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Increased Police Presence at Madison Schools After Texas School Shooting

May 25, 2022

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Police Department will have an increased police presence at all Madison schools both public and private with marked and unmarked cars after the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Our hearts go out to the City of Uvalde, Texas, in the wake of this tragic school shooting" said the Madison Police Department. 

In addition to the increased ...

Madison High School Student Receives $2,500 National Merit Scholarship Award

EVANSTON, IL — One student from Madison High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Winner. Skylar Walters has been chosen out of 15,000 finalists in the 2022 National Scholarship Program.

Walters will focus on a career in research science.

According to NMSC, “National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the ...

Madison Police Department Will Attend CCM's Criminal Justice Career Day

 

Randolph, NJ: Come explore a wide range of career options at the County College of Morris (CCM) Criminal Justice Day, which will feature presentations and demonstrations from numerous units related to law enforcement and public safety.

The day, which is open to all age groups including high school students and adults looking for new careers, takes place Monday, May 16. The ...

Meet the Madison High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian; Artha Abeysinghe and Skylar Walters

MADISON, NJ - Madison High School has announced the top two academic achievement awards for the Class of 2022 - Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year's honors go to Artha Abeysinghe and Skylar Walters.

"We could not be more proud to have Artha and Skylar represent the Class of 2022 as this year's Valedictorian and Salutatorian", said Madison High ...

Madison Superintendent Coffee Tonight; Monday April 25

MADISON, NJ - Madison Public School will host the monthly Superintendent Coffee on Monday, April 25. The coffee will take place tonight at 7pm. 

Participation:

YouTube Live Link: https://youtu.be/S8oIBqzIBwk 

Zoom Webinar Links: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89438678422?pwd=endyTjVGM2o5SE1qQVhqcFlGa2hEUT09 Passcode: BhNu77

Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial ...

Nominate Favorite Madison Teacher or Education Professional; Deadline April 22, 2022

MADISON, NJ - Make your vote count! Nominate your favorite Madison High School classroom teacher or educational services professional who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate your favorite for the Governor's Educator of the Year Program

The deadline is Friday, April 22nd, 2022.

Each candidate will be reviewed based on the criteria below:

Serves ...

Morris County School of Technology Hosts Virtual Hackathon in Denville

DENVILLE, NJ – Morris County School of Technology’s Academy for Computer & Information Sciences will be hosting its annual Hackathon on Saturday, April 23.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This 12-hour Hackathon is open to students in grades 7 - 12. 

Hackathon is an event where students come together to work in teams to make their idea a reality.

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Graduation of our Son

March 28, 2022

Our Son, Steve Jr! She graduated from SUNY Purchase College, Magna Cum Laude, with her CS Degree! Can't wait to see what the future holds for him!
We wish you the best of luck and success and sincere congratulations on your graduation and commencement!

Love from Mom, and Dad.

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Madison Residents Invited to Celebrate Memorial Day with Parades and Remembrance Ceremonies

May 27, 2022

MADISON, NJ -  Grab your red, white and blue and celebrate the brave men and women have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom. There are several commemorations, parades and events planned in Morris County to honor them this Memorial Day.

May 28, a parade will be held in Morris Plains. The annual service will take place at Roberts Garden at the corner of Glenbrook Road ...

Madison Farmers Market Returns Today; May 26

MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will kick off today, Thursday May 19. 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 ...

Memorial Day Parades, Events in the Morris County Area

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Grab your red, white and blue and celebrate the brave men and women have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom. There are several commemorations, parades and events planned in Morris County to honor them this Memorial Day.

On Wednesday May 25, a ceremony will take place on the lawn of the Morristown Court House to honor and pay tribute to those who ...

National Pork Roll Day Announcement: Pork Roll Palooza Returns to Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Pork Roll Palooza® is returning to Phillipsburg on October 8, 2022. Peace. Love. Pork Roll.

 

That’s right New Jersey, in celebration of New Jersey’s great debate on National Pork Roll day, it’s time to save the date to celebrate New Jersey’s delicacy this fall at the Fifth Pork Roll Palooza® Event. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022 ...

Tornado Watch for Morris County; Thursday May 20

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  A storm is expected to hit the Morris County area today, Friday May 20, announced the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.  The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Tornado Watch until 7pm for the Morris County area.

"We may experience strong to severe storms later this afternoon", said the weather authority.

"Meet Me In Morristown" Event Hits the Sidewalks Tonight, May 26

May 26, 2022

Morristown, NJ– Meet Me in Morristown, a summer event that promotes arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy will hit the streets Thursday May 26, 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 their ...

Food Truck Festival on Friday to Support Hanover PTAs

HANOVER, NJ - There will be a food truck festival in Cedar Knolls on Friday May 20th to support the Hanover Township Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association.

The festival will take place at Malapardis Park between the hours of 4pm - 8pm. 

In addition to food trucks there will be inflatables for kids, a baseball toss and music.

Somerset Patriots to Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend May 21 and 22

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game.

For Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game, active military members and veterans will receive a ...

Police: Denville Senior Found with Heroin in Car

May 27, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - A 66-year-old Denville resident was found to be in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia while driving on Route 46 recently, according to police.

The man, Fred Worthington, was arrested May 24 after police pulled him over on Route 46 due to a motor vehicle violation, police said. They said that the officers, "after a short investigation" found that Worthington ...

Authorities: Roxbury Man Confessed in Child Porn Case

ROXBURY, NJ – After police searched his residence last month as part of an undercover investigation, a Succasunna man confessed to downloading child pornography, according to authorities.

The man, Igor Michael Terrero, 49, was arrested today, said U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger in a press release. 

He said Terrero was charged with one count of distributing child ...

Police Arrest Florham Park Little League's Treasurer After League Discovers Missing Funds

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police have announced a recent arrest of a resident, accused of stealing money from the Florham Park Little League while holding the role of Treasurer of the League.

The incident was first brought to light during the winter of 2022.

According to the police, the Florham Park Little League filed a complaint on February 22nd with the Florham Park Police ...

NJ Woman Arrested Following Nail Salon Assault, Police Said

May 27, 2022

CLIFTON, NJ - A 59-year-old Clifton woman was arrested and charged following a report of an April 30 assault and bias incident at a Lakeview Avenue nail salon. The charges in the case have been referred to the Passaic County Grand Jury. 

On Saturday, April 30, two Muslim girls, 15 and 13-years-old who were wearing hijabs (Islamic headscarves), reported that while they were ...

Teen Emailed Bomb Threat to Bayonne High School, Authorities Charge

BAYONNE, NJ — A 15-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with a bomb threat he emailed to several staff members at Bayonne High School, according to authorities.

Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, the teen sent an email, claiming there would be some type of incident involving a bomb on Tuesday, according to Police Capt. Eric R. Amato.

Detectives immediately launched an investigation ...

NJ Juvenile Arrested Over Water Pellet Toy Gun Incident

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – With warmer weather, a group of teens were playing with their toy water pellet guns in Walter’s Park. Unknowingly, fake guns that look too much like the real thing were banned in New Jersey under a law that seeks to prevent police from mistakenly shooting people carrying toy firearms.

TAPinto Phillipsburg was alerted that a social media post was trending on local ...

New Jersey Beaches Ready for Swimmers, State Park Summer Admission Free Starting This Weekend

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - After extensive water quality monitoring, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says New Jersey’s lakes and beaches are ready for swimming.  Just in time for the unofficial start to the summer.

Shawn LaTourette joined other state leaders in Asbury Park for the State of the Shore address, held every year heading into Memorial Day ...

Murphy Calls Out Lawmakers Looking to Lessen Gun Restrictions, Republicans Respond

TRENTON, NJ — Calling out Republican leaders directly in a press conference, Gov. Phil Murphy urged lawmakers to pass a gun reform bill package in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. 

Murphy initially proposed a wide-ranging gun safety package in April 2021. He called for lawmakers to toughen state and federal gun laws after the May 14, 2022 mass shooting at ...

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose 'Ban the Box' Bill on College Applications

TRENTON, NJ — Some New Jersey lawmakers want a “Ban the Box” law for students applying to college. 

New Jersey's “Ban the Box” law took effect in 2015. It prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from requiring that a job applicant to complete any form during the initial application process that asks about their criminal record.

On Tour Near You: Wheel of Fortune Live Coming to Two Regional Theaters

May 27, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Wheel. Of. Fortune! One of the country's most beloved games shows is going on tour across North America including two shows taping live in the area for fans to watch the wheel in action.

“Wheel of Fortune LIVE!,” an all-new theatrical experience, will be coming to New Jersey and Philadelphia in October to bring "America’s ...

8-Year-Old Piscataway Gymnast Breaks NJ State Records

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Mya Spotwood of Piscataway was crowned vault, floor, and the all-around individual state champion at the USAG Level 6 State Championships hosted by Will-Moor Gymnastics in Mount Laurel.

To close out the Gymnastics Level 6 year at last weekend’s competition, 8-year-old Spotwood placed 1st overall with a score of 38.5500. Her ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

Teterboro Airport to See Military Aircraft Activity for Fleet Week

May 26, 2022

TETERBORO, NJ - Residents around Teterboro Airport will see a marked increase in military air traffic ahead of Fleet Week in New York City.

According to airport officials, Teterboro Airport will host a number of military aircraft that will be taking part in the annual US Navy Fleet Week events in the NYC metro area. Aircraft that will be operating at Teterboro this week include US ...

The first beach day of the year has arrived in Belmar

With sunny skies in the afternoon and temps approaching records into the high 80’s, Belmar is going to be very busy today.

The Seafood Festival began yesterday with a mix of fog and heavy rain, but today is forecast to be much better.  Vendors will be expecting large crowds and parking will be at a premium in town.  So visitors are encouraged to take ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI Region, Nj - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

Gabriella Vivona Qualifies for National Gymnastics Competition

WATCHUNG – Chatham resident Gabriella “Ella” Vivona has qualified for the National Gymnastics Championships which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa this June. This is the second consecutive year that she has been selected for this honor.

“I am very excited for this because I will be able to compete with in harder routines while being with my team,” said Ella, ...

Two Mount St. Mary Academy Juniors Selected to Attend Summer Music Programs

Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark and Marina Cialdella of Branchburg have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer.

Madeline has been selected to attend a three-week program in July at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, a top conservatory in the country which accepts 10 pianists each year who are seriously considering a ...

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 ...

Get Ready to Be Wooed.....Meet Baby Bingo!

Meet baby BINGO, a happy-go-lucky retriever puppy who just wants to show you his favorite toys.

Sweet Bingo was surrendered to a local shelter after falling ill. We heard about Bingo's situation and rushed him to our partner vet, who determined that Bingo has a liver shunt. Essentially, this means that blood bypasses the liver instead of being carried into it to remove toxins and other ...

Can you help us find Amber a home?

Can you help us find Amber a home? When we saw this super sweet one-year-old lab mix, we knew she needed our help. Amber is 45 pounds and loves everyone she meets. She is an excellent combination of a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play with other dogs and also enjoys a good movie night on the couch. Her sweet brown eyes, gentle demeanor, and playful personality make her a perfect addition to ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: What are your thoughts on how the process with cannabis legalization is proceeding, and what further concerns or precautions do you think the state legislature should take up this session?

Currently, there are 12 cannabis dispensaries in the Garden State. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is expected to take up more applications at its meeting later this month. However, there are still many unanswered questions. 

The New Jersey Supreme Court case that could decide how cannabis impairment is measured by police is State v. Olenowski.

The key ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

May 9, 2022

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 ...

Existing-Home Sales Down 2.7%, Marking the Second Consecutive Decline

For the second month in a row, existing home sales dropped in March, down 2.7% from February. Compared to March of 2021, sales activity was down 4.5%. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), total existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, compared to 6.04 million last year.

Regionally, only the West saw some reprieve, as sales ...

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Morris Plains, NJ, Morris Plains

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