Township of Bloomfield Offers Expanded Shuttle Bus Service After Crucial Bus Route Vacated by DeCamp

March 23, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia wants residents to be aware of the alternate means by which they can access New York City now that the DeCamp bus company has terminated its commuter service from Bloomfield to New York City. This includes an expansion of the Townships’ existing shuttle service beginning on April 10, that will take residents to the Allwood ...

Bloomfield Township Launching Monthly Mental Health Workshops Starting in March

BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield Department of Human Services, in partnership with Temple Ner Tamid and Rabbi Katz, will be hosting a monthly workshop to help equip parents and caregivers of children, teens, and young adults with the support and information they need to understand and care for the mental health of their children. The workshops will be held at Temple Ner ...

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‘Hercules’ Hits All the High Notes at Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ — This mythical tale of gods and goddesses makes for smashing musical theatre in “Hercules”, now at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

The enthusiastic audience at a recent matinee caught all the nuances right away. From the hero Hercules (in a strong performance by Bradley Gibson) to the muses to the earthbound peasants, it all comes together with flair. We start ...

‘The Flick’ Merges Old and New in Thought-provoking Ways

CHATHAM NJ - The theme of “The Flick,” now playing at the Chatham Playhouse, centers on the waning days of an old movie theater near Worcester, Massachusetts. As cinemas move from projectors to digital technology, the three employees at the site struggle with their own identities and futures.

Peter Despres as Sam is at the heart of the story. He’s 35 years old and still ...

Police Continue Search for Man Last Seen Leaving Mountainside Hospital

March 25, 2023

NUTLEY, NJ - Police continue their search for 30-year-old Nataniel Sheppard who was last seen leaving Mountainside Hospital in Montclair on March 13.

Sheppard was a patient, was discharged, and is believed to have gotten into a cab bound for Newark. Police report that no one has heard from him since being discharged. 

Sheppard previously resided in Nutley and Irvington.  He is 30 ...

Oops! Newark Duped in Bogus Deal with Fake ‘Sister City’

NEWARK, NJ — Street-smart politicians can get scammed, too.

It happened to Mayor Ras J. Baraka and his savvy Newark City Hall team.

For six days in January, the City of Newark had a nifty “sister city” cultural-trade deal with one of India’s emerging independent Hindu nations: “United States of Kailasa.”

Turns out, Kailasa does not exist. It's ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher Telina Cuppari Judges New Jersey's Best Pizza at Pizza Bowl III

CARLSTADT, NJ — If New Jersey's best pizza is going to be in one place, having a Guinness World Records holder for the most pizza items as a celebrity judge just makes sense.

TAPinto Kenilworth owner/publisher Telina Cuppari — who has 669 pizza-related items in her house — joined athletes, actors and members of the media to help judge New Jersey's best pizza at Pizza ...

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand. CHB Media, 2023.


The year is 1966. Picture a girl, 15 years of age with black hair, parted in the middle, tumbling to her waist. Today she is to meet a young man who is in college already, studying mathematics. She does not realize that this brilliant and very funny fellow will have a profound and enduring impact on her life. She is too ...

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday, 2023)


In reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, which has just hit the top of the New York Times Best Seller List in the Fiction Category, I was reminded of “Fractured Fairy Tales,” which was a segment on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Cartoon Show which aired from 1959-1965. Fractured fairy tales are parodies ...

Doctor Assassin by Mark R. Belsky

Dr. Assassin by Mark R. Belsky  (BabyBook, 2021).


More thrilling than the series Homeland. . .   More frightening than The Stand . . . Faster paced than a James Patterson novel . . .As beautifully crafted as a Nelson DeMille . . . 

The book to which I am referring is a “medical thriller,” that is so much more than a Michael Crichton or Robin Cook .

Hidden Demons: Evil Visits a Small New England Town by Margery B. Metzger

Hidden Demons: Evil Visits a Small New England Town  by Margery B.  Metzger. (Wild Blue Press, 2023).

They are everywhere. A hidden demon can be a kindly neighbor who helps friends in need; he can lurk anonymously near school crossings, watching young teens on their way to and from school, he can be the janitor who scours cinemuck in the local movie theater after the crowd has ...

Black Entrepreneurs and Community Empowered at Black History Month Empowerment Expo Hosted by Empower The Village at Bloomfield College

February 28, 2023

Cultural pride, commerce, mental well-being and nonstop networking were in abundant supply this month, as Empower The Village, Inc., a Morristown-based 501c(3) organization, hosted its tremendously successful, inaugural Empowerment Expo on February 11th in the beautiful, stained-glass window adorned spaces of the historic Westminster Arts Center building at Bloomfield College.