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Beth's Book Review

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)   A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and unpredictable read.   An article in the North Jersey Gazette published on April 18, 1986, revealed the following news: Westville, N.J. - In one of ...

Breakthrough Cancer Care

Charles Farber, MD, PhD, hematologist/oncologist at Atlantic Hematology Oncology, located at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and medical director of Oncology Research Network Development for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow patients with a rare type of blood-cell cancer to get access to a new treatment now in use for another type of lymphoma.  The study, which is for patients who have a type of lymphoma known as Waldenström macroglobulinemia, uses a new drug known as a ...

Dad in the Box

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it! I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do. This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher risk of bad Covid outcomes. So you should take great comfort in knowing that with your diploma in hand, you can finally graduate out of those dangerous ...

Holiday Gift Guide

Full-Time Fitness is an adult-only (21 & older) 24-Hour fitness and personal training center that caters to the professional men and women of the area who appreciate quality and an attention to detail We take great pride in being the most comfortable, clean & inviting fitness center in Morristown. We offer the perfect environment for experienced exercisers, as well as those just beginning their fitness journey. Our club is comfortable, convenient, and well designed...completely free from the distractions of the typical ...

In The Work Place

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 to have Coronavirus which may infect others in the workplace. The recommendation should be communicated to the employer and be transmitted ...

JCP&L Energizing Your Community

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 company’s power lines, all from their mobile devices. Protecting birds is nothing new to FirstEnergy. Over the past two years, the company has ...

Jets Fan Chatter

FLORHAM PARK - Last Thursday evening the weather was cold and rainy but inside the temperature was sizzling at Bin 37, where the New York Jets hosted their final 2019 Cooking School with cornerback Aaron Beasely as the guest chef. For those of you who don’t know Bin 37, I’m going to let this secret dining and drinking gem out of the bag. Located inside the Shoprite of Morristown on Hanover Avenue, Bin 37 serves 6 New Jersey craft beers on tap, as well as a large selection of wines and cocktails. There are numerous 80 inch ...

Know Your Nest

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year     One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in strategic phases, business activity will help bring our nation back to life. Many economists indicate a recovery should begin to happen in the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some of the experts have to say. Jerome ...

Living Your Best Life

6 Strategies to Create a Good Habit  Has staying in led you to create poor habits?  Do you want to change them or maybe start a new, healthier one?  Have you ever wondered when some people say “I am going to….” start exercising, read more, learn an instrument,… you know they are going to make it happen. But when you try to go after a goal, it’s a different story.  You might be able to stick with it for a while, but then, somewhere along the way you lose your motivation and quit.

Liz on Theatre

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - A riveting, timely play is now on view at George Street Playhouse, exploring the conflict between Senators Margaret Chase Smith and Joseph McCarthy. With the red scare taking place in the U.S., Smith became concerned that McCarthy had created an atmosphere of fear, where citizens were afraid to speak out. They might be labeled Communists or Fascists. Countless careers and lives were ruined during the decade of the 1950s. Smith’s declaration of conscience cost her political support, but paved the way and planted ...

Local Animals Available for Adoption

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 stability with a home of his own. If you’re thinking about adding a new member to your family, please consider Easton! SHARE and read more about ...

Notes from a CEO

Memorial Day is usually thought of as a time for family get-togethers and a kickoff to summer festivities. The real purpose behind the holiday is not a three-day weekend, but a tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military. Dating back to the Civil War in 1860s, early memorial celebrations were held in various communities across America to honor the estimated 820,000 men who were killed during the Civil War. The American Civil War caused more deaths than any other conflict involving American ...

Previewing the Big Game

MIAMI – As Radio Row comes to a close with our best day yet, we are all reminiscing on the hours we have dedicated to journalism this week. On Friday, Radio Row was swarmed with fans all anxious to see their favorite celebrities and athletes being interviewed. As we looked around, we realized how lucky we were to be standing just inches from some of the most idolized individuals in their industries. Before noon, we were able to meet Lil Nas X, Katie Couric, MC Hammer and Tiki Barber. These interactions made us even that more ...

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

May 22, 2020

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.  ...

Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

May 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

May 23 COVID-19 Update: Morristown Cases Increase By One

NEW JERSEY - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Morristown have increased by one to 507, said officials. Morris Township has not updated their numbers as of May 22 and cases remain at 300.

As of Saturday May 23, the State of New Jersey is reporting 153,104 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,192 in Morris County. There have been 11,081 deaths in the state, with ...

May 22 Covid-19 Update in Morristown; Cases Rise to 506

NEW JERSEY - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Morristown have increased to 506, said officials. Morris Township has not updated their numbers and cases remain at 300.

As of Friday, May 22, the State of New Jersey is reporting 152,719 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,171 in Morris County. There have been 10,985 deaths in the state, with 587 from Morris ...

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 ...

Meet the M A Y Dog of the Month, HOGAN

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 ...

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 ...

Local Restaurant Hosts Free Outdoor Movie Night

May 19, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - H2Ocean is hosting an outdoor movie night on Friday May 22 in their parking lot, located at 41 Ridegdale Avenue in Cedar Knolls. The restaurant will be showing Jumanji: The Next Level starring Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Kevin Hart and Jack Black. The movie is rated PG-13.

The movie is free, but you need to reserve your spot by calling 973-984-9594.

Movie goers can also ...

Morristown to Host Food Drive to Benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Town of Morristown will be holding a Food Drive on Saturday, May 16 to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry. The drive will be held from 9am - 12noon at Town Hall. 

According to the Interfaith Food Pantry, the items most needed include: pasta, pasta sauce, tomato products, cereal, dry milk (1 qt. packaging), evaporated milk, shelf stable rice/almond ...

Morristown's MPAC Presents Friday Facebook Live Concert

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will be presenting a free facebook live concert, today at 12:30. The free concert features Munah.

According to organizers, Munah performed with Purple Hayes at 70 South Gallery as a part of MPAC's Arts in the Community series in September 2019.

The concert can be viewed from their Facebook Page (click here)

 

Morristown Library Offering Virtual Book Lovers Circle Tonight; May 21 at 7pm

May 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Library is offering Virtual Book Lovers Circle. The Group talks each month about great books to read, new titles, and great books attendees have read.

How do you attend online you may ask? We will be using a free app called GoToMeeting. You can either dial in by phone, or access the program via your computer using the GoToMeeting app.

Are you new to ...

Donation Virtual Zumba Class to Help the "Verilli's Feed the Hungry Project"

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Community members are invited to participate in a virtual "donation" Zumba class on Sunday May 24.

The class will take place from 9:30am - 11am. To register, venmo a minimum $10 donation to @kristi-dimogerodakis C/O Feed the Hungry Project. 

"You get to sweat off some of those extra quarantine calories while helping someone in our community ...

Church Leader University Event on Zoom; Saturday May 30

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members interested in Church Leader University will be able to participate via Zoom on May 30 from 9am - 11:30am, announced the Church of the Redeemer Morristown.

The event will have workshops related to current times. 

There is no cost to participate but registration is required. Registration deadline is Wednesday May 27 at 5pm. CLICK HERE to ...

Memorial Day Plans Foiled, Morristown Residents Adapt

May 22, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Right about now, Patrick Tierney would be getting his firefighter’s uniform ready for the Memorial Day parade. On the day of the event, he’d start off at the Morris Township Town Hall, march up Woodland Avenue to a wreath-laying ceremony at Headquarters Plaza.

Honoring those who have died serving their country means a lot to the community, Tierney said, because it ...

Morris County’s 4-H Fair is Cancelled This Summer Due to COVID-19 Health Crisis

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - This year's annual Morris County 4-H Fair is canceled, announced CJ SInko, President of the Morris County 4-H Board of Directors.

In a statement, Sinko said "As you may have already heard Rutgers University has decided, due to the COVID-19 situation, to restrict all in-person activities into the summer months.

As a member of the Rutgers Cooperative ...

Morristown Organization Offering Fresh Meat, Grains, Bread and Tropical Fruits to Those in Need

MORRISTOWN, NJ - For those families and individuals struggling during the pandemic, local organizations have banded together to offer fresh meat, grains, bread and tropical fruits to those in need. 

The Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce along with HelpMorrisNow, the Morristown Latino Supermarket, Table of Hope, Tropical Sourcing LLCand the Exp. Group LLC have ...

Morristown Parking Back In Effect June 1

May 26, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Parking Authority has announced that reinforcement of parking rules will go into effect, June 1, announced town officials.

Parking rules and regulations on metered streets are currently in effect. Enforcement will begin on June 1.

Anyone with questions, should contact the parking authority at 973-539-4810.

 

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ShopRite of Morristown Updates Store Hours

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The ShopRite of Greater Morristown has adjusted their hours once again. In an announcement on Facebook, the store announced that they are extending shopping hours.

The store will be open until 10pm, seven days a week, they said. The first hour (7am - 8am will continue to be reserved for those at high risk and the elderly).

Hours are now 7am - 10pm, seven ...

ShopRite of Greater Morristown Trying to Reduce Crowding This Holiday Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Staying home this holiday weekend and grilling out with family? That's a great plan but ShopRite is asking that you shop alone.

With Memorial Day this coming Monday, the ShopRite of Greater Morristown is asking shoppers to limit shopping to one person per family.

"Just a reminder that there is a one-person per cart limit to ensure solo shopping. We want to make ...

Fuel Spill on Rt. 287 Friday Evening Causes Environmental Mess

May 23, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - An overturned auto with a person entrapped along with a truck with a fuel tank, caused an environmental and traffic mess on Rt. 287 this evening, May 22nd in Parsippany.

At mile marker 41 on Rt. 287 southbound, the fire department and County Hazmat were on the scene.  Over 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled and leaked into the storm drains.

The person that was ...

Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Reports to Be More Nuanced, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it will be using a new color-coded health alert index this year “to provide the ...

Chatham Township Planning Board Votes, 5-4, to Recommend Rezoning 344 Hillside for Group Home; Inconsistent with Master Plan

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Planning Board voted, 5-4, to recommend that the Chatham Township Committee rezone 344 Hillside Avenue, allowing for an affordable housing Group Home to be built on one of five lots during its 3 1/2-hour virtual meeting held Monday night.

Last year, the planning board denied the request by the same developer Sterling-Sun Homes to rezone the two ...

Port Authority Asks for $3 billion from Feds to Recoup COVID-19 Losses

May 23, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Standing before the unfinished Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One redevelopment site, Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, detailed the drastic losses the government agency suffered as a result of the coronavirus. 

With a 97% drop in passenger volume at Newark airport alone (the difference between ...

Bernardsville Shop Owner's Live Facebook Stream Shut Down by Local Police

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received  knock on her door ...

Gym Owners Defy Murphy Closure Order for Second Day 

CAMDEN, NJ — A Bellmawr gym was cited for a second time Tuesday after violating Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order barring certain businesses from opening their doors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Atilis Gym has drawn mixed reactions for its owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti — who thanked protestors for their support in the parking lot ...

Paddle Boats Reopen at South Mountain Recreation Complex

May 22, 2020

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, ...

Historic Tour of Somerville Canceled; Plans Ongoing for 2021 Race

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on America’s oldest competitive cycling event until next year.

Despite the setback, race organizers ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

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

May 24, 2020

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 ...

A Proposal for Multi-Day Graduations from Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce

May 23, 2020

Dear Residents,

I am proposing having multi-day graduation celebrations - spreading out the graduating classes within each school over the course of one week.

I do not need to tell you about the disappointment our state's graduates are feeling as the COVID-19 pandemic takes away one of their most anticipated life milestones.

Here is a copy of the Letter I sent to the Governor on May ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 23, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that will make ...

IRS adds phone operators to answer Economic Impact Payment questions

May 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments.

IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to Economic Impact Payments are available on IRS.gov. The IRS anticipates bringing back ...

Sparta Man Releases Seminal Guitar Recording

Sparta resident Ellsworth (“El”) McMeen has released a new solo guitar recording called “Strike Up the Band! Classic Band Marches for Fingerstyle Guitar.”

This recording is the first album ever released devoted entirely to the band music of John Philip Sousa arranged and performed on guitar. McMeen covers six of Sousa’s most famous band marches: “El ...

Treasury is Delivering Millions of Economic Impact Payments by Prepaid Debit Card

WASHINGTON— This week, Treasury and the IRS are starting to send nearly 4 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card, instead of by paper check. EIP Card recipients can make purchases, get cash from in-network ATMs, and transfer funds to their personal bank account without incurring any fees. They can also check their card balance online, by mobile app, or by phone ...

IRS adds phone operators to answer Economic Impact Payment questions

WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments.

IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to Economic Impact Payments are available on IRS.gov. The IRS anticipates bringing back ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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May 19, 1935 - Sep 23, 2018
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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- Mar 13, 2017
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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