New Jersey’s 'Sign Language' Not Understood by Feds

NEW JERSEY — The U.S. Department of Transportation has proven there is no room for humor in a federal bureaucracy, moving to stamp out the inspired levity that New Jersey has been putting on its road signs to make drivers notice them.

Humorous messages had been appearing on New Jersey’s highway signs like “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps,”  “Hocus ...

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia’s Annual Turkey Giveaway Distributes Over 700 Thanksgiving Meals

November 22, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With inflation causing grocery bills to skyrocket and belts to tighten this holiday season, Bloomfield officials are working to make Thanksgiving a little bit more special for families in need. 

This past Saturday, the Township held its annual turkey giveaway event, led by Mayor Michael Venezia and a team of volunteers. More than 725 families this year received ...

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia’s Annual Turkey Giveaway Distributes Over 700 Thanksgiving Meals

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- This past Sunday morning, Mayor Venezia once again provided turkeys and other Thanksgiving related food to members of the community in need. The giveaway took place today in the back parking lot of the Municipal building between 9:30am-11:30am. 

This year, 735 families received food, enough to feed nearly 2000 people. 

The turkey ...

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Montclair Township Animal Shelter To Hold First Annual Pets for Vets Adoption Event

November 8, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ – This Veterans Day, the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) will be launching its first annual Pets for Vets program, which will charge a $5 adoption fee for any shelter pet older than a year.

This offer is open to active duty personnel and their immediate families, members of the reserves, people who have received an honorable discharge, veterans with ...

2 Newark Police Officers Shot From Building In South Ward

NEWARK, NJ —Two Newark police officers were shot by an unknown individual in the South Ward this afternoon. 

According to sources, the officers were serving a warrant when an alleged perpetrator opened fire from the roof of a building in the vicinity of Van Velsor Place and Chancellor Avenue. One source indicated the injuries to the officers were not ...

FBI Identifies Source of New Jersey Synagogue Threat, Says 'No Longer Poses a Danger'

November 4, 2022

NEWARK/TRENTON, NJ — The FBI says it has found the person responsible for making a "broad threat" against New Jersey synagogues and that person "no longer poses a danger to the community."

On Twitter, the FBI's Newark Office released a statement, saying "Upon receipt of threat information against an unspecified New Jersey area synagogue, the FBI notified ...

FBI Warns of Broad Threat to New Jersey Synagogues, Says 'Stay Alert'

NEWARK, NJ — The FBI's Newark office is investigating a "broad threat" to synagogues in New Jersey and is asking people to be alert. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin says law enforcement will be increasing patrols, both marked and unmarked, in "sensitive areas."

“The FBI has received credible information of a broad threat to synagogues in ...

TAPinto Showcases Industry-Leading Support System for Owner/Publishers

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jackie Lieberman was one of TAPinto's first owner/publishers and in the 10 plus years since she first became part of the TAPinto family, local news and digital marketing have evolved considerably, but one crucial aspect has stayed the same: the industry-leading support provided by TAPinto to its owner/publishers.

TAPinto Westfield is part of a network of ...

TAPinto Greater Olean Journalists to Benefit from New St. Bonaventure University Fundraising Campaign

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University has launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history. The University is seeking to raise $125 million by May 2025 to improve facilities around the campus.

That includes the Jandoli School of Communication's John J. Murphy Professional Building. Money raised during the campaign will benefit students, improve ...

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (Ballantine Books, 2022)


Mad Honey is a modern tale of star crossed lovers that has a twist that the reader doesn’t see coming. 

The boy is Asher McAfee, a sensitive, young man who has joined his mother in her escape from her abusive cardiothoracic surgeon husband, back to his Mom’s hometown, Adams, New ...

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (Berkley, 2021).

It is rare that I get excited about a book these days. I find that so many novels are formulaic, predictable, and lack character development that I don’t invest in or remember the characters in the book. However, The Personal Librarian, written by the team of Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher ...

bergenPAC Presents The Village People, Blippi, and Boney James

November 28, 2022

Englewood, NJ - bergenPAC announces new shows that will take place in the newly renovated theater. The Village People bring their iconic disco hits to town on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Blippi returns with The Wonderful World Tour on Saturday, March 18. Jazz/R&B saxophonist Boney James grooves out on Friday, April 17.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at 11 ...

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker at bergenPAC

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker at bergenPAC December 3 and 4, 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences for more than half a century with its spectacular performances. Audiences of all ages will feel the holiday magic when these iconic toys come alive in beautiful fashion and dance to the beloved music of this timeless tale.

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Darlene Love – Love for the Holidays at the bergenPAC

Darlene Love – Love for the Holidays - December 9, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39 - $69

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Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and GRAMMY winner continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious ...

Art Garfunkel at the bergenPAC

Art Garfunkel at the bergen PAC - December 15, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39 - $129

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Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. 

He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a ...