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Sunrise Movement Morris County Endorses Charlie Baranski

May 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Representatives Sherrill, Panetta, and King Introduce Bill to Ensure Benefits for National Guard Members Deployed During COVID-19

Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Representative Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act.

According to recent reporting, the Administration is considering cutting off most National Guard COVID-19 activations one day short of the ...

2020 Election Policies : What Candidates and Voters Need to Know

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

Our Revolution New Jersey Endorses Charlie Baranski for Morris County Freeholder

On Monday night, Our Revolution New Jersey endorsed Charlie Baranski, the progressive candidate for Morris County Freeholder. "Charlie is the bold voice that Morris County Democrats have been looking for at the county level. His locally-focused progressive ideas can cut across all political party barriers and can be the reason we finally take back a seat on the Freeholder board in ...

NJ July 7 Primary Election Will Be Vote By Mail

TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the July 7 election will be mostly vote-by- mail (VBM). This is a primary election for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, and the Presidency, it was originally scheduled for June and moved because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the governor, every registered Democrat and Republican in the state will receive a postage-paid ...

Pennacchio: State Imposed ‘No Test Order’ for Admission to Nursing Homes

New Jersey Highest in Nation in COVID Deaths at Long-Term Care Facilities

Senator Joe Pennacchio has obtained a letter sent by the New Jersey Department of Health dated March 31 directing hospitals and nursing care facilities not to inhibit transfer of hospital patients with COVID-19 entering post-acute care settings such as long-term nursing and rehabilitation facilities.

The ...

Pennacchio: New Jersey Failed Our Most Vulnerable Population

50% of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in State Regulated Nursing Facilities

Statement from Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26):

On January 21, the State of Washington announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Within a month, the virus had taken hold and people were dying. It was quickly evident that many of the deaths were in nursing care facilities.

The outbreak made ...

The Economy: Where are We and Where do We Go from Here? A Virtual Round-table with Rosemary Becchi, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Freeholder Tayfun Selen

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Rosemary Becchi, a public policy and tax attorney who is running for Congress in the 11th district, is hosting a virtual round-table today at 2pm.  The discussion will be co-hosted by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, Morris County Freeholder Tayfun Selen and Sussex County Freeholder Joshua Hertzberg.

The subject highlighted for discussion will be the economy and the ...

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Freshii Morris Plains Offering Coconut Chia Pudding

June 4, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

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

June 5 COVID-19 Update; Morristown Cases Rise to 566

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 numbers in Morristown have climbed one to 566 cases, announced officials. Of those cases, 273 are female and 293 are male. Morris Township remains at 305.

Today the State of New Jersey is reporting 163,336 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,572 in Morris County. There have been 12,049 deaths in the state, with 652 from Morris County.   Here ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet Hogan! The EHR Dog of the Month

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

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

Looking for a Dog? Consider Easton!

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

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

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

Know Your Employment Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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

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

FirstEnergy Deploys Internal Avian App to Streamline Bird Protection Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has deployed an app that allows utility personnel to report avian issues in real time, streamlining the process to protect nesting birds and enhance electric service reliability. The app arms field workers with the ability to submit photos and answer key questions using a drop-down menu to report the locations of bird nests or other bird-related issues along the ...

Free Lunch Series with Outdoor Yoga

June 4, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

The virtual event will featuring more than a ...

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

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

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

Free Fishing in Morris County; Morristown Has 2 Locations for Saturday June 6

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Fishing enthusiasts are invited to a day of free fishing on Saturday June 6. Free Fishing Days are held annually in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. Anglers are welcome to fish in New Jersey’s public waterways on June 6 without a license or trout stamp, but all other regulations, including size and daily catch limits will remain in effect. A second ...

Rotary Club of Morris Plains Host Blood Drive on June 18

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

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

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

College Spotlight Summer Series

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

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

Governor Murphy Gives Motor Vehicle Update

June 5, 2020

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

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

Morris Township Pools Remain Closed; New Expected Opening Dates Discussed

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

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

"At ...

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

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

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

Philly Pretzel Factory in Morristown Offering One Free Pretzel Twist Today

June 5, 2020

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

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

 

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Morris Township Announces Special Meeting Notice for Friday June 5

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

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

Morristown Festival of Books Cancels 2020 Event

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

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

Over 500 People Display Parsippany Pride During Peaceful March

June 3, 2020

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

Roxbury Policeman's Friendly Behavior Inspires a Mom

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

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

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

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

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

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

There will be several speeches.

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

June 5, 2020

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

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

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

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

Dear Raider Family:

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

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

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

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

Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

May 27, 2020

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

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

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

Paddle Boats Reopen at South Mountain Recreation Complex

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

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

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

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

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

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

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

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

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

Statement from Unity Charter School's Executive Director

June 5, 2020

Dear commUNITY:

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

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

June 1, 2020

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

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

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

June 5, 2020

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

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

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

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

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

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

 

 

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

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

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