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Sun, July 12
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639 Mountain Ave. Springfield, NJ 07081

Renaissance Church

639 Mountain Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081

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Huge Sale at New Leaf Consignment

July 23, 2020

Go to NEW LEAF’s Profile and click on the  website. 25% OFF online everything except NEW ARRIVALS on Home Page. Shipped right to your doorstep!

NEW LEAF Consignment 16 Park Ave. Madison NJ

COVID-19 Update in Madison; No New Cases Reported as of Aug. 12

August 12, 2020

MADISON, NJ - As of today, August 12, Madison is reporting no new cases. There are 160 positive COVID-19 cases in Madison, announced officials

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 185,938 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,286 (13 new positives since yesterday) total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 14,046 (an increase of 9 ...

Murphy: 33 States and Territories Remain on Quarantine List

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey has updated its list of 33 states and territories -- near and far -- from which people should self-quarantine for 14 days after visiting. The states include populous states such as Texas, Florida and California, as well as remote locations including Montana, Idaho,and Puerto Rico. Nearby New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware and Pennsylvania ...

COVID-19 Update for Aug. 11; Madison Cases Increase By 1

MADISION, NJ - As of today, August 11, Morristown reported one new cases. There are 160 positive COVID-19 cases in Madison , announced officials

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 185,475 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,273 (12 new positives) total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 14,037 (an increase of 30) deaths in the state, with ...

What You Can Do Right NOW to Lose Extra Pounds due to Quarantine

With life disrupted in so many ways, it is likely that previous activity routines have been upended and stress has increased which can create the perfect storm for putting on extra pounds.  One reason we know that we need to keep our weight from getting too far out of control is that obesity is associated with serious complications in people who contract COVID-19.  Losing weight during ...

Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health Now

Hi everyone - How have you been doing taking care of yourselves?

It has surely been a few very stressful months.  I want to share some tips on how we can develop a stronger heart - literally and figuratively.  Some simple strategies you can start right now which will improve your heart health along with a link to some easy, healthy breakfast recipes are listed below.

Five Steps to Mastering Your Content Strategy as Part of Your Business Comeback

It's not enough during the summer of 2020 to prospect for new business in the usual kind of way.  In a post COVID world, marketing strategies need to be laser focused and executed precisely.  No one has any time to waste.

An exceptional content marketing strategy can be the difference between high performing success and tragic business results in 2020.  Why content ...

How to Handle the Loss of a Job

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic job loss has skyrocketed throughout the country. With countless industries being devastated by the pandemic, chances are you know someone that has lost their job or been furloughed. Maybe you even are that someone. Well, you’re not alone. But aside from applying for unemployment benefits, what else can you do to get your finances in order? Here ...

Madison Area YMCA Membership: Join Us and be Part of Something Bigger

August 13, 2020

The Madison Area YMCA is continuing to bring our members back together with everyone's health and safety as our top priority. Members have access to outdoor group exercise classes and outdoor lap swim, which are both included with membership. Members also have access to preferred rates and advanced registration for programs like sports skill development, gymnastics, School of Performing Arts ...

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! In a Box- For Families This August

Join Macculloch Hall for a virtual, 30-minute presentation for families with children ages 4-8 years old on August 15, 22 and 29 at 11:00 a.m. The event is free and perfect for kids ages 4-8 years old. 

Art and activity materials are provided prior to the program dates.

How weather is more than what we see from our windows?
What was 1816's "year ...

Family Fun Outdoors at the Madison Area YMCA

Madison Area YMCA members had a great time outdoors at Family Fun Night on Friday, July 31. Kids enjoyed many fun and safe socially distanced activities such as an obstacle course, reading and dancing.

Generous sponsors Pine Acres Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Hospice of New Jersey, along with community partners HomeWell Care Services and Madison Chatham Coalition, helped to make ...

Madison Library Continues to Offer Contactless Pickup

August 10, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library continues to offer contactless pickup for community members.

Residents can place a hold via our catalog, by calling (973-377-0722) or by emailing  for adult requests or at  for children’s and teen requests.

Residents will receive a ...

Gingham Giraffe Preschool Offers Full Day Pre-K, Half Day K Enrichment

Chatham, NJ - The Gingham Giraffe Preschool is no stranger to change. When the Director opened the school thirty years ago, there were very few nursery schools with an academic focus.

"The ultimate goal is to prepare children for Kindergarten. That means socially, emotionally, physically, and academically."

 With the changing needs of parents in the last thirty years, and ...

Make A Splash with Outdoor Aquatics through the Madison Area YMCA

Ready to make a splash with outdoor aquatics at the Madison Area YMCA’s partner pools Florham Park Municipal Pool and Chatham Fish & Game Club? Lifeguards and health and safety officers are on duty throughout all of our aquatics offerings.

Outdoor lap swim reservations are available for Madison Area YMCA members on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 a.m. at Chatham Fish & Game ...

Madison Pool Offering "End of Season Memberships"

August 10, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  This summer has been hot! The Madison Pool is offering residents a chance to cool off. Memberships are now 50% off .

"Our water is clean, and we have passed and exceeded all current State of NJ health regulations and inspections", said pool officials."Due to the pandemic, some of our regular, loyal members did not join us. It's not too late! Come on in, ...

Kirby Students Learn through Creative Curriculum

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA follows the Creative Curriculum, using fun activities, such as this week’s lesson plan on different modes of transportation, as a vehicle for learning as well as setting developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for students in four stages: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. These stages encourage ...

President Trump Set to Arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport Thursday Evening

BEDMINSTER, NJ — President Donald Trump is coming back to Bedminster for the second time in three weeks.

According to the President's itinerary, he was set to arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport Thursday evening at around 9 p.m. after a day that was to include three separate stops in Ohio, including one at the Whirlpool Corp. manufacturing plant.

Trump was just in Bedminster ...

Today is World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Overcome the Stigma of HPV and Throat Cancer.

With the world’s attention focused on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, we believe the time is also right to bring the public’s attention to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of expanding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine’s use to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years.  The first HPV vaccine was approved in ...

Latest Advances in Cancer Care Presented at Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Oncology Symposium”

Cutting-edge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer were brought to the forefront on June 27th during Atlantic Health System’s “2020 Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium,” an event sponsored by Atlantic Health System Cancer Care and held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Attended by nearly 160 top oncology professionals, the half-day ...

718 Remain Without Power in Florham Park with Out of Town Power Trucks Seen in Town

August 8, 2020

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - 32,530 Morris County residents are still without power and 718 of them are from Florham Park as of 8:00am this morning, as we head into the fourth day of post Hurricane Isaias's havoc.

Power trucks from out of state were spotted throughout Florham Park this morning.

Last evening, Police Chief Orlando issued the following update:


I understand ...

Haunted Red Mill Postponed for 2020

After much deliberation the Haunted Red Mill Committee and Red Mill Museum Village Board of Trustees sadly must announce that the 2020 30th Anniversary Edition of the Haunted Red Mill will be postponed until 2021. This decision was made as we look to provide a safe environment for our Haunted Red Mill guests, and for all of our 75 plus volunteers and staff who work so hard to make the event so ...

Morristown St. Patrick's Day Parade Set For September Has Been Canceled

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade was canceled in March due to the pandemic but organizers were hopeful that the parade could and would be rescheduled for September. 

The rescheduled parade was slated for September 19, however, that too has now been canceled. 

Last week the Trustees of the Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade met and decided to cancel ...

Cuban Pete's Comes Under Fire: Slapped with Fine for Indoor Dining

August 13, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A popular Montclair restaurant has been slapped with a violation for allegedly serving customers indoors last weekend, according to the New Jersey State Police officials.

During a daily COVID-19 press conference held by Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday, Col. Pat Callahan of the NJ State Police said that Cuban Pete's, located on Bloomfield Avenue, had been among ...

Armed Carjacking in South Orange Tuesday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department has posted an alert on the South Orange website about an armed carjacking this morning. TAPinto SOMA will update the situation as more information becomes available. 

The posted description states: On Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at approximately 9:15 a.m., victim states while he was parking on Massel Terrace he was approached ...

Reports: Rutgers Football Team Sidelined After Big Ten Votes to Cancel Season

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The return of Coach Greg Schiano to the sidelines will have to wait after the Big Ten voted Sunday to cancel the fall sports season.

The schools voted 12-2 to call off the fall sports season in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to several published reports.

A spokesman in the Rutgers athletics department said he was aware of the reports, but said ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 


It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...

Book Recommendations from the Madison Library

Reading Recommendations

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter (available on Hoopla and CloudLibrary)- A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it's only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer's twisted work becomes clear. Sara's ex-husband, police ...

Zimmerli's New eMuseum Helps it Stay Relevant and Vital During Pandemic

August 10, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Museums such as the Zimmerli find themselves at a critical crossroads as they search for ways to remain relevant even while their galleries have been forced to close by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the recent launch of its eMuseum, the staff at the Zimmerli is showing that even if you can’t come to the art museum on the College Avenue campus, maybe it can come to ...

Butterfly Tent Safari to Open at Essex County Environmental Center

ROSELAND, NJ —Butterfly Tent Safari at the Essex County Environmental Center will be held from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 14. The Butterfly Tent Safari will feature live butterflies and a butterfly take-away craft for all ages making it a great experience for families to enjoy. The usual program has been modified to promote social distancing and visitors are required to wear ...

Classic Car Show at Fanwood Train Station on Sunday Will Also Collect Food for Local Pantries

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fabio’s Bistro has organized a classic car show to support the food pantries at St. Bartholomew Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Sunday, August 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fanwood train station (South Ave.)


St. Bartholomew and  Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) parishes in Scotch Plains have experienced a dramatic increase in ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

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

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

To Mask or Not to Mask: NJ Psychologist on Why People Choose Sides During Stressful Times

August 12, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical Psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf joined TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to discuss why some people are not wearing masks, despite evidence showing that it is in the public good. 

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, after being featured several times on TAPintoTV via Zoom. East Main’s ...

GUEST COLUMN: Mother, Teacher Lives in Fear of COVID-19

August 8, 2020

I’m a black single mother of two children. I have a 9-year-old daughter, who is amazing, and a 6-year-old autistic son, who is equally as amazing. I am also a proud and very involved special education resource teacher in the Paterson School District who lives in fear of COVID-19. 

Teaching has been my passion for as long as I can remember.  Before March 17, my days consisted of ...

A HERO IN THE MAKING: The Mild-Mannered Man with Autism Behind One of PBS’s Newest Superheroes

PBS premiered a new multiplatform animated PBS KIDS series, co-produced by Twin Cities PBS and Portfolio Entertainment, titled “Hero Elementary” on June 1, 2020.  The school’s students are a diverse cadre who are super – literally.  Because they’re still kids, however, their powers and other aspects of growing up are still a ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No Justice, No Peace: Why Passing The Justice in Policing Act is So Crucial

July 30, 2020

This country desperately needs to eradicate our epidemic of police violence and its destructive impact on black communities. 

Solving the problem of police violence will take more than enacting evidence-based policies. It will require the country to confront its long history of systemic racism, white supremacy, gun culture, and police militarization.

Police violence disproportionately ...

Webinar: Exclusive Opportunity to Own and Operate Your Own TAPinto Site

August 12, 2020

Are you thinking about starting TAPinto in your community?  Write your next chapter with TAPinto.   Join us for an informational webinar about starting and owning your own local news site with TAPinto.

Webinars are being offered on:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at noon  Register here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. Register here.

Rosemary Becchi challenges Mikie Sherrill to Three Debates and Calls Live Debates Essential to the Democratic Process

PARSIPPANY, NJ: Rosemary Becchi, the Republican challenger in the 11th Congressional District in New Jersey, issued a letter challenging Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill to 3 debates to be held across the district, beginning in September and ending in mid-October.

“With record unemployment and an economy destroyed by the pandemic, too many people are staying awake at night worrying ...

Dirty Dozen Part 1: Taxpayers should be on the lookout for these scams

All tax scams put taxpayers at risk. This is the first of two tips taking a closer look at the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. This year, taxpayers should be especially, watchful for aggressive schemes related to COVID-19 relief, including Economic Impact Payments.

Here is a recap of the first six scams in this year's Dirty Dozen.

Phishing: Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake ...