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Chatham Parent Charged with Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing After Refusing to Leave School Grounds; Spoke at BOE Meeting

May 5, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Robert Vessechia, who spoke at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 26, was removed from school grounds by Chatham Township Police on Friday, April 30, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

At the April 26 meeting, Vessechia waited in line to speak during the public portion of the BOE meeting and said: "I am a person who ...

Madison Arts & Culture Alliance Brings Free Music on Friday Nights

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance will be bringing music to downtown Madison on Friday nights through May. The events are free and will take place on Waverly Place from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Bring your own chairs and/or blankets and enjoy the music.

The schedule for the remaining performances are:

April 30- Hatchet Jack,

May 7- Renegade Jazz Band 

May ...

Traffic Alert: Fatal Accident on Rt. 24 in Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There was a fatal motor vehicle accident on Rt. 24 Westbound in Florham Park that closed all east bound lanes from Rt. 287 to the Short Hills Mall.

The accident is under investigation.   More details will be provide as they are made available.

This according to breaking news alerts. 

Nine Electric Vehicles to be on Display in Madison for Earth Day

Madison, NJ –  – In partnership with the Environmental Commissions of Madison, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, the parking lot at Sunday Motor Co. in Madison will be filled with eye-catching Electric Vehicles and bicycles to celebrate Earth Day this coming Thursday, April 22.

From 2:00 to 5:00 pm, area car dealers, including Chevrolet Bolt, Honda ...

Teen entrepreneurs shine in third annual PitchNJ competition

When fifth-grader Maya Vinu tried to give her labradoodle, Copper, treats from her own food, the dog would snub her offer.

“I’m a vegetarian so when I gave him a treat it didn’t really smell good,” she said. “I wanted to make treats that smell good and are healthy for dogs.”

So Vinu invented organic vegan pet treats and started a business shipping them to ...

East Hanover Police's Help Leads to Sentencing of Grandparent Scammer

EAST HANOVER,NJ - The East Hanover Police where instrumental in bringing a Bronx New York man sentenced to state prison for stealing a total of $142,900 from older adults throughout New Jersey using a "grandparent scam".

From the news release:

Osvaldo Thomas, 41, of the Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced today to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Buck in ...

East Hanover's Costco Offers COVID Vaccines

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Costco on Rt. 10 in East Hanover is now offering vaccines for COVID to the public.

Costco just opened their portal for COVID vaccinations and is offering the Moderna vaccine.

You can schedule an appointment by clicking here. 

Roxbury OKs Adding Extra Stores to Shops at Ledgewood Commons

ROXBURY, NJ — A new building to be built at The Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have more retailers than originally anticipated.

The proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, to be built near the Red Lobster restaurant — will have five separate storefronts instead of the three shown in initial plans.

The Roxbury Planning Board, on Tuesday, gave unanimous approval to ...

Roxbury Earmarks $15K for Morris Canal Site Preservation Planning

ROXBURY, NJ – An important section of the former Morris Canal in Roxbury would be preserved under plan endorsed by township officials.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to offer $15,000 toward the potential preservation of the remains of Morris Canal Inclined Plane 1 East, off Shippenport Road in Landing.

The money, which would come from the township’s Open Space ...

Person Struck By Train at Madison Train Station; Say Authorities

MADISON, NJ -  A person has been struck and killed by a train in Madison, according to BNN. Police have responded to the Madison Train Station. 

No other information has been released at this time. Story developing......

 

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$0 Delivery on All Freshii Morris Plains Order Over $15 with GrubHub

May 10, 2021

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Stop into New Leaf Consignment and See All The New Spring Items!

Who doesn’t love a floral trench coat for spring? Stop into NEW LEAF to see this beauty asap!

Coat, Guess, SZ M, $78

Necklace, $26

Check out New Leaf online or in person. New Leaf is located at 16 Park Avenue in Madison

Community Invited to Attend Baseball Crosstown Rivalry Games Tonight; Morristown American vs. Morristown National

May 7, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown American, Morristown National and Morris Plains Little League Baseball teams will face each other tonight, Friday May 7 in a crosstown rival game. 

The community is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of baseball. The following is the schedule for tonight's games:


Fri, May ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown This Weekend: April 30 - May 2

MORRISTOWN, NJ - 

Friday April 30

The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey will administer COVID -19 Vaccine; 175 South Street; 9am - 3pm

Lamb Frolic; Fosterfields; 9am  & 10:30am

Telephone Claims Clinic for NJ 11 Veterans; US Representative Mikie Sherrill; 9am - 5pm (Register by phone 973-526-5668)

Arbor Day Celebration with Macculloch Hall; Virtual; ...

Blood Drive in Morristown; May 5

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking to donate blood? Several locations in the area will be hosting blood drives. A drive will be taking place at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown on May 5 from 1pm - 6pm. The Center is located at 331 Mount Kemble Avenue in Morristown.

Before that a blood drive will take place on April 30 at the Long Hill Chapel (Chatham) from 10am - 3pm and the Hanover Marriot ...

Spring into the Arts with Free Music on Waverly Place in Madison

May 7, 2021

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance will be bringing music to downtown Madison on Friday nights through May. The events are free and will take place on Waverly Place from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Bring your own chairs and/or blankets and enjoy the music.

The schedule for the remaining performances are:

May 7- Renegade Jazz Band 

May 14- ARTS By The People

May ...

Three Local Choruses Present Free Online Show!

Summer is coming! Summer is coming! And what better way to celebrate than with a virtual concert full of songs about sunshine and summer and the hope they bring!

Here Comes the Sun: Three Great Choruses, One Online Show will premiere Sunday, May 23, at 5:00pm EDT on YouTube. It’s a first-of-a kind collaboration between three of the area’s best-loved choruses. The Maplewood Glee ...

Macculloch Hall Presents "Growing in the Garden today at 2pm on Facebook Live"

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for Growing in the Garden today at 2pm to learn about nests, big and small.

Click HERE to listen in.

On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...

Free Tree Seedlings Available to Morristown Residents

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Free tree seedlings will be available to residents as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s Tree Recovery Campaign.

Residents from Morristown can pick up tree seedlings at Frelinghuysen Middle School on May 1 at 9am and behind Morristown Town Hall from 2pm - 4pm  

Seedlings are available on a first come, first served basis. Residents will be provided ...

Drew University Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for All Students For the 2021-22 Academic Year

MADISON, NJ - Drew University has announced a policy requiring COVID-19 vaccination for students planning to be on campus during the 2021-22 academic year.

According to the university, all undergraduates and graduate students, students participating in joint and collaborative programs with other institutions and visiting, exchange, non-matriculated and special program students will ...

Morris Plains Farmers Market Will Reopen June 12

May 10, 2021

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Mark those calendars! The Morris Plains Farmers Market has announced a reopening date of June 12, 2021. The farmers market, which was established in 2003 will be open every Saturday from 9am - 1pm through October 9.

The farmers market is located at 771 Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains

Vendors for this year include:

Ort Farms: Fresh fruits, vegetables, ...

Community Conversations with Morristown Medical Center: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prvention

The community is invited to participate in a Facebook Live Community Conversation with Morristown Medical Center about AFIb, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, May 11 at 12noon 

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. On the next Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group ...

Foote's Pond Ribbon Cutting Slated for Saturday May 8

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown announced the date for Foote’s Pond’s ribbon cutting. The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11am.

The historic park, located on James Street, underwent redevelopment and hydro-raking over the past year. First approved back in September 2019 by the Town Council, the project transformed the 24-acre park to include path- ways, ...

Taking on Delicate Job, Woman Looks to Care for Ailing ‘Mama Fox’ in Westfield

May 8, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — An ailing mother fox spotted in Westfield’s First Ward is in for a treat along with some treatment for its mange, a resident of Stanley Oval said Friday.

Susana MacLean told TAPinto Westfield she found the red fox on the grounds of her home and noticed its severe mange. Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin condition that causes severe itching from mites.

“I ...

Five-Year-Old Battling Cancer is "Police Chief" for a Day

MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said.

A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s mother sewed a special Gracie-sized police chief uniform, and the chief asked Gracie if ...

NJ Middle School Entrepreneurs Launch New Candle Business

VERONA, NJ — Three Essex County middle school students have turned a passion project into a business, launching JAÉ Candles and Co. Jada Bednar and Ellie Ghingo (seventh-graders at H.B.Whitehorne Middle School in Verona) and Ava Tsettos, (a West Caldwell seventh-grader at Grover Cleveland Middle School) are the founders of JAÉ Candles and Co. 

In quarantine, ...

Chatham Parent Charged with Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing After Refusing to Leave School Grounds; Spoke at BOE Meeting

May 5, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Robert Vessechia, who spoke at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 26, was removed from school grounds by Chatham Township Police on Friday, April 30, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

At the April 26 meeting, Vessechia waited in line to speak during the public portion of the BOE meeting and said: "I am a person who ...

Madison Arts & Culture Alliance Brings Free Music on Friday Nights

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance will be bringing music to downtown Madison on Friday nights through May. The events are free and will take place on Waverly Place from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Bring your own chairs and/or blankets and enjoy the music.

The schedule for the remaining performances are:

April 30- Hatchet Jack,

May 7- Renegade Jazz Band 

May ...

NJ Couple Sentenced For a $4.5 Million Food Stamps Scheme

May 8, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney, Rachael A. Honig announced the sentencing of a New Jersey couple who were involved in a “food stamps fraud scheme.”

The statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s office announcing the sentencing provided the following information.

Over the course of four years between 2014 and 2018, Ibrahim Zughbi (67) and his wife Miriam Zughbi ...

Reports: Rutgers infectious disease expert, NJ resident dies in India

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Media reports say a Rutgers professor and doctor with expertise in infectious diseases has died while helping family in India, which is being ravaged by Covid-19. According to social media and local records, Dr. Rajendra Kapila was a resident of South Orange.

New York’s ABC7, also citing information from The Associated Press, said Kapila died from Covid-19. Cases ...

Body Found Wrapped in Tarp Near Bayonne Park Identified

BAYONNE, NJ - As reported previously in TAPinto Bayonne, the body of a man found in a tarp near Rutkowski Park in Bayonne was that of a missing New York City man, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed Wednesday.

According to a statement, the man, found lifeless by members of the Bayonne Police Department at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 27, has been identified as Jose ...

Starting Summer in Style in LBI

May 7, 2021

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Fewer restrictions, longer days, and warm nights provide even more inspiration when looking for reasons to head to New Jersey's Coast in 2021. Celebrating a renewed spirit, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members welcome travelers to take part in their 107th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. There is no better way to explore the unique ...

2nd Annual Totowa Car Show is Sunday May 2

TOTOWA, NJ - Crack open the Turtle Wax and start polishing your sweetest ride, the second annual Totowa Car Show takes place Sunday, May 2. 

Response to the 2020 event, despite the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a tremendous success. This year, the event is expected to be bigger, bolder, and better. 

The car show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free for ...

Long Beach Island Region Reminds you to Make it All About Mom May 9

LBI REGION, NJ -   Mother’s Day is coming up fast, get by with a little help from your favorite restaurant, spa, shop, or service. Plan to treat Mom for a well-deserved day in the LBI Region. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members are looking forward to assisting with your plans for a great Mother's Day. From memorable meals, gifts, flowers, services or ...

Have you got room in your heart and home for this sweet older gal?

Sweetie Senior Alert

Have you got room in your heart and home for this sweet older gal? Poor Gypsy Rose was taken to the animal hospital by her owners down south, but they never came back for her. Unfortunately, stories like that are all too common in rescue. But now Gypsy is with 11th Hour Rescue and things are looking up for her. Gypsy has won the hearts of everyone she’s met at our ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!

Check out some of our new arrivals coming tomorrow- click through the profile link for more info and possibly more pictures!

We would love to have a family waiting to meet each one

Appointments for approved applicants, so submit yours now through our website! If you have already been approved in the last year, please reach out with the name of the dog you are interested in meeting.

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Hope - The Three Legged Dog is Looking for a Forever Home

Hope Barnwell is a very calm and loving 50 lb., 4-year-old, Shepherd/cattle dog mix. She moves very well as a tripod, with her front right leg missing just below the elbow. While we do not know her history before being rescued, we do know that she is house-trained and is good with other dogs!

Hope ADORES older children and is super patient with them, but the energy & noise of young ...

Prancer: The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure to ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

The NJ Real Estate Market Shows No Signs of Slowing Down Making it a Perfect Time to Check out Morristown!

April 19, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey real estate market is at a high, with urban dwellers seeking the peaceful calm of suburban life.  While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing, according to real estate experts.

A true ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Statement from Mayor Grayzel on Route 24 Proposal

May 7, 2021

As mayor of Morris Township, I represented my municipality in April 2019 at a roundtable discussion of elected officials relating to deteriorating traffic issues on Park Avenue. On the dais at that meeting were Representative Mikie Sherrill, several of our State Legislators and County Commissioners, several representatives of NJDOT, and Mayor Conley as host of the meeting in his town.

The ...

Let Your Voice Be Heard! TAPinto Morristown Welcomes Residents' Letters to the Editor

MORRISTOWN, NJ — In a vibrant community like Morristown, Morris Townshp and Morris Plains, residents, business owners, and stakeholders can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Morristown welcomes lETTERS TO THE EDITOR on everything from schools, municipal government, even your passion for ...

The History of Mother's Day: One Woman's Crusade to Create a National Holiday

May 9, 2021

Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no?

Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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MOMI to host Virtual ChalkFest this Saturday, May 15th

May 10, 2021

MOMI, Museum of Imagination and Innovation has been awarded a local arts mini-grant for a virtual chalk festival on the International Day of Families which is this Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9 am to 5 pm. The purpose of the festival, MOMI ChalkFest 2021: Drawing Families Together, is to celebrate the strength of family, the Power of Play and bring awareness to MOMI's mission to ...

Saint Clare's Health Addresses Men and Their Sexual Health During Online Series, Let's Talk Health

On Thursday, May 6 , Saint Clare’s Health online series, ’Let’s Talk Health’ hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, featured Dr. Lawrence Friedman, Chief of Urology, Saint Clare’s Health who discussed 'Men and Their Sexual Health.'

 

The community is invited to register for the FREE events online, as ...

Governor’s Budget Plan Would Boost Hearing Aid Reimbursement for Qualifying Older Adults & Individuals with Disabilities

Budget Would Increase Reimbursement from $100 to $500 Per Hearing Aid; Would be First Increase since 1987

(TRENTON) – Governor Phil Murphy’s budget plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 would significantly increase hearing aid purchase reimbursement available under the state’s Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program.

The HAAAD program provides ...

New Jersey Becomes 9th State Accepted into AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Initiative Aims to Make Communities Supportive & Accessible Places to Live for People of All Ages

 

(TRENTON) – The Department of Human Services and AARP New Jersey today announced New Jersey has become the ninth state accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which works to make communities supportive and accessible places to live for people of all ...

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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