Online Anti Racism Training for June and July

Registration is now open for the next Anti-Racism Training online from the Diocese of New Jersey.

Demand for the Diocese’s Online Anti-Racism Training has been extraordinary. Now, one year after the death of George Floyd, there is still much work to be done. 

The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Ministry invites you to enroll in 20 hours of virtual Anti-Racism Training streamed to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. The course is a historical approach to help participants understand systemic racism and empower them to confront and organize against racism, inequality, and injustice.  Discussion topics include “What is Race?”, “Systemic Racism and White Privilege,” “Internalized Racism,” “The Role of the Church,” “Settler Colonialism,” “Racism in Immigration and Naturalization Legislation,” and “The Prison Industrial Complex.

Contact Information
  1. Noreen Duncan
  2. 609.394.5281
  3. duncannoreen59@gmail.com
Fri, July 16
7:00 pm — 7:00 pm
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Registration is now open for the next Anti-Racism Training online from the Diocese of New Jersey.

Demand for the Diocese’s Online Anti-Racism Training has been extraordinary. Now, one year after the death of George Floyd, there is still much work to be done.

The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Ministry invites you to enroll in 20 hours of virtual Anti-Racism Training ...

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Are You Hungry? Check out Freshii Morris Plains....It's Jala-Good!

June 8, 2021

It's Jala-Good ! If you want a little heat and some nice crunch, add jalapenos to ANYTHING on the Freshii Morris Plains menu!

Fresh ingredients. Healthy. Fast. Delicious. Affordable.

Freshii Morris Plains is located at 1767 Route 10 in Morris Plains

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Madison Families Invited to Participate in Family Promise's Virtual "Night Without a Bed Sleepout"

June 15, 2021

Summit, NJ – —Family Promise, the nation’s leading organization fighting family homelessness, is hosting a summer sleep-out event on June 26, 2021. Night Without a Bed is a social media challenge that raises awareness for families experiencing homelessness.

The organization is asking participants to sleep anywhere without a bed: cars, a tent, a tree house, ...

Watch NJIO's Free Live Streamed Concert this Sunday, June 13th at 3 pm

The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra will be holding its first concert in over a year this Sunday, June 13th, at 3 pm. This concert will be live-streamed for our audiences. 

( YouTubeLive link:  https://youtu.be/BLB624syGVw. or view at njio.org.)
Five different ensembles will be playing works by Mozart, Parry, Holst, Handel, Hayden, and Vaughan Williams. Our ...

Pet Palooza Pet Adoption and Food Truck Festival This Saturday

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Pet Palooza Pet Adoption and Food Truck Festival will take place this Saturday, June 12 at Mennan Arena Field.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter will be working to find forever homes for some amazing dogs and cats.  In addition to the pet adoption, there will be 15+ food vendors, live music, games in addition a doggie agility course, pet fashion show and ...

Fort Nonsense To Be Closed This Summer Due To Paving Project

June 12, 2021

Morristown, NJ –  The Fort Nonsense, which is part of the Morristown National Historical Park will be closed to the public (pedestrians and vehicles) until approximately mid-September.

The closure is a result of a roadway and parking area pavement rehabilitation project that is expected to begin on or around June 14, 2021, said park officials. Fort Nonsense is located near the ...

The Madison Health Department is holding COVID-19 a Vaccination Clinic Saturday, June 12

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Health Department will hold three COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics during the month of June. The dates of the clinics are:

Thursday June 10 from 5pm - 7pm
Saturday June 12 from 8:30am - 11:30am 
Tuesday June 15 from 9am - 11am 

The J&J Janssen COVID-19 vaccine will be given which is approved for anyone over 18 years of age.

There is no ...

North American Partners in Anesthesia joins team at Union Surgery Center to provide care to patients in New Jersey

MELVILLE, N.Y. and UNION, N.J., – North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) has joined the team at Union Surgery Center, part of Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center – Union Campus, to provide reliable, expert anesthesiology care for ambulatory surgery patients.

Starting on May 17, 2021, NAPA anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse ...

Today is Flag Day

June 14, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Today is Flag Day so remember to fly your stars and bars proudly today.

The flag of the United States of America represents liberty, justice and freedom, rights that all Americans have the privilege of enjoying.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America on June 14, 1777.  Declared a day of observance by President Woodrow ...

Loew's Theater to Host Saturday Fundraiser for COVID Ravaged India

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Called “To India with Love,” a fundraiser is being held at the historic Loew's Theatre to help raise funds to help people deal with COVID-19 crisis in India.

Sponsored by Americans in Jersey City, the event will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. and feature the Bollywood Movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ). The event will also feature ...

Free Open-Air Concert to Take Place July 6 in Morris Township

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - One of the joys we've missed during the pandemic has been gathering to listen to live music. Now, as individual and community life starts to return to "normal," the acclaimed Hanover Wind Symphony will present a free, open-air concert on Tuesday, July 6, at 7 p.m., at Ginty Field, 50 Woodland Avenue, in Morris Township.

The concert is called ...

"Unmask the Children" Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

June 15, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted "Unmask the children", "My body, my choice", "We do not consent", "Follow the Science" and "We will vote you out!"

Through the honking car horns of supporters driving by and the ...

Whippany Park Graduate Dies in Boating Accident

WHIPPANY, NJ - A former Whippany Park High School graduate died in a tragic boating accident on Barnegat Bay early Sunday morning, according to State Police.

The young man who died was 19 year old Corey Molinari from Whippany.  He was one of five people on board a pontoon boat that crashed into a marker in the water around 1:30am. Two of the passengers were ejected into the ...

Randolph BOE Votes to Remove Names of All Holidays on School Calendar; Everything to be Called 'Day Off'

RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off." The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

NJ Turnpike Authority Forces Veterans to Remove Military Branch Flags from Parkway Overpass

June 11, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Robert Bouthillette, Sayreville veteran, and his good friend Fred Block, sought to honor those currently serving and those who past served for Memorial Day, by placing the military branch flags above the Garden State Parkway.

Block then received a call from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) that the only flags permitted to be hung up was the United States flag, ...

Do You Know This Person?

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify a burglary suspect.  In the early morning of June 1st, 2021, a burglary was committed in the area of Maple Avenue. 

The suspect was seen on video walking down Maple Ave with proceeds from the burglary.  He is described as a white male, approximately 25-30 years ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Ocean County

TUCKERTON, NJ — Some Ocean County residents reported being shaken this morning, as a magnitude 2.4 earthquake struck several miles south of Tuckerton at 7:52 a.m.

Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been reported from the June 9 incident.

According to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Water and Geoscience, earthquakes in the ...

West Orange Police Officers Visit Baby They Delivered in Parents' Car in Their Driveway

June 11, 2021

West Orange Police Officers Michael McClellan and Andrew Scioscia pose with the proud parents Jordana and Lyle Silverman holding baby Camila. The happy reunion took place in the quiet residential neighborhood driveway where Camila was born on May 20th, 2021.

Officers McClellan and Scioscia were first on the scene at 4:00 a.m. when Jordana Silverman attempted to leave for the hospital. She made ...

Caldwell Business Owner Gives Back by Reducing Caregiver Stress on The Longest Day

CALDWELL, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ), the leading volunteer-driven voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research, is spotlighting people who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

With more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease or other ...

Donor Gifts Hillsborough Police with 2 New Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department has created a new Motorcycle Unit, with two new Harley Davidson FLHTP Motorcycles on order, purchased with a $60,000 donation from Dr. Cesar DePaco.

DePaco, a Someset County resident, is a longtime supporter of law enforcement and has made numerous donations of K-9’s and equipment to police departments across this ...

Madison Area YMCA Waives Initiation Fee and Offering 3 Guest passes for All Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated People

Extended through May 31! As a thank you for helping the community be as healthy as possible, the Madison Area YMCA is waiving initiation fees and offering 3 FREE guest passes for all fully COVID-19 vaccinated individuals.

The Y, part of a worldwide values-driven association, is inclusive of all people. We provide quality programs that develop a healthy spirit, mind and body and promote the ...

Dog of the Month - Kodac

Our June Dog of the Month, Kodac, is closing his eyes and making a wish for a forever home!

Meet Mr Handsome... ok - so that isn't his real name but that's what he is! Kodac Clayton has a smile that runs from ear to ear. As he is truly one of the happiest dogs in the world.

Despite being 65lbs at 4 years old - Kodac wants to be a lapdog! He loves nothing more than people and kids! ...

Saving Thor

Thor leaving the shelter for the final time was truly an amazing moment. As shelter-provided food and supplies were packed into the car, members of our staff, as well as volunteers, said their heartfelt goodbyes. Thor has certainly made an incredible impression on everyone he met during his time at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter! He was given a round of applause and cheers as he walked out our doors ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Beyond Iced Tea: 6 Refreshing Drinks to Try This Season

As warmer weather becomes our new normal, preparing for gatherings held outside on hot afternoons means planning a menu that includes some refreshing iced drinks (adult or otherwise!). If you’d like to impress your guests with beverages that go beyond a typical iced tea or lemonade, then try these six recipes that are sure to impress even the hottest party guest this season!

Grapefruit ...

Do those who have spent time in prison need the government to protect their housing rights or should the government stay out of this, and let landlords rent to whom they wish?

Under a new bill passed by the Senate and the Assembly, landlords in New Jersey would be banned from denying renters with criminal records. 

The bill, A1919, called the Fair Chance in Housing Act, has as its goal to give the previously incarcerated a better shot at finding a place to live. Supporters say it’s an important step toward ending housing discrimination ...

Strong housing market makes now the ideal time to move to Lantern Hill

May 26, 2021

Seniors find stress-free and vibrant life at New Jersey senior living community

As spring turns to summer and temperatures begin to heat up, the housing market typically follows suit. This year is no exception, and a strong sellers’ market makes now the right time for seniors considering a move to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living-developed and managed community in New Providence, ...

Retro Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Retro Review

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When does a civilization begin to rot from its core?  What are the key issues that cause that civilization to die? These are the overarching questions that “the Father of African Literature,” Chinua Achebe, explores in his 1959 classic, Things Fall Apart.

Set in a Nigerian village, we learn that Okonkwo was a leading ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

June 12, 2021

EWING, NJ — Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, ...

Head to Downtown Westfield Saturday for Free ‘Mini Grand Prix’ Car Racing

WESTFIELD, NJ — Start your engines! The Downtown Westfield Corporation is inviting people of all ages to participate in “Mini Grand Prix” racing this Saturday, featuring 1/18th scale cars under the tents on Quimby Street.

The races, sponsored by Extreme Party Racing, move at a scaled speed of 200 mph on a 20’ x 20’ track, with drivers at six ...

It's On! the Middlesex County Fair to Return in August

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an amazing sign of expected recovery from the COVID-19, the Middlesex County Fair will return to the County Fairgrounds (655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick) on Monday, August 2 – Sunday, August 8, 2021.  Additional details regarding modified experiences and pandemic compliance will be announced in the coming months.

From food and clothing retailers to craft ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Trip to Bordentown

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

Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical towns and Bordentown, settled in 1682, is a true standout. Here you can visit the Clara ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

NJ Dentist Uses Dental Lasers to Painlessly Treat Patients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, spoke with TAPintoTV about the laser technology he uses at his practice, New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the many benefits this technology offers to his patients, notably the absence of pain for many dental procedures. “It’s probably the best technology that you could use in dentistry,” DalBon said. 

DalBon ...

Special Series: Economic Issues in New Jersey - High Property Taxes

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- The average New Jersey resident pays $931,698 in taxes over his or her lifetime, ranking New Jersey number one in the nation for highest state property taxes, according to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal.

So what should residents expect to get for paying such high property taxes? Why do people stay in New Jersey? TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian ...

Letter From Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 7, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Tom Haralampoudis is the Best Candidate for Madison Town Council

Tom Haralampoudis is one of the most civic minded people I know, and the best candidate for Madison town council.  Generous, decent, and smart, Tom is also a doer.  Always curious about how to meet our needs in Madison, both effectively and economically, Tom has a real knack for seeking out the expertise of others and through his infectious enthusiasm, ...

Bob Hugin Named As Next Chair of NJGOP

June 10, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – Jack Ciattarelli, the Republican candidate for New Jersey governor, today announced his support for businessman and former candidate for U.S. Senate Bob Hugin as the next chair of the NJGOP. Ciattarelli released the following statement:

“Bob Hugin is a self-made successful businessman, Marine Corps veteran, and the best possible leader for the NJGOP at this time.

FirstEnergy Receives Industry Recognition for Outage Restoration Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has once again earned recognition for its emergency response efforts from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a leading electric industry organization. FirstEnergy earned the "Emergency Recovery Award" for safely and efficiently restoring service to more than 371,000 of its customers ...

Caring Contact Announces New Executive Director

Caring Contact, the Westfield-based crisis hotline and listening community, has named Mary Claire Givelber as Executive Director, taking over from Janet Sarkos.  Ms. Givelber had been Caring Contact’s Director of Community Engagement since 2017 and a trained listener on the crisis line for the past 3 years.  Her previous professional experience includes work as a project manager ...

Representative Sherrill to Lead Small Business Walk in West Orange on Tuesday, June 1

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) will join Mayor Robert Parisi for a small business walk in West Orange on Tuesday, June 1. They will visit Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar, Harper’s Cafe, Valley Vintage and The Rock 1925, Rock Spring Golf Club.

Rep. Sherrill played a key role in the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan, which included relief ...

Remembering D-Day:New Jersey Veteran Remembers Landing on Normandy Beach

June 7, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ - Two years ago on the 75th anniversary of D-Day TAPinto published Matt Midura's story.  Midura died less than a year later on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. See Obituary. Here is again in its entirety.

 Matt Midura was a Hamilton boy, just 19-years old when, one year in the Army, he landed on the shores of Normandy Beach driving a commanding ...

Why Eating Breakfast Is A Healthy Way To Start The Day

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day - but is that true? Conflicting studies suggest that some researchers confirm the popular claim, and some refute it. Either way, each day, most people eventually “break” their overnight “fast.”

Intermittent fasting diets are common, and some people simply can’t handle chowing down early in ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...