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Madison Resident Graduates from St. Lawrence University

October 17, 2020

CANTON, NY - Christian Watson has graduated from St. Lawrence University, announced the university. Watson was among those conferred on May 2020. 

An in-person Class of 2020 commencement ceremony is planned for August 2021.

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The ...

Kirby Welcomes Families with a Virtual Back to School Night

The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA provides a supportive and highly enriching educational environment for its students and their families. To enhance the health and safety of all and provide as much normalcy as possible during these challenging times, the Center continued its ...

Four Madison Students Make Seton Hall Dean's List for Spring 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Seton Hall University has announced that the following local students have qualified for the Spring 2020 Dean's list and congratulates them for their outstanding academic achievements.

After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than "C", qualify for the Dean's ...

Kirby Students Welcome Autumn Through Creative Lessons and Meals  

Students at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA welcomed fall this week with seasonally-themed lesson plans encouraging healthy minds and bodies, teamwork and community service.  

Classrooms at the Kirby Center incorporate seasonal changes into their weekly studies. To celebrate the first day of fall, the ...

Kirby Preschoolers Prepare for Kindergarten: Join Us for an Enriching Learning Experience

The years leading up to kindergarten are a crucial time in a child’s academic journey and the foundations set during early years lay the path for success in the future. At the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA, teachers and staff understand the importance of creating a developmentally enriching environment where students can grow and prepare for kindergarten, the ...

Three Madison High School Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

EVANSTON, ILL.- Three students from Madison, New Jersey have qualified as semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 16,000 Semifinalists on Wednesday.

Madison High School students are Sadie Hoberman, Henry Marinovic, Adam Sher.

These academically talented high ...

Kirby Students Return to School

Back to School season is always an exciting time for children of all ages with the thrill of reuniting with friends, meeting new classmates and exploring new horizons. Children at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA experienced just that as the Center held its official “First Day of School” on Monday, August ...


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Want to Look and Feel Your Best? Talk to the Doctors at Summit Medical Group

October 16, 2020

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Listing Classifieds on TAPinto is Easy and Affordable

SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have a job opening you need to fill?  Are you looking to advertise a garage or estate sale? 

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COVID-19 Update for Monday Oct. 19; 195 Cases in Madison

October 19, 2020

MADISON, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison has increased to 195, said officials. According to the data, that's an increase of one over the weekend.

However, as of Monday, there are 1,192 new positive cases in the state. Five counties are reporting more than 100 cases today; Ocean, Essex, Union, Middlesex and Bergen.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting ...

COVID-19 Update for Friday Oct. 16; No Increase in Madison For 3 Days

MADISON, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Madison remains at 194, said officials. According to the data, that's three days with no increase in town.

However, as of Friday, there are 826 new positive cases in the state. There were five new confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 217,804 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 8,307 positive test ...

COVID-19 Update in Madison: No Increase in Town

MADISON, NJ - There are 194 cases in town as of Thursday October 15.  There were NO new cases overnight, said officials.

As of Thursday there are 973 new positive cases in the state with Ocean, Bergen and Essex Counties all reporting more than 100 cases today.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 216,994 confirmed cases in New Jersey and ...

Teachers deserve a raise!

Whether you are a new reader, or someone who read my first article and has patiently been waiting for my second, welcome! I hope everyone is healthy and wearing their masks.

It has been about 8 months since COVID-19 was first spotted in the US. Since then life has not been the same, everything has been flipped upside down, especially with the start of school. We already know how weird our ...

Madison's Fall Back Into the Arts Festival Presents Renaissance Jazz Band & Swing Dancers

October 16, 2020

MADISON, NJ - "Fall Back into the Arts" will host their third event on Friday October 9. The festival is presented by The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance, Downtown Development Commission, and Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and will be held on seven Fridays beginning on September 25 and concluding on November 6.

The performances will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on ...

Halloween is "ON" in Madison, Announce Officials

MADISON, NJ - Madison's Mayor Bob Conley joined Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus J. Kobylarz, Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly, Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor and Morris Township Mayor Cathy Wilson in announcing that Halloween  can be celebrated in their towns on Saturday, October 31.

Each town plans to hold Halloween unless there is an uptick in COVID-19 cases and state ...

Launching Our Vision For the Next Hundred Years

The League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area proudly announces a new part of its dynamic effort to mobilize an informed and active electorate through outreach to voters - including potential League members: “Launching our Vision for the Next Hundred Years”.  The League will present three free Zoom Webinars covering many of the issues voters want to know about as they prepare ...

Photo Contest to Celebrate Morris County History

October 19, 2020

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Morris County Historical Society is pleased to announce “Historic Morris County,” a juried photo contest, to celebrate the rich and diverse history of Morris County. The contest will be open for submission from Oct. 1 to April 16, 2021. Check MCHS website,, on Oct. 1 for submission form and more information.

Bruce White, former staff ...

Join Us, We’re Here for Good: Join the Madison Area YMCA October 19-25 and Receive Two Complimentary Weeks!

MADISON, NJ - Empower yourself this fall at the Madison Area YMCA. When you join the Y October 19-25, we will waive our initiation fee and offer you two complimentary weeks at no fee! Your first membership payment will not be due until November. Please visit us at our Welcome Center at 111 Kings Road in Madison to sign up and be part of something ...

Operation Take Back Coming to Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Florham Park residents are encouraged to help prevent prescription drug abuse by ridding their homes of unwanted, unneeded, and expired medication. Operation Take Back provides a safe disposal site for medication.

It will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10am – 2pm at Ridgedale Middle School


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Why We Walk To End Alzheimer's

October 19, 2020

The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, by participating in the upcoming 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA) - the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Today we say thank you to Andrea and Steve ...

Safe Night Out Event for Kids in Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There will be no tricks but plenty of treats when the Florham Park Police host the 2020 Safe Night Out Drive in Movie night on October 30th.

They have sent permission slips out to all Florham Park students in grades K-8.

All students attending must register for the event. You can return permission slips to the Borough Hall lobby.

All students attending will ...

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey celebrate 40th anniversary of Women of Achievement gala with virtual event

RIVERDALE, September 16, 2020 — Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Annual Women of Achievement gala virtually on Wednesday, September 16, to raise dollars to expand the reach and impact of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in northern New Jersey.

The professionally produced fundraiser honored inspirational women who are making a difference in ...

130 Rescue Dogs and Cats Safely Arrive at Morristown Airport; Escape Earthquakes and Tropical Storms in Puerto Rico

October 17, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Approximately 130 dogs and cats arrived at the Morristown Airport after being rescued from Puerto Rico. 

The Sato Project, Wings of Rescue and Greater Good Charities made it possible for these animals to touch down on October 10. All dogs and cats evacuated were either rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico or  pulled from overburdened shelters impacted by ...

Operation Take Back Drug Event Comes to Morris County; Saturday Oct. 24

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The  "Operation Take Back" program will take place on Saturday, October 24, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Hanover Township Chief of Police Mark D. Roddy, Morris Plains Borough Chief of Police Mike Koroski, Morris Township Chief of Police Mark ...

Suspects Toss Stolen, Defaced Signs in Support of the Police at Chatham Township Police Dept., Yell Obscenities at Officers

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Police Detectives are investigating the theft of lawn signs from private residences in Chatham Township that were defaced with derogatory comments and thrown in front of the Chatham Township Police Department, along with shouted obscenities, on Saturday night.

Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller said: "We will be identifying them. I'm quite ...

Masks Now Mandatory in Maplewood at All Times and at All Distances

October 12, 2020

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Village has been designated as a mandatory mask zone by the Maplewood Board of Health at last night’s Township Committee meeting.

The suggestion for such a designation came from Public Health Officer Candace Davenport and Deputy Mayor Dean Dafis, who also serves as Board of Health Chair.

“We have heard from multiple residents that ...

Police Continue Search for Missing 23-year-old Male with Autism

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police continue to search for a missing 23-year-old male with autism. Christian J. Huerta left a residence in the area of Timber Drive Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Huerta answers to the name “CJ” is described as about 5 feet 3 inches tall, thin, and weighs about 135 to 150 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes.

Huerta was last ...

Newark to Replace Columbus Statue With Harriet Tubman, Rename Washington Park in Her Honor

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras Baraka revealed Wednesday that Newark will commission a statue of abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace one of Christopher Columbus it removed over the summer in Washington Park, which will be renamed Tubman Square. 

Just in time for Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12, the announcement comes several months following the overnight removal of the Columbus statue ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

Madison Librarian's Hoopla Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

Halloween (movie)- Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

A Blissful Feast by Teresa Lust- A delicious journey through Italy and a celebration of the relationship between family and food.

Disloyal by Michael Cohen- The Inside ...

Madison Librarian's Reading Recommendations

Hoopla Recommendations

All the Acorns on the Forest Floor by Kim Hooper- For many women, becoming a mother is the strongest expression of love they know, for others the conscience choice to not have children empowers them to live their truth. Motherhood looks different for all of the women in Kim Hooper's, All the Acorns On the Forest Floor.

Murder, Forgotten by Deb Richardson-Moore- ...

Day Tours of Battleship NJ on Camden Waterfront Will Return

October 18, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — After closing tours following Labor Day with revenue seeing a noticeable decline, Battleship New Jersey announced Wednesday it will be back this weekend for “Fire Power” walkthroughs of its largest vessel.

The Board of Trustees of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial says it will “re-open with a bang,” providing not only tours starting ...

Thomas Edison National Historical Park Increases Access to Glenmont Grounds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following federal guidelines and those of state and local public health authorities, Thomas Edison National Historical Park (NHP) has expanded access at the park. 
The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a ...

Benches Making Their Return to Belmar’s Boardwalk … One Truckload at a Time

BELMAR, NJ — Greeted with much fanfare on social media, Belmar’s boardwalk benches are being placed back into their dedicated spots, beginning on the north end.

A Department of Public Works crew is leading the effort, loading the benches from the 13th Avenue parking lot, where they have been stored since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, into a rack-body truck for the ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Housing and Community Development Network of NJ Enlisted to Provide Help As Housing Crisis Deepens

October 18, 2020

Staci Berger, CEO of the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey, joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios, to discuss the state's current housing situation and in particular, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Berger, New Jersey has had a "very strong" housing crisis even prior to the pandemic.

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How To Get Property Tax Relief?

October 17, 2020

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

‘I Refused To Give Up.’ This Woman Was Diagnosed With Stage 3 Breast Cancer Then Covid Months Later. How She Survived

HACKENSACK, N.J. — One year ago, despite having had a negative mammogram and ultrasound four months earlier, 67-year-old Doris Barnhill of Cliffside Park did a quick dance of her fingertips around her breasts to feel for lumps anyway — until she stopped at what felt like a pea-sized marble beneath her skin in one of them.

The following week, Barnhill made an appointment with her ...

Vote for Law and Order by Voting for Rosemary Becchi for Congress

October 18, 2020

On Nov. 3, 2020, NJ’s 11th District must choose a leader who has a clear vision for the future of this State and our Country. Someone who understands that law and order keeps us safe, and that without it, we will only move backwards, not forward.

The United States Congress is charged with crafting the laws and promoting a unifying vision for our Country. Congress must be ...

NJBPU Launches Campaign Promoting Opportunities from New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™ that Save Residents Money and Reduce Energy Use

October 12, 2020

Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today announced the launch of a new public education campaign “Lighting the Way to a Clean Energy Future” to encourage New Jersey residents and businesses to save money, reduce energy use, and contribute to New Jersey’s clean energy economy. The statewide campaign highlights the numerous rebates, incentives, and ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Releases October Debate, Forum, and Town Hall Schedule

West Caldwell, NJ -- Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced today her October debate, candidate forum, and town hall schedule to connect with voters ahead of the November 3rd election.


"Since taking office, I have fought hard in Congress for New Jersey families. I passed major pieces of bipartisan legislation in the House to secure COVID-19 relief, protect affordable healthcare, ...

Shoppers Meet Rosemary Becchi at Farmers' Market

At the Madison Farmers' Market on Thursday, October 8, Republican challenger for the NJ CD-11 Congressional seat Rosemary Becchi met with Madison residents as they did their weekly produce shopping.  According to Madison Republican Committee representative Suzanne Schreiber, shoppers this week were not hesitant to express their opinions about the need for new representation for NJ ...

IRS extends Economic Impact Payment deadline to Nov. 21 to help non-filers

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced that the deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) is now Nov. 21, 2020. This new date will provide an additional five weeks beyond the original deadline.

The IRS urges people who don’t typically file a tax return – and haven’t received an Economic Impact Payment – to register as quickly as ...