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Wed, April 01
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50 Kings Road Madison, NJ 07940

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Madison, NJ 07940

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Call Cipollini and Start Cleaning; Get a Special Wholesale Contractor Rate!

March 30, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's Spring! What does that mean? It means, it's time to clean out the garage, the attic, all closets and the basement. 
Now is a good time to tackle those projects.

Call Cipollini and have a dumpster dropped off! Mention "SPRING CLEAN" to get wholesale contractor rates.

Rocco's is Providing Do it Yourself Pizza Kits for Home

MADISON, NJ - Roccos's is providing families with a way to entertain the kids while everyone is cooped up inside the house.

You can now order a do-it-yourself pizza making kit to take home and eat.  You can have fun and eat well while making your own personal pies at home.

The price for this is $10.00 per pie and it comes with one free topping.

You can order ...

Number of Positive COVID-19 Cases in Madison Remain at 32

April 3, 2020

MADISON NJ - Madison is recording 32 positive COVID-19 cases in the borough.  Locally, there has been one COVID-19 related death in Madison, announced officials.  A resident in their 90's has died, they said.

The state is reporting 29,895 cases in New Jersey and 1,298 in Morris County with 43 deaths. There have been 646 deaths in New Jersey, according to ...

Officials Report First Death in Madison Due to COVID-19


MADISON, NJ - There has been one COVID-19 related death in Madison, announced officials.  A resident in their 90's has died, they said.

"We are sad to report that the Madison Health Department has learned of a COVID-19 related death of a Madison resident in their 90’s", wrote Borough Officials. "Our thoughts and prayers are with their family at this ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Over 3.6K More COVID-19 Cases, 91 Deaths in NJ

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey reported an additional 3,649 positive cases of COVID-19 and at least 91 more deaths linked to the virus on Wednesday afternoon, maintaining the second-most cases in the country.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily press conference that the state now has at least 22,255 cases and at least 355 deaths.

Three deaths, and whether the novel coronavirus was ...

Cases of COVID-19 Don't Change in Madison; Officials Reporting 26 Cases

MADISON, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison have remained the same since Tuesday. Officials are reporting that there are currently 26 cases of COVI-19 in Madison. 

There are 22,255 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey; 942 of them are in Morris County. Sadly there have been  267 deaths. There were 27,077 negative test results, as reported to the state by the state ...

Ten Stress Busters

Hi everyone!  We are all feeling various levels of stress in this current situation.  I have a few suggestions that may help you relieve those feelings!

1.    Get Enough Sleep.

This one comes first for a reason.  If you are operating on less-than-sufficient sleep, even the smallest inconveniences and minor annoyances can become major crises.  Allow yourself ...

Boost Your Immune System With Good Food

Hi there. This is a weird time for the world. We all feel it. I am a local small-business owner who has dedicated the last two decades to help people on their journey of feeling better than they did yesterday through exercise and healthy nutrition ideas.  I want to help where I can, so if you have suggestions regarding topics you would like to hear about, please email me at ...

Time for Fun; Try Family Word Workouts with the Madison Area YMCA

April 3, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA is looking for ways to keep kids and adults active while self-isolating so they have started "Family Word Workouts".

The Y will post a new and unique word each day. Spell the word wit the workout for each letter. Today's word is PHILANTHROY  and for something easier DONATE. Follow along with on the Madison Area YMCA's Facebook ...

Learn About the American GoldFinch; Interactive Home Activities from Macculloch Hall

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Learn about the American Goldfinch. 

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum if offering interactive home activities. Did you know that in the Spring....the male Goldfinch loses its old, brown feathers, called molting, and are replaced with fresh, yellow feathers.

Color your male American Goldfinch bright yellow and learn about state ...

Macculloch Hall Offers Interactive Home Activities

The American Robin (left), a member of the Thrush family, is larger than the European Robin (right), from the Old World Flycatcher family. When settlers came to the Americas, they named similar looking birds after species from the Old World. See if you recognize Robins from different parts of the world.

Visit for a "Secret ...

Flags in Madison and Across the State Will Fly At Half-Staff Indefinitely

April 3, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Starting today, flags all across New Jersey will fly at half-staff indefinitely, announced Governor Murphy during today's press conference.

Governor Murphy has directed all flags be lowered in honor of "those we have lost and for those we will lose to COVID-19"

"This is one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit our state", Gov. Murphy said on Twitter.

Madison's Bottle Hill Tavern Shuts Down Temporarily

MADISON, NJ - The Bottle Hill Tavern announced on Facebook this morning that they will be closing temporarily until the pandemic subsides.

Here is the post:


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TAPinto Triples Site Traffic in March 2020, Breaking All-Time Readership Record; Facebook Journalism Project Awards Grants to Two TAPinto Franchisees for Coronavirus Coverage

Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed.  TAPinto’s network of over 80 local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida broke all readership records in March with 9,628,289 pageviews and 3,412,844 readers, an increase of 300% from February 2020.  Meanwhile, last week, two TAPinto owner/publishers, ...

NJ animal welfare organizations urge community members to have a plan in place for their pets

April 3, 2020

MADISON, NJ - As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Morris County, New Jersey welfare organizations are uniting to urge the community to have a plan for their pets.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, The Humane Society of the
United States – New Jersey, Monmouth County ...

Emergency Blood Drive at the Madison Area YMCA

MADISON, NJ - American Red Cross and medical professionals across the state are desperate to resolve the current critical blood supply shortage in light of the coronavirus. To assist, the Madison Area YMCA, in partner with the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday April 15 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Madison Area YMCA.

The American Red Cross is closely ...

"Clap Because We Care" Movement Thanks Doctors, Nurses, Policemen, Firefighters and all First Responders

MADISON, NJ - Local residents in Madison, Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains opened windows, came to the doors and clapped, shouted, played music to thank all the doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters and all first responders to who are risking their own lives to save ours during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's our virtual standing ovation, thanking those on the front ...

Y Ninja Fit—It’s a Hit!

Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!)

Teens experience the best of both worlds in this one-hour combination class of obstacle course training and fitness training. The ...

New Jersey’s Only Site for Study of Waldenstrӧm Macroglobulinemia (a Rare Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) Open at Morristown Medical Center

Charles Farber, MD, PhD, hematologist/oncologist at Atlantic Hematology Oncology, located at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and medical director of Oncology Research Network Development for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow patients with a rare type of blood-cell cancer to get access to a new treatment now in use for another type of ...

A National Cancer Institute Study for HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Opens at Atlantic Health System

Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD, chief of hematology and oncology at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center and medical director of Hematology and Oncology for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow eligible head and neck cancer patients to get access to a type of immunotherapy (nivolumab, or Opdivo®) that is currently approved for treating a number of ...

Township of Randolph COVID-19 Update: April 2, 58 Confirmed Cases and 2 Deaths

April 3, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following is an update from Randolph Township :

Thank you to everyone for your continued patience and support during this challenging time. The following is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of today, there are 25,590 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 1,082 of which are in Morris County. Three ...

Montville Twp Police are Reporting Mailbox Thefts

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano is advising residents to keep an eye on their mailboxes since thieves have targeted mail – not only mail dropped off, but outgoing mail.

The thefts, occurring throughout the township, involve thieves driving throughout town, targeting mailboxes that have the flag raised or extended, indicating the resident has outgoing ...

Roxbury Girl Scout Gives Donated Cookies to Medical Staffs

ROXBURY, NJ – Unable to have the usual Girl Scout cookie sales booth - thanks to coronavirus restrictions - a Succasunna Scout recently conducted a “virtual” cookie sale and donated the treats to area hospital workers.

The Scout, 9-year-old Maren Nyback, is a member of Girl Scout Troup 9-7175. The troop’s plan to have a cookie sales booth outside a Succasunna bagel shop ...

Rutgers and Seton Hall Campuses Closed Until August, Summer Classes Moved Online

April 3, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and Seton Hall University have moved all summer classes online and canceled camps and activities in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a letter Rutgers sent to students and faculty on Thursday by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara A. Lee, summer courses at the Camden, Newark and New Brunswick campuses will be ...

Bayonne Man Arrested After Attempting to Steal 2 Bottles of Vodka from Wine Warehouse

BAYONNE, NJ -  A 27-year-old Bayonne man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to steal two bottles of vodka from Wine Warehouse.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the incident began just after 4:30 p.m. when the store manager observed Michael Sepulveda enter the store with an unknown individual and place the bottles in his backpack. The second suspect, the report said, ...

Essex County Sheriff Fontoura Tests Positive for Coronavirus

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Essex County Sheriff, Armando Fontoura, the first in the state to suspend foreclosures and evictions during this pandemic, tested positive for COVID-19. 

After noticing he was running a slight fever, he opted to get tested at the Essex County drive through site in his command; the Sheriff is also the county’s emergency management ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.  Attorney Sharon M. Hallanan, an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Speaker’s Bureau, will present a program on voting rights and the struggle for women to obtain the right to vote.  New Jersey’s own Alice Paul, who was ...

Rise in Visitors to Belmar’s Beachfront Prompts Officials to Close Boardwalk

April 1, 2020

BELMAR, NJ — A growing influx of visitors to Belmar’s beachfront has prompted the borough to close its boardwalk and ban parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue.

The decision announced today by Mayor Mark Walsifer was based on hourly monitoring of the boardwalk, which showed a daily increase of visitors, as nearby shore towns closed their boardwalks in response to the coronavirus ...

Jewish Film Festival Canceled; JCC Introduces ‘Virtual JCC’ Web Page

Given the current environment, the JCC of Central NJ has taken the difficult step of postponing its spring Jewish Film Festival, which was scheduled to run in April and May.

“While we are confident that this is the right and necessary decision, it was nonetheless a heartbreaking one,” Randi Zucker, Director of Arts, Culture & Jewish Programs, JCC of ...

Rise in Visitors to Belmar’s Beachfront Prompts Officials to Close Boardwalk amid Coronavirus Concerns

BELMAR, NJ — A growing influx of visitors to Belmar’s beachfront has prompted the borough to close its boardwalk and ban parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue.

The decision announced today by Mayor Mark Walsifer was based on hourly monitoring of the boardwalk, which showed a daily increase of visitors, as nearby shore towns closed their boardwalks in response to the coronavirus ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

NJ Goes All Out to Prepare for COVID-19 Surge

April 3, 2020

Special to TAPintoSPF. 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

In something resembling a military operation, the state is on high alert, scrambling to add critical-care beds and ready pop-up field hospitals.

A field ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...


April 1, 2020

To Whom It May Concern:

Last Thursday I begin to feel/exhibit some of the known systems.  I watched my temperature, washed my hands, isolated and didn’t leave my home.

However on a Telemed appointment with my doctor about he quizzed me and determined I needed to take the test.  I fought him on this because I felt others deserved it more.  However, due to my age, ...

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

“Social Security recipients who ...

IRS: Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Does my business qualify to receive the Employee Retention Credit?

The ...

Lincoln 1st Bank Makes Montville Their HQ Home

March 16, 2020 … Lincoln 1st Bank has selected Montville Township as its official headquarters and geographic hub to strategically increase the bank’s Northern New Jersey footprint.

The newly renovated 15,000-square-foot facility is located at 19 Chapin Road, Building D, Suite 1, Pine Brook, NJ 07058. The office houses the bank’s executive management team, deposit and loan ...

Bramnick to host Facebook Live class on government for elementary students


WESTFIELD, N.J. – Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick will visit virtually with Garden State students Friday via Facebook Live to teach about state government.

“This will provide parents a break and give young people a good opportunity to learn about their state government,” said Bramnick ...