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George Washington Bridge Will Go Cashless Beginning July 10

July 5, 2022

NEW JERSEY -  Cash toll collections on the George Washington Bridge will be eliminated as of July 10, 2022, announced The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A new electronic tolling system will feature overhead gantries that will capture license plate images by overhead cameras, and a bill for the toll amount will then be sent by mail.

The new system aims to eliminate the ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Brunswick, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was this close to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ago with ...

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect Reproductive Health Care Providers and Out-of-State Residents Seeking Reproductive Services

TRENTON – With abortion expected to become illegal or heavily restricted in about half of all states now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, Governor Phil Murphy signed two bills to protect individuals who receive and provide reproductive health care services in New Jersey.

“While others throughout the country are revoking a woman’s right to ...

Town Looking to Fill Vacancy on the Board of the Morristown Housing Authority

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown has announced that there is currently a vacancy on the Boards and Commissions. The positions looking to be filled is for the Morristown Housing Authority.

One (1) RESIDENT Commissioner: Unexpired term ending 9/5/2022. Application Deadline: September 29,2022

Applications may be found on the Town website or ...

Do You Know the Requirements for Carrying Firearms in Public? NJ Attorney General Explains

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need in order to get a permit to carry a handgun in public, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced a directive clarifying requirements for carrying firearms in New Jersey.

“I want to make it perfectly clear that carrying a handgun without a permit ...

SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Ruling: Gov. Murphy Vows to Keep Abortion Legal in NJ

NEW JERSEY -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates. 

Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew up in Mercer County, “We hold that Roe and Casey must ...

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v Wade; Residents React

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Yesterday the United States Supreme Court overturned the Roe V Wade ruling that has been in effect for fifty years.  It was the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion.  

People gathered in Morristown to voice their opinions.

A small group of seven people gathered on the Morristown Green. They smiled and held signs ...

New Jersey Average Gas Price Hovers Around $5; President Biden Calls for 3-Month Holiday on Federal Gas Tax

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The average price for a gallon of gas in New Jersey is just below $5 a gallon, announced AAA. The average price had been above $5 since June 7, when it was $5.01 per gallon. Today’s average price is down eight cents since last week ($5.05), but still 20 cents higher than a month ago ($4.77) and $1.90 cents higher than June 21, 2021 ($3.07).

Gas ...

Lawmakers Have 'Duty' to Take Action on Gun Control, Menendez Says

BAYONNE, NJ - While saying that the bipartisan legislation does not go as far as he would like, U. S. Senator Robert Menendez said it may well go far to saving lives.

“It is our duty as lawmakers to take action and find ways to advance legislation that can save lives,” Menendez said during a press conference held in Bayonne on Monday.

Menendez, a leading voice in Congress on gun ...


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Not Too Late for Delicious 4th of July Specials from Vespucci's Marketplace

July 1, 2022

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Vespucci's Marketplace in East Hanover has announced delicious specials for the 4th of July weekend.

They are offering specials on hamburgers, London broil, sirloin steaks, sausages, Angus bone in rib-eye, hot dogs, jalapeno cheddar dogs and so much more!

Visit Vespucci's Marketplace at 90 Ridgedale Avenue in person or call ahead at 973 500 3990.

NEW LEAF Consignment Offering Storewide Discounts for 4th of July

Storewide 25% OFF BLUE New Arrivals 50% OFF GREEN

(973) 554-3235

Open Thursday nights till 6:00 PM

NEW LEAF is opened until 6:00 PM every Thursday! 

Current Sale is valid thru Wednesday, July 6th

75% OFF Frugal Fashions




MHS student earns President’s list at Georgetown University

June 13, 2022

Nicholas Voltaggio (Morristown HS Class of 2021) earned presidents list both semesters at Georgetown University. He was the first MHS student in over 10 years to get admitted to GU due to their rigorous application requirements. He not only worked extremely hard to get into GU but mananged to obtain a 4.0 during a somewhat stressful covid present freshman year. 

Randolph resident promoted at Merrill Wealth Management

Randolph resident Duray Taylor has been named market executive for the newly-formed Wayne market at Merrill Wealth Management. Duray joined the firm in 2021 and previously served as the interim market executive for the former Morristown market.  Duray is an industry veteran, with nearly 20 years of financial services and leadership experience. He previously served as a complex ...

Emily Schum of Scranton Women's Lacrosse Earns IWLCA Second Team All-American Honors

Posted: May 26, 2022

For the second consecutive year, senior defender Emily Schum (East Hanover, N.J. / Morris Catholic) of The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) All-American honors as she was selected to the Second Team in 2022 after garnering Third Team accolades in ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Morristown Families

July 5, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Zufall Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday July 7 for Morris School District students and families at Morristown High School. The clinic will run from 2pm - 6pm. 

 Pfizer vaccines are available for ages 5 and up. (1st, 2nd and 3rd and booster doses are available). 

Call 973-328-3344 ext. 1736 to register.


Sign up to get ...

Where to Celebrate Independence Day 2022 in the Morristown Area

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Celebrate America's Independence by soaking up some history or watching the fireworks.  Here are some ways to celebrate this holiday weekend:

June 30

Hanover Township- Fireworks at the Municipal Complex on North Jefferson Road; begins at 6pm

July 1

Montville - Fireworks and live music; 3 bands will offer live music with fireworks to follow.

Free Movies This Summer; See What's on TAP Wednesday Night!

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Come catch a free movie this summer in Morristown. Kick back, relax and enjoy a movie under the stars or at the MPAC. Movies to enjoy this summer in Morristown include:

Sing 2 on Wednesday June 29; Ginty Field (approximately 8:30pm)
Inside Out on Wednesday July 13; Ginty Field; dusk (approximately 8:30pm)
Disney's Jungle Cruise on Wednesday July ...

Free Summer Concert Series in Morris Township Continues This Tuesday and Wednesday With Hanover Wind Symphony and Nahscha

July 5, 2022

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Music lovers can attend free indoor and outdoor concerts this summer. The concerts will be hosted by the Morris Township Recreation Department or the MPAC.

The schedule of performers are:

Tuesday July 5 with the Hanover Wind Symphony;  Ginty Field Gazebo, beginning at 7pm.
Wednesday July 6 with Nahscha and the Unity Steppers; 6pm
Tuesday ...

"Meet Me In Morristown" Event Hits the Sidewalks Tonight June 30

Morristown, NJ– Meet Me in Morristown, a summer event that promotes arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy will hit the streets again Thursday June 30, July 28 and August 25 in Morristown.

The downtown is transformed into a center for art, music and fun with artists and performers located by  the Vail Mansion Lawn. Select visual artists will showcase and sell ...

Macculloch Hall Presents Storytime: Guess & Go: Celebrate The Great Outdoors

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for their Storytime Guess & Go for children's stories about Great Outdoors. Today's stories, Helen Frost's Step Gently Out and Nature Spy by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler for inspiration to spend time outdoors this summer.

Join Macculloch Hall on Facebook Live at noon to hear all about ...

Did You Know? Fireworks on the Fourth of July is a Jersey First!

July 4, 2022

NEW JERSEY: As you watch the rockets glare and bombs burst into the New Jersey skies this weekend, share this bit of Jerseyana with the people on the blanket or lawn chairs next to you.

The first “fireworks” display to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was ordered by George Washington himself along the banks of the Raritan River.

Yes, fireworks on the ...

Morris & Essex Train Passengers May See Up to 30 Minute Delay This Morning

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Rail service into and out of Penn Station New York remains subject to up to 30-minute delays due to an earlier disabled train in one of the Hudson River Tunnels, announced NJ Transit.

The M and E train #6320, the 9:13 AM arrival into PSNY, was cancelled due to equipment availability. Please take train #6620, the 8:55 arrival into PSNY making additional stops.

NJ ...

Morristown to Host Free Rabies Clinic; June 18, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown is offering dog and cat owners an opportunity to get a free rabies vaccination for your beloved pet.  The town will be holding a free Rabies Clinic on Saturday June 18 from 11am - 1pm. The clinic will be given in the lobby of the Town Hall, 200 South Street Morristown

To register, call 973-292-6731

One year and three year vaccinations are ...

Independence Day Closures In and Around Morristown

July 1, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In celebration of July 4, the following businesses will be closed on Monday.

Morris Township non-emergency offices will be closed
No garbage or recycling services for Morris Township
No garbage or recycling services for Morristown
Vespucci's Marketplace will be closed
Arthur's Tavern will be closed
Morris County Clerk's Office will be ...

Randolph Freedom Festival Continues Today , Runs Through Sat Night Fireworks

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Kiwanis Club, in partnership with Randolph Township, is proud to sponsor the 46th Annual Randolph Freedom Festival which will open this Thursday, June 30 and run through Saturday, July 2, from 6pm – 11pm each evening at the County College of Morris.  The rain date is Sunday, July 3 with the same hours.

Featured in the Randolph Freedom Festival will ...

Madison Farmers Market is Today June 30

MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will take place Thursday June 30. The 2022 season will take place every Thursday through November 17. The market takes place from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field.

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and mini-events ...

Dave Portnoy Comes to Parsippany for a One Bite Review of Tabor Pizza

June 30, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany got some celebrity excitiment when Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy visited Tabor Pizza for one of his famous pizza reviews.

Portnoy has also been to other nearby establishments like Nonna's Pizza in Florham Park and the Reservoir Tavern in Boonton.

He praised the pizza at Tabor pizza for being thin despite the establishment having a 'thinny thin' ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail Five-Mile Path

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

Morris County Elected Officials Urge Boating, Swimming Safety

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone was among law enforcement and public officials who gathered Friday at a press conference on Lake Hopatcong urging people to be more careful while swimming and boating.

The gathering, convened by Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis, took place at Lee’s County Park Marina in Mount Arlington.

Thursday marked the seventh anniversary ...

$20,000 in Jewelry, $9500 Cash Stolen During Recent Burglaries in Montclair

July 4, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair resident reported nearly $20,000 in jewelry was stolen from her during a recent burglary, days later, another burglary reported $9500 in cash was stolen.

According to Montclair Police officials, three recent burglaries, which occurred days apart, included $20,000 in jewelry, a 43-inch television and a lock box containing about $9,500 in cash.

On June 24, ...

$5K Reward Offered for Info on Illegal Trapping of Red Fox in NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal trapping of a red fox on June 21 in Montclair, officials ...

NJ Authorities Search for Suspect Who Threw Kitten From Moving Vehicle

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Animal Shelter officials are seeking the public's help in locating the individual who ejected a kitten from a car window on Friday, they announced.

According to published reports, Montclair animal control officers say that an unidentified person who threw the kitten out the passenger window of a moving car on Glenridge Avenue sometime around 12:15PM ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs 7 New Gun Laws in New Jersey

July 5, 2022

​​​​​​METUCHEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed seven new bills into law on Tuesday that tighten gun regulations in New Jersey.

"These are not going to be our last words on gun safety," Murphy said. "We cannot walk away from here today, none of us, thinking our job is done because it is not."

Murphy and democratic leaders called it "Gun Safety Package 3.0" ...

Will the Supreme Court Gun Decision Be Making Quick Draw McGraws of Us in New Jersey?

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey had among the toughest gun ownership restrictions in the United States, 2021 according to a 2021 report by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Prior to last month's United States Supreme Court ruling. New Jersey was a "may issue" state for concealed gun permits, meaning you MAY get a gun permit IF law enforcement ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

Deer Gives Birth in NJ Backyard. What to Do if You See Baby Deer

July 4, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — It hadn’t been on his must-see list, but he saw a deer give birth anyway.

It happened right in his backyard last week, Tremont Avenue resident Mitch Slater told TAPinto Westfield.

“It certainly wasn’t on my bucket list to watch a deer give birth, but I did, and it was absolutely incredible,” Slater said. “Props to the ...

Gymnast from Montville Places First at Eastern Nationals

BOONTON, NJ — The North Stars Gymnastics Academy announces nine USA Women’s Development Program gymnasts who ranked in the Top 10 as national medalists -- with one gymnast, Montville's Alexa Ciliotta, earning first place all-around in her age group out of gymnasts competing from 26 states.

“We applaud our gymnasts for their grit and perseverance in an ...

NJ Family-owned Non-Profit Travels the Country Giving Away Free Books

MIDDLSEX COUNTY, NJ - Hidden Gems Literary Emporium, a family-owned, non-profit, community bookstore is embarking on their second #1000FreeBookTour in July 2022 going from New Jersey to Florida giving away 1000 free books and educational resources.

Co-founders Kaila Boulware Sykes, Raymond Sykes, and their 2-year-old son Truth Imanu’el Sykes went on their first free book tour ...

AAA Predicts Nearly 48 Million People to Travel July 4th Weekend

June 30, 2022

Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This is an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019. The biggest surprise – car travel – will set a new record despite ...

Chowder on and Savor the Season with Fall Trail and Fest

Hit new and familiar sights as you explore the local culinary scene of the Chowder Capital of NJ. The LBI Region Chowder Trail spotlights unique restaurants all through September and ends with a free fest on October 1. The event organizer, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce volunteer committee has been working with the Borough of Beach Haven to develop a re-energized environment for ...

Long Beach Island named NJ's best Summer Travel Destination

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America. The members of the chamber recognize the importance of a summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming friends and families to this great ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Meet Wade! He's Looking for his forever home! Is it with you?

Meet Wade! The first thing to know about this guy is that he is in a committed relationship with any and every tennis ball. He'll sleep with one, carry one around on walks, chase one to the ends of the Earth; he's a total lover, and tennis balls get the brunt of that affection while Wade waits for his future family to find him.

This beautiful boy wound up in our care under some ...

19 Dogs Found Living in 'Warzone' in Paterson Home

PATERSON, NJ – At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Paterson Animal Control received a phone call from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office after new residents of a home on Broadway and 39th Street reported being afraid to go inside after hearing what sounded like dogs.

When John DeCando, Chief Animal Control Officer, and his team got to the home, they found it in deplorable condition, he told ...

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL

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

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

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

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

Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...

Agent Spotlight: Rupa Kale

Rupa Kale, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, is a New York City transplant gone native. She’s immersed herself in her community of New Providence, sitting on several boards including the PTA and volunteering to improve her town. Her active community life makes her an expert on the local neighborhoods, its schools, and most importantly the commutes!

Rupa takes her job as a ...

7 Ways To Get The Most From Your Home Equity

May 31, 2022

You could be sitting on a gold mine and not even know it. Okay, perhaps not an actual gold mine, but something potentially better: home equity. Your home's equity is normally defined as the difference between the value of your home and how much you still have left on your mortgage.

For example, if you have a home valued at $350,000, and you have $100,000 left on your ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

The Right Home for Your Retirement

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

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

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: How can New Jersey finally provide consistent property tax relief for state residents, and not just for this budget year?  

No subject has been talked about more in New Jersey than property taxes. Just about every governor in our lifetime has had a plan to deal with rising property taxes. Now, it's Governor Murphy's turn.

The governor has suggested that two million Garden State property taxpayers and renters will get a tax break of up to $1,500 under a deal he and fellow Democrats legislators ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).


For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 5, 10:00 AM

Morristown and Morris Township Library, Morristown

Used Book Sale


Mon, July 11, 12:00 AM

Legends Gallery, Chatham

The NY Rangers Event


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