afraid of the water. One thing Silvia was determined to make sure of as a result? Her daughters Lupe and Luci would learn how to swim. And they did. From the age of 4, both girls took swim lessons at the Madison Area YMCA when they were in ...

Crafter's Cafe at the Madison Library

Drop in and enjoy some of the crafting we have done throughout the year! Painting, beading, and other library classics. Snack will be served with our smorgasbord of crafting.

The event takes place at the Madison Library, located at  39 Keep Streetat 2pm- 4pm on December 30

GoFundMe Site Started to Help Parsippany Family Who Lost Everything in Fire

December 8, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A tragic loss to the family of a Parsippany Hills Band student occurred on December 5th when a fire destroyed their family home and personal belongings. 

PHHS Band student William Elvin and his family were the victims of a fire that was under control but then rekindled in the attic during the early evening of December 5th.

A GoFundMe site has been set up to help ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do this Weekend in Morristown; Dec. 6 - Dec. 8

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Here's what's on TAP this weekend in Morristown! So much to do and see! Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday December 6

Morristown Climate Strike; Morristown Town Hall; 10am

Gingerbread Wonderland; Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 10am - 7:30pm

Friday Films Rocketman (R), Morris County Library; 2pm

Christmas Festival on the Green; Santa House; 3pm - ...

13 Year-Old Boy Identified As Person Who Made Threats Against Linden Middle School

December 9, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - According to authorities, a 13-year-old Linden boy is responsible for making threats against students a McManus Middle School in Linden.

The threat was posted on the multimedia messaging app Snapchat, and is believed to be related to a similar threat made on Friday.

"Each and everyday parents trust us to protect the most valuable people in their lives, and we do not ...

Essex County Sheriff's Department Cuts K-9 Jobs

ESSEX, COUNTY, NJ — Five furry Essex County officers will find themselves without a job in the new year, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Due to budget demands, Essex County will disband its K-9 unit and will enter into a new shared services agreement with other law enforcement agencies starting in January 2020. The supporting agencies will provide the same level of service ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)


In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

Battleship New Jersey Commemorates Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ  — A special commemorative ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor took place aboard the Battleship New Jersey on Friday.

The Camden County and Gloucester County Freeholder Boards gathered to commemorate the Dec. 7, 1941 surprise attack against the naval base on Pearl Harbor that led to the United State formally entering into World War ...

New Fun Planned For Roxbury’s Home for the Holidays

The Township of Roxbury has a lot of fun lined up for its 5th annual Home for the Holidays street festival on Saturday, December 7th from 11am to 4pm.  A team of volunteers has been meeting for months and has new entertainment and activities planned for the day.

Main Street in Succasunna will be closed to traffic at Hillside and Hunter streets for this fun holiday block party.  ...

Today and Saturday: Flemington's Food Truck Festival

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Flemington’s Food Truck Festival is happening now through tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 30, at Flemington Car & Truck Country’s Family of Dealerships. So in addition to the 16 brands represented here – with an inventory of more than 6,000 cars and trucks – shoppers can also scoop up their choice of lobster, tacos, burgers, and much, much more.

The ...

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

December 9, 2019

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

December 6, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

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Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

November 23, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer friends ...

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Johnson Statement on Trump Administration’s ‘Simply Wrong’ New SNAP Rule

December 5, 2019

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson released the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s new SNAP rule:

“We are deeply disappointed to see the Trump Administration finalize a rule that will, when fully implemented, threaten food assistance benefits for as many as 12,000 New Jerseyans. 

“New Jersey has been able to use the flexibility ...

Christmas Eve Service at Madison Junior School

December 7, 2019

MADISON, NJ - Celebrate the joy of our Savior’s birth with Renaissance Church. A special day in a special place—join us for Christmas Eve services at Madison Junior School, 4 and 7 pm on Tuesday December 24.

There will be plenty of room to invite friends and family. 


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Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce to Join Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses as Volunteers Load Up “Trees for Troops” on Sunday

Parsippany - Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce will join Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses in preparing Christmas trees for delivery to U.S. armed forces and military families through the national “Trees for Troops” program at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Operating its 15th year, “Trees for Troops” provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to armed forces members ...