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"We can't allow that to happen": Governor Murphy says no to Rabbi Aaron Kotler's plans for catered weddings

April 22, 2020

New Jersey - When Governor Murphy said stay safe and stay home, he meant it. According to a recent Monmouth University Poll, executive orders restricting certain activities in the state are also widely popular. 

Specifically, 'requiring people to maintain six feet of distance (97% approve / 95% aware) and to wear a face covering in public (95% approve / 95% aware), as ...

#EasterVideos: Beautiful Easter Sunday Mass from Rome, Music from Andrea Bocelli

 HOLMDEL, NJ - Happy Easter from Hometown News!

If you haven't had an opportunity to watch the Papal Easter Sunday Mass direct from Rome or experience Andrea Bocelli Live from Milan, here they are for you!

The incredible video photography of scenes across the world is amazing - you can see them here in two well worth sharing videos:


Happy Easter ...

An Easter Egg Hunt Socially Distant Style

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Charleston Moms have put together a wonderful collection of large, print-sized Easter egg designs the family can print, color, and display in their windows for passersby to enjoy from afar.

This is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy!  Just because residents can't have Easter gatherings doesn't mean they can't celebrate with close family in ...


Liquid Church Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic by Distributing Easter Baskets Filled With Toilet Paper, Sanitizers, Food, Baby Supplies, and Household Essentials To Neighbors-In-Need

PARSIPPANY, NJ - April 2020  – Liquid Church, one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing churches, has partnered with Convoy Of Hope, a disaster relief ministry, to get emergency supplies to families in ...

Spring Holidays no Time to Ignore Coronavirus Physical Distancing Orders, NJ Officials Say

TRENTON, NJ — With religious holidays approaching and changing guidelines for the use of masks, state officials on Friday urged the public to continue to observe a statewide ban on social gatherings as a means to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

The reminders to observe social distancing came during Gov. Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing during which officials reported an ...

Parsippany Residents Invited to the Morris County Community Rally Against Hate; Thurs. Jan. 9

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Parsippany community as well as the entire Morris County community is invited to a rally against hate. The rally, titled Morris County Community Rally Against Hate will take place on Thursday January 9 at 5pm at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph.

The event signifies a community coming together to make a statement against hatred and bigotry that is targeting ...

Santa and the Rainbow Lakes Fire Company Spread Christmas Cheer on Christmas Eve

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On Christmas Eve, the Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Company Firefighters continued their annual tradition of bringing Santa and Christmas cheer to the neighbors.

Santa made numerous stops throughout Parsippany Fire District Two.  See attached photos highlighting the trip!  

Flags in Parsippany Flown At Half Staff Thursday Dec. 5

MADISON, NJ - Wondering why the flags in Parsippany are being flown at half-staff today, December 5?

All flags will be flown at half staff today per Executive Order 94  in recognition and mourning of a dedicated and tireless public servant, Monsignor Philip A. Lowery, who tirelessly served the people of the Catholic Church and the State of New Jersey, announced the Governor's ...

Annual Craft Fair Held at St. Ann’s Church

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The moment Halloween is over, people often think of one thing: holiday shopping. And on November 15th and 16th, St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church held its annual eighth craft fair.

This event for the weekend attracted hundreds of Parsippany residents who came to see what was on sale, with locals setting up tables that featured their own handcrafted goods, from toys, to ...

Transformative Three Day Meditation and Yoga Workshop Coming in December

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Heartfulness is sponsoring a transformative three-day program, in Parsippany, where you will experience meditation and yogic transmission.  The event will be held on December 13th, 14th and 15th at 1699 US Route 46 East in Parsippany. 

Each day you will learn different pragmatic tools that will equip you to practice a simple, practical and highly effective meditation ...


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Letter to Editor: Outrageous Tax Increase

May 28, 2020

Dear Mayor Soriano,

Putting politics aside, I strongly object your introduction of a 6.1 percent tax increase to the residents of Parsippany during a pandemic. If you proceed, this will be one of the most historical and poorly thought out decisions you have made since you became Mayor of the most populated town in Morris County. 

All one has to do is drive around town to see how ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

June 3, 2020

During these challenging times, our CareOne family has and always will be there for you. For over 20 years we have been administering first-in-class assisted living, gold standard memory care and award-winning rehab. Now more than ever, you can trust in our care.



Webber points out Murphy double standard on borrowing: If Murphy won’t follow rules, why should anyone?

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of the Assembly Budget Committee’s party-line approval of Gov. Phil Murphy’s unconstitutional proposal to borrow $5 billion and impose a new statewide property tax, Assemblyman Jay Webber pointed out the blatant double-standard of the Murphy Administration in pushing this scheme:
“Governor Murphy has put nine million ...

Pennacchio to Federal Government: ‘Take Over Long-Term Nursing Facilities Now’

In light of growing, serious concerns about the New Jersey Health Department’s effectiveness during the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Senator Joe Pennacchio wrote to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, asking the federal government to take control of the state’s long-term care facilities.

The full text of the letter ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...

Mayors for “Main Street” Issues Letter to State and County Officials  

Morris/Middlesex/Somerset/Warren County, NJ - Today, May 28, 2020, Mayors for "Main Street" sent a letter to the Governor's Office, Legislative Leaders, Legislative District Representatives and County Officials to outline a list of actions needed to help reopen and lift restrictions on businesses in their communities and help to alleviate the struggles that many residents are ...

Two Morris County Lawmakers Call on Governor Murphy to Open Day Care Facilities

Working Families Need Child Care Services to Return to Work

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state, as the slow re-opening of the state leaves many working families scrambling to either do without child care or searching for alternative care so they can return to ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2020, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...