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Morris County COVID-19 Patient Testing Opens on Monday at CCM

March 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center is opening Monday at the County College of Morris, announced officials. 

The drive-thru center, in coordination with The County of Morris County and Atlantic Health System, will open on Monday, March 30. Registration will begin on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Residents must show up in a vehicle, have an appointment, and a prescription ...

Madison Coronavirus Cases Uptick to 15

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Borough of Madison is reporting 15 positive Coronavirus cases in town as of Friday March 27. There were 16,547 negative test results, as reported to the state by the state lab.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of 3/27)

Morristown 28; 1 death

Morris Township: 36

Morris Plains 1

Madison 15

East Hanover 2

Florham Park 1

Chatham ...

Third ShopRite Employee in NJ Tests Positive for COVID-19

GARWOOD, NJ - Another employee of a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Shop-Rite of Garwood made the announcement on its Facebook page late Wednesday night.

Earlier in the week, ShopRite stores in Newark and Morristown announced one of their employees at each store had also been tested positive for COVID-19.

The Facebook post ...

Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 190 Cases, Four Dead

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday update shows 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the township and one death caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reports 190 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 51 cases overnight.

The Somerset County Department of Health confirmed the death of a Hillsborough resident and a Bedminister resident overnight, ...

Positive Coronavirus Cases Rise to 14 in Madison

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Borough of Madison has confirmed that there are now 14 cases in Madison an increase of 10 on Wednesday.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of 3/26)

Morristown 16; 1 death

Morris Township: 35

Morris Plains 1

Madison 14

East Hanover 2

Florham Park 1

Chatham Township 5

Chatham Borough 6

Parsippany 16; 1 ...

One More Coronavirus Case in Madison; Total of 10 in Borough

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Borough of Madison has confirmed that there are now 10 cases in Madison an increase of one from Tuesday.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of 3/25)

Morristown 16; 1 death

Morris Township: 31

Morris Plains 1

Madison 10

East Hanover 2

Florham Park 1

Chatham Township 5

Chatham Borough 6

Parsippany 14; 1 death

Randolph ...

Is the Coronavirus a Valid Reason to Stop Short-Term Rentals?

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – It’s not exactly an expression heard in the winter months at the Jersey shore. However, the locals would like the bennies to return home. In the wake of the spread of the coronavirus, many are worried that short-term rentals have escalated the problem.

Just a few weeks ago, Governor Phil Murphy announced the terms of Executive Order No. 107.  The ...

Local Towns Report COVID-19 Numbers; Morristown, Morris Township, Morris Plains, Madison, Chatham, Parsippany and East Hanover

MADISON, NJ -  There are 3,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey; 205 of them in Morris County. The NJ COVID-19 dashboard is reporting 44 deaths in New Jersey.

Morristown is reporting 18 cases and one death as of Tuesday evening. Locally, Morris Township is reporting 26 as of Tuesday evening. Morris Plains is reporting one case, as of March 20. No additional updates have ...

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Rocco's is Providing Do it Yourself Pizza Kits for Home

March 20, 2020

MADISON, NJ - Roccos's is providing families with a way to entertain the kids while everyone is cooped up inside the house.

You can now order a do-it-yourself pizza making kit to take home and eat.  You can have fun and eat well while making your own personal pies at home.

The price for this is $10.00 per pie and it comes with one free topping.

You can order ...

New Deals at New Leaf Consignment

New month, new clothes! Check out what's new at New Leaf Consignment. Enjoy the ultimate retail therapy experience while saving thousands of dollars on designer labels. #styledbystef appointment only, Free at NEW LEAF.www.newleafconsignment.com

The merchandise is always changing but here are some new items:

Lovely Salvatore Ferragamo Sophia Bag in As Is condition for ...

Morris County COVID-19 Patient Testing Opens on Monday at CCM

March 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center is opening Monday at the County College of Morris, announced officials. 

The drive-thru center, in coordination with The County of Morris County and Atlantic Health System, will open on Monday, March 30. Registration will begin on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Residents must show up in a vehicle, have an appointment, and a prescription ...

Madison Coronavirus Cases Uptick to 15

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Borough of Madison is reporting 15 positive Coronavirus cases in town as of Friday March 27. There were 16,547 negative test results, as reported to the state by the state lab.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of 3/27)

Morristown 28; 1 death

Morris Township: 36

Morris Plains 1

Madison 15

East Hanover 2

Florham Park 1

Chatham ...

Third ShopRite Employee in NJ Tests Positive for COVID-19

GARWOOD, NJ - Another employee of a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Shop-Rite of Garwood made the announcement on its Facebook page late Wednesday night.

Earlier in the week, ShopRite stores in Newark and Morristown announced one of their employees at each store had also been tested positive for COVID-19.

The Facebook post ...

Boost Your Immune System With Good Food

Hi there. This is a weird time for the world. We all feel it. I am a local small-business owner who has dedicated the last two decades to help people on their journey of feeling better than they did yesterday through exercise and healthy nutrition ideas.  I want to help where I can, so if you have suggestions regarding topics you would like to hear about, please email me at ...

Madison Elementary Students Invited to Bramnick's to Facebook Live Class on Government

March 27, 2020

BRAMNICK TO HOST FACEBOOK LIVE CLASS ON GOVERNMENT FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick will visit virtually with Garden State students Friday via Facebook Live to teach about state government.

“This will provide parents a break and give young people a good opportunity to learn about their state government,” said Bramnick ...

Take a Virtual Tour of the Indoor Orchid Show; Today at Noon

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's gloomy outside, but check out the beautiful, vibrant colors of the indoor Orchid Show today, Wednesday March 25 at 12noon.

Flower lovers are invited to a virtual Orchid Show Tour Watch Party through the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 

Tune in for a Facebook Watch Party on Wednesday, March 25, 12 p.m. EDT, with a video tour of the exhibition featuring ...

Chatham Borough Coronavirus Infection Climbs to Three with Two More Adults Diagnosed with Virus on Friday

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough updated its Coronavirus news by announcing that two additional positive tests were reported Friday, March 20, pushing the borough total to three adults.

The message from the Chatham Borough website can be read below: 

Chatham Borough has had additional two adult residents that have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus today. For patient confidentiality ...

Morris County Freeholders Holds Board Meeting Via Phone; Residents Invited to Listen

March 25, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders will "meet" on a call instead of in person due to the public health issues arising form the coronavirus situation, announced the freeholders.

The "meeting" will take place on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., and will handle county government business remotely, via a conference call.County residents are invited to ...

Madison-Chatham Area FLAG Coordinates Effort To Help Local Seniors

MADISON, NJ - The Front Line Appreciation Group (FLAG) of Madison-Chatham is organizing a coalition to help the senior community who are the most vulnerable. The group, in coordination with the Madison Community House is reaching out to seniors by phone, email and door-to-door.

Are you a senior that needs help shopping for food? Do you know a senior that might need assistance? 

Send an ...

Madison Library is Physically Closed but Open for Digital Business

The Madison Public Library is committed to our mission statement during this difficult time.  Our doors are closed but we still want to serve our community.  We would like to highlight our digital collections and answer any questions our patrons may have.  We are also happy to make recommendations. These resources are the same as our physical collections, all you need is a library ...

Morristown's Seeing Eye Names Puppy After Governor Murphy

March 28, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Governor Phil announced that the Seeing Eye, located in Morristown has named one of their puppies after him. 

A cute black puppy has been named "Phil" after the governor.

"These are ruff times, but here's something that made me smile today", Murphy tweeted. "I was so proud to sign legislation earlier this year designating Seeing Eye dogs as ...

Looking for Something to Do Today with the Kids? Why Not Write a Letter, Draw a Picture For The Sick, Elderly

MADISON, NJ - CareOne is asking residents, young and old, to write handwritten notes to their residents. 

"Our patients and residents miss seeing everyone who came to visit them and have asked us to reach out to you! They are asking for you all to send in hand written notes of love and support", wrote facility employees.

Send all your wonderful letters and drawings to the ...

Favorite Madison Sports Memory? A Madison Reader Responds

MADISON, NJ - Do you have a favorite Madison sports memory? Share yours with us!

 One reader said hers was - The Madison Girls Basketball Team winning the Division Championship

Do you have a favorite sports memory? T Email them to us at madisoneditor@tapinto.net and add to our "Favorite Sports Moments" Photo Album that will be out this week

Y Ninja Fit—It’s a Hit!

Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!)

Teens experience the best of both worlds in this one-hour combination class of obstacle course training and fitness training. The ...

New Jersey’s Only Site for Study of Waldenstrӧm Macroglobulinemia (a Rare Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) Open at Morristown Medical Center

Charles Farber, MD, PhD, hematologist/oncologist at Atlantic Hematology Oncology, located at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and medical director of Oncology Research Network Development for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow patients with a rare type of blood-cell cancer to get access to a new treatment now in use for another type of ...

A National Cancer Institute Study for HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Opens at Atlantic Health System

Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD, chief of hematology and oncology at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center and medical director of Hematology and Oncology for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow eligible head and neck cancer patients to get access to a type of immunotherapy (nivolumab, or Opdivo®) that is currently approved for treating a number of ...

The Show Must Go On: Chatham High Students Perform 'Godspell' on Postponed Opening Night

March 28, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic postponed Chatham High's Opening Night performance of "Godspell" on Friday night, but the show still went on in the digital world.

Chatham High released a montage of rehearsal clips of the show to whet the appetite for the to-be-rescheduled opening night.

The video below includes Dylan Salinger performing "Prepare Ye"; ...

Roxbury Classroom Trout Released Prior to School Closure

ROXBURY,  NJ - Each year students at Lincoln/Roosevelt School in Succasunna take part in the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) project sponsored by the state Division of Fish and Wildlife and Trout Unlimited. TIC is a science-based program that teaches children the importance of coldwater conservation through a hands-on approach to learning.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 ...

Nonna's is Temporarily Closing its Doors

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - It's a sad day for italian food lovers as Nonna's Italian restaurant has temporarily closed its doors.  They released the following statement today on Facebook:

To Our Loyal Customers and friends,

The outpouring and overwhelming support during the past few weeks has been beyond astounding and we at Nonna's Restaurant are extremely grateful.However, the ...

New Field Hospital to Open at New Jersey Convention Center in Edison as Cases Rise

March 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy updated the latest presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus as reported during his press conference with officials on Friday afternoon.

State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli reported there were 1,982 new cases with 27 new deaths. Statewide, there are 8,825 positive cases and 108 deaths in total ...

To Combat Coronavirus Jersey Expands Free Showers for 'Those Who Have The Least'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop and health officials announced Wednesday that the city is increasing humanitarian efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic by expanding lifesaving services for the homeless - including the reopening of free public showers, supplying meals and personal hygiene kits to support them, and assisting the county to secure temporary housing for the ...

Three at Same Montclair Long-Term Care Facility Die from COVID-19 Complications

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In less than a week, three people from a long-term care facility in Montclair have died from coronavirus complications.

The most recent death at the facility was the administrator, who died after testing positive. Two residents from the same facility also died from COVID-19 complications, according to reports. A resident, who died on March 18, was posthumously ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.  Attorney Sharon M. Hallanan, an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Speaker’s Bureau, will present a program on voting rights and the struggle for women to obtain the right to vote.  New Jersey’s own Alice Paul, who was ...

Pollinator Garden: Seed Starting Workshop

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Public Library is hosting a workshop titled Pollinator Garden: Seed Starting Workshop on Saturday, January 11 at 1p.m.

Our colorful home gardens are sleeping through the winter right now. But we can dream about the beauty that will bloom when the seasons change! January is the perfect time to start seeds for a pollinator garden.

Learn why pollinators (and ...

Amur Leopard Born at Turtle Back Zoo

March 27, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard cub was born on Friday, March 13, at Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The cub, named Nadya, has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically endangered.

“During these difficult times, it’s nice to share some good news. We welcome newborn cub Nadya to our zoo family and ...

Zimmerli Joins Museums Nationwide In Offering Virtual Tours

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Responding to coronavirus quarantines nationwide, many museums are turning to technology to fill the void. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick is taking it a step further with online demonstrations to help keep children and adults productive during this period of uncertainty.

Google Arts and Culture has partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries ...

Jersey Shore Officials Have a Message for Summer Home Owners: Stay Away!

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom officially wrote letters discouraging people who own second homes from coming to stay on Long Beach Island in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary concerns of both Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township leaders is the strain the additional population could put on the local medical support system. 

Dr. Joseph ...

Getting Dinner to Go? Don’t Forget the Wine

March 26, 2020

Restaurants may be unable to serve you in their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get that beer or wine you would have ordered at a table with your takeout.

During the pandemic, restaurants are seeing an uptick in the number of alcoholic beverages they sell to go or, depending on that restaurant’s license, by delivery. The beverages must be sold in ...

Steve Adubato Examines Ways to Prepare Students for the Business Element of E-Sports

March 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Neil Malvone, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Caldwell University, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he spoke about the booming e-sport gaming industry and the university’s new program to prepare students for careers in that growing field. 

“The studies are telling us that e-sports will be a billion dollar industry by the end of ...

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The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

Letter to the Editor: Community Needs Bolder Action On Budget

March 26, 2020

Editor,

On Monday night (March 30) the borough council will be voting on the introduction of its annual budgets, with a public hearing and final vote scheduled for April 27. In my experience, very little changes once the council takes its first vote so public feedback prior to that vote is paramount.

Right now we know that the community is facing an economic hardship unlike anything most of ...

Lincoln 1st Bank Makes Montville Their HQ Home

March 27, 2020

March 16, 2020 … Lincoln 1st Bank has selected Montville Township as its official headquarters and geographic hub to strategically increase the bank’s Northern New Jersey footprint.

The newly renovated 15,000-square-foot facility is located at 19 Chapin Road, Building D, Suite 1, Pine Brook, NJ 07058. The office houses the bank’s executive management team, deposit and loan ...

Bramnick to host Facebook Live class on government for elementary students

BRAMNICK TO HOST FACEBOOK LIVE CLASS ON GOVERNMENT FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick will visit virtually with Garden State students Friday via Facebook Live to teach about state government.

“This will provide parents a break and give young people a good opportunity to learn about their state government,” said Bramnick ...

NJ Congressmen and Congresswomen Seek Cost of Living Adjustment to Stimulus Package for NJ Residents

WASHINGTON - On Monday, March 23, 2020, U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) led a bipartisan group of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to urge Congressional leadership to make regional cost-of-living adjustments to potential stimulus funds to Americans and businesses. This will ensure that residents in higher cost states are not erroneously ...

As businesses struggle amid COVID-19, Bergen calls for more state help

TRENTON, N.J. – As the economic fallout from a state emergency over the coronavirus outbreak could last much longer than the health consequences, Assemblyman Brian Bergen wants lawmakers to act now to help families maintain their income and keep the state’s businesses afloat.

“If we don’t help businesses stay afloat, job losses will proliferate,” said Bergen ...