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Hello Summer! See New Items at New Leaf Consignment

June 16, 2021

Looking to add to your closet this summer? Check out what's new at New Leaf Consignment

Show off your newly tanned gams in this Free People skirt paired with a cozy tank! See it in person at NEW LEAF! Hard Tail Forever Top, SZ M, $22 We The Free Skirt, SZ 10, $38.

This Vintage Havana jumpsuit is perfect for all occasions! Dress it up with a statement necklace and you’re out the ...

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

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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Chatham Borough Farmers' Market Celebrating 15th Season at Chatham Train Station

June 19, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- The 15th year of the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market is set to open Saturday, June 19 at the Chatham Train Station with returning and new vendors. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Among the new vendors are Fat Caps Gourmet Mushrooms, Grandma Emma's homemade peach cobbler, the Little Scent Shoppe, the Oldwick Soup Company, Sourland Mountain Spirits and Soul Bowls ...

Sankofa Heritage Collective of Morris County to Host Juneteenth Celebration at CCM

RANDOLPH, NJ — This year, the Sankofa Heritage Collective of Morris County will be hosting the eighth annual Juneteenth Celebration in partnership with the County College of Morris on Sat., June 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The free family-friendly event will feature a dedication ceremony to recognize the Honorable Carolyn Blackman, first woman and the first African American ...

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

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, ...

Morris County Pride 2021 Coming to Morristown

June 19, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ.  –– The Morris County Pride 2021 outdoor festival will take place on Saturday, June 26th from 11 AM to 3 PM on the grounds of the Morris Museum. Limited tickets will be available at the door the day of the event. All advanced tickets are sold out.

“We have an incredible line up of acts from Morris County and beyond,” says Marie ...

Fort Nonsense To Be Closed This Summer Due To Paving Project

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 ...

'So Many New Faces' at the North Jersey Pride Picnic

June 18, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Hundreds of individuals, couples and families spread out across Memorial Park last Sunday to celebrate Pride Month together. It was sponsored by North Jersey Pride, whose mission is “promote equality, celebrate family and support LGBTQ youth through fun and educational events.”

C.J. Prince, executive director as well as a South Orange resident, and a team ...

Madison Announces 2021 Date for Bottle Hill Day

MADISON, NJ -  Bottle Hill Day will take place in 2021, announced Debra Coen Community Affairs Liaison. The date is Saturday, October 2. The DDC is looking for sponsors and vendors. 

Anyone interested can contact the DDC at rosenet.org.

 

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Today is Flag Day

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 ...

Weekend Traffic Shift on Route 80 in Roxbury

June 18, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures and a traffic shift on I-80 westbound as the I-80 Bridges over Rockaway River replacement project advances in Roxbury, Jefferson and Rockaway.

Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 18, NJDOT’s Contractor, I.E.W. Construction Group Inc., is scheduled to close the left ...

The HOPE ONE Van Serves It's 20,000 Client; Van Will Make Stops Remaining Stops in June

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van has served it's 20,000 clients as of today, June 16, announced the Morris County Sheriff's Office.  The vehicle, which has trained staff on site, provides individuals with information about rehab, detox services, mental health services, recovery services. The team, wearing protective masks and gear, will also be offering ...

"Unmask the Children" Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

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 ...

Statue Commemorating George Floyd Unveiled at Newark City Hall 

June 19, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes. 

In the following months, Floyd’s death elevated the “Black Lives Matter” movement on an ...

Ol' Blue Eyes In Bronze: Hoboken To Install Sinatra Statue On The Waterfront

HOBOKEN, NJ - "It's Sinatra's World, We Just Live In It..."

Here in Hoboken, Sinatra's legacy will loom even larger—as officials announce plans to install a Sinatra Statue, in the amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Sinatra Drive, along the city's scenic waterfront.

Frank often spoke of growing up in Hoboken, standing on the Hudson River's western ...

Aircraft Crashes Off Coast of Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Authorities are responding to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township,

The glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy said.  

It was unclear how many people ...

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 ...

Gentle Ben is Looking For His Forever Home

Gentle boy looking for a home...

Gentle Ben was a stray who ended up at a rural animal shelter until he caught the eye of one of our rescuers who fell in love with him. Ben is just over 2 years old & he's a big boy at 89 pounds, but he is just such a wonderful pup, don't worry about his size. He can walk nicely on a leash and gets along with the other dogs, but it is important to ...

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! ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Summer Tours at Greenwood Gardens

June 19, 2021

Within driving distance from New York City, Newark, and Philadelphia, Greenwood Gardens, a non-profit 28-acre public garden in Short Hills New Jersey, offers a sensorial walk through the flora, fauna, fountains, Arts and Crafts follies, and antique garden ornaments from a time gone by. Visitors feel the effect of the timelessness of Greenwood as soon as they drive through the main gates where a ...

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

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 ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

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, ...

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 ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

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

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 ...

Representative Sherrill Statement Following Conclusion of Biden-Putin Summit

June 17, 2021

Washington, DC — Following the conclusion of a bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a former Russian policy officer in the US Navy, released the following statement:

“Today, President Joe Biden delivered a crucial message to Vladimir Putin: the United States’ posture is very different ...

Bob Hugin Named As Next Chair of NJGOP

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 ...

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 ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

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 ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

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 ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

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 ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

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 ...