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JCP&L Settlement with Montville Township Accepted by Judge

August 23, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – After years of public hearings and private sessions with legal counsel, residents and township officials, the JCP&L transmission line situation has been approved by Office of Administrative Law Judge Leland McGee, Montville Township Attorney Fred Semrau announced at the Aug. 15 Township Committee meeting.

The agreement between First Energy, which owns JCP&L, ...

Lazar Living Lessons Series: Eugenie Mukeshimana, Rwandan Survivor

August 12, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - When discussing the value of the Living Lessons presentations at Lazar Middle School this past spring, eighth grader Katie DeAngelis said it well, “When you are at an all-time low, there is always hope.”

And hope was the theme of many, if not all, of the 50 speakers who spoke at the event.

The Living Lessons program: Voices, Visions and Values ...

DWI Arrest on Route 202

August 19, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Chief Rudy Appelmann announced the arrest of James T. Kostecki, age 52, of Montville, New Jersey.

On Aug. 15, at 10:09 P.M., officers responded to a two-car accident on Main Rd./Route 202 near Rathbun Rd., according to Montville Township Police spokesman Captain Andrew Caggiano.

The investigation revealed that the driver of a Dodge Charger, Kostecki, had crossed over ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Police Warn Car Thieves can Activate Key Fobs from a Distance, Offer Hints on How to Block Signal

SPARTA, NJ – For the second time in two weeks luxury cars have been stolen out of Sparta residents’ driveways.  On July 29 Sparta police were called to a home on the report of a stolen 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 350.  The car had been last seen in the driveway at 8 p.m. the night before, police report.

Sparta Lt.John Lamon said the key fob had been left in the unlocked ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

August 15, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

United Airlines to Add Newark Service to Western Ski Resorts for 2017-2018 Season

CHICAGO, IL  - United Airlines announced new service from the Newark Liberty Airport Hub to six western US ski destinations. The new routes will start operating later this year and will continue into the Spring of 2018.

The Winter schedule to ski destinations from Newark includes service to Bozeman/Big Sky, Eagle/Vail, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, Montrose/Telluride, and Salt Lake ...

Weekend Fun Family Events

August has gifted us with perfect weather: not too hot with very little humidity. Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine as summer comes to a close. Although there are only a few weekends left before Labor Day, local festivals are still in full swing.

International Food Festival

Food festivals are a summertime staple. We don’t often get a chance to try international cuisine in a casual ...

Montville Twp Library's Summer Reading Program Coming to a Close

August 21, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The last day of the Montville Township Public Library Summer Reading Program will be Aug. 25, but residents were on hand for the finale on Aug. 16 party to celebrate. The festivities included face painters, cupcake decorating and a petting zoo.

Eight-year-old John was there to get his face painted, after reading four Magic Tree House books and a Captain Underpants book.

Montville Twp Recreation Concerts in Park Series Continues

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township residents were treated to hits from the past as Mighty Spectrum Band entertained all at the township at the amphitheater on Aug. 8.

The set list included “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes, “Jet” by Paul McCartney, “I Think I Love You” by the Partridge Family, and even Meat Loaf’s “All Reved Up and No Place to ...

JCP&L Customers Can Get $10,000 Rebate on Nissan LEAF Electric Cars

August 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – In an effort to promote electric vehicles, Jersey Central Power & Light, a TAPinto.net sponsor, has partnered with Nissan on a program that can save JCP&L customers $10,000 if they buy a Nissan LEAF all-electric car.

JCP&L customers just need to present their electric bill and a copy of an official program flyer when they visit a participating Nissan ...

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark to Explore Run Against Rodney Frelinghuysen

August 11, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Democrat Keith Kazmark announced the formation of an exploratory campaign committee to run for the U.S. 11th Congressional seat.  Kazmark is currently the mayor of Woodland Park, one of the communities in the district that is currently represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen.

“Washington is broken," said Kazmark. "As a small town ...

Jersey Fresh Summer Vegetable Gazpacho

August 17, 2017

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Gazpacho screams summer time.  Made with the freshest vegetables available during the peak of Summer, this chilled soup packs a flavorful punch and is very, very healthy. 

There are really no rules with Gazpacho. You can keep it chunky or puree it until silky smooth. I think the key to success with this dish is to use the very freshest ingredients you can ...

JCP&L Customers Can Get $10,000 Rebate on Nissan LEAF Electric Cars

August 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – In an effort to promote electric vehicles, Jersey Central Power & Light, a TAPinto.net sponsor, has partnered with Nissan on a program that can save JCP&L customers $10,000 if they buy a Nissan LEAF all-electric car.

JCP&L customers just need to present their electric bill and a copy of an official program flyer when they visit a participating Nissan ...

Safety Tips for the Solar Eclipse

August 20, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

August 15, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

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Montville Township Committee Meeting

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Montville JCP&L Transmission Line Approved: Unneeded and Destructive

August 23, 2017

The OAL Judge approving the JCP&L transmission line from Montville to East Hanover threatens the environment and the Highlands. By clear-cutting areas of forest for an unnecessary transmission line, this project will cause damage in environmentally sensitive areas. There could be impacts to threatened and endangered wildlife habitat areas. There will also be additional runoff and ...

Montville Township Public Library to Hold Focus Groups

August 11, 2017

Dear Montville Library Patrons:

The library wants to hear from you!

The Board of Trustees and library staff are working with Library Development Solutions, a consulting firm, to develop new strategic and technology plans for the library. These plans will serve as blueprints for service enhancements and improvements for the next several years, and will set the course for our future. Our goal ...

Lazar Living Lessons Series: Eugenie Mukeshimana, Rwandan Survivor

August 12, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - When discussing the value of the Living Lessons presentations at Lazar Middle School this past spring, eighth grader Katie DeAngelis said it well, “When you are at an all-time low, there is always hope.”

And hope was the theme of many, if not all, of the 50 speakers who spoke at the event.

The Living Lessons program: Voices, Visions and Values ...

Four Police Officers Among 12 Carbon Monoxide Victims in Mount Olive

August 15, 2017

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - Twelve people, including four police officers, were rushed to hospitals on Monday after becoming victims of carbon monoxide poisoning at a house in Flanders, according to a fire officials.

The incident took place at a house at 3 Fennimore Court, said Flanders Firefighter Doug Fenichel, a public relations specialist, in a statement. He said Roxbury firefighters were among a ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

August 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

The Masterwork Chorus Announces Fall Auditions in Chatham

August 23, 2017

The Masterwork Chorus holds fall 2017 auditions by appointment on Wednesday evenings, September 13 and 20, at Chatham United Methodist Church (CUMC), 460 Main Street, Chatham.

Openings are available in all voice parts, but tenors and basses are especially encouraged to join.  Contact Don MacGowan at (973) 479-4020 or membership@masterwork.org. Other arrangements may be made if ...

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Open Houses on Sunday by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are open houses by Century 21 The Crossing on Sunday, Aug. 13:

804 Route 202, Towaco from 1 - 4 p.m.
25 Hillcrest Road, Towaco from 1 - 4 p.m.
25 High Mountain Drive, Montville from 1 - 4 p.m.

 

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