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Trip to DMV Tripped Up Former Roxbury Man Facing Child Sex Charges

November 29, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – He lied to a clerk in Tennessee when he tried to get a driver’s license.

That, according to Tennessee authorities, is what led to the arrest of Richard Allen Ziegler on charges of engaging in multiple sex acts with children in Roxbury almost four decades ago.

They said the incident that ended Ziegler’s 30-year-long escape from New Jersey justice took ...

Man Survives After Being Hit By Train in Upper Montclair

Upper MONTCLAIR, NJ - A pedestrian survived after being struck by a New Jersey Transit train on Wednesday, officials confirm.

A man was seriously injured, but is expected to survive, after he was hit by the oncoming train near the Bellevue Avenue Station in Upper Montclair. Sometime around 4:35PM, officials reported a trespasser strike.

According to NJ Transit ...

Authorities Seek Public's Help in Identifying Woman Found Deceased in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A composite sketch of a woman found deceased in Elizabeth earlier this year has been created by the New Jersey State Police and is being distributed to the public and media in an attempt to identify her and learn more about the circumstances behind her death, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl ...

Police: Former Roxbury Resident Sexually Assaulted Kids in 1980s

ROXBURY, NJ – While living in Roxbury in the 1980s, a Tennessee man engaged in “multiple sexual acts” with two children as young as 10 years old, according to authorities.

The man, Richard Ziegler, 70, was charged with first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, three counts of second-degree Sexual Assault; third-degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and two counts of ...

March for Your Rights This Sunday in Morris Township

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A new, non-partisan organization called We the People NJ are inviting all concerned citizens to join them for a peaceful March for Your Rights on Sunday, November 22nd in Morris Township from 10am -12pm.

The march will begin at the Morris Township police department and end at the steps of Morristown's town hall.

According to a spokesperson for the group, ...

NJ State Police See Mostly Halloween Compliance, Could Fine Some Parkway Protestors  

NEW JERSEY — Halloween weekend saw mostly compliance with coronavirus restrictions across the state although there were a few notables outliers, according to New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan on Monday.

“I thank the overwhelming majority of you who celebrated safely and especially those of you who took extra precautions to keep trick or treaters ...

Boater Gets Jail for Death of Former Roxbury Student

ROXBURY, NJ – A man responsible for a 2019 boating accident that killed his friend, former Roxbury High School student Jason Gil, must spend almost a year behind bars and then face three years on probation, officials said today.

The man, Nicholas Zarantonello, 25, was sentenced Friday by state Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s ...

Chilling Video Shows Four Gunmen Unleashing Hail of Bullets in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning.

In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods pulled down in front of their faces. They open fire in the direction of 32 Delafield Street, ...

The Flag will Fly Over NJ Roadways After Public Outcry

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Stars and Stripes will fly again over New Jersey’s roadways. After public outcry over the removal of the flags on New Jersey Turnpike overpasses, Governor Phil Murphy said that the American flags will remain displayed.

In Robbinsville Township, flags were recently removed from seven New Jersey Turnpike overpasses. Flags were not removed from the ...

Black Boxes Painted on Roxbury "Memory Lane" Trees

ROXBURY, NJ – Trees lining the picturesque Memory Lane path at Horseshoe Lake Park were recently defaced with black paint, markings that are likely to remain because removing them could do more harm than good, according to officials.

The glossy, black boxes were painted on eight cherry trees on both sides of the dirt walkway that features plaques in memory of deceased Roxbury ...

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Trip to DMV Tripped Up Former Roxbury Man Facing Child Sex Charges

November 29, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – He lied to a clerk in Tennessee when he tried to get a driver’s license.

That, according to Tennessee authorities, is what led to the arrest of Richard Allen Ziegler on charges of engaging in multiple sex acts with children in Roxbury almost four decades ago.

They said the incident that ended Ziegler’s 30-year-long escape from New Jersey justice took ...

Man Survives After Being Hit By Train in Upper Montclair

Upper MONTCLAIR, NJ - A pedestrian survived after being struck by a New Jersey Transit train on Wednesday, officials confirm.

A man was seriously injured, but is expected to survive, after he was hit by the oncoming train near the Bellevue Avenue Station in Upper Montclair. Sometime around 4:35PM, officials reported a trespasser strike.

According to NJ Transit ...

Authorities Seek Public's Help in Identifying Woman Found Deceased in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - A composite sketch of a woman found deceased in Elizabeth earlier this year has been created by the New Jersey State Police and is being distributed to the public and media in an attempt to identify her and learn more about the circumstances behind her death, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl ...

Police: Former Roxbury Resident Sexually Assaulted Kids in 1980s

ROXBURY, NJ – While living in Roxbury in the 1980s, a Tennessee man engaged in “multiple sexual acts” with two children as young as 10 years old, according to authorities.

The man, Richard Ziegler, 70, was charged with first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, three counts of second-degree Sexual Assault; third-degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and two counts of ...

March for Your Rights This Sunday in Morris Township

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A new, non-partisan organization called We the People NJ are inviting all concerned citizens to join them for a peaceful March for Your Rights on Sunday, November 22nd in Morris Township from 10am -12pm.

The march will begin at the Morris Township police department and end at the steps of Morristown's town hall.

According to a spokesperson for the group, ...

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500 Apartments at the Dialogic Building Redevelopment in Parsippany is too much for Tax Payers

November 20, 2020

Michael Soriano’s Town Hall remains in active negotiations to allow a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program usher in the redevelopment of the old Dialogic Building along Route 10.

Parsippany taxpayers simply can't afford a deal that will finance the developers’ desires to build 500 apartments, inundate local traffic, overwhelm our school district with more children, and ...

Where are the Republicans?

It is astonishing to me that NO Republicans are fighting back against the Governor's executive orders to further destroy lives, businesses, and mental health throughout the state and for all New Jersey's residents.

And I'm not talking about perpetual self-serving press releases and statements.  These legislators need to band together, use their brains and figure out a solution ...

Murphy’s new limits are without merit, say Bergen and DiMaso

November 30, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy announced new limits on outdoor gatherings to 25 people from 150 people among other restrictions. This comes as the Covid-19 transmission rate has dropped over the last three days and hospitalizations have fluctuated recently. Deaths are have remained low.

"The legislature has resolved itself to being a governmental accessory in New ...

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TAPinto is a network of more than 85 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

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AJ Perri Installing with Indoor Air Purifiers that Kill Coronavirus on Surfaces in the Home

November 30, 2020

TINTON FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur speaks with Kevin Watson, Manager at AJ Perri, to learn about the company’s new indoor air scrubbers proven to kill the virus that causes COVID-19 and which are now available for home installation. 

AJ Perri is a major provider of heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to households across New Jersey.

Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Kids

November 29, 2020

The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year, but it is easily also the most destructive time when it comes to environmental impact.  Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to enjoy all the fun of the holidays, while also being more sensitive to environment.  

One of the simplest ways to do this to seek out more eco-friendly companies for gift ...

Still Much to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving, Despite Coronavirus

Thanksgiving is a special day of the year when we pause to give thanks for the blessings that we have. This year, the holiday has to be different - it will be smaller and more somber, virtual and outdoors or indoors with few people and the windows open.

That’s how we can safely, still show appreciation and give thanks.

As we celebrate this day, I would like to take a moment to ...

New Jersey Date Night: Flavors of South America

November 30, 2020

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

Now that we have Thanksgiving under (or perhaps a little over) our belts, New Jerseyans have had their fill of turkey, dressing and pie. Sure it was delicious, but when the hunger pangs return for both a dinner and a date night, we want a flavorful experience that’s a bit different. 

It was great ...

Trip to DMV Tripped Up Former Roxbury Man Facing Child Sex Charges

November 29, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – He lied to a clerk in Tennessee when he tried to get a driver’s license.

That, according to Tennessee authorities, is what led to the arrest of Richard Allen Ziegler on charges of engaging in multiple sex acts with children in Roxbury almost four decades ago.

They said the incident that ended Ziegler’s 30-year-long escape from New Jersey justice took ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Danielle Santola of TAPinto Livingston

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of December 2020 is Danielle Santola, who owns and operates TAPinto Livingston.  Santola, a lifelong Livingston resident and graduate of Livingston High School, began her career at TAPinto as an intern and now owns one of the most successful online local news franchises in the TAPinto network.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto ...