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An Unforgettable Father’s Day Story

As far back as 1924, President Calvin Coolidge recommended that “Father’s Day” become a national holiday   ̶  but it wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson, through an executive order, designated the third Sunday in June as the official day to celebrate fathers everywhere.

As with many of our holidays, Father’s Day has become highly ...

Athletic Trainers Prep For Next Season at Atlantic Health's Annual Summer Sports Medicine Seminar

June 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – School is not yet out for the summer, but coaches, athletic trainers and others involved in school athletics throughout the state were already prepping for next season at the annual Summer Sports Medicine Seminar from Atlantic Sports Health and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association on Thursday, June 14. Hosted at Atlantic Sports Health’s Morristown ...

Congratulations to Parsippany High and Parsippany Hills Graduates Class of 2018

June 22, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congratulations to all the graduates of the Class of 2018 of both Parsippany High and Parsippany Hills.  Send us your messages via facebook or to lali@tapinto.net!

Former Jefferson School Staffer Facing Criminal Charges For Alleged Lewd Photos of Students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional has been charged with criminal behavior believed to be related to lewd photos of students at the school that were found on his cell phone after he was arrested in Morris County on an unrelated sexual charge.

It also appears that South Orange Maplewood School District officials knew about the arrests as early as ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s New Floating Classroom Open for Public Cruises

ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation this spring christened its new Floating Classroom, dubbed “Study Hull,” and has since educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel, a 40-foot pontoon boat. As the school year comes to an end, the lessons will continue: the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom will run 90-minute trips from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday ...

Angela Maliakal Graduates from Kent Place School

SUMMIT, NJ - On Sunday, June 3, the Class of 2018 graduated at the 124th Kent Place School Commencement. Among the 67 members of the Class of 2018 was (pictured) Angela Maliakal.

Congratulations!

Governor Murphy Headlines Morris County Democratic Fundraiser in Parsippany

June 22, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Governor Murphy headlined a Morris County Democratic Party fundraiser at the Zeris Inn in Parsippany on Thursday evening, June 21st.  

It was a Who's Who of the democratic elite in attendance.  Spotted in the group was Parsippany Councilwoman Emily Peterson, MCDC Chair Chip Robinson, County Clerk candidate Shala Gagliardi and many ...

Parsippany Budget Increase and Background

June 21, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - According to Councilman Michael dePierro, Parsippany's tax increase of 3.5% is heavily related to the nearly $500,000 in new salaries and expenses for six people that the Mayor hired during the first six months of his tenure.

"In my opinion, these positions are not needed.  Benefits are an extra 30% of a person's salary so the total expense of these ...

Angry Parsippany Residents Speak Out: Why are our Taxes Going Up??

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There was a vocal crowd that showed up for the June 19th Town Council meeting.  Residents wanted to know why their taxes are going up, what the reasoning behind the tax increase was, and why their questions weren't getting answered. 

Parsippany resident Isabella Alfano asked this of the council "What extra value are we getting as tax ...

Public Hearing on Longterm Transportation Master Plan To Be Held June 21st

COUNTY PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING THIS WEEK ON LONGTERM TRANSPORTATION PLAN

JUNE 21 SESSION FOCUSES ON DRAFT “CIRCULATION ELEMENT’’

The Morris County Planning Board’s public hearing on its 2018 Draft Circulation Element, which will serve as a guiding document for transportation planning and investment in Morris County for the next 25 years, will take place ...

Governor Murphy to Parsippany Mayor: Your Budget is Two Months Overdue

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Two days after the Parsippany-Troy Hills Council presented a proposed budget that included a 3.5% tax increase, a letter was received from Governor Phil Murphy advising that the 2018 Parsippany Municipal Budget is two months overdue.  

According to the letter from the Governor (see attached image), 'the fact that your municipality has not introduced a budget ...

Male Body Found Saturday Morning Under Belmar Boardwalk

June 16, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — A male body was found this morning under the Belmar boardwalk at Ninth Avenue, according to reports.

While the Monmouth County Medical Examiner's Office was at the scene on Ocean Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. on June 16, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office referred all questions to the Belmar Police Department. 

Belmar police have not yet ...

Former Jefferson School Staffer Facing Criminal Charges For Alleged Lewd Photos of Students

June 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional has been charged with criminal behavior believed to be related to lewd photos of students at the school that were found on his cell phone after he was arrested in Morris County on an unrelated sexual charge.

It also appears that South Orange Maplewood School District officials knew about the arrests as early as ...

Tree Down on Route 53

PARSIPPANY, NJ - TREE DOWN - RT. 53. - 6:45 pm

There is a tree down on Route 53 between Park Road and Dickerson Road. There is no access onto route 53 North from Park Road. Access to Mount Tabor & the Jamie Estates residential area can be gained from the Denville side of Route 53. Estimated repair time is two hours. Some residents may experience power outages. We apologize for the ...

Patrolmen Edmund Ailara and Ralph McGinnis Promoted to Rank of Sergeant

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On June 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Mayor Michael Soriano promoted Edmund Ailara and Ralph McGinnis from the rank of Patrolman to the rank of Sergeant. The ceremony was held in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.

Sergeant Ailara:
Sergeant Ailara is a graduate of the 50th Basic Police Officer Class held at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in 1997. He received a ...

Traffic Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 80 East bound at  mm 42.7. Police requesting EMS to check out a child with back pain.

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‘FRIDAYS FOR FAMILIES’ VIGIL IN MORRISTOWN TO CALL FOR END TO CRUELTY AT U.S. BORDER; Congressional Candidate Mikie Sherrill To Speak at 3 pm

June 21, 2018

Montclair, NJ — On Friday, June 22, NJ 11th for Change and six other organizations will be holding “Fridays For Families” – a vigil in front of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office in opposition to the Trump administration’s draconian policies leading to the separation and indefinite detention of families, including young children, apprehended at the ...

Local Boys and Girls from Morris County Have a Blast at Patriots’ Path Council’s Summer STEM Institute

Robots, slime, homemade ice cream and more.  These were all experiences that children from Morris County had at the Patriots Path Council Summer STEM Institute last year.  This camp focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, fields which are critical to the modern economy and community. One of the attendants last year, Johnny C. said, “I had so much fun!  I ...

County Chamber issues statement about state budget negotiations and proposed tax increases

Paul Boudreau, president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement on the budget negotiations in Trenton:

 

“Individuals and businesses are shouldering a significant tax burden already in our state. Raising taxes sends a signal to our employers and future investors that New Jersey will remain uncompetitive for decades to come. We ...

Veterans Flag Day 5K Run and Fun Walk On June 14th Raises Nearly $160,000 to Rescue NJ Veterans from Homelessness

Parsippany, NJ – The 17th Annual Flag Day 5K Run and Fun Walk on Thursday, June 14th at the NJ VA Healthcare System at Lyons, New Jersey raised nearly $160,000 to support Community Hope’s programs to rescue veterans and veteran families from homelessness. The nonprofit organization saves between 1,500 and 1,700 veterans and their family members from homelessness ...

NJ 11th for Change Endorses MIKIE SHERRILL for Congress

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June 18, 2018

NJ 11th for Change Endorses MIKIE SHERRILL for Congress

Sherrill Meets Group’s Endorsement Criteria and Will Best Represent District’s Values

MONTCLAIR, NJ – NJ 11th for Change announced today that it has endorsed Mikie Sherrill for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 11th Congressional District of New Jersey.

After a ...

Families, Friends Cheer Young Adults Who Achieved Academic Success Through NewBridge’s Alternative Education Program

Celeste Tuvi had a bad start at Mount Olive High School — and then things got worse. Tuvi got into an altercation with a male classmate her freshman year, and as a sophomore, she was hospitalized three times for an illness.

“I had a controversial reputation because of the fight, and then when I got sick, no one asked me why I wasn’t as school; they just made up ...

Why are comments hidden on Webber's Social Media?

June 20, 2018

Dear Editor,

I am deeply disturbed that NJ 11th  GOP congressional candidate Jay Webber censors constituents on social media. He has blocked dozens, if not scores, of followers on Twitter and deletes or “hides” Facebook comments that are critical of him and his policies so that his followers can’t see them. 

I am a constituent who has posted several respectful ...