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Montville Schools Still Opening in September; Confusion Regarding Secondary Resolution

August 10, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents displayed some confusion regarding the Montville Township Board of Education’s resolution, introduced at its Aug. 8 meeting, meant to tell Trenton that it was not happy about opening on Sept. 8.

The resolution, introduced by Member Mike O’Brien, stated that it supported the delay of schools re-opening until November. However, many residents ...

Montville Board of Ed Meets to Review Re-Opening Plan

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools are fleshing out a plan for re-opening, via a 34-member committee, a draft plan released at the end of July, and a more than three-hour meeting held Aug. 8.

Parts of the plan, estimated to cost upwards of $1 million, include only half of the older students attending the schools on any given day, all students learning from home on ...

Montville's Foye Nominated to Dept. of Defense Committee

August 1, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) nominated CCF parent Sarah Foye of New Jersey to serve as consumer advocate to participate in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) for the Department of Defense. As a consumer reviewer, Foye ...

Burglary Reported by Montville Police

August 11, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police announced that on Aug. 9, at 4 p.m., they responded to a residence on Taylortown Road to investigate a burglary.

"The suspect(s) entered into the residence and went through various rooms in the home, while the homeowners were not at home," Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. "The time frame of the burglary was July ...

Final Montville Concert of July Features ‘Degrees Below Zero’

August 2, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ - Despite a little rain looking discouraging in the early afternoon, the sun was shining bright by the evening, over the amphitheater behind Montville High School. There, the Concerts in the Park series continued with its third show.

“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to allow our residents a venue to be entertained outside with their neighbors,” said Lori ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

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

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Using the Tax Withholding Estimator will Help Taxpayers Avoid Surprises Next Year

August 14, 2020

Using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator can help taxpayers have the right amount of tax withheld and avoid surprises when filing next year.

Income taxes are pay-as-you-go. By law, taxpayers are required to pay most of their tax as income is received. There are two ways to do this:

Through withholding from paychecks, pension payments, Social Security benefits or certain other government ...

Reusable Bags Are Still Safe

August 6, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ - Plastic pollution is getting much worse, but some of this is avoidable. The virus survives on plastic longer than on cotton, a porous material, which means plastic is not safer than clean reusable cotton bags.  As evidence indicates that the virus primarily spreads through aerosolized droplets, and not as much through contact with surfaces, your choice of grocery bag ...

Storm Update: Power Outages Throughout Montville Township and Roads Blocked by Downed Trees

MONTVILLE, NJ - The heaviest of the rain and winds from Tropical Storm Isaias began to subside early afternoon on Tuesday. However, the fast-moving storm caused significant power outages to the area as well as downed trees and power lines. 

As of 2 pm, JCP&L reported that an estimated 6,377, or 69%, of its Montville Township customers were without ...

Murphy Pushes Vote-by-mail Election as President Declines To Help Postal Service

August 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All registered New Jersey voters will receive prepaid return postage vote-by-mail ballots during the first week of October. The ballots may be ...

Morris County Freeholders Oppose Mail-In Balloting; Urge Governor to Hold In-Person Voting in November

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders are asking the Governor to reject a mail-in voting system for the November Primary Elections and to consider safe options for in-person voting.

The Freeholders have passed a unanimous resolution asking the state to use in person machine voting over multiple days and/or outdoor spaces for safety.

“We urge smart alternatives for ...

Township to Meet with JCP&L and Other Officials Regarding Outage; Brush Limits Increased

August 10, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township officials will be meeting with representatives from JCP&L and have this to say about brush pickups in this letter to residents:

Dear Township Resident:

We have all been working nonstop to restore power to all residents and while the system is not perfect, we have tried to do our best.  That said, going forward, we will be requesting a meeting with our ...

Montville Twp Officials Increase Vegetative Waste Pickup Limits

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township officials wish to inform residents that the amount of vegetative waste that will be picked up has been temporarily increased following last week’s tropical storm.

Roselle will accept a maximum of 6 bundles or 6 containers or 6 biodegradable bags per property during the vegetative waste pickup, which is the first garbage pickup (Monday in Section 1 or ...

A Tearful Plea from US District Judge Esther Salas After Her Son's Murder

August 3, 2020

NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard the gunshots. 

Her message is that Federal judges need better protection. Their home ...

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Thousands of New Jerseyans Refusing to Cooperate with Contact Tracers

August 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – About 1 in 5 New Jersey residents don’t take the call when contacted by one of the state’s COVID-19 contact tracers.

And about half of those who do answer refuse to cooperate.

That was the disturbing news delivered by an obviously chafed Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID-19 briefing Friday.

Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli have continually ...

Murphy: 33 States and Territories Remain on Quarantine List

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey has updated its list of 33 states and territories -- near and far -- from which people should self-quarantine for 14 days after visiting. The states include populous states such as Texas, Florida and California, as well as remote locations including Montana, Idaho and Puerto Rico. Nearby New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware and ...

New COVID-19 Front Line? Educators, Health Experts Say It Will Be Schools

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

New Jersey lacks adequate guidance for reopening schools in the fall, say those charged with making it happen


While families, policy experts and public officials ...

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Montville Twp Vegetative Waste Removal Update

August 13, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ - In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, we have received numerous complaints from our residents regarding vegetative waste pickup.  In response to these complaints, Administration had a meeting this morning with the principal of Suburban Disposal and the outcome of that meeting is as follows:

Based on the amount of debris from the storm, pickup will take several ...

Morris County Freeholder Selen Calls on JCP&L CEO to Resign Over Storm Response; Wants Refunds for County Customers

August 9, 2020

Morris County Freeholder Tayfun Selen, a resident of Chatham, has called on JCP&L CEO Charles Jones to resign over the response to Tropical Storm Isaias, which impacted 150,000 Morris County customers on Tuesday.

Selen also asks JCP&L to refund customers for lost power in July and August. See his video below.

A transcript of Selen's video can be read below:

I am ...

New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Fanwood's Gerry Cooney, and with Eli Manning, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, Others

August 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...

A Growing Tribute of Condolences to State Senator Ron Rice on the Passing of His Wife of 35 Years

(NEW JERSEY) - Elected officials and political leaders from all over the state are sending in words of condolences to State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, Ronald L. Rice (Newark) on the sudden passing of his beloved wife of 35 years, Shirley Rice. Mrs. Rice passed away unexpectedly on the morning of August 4, 2020. Shirley Rice, a long time champion for collegiate ...

NJ Comedian John Poveromo Stars in Duppet, a Short Film About Depression

August 13, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, recently spoke with Comedian and Writer John Poveromo, about his latest project, a short film he co-wrote and stars in called Duppet. 

Poveromo and Brodeur spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the ...

Webinar: Exclusive Opportunity to Own and Operate Your Own TAPinto Site

August 14, 2020

Are you thinking about starting TAPinto in your community?  Write your next chapter with TAPinto.   Join us for an informational webinar about starting and owning your own local news site with TAPinto.

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Montville Town-wide Garage Sale

We know you have been house-bound and cleaning out closets, so take this opportunity to get rid of your old stuff and make some money! Register now to join the Montville Town-wide Garage sale on Sat-Sun, September 26, 27, 2020. For $20 you get a garage sale permit, a town-wide map of everyone who is having a garage sale, advertising done for you, and you are donating ...

Virtual Mental Health Discussion with Sherrill, Kennedy, MHA of Essex & Morris; Friday Aug. 14

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, Amy Kennedy, candidate for New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, and Bob Davison and Madine Despeine of the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris will participate in a virtual discussion on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual discussion will take place on Friday August 14 at 1pm.

Link to Join: ...


Despite Desire to Get Back in Classrooms, Schools Just Aren't Ready

August 12, 2020

As the summer begins to wind down, we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. For the last several weeks, all stakeholders have spent countless hours thinking about, debating and determining how to execute a reopening plan for our respective school districts. However, this plan must be about more than just reopening the buildings; it must consider the most efficient way to ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend - August 15 & 16, 2020

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.  Please note that all open houses must comply with indoor gathering restrictions, including the requirement of face coverings for all attendees and social distancing.


52 Changebridge Road, Montville Twp.
From 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There will ALSO be a ...

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...

End the Blame and Shame Game

Every so often I find myself looking back, trying to understand where my beliefs and behavior patterns come from. After all, I am a product of my past, and the people in my past.

Awareness is a good thing, and what we do with it is even more important. This is your wake-up call to use the past to propel you forward, to a better place.

You’re stressed out. There is no room for rational ...

The Beat Goes On

"In matters of the heart it is always better to want something you don't have than to have something you don't want."
~ Patti LaBelle

Something Old

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially wearing a mask. Especially from six feet away.

My daughter, after weathering separation from her first real love while away at school, discovered that their virtual relationship apart ...

Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...