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Morristown High School Teacher Combats Pandemic with Magnets

May 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Morristown Residents Sew Masks and Raise Money to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, hospital supplies begin to dwindle. That is until residents of Morristown, Morris Township and Plains came together to help restock the medical centers. One particular group of individuals doing such a feat is known as the Alexander Hamilton Neighborhood Mask Makers.

“They are a group of kind, giving and caring individuals who go ...

Suggestions for Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is traditionally celebrated on last Monday in May and is a sacred day to all war veterans. America's collective consciousness demands that all citizens be reminded of the deaths of their fellow countrymen during wartime. By honoring the nation's war dead, we preserve their memory and thus their service and sacrifice. All U.S. flags should be displayed at ...

Need Food? Table of Hope Offering Free Groceries, Fresh Produce, Dairy and Canned Goods

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Table of Hope Mobile Food Pantry will be hosting a mobile food drop in Morristown on Thursday May 21

The event will take place from 1:00 pm - 3pm in the parking lot at Bishop Nazery Way. The event is open to all, with no income guidelines or pre-registration requirements. Walk ups are welcome. 

Table of Hope is operated by the Spring Street Community Development ...

NJ Cousins Raise Money to Provide a Way for COVID Patients to Communicate with Their Loved Ones

MONTVILLE, NJ – When nine New Jersey kids saw the need for nursing home residents and hospital patients to be able to communicate with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, they formed a non-profit to make that possible.

Colin and Grace Volpe are freshmen at Montville Township High School. Colin said his aunt is a nurse in Massachusetts who is working with both COVID and non-COVID ...

Morristown Food Drive Collects Over 8,000 Pounds of Food for the Interfaith Food Pantry

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Food Drive collected over 8,000 pounds of food and raised over a couple thousand of dollars for the Interfaith Food Pantry, announced Mayor Dougherty on Monday morning.

"Thank you to all the people who donated food to the interfaith food pantry", said Dougherty.

The Interfaith Food Pantry has received incredible support from the community.

Community Steps Up to Help Morristown High School Sophomore Whose Father Suddenly Passes Away

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been created to help a Morristown High School student after his father suddenly passed away.

Alfonso Pava, father of MHS sophomore Joseph Penney passed away suddenly on April 30, according to the GoFundMe page. The GoFundMe will help with food, rent and bills as well as the cost of funeral arrangements. Organizer Gloria Schwartz wrote that in addition ...

Mother's Day Rose Delivery for Front-Line Health Workers Morristown, Somerville

The tender loving care we associate with moms can also apply to nurses and other front-line health workers, especially during the pandemic.

For Mother's Day, Lyons and Associates, a family law firm with offices in Somerville and Morristown, N.J., arranged delivery of 200 individually-wrapped roses to RWJ University Hospital Somerset in Somerville and Morristown Medical ...

Morristown Resident Part of Morris County Group Feeding Police, First Aid, Plus Other Area Frontline Workers

MONTVILLE, NJ – When a group of friends, neighbors and relatives got together, the result is a program that has fed hundreds of frontline workers and offered a nourishing, hot meal to people who are feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rob Zwigard of East Hanover; his friend Ted Stanziale, and Stanziale’s neighbor Chris Mazzarella both of Parsippany; Stanziale’s cousin ...


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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. 

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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, ...

May 30 COVID-19 Update; Morristown Cases Jump to 551

May 30, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ  - There are 551 positive COVID-19 cases in Morristown, as of Saturday, May 30, said officials. Morris Township is reporting 303.

As of Saturday, May 30, the State of New Jersey is reporting 159,608 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,383 in Morris County. There have been 11,634 deaths in the state, with 613 from Morris County.   Here are ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

May 29 COVID-19 Update; Morristown Numbers Rise to 536

MORRISTOWN, NJ  - There are 536 positive COVID-19 cases in Morristown, as of Friday May 29, said officials. 

As of Friday, May 29, the State of New Jersey is reporting 158,844 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,367 in Morris County. There have been 11,531 deaths in the state, with 610 from Morris County.   Here are the cumulative COVID-19 cases as ...

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 ...

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

May 28, 2020

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 ...

Local Restaurant Hosts Free Outdoor Movie Night

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 ...

Procession and Vigil to Honor George Floyd Planned for Tonight in Morristown

May 30, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The community is invited to join BLMMorristown for a procession and vigil honoring George Floyd. The event will begin at Morristown High School on Saturday May 30 at 7pm. The procession will go down, Early Street, to Flagler, onto MLK Ave, up to Speedwell Avenue onto South Street and end on Woodland Avenue. 

Police have alerted residents that Woodland Avenue will be ...

Free Produce Donations; Locations in Morristown, Madison and Dover

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce has set up a community care program which offers fresh produce, meat, grains, and bread to any family facing difficult times.

Pick up locations, dates and times are as follows:

In Morristown, St. Margaret's Church located at 6 Sussex Avenue in Morristown. Distribution is at 12pm on Saturdays. This distribution is ...

May 30 Rally to "Save NJ Businesses" to be Held at Randolph Tennis Center

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Saturday, May 30, the Randolph Tennis Center will be the site of a “Re-Open Businesses and Restore Livelihoods” rally to raise awareness of the harm that’s come to small business as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s prolonged economic shutdown.  Local business leaders and residents will come together from 12:00 to 2:00 to voice their feelings on urging ...

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

May 31, 2020

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 ...

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar is Closed for Good

PARSIPPANY, NJ - It is a sad day for Parsippany's burger lovers.  Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale eatery that pairs wine and artisan burgers, located at 1900 Route 10 is officially closed. Workers were spotted inside demolishing the interior, and the exterior signs on the building were removed.

The new tenants of the site are said to be Tommy’s Tavern + Tap ...

HWS Musicians Stay in Tune While Staying at Home

For the past two months, as most of us have been staying home to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, members of musical groups like the Hanover Wind Symphony have been working to figure out ways to stay in tune during this era of social distancing.

Rehearsals can’t be held and concerts have been canceled, yet the HWS musicians have found ingenious ways to keep up their skills and ...

Cluck U Chicken Morristown Reopens Tonight

May 29, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cluck U Chicken will reopen Friday May 29 at 5pm, announced the store.

The store shut down on May 3 to relocate to their new location. The store is now located at 50 Morris Street, next to the 7-11. 


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Rep. Sherrill Hosts Food Security Roundtable

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) convened a roundtable discussion last week with local food pantries and meal programs to discuss the issue of food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted by the Star-Ledger Editorial Board, 23 percent of Americans are food insecure, and in homes with children under 12, that number increases to 40.9 percent.

“Food ...

Morristown Parking Back In Effect June 1

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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On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

May 30, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

Projects Underway to Fight Harmful Algal Blooms on Lake Hopatcong

ROXBURY, NJ - Aeration systems, phosphorus-locking technologies, stormwater infrastructure upgrades and newly planted rain gardens are among the projects residents might see popping up in and around Lake Hopatcong this spring and summer.

The work will take place as the Lake Hopatcong Commission moves forward on implementing a variety of projects to help prevent and mitigate ...

Fuel Spill on Rt. 287 Friday Evening Causes Environmental Mess

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 ...

Hoboken Gives Local Gyms Flexibility to Use Outdoor Space

May 28, 2020

HOBOKEN - In an effort to inject some adrenaline into the local fitness industry, Hoboken is opening up outdoor space for area gyms to resume workouts.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed an executive order Wednesday, stating that owners or managers of fitness centers with a license to operate in the City of Hoboken can now apply to host outdoor classes of up to 15 people, with strict social distancing ...

Congressman Malinowski (D, NJ-7) Calls for Direct Federal Aid to State and Local Governments

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) today spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in otder to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other government employees.

"The HEROES Act would provide $75 billion to help our states conduct the ...

Rutgers Makes Standardized Admissions Tests Optional for 2021 Applicants

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – To address the i­ncreasing concerns of students and families about the availability of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers University-New Brunswick will make these tests optional for students applying for admission for the spring or fall 2021 semesters.

The temporary policy is driven by nationwide cancellations of the SAT ...

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 ...

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 ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

Statement from Morris Township Mayor Cathy Wilson

May 30, 2020

Like so many in our community, I am deeply shaken by the killing of George Floyd. This horrific incident has re-opened deep, unhealed wounds that have been part of our nation’s history for centuries and continue to this day.

I commend our local Black Lives Matter group for organizing a funeral procession to pay tribute to Mr. Floyd’s memory and shine light on the deeper meanings ...

A Few Tips for Safe Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 31, 2020

Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, COVID-19 could be there to ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

May 30, 2020

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 ...

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 ...

Two Morris County Lawmakers Call on Governor Murphy to Open Day Care Facilities

Working Families Need Child Care Services to Return to Work

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state, as the slow re-opening of the state leaves many working families scrambling to either do without child care or searching for alternative care so they can return to ...

Statewide Virtual NJ Race for Recovery because our Mental Health matters

NJ Race for Recovery


Shore House Statewide Virtual “NJ Race for Recovery” Announced


We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and ...


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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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