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Madison Area YMCA Hosting Week Long Drop-Off Food Drive

May 27, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA is hosting a week long Drop-off Food Drive from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29. The food drive will help support the First Baptist Church of Madison's Food Pantry. 

Residents can drop off non-perishable items at the Family Center just outside the front doors at 111 Kings Road between 9am - 3pm

 

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Madison High School Interact Club Hosting “Fill-A-Bus” Food Collection Drive Tuesday May 26th

MADISON, NJ - An enthusiastic group of students from the Madison High School Interact Club, sensitive to food insecurity affecting so many families during the Covid 19 crisis, are hosting a food collection event.  On Tuesday, May 26th, from 11 am to 2 pm, in front of the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corp (Prospect Street and Kings Road), the Club’s goal is to fill a big yellow ...

Suggestions for Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

What is it?

Memorial Day is traditionally celebrated on last Monday in May and is a sacred day to all war veterans. America's collective consciousness demands that all citizens be reminded of the deaths of their fellow countrymen during wartime. By honoring the nation's war dead, we preserve their memory and thus their service and sacrifice. All U.S. flags should be displayed at ...

Hat Shop Madison Provides Handmade Face Masks to Grocery Workers in Madison, Chatham and Florham Park

MADISON, NJ - To meet the current demand for healthy practices, Hat Shop Madison has added a series of handmade face masks to their store. Previously, the store’s lineup primarily consisted of a variety of hats and other headwear.

Currently, Hat Shop Madison is providing free masks to grocery store workers employed in Madison, Chatham, and Florham Park. With the majority of masks being ...

Student Wish List Project Holds ‘Diaper Are Like Gold’ Drive

MADISON, NJ - During this time, people are using their free time to gather and donated essential items to those in need. These items include face shields, hand sanitizer, and groceries. But for the volunteers of Student Wish List Project, they decided to collect another essential item for families: diapers!                          ...

Table of Hope Offering Free Food Distribution in Morristown Thursday May 14

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Table of Hope Mobile Food Pantry will be hosting a mobile food drop in Morristown on Thursday May 14.

The event will take place from 1:30 pm in the parking lot at Bishop Nazery Way. The event is open to all, with no income guidelines or pre-registration requirements.

All people receiving food should drive up to get in line. To maintain social distancing, recipients will ...

Madison Area YMCA Hosts A Second "Drop-Off Toiletries Drive"; Friday May 8

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA is hosting a "Drop Off Toiletry Drive" on Friday May 8 at 10am.

Toiletries needed include:

deodorant (for both men and women)
body wash
bar soap
toothpaste
shampoo
conditioner
razors/shaving cream (for both men and women)
hand cream
hand lotion
toilet paper 
paper towels
dish soap
dishwasher ...

FLAG of Chatham Madison Raises Over $200,000 and Provides Over 22,000 Meals to Local Front Liners

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Chatham-Madison is a non-profit organization* that began as a direct response to the 2020 COVID19
pandemic. The mission is simple: send meals to those working on the front lines, while simultaneously providing much-needed business to local restaurants who are struggling due to social distancing and other COVID19-related ...

Looking to Help? 2 Madison Drives Set for Friday and Saturday

MADISON, NJ - The Madison community has stepped up for so many, not only in this current health situation, but in all times. If you are looking to contribute again, there are 2 drives set up this weekend.

On Friday, May 1 the Madison Area YMCA is hosting a "Toiletries Drive". The drive will take place at 10am and items should be dropped off in bags or boxes at the YMCA Family ...

Chatham Madison FLAG Totals: More than $1 Million Paid to Local Restaurants, More than 150,000 Meals Delivered

CHATHAM, NJ - The most inspiring story of the Coronavirus pandemic just keeps getting better. Liz Bernich of Chatham and Gina McGuire of Madison are co-founders of FLAG (Front-line Appreciation Group) . Bernich reported an update on Monday night.

Bernich reported on the FLAG Facebook page the message below:

"On March 19 if you told me a simple post out to the Chatham community ...

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Just 10 Days Left to Take Advantage of TAPinto's Grand Re-Opening Marketing Specials

May 22, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There are just 10 days left to our grand re-opening marketing specials which provide local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness, as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns. 

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2W53oxK

Having your content published on TAPinto will not only enable that content to be ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

COVID-19 Update for May 31

May 31, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ  - As of Sunday, May 31, the State of New Jersey is reporting 160,445 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,463 in Morris County. There have been 11,698 deaths in the state, with 615 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of 3:39pm on May 29. Please note that these figures are total ...

May 30 COVID-19 Update

MORRISTOWN, NJ  - As of Saturday, May 30, the State of New Jersey is reporting 159,608 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,383 in Morris County. There have been 11,634 deaths in the state, with 613 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of 3:39pm on May 29. Please note that these figures are total ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Moving Your Body and Supporting Small Independently Owned Businesses during the Q!

Hi everyone!  We find ourselves at the end of May already! 

How have you been spending your time these last few months?  

Are you struggling with trying to eat healthy, fit in some exercise, spend time in nature? Are you sleeping ok?  How would you rate your mood most of the time - feeling a sense of worry, frustration, anger, possibly some sadness?  You are not ...

6 Strategies to Create a Good Habit

6 Strategies to Create a Good Habit 

Has staying in led you to create poor habits? 

Do you want to change them or maybe start a new, healthier one? 

Have you ever wondered when some people say “I am going to….” start exercising, read more, learn an instrument,… you know they are going to make it happen. But when you try to go after a goal, ...

Milestones

Darcy Schulz

May 7, 2020

Which Bridgewater-Raritan schools (public or private) did your child attend, prior to Bridgewater-Raritan High School? 
Milltown, Eisenhower, BRMS, BRHS
 
What sports of after school programs is your child involved with at Bridgewater-Raritan High School? 
cross country, winter and spring track. 
What are your child’s plans after graduation? (Answer ...

Livestream Exercise Classes From the Madison Area YMCA; June 1-7

June 1, 2020

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Area YMCA is offering free live stream group exercise classes. Due to the facility closures, the YMCA has added virtual classes each week.

"We are excited to offer live Group Exercise classes virtually", said Y staff. " These are free for members and our non-members. No equipment needed, just your computer or cell phone to livestream ...

Procession and Vigil to Honor George Floyd Planned for Tonight in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The community is invited to join BLMMorristown for a procession and vigil honoring George Floyd. The event will begin at Morristown High School on Saturday May 30 at 7pm. The procession will go down, Early Street, to Flagler, onto MLK Ave, up to Speedwell Avenue onto South Street and end on Woodland Avenue. 

Police have alerted residents that Woodland Avenue will be ...

Free Produce Donations; Locations in Morristown, Madison and Dover

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce has set up a community care program which offers fresh produce, meat, grains, and bread to any family facing difficult times.

Pick up locations, dates and times are as follows:

In Morristown, St. Margaret's Church located at 6 Sussex Avenue in Morristown. Distribution is at 12pm on Saturdays. This distribution is ...

Morristown Festival of Books Cancels 2020 Event

June 1, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thousands of readers took to the streets in Morristown last year for the Annual Morristown Festival of Books. Those readers will have to read from home this year, as organizers sadly announced the cancelation of this year's event.

"With great regret, we announce that due to COVID-19, the 7th Annual Morristown Festival of Books planned for October 9 and 10, 2020 will ...

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Begins No Commitment Registration for Summer Camps

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) is offering no commitment camp registration at www.metc.org, with payment due at a later time. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, METC is exploring a range of options for summer camp this year. Parents and guardians will be able to indicate their interest and comfort level during registration. METC will make the final decision regarding summer camp ...

Unity Charter School Announces Interactive Virtual Summer Camp-Open to NJ Children

Will your children be home, with potentially nothing to do over the next few months? Keep them engaged and learning all from the comfort of their own home with Unity Charter School’s Virtual Camps!  Rising 3rd-8th graders will have the opportunity to explore STEM concepts, Arts & Crafts, Art Integration, Under the Sea and Outer Space exploration activities designed to stimulate ...

Research and Reading Suggestions from the Madison Library

June 1, 2020

Reading Recommendations from the Madison Library

A Spell for Trouble by Esme Addison (available on Hoopla and CloudLibrary)- Aleksandra Daniels hasn't set foot in the quiet seaside town of Bellamy Bay, North Carolina in over twenty years. Ever since her mother's tragic death, her father has mysteriously forbidden her from visiting her aunt and cousins. But on a whim, Alex accepts an ...

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar is Closed for Good

PARSIPPANY, NJ - It is a sad day for Parsippany's burger lovers.  Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale eatery that pairs wine and artisan burgers, located at 1900 Route 10 is officially closed. Workers were spotted inside demolishing the interior, and the exterior signs on the building were removed.

The new tenants of the site are said to be Tommy’s Tavern + Tap ...

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Continues to Educate and Inspire

Madison, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted our lives in so many ways, but The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) is continuing its 50-year mission of being a partner to the community; focusing on our members, visitors, students and families.  As a leader in providing educational programming that aligns with New Jersey curriculum standards, the museum has adapted a ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Parsippany March for Black Lives to be Held on Tuesday June 2nd

June 1, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A peaceful protest and march is being planned by a Parsippany High School graduate for Tuesday, June 2nd at 6pm.

According to the invitation, Parsippany March for Black Lives will be held to honor the life of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives to police brutality. It will start at Parsippany High School at 6pm on June 2nd.

There will be several speeches.

Whippany Park Class of 2020 to Receive Baskets of Gifts for Graduation

WHIPPANY, NJ - Despite the COVID-19 threat, there have been some districts announcing plans for high school graduations. Some are doing their graduations virtually, while others will plan in-person ceremonies with strict social distancing standards.

For the seniors at Whippany Park High School, something particularly special is being planned for a proper send-off to college. This includes ...

On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

NBC News Anchor Lester Holt Challenges Rutgers Class of '20 to Reshape the World

May 31, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lester Holt used his commencement address Sunday as a clarion call to 13,057 Rutgers-New Brunswick graduates to come reshape the country, if not the world.

And although the NBC news anchor recorded his speech in May and was specifically addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the job market it has crippled, he could have been issuing a challenge to the grads to someday ...

Hoboken Gives Local Gyms Flexibility to Use Outdoor Space

HOBOKEN - In an effort to inject some adrenaline into the local fitness industry, Hoboken is opening up outdoor space for area gyms to resume workouts.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed an executive order Wednesday, stating that owners or managers of fitness centers with a license to operate in the City of Hoboken can now apply to host outdoor classes of up to 15 people, with strict social distancing ...

Congressman Malinowski (D, NJ-7) Calls for Direct Federal Aid to State and Local Governments

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) today spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in otder to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other government employees.

"The HEROES Act would provide $75 billion to help our states conduct the ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

Virtual Hand Sewing Workshop Presented by the Madison Library

The Madison Public Library is hosting a virtual sewing workshop with Sew It! on May 19th at 3:30 PM. Miss Ellen will demonstrate several types of stitches that can be used to personalize or mend your wardrobe using supplies that are likely already in your home.

Can’t make the live session? Register and you will have access to the instructional video after the class has been held. You ...

Madison Students Can Study and Prepare for Exams with Help from the Madison Library

Research and Reading

Everything may be shut down but standardized exams can still be studied for. Mometrix can help you study and prepare for your next examination. Mometrix offers study guides, flashcards, and practice exams for some of the most popular exams. The resource offers the world’s largest collection of study materials to help users pass their standardized exams. With over ...

Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

May 27, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today.

The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July. 

Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen on July 11, 2020, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15, ...

Paddle Boats Reopen at South Mountain Recreation Complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopen this weekend with new procedures for sanitation and to promote social distancing.  

“With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen paddle boating for the Memorial Day weekend,” County Executive ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

I photographed George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 1, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

A Few Tips for Safe Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, COVID-19 could be there to ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

Mayors for “Main Street” Issues Letter to State and County Officials  

Morris/Middlesex/Somerset/Warren County, NJ - Today, May 28, 2020, Mayors for "Main Street" sent a letter to the Governor's Office, Legislative Leaders, Legislative District Representatives and County Officials to outline a list of actions needed to help reopen and lift restrictions on businesses in their communities and help to alleviate the struggles that many residents are ...

Two Morris County Lawmakers Call on Governor Murphy to Open Day Care Facilities

Working Families Need Child Care Services to Return to Work

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state, as the slow re-opening of the state leaves many working families scrambling to either do without child care or searching for alternative care so they can return to ...

Statewide Virtual NJ Race for Recovery because our Mental Health matters

NJ Race for Recovery

 

Shore House Statewide Virtual “NJ Race for Recovery” Announced

 

We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and ...