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Morristown, NJ 07960

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Jersey 1st Honors the New Jersey Victims of September 11, 2001

Twenty years is a long time, yet it seems like the life changing events of September 11, 2001, happened just yesterday.  New Jersey lost 746 residents on that day, second only to New York.

Today we honor and remember them.  We honor and reflect on the selfless acts of the firemen, police, first responders and all the individuals who emerged as heroes on that day. 

We at ...

Neighborhood Update: Madison NJ and the Need for a Transparent Curriculum

At Jersey 1st, we feel it is important to give NJ residents updates on what is happening in neighborhoods near where you live.  Here is an update on idyllic Madison NJ and what is going on with the curriculum at their school district.  At Jersey 1st, we believe that kids should be educated and not indoctrinated.

Early in 2021, Madison Schools hired Dr. Karla Manning to serve as a ...

Freshii Morris Plains Has Pumpkin Spice Bites!

September 4, 2021

Have you come in to try Freshii's new Energii Bites?!?

Made with real pumpkin!

*only while supplies last

Freshii Morris Plains is located at 1767 Route 10 in Morris Plains

See What's New at NEW LEAF Consignment!

This weekend is a great time to stop in to NEW LEAF Consignment and see what's new! 

Check out these new items:

J Crew Navy and White Wraparound Coat, Size 12, $170

Harper Jeans, SZ 29, $24 and Philosophy Top, SZ M, $24

Silver Top, SZ S, $16, WHBM Shorts, SZ 10, $18, Aqua Jacket, SZ S, $60






Grow It Green Morristown Family Festival to Honor Local Educator

September 13, 2021

Live music, local eats, relay races, flower crowns and more at Alfresco at the Farm on Sat., September 18

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Put on your play clothes and celebrate the last days of summer reconnecting with nature with some good farm fun! Grow It Green Morristown, a nonprofit focused on food justice and farm-based education, will host the 6th annual Alfresco at the Farm on Saturday, ...

Free Community Clothing Bank at Morristown Church; Sat. Sept. 11

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In need of clothes? The Presbyterian Church in Morristown is inviting all those in need to Jan's Closet, a free community clothing bank. The clothing bank will be open on September 11 from 10am - 11:30am.

The parish house is located at 65 South Street in Morristown.

Social distancing and masks are required. The organization is not in need of any additional ...

The Tunnel to Towers "Never Forget Walk" Parade Coming to Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown residents will be able to honor those lost in the September 11 attacks during a "Never Forget" Walk.  Tunnel to Towers Foundation will be hosing the walk on Sunday September 5 at 11am. 

The parade will begin outside the Hyatt Regency Morristown, 3 Speedwell Avenue and end with a BBQ at Morristown Town Hall, 200 South Street.

All are invited to ...

Don't miss TAPinto's free "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!

September 15, 2021

Don't miss TAPinto's free "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!

September 23 at 7 p.m.  To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aRIDG8EyR7C4QTWG6fxo_A

Thank you to our generous sponsor, Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) To Host Virtual Small Business Resource Workshops

Trenton, NJ -- The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will host a series of three virtual small business resource workshops to present information on available resources to support the growth of the state’s small businesses. 

The workshops will be held during National Small Business Week (NSBW), which runs from September 13 to 17 and will ...

Morris County to Hold 20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Sunday Night

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Morris County Commissioners are inviting residents of Morris County and beyond to join them Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. to observe the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a special remembrance ceremony at the Morris County 9/11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

The event also will ...

Madison Farmer's Market is Thursday September 16

September 16, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The 2021 Farmers Market is in full swing.  The Market will be located at Dodge Field, located between Central and Greenwood Avenues (use 49 Central Avenue for GPS purposes). The market will run from Thursday, May 20 until Thursday, November 18

The hours are 1pm - 6pm.

1, DDC
2, J&J's Italian Ice & Honey
3, The Foraged ...

Verona High School Senior Elected Pipe Sargeant Of Morris County’s CuChullain Pipe Band

Verona High School Senior, Alexander (Alex) R. McCann has been elected Pipe Sargent of the CuChullain Pipe Band, the oldest pipe band in Morris County, New Jersey.

According to band President, John Garrity, “Alex has marched with CuChullain Pipe Band since he was old enough to walk. Five years ago, Alex took up the practice chanter, and transitioned to a full set of pipes within a year.

FirstEnergy Foundation Donates $20,000 to Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial

On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, The FirstEnergy Foundation is donating $20,000 to the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial in honor of those who lost their lives that fateful day.

Located in Shanksville, Pa., the memorial stands at the crash site of United Flight 93, marking the final resting place of the 40 passengers and crew members who ...

Morristown Recreation Offers Free Youth Baseball Camp

September 13, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown recreation is offering a free youth baaseball camp on Friday September 24 from 4pm - 6pm at Lidgerwood Field. Campers will be given instruction by the St. Elizabeth University Baseball Coaches and Players.

The camp will consist of 5 - 6 stations, which will focus on base running, hitting, fielding, pitching, and the competition aspect of baseball.

The ...

Madison Farmer's Market is Thursday September 9

MADISON, NJ - The 2021 Farmers Market is in full swing.  The Market will be located at Dodge Field, located between Central and Greenwood Avenues (use 49 Central Avenue for GPS purposes). The market will run from Thursday, May 20 until Thursday, November 18

The hours are 1pm - 6pm.

1, DDC
2, J&J's Italian Ice & Honey
3, The Foraged ...

8:49 AM NJ Transit Train From Morristown is Canceled Due to Earlier Fatality

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A pedestrian has been killed near the Millburn Train Station, announced NJ Transit. Due to the fatality, the 8:49am M&E Train departing from Morristown has been canceled.

Service has resumed in both directions but is subject to a 60 minute delay due to the earlier incident

No other information has been provided at this time.


Sparta Schools Require All Volunteers to Be Vaccinated

September 15, 2021

SPARTA, NJ — All who volunteer their time in the schools, including attending PTO meetings will be required to provide proof being “fully vaccinated” by October 18, 2021 Sparta Superintendent Matthew Beck said in a letter.  Full vaccination status occurs two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose protocol as with Moderna or Pfizer or after having received the shot ...

Movie 'Jules' Being Filmed on Red Road in Chatham Borough, Second Day of Shooting Tuesday, Sept. 14

CHATHAM, NJ -- Scenes for the production of the feature film "Jules" are being shot at 26 Red Road in Chatham Borough.

Apple Slice Productions, LLC, is filming scenes in New Jersey over the months of September and October.

In Chatham, scenes with two actors were filmed on Monday, Sept. 13, and will conclude with shooting on Tuesday, Sept. 14 starting at 7 a.m. inside through ...

80-Year-Old Sparta Man Drowns in Lake Mohawk on Labor Day

SPARTA, NJ – Labor Day turned tragic with the accidental drowning of an 80-year-old man midday in Lake Mohawk on Monday. According to Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon, Lawrence Botts was having difficulty getting off his boat at his dock on West Shore Trail near the bridge to Manitou Island.

Botts used an inner tube to get around to the side of the dock so he could get back to his ...

Man Sentenced for Using Drones to Fly Contraband Into Fort Dix Prison

September 15, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A former inmate was sentenced today to 43 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday. 

Jason Arteaga-Loayza, aka ...

Seton Hall Says Remains of Student, Friend Found After Tropical Storm Ida

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ __ The body of a Seton Hall University student and her friend were recovered and identified this week after going missing during Tropical Storm Ida, the university said.

Nidhi Rana was a first-year commuter student and was last seen with her friend, Ayush Rana, in her hometown of Passaic, an area hit hard by flood, Seton Hall said.

On Friday, officials announced the ...

Young Man Killed by NJ Transit Train in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ — NJ Transit has updated information about the fatal train accident in Millburn. The male who was struck and fatally injured was a juvenile.

The latest press release states, "At approximately 5:15 a.m., Morris and Essex train 6602 which departed Dover at 4:16 a.m. and was set to arrive at Penn Station New York at 5:44 a.m. struck and fatally injured a juvenile male ...

Winnie The Pooh's House in Nutley Is Right Out of A.A. Milne’s Classic Tales

September 16, 2021

NUTLEY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM — Remember the first time you camped out in the back garden, pretending it was the 100 acre wood. And you stayed up all night with your friends Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eyeore, watching the wood for Heffalumps and Woozles? For two nights this month you can have that experience in Pooh's Treehouse, in Ashdown Forest coming to airbnb Sept.

Remains of Jersey City Soldier Killed in World War II Identified

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The remains of a World War II soldier from Jersey City have finally been identified, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

According to accounts, in the fall of 1944, U.S. Army Pvt. Stephen C. Mason was assigned to Headquarters Co., 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. In an operation called Operation Market Garden, the unit ...

New Jersey Transit Cop Reunites Lost Child with Worried Parents

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An 11-year-old boy from Houston, Texas, who got separated from his parents by accidentally boarding a Tonnelle Avenue bound train at Exchange Place over the weekend was reunited with his family after a NJ Transit K9 Officer and local citizens found him.

K-9 Officer Michael Brown, who took part in a system-wide search for the boy once the parents alerted NJ Transit, ...

Hoboken Italian Festival Returns to the Waterfront This Weekend

September 11, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri, also known as the Hoboken Italian Festival, returns this weekend.

Last year saw the procession of the Madonna through the streets of Hoboken, but the celebration on the Waterfront was cancelled over COVID concerns. This year, the festival is back—with a four-day festival of music, food and fun from Thursday through Sunday. The ...

Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Fri, Sept 10th, 6-10pm, Stangl Road

Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Fri, Sept 10th, 6-10pm, Stangl Road. The beloved jazz fest returns to Flemington! Please enter via Route 12 and park at Liberty Village. More info: centraljerseyjazzfest.com

Performance Schedule:

5:45-7:00 NJPAC Alumni Trio

7:00-8:30 Charles Turner Quartet

8:50-10:00 Davell Crawford, "The Prince of New ...

Farm-to-Table Gala Scheduled at Farmstead Arts Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The public is invited to mark their calendars for an evening of chef-prepared farm-to-table cuisine, Colonial-era music, and festive fun inside the Farmstead Arts' beautifully and extensively restored 18th century English barn on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The fundraiser is an event celebrating 11 years of the Farmstead Arts Center's achievement of ...

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Sweet Girl, Layla, Needs a Home

Sweet Girl Needs a Home!

LAYLA BARNWELL is a SUPER SWEET bully breed who is around 3 years old and weighs 62 pounds. She was an owner surrender due to no fault of her own. She is a very friendly and sweet girl and loves people. She rode with her foster down South in their Christmas parade. Layla sat on her foster's sons lap the entire time- she LOVES kids!!

Layla's ideal home would ...

Adoption Event on Saturday Aug 28; Come See These Cuties!

We have some new faces arriving this weekend and they will be at our EHR - Roxbury Adoption Center & Thrift Store tomorrow afternoon, 8/28, until 3pm!

Just a reminder, we are closed for private meets until 1pm, but open to walk-ins after that. If you are interested in adopting, please put your application in NOW at www.EHRdogs.org/adopt

All members of the family, including canine, must ...

Dog of the Month - Miss Harley Quinn

Meet our August DOG OF THE MONTH!! Miss Harley Quinn is a STUNNING 3 year old American Pit Bull Terrier. How could you not love this smushy face?! Harley can be protective of her home and owner, so she would do best as an only dog. She loves loves LOVES her people and always wants to be with them at all times! Harley does well in the car, she is crate trained and she loves to play fetch & ...

Kittens Available for Adoption at Parsippany Animal Shelter

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Animal Control and shelter has kittens available for adoption. The photos attached to this article are just a few of those available.

The adoption fee for kittens is $70; they are spayed/neutered and vaccinated!

Interested people can submit an application via the following link:


Once the application is ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

COVID Home Buyer Regret...Does it Exist?

August 19, 2021

It's no secret that the COVID real estate market has been a wild ride for buyers! Are buyers who purchased homes in the past year now experiencing buyer regret? The answer for some is yes.

When making an investment in the stock market for $750,000, you thoroughly evaluate your investment options and surely don't invest hastily. The same principle should be applied when making ...

Expert Offers Tips for Sellers in Hot Real Estate Market

Lantern Hill Personal Moving Consultant Alli Krug provides tips for successful home sale.

There is no doubt, the U.S. housing market is booming. In April, 47% of U.S. homes were on the market for less than a week before going pending. More than three quarters (76%) were on the market less than a month. That trend is reflected in New Jersey, where according to New Jersey Realtors, the ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

New Jersey Multicultural Podcast Producer Launches Exclusive Content with Audible

NEWARK, NJ -- Anthony Frasier, CEO of ABF Creative, an audio intelligence-driven production company located in Newark spoke with TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the company’s body of work in recent years. 

ABF Creative is America’s first and only AI-driven production company and has focused so far on multicultural projects inspired by the diversity of its team.

Special Series on Economic Issues: Living Paycheck to Paycheck in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY -- Although recently ranked as the number one state in the nation in which to live, New Jersey also ranked next-to-last for cost of living and affordability. Economists say that nearly 37% of New Jersey residents are living paycheck to paycheck. TAPintoTV spoke with community leaders and experts to explain and highlight the financial challenges many New Jerseyans face every ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

September 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

A Guide to Foods You’ll Find at NJ’s Italian Festivals

NEW JERSEY — Italian festivals are a long-held tradition in the Garden State. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, usually include rides, games of skill, entertainment and tons of freshly made food.

MORE: Where Did Our Favorite Foods From New Jersey’s Italian Festivals Come From?

While well-known Italian-American foods like ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

Simple Ways to Take Your Patio to the Next Level

This time of year, patios become an extension of our homes that offer a change of scenery, a breath of fresh air, and a refreshing place to soak up some sun. Enjoying a cup of morning coffee or an evening cocktail on the patio is one of life’s small pleasures, and a beautiful, well-designed patio space makes that experience even more enjoyable.

Patios were an afterthought for a long ...

How To Throw the Perfect Labor Day Barbecue

Labor Day is coming up, meaning it’s time to start planning that end-of-summer barbecue.

Some of us may be out of practice when it comes to throwing parties, but with a few tips and tricks, you can be sure to wow your guests, even if you haven’t entertained since 2019.

Here are a few ideas for an outdoor bash everyone is sure to remember.

Creativity, Accommodation, and Safety ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Get Creative and Enjoy The Outdoors With These Summer Crafts

Doing outdoor crafts is a fun way for older adults to be active and stretch their imagination. After spending a long winter indoors, stepping outside to soak up the summer sun and complete some new projects helps you get natural vitamin D and feel a sense of accomplishment. It can also boost your spirits and engage your mind. If you need some ideas, here’s a list of easy outdoor ...

These Vitamins Can Help Older Adults Maintain Good Health

Getting enough essential vitamins and minerals is a vital part of maintaining good health— especially as you age. Changing nutritional needs and dietary restrictions can affect your vitamin intake over time. This makes it challenging to get the nutrients you need to keep your bones and muscles strong and ensure that other body systems are working correctly. To help you stay healthy, ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Patchy, Brown Grass? What To Do About Dead Spots In the Yard

Everyone wants a lush green lawn for summer barbecues and romping by children and four-legged friends. So what do you do when your yard starts looking brown or patchy?

Start by identifying the underlying issue behind the dead spots in your grass, and then the repair is pretty straightforward! These lawn care tips will help you recover dead spots and leave your yard looking fresh and ...

Beautiful Landscaping Without So Much Work? 6 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas

Maintaining your landscaping can be exhausting, and no one wants to spend the summer toiling away in the yard. Here are some changes you can make to cut down on maintenance so you can spend your summer afternoons sipping lemonade in the garden instead.

These low-maintenance landscaping ideas are often cost-effective, comparatively easy to maintain, and look absolutely beautiful no matter your ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

Feeling Stuck? Here Are 5 Ways To Find Motivation

Are you having trouble finding motivation in your life? There may be a change in your daily routine, or you could be going through a stressful time. There are many reasons you may be in a rut and unable to complete even the simplest tasks.

Don’t get down on yourself! Here are a few tips on how to find that inner motivation and complete your to-do lists.

Time Management

The first ...

7 Fruit-Filled Desserts to Try This Summer

The list of crisp, refreshing, fresh fruits that are in season during the warm summer months is a long one. And since you may not want to prepare a rich, chocolatey dessert, why not take advantage of it?

From berry crisps to tarts to cookies and more, below is a list of seven fruity, fun, easy desserts to make this summer that are perfect for any occasion!

Berry Crisp

Crunchy and gooey ...


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