Valentine's Day Gift Guide


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 ...

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October 3, 2022

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NEW LEAF Consignment Has New Handbags!

Come check out the new handbags at NEW LEAF Consignment.

Do you love denim like us then this is the handbag for you! Plus it’s Kate Spade! This mini tote will go with almost any outfit! Come get it at NEW LEAF!Kate Spade Handbag, $68, 

This Coach Faux Fur Shoulder Handbag is too die for!  Coach Handbag, $102

Another Tory! They are going so fast! So come get one before ...


Six Scouts from Troop 25 Earned the Rank of Eagle

August 29, 2022

Written by Alexander Howden & Ryan Rauschenberger

Every couple of months Boy Scout Troop 25 of Madison comes together at the Madison Presbyterian Church to celebrate the advancements and accomplishments of its scouts in a Court of Honor. This past Court of Honor in June celebrated the advancements of six scouts who achieved the very pinnacle rank of Eagle Scout.

After proceeding through ...

Join Madison Walk of Wellness, Because Mental Health Matters

October 5, 2022

MADISON, NJ -  The Borough of Madison will host Madison Walk of Wellness on October 23rd.

The Madison Walk of Wellness is a Madison-wide embrace of wellness, mental health and self-care to increase relationship and reduce loneliness and the stigma and depression that can result from it.

The event will start in front of Hartley-Dodge at 11:30am. From 12 noon to 3:00pm you will be able ...

Macculloch Hall Presents Growing in the Garden: Awesome Animals

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Today's Growing in the Garden program celebrates Awesome Animals! 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.

Grab Your Costumes! Madison's Halloween Parade and Magic Show is Coming

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Halloween Parade and Magic Show will take place on Saturday October 29, announced Councilman Hoover. The event will take place from 12:30pm - 3pm.

More information can be found at the Madison Chamber of Commerce website.


Read more: Three Arrested in Madison for Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft

Read more: Mail-In Ballot Drop Boxes Are Now ...

Morristown Festival of Books Is This Weekend! Keynote Event is Friday and Festival is Saturday! Check out the Schedule of Authors

October 6, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Festival of Books has released the schedules for the Main Festival and Kidfest.

Borough of Madison to Hold Rabies Clinic on Dec 3

MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison will be holding a Rabies Clinic on December 3. The clinic was announced during last night's council meeting.

More details are forthcoming.


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Rain Delay - 2022 Bottle Hill Day is Postponed

MADISON, NJ -  The impending rain that is expected to hit our area this weekend, has forced the 47th Annual Bottle Hill Day in Madison to be rescheduled.  The new date will be Saturday, October 15.


Read more: Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in and Around Morristown This Weekend; Sept. 30 - Oct 2

Read more: Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued for Morristown ...

More than 100 Shelter Pets Arrive at Madison Animal Shelter Following Hurricane Ian

October 3, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, more than 100 shelter pets from Florida arrived at Morristown Airport on Sunday, October 2. The airlift transported dogs and cats who were in shelters prior to the storm.  The flight will allow local shelters to make room for an influx of homeless or surrendered pets at Florida shelters, including a hard-hit animal shelter in ...

A Home Run Derby, Music and Community Leaders Contribute to the Success of First Responders Day

HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County held its inaugural First Responder day this past Saturday at Whippany Park High School.  The day was regarded as a huge success by all that attended and took part in the day-long family fun festivities.

There were corn hole competitions and a home run derby complimenting the live music and delicious food.  Many people came out to enjoy ...

Madison Farmer's Market Thursday Sept. 22

MADISON, NJ - Don't let a little rain deter you from going to today's Madison Farmers Market. The market will take place Thursday September 22 from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field. 

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and mini-events throughout.

Chatham Borough Resident Struck by Pick-up Truck While Crossing Main Street; Hospitalized 63-year-old in Critical Condition

September 27, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- On Monday September 26, 2022, at 7:53 pm, a 63-year-old Chatham Borough resident was struck by a pick-up truck while crossing Main Street at Railroad Plaza North.

Chatham Borough Police responded along with members of the Chatham Emergency Squad and the Morris County Sheriff’s Department. The male driver of the vehicle is a 55-year-old Chatham Borough ...

Today's the Day! Home Run Derby Begins at 1pm

HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County is excited to announce that it will be holding a Home Run Derby Competition that will be open to the public at their First Responders Day on September 24th.

The event will begin with qualifying rounds at 1pm.  The finals will be held at 4pm and will be broadcast live on Morris/Sussex Sports.

You may be able to sign up on the day of the event, ...

First Responders Day is Coming up on Saturday September 24th

HANOVER, NJ - First Responders Day is coming up this Saturday, September 24th!  All are encouraged to come out, compete and bring the family to the 200 Club of Morris County's First Responders Day.

Families can cheer on fellow women and men serving as firefighters, police officers, and EMTs in communities throughout Morris County.

The event will be held at Whippany Park High ...

State Dedicates Building for Persichilli, Whose Lifelong Dedication to Healthcare Started in New Brunswick

October 5, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As the COVID-19 pandemic raged and receded, Gov. Phil Murphy took to referring to the state’s Commissioner of Health as the “the woman who needs no introduction.”

So, there was some irony when he joined with state officials, public employees and health care professionals in a ceremony to dedicate the New Jersey Department of Health’s office ...

NJ Issues Stop-Work Order to Nutley Restaurant for Wage Violations

TRENTON, NJ - A Nutley restaurant was issued a stop-work order by the NJ Department of Labor (NJDOL) after the owner failed to pay more than $100,000 in back wages and penalties. A 2018 complaint about workers not receiving the correct amount of tips from credit card initiated the action. There are separate fines for paying workers below minimum wage.

The NJDOL Division of Wage and Hour ...

Rutgers Dropping Indoor Mask Requirement for Students, Faculty

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Face coverings will be optional for Rutgers students and faculty in indoor teaching spaces and libraries starting Oct. 1.

The new protocols announced Monday, Sept. 26 by Antonio M. Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rutgers, come after the school announced in August that it would be requiring students returning to campus for the fall ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

October 6, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

Mental Health Association in New Jersey's CEO Working to Improve Access, Reduce Wait Times

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — When discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of New Jersey's residents, Carolyn Beauchamp is concerned and wants to take action.

"We don't have a big enough system of care. We don't have enough centers, clinics, we don't have enough understanding of what it means to have a mental health problem," Beauchamp, ...

Deaf Cheerleader Overcomes Adversity To Be on Sidelines

October 6, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Jamelia Hughes got her introduction to cheerleading by watching YouTube videos every day.

Now, the 7-year-old Coral Springs resident is in her first year as a member of the 8-Under Coral Springs Chargers cheerleading squad which is part of the American Youth Football League. Born severely deaf, and after six surgeries and hearing aids, she cheers for her brother ...

Livingston 7-Year-Old with Rare Condition Models for Runway of Dreams

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 7-year-old Livingston resident diagnosed with Mowat-Wilson syndrome—a rare condition that presents delayed development and the potential for medical challenges—recently proved that she will not let these challenges define her when she modeled for Runway of Dreams (ROD), a local nonprofit that aims to empower people with disabilities through ...

NJ Teen Uses Mathematical Modeling to Assist in Ukraine Food Supply and Security Crisis

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following her summer of research under the direction of mentor Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer from George Mason University into the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Livingston High School (LHS) senior Renee Hong is sharing her insights with the community about the “large-scale disruption to global grain markets” that the invasion has caused and her ...

Chowder Champions To Be Announced at October 15 Fest

October 3, 2022

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - Oct. 3, 2022 - Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the Traveling tasters that visited and voted for the restaurants on the Chowder trail all September long. Traveling Tasters had until Sept 30 to vote for their favorites in the red, white, and creative categories. Competing Restaurants include: RED SOUP CATEGORY  Country Kettle Chowda, ...

“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band to Perform in East Brunswick on Northeast Tour

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the first time in five years, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band returns to the Northeast on tour, performing a free 7:30 p.m. concert on Oct. 27, 2022, at the Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center at Hammarskjold Upper Elementary School.

Organizers from the East Brunswick Public Schools have helped bring the ensemble from the ...

Randolph Country Fair Saturday, September 24

RANDOLPH, NJ- The 15th annual Randolph Township Country Fair is coming up on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Veterans Community Park 11 am- 6 pm.

For information on all activities and vendors, check out the program guide .

The fundamentals of real estate will never change

Yes, I am one of those people who always has CNBC on during the day. So much of what they discuss is relevant to what I do and how I advise people moving forward in a turbulent time in a turbulent market. Just in - Home prices cooled in July at the fastest rate in the history of the S&P Case-Shiller index. I had someone rushing this weekend to lock in at 5.65, so I guess in a way it’s ...

Some uplifting homeownership statistics on this beautiful Friday…

The homeownership rate of all women in the US increased from 50.9% in 1990 to 61.2% in 2019, according to the NAR. Asian women accounted for the biggest change with an 18.6% increase in homeownership rates, followed by Hispanic women at 15.3%, White women at 13.3%, and Black women at 5.6%.

Even better news, the number of women homeowners continues to increase despite the fact that women ...

Will New Jersey's Federally-vaccinated Economy Have a Relapse?

NEW JERSEY — There’s no doubt that the federal COVID-19 and Biden Administration infrastructure aid fortified New Jersey’s economy along with that of most other states.

When the Legislature passed New Jersey’s record $50 billion state budget last June, it was as if the state had just simply rolled up its sleeve to get multiple COVID-19- like budget ...

Madison Area YMCA Announces E-GYM. Are You Ready?

Are YOU E-GYM ready? Stop by the desk at the Fitness Center and start your E-Gym onboarding TODAY!

For more information, visit

What's New at the Madison Area YMCA? A EGYM Circuit

Earlier this week, the Madison Area YMCA installed a brand new EGYM circuit.

EGYM provides a customized, full-body strength training workout in just 20 minutes. After an onboarding session, members will receive a smart wristband that automatically syncs with a mobile app and the machine itself. Members enter the circuit at the starting machine and follow a pre-defined order through ...

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 ...

Exceptional AP Scores Reported for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

WATCHUNG - Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling and AP Coordinator, reported on July 5 that Mount Saint Mary Academy students have earned commendable scores after taking the AP examinations in May. According to Ms. Roper, 75 percent of AP Exam scores were a score of 3 or higher. (Scores of 3 or higher may allow a student to be eligible to receive college credit.) Scores of 5 (highest ...

Mount St. Mary Academy Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition – Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, Charlotte Jotz of Scotch Plains, and Akshaya Karanam of Woodbridge, Katie Ferris of Westfield, and Gwen Oakley of Maplewood – traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated ...

7 Beagle Mix Puppies Are Coming to Our Area This Weekend Looking For a Forever Home!

Second Chance Rescue Dogs has 7 beagle mix puppies coming in this weekend: 6 beautiful girls and 1 beautiful boy. These 3-month-old pups all found foster homes and are on the hunt for adopters! If you’re in the market for floppy ears, tiny bods, and puppy breath, we’ve got just the thing!

Head over to and fill out an application today!

Adopt Your Forever Friend; Half Off All Dog Adoption Fees This Weekend

THIS WEEKEND, September 16th - 18th, we’re partnering with Best Friends Animal Society to Bring Home Happiness!

Starting TOMORROW, we are reducing all dog adoption fees by HALF! Find your new best friend by browsing our adoptable animals at! Big, small, or right in between, we’ve got your perfect match!

*This discount will apply to all applications received ...

Meet Lady Wistledown! This little girl is pure love!

Meet Lady Wistledown! This little girl is pure love! We rescued Lady from an overcrowded shelter, sadly her time was nearly up. It’s incomprehensible that such a perfect girl was in danger. She is docile, and loves everyone she meets. Lady is just a year old, and weighs 45 pounds. She is petite, and very lady-like. She has a beautiful black shiny coat, and is always smiling. This cutie ...

Madison Library Offering Fall Minicourses

MADISON, NJ -  The Friends of the Madison Public Library is offering fall Minicourses. The community is invited to keep learning through the following courses:

The Constitution if Flux; Mondays from 10am - 12noon (Sept. 19, Oct.3, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov. 7)

Many Buddhisms; Tuesdays from 1:30pm - 3:30pm (Sept. 20, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18)

Reform Movements; Wednesdays from 10am - ...

Given what the United States Supreme Court will take up in the fall in Moore v. Harper, what kind of impact might such a ruling have on New Jersey elections?

The Supreme Court’s conservative right-wing justices have announced that they're taking up in the fall Moore v. Harper, a very important case that could impact state election procedures . Many think our democracy itself may be imperilled.

It's a case that could thoroughly alter the way voters choose presidents, senators and members of Congress. With 2024 just around a ...

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth. (Wild Blue Press, 2020).


Memorial Day Weekend, 1969. Two college girls from Pennsylvania had spent a typical “down the shore” mini-vacation in Ocean City, NJ, a beach mecca for South Jerseyans and Philadelphians. Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry enjoyed breakfast at the Somerset Point Diner at 5:00 a.m. before leaving ...

Open House this Sunday for this 7 bedroom home in Madison NJ

September 22, 2022

We are thrilled to announce our newest listing. This one is a must-see. Open House this Sunday, 9/25 from 1-3.

Better than new construction!! This custom home was built by highly-regarded, local builder, Will Lloyd. Impeccably maintained and updated, this 7 BR, 5FB, 1 half bath is situated in Madison's sought-after Hill Section. Sophisticatedly designed, the main level has a large DR with ...

Is It a Good Idea to Buy a Home in a College Town? Experts Weigh In

It’s officially back-to-school season, which means students are packing up cars and trekking to college campuses near and far. As colleges and universities bring an influx of people to their locale, homeowners in the area are able to reap the benefits of campus-adjacent living. Whether they’re affiliated with the school, or simply enjoy the location and dynamic community, people ...

Somers National Golf Club Up for Sale 

SOMERS, N.Y. - Somers National Golf Club’s owners have confirmed that the 18-hole facility is up for grabs.

Managing partner Quintin Lew said last week that the sale of the club at 1000 West Hill Drive in Heritage Hills is being handled by Colliers International.

The owners were “exploring all options that may (or may not) include one or more of the partners still ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, October 8, 7:30 AM

Orange Reservoir, West Orange

Sea Turtle Recovery's 5K Cold Stun Run/Walk


Sat, October 8, 10:00 AM

Downtown Morristown, Morristown

Morristown Festival of Books


Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day