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Red Bulls Highlight May 16 Planning Board

May 17, 2022

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Technical issues galore heavily hampered the May 16 Planning Board meeting.

First heard was PB-01-22. This is the Red Bulls’ proposed athletic training field at 101-103 Columbia, formerly Honeywell property before Honeywell moved to Morris Plains, and eventually North Carolina. The applicants submitted an amendment to their original plan to best abide by the ...

Morristown Council Introduces 2022 Budget; Residents Will See Slight Increase in Property Taxes

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown unveiled its 2022 municipal budget during its May 10 Council meeting.

This year’s Operating Fund Total is $44,043,376, a decrease of about 1.5 percent from last year’s $44,718,098, largely due to a decrease in grant money. There is an increase of 2.2 cents to the local property tax rate. The municipal tax rate has increased by 2.2 cents and the school ...

Only One Appeal On Schedule For Zoning Board

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Here are the highlights - more accurately, highlight - of the May 4 Zoning meeting.

Only one application was heard during the evening, Appeal # 2497 of Morristown Field Club, with all other applications deferred. The Field Club is seeking Major Site Plan Approval with C & D Variances for expansion of the existing tennis Club and associated improvements.

Cathy Ackerman ...

How Has Hybrid Work Forced a Shift in our Business Mindset?

It wasn’t so long ago where working remotely was an allowance for the normal business environment. If you worked remote you were most likely “given permission” due to unfortunate circumstances such as your job function, a family situation or out of medical necessity. 

This concept of “given permission to work remotely” looks so strange to us now that we have ...

Video Streaming in Houses of Worship Today

We all know that Covid-19 affected everyone in a major way. The health crisis brought terms like “lockdown” and “quarantine,” once reserved for science fiction movies, into our modern vernacular. People from all walks, groups, and industry were affected; most even brought to a halt. One of the most affected organizations in our society to be affected though were houses of ...

Technology, Small Business, and the Customer Experience

We’ve all been there before, waiting on hold for ten minutes being told our phone call is important by a taped recording. Waiting on hold and being bounced around a phone tree by a computer emulating a human voice and asking us to repeat for the fourth time, “How can we help you?”  Only to be transferred right back to square one. 

Anxiously needing an answer to a ...

Is Your Digital Marketing a Calling Card for Hackers?

Recently, a business owner contacted us because they were the victim of a social engineering fraud. To protect this client, we will call them “Client A”.  Simply said… Social Engineering is the act of gathering publicly available information and constructing an email to specifically target individuals within the organization to steal information, money or gain access to ...

CCM Celebrates Class of 2022 with an In-Person Commencement

May 21, 2022

Randolph, NJ: After two years of holding virtual commencement ceremonies due to the pandemic, CCM on Friday returned to the Mennen Arena to hold an in-person celebration for the Class of 2022 to recognize and celebrate its latest graduates. This year’s class consisted of approximately 1,200 graduates.

The Fifty-Third Commencement ceremony took place 10 a.m. to noon and was live ...

CCM Offering a No-Cost Opportunity to Become a Certified Nurse Aide

Randolph, NJ: In New Jersey, there is a demand for approximately 1,800 additional Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs). According to the New Jersey Hospital Association, that number is expected to grow by an additional 8,200 over the next decade. CNAs generally are employed in full-time jobs with benefits, including both health care and a 401(k). At County College of Morris (CCM), qualified ...

National Merit Scholarship Awards $2,500 to 2 Morristown High School Students

EVANSTON, IL — Two Morristown High School students have been named National Merit Scholarship Winners. Shivani Vel and Milind Bangalore have been chosen out of 15,000 finalists in the 2022 National Scholarship Program.

Vel will focus on a career in pediatrics while Bangalore will focus on a field in computer science.

According to NMSC, “National Merit $2,500 Scholarship ...

Get the Most for Your Kids This Summer at St. Peter’s Vacation Bible School

MORRISTOWN, NJ – As the warm weather is finally upon us, children have been anxiously waiting for a fun summer for seemingly an eternity with the ongoing pandemic. With the worst of COVID seemingly behind us, there is great anticipation for fun activities.

Success for All Family Programs at St Peter's offers a six-week bible based summer camp each year for the children in ...

Morris School District Cancels After School Activities Today In Anticipation of Bad Weather

May 16, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris School District has canceled after school activities today, May 16 due to the anticipated bad weather.

The Sunset Program will remain open, said district officials.

 

 

CCM Selected as One of 10 Finalists in Lumina Million Dollar Grant Challenge

Randolph, NJ: Further attesting to its growing national reputation, County College of Morris (CCM) is now one of 10 colleges nationwide – and the only one in New Jersey – to have been selected as a finalist by Lumina Foundation in its Million Dollar Community College Challenge.

A national grant competition to assist two-year institutions with brand building and marketing, the ...

Deadline Extended to Order Morristown High School and Frelinghuysen Middle School Senior Signs

Morristown, NJ  – The end of the 2022 school year is in sight and the Morris Educational Foundation believes the graduating students of the class of 2022 deserve recognition. To celebrate the graduating students’ achievements, the Morris Educational Foundation (MEF), a non-profit organization enhancing excellence in education in the Morris School ...

Morris School District Announces 'Test to Stay' Protocols

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As of April 27, The Morris School District has announced 'Test to Stay (TTS) Protocols.

For more information on the COVID-19 Dashboard, click HERE

Test to Stay Testing Protocol

Testing may be performed using home based tests including self-tests OR at a local testing location using a rapid test. No tests may be administered by staff, administration, parents or ...

NJSIAA Tennis Tournament: No 5 Seed Morristown Boys Tennis Defeated No 12 Seed Passaic; 5-0

May 24, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fifth-seeded Morristown defeated 12-seed Passaic, 5-0, in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 tournament, advancing to meet fourth-seeded Livingston in the quarterfinals.

At first singles, Ekamresh Vasudevan won a 6-0, 6-0 match, Jared Lim and Jack Blaustein won 6-2, 6-0 matches at second and third singles and the doubles pairs of ...

Morristown Sports Round Up: Softball and Baseball

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown High School baseball and softball teams were in action on Monday, May 23.

Softball
The 13th-seeded Colonials took on 12-seed Passaic in the North 1, Group 4 tournament quarterfinals Monday night. Morristown advanced to the sectional semifinals after defeating Passaic, 15-4. The Colonials take on top-seeded Bergen Tech in the sectional semifinals.

Morristown Baseball Defeats Hammonton; 9-5; Nolan Perry Homers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown High School baseball team defeated Hammonton, 9-5, on Saturday, May 21.

The Colonials improved to 7-16 on the season. They scored seven runs in the first inning and had 11 hits on the day. Nolan Perry homered and had two hits and two RBI. John
Cowing went 3-for-3 with an RBI, Will Galligan had an RBI and scored two runs and Connor Watson finished 3-for-4 ...

Governor Murphy Activates Price Gouging Laws Amid National Baby Formula Shortage

May 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - Due to the ongoing national shortage of baby formula, Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency which allows him to activate State price gouging laws. Executive Order No. 296 is consistent with President Biden's actions at the federal level.

The order also coordinates relief efforts and enables State agencies to take any emergency measures necessary to ...

Could the Baby Formula Shortage End Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

WAYNE, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...

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 ...

Governor Murphy Renews Efforts to Secure Reproductive Rights and Bolster Access to Reproductive Health Care

TRENTON – With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Governor Phil Murphy announced renewed efforts to secure abortion rights and bolster access to reproductive health care in New Jersey.

Alongside partners in the Legislature, the Governor announced legislation to protect and expand coverage for reproductive health care, and protect medical providers and patients ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

May 23, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

 In Morristown, gas prices are higher than the state averages.

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do, and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

Wawa Offering Gas Discount for Mobile App Users Through June 12

WAWA, PA — Wawa gas stations are offering Mobile App Fuel Discount for Wawa Rewards members a discount of $0.15 per gallon to help ease the cost of filling their tank.

Originally intended to run through May 8, the deal will now continue through June 12.

Rewards members who use the Wawa app on their phone to activate a fuel pump and pay at any Wawa fuel store ...

May 23 COVID-19 Update; 15 New Cases in Morristown Over the Weekend

May 23, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - There were 15 new cases in Morristown since Friday, announced officials. The total number of cases is 4,701. The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

The numbers for Morris County is as ...

May 19 COVID-19 Update; 18 New Cases in Morristown Overnight

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - There were 18 new cases in Morristown overnight, announced officials. The total number of cases is 4,678. The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

The numbers for Morris County is as ...

May 18 COVID-19 Update; 16 New Cases in Morristown Over the Past Two Days

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - There were 16 new cases in Morristown over the past two days, announced officials. The total number of cases is 4,660. The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases. 

The numbers for Morris County is as ...

Skittles Gummies, Starburst Gummies and Life Savers Gummies Recalled Due to Presence of Metal

May 19, 2022

SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC.

The recall was initiated after the company received reports from consumers. 

Products were manufactured by a third party and distributed in the ...

COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster Shots Available at Morristown Church; Tuesday May 17

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Still in need of a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot? Vaccines and booster shots will be available for anyone 12 and older on Tuesdat, May 17 between 9am and 12:30pm at the St. Peter's Church in Morristown.

There is no cost for the vaccine or booster shot. Vaccines and booster shots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Pfizer vaccine and ...

Hearing Loss Among Young Adults is a Growing Concern, NJSHA Warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise.

During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting with friends, or wearing earbuds for long periods of time for gaming and listening to music and ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ –– 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 foundation of ...

BIBS Baby Bottles Recalled Over Burn Hazard

BIBS Baby Bottles are being recalled due to a burn hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles manufactured by BIBS Denmark made the announcement on May 5, 2022. 

According to the recall, hot liquids in the bottle can cause the bumper to shrink, making the bottle tilt over spilling out contents and posing a burn hazard.

Consumers are able to receive a ...

A Guide to Help Morristown Residents Find Infant Formula in Morris County

May 19, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - If you are unable to readily find formula, please consult the following resources that may be able to help.

Manufacturer Hotlines

Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video call, who can help you identify a similar formula that may be more readily ...

Macculloch Hall Shares Recipe for Louisa Macculloch's Cider Cake

Acres and acres of apples grew on the Macculloch property for most of the 1800s. It is not surprising that Louisa Macculloch ((1785-1863) has an early recipe for cider cake among the 160 recipes in her cookbook. Considered to be a classic American dessert, cider cake called for hard apple cider, grown and made in America, which provided an inexpensive substitute to imported brandy.

The ...

Allergy Alert: undeclared Cashew and Pistachio in Frozen Dessert Products

Over two thousand frozen pits on Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk has been recalled announced Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY. The recall was initiated because the non-dairy frozen dessert may contain undeclared specific traces of tree nuts; cashews and pistachios.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific types of allergen (e.g., peanuts, tree nuts {chestnuts, ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in and Around Morristown This Weekend; May 20 - May 22

May 20, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  It's the weekend! And it's going to feel like summer! What will you be doing this weekend! 

Friday May 20

AutomataCon; Morris Museum; 6pm

Food Truck Festival; Malapardis Park in Cedar Knolls; 4pm - 8pm

Morristown Flag Football vs East Orange; At East Orange Football Stadium; 4pm

NJSIAA Softball State Tournament; Morristown vs Passaic; at ...

Annual Teen Arts Festival Returns to County College of Morris, Live and In-Person  Celebrating the Artistic Talents of the Student Community with Over 800 In Attendance on Campus 

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) returned to its longstanding tradition of hosting the Morris County Teen Arts Festival, live and in-person, on Friday, May 13. The annual festival recognizes the work of outstanding young student artists and highlights the educators who encourage their creative spirits in the classroom.  

The event, sponsored by the Morris Area Arts ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in and Around Morristown This Weekend; May 13 - May 15

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What will you do this weekend? Sports, music, rummage sales, food drives and so much more! Have a great weekend!

Friday May 13

Photo Scavenger Hunt; The Nose Knows; Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 8am - 5pm

Morris County Tennis Tournament; Morristown vs TBA; County College of Morris; 3pm

Track and Field Varsity Track and Field Championships; Madison High School; ...

nourish.NJ Reveals its Programmatic and Geographical Expansion Plans at Share the Bounty Spring Event

May 17, 2022

nourish.NJ, a Morris County nonprofit that has worked for over three decades to provide lasting solutions to hunger, homelessness and poverty, hosted its annual Share the Bounty event on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Rockaway River Country Club. Attendees celebrated the organization’s geographic and programmatic expansion plans, highlighting the recent purchase of a building in Victory ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive is Today in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - 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 ...

Free Food Distribution in Morristown; May 12

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday May 12 from 1pm - 2pm. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown). There will be meat, produce, breads, canned and dry foods.

During the Morristown distribution, there will be drive up COVID vaccines. The vaccines will take place between 12:30pm and 2:30pm. (Rapid and PCR)

A distribution ...

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 ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

May 24, 2022

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

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

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

Morristown Under Heat Advisory Saturday; Tips to Stay Cool and Safe

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The heat is on.

With temperatures expected to soar, Morristown will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, with heat index values of up to 100 degrees expected. 

The National Weather Service offers the following tips to beat the heat:

Slow down: Reduce, eliminate or reschedule ...

Stormy Weather Headed to Morristown Monday Afternoon to Evening

MORRISTOWN, NJ - According to WeatherReMarks, there may be dangerous weather headed to our area Monday afternoon.

Today’s line of storms will produce strong to damaging wind gusts (over 58mph) leading to possible isolated power outages, possible hail and may even lead to a tornado watch. 

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm, ...

Raingardens Are An Appealing Way for Homeowners to Reduce Flooding and Pollution

May 8, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use them too.

Step 1: Decide on rain garden placement

Find out where water is coming ...

600 People Attended This Year's Macculloch Hall Historical House Tour

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Macculloch Hall Historical House Tour attracted over 600 visitors this year. The name of this year’s tour was “Meet Me on the Corner of Macculloch and Miller,” because all the homes on the tour were within the neighborhood.

“Welcoming so many people to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum and the historic district really gave us hope. The last two ...

Police Release Updated Photo of Missing and Endangered Adult Male from Parsippany

May 24, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police Department along with the Morris County Prosecutor's and Sheriff's departments are seeking help from the public in locating a 52 year old missing person from Parsippany.  The man was last seen on Sunday afternoon and is considered a possible endangered person. There is an updated photo attached.

The full news release issued by the joint ...

Authorities Seeking Public Assistance in Locating Missing and Endangered Adult Male from Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police Department along with the Morris County Prosecutor's and Sheriff's departments are seeking help from the public in locating a 52 year old missing person from Parsippany.  The man was last seen on Sunday afternoon and is considered a possible endangered person.

The full news release issued by the joint departments is listed below:

Morris ...

Missing Woman, Last Seen at JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange

MISSING PERSON 

The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person.

Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive.

Caren is approximately 5'4' tall and 120 pounds.

If anyone has any ...

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

May 20, 2022

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

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

Newark Vet Accused of 'Gross and Repeated Acts' Has License Temporarily Suspended, Authorities Say

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark veterinarian who allegedly provided inadequate treatment that resulted in the untimely death of several animals had his license temporarily suspended, authorities announced.

Ehren Seth Yablon, who owns the Newark Veterinary Hospital, was charged in April by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office with animal cruelty, offering a diseased animal for sale, and ...

Does She Look Familiar? State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Identifying Remains of Woman Struck by Train

NEW JERSEY - Do you recognize the woman in the photo? The New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Transit Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the body of a woman that was fatally struck by a train in Monmouth County, in 2008. Anonymous tips are welcome.

According to the NJ State Police: On June 15, 2008, a female victim was struck by a New ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 14, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Current Owners Find Pastor’s Remains in Church Basement After 186 Years 

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Orange opened in 1828 and remained as an active congregation until it closed in 2004. After the church closed it saw only occasional use as a rental property for small fellowships. Over the years however financial resources were lacking to maintain the church, and it fell into a state of further disrepair and neglect. By spring 2015 diocesan trustees had ...

Voter Registration Deadline for June Primary Is Today

May 17, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Today is the last day to register to vote in the 2022 June Primary Election. The Morris County Clerk's Office will be open today for voter registration.

Residents can register to vote online, through the mail or in person.

Register to vote online HERE
Register to vote by mail. Mail your registration application form to Morris County Commissioner of Registration, PO ...

Morris County Clerk Will Conduct Primary Ballot Drawing, April 14

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi will draw ballot positions for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election today, Thursday April 14. The drawing will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. as designated by a recent law which moved it one day earlier due to Good Friday. 

The drawing will be held in the Morris County Clerk's Office. Community members ...

Governor Murphy Delivers Remarks in Response to Nationwide Gun Violence

May 16, 2022

Before we begin, I want to briefly address the horrific instances of gun violence which occurred this weekend that have left more Americans dead and injured.

More than 20 people shot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where basketball fans were gathered outside an arena for the NBA playoffs ... 

One killed and five wounded a church in Laguna Woods, California ... 

Two dead and three ...

Governor Phil Murphy Condemns Release of Convicted Cop Killer

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

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

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is ...

History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

May 23, 2022

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...

THIS OLD ENGINE CLOSES WATKINS GLEN REVIVAL 2022

May 24, 2022

Morristown, NJ - The tri-state area’s premier Grateful Dead influenced jam band, This Old Engine closed the Watkins Glen Revival 2022 concert on May 21 on the grounds of the Swim & Sport Club of Flanders, New Jersey, with two scorching sets to match the weekend May heatwave. Presented by JamFam Productions, the daylong concert celebrates ...

W League and USL2 Doubleheader Rescheduled for May 28th at Drew University

MADISON, NJ- The Morris Elite W League and USL2 games originally scheduled for June 11th, 2022 at Rutgers University Newark are now scheduled for May 28th, 2022 at Drew University. The W League game will take place at 12:00 PM and the USL2 home opener will start at 3:00 PM. Both teams will take on FA Euro. 

Morris Elite will offer free admission to all spectators and will have ...

A Community Comes Together to Support Special Needs Students at The Calais Foundation 10th Annual Gala 

On the evening of April, 27 2022 the Calais Community came together at the lovely Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, for the 10th Annual Calais Foundation Gala. The fundraising event welcomed 140 plus attendees and raised over 40K to provide programs and resources for children with special needs across North Jersey. 

The Calais Foundation, a local nonprofit based out of Whippany, supports ...

VIDEO: Cranford Students Help Community with Lemonade Stand, Glen Rock Police Discover Stolen Prescriptions, Camden Receives 'Brownfield' Grant and Somerville Pastor Makes 'Red Nose' Request

May 24, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Cranford fourth graders raise money for charity through a lemonade stand. Plus, Glen Rock police discover 150 stolen prescription bottles in a man's car. And, Camden receives an EPA grant to clean up 'Brownfields.' Also, a Somerville pastor makes a request for residents to participate in 'Red Nose Day.'

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

TAPinto's ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

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Milestones

Morristown Resident Shawn Allen Graduates from Southern New Hampshire University

May 5, 2022

Shawn Lynn Allen, a resident of Morristown, has graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English degree. The commencement ceremony was on May 1st, 2022.

Shawn is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and currently studying at The Institute of Children's Literature to further ...

Memorial Day Parades, Events in the Morristown Area

May 20, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Grab your red, white and blue and celebrate the brave men and women have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom. There are several commemorations, parades and events planned in Morris County to honor them this Memorial Day.

On Wednesday May 25, a ceremony will take place on the lawn of the Morristown Court House to honor and pay tribute to those who ...

Mark Your Calendar! Morristown Will Raise Funds for Ukrainian People in Need

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown for Ukraine Committee will be raising funds for Ukrainian People in need on June 2 from 6pm - 9pm on the Morristown Green. 

"We envision the evening being centered around reflection, unity, prayer and peace", said organizers.

There will be performances and music which will be inspirational. There will also be a cande light prayer at ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

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 Truck Festival on Friday to Support Hanover PTAs

May 19, 2022

HANOVER, NJ - There will be a food truck festival in Cedar Knolls on Friday May 20th to support the Hanover Township Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association.

The festival will take place at Malapardis Park between the hours of 4pm - 8pm. 

In addition to food trucks there will be inflatables for kids, a baseball toss and music.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sat. May 21

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop off unwanted hazardous materials from their households.

Hundreds Gather at "Bans Off Our Bodies" Rally in Morristown This Past Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Roe Vs Wade was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without the excessive government restriction.

Since that decision, many people have worked to try to overturn that decision.

A few weeks ago a Supreme Court draft ...

Market Street Mission Hosts 8th Annual Fourth of July 5K Race for Recovery

May 21, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking for a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July this year? Join the Market Street Mission for our annual 5K Race for Recovery! This year, there are  in-person and virtual event options.

The race will be held on Monday, July 4th, 2022 at the Central Park of Morris County.  Participants can choose to run our 5K Race, complete our 1–2-mile ...

Lend a Hand for Morristown's Annual Spring Clean Up; Saturday May 21

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown will hold its annual Spring Cleanup, this Saturday May 21. Branches and trash that typically accumulate in bushes, parks and along roads and walkways.

The Morristown Environmental Commission and the Morristown Clean Communities are co-sponsoring this cleanup. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Town Hall Parking Lot at 9am. 

Gloves, garbage ...

Somerset Patriots to Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend May 21 and 22

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game.

For Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game, active military members and veterans will receive a ...

National Pork Roll Day Announcement: Pork Roll Palooza Returns to Phillipsburg

May 24, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Pork Roll Palooza® is returning to Phillipsburg on October 8, 2022. Peace. Love. Pork Roll.

 

That’s right New Jersey, in celebration of New Jersey’s great debate on National Pork Roll day, it’s time to save the date to celebrate New Jersey’s delicacy this fall at the Fifth Pork Roll Palooza® Event. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022 ...

Tornado Watch for Morris County; Thursday May 20

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  A storm is expected to hit the Morris County area today, Friday May 20, announced the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.  The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Tornado Watch until 7pm for the Morris County area.

"We may experience strong to severe storms later this afternoon", said the weather authority.

Morris County Gun Buy Back Event Collects 674 Firearms

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Gun Buy Back Program has resulted in the surrender of 674 firearms, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Richard Pantina, the Morris County Board of Commissioners, John Sette ...

Authorities: Roxbury Man Confessed in Child Porn Case

May 24, 2022

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

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

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

Police Arrest Florham Park Little League's Treasurer After League Discovers Missing Funds

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police have announced a recent arrest of a resident, accused of stealing money from the Florham Park Little League while holding the role of Treasurer of the League.

The incident was first brought to light during the winter of 2022.

According to the police, the Florham Park Little League filed a complaint on February 22nd with the Florham Park Police ...

Chatham Moms Object to Sexual Content Being Taught in 11th Grade Health Education Class at Chatham Board of Education Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group of Chatham mothers came before the Chatham Board of Education to voice their concerns about specific lessons being taught in health classes in the district at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night.

The Chatham moms, who belong to a local chapter of the Moms for Liberty parental rights organization, also spoke out against the new state ...

Phillipsburg Juvenile Arrested Over Water Pellet Toy Gun Incident

May 23, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – With warmer weather, a group of teens were playing with their toy water pellet guns in Walter’s Park. Unknowingly, fake guns that look too much like the real thing were banned in New Jersey under a law that seeks to prevent police from mistakenly shooting people carrying toy firearms.

TAPinto Phillipsburg was alerted that a social media post was trending on local ...

NJ Resident Loses $1.5 Million In Wire Transfer Fraud, another loses $400

WARREN, NJ — A Warren resident was scammed out of $1.5 million in a wire transfer fraud, police said in a release Thursday. An Old Forge Drive resident reported the wire-transfer fraud on Tuesday. 

A day earlier, on Monday, a Stoningham Drive resident reported that someone tried to hack into personal accounts, was able to hack into their PayPal account and stole approximately $400, ...

UPDATE: Meadowbrook Court Incident Resolved Safely; Summit Police Say Victim Has Been Taken to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely.

A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being transported to hospital. No injuries."

“I am pleased with the professional response ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Efforts to Improve Access to Student Loan Forgiveness Program For Public Service Workers

May 24, 2022

EWING, NJ — There is still time to apply to a college loan forgiveness program. 

Last October, the U.S. Department of Education announced a limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver opportunity, which temporarily waives certain program rules helping public service employees eliminate their college debt. 

Gov. Phil Murphy hosted a roundtable with U.S.

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

8-Year-Old Piscataway Gymnast Breaks NJ State Records

May 19, 2022

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Mya Spotwood of Piscataway was crowned vault, floor, and the all-around individual state champion at the USAG Level 6 State Championships hosted by Will-Moor Gymnastics in Mount Laurel.

To close out the Gymnastics Level 6 year at last weekend’s competition, 8-year-old Spotwood placed 1st overall with a score of 38.5500. Her ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

97-yr-old Sunnyside Manor Resident Chats About Her Love of Tattoos

Over the years the social stigma surrounding tattoos has seemed to fade away, as more and more people around the world are getting tattoos at every stage of life. In fact, since 2012 there’s been a 21% increase in people having at least one tattoo. 

Sunnyside Manor resident, Violet Leone is no stranger to the tattoo culture. She was 85 years young when she got her first ...

NJ Family To Cheer on Own Horse at Kentucky Derby

KENTUCKY - A New Jersey family is preparing to cheer on its own horse at this weekend’s 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Bridgewater residents Tom and Carol Hopkins are part owners of Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal, a 3-year-old horse set to compete in the Derby.

Tom Hopkins has been interested in racing since growing up on Long Island, near the Roosevelt Raceway. In the 1970s, he formed a ...

The first beach day of the year has arrived in Belmar

May 21, 2022

With sunny skies in the afternoon and temps approaching records into the high 80’s, Belmar is going to be very busy today.

The Seafood Festival began yesterday with a mix of fog and heavy rain, but today is forecast to be much better.  Vendors will be expecting large crowds and parking will be at a premium in town.  So visitors are encouraged to take ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI Region, Nj - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship ...

Historic 50-Mile Tour of Somerville Returns on Memorial Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When hometown hero Furman Kugler crossed the finish line in 1940 ahead of Johnny Webber of Milwaukee to win the first Tour of Somerville bicycle race before a crowd of 20,000, Mayor Freas Hess told a reporter, “Maybe we should do this again next year.”

They did, and with the exception of World War II and a two-year pandemic hiatus, America’s oldest ...

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL! She's the coolest kid in school! Val is a five-year-old lovebug with a big, fat bod and adorable Dumbo ears. She's an affectionate pooch who likes to give hugs to her favorite people... like, real, you've-had-a-long-day-let-me-make-it-better kind of hugs. She pops her paws right up on your shoulders and will stay there as long as ...

Get Ready to Be Wooed.....Meet Baby Bingo!

Meet baby BINGO, a happy-go-lucky retriever puppy who just wants to show you his favorite toys.

Sweet Bingo was surrendered to a local shelter after falling ill. We heard about Bingo's situation and rushed him to our partner vet, who determined that Bingo has a liver shunt. Essentially, this means that blood bypasses the liver instead of being carried into it to remove toxins and other ...

Can you help us find Amber a home?

Can you help us find Amber a home? When we saw this super sweet one-year-old lab mix, we knew she needed our help. Amber is 45 pounds and loves everyone she meets. She is an excellent combination of a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play with other dogs and also enjoys a good movie night on the couch. Her sweet brown eyes, gentle demeanor, and playful personality make her a perfect addition to ...

Looking for a Best Friend? Adopt Morty

Adopt Morty! 

This gorgeous boy, with sleek black fur is approximately 3 1/2 years old. He was rescued with Rick from a horrible hoarding situation where cats where living in walls , no ceilings or roof in what was a house.

Now with a new lease of life, let's find Morty his forever home - He loves other cats and humans (not dog tested) Neutered, up to date on his shots and ...

Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

May 9, 2022

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Existing-Home Sales Down 2.7%, Marking the Second Consecutive Decline

For the second month in a row, existing home sales dropped in March, down 2.7% from February. Compared to March of 2021, sales activity was down 4.5%. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), total existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, compared to 6.04 million last year.

Regionally, only the West saw some reprieve, as sales ...

The Right Home for Your Retirement

In Northern New Jersey, you’ll find an array of senior living options. From 55-plus communities with detached homes to rental senior apartments, the choices can be overwhelming.

And even among senior living communities, there are crucial differences. According to AARP, retirees are attracted to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) because they offer “a wide range of care, ...

Escape From New York: Most Leave The Big Apple For Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Hudson County is among the most popular places for New Yorkers looking to relocate, a newly-released survey found.

While 90% of those who moved out of the Big Apple stayed in New York, the majority of those who opted to leave the state altogether set their sights nearby — just across the Hudson River.

According to a report by Manhattan-based Piece of Cake ...

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

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

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

The key ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

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Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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Bill N. Raso, age 83, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away September 23, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he ...
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 It is with great sadness that The Hampshire Companies announces that Todd Anderson, ...
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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