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Sussex County COVID-19 November 29

November 30, 2020

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 66 new cases and no additional deaths on November 25. No data has been released by county officials since November 25.

As of November 25 there were 2,764 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2078 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior case has been reassigned out of the county.

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Sussex County COVID-19 November 28

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 66 new cases and no additional deaths on November 25. No data has been released by county officials since November 25.

As of November 25 there were 2,764 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2078 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior case has been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt ...

Sussex County COVID-19 November 27

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported 66 new cases and no additional deaths on November 25. No data has been released by county officials since November 25.

As of November 25 there were 2,764 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 198 deaths and 2078 recovered coronavirus patients. One prior case has been reassigned out of the county.

In New Jersey the Rt ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: About Four in 10 New Jerseyans Say They Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine

November 19, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Between 36% and 47% of New Jerseyans say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get vaccinated against COVID-19, with response rates varying depending on how the question is asked, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Among individuals reluctant to get vaccinated, 80% cite a concern about side effects, and 82% cite the need for more ...

Chelsea Senior Living Cites Strict Safety Protocols as Reason for Near-Elimination of COVID Infections Among Residents and Staff

FANWOOD, NJ -- Chelsea Senior Living has conducted more than 23,000 COVID-19 tests of residents and staff since June 1st, nearly eliminating infections in its 21 assisted living residences.

As the nation reels under the rise in infections and hospitalizations this fall, Chelsea has maintained a steady level of zero community spread among residents and employees. A handful are believed to have ...

Morristown Medical Center Expands State-of-the-Art Infusion Center for Cancer Patients

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System has announced the groundbreaking opening of a new state-of-the-art Infusion Center at Morristown Medical Center last week as the state’s top ranked hospital undergoes the first phase of expansion at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

The new Infusion Center provides intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, immunotherapy and biotherapy while ...

Newton Schools Move to All Remote Learning

November 20, 2020

NEWTON, NJ- The Newton public schools will be going to an all remote schedule beginning Monday, November 23.  Superintendent Kennedy Greene made the announcement on Friday afternoon.

Greene said the “decision to move to fully remote instruction” was made “in consultation with the Sussex County Department of Health and our local school district partners.” Newton ...

Gov. Murphy Addresses Verbal Confrontation During Family Outing in Red Bank

November 24, 2020

NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family. 

At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy was out eating with his wife, three sons and daughter.

One woman in the video, ...

Road Closure in Newton This Week

NEWTON, NJ- Town of Newton officials advise the intersection of Sparta Avenue and Woodside Avenue will experience closures and detours through Thursday November 19 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for construction. 

Drivers are asked to plan alternate routes.

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Newton Announces Santa's Route Through Town on Saturday

November 26, 2020

NEWTON, NJ- Santa’s official helpers in the Town of Newton have announced the route he will be taking on Saturday.  Santa will be on a fire truck for his visit.  He will be making stops at residences that have made a reservation beginning at 10 a.m.

Santa’s route:

Entering south on Water Street/Route 206
Turning Left onto Trinity Street
Turning right onto Stuart ...

TAPinto This Classic Thanksgiving Recipe: Rum Spiked Cranberry Jelly

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe remains the worst kept secret in the township. First published in 2016 when TAPinto Bloomfield was only a few months old, this recipe will probably be published just before Thanksgiving every year. 

Stilwell's jelly was the subject of a great deal of chatter in town back in 2016. At the ...

New Scams Targeting Consumers This Holiday Season, Attorney General Says

November 29, 2020

NEW JERSEY – With Black Friday’s arrival and Cyber Monday not far behind, New Jersey’s attorney general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs are expecting an uptick in fraud this holiday season.

 According to a National Retail ...

Reciprocal Lawsuits Between Former Employees and Mohawk House

SPARTA, NJ- In what appears to be the latest in an escalating issue between former employees and the owner of the Mohawk House, Grey Bridge Public Relations firm announced a $15 million lawsuit against Steve and Rachael Scro last week.

The suit filed in Sussex County Superior Court by Manhattan attorneys claims six former employees, James Kruzelnick, AnnMarie, Stefano, Denise Guagenti, Lisa ...

Fall Sports Senior Spotlight: Boys Soccer Part 2

November 26, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement that Fall Sports were allowed to begin on September 14, the realization that a portion of the Fall season has been missed is noticed.

Newton High School seniors who play a fall sport have been invited to submit information about how COVID-19 has affected them during their final season of the sport. This is the 10th installment of a multi part spotlight ...

Fall Sports Senior Spotlight: Girls Soccer Part 4

NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement that Fall Sports were allowed to begin on September 14, the realization that a portion of the Fall season has been missed is noticed.

Newton High School seniors who play a fall sport have been invited to submit information about how COVID-19 has affected them during their final season of the sport. This is the ninth installment of a multi part spotlight ...

From Behind the Camera to Interview Guest: East Main Media Director of Photography Andrew Lepley

November 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Brian Brodeur is joined by Andrew Lepley, the longtime Director of Photography at East Main Media. The two spoke about Lepley’s longtime collaboration with Brodeur and his work with the team at East Main Media. 
 
Typically working behind the camera, Lepley joked about being a guest on TAPintoTV. “This is an odd place for me and also makes me very ...

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Sparta Police: Wrong Way Sparta Driver Faces Drunk Driving Charges

November 27, 2020

SPARTA, NJ –No one was hurt when a Sparta woman was driving the wrong way on Route 15.  On November 21 around 10:30 p.m. police were called about a green Volkswagon driving north in the southbound lanes, police said. 

After police got her to pull over, Caterina Alfieri, 36 told Police Officer Erick Finley that she got lost when she left her friends house in Jefferson. Finley ...

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Get your Christmas Tree at Sparta VFW Beginning this Weekend

November 26, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Sparta VFW has been getting set up for their annual Christmas tree sale.  Beginning Thanksgiving weekend trees can be purchased right on Main Street on the front lawn of the Sparta VFW.

According to Commander Pete Litchfield a large selection of fresh trees from six to 12 feet will be available every Friday, ...

Sparta Community and Area Volunteers Bring Thanksgiving Meals to Neighbors in Need

SPARTA, NJ- A group of volunteers once again helped to bring Thanksgiving meals to those in need in the community. 

“We have a very loving community,” organizer Mitch Morrison said.  He said volunteers and donors help to plate more than 1,350 Thanksgiving meals and desserts.

The individually packed meals were topped with a hand written note or card created by children ...

Sparta Planning Board Approves 70 Unit Apartment Project

November 22, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Planning Board voted to approve a 70 unit apartment complex at 53A Sparta Avenue.  The four-story buildings will be located behind the Burger King, years ago the site of an assisted living facility. 

The site is 2.6 acres on Block 5019 Lot 23 on the Sparta tax map. The schematic of the project shows two residential wings with a common area and gym ...

Reproductive rights

November 22, 2020

It's always about priorities for the Sussex County Board of Freeholders. 

 Too bad their priorities are misplaced. 

 With the county facing health and economic crises due to the pandemic, you would think the five Republicans tasked with leading our county would be focusing on these important local issues 

 They're not. Instead they side step and ...

Marijuana laws

A great American poet once wrote "The times, they are a-changing".

And in the immortal words of singer Bob Dylan, they are indeed.

Too bad no one told the Sussex County Board of Freeholders.

New Jersey residents voted overwhelmingly on November 3 to legalize the sale, possession and use of recreational marijuana.   The revenue from this legalization would be ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

November 23, 2020

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...

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Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Special $300 tax deduction helps most people give to charity this year – even if they don’t itemize

November 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year.

Following special tax law changes made earlier this year, cash donations of up to $300 made before Dec. 31, 2020, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2021.

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The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders November 24, 2020 Meeting Audio

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders November 24, 2020 Meeting Audio

 

 

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Dear diary,

I love Thanksgiving. Even though I don’t get any presents, it is my favoritest holiday of the whole year.

On Thanksgiving Day our family gets together at our house. My aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmas and grandpas. Sometimes even some awkward girlfriends and boyfriends who we never see again after that. We light a fire in the fireplace and fill up the house with ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

November 23, 2020

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...