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Black Women's Activism, A Historical Perspective

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Add to My Calendar 10/05/2021 7:00pm 10/05/2021 8:00pm America/New_York Black Women's Activism, A Historical Perspective

Dr. Betty Livingston Adams explores African-American women’s agency in the political arena and invites us to reflect on the expansion of American democracy and voting rights and grassroots resistance to white supremacy. She is the author of Black Women’s Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb. To get the link and register go to: ...

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TAPinto Madison Is Offering Holiday Marketing Specials - Call Us Today!

October 20, 2021

Looking to get a head start promoting your business during the upcoming holidays? Click here to earn more about TAPinto's Holiday Marketing Specials:

https://marketing.tapinto.net/holidayspecials

What Will You Wear This Weekend? Check Out NEW LEAF For Your Next Outfit!

What Will You Wear This Weekend? Check out these outfits from NEW LEAF Consignment:

This denim dress is the perfect outfit for going out. Dress it up or dress it down. Wearables Dress, Sz MED, $30

Johnny Was, with BEAUTIFUL embroidering, jacket is the way to go!  Johnny Was Jacket, Sz SM, $166 Crave Frame, Sz XS, $22, Necklace, $12

 

The perfect set for running ...

Madison Arts and Culture Alliance Hosts Intimate Artist Series; First Performance is Sunday, Oct. 24

October 22, 2021

MADISON, NJ - Madison Arts and Culture Alliance will host an Intimate Artist Series. The first performance will take place on Sunday, October 24. From 3pm - 5pm, critically acclaimed concert pianist Carolyn Enger will perform. 

According to organizers, she will present a unique experience transporting you directly into nature through this cinematic concert with selected works by ...

Macculloch Hall Presents "Storytime: Guess & Go: Autumn Leaves"

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for their Storytime Guess & Go on Autumn Leaves. The museum is inviting families to tune in for stories celebrating autumn in the garden. 

Join Macculloch Hall on Facebook Live at noon to hear April Pulley Sayre's Full of Fall and Julia Rawlingson's Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.

Madison to Host Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Illumination; Friday Oct. 29

MADISON, NJ – A pumpkin illumination and “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event will be held in Madison on Oct. 29, beginning at 5pm, at the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building.

Families are invited to display their carved pumpkins on the front steps of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building, where they will be illuminated by battery-operated candle. Prizes will be awarded for the ...

Palisades Park Man Wins 2021 Madison Car Show

October 22, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The winners of the 28th Annual Car Show have been announced. Over 130 vehicles were entered into this year's show which took place during Bottle Hill Day. Seventy seven vehicles were awarded special awards and three were named to top winners.

The judges unanimously awarded this year’s Best in Show Award to Phil Kozak of Oak Ridge, NJ with his custom orange pearl 1969 ...

Mariano Rivera is Coming to Legends Gallery in Chatham this Saturday

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to come meet Yankees legend and Hall Of Famer Mariano Rivera in his only area appearance. Mariano will be signing autographs at Legends Gallery in Chatham, N.J. on Saturday, October 23rd from 12-2pm.

Advanced tickets are highly recommended.

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Get Your Flu Shot at the Madison YMCA; Now- Oct 20

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA is urging people to not forget about Flu Season.  On Monday, October 18 and Wednesday October 20 between 9am-1pm, the Madison Pharmacy will be present at the Madison Area YMCA's Family Center to administer flu shots for everyone 12 years of age and older.

Bring a photo I.D. and insurance/Medicare B card.

Wearing masks, regardless ...

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinets; Drop Off Unused, Expired or Unwanted Medications in Chatham

October 22, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ  – Clean out your medicine cabinets in honor of National Take Back Day! Dispose of your unused, expired or unwanted medications in a safe way and keep them out of the wrong hands. 

Chatham Borough and Chatham Township Police Departments will have mobile drop box locations set up outside CVS Pharmacies in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

Community Conversations with Morristown Medical Center: Taking Care of You!

For a lot of people, separating their work life from personal life has become increasingly difficult. On this episode of Community Conversations, Federico Cerrone, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health Sleep Centers, and Kathy Robb, CHC, well-being coach, Chambers Center for Well-Being, share how to address work-life balance, incorporate self-care practices and the importance of good sleep to ...

Madison Announces Return of Halloween Parade and Magic Show; Oct. 30

MADISON, NJ - Madison's 2021 Halloween Parade and Magic Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 30, announced The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce 

Community members are invited to attend a Halloween costume parade followed by a magic show and trick-or-treating in the downtown business area. Trick or Treating will not be permitted before the end of the magic show.

The schedule ...

Update: Fatal Overnight Home Fire in East Hanover

October 21, 2021

EAST HANOVER, NJ - There was a fatal house fire in East Hanover overnight.  The location of the tragedy was 20 Ward Place in East Hanover.

When police got to the scene there were three victims still stuck inside the house.  Two were rescued.

The house was fully engulfed in the blaze.  The major crimes department was requested to the scene.

There is one confirmed ...

Overnight in East Hanover: A Fatal Home Fire

EAST HANOVER, NJ - There was a fatal house fire in East Hanover overnight.  The location of the tragedy was 20 Ward Place in East Hanover.

When police got to the scene there were two victims still stuck inside the house.  One was rescued by police.  

The house was fully engulfed in the blaze.  The major crimes department was requested to the scene.

There is one ...

Vespucci's Local Italian Market Has Successful Grand Opening in East Hanover

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Local officials and staff came together once again today to celebrate the opening of Vespucci’s Marketplace in East Hanover.

The new Italian market and deli, located at 90 Ridgedale Ave., officially opened on August 22. It fills the property where Esposito’s Meats, a staple in the East Hanover community, stood for over 40 years before its closure in 2020.

The ...

Authorities: Man Arrested in Area Home Invasion, Sex Assault

October 22, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man was arrested in Westfield early Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s home invasion and sexual assault in the First Ward, authorities said.

Terence Rhue, 22, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and fourth-degree unlawful ...

Authorities Release Sketch of Man Wanted in Westfield Home Invasion, Sexual Assault

WESTFIELD, NJ — The investigation continues into a violent home invasion that involved a sexual assault earlier this week, authorities said Thursday.

In a joint statement with Westfield Police, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office released a sketch of the armed suspect alleged to have broken into a home in the area of Forest and Longfellow avenues at about 12:50 p.m. and sexually ...

Daughter Used Handgun and Knife in Murder Charge of Father and Girlfriend in Surf City

SURF CITY — Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that on October 20, 2021, Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, was charged with possession of a handgun and an additional weapon in the murder counts she is charged with. 

Heffernan was charged on October 5, 2021, with two counts of ...

NJ Business Owner Shaves Head in a Random Act of Kindness

October 20, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Dalai Lama has been quoted countless times with his simple message of hope: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Kindness can be found in the most unexpected of places. Take, for example, the heartwarming event that took place last week at Sunrise Bagels in Wyckoff, NJ, where owner Sam Aggarwal took it upon himself to shave his head in support of a ...

Newark Symphony Hall Chosen to Host New TV Show 'America’s Big Deal'

NEWARK, NJ — A new competition television show is coming to Newark Symphony Hall that will be broadcasted live to viewers across America. 

The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced this week that Newark Symphony Hall will be the location for USA Network’s new television show, “America’s Big ...

NJ Teen Wins Freestyle Football World Championship

WARREN, NJ -- The question was, what did you do this summer? Nick Seyda, 16 and a junior at Watchung Hills Regional High School, had a championship answer. Seyda competed in and won a World Championship Title at Super Ball Freestyle Football World Open Competition and is the first American and the youngest competitor to ever win a World ...

Sporting Clay Shoot and Pig Roast

October 15, 2021

The Green Village Fire Department's Sporting Clays Shoot & Pig Roast fundraiser will be held at Miele Field, located at the end of Britten Road in Green Village on Sunday, October 17th. The event is a 100 Target Fun Shoot. Lunch is included with your entry fee. There are a limited number of spots for shooters therefore pre-registration is encouraged. This event is held rain or ...

Plenty of Screams for the LBI Region Halloween Scene

There is something salty, sweet, and scary happening this October throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Coast. With options for all to enjoy tucked throughout corners of this legendary area. Hit the chilling waters for Legends and Lore Boat Tour at the Tuckerton Seaport beginning Oct 16 with select days through Halloween. This family-friendly boat ride along Tuckerton Creek ...

NJ Forests Put On A Show For Long Holiday Weekend, Get Out There And Photograph It

NEW JERSEY — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others. 

Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in Sussex and Morris counties, plus the northern portions of Passaic and Bergen ...

Happy National Coming Out Day!

October 11 marks National Coming Out Day, commemorating the national march on Washington for gay and lesbian rights 34 years ago. The Madison Area YMCA stands in solidarity for all the LGBTQ+ people in our community. Whether you're already out, coming out today, thinking about coming out, or thinking twice about coming out, we fully support you in your journey!

#nationalcomingoutday2021 ...

Madison Area YMCA Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

Beginning September 15th till October 15th, Hispanic Heritage month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latinx community. At the Y, we believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good

Mount Saint Mary Academy Speech & Debate Team Earns Charter Status

John V. Maldonado, English teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the National Speech & Debate Association awarded Charter status to the Academy’s Speech and Debate Team.

Charter status is the highest honor that the NSDA awards to scholastic teams and places the Mount’s team among the best in the nation. An NSDA Charter designation demonstrates that not ...

So Much More Than the "School on the Hill"

“The school on the hill.” A statement we hear quite frequently when we tell people we go to Mount Saint Mary Academy. For many, that is all they know about our school – until they come to our unquestionably informative annual Open House. Hosted this year on October 17th our Open House is a great way for prospective students and families to learn about, and experience, our ...

Finding the Sweeter Side of Unprecedented Times

In March of 2020, life decided to hand lemons to students across the country and beyond, leaving millions of us in a scramble; we searched far and wide for ingredients needed to make lemonade out of an unforeseen scenario. For most of us, whether we were in the second grade, secondary school, or beyond, the remedy to our anxieties was simple: distraction. Perhaps the first few weeks of quarantine ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Why NJ TRANSIT is Better Than Before

NEW JERSEY – Ellen Panza of North Caldwell admits she was initially skeptical when she first decided to return to public transportation. She’s now happy she made the decision.

Prior to the pandemic, Panza regularly boarded an NJ TRANSIT bus at the Willowbrook Park & Ride to go into New York City. Lockdown restrictions and her own COVID-19-related safety concerns led her to ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Adopt Us! Husky Sisters Ready For Their New Home

These two husky sisters are looking for their forever home. Adopt one or both! 

Find out more by reading their bios below:

Bella Alabama: "Bella Alabama's Web Page" https://www.ehrdogs.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=17309440

Elsa Alabama: "Elsa Alabama's Web Page" https://www.ehrdogs.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=17309390

 

County Waiving All Adoption Fees at Animal Shelter

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a "clear the shelter" promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, is currently at capacity due to the normal seasonal lag in adoptions and influx of strays and ...

Sweet Girl, Layla, Needs a Home

Sweet Girl Needs a Home!

LAYLA BARNWELL is a SUPER SWEET bully breed who is around 3 years old and weighs 62 pounds. She was an owner surrender due to no fault of her own. She is a very friendly and sweet girl and loves people. She rode with her foster down South in their Christmas parade. Layla sat on her foster's sons lap the entire time- she LOVES kids!!

Layla's ideal home would ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

Celebrate Fall With 8 Seasonal Decorating Ideas

Autumn is right around the corner, and it’s time for your home to go from the airy, openness of summer to the cozier, crisper feeling of fall. In celebration of the season, you might want to bring those oranges, reds, golds, and browns into your home.

We’re inspired by all the ways autumn plays on your senses, from the cool air on your skin to the smell of fireplaces burning and ...

Rich Colors and Natural Textures: 7 Fall Centerpiece Ideas

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less!

Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations.

Glass Cloche

The best thing about using a glass cloche for a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...

Foundation Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Perfect Match

Foundation is, well, foundational to many women’s makeup routines. It provides a solid base layer to even out skin tone and imperfections while prepping your skin’s surface for additional products.

But with so many foundation options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this makeup ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Eat Mindfully (and Why It’s Important)

Everyone’s relationship with food is unique. Some people may love the act of cooking and eating a meal, some people may not know how to cook, and others may feel eating is just another item on their to-do list. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush through our meals, often sitting in front of the TV or focusing on other things when eating, and that usually means we’re not really ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

7 Colorful Flowers to Plant In the Fall

As summer blooms fade, fall ushers in a wide array of gorgeous flowers to brighten up your outdoor and indoor spaces. Hanging planters bursting with rich autumn shades like maroon, red, orange, yellow, and gold add stunning natural beauty to your porch, patio, or balcony. Fresh cut bouquets featuring hardy fall flowers can also dress up countertops and tables indoors.

All blooms thrive ...

STRAIGHT TALK QUESTION: Should Governor Murphy and the Legislature extend  unemployment benefits? Or allow the economy to take care of those unemployed whose benefits are ending?

Earlier this month, federal unemployment benefits ended for about a half million residents in New Jersey, and those who have relied upon the benefit through COVID19 are trying to figure out how they might get along WITHOUT that financial help. 

President Joe Biden has said that states may be able to ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

Garden State Initiative Launches Report and Educational Campaign for Fiscally Sustainable NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, executive producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, spoke with Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), to discuss GSI's report entitled, Toward a Fiscally Sustainable New Jersey: Analysis and Recommendations.

Co-authored by Thad D. Calabrese and Thomas J. Healey, the new research report looks back at the 2012 State Budget Crisis ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

New Jersey Date Night: Falling for You in the Autumn Scenery

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

Every romantic New Jerseyan knows that love happens every season. From the new beginnings of springtime to the sultry summer heat, our home state has all the seasons covered while we handle the rest. But before we snuggle by the fireplace with our love during a wintertime snowstorm, we can’t miss out on ...

Potential Pitfalls to Avoid When Putting Your Home on the Market

October 5, 2021

Selling your home is a major milestone, to say the least.  It’s critical to plan in advance to avoid any possible setbacks during the home sale process. With decades of experience in real estate, I’ve advised thousands of clients on how to stay clear of these common mistakes while preparing their home for the market.

Setting an unrealistic selling price: Of course, ...

COVID Home Buyer Regret...Does it Exist?

It's no secret that the COVID real estate market has been a wild ride for buyers! Are buyers who purchased homes in the past year now experiencing buyer regret? The answer for some is yes.

When making an investment in the stock market for $750,000, you thoroughly evaluate your investment options and surely don't invest hastily. The same principle should be applied when making ...