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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 ...

GET PAST PLASTIC: Most progressive bag ban law in the country begins in NJ this week

NEW JERSEY: The "Bag Up NJ" campaign is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop. This means you can still use plastic bags but it's a BYOB situation: Bring Your Own Bag. Starting on May 4, stores will no longer be allowed to ...

NJ Invests $10 Million into License Plate Recognition Technology to Combat Rise in Auto Thefts

MARLBORO – A $10 million investment in automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology has been announced by Governor Murphy's Office. The Governor, along with Acting Attorney General Platkin made the announced on Friday April 29. The investment is aimed at reducing violent crime and motor vehicle theft in New Jersey and will be funded through the federal American ...

Parsippany Council Votes 4-1 to Keep $80,000 Employee Wellness Contract in Budget

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The awarding of a contract for an on-site Wellness Coaching Program for Township employees was taken out of the Parsippany Council's Consent agenda.  New Councilman Justin Musella motioned to remove it so the $80,000 contract cost to tax payers could be discussed and debated among the Councilmembers and Mayor Barberio. The motion to remove was seconded by the other ...

Masks No Longer Required on Planes and Trains

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required to be worn on public transportation and in transportation hubs. The announcement came after the April 18 court ruling by a Florida Federal Judge.

"Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation ...

Morris County Adopts 2022 Budget Without an Increase in Tax Rate

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County’s 2022 Budget was adopted April 13 by the Board of County Commissioners, who held the tax rate stable for another year as they expanded funding for public safety and health, infrastructure projects, human services, education and economic development.

“Our 2022 Budget provides the high level of services Morris County residents ...

Mayor Barberio Addresses the Crowd at the Raising of the Ukraine Flag in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills held a ceremony on Saturday, April 2nd where they raised the Ukrainian Flag in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Mayor Jamie Barberio addressed the crowd at the event with the following speech:

We come together today in solidarity to support the Ukraine and its people who are fighting a war to defend their nation’s ...

A New Caterer for the Knoll Country Club....Finally!

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Council of Parsippany-Troy Hills voted 5-0 to approve a new caterer for the Knoll Country Club.

The lack of a caterer to provide food and beverage at the Knoll Country Club has been a source of contention from residents for years.

The bids were taken and open on March 23, 2022. The new caterer that will be awarded the contract is Katina Caterers by Andreas ...

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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 ...

CHAOS IN THE COURTS OVER BALLOTS

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

May 18, 2022

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 ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

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

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, ...

Atlantic Health System names Maureen Schneider as president of Chilton Medical Center

Atlantic Health System today announced that Maureen Schneider, PhD, MBA, RN, has been named president of Chilton Medical Center, following a successful tenure as Chief Nurse and Operations Officer at Chilton that saw numerous clinical care and quality achievements.

Schneider has served as interim president of Chilton since November 2021, following the transition of Stephanie Schwartz to ...

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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Ballad of Dreams Author Talk w/Allyson Hernandez

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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 ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, ...

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 ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

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