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Know Risk Tolerance at Different Stages of Life

May 28, 2020

As an investor, you’ll always need to deal with risk of some kind. But how can you manage the risk that’s been made clear by the recent volatility in the financial markets? The answer to this question may depend on where you are in life.
Let’s look at some different life stages and how you might deal with risk at each of them:
When you’re first starting out ...

May 30 Rally to "Save NJ Businesses" to be Held at Randolph Tennis Center

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Saturday, May 30, the Randolph Tennis Center will be the site of a “Re-Open Businesses and Restore Livelihoods” rally to raise awareness of the harm that’s come to small business as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s prolonged economic shutdown.  Local business leaders and residents will come together from 12:00 to 2:00 to voice their feelings on urging ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

District Wide Clapout for Parsippany Graduates on June 18th

June 4, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On June 18, 2020, the Parsippany community will once again come together to show their pride and support for the 2020 graduating class of both Parsippany High and Parsippany Hills High schools.

According to organizer Laura Quinn, "We can’t have a graduation or a party, but we CAN show the seniors our love...right from our own homes!!!"

The event is ...

Will Schools Reopen in the Fall? Daycare Centers May Provide The Answer

WAYNE, NJ – What will school be like in the fall? The new normal is unknown, but whatever that normal turns out to be, it will be based on lessons learned.  For New Jersey public schools some of these lessons will be learned this summer in day care centers and camps, and may determine if school doors open at all. 

Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been ...

Parsippany resident Cristina Fernandez Receives Prestigious Servant Leadership Award from Seton Hall University

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Cross country runner Cristina Fernandez (Parsippany, N.J.) was named one of only five Seton Hall University-wide recipients of its 2020 Student Servant Leader Awards. 
 
The purpose of the Student Servant Leader Awards is to honor students who exemplify the ideals of servant leadership, both on and off campus. The Awards Committee reviewed a ...

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

Fridays with Frelinghuysen is Back for Monday with Mikie to Take Action on Racial Justice

June 5, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The group that originated Fridays with Frelinghuysen is hosting a "Monday with Mikie" event at Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill's office in Parsippany on Monday, June 8th from 4-5pm, to urge her to take action on issues of racial justice.

To maintain safety during COVID-19, they will be observing social distance during this event.

It is a "Dropbox ...

Freshii Morris Plains Offering Coconut Chia Pudding

June 4, 2020

Need a cool, sweet treat on this hot day?! COCONUT CHIA PUDDING IS BACK! Stop by today to get ...

Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar is Closed for Good

PARSIPPANY, NJ - It is a sad day for Parsippany's burger lovers.  Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale eatery that pairs wine and artisan burgers, located at 1900 Route 10 is officially closed. Workers were spotted inside demolishing the interior, and the exterior signs on the building were removed.

The new tenants of the site are said to be Tommy’s Tavern + Tap ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

May 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

The New Jersey State Assembly Votes to Borrow $5 Billion Dollars

TRENTON, NJ - Although second quarter revenues aren't due until July 19th, the NJ State Assembly voted today to borrow at least $5 billion dollars to fund operational expenses for the state in anticipation of a projected and significant revenue shortfall. 

Speaker Craig Coughlin whipped 100% of the votes of the Democratic Assembly into voting yes on bill A-4175. It now heads ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

 

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

Parsippany Residents Urged to Take Steps to Reduce Mosquito Populations

June 4, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  COVID-19 may be front and center on most fronts this Spring but Morris County’s pesky mosquito population could care less.

While residents seek social-distanced refuge in their back yards and decks or parks and trails, these persistent bugs are ready to take an outdoor bite out of your already reduced fun.

Morris County’s mosquito control teams are ...

Hazardous Waste Day Moved from Randolph to Parsippany

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County residents who planned to dispose of hazardous materials in Randolph on June 13 will now have to take the stuff to Parsippany.

The county Municipal Utliities Authority (MUA) initially said the June 13 waste disposal would take place at the County College of Morris. However, it recently changed that plan, moving the event to the Morris County Public Training ...

Two Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events Set for June in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Two hazardous waste drop-off events will be held in June at the Public Safety Training Academy.

Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 household hazardous waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has decided to add an additional drop-off event in June, with disposal days now set for June 13 and June 28, both to be held at the Morris ...

Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15.

Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months at supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses, there could be a decided lack ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Livestream Exercise Classes From the Madison Area YMCA; June 1-7

MADISON, NJ -  The Madison Area YMCA is offering free live stream group exercise classes. Due to the facility closures, the YMCA has added virtual classes each week.

"We are excited to offer live Group Exercise classes virtually", said Y staff. " These are free for members and our non-members. No equipment needed, just your computer or cell phone to livestream ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall the state, they’re still ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

May 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Black Lives Matter Activists Rally in Morristown to Honor George Floyd with Funeral Procession and Candlelight Vigil

May 31, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The George Floyd police brutality protests that have quickly swept the nation this week were on full display Saturday evening in Morris County as hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists band together for a funeral procession and vigil in honor of the 46-year-old African American who died while being apprehended by Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police ...

Drone Footage of Parsippany March for Black Lives

June 3, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - If you'd like to see the drone video footage of Parsippany's March for Black Lives that was held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, you can click here.

Over 500 People Display Parsippany Pride During Peaceful March

PARSIPPANY, NJ - 

The time has come for "tough," if not uncomfortable, conversations
about race in America.
That was the message offered up Tuesday evening by Dijuan Higgins, a
township native and the final speaker at a combination march and
prayer vigil after the death last week of George Floyd, a 46-year-old
black man, in Minneapolis. A police officer allegedly involved ...

Parsippany's Chief of Police Issues Statement on Tuesday Night Protest

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Chief of Police for Parsippany, Andrew Miller, has issued the following statement in regards to tonight's protest:

A message from Chief of Police Andrew Miller: 
 
The organizer for the Parsippany March for Black Lives, who is a Parsippany resident, requested our support to facilitate a safe and peaceful rally so their message that police brutality, racism, ...

Parsippany Board of Ed Says No to Protesting on School Property

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The protest planned for 6pm tonight, June 2nd at Parsippany High School has to find a new starting point.  

The Parsippany Board of Education has sent Mayor Michael Soriano a letter that says they can not congregate on school property and that there will be cones and blockades in place to prohibit protestors from parking at the school.

The letter is attached to ...

Parsippany Athletic Director Part of Task Force for the "Safe Return of High School Sports"

May 29, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford Athletic Director Dave Frazier will head the Task Force. 

Frazier will be joined on the Task Force ...

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Letter to Editor: Outrageous Tax Increase

May 28, 2020

Dear Mayor Soriano,

Putting politics aside, I strongly object your introduction of a 6.1 percent tax increase to the residents of Parsippany during a pandemic. If you proceed, this will be one of the most historical and poorly thought out decisions you have made since you became Mayor of the most populated town in Morris County. 

All one has to do is drive around town to see how ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

June 3, 2020

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Webber points out Murphy double standard on borrowing: If Murphy won’t follow rules, why should anyone?

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of the Assembly Budget Committee’s party-line approval of Gov. Phil Murphy’s unconstitutional proposal to borrow $5 billion and impose a new statewide property tax, Assemblyman Jay Webber pointed out the blatant double-standard of the Murphy Administration in pushing this scheme:
 
“Governor Murphy has put nine million ...

Pennacchio to Federal Government: ‘Take Over Long-Term Nursing Facilities Now’

In light of growing, serious concerns about the New Jersey Health Department’s effectiveness during the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Senator Joe Pennacchio wrote to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, asking the federal government to take control of the state’s long-term care facilities.

The full text of the letter ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...

Mayors for “Main Street” Issues Letter to State and County Officials  

Morris/Middlesex/Somerset/Warren County, NJ - Today, May 28, 2020, Mayors for "Main Street" sent a letter to the Governor's Office, Legislative Leaders, Legislative District Representatives and County Officials to outline a list of actions needed to help reopen and lift restrictions on businesses in their communities and help to alleviate the struggles that many residents are ...

Two Morris County Lawmakers Call on Governor Murphy to Open Day Care Facilities

Working Families Need Child Care Services to Return to Work

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state, as the slow re-opening of the state leaves many working families scrambling to either do without child care or searching for alternative care so they can return to ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

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 ...

County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2020, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...