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Could the Baby Formula Shortage End Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

May 17, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...

Morris County Small Business Grant Seminar Held in Parsippany

May 6, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Morris County Chamber of Commerce hosted an informational seminar on the current Morris County Small Business grant program at the Chand Palace in Parsippany on May 5th.

The seminar was open to all local small business owners who wanted to learn how to apply for the grant, which gives up to $15,000 in reimbursement for Covid related hardships.

The session was led by ...

Parsippany High School's Environmental Club Cleans Up School Grounds

May 18, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On April 28, Parsippany High School (PHS) Environmental Club members volunteered their time and effort to pick up garbage on the school grounds. The Morris County Utilities Authority sponsors this Morris County Clean Communities Grant for Schools Program.

The PHS Environmental Club, advised by Nancy Lennon and Monika Castillo, along with the Club Officers Mahi Patel, Ashley ...

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sat. May 21 in Parsippany

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop off unwanted hazardous materials from their households.

The Details About New Jersey Plastic Ban That Begins on May 4

TRENTON, NJ - According to the New Jersey Government “Get Past Plastic” website, customers need to bring reusable bags to grocery stores, and stores will sell reusable bags, beginning May 4th. Grocery stores will no longer make single-use plastic or paper bags available to customers for check out, curbside pickup or home delivery.

It’s okay to bring used plastic bags to the ...

THIS WEEKEND! A Work of Heart Productions to Perform Steel Magnolias LIVE from a Madison Hair Salon

May 6, 2022

MADISON, NJ - Hair salons perform creative acts all day long with different cuts, masterful colors and corrective styles.  Only one salon, however, can claim a true magic performance when they become the live set of a theater production later this month.  A Work of Heart Productions, a Madison community-based theater academy will be performing 'Steel ...

Parsippany Pays Out $45,750 in Morris County Gun Buy Back Event

May 19, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Gun Buy Back Program has resulted in the surrender of 674 firearms, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Richard Pantina, the Morris County Board of Commissioners, John Sette ...

Police Arrest Florham Park Little League's Treasurer After League Discovers Missing Funds

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police have announced a recent arrest of a resident, accused of stealing money from the Florham Park Little League while holding the role of Treasurer of the League.

The incident was first brought to light during the winter of 2022.

According to the police, the Florham Park Little League filed a complaint on February 22nd with the Florham Park Police ...

Saturday's Fatal Accident on Rt. 80 Takes the Life of a Lake Hiawatha Man

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The NJ State Police have released the name of the driver who died in a head-on crash Saturday morning in Parsippany. The collision took the life of Angelo F. Atienza, 29, of Lake Hiawatha. The fatal accident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14th on Rt. 80 eastbound.

According to the police, Atienza was driving a Toyota Rav 4 which was going the wrong ...

Saturday Early Morning Fatal Accident on Rt. 80 in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A fatal accident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14th on Rt. 80 eastbound in Parsippany.

An overturned vehicle struck a tractor trailer head on.  The accident occurred near mile marker 45.2.

The NJ State Police on the scene requested crime scene and fatal accident investigation along with the Department of Transportation. All lanes were ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive is Today in Parsippany

May 14, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies.

To help, all you need ...

Free Food Distribution in Parsippany This Friday

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday May 12 from 1pm - 2pm. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown). There will be meat, produce, breads, canned and dry foods.

During the Morristown distribution, there will be drive up COVID vaccines. The vaccines will take place between 12:30pm and 2:30pm. (Rapid and PCR)

A distribution ...

A Guide to Help Parsippany Residents Find Infant Formula in Morris County

May 19, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - If you are unable to readily find formula, please consult the following resources that may be able to help.

Manufacturer Hotlines

Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video call, who can help you identify a similar formula that may be more readily ...

Hindu Service Society Holds Exhibit at the Parsippany Library

May 9, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Hindu Service Society (HSS) held an exhibition called "Darshana - A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization '' at the Parsippany Library this Saturday May 7th. This was one of the series of exhibitions HSS, USA is conducting nationwide to give everyone the opportunity to learn about one of the oldest civilizations in the world with continuing global presence today. The ...

Baseball: Parsippany Hills Defeats Pompton Lakes, 7-4

May 16, 2022

POMPTON LAKES, NJ -- Vincent Licor hit a home run and drove in two runs to lead Parsippany Hills to a 7-4 baseball victory over Pompton Lakes on Friday.

Tyler Lutkowski had two hits and two RBI for the Vikings (7-9), who scored three runs in the first inning and never trailed. 

Jake Harris went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Nish Patel, Derek King and Nick Yorlano each delivered ...

Baseball: Parsippany Edges Morris Hills, 5-4

ROCKAWAY, NJ -- Single runs in each of the first five innings were enough to carry Parsippany to a 5-4 baseball victory over Morris Hills on Thursday.

Jake Depetris went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored for Parsippany (11-4), which had a 5-2 lead after its fifth-inning run.

Syan Ghosh singled in a run for the Red Hawks. Jake Depetris pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed one earned run ...

Baseball: Parsippany Hills Blasts Boonton, 14-0

BOONTON, NJ -- Vincent Licor drove in five runs to lead Parsippany to a 14-0 baseball victory over Boonton on Thursday.

Licor was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in support of winning pitcher Jacob Forgatch, who threw a five-inning complete game with strikeouts and no walks for Parsippany Hills (6-9).

Tyler Lutkowski was 2-for-3 with two RBI and Mario Lamperti and Nish Patel each had two hits ...

Baseball: Parsippany Clubs Hanover Park, 18-3

EAST HANOVER, NJ -- The Parsippany baseball team hit three home runs and pounded out 14 hits on its way to an 18-3 victory over Hanover Park on Wednesday.

Aiden Pelham went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI for Parsippany (10-4), which scored five runs in the third inning to take a 7-1 lead.

Andrew Vasquez, Nick DePietro and Jake Depetris each hit home runs for the Red Hawks, Syan Ghosh ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

Bill Aiming to Ban Large Boxes for Small Items Passes Assembly Committee with Strong Opposition

TRENTON, NJ — “This is a horrendous piece of legislation,” said Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R - District 25) during the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee meeting on Monday. 

His objection came prior to the committee clearing Assemblyman John McKeon’s (D - District 27) oversized box regulation. The new legislation would prohibit retailers ...

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Disney has waded into the culture wars, openly opposing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act. In response, the Florida Legislature is working to remove Disney’s special taxation status in Florida. Here is everything you need to know:

Reinforcing Parental Rights: The Parental Rights in Education Act is not, contrary to cries from the left, a bill banning the discussion ...

ICYMI: Bridging The Gap Interviews RZR News Founder

When you turn on the news, you see the same format, regardless of your channel preference. There are three people from one political affiliation screaming at a fourth person from the opposing party. No matter what that fourth person says, their view is dismissed. The minority voice is drowned out, so no one hears his/her point of view, while the majority viewpoint appears to present a more ...

How The Affordable Housing Act Can Change Your Town

No matter where you live in New Jersey, you may have heard some rumblings about “Affordable Housing” lately.  What is everyone talking about? Here is some quick background, and insight on what it might mean to you and your town.

Here is the basic background:

1985 the Fair Housing Act was passed.  The premise of this legislation is that municipalities have a ...

ICYMI: The Nader Narrative Hosts Attorney John Coyle

In the past few weeks, a draft of the Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked, and it represented a seismic shift in the American legal landscape. Beyond the unprecedented nature of the leak, it revealed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two decisions codifying abortion as a constitutional ...

ICYMI: Fernando Uribe Hosts Anjali Mehrotra, President of the National Organization for Women of New Jersey

On the latest installment of Real Talk with Fernando Uribe, host Fernando Uribe sat down with Anjali Mehrotra, President of the National Organization for Women of New Jersey. Mehrotra, who was raised in India and immigrated to the United States to attend Stevens Institute of Technology, describes herself as an unapologetic feminist and proponent of gender equality. This week’s conversation ...


It is springtime in New Jersey, and that means it is primary season. Candidates up and down the ballot across the state are campaigning for their party’s nomination. Part of the primary process is collecting signatures for a petition to be allowed on the ballot. As happens with all elections, some candidates across the state barely had the number of signatures required to make the ballot.

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

May 19, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

VIDEO: Roxbury to Equip Buses with Cameras, Newark Students Explore Construction Careers, Artist Royalty Shows Off Work in Chatham and WayneQuest Returns

NEW JERSEY - Roxbury will equip 38 buses with security cameras after a physical assault is reported. Plus, Newark students in a building trades program get the chance to explore construction career pathways.  And, a Chatham art gallery shows work from artist royalty. Also, WayneQuest returns to celebrate the town's 175th Anniversary. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

A Community Comes Together to Support Special Needs Students at The Calais Foundation 10th Annual Gala 

May 16, 2022

On the evening of April, 27 2022 the Calais Community came together at the lovely Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, for the 10th Annual Calais Foundation Gala. The fundraising event welcomed 140 plus attendees and raised over 40K to provide programs and resources for children with special needs across North Jersey. 

The Calais Foundation, a local nonprofit based out of Whippany, supports ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies. To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable food ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

2nd Annual Yard Sale hosted by RHS Band Parents Association

Come visit our 2nd Annual Yard Sales hosted by the RHS Band Parents Association on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 9am to 4pm at 72 Eyland Avenue (Horseshoe Lake) in Succasunna, NJ.  We will have tons of items for sale and all proceeds go to the RHS Band Programs.

Some of the items for sales include, books, throw pillows, toys, hand tools, blankets, bicycles, wall pictures, lamps, puzzles, ...

Parsippany's Two High Schools Rank High on U.S News 2022 List

April 26, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany High School ranked #84 in NJ on U.S. News & World Report on their 2022 Best High Schools rankings.  Parsippany Hills High School ranked #96 on the same list.

U.S. News & World Report released the following news release:

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today announced the 2022 Best High ...

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Parsippany's Frank Cahill Celebrates Milestone Birthday with Local Celebration

May 16, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Longtime Parsippany resident and business owner, Frank Cahill, celebrated a milestone birthday this past May14th at a casual affair with many family members and friends in attendance, The party was held at Elmas Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine in Parsippany. 

In addition to being the founder and owner of Parsippany Focus monthly magazine, Frank has ...

Summit F.D.: One Reported Fatality in Route 24 Crash That Involved Tractor Trailer, Five Vehicles

May 20, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Hobart Road in Summit, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD).

The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident on Route 24 East near Hobard Road.

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...