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Discover how you can attain calmness, clarity and purpose in today’s challenging environment. A unique opportunity to think about life, your approach to it and finding true peace, purpose and fulfillment.

This knowledge is derived from the ancient eastern philosophy of Vedanta (Veda: Wisdom, Anta: End) which literally means the ultimate wisdom.

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Sale at Madison's New Leaf Consignment

January 14, 2021

Do you love handbags? New Leaf Consignment is having a Designer Handbag Sale with 25%, 50% and 75% off mid to high end designer handbags.

Shop online or in the store. Get it quick since their merchandise is always changing!

To see their inventory, click here

Madison Area YMCA Summer Day Camps Begin June 21

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA has announced that their summer day camps will begin June 21, 2021. Sign up now at

New Jersey Healthcare Leaders Discuss COVID-19 and Hope for the Future at TAPinto Virtual Event

January 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening.

The first-ever TAPinto signature virtual event on Jan. 14 featured five health care experts, ...

Last Chance to Register for Free Virtual Panel Discussion Featuring Distinguished COVID-19 Experts

TAPinto will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished COVID-19 experts on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This virtual gathering is free for attendees, but registration is required. 

The panel, presented by Atlantic Health System and moderated by Communications Consultant Bruno Tedeschi, will feature Dr. Michelle Cholankeril, ...

Free Event: How To Spot the Imposter Among Us, Misconceptions & Internet Safety

[Short Hills, NJ] – The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) will be hosting an event aimed at raising awareness about internet safety and preventing online grooming. The event titled “How to Spot the IMPOSTER Among Us: Misconceptions & Internet Safety” will be livestreamed on Facebook this Monday, January 11 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

The NJCAHT ...

It's Official: 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade is Postponed

January 17, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day parade has been postponed. 

In a Facebook post, Michael Leavy, St. Patrick's Day Parade of Morris County Publicity Coordinator announced that after consulting with local officials, the committee has decided to postpone the 2021 parade in Morristown.

"Our hope is to conduct the parade at a later date when ...

2022 PGA Championship Will Not be at Trump National in Bedminster

BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Professional Golfers' Association of America announced last week that it would be moving the 2022 PGA Championship out of Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster.

The announcement was made in the wake of the unrest at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 during and after President Donald Trump's speech to an audience of hundreds of thousands who ...

Prosecutor’s Office Sponsoring Webinar on Bias Crimes and Reporting Procedures

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office cordially invites you to attend a live webinar community forum on “Bias Crimes and Reporting Procedures.”

The forum will include information on what is a bias crime and proper reporting.

The webinar will be held Jan. 25, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The event will be a live webinar open to the public. Featured ...

Volunteer Tutors Wanted for Virtual ESL Program

January 16, 2021

The Library of the Chathams seeks volunteer tutors for its new Virtual ESL program.

We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, committed, and have good language skills. Teaching experience is helpful, but not necessary. You will need to commit to a minimum of eight weeks and will need a computer or other device with internet, audio, and video.
If you are willing to contribute your ...

Chatham River Road Apartments will have 24/7 Doorman, Concierge Service, Train Shuttle Bus; 500 Under-building Parking Spaces

CHATHAM, NJ - Traffic studies and the impact on schools dominated the questions asked by Chatham residents during the second virtual town hall meeting on the River Road Redevelopment project held Thursday night.

Jonathan Schwartz of Chatham River Road Partners, the designated developer; Annie Hindenlang, a planner from Topology, and traffic engineer Gary Dean were the presenters for the ...

Chatham Borough Town Hall on River Road-259 Rental Units will Bring in $52 Million over 30 Years; Add 46 Students to District

CHATHAM, NJ - The $100 million River Road Development that will produce 259 rental units is projected to bring in $52 million in revenue over 30 years and add 46 students to the school district, according to Dr. Robert S. Powell of Nassau Capital Advisors.

Powell gave his analysis during an informational Facebook Live River Road Development Town Hall on Thursday night. He said ...

2020 is Out! Let's Welcome in A New Year

Jackets zipped, masks up, winter season activated. Welcome, 2021! Let's get this year going. Although we are not necessarily starting on the right foot with this year, we will not lose hope.

With COVID levels spiking, we had to take extra precautions with the holiday seasons. Luckily we made it. No surprise there. Keep up the excellent work by doing your part to wear your mask and ...

Madison Area YMCA: Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 5

Week of Gratitude 2020 Day 5:

Did you know that 189 children participate in early childhood education, child care and virtual learning support programs at our Kirby Center and Family Center?

In our new expansion, we will be able to provide more opportunities for Kirby students to take swim lessons and enriching programs to help them learn, grow and thrive.

Thank you for giving our youth ...

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Taking the Fifth by J.A. Jance-  In Taking the Fifth, a gruesome and very unusual murder plunges the intrepid Beau into a lethal cinematic nightmare. Michigan's Flint Journal places Jance "in the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell." Taking the Fifth, now in a Premium Plus edition, is an ideal opportunity for fans of the author's ...

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Winter’s Tale (movie)- Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, "Winter's Tale" is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil.

Swamp Thing by Maggie Stiefvater (graphic novel)- Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any ...

Foster Needed for Mack!

Foster home needed! Mack is an adorable dog with a classic Bulldog face.

He was about to be euthanized at a high kill shelter in GA when Eleventh Hour Rescue stepped in to save his life.

Upon arrival it was very apparent that our kennel was stressful for Mack. He is friendly with everyone he meets but he tends to get very over stimulated. When he gets so excited or stimulated around his ...

Meet Sampson!

It’s Sampson Saturday! Today we’re celebrating all things Sampson!

Sampson is about 4 years old & he's an eager to please boy who loves to play with toys! His favorite thing to do is dig into our toy bucket and pick out toys to play with.

Sampson is very intelligent and has been through a board-and-train program! Sampson is a bit insecure about himself, so he needs a ...

Florham Park Man Arrested at Airport for Concealing a Weapon

January 17, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - A Florham Park man was arrested for being caught with a handgun at a security checkpoint at Newark airport on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. 

The arrest made by Transportation Security Administration officers, was the first gun stopped at an airport checkpoint this year.  It was caught as it entered the security x-ray machine.  

The incident happened Tuesday, ...

Winning Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – Did you check your ticket?  The New Jersey Lottery has announced a second tier winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold at the 7-Eleven in Sparta, located at 85 Sparta Avenue.

The winning ticket matches five “white ball” numbers drawn on Friday, January 15 for a $1 million prize.  A second million dollar ticket was sold in Bergen County at ...

Morris County Maintains AAA Financial Rating

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service again issued its top rating, AAA, of Morris County’s financial stability in its review of county guaranteed bonds offered through the Morris County Improvement Authority for various projects.

“The AAA rating reflects the county's substantial tax base, strong and diverse economy, healthy reserve levels, and modest debt ...

Fair Lawn Resident Wakes Up to Noose in Her Tree

January 17, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A resident woke this morning to a white rope hanging from her tree shaped like a noose. She posted the picture on Facebook after 5 a.m., which caused immediate outrage, angry sentiments and sympathy for the individual who found it outside her house.

No word at this hour (noon, Sunday, Jan. 17) on how police are handling the matter. This is a developing story, expect ...

NJ Devils, Gov. Murphy Honor Officer Brian Sicknick of South River

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Prior to the New Jersey Devil's game on Thursday evening, the hockey team honored U.S. Capitol Police Officer, a South River native and longtime Devils fan Brian Sicknick, who was killed in the attack in Washington, D.C., with a moment of silence.

Gov. Phil Murphy recorded this tribute:

This month the U.S. Capitol was attacked by insurrectionists, resulting in ...

Belle Mead Doctor Charged with Sexual Assault of Patient in Office

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 64-year-old Belle Mead doctor was arrested after a patient told police he had sexually assaulted her at his office in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dr. Chike J. Aguh of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead, is charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault and 4th degree Sexual Contact. He is being held at the ...

The Girls by Lori Lansens

The Girls by Lori Lansens.  ( Back Bay Books, 2005)


I enjoy watching The Learning Channel’s hit show, Thousand Pound Sisters. Every time my husband, Tom, catches me watching it, he shakes his head and mutters, “I don’t know why you watch this show. . .” (To be fair, I don’t get The Mandalorian, but each to his own). 

So, why do I watch ...

Jersey Shore’s First Ever Pedal-Powered Party Boat Coming to LBI 2021

January 18, 2021

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season.

The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told us. 

With their many years of experience in the marina and hospitality industries ...

Get Cozy with A Winter Getaway In the Long Beach Island Region

It may be sweater weather, but plans for summer begin with a winter trip.

The LBI Region invites you down to sample an extraordinary destination where winter activities are set with pristine beaches, legendary pine forests, and historic downtowns.  Planning trends this year are all about creating the right fit for new flexible schedules. Keeping travel distance shorter and expanding stays ...

Holland Tunnel Goes Cashless

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Almost 25 years after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey established the E-ZPass system to allow vehicles to pass more easily through the Holland Tunnel, a new cashless toll has been installed to make it even more seamless.

Authorized in 2019 and scheduled to go into use last March, only to be suspended due to COVID-19, the technology is being used for the first ...

7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

January 18, 2021

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

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

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Local Chefs Teach Online Cooking Classes to Fight Food Insecurity in Hudson Valley NY

January 18, 2021

HUDSON VALLEY, NY -- Janet Irizarry, the founder of Hudson Valley Eats, spoke with Brian Brodeur about her latest initiative, “Cooking For A Cause”. Irizarry started Hudson Valley Eats, whose main goal is to “make sure that everyone in the Hudson Valley eats, not just those who can afford it.” 

During the pandemic, it is hard for people to afford their basic ...

Domestic Violence Occurs Mostly Against Women, But Men Are Victims As Well In Coral Springs And Across The Nation

January 11, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When a 42-year-old woman was recently arrested for allegedly attacking her husband in Coral Springs, the incident highlighted a lesser-known issue in domestic violence cases across the nation: violence against men by their spouses and partners.

Women account for roughly 1.5 million incidents of domestic violence every year, but more than 830,000 men also fall victim ...

8 Ways to Navigate The Emotional Toll of Coronavirus

Coronavirus has taken its toll on everyone. From fears to frustrations, people are physically and mentally exhausted. In yoga and counseling sessions, people express anxiety, fatigue, grief, anger, annoyance, helplessness and even hopelessness. Everyone feels something about our situation during quarantine. 

Then…our children’s schools went full remote spring of 2020. Now if ...

Call it What it Was – a Tragedy, a National Disgrace

January 16, 2021

What happened January 6th in Washington, DC was not an exercise of the First Amendment right of freedom of speech, it wasn’t a protest as that word is entitled to respect. 

What happened was an uncontrolled and uncontrollable mob – many of whom, the core, were/are delusional, ignorant bigots – egged on by Herr Trump – upset that their Führer lost the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR; Murphy's Policies Not Fairer for NJ Children

Gov Murphy said in his "State of the State" address that New Jersey is "stronger, fairer, and more resilient" than before. In addition, he said that "It's a day (post-Covid), we will not enter fearing what's next but knowing where we're heading." My response is simple: Gov Murphy, where have you been? The rest of the world has known "where ...

Rep. Mikie Sherrill Votes to Impeach President Trump

January 13, 2021

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement:

“President Trump disgraced the office of the presidency and American democracy last week by inciting an attack on our Capitol in an attempt to undermine our free and fair elections. If he was a man of integrity and a true public servant, he would resign effective immediately. But he is neither of ...

All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service expanded the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to all taxpayers who can verify their identities.

The Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) is a six-digit code known only to the taxpayer and to the IRS. It helps prevent identity thieves from filing fraudulent tax returns ...

Spotlight On Human Trafficking: Legislators embrace anti-trafficking org's renewed focus on keeping New Jerseyans safe

The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) has reinvented itself with renewed focus on ensuring that New Jersey becomes a safer place through anti-human trafficking steps that are now clearly spelled out in a family-friendly way on NJCAHT's new website, (formerly

It all started out when NJCAHT entered a rebranding makeover contest for ...

Treasury issues millions of second Economic Impact Payments by debit card

WASHINGTON – Starting this week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card.

These EIP Cards follow the millions of payments already made by direct deposit and the ongoing mailing of paper checks that are delivering the second round of Economic Impact Payments as rapidly as ...