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Allegations at Temple Accused of Human Trafficking 'Unfathomable' Says Gov. Murphy

May 15, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care. 

Murphy's comments came a day after the FBI executed a court order action at the Temple following a class ...

God and Service Award observance at the Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains

Morris Plains resident Carl Loutzenheiser receives Boy Scouts of America’s God and Service Award

The Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains observed Scout Sunday on February 21, 2021. During their worship service, Morris Plains resident Carl Loutzenheiser was recognized by Scouts BSA Troop 39 of Morris Plains with the God and Service Award. The God and Service Award was designed to ...

Community Gathering to Remember Madison College Student Ajay Sah

MADISON, NJ - The community is invited to gather in Remembrance of Ajay Sah. The event will begin online, tonight (05/08) at 7 pm EDT, on the Drew Theological Chapel YouTube channel. The link can be found in our bio.

At 7:45 pm EDT, we will be gathering in-person on the EC Patio where chai will be served and supplies will be available to write letters to Ajay’s family, said ...

Spiritual Principles and Practices

Workshop to be held on Zoom for 5 Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM beginning April 15, 2021.

With a Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Certificate in Learning Design and Development, Rev. Jennifer Berkeley has created and delivered high-end and blended learning programs for the corporate, private and spiritual sectors. In her various roles as teacher, counselor, consultant ...

Rabbi Steven Bayar to Address Via Zoom: 'The Pandemic and Politics: How Are We Changed? How Are We the Same?'

Rabbi Steven Bayar, rabbi emeritus of Congregation B'nai Israel in Millburn, will lead a thought-provoking three-part series in April, via Zoom, titled "The Pandemic and Politics: How are we changed? How are we the same?" Sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section's Our Jewish World program, the three presentations will be held on Thursdays, April ...

Free Zoom Series: 'The Most Unusual Book in the Torah—The Book of Job'

Rabbi Mark Biller, spiritual leader of Temple Gates of Prayer in Queens, New York, will explore what he calls "The Most Unusual Book in the Torah--the Book of Job," as part of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section's Our Jewish World program. Rabbi Biller's series, which is free and open to the public, will be held via Zoom on Thursdays, March 4 and 11, at ...

Black Community Leaders from Morristown Participate in COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Black community leaders participated in a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) of Feb 17 that focused on the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color. The group proposed solutions to address the barriers that exist in terms of access to healthcare, support and opportunities for COVID-19 relief.

“Communities of ...

Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday Look Different in a Pandemic

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Today is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday in French, a holiday celebrated across the globe, especially in places with large Roman Catholic populations. It's a day of celebration before the religious fasting season of Lent that begins this week on Ash Wednesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mardi Gras celebrations will be different this year — even ...

Morristown Organization Offers COVID-19 and Antibody Testing Every Saturday in February

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The public is reminded that every Saturday in February, residents are able to receive COVID-19 and Antibody testing. Testing will take place at the Bethel Church of Morristown from 11am - 3pm .

There is no out-of-pocket cost to participants.

"We know how difficult it can be to get tested and get your results in a timely manner", said organizers of Table of ...

5 Morristown Churches Join Nationwide Moment of Unity for COVID on Tuesday Night

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown United Methodist Church, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Church of the Redeemer, Assumption Church and St. Margaret's Church will join the nationwide moment of unity to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30pm. Across the country, communities were encouraging people to light candles in their homes or ring ...

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New Finds at New Leaf Consignment!

May 14, 2021

Need a last minute dress for that summer wedding? Find it here at NEW LEAF today!

Sangria Dress, SZ 16W, $42

Necklace $16

Stop by and check out all the great new items! New Leaf Consignment is located at 16 Park Avenue in Madison

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

We DO love a DEAL! $0 Delivery on ALL Freshii orders over $15 with GrubHub through May 23!!!

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Volunteers Needed for Morristown Cleanup; Saturday May 15

May 13, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morristown Cleanup, sponsored by The Morristown Environmental Commission and Morristown Clean Communities, will take place on Saturday, May 15 from 9am -  12noon.

Volunteers should come to the Town Hall Parking Lot. Gloves, garbage bags and recycling bags will be provided, said organizers.

Registration is required through Community Pass. Masks are required.

Visitors Can Now Take a Free Walking Tour Through 27 Morristown Sites

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Visitors looking to take a tour of Morristown and neighboring historic sites can now do so with the free, digital walking tour app from the Morris County Tourism Bureau. 

The app, called “Morristown Walking Tour and Beyond,” provides information, photos and audio clips for 27 historic sites within Morristown and Morris County. Sites include:

Morris ...

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

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 ...

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

May 14, 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 8 - Hatchet Jack

May 14- ARTS By The People

May ...

Free Morristown Event: May Outdoor Garden Activities with Macculloch Hall

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is inviting the community to a Garden Scavenger Hunt and story at 2pm on Saturday May 15. The event is FREE. No registration required.

Rain or shine. No access to building or bathrooms.

 

Read more: New Jersey Now Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater ...

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

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 ...

Morristown's First Upcycle Flea Market to Take Place Saturday May 15

May 13, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown's First Upcycle Fashion Festival and Flea Market will take place on Saturday May 15 in the Presbyterian Church Parking Lot. The event, hosted by Zero to 180 Market will take place from 11am - 4pm.

The event collects clothing and shoes to donate to local organizations, said organizers. Members of the community who donate items will receive a raffle ...

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

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 ...

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, ...

East Hanover's Nabisco Announces Sponsorship of Team USA with Snack Together, Win Together Campaign

May 11, 2021

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- East Hanover's Mondelez Corporation, the parent company of NABISCO is gearing up for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as the Official Cookie and Cracker sponsor of Team USA. The iconic brands will rally fans to "Snack Together. Win Together" this summer, through digital creative, limited-edition product offerings and a consumer ...

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

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 ...

Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 15, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

Central NJ Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Real Trouble: Real Housewives of New Jersey Ex-Husband Manzo Indicted in Robbery

FREEHOLD, NJ - The ex-husband of a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member is in real hot water. Thomas Manzo, 56, of Franklin Lakes, has been charged in a new indictment - charging as acting as an accomplice in a 2017 home invasion where the TV star Dina Manzo's current husband was beaten with a baseball bat. This was the story that shocked the neighborhood and ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

May 12, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Starting Summer in Style in LBI

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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 ...

Found! Dog Being Held at St. Hubert's in Madison

Do you know this dog?

This female dog was found on May 8, 2021 near Irvington is currently being held at St. Hubert's in Madison.

Call 973.377.2295. Proof of ownership required.

 

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 ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

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

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 ...

CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 14, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What the County Commissioners Didn't Say About the Columbia/Park/Route 24 Situation

What the County Commissioners Didn’t Say About the Columbia/Park/Route 24 Ramp Situation

Having served as Morris Township’s mayor last year, the County Commissioners’ recent statement regarding Morris Township’s refusal to sign a letter of support for the latest iteration of a Park Avenue ramp to Route 24 is concerning. It is not what I would call complete or unbiased.

For Better Mental Health, Build Resiliency Into Your Routine

May 14, 2021

Even as hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 drop significantly and vaccinations become widespread, the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on mental health. During National Mental Health Awareness Month, NewBridge Services encourages individuals to tend to their mental well-being by developing healthy routines and getting professional help when needed.

“The pandemic has had a ...

What Patients Know About Their Implanted Coronary Stents: Not Enough, According to Morristown Medical Center Study

May 16, 2021

To be Presented at American College of Cardiology 70th Annual Scientific Sessions, Study Led by Dr. Jordan Safirstein Suggests Keeping Stent Info on Smartphones 

May 11, 2021, Morristown, NJ – Fewer than half (48%) of patients receiving a heart stent, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), had the provided stent card with them when surveyed at a later date, according to ...

Morristown Medical Center Among 1st to Receive American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

Only 6% of 750+ Hospitals Performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Have Achieved This Elite Recognition of Best Practices and Quality Care

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification, a designation of excellence that recognizes demonstrated ...

MOMI to host Virtual ChalkFest this Saturday, May 15th

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 ...

Obituaries

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