Madison Community Blood Drive - Please Donate!

Please make an appointment to give blood at Grace Church on Monday, December 6th between 1pm-7pm.

To make an appointment, you can visit or text 732-616-8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word

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  1. Shauna Lynch
  2. 7326168736
Mon, December 06
1:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 12/06/2021 1:00pm 12/06/2021 7:00pm America/New_York Madison Community Blood Drive - Please Donate!

Please make an appointment to give blood at Grace Church on Monday, December 6th between 1pm-7pm.

To make an appointment, you can visit or text 732-616-8736. Appointments encouraged, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word

4 Madison Ave. Madison, NJ 07940

Grace Church

4 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940

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Irish Eyes Will Smile Again at Morristown's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade; Saturday March 12

January 12, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Lads and lassies, grab your kilts, the date for the 2022 Morris County St. Patrick Day Parade has been announced. The date is for this year's parade is Saturday March 12. In 2020 Mary Waller was named Grand Marshal and this year she will lead the parade through the streets of Morristown. 

The parade will begin at 12noon in Morristown. 

Prior to the ...

Have Questions Regarding "Get Covered NJ"? Rep. Sherrill To Hold Enrollment Webinar on Tuesday Jan 11

Parsippany, NJ–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)’s office is hosting a Get Covered NJ Enrollment Webinar on January 11, 2022 at 6 PM to help residents navigate registering for the state’s health insurance marketplace, said Sherrill's office.

During the webinar, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride will give an ...

Morris Winter Farmers Market returns This Sunday; Jan. 9

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Winter Farmers Market presented by Grow It Green , will take place this Sunday at the Convent Train Station. The market is open from 9:30am - 1pm.

Vendors for this Sunday include:

“We are pleased to make this opportunity to support local farmers possible. In addition to selling fresh, local food, vendors serve as food educators, revitalizing the ...

Magnets and Batteries Pose Risks for Kids

January 14, 2022

One recent evening, pediatric gastroenterologist Barbara Verga, MD, fished 10 bright green magnets from the small intestine of a young patient. This was not unusual. “We are seeing these magnet ingestions with increasing frequency,” Dr. Verga says. Small, brightly colored and powerful “rare earth” magnets were banned in 2012 but returned to the market in 2016. They ...

Get Ready to Lace Up Those Skates! Madison Ice Rink is Almost Open

MADISON, NJ - The Madison skating rink is almost ready to be used, confirmed council member Rachel Ehrlich during last night's council meeting. Ehrlich stated the rink has been flooded and partially frozen.

She did ask for resident's help in maintaining the rink in a "safe condition" by keeping all debris off the rink.


Read more: Madison Mayor To Serve ...

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Date for "Taste of Madison Days" Has Been Announced

January 14, 2022

MADISON, NJ - Mark your calendars! The Taste of Madison 2022 will be held on Monday March 21 at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. Madison council member John Hoover announced the date during this week's council meeting.

More details to follow....


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Christmas Tree Pickup Continues in Madison; Trees Can Also Be Dropped at the Recycling Center

MADISON, NJ -  The Borough of Madison will continue to pick up Christmas Trees throughout Madison until January 31. Residents are asked to leave their trees at the curb and The Borough of Madison  DPW will pick them up on regular garbage days through January 31.

Residents can also drop off their tree to the recycling yard on Saturday's from 8am - ...

Local Chorus Hosts Free Singing Workshops

Sing in 2022! Join the Hickory Tree Chorus for free singing workshops every Wednesday in January, from 7 to 9 pm. The Chorus rehearses live with masked, fully vaccinated members and guests in Stirling, NJ or via Zoom, depending on weather and covid protocols.

The chorus sings a variety of music, including old-fashioned love songs, Broadway, Disney, Beatles, and more in a ...

Noe Pond Members 'Save Noe Pond' - Reach Deal to Purchase the Chatham Swim Club from the Silverman Group

January 15, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Nearly a year after more than 100 Noe Pond Club members marched to save the club from redevelopment by the Silverman Group, a deal has been struck to purchase the club property from the developer and keep it open.

The announcement was made on the "Save Noe Pond" Facebook page. A portion of the announcement can be read below:

We are excited to announce that a ...

Experts Dig Plan to Dredge Landing Channel, Use Mud to Restore Floating Island, Roxbury's 'Freak of Nature' in Lake Hopatcong

ROXBURY, NJ – Scientists and officials are mulling the possibility of dredging the shallow Landing Channel section of Lake Hopatcong and dumping the material on nearby Floating Island, a dense clump of vegetation once described as a wonderful "freak of nature." 

Those interested in the idea say it might be a great way to deepen Landing Channel – helping prevent weed ...

Morris County to Reopen No-Cost COVID-19 Testing at County College

Tests to be Provided by Appointment Only at Walk-Up Facility Inside Student Center

Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners today announced the county will resume no-cost, COVID-19 testing inside the Student Center at the County College of Morris (CCM) on Monday to help meet a soaring demand.

Testing is available by appointment only.  No one will be permitted to ...

Somerville Mother of 4 Dies of COVID-19 Three Weeks After Giving Birth

January 16, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends.

Michelle Stani, who had recently moved to Somerville from Bridgewater also had an 11-month old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her oldest daughter Samantha, 19.

She had ...

Newark Environmental Activists, Officials Laud Murphy’s Decision to ‘Pause’ Vote on Controversial Power Plant

NEWARK, NJ — Environmental advocates and officials in Newark voiced their praises on Thursday for Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to postpone a vote to build a new $180 million power plant at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) wastewater treatment facility in the Ironbound section of the city.

The decision from Murphy came as the PVSC was planning to vote on ...

Video: Qualco Chlorine Plant Fire, Jan. 14, Passaic, NJ

PASSAIC, NJ - Video footage from Route 21 at the scene of the chlorine manufacturing company approximately 20 minutes after the fire erupted, according to an on the scene report.

According to Dun & Bradstreet, Qualco Inc. is "part of the Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry. Qualco, Inc. has 50 total employees across all of its locations and generates $25.45 million in ...

Former Senator Loretta Weinberg Looks Back on 30 Years in Public Service

January 14, 2022

TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.”

Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the bill signing for The Freedom of Reproductive Choice ...

Governor Murphy Signs NJ Abortion Rights Law

TEANECK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill declaring abortion a fundamental right in New Jersey. 

The Senate passed The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act by a vote of 23-15 on Monday, and the Governor had vowed to sign it. 

The push to get the bill passed in New Jersey came after the Supreme Court last year took up a Mississippi abortion case aiming ...

COVID-19 Antiviral Pills Arrive in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey may now have another tool in its belt to help fight COVID-19. 

Two new antiviral pills have been delivered to pharmacies in more 30 states across the country including more than 50 New Jersey Walgreens locations. 

Federal officials say both drugs have proven successful in treating patients with the omicron variant.

“This promising treatment ...

NJ Native Qualifies for 2 Races in Winter Olympic Games

January 11, 2022

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington native Kimi Goetz has officially qualified for two Olympic events in long track speed skating, the 1000m and the 500m.

Goetz qualified for her first race Thursday and the second on Friday. She also competed in the 1500m Saturday, but did not qualify in that race.

"We are over the moon thrilled and proud of her beyond words," said her mother, Linda.

First in Morris County: Roxbury Library Goes Fine-Free

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Public Library today announced it will no longer charge fines for overdue items and is waiving all pre-existing fines.

The library said it is the first public library in Morris County to take this route although others in the state have done so.

In announcing the new policy, the library said its board of trustees “is dedicated to creating a library that ...

Jets Quarterback Surprises Ritz Diner Waitress and Her Son with Game Tickets

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Ritz Diner waitress Kensia Thelumsa and her son, Scott, had a memorable Christmas this year thanks to New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.

Thelumsa was feeling a bit down about working the breakfast shift on Christmas without many customers when saw a large family come into the famed Livingston establishment.

At first, Thelumsa chatted briefly with the mother ...

Newark Museum of Art to Celebrate MLK With Virtual Discussion Event

January 16, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – A virtual panel discussion centered around the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be presented by The Newark Museum of Art this weekend. 

The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 16, and is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The virtual discussion will feature three panelists from the community, who will examine how art can communicate new ...

New Jersey Tourism Industry Association Grateful As Governor Funds Tourism Recovery

New Jersey -  The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) recognizes the challenging times ahead for tourism due to the uncertainty the pandemic has brought to the travel industry. It is with that reason that the significance of Governor Phil Murphy signing A5689/S3830 allocating $25 Million from the Federal American Rescue Plan funds to assist Department of State, Division of ...

Camden’s Battleship New Jersey to Host New Year’s Fireworks

CAMDEN, NJ –  The Battleship New Jersey – the Navy’s most decorated battleship – is hosting three events for people to celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day watching fireworks and enjoying live music, food and drinks.

Moored in the Delaware River on Camden’s waterfront, the Battleship New Jersey has become a popular tourist attraction. It is ...

Registration for the Madison Area YMCA's  Winter 2022 session programs are open for all! 

Registration for the Madison Area YMCA's  Winter 2022 session programs are open for all! 

Register for School of Performing Arts (SOPA) classes and more online TODAY!

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New Year, New Programs! Join The Madison Area YMCA for Your Favorite Classes

(Madison, NJ) – January 7, 2022 – The Madison Area YMCA announces our Winter Session beginning on Monday, January 31, including brand new and refreshed classes for all ages to kick off the new year. Priority Registration for members opens on Monday, January 10 at ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Speech & Debate Team Earns Charter Status

John V. Maldonado, English teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the National Speech & Debate Association awarded Charter status to the Academy’s Speech and Debate Team.

Charter status is the highest honor that the NSDA awards to scholastic teams and places the Mount’s team among the best in the nation. An NSDA Charter designation demonstrates that not ...

So Much More Than the "School on the Hill"

“The school on the hill.” A statement we hear quite frequently when we tell people we go to Mount Saint Mary Academy. For many, that is all they know about our school – until they come to our unquestionably informative annual Open House. Hosted this year on October 17th our Open House is a great way for prospective students and families to learn about, and experience, our ...

Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

$50 Off Pest Control Service

The Savings You Deserve

Here at Viking Pest Control, we believe protecting your home from pests is a right, not a privilege. That is why we do everything in our power to make preventive pest control accessible and affordable to the varied budgets of homeowners throughout New Jersey. 

We are proud to offer coupons, promotions, and special offers for our most popular pest control ...

Mixed American Eskimo Pups Ready for Adoption at Shake A Paw

UNION, NJ - The Shake A Paw® Center for Rescue and Adoption is unlike any other Adoption facility. Licensed as an Animal Shelter (Yes, we are a shelter!!), we accept dogs from the public, as well as rescue, homeless, abandoned and unwanted dogs. Giving back to the animals we love by finding them a Happy Forever Home is our goal and mission.

Now available for adoption are ...

Crystal is Looking for Her Forever Home This Holiday Season..... Won't You Consider Making Her Part of Your Family?

Looking for a new friend for the holidays? Check out Crystal from NYC Second Chance Rescue.

According to the rescue, she is the sweetest nine-year-old chocolate lab mix you will ever meet.

This is what else the rescue had to say......This gorgeous gal is the perfect WFH (work from home) companion. She is content to curl up at your feet while you watch tv or rest comfortably by your ...

Adopt Dozer! He's Looking for his Forever Home This Holiday Season....Is it with You?

Dozer is a stunning 1.5 year old, 66 pound love bug!!  He is wonderful with other dogs and older children, has a very high energy level, and enjoys being active. He especially loves fetching tennis balls! Dozer has been OVERLOOKED FOR MONTHS!!  Dozer can "sit" and "wait", and is house trained.  Dozer will be an amazing addition to your ...

October’s almost over. The conversation about breast cancer isn’t.

As October draws to a close, I find myself hoping that a certain line of conversation won’t fade away amid the growing bustle of the oncoming holidays. 

By now, it’s pretty well known that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I normally spend most of this month supporting, however I can, the myriad efforts, initiatives, campaigns and movements designed to remind people of ...

How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party Your Guests Won’t Forget

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to get friends and loved ones together. Instead of spending a fortune on NYE event tickets, why not opt to stay in and host the celebration yourself? Here are a few tips for hosting an epic New Year’s Eve bash to remember.


Pick a theme.

If you’re hosting a large group of people, consider choosing a theme in advance. Having a ...

Swap the Figgy Pudding with These Heavenly Holiday Appetizers

‘Tis the season! As the weather gets colder, gift shopping begins, and Mariah Carey takes over the radio, you know that it’s finally the holiday season.


Whether you’re hosting a party or want to impress your loved ones with a tasty appetizer they’re sure to love, this is the perfect master list of delicious fan favorites. From sweet to savory to 21+, these ...

Creative Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Break the Bank

The stocking hung by the fireplace stuffed to the brim with goodies is an iconic symbol of Christmas. They sit there just waiting to be dumped out all over the floor. And, be honest: Who wants a pair of white socks or a bag of candy coal?

These stocking stuffers are sure to bring out a “ho ho ho!” from young and old alike! From tech to coffee to fun and games for kids of all ages, ...

10 DIY Décor Ideas for Your Holiday Home

So much of the joy from the holiday season comes from entertaining. Whether you’re throwing a big bash for the neighborhood or hosting a more intimate gathering of close family and friends, filling your home with exciting and colorful decorations is a must.

Rather than buying everything pre-made, consider rounding out your décor collection with some DIY items that highlight your ...

Cozy Up Your Living Space with These Simple Design Tips

It doesn’t have to be cold outside to appreciate a warm and inviting living space. But when crisp fall air arrives or temperatures drop on a blustery winter day, there’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing in a comfortable atmosphere.


Creating a cozy space is easier than you think. Follow these tips to bring out the warm and fuzzy feels.

Create a Reading ...

DIY Decorations: Making Your Own Christmas Ornaments

As you start to envision that magical time of year when you gather with family and friends to decorate the tree, think about adding a few unique ornaments to this year’s collection.

Whether your style is rustic or elegant, neutral or bold, homemade ornaments add a memorable touch to the tree. Even if you aren’t a skilled crafter, there are many ways to make ornaments this ...

Stand Out With These Unique Holiday Decorating Ideas

Celebrate the holidays in style! These holiday decorations are classy yet bold and are sure to bring out the “ooos” and “ahhhs,” and maybe even a round of applause!


Thinking beyond the traditional reds and greens and trying new colors will help you stand out. Plus, you can surprise your family with decorations in the most unexpected places in your home. These ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution You Can (Finally) Keep

Many people make a New Year’s resolution to shake off the previous year’s struggles and start fresh with a clean, blank slate. As confident and well-intentioned as they feel about making positive changes and reaching some goals, 80% of people don’t stick to their New Year’s plan.

This might seem discouraging, but don’t despair. Instead, follow these tips to make a ...

How to Make Self-Care a Priority This Holiday Season

The holiday season should be about spending time with family, traditions, and giving.


Often it becomes financially, emotionally, and physically stressful instead. There are many demands on our wallets. We can feel overwhelmed by all the tasks on our to-do lists and pressure to create the “perfect” holiday. Our healthy eating and exercising habits often go out the window ...

12 Gifts to Wow the Fitness Lover in Your Life

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about choosing the perfect gifts for family and friends.


If you have a loved one in your life who’s always at the gym or have heard a friend talking about how she plans to get fit come the new year, a fitness-themed gift might be just the thing to make her smile. But, it can be hard to know where ...

Practical Skincare Gifts She’s Sure to Love

When it comes to gifting, we often think along the lines of gift cards, flowers, candies, and chocolates. While those items are classic crowd-pleasers, skincare can also make a great gift.

Here are practical gifts for every skincare fanatic on your list, from mask lovers to eye cream connoisseurs.

Facial Cleanser

One of the most essential needs for a woman’s skincare routine is a ...

Tips for Making (and Keeping!) Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the holidays quickly approaching, many people are beginning to think about their New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent survey conducted by YouGovAmerica, the most common resolutions people made in 2020 were to exercise more, improve their diets, and to lose weight.


If you’re planning to alter a few unhealthy habits of your own, here are a few tips to help you ...

Apps That Exercise Your Brain and Keep You Sharp

Keeping your brain sharp is just as critical as staying physically fit—especially as you age. Doing puzzles, brainteasers, card games, dancing, and learning new skills are all ways you can flex and strengthen your brain muscles.


If you have a smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can use brain training apps to get a mental workout. Try any of these brain-boosting apps that ...

Enjoy an Active Holiday Season with These 5 Outings

The holiday season brings family gatherings, memorable traditions, and lots of delicious food! If you’re looking to incorporate more active events and outings this season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy festive cheer while getting out of the house and moving!

We’ve collected five simple and fulfilling ways that you can make this holiday season an active one, so get ready to plan ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

New Jersey has had Governors from William Livingston to Phil Murphy, Who was the Best Governor the Garden State has ever had?

This is the time of year in New Jersey when it's so beautiful to see all the many colors of the season - red, green, yellow, orange --even blue.

Candidates use lawn signs of so many colors this time of year.

And millions of dollars have been spent on television commercials, newspaper ads, streamed video, lawn signs, and colorful mailers in the race for governor. Phil Murphy and ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).


The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

Producing User Generated Content: Tips and Tricks

According to recent data, 85% of Americans own a smartphone**. Smartphones are routinely used to publish pictures and video via websites and apps, which enables users to share their participation in an event, presence at a location, or highlight a relationship or connection with other people. The primary means of creating and publishing User-Generated Content has become the smartphone.

What is ...

Bill Bratton and NJ Mayors Discuss Public Safety, Community Policing and Bail Reform at Roundtable Event

PATERSON, NJ -- Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton took part in a roundtable discussion on public safety, community policing and bail reform at the Passaic County Community College’s Hamilton Club on October 28. 

Moderated by Larry Mone of the Manhattan Institute, Bratton was joined by three New Jersey mayors: Paterson Mayor André Sayegh, Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, and ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

Noe Pond Members 'Save Noe Pond' - Reach Deal to Purchase the Chatham Swim Club from the Silverman Group

January 15, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Nearly a year after more than 100 Noe Pond Club members marched to save the club from redevelopment by the Silverman Group, a deal has been struck to purchase the club property from the developer and keep it open.

The announcement was made on the "Save Noe Pond" Facebook page. A portion of the announcement can be read below:

We are excited to announce that a ...