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Independence Day Closures In and Around Madison

July 1, 2022

MADISON, NJ - In celebration of July 4, the following businesses will be closed on Monday.

The Borough of Madison Offices will be closed 
Vespucci's Marketplace will be closed
Morris County Clerk's Office will be closed
All NJMVC Facilities will be closed
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will be closed July 1 - July 4
Madison Area YMCA Family Center will be closed ...

Randolph Freedom Festival Continues Today , Runs Through Sat Night Fireworks

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Kiwanis Club, in partnership with Randolph Township, is proud to sponsor the 46th Annual Randolph Freedom Festival which will open this Thursday, June 30 and run through Saturday, July 2, from 6pm – 11pm each evening at the County College of Morris.  The rain date is Sunday, July 3 with the same hours.

Featured in the Randolph Freedom Festival will ...

Madison Farmers Market is Today June 30

MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will take place Thursday June 30. The 2022 season will take place every Thursday through November 17. The market takes place from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field.

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and mini-events ...

Macculloch Hall Presents Storytime: Guess & Go: Celebrate The Great Outdoors

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for their Storytime Guess & Go for children's stories about Great Outdoors. Today's stories, Helen Frost's Step Gently Out and Nature Spy by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler for inspiration to spend time outdoors this summer.

Join Macculloch Hall on Facebook Live at noon to hear all about ...

Free Movies This Summer; See What's on TAP Wednesday Night!

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Come catch a free movie this summer in Morristown. Kick back, relax and enjoy a movie under the stars or at the MPAC. Movies to enjoy this summer in Morristown include:

Sing 2 on Wednesday June 29; Ginty Field (approximately 8:30pm)
Inside Out on Wednesday July 13; Ginty Field; dusk (approximately 8:30pm)
Disney's Jungle Cruise on Wednesday July ...

Rally To Be Held Tonight June 24 After SCOTUS Abortion Decision

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  A rally is being planned for tonight in Morristown after the SCOTUS Abortion Decision. The rally will be held at the Morristown Town Hall at 6pm.

"We must protect a women's right to choose!", said organizers.

The rally is being hosted by Morris County Democrats, Morristown elected officials and allies.

Morristown Town Hall is located at 200 South ...

Madison Senior Bus Has Resumed Operations

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Senior Bus is back, announced borough officials. The bus is offered to Madison residents, 18 years of age and older to any Madison location including ShopRite in Chatham.

Reservations are needed. Call 973-593-3095, option 1.

The schedule is as follows: 



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Madison Farmers Market is Tomorrow Thursday, June 23

MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will kick off today, Thursday June 16. The 2022 season will take place every Thursday through November 17. The market takes place from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field.

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and ...

Macculloch Hall Presents "Storytime: Guess & Go: Celebrate The Great Outdoors"

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for their Storytime Guess & Go for children's stories about Great Outdoors. Today's stories, Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert and Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Claire Jarrett, recognize the important of pollinators all year long but especially during National Pollinator Week.

Join Macculloch Hall on Facebook ...

Madison DDC Announces Date for Bottle Hill Day!

MADISON, NJ - Council member John Hoover announced that Bottle HIll Day in Madison will take place on October 1, 2022.

More information to follow......

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Head On Over to Vespucci's Marketplace For Delicious 4th of July Specials

June 29, 2022

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Vespucci's Marketplace in East Hanover has announced delicious specials for the 4th of July weekend.

They are offering specials on hamburgers, London broil, sirloin steaks, sausages, Angus bone in rib-eye, hot dogs, jalapeno cheddar dogs and so much more!

Visit Vespucci's Marketplace at 90 Ridgedale Avenue in person or call ahead at 973 500 3990.

NEW LEAF Consignment Offering Storewide Discounts for 4th of July



Storewide 25% OFF BLUE New Arrivals 50% OFF GREEN


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NEW LEAF is opened until 6:00 PM every Thursday! 

Current Sale is valid thru Wednesday, July 6th

75% OFF Frugal Fashions

GREEN TICKETS -  50% OFF

BLUE TICKETS - NEW ARRIVALS - 25% ...

Milestones

Congratulations to Alex Benno on his Graduation

May 31, 2022

Congratulations on your Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers - Newark, Alex, Magna Cum Laude. We could not be more proud of you! 

With love from your family.

Free Summer Concert Series in Morris Township Continues This Tuesday and Wednesday With Hanover Wind Symphony and Nahscha

July 5, 2022

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Music lovers can attend free indoor and outdoor concerts this summer. The concerts will be hosted by the Morris Township Recreation Department or the MPAC.

The schedule of performers are:

Tuesday July 5 with the Hanover Wind Symphony;  Ginty Field Gazebo, beginning at 7pm.
Wednesday July 6 with Nahscha and the Unity Steppers; 6pm
Tuesday ...

"Meet Me In Morristown" Event Hits the Sidewalks Tonight June 30

Morristown, NJ– Meet Me in Morristown, a summer event that promotes arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy will hit the streets again Thursday June 30, July 28 and August 25 in Morristown.

The downtown is transformed into a center for art, music and fun with artists and performers located by  the Vail Mansion Lawn. Select visual artists will showcase and sell ...

Madison Downtown Summer Concert Series Continues with Zaire Friday July 8

MADISON, NJ  – On Friday, July 8 from 6p.m.-8p.m. the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) and the Madison Downtown Development Commission invite guests to the first concert in the Downtown Concert Series.

Performing on July 8  will be Zaire

The remaining performances are:

July 22 - Best of Broadway
August 5 - The Thorns
August 19 -Peter & The ...

Independence Day Closures In and Around Madison

July 1, 2022

MADISON, NJ - In celebration of July 4, the following businesses will be closed on Monday.

The Borough of Madison Offices will be closed 
Vespucci's Marketplace will be closed
Morris County Clerk's Office will be closed
All NJMVC Facilities will be closed
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will be closed July 1 - July 4
Madison Area YMCA Family Center will be closed ...

Randolph Freedom Festival Continues Today , Runs Through Sat Night Fireworks

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Kiwanis Club, in partnership with Randolph Township, is proud to sponsor the 46th Annual Randolph Freedom Festival which will open this Thursday, June 30 and run through Saturday, July 2, from 6pm – 11pm each evening at the County College of Morris.  The rain date is Sunday, July 3 with the same hours.

Featured in the Randolph Freedom Festival will ...

Madison Farmers Market is Today June 30

MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will take place Thursday June 30. The 2022 season will take place every Thursday through November 17. The market takes place from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field.

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and mini-events ...

Photos from Chatham's 68th Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

July 5, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Fourth of July Parade returned for the first time in three years and it was like it never left.

There was little to complain about on a beautiful, sunny day for a parade on Monday morning as people young and old got to celebrate Independence Day like it's been done in Chatham since the 1950s.

The holiday was capped at night by the return of the ...

Did You Know? Fireworks on the Fourth of July is a Jersey First!

NEW JERSEY: As you watch the rockets glare and bombs burst into the New Jersey skies this weekend, share this bit of Jerseyana with the people on the blanket or lawn chairs next to you.

The first “fireworks” display to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was ordered by George Washington himself along the banks of the Raritan River.

Yes, fireworks on the ...

Morris & Essex Train Passengers May See Up to 30 Minute Delay This Morning

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Rail service into and out of Penn Station New York remains subject to up to 30-minute delays due to an earlier disabled train in one of the Hudson River Tunnels, announced NJ Transit.

The M and E train #6320, the 9:13 AM arrival into PSNY, was cancelled due to equipment availability. Please take train #6620, the 8:55 arrival into PSNY making additional stops.

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Dave Portnoy Comes to Parsippany for a One Bite Review of Tabor Pizza

June 30, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany got some celebrity excitiment when Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy visited Tabor Pizza for one of his famous pizza reviews.

Portnoy has also been to other nearby establishments like Nonna's Pizza in Florham Park and the Reservoir Tavern in Boonton.

He praised the pizza at Tabor pizza for being thin despite the establishment having a 'thinny thin' ...

Chatham Teenage Cyclist Suffers 'Critical Injuries' in Collision with Van at Intersection of River Road-Southern Boulevard

CHATHAM, NJ -- A 19-year-old Chatham male on a bicycle struck a van merging onto Southern Boulevard from River Road and suffered "critical injuries" on Tuesday, according to Chatham Township Police Lt. Brad Hayworth. The male was transported to Morristown Medical Center.

According to the police, the bicycle rider "crossed into the vehicle's lane of travel and struck the ...

Teen Busted in Denville for Vehicle Burglary

DENVILLE, NJ - A teenager faces burglary and criminal trespass charges related to his "rummaging through" a vehicle inside a Denville resident's garage, police said.

The incident began June 22, when police "responded to a report of an unknown suspect rummaging through the victim's vehicle in their garage," said a police report.

Police said the homeowner ...

$20,000 in Jewelry, $9500 Cash Stolen During Recent Burglaries in Montclair

July 4, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair resident reported nearly $20,000 in jewelry was stolen from her during a recent burglary, days later, another burglary reported $9500 in cash was stolen.

According to Montclair Police officials, three recent burglaries, which occurred days apart, included $20,000 in jewelry, a 43-inch television and a lock box containing about $9,500 in cash.

On June 24, ...

$5K Reward Offered for Info on Illegal Trapping of Red Fox in NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal trapping of a red fox on June 21 in Montclair, officials ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail Five-Mile Path

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs 7 New Gun Laws in New Jersey

July 5, 2022

​​​​​​METUCHEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed seven new bills into law on Tuesday that tighten gun regulations in New Jersey.

"These are not going to be our last words on gun safety," Murphy said. "We cannot walk away from here today, none of us, thinking our job is done because it is not."

Murphy and democratic leaders called it "Gun Safety Package 3.0" ...

Will the Supreme Court Gun Decision Be Making Quick Draw McGraws of Us in New Jersey?

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey had among the toughest gun ownership restrictions in the United States, 2021 according to a 2021 report by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Prior to last month's United States Supreme Court ruling. New Jersey was a "may issue" state for concealed gun permits, meaning you MAY get a gun permit IF law enforcement ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

Deer Gives Birth in NJ Backyard. What to Do if You See Baby Deer

July 4, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway.

It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield.

“It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was absolutely incredible,” Slater said. “Props to the ...

Gymnast from Montville Places First at Eastern Nationals

BOONTON, NJ — The North Stars Gymnastics Academy announces nine USA Women’s Development Program gymnasts who ranked in the Top 10 as national medalists -- with one gymnast, Montville's Alexa Ciliotta, earning first place all-around in her age group out of gymnasts competing from 26 states.

“We applaud our gymnasts for their grit and perseverance in an ...

NJ Family-owned Non-Profit Travels the Country Giving Away Free Books

MIDDLSEX COUNTY, NJ - Hidden Gems Literary Emporium, a family-owned, non-profit, community bookstore is embarking on their second #1000FreeBookTour in July 2022 going from New Jersey to Florida giving away 1000 free books and educational resources.

Co-founders Kaila Boulware Sykes, Raymond Sykes, and their 2-year-old son Truth Imanu’el Sykes went on their first free book tour ...

AAA Predicts Nearly 48 Million People to Travel July 4th Weekend

June 30, 2022

Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This is an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019. The biggest surprise – car travel – will set a new record despite ...

Chowder on and Savor the Season with Fall Trail and Fest

Hit new and familiar sights as you explore the local culinary scene of the Chowder Capital of NJ. The LBI Region Chowder Trail spotlights unique restaurants all through September and ends with a free fest on October 1. The event organizer, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce volunteer committee has been working with the Borough of Beach Haven to develop a re-energized environment for ...

Coquina Jam Surf Contest Set for July 24 which Benefits Those Affected by Cancer

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Registration is now open for the 14th annual Coquina Jam - an all women's surf competition with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Jetty Rock Foundation and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is held to support women, children and families affected by a Cancer diagnosis via David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation and the Jetty Rock ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Madison Area YMCA is Having a YMCA

People who work at the Madison Area YMCA make positive changes in other people’s lives—which makes a difference in their own lives. Make a difference for others while making a difference for you—work at the Y! https://delivr.com/2qkvq

Join Us on Tuesday, April 5 from 8AM-1PM or 2-7PM in the Boszhardt Family Teen Center at the Family Center, 111 Kings Road Madison for our Job ...

The Madison Area YMCA is Hiring!

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Area YMCA is hiring. Join their team of dedicated professionals and enjoy a free YMCA membership and make an impact on the life of children, adults and families!

https://www.madisonareaymca.org/employment

They have openings at the Family Center for their School of Performing Arts at the Madison Area YMCA, Fitness Center, Aquatics Center, ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

Mount St. Mary Academy 2022 Commencement

WATCHUNG – Congratulations to the Mount Saint Mary Academy Class of 2022! Commencement Exercises were held on Saturday, June 4, in Immaculate Conception Chapel where diplomas were conferred to the 78 seniors and special awards were distributed. Over $24 million in scholarships was offered to members of the senior class. 100% were offered admission to four-year colleges and ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Sophomore Receives Societa Onoraria Italica Award for Excellence

Teresa Sengel, World Language Department Chair and Italian teacher at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that Zoe Daly, a sophomore, received an Award of Excellence in Italian from the Italian Honor Society (Societa Onoraria Italica). Zoe was nominated by Mrs. Sengel for the honor based on her performance on the National Italian Exam.

Zoe, a resident of Piscataway, was honored at ...

Meet Wade! He's Looking for his forever home! Is it with you?

Meet Wade! The first thing to know about this guy is that he is in a committed relationship with any and every tennis ball. He'll sleep with one, carry one around on walks, chase one to the ends of the Earth; he's a total lover, and tennis balls get the brunt of that affection while Wade waits for his future family to find him.

This beautiful boy wound up in our care under some ...

19 Dogs Found Living in 'Warzone' in Paterson Home

PATERSON, NJ – At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Paterson Animal Control received a phone call from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office after new residents of a home on Broadway and 39th Street reported being afraid to go inside after hearing what sounded like dogs.

When John DeCando, Chief Animal Control Officer, and his team got to the home, they found it in deplorable condition, he told ...

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL! She's the coolest kid in school! Val is a five-year-old lovebug with a big, fat bod and adorable Dumbo ears. She's an affectionate pooch who likes to give hugs to her favorite people... like, real, you've-had-a-long-day-let-me-make-it-better kind of hugs. She pops her paws right up on your shoulders and will stay there as long as ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: How can New Jersey finally provide consistent property tax relief for state residents, and not just for this budget year?  

No subject has been talked about more in New Jersey than property taxes. Just about every governor in our lifetime has had a plan to deal with rising property taxes. Now, it's Governor Murphy's turn.

The governor has suggested that two million Garden State property taxpayers and renters will get a tax break of up to $1,500 under a deal he and fellow Democrats legislators ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

7 Ways To Get The Most From Your Home Equity

May 31, 2022

You could be sitting on a gold mine and not even know it. Okay, perhaps not an actual gold mine, but something potentially better: home equity. Your home's equity is normally defined as the difference between the value of your home and how much you still have left on your mortgage.

For example, if you have a home valued at $350,000, and you have $100,000 left on your ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, July 11, 12:00 AM

Legends Gallery, Chatham

The NY Rangers Event

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Sat, July 16, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

The Brook Arts Center's Summer Lineup just got ...

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Wed, July 27, 7:00 PM

Library of the Chathams, Chatham

Concord Singers Concert