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Remembrance of the Murder of Christopher Thomas

October 2, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - The 40th Anniversary of the unsolved murder of Christopher Thomas, 16, of Boonton, was marked Saturday by his family, friends the Morris Catholic High School community and Morris County Law Enforcement.

The ceremony took place at the high school, 200 Morris Ave., Denville. Thomas was a Morris Catholic junior when he was killed in 1982.

Thomas' ...

Rain Delay - 2022 Bottle Hill Day is Postponed

MADISON, NJ -  The impending rain that is expected to hit our area this weekend, has forced the 47th Annual Bottle Hill Day in Madison to be rescheduled.  The new date will be Saturday, October 15.


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A Home Run Derby, Music and Community Leaders Contribute to the Success of First Responders Day

HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County held its inaugural First Responder day this past Saturday at Whippany Park High School.  The day was regarded as a huge success by all that attended and took part in the day-long family fun festivities.

There were corn hole competitions and a home run derby complimenting the live music and delicious food.  Many people came out to enjoy ...

Today's the Day! Home Run Derby Begins at 1pm

HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County is excited to announce that it will be holding a Home Run Derby Competition that will be open to the public at their First Responders Day on September 24th.

The event will begin with qualifying rounds at 1pm.  The finals will be held at 4pm and will be broadcast live on Morris/Sussex Sports.

You may be able to sign up on the day of the event, ...

Home Run Derby Competition to be Held at First Responder Day

HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County is excited to announce that it will be holding a Home Run Derby Competition that will be open to the public at their First Responders Day on September 24th.

The event will begin with qualifying rounds at 1pm.  The finals will be held at 4pm and will be broadcast live on Morris/Sussex Sports.

You may be able to sign up on the day of the event, ...

Madison Woman Receives 6 Year Prison Sentence for Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed Chatham Father of Four

MADISON, NJ - Yulia Raynova, the Madison woman who admitted that she drove under the influence of alcohol prior to her running a traffic light and killing a Chatham father of four, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

According to authorities, Raynova's blood alcohol content was 0.136% nearly double the legal limit of 0.08%. She was driving a Nissan Rogue westbound through the ...

New 7-Eleven Store With Gas Station Coming to Hanover Township

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - A new 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station is underway in Hanover Township, announced JMF Properties and RD Management LLC. 

The development partners recently broke ground on the project at Cedar Village, a 19-acre retail center anchored by Lowe’s Home Improvement at 230 E. Hanover Ave.

The new 7-Eleven convenience store will be 4,000 square feet and ...

Litigation Halts the Building of Wawa and Paul Miller Dealership in Pine Brook

MONTVILLE, NJ – Attorney John Inglesino and David Fintzey of Paul Miller Company spoke at the Aug. 23 Montville Township Committee meeting regarding the property on Route 46 in Pine Brook that Paul Miller Company has purchased and would like to build a Honda dealership on. The Paul Miller Company owns the land on which the former Pine Brook Hotel resides.

The property is part of several ...

Morris County's 9/11 Ceremony to be Held This Sunday Evening in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ -  Once again the Morris County Board of County Commissioners will be honoring the anniversary of September 11th in Parsippany at the County Memorial site on West Hanover Avenue.

This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The annual remembrance ceremony will be held at the Morris County 9/11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in ...

False Alarm Prompts Lockdown at Morris County Tech

DENVILLE, NJ - A panic button system malfunction on Thursday prompted a lockdown at the Morris County School of Technology, according to police.

They said the incident took place at about 10:20 a.m., prompting them to respond to the school along with the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.

"Responding officers and school administration followed established ...


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New Jersey Should Abandon its Costly and Unrealistic Energy Master Plan

Almost three years ago, Governor Murphy released the state’s Energy Master Plan with great fanfare.  A so called roadmap for the state to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and fundamentally transform the economy by 2050.   The only thing the EMP will accomplish will be to make energy unaffordable for New Jersey consumers and businesses.

 After much fanfare, the Board ...

PROTECT PARSIPPANY TAXPAYERS:   Reject Expensive Anti-Competition Mandate

An Open Letter to the Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor and Council members: 


My name is Samantha DeAlmeida and I am the President and CEO of the N.J. Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (“ABC”).  ABC is a national association representing 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 69 Chapters across the United States.

Project Labor Agreements will Hurt Parsippany Taxpayers and Businesses: Tell Mayor and Council to Reject Expensive and Discriminatory Labor Scheme

It may come as a shock for the taxpayers of Morris County to learn that Mayor James Barberio and some of the Parsippany Council are seeking to raise the cost of public works projects and discriminate against local Parsippany businesses and workers.  However, their recent ordinance that mandates costly Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s) will do just that.

This week, Mayor Barbiero ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

National Preparedness Month: Act Today, Stay Safe Tomorrow

Each September is National Preparedness Month, a time to shine a light on the importance of preparing for emergencies before they happen. 

One of the most common emergencies is severe weather, which can cause tree damage, broken poles, downed power lines and sometimes even lengthy power outages. While Mother Nature can be unpredictable, each of us can take steps to minimize the impact the ...

FirstEnergy Named Top Utility for Economic Development by Site Selection Magazine for Fourth Year in a Row

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has been named by Site Selection magazine as one of the nation's leading utilities in promoting economic development for the fourth year in a row, helping to attract nearly 22,000 new jobs and $5.4 billion in third-party corporate facility investment in its six-state service area in ...

JCP&L Installs Guards to Protect New Jersey Bald Eagles

To safeguard New Jersey’s bald eagle population, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has installed protective devices on electrical equipment in areas near known bald eagle nests in Hamburg Township and near Culver Lake (Frankford), both in Sussex County.

The protective system includes the use of guards that prevent birds from ...

Why ask your doctor to do your taxes?

If there is one piece of advice, I can give worth all the bitcoin in the world…here it is.  

If you work in a small office or business and management approaches you with … “Hey you seem to know a lot about technology, how would you like to manage our technology?  You can be our tech person!”    

Politely say no thank you and ...

Parsippany's Public Labor Agreement Mandate Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

September 25, 2022

Dear Mayor Barberio and Town Council members,

Since I have not had a response from any of your offices to my recent email on the subject of PLA's for Parsippany, and the next Town Council meeting is scheduled for October 4th, which is the holiday of Yom Kippur and the holiest day of the year for people of my faith, and I therefor cannot be in attendance at Town Hall to speak directly to ...

Lake Hiawatha Library New Building Project

To the Editor:

I would like to alert all Parsippany residents that our Town Council is facing a decision right now that will affect the quality of our lives for years to come. In 2020, the Parsippany Library System was awarded a three million dollar New Jersey State Library Construction Bond Grant to build a new library in Lake Hiawatha. Matching funds were approved by Town Council and ...

Grand Opening Celebration For New Non-Profit 'Clean Water Cafe' To Take Place Monday, October 3rd

September 29, 2022

Liquid Church, one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing Christian churches, has announced the public Grand Opening of a new not-for-profit and one-of-a-kind coffee shop in Parsippany, New Jersey called the Clean Water Cafe. The new cafe will open on Monday, October 3rd and is located just inside the church’s Morris County Campus at 299 Webro Road. In addition to serving up breakfast, lunch ...

Project Labor Agreements: A Winning Formula for Parsippany Construction Projects

When you're driving by a construction site, do you ever wonder how all those moving parts meld together in an organized and coherent effort?

How do all those construction workers seem to approach the task with a single-mindedness that later results in a grand new structure?  On a well-run project, the secret is a Project Labor Agreement.

Project Labor Agreements (PLA) bring order ...

Empower The Village Honored Successful Black Entrepreneurs with ‘North Star’ Awards and Hosted ‘Power Hitters’ at Inaugural Power Swing Classic Golf Event

A celebration of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship was in full swing last month when Empower The Village, Inc. (ETV), a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 25-state footprint, hosted its inaugural Power Swing Classic & North Star Awards golf tournament and fundraiser at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ.  Over 140 golfers and ...

Parsippany Inducts First Students into The National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Honor Society (NSTEM)

September 30, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On the evening of September 28th, 2022 the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District (PTHSD) inducted the first cohort of students into The National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Honor Society
(NSTEM). Directed by STEM Supervisors Rachel Villanova and Kelly Curtiss, PTHSD became the first NJ high
school district to have a chapter of NSTEM in ...

Parsippany School District Makes Niche’s 2023 List of ‘Best School Districts’ in NJ

PARSIPPANY, NJ — The Parsippany School District has placed at #35 out of 243 of the “Best School Districts in New Jersey” ranked by the school  search platform Niche.

Niche gave the district an overall grade of A.

Niche says that it compiles its rankings based on series of factors, including ratings from students and parents.

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Representatives from 125 Colleges and Universities Take Part in a Regional College Fair at CCM on Sunday, Sept, 25.

RANDOLPH, NJ - Starting to consider what college you might want to attend? Interested in knowing what academic offerings are available to build a rewarding future? Representatives from more than 125 colleges and universities from around the U.S. will be taking part in a Regional College Fair at County College of Morris (CCM) on Sunday, September 25, from noon to 3 p.m.

The fair provides a ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, October 3, 9:00 AM


Book and Media Bag Sale


Mon, October 3, 7:30 PM


PHS Project Graduation Meeting


Mon, October 3, 7:30 PM


Planning Board Meeting

The One of Kind Ed Mosberg Has Passed Away

September 23, 2022

On Wednesday evening, longtime Parsippany resident Ed Mosberg passed away.  He was 96 years old and a Holocaust survivor.  He was famous in Parsippany for developing the Powder Mill area.  He was alot of things to alot of people, but to me, he was someone who changed my life.  It wasn't because we worked together or were part of the same family......or ...

Mayo Performance Arts Center Presents The Robert Cray Band

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The mix of Blues, Soul, and Rock' n' Roll filled the air at the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on September 16th when The Robert Cray Band entertained a filled house.

Robert Cray, the five-time Grammy winner, inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and winner of the Americana Music Awards Lifetime Achievement for Performance, has transformed traditional blues into a ...

Gov. Murphy to Send 135 National Guardsman to Florida to Support Relief Efforts

September 30, 2022

TRENTON –Today, 135 New Jersey National Guardsmen have been deployed to Florida to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall yesterday as a Category 4 storm, announced Governor Murphy. In addition, 40 military and support vehicles will be sent to assist in the hurricane storm response, the Governor stated.

Assistance is provided through the ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...