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Cablevision Contract & Budget Discussed at Montville Twp Committee Meeting

February 20, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The contract that Montville Township has with Cablevision of Morris to provide cable services for residents expires on Dec. 31, 2018, and therefore the township will be undertaking a questionnaire process to seek residents’ opinions of their cable services.

“In my six years as administrator I haven’t received any complaints,” Township Administrator ...

Second Marking Period Montville High ShopRite Stars Announced

February 19, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School Assistant Principal Kenneth Nadzak presented the ShopRite Stars at the Feb. 6 Montville Township Board of Education meeting.

Academics

In the field of academics, Parth Agrawal was awarded a ShopRite Star.

“Parth’s career at Montville has been driven by a desire to meet several lifelong goals,” Nadzak said. “In ...

Logo Designer Donates Sign to Montville Township Public Schools

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township Public Schools received a large mounted sign of the district’s first-ever logo, and an educational video from Skye Dillon, Principal and Owner of Skye Design Studios. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Montville Township Board of Education officially honored Dillon for his extraordinary work and dedication.

Dillon, who worked with the ...

Rumored Firing of Soccer Coach Brings Droves to Montville Board of Ed Mtg

MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dismayed residents and students appeared before the Montville Township Board of Education at their Feb. 6 meeting to state their anger regarding the “firing” of high school physical education teacher Kevin Brown as coach for the varsity soccer team for the fall 2018 season. From residents’ comments at the meeting, the problem seems to have stemmed from ...

Girls Basketball: Montville Wins on Senior Night

February 21, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - On Tuesday night, Montville hosted its traditional “Senior Night” for the five senior players in the girls basketball program: Jordan Strickland, Amanda Gorski, Madeleine Morris, Bridget Kelly, and Lila Bortniker. The spirited team worked especially hard to decorate the high school gym, hanging a number of posters and pictures on all four walls along with streamers and ...

Montville Ice Hockey Wins Haas Cup Championship

MONTVILLE, NJ - After his team’s 4-1 victory over Mountain Lakes in the Haas Cup semifinal on Monday, Montville ice hockey head coach Alex Beatrice said that whoever plays the hardest from the opening puck drop to the final buzzer will win the Haas Cup on Thursday.

In the end, the team that did that was his Montville Mustangs as they defeated the Whippany Park Wildcats 4-0 at Mennen ...

Boys Basketball: Morristown Nails Five 3-Pointers in Win Against Montville

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown boys basketball team – peaking at the right time in the midst of its unexpected Morris County Tournament run – celebrated Senior Day in style.

The Colonials picked up their first win in league play on Thursday night, knocking off Montville by a 45-39 score to move their overall record to 10-12 on the season, and 1-6 in NJAC-United ...

Dreams for Service Dog for Autistic Montville Resident Become Reality

February 18, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Faith Stanley, a Towaco resident and a single mother of four boys, sought help for her youngest son, Joey, who is almost three years old and diagnosed with autism. Amazingly enough, Faith found the help she needed!

Due to the generosity and help of so many people, Faith has managed to reach her goal of raising ...

Montville Girl Scouts Paint Hearts of Hope

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Girl Scouts of all ages lent a hand to inspire some hope in the hearts of the residents at Wanaque Rehabilitation Center when the girls of Cadette Troop 4559 sponsored a “Hearts of Hope” painting event at the Senior House on Jan. 20.

First created in response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Hearts of Hope is an organization dedicated to ...

Guess What Google Decided to Do - Hint - They Bought Chelsea Market

February 22, 2018

TAPintoTravels - Google just doubled down on New York City with a cool $2 billion plus purchase of Chelsea Market.

Google already purchased its New York City - Chelsea Headquarters in 2010 for nearly $1.8 billion.  

Chelsea Market is a New York landmark known now for its food court and high profile tenants.  The corporate tenants already include Google as ...

Travel Report from the New York Toy Fair - A Product for Parents with Young Children

TAPintoTravels - Some of the fun travel opportunities that TAPintoTravels gets to participate in are exclusive events that the TAPinto community cannot attend.  It gives us the exclusive opportunity to bring new news to our readers that they would otherwise not receive.

Sometimes they are breaking events and other times they are quite small.  Even though ...

Travel Spotlight - Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

"How to Appeal Property Taxes" Subject of Seminar at Dems' Meeting

February 8, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – In a year when property tax credits have become a hot issue due to the new tax plan, former Morris County tax commissioner George Stafford spoke at the Jan. 18 Montville Township Democratic Committee meeting to offer tips on appealing one’s property taxes.

Stafford said the first thing that’s important to understand is that you’re not actually filing an ...

Parent Guide to Helping Kids Cope With the Florida Mass Shooting

February 16, 2018

The massacre at a Florida high school on Wednesday is hard for adults to wrap their head around, but it can be completely overwhelming for children who hear about it or see images of the carnage. Parents need to help guide their children through the fear, anger, upset and helplessness such a horrific attack can stir up in children.

“The first thing parents should do is assess their own ...

Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’ at Westfield High School

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

Atlantic Health, Five Additional NJ Hospital Systems Partner to Form 'Healthcare Transformation Consortium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System, have been working on the same goal, and have formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, ...

Boonton Resident Anthony Bucco Decides Against Congress Run

February 22, 2018

BOONTON, NJ – State Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-Morris), who also serves as Roxbury's township attorney, announced today that he will not run for Congress.

Bucco, who considered a campaign for the House of Representatives seat being vacated at year's end by Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, instead threw his support behind fellow GOP state Assemblyman Jay ...

MCST Student Wins Rachael Ray's “Cook Your Way To Culinary School” Competition

February 21, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ - Nick Capone, a high school senior in the Academy for Culinary Arts at the Morris County School of Technology (MCST) in Denville, was one of four young aspiring chefs who competed to make their dreams of attending culinary school a reality in Rachael Ray’s “Cook Your Way to Culinary School” competition.

The competition aired Feb. 16 on RACHAEL RAY with the ...

Dave and Busters Opens Second Garden State Location in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ - Dave and Busters at Williowbrook Mall opens February 14. TAPinto got an invitation-only preview of Dave and Buster's Willowbrook Mall location with a chance to play games and indulge in food and drink. This location is the second to open in the Garden State and the 109th to open in the chain.

General Manager Dan McGuiness explained that Dave and Buster's ...

Morris County Sheriff Warns Residents of Rising Car Thefts & Burglaries

February 22, 2018

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Over the past year, Morris County has seen a rise in the number of car burglaries and stolen vehicles. Morris County Sheriff James Gannon is asking for the public’s help in reducing the statistics in 2018. 

Car burglars often go to residential neighborhoods and walk up and down the street checking car door handles to see if they are open. Once an ...

N.J. Horse To Be Awarded Planetree Service Animal Medal of Honor

February 21, 2018

 

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Thanks to bitter cold weather, it had been some time since the veterans had been able to attend therapy sessions at Spring Reins of Life (SRoL).

When the weather cleared the veterans arrived at the farm with news they were excited to share — Spring Thaw, the lead therapy horse, was to be honored by the Veteran’s Administration with the ...

SRF Has Breedings for Sale

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J.— The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale as of Feb. 13 and anticipates others to become available throughout the season. To access the list, or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift, contact Tammy at 732 446-4422, or via email at SRFHorsesandKids@gmail.com.

The list of current available breedings can be ...

Local Equine Rescues Invited To Participate In Help A Horse Day

NEW YORK—The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has opened registration for its fifth annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest.

The nationwide competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries is designed to raise awareness about the year-round lifesaving work rescues do to find homes for horses. This year’s contest has been expanded to ...

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Fri, February 23, 1:00 PM

Montville Senior Center, Montville

Walter Choroszewski's "Presidential Scandals of ...

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Sat, February 24, 10:00 AM

Pyramid Mountain, Montville Township

"Forever Green" Hike (10&up)

Education Health & Wellness

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Sat, February 24, 1:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Lunar New Year Celebration at Library

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

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Sun, February 25, 1:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Montville Township

Snowshoe Sundays at Pyramid Mtn

Health & Wellness

Towaco Civic Association Scholarship Applications Available

February 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Calling all high school seniors living in Montville Township! It's time to apply for the annual Towaco Civic Association scholarship award. The winning applicant will be selected based on their community service record.

Applications are available at Montville Township High School, or email alan.guenzel@wfafinet.com for information.

The deadline to apply is March ...

Boy Scout Michael Manetta Achieves Eagle Scout Ranking

February 11, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of Boy Scout Troop 74 gathered on Jan. 14 as Scout Michael Manetta was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor.

Officials such as members of the Montville Township Committee, the Montville Township Board of Education, former post commander Frank Warholic of VFW Post 5481, Dee Cook, who is treasurer of the Dog Park Advisory Committee and Fishawack ...

SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to Montville Township High School

February 19, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ- SHREK THE MUSICAL is the spring production for the Montville Township High School Drama Club. The performers will stage the Tony Award-winning musical Thursday through Sunday, March 1 through 4 at MTHS. SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the 2001 Dreamworks movie. Tickets to this fun family production are only $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior ...

The Morris County Crusaders Prepare for 2018 after Strong First Season

February 20, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ - When the discussion about football in an unlimited weight league among eighth graders, Coaches Odysseas Delaportas and Jeff Eisele of Jefferson decided to take action. American Youth Football, a non-profit football and cheer program bearing the logo, "non intrusive all inclusive seemed like a perfect fit. 

Delaportas and ...

Cops Called for Two People Shouting Racial Slurs During ‘Black Panther’ in Sparta

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night after a drunken woman and her boyfriend interrupted a screening of the movie “Black Panther” by shouting racial slurs, according to a witness and police.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including ...

Own a Lakefront Townhouse from the Mid- $400s

February 22, 2018

OWN A LAKEFRONT TOWNHOME FROM THE MID-$400s

 

Mariner’s Pointe Offers Modern Townhomes with Deeded Boat Slips within

Commuting Distance of NYC

 

HOPATCONG, NJ – The opportunity to own a brand new townhome right on the shores of Lake Hopatcong is attracting buyers to Mariner’s Pointe, where homes priced from the mid $400s are moving ...

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How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting can have an ...

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Dear Heidi,

My mom lives home alone and a few days ago she fell while reaching for something

in her hallway closet. She was able to push her emergency alert button and they

called me. I live nearby so I went to check on her and she had pain in her leg and hip

area. We got her to the hospital and it turns out that she broke her hip. She had

surgery to repair it and now we are faced ...

Another Luxury Listing in the Pond Section of Montville Presented by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 the Crossing and Jason Failla do it again!  Another luxury listing in the Pond section of Montville.

"This new listing has had over 13,000 views in less then a week," Century 21 The Crossing's Jason Failla said. "Anyone can list your home, it takes a comprehensive marketing strategy to sell it!"

"Luxury is in each ...

Century 21 Open Houses

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 presents the following open houses:

Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, Jan. 28 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
8 Summit Drive, Bld #10, North Caldwell
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AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

The Best Way to Pay Your Child a Compliment

“Of course you’re good-looking.”  “You’re the best friend ever.”  “Who wouldn’t want you on their team?”  Is there a parent out there (including me) who hasn’t praised a child in order to make him or her feel better?  Sometimes it’s true, and sometimes we say it because we just can’t stand to see them ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

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