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Morris County Man Admits Making Bomb Threat to Religious Institution

May 28, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man today admitted maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

James Triano, 38, of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information about an ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Joins Filmmakers on Virtual Panel Addressing Addiction

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Under the direction of Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, Special Enforcement Unit Detective Supervisor Ramon Lopez participated in a virtual substance use recovery event on May 13, 2020. Following a screening of the award-winning film, “Life with Layla,” Detective Supervisor Lopez joined a Question and ...

Morris County Prosecutor Announces the Hiring of a New Detective

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker announce the hiring of Ryan Thomas as detective for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. He will be assigned to the General Investigations Unit. On Monday, May 4, 2020, Prosecutor Knapp and Chief Kimker administered the oath of office to Det. Thomas.

Thomas began his law enforcement career as ...

Morristown Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

Supreme Court Order Opens Municipal Courts for Business

Many New Jersey municipal courts began remote proceedings today, holding court sessions by video or phone, under an order issued by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.

In-person municipal court sessions had been suspended in mid-March so that the courts could conform with social distancing guidelines put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Only certain matters, such as ...

Claiming Infection, Man Coughs and Spits on Parsippany Cops, say Authorities

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - A Flemington man, who claimed he was infected with the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19, coughed and spit at Parsippany police this week while wielding a hammer, said authorities.

The man, Nickolas Suk, 23, was arrested May 7 by the Parsippany Police Department on charges of throwing bodily fluid at a law enforcement officer (4th degree), endangering (4th ...

Brother of Teacher Killed in 2018 Rt. 80 School Bus Crash Is Suing the State of New Jersey, Drivers And School Officials For Negligence 

PARAMUS, N.J. — Two years after a nightmarish school bus crash involving a fifth-grade Paramus class and their chaperones resulted in the deaths of educator Jennifer Williamson and student Miranda Vargas, Williamson’s brother has filed a lawsuit against the involved drivers and state and local officials claiming negligence, recklessness and carelessness. 

According to, ...

U.S. Supreme Court Voids Bridgegate Conviction of Hamilton's Baroni

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hamilton Township's Bill Baroni was vindicated on Thursday by the United States Supreme Court for his alleged role in the "Bridgegate" scandal. The Court reversed Baroni's conviction, and that of his colleague Bridget Kelly, for violating federal fraud statutes for their alleged roles in the closure of the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act ...

Madison Man Sentenced to 11 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Madison resident Gary Anderson (age 45) has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison for possession of child pornography, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Chief Darren Dachisen of the Madison Borough Police Department.

Anderson previously pled guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child ...


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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 29 COVID-19 Update; Morristown Numbers Rise to 536

May 29, 2020

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 ...

May 28 COVID-19 UPdate; Morristown Cases Climb to 536; Morris Township Reports 303 Cases

NEW JERSEY - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Morristown have climbed to 536, said officials.  Total cases in the township, as of Thursday are 303.

As of Thursday, May 28, the State of New Jersey is reporting 157,815 confirmed cases in New Jersey with 6,354 in Morris County. There have been 11,401 deaths in the state, with 605 from Morris ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

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 ...

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

May 28, 2020

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 ...

Morristown Library Offering Virtual Book Lovers Circle Tonight; May 21 at 7pm

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Library is offering Virtual Book Lovers Circle. The Group talks each month about great books to read, new titles, and great books attendees have read.

How do you attend online you may ask? We will be using a free app called GoToMeeting. You can either dial in by phone, or access the program via your computer using the GoToMeeting app.

Are you new to ...

Donation Virtual Zumba Class to Help the "Verilli's Feed the Hungry Project"

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Community members are invited to participate in a virtual "donation" Zumba class on Sunday May 24.

The class will take place from 9:30am - 11am. To register, venmo a minimum $10 donation to @kristi-dimogerodakis C/O Feed the Hungry Project. 

"You get to sweat off some of those extra quarantine calories while helping someone in our community ...

HWS Musicians Stay in Tune While Staying at Home

May 28, 2020

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 ...

Morris County’s 4-H Fair is Cancelled This Summer Due to COVID-19 Health Crisis

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - This year's annual Morris County 4-H Fair is canceled, announced CJ SInko, President of the Morris County 4-H Board of Directors.

In a statement, Sinko said "As you may have already heard Rutgers University has decided, due to the COVID-19 situation, to restrict all in-person activities into the summer months.

As a member of the Rutgers Cooperative ...

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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Projects Underway to Fight Harmful Algal Blooms on Lake Hopatcong

May 28, 2020

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 ...

Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Reports to Be More Nuanced, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it will be using a new color-coded health alert index this year “to provide the ...

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 ...

A Proposal for Multi-Day Graduations from Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce

May 23, 2020

Dear Residents,

I am proposing having multi-day graduation celebrations - spreading out the graduating classes within each school over the course of one week.

I do not need to tell you about the disappointment our state's graduates are feeling as the COVID-19 pandemic takes away one of their most anticipated life milestones.

Here is a copy of the Letter I sent to the Governor on May ...

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 ...

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

May 29, 2020

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 ...

IRS adds phone operators to answer Economic Impact Payment questions

WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments.

IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to Economic Impact Payments are available on The IRS anticipates bringing back ...


Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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