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Morris County Man Admits Making Bomb Threat to Religious Institution

May 28, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man today admitted maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

James Triano, 38, of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information about an ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Joins Filmmakers on Virtual Panel Addressing Addiction

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Under the direction of Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, Special Enforcement Unit Detective Supervisor Ramon Lopez participated in a virtual substance use recovery event on May 13, 2020. Following a screening of the award-winning film, “Life with Layla,” Detective Supervisor Lopez joined a Question and ...

Morris County Prosecutor Announces the Hiring of a New Detective

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker announce the hiring of Ryan Thomas as detective for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. He will be assigned to the General Investigations Unit. On Monday, May 4, 2020, Prosecutor Knapp and Chief Kimker administered the oath of office to Det. Thomas.

Thomas began his law enforcement career as ...

Madison Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

Supreme Court Order Opens Municipal Courts for Business

Many New Jersey municipal courts began remote proceedings today, holding court sessions by video or phone, under an order issued by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.

In-person municipal court sessions had been suspended in mid-March so that the courts could conform with social distancing guidelines put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Only certain matters, such as ...

Brother of Teacher Killed in 2018 Rt. 80 School Bus Crash Is Suing the State of New Jersey, Drivers And School Officials For Negligence 

PARAMUS, N.J. — Two years after a nightmarish school bus crash involving a fifth-grade Paramus class and their chaperones resulted in the deaths of educator Jennifer Williamson and student Miranda Vargas, Williamson’s brother has filed a lawsuit against the involved drivers and state and local officials claiming negligence, recklessness and carelessness. 

According to NJ.com, ...

U.S. Supreme Court Voids Bridgegate Conviction of Hamilton's Baroni

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hamilton Township's Bill Baroni was vindicated on Thursday by the United States Supreme Court for his alleged role in the "Bridgegate" scandal. The Court reversed Baroni's conviction, and that of his colleague Bridget Kelly, for violating federal fraud statutes for their alleged roles in the closure of the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act ...

Pepper Spray Assault in Parsippany Leads to Assailant on the Run

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There was an alleged assault that occurred on North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany where someone is said to have used pepper spray in an attack.The Essex County Sheriff's office issued a 'Be on the Lookout' alert for a Subaru Impreza bearing NJ registration A23LVZ.

Both the vehicle and occupant are wanted in connection to the assault.

This according ...

Madison Man Sentenced to 11 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Madison resident Gary Anderson (age 45) has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison for possession of child pornography, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Chief Darren Dachisen of the Madison Borough Police Department.

Anderson previously pled guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child ...

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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, ...

May 29 COVID-19 Update; 2 Additional Deaths in Madison

May 29, 2020

MADISON, NJ  - There are 133 positive COVID-19 cases in Madison, as of Friday May 29, said officials.  Sadly officials have reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths in the borough.

"The thoughts and prayers of Mayor Conley, the Borough Council and indeed those of the entire Madison community are with their families at this difficult time", they said.

As of ...

May 28 COVID-19 Update; No New Cases in Madison

NEW JERSEY - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in remain the same, said officials.  As of Thursday, May 28, the State of New Jersey is reporting 157,815 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,354 in Morris County. There have been 11,401 deaths in the state, with 605 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as of 4:14pm on May 28. Please ...

May 27 COVID-19 Update; There are 133 Cases in Madison

NEW JERSEY - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Madison are 133, announced officials. Sadly there have been 15 residents who have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19, they said.  

"Today’s reporting includes revised data which removes some cases previously reported as associated with Madison" said borough officials. "Cases may be removed for ...

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 ...

May 30 Rally to "Save NJ Businesses" to be Held at Randolph Tennis Center

May 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Saturday, May 30, the Randolph Tennis Center will be the site of a “Re-Open Businesses and Restore Livelihoods” rally to raise awareness of the harm that’s come to small business as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s prolonged economic shutdown.  Local business leaders and residents will come together from 12:00 to 2:00 to voice their feelings on urging ...

See This Week's Schedule: Livestream Group Exercise Classes With the Madison Area YMCA

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 with ...

Diaper Drive at Madison Area YMCA; Friday May 22

MADISON, NJ -  Moms Helping Moms, a local baby supply and diaper bank will be hosting a collection on Friday May 15, from 10am - 2pm at the Madison Area YMCA.

The organization provides low income mothers and families with critical essentials for their children.  Items needed include:

Diapers of all sizes (biggest need are sizes 4, 5,6)

Wipes
Baby Shampoo
Body ...

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

May 23, 2020

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 ...

Unemployment Benefits for NJ Workers Extended for 13-Weeks

TRENTON, NJ --  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced Tuesday that workers who have exhausted their state unemployment benefits may now be eligible for an extension. The Department has begun notifying some workers already receiving benefits of a 13-week extension they may be eligible for under the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment ...

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Continues to Educate and Inspire

May 28, 2020

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 ...

Meet Hogan; The EHR Dog of the Month

Hogan is a super sweet boy and a favorite of our staff and volunteers!! He always seems to greet his human friends with a smile, and they can’t help but smile back when they see that happy face. Hogan is a black lab/retriever mix around 3 1/2-4 years old that weighs about 45 lbs.

Hogan’s very favorite thing to do is PLAY! Perhaps that’s because he came from a place where he ...

ShopRite of Chatham and Greater Morristown Trying to Reduce Crowding This Holiday Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Staying home this holiday weekend and grilling out with family? That's a great plan but ShopRite is asking that you shop alone.

With Memorial Day this coming Monday, the ShopRite of Greater Morristown is asking shoppers to limit shopping to one person per family.

"Just a reminder that there is a one-person per cart limit to ensure solo shopping. We want to make ...

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.

Projects Underway to Fight Harmful Algal Blooms on Lake Hopatcong

May 28, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Aeration systems, phosphorus-locking technologies, stormwater infrastructure upgrades and newly planted rain gardens are among the projects residents might see popping up in and around Lake Hopatcong this spring and summer.

The work will take place as the Lake Hopatcong Commission moves forward on implementing a variety of projects to help prevent and mitigate ...

Fuel Spill on Rt. 287 Friday Evening Causes Environmental Mess

PARSIPPANY, NJ - An overturned auto with a person entrapped along with a truck with a fuel tank, caused an environmental and traffic mess on Rt. 287 this evening, May 22nd in Parsippany.

At mile marker 41 on Rt. 287 southbound, the fire department and County Hazmat were on the scene.  Over 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled and leaked into the storm drains.

The person that was ...

Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Reports to Be More Nuanced, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it will be using a new color-coded health alert index this year “to provide the ...

Hoboken Gives Local Gyms Flexibility to Use Outdoor Space

May 28, 2020

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 ...

Rutgers Makes Standardized Admissions Tests Optional for 2021 Applicants

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – To address the i­ncreasing concerns of students and families about the availability of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers University-New Brunswick will make these tests optional for students applying for admission for the spring or fall 2021 semesters.

The temporary policy is driven by nationwide cancellations of the SAT ...

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, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...

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Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 23, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that will make ...

Nutley Resident Shares Her Experience and Concerns After Battling COVID-19

NUTLEY, NJ - Jennifer McCusker, Nutley resident and a single mother, tells of her battle with COVID-19. McCusker was sick in early March and hospitalized at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center. She believes she was the fifth person admitted at a time when the virus was just hitting the area. It has been a rough road and a long recovery for McCusker as she has multiple ...

A Proposal for Multi-Day Graduations from Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce

May 22, 2020

Dear Residents,

I am proposing having multi-day graduation celebrations - spreading out the graduating classes within each school over the course of one week.

I do not need to tell you about the disappointment our state's graduates are feeling as the COVID-19 pandemic takes away one of their most anticipated life milestones.

Here is a copy of the Letter I sent to the Governor on May ...

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 ...