TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

With Hot Temps Continuing, Bloomfield Offers Cooling Center

August 5, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With high temperatures extending through the weekend, Bloomfield residents can find comfort in a cooling center established by the Township of Bloomfield. 

The Civic Center located at 84 Broad Street will be open on 08/05 until 9 p.m. and 08/06-08/07 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bottled water will be available to anyone who visits.

"With temperatures expected to ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Bloomfield Area for Thursday, Friday

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 5.

The NWS reports a chance of rain, and possible thunderstorms Thursday night. Showers and thunderstorms are also likely on Friday, with some storms producing significant rainfall. For the weekend, there currently is potential for more rain on ...

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Sat, August 20, 12:00 PM

Nat Turner Park, Newark

Honoring the Spirit of Rebellion: a Celebration ...

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Wed, September 14, 5:00 PM

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'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

'Mud Row' Explores Family Conflict

UNION, NJ - Dominique Morisseau’s original, thought-provoking drama, “Mud Row,” recently opened at Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University in Union.

The play explores family conflict, the value of home and how love can overcome all sorts of issues.  It takes a strong cast to distill this complicated tale.  These actors bring us into their world convincingly ...

Kearny Man Charged In Death of Newark Fire Captain

July 30, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – A Kearny man was charged this week in connection to the drug-induced death of a Newark fire captain, authorities announced.

Eliasel Baez, 42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug-induced death of Newark Fire Captain Carlos Rivera, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens.

Baez was charged with strict liability drug-induced death ...

Former Home of Supreme Court Justice Alito Target of Harassment

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police.

In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a residence formerly owned by Alito.

"Erroneous information was circulating on ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 4, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

The Vice President of the United States Comes to The Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris gave a 30-minute speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center. With several thousands in attendance, Harris encouraged attendees to action including organizing and voting this November.

“Leaders of the NAACP, together we have ...

New Jersey Must Mandate the Use of Auditable Paper Ballots at all Polling Locations

July 19, 2022

In 2019, one year prior to the most critical election in our nation’s history, I called on my colleagues in Essex County government to take the necessary steps to protect and secure the integrity of our elections and election results. In my role at the time as President of the Essex County Board of Commissioners, I began working alongside SOMA Action’s Voting ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

Upcoming TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinars in August and September

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding upcoming informational webinars for anyone who may be interested in owning and operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

The webinars are on August 17 at 1:00 p.m. or September 14 at 12:30 p.m.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital ...

The Hotel Nantucket

 The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, 2022)

 

Ladies,  the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel to tuck into your beach bag has arrived. It is The Hotel Nantucket.  Although this is Hilderbrand’s 27th book about her beloved island, this charming novel has a more whimsical tone than many of the others and will provide a few hours of pleasant romance and ...

An Unorthodox Match and An Observant Wife by Naomi Ragen

An Unorthodox Match (2019) and An Observant Wife by Naomi Ragen (St. Martin’s Press, 2021).

 

Contemporary literature regarding the Orthodox Jewish community is often about young people who want to escape the stringent laws and customs of a restrictive lifestyle. For example, Deborah Feldman’s beautiful book, Unorthodox, followed the escape of an Orthodox woman from her ...

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, 2022)

          Ladies,  the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel to tuck into your beach bag has arrived. It is The Hotel Nantucket.  Although this is Hilderbrand’s 27th book about her beloved island, this charming novel has a more whimsical tone than many of the others and will provide a few hours of pleasant romance and fun while the ocean laps ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

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July 28, 2022

TAPinto.net is looking for talented local journalists to fill freelance, part-time and full-time roles.

We are seeking freelance, part-time and full-time journalists with previous writing experience and a strong interest in local journalism.

Like most community outlets, we focus on essential topics: local government, schools, high school sports, transportation, development and health care.

Empower The Village Celebrates Juneteenth, Black Artists and Economic Empowerment at 4th Annual ‘For The Love of Art’ Show

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The second annual Juneteenth federal holiday weekend was celebrated in spectacular fashion, as Empower The Village Inc, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, showcased Black excellence in the arts and hosted over 200 attendees at their annual For The Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Justice & Joy, an art show and fundraiser at the ...