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NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

May 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

2nd Annual Totowa Car Show is Sunday May 2

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 ...

Outdoor Concert – Music of the American Colonies – April 24 – Farmstead Arts Center

Step back in time and spend an afternoon outdoors at the Farmstead enjoying the “Music of the American Colonies”

On Saturday, April 24 at 2 PM, Farmstead Arts will present Anne & Ridley Enslow in a concert of colonial music on the grounds of Farmstead Arts at 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 for Seniors/Farmstead Members, ...

VIDEO: Gray Seal Pup from Belmar Released Back to Ocean After Two-Month Recovery

BRIGANTINE, NJ — The gray seal pup found underweight and injured on the Belmar beach in February has been sprung from rehabilitation.

After spending nearly two months at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center — where its feeding instincts kicked in, and it gained some 30 pounds — the four-month old seal waddled its way back into the ocean on April 5 along a quiet Jersey ...

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$0 Delivery on All Freshii Morris Plains Order Over $15 with GrubHub

May 11, 2021

We DO love a DEAL! $0 Delivery on ALL Freshii orders over $15 with GrubHub through May 23!!!

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Stop into New Leaf Consignment and See All The New Spring Items!

Who doesn’t love a floral trench coat for spring? Stop into NEW LEAF to see this beauty asap!

Coat, Guess, SZ M, $78

Necklace, $26

Check out New Leaf online or in person. New Leaf is located at 16 Park Avenue in Madison

Spring into the Arts with Free Music by ARTS by the People on Waverly Place in Madison

May 13, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance will be bringing music to downtown Madison on Friday nights through May. The events are free and will take place on Waverly Place from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Bring your own chairs and/or blankets and enjoy the music.

The schedule for the remaining performances are:

May 8 - Hatchet Jack

May 14- ARTS By The People

May ...

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts to Host Open House of Main Gallery Exhibit; May 21 and 22

MADISON, NJ - The community is invited to the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts's Open House of the Main Gallery exhibit, Cholera to COVID-19: Epidemics, Pandemics, & Disease.

The Open House will take place on May 21st and 22nd at 12p and 2p. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.

This exhibit explores America’s experience with infectious diseases, and the pervasive ...

Three Local Choruses Present Free Online Show!

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 ...

Community Conversations with Morristown Medical Center: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

May 10, 2021

The community is invited to participate in a Facebook Live Community Conversation with Morristown Medical Center about AFIb, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, May 11 at 12noon 

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. On the next Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group ...

Community Gathering to Remember Madison College Student Ajay Sah

MADISON, NJ - The community is invited to gather in Remembrance of Ajay Sah. The event will begin online, tonight (05/08) at 7 pm EDT, on the Drew Theological Chapel YouTube channel. The link can be found in our bio.

At 7:45 pm EDT, we will be gathering in-person on the EC Patio where chai will be served and supplies will be available to write letters to Ajay’s family, said ...

Car Seat Inspections Taking Place Locally

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Northern New Jersey Kids Safe Community is offering free car seat inspections at six sites in Morris, Essex and Warren County. According to the organization, 4 out of 5 car seats are misused.

Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable, they stated. Safe Kids Northern New Jersey, ...

On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...

Reservations Are Now Open for Madison Music & Arts' 31 Annual Dessert and Jazz

MADISON, NJ - Reservations are now open for Madison Music & Arts' 31st Annual Dessert and Jazz. The evening includes cabaret style music performed by MHS musicians followed by performances by Madison Avenue (the MHS jazz ensemble) and Mad Jazz (the MHS select chorus).

Dessert and Jazz will be held on Saturday, May 15 at 6pm on the front lawn of Madison High ...

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

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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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 ...

Found! Dog Being Held at St. Hubert's in Madison

Do you know this dog?

This female dog was found on May 8, 2021 near Irvington is currently being held at St. Hubert's in Madison.

Call 973.377.2295. Proof of ownership required.

 

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Local Police Officers Recognized by Morris County Prosecutor's Office During National Police Week

May 13, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officers  who have died in the line of duty have been recognized by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker during National Police Week which runs from May 9 through May 15, 2021.

First created by presidential proclamation in 1962, National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15, honors law ...

East Hanover's Nabisco Announces Sponsorship of Team USA with Snack Together, Win Together Campaign

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- East Hanover's Mondelez Corporation, the parent company of NABISCO is gearing up for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as the Official Cookie and Cracker sponsor of Team USA. The iconic brands will rally fans to "Snack Together. Win Together" this summer, through digital creative, limited-edition product offerings and a consumer ...

Whippany River Watershed Action Committee Meets With Trout Unlimited to Improve the Whippany River

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A twenty foot abandoned container awaits recovery while rusting in the Whippany River in Morris Township just a stone’s throw from Acorn Hall, the center of the Morris County Historical Society.

The dumpster is located on the opposite site of the 1776 Powder Mill Historical Site on Patriot’s Path in Morris Township. WRWAC, the stewardship organization of the ...

Taking on Delicate Job, Woman Looks to Care for Ailing ‘Mama Fox’ in Westfield

May 8, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — An ailing mother fox spotted in Westfield’s First Ward is in for a treat along with some treatment for its mange, a resident of Stanley Oval said Friday.

Susana MacLean told TAPinto Westfield she found the red fox on the grounds of her home and noticed its severe mange. Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin condition that causes severe itching from mites.

“I ...

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

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, ...

Central NJ Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

May 13, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Real Trouble: Real Housewives of New Jersey Ex-Husband Manzo Indicted in Robbery

FREEHOLD, NJ - The ex-husband of a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member is in real hot water. Thomas Manzo, 56, of Franklin Lakes, has been charged in a new indictment - charging as acting as an accomplice in a 2017 home invasion where the TV star Dina Manzo's current husband was beaten with a baseball bat. This was the story that shocked the neighborhood and ...

NJ Home to be Featured on HGTV's House Hunters Show

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Stay tuned to HGTV this month as a home in Piscataway Township will be featured on an episode of House Hunters.

Township officials made the announcement on Friday, declining to give details as part of a nondisclosure agreement with the show.

However, viewers can tune in Thursday, May 20 at 10 pm to see if a new resident is moving into their ...

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 ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

May 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

2nd Annual Totowa Car Show is Sunday May 2

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

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 ...

The History of Mother's Day: One Woman's Crusade to Create a National Holiday

May 9, 2021

Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no?

Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

My Ascension: a Documentary Film to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide

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 ...

Endorsement of Tom Haralampoudis for the June 8th Primary

May 12, 2021

Madison has volunteerism and community pride. This is shown through our actions. We have May Day. We have Bottle Hill Day. We have many parent teacher organizations. We have the Rotary, Elks, Kiwanis Club, Free Masons, Forum Club, and Thursday Morning Club. We have private foundations, booster clubs, universities, cultural groups, and even a Y and community pool. When Sue and I came to Madison ...

Let Your Voice Be Heard! TAPinto Madison Welcomes Residents' Letters to the Editor

MADISON, NJ — In a vibrant community like Madison, residents, business owners, and stakeholders can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Madison welcomes LETTERS TO THE EDITOR on everything from schools, municipal government, even your passion for environmental stewardship! 

The publication of ...

Team Coen and Range Announce Campaign Priorities

May 11, 2021

In a joint statement, Councilwoman Debra Coen of Hoyt Street and Board of Health President Eric Range of Belleau Avenue highlight their campaign priorities for the 2021 Borough Council campaign in advance of the contested primary on June 8th.  Coen is running for reelection in 2021, and Range is running for his first term on the council.

Coen and Range are running as a team.  They ...

Governor’s Budget Plan Would Boost Hearing Aid Reimbursement for Qualifying Older Adults & Individuals with Disabilities

Budget Would Increase Reimbursement from $100 to $500 Per Hearing Aid; Would be First Increase since 1987

(TRENTON) – Governor Phil Murphy’s budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 would significantly increase hearing aid purchase reimbursement available under the state’s Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program.

The HAAAD program provides ...

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

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 ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

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 ...