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Don't Forget: Proper Hand Washing is Important in Fight Against COVID-19

May 27, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In addition to wearing face masks and maintaining social distance, one of the most effective ways to help keep you and your family healthy is by properly washing your hands. 

Despite being taught to wash our hands as children, many of us don’t know the proper techniques for washing our hands correctly, or how often we should be performing this important task, ...

Alzheimer’s Association Calls for Action as NJ Nursing Home Crisis Grows

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of millions in New Jersey and throughout the country, evidence also continues to demonstrate that nursing homes and assisted living communities are being ravaged by the pandemic.

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released guidance urging lawmakers to implement new policies to address the nursing homes and ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains a Priority

WASHINGTON – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent foodborne illnesses.

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer ...

Murphy Announces Testing Partnership with Wal*Mart, Reports Latest COVID-19 Figures

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today at his daily COVID-19 press conference that beginning Friday, May 22, New Jerseyans will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at seven Wal*Mart locations across the state in Burlington, Flemington, Garfield, Howell, Kearney, Mount Laurel, North Bergen. These drive-up locations will be open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Murphy Announces Expanded Drug Store Testing

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy reviewed the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Tuesday press conference, where he  announced that CVS will offer self-swab tests at a minimum of 50 New Jersey locations by the end of May, noting, "this is another important step forward as we continue to build testing capacity in our ...

Keeping an Eye on Our Mental Health During These Unsettling Times

WAYNE, NJ – It’s been two months since we have been under stay at home orders.  This quarantine has forced many of us to make big changes to our daily routines.  With the state of New Jersey surpassing one million people filing for unemployment, financial difficulties are mounting. Couple this with the stresses of home-schooling children and the fear of contracting a deadly ...

Executive Order Allows Elective Surgeries, Invasive Procedures to Resume May 26

NEW JERSEY - On Friday, May 15, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order that will allow for the resumption of elective surgeries and other invasive procedures. The order will take effective May 26, 2020.

"Our hospitals are no longer on crisis footing", said Gov. Murphy. "It means that our healthcare system, while still clearly focused on the tasks that still lay ahead, ...

What Pet Owners Need to Know About COVID-19

UNION, NJ - If you are sick, please isolate from your pet as best as possible as a precaution.  Treat your pet as you would human family members. Do not let your cat or dog interact with people or other pets outside of the household.

Wash your hands before and after touching any pet and practice good pet hygiene in your home.  Contact a Westfield Veterinary Group veterinarian if your ...

Where the Federal Stimulus Funding for NJ Health Care Providers Is Going

Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Operators of 15 hospitals, hospital systems each get more than $10 million in COVID-19 relief

More than 6,000 health care providers in New Jersey so far are ...

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

May 22, 2020

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

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

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

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

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

Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

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

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 ...

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar is Closed for Good

May 30, 2020

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 ...

Memorial Day Plans Foiled, Morristown Residents Adapt

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

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

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, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

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 ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...

Letter from Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo

May 30, 2020

Dear Morris Township Residents,
As you are all hopefully aware of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 26, I feel responsible to acknowledge the horrific incident as the Chief of the Morris Township Police Department. On behalf of the Morris Township Police Department, we offer our condolences to the family, friends and relatives of George Floyd. We do not condone those ...

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

May 23, 2020

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

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

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 ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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May 19, 1935 - Sep 23, 2018
Bill N. Raso, age 83, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away September 23, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he ...
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 It is with great sadness that The Hampshire Companies announces that Todd Anderson, ...
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- Mar 13, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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