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Livingston Mall - Center Court, Livingston

Livingston Mall Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appts ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 07/15/2020 11:00am 07/15/2020 7:00pm America/New_York Livingston Mall Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appts encouraged

Urgent Need! Please make an appointment to give blood at the Livinston Mall-Center Court (112 Eisenhower Parkway) on Wednesday, July 15th between 11am-7pm To make an appointment, you can visit or text 732.616.8736. Appointments preferred, Walk-ins welcome if social distancing can be maintained. Please help spread the word.

112 Eisenhower Parkway Livingston, NJ 07039

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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

NJ Contact Tracers Aren’t Reaching All the People Who May Be Spreading COVID

August 10, 2020

State now posting results showing fewer than two-thirds can be tracked

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

New Jersey’s contact tracers were able to successfully contact fewer than two-thirds of the COVID-19 positive ...

August 7 COVID-19 Update; No New Cases in Madison; 11 Additional State Deaths Overnight

MADISON, NJ - Borough officials have announced that as of August 7, there are no new positives in Madison. The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Madison remain at 159.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 184,061 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,224 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 14,007 deaths in the state, with 679 confirmed ...

August 6 COVID-19 Update; State Numbers Climb but No New Cases in Madison

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 183,701 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 7,209 total positive test results in Morris County. There have been 13,996 deaths in the state, with 679 confirmed deaths from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August ...

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 ...

Family Fun Outdoors at the Madison Area YMCA

August 8, 2020

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's Downtown Concert Series Features Jumping the Gun; Friday Aug 7

MADISON, NJ -  Rock and soul rolls its way into Madison tonight, 6-8 p.m., for the next installment of the Downtown Concert Series featuring Jumping the Gun.

The  band will play for free on the lawn of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts at 9 Main St.

All concert goers are invited to set up chairs and blankets on the lawn for a more comfortable listening ...

YMCA MiniQuest Campers Design Boats

Children in the MiniQuest Specialty Camps at the Madison Area YMCA conducted a science experiment using only aluminum foil to design and build boats. The challenge was to craft a boat that could float while holding five pennies and a few marbles. As an extra challenge, magnets were added for even more weight. The kids had so much fun building and modifying their boats to hold as much weight as ...

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

August 7, 2020

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 ...

Kirby Center Achieves Peace of Mind for Students and Parents

Each week, the teachers and staff at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA prepare a curriculum that promotes growth and development for children 0-5 years old. The classroom landscape encompasses enhanced health and safety guidelines while providing an enriching learning environment for all students.

Toddler student mom, Alexa Cali of Florham Park, loves the learning ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Bridgewater Police Searching for Missing Juvenile

August 10, 2020


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking help in finding a missing juvenile, last seen at 7:08 p.m. Sunday on Washington Valley Road.

According to police, Magdalen Langon, 15, is missing.

Langon has an olive complexion, is 5 feet, 4 inches, 125 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt/tank, black shorts and black ...

Jersey City to Keep Classrooms Closed When School Starts in September

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Defying recommendations made by Gov. Phil Murphy, the Jersey City Board of Education voted to keep kids out of the classroom when the school year starts. The board unanimously approved the total remote learning plan presented by Superintendent Franklin Walker.

The decision came in response to spikes in virus cases documented elsewhere in the country when in-class instruction ...

Newark Airport Workers, Vulnerable to COVID-19, Lack Health Coverage. This Bill Would Pay for Their Care.

NEWARK, NJ — Downtown Newark’s Military Park swelled with cries of “health care, now!” on Thursday as a group Newark Liberty International Airport workers rallied for the Healthy Terminals Act (A2487), a bill that would bring 10,000 employees much-needed health coverage.

With passengers from all over the United States moving through Newark Liberty International Airport ...

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 ...

Virtual Hand Sewing Workshop Presented by the Madison Library

The Madison Public Library is hosting a virtual sewing workshop with Sew It! on May 19th at 3:30 PM. Miss Ellen will demonstrate several types of stitches that can be used to personalize or mend your wardrobe using supplies that are likely already in your home.

Can’t make the live session? Register and you will have access to the instructional video after the class has been held. You ...

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 ...

NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

August 7, 2020

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Zappa Trust Vaultmeister Joe Travers Speaks about Latest Releases from Vast Frank Zappa Archive

August 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Joe Travers, accomplished drummer and longtime archivist for the Zappa Trust, about his experiences maintaining Frank Zappa’s vast collection of recordings and the latest releases from the Zappa archive. 

Travers, who attended Berklee College of Music and has toured with acts like Duran ...

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 ...

Dirty Dozen part 2: Thieves are constantly coming up with ways to scam taxpayers

August 10, 2020

This is the second of two tips exploring the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. Tax scams tend to rise during tax season or during times of crisis. Scam artists are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal money and information from taxpayers.

Taxpayers should watch out for these scams.

Scammers targeting individuals with limited English proficiency: IRS impersonators and other scammers are ...

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 ...

Former Recall Murphy Organizer Files Massive FEC Complaint against Hirsh Singh for Misappropriating and Defrauding Republican Voters

For immediate release

Hackensack, NJ - Draining the swamp means the entire swamp. Today Monica Brinson, former Co-Founder of the Recall Murphy Petition, filed a massive FEC complaint against Hirsh Singh, Singh for Senate and Shore News Network. Brinson said, "I find it shameful, disgusting and quite frankly embarrassing that Hirsh Singh ran what appears to be an illegal campaign for U.S.

NJ Human Services Announces $38.5 Million in Additional Food Assistance

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

August Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $219M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in August to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...