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New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

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6 Ways to Balance Your Immune System

With flu season and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your immune health. While many people seek ways to boost their immune system, it’s more important to balance it.

What’s the difference? “When you boost your immune system, you may make it respond too aggressively to infection, which can push you towards autoimmunity and ...

HOLIDAY DEALS EXTENDED AT LUCY'S GIFT.... While supplies last!

Great stocking stuffers, hostess gifts! More in store!

Leather Bangle Clutch w/detachable keyring - ONLY $19.98! (Reg. $52.98) Great stocking stuffer! 
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Santa Plates ...

New Leaf's Pre-Black Friday Sale Going on Now!

Don't miss our PRE-BLACK FRIDAY STORE WIDE SALE continuing through 11/26/2022 ORANGE TICKETS ARE NOW 25% OFF GRAY TICKETS 25% OFF YELLOW + TICKETS 75% OFF PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SANTA COMES TO MADISON ON BLACK FRIDAY NEW LEAF CONSIGNMENT WILL CLOSE BY 4:00 PM SHARP!

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Enter To Win a Stunning Necklace from Braunschweiger

With the holidays just around the corner, Braunschweiger's is celebrating early by offering one lucky winner an opportunity to receive a free and stunning necklace from the Ippolita collection. The Ippolita collection is uniquely beautiful and makes for the perfect holiday gifts for your someone special.

This contest is open to all local residents.   You can enter ...

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Party Venue? The Office in East Hanover is the Perfect Spot!

EAST HANOVER, NJ - With the holidays right around the corner, many businesses and social groups are searching for the perfect spot to host an epic Holiday gathering!  The Office in East Hanover is that place!

A reinvention of what is an iconic New Jersey restaurant, The Office Tavern Grill provides its Guests with a carefully crafted experience. The cuisine blends classic American ...

Come Shop at NEW LEAF Consignment and Get Ready for the Hanukkah and Christmas Holidays!

December 8, 2022

Come shop for the holidays at NEW LEAF Consignment! Gray tickets are 50% off and jewelry is 10% off.

Shop the STORE-WIDE Sale THURSDAY 12/8 thru  12/17 with Orange Tickets - 25% OFF and Yellow Tickets + 75% OFF

NEW LEAF, located at 16 Park Avenue in Madison,  is open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday and 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Thursdays

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David Ostwald’s Hot Four Swings into Madison on December 11

December 9, 2022

MADISON, NJ -- David Ostwald remembers a gig in the late ‘90s when 20-year-old trombonist Dion Tucker was on the same bandstand as clarinetist Joe Muranyi, who was in his early 70s. That is not an unusual experience. On any given night, through the past two decades-plus at NYC’s Birdland, Ostwald’s band might have paired veteran musicians such as pianist Dick Hyman, trumpeter Ed ...

Madison Rotary Invites Community to Attend Virtual Suicide Prevention Training

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Rotary is offering a QPR Suicide Prevention Training on Thursday December 15. The event will take place over Zoom at 7pm.

Mary Vineis Drcc is a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor in New Jersey and currently serves as the Morris and Passaic County Coordinator of the Traumatic Loss Coalition. She is a nationally trained instructor for Mental Health First Aid and is ...

Friday Nights at Mennen to Return in 2023

HANOVER, NJ - The NJ Coalition for Education and Positive Choices along with the Office of the Morris County Sheriff are returning Friday Nights at Mennen Arena this winter.

Beginning on Friday, January 6th and running ten consecutive Friday nights through March 10th the program will run from 7:30pm until 10pm.

This major initiative by The NJ Coalition for Education and Positive Choices, in ...

1st Annual Festival of Trees Begins Tomorrow; Dec 9

December 9, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The First Annual Festival of Trees will begin December 9 and run through December 31 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. The community is invited to tour the Mansion which is decorated for the holidays. 

Trees were decorated by scouts, families, floral designers and garden club and can be viewed between 10am - 4pm.

All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is ...

Warming Centers Open in Madison As Temps Dip

MADISON, NJ -  The Borough of Madison has opened warming centers for residents in need at four locations.

The locations are as follows:

Madison Public Library located at 39 Keep Street

Monday - Wednesday: 10 A.M. - 9 P.M.
Thursday - Friday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Saturday: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

The Madison Civic Center located at 28 Walnut Street

Monday - Friday: 8 A.M.

Macculloch Hall Presents Growing in the Garden: Pine, Fir and Spruce Trees

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Today's Growing in the Garden program celebrates Trees; Learn about Pine, Fir and Spruce trees. Today's program will take place IN PERSON at 10:30am and then again on Facebook Live at 2pm. 

 CLICK HERE to watch on Facebook live.

WINTER FARMERS MARKET 10TH SEASON

December 9, 2022

Head outside on Sundays to the Morris Winter Farmers Market presented by local nonprofit, Grow It Green Morristown! With a wide variety of farmers, ranchers and makers, there are so many amazing vendors with exciting offerings.

The popular market returns to the Convent Train Station parking lot for the 2022/2023 season featuring many new vendors and a longer season that will extend through ...

Come Get Your Photo Taken with the Madison Santa! Book Your Reservations Now!

Madison, NJ - It's beginning to feel like Christmas! Don't wait too much longer to book your photo session with the Madison Santa! 

Reservations for Photo sessions can be made HERE

 

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Madison's Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway Begins Tomorrow, December 3

MADISON, NJ - Madison will again be holding a Secret Santa Giveaway. Beginning December 3 through December 24, shoppers can be eligible to win Madison Gift Checks.

The Madison Gift Checks, randomly chosen, will be in the amount of $25, $50 and $100 gift checks.

One gift check for each denomination will be handed out each Saturday. 

Start making those ...

The gift card that keeps on taking….

As a child I remember the excitement of taking a car ride to Abraham & Strauss in downtown Brooklyn with my parents to visit Santa and shop for holiday gifts.  For those of you that have never heard of A & S, it was a massive 10-story competitor of Macy’s.  The elevators had white-gloved attendants that would announce each product group as the door opened.  The store ...

Podcast Features TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro's Journey to Provide Hyperlocal News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Nerdtoolz Podcast featured TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro on a recent episode.

Shapiro talked about the life-changing decision that caused him to create something his hometown of New Providence, New Jersey did not have back in 2008 — a platform providing original local news and information for the borough's residents.

"When I started ...

New Jersey Ballet Performs to Full House at the Mayo Performing Arts Center

The New Jersey Ballet is now in residence at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC). On November 19, a three-act modern ballet performance enthralled a full-house audience for ages spanning from children to august citizens.

The first act, Hallelujah Junction, used music by John Adams with choreography by Peter Martins. This work featured nine company ballerinas and danseurs draped in the ...

Residents Hear Presentation on 'Bowers Lane Affordable Housing Project' that will be Built at Post Office Plaza

December 9, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- What Chatham Borough Planner Kendra Lelie has dubbed the "Bowers Lane Affordable Housing Project" was presented to the public on Tuesday night in Borough Hall.

Lelie, Tom Toronto, president of developer Bergen County United Way and architect Mike Scro gave Chatham Borough residents an overview of the project and answered questions from the public during the ...

Traffic Alert: Both Directions Closed on Rt. 24 in Florham Park Due to Serious Accident

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - A serious motor vehicle accident has caused the closure of Rt. 24 in Florham Park in both directions.

According to breaking news alerts, the police have shut down the entire highway near mile marker 4.6. The fatal and crime scene teams have been requested to the scene.

More details will be provided as they are made available.

Happy Holidays! Free Holiday Parking Begins in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown is giving shoppers, diners, and visitors to Downtown Morristown the gift of free parking in the Ann/Bank Street Garage as well as free 2 hour metered parking at designated on-street parking meters.

The Ann/Bank Street Parking Garage will be free on Dec 3,4,10, 11, 16,17,24,25 and 31. (vehicles must exit by 7am Monday)

The free metered parking begins ...

Nutley Police Confirm Fire Chief is Under Investigation Following YouTube Livestream

December 7, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ -  YouTube viewers were glued to their devices Tuesday night as a live stream broadcast by OBL Nation showed what was described as "Catching a Fireman Pred at Walmart" involving a Nutley resident. 

TAPinto Nutley broke that story just after midnight Dec. 7, 2022: Nutley Resident Questioned by Police Following YouTube Livestream

On the afternoon ...

Human Remains Identified as Bloomfield Teen Declared Missing in 1972

FREEHOLD, NJ  – On Easter Sunday, April 2, 1972, 16-year-old Nancy Carol Fitzgerald sat down for dinner with her family in North Jersey. 

The next day, she disappeared, and was never seen or heard from again. 

Following an intensive long-term investigation involving numerous interviews and extensive DNA analysis, human remains recovered near the Henry Hudson Bike Trail ...

Opposition To NJ High School's Drag Show Draws Students, Allies To Heated Meeting

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Student council members usually speak on school happenings at each Hunterdon Central Board of Education meeting, but when the superintendent got word that a large crowd would attend the Nov. 21 meeting to oppose a drag show hosted on campus, he called off that month’s presentation for their safety.

“I discussed the concern with our student activities and student ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

Heartwarming Holiday Story: NJ Boy Welcomed Back to School After 16- Month Long Battle With Cancer.

December 7, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Imagine opening your door after a 16-month battle with cancer and seeing a crowd of friends and neighbors there to walk you to school on your first day back. That's just what happened as Chase McGee, a fourth-grader, returned to Radcliffe Elementary School, in Nutley, NJ, Monday morning. 

With a crowd that seemed to just keep getting bigger and ...

Rescued! Local Landscaper Saves 'Pixie' from Nightmare Puppy Mill in Brick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick High School graduate and local landscaping business owner Matthew Hage, EBHS c/o 2007, managed to bring a magical Pixie into his home just before Christmas, not knowing that the little black Boykin pup was the victim of hoarding at a now-infamous location in Brick Township, New Jersey. 

Matt and Pixie are mixed up in the story of "The ...

Law Enforcement from North and South Jersey Brought Their ‘Thing to the Ring’ in Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - From Jingle Ball to the Turkey Brawl, the Brothers Before Others(BBO), not for profit 501c3 charity and PBA Local 56 hosted the second boxing event at Phillipsburg Middle school featuring ten locals on the fighting card. The PIT legacy lives on, and the sweat and sound decibels are still intact.

Saturday, November 19 the PIT was packed with charity. Just over 1,000 friends, ...

Beverages Not Allowed on Any NJ Transit Train, Bus or Light Rail During NYC SantaCon

December 9, 2022

NEWARK, NJ -- NJ TRANSIT is prohibiting all beverages on its trains, light rail vehicles and buses on Saturday, December 10th to coincide with the SantaCon event in New York City. Beverages will also be prohibited on Saturday, December 17th to coincide with the SantaCon event in Hoboken.

No beverages, of any kind, in any type of container, open or closed, will be permitted ...

Newark Airport’s ‘Terminal A’ Opening Delayed Again

NEWARK, NJ — If you thought you’d be among New Jersey’s first travelers to enjoy Newark Liberty International Airport’s new, ultra-modern Terminal A — think again.

The new $2.7 billion Terminal A was to open to the public today. However, that's now postponed until January, making it the busy terminal's fourth delay since early 2021.

Today’s ...

Rudolph & Crew Take the Day Off; Santa Flies in to Hillsborough Airport

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Central New Jersey Regional Airport has seen its fair share of VIPs land at the airport, most recently President Joe Biden, who flew in from his home in Delaware aboard Marine One to visit Hillsborough and Manville a few days after Tropical Storm Ida last September to assess the damage to both communities.

Former President Bill Clinton also flew in ...

Quintessential “Chatham - Joe Pascarella

Every day for me begins the same. I watch Squawk Box at 6, Savannah and Hoda until 7:30, and then I walk to 8:00 mass. I love having a routine to start my day.

One of my constants is seeing town favorite Joe Pascarella each morning either working, gardening or grabbing a cup of coffee from TM Ward. We always exchange a quick wave, but last week I could not help but take a picture. Is there ...

Where can we find the good in this real estate market?

The positivity lurks beyond the headlines that often instill fear and doom. The reality is, rates are coming down, home prices are adjusting, and young buyers are everywhere.

We just had a tremendous multiple bid situation on a house where I thought I priced it correctly to overlook the drawbacks and accentuate the positives, but it still drew way too many offers. That shows confidence on ...

A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

Madison Area YMCA Teen Leaders Club to Host Bake Sale; Saturday Dec. 10

MADISON, NJ - Bring your sweet tooth to the Madison Area YMCA Family Center on Saturday, December 10. The Teen Leaders club sponsoring a Bake Sale, and all proceeds are being donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry.

Madison Area YMCA To Offer Black Friday Sale

The Madison Area YMCA is happy to announce a Black Friday One Day Only Special Membership Offer for new joiners. Register online using the discount code BFInitiation and pay $0 in initiation fees.

Sixty-One Mount Saint Mary Academy Students Named AP Scholars

WATCHUNG – Mount Saint Mary Academy is pleased to congratulate the 61 students recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars. The 2022 AP Exam results allowed 25 students to be named as AP Scholars with Distinction, 15 students were named as AP Scholars with Honors and 21 students were named as AP Scholars. 

The College Board recognizes AP Scholars with Distinction as those ...

NYC Second Chance Rescue Presents 25 Dogs of Christmas- Here's Mizu!

Who needs a heated blanket when you can snuggle up next to a furry friend instead? Meet Mizu! This gorgeous Shepherd/Terrier mix spends his nights sleeping in a kennel at the Rescue Center and dreaming of the day a foster or forever family wants to bring him home. Is today that day??

Mizu is a total lover who we would love to see in a home where he could play and explore before coming ...

NYC Second Chance Rescue Presents 25 Dogs of Christmas- Here's Piper!

Good morning from Piper and her giant speckled ears. This gorgeous gal promises to bundle up with you all winter long if you bring her home for the pawlidays as a foster or forever pup!

Piper is 2 years old, petite, affectionate, loves people, and always knows the best time to whip out her signature pouty pitty lip to win you over.

To foster or adopt Piper, please fill out an ...

NYC Second Chance Rescue Presents 25 Dogs of Christmas- Here's Tommy!

Here to make all of your pawliday wishes come true is Tommy! This little lovebug may be deaf, but he can hear what your heart wants - and it wants true love and friendship! And Tommy promises to deliver.

Tommy is a gorgeous young pup looking for a foster or forever home. He is great in his crate, walks well on a leash, and loves to give hugs and snuggle up for affection.

To foster ...

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Livid: A Scarpetta Novel  by Patricia Cornwell. (Grand Central, 2022).

 

It has been a long time since I thought about Aristotle’s Poetics and his idea that unity of time, place, and action make for the best theatrical drama. But Aristotle’s classic approach to writing superior works popped  into my brain when reading Livid, the 26th installment in the Kay ...

5 Reasons you May Need a Home Generator

November 8, 2022

Portable Power

Portable generators provide power to tools and appliances when you need supplemental electricity and not connected to the power grid. They run on gasoline, diesel, or propane and typically include two electrical outlets. Because their combustion engines emit fumes, portable generators should be kept outdoors during operation, although extension cords can be used to carry the ...

Pending Home Sales Pick Up Downward Momentum in September 2022

Pending home sales were down 10.2% nationwide in September as the housing market deals with headwinds from many parts of the economy. This marks the 4th straight month that pending home sales have decreased according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). 

Contract activity was down 31.0% year-over-year to 79.5 on the Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator ...

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Sat, December 10
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Happy Days - A Holi-Gay Celebration

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Sun, December 11
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Chatham Education Foundation’s Winter ...