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Morristown Girls Swimming Upsets Chatham with 96-74 Victory

January 23, 2018

MORRISTOWN – For the last six years, this weekend’s upcoming Morris County Tournament in girls swimming would have been considered a formality for Chatham to waltz to another county crown.

 

Last Tuesday proved that is not going to the case this year.

 

Morristown dealt Chatham its first loss to a Morris County opponent since Mountain Lakes pulled the trick on ...

Chatham Boys Basketball Defeat Delbarton; Cougars Avenge Opening Loss

CHATHAM, NJ - Delbarton came back to tie the game with three minutes left in the fourth quarter, but senior forward Dan Baker dropped in two big baskets that helped Chatham secure a 50-45 boys basketball win on Monday night.

Senior guard Jack Rooney scored nine of his team-high 17 points in the first quarter when Chatnam (12-3) moved to a 13-10 edge. Senior guard Mac Bredahl finished ...

Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Upsets Morristown, 63-52

WARREN, NJ - Senior Julia Cunningham led the scoring for the Warriors with a game-high 19 points, and added seven rebounds and seven steals, as Watchung Hills toppled Morristown on Monday, 63-52. 

“Tremendous effort from our team beating the No. 17 team in the state,” said WHRHS head coach Reese Kirchofer. “The girls have been playing a lot of games as of late ...

Seminar on Safeguarding Personal Data to be Held at County College of Morris

January 22, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ – Do you know how to safeguard your personal data? Come find out if you are doing enough at a free information session titled, "What is your Date Safety IQ?"

The Department of Information Technologies at County College of Morris (CCM) will be holding this free drop-in session, on Thursday, January 25. The event is open to the public and will ...

19 Morristown Residents Make Dean's List at Area Colleges

Morristown, NJ - The following seven Morristown residents have been named to Dean's List at area colleges.

Brain Coven has been named to Dean's List at The University of Vermont. To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. Coven is majoring in ...

Vote and Help a Morristown Mom/Teacher Win $500 For Her Kindergarten Class

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A Morristown resident and kindergarten teacher in Kinnelon is competing in an online #PlayfoamChallenge. The winning kindergarten class will win $500 in toys, games and supplies for their classroom.

Cathleen McKenna is a kindergarten teacher at Stonybrook School in Kinnelon. Her kindergarten class is currently in second place, only 67 votes behind the leader. To vote ...

Morristown Middle School Students Showcase Solutions in Nationwide STEM Project Competition

January 21, 2018

Piscataway, NJ - How can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue, in a nationwide STEM project competition called Future City.

On Saturday, January 13th, Frelinghuysen Middle School of Morristown joined thirty-five New Jersey middle ...

16 Students from Morristown Middle School Earn 1st Place in General Knowledge Competition

LIVINGSTON, NJ -  Eight area middle schools participated in a General Knowledge competition on Wednesday, January 10,  at Newark Academy. Participating schools included Central Middle School (Stirling), Delbarton (Morristown), Frelinghuysen Middle School (Morristown), Morris Plains Boro Middle School (Morris Plains), Morristown Beard (Morristown), Newark Academy ...

Hugh Grennan Wins Over Judges, Named Mr. Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Seven high school seniors at Morristown High School put their talents and charm on display as they vied for prom tickets and bragging rights as Mr. Morristown whiling entertained their fellow classmates on Thursday evening at the school’s auditorium

Hugh Grennan emerged as the winner behind a charismatic performance on the melodica – a hybrid instrument and ...

Statement from Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty on Alleged Burglary and Sexual Assault

January 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Police Department is currently investigating the alleged burglary and sexual assault of a woman in her Morristown apartment on the morning of Thursday, January 18.  Responding quickly, the Morristown Police Department apprehended suspect Brian K. Session of East Orange on Friday. On Saturday, the suspect was charged with burglary and theft, ...

Morristown Opens Parking Garages for Residents Ahead of Storm

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Due to the expected snowfall, the Morristown Parking Authority, in cooperation with the town, will allow residents who park on street or who hold on-street parking permits, to park in the following garages at no charge beginning at 7pm on Tuesday January 16.

Dalton Parking Garage (Cattano Avenue)

Ann/Bank Parking Garage 

DeHart Street Garage (Limited ...

Police: Man Charged with Sexual Assault, Kidnapping in Morristown One Day Before Women's March

January 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Police arrested a 47-year-old East Orange man Friday on a string of charges related to a Tuesday kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in Morristown. He is also believed to be connected to a slew of residential burglaries that occurred in November and Decembers.

The man’s arrest comes on the heels of Morristown’s first Women’s March Saturday, where ...

Man Arrested and Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Brain Session of East Orange has been arrested on charges related to a kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred in Morristown on January 18, said police.

Morristown Police Officers responded to an apartment building on a report of sexual assault.  According to authorities, an adult female came home from shopping and found a male that she did not know, inside ...

Morristown Women's March Reflects on the State of the Country and Issues That Divide the Nation

January 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thousands of men, women and children filled the streets of Morristown today for this year’s Women’s March on New Jersey 2018. Beginning on the front lawn of Morristown Town Hall, participants gathered to celebrate the achievements of New Jersey women over the past year and to encourage more people to vote.

The first speaker to address the crowd at this years ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy.....the weekend is here!  Wondering what to do? Morristown has a Women's March, music, high school sports, and history. What will you do this weekend?

 

Friday January 19

Blood Drive hosted by Victoria Cattano; Morristown United Methodist Church; 2pm - 8pm

Morristown High School Ice Hockey will face Chatham; Mennen Arena; 5:45pm

Painting ...

How to Keep Important TAPinto Local News Stories in Your Facebook News Feed

January 22, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.

At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.   To make sure that you continue to see news from us in your Facebook News Feed:

Have ...

Free IRS-Certified Tax Preparation Available Beginning February 5

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Area residents can get their taxes prepared for free starting February 5 at free tax sites run by United Way of Northern New Jersey and its partners in Morris, Somerset, Suburban Essex, Sussex and Warren counties.

This free service is designed to help the 37 percent of New Jersey households identified by the United Way ALICE Report as living below the ...

'Unusually Severe Flu Season, Beginning to Peak,' CDC says - Flu Shots Offered in Morristown

January 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Noticing an unusually high number of people sneezing, coughing and calling out of the office? It could be due to the flu.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report flu activity is high in New Jersey and widespread through out the country.

Morristown's Division of Health is offering flu shots by appointment at Town Hall, 200 South Street, Room ...

Cedar Knolls Wal-Mart to Host "Wellness Day" on Saturday

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Cedar Knoll's Walmart will host the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, January. 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information which include

Blood glucose testing
Blood pressure testing
Body mass index evaluation
Low-cost ...

Don't Miss Out! Morristown's Winter Farmers' Market Open Sundays Through April

January 20, 2018

Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network enjoys success during second month of the WEEKLY winter farmers’ market in Morris County at the Alexander Hamilton Elementary School

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking for healthy local food? Check out the weekly indoor Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market at Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills Street, in Morristown.

The market, which ...

New Brewery Named After Morristown's Fort Nonsense

DENVILLE, NJ - Mayor Tom Andes will be among the well-wishers attending the grand opening of Fort Nonsense Brewing Company in Denville later this month, the company announced.

The event is scheduled for noon on Jan. 27 at the 3118 Route 10 establishmen, Denville's first breweryt. Festivities will last until 10 p.m.

Also slated to be at the brewery for the ceremony will be Revolutionary ...

POSTPONED until THURSDAY due to the rain: Donated Firewood Logs Available for Morristown Residents

January 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY -- Morristown resident Len Gannet is graciously donating a large supply of firewood to the Town of Morristown for any resident who may need it during the cold winter months. Due to the rain, the firewood will be delivered to the back of Town Hall on Thursday January 25 at 11 AM and will be available for pick-up thereafter, (while supplies last). 

The firewood being ...

Historical Society Receives Grant for Morristown's Acorn Hall

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Historical Society receives a grant for restoration projects at Acorn Hall which include painting Acorn Hall's exterior as well as stabilizing and repointing the structural foundation.

The exterior of the house and carriage house will be repainted the original 1860 - 1880 paint scheme. The grant will also be used toward stabilizing and ...

Morristown Soup Kitchen Receives Donation from Greater Lafayette Classic in Name of Marla Drury

January 18, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Greater Lafayette Classic Sponsorship Committee announced that the profit's from this years Greater Lafayette Classic (GLC) will go scholarships for Chatham High School students, the Morristown Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center (in the name of Marla Drury), the Chatham Emergency Squad, the Borough and Township Fire Departments and several other area ...

Hanover Park Freshman Service Project Sends Comfort to Morristown Hospital

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- When it came time for a service project for the students in Hanover Park's Freshman Seminar classes, Mr. Ott and Mr. DiBona joined forces to make children in the hospital and in foster care smile. 

A two dollar donation from every student, the opportunity to share resources from the Family and Consumer Science Department and a little creativity came ...

Safely Manage Insects on Indoor Plants

January 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Winter can be hard on gardeners and our indoor plants. Low light, shorter days and dry air stress our houseplants while helping insects thrive. Don’t despair if insects have moved in and your plants are struggling with yellow or speckled leaves. Instead, invest a bit of time and effort managing these pests and keeping your plants looking their best.

Start by making sure ...

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter

KENILWORTH, NJ - As it begins to get colder in New Jersey and winter is settling in, frozen pipes become a frequent occurrence. According to PuroClean franchisee and owner of the Kenilworth location, Robin Hoy, who is a Cranford resident, many families suffered from bad situations last winter. She added, "A couple of homes were so badly damaged that water was discovered streaming ...

Blood Donations Needed for 11 yr old Hannah Cerullo; Daughter of Morris County Sheriff's Officer

January 16, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Italian American Police Society of N.J. is asking for help for Hannah, the 11 year old daughter of Michael Cerullo of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office who is battling cancer.

Hannah “the princess warrior” is fighting very hard and is in need of blood transfusions to aid her in this fight.  People can donate blood at Morristown Medical Center.

$45 Million Multi-State Settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation

TRENTON -- Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced  that New Jersey has entered into a $45 million multi-state settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation that resolves allegations the New-Jersey-based company improperly serviced mortgage loans during a four-year period. In addition to New Jersey, the overall settlement involves Attorneys General and state mortgage regulators ...

Verizon Makes Pitch to Bring Free Wi-Fi, Increased Cell Service to Belmar’s Beachfront

January 22, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — Verizon wants to bring free wireless and enhanced cellular service to the Belmar beachfront as early as Memorial Day.

Under a proposal presented to the Belmar Council on January 17, the “trial project” would be the first of its kind in United States for the telecommunications giant, which plans to invest $4 million in the effort, according to company ...

United Airlines Offers Customers Two Free Checked Bags on Travel To/From China and Hong Kong

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines has eliminated charges for customers' second checked bag on all routes from North America to China and Hong Kong including those originating at Newark Liberty Airport. 

"We are responding to valuable feedback from customers who are seeking added benefits when they travel to China and Hong Kong, ...

Winter Weather Update From Morris County Office of Emergency Management

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the pending coastal storm and its impact to Morris County. A Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Northern New Jersey at this time.

It is anticipated that Morris County will be greeted by snow early tomorrow morning (Thursday) with the snow exiting in the afternoon/evening. We expect that it ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 010

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we take you to the groundbreaking for an expansion to Morristown Medical Center, introduce you to the newest babies of 2018 at Atlantic Health System and share some must-see winter weather tips!

 

Bonding with Your Cat

Cats are independent creatures, often making people think that they don’t need or want companionship, but in reality, cats and humans can be great companions, and there are different ways to bond with each other.

Petting, of course, is the most obvious one, because it can be beneficial for both the cat and the human. Not only does the cat love it and sometimes even ask for it, ...

Morris Animal Inn Introduces "Playcare Academy" for Your Pet

MORRISTOWN, NJ - If you have a high energy canine, Morris Animal Inn's Playcare Academy may be the daycare option you've been looking for. 

Your pet can have fun, exercise and learn all day long through three interactive activities: Manners Training where your pet will work with Morris Animal Inn staff on basic manners with repetition and lots of positive reinforcement. Agility ...

Shake Shack is Coming to Parsippany

January 18, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Exciting news for Parsippany burger and shake lovers. Shake Shack, a popular burger and milkshake chain, is putting down roots in Morris County, opening its first area location in Parsippany later this year.

Ripco Real Estate confirmed that the fast-food restaurant is moving in to the new Waterview Marketplace on Route 46 in Parsippany by the end of this year. That ...

Women's March Sign-Making Party Comes to Madison on Tuesday

Members of the public are invited to a Women’s March sign-making party on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., at the Madison Community House on 25 Cook Ave.

Some craft supplies will be provided, including foam board, poster markers and poster paints. Attendees should try to bring their own materials, according to event hosts Action Together Morris County, Madison Area Call to Action and Chatham Moms for ...

Lower Tuition Under Murphy? Not So Fast, Rutgers Pres. Says

January 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, following his inauguration last week, ​ticked off a list of lofty goals and​ progressive​ proposals for the state. 

Yet allies and opponents have shown skepticism, or at least questioned, his vision for New Jersey

Rutgers President Robert Barchi made himself no exception, during ​a start-of-the-semester kick-off address at the Rutgers ...

Rutgers Historians Collecting Morristown's 2018 Women's March Signs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Believe it or not, we’re living through history right now. That’s why the Rutgers University Libraries want to collect artifacts and memorabilia from the present day.

If you took part in yesterday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state, you should consider donating your signs and protest memorabilia ...

Art in the Atrium’s 26th Annual African-American Art Exhibit Comes to Morristown Jan. 26

January 22, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  "Lift Every Voice", New Jersey's largest exhibition of African American art, will be opening to the public on January 26. The event, assembled by Art in the Atrium is located on floors 2 - 5 of the Morris county Administration & Records Building at 10 Court Street in Morristown.

A free opening reception will take place on Friday January 26 ...

Don't Miss Out! Morristown's Winter Farmers' Market Open Sundays Through April

Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network enjoys success during second month of the WEEKLY winter farmers’ market in Morris County at the Alexander Hamilton Elementary School

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking for healthy local food? Check out the weekly indoor Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market at Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills Street, in Morristown.

The market, which ...

Thousands to Converge in Morristown for the Women's March on NJ This Saturday

Morristown, N.J. -  This Saturday thousands of women and allies will unite in Morristown for the Women’s March on New Jersey 2018.  Participants at this peaceful and non-partisan march will gather together to celebrate the achievements of New Jersey women over the past year and to mobilize women across New Jersey to bring their power to the polls this November.

The event ...

Morristown Women in Business Lunch and Networking; Thursday Jan. 18

January 17, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morristown Women in Business will be hosting a lunch and networking event on Thursday January 18 at Fiore Italian Restaurant at 12noon.

The organization will be hosting Simone Craig as the speaker for the event.

Criag holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Hampton University. She has 22 years of experience in the financial industry. She combined her ...

New Jersey Brain Bee Competition for High School Students to be Held Feb. 10; Register Now for Access to Study Guide

PISCATAWAY, NJ – New Jersey high school students have an opportunity to prove their brain power by competing in the 2018 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee.  Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition in which students are quizzed about the human brain and central nervous system.

The contest, which is open to all public ...

Networking Luncheon for Women Business Owners Set for January 23 in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Northwest Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) is hosting a Networking Luncheon on January 23, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at South + Pine, 90 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07060.

Women business owners from the area are encouraged to attend. 

There will be plenty of time for 30-second intros, exchange of business cards, and getting to ...

Morristown Resident Marches in Inaugural Parade for New Virginia Governor

January 16, 2018

HARRISONBURG, VA --Julia Cha Fong of Morristown, who is part of the Flute/Pic section in the James Madison University marching band, the Marching Royal Dukes, will be marching in the inaugural parade for new Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Saturday, Jan. 13 in Richmond.

The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and go around the capital square.

Cha Fong is majoring in psychology and ...

PSE&G files first rate review in 8 years; requests approximate 1 percent increase

NEWARK, NJ - Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) filed its first regulatory rate review in more than eight years, asking for a small adjustment in electric and gas base delivery rates that would increase overall revenues by approximately 1 percent.

The increase is necessary to recover investments PSE&G made to strengthen its electric and gas distribution systems, making ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Morristown Museum

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking for something to do today? Schools are closed in the Morris School District in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Morris Museum is open, and the public is invited to participate in activities and gather information about the life and mission of Martin Luther King Jr. His famous "I Have A Dream" speech will run continuously throughout the day.

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson

January 12, 2018

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 2017)

 

Alex Cross, subject of James Patterson's 25th book in this venerable, fast paced detective series, is in big time trouble again. Even though his great nemesis is dead, Gary Soneji has a way of plaguing Alex from the grave, through his son, Dylan Winslow, and dastardly accomplices.

Using one of the major ...

This Month at the Morristown & Morris Township Library

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morristown & Morris Township Library is offering many events during the month of January

Friends Book Sale - On Tuesday Januray 16, 23 and 30 from 10am - 2pm and Saturday January 20 from 10am - 2pm

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes -  Enjoy yoga at the library. Patrons will experience the Krishnamachary, a tradition of Hatha Yoga on the second ...

Arctic Blast Will Keep the Morristown Area in Deep Freeze Through Weekend, Record Cold Expected

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The deep freeze is back and don’t expect it to warm up until the beginning of next week.

The National Weather Service is anticipating record-breaking cold temperature, particularly for Saturday and Saturday night. By Sunday night, the persistence of subfreezing temperatures that began just after Christmas will be the longest such stretch for New Jersey dating back ...

Man-flu may be for real!

Man-flu may be for real!
Joanna Hayden, PhD, CHES
A study published in the British Medical Journal on December 27, 2017 reporting the results of an investigation into the existence of “man-flu” suggests that flu in men may really be more severe and cause worse symptoms than flu in women.

Abstract of original journal article: ...

How Fake Instagram Accounts, and Snapchat Push Kids to Suicide

Troller in Chief Setting an Example for the Kids:

The president continues to use Twitter as a means of psychological warfare.  His goal is to break the spirit of the American people by using social media like a schoolyard bully.  He hides like a coward behind cyberspace, and now the secret service, and the armed forces to demean people domestically, and abroad to break the human ...

Savvy Tips for Making Home Safe for Seniors

Finding out a senior you love experienced a fall in their home feels terrible.  Learning they laid on the floor for hours unable to get up, and that the fall could have been easily avoided feels far worse.  Team Nest Builder’s Marketing Manager knows....her mother-in-law recently fell in her New Jersey home, and she experienced that exact scenario. That’s why today, Team ...

Injured Hand. Broken Hand. Broken Dreams.

NFL football fans across the country are looking forward to the final playoffs today, two weeks before the Super Bowl, yet most of the news is about Tom Brady's "injured hand." Yes, Tom Brady is on the Patriots injury report. What most fans don't realize is that if you follow the Patriots injury report before any regular or post-season game, Tom Brady's name appears on that ...

Drink Your Way to a Healthier 2018

January 14, 2018

It’s that time of year again, just 13 days in and you’ve probably already broken that New Year’s Resolution.  “New Year, New Me” has already gone out the window! This will be the year where we actually start going to the gym regularly and eating healthier.  Not so fast!. However, it’s not too late to get back on track, and while fitness and a healthy ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, January 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Tue, January 23, 4:15 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Yankee Ingenuity: Problem-Solving in Early America

Arts & Entertainment Education

Wed, January 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Arrest Made in Morris Township Park and more in this Week's Police Blotter

January 16, 2018

MORRIS COUNTY PARK POLICE  BLOTTER 12-26 through 12-31, 2017

12/26: ARREST FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for an equipment violation in Randolph. An investigation led to Kevin Hurtado-Guiterrez, age 18, of Wharton, to be charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (suspected Xanax and Marijuana), Obstruction of the Administration of Law, and Hindering ...

Unity Charter School Adds Girls’ Volleyball To Athletic Program

January 22, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Lego Robotics, chorus, drama, track, boys’ basketball, girls’ volleyball, Technovationⓒ, genius bar, Girls On The Runⓒ...these are just a few of the options Unity Charter School students have once the school day ends.  In the past two years, Unity Charter School has expanded their extracurricular and enrichment programs in order to support and promote 21st ...