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Belleville Ave Bridge over Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield to Close for Repairs

September 23, 2019

Be advised that the Belleville Ave Bridge (over the Garden State Parkway) will be closed for repair starting Friday September 27, 2019.

The Bridge will be closed completely (both directions of travel) from Friday 09/27/19 at 10:00 PM through Monday 09/30/19 at 5:00 AM.

The second phase of the repair, starting on Monday 09/30/19,  would then consist of the bridge only open for West ...

New Jersey's Failing Infrastructure

For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges are “structurally deficient”. The same for about 42% of our roads. Water systems, NJ ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

Dress Code Violation Forces West Orange Middle Schooler Out of Class

October 10, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Members of the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) and its two new student liaisons applauded Liberty Middle School student Justice Cillo-Smith during Monday’s board meeting for her recent courage after receiving two dress code citations.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Cillo-Smith was issued a dress code violation for a shirt she wore while attending her classes.

Essex County Completes $1.1 Million Facelift at Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The $1.1 million renovation project at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) has officially been completed, including upgrades that will improve public access, address flooding concerns and enhance aesthetics at the Livingston-based site.

During a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Monday to commemorate the project’s completion, Essex County ...

National Group Calls on Westfield to Fly Italian Flag for Columbus Day

October 13, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday.

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flying of ...

Man Accused of Bringing Gun, Ammo to School in Westfield Rejects Plea Deal

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man accused of bringing a handgun and hollow point bullets to an elementary school in Westfield rejected the offer of a plea deal Thursday.

Handcuffed and standing in a tan jumpsuit at Superior Court in Elizabeth, Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, listened to the prosecution outline its case against him following his June arrest in the parking lot of Tamaques Elementary ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Report

September 18, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The end to the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is drawing near with the final day this Saturday, September 21. Predicted strong winds will roil the ocean up for most of the rest of the week and likely mean a slow finish to the season.

I fished the Little Egg Reef with fishing buddies Joe Hummel and Dave Rinear last week, and we returned to the dock ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

October 14, 2019

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

Let's Help Rep. Sherrill Get Gateway Completed

October 12, 2019

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...

Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Ocean Grove Welcomes Jersey Shore Crowds

OCEAN GROVE, NJ -- After fun in the sun on the Asbury Park boardwalk and beach, The Carriage House bed and breakfast offers full-service accommodations in a unique Victorian setting. HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with owner, Viktoria Boss, about the challenges of operating a successful bed and breakfast on the Jersey Shore.

“It was destiny for me to be here,” ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 14, 2019

STATEWIDE – It’s been another weekend of yelling at those damn referees,whether on a high school, college or pro football field. So, yeah, they are all blind, deaf, asleep and have zero clue of the rules of the game. But let’s forget all that today, for this fleeting moment, as we kick off the beginning of the state’s first-ever “Officials’ Appreciation ...

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 8, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood

The featured TAPinto franchisee for October 2019 is John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.   John, a public relations professional, has been able to utilize his skills to create a successful, profitable business for himself and one of TAPinto's most widely-read sites.  

Q. You have an interesting background.  Can you tell us about it a little ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)

 

The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

IRS celebrates National Work and Family Month - Highlights credit for paid family and medical leave, other topics

October 12, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service is participating in National Work and Family Month by issuing a series of informative tips on work-life balance throughout the month of October. The agency plans a series of news releases, fact sheets and tax tips. Topics covered include family-owned businesses, family tax credits, military tax benefits and scams and security issues.

National Work and Family Month ...

New Trustees for The Montclair Inn

OCTOBER 2019 MONTCLAIR, NJ- The Montclair Inn is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to their board of trustees. 

Margaret Church is a social worker who is currently the Project Manager of Lifelong Elizabeth. In this position she manages community outreach, planning, public presentations, event coordination, and manages functions of the age friendly community ...

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N.J. Human Services Launches New Family Planning Benefit

Targeted Medicaid Benefit Provides Family Planning Services to Individuals Not Previously Covered Under Medicaid

(TRENTON) – First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced a new family planning benefit program for women and men with incomes that are higher than traditional Medicaid eligibility. 

The benefit, called Plan ...

Obituaries

Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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Jackson – Dolores V. Buerkle, 90, formerly of South Plainfield died Saturday, August 24, 2019 ...
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Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...