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STILL Advertising in Print? Third Consecutive Month TAPinto Newton has had More Than 30,000 Readers

June 2, 2020

NEWTON, NJ- For the third consecutive month TAPinto Newton has had more than 30,000 readers.  For the past three months more than 120,000 readers have turned to TAPinto Newton to get their local news. 

March – 31,987 readers
April – 48,801 readers
May – 42,740 readers

More than 1,700 people have subscribed for free to get their local news sent to their ...

Don't Be a Knucklehead, Be a Bobblehead! Company Unveils Gov. Murphy Bobblehead

MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy. 

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, the same cause that the ...

Murphy Calls Out McConnell For Saying States Can Go Bankrupt

NEW JERSEY – In Wednesday’s daily press briefing on the coronavirus crisis, Governor Phil Murphy made it clear. He doesn’t care if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a Democrat or Republican. The New Jersey governor said his breath was taken away when he read that McConnell said: “it wouldn’t necessarily a bad idea for states to go ...

Sparta Shipping, Copies and Mailboxes Local Business Looking for Local Support

SPARTA, NJ – A local small business owner is asking for help.  Steven’s Sparta Shipping, Copies and Mailboxes store, considered an essential business, remains open to serve the community.  He would like people to think about supporting local small businesses like his.

At 73 years of age, he opened the Sparta Shipping store as a “senior and serial ...

What Real Estate Looks Like in Sussex County During COVID-19 Shut Down

SPARTA, NJ – It is not surprising that the “Stay at Home” restrictions announced in response to COVID-19 are now beginning to impact local and state residential real estate sales. Sparta sellers, however, are projected to feel less of an impact in terms of sale prices than the average New Jersey seller according to Lynn Garafola, New Jersey-Licensed Salesperson, Broker and ...

Gov. Murphy: on FEMA Assistance, Help for NJ Small Businesses, and More

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced at his Thursday press conference that federal emergency aid has been made available for New Jersey through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to supplement state and local recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals; ...

NJ Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections During COVID-19 Epidemic

TRENTON – Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy today.

“Millions of hardworking New Jerseyans are suffering financial losses through no fault of their own as a result of the economic downturn brought on by ...

Town of Newton Offers Online Payment Options

NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton is reminding residents that they may pay their taxes and water and sewer bills online, according to an announcement by town officials.


Town of Newton Reopens Recycling

NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton has announced the recycling center will be open for self-service Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Zone 1 and 2 Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28
Zone 3 and 4 Thursday, April 2 and Saturday, April 4

The announcement said access will be limited to five cars at a time, for safety reasons.  Residents will be ...

Financial Relief During Coronavirus Crisis: What Newton Employers & Businesses Should Know

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 virus is impacting businesses hard all across the state: gyms, restaurants and bars are closed, and other businesses have seen large drops in the revenue. For some establishments, cash flow is near zero right now.

Many employers feel especially vulnerable. However, according to the New Jersey Dept. of Labor, small business owners should know ...


Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 14, 2020

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, ...


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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

May 28, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drunk driving charges after crossing into the opposite lane and crashing into a Vernon woman.  On May 26, around 7 p.m. Sparta officers went to the scene of the accident on West Shore Trail, police said.

David Bauer, 59 had crashed his gray Ford Fusion into Maria Oliveira.  Oliveira had two passengers in her black Mazda CX, a 76-year-old ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Racism in America

June 1, 2020

What brought joy to the heart of a native-born Midwesterner this past week

Seeing a white mayor in Minneapolis indignantly outraged about the police murder of a black man in handcuffs.  

Seeing all the police fired from their positions

The proposed manslaughter charge for the murderer

Investigation into proposed charges for the accomplces

Seeing the numbers of white ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Thousands of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer ...

I photographed a George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

Home Prices: Its About Supply And Demand!

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand


As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what’s to come.

Making our way through the month of June ...

Pregnant Women & Parents of Young Children Can Get Help at Local Agency

June 3, 2020

Parents of infants and toddlers, or those who are pregnant with their first child, are invited to receive advice and support from a certified nurse or family support worker through Project Self-Sufficiency.  The agency offers a range of family support programs to income-eligible families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties.  The programs are free, voluntary and confidential.  ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 Virtual Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 virtual meeting video.  Please note the meeting is audio only.


Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Thousands of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer ...