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Thanksgiving Specials from Ossino's Specialty Market

October 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Call Ossino's today! For more information visit


Want to Look and Feel Your Best? Talk to the Doctors at Summit Medical Group

October 16, 2020

The Plastic Surgery Center of Summit Medical Group has locations in Morristown, Florham Park, Berkeley Heights and Clifton. For more information, visit them at

Check out TAPinto's Holiday Marketing Specials!

Our Holiday Marketing Specials provide local businesses with the opportunity to reach our large local audience for the holidays. For more information, visit

Listing Classifieds on TAPinto is Easy and Affordable

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have a job opening you need to fill?  Are you looking to advertise a garage or estate sale? 

TAPinto Franklin/Somerset classifieds are an easy and affordable way to advertise your job openings, garage sales, tutoring lessons, and more.

Placing your classified on TAPinto’s trusted local marketplace is easy and affordable. 

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COVID-19 Update for Thursday Oct. 29; Madison Cases Rise to 213

October 29, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison climbs to 213, announced officials. That's an increase of 2 overnight, they said.

As of today, there are 1,477 new positive cases in the state.   The State of New Jersey is reporting 234,547 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 9,145 positive test results in Morris County. There have been 14,538 deaths in the ...

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday Oct. 28; 211 Cases in Madison

MADISON, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison have stayed at 211, announced borough officials.

As of today, there are 1,682 new positive cases in the state.  Morris County has reporting two new confirmed COVID-19 deaths overnight.

The State of New Jersey is reporting 232,997 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 9,091 positive test results in Morris County. There ...

COVID-19 Update for Tuesday, Oct. 27; Madison Remains at 210

MADISON, NJ - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Madison remains at 210, according to data. Over the weekend, Madison saw an increase of five cases.

As of today, there are 1,663 new positive cases in the state with 14 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the state. Morris County has one new confirmed COVID-19 death.

The State of New Jersey is reporting 231,331 confirmed cases in ...

Teachers deserve a raise!

Whether you are a new reader, or someone who read my first article and has patiently been waiting for my second, welcome! I hope everyone is healthy and wearing their masks.

It has been about 8 months since COVID-19 was first spotted in the US. Since then life has not been the same, everything has been flipped upside down, especially with the start of school. We already know how weird our ...

EV Expo to be Held on Thursday November 5 at Madison's Sunday Motor Co. Cafe

October 25, 2020

Madison, NJ – On Thursday, November 5, the eye-catching cars parked outside Sunday Motor Co. Café in Madison won’t be gas guzzlers. Owner Nick Vorderman is partnering with the Environmental Commissions of Madison, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township to host an EV Expo from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

Area car dealers will showcase their latest EV models and residents will share their ...

Madison's Fall Back Into the Arts Festival Presents GVRL

MADISON, NJ - "Fall Back into the Arts" will host their third event on Friday October 9. The festival is presented by The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance, Downtown Development Commission, and Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and will be held on seven Fridays beginning on September 25 and concluding on November 6.

The performances will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on ...

Rep. Sherrill to Host NJEDA for a Webinar on Phase 3 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will hold a webinar Friday, October 23 at 1:30pm to help small businesses who are interested in applying for Phase 3 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.

The webinar will take place via Zoom, email to receive ...

Date Rescheduled: 1,400 FREE Food Box Distribution in Morristown, NJ

October 29, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Church of God In Christ For All Saints (COGICFAS) successfully met its goal in the distribution of 1,400 food boxes on last Thursday, October 22, 2020. They have announced their commitment to distribute 1,400 more food boxes again to the local community deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Food boxes will be distributed on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 1 pm ...

Diane Mann Provides Update on Madison YMCA’s Youth and Teen Programs

MADISON, NJ - During Madison’s Borough Council Meeting, held on Monday, Oct. 26th, the Madison YMCA President and CEO Diane Mann provided an update on the facility’s youth and teen programs.

Due to the pandemic, Drew University was unable to host the YMCA’s annual summer program.  The YMCA was able to have its program at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the ...

Madison Residents Encouraged to Dispose of Unused, Unwanted Prescription Medicine During "Operation Take Back"

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Operation Take Back, a national program that encourages people to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal, is being launched locally by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and several municipal police departments on Oct. 24, 2020.

The goal is to reduce abuse and misuse of ...

Tri-Town Cares Week of Action; Make a Difference in Yourself and Your Community

October 27, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  During this pandemic, Madison, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, and local members have joined forces to compile some helpful resources for all residents, said the organization.

Tri-Town cares is asking community members to make a "difference within yourself and to others in the community" by participating in a Community Action Week.

Yesterday, was ...

Chatham High School Presents: The Laramie Project


On December 4 & 5, Chatham High School Theatre Department will present a virtual production of The Laramie Project, written in 2000 by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project. The play is conducted in interview style as a reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. Shepard’s murder ...

Paranormal Event at Morristown's Fosterfields

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Interested in the paranormal? Join the Specter Seekers Paranormal Society for a live in person hunt next weekend. The investigation will take place on Saturday November 7 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Fosterfields in Morristown.

The event includes an investigation of the haunted back field, the Willows grounds, the Cottage Garden and the Farmhouse exterior.

Fosterfields Living ...

Past Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Chief and President Charles Bedi Has Passed Away

October 28, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany's Rescue and Recovery organization announced the passing of Past Chief and President, Charles Bedi. Charlie was a dedicated Parsippany volunteer for the last 48 years.

Charlie played an instrumental role in creating the Parsippany Rescue and Recovery organization. As an active volunteer, his dedication to the squad and the community ...

Chatham Will Run 'Virtually' at the 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot; Benefits 1st Responders, Diabetes Research



Event Will Benefit First Responders and Diabetes Research and Education

WHAT: As a kick-off to the Holiday Season The Chatham Turkey Trot will host its 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot virtually this year as there will be no physical race.

Curt Ritter, ...

130 Rescue Dogs and Cats Safely Arrive at Morristown Airport; Escape Earthquakes and Tropical Storms in Puerto Rico

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Approximately 130 dogs and cats arrived at the Morristown Airport after being rescued from Puerto Rico. 

The Sato Project, Wings of Rescue and Greater Good Charities made it possible for these animals to touch down on October 10. All dogs and cats evacuated were either rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico or  pulled from overburdened shelters impacted by ...

COVID-19 Uptick Will Keep Newark Students Out of Classrooms until 2021

October 30, 2020

Newark moves quietly, cites variety of reasons, for maintaining remote learning as only option at least through next January.

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

The day when Newark students will return to school keeps ...

NJ Family Pleads for Kidney Donor to Save Ailing 7-Year-Old

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A family is desperately searching for a donor to help save the life of a young boy with severe kidney disease.

"My seven-year-old son, Modak, is in need of a kidney donor," say Nirmesh Kumar. "His kidneys are functioning at 6.5%."

Modak, a 2nd Grader at Golden Door Charter School in Jersey City, was initially diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in 2018.

Cuban Pete's Owner Locked Out After Repeated Executive Order Violations

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business.

On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out the owner and workers. This was after three violations of the Executive ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Of Bears and Ballots by Heather Lende- This is the true story one woman's term on the Haines Borough Assembly. Everyone knows everyone in Haines and as the longtime obituary writer for the local newspaper Heather is deeply ensconced in her community. Still, it is a year of downs (Lende was a target of a vicious whisper campaign and recall) and ups (she found her ...

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Halloween (movie)- Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

A Blissful Feast by Teresa Lust- A delicious journey through Italy and a celebration of the relationship between family and food.

Disloyal by Michael Cohen- The Inside ...

$13 Million Bridge to Provide New Route to Liberty State Park

October 30, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A new traffic bridge that connects downtown Jersey City with Liberty State Park is under construction. The bridge, a project by Jersey City and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, will connect Jersey Avenue to Phillip Street and moderate traffic that uses downtown streets as a shortcut to get to the waterfront, the Holland Tunnel, and Hoboken.

Officials say it will create a ...

Farmstead Arts Announces People's Choice Awards - Road Trip Exhibit

Farmstead Arts Center is pleased to announce Joan Foley as the People’s Choice Award Winner of the 2020 Farmstead Arts Annual Members’Art Exhibit, ROAD TRIP. Jody Tomaro Jacobus and Kathy Jost-Keating tied for 2nd place.

Farmstead Art’s annual Members show, held virtually this year due to COVID-19, is drawing to a close on October 30. The ROAD TRIP theme – which takes ...

Road Trip – A Virtual Art Exhibit Featuring Farmstead Arts Member Artists

Farmstead Arts proudly presents its sixth annual Members’ Art Show virtually.  This year’s exhibit, entitled ROAD TRIP, features the diverse works of seventeen Farmstead Arts Member Artists who take us on a virtual Road Trip to places real or imagined so we can see things along the way as we continue to socially distance.

The show will run online at ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

Roth IRA Conversion: It's All About The Tax Rates

October 29, 2020

Path to Prosperity with Walter Pardo: Roth Conversions - Why the opportunity cost argument is invalid. 

Some people believe that there is an opportunity cost by doing a Roth conversion, that the funds used to pay the conversion tax could have been otherwise invested, and that investment return opportunity is lost.

FALSE! It’s all about the tax rates. 

There is no ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 26, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Dog Grief. Is It Real or Is It Just My Imagination?

FLORHAM PARK - On Thursday, my 17-year-old Chihuahua Pancho Villa ran around the yard with his companion Buddy, a Red-header Retriever, and Boomer, a Golden Retriever. Friday morning, when I picked Pancho up to go outside at 6 a.m. like he usually does, he yelped in pain. By 3:30 that afternoon, he was in heaven, relieved of whatever disorder had caused the blood-curdling scream earlier in the ...

Letters to the TAPinto Madison Regarding the Nov. 3 Election Must Be Submitted by Midnight on All Hallows' Eve

October 29, 2020

MADISON, NJ — In vibrant communities like Madison, citizens can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Madison welcomes letters to the editor on everything from the traffic to municipal government, even your passion for environmental stewardship! 

If your letter to the editor is related to the ...

Income ranges for determining IRA eligibility change for 2021

October 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2021 in Notice 2020-79, posted today on

Highlights of changes for 2021

The income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements ...

COVID-19 puts more children at risk of exploitation Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

NEW JERSEY: October 28th marks 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the comprehensive, historic law authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to aggressively combat sex and labor trafficking both within the United States and around the world.

  The TVPA created a new, well-funded whole-of-government domestic and international ...

U.S. Supreme Court confirmation underscores urgent need to safeguard health care access in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. — Following last night’s vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, public health advocates warn that protecting access to reproductive health care for all New Jerseyans is more essential and urgently needed than ever.

“With Barrett on the U.S. Supreme Court, reproductive health and rights are under imminent threat,” ...

Tri-County Scholarship Fund to Honor Morristown Medical Center President Trish O'Keefe at Virtual Gala

MENDHAM, NJ – Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) will host its 39th Annual Awards Celebration on Monday, October 26, 2020, as a free, live-streaming event, honoring three New Jersey leaders, including Morristown Medical Center President, Trish O’Keefe. All of the honorees believe in and support the TCSF mission to provide partial scholarships for many of the state’s most ...