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Roxbury OKs Adding Extra Stores to Shops at Ledgewood Commons

April 8, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — A new building to be built at The Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have more retailers than originally anticipated.

The proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, to be built near the Red Lobster restaurant — will have five separate storefronts instead of the three shown in initial plans.

The Roxbury Planning Board, on Tuesday, gave unanimous approval to ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Rumors Swirl Regarding Closing of Morris Plains Acme

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Rumors have been swirling on Facebook that Acme Markets in Morris Plains is closing. The Morris Plains store manager, Matt Merville issued a "no comment" when asked by TAPinto Morristown reporter if the rumors were true. Merville referred TAPinto to Dana Ward, Communications and Public Affairs Manager.

Ward stated that the landlord was "going in a ...

Wawa Officially Opens Randolph Store on Old Nagels Candy Barn Property

RANDOLPH, NJ- On the morning of Thursday Mar. 4, Wawa of Randolph celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a series of donations to give back to the community they just joined.

Most Northern NJ residents know the gas station - convenience store brand from summer trips down the shore, visits to Great Adventure, or other travels to the South Jersey / Philly area.  ...

Randolph Basketball's Annual Fundraising "Hoops" Discount Card On Sale Now

RANDOLPH, NJ- Each year, the Randolph Boys & Girls Basketball Committees offer for sale it’s annual Hoops Card; a savings “club” card that offers excellent discounts to local restaurants and other fine establishments. Over the past 27 years, the proceeds from the fundraising card has resulted in significant improvements and upgrades to the ...

Five Below Opens, Others Coming Soon, at Roxbury's Shops at Ledgewood Commons

ROXBURY, NJ - The “soft opening” last Saturday of the new Five Below store in The Shops at Ledgewood Commons was the first in a flurry of Grand Openings expected to take place at the new mall in the coming weeks.

“They are the tip of the spear, post Walmart,” said Jared Minatelli, director of asset management for Advance Realty Investors, referring to the October ...

New Jersey Will Not Tax PPP Loans to Small Businesses

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that loans received through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will not be subject to state taxes and that all expenses paid through PPP funds will be tax-deductible.

"This is another layer of protection our business owners need to help them get through this pandemic," Murphy said during his press briefing via ZOOM ...

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CCM Photography Students Exhibit Their Work “Subconscious Dreamers”

April 29, 2021

Randolph, NJ: Come explore the creative works of photography technology students at County College of Morris (CCM). Nine students, who are completing their course of study, will have their work on display in the Photography Studio Portfolio Exhibition “Subconscious Dreamers” in the college’s Art & Design Gallery.

The exhibition takes place April 30 through May 13. A ...

2021 Operation Take Back Yielded 631 Pounds of Medications

May 3, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ - Approximately 631 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2021 Operation Take Back. 

The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County residents dropped off 176 pounds at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 68 pounds at Stop and SHop of Morris ...

March Police Blotter Includes Warrants and Accidents

April 21, 2021

On March 3, 2021 - During an investigation of an unrelated incident, Ptl. Ian Green arrested Eric
S. Goodyear, age 37 of Jefferson Township, NJ for being Under the Influence of CDS without a
Prescription. Mr. Goodyear was served with a Complaint- Summons, advised of his mandatory
first virtual court appearance date in Randolph Township Municipal Court, then released.

On March 4, 2021 - ...

Randolph Residents Can Obtain a Morris County Senior ID For a Reduced Price

May 5, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The fee to obtain a Senior ID will be reduced to $5 (from $15) announced Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi, Esq. The fee will be reduced during the month of May.

Morris County Senior ID Cards are available for senior citizens, 55 and older, who may no longer possess a driver’s license or are just looking for an additional form of photo identification. In addition, many ...

Sarthak Chandesh Wins 1st Place at National Hockey League Virtual Science Fair

April 29, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- Ironia Elementary 5th grade student Sarthak Chandesh entered the NHL Future Goals Virtual Science Fair for students in grades 4-8 across the United States and Canada. The Future Goals Virtual Science Fair gave students the chance to imagine how STEM can enhance the game experience in three creative categories: Virtual Fan Engagement, Sustainability and ...

Randolph High School Ranked in the Top 10% of High Schools Nationally for 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- US News and World Report has once again recognized Randolph High School as one of the most prestigious schools in the country ranking RHS in the top 10% of high schools nationally for 2021. More than 17,800 public schools were surveyed and evaluated based on their college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved ...

Randolph Board of Education Discusses Graduation Plans, Budget and Rationale Behind Central Office Expenditures

May 1, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Township Board of Education held a Virtual Board Meeting on April 27 during which time Randolph hybrid students were welcomed back, Randolph High School received national honor and a final 2021-2022 Board of Education budget hearing was held. 

Superintendent Jennifer Fano opened the meeting by announcing that as of Monday April 26, all hybrid students were ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Questionable Faculty Cuts Cast a Shadow Over CCM

April 26, 2021

               As six non-tenured faculty members at College County of Morris (CCM) were abruptly informed last Friday that their positions would be eliminated due to declining enrollment at the college and they would be non-renewed, a growing chorus of community voices have expressed their dismay with this highly questionable ...

Governor’s Budget Proposes $4M for Scholarships to Provide More Psychiatrists in New Jersey

April 30, 2021

(TRENTON) - The Murphy Administration aims to expand access to in-demand psychiatric services by increasing the supply of trained professionals in the field.

The Governor’s proposed FY2022 budget calls for $4 million to fund 10 four-year psychiatric residencies. In exchange, the residency programs will ensure these physicians will have rotations in a range of publicly funded and ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ – April 29, 2021 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“After a year in ...

Graduates Once Again Rave About the Value of Their CCM Education 99 Percent Rate Their College Experience as Excellent or Good

Randolph, NJ:  The results are in and graduates from County College of Morris (CCM) are raving about the quality of their CCM education and the college’s ability to provide them with a solid foundation for success.

Once again, the college’s survey of recent graduates found them enthusiastic about the education they received and resulting opportunities. The survey of ...

Saint Clare's Health Addresses Post-COVID Cardiac Conditions and the Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation During Online Series, Let's Talk Health

On Thursday, April 22, Saint Clare’s Health online series, ’Let’s Talk Health’ hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, featured Dr. Barry Lowell, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Saint Clare’s Health, who discussed ‘Post-COVID Cardiac Conditions and the Benefits of Cardiac ...

The 8th Annual Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar, Dr. Charles Balch, to Present “The Surgical Management of Melanoma,” a Virtual Lecture, May 6

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, in partnership with OncLive, invites health care professionals and others interested in the surgical management of melanoma to a virtual lecture by internationally known melanoma expert Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, FASCO.  Dr. Balch is this year’s Joseph Calello Melanoma Scholar.  The free lecture and Q & A will be held on May 6, 11 a.m.

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Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

April 21, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...