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Montville Twp Residents Earn Honors & Dean’s Lists from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Spring 2022

August 9, 2022

MADISON, NJ - Students at Fairleigh Dickinson University have been named to the Honors and Dean's Lists for the Spring 2022 semester. 

The two Montville Township residents who made the Honors List at FDU's Florham Campus are Emilee Vizzuso and Luisa Romano and at FDU's Metropolitan Campus are Zachary Keoppel and Fredy Rivera Rugama.

To ...

MUJC Cuts the Ribbon for E -Sports Arena at Warren’s Developmental Learning Center

WARREN, NJ — What started with a generous donation, an idea, and an immediate response of, ”let’s do it!,” turned into a state of the art E-Sports arena at the Morris Union Jointure Commission’s (MUJC) Developmental Learning Center (DLC) in Warren. 

And on Wednesday, the ribbon was officially cut to open the arena.

The donation came from Robert ...

Montville Lady Mustangs 12U Softball Win Summer League Championship

August 3, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Lady Mustangs 12U softball held off West Caldwell for a 4-3 victory on Monday, August 1 to win the summer league and bring another championship to Montville, in front of a packed crowd at the Munis. 

The team fired up the offense in the first inning, with the lead off hitter, Giada Bertuglia, laying down a perfect bunt single and advancing to 2nd on an overthrow, ...

Sparta High School Alumnus Drafted by Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI – Sparta High School alumnus and varsity baseball player Cole Patten was just signed by the Detroit Tigers. Patten, a member of the Class of 2018 was drafted in the 17th round as a pitcher last Tuesday, his mother Doreen Patten said.

“He is excited to fulfill his long dream of being drafted and now have the opportunity to fulfill the ultimate dream of playing in the ...

NJ Dept. of Health Reports 243 Monkeypox Cases, 6 in Morris County

August 8, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. In Morris County, there were 6 cases as of Monday morning. 

County by county, there are 73 cases in Hudson County, 50 cases in Essex County, 25 cases in Bergen County, 24 in Union ...

Heat Advisory Issued for Montville Area Through 8 p.m. Tues. Aug. 9

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9.

The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime temperatures to reach the mid-90s with high humidity causing the heat index to reach 100.

A Heat Advisory ...

Woodbridge Plan for Empty School to Benefit People with Disabilities

August 10, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A deal to buy and renovate a small, long-vacant grammar school may soon provide new learning and recreational opportunities for local adults with developmental disabilities.

The Township is putting finishing touches on an agreement with the Diocese of Metuchen to acquire an unused six-classroom school next to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on East Smith Street, ...

Barry Manilow Presents $20K Gift to East Side High Music Program in Newark

NEW ARK, NJ —Legendary performer Barry Manilow took the time before singing in front of a packed crowd at the Prudential Center to help students from Newark's East Side High School reach for the stars.

Manilow handed over a $20,000 check to East Side High School music teacher Thaddeus Exposé before his Friday night concert. The donation is part of the Manilow Music ...

Morris Plains Store Burglarized; Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Suspect

August 2, 2022

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Someone broke into the Morris Plains Pharmacy on Monday morning August 1, said police. According to reports, at 5:55am, a suspect entered the pharmacy.  Surveillance video showed the suspect trying to locate the cash register before leaving.

According to reports, the suspect made no attempt to take any medications or look for anything else. Time inside the store ...

Car Crash in Pine Brook Shuts Down Route 46 in Both Directions

MONTVILLE, NJ – A car crash on Tuesday completely shut down Route 46 in both directions.

According to Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano, on July 26 at 5:56 PM, a vehicle traveling west on Rt. 46 left the roadway and struck a utility pole in front of 12 Rt. 46 (the former Pine Brook Motel). The utility pole snapped and left the pole and the power lines across both sides of ...

NJ Coffee Shop Owner Discusses What it’s Like to be on Reality TV

August 9, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — When he signed up for a dating app, he had no idea it would lead to a date with reality television.

But Ahhre Maros’ foray into online dating soon led to him being on Lifetime’s “Five Guys A Week,” a show where five men vie for the affection of one woman over one week.

“I got an email from a casting company saying we hear you’re ...

Fanwood's Glenn Stuart, Front Man for B Street Band, Releases Song Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (VIDEO)

FANWOOD, NJ -- B Street Band singer Glenn Stuart has been paying tribute to "The Boss," Bruce Springsteen, for much of his adult life, but with release of "Highways and Rivers (Springsteen and Me)," he is doing it via an original song for the first time. 

"Over the past thirty odd years of doing what I do, I have met many Bruce Springsteen fans from all walks ...

Parsippany's Zoning Board Approves New Chick-fil-A on Route 46

August 7, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Adjustment approved Application 21.63, Chick-fil-A, 1180 Route 46, Block 715, Lot 11.1, in B-2 Zone. The new Chick-fil-A is slated to be built at the location of four older run down office buildings currently at that location on Route 46.

The new building will be 5,338 square feet with 62 interior seats and 18 exterior seating. It ...

NJ Offers to Reimburse Counties for Costs to Spray for Lanternfly

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has funds available to reimburse counties for treatment of the spotted lanternfly.

The funding can be as much as $15,000 and possibly more. The funds will be given to counties for costs they accrue for chemical treatment activities associated with spotted lanternfly control.

“This is an excellent opportunity for each ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Hot Weather Garden Woes

Poor flowering and misshapen or a lack of fruit on tomatoes, peppers and squash may be due to the weather, not your gardening skills. Temperature extremes can interfere with flowering and fruit set on these and other vegetables in your garden.

We watch for and can’t wait to taste that first red ripe tomato. It is certainly frustrating when we see flowers drop or the plant fails to form ...

Review: Beat Summer Heat with Cool, Refreshing Gazpacho

August 7, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ  - It’s super-hot out. You don’t want to leave your house to go out to lunch or dinner, but you also don’t want to cook.

You could heat leftovers in the microwave. Perhaps you could make a sandwich with cold cuts. Or make a salad and possibly dump a can of tuna over it.

Boring? Right? It’s the same old thing. Why not try a cold soup, like ...

Hobby's Deli Reopens in Newark As A Beloved City Landmark Returns

NEWARK, NJ  — In a moment that for many is both a miracle and a mitzvah, Hobby's Deli reopened in downtown Newark, fixing a hole in some hungry hearts and stomachs.

"It took a love of the business and a love of family to make it back," said Marc Brummer, sitting next to his brother and co-owner Michael amidst the happy cacophony of a busy deli back to work after ...

Morris County Officials Tour the 3rd Largest Propane Distributor in the Nation

August 10, 2022

HANOVER, NJ - To learn more about Suburban Propane's energy production and clean -energy developments, The Morris County Board of County Commissioners joined New Jersey legislators, local officials and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce in a tour of Suburban Propane’s Whippany headquarters.

“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to host ...

Groundwork Elizabeth to Install Four New Micro-Forests in the City of Elizabeth Thanks to Grant from Bezos Foundation

ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will be getting a bit greener thanks to Groundwork Elizabeth’s plan to add four new micro-forests. 

At a press conference at the micro-forest behind the Elmora Branch of Elizabeth Public Library, Executive Director of Groundwork Elizabeth Jonathan Phillips announced that the organization received a $367,000 grant from the Bezos Foundation to ...

Opioid Network Run from Denville Doctor's Office, say Authorities

August 10, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) recently announced criminal charges against a medical staff member and three other individuals allegedly operating an opioid distribution network from a physician’s office in Denville.

The charges are the result of an investigation led by OIFP’s Medicaid ...

Lawsuit Claims Union County Police ‘Old Boys Club’ Members Get Pass on Misconduct

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Police Department contains an “Old Boys Club” whose white, male members police Chief J. Chris Debbie allows to violate laws, a lawsuit brought by Sgt. Homero Almanzar against the department claims.

Almanzar, a retired U.S. Army disabled combat veteran described as Hispanic/Latino, is experiencing “a significant disparity” in ...

Officials Announce Joint Effort to Address Paterson Mosque Bias Attack

August 5, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – In response to Monday evening’s assault at Masjid Abu Baker on Preakness Ave, where worshipers were pelted with rocks while they were praying, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and members of the Paterson City Council announced their joint efforts to ...

Five Candidates File to Run for the Montville Twp Board of Education in November

July 29, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ - The November election for the Montville Township Board of Education will see two newcomers challenging three incumbents, according to filings with the Morris County Clerk’s Office.

Months before election day, candidates for the school board must first file with the Morris County Clerk's Office with their intention to run. The filing includes forms and ...

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

August 9, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Rock Star Agents of the Month

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties is proud to announce their Rock Star Agents for the month of July.  The real estate agent who achieved the highest gross commissions is TRIVENI GURIKAR.  The real estate agent who achieved the most units sold is CHERYL SCHUCK. It takes a lot of hard work and hustle to achieve these accomplishments. The ...

Roots and Wings to Host Annual Rise and Fly Gala on September 28th

Supporters gather for an evening to raise awareness and funds for young people who have aged-out of foster care in New Jersey, which currently impacts 600-800 youths annually. Sadly, many of these young adults are not reunited with their families or placed into permanent housing, leaving them vulnerable to homelessness, poverty, unemployment,lack of education, and incarceration.

This ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, August 11, 7:30 PM

Montville

Planning Board Meeting Agenda

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Sat, August 13, 9:45 AM

Gymboree Play & Music, Pine Brook

National Day of Play

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Tue, August 16, 7:00 PM

Montville

Montville Twp Summer Concerts in the Park

Beginner and Intermediate Pickleball Open Play Sponsored by Montville Recreation

August 4, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Recreation Department is sponsoring pickleball open play for adult beginner and intermediate players over 18 years of age.

Open play is for any adults who are at a beginner or intermediate skill level. Open play is about having fun in a non-competitive environment to socialize and meet new people. It’s a great way to exercise and develop and grow your ...

Pyramid Mountain Offering Programs in August and September

August 10, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – The following programs have been announced at Pyramid Mountain:

Join Eric at Pyramid Mountain on Tuesday, August 16 from 4 – 5 p.m. for Caterpillar Kids! Look under a leaf, inside a flower, and up in the air… animals are everywhere! Learn about native plants that butterflies love, the importance of pollinators, and all about the insects hidden in our ...

Morristown Named Finalist for Destination of the Year

August 10, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown has been named a finalist for the 2023 New Jersey Destination of the Year designation by “Jersey Best,” with the winner to be announced at the end of the year.

According to an article announcing the finalists, Morristown was named in part due to the combination of history, community and the arts.

“The arts live in the beautiful architecture of ...

Morris County Teen Sweetens up the Chatham Farmers' Market with his Homemade 'Tuxedo Cupcakes'

CHATHAM, NJ -- It started out as a family thing where Oliver Wu would make a cake to celebrate a birthday.

The 15-year-old rising Chatham High sophomore recently turned his baking skills into a business this summer, making his debut at the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market on Saturday with "Tuxedo Cupcakes".

"We told him that it was too good not to share with other ...

Filming for Movie "Insidious 5" Will Stage Funeral Scene in Chatham's Fair Mount Cemetery this Month

August 10, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Fair Mount Cemetery in Chatham will be the setting when a funeral scene for "Insidious 5" is set to be filmed this month.

According to Janice Piccolo, director of Chatham Community Services, the movie makers have filled out the necessary paperwork to film at the Fair Mount Cemetery from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Sony Pictures will also use ...

Another Development Planned for Route 15 in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – A project is being proposed for the cornfield across the street from North Village. Wycoff based Landmark Real Estate LLC is proposing a shopping center on 474-510 Lafayette Road- Lots 19 to 23 Block 12008, right in front of the proposed Diamond Chip Realty project.

Landmark, in their marketing literature claims to be “working with a few QSR [or Quick Service ...

Columns

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

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 ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend August 6th - 7th

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend, August 6th - 7th:

OPEN HOUSES on SATURDAY, August 6th:

13 Christopher Court, Lincoln Park, 07035

12:00- 2:00 PM

Contact RANDI BENNETT or TRACY WARSAW for more info. at  973-610-7123 / 973-722-8801.

 

OPEN HOUSES on SUNDAY, ...

Parenting Can Be Less Hard

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby… Nothing can prepare us for the reality of being a parent. There are beautiful highs and horrible lows and everything in between.

And when we’re struggling with a teen who no longer seems to need us; who may be taking risks; veering off the path we dreamed for them; aggravating us with every look, word and action…

It’s ...

Fear of Teeth

It is a particularly hot day at the beach. Another in a string of sweltering afternoons that warrant the understated designation of “heat wave”. My skin feels gooey, a mixture of salty sweat and sunscreen. Flopped on a large beach blanket, a sparse coating of sand makes me feel like a breaded cutlet on an oven rack.

When I can no longer bear the oppressive heat, I scamper ...

'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

Style from the Heart | A Night At The Runway

Dress for Success Northern NJ-10 Counties is entering its 24th year of service, empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The organization prides itself in their ability to suit women with confidence from within. They do this with training, coaching, mentoring, and ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener!

Today on Looking Forward we’re going to focus on the retail sector of the economy. We'll look at look at COVID’s impact on retail sales. We’ll also explore why some businesses have succeeded in the retail market, while others have not. We’ll peer into the future of retail sales to see what that might look ...

Looking ForwardTM Podcast to Hit 100 Episodes This Week

Looking Forward, the podcast that focuses on global trends and the future, and most importantly, the OPPORTUNITIES they are creating, will reach the 100-episode milestone this week.

Jeff Ostroff, creator, host, and producer of Looking Forward, reports that the 100th episode will focus on opportunities created by the somewhat obscure, yet growing industry known as “fiscal ...