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Bloomfield Library Foundation Launches New Website for Giving Tuesday

December 2, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Public Library Foundation has officially launched its online presence, bplnjfoundation.org, coinciding with Giving Tuesday, a day when many are inspired to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

The Library Foundation’s new website includes a secure online donation page with options for one-time gifts, automatic recurring contributions and ...

Post Thanksgiving Winter Storm Intensifies

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Phase Three of the post-Thanksgiving storm is well underway.  Models came together and are showing the storm to be a bit colder aloft than originally forecast.  This means higher snow totals than first predicted, and a later conclusion to the storm, now forecast to end near sunrise Tuesday morning.

Final accumulation totals are looking as follows:

South ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at njtransit.com/performance. The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

Essex County Sheriff's Department Cuts K-9 Jobs

December 6, 2019

ESSEX, COUNTY, NJ — Five furry Essex County officers will find themselves without a job in the new year, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Due to budget demands, Essex County will disband its K-9 unit and will enter into a new shared services agreement with other law enforcement agencies starting in January 2020. The supporting agencies will provide the same level of service ...

First Woman of Color Captain Appointed in Maplewood Police Department

Maplewood, NJ — Resolutions passed by the Maplewood Township Committee are not usually met with applause. But when Resolution Number 254-19 unanimously passed, appointing Lieutenant Niheema Nigia Malloy to Captain of the Maplewood Police Department, cheers rang through the large crowd assembled in Town Hall.  

Malloy is the first woman of color, and only the second woman, ...

One Vets’ Journey from Jumping Out of Planes to Caring for NJ Students

December 4, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ – Andrew Anderson was in his early 20’s when he jumped out of an airplane. 

It wasn’t the first time he’d done it. 

In fact, Sgt. Anderson had been making jumps for years at that point as a para-professional and member of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne. That day, a routine training operation at Fort Benning, a US army outpost that straddles ...

Union Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Woman from Second-Floor Window

UNION, NJ – Union firefighters rescued an unconscious woman from a second floor window at a home fully engulfed in flames Sunday night.

A 911 call at about 6:15 Sunday night reported an odor of smoke inside a home on Hillside Avenue.  Union’s Battalion 1 arrived first and notified all responding companies of a working fire on the first and second floors, said Union Fire ...

Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 5, 2019

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

December 6, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 6, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK – Three Assembly Republicans decided to use a thoroughly unrelated bill to voice their discontent for Rutgers’ decision to hire an expensive football coach. There was a bill that had absolutely nothing to do with the football team on their desks; it focused on a $250,000 appropriation for a special care treatment center at the dental school in New Brunswick, NJ.com ...

SUEZ and The Shauger Group Make Thanksgiving Memorable for Local Families

December 1, 2019

Carrying on their tradition of spreading kindness during the holidays, SUEZ and The Shauger Group once again teamed up to make the Thanksgiving holiday a special one for local families.

Together, SUEZ and The Shauger Group​ donated 600 Thanksgiving meals to the municipalities of East Orange, Orange, Bloomfield, and Irvington, as well as to Saint Cecilia’s Roman ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark

The featured TAPinto franchisee for December 2019 is Elizabeth Clee of TAPinto Clark.  Elizabeth, a former Human Resources corporate warrior, has used her corporate background and business experience to create her own successful, profitable business while giving back to the community at the same time. 

Q. Why did you want to franchise your  TAPinto site? What caused ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham

The featured TAPinto franchisee for November 2019 is Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham.  Ed, a former veteran reporter and editor at The Star-Ledger and longtime Chatham resident, has been able to utilize his skills to create the go-to news source for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, and a profitable business for himself.  

Q. Why did you want to ...

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (Harper Collins, 1995)

 

In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)

 

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: IRS, Security Summit warns business owners about being a target for identity thieves

December 5, 2019

Amid threats from cybercriminals, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urges employers large and small to step up cybersecurity protections against business identity theft.

Identity thieves are displaying a sophisticated knowledge of the tax code and industry filing practices as they attempt to obtain valuable data to help file fraudulent returns. To address this and protect ...

A Candlelight Tour & Reading of "A Christmas Carol" at the Kingsland Manor

The Kingsland Manor presents

A Candlelight Tour and Reading of

“A Christmas Carol”

December 20th, 2019 from 7 to 10 pm

Step back into the 19th century as you listen to a classic holiday story, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, read by John McCullough in the Kingsland Manor ballroom.

A candlelight tour of the Manor and holiday refreshments will follow ...

Representative Sherrill Announces “12 Days of SALT” Campaign on the House Floor to Lift the Federal Cap on State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction

Washington, DC – With 12 days left on the legislative calendar, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) launched a “12 Days of SALT” campaign on the House Floor to urge the House to lift the federal cap on state and local tax (SALT) deduction before the end of 2019.

“I rise today on behalf of the taxpayers of North Jersey,” said Representative ...

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Johnson Statement on Trump Administration’s ‘Simply Wrong’ New SNAP Rule

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson released the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s new SNAP rule:

“We are deeply disappointed to see the Trump Administration finalize a rule that will, when fully implemented, threaten food assistance benefits for as many as 12,000 New Jerseyans. 

“New Jersey has been able ...

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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Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

December 6, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...