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Saturday's Fatal Accident on Rt. 80 Takes the Life of a Lake Hiawatha Man

May 17, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The NJ State Police have released the name of the driver who died in a head-on crash Saturday morning in Parsippany. The collision took the life of Angelo F. Atienza, 29, of Lake Hiawatha. The fatal accident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14 on Rt. 80 eastbound.

According to the police, Atienza was driving a Toyota Rav 4 which was going the ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

School Lockdown Update - Montville Police: 'Non-Credible Telephonic Threat was Made'

MONTVILLE, NJ – The students of Montville Township High School were systematically cleared one-by-one by police officers to end the lockdown and shelter-in-place that occurred on May 12, a necessary process that kept some students in their classrooms for nearly seven hours. 

Here is an update on the lockdowns that occurred in the Montville Public School ...

Montville Twp High School, Two Other Schools on Lockdown; Possible Threatening Person Outside Building

MONTVILLE, NJ – Today, May 12, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Montville Township High School initiated a lockdown, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. René Rovtar. The school had received information that there may have been a threatening person outside of the building on or near the campus. Police are on the scene. 

As a precaution, Robert R. Lazar Middle School and ...

25th Annual Police Unity Tour Kicks off in Morris County

MADISON, NJ - The Police Unity Tour Chapter I began its long trip to Washington, D.C. from Florham Park around noon on May 9, passing through Madison along the way.

The annual Tour consists of hundreds of police officers, most on bicycles or motorcycles, making the trek to the capital. Its journey through Madison took them down Central Avenue, followed by a westward turn onto Main Street. The ...

Attorney General's Office to Investigate: Police Pursuit Ends in Fatality in Glen Ridge

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A police chase has resulted in a fatal car crash in Glen Ridge on Tuesday, law enforcement officials confirmed.

To quell the amount of car thefts in New Jersey, the Attorney General has stated that police officers can resume police pursuits, after years of halting to the practice. Following the crash, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that there was a police ...

As Car Thefts Continue to Be a Problem in Montville, State AG Will Now Allow Police Pursuits of Car Theft Suspects

MONTVILLE, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced that $10 million will be invested in automated license plate recognition technology to aid in reducing auto theft crime in the state. Platkin also announced a reversal in the office’s refusal to allow pursuit of auto theft suspects.

“In 2021 we had an all-time high of 14,320 stolen ...

NJ Invests $10 Million into License Plate Recognition Technology to Combat Rise in Auto Thefts

MARLBORO – A $10 million investment in automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology has been announced by Governor Murphy's Office. The Governor, along with Acting Attorney General Platkin made the announced on Friday April 29. The investment is aimed at reducing violent crime and motor vehicle theft in New Jersey and will be funded through the federal American ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

Suspects Flee Scene of Theft in Montville Township

MONTVILLE, NJ – On April 15 at 6:00 a.m., the Montville Township Police Department responded to the scene of a vehicle crash in the area of 122 Main Road. Responding officers learned that a blue SUV and a gray van were stealing catalytic converters from the yard at 144 Main Road. Employees arrived and witnessed the two suspects loading the catalytic converters into their vehicles. The ...

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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 ...