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Montville Educators Wouldn't Let a 14-Year Tradition of Honoring Veterans Succumb to the Pandemic

May 23, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – In a very special ceremony, every year members of Montville’s Veterans of Foreign War Post 5481 travel to each cemetery in Montville and, assisted by students from Lazar Middle School, exchange the American flags at each veteran’s gravesite.

But with Montville schools being closed due to the COVID-19 crisis and the mostly senior citizen standing of ...

NJ Cousins Raise Money to Provide a Way for COVID Patients to Communicate with Their Loved Ones

MONTVILLE, NJ – When nine New Jersey kids saw the need for nursing home residents and hospital patients to be able to communicate with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, they formed a non-profit to make that possible.

Colin and Grace Volpe are freshmen at Montville Township High School. Colin said his aunt is a nurse in Massachusetts who is working with both COVID and non-COVID ...

Cedar Hill 5th Graders Donate to Food Pantry with Pantry Parade

MONTVILLE, NJ – With the COVID-19 pandemic have come lay-offs, and with no income has come increased need at the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry. Cedar Hill Elementary School’s Fifth Grade Committee decided to help out by hosting a “food pantry parade.”

The fifth graders collected and shopped for the items needed by the food pantry, then on May 7, the students joined mom ...

Rails Steakhouse Performing Lots of Community Service

MONTVILLE, NJ – It may be shut down from letting diners inside, but Rails Steakhouse has definitely been busy.

Unfortunately, the decrease in demand forced Rails administration – as with many small businesses – to lay off 75 employees. But that has not stopped Mike Mulligan, Director of Rails Steakhouse from doing something positive for his employees and the community. Each ...

Morris County Group Feeding Montville Police, First Aid, Plus Other Area Frontline Workers

MONTVILLE, NJ – When a group of friends, neighbors and relatives got together, the result is a program that has fed hundreds of frontline workers and offered a nourishing, hot meal to people who are feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rob Zwigard of East Hanover; his friend Ted Stanziale, and Stanziale’s neighbor Chris Mazzarella both of Parsippany; Stanziale’s cousin ...

The Leonidas Foundation Donates 110 Meals to Support Bonnie Brae School

MONTVILLE, NJ - In an effort to continue to support those in need in our community, The Leonidas Foundation was proud to donate 110 meals to the residents of the Bonnie Brae School this week.

Located in Liberty Corner, NJ Bonnie Brae takes youth from crisis to success by providing the most comprehensive care for at-risk New Jersey boys and their families. Their extraordinary school and ...

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds to Fly Over Northern NJ

NEWARK, NJ – In a salute to frontline COVID-19 responders, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy and Air Force trick fighter jet squadrons, will be making a joint flyover near the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday, April 28, the squads announced on Twitter Monday.

A formation of six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon and six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will conduct these ...

Hearts of Hope Delivers Hope to Healthcare Workers

Volunteers are creating thousands of Hearts of Hope gifts in an effort to offer hope to healthcare workers and others at the front line of the Coronavirus crisis. A worldwide movement of compassion, Hearts of Hope has responded to national and international tragedies since 9/11 as well as to hospitals, grief centers, and the military worldwide. 

“Our hand-painted hearts are symbols ...

Montville Business Donates towards Feeding Healthcare Workers

MONTVILLE, NJ – A Montville business has made a sizable donation towards treating area healthcare workers to hot, nourishing meals, all while providing supportive signs that have painted Montville red, white, and blue with support for healthcare heroes.

Sign Your House, a business owned by Shari Feinstein and Alyssa Rabinowitz, is not even a year old and rents lawn signs to help declare ...

Facing COVID-19 with Grit and Hope

The Coronavirus pandemic has placed the entire country in a state of grief, according to Judy Pedersen, Executive Director, Hearts of Hope Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation, and a trained grief counselor. Sudden, unpredictable losses – from jobs to social circles to health – have launched Americans into feelings of loss and isolation. 

“This is ...


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Don't Forget: Proper Hand Washing is Important in Fight Against COVID-19

May 27, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In addition to wearing face masks and maintaining social distance, one of the most effective ways to help keep you and your family healthy is by properly washing your hands. 

Despite being taught to wash our hands as children, many of us don’t know the proper techniques for washing our hands correctly, or how often we should be performing this important task, ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall in the state, they’re ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Mosquito Commission will be Spraying in Montville

May 24, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the township due to an increase in the adult mosquito population, it was reported on their website.

ATVs will be in the woods in the area of Beverly Drive, Longview Drive, John Street Park and Chapin Road between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27.

To request spraying in your area, or ...

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 ...

Sparta High School Student is a Regular on Popular Netflix Series

May 20, 2020

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 ...

Shop Owner's Facebook Live Stream Shut Down by Bernardsville Police for Violating Executive Order

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live-streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received a knock on her door ...

Montville Student Awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

May 15, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ -- National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced on Wed., May 13, this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship recipients. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. This year's cohort includes Christine Sun from Montville.

Sun attends Montville ...

NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...

Employers Can Grant Paid Leave for COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can ...

Rep. Sherrill Hosts Food Security Roundtable

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) convened a roundtable discussion last week with local food pantries and meal programs to discuss the issue of food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted by the Star-Ledger Editorial Board, 23 percent of Americans are food insecure, and in homes with children under 12, that number increases to 40.9 percent.

“Food ...

The New Jersey Centers of Physical Therapy are Open for Business

At Montville Physical Therapy we are open at all FOUR locations (The New Jersey Center of Physical Therapy, Montville Physical Therapy, Paramus Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and Wayne Orthopedic Physical Therapy,). Physical Therapy is an ESSENTIAL part of your orthopedic recovery! 

We have created an entire VIRUS FREE SAFE ZONE by exceeding the Centers ...


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.


6 Russell Court, Montville Twp.
From 1 - 2  p.m. use the link:
Contact RANDI BENNETT & TRACY WARSAW for more info at (973) 610-7123 / (973) 722-8801



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 ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

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 ...