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Morristown Redevelopment: M-Station East Application Appears on Fast Track for Decision; Hearing Resumes with Traffic, Civil Engineering Witnesses

June 2, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown Planning Board reconvened for the first time nearly three months on Thursday, May 28 to continue the hearing of the M-Station East, LLC application, which saw a pair of key witnesses in the fields of traffic engineer and civil engineer.

The applicant’s proposed development includes 352,670 sq. feet of office space in two separate structures – a ...

Update from Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty; Monday June 1

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty,  provided residents with a daily update on Monday June 1.

When discussing the uptick in positive COVID-19 cases, Mayor Dougherty stated that those are from long term care facilities.

"We are up to 563 on our positives", Dougherty said. "The positive uptick in Morristown is a result of long term facility ...

What a Trip to the NJ MVC Office Will Look Like In Midst of COVID-19

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC) has retrofitted all of its agencies with plexiglass barriers. 

It’s one of many changes necessary when operations restart across the state starting June 15. 

“Motor vehicle commission used to mean a lot of people crowded into small spaces,” Sue Fulton, Chair and the Chief Administrator of the ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

NJ Sets Outdoor Dining Rules: Tables Up to Eight Spaced Six Feet Apart, Expansion of Premises Permitted

TRENTON, NJ — Up to eight people will be allowed to be seated together —but tables must be situated at least six feet apart — under state-imposed outdoor dining rules for food and beverage establishments, which take effect on June 15.

In addition, Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order related to the coronavirus leaves it up to local officials to allow these ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Murphy Emphasizes Collaboration and Trust-Building

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

Peaceful Protesting is Ultimately the Way We Get to the Better Place, Governor Phil Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used much of his daily COVID-19 update to address the protests held across the state over the weekend.

Murphy said that 30 protests were held around New Jersey in reaction to the May 25 death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, kneeled on his neck for more than eight ...

COVID-19 Clinical Research Study Underway at Atlantic Health System, Including Immune Response Study

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As of today, June 4, there are more than 162,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Jersey. Although there is no currently available vaccine against coronavirus, Atlantic Health System is calling on its expertise and national reputation for conducting cutting-edge clinical trials in oncology, neuroscience as well as cardiology, to look for effective treatments for ...

Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15.

Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months at supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses, there could be a decided lack ...

Reports: Health Dept. Workers Say Deaths of NJ's Elderly Were Preventable in Letter to State Lawmakers

NEW JERSEY -- Claiming that Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli could have done more to save the lives of the elderly, a group Health Dept. workers wrote to state lawmakers to say they "have no idea what specific data points the governor uses to make decisions, because he rarely consults with them," according to reports by News 12 NJ and ...

Deirdre's House Continuing to Provide Services to Child Victims During Covid19

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Immediately after the governor’s shelter in place order, Deirdre’s ...

The HOPE ONE Van Will Be on the Morristown Green Today

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be stationed on the Morristown Green today, June 1, from 9am - 2pm. The team was temporarily suspended in March due to the pandemic but is now back to providing in person help to those who need it.

The  HOPE One vehicle, which previously was used in police tactical operations is now a mobile recovery access vehicle. The vehicle, ...

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

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, ...

Morristown Hopes to Shut Down South Street for Al Fresco Dining

June 2, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced Monday that restaurants throughout the state may begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th. Many Morristown residents are hoping that includes shutting down one of the main roads in town to allow for dining al fresco.

Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty addressed the idea during his daily updates.

"I can not shut down parts of South ...

State Farm Announces $2.2 billion in Auto Rate Cuts; Contact Local Morris Plains Agent Teri DiGrande for Details

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - As driving behaviors evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic, State Farm continues to identify ways to support customers. Based on current trends, State Farm is working to reduce auto rates in every state. The national average for those rate reductions is 11%, saving customers a total of approximately $2.2 billion. Rate changes in some states are subject ...

How Small Businesses in NJ Go from Survival Mode to Recovery Mode

Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

The adoption of a new federal aid package with billions of dollars in new funding for small businesses comes just as officials in New Jersey are beginning to give ...

At Egan Wealth Advisors, Client Service includes Car Buying, Home Selling, Kid Dilemmas and of Course…….Wealth Planning!

A beautiful historic home with an inviting porch and green lawn sits back on Green Village Road.  “Yes the porch is coming in handy with social distancing as we can sit on rockers spaced apart with our clients and strategize on improving their life”, says John M. Egan, CFP, Managing Director of Egan Wealth Advisors.

And that scene fits in nicely to what they do at Egan Wealth ...

Artists Cafe from Unity Charter School

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The annual Artist’s Cafe at Unity is about showcasing the creative work of all of the students and in “normal” times, we would be able to fill the Common Room and the hallways with the work the students have made over the course of this whole year. We would go on a Gallery walk throughout the school with our young artists to see their work and to hear them talk ...

Hip New Jersey: You are invited to NJ's Star-Studded one hour telethon tonight at 8PM to Benefit New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More

Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television series, and News ...

Morristown High School Student Named "Music Student of the Month" for May

MORRISTOWN, NJ  - Morristown High School student Arthur Wawrzyniak was among the students honored as the Mayo Performing Arts Center Music Students of the month of May for Outstanding Percussionists. Students were from Morristown, Randolph, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon and Mt. Olive.

Wawrzyniak was nominated by David Gallagher. 

"Arthur is a ...

Morristown Restaurant Update for Friday June 5

June 5, 2020

​​​​​​MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown restaurants are open and offering take out, curb side pickup and in some cases, delivery. Here is the list of who's reopened. 

Aikou
Amanti Vino
Arthur's Tavern
Artist Baker (phone orders only, no messages)
Bareburger
Beenie's Ice Cream 
Caffe India
Cambridge Wines (closed Mondays)
Cluck U Morristown
Colonial ...

Morristown Restaurant Update for Thursday June 4

​​​​​​MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown restaurants are open and offering take out, curb side pickup and in some cases, delivery. Here is the list of who's reopened. 

Aikou
Amanti Vino
Arthur's Tavern
Artist Baker (phone orders only, no messages)
Bareburger
Beenie's Ice Cream 
Caffe India
Cambridge Wines (closed Mondays)
Cluck U Morristown
Colonial ...

Morristown Restaurant Update for Wednesday June 3

​​​​​​MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown restaurants are open and offering take out, curb side pickup and in some cases, delivery. Here is the list of who's reopened. 

Aikou
Amanti Vino
Arthur's Tavern
Artist Baker (phone orders only, no messages)
Bareburger
Beenie's Ice Cream 
Caffe India
Cambridge Wines (closed Mondays)
Cluck U Morristown
Colonial ...

Homeless Solutions, Zufall Health Center and Cornerstone Family Programs Named Impact 100 Garden State Announces 2020 Grant Finalists

June 4, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Impact 100 Garden State is pleased to announce its 2020 Grant Finalists.  Here are the seven finalists along with their program names:

Bonnie Brae – IIC Expansion: Alternative Therapies for Youth & Families (Liberty Corner, Somerset County)
Caring Contact – Preparing for 988:  Building Hotline Capacity (Westfield, Union County)
Cornerstone ...

Morristown's Market Street Mission Receives Pizza from Morristown Beard School

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Market Street Mission and the Morris View Healthcare Center both have received a donation of nearly 100 pizzas from the student body of Morristown Beard School.

According to the school, the good dead resulted after an earned pizza party was canceled due to the pandemic. Students from Morristown Beard earned a school-wide pizza party after the parents achieved a 65.8 ...

Morristown High School Teacher Combats Pandemic with Magnets

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Many people find themselves using their talents to give back to their communities. For Morristown resident Elizabeth Ostendorp, her talent in ceramics inspired her to make a special gift to raise money for those in need: magnets.

“I speak for any parent, it’s terrible,” said Ostendorp. “We’re all doing something impossible from here, raising and ...

Crofford Family Collects Dental, First-Aid and Hygiene Kits for ‘Help MorrisNOW’

MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the COVID-19 lockdown, many local families have been doing a lot of food drives for those in need. But a month ago, Morristown’s Crofford Family felt there was something else that families needed: dental, first aid and hygiene kits.

“We all came up with the idea over dinner one night about a month ago,” said Davala Crofford, whose family has been ...

Morristown Residents Urged to Take Steps to Reduce Mosquito Populations

June 4, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  COVID-19 may be front and center on most fronts this Spring but Morris County’s pesky mosquito population could care less.

While residents seek social-distanced refuge in their back yards and decks or parks and trails, these persistent bugs are ready to take an outdoor bite out of your already reduced fun.

Morris County’s mosquito control teams are ...

Two Morris County Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events Set for June

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Two hazardous waste drop-off events will be held in June at the Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany.

Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 household hazardous waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) has decided to add another drop-off event in June, with disposal days now set for June 13 and June 28, both to be held at ...

Morristown Residents Urged to Use Extra Caution When Disposing of COVID-19 Trash

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Residents with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or those under quarantine are advised to take extra precautions when disposing of household trash, stated the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority.

These individuals and families are asked to double bag their regular trash bags, properly close them and tightly tie them to avoid leakage, according to the State ...

Morris Township Public Meeting on the Abbey Postponed Again

June 2, 2020

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The public meeting on the abbey has been postponed again, announced township officials. The new date will be July 21, they said. The original meeting was scheduled for April 29 but due to the pandemic it was postponed until June 3.

Officials stated that since an in-person attendance is still not possible, the meeting will be postponed again.

"Township Committee ...

Property Taxes Due Today in Morristown, Morris Township; June 1

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order allowing municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments that are due on May 1.  The Order takes effect immediately and extend the due date to June 1 without incurring any interest costs or penalties.

"Allowing municipalities the option of extending the grace period for May property tax ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Will Schools Reopen in the Fall? Daycare Centers May Provide The Answer

June 1, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – What will school be like in the fall? The new normal is unknown, but whatever that normal turns out to be, it will be based on lessons learned.  For New Jersey public schools some of these lessons will be learned this summer in day care centers and camps, and may determine if school doors open at all. 

Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been ...

Morristown Students Earn Dean's List from Area Colleges, Universities

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown residents have been recognized for their academic achievements. The following students have earned Dean's List for the Spring semester.

Caroline D'Aliso, Kaitlin McLain, Emma Mustion, Matt Pridgen, Jackie Silvers and Tim Guider have all earned Dean's List from Bucknell University. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale ...

NJ Education Officials: Schools Should Consider Screening Graduation Guests for Fevers

TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with noncontact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released by the state Department of Education (DOH).

The guidance, released on May 27, outlines three options for K-12 school commencement ceremonies: virtual, drive-thru/drive-in and ...

Lessons on Social Justice Are A Staple at Unity Charter School

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, many schools in America are scrambling for resources to tackle anti-racism and social justice with their students. Many schools are looking to make curricular changes as protesters and social justice organizations call for an overhaul of the current curriculum that uses a myopic view of our ...

NJ Education Officials Seek Remote Learning Feedback from Parents

TRENTON, NJ - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and Spanish. Parents can access the online survey by clicking on the following links:

English ...

Eight Morristown Residents Earn Degrees from Area Universities, Colleges

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Eight Morristown residents have graduated from area colleges and universities. 

Garran Armington, John Bickers, Brian Coven and Kyle Kratochvil have all earned degrees from the University of Vermont. According to the university, 3,183 students were awarded degrees during this year's 220 commencement. 

Tim Guider, Emma Mustion, and Matt Pridgen have all ...

"Bridge Year" Bill Passes NJ State Senate

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomores and juniors an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote and will go on to the New Jersey State Assembly for vote on June 15, where it is expected to pass. It also has the support of the Governor’s office and the New Jersey Department of Education.  

The ...

Morristown Softball: Persistence, Honor, Softball, and Coronavirus

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Casey Flynn had a lot to live up to as the new coach of Morristown High School’s softball team.

First, there was the legacy of his great grandfather, Coach William K. Flynn, who in 1948 led Morristown High School’s football team to win the first-ever New Jersey state championship. Then there was the coach he was taking over from, Bob Bruno, who amassed 400 wins ...

NJSIAA Names Two COVID-19 Task Forces for the "Safe Return of High School Sports"

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford Athletic Director Dave Frazier will head the Task Force. 

Frazier will be joined on the Task Force ...

Second Peaceful March and Demonstration in Morristown Canceled by Organizers

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Today there were talks of a second peaceful march and demonstration to take place in Morristown on Saturday. The event has been canceled by event organizers, announced the Morristown Department of Public Safety.

In a post on Facebook, The Morristown Burueau of Police explained that an Instagram post called for people to march from the Morris County Courthouse to the ...

Friendship Circle Car Parade Visits Children with Special Needs in Morristown and Morris Township

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Emergency vehicles, including local police and fire trucks, joined the staff and volunteers of Friendship Circle as they drove through Morristown and Morris Township on Sunday, May 31, to “visit” children with special needs in the Friendship Circle program.

The Friendship Circle's mission is to create friendships for children, teens, and adults with special ...

Water Main Break in Morris Township

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - There has been a water main break in the area of West Hanover Avenue and White Birch Road, announced the Morris Township Police Department. 

They are advising motorists to avoid the area and find an alternate Route.

 

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County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2020, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

Morris Plains Police Officer Arrested; Announced Morris County Prosecutor

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thirty year old, Adam J. Kylmko, a police officer with the Morris Plains Police Department has been arrested, announced the Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Morris Plains Police Chief Michael Koroski.

Kylmko was charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking, a crime of the third degree.

Authorities did ...

Morris County Prosecutor and Detective Supervisor Join Virtual Town Hall Event

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Bias Crimes Unit joined a virtual town hall on May 29. Young Adult Sound Off!: Racism & Police Brutality discussion was organized by Morristown-based Calvary Baptist Church, co-facilitated by Pastor Jerry M. Carter Jr., Senior Pastor, and Minister Yasin ...

Newark Archdiocese Will Begin Gradual Reopening on Sunday

May 16, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Churches under the Archdiocese of Newark will begin allowing private prayer this weekend, the Archbishop announced Friday, as the first step of a cautious reopening plan. 

The initial phase, which will be minored by parish staff to ensure social distancing, also allows Sacrament of Reconciliation to be celebrated if social distancing can be maintained and masks are ...

Sunrise Movement Morris County Endorses Charlie Baranski

May 29, 2020

Morris County, NJ - The Morris County hub of the national Sunrise Movement has thrown its support behind Charlie Baranski’s campaign for Morris County Freeholder. “We know first hand that Charlie is ready to fight for all of us in Morris County on the freeholder board. Charlie understands that climate change is affecting and will continue to affect every aspect of society. He is ...

Primary Election is July 7; Register to Vote by June 16

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Primary Election is July 7, 2020.

The Morris County Board of Elections is closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, so all voter registration applications and/or change of party affiliation forms should be mailed to the Morris County Clerk at 10 Court Street, Morristown NJ 07960

Voter registration must also be mailed in. Faxed or emailed applications are not ...

Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

May 27, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today.

The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July. 

Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen on July 11, 2020, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15, ...

Paddle Boats Reopen at South Mountain Recreation Complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopen this weekend with new procedures for sanitation and to promote social distancing.  

“With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen paddle boating for the Memorial Day weekend,” County Executive ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

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Freshii Morris Plains Offering Coconut Chia Pudding

June 4, 2020

Need a cool, sweet treat on this hot day?! COCONUT CHIA PUDDING IS BACK! Stop by today to get ...

Just 10 Days Left to Take Advantage of TAPinto's Grand Re-Opening Marketing Specials

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There are just 10 days left to our grand re-opening marketing specials which provide local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness, as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns. 

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2W53oxK

Having your content published on TAPinto will not only enable that content to be ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

June 4 COVID-19 Update: Morristown Cases Rise by One, No Rise in Morris Township Cases

June 4, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Morristown is reporting an additional positive in town which brings the total number of positive COVID-19 test results to 565.   Morris Township is reporting no rise and cases remain at 305 cases. 

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 162,530 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,548 in Morris County. There have been 11,970 deaths in the state, ...

June 3 COVID-19 Update; Morristown and Morris Township Cases Rise by One

NEW JERSEY - Morristown is reporting an additional positive in town which brings the total number of positive COVID-19 test results to 564. Morris Township is reporting 305 cases. 

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 162,068 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,540 in Morris County. There have been 11,880 deaths in the state, with 619 from Morris ...

June 2 COVID-19 Update; Morristown Up One

NEW JERSEY - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Morristown has jumped to 564, as of Tuesday June 2, announced officials. Of those cases, 272 are female and 292 are male. Morris Township is reporting 304 as of Monday.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 161,545 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,512 in Morris County. There have been 11,770 deaths in the ...

Meet Hogan! The EHR Dog of the Month

Hogan is a super sweet boy and a favorite of our staff and volunteers!! He always seems to greet his human friends with a smile, and they can’t help but smile back when they see that happy face. Hogan is a black lab/retriever mix around 3 1/2-4 years old that weighs about 45 lbs.

Hogan’s very favorite thing to do is PLAY! Perhaps that’s because he came from a place where he ...

Looking for a Dog? Consider Easton!

With so many pups leaving our kennel, it’s hard to believe Easton is still with us! He’s like a big old teddy bear with a beautiful black coat and the kindest eyes😍 Easton is quiet and very good on leash, but loves to play with toys in our yards. He’s not even two years old and has been shuffled around so much in his short life, so it’s time for him to find some ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Know Your Employment Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic

It is important for employees to understand new and existing laws during this difficult time. I have highlighted here some key items:

Assembly Bill 3848 Enacted into Law
An employer shall not terminate or penalize an employee who takes time off for a specified period based on the written recommendation of a health care professional licensed in New Jersey because the employee has or is likely ...

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 ...

Free Lunch Series with Outdoor Yoga

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - South Street Yoga & Nutrition will continue their free lunch series with outdoor Kundalini Yoga. The event will take place on Friday June 5 from 12-1pm.

According to South Street Yoga, Kindalini is an amazing  powerful yoga and meditation practice.

No experience is necessary and all are welcome Socially distanced and limited to 5. PLEASE Do not sign up if you can ...

Stigma Free Morris County: "We Are in this Together"; Virtual Event June 10

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken lives and created economic chaos, it has created great stress on the mental health of many of our residents — an issue that will be part of the focus of the “Break the Stigma Virtual Music and Community Dinner” planned for all Morris County residents on Wednesday June 10.

The virtual event will featuring more than a ...

Morristown's Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen Offering Cooking and Wine Class Direct from Sicily

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown's Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen is bringing the community a virtual cooking and wine class this Sunday. The class is brought to the Morristown community by Melissa Muller Sireci of Feudo Montoni.

Melissa will be preparing Eggplant Caponata, Pasta aal Norma and Ricotta Doughnuts. Dishes will be paired with Cattaroato 2018, Rosato Adele 2019 and Nero d'Avola ...

Rotary Club of Morris Plains Host Blood Drive on June 18

June 5, 2020

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  A blood drive will take place on Thursday June 18 at the Morris Plains Community Center, located at 51 Jim Fear Drive in Morris Plains. The drive will take place from 1pm - 7pm.

Appointments are required. Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/morrisplainsjune18

Donors must wear a mask, have their temperatures taken, must been 14 days symptom free if recover from COVID-19.

College Spotlight Summer Series

Join NJ-based Independent Educational Consultant, Jenna Shulman, as she hosts over 50 college information sessions throughout the course of the summer!

The global pandemic has made it increasingly difficult for students to take college tours and participate in information sessions. These free live Zoom video conferencing sessions will educate prospective college students and their families on ...

Drive in Concert Offered by Morristown's MPAC

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Mayo Performing Arts Center will be taking their music outdoors. The event will be featuring John Ginty and Friends for an evening of blues and rock on Thursday June 25. The concert will take place at Fosterfields Farm located at 73 Kahdena Road in Morristown.

Tickets go on sale June 3 at 12noon at www.mayorarts.org.

Music lovers can enjoy the evening from the privacy ...

Governor Murphy Gives Motor Vehicle Update

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy gave a motor vehicle commission update during today's press conference.

On June 15, In person customer service will restart at Motor Vehicle locations with a variety of pickup and drop off services, said the Governor. He also said that beginning June 29, the commission will begin to offer behind the wheel road tests as well as issue new licenses and ...

Morris Township Pools Remain Closed; New Expected Opening Dates Discussed

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Although we have entered the month of June, the township and town pools have remained closed. Governor Murphy has not given a date as to when the pools would open.

In a post on the township website, the Morris Township Recreation Department stated that the opening of both pools are "delayed until further operational permission" is received. 

"At ...

CCM's First-aid Training Allows Student to Serve as a Good Samaritan

RANDOLPH, NJ – An Exercise Science student at County College of Morris (CCM), Alayna Kreilis, of Millington, recently put the first aid training she learned in class to good use when she was driving and noticed a woman on the ground who had been out bike riding with her husband.

“I pulled over and asked if she was okay,” recalls Kreilis. “Her arm was clearly broken, and ...

Philly Pretzel Factory in Morristown Offering One Free Pretzel Twist Today

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Philly Pretzel Factory in Morristown is starting the weekend off by offering one free pretzel twist per customer today, Friday June 5.  Store employees will be outside the store, located at 167 South Street in Morristown from 11am - 6pm handing out free pretzels.

Social distancing will still be observed so please wear a mask. 

 

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Morris Township Announces Special Meeting Notice for Friday June 5

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Township residents are being notified that a special meeting will be held virtually on Friday June 5 at 11am. According to the notice, the special meeting will focus on the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 15-20 ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 447 – AMENDING “POOL, MUNICIPAL: RULES AND REGULATIONS” IN PARTICULAR REPLACING §447-5. ENTITLED: ...

Morristown Festival of Books Cancels 2020 Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thousands of readers took to the streets in Morristown last year for the Annual Morristown Festival of Books. Those readers will have to read from home this year, as organizers sadly announced the cancelation of this year's event.

"With great regret, we announce that due to COVID-19, the 7th Annual Morristown Festival of Books planned for October 9 and 10, 2020 will ...

Over 500 People Display Parsippany Pride During Peaceful March

June 3, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The time has come for "tough," if not uncomfortable, conversations about race in America. That was the message offered up Tuesday evening by Dijuan Higgins, a township native and the final speaker at a combination march and prayer vigil after the death last week of George Floyd, a 46-year-old
black man, in Minneapolis. A police officer allegedly involved in his ...

Roxbury Policeman's Friendly Behavior Inspires a Mom

ROXBURY, NJ – Monique Ferguson, of Wharton, warned her son and husband they really shouldn’t be out on the Landing Park athletic field to practice the boy’s football throws.

It was Saturday. The weather was beautiful. But the field was closed.

Justin, 16, is the varsity quarterback at his high school in New York City, and he needed a place to throw some long spirals to his ...

Parsippany March for Black Lives to be Held on Tuesday June 2nd

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A peaceful protest and march is being planned by a Parsippany High School graduate for Tuesday, June 2nd at 6pm.

According to the invitation, Parsippany March for Black Lives will be held to honor the life of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives to police brutality. It will start at Parsippany High School at 6pm on June 2nd.

There will be several speeches.

Fabiana Pierre-Louis Poised to be First Black Woman to Serve on NJ Supreme Court

June 5, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate former attorney Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts. 

“Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most powerful bench are not surrounded by colleagues who ...

Understanding, Love and Compassion Create Change: A NJ Football Coach's Inspiring Letter

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Austin Holman is the coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School football team. He sent this letters to his players, coaches, parents and supporters. With Coach Holman's permission, TAPinto has reprinted his thoughtful and moving letter.

Dear Raider Family:

I write this to you as the leader of the football community in the district of Scotch ...

Rally to Save NJ Business at Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center Sends a Message to Governor Murphy

RANDOLPH, NJ- Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling, NJ Senator Tony Bucco were among many local leaders who spoke up at a rally in Randolph to urge NJ Governor Phil Murphy to release the chains that are binding small business owners in NJ.

The “Rally to Save NJ Businesses” was organized and hosted by Jennifer Rogers, owner of Randolph Tennis and Pickleball Center.  The ...

Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

May 27, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today.

The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July. 

Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen on July 11, 2020, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15, ...

Paddle Boats Reopen at South Mountain Recreation Complex

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopen this weekend with new procedures for sanitation and to promote social distancing.  

“With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen paddle boating for the Memorial Day weekend,” County Executive ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

June 4, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

Statement from Unity Charter School's Executive Director

June 5, 2020

Dear commUNITY:

As an educator, I have an obligation to speak out. As individuals and as a commUnity, we are hurt and saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd and the injustices and senseless deaths people of color that have suffered at the hands of those who are charged to serve and protect us. It is incumbent on us—whose mission celebrates diversity—to ...

I photographed George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 1, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

159 million Economic Impact Payments processed; Low-income people and others who aren’t required to file tax returns can quickly register for payment with IRS Non-Filers tool

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – With  159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15.

Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a ...

Deirdre's House Asks for Help from the Community to Continue to Help Child Victims of Abuse and/or Neglect during COVID-19 Crisis

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers. Immediately after the governor’s shelter in place order, Deirdre’s ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

During these challenging times, our CareOne family has and always will be there for you. For over 20 years we have been administering first-in-class assisted living, gold standard memory care and award-winning rehab. Now more than ever, you can trust in our care.

 

 

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...

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Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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