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Allergy Alert: Stop & Shop Brand Caramel Rice Cakes Recalled Due to Allergy Concerns

May 8, 2021

Shop & Shop and Kroeger Brand's of Caramel Rice Cakes have been recalled because they may contain undeclared milk, announced parent company Basic Grain Products, Inc. The undeclared milk was discovered by internal control systems, they said.

The product comes in a 6.5-ounce bag. The Best if Used By or Best Before date (also the Lot Code) is located on the plastic Kwik Lok tag at the ...

Beginning Today, May 7 More Restrictions on Gatherings Ease on Bar Seating and Buffets

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor gathering ...

Allergy Alert: Hershey Recalls Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Allergen

Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release.

Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said.

The product being recalled was shipped nationwide between April 15 and May 3, 3021 and have a product code of ...

Interfaith Food Pantry Shares Mexican Salad Recipe For Cinco de Mayo

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Interfaith Food Pantry's Katy Galton is in the IFP Healthy Choices kitchen whipping up a salad for Cinco de Mayo.

"The IFP Healthy Choices Nutrition Education Program address community wide issues by ensuring individuals and families not only have access to fresh produce, low fat dairy and proteins, but also ensures that people know hot to prepare the foods we are ...

Ban on Buffets and Bar Side Seating Lifted May 7; Restaurant Capacities Lifted May 19

TRENTON, NJ - In an announcement today, Governor Murphy announced when bans on buffets and limits to restaurants will be lifted. 

Effective May 7, the ban on buffets and other self service foods at restaurants will be lifted, Governor Murphy said. Also on this date, the pan on indoor bar side seating will be removed. Proper social distancing will still be required.

And then on May 19, ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Macculloch Hall Historic Museum's Doughnut Recipe

Louisa Macculloch’s (1785-1863) handwritten muffin recipes are not dated. They can be found in her cookbook. The original doughnut recipe used by Louisa Macculloch (1785-1863) would have called for at least 14 cups of flour with the ingredients listed below, resulting in dozens and dozens of donuts. The adapted recipe for today’s kitchen will yield about two dozen donuts and will ...

Free Food Boxes to assist needy families

POWER® in partnership with the Church of God in Christ for All Saints will be distributing FREE Food Boxes on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 1 pm - 5 pm at 3 Rev. G.A. Rogers Way (formerly Rowe Street), Morristown, NJ 07960 to assist families in need. LIMITED FOOD BOXES ARE AVAILABLE (First-come, first-served) -- GUARANTEE AND RESERVE YOUR BOX EARLY through ...

Allergen Alert: Panera At Home Lobster Bisque Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

Panera at Home Lobster Bisque has been voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared egg allergen, announced Blount Fine Foods. This item is only sold in refrigerated cases in the deli department of grocery-retail stores; it is not sold at any Panera bakery-cafe, they stated.

The recall is limited to the one product with a UPC Code of 077958690300. Lot Number 030821-11K and a Use By Date ...

State Delivers Extra Food Assistance Benefits to 231,000 NJ Households

TRENTON, NJ – The Department of Human Services announced 231,000 New Jersey households who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) have received extra benefits under a new federal policy.

Human Services has been providing NJ SNAP households with the maximum benefits since March 2020 when the pandemic began, but those who ...

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Stop into New Leaf Consignment and See All The New Spring Items!

May 6, 2021

Who doesn’t love a floral trench coat for spring? Stop into NEW LEAF to see this beauty asap!

Coat, Guess, SZ M, $78

Necklace, $26

Check out New Leaf online or in person. New Leaf is located at 16 Park Avenue in Madison

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Three Local Choruses Present Free Online Show!

May 5, 2021

Summer is coming! Summer is coming! And what better way to celebrate than with a virtual concert full of songs about sunshine and summer and the hope they bring!

Here Comes the Sun: Three Great Choruses, One Online Show will premiere Sunday, May 23, at 5:00pm EDT on YouTube. It’s a first-of-a kind collaboration between three of the area’s best-loved choruses. The Maplewood Glee ...

Macculloch Hall Presents "Growing in the Garden today at 2pm on Facebook Live"

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for Growing in the Garden today at 2pm to learn about nests, big and small.

Click HERE to listen in.

The ABC's of Organic Lawn Care: Monday May 3 at the Madison Public Library

Madison, NJ – April 30, 2021 – Organic lawn care not only makes lawns safer for children and pets, it saves homeowners time and money, according to Brian Monaghan, a Madison Environmental Commission member who is giving a talk, “The ABCs of Organic Lawn Care and Renovation,” on Monday, May 3 at 7:30 pm at the Madison Public Library. Rutgers Master Gardeners Speakers ...

Community Gathering to Remember Madison College Student Ajay Sah

May 8, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The community is invited to gather in Remembrance of Ajay Sah. The event will begin online, tonight (05/08) at 7 pm EDT, on the Drew Theological Chapel YouTube channel. The link can be found in our bio.

At 7:45 pm EDT, we will be gathering in-person on the EC Patio where chai will be served and supplies will be available to write letters to Ajay’s family, said ...

Car Seat Inspections Taking Place Locally

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Northern New Jersey Kids Safe Community is offering free car seat inspections at six sites in Morris, Essex and Warren County. According to the organization, 4 out of 5 car seats are misused.

Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable, they stated. Safe Kids Northern New Jersey, ...

Local Organization Offering Rides to COVID Test or Vaccine Sites

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Need a ride to a COVID-19 testing or vaccine site? Morristown's Table of Hope can help. Email Dawn at Table of Hope for an Uber Gift Card to get you there.

Email Dawn at dking@springstreetcdc.org

Read more: Morristown High School Students Will Be Able to Attend in-Person School 5 Days A Week

Read more:  Morristown Police to be accredited by ...

Reservations Are Now Open for Madison Music & Arts' 31 Annual Dessert and Jazz

May 7, 2021

MADISON, NJ - Reservations are now open for Madison Music & Arts' 31st Annual Dessert and Jazz. The evening includes cabaret style music performed by MHS musicians followed by performances by Madison Avenue (the MHS jazz ensemble) and Mad Jazz (the MHS select chorus).

Dessert and Jazz will be held on Saturday, May 15 at 6pm on the front lawn of Madison High ...

Table of Hope's Free Food Distribution is May 6 and 7

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Table of Hope's free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday May 6 from 2pm - 3pm. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown).

Additional distributions will take place in Parsippany on May 7 from 10:30am - 11:30am at 299 Webro Road.

 

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Chatham Borough Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) Announces Seating Area for Dining at Reasoner Park Gazebo

The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) has announced that it has placed six picnic tables and decorative lights at Reasoner Park, by the Gazebo.  This area is intended to assist Borough restaurateurs with a place where residents can pick up “take-out” meals and eat them outdoors in a pleasant environment taking advantage of the spring and summer ...

Madison Area YMCA Waives Initiation Fee and Offering 3 Guest passes for All Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated People

Extended through May 31! As a thank you for helping the community be as healthy as possible, the Madison Area YMCA is waiving initiation fees and offering 3 FREE guest passes for all fully COVID-19 vaccinated individuals.

The Y, part of a worldwide values-driven association, is inclusive of all people. We provide quality programs that develop a healthy spirit, mind and body and promote the ...

Have you got room in your heart and home for this sweet older gal?

Sweetie Senior Alert

Have you got room in your heart and home for this sweet older gal? Poor Gypsy Rose was taken to the animal hospital by her owners down south, but they never came back for her. Unfortunately, stories like that are all too common in rescue. But now Gypsy is with 11th Hour Rescue and things are looking up for her. Gypsy has won the hearts of everyone she’s met at our ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

Check out some of our new arrivals coming tomorrow- click through the profile link for more info and possibly more pictures!

We would love to have a family waiting to meet each one

Appointments for approved applicants, so submit yours now through our website! If you have already been approved in the last year, please reach out with the name of the dog you are interested in meeting.

All ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

Over the next decade, what should our concerns be regarding population growth in New Jersey? 

The 2020 census is finally out! And the good news for New Jersey: Unlike our neighbor to the east, the garden state will not be losing any congressional representation. We’ve still got an even dozen reps for the next decade! And we’ve reached 9 million people for the very first time. With all the hullabaloo and hoopla over people leaving the state, we’ve managed to keep a good ...

Whippany River Watershed Action Committee Meets With Trout Unlimited to Improve the Whippany River

May 7, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A twenty foot abandoned container awaits recovery while rusting in the Whippany River in Morris Township just a stone’s throw from Acorn Hall, the center of the Morris County Historical Society.

The dumpster is located on the opposite site of the 1776 Powder Mill Historical Site on Patriot’s Path in Morris Township. WRWAC, the stewardship organization of the ...

Chatham Parent Charged with Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing After Refusing to Leave School Grounds; Spoke at BOE Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Robert Vessechia, who spoke at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 26, was removed from school grounds by Chatham Township Police on Friday, April 30, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

At the April 26 meeting, Vessechia waited in line to speak during the public portion of the BOE meeting and said: "I am a person who ...

Atlantic Health System Donates Scoreboard to Morristown Varsity Baseball, Softball Teams

MORRISTOWN, NJ – It’s a renovation that has been three years in the making, but the Morristown varsity baseball and softball teams are the beneficiaries of new state-of-the-art scoreboards behind a generous donation from Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center.

Last Tuesday afternoon, Morris School District board officials joined Trish O’Keefe, ...

Taking on Delicate Job, Woman Looks to Care for Ailing ‘Mama Fox’ in Westfield

May 8, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — An ailing mother fox spotted in Westfield’s First Ward is in for a treat along with some treatment for its mange, a resident of Stanley Oval said Friday.

Susana MacLean told TAPinto Westfield she found the red fox on the grounds of her home and noticed its severe mange. Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin condition that causes severe itching from mites.

“I ...

Five-Year-Old Battling Cancer is "Police Chief" for a Day

MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said.

A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s mother sewed a special Gracie-sized police chief uniform, and the chief asked Gracie if ...

NJ Middle School Entrepreneurs Launch New Candle Business

VERONA, NJ — Three Essex County middle school students have turned a passion project into a business, launching JAÉ Candles and Co. Jada Bednar and Ellie Ghingo (seventh-graders at H.B.Whitehorne Middle School in Verona) and Ava Tsettos, (a West Caldwell seventh-grader at Grover Cleveland Middle School) are the founders of JAÉ Candles and Co. 

In quarantine, ...

NJ Couple Sentenced For a $4.5 Million Food Stamps Scheme

May 8, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney, Rachael A. Honig announced the sentencing of a New Jersey couple who were involved in a “food stamps fraud scheme.”

The statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s office announcing the sentencing provided the following information.

Over the course of four years between 2014 and 2018, Ibrahim Zughbi (67) and his wife Miriam Zughbi ...

Reports: Rutgers Infectious Disease Expert, NJ Resident Dies in India

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Media reports say a Rutgers professor and doctor with expertise in infectious diseases has died while helping family in India, which is being ravaged by Covid-19. According to social media and local records, Dr. Rajendra Kapila was a resident of South Orange.

New York’s ABC7, also citing information from The Associated Press, said Kapila died from Covid-19. Cases ...

22 Face Federal Drug Charges Following Massive Sweep in New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ — Federal law enforcement officials have announced charges against 22 people based in and around Paterson who are believed to be involved in the distribution of drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base.

In separate statements, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig described that 12 of the suspects are members and associates of “Harlem World/12th ...

The NJ Real Estate Market Shows No Signs of Slowing Down Making it a Perfect Time to Check out Morristown!

April 19, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey real estate market is at a high, with urban dwellers seeking the peaceful calm of suburban life.  While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing, according to real estate experts.

A true ...

The NJ Real Estate Market Shows No Signs of Slowing Down Making it a Perfect Time to Check out Morristown!

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey real estate market is at a high, with urban dwellers seeking the peaceful calm of suburban life.  While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing, according to real estate experts.

A true ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

2nd Annual Totowa Car Show is Sunday May 2

May 1, 2021

TOTOWA, NJ - Crack open the Turtle Wax and start polishing your sweetest ride, the second annual Totowa Car Show takes place Sunday, May 2. 

Response to the 2020 event, despite the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a tremendous success. This year, the event is expected to be bigger, bolder, and better. 

The car show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free for ...

April Showers Bring Prizes Galore for LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Tour

Happening Sunday, April 25 from 10 am to 1 pm decision-makers take a visually stunning, virtual tour that includes over two dozen chances one of a kind prizes, special discounts, and a showstopper of a Grand Prize

 

It's the Lucky 13th Annual Wedding Road Show and Party Planning tour on Sunday, April 25 presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce local experts who ...

Newark Artists Bring Vision to Massive 'Black Lives Matter' Mural

NEWARK, NJ – More than 30 local artists came together this week to work on a one-of-a-kind “Black Lives Matter” mural which encompassed a year’s worth of planning and preparation. 

After the killing of George Floyd sparked protests and rallies around the country in 2020, it served as a catalyst for local artists to come together and commence a project that would ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

My Ascension: a Documentary Film to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide

May 4, 2021

A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature length documentary that chronicles Emma's inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

Let Your Voice Be Heard! TAPinto Madison Welcomes Residents' Letters to the Editor

May 6, 2021

MADISON, NJ — In a vibrant community like Madison, residents, business owners, and stakeholders can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Madison welcomes LETTERS TO THE EDITOR on everything from schools, municipal government, even your passion for environmental stewardship! 

The publication of ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR; Rebuilding the arts will help heal us

Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences of singing and dancing together at a concert; seeing a story magically set to song before our eyes ...

Governor’s Budget Plan Would Boost Hearing Aid Reimbursement for Qualifying Older Adults & Individuals with Disabilities

May 6, 2021

Budget Would Increase Reimbursement from $100 to $500 Per Hearing Aid; Would be First Increase since 1987

(TRENTON) – Governor Phil Murphy’s budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 would significantly increase hearing aid purchase reimbursement available under the state’s Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program.

The HAAAD program provides ...

New Jersey Becomes 9th State Accepted into AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Initiative Aims to Make Communities Supportive & Accessible Places to Live for People of All Ages

 

(TRENTON) – The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey today announced New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to make communities supportive and accessible places to live for people of all ...

Jersey 1st Applauds Conditional Reopening of DDD Programs for the Developmentally Disabled Community

April 22, 2021                                              

Contact : Audrey Lane (973) 370-3853

FOR IMMEDIATE ...

The Little Mermaid, Junior!

May 14th and 16th - (Madison) - A Work of Heart Productions will host auditions for The Little Mermaid Junior, via Zoom. Performances and rehearsals will be in-person in Madison, NJ. Performances will be held at the Madison Community Arts Center on the outdoor stage in Madison, NJ on July 24th, 2021.  

Sign up your child today for a theatrical experience that will teach them ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...