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Morris County Business Owners and Legislators Launch 'UnLock New Jersey' to Open Up Businesses

May 18, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - “Unlock New Jersey” was launched today by an expanding group of business owners, civic leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens who presented Governor Phil Murphy with a proposal to responsibly and decisively unlock his COVID19 shut-down of Garden State businesses.  The plan was the result of a town hall meeting of more than 30 small business owners from ...

Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

Don't Be a Knucklehead, Be a Bobblehead! Company Unveils Gov. Murphy Bobblehead

MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy. 

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, the same cause that the ...

Marotta Controls to Manufacture Guided Missile Part

MONTVILLE, NJ – Marotta Controls announced April 22 that it has designed and will be manufacturing a new control actuation system for Northrop Grumman. The system will be used in extended range guided missiles for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, integrated into Super Hornet, Growler and Lightning II fighter planes.

Marotta executes each step of the project in-house – designing, ...

Congress Replenishes CARES Act's PPP Funding for Small Businesses; Malinowski Praises The Measure

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday evening, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan interim emergency funding package that secures additional critical funding for small businesses, hospitals and COVID-19 testing. President Trump indicated earlier in the week that he would sign the bill into legislation.

The initial interim package introduced by Senate Republicans was a one-sentence ...

New Jersey Creates Web Portal for Unemployment Application Questions

NEW JERSEY- More than 850,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in New Jersey during this pandemic, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The record number of claims in Morris County and across the state has overwhelmed the state’s system, and those across the nation, said New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo.

Asaro-Angelo ...

Lottery Sales Plummet; Bad Luck for State Worker Pensions

Special to TAPinto Franklin/Somerset. 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 njspotlight.com.

There’s a new cause for concern about New Jersey’s chronically underfunded public-worker pension funds — sagging state Lottery ...

Montville Friends Spotlight What's Open in Montville with Website

MONTVILLE, NJ – When two Montville Township High School graduates put their heads together – figuratively! – to try to help out Montville but stay safe while doing so during the COVID-19 crisis, they turned to their online talents. Lorrin Stone and Reza Wang-Lotfi have developed a website called “What’s Open Montville” to act as a hub for restaurants to use as ...

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Warns of Scams Involving Stimulus Checks

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp reminds residents that criminals continue to operate even during these unprecedented times. The recent Economic Impact Payments, or COVID-19 relief stimulus checks, are one such opportunity for scammers.

The United States Postal Inspection Service advises that scammers are calling and/or emailing individuals claiming to be from ...

New Jersey Bar Owner Sean Flannery Beat Coronavirus, Now He Must Overcome Ailing Economy

FANWOOD, NJ - COVID-19 isn't necessarily a death sentence, but it could have been. Just ask bar owner Sean Flannery of Sheelen's Crossing Pub & Bistro on South Avenue in Fanwood. 

Coronavirus has taken a horrible toll at facilities for retired veterans homes and at nursing homes across the state, and many of the sickest patients are age 65 and over. Flannery, who recently ...

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Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

May 29, 2020

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...

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Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for: 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

'Census Bureau Survey' Texts are Real - and They Present Sobering Statistics

MONTVILLE, NJ – Even though residents have been warned about the scams that texters are using to make money off of the COVID-19 crisis, if you receive a text or email that says the Census Bureau wants your opinion – it’s most likely real.

The U.S. Census Bureau has launched two new surveys to measure social and economic trends in the nation’s small businesses and ...

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Paving and Milling Info for Thursday

May 27, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – According to Police Chief Andrew Caggiano, a road crew will be milling on the following streets on Thursday, May 28:

Bellows Lane
Benefly Road

No paving will occur due to possible rain.

Please plan alternate route to avoid delays or road closures. Drive safely through any construction zone.

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VFW Commemorates Memorial Day in Small Ceremony; See the Movie

May 24, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – Even though large gatherings cannot occur, the Montville Township VFW Post 5481 was not going to let Memorial Day go by unmarked. Members gathered outside the post on Thursday to commemorate the day.

Post Commander Ken Hanzl said that Memorial Day is designed to honor all veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Color guard members Dominick ...

CCM to Conduct Online Commencement Ceremony to Honor the Class of 2020 YouTube Video Will Premiere on June 12 at 7 p.m. to Recognize Graduates

May 23, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube.

This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for Friday, May 22, but with the college’s move to a remote teaching and learning ...

'Mayors For Main Street' Group Sends Letter to Governor's Office and Other Officials

May 29, 2020

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including mayors from four Somerset Hills towns and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district representatives and county officials to outlining a list of actions sought ...

Sparta High School Student is a Regular on Popular Netflix Series

SPARTA, NJ- People who have been home checking out Netflix during this pandemic shutdown have undoubtedly come across “Outer Banks.”  If they have, they have seen Sparta High School student Julia Antonelli. In the show she is Wheezie Cameron, the younger sister who does what younger sisters do.  She is nosey, she tattles and causes grief for her older sister and ...

Montville Township High School Faculty Deliver Caps and Gowns

May 28, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ - On Friday, May 22, Montville Township High School faculty and administrators, along with Montville Township Public Schools Superintendent Dr. René Rovtar, visited the 310 members of the MTHS Class of 2020 to deliver Caps, Gowns, Diploma Covers, and other items such as Honor Cords and Tassels.

Like most of the nation’s students, the MTHS Class of 2020 has been ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

May 29, 2020

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...

Correcting a Tax Return Will Soon be Easier

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

Rep. Sherrill Joins AARP New Jersey for Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall

Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-11) joined more than 2,200 AARP New Jersey members on Wednesday for a Coronavirus telephone town hall. Sherrill answered questions related to federal legislation, food assistance, unemployment, economic impact payments, long term care facilities, and state and local funding.

“I’d like to thank AARP New Jersey for hosting me ...

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Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 20, 2020

ATLANTA, GA -- In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Virtual Open Houses This Weekend - May 23 & 24

The following homes have VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SATURDAY, MAY 23:

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE ONLY
6 Russell Court, Montville Twp.
From 1 - 2  p.m. use the link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86927756621
Contact RANDI BENNETT & TRACY WARSAW for more info at (973) 610-7123 / (973) 722-8801

SATURDAY, MAY 23:

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE ...

FirstEnergy Deploys Internal Avian App to Streamline Bird Protection Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has deployed an app that allows utility personnel to report avian issues in real time, streamlining the process to protect nesting birds and enhance electric service reliability. The app arms field workers with the ability to submit photos and answer key questions using a drop-down menu to report the locations of bird nests or other bird-related issues along the ...

Turn Your Mess into Your Message

I didn't realize how much of my life I had to share, (and how messy it was) until we were in the parent program at Hyde School.  I didn't understand the amazingly positive impact it could have on my children until then.  The key, though, is telling it with humility and without lecturing.

Honestly, I feel that I've lived a charmed life in many ways.  And ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world

 

Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...