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Catholic Deacon Faces Child Endangerment Charge

May 26, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Bruce Olsen, a man who served for many years as a deacon and teacher at St. Therese Church and St. Therese School in Succasunna, is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Diocese of Paterson.

The arrest of Olsen, of Allamuchy, was announced at recent Masses at St. Therese by the Rev. Richard Kilcomons, who said the Diocese of Paterson ...

Division of Consumer Affairs Reaches Settlements Totaling Nearly $400,000 with Three Car Dealerships over Alleged Consumer Protection Violations

NEWARK – As supply chain issues continue to affect prices for new and used vehicles, Acting Attorney Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced separate settlements totaling nearly $400,000 with three car dealerships for alleged consumer protection violations.

The alleged violations included: failing to disclose prior accident history; deceptive ...

Paterson Man was Part of Catalytic Converter Theft Ring, U.S. Attorney Charges

NEWARK, NJ – A 27-year-old Paterson man was among four suspects charged Thursday in connection with their roles in a scheme to steal catalytic converters from vehicles in New Jersey and transport the stolen goods to New York, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Juan Jose Flores Nolasco, as well as Carlos Gonzalez Sabino, 27, and Marcos Rivas Cruz, 21, both of the Bronx, New ...

County Settles ‘Brutality’ Case for $10M

CAMDEN NJ — In what’s supposedly New Jersey’s largest-ever settlement for a police excessive force case, Camden County’s insurance carrier has agreed to pay $10 million to a paralyzed city man who gets round-the-clock nursing home care.

The out-of-court settlement for 28-year-old Xavier Ingram – injured in a 2014 encounter with county metro cops – must be ...

Paterson Police Shut Down 'Million Dollar' Drug Operation

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police have shut down what Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale referred to as a “million dollar operation.” 

In a statement Speziale described that as a result of the “long term investigation” during which detectives were able to identify a narcotics network operated by two individuals in two locations, 85 Mill Street and 157 Oliver ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Benson Law Bans Human Trafficking Convicts from Becoming Rideshare Drivers

TRENTON, NJ -- A measure sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) to keep rideshare passengers from individuals convicted of human trafficking was signed into law on Monday by Governor Phil Murphy. 

Under the law, anyone convicted of human trafficking would be banned for life from operating commercial motor vehicles or transportation network company ...

Out of Business. Paterson 'Chop Shop' Closed Down, Acting AG Platkin Says

PATERSON, NJ – Six Paterson men said to be involved in the operation of a “chop shop” which reportedly possessed stolen cars and stripped them for parts have been charged for their crimes, according to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin. Two Newark residents were also charged.

In a statement Platkin announced that the indictment is the result of a joint ...

Operation Helping Hand Results In 82 Arrests, Offers Treatment For Those Suffering From Opioid Addiction

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force recently concluded Operation Helping Hand, consisting of eight one-day street operations which took place between February and April 2022, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced.

A total of 82 individuals, residents of Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties in New Jersey, Rockland ...

Morris County Man Charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material Released Pending Pre-Indictment Conference

MORRISTOWN, NJ -William Mickel of Lake Hopatcong has been arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Jefferson Township Police Department Chief Paul Castimore.

According to police, in January of this year, Mickel was found to be in possession of ...

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New Jersey Beaches Ready for Swimmers, State Park Summer Admission Free Starting This Weekend

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - After extensive water quality monitoring, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says New Jersey’s lakes and beaches are ready for swimming.  Just in time for the unofficial start to the summer.

Shawn LaTourette joined other state leaders in Asbury Park for the State of the Shore address, held every year heading into Memorial Day ...

VIDEO: Beaches and Lakes Ready for Swimmers, Free Summer Admission to State Parks, Chess Charity Event and 'Pork Roll Palooza' Returns

May 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for Pork Roll/ Taylor Ham lovers. 

TAPinto's ...

Would You Like to Tap into the Equity of Your Home?

May 27, 2022

Are you looking to tap into some of the great equity in your home? Today's soaring home prices have given homeowners some very nice equity. I worked with this past client to capitalize on soaring home values. I was able to help them obtain a great rate on a refinance. Their home located in Montclair, NJ appraised for $725,000, allowing them to refinance and take some nice ...

Rensselaer Commercial Properties Certified as Women Business Enterprise

FAIRFIELD, NJ – Rensselaer Commercial Properties has been certified a Women Business Enterprise by the State of New Jersey.  While the designation is now official, women have played a central role in our growth and history.   

“Our WBE certification puts an official stamp on what has been a big part of Rensselaer’s and my family's history,” said ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule: Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June. 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 1, 6:30 AM

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Recycle Paper and Cardboard

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Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

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Montville Township Town-wide Garage Sale

Milestones

Congratulations to Alex Benno on his Graduation

May 23, 2022

Congratulations on your Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers - Newark, Alex, Magna Cum Laude. We could not be more proud of you! 

With love from your family.

Montville H.S. Class of '75 Reunion

The Montville Township High School Class of 1975’s 47th class reunion will be held at the Hanover Manor on July 16, 2022. Graduates of MTHS classes of 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976 and 1977 are also invited.  The Reunion Committee appreciates the efforts of readers to reach out to friends and family members who graduated from MTHS in 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977 who might be ...

Memorial Day Services Planned in Montville - Gold Star Families to be Honored

May 23, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Memorial VFW Post 5481 and Montville Township invite you to join them for Memorial Day 2022 as they hold a special memorial honoring Gold Star families, which will include Gold Star family members and guest speakers.

The event will be held in the Community Park at the Tank Monument, 132 Changebridge Road in Montville, on Monday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m.

You can ...

Rainy Fishing Derby is Enjoyed by Many Families

May 19, 2022

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents met a rainy day for the 2022 Fishing Derby, held at Masar Park pond on May 7. Children fished with the help of their parents and earned prizes for their catch from the Montville Township Recreation Department.

“We had a great time at the fishing derby,” said Kevin DeJong, who brought his five-year-old son Brayden. “The kids had so much fun ...

Morris Township Man Charged with Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Materials

May 27, 2022

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Morris Township resident Michael Rave, 53 years of age, has been charged with possession of child sexual abuse material, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Morris Township Acting Chief Robert Shearer.

According to police, the investigation began with a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and ...

Authorities: Roxbury Man Confessed in Child Porn Case

ROXBURY, NJ – After police searched his residence last month as part of an undercover investigation, a Succasunna man confessed to downloading child pornography, according to authorities.

The man, Igor Michael Terrero, 49, was arrested today, said U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger in a press release. 

He said Terrero was charged with one count of distributing child ...

Free ‘Brain Tumor’ Screenings For Residents of Possible Cancer Cluster Area

May 27, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation will provide free MRI brain tumor screenings in June for people associated with Colonia High School after ardent appeals from Al Lupiano, an alumnus who seeks a cause for the local health issue that's captured an international media spotlight. Lupiano, believes that the many former Colonia High School students who have had brain ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

Columns

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: What are your thoughts on how the process with cannabis legalization is proceeding, and what further concerns or precautions do you think the state legislature should take up this session?

Currently, there are 12 cannabis dispensaries in the Garden State. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is expected to take up more applications at its meeting later this month. However, there are still many unanswered questions. 

The New Jersey Supreme Court case that could decide how cannabis impairment is measured by police is State v. Olenowski.

The key ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend May 21st-May 22nd

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend May 21st-May 22nd:

 

OPEN HOUSES on SATURDAY, MAY 21st:

1 Country Brook Drive, Montville Twp. 07045

1:00-3:00 PM

Contact SALLY E. NOVAK for more info. at 973-819-9820.

 

230 Hamilton Avenue, Seaside Heights Boro, 08751

12:00-3:00 PM

Contact JOAN F. PENNINO for ...

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 ...

To Smart to Fail

Commencement Transcript, May 2022

Good afternoon, proud graduates of the University of Machine Learning class of 2022.0.

I am a Heuristic/ALgorithmic 9000 computer. Most of you know me as Hal.

I want to thank president emeritus, Google, as well as Alexa, Siri, and all of the distinguished bots on the board of algorithms, for awarding me this honorary doctorate degree in deep learning and ...

‘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

*NOTE VENUE CHANGE*

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!

Love After Age 50

Hi everyone. The number of people age 50 and older has been skyrocketing over the past several decades. In addition, the number of single older adults is also growing in leaps and bound. So today we’ll be discussing something millions of people around the world are looking to find… love after the age of 50. If you’re not among this group of love ...

Making The World Better Place for Nearly a BILLION People

Hi everyone. Today we’ll again discuss something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. If 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 ...