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Thanksgiving Specials from Ossino's Specialty Market

October 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Call Ossino's today! For more information visit www.ossinos.com

 

Want to Look and Feel Your Best? Talk to the Doctors at Summit Medical Group

October 16, 2020

The Plastic Surgery Center of Summit Medical Group has locations in Morristown, Florham Park, Berkeley Heights and Clifton. For more information, visit them at www.plasticsurgerysmg.com

Check out TAPinto's Holiday Marketing Specials!

Our Holiday Marketing Specials provide local businesses with the opportunity to reach our large local audience for the holidays. For more information, visit https://marketing.tapinto.net/holidayspecials

Listing Classifieds on TAPinto is Easy and Affordable

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have a job opening you need to fill?  Are you looking to advertise a garage or estate sale? 

TAPinto Franklin/Somerset classifieds are an easy and affordable way to advertise your job openings, garage sales, tutoring lessons, and more.

Placing your classified on TAPinto’s trusted local marketplace is easy and affordable. 

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COVID-19 Update for Friday Oct. 30; 214 Cases in Madison

October 30, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison have increased by one. There are 214 positive cases in Madison, statistics show.

As of today, there are 2,089 new positive cases in the state with seven new deaths.

The State of New Jersey is reporting 236,523 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 9,243 positive test results in Morris County. There have been 14,468 deaths ...

COVID-19 Update for Thursday Oct. 29; Madison Cases Rise to 213

MADISON, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison climbs to 213, announced officials. That's an increase of 2 overnight, they said.

As of today, there are 1,477 new positive cases in the state.   The State of New Jersey is reporting 234,547 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 9,145 positive test results in Morris County. There have been 14,538 deaths in the ...

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday Oct. 28; 211 Cases in Madison

MADISON, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison have stayed at 211, announced borough officials.

As of today, there are 1,682 new positive cases in the state.  Morris County has reporting two new confirmed COVID-19 deaths overnight.

The State of New Jersey is reporting 232,997 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 9,091 positive test results in Morris County. There ...

Teachers deserve a raise!

Whether you are a new reader, or someone who read my first article and has patiently been waiting for my second, welcome! I hope everyone is healthy and wearing their masks.

It has been about 8 months since COVID-19 was first spotted in the US. Since then life has not been the same, everything has been flipped upside down, especially with the start of school. We already know how weird our ...

YMCA Teen Leaders Club and Tutoring for Teens: In-Person and Virtually at the Madison Area YMCA

October 30, 2020

Calling all Madison teens and Madison Area YMCA teen members… Join us for Teen Leaders Club or for Tutoring sessions for teens at the Madison Area YMCA beginning this November!  

The YMCA Teen Leaders Club, open to grades 6-12 at no fee, is part of a national teen initiative to promote the Y's four core values of caring, ...

Madison's Fall Back Into the Arts Festival Presents Work of Heart Children's Interactive "Wizard of Oz"

MADISON, NJ - "Fall Back into the Arts" will host their third event on Friday October 9. The festival is presented by The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance, Downtown Development Commission, and Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and will be held on seven Fridays beginning on September 25 and concluding on November 6.

The performances will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on ...

EV Expo to be Held on Thursday November 5 at Madison's Sunday Motor Co. Cafe

Madison, NJ – On Thursday, November 5, the eye-catching cars parked outside Sunday Motor Co. Café in Madison won’t be gas guzzlers. Owner Nick Vorderman is partnering with the Environmental Commissions of Madison, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township to host an EV Expo from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

Area car dealers will showcase their latest EV models and residents will share their ...

Overlook Medical Center achieves Magnet designation, the gold standard in nursing excellence

October 31, 2020

Virtual survey amid COVID-19 pandemic marks Overlook nurses’ final stretch of decade-long journey to recognition

SUMMIT, NJ – OCTOBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center achieved Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest national honor for nursing excellence, as a reflection of Overlook’s nursing ...

Fear Not Trick Or Treaters: Experts Explain How to Have a Safe Halloween

MADISON, NJ - On the one night each year when shambling zombies and blood-thirsty vampires are everywhere, something much scarier will be lurking.

COVID-19 will be a specter hanging over this year's Halloween festivities.

Fear not, trick or treaters.

Experts say there are still ways to enjoy the holiday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced last week that traditional holiday revelry will ...

Date Rescheduled: 1,400 FREE Food Box Distribution in Morristown, NJ

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Church of God In Christ For All Saints (COGICFAS) successfully met its goal in the distribution of 1,400 food boxes on last Thursday, October 22, 2020. They have announced their commitment to distribute 1,400 more food boxes again to the local community deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Food boxes will be distributed on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 1 pm ...

Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

October 31, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ. - Community members are invited to go on a Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Explore the gardens of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, find scarecrows and win a prize. ($10 fee per family)

The exhibit began Saturday October 9 and will run through Sunday November 8.

For more information, visit morrisparks.net or call ...

Hamilton's Tamar Greene Joins METC's Virtual Benefit

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will host its first ever virtual benefit, 2020 Vision on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7pm. The museum’s largest fundraiser, 2020 Vision is being held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The event benefits METC’s Education Scholarship Program and will be a night full of entertainment, stories from teachers, and messages about ...

Tri-Town Cares Week of Action; Make a Difference in Yourself and Your Community

MADISON, NJ -  During this pandemic, Madison, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, and local members have joined forces to compile some helpful resources for all residents, said the organization.

Tri-Town cares is asking community members to make a "difference within yourself and to others in the community" by participating in a Community Action Week.

Yesterday, was ...

Past Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Chief and President Charles Bedi Has Passed Away

October 28, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany's Rescue and Recovery organization announced the passing of Past Chief and President, Charles Bedi. Charlie was a dedicated Parsippany volunteer for the last 48 years.

Charlie played an instrumental role in creating the Parsippany Rescue and Recovery organization. As an active volunteer, his dedication to the squad and the community ...

Chatham Will Run 'Virtually' at the 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot; Benefits 1st Responders, Diabetes Research

CHATHAM RESIDENTS WILL RUN “VIRTUALLY” FOR THEIR TURKEY AT

THE 12TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY CHATHAM TURKEY TROT

Event Will Benefit First Responders and Diabetes Research and Education

WHAT: As a kick-off to the Holiday Season The Chatham Turkey Trot will host its 12th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot virtually this year as there will be no physical race.

Curt Ritter, ...

130 Rescue Dogs and Cats Safely Arrive at Morristown Airport; Escape Earthquakes and Tropical Storms in Puerto Rico

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Approximately 130 dogs and cats arrived at the Morristown Airport after being rescued from Puerto Rico. 

The Sato Project, Wings of Rescue and Greater Good Charities made it possible for these animals to touch down on October 10. All dogs and cats evacuated were either rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico or  pulled from overburdened shelters impacted by ...

COVID-19 Uptick Will Keep Newark Students Out of Classrooms until 2021

October 30, 2020

Newark moves quietly, cites variety of reasons, for maintaining remote learning as only option at least through next January.

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 njspotlight.com.

The day when Newark students will return to school keeps ...

NJ Family Pleads for Kidney Donor to Save Ailing 7-Year-Old

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A family is desperately searching for a donor to help save the life of a young boy with severe kidney disease.

"My seven-year-old son, Modak, is in need of a kidney donor," say Nirmesh Kumar. "His kidneys are functioning at 6.5%."

Modak, a 2nd Grader at Golden Door Charter School in Jersey City, was initially diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in 2018.

Cuban Pete's Owner Locked Out After Repeated Executive Order Violations

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business.

On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out the owner and workers. This was after three violations of the Executive ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Of Bears and Ballots by Heather Lende- This is the true story one woman's term on the Haines Borough Assembly. Everyone knows everyone in Haines and as the longtime obituary writer for the local newspaper Heather is deeply ensconced in her community. Still, it is a year of downs (Lende was a target of a vicious whisper campaign and recall) and ups (she found her ...

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Halloween (movie)- Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

A Blissful Feast by Teresa Lust- A delicious journey through Italy and a celebration of the relationship between family and food.

Disloyal by Michael Cohen- The Inside ...

$13 Million Bridge to Provide New Route to Liberty State Park

October 30, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A new traffic bridge that connects downtown Jersey City with Liberty State Park is under construction. The bridge, a project by Jersey City and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, will connect Jersey Avenue to Phillip Street and moderate traffic that uses downtown streets as a shortcut to get to the waterfront, the Holland Tunnel, and Hoboken.

Officials say it will create a ...

Farmstead Arts Announces People's Choice Awards - Road Trip Exhibit

Farmstead Arts Center is pleased to announce Joan Foley as the People’s Choice Award Winner of the 2020 Farmstead Arts Annual Members’Art Exhibit, ROAD TRIP. Jody Tomaro Jacobus and Kathy Jost-Keating tied for 2nd place.

Farmstead Art’s annual Members show, held virtually this year due to COVID-19, is drawing to a close on October 30. The ROAD TRIP theme – which takes ...

Road Trip – A Virtual Art Exhibit Featuring Farmstead Arts Member Artists

Farmstead Arts proudly presents its sixth annual Members’ Art Show virtually.  This year’s exhibit, entitled ROAD TRIP, features the diverse works of seventeen Farmstead Arts Member Artists who take us on a virtual Road Trip to places real or imagined so we can see things along the way as we continue to socially distance.

The show will run online at www.farmsteadartscenter.org ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

NJ Studio Owner Reflects on the Evolution of East Main Media Entering its 20th Year

October 30, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Today marks the 19th anniversary of the founding of East Main Media, which was incorporated on 10/30/01. Owner and Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with TAPintoTV host Stephanie Willoughby about founding East Main Media, lessons learned, and the evolution of the production studio as it enters its 20th year in business. 

Brodeur founded East Main less ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 26, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Dog Grief. Is It Real or Is It Just My Imagination?

FLORHAM PARK - On Thursday, my 17-year-old Chihuahua Pancho Villa ran around the yard with his companion Buddy, a Red-header Retriever, and Boomer, a Golden Retriever. Friday morning, when I picked Pancho up to go outside at 6 a.m. like he usually does, he yelped in pain. By 3:30 that afternoon, he was in heaven, relieved of whatever disorder had caused the blood-curdling scream earlier in the ...

Rosemary Becchi is a Work Horse not a Show Horse

October 30, 2020

Dear Editor,

As this torrid campaign lurches to its end, I’d like to sum up the stakes on November 3rd.

It’s become a cliché to say that this election is the most important in our lifetime, but cliches must contain Truth, and it is abundantly clear that next week’s results couldn’t be more consequential.

The radical left has taken over the Democrats. The ...

Income ranges for determining IRA eligibility change for 2021

October 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2021 in Notice 2020-79, posted today on IRS.gov.

Highlights of changes for 2021

The income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements ...

COVID-19 puts more children at risk of exploitation Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

NEW JERSEY: October 28th marks 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the comprehensive, historic law authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) to aggressively combat sex and labor trafficking both within the United States and around the world.

  The TVPA created a new, well-funded whole-of-government domestic and international ...

U.S. Supreme Court confirmation underscores urgent need to safeguard health care access in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. — Following last night’s vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, public health advocates warn that protecting access to reproductive health care for all New Jerseyans is more essential and urgently needed than ever.

“With Barrett on the U.S. Supreme Court, reproductive health and rights are under imminent threat,” ...

Tri-County Scholarship Fund to Honor Morristown Medical Center President Trish O'Keefe at Virtual Gala

MENDHAM, NJ – Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) will host its 39th Annual Awards Celebration on Monday, October 26, 2020, as a free, live-streaming event, honoring three New Jersey leaders, including Morristown Medical Center President, Trish O’Keefe. All of the honorees believe in and support the TCSF mission to provide partial scholarships for many of the state’s most ...