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

May 22, 2020

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.  ...

Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

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

June 3, 2020

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 ...

COVID-19 Update for Tuesday June 2; No Rise in Madison Cases

NEW JERSEY - Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 161,545 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,512 in Morris County. There have been 11,770 deaths in the state, with 617 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of 2:38pm on June ...

June 1 COVID-19 Update in Madison; 135 Cases; 17 Deaths

NEW JERSEY - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Madison has jumped one to 135, as of Monday June 1, announced officials.

As of Monday, June 1, the State of New Jersey is reporting 160,918 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,506 in Morris County. There have been 11,721 deaths in the state, with 616 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases ...

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 ...

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

June 2, 2020

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 ...

Procession and Vigil to Honor George Floyd Planned for Tonight in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The community is invited to join BLMMorristown for a procession and vigil honoring George Floyd. The event will begin at Morristown High School on Saturday May 30 at 7pm. The procession will go down, Early Street, to Flagler, onto MLK Ave, up to Speedwell Avenue onto South Street and end on Woodland Avenue. 

Police have alerted residents that Woodland Avenue will be ...

Madison Residents Invited to a Vigil Following Death of George Floyd

June 2, 2020

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 ...

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Begins No Commitment Registration for Summer Camps

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) is offering no commitment camp registration at www.metc.org, with payment due at a later time. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, METC is exploring a range of options for summer camp this year. Parents and guardians will be able to indicate their interest and comfort level during registration. METC will make the final decision regarding summer camp ...

Peaceful Protest Honoring George Floyd and The Black Lives matter Movement Held in Front of Madison's Borough Hall

June 3, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Protests are being organized locally and all over the nation in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Black Lives Matter movement extended into Madison today with a peaceful call to end prejudice and injustice and to "End White Silence". As the bell rang out at 12noon, people of all ages, gathered in front of the Hartley Dodge Municipal ...

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 ...

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar is Closed for Good

PARSIPPANY, NJ - It is a sad day for Parsippany's burger lovers.  Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale eatery that pairs wine and artisan burgers, located at 1900 Route 10 is officially closed. Workers were spotted inside demolishing the interior, and the exterior signs on the building were removed.

The new tenants of the site are said to be Tommy’s Tavern + Tap ...

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 ...

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

June 2, 2020

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 ...

NBC News Anchor Lester Holt Challenges Rutgers Class of '20 to Reshape the World

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lester Holt used his commencement address Sunday as a clarion call to 13,057 Rutgers-New Brunswick graduates to come reshape the country, if not the world.

And although the NBC news anchor recorded his speech in May and was specifically addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the job market it has crippled, he could have been issuing a challenge to the grads to someday ...

Hoboken Gives Local Gyms Flexibility to Use Outdoor Space

HOBOKEN - In an effort to inject some adrenaline into the local fitness industry, Hoboken is opening up outdoor space for area gyms to resume workouts.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed an executive order Wednesday, stating that owners or managers of fitness centers with a license to operate in the City of Hoboken can now apply to host outdoor classes of up to 15 people, with strict social distancing ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

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 ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...

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 ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

June 2, 2020

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

May 29, 2020

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 ...

Two Morris County Lawmakers Call on Governor Murphy to Open Day Care Facilities

Working Families Need Child Care Services to Return to Work

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state, as the slow re-opening of the state leaves many working families scrambling to either do without child care or searching for alternative care so they can return to ...

Statewide Virtual NJ Race for Recovery because our Mental Health matters

NJ Race for Recovery

 

Shore House Statewide Virtual “NJ Race for Recovery” Announced

 

We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and ...