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May the Fourth be With You, It’s Star Wars Day

May 4, 2022

PLAINFIELD, NJ - In 1977, George Lucas’ Star Wars hit theaters.  This May 4th, celebrate forty years of fandom on Star Wars Day.

The history of this day dates to an ad placed in the London Evening News in 1979 congratulating Margaret Thatcher as she took office as UK Prime Minister.  The ad proclaimed, "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie."  It was a ...

Montville Recreation Announces Summer Concert Series Lineup for 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Recreation announced its 2022 Concerts in the Park lineup for Tuesday evenings this summer. The free concert series will begin July 5 and include some fall concerts. All concerts begin at 7 p.m., with rain dates on Thursdays at the same time. All concerts are held at the Community Park Amphitheater and food trucks will be at the concerts.

July 5 – ...

Montville Author Teaches Kids Breathing Technique

MONTVILLE, NJ – When school social worker Sydney Kirsch saw that her students were struggling emotionally coming back from a year of remote learning, she wanted to help. So she created a book called “Michael and His Hot Air Balloon” to help, using a breathing technique that helps manage emotions.

“I think kids are always told to ‘calm down, don’t yell, use ...

Happy Easter! Montville Kids Enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt

MONTVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of Montville kids were egg-xactly where they wanted to be, when, after a two-year hiatus, the annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on April 10 at the Community Park. The Easter Bunny was brought in on a Montville Fire Department truck and kids took pictures with the smiling bunny. There was face painting, balloon sculpting and a petting zoo with an alpaca and ...

NJ 10-Year-Old's Children's Book is a Hit

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Natalia Hazlitt,10-year-old fourth grader at Mountain Park Elementary School, co-wrote a children's book Charlie's First Haircut during the pandemic with her father Chaz Hazlitt. 

Chaz Hazlitt is a celebrity barber to numerous music artists, actors and athletes, and owns Stache Barbershop in Union. Like many business owners during ...

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Federal Funding Grants Announced for Volunteer Fire Departments

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

May 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

May 12, 2022

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies. To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable food ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

It's About Time

May 10, 2022

This statement is being written in response to the letter “For Immediate Release” Frank Cooney sent out (on behalf of the Montville Township Committee) on May 6th on Facebook regarding the dilapidated Route 46 corridor in Pine Brook.  The Montville Township Committee now states that it will address the old Suppas and Pine Brook (we call it Bates) Motel. It’s good to ...

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Tue, May 17, 7:30 PM

Municipal Building, Montville

Montville Twp Board of Education Meeting

Education

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Wed, May 18, 6:30 AM

Addresses across Montville Twp, Montville

Recycle Paper and Cardboard

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Wed, May 18, 7:00 PM

Montville

Environmental Commission Meeting

Government

Speaker, Green In Day, Pride Events Coming Up for OneMontville

May 15, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – May and June are busy months for OneMontville, as they have the following events coming up:

On Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m., Rabbi Myers of the Tree of Life Synagogue will be speaking at the Pine Brook Jewish Center.

On October 27, 2018, during Sabbath morning services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, a gunman opened fire, killing 11 people and wounding six ...

Play Ball! Montville Baseball and Softball Assn Holds Opening Day Parade and Ceremony

May 7, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Baseball and Softball Association celebrated its 70th year with an opening day parade April 30 after two years of COVID hiatus. MBSA President Nick Marino guessed that 20,000 kids had played in the league over the years. The parade, which began at Lazar Middle School and brought all of the baseball and softball players to the Municipal Fields on River Road, ...

Morris County School District Moves to Buy Cameras for All School Buses

May 17, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – All school buses in the Roxbury school district will soon be outfitted with security cameras as the district – which has slowly been installing the devices – recently decided to finish the job.

The decision to spend about $106,000 on the bus camera project was approved by the Roxbury Board of Education at its May 9 meeting.

At the session, Roxbury Schools ...

Morris County Family Seeks Help for Couple Forced Out of Ukraine

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury family is asking the public to help two refugees from the war in Ukraine who are now living in the area and dealing with health issues for which they have no medical insurance coverage.

A GoFundMe site, set up by Maya Deutch, hopes to raise $10,000 for the refugees, Lyudmila and Vladimir Yakimov. Deutch is the daughter of two Roxbury residents, one of whom used to ...

Another Dog Bitten by Bear in Sparta

May 17, 2022

SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear.

“The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff McCarrick said. He said when they let the dogs out they ...

Mystery of the Human Fetus Found in Wayne Revealed

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne’s Finest made quick work of the mystery of the remains of the human fetus discovered this past Sunday, May 8. The very next day, the investigation led to two arrests in connection with this strange case.

The following account is based on a statement released by Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

Nicole Tsentas (33) ...

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Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend May 14th-May 15th

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend May 14th - May 15th:

OPEN HOUSE(S) on SATURDAY, MAY 14th:

30 Edwards Road, Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp., 07054

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, May ...

The Great Spring in Roxbury

May 3, 2022

The Great Spring in Kenvil is a relatively small wetlands area where cool spring water rises from an aquifer below to create the Black River in Roxbury. The spring is on the southern tip of over 800 acres of industrial land once owned by the Hercules Powder Company.

Explosives were manufactured on that land for over 150 years. In all that time, the spring remained undeveloped.

Because it is ...

Helping Teens Learn Life's Lessons

Do you find it hard to have any credibility with your teen? Join the club. They can't yet see that we know anything worth knowing.

That's because they're on a quest to figure everything out for themselves. You can't possibly understand what they're going through... so they say.

And I say, let them. This is their time for exploration, self-discovery, mistakes and ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Dress for Success Northern NJ

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DATE AND LOCATION: 

Hennessy Hall (the Mansion)

Fairleigh Dickinson University

1 Mansion Mall

Madison, NJ 07940

Friday, June 3rd, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

There will be fabulous designer purse bingo, tricky tray raffle, 50/50 raffle, dessert, AND door prizes!

If This Isn't You....

Hi everyone. Today we’ll be discussing something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. ff you are not one of these individuals, odds are they are one of your family members or friends.

I’m speaking about those who have “invisible” disabilities. In other words, they don’t use an ...

Religious Beliefs Around the World:

Hello, TAPinto readers and listeners! In Part 1 of this two-part series, we spoke about how people’s religious affiliations have evolved over the past few decades, which religions are growing in numbers, and why that may be.

In Part 2 of this two-part series, we’re going to take a look at such things as what impact COVID has had on people’s religious beliefs, what the ...