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Morristown Resident Ivan Maldonado Among the 19 CCM Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Excellence

January 21, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ -- County College of Morris (CCM) had 19 student-athletes named to the All Region XIX and All Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) for their performance on and off the field during fall 2016. To be named All GSAC, student-athletes need to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, while All Region XIX must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or greater.   

The following student-athletes ...

Morristown Girls and Boys Fencing Teams Sweep Morris Catholic

DENVILLE, NJ – Thursday night produced another sweep for Morristown High School’s fencing program.

 

The Colonials boys team grinded out a 15-12 victory over Morris Catholic, while the girls squad doubled up the Crusaders by a 18-9 margin. George LaTorre’s boys squad now sports a 6-2 record after this result, while the girls are now 6-1.

 

The ...

Morristown High School Fencers Split Meet with Millburn HS

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Tuesday night’s home match with Millburn produced mixed results for the Morristown High fencing program.

 

The boys side took a 16-11 victory over the Millers to improve to 5-2 on the campaign, but the girls dropped a tough, 19-8 decision in dual meet action in the MHS auxillary gym.

 

In the boys match, the Colonials separated ...

Niche Ranks Morristown Public Schools No. 30 in NJ for 2017

January 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - National educational research and rankings firm Niche recently ranked The Morris School District No. 30 in the state and gave them an A+ in its new 2017 list of Best School Districts.  The district ranked No. 271 in the United States.

In 2016, Niche ranked the Morris School District No. 37 in the state, up from No. 57 in ...

Morristown High School Crowns a new "Mr. Morristown"

MORRISTOWN, NJ - For the second year in a row, the Morristown High School Student Government Association hosted Mr. Morristown, a talent competition similar to a beauty pageant.  Last night seniors boys competed to earn this title.

Ben Schwartz, Patrick Bauer, Jeremy Kuelker, Luca Conti, Ramiro Bruno, Zane Goldberg, and Junior Rondon were each participated in a talent competition, ...

Junior League of Morristown Accepting Applications for College Scholarships Based on Community Service and Making an Impact in the Community  

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Junior League of Morristown (JLM) invites Morris and Somerset County high school seniors who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to voluntarism in their school or community to submit applications for one of four $2,500 voluntarism scholarships. Other criteria include strong leadership skills, participation in extra-curricular activities, and scholastic effort.

Morristown's Peck School Announces Redesign for Deetjen Kindergarten

January 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ. The Peck School is undergoing an innovative redesign to their dedicated kindergarten space over the summer of 2017.

According to Head of School Andy Delinsky, “The design takes its inspiration from a garden, and the colors and palette reflect that theme. This is very intentional, because Kindergarten at Peck is where the original seed is planted – a seed that ...

Unity Charter School First Grade Student Begins Path of Global Citizenship

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In education you plan every lesson hoping to inspire students to become curious about the world around them.  Each lesson is meticulously planned to cognitively engage students and to inspire them. Lessons are designed to allow students to make sense of the world around them.  One such opportunity seems to have connected with one of Unity Charter School’s ...

Morristown Teacher Nominated for The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School’s social studies teacher, Lindsey Daly, was recently nominated for a fellowship through, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which is working in partnership with the Institute of Play in New York.  The fellowship will allow Lindsey to take part in an intensive instructional program over the summer in Princeton, New ...

Six Thousand New Jersey Women and Allies March on Trenton

January 21, 2017

Supporters stand in solidarity with marchers at the Women’s March on Washington and more than 600 sister marches across the U.S.

TRENTON, NJ – On Saturday January 21, six thousand women, their families, and their allies arrived in our state’s capital city to participate in the Women’s March on Trenton. The day’s events included 40 powerful speakers, musical ...

Morristown Proposes Self-Storage Center for Morris Street

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The town of Morristown held another workshop to share with the public some of the progress made regarding the Morris Street Redevelopment project. Township Planner, Phil Abramson, members of SNS Architects and Engineers and representatives from Topology, a Newark based planning firm all attended to report in the progress made over the past six month.

“We are ...

Morris Township Police and Atlantic Ambulance EMTs Recognized for Delivering Morris Township Baby

January 19, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Morris Township Police and Atlantic Ambulance EMTs responded to an unusual call on Jan. 5. Resident Emily Lipnick was in labor and very close to delivery. Although this type of call is not something most policemen are prepared for, Patrolman Carmen Piccola and Paramedic Susan Steuber were able to take action and begin assisting in the delivery.

However, they quickly ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

January 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Happy Friday everyone! There is so much to do this weekend in and around Morristown. Did you see the hats around town? You can thank the Fiber Fairy for those....Keep your ears and eyes open. Did we miss an activity let us know. Did you see something cool, let us know. Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Friday January 20

Karaoke, Tiff's Grill and Ale House; ...

The Morris County Historical Society Announces Volunteer Docent Classes Beginning in February 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Historical Society invites anyone interested in local history, historic preservation, or 19th century social history to attend our Volunteer Docent Classes this winter. Managed and operated as a house museum by the MCHS, Acorn Hall is a historic home built in 1853. Home to a retired medical doctor, Acorn Hall was later redesigned as a summer home for the Crane ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

January 16, 2017

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...

Morristown Based JCP&L Announces Winners of "Merry & Bright" Contest

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has announced the winners of the Fourth Annual "Merry & Bright" Holiday Lights Photo Contest, a competition conducted on the JCP&L Facebook page.

The utility company has announced that, for the third year, Berkeley Township,  resident Tom Makowski is the grand prize winner. Makowski spent weeks creating an ...

Bill to Allow School Nurses to Administer Naloxone Advances

January 15, 2017

School nurses would be permitted to administer an opioid antidote to a student or staff member who overdoses under legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman and advanced on Jan. 12 by the Senate Education Committee.

S-2635 would also require high schools, and permit any other schools, to maintain a supply of naloxone hydrochloride. The bill provides immunity ...

World-Class Cardiology Researcher Philippe Généreux Joins Cardiology Team at Morristown Medical Center

Appointment will enhance clinical trial offerings and improve patient outcomes

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Philippe Généreux, an interventional cardiologist internationally known for his novel research, has been named Co-Director of the Structural Heart Program at Morristown Medical Center.

Généreux has served and his currently serving as the primary or co- ...

New Jersey VegFest Fans Can’t Wait for October:  Preview Coming to Morristown

January 19, 2017

Vegan Pop-up Shop to be Hosted in January

Morristown, NJ — In response to consumer and vendor excitement for October’s New Jersey VegFest, its organizers will be hosting a new event this month: a vegan pop-up shop at the Laundromat Bar in Morristown on January 29th from 12 to 6 pm.  Vendors will be selling vegan meals and snacks, and vegan and eco-friendly products ...

Food For Thought: An Urban Legend Unearthed About Carrots

NUTLEY, NJ - Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A. Did you know that Vitamin A deficiencies can result in poor eyesight and other ocular conditions. However eating more carrots and taking Vitamin A supplements does not improve vision or reverse conditions.

The rumor about carrots improving eyesight was started as a part of disinformation campaign in the 1940’s. The Royal Air ...

Morristown Receives Over $40,000 in Recycling Grant Money from State

January 10, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown will receive over $40,000 from the state for its recycling efforts, said Morris County officials.

The township will receive their share of the $1 million allocated to Morris County's 39 municipalities. The county’s chunk of grant money comes from a pool of about $14.3 million in grants announced by the state Department of Environmental Protection ...

5 Morristown Girl Scouts Receive Awards at Rededication and Investiture Ceremony

January 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Sunday, January 8th, Girl Scouts from Morristown gathered at Alfred Vail Elementary School for the Rededication and Investiture ceremony to welcome approximately 100 new Girl Scouts, as well as honor the recipients of the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards.  This ceremony is one of the biggest of the year for the Morristown Girl Scouts.  The ceremony included ...

Community Raises Money and Runs For Fun in Support of Morristown Teen Battling Brain Cancer

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  On Wednesday January 18, adults, teens and kids came out in a show of support for their friend, neighbor, and classmate Hedda Sivertsson. The 3 mile fun run in Hedda's honor was organized as an impromptu way to support the 14 year old Morristown teen who is battling brain cancer. 

"We wanted to do something, so we organized this fun ...

Homeless Solutions Holds Ribbon Cutting at The Mt. Kemble Home

January 19, 2017

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Wednesday, January 18 Homeless Solutions hosted a ribbon cutting at The Mt. Kemble Home in Morristown, to commemorate the completion of a $1.3M  extensive, multi-phased renovation, which incorporated many safety and mobility enhancements.    The renovation began in June 2015 and has increased The Home’s capacity from 19 residential rooms to ...

Crime Stoppers Need Your Help to Solve a Case--- Reward Offered

January 20, 2017

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Boonton police are investigating an incident of vandalism and criminal trespassing that occurred in the early weeks of January in the United Railroad Historical Society’s restoration facility in Boonton.

On Jan. 14, volunteers found extensive graffiti on eight pieces of equipment, as well as broken windows in a locomotive and and damage from a discharged emergency ...

Inmate Found Dead at Morristown Jail

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  An inmate at the Morris County Correctional Facility has died, said authorities. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon confirm that an inmate, who had been admitted to the Correctional Facility during the early morning hours of January 12, 2017, was discovered this morning within his cell by staff members.  Medical aid ...

Former Quarterdeck Inn Site Set To Transform Into 105 Room Hotel LBI

January 19, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The owner and developer of two distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI plans to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.   The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to moderately renovate the Quarterdeck building and develop it into the ...

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Former Montville Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault of Minor Females

January 21, 2017

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief Rudolph Appelmann of the Montville Township Police Department announce that Jason Fennes, age 42, of Bloomfield, New Jersey was sentenced today to 14 years New Jersey State Prison, subject to the No Early Release Act, Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law.

The Defendant pleaded guilty on September 22, 2016 to two counts of ...

I-280 eastbound traffic shift necessary for bridge replacement project in Essex County

January 21, 2017

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a long-term traffic shift on I-280 eastbound starting this weekend to allow for bridge replacement work, as the I-280 and Route 21 Interchange Improvements Project advances in Essex County.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, January 20, until 5 a.m. Monday, January 23, ...

Don't Miss the Morristown/Morris Plains Educators Take On Harlem Wizards

January 9, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Teachers, staff members and principals are set to take on the Harlem Wizards. Come support your educators on Sunday January 22 at 3pm in the Morristown High School Gym.

You don't want to miss the tricks, hoops and alley-oops during this family friendly event

 

The Mommy’s Review - Hidden Figures

MORRISTOWN,NJ - The new movie Hidden Figures is now open in theaters nationwide, and I urge all parents out there to take your children to see it. It is a wonderful film with a wonderful message, not to mention a great endorsement of all things related to STEM.

Hidden Figures brings us to Langley, VA in the 1960s, just as NASA is preparing to launch its first Americans off of the planet and ...

Morristown Library Program to Teach Parents How to Select and Pay for a Quality Preschool

Area Nonprofit to Bring Clarity to Confusing School Choices and Provide Funds to Families in Need

MORRISTOWN, NJ - If you are planning to send your child to preschool in the next year or two — or don’t think you can afford the cost — an upcoming program at The Morristown & Morris Township Library will help resolve your concerns.

On January ...

5 Senior Programs Offered by the Township of Morris Parks and Recreation Office

January 11, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Township of Morris Parks and Recreation Department is offering 5 programs to seniors in town.

Senior Bingo is held the last Wednesday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm until the end of May at the Morris Mews.

Senior Funercise is designed specifically for seniors.  The group meets every Monday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm at Fairchild ...

Snow in Morristown? Authorities say 80% Chance

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morristown area may see some snow by Friday morning.  Snow may begin to fall after 8pm Thursday night as temperatures fall into the low 20's, said the National Weather Service. Temperatures will continue to stay in the 20's through Monday, the weather service said.

Current models are suggesting that the Morristown area may see approximately 1 - ...

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations at Morris Parks

January 17, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Learn the process of maple sugaring from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp OEC. Rain or shine.

Dates January: 14, 15, 21, 28, 29 & February: 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 ...

Are You Ready? Here Comes the Polar Plunge

BRR its cold out! Are you brave enough to take on the Polar Plunge to help support Project Playground 2.0??

The Polar Plunge is coming to Denville’s very own Cook’s Pond on February 25th.  At 1pm, get ready to just into a freezing cold body of water in support of ProjectPlayground. Register by February 4th via www.Denvilleplays.com, the cost is $25 and participants must ...

1860s Time Capsule Opening this Saturday in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - This Saturday, Jan. 7, a time capsule from the 1860s will be opened at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library (1688 Springfield Ave.) at 10:30 a.m.

The time capsule is from the former Hilton United Methodist Church (at the corner of Boyden Ave. and Tuscan Rd.), according to a Facebook post from Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca.

"The church was demolished ...

Morristown Middle School Students Grow Microgreens for the Cafeteria

January 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In 2009, a Carnegie Foundation commission of distinguished researchers and public and private leaders concluded that "the nation’s capacity to innovate for economic growth and the ability of American workers to thrive in the modern workforce depend on a broad foundation of math and science learning, as do our hopes for preserving a vibrant democracy and the promise of ...

Morristown's Acorn Hall Seeking Volunteers to Un-Decorate From Christmas

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Acorn Hall is looking for volunteers to help them un-decorate from the holiday season. Volunteers are needed this week, Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

To volunteer email MCHSAcornHall@gmail.com or call 973-267-3465

Acorn Hall is currently a museum, decorated with original furnishings, carpeting and wall covering. The museum hosts ...

Whole Foods Morristown Will Donate 5% of all Sales to Historic Speedwell on Tuesday January 10

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Help support Historic Speedwell by shopping at Whole Foods Market’s Morristown and Madison locations on Tuesday, January 10 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.. For every purchase made, Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of sales to Historic Speedwell.

Historic Speedwell is known as ‘birthplace of the telegraph,’ and was a titan of progress ...

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

 

Having just passed the winter solstice, dreams of summer, warm beaches, suntan lotion, and the shussh of the ocean lapping the shore are very much on the minds of beach lovers. It is only five months until Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. If you are looking for a novel to titillate your summer musings, Mary ...

Letter to the Editor: A chance to say thank you

January 20, 2017

 

Dear Friend --

Today is a bittersweet day for me. It’s the last time I will communicate with you as your Education Secretary. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate the progress our nation has made over the last eight years toward ensuring all students have access to the rich, well-rounded learning opportunities they deserve. And it is a chance to say thank you.

I am ...

Tech Tip #3: Secure your email from hackers

January 21, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A Gmail phishing* attack has been perpetuated on millions of users in which the hacker sends you a fake email with an attachment that appears to come from one of your friends. Clicking on the attachment takes you to a replica of a Gmail login page. Once you enter your login and password, your email account is successfully hacked.

A single step authentication, i.e., using ...

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Sat, January 21, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Nature-Infused Yoga Winter Series

Green Health & Wellness

Sat, January 21, 10:00 AM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

New Exhibit at Museum of Early Trades and Crafts: ...

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Sat, January 21, 1:30 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Hand-Crafted Paper Workshop

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Controlled Substances, Theft and Motor Vehicle Crashes Top This Weeks Police Blotter

January 17, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morris County Police Blotter

  
1/3/17: ARRESTS FOR NARCOTICS: Officers observed a suspicious vehicle in Central Park in Parsippany. An investigation led to Christopher J. Griggs, age 18, of Morris Plains, and Cody J. Bubryckie, age 18, of Morris Township, to be charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Being Under the Influence of a Controlled ...

Montessori Preschool Open House

January 17, 2017

At our Winter Open House, you can discover the benefits of a Montessori education for your child. Our Campus Director, Melissa Samoilow, will be available to speak with you about MCA’s early childhood programs and flexible scheduling options. Our Montessori Certified Head Teachers will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Montessori philosophy. Please feel free to bring ...