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Madison Property Taxes Due Today; June 1

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order allowing municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments that are due on May 1.  The Order takes effect immediately and extend the due date to June 1 without incurring any interest costs or penalties.

"Allowing municipalities the option of extending the grace period for May property tax ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Madison Recycling Center is Open

MADISON, NJ - Madison's new recycling center is now open.

The center is available for Madison residents and businesses only, said borough officials. Recycling hours are Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am - 11:30am and Saturdays from 8am - 12noon.

 

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Fourth Wave of Relief Funds Going to New Jersey; Over $70,000 Going to the Morris County Housing Authority

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced his Department will allocate $77 million in a fourth wave of COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing.  Provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, this wave of relief funds will provide affordable housing ...

Madison Building Department Implements Policies and Procedures for Construction Permits

MADISON, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced that all non-essential construction projects are permitted to resume, as of Monday May 18, 2020. 

Ahead of Monday's start date, the Madison Building Department has implemented policies and procedures with regards to permits, said Borough Officials.

According to the Borough of Madison, here are the policies and procedures for payments ...

Killer Wasp Nowhere to be Seen in New Jersey or Neighboring States

“Killer” Hornet NOT Found in the Northeastern U.S.

May 6, 2020 by Office of Communications

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Dorsal view of a pinned Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. This species commonly reaches close to 2 inches in length. Photo: Quinlyn ...

Madison Ranks Among Safest Cities in NJ, Report Says

MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison has been ranked as one of the top safest cities in New Jersey in the Safewise report detailing New Jersey's 50 Safest Cities of 2020 released today.

With a population of 15,832, Madison is ranked No. 32 in the 2020 report, which is up eight spots from last year. 

Neighboring Chatham was ranked No. 6 and Bernards Township was No. 7.

Gardens at Morristown's Macculloch Hall are Open; Museum Remains Closed

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The gardens at Macculloch Hall are open, free and are perfect for safe social distancing strolls.  The gardens, which cover over 2 acres, are open daily between 9am and 5pm

The museum will remain closed to the public and all programs have been postponed through March 31

For more information about Macculloch Hall, their gardens and exhibits visit ...

Over $23M of HUD's Second Wave of Relief Funds Going to New Jersey; Over $200,000 Going to Morristown Housing Authority

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced his Department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing.  New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088. Of that money, the Morris County Housing Authority will receive $79,580.

The funding, made available ...

Take the Hassle Out of Watering Container Gardens

Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to heat and wind, so requires frequent, often daily, watering.

Don’t let this watering schedule discourage you from growing in ...

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Freshii Morris Plains Offering Coconut Chia Pudding

June 4, 2020

Need a cool, sweet treat on this hot day?! COCONUT CHIA PUDDING IS BACK! Stop by today to get ...

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

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.  ...

June 5 COVID-19 Update; Madison Cases Rise to 137

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 numbers in Madison have shot up to 137 positive cases, announced officials.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 163,336 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,572 in Morris County. There have been 12,049 deaths in the state, with 652 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of 3:35 pm on June ...

June 4 COVID-19 Update: No Rise in Madison For 5 Straight Days

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 numbers in Madison have remained at 132 for the past five days. 

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 162,530 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,548 in Morris County. There have been 11,970 deaths in the state, with 622 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of 3:22 pm on June ...

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday June 3; 136 Positive Cases; 18 Deaths

NEW JERSEY - Madison officials announced that there are 136 positive cases of COVID-19 in Madison. Officials sadly confirmed that another COVID-19 related death of a Madison resident in their 80's has been reported. To date, there have been 18 Madison residents who have lost their lives. 

"The thoughts and prayers of Mayor Conley, the Borough Council and indeed those of the ...

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 ...

Free Fishing in Morris County; Saturday June 6

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fishing enthusiasts are invited to a day of free fishing on Saturday June 6. Free Fishing Days are held annually in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. Anglers are welcome to fish in New Jersey’s public waterways on June 6 without a license or trout stamp, but all other regulations, including size and daily catch limits will remain in effect. A second ...

Stigma Free Morris County: "We Are in this Together"; Virtual Event June 10

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken lives and created economic chaos, it has created great stress on the mental health of many of our residents — an issue that will be part of the focus of the “Break the Stigma Virtual Music and Community Dinner” planned for all Morris County residents on Wednesday June 10.

The virtual event will featuring more than a ...

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

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 ...

Philly Pretzel Factory in Morristown Offering One Free Pretzel Twist Today

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Philly Pretzel Factory in Morristown is starting the weekend off by offering one free pretzel twist per customer today, Friday June 5.  Store employees will be outside the store, located at 167 South Street in Morristown from 11am - 6pm handing out free pretzels.

Social distancing will still be observed so please wear a mask. 

 

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Madison Residents Invited to a Vigil Following Death of George Floyd

MADISON, NJ - Vigils, demonstrations and processions have been held across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis. Tomorrow, Wednesday June 3, a vigil to end racial injustice in the United States will be held in Madison.

The event will be held at 12noon in front of the Borough Town Hall.

Organizers have stated that the protest is ...

Morristown Festival of Books Cancels 2020 Event

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 ...

Governor Murphy Gives Motor Vehicle Update

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy gave a motor vehicle commission update during today's press conference.

On June 15, In person customer service will restart at Motor Vehicle locations with a variety of pickup and drop off services, said the Governor. He also said that beginning June 29, the commission will begin to offer behind the wheel road tests as well as issue new licenses and ...

Peaceful Protest in Madison Invites All to End Silence on Social InJustice

MADISON, NJ - Protests are being organized locally and all over the nation in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Today's event in Madison called for an end to social injustice and an end to "White Silence". As the bell rang out at 12noon, people of all ages, gathered in front of the Hartley Dodge Municipal Building. 

Wearing masks, and carrying ...

Research and Reading Suggestions from the Madison Library

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 ...

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.

Over 500 People Display Parsippany Pride During Peaceful March

June 3, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The time has come for "tough," if not uncomfortable, conversations about race in America. That was the message offered up Tuesday evening by Dijuan Higgins, a township native and the final speaker at a combination march and prayer vigil after the death last week of George Floyd, a 46-year-old
black man, in Minneapolis. A police officer allegedly involved in his ...

Morristown Hopes to Shut Down South Street for Al Fresco Dining

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced Monday that restaurants throughout the state may begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th. Many Morristown residents are hoping that includes shutting down one of the main roads in town to allow for dining al fresco.

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty addressed the idea during his daily updates.

"I can not shut down parts of South ...

Roxbury Policeman's Friendly Behavior Inspires a Mom

ROXBURY, NJ – Monique Ferguson, of Wharton, warned her son and husband they really shouldn’t be out on the Landing Park athletic field to practice the boy’s football throws.

It was Saturday. The weather was beautiful. But the field was closed.

Justin, 16, is the varsity quarterback at his high school in New York City, and he needed a place to throw some long spirals to his ...

Fabiana Pierre-Louis Poised to be First Black Woman to Serve on NJ Supreme Court

June 5, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate former attorney Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts. 

“Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most powerful bench are not surrounded by colleagues who ...

Understanding, Love and Compassion Create Change: A NJ Football Coach's Inspiring Letter

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Austin Holman is the coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School football team. He sent this letters to his players, coaches, parents and supporters. With Coach Holman's permission, TAPinto has reprinted his thoughtful and moving letter.

Dear Raider Family:

I write this to you as the leader of the football community in the district of Scotch ...

Rally to Save NJ Business at Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center Sends a Message to Governor Murphy

RANDOLPH, NJ- Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling, NJ Senator Tony Bucco were among many local leaders who spoke up at a rally in Randolph to urge NJ Governor Phil Murphy to release the chains that are binding small business owners in NJ.

The “Rally to Save NJ Businesses” was organized and hosted by Jennifer Rogers, owner of Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center.  The ...

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 ...

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

June 4, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

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 ...

Statement from Borough Officials Regarding Yesterday's Peaceful Demonstration

June 4, 2020

Mayor Robert H. Conley, Chief Darren P. Dachisen Sr., Madison Police Chaplain Reverend A. Craig Dunn (Madison First Baptist Church), and the entirety of the Borough of Madison would like to thank the residents and non-residents who came out today to respectfully exercise their constitutional rights in a peaceful manner, where the message was not lost due to civil unrest.

Your voices were ...

159 million Economic Impact Payments processed; Low-income people and others who aren’t required to file tax returns can quickly register for payment with IRS Non-Filers tool

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – With  159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15.

Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a ...

Deirdre's House Asks for Help from the Community to Continue to Help Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect during COVID-19 Crisis

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Immediately after the governor’s shelter in place order, Deirdre’s ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

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 ...