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Fuel Spill on Rt. 287 in Parsippany Causes Environmental Mess

May 22, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - An overturned auto with a person entrapped along with a truck with a fuel tank, caused an environmental and traffic mess on Rt. 287 this evening, May 22nd in Parsippany.

At mile marker 41 on Rt. 287 southbound, the fire department and County Hazmat were on the scene.  Over 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled and leaked into the storm drains.

The person that was ...

Working Fire on Lake Shore Drive in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is a fire at 81 Lake Shore Drive in Parsippany. 

The fire department on scene is reporting that the active fire is in the walls of the kitchen.

The Boonton Fire Department has been called in. The crews are using the fire hydrand.

JCP&L has also been requested to the scene.

This according to breaking news alerts. 

Fire Department Needed Bariatric Removal from Residence on Lake Shore Drive in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is a technical rescue and trauma incident at  213 Lake Shore Dive in Parsippany.

Multiple fire departments and rescue units are on the scene to assist with bariatric removal from a residence.

This according to breaking news alerts.

Parsippany Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

Traffic Alert: Route 10 W Ramp to I-287 Southbound to Close Overnight in Hanover

HANOVER, NJ - The Route 10 Westbound ramp leading to Rt. 287 South will be closed tonight in Hanover and a detour will be in place.  The full traffic news alert is listed below:

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that the ramp from Route 10 westbound to I-287 southbound will be closed overnight as a roadway improvement project ...

Pepper Spray Assault in Parsippany Leads to Assailant on the Run

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There was an alleged assault that occurred on North Beverwyck Road in Parsippany where someone is said to have used pepper spray in an attack.The Essex County Sheriff's office issued a 'Be on the Lookout' alert for a Subaru Impreza bearing NJ registration A23LVZ.

Both the vehicle and occupant are wanted in connection to the assault.

This according ...

Traffic Alert: Overturned Street Sweeper on Rt. 80 East in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is an overturned street sweeper at mile marker 41.5 on Route 80 Eastbound.

The New Jersey State Police are on the scene. EMS is headed to scene as their is a victim with a head injury.

This according to breaking news alerts.

Police Warn Residents: Cars Are Being Broken In To

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany police have issued a public service announcement to remind residents to lock their cars every night.

On Friday morning, April 24th, unknown suspects entered at least three vehicles along with attempting to enter many more around town, according to police.

The ask residents to double check that their vehicles are locked every night.

Police Chase a Fleeing Car Going 100mph in Parsippany Ends in Fatality in Wayne

PARSIPPANY, NJ -  A car speeding around 100 miles per hour was in hot pursuit by the Police on Rt 80 eastbound today, April 26th around 4:30pm.

The car was last last seen near the Smith Road exit and it was heading into Fairfield.

Later this evening it was reported that the driver was shot and killed in Wayne, NJ.  

More details will be provided as they are made ...

Authorities: Parsippany-Troy Hills Vape Shop Violated Emergency Shutdown Order

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ – The owner of a Parsippany-Troy Hills vape shop this week found himself on the wrong side of Gov. Phil Murphy’s shutdown of non-essential businesses , even after he was given a break the first time he was found illegally open, said authorities.

When police first noticed the Puff City store on Route 46 was open despite the governor’s order, store ...


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How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

A Letter to His Colleagues

Dear Colleagues,

I can remember vividly watching the gulf war unfold on TV. I watched all of the coverage I could and would tape whatever I missed. Those days and nights: watching our nation lead the world in the course of good was an inspiration; injecting me with a dose of patriotism that would never leave me. It was those moments that drove me to West Point and ultimately to serve my ...

Common Sense and Leadership Both Lacking During this Crisis

May 11, 2020


Common sense and leadership are essential to pull through a crisis.  In New Jersey, we currently seem to be lacking both when it come to the COVID19 response.

We were told to shelter in place and flatten the curve, so we did.  The curve flattened and is clearly on the downward trajectory.  Good news, right?  Not exactly.  Governor Murphy just ...

Statewide Virtual NJ Race for Recovery because our Mental Health matters

May 27, 2020

NJ Race for Recovery


Shore House Statewide Virtual “NJ Race for Recovery” Announced


We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and ...

Senator Joe Pennacchio to Assume Leadership Role on Senate Oversight Committee

PARSIPPANY, NJ - State Senator Joe Pennacchio today thanked Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. for allowing the formation of a special committee to investigate the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Pennacchio released the following statement:

“I echoed the same concerns and desires articulated by the Senate President ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

Pennacchio Legislation Would Help Commercial Tenants, Landlords Survive Coronavirus Crisis

Says Bill is a Win-Win for Businesses and Commercial Property Owners

Senator Joe Pennacchio has introduced legislation that would provide state income tax credits for landlords who voluntarily grant rent forgiveness to commercial tenants during the pandemic crisis.

“As the marathon of this financial recession drones on, more and more businesses are slipping deeper into debt and ...

NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

May 22, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...