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Planting Tips for Growing Success

May 1, 2021

Increase your growing success by giving your transplants a good start with a few simple planting techniques. Preparing them for the transition outdoors and planting properly will help you grow your best garden yet.

Transplants started indoors from seed or purchased at a local garden center or greenhouse need time to prepare for their outdoor home. Gradually toughen them up with a procedure ...

Free Virtual Workshop Titled "Renters Rights in NJ" to Be Held April 29

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As a renter, do you know your rights?

Legal Services of Northwest Jersey (LSNWJ) will hold "Renters Rights in NJ" Workshop at 7 p.m. on April 29.

This virtual education workshop will cover what tenants should know about leases, security deposits, issues with condition, tenant’s rights, eviction during COVID-19 and rental assistance.

The workshop will also ...

Dress Up The Landscape With Spring Flowering Shrubs

NEW JERSEY - Add a burst of color to the start of the garden season with spring flowering shrubs. Small or large, these beauties add color, support pollinators, and help attract birds to the landscape.

Make room in mixed borders and gardens for these spring bloomers. Use varieties with slightly different bloom times to create continuous color throughout the spring. Complement these ...

Six Things To Know About 17-Year Cicadas

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Don’t be alarmed if you start hearing piercing sounds and seeing the brown shells of insect bodies on the ground next month.

JD Stamler, a park naturalist at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside, said some of the periodical cicadas in Brood X will emerge from the ground in Union County after 17 years in late May and early June.

“I ...

Utility Shut Offs are Suspended Through June 30, 2021

NEW JERSEY -Utility shut offs are currently suspended for New Jersey residents, but bills are not forgiven, said Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver and NJBPU President Fiordaliso.

To set up a payment plan, call the utility company. Customers can also apply for assistance from the state.

 

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Early Spring Care for Your Lawn

Now is the time to take a walk around the yard, check the lawn for damage and provide a bit of early spring care to help it recover from winter.

Use a leaf rake to lightly lift and separate the matted grass blades. This helps speed drying, increase airflow, and reduce the risk of pink and gray snow mold developing and damaging your lawn. 

These fungal diseases are most common when ...

Care for Spring Flowering Bulbs

Bright yellow daffodils, colorful tulips and fragrant hyacinths brighten our spring gardens. Give them the care they need to extend their spring display and keep them coming back for years.

Hybrid tulips and hyacinths are short-lived stars of the spring garden. They bloom profusely the first spring, but the number of flowers decline each year. You may want to treat these like annuals, ...

Federal Rent Relief Won’t Be Enough to Protect All Tenants or Erase Landlord Losses, Advocates Say

Housing campaigners still predict surging evictions when Murphy’s moratorium ends, even after more help from Washington.

Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Millions of federal dollars ...

Looking for Care-Free, Lux LIving? Check out 30 Court in Downtown Morristown

Gary and Kim Belton have been staples of the Morris County community for nearly four decades.  Gary, the retired owner of a local design business servicing the New York metro area, and Kim, a Nurse Manager at the Morristown Medical Center, had lived in a beautifully restored home in the Brookside section of Mendham, N.J. since the early 1980s.  The two-story colonial farmhouse provided ...

Waitlist for Madison Family and Senior Affordable Housing is Open

MADISON, NJ - The waitlist for family and senior affordable housing in Madison is now open.  According to officials there are 56 duplex affordable homes (non-senior) available at six locations:

20-24 Belmont Avenue
24-32 Community Place
20-28 John Avenue
30 Loantaka Way
70-72 Park Avenue
80 Park Avenue

These homes consist of 5 one bedroom homes, 30 two bedroom homes ...

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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 ...

Local Organization Offering Rides to COVID Test or Vaccine Sites

May 5, 2021

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 ...

The Morris County Library Reopens to the Public Today

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Library has reopened to the public beginning today, May 4. The library will no longer quarantine returned material and fines will continue to be waived.

The public may now browse the entire first floor of the library which includes the following areas:

Readers services
children's section
music and media

In addition, the circulation ...

Weather Service Issued High Wind Advisory for Today in Madison

MADISON, NJ - Take down those deck umbrellas!

A National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Madison area from 2pm on Friday through Saturday at 4am.

“Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects,” the advisory said. “Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.”

The Weather Service also said to use caution while ...

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

May 4, 2021

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 ...

Mill Work to Take Place in Madison on Wednesday, April 28

MADISON, NJ - Milling work to begin tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28 on six streets in Madison. The work is expected to last until April 30 followed by paving tentatively scheduled for May 3-4, announced borough officials.

The following streets will be milled and paved:

North Street (East to Burnet) 
Bardon Street
Serpico Way
Independence Court
Woodland Road (Green to ...

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 ...

Madison Library Offering a "Blind Date with Book"

MADISON, NJ - Valentine's Day is here so of course we have Blind Date with a Book! Stop by our Courtyard Browsing and go on a blind date!

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.

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

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 ...

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

May 5, 2021

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, ...

May Schedule for The HOPE ONE Van; Will Make 19 Stops This Month

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be making several stops in Morris County this month.

The May schedule for the van is as follows:

May 3- Morristown Green- all day
May 4 - Boonton Walmart - 9am - 2pm
May 5 - 138 Lakeside Blvd in Roxbury - 9am - 2m
May 6 - Turkey Brook Park in Mount Olive - 9am - 2pm
May 10 - Mendham Kings; 9am - 2pm
May 11 - Our Promise (51 ...

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

May 4, 2021

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, ...

Warren Middle School Students Helping Homeless Kids during the COVID 19 Health Crisis

Knowing that the COVID 19 health crisis has impacted everyone, the Warren Middle School in Warren, New Jersey decided to help homeless and at-risk kids.

With the leadership of 8th Grader President Megan Li and Vice President Selina Zhan, and Treasurer Melinda Xu, the Warren Middle School Student Government Association (SGA) decided to have their ...

22 Face Federal Drug Charges Following Massive Sweep in New Jersey

May 3, 2021

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 ...

Suspended Stafford School Nurse Has a Passion to "Unmask the Children"

STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter. 

When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in the Stafford School district. 

Nurse Erin Pein has been ...

Jersey City Girl Scouts Stand Up for Human Rights, Say no to Cookies

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Normally this time of year, Girl Scouts spread out into the community to sell their much-sought after cookies. It is a tradition that goes back to the foundation of the scouting program.

But the message Jersey City Girl Scout Troop 12026 took to the streets of downtown Jersey City earlier this month was not about selling cookies; rather, it was about boycotting ...

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 ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

New Jersey Date Night: Spice Things Up with Asian Cuisines

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There comes a time in every relationship when a little something extra is needed. It’s not that the spark is gone nor is the relationship in any sort of trouble … it just needs a little spicing up. The same thing can be said for your date nights.

Ready to try something new? Flavorful, ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 5, 9:30 AM

A Virtual Event via Zoom, New Brunswick

Law & Disability Conference

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Maplewood Garden Club’s 84th Annual Plant Sale Is ...

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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 ...

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

May 5, 2021

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 ...

Pumpkins and Your Property Tax Bill

There have been some dubious tax increase proposals (and actual tax increases) in New Jersey. The most obvious, and arguably most ridiculous, was Gov Florio's tax on toilet paper. Or an example I used this past Halloween to give my two young daughters their first introduction to how taxes impact our lives was the "New Jersey Pumpkin Tax." In our great state, if you buy a ...

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

May 5, 2021

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 ...

Do’s and don’ts for taxpayers who get a letter or notice from the IRS

The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons including if:

They have a balance due.
They are due a larger or smaller refund.
The agency has a question about their tax return.
They need to verify identity.
The agency needs additional information.
The agency changed their tax return.

Here are some do's and don'ts for taxpayers who receive ...

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 ...