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April 28, 2021

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

April 29, 2021

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 ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in and Around Morristown; April 16 - April 18

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Here's what's happening this weekend! Mark your calendar for some fun! 

Thursday April 15

Morristown High School Mid Year Concert; Free on Youtube; 7pm

Morristown Restaurant Month Continues; Eat and Dine at over 25 locations

Friday April 16

The Folk Project presents James Lee Baker; virtual; 7pm

Paranormal Event; Fosterfields;7:30pm (Registration ...

Three Local Choruses Present Free Online Show!

May 5, 2021

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.

Don't Forget! Morristown Shred Event Set for Saturday May 1

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown, in conjunction with Morristown Clean Communities Program and The Kiwanis Club of Morristown will be holding a Shred Event on Saturday, May 1 from 9am - 12noon (or when the truck reaches capacity). The event will take place at the Town Hall Parking Lot, off of Franklin Street. Confidential and sensitive materials only, no binders or ...

Free Tree Seedlings Available to Morristown Residents

April 30, 2021

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 ...

Morristown's Unity Charter School to Hold Used Bike Sale Tonight; April 23

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As part of a community wide Earth Week celebration, Unity Charter School's Parent and Teacher Organization is promoting sustainable transportation by holding a used bicycle sale this Friday, April 23 at 5:00 pm in the school parking lot, 1 Evergreen Place, Morristown, NJ. 

All bicycles are $10.

TransOptions has donated 40 brand new bicycle helmets that ...

Morristown Organization Offering Rides to COVID Test or Vaccine Sites

May 5, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Need a ride to a COVID-19 testing or vaccine site? Morristown's Table of Hope can help. Email Dawn at Table of Hope for an Uber Gift Card to get you there.

Email Dawn at dking@springstreetcdc.org

Read more: Morristown High School Students Will Be Able to Attend in-Person School 5 Days A Week

Read more:  Morristown Police to be accredited by ...

Car Seat Inspections Taking Place in Morristown, Morris Plains Location

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Northern New Jersey Kids Safe Community is offering free car seat inspections at six sites in Morris, Essex and Warren County. According to the organization, 4 out of 5 car seats are misused.

Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable, they stated. Safe Kids Northern New Jersey, ...

The Morris County Library Reopens to the Public Today

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Library has reopened to the public beginning today, May 4. The library will no longer quarantine returned material and fines will continue to be waived.

The public may now browse the entire first floor of the library which includes the following areas:

Readers services
children's section
music and media

In addition, the circulation ...

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

May 4, 2021

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, ...

Endangered Peregrine Falcons Welcome a New Arrival in New Jersey

ELIZABETH, NJ - In a nest high atop the historic Union County Courthouse Tower in midtown Elizabeth, this peregrine falcon parent is hiding a newly hatched baby bird under her feathers.

The egg hatched at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, and three more eggs are expected to hatch in the coming days.

Readers can keep watch over the nest by tuning into the free Union County livestream at ...

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. 

Body Found Wrapped in Tarp Near Bayonne Park Identified

May 5, 2021

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 ...

22 Face Federal Drug Charges Following Massive Sweep in New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ — Federal law enforcement officials have announced charges against 22 people based in and around Paterson who are believed to be involved in the distribution of drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base.

In separate statements, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig described that 12 of the suspects are members and associates of “Harlem World/12th ...

Suspended Stafford School Nurse Has a Passion to "Unmask the Children"

STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter. 

When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in the Stafford School district. 

Nurse Erin Pein has been ...

2nd Annual Totowa Car Show is Sunday May 2

May 1, 2021

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 ...

April Showers Bring Prizes Galore for LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Tour

Happening Sunday, April 25 from 10 am to 1 pm decision-makers take a visually stunning, virtual tour that includes over two dozen chances one of a kind prizes, special discounts, and a showstopper of a Grand Prize

 

It's the Lucky 13th Annual Wedding Road Show and Party Planning tour on Sunday, April 25 presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce local experts who ...

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.

All ...

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 ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

New Yorkers ...

New Jersey Date Night: Spice Things Up with Asian Cuisines

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

There comes a time in every relationship when a little something extra is needed. It’s not that the spark is gone nor is the relationship in any sort of trouble … it just needs a little spicing up. The same thing can be said for your date nights.

Ready to try something new? Flavorful, ...

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 ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR; Rebuilding the arts will help heal us

May 5, 2021

Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences of singing and dancing together at a concert; seeing a story magically set to song before our eyes ...

Pumpkins and Your Property Tax Bill

There have been some dubious tax increase proposals (and actual tax increases) in New Jersey. The most obvious, and arguably most ridiculous, was Gov Florio's tax on toilet paper. Or an example I used this past Halloween to give my two young daughters their first introduction to how taxes impact our lives was the "New Jersey Pumpkin Tax." In our great state, if you buy a ...

My Ascension: a Documentary Film to Spread Hope and Fight Suicide

May 4, 2021

A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature length documentary that chronicles Emma's inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she ...

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

May 5, 2021

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 ...

The Red Oaks School Expands Its Middle School

The Red Oaks Middle School will move to a larger neighboring school building which will be renovated and modernized to include a science lab, library, theater, art studio, gymnasium, and sun-filled spacious classrooms to educate up to 125 middle-schoolers from Grades 5 through 8

Morristown, NJ, April 30, 2021 – The Red Oaks School, a Morristown-based private independent day school ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents New Beginnings

New Jersey Festival Orchestra is back! Stars from the Broadway stage, international opera houses and Dance Theatre of Harlem join NJFO to present New Beginnings, a musical message of hope, rebirth and enrichment. Featuring renowned tenor fare, dazzling dance classics and Broadway favorites, this NJFO made-for-television streaming special is set to restart the artistic engines and bring joy and ...

THE RED OAKS SCHOOL and Local artisans CREATE LIMITED EDITION HANDBAGs in exciting school fundraiser

APRIL 26, 2021—The Red Oaks School is thrilled to announce an exciting fundraising project for 2021. Over one year in the making, The Red Oaks School Parents Association along with local artisans collaborated on an exciting endeavor—to create ten custom, limited edition handbags embellished with a custom red oak leaf to be sold at auction to the highest bidders (April 26-May 1). One ...

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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