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How to Keep Important TAPinto Local News Stories in Your Facebook News Feed

January 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.

At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.   To make sure that you continue to see news from us in your Facebook News Feed:

Have ...

Newark Makes Amazon's Top 20 Finalist List for New HQ

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Amazon has just announced that 20 cities are finalists for its second headquarters and Newark was among those making the cut.

This decision comes several weeks after New Jersey lawmakers approved a legislation to attract Amazon's second corporate headquarters to Newark, presenting the company with nearly $5 billion dollars in tax break incentives to lure the that ...

Shake Shack Coming to Parsippany!

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Exciting news for Parsippany burger and shake lovers! Shake Shack, a popular burger and milkshake chain, is putting down roots in Morris County, opening its first area location in Parsippany later this year.

Ripco Real Estate confirmed that the fast-food restaurant is moving in to the new Waterview Marketplace on Route 46 in Parsippany by the end of this year. That plaza ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Family Trivia Night Fundraiser for PHS Band Boosters

January 22, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The PHS Band Boosters are hosting a Family Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, February 10th at the Parsippany PAL! All ages are welcome!  

Teams of 8 will compete to see who comes out on top with categories that span a broad range of topics. Gather your own team or we can team you up. 

Doors open at 6:15, bring your own food and drinks (no ...

Two Parsippany High Alum to be Inducted to Hall of Fame

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The community, alumni, parents and students of Parsippany High School are invited to the 2018 Hall of Fame ceremony on February 13th at 5pm in the Media Center at Parsippany High.

This year’s induction class consists of two impressive members.

Andrew Ladas (1994)

Andrew Ladas

Andy Ladas graduated from PHS in 1994.  A strong student in addition ...

New Parsippany Board of Ed Member Sworn In

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Andrew Choffo was sworn in at the January 18th meeting, as a Board of Education member replacing Nicholas Kumburis who resigned January 1, 2018.  His appointed term will end on December 31, 2018. 

Andrew is a former Board of Education member who was re-appointed to the Board of Education as Kumburis' replacement.

Choffo, a long standing ...

All Saints Academy is Hosting Tricky Tray

PARSIPPANY, NJ - All Saints Academy is hosting its ninth annual Tricky Tray on Friday, February 9, 2018 in the All Saints Academy gymnasium at 189 Baldwin Road, Parsippany.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm,  and the prize drawings will begin at 7:00 pm.  Prizes include 50/50, basket raffles, designer pocketbooks, and Grand Prizes include Jets and Devils tickets, sports ...

Family Trivia Night Fundraiser for PHS Band Boosters

January 22, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The PHS Band Boosters are hosting a Family Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, February 10th at the Parsippany PAL! All ages are welcome!  

Teams of 8 will compete to see who comes out on top with categories that span a broad range of topics. Gather your own team or we can team you up. 

Doors open at 6:15, bring your own food and drinks (no ...

Over 10,000 estimated Women March Today in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thousands of men, women and children filled the streets of Morristown today for this year’s Women’s March on New Jersey 2018. Beginning on the front lawn of Morristown Town Hall, participants gathered to celebrate the achievements of New Jersey women over the past year and to encourage more people to vote.

The first speaker to address the crowd at this years ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Morris Museum

EAST HANOVER,N.J-  Schools are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Morris Museum is open, and the public is invited to participate in activities and gather information about the life and mission of Martin Luther King Jr. His famous "I Have A Dream" speech will run continuously throughout the day. Children will have the opportunity to create a peace wreath as ...

Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex County Democrats Endorse Mikie Sherrill for NJ 11th Congressional District

January 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Democratic county chairs of Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex
counties on Jan. 16 announced their full support for Montclair resident Mikie Sherrill in the Democratic primary for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

In a statement, Chairman LeRoy Jones of Essex County said, “Mikie has shown through her
hard work and determination that she has ...

Blow Out Fundraiser Today for Hannah

January 21, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A salon in Boonton is hosting a fundraiser today for 11 yr old Parsippany student Hannah Cerullo.

When 11-year-old Hannah Cerullo went to her doctor suffering with a stomachache, no one imagined that the diagnosis would be a Wilms Tumor. Hannah, immediately had surgery to remove the tumor and her kidney, only to discover that the cancer has spread to her lung and her ...

Connie Keller Awarded Kiwanian of the Year

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany awarded past President and current Treasurer, Connie Keller the distinction of 'Kiwanian of the Year' at their annual awards dinner. Last year’s honoree, Carol Tiesi, was there to present the award to Keller.

In order to be considered for the 'Kiwanian of the Year' award, the following must be ...

All Saints Academy is Hosting Tricky Tray

PARSIPPANY, NJ - All Saints Academy is hosting its ninth annual Tricky Tray on Friday, February 9, 2018 in the All Saints Academy gymnasium at 189 Baldwin Road, Parsippany.  Doors will open at 5:30 pm,  and the prize drawings will begin at 7:00 pm.  Prizes include 50/50, basket raffles, designer pocketbooks, and Grand Prizes include Jets and Devils tickets, sports ...

Brooklawn's Middle School Teachers Host Charity Basketball Game for Student

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Brooklawn Middle School Teachers and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Charity Basketball Game on Wednesday, January 24 at the Parsippany High School Gymnasium, 20 Rita Drive, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Come out and cheer for the Morris County Sheriff’s Officers vs. the Brooklyn Middle School / Parsippany High School ...

Freeholders Make Economic Development a Top Priority for 2018

January 11, 2018

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Economic Development is a critical part of the Morris County Strategic plan that the Freeholders are working on in conjunction with county residents. As such, the Morris County Freeholders are continuing to make Economic Development a priority for 2018 since it is their feeling that a strong business economy contributes to the tax base taking the burden off of the ...

Health Department Sees Spike in Flu Cases, Offers Clues to Prevent the Flu

January 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- In line with both statewide and nationwide data, our area is seeing an increase in confirmed flu cases, according to the Westfield Regional Health Department, which also serves Chatham, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park and Summit.

“It’s here. It’s in New Jersey. It’s in all of our towns,” said Laura ...

Do You Use This Commuter Parsippany Bus Stop?

January 17, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - If you are a commuter to the City and depend on the bus to take you there, you better arrive with snow and rain gear since the Vail Road bus stop does not have a shelter.  Currently, the Vail Road bus stop is uncovered and requires the commuters to wave or flag the busses to stop with their hands.

Many Parsippany residents depend on this stop to commute daily to ...

Status Unknown of Police Substation

January 22, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ – In response to many residents’ requests for increased police response times and improved access to critical emergency services for the western part of the township, the Parsippany Township Council in August 2017 unanimously approved and leased a Parsippany Police substation at the Powder Mill Shopping Center.  

Despite the December 2017 planned opening, the ...

Fire Department's Newest Way to Save Pets

MT. TABOR, NJ - Your pet can now be saved from smoke inhalation in the unfortunate event of a house fire, thanks to a donation by Canine Company of pet oxygen masks to The Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department.  These masks can save a pet's life after inhaling smoke from a house fire. 

The Mt. Tabor Fire Department covers one third of Parsippany which equates to alot of ...

Road Closure - January 19th- Update

PARSIPPANY, NJ - 

***UPDATE #2 9:30 AM ***

NJ DOT is currently assessing the damage to the roadway. The left and center lane still remain closed on Route 10 West by Pelican Sport Center.

Update 8:25am:  All Rt. 10 East Lanes now Open but Rt. 10 West is still down to 1 lane

FYI....ROUTE 10 East Closed in Parsippany....All Route 10 East lanes are currently closed at Miller ...

Roads Dangerous: Police Respond to 7 Accidents Today

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police are encouraging travelers to use extra caution today. The have responded to 7 crashes so far this morning. Please give yourself extra time to get to your destination and allow ample space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. The roads and parking lots are still slippery. 
Parsippany DPW and NJ DOT are actively clearing and treating the ...

Both Girls and Boys Basketball Lose to their West Morris Opponents

January 20, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Both Parsippany Hills Basketball teams played at West Morris coming up short.  Last night, January 19th the Boys basketball team lost 60 - 51 and the Girls team lost 60 - 24.

Aidan Chao led Parsippany Hills with 18 points for the boys team and Corinne Diaz led the girls with 6 points.

Local NJ Boy Tashawn Bower (’13) Heads to NFL Conference Final with Vikings teammates

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just five years removed from an outstanding football career at Immaculata High School, defensive end Tashawn Bower and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are one step away from Super Bowl LII, thanks to what has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.”

It was to be the final play of the game; the Vikings were on the short end of a 24-23 score in last ...

Alex Cavaluzzo Scores His 150th Goal and Leads Team to Big Win!

PARSIPPANY, NJ -  Parsippany Regional's Alex Cavaluzzo scored his 150th goal and led the team to a 4-3 victory over Park Regional (Whippany) last night January 18th.  Alex scored the milestone goal with under nine minutes left in the game, and added two assists to lead Parsippany Regional to the 4-3 win.

Justin Wellman turned aside 49 shots in the win. Jake ...

Parsippany Regional Hockey Game Result for MLK Day

MORRIS TWP, NJ - Parsippany Regional Ice Hockey lost 3-1 to Mt. Olive-Hopatcong-Hackettstown at their MLK Day game, January 15th at Mennen Arena. Blake Corbett had a goal and an assist to lead Mount Olive-Hopatcong-Hackettstown to the win.

Carson Heller and John Salvia each scored for Mount Olive. Alex Cavaluzzo scored the lone Parsippany goal, assisted by Timothy ...

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Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

January 13, 2018

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

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FREEHOLDER KATHY DEFILLIPPO NAMED THIRD VICE-CHAIR OF THE NJTPA

January 22, 2018

Jan. 22, 2018

Official News Release

For Immediate Release

FREEHOLDER KATHY DEFILLIPPO NAMED THIRD VICE-CHAIR OF THE NJTPA

Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo was named Third Vice-Chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees at the organization’s meeting on Monday (Jan. 22). 

The NJTPA oversees regional ...

Morris County Hosts Art in the Atrium’s 26th Annual African-American Art Exhibit

“LIFT EVERY VOICE” OPENS JAN.26 — COUNTY RESIDENTS INVITED TO FREE EVENT

Join Morris Arts and Art in the Atrium at the free Jan. 26 public opening of New Jersey’s largest exhibition of African-American art, curated and assembled by Art in the Atrium.

The free opening reception on Friday,  Jan. 26 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Atrium Gallery (floors 2-5 of the ...

Partnership of 18 Groups Calls for Passage of Webber/Pennacchio Child-Protection Legislation

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and sixteen other advocate organizations joined together today to support and urge prompt passage of child-protection legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber and Senator Joe Pennacchio.

The partnership of 18 groups calls on all legislators to support the legislation. New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault ...

Morris GOP Announces First Round of Sponsors for Gutfeld Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Republican Committee is excited to announce it's first round of event sponsors for their premier Fundraising event of the first quarter - An Evening with Greg Gutfeld - to be held on Saturday, February 17, 2017 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

The following businesses have taken out sponsorships which entitle them to four VIP Tickets which ...

Networking Luncheon for Women Business Owners Set for January 23 in Morristown

The Northwest Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) is hosting a Networking Luncheon on January 23, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at South + Pine, 90 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07060. Women business owners from the area are encouraged to attend. 

There will be plenty of time for 30-second intros, exchange of business cards, and getting to know business owners ...

SHERIFF GANNON APPPOINTED TO GREYSTONE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PART OF MAJOR SHAKEUP OF GREYSTONE REVIEW BOARD BY GOV. CHRISTIE

Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon has been appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital Board of Trustees, as part of a complete overhaul of the state hospital’s review board.

 “I take this appointment very seriously and plan to work very hard on behalf of the patients from ...

Morris County Economic Development to Host Open House

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There are many resources and assets available to businesses both large and small by the Morris County Economic Development Corporation.  

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12noon, the MCEDC is hosting an Open House to discuss what these resources are and how they can help business grow and thrive here in Morris County.  Lunch will be provided and there is no ...

Morris County Offers Assistance/Job Guidance to Residents Laid Off by Sam's Club

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders is offering job guidance and assistance to those laid off by the abrupt closing of Sam's Club in Mount Olive.

The Morris County Board of Freeholders announced that there is assistance available to any Morris County resident who lost their jobs this week to the abrupt closing of Sam's Club in Mount Olive.  The company ...