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Arrest Made in Boating Crash that Killed 19 Year Old Whippany Park Grad

September 10, 2021

WEST TRENTON, NJ - Juan A. Fernandez II, 18, of Towaco, N.J., has been charged with vehicular homicide as a result of a boating crash in Toms River that killed Corey T. Molinari, 19, of Whippany and injured 4 others, announced Colonel Patrick J. Callahan and Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

Molinari  was a 2020 graduate of Whippany Park High School and attended ...

On behalf of New Jersey Parents, Jersey1st has Appealed the Executive Order that Forces Children to Wear Masks in the Classroom

We’ve joined up with more than 1,400 parents in New Jersey who believe these mask mandates are not a one size fits all solution to COVID. There are so many different circumstances among families where parents don’t want their children in a mask.  Parents should be the only authority that determines the best interests of their own children. You can join our fight by clicking ...

In Memory of Timothy Piazza: Bateman Anti-Hazing Bill Becomes Law

BRANCHBURG, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s legislation to increase penalties for hazing was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy during a ceremony at Raritan Valley Community College Tuesday.

In attendance were Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza; Bateman, Kean, and other state and local elected officials and cabinet ...

Five Year Old Sister Witnesses Little Brother Being Murdered in Rt. 10 Hotel Incident

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The story that has gripped the emotions of Morris County residents gets more troublesome. The 3-year-old boy that was beaten to death at the OYO Hotel in East Hanover last week was done so by a slipper in the hands of his mother's boyfriend.  His 5-year-old sister was a witness according to what transpired during the virtual hearing held yesterday, ...

Drive with Caution: Pedestrian Safety Guidelines for Motorists Now Law

TRENTON, NJ -- Drivers will need to take additional precautions when overtaking or passing pedestrians under a new state law. Motor vehicle operators will now be expected to approach people who are walking or riding devices such as bicycles and scooters with caution.

“Safety is an issue that affects every area of our state, in both towns and cities from the north to the ...

Newark Woman Admits to Role in Bribery Scheme at Morris County Pharmacy

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark woman on Friday admitted to conspiring in a kickback scheme in exchange for prescription medications at her pharmacy job in Morris County authorities announced. 

Magdalena Jimenez, 56, of Newark, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp to an information charging her with conspiring to violate the federal ...

Do You Need A Power Of Attorney? Advice from NJ Legal Expert Robert Bernstein Esq.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Why do I need a power of attorney? All of my assets are in joint names. Are they? What about the car? Is that in joint names? Your IRAs are definitely not in Joint names.

Someone may be named as beneficiary, but if you're disabled and money needs to be withdrawn from your IRA, only you can do it. With a power of attorney, that enables that agent to do it.

If you have ...

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Jersey 1st Sits Down With Jim White, Executive Director of Covenant House

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On Thursday, September 16th Jersey1st TV sat down with the Executive Director of Covenant House, Jim White.

Jim had great insights to share regarding poverty, resiliency, people helping people and how to make a difference in the face of trauma, abuse and neglect.

Covenant House is doing good work throughout the state of New Jersey. There is a crisis center in Newark along ...

Jersey 1st Honors the New Jersey Victims of September 11, 2001

Twenty years is a long time, yet it seems like the life changing events of September 11, 2001, happened just yesterday.  New Jersey lost 746 residents on that day, second only to New York.

Today we honor and remember them.  We honor and reflect on the selfless acts of the firemen, police, first responders and all the individuals who emerged as heroes on that day. 

We at ...

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Help Fight Suicide

September 19, 2021

Dear Editor:

When I was Mayor of Chatham Township I made a concerted effort to increase the awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stemmed from my early days on the Township Committee when I learned of a young father in town who died by suicide. Over the years we have continued to witness other heartbreaking stories in Chatham and our surrounding ...

Letter to the Editor: sixth Annual Out of the Darkness Walk at Cougar Field

Dear Editor:

When I was Mayor of Chatham Township I made a concerted effort to increase the awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stemmed from my early days on the Township Committee when I learned of a young father in town who died by suicide. Over the years we have continued to witness other heartbreaking stories in Chatham and our surrounding ...

Knights of Columbus distribute Funds Raised in Spring Drive!

The Parsippany Knights of Columbus, Council # 3680 announced the distribution of the funds raised in their April drive for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.  Al Clark, the Knight who organizes this Annual Fund Raiser stated “This drive started in our council 30 years ago, and we are proud to say that every penny that we have raised, and it is approaching $200,000 has been ...

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

September 19, 2021

Denville, New Jersey.

Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

Theft? Addiction? Discuss public safety concerns with Sheriff Gannon

Safety is on everyone's mind nowadays, and so the Madison Republican Committee is hosting a special event: “Keeping Us Safe: an Informative Evening with Sheriff James Gannon,” on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm, at The Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave. Topics include the sheriff’s role in our community; protecting children through the RSVP program; fentanyl, substance ...

Verona High School Senior Elected Pipe Sargeant Of Morris County’s CuChullain Pipe Band

Verona High School Senior, Alexander (Alex) R. McCann has been elected Pipe Sargent of the CuChullain Pipe Band, the oldest pipe band in Morris County, New Jersey.

According to band President, John Garrity, “Alex has marched with CuChullain Pipe Band since he was old enough to walk. Five years ago, Alex took up the practice chanter, and transitioned to a full set of pipes within a year.

Table to Table's Virtual Chefs Gala with Chef David Burke On September 22

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ — New Jersey’s ‘Who’s Who’ can join Table to Table, New Jersey’s first and oldest food rescue program, at its 2021 Virtual Chefs Gala on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. Honorees include internationally acclaimed celebrity Chef David Burke, a trustee and supporter of Table to Table since its inception more than 20 years ago. Also ...

Fall Collaboration of the Episcopal Churches of Northern Morris County

New program explores faith’s relevance today 

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ — How is faith relevant in my life? How do I deepen my faith? Where is God in my life? 

Beginning Sept. 22, an eight-week evening program of faith exploration and discovery will provide an opportunity to explore these questions. 

The series will include inspirational talks, discussions and ...

Time to Look Forward to an Exciting 2021 New York Jets Season: new coach, new quarterback, and at last, fans.

The New York Jets are back at MetLife Stadium after a one-year hiatus because of COVID-19, and measures are in place to keep game attendees safe.

Fans attended training camp this summer at 1 Jets Drive after virus protocols shut their live access last year. Jets enthusiasts were excited to see the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, Quarterback (QB) Zach Wilson, interacting with players ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, September 21, 7:00 PM

Parsippany

Regular Town Council Meeting

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Tue, September 21, 7:00 PM

Parsippany

Regular Town Council Meeting

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Wed, September 22, 7:30 PM

Parsippany

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

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Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Remains of Jersey City Soldier Killed in World War II Identified

September 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The remains of a World War II soldier from Jersey City have finally been identified, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

According to accounts, in the fall of 1944, U.S. Army Pvt. Stephen C. Mason was assigned to Headquarters Co., 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. In an operation called Operation Market Garden, the unit ...

New Jersey Transit Cop Reunites Lost Child with Worried Parents

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An 11-year-old boy from Houston, Texas, who got separated from his parents by accidentally boarding a Tonnelle Avenue bound train at Exchange Place over the weekend was reunited with his family after a NJ Transit K9 Officer and local citizens found him.

K-9 Officer Michael Brown, who took part in a system-wide search for the boy once the parents alerted NJ Transit, ...

Through Partnership, Uber and Lyft Will Provide Ride Service to Residents Who Lost Transportation as a Result of Tropical Storm Ida

TRENTON – Uber and Lyft, in conjunction with United Way Worldwide and NJ 211 will provide access to free and discounted rides to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida, Governor Murphy announced. 

“Nobody should have to worry after a natural disaster how they will get to essential places like the grocery store and medical ...

JCPD Hero Catches One-Month-Old Dropped from Balcony

September 19, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A one-month-old baby is alive Saturday thanks to the quick and heroic actions of a member of the Jersey City Police Department.

According to a tweet by Hudson County Prosecutor Ester Suarez, the man was threatening the one-month old baby by dangling it over the edge of the second floor balcony of a Rose Avenue residence and eventually throwing ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...