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 ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Some Summer Suggestions From Homewatch CareGivers

Summer, a great time to Be Out and About and boost your health and wellbeing.  Being out in nature, natural sunlight is known to create positive energy in the body and for the spirit, when done safely and in moderation.

Experience Nature - In a research article by the Mental Health Foundation, UK, How Connection with Nature Benefits Our Mental Health, they found that “Our ...

FINANCIAL FOCUS

If you’re a woman who owns a business, you may have some challenges not shared by your male peers – but you also have several opportunities to help improve your financial future.

You may already be taking some or all the right steps, but here are some ideas to be sure you’re considering and revisiting as your business grows:

• Refresh your network. Are you involved in ...

'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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, August 11, 8:00 AM

Maplewood

CEED Meeting

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Thu, August 11, 6:30 PM

Paper Mill Playhouse Brookside, Millburn

Major Attaway at Brookside Cabaret

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Fri, August 12, 6:30 PM

Millburn

Major Attaway at Brookside Cabaret

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Sat, August 13, 6:30 PM

Paper Mill Playhouse Brookside, Millburn

Major Attaway at Brookside Cabaret

Main Break Leaves Newark Residents In Several Wards With Water Service Issues

August 9, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents in several wards are experiencing issues with their water service after a water main broke in Belleville Township early Tuesday morning.

Belleville Mayor Michael Melham told TAPinto Newark the incident stemmed from a break in a 72-inch main in Branch Brook Park, near the Belleville/Newark border.

Newark Firefighters and ...

Kearny Man Charged In Death of Newark Fire Captain

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 ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

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 ...

Young Athletes, Protect Your Joints

August 10, 2022

As the current team orthopedist for the New Jersey Devils and former director of orthopedic surgery for the Philadelphia Flyers and team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Peter DeLuca, MD, has helped hundreds of elite athletes obtain peak performance and recover from injury.

Now, as an orthopedic surgeon with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and a member of ...

ESSEX COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRESIDENT WAYNE L. RICHARDSON ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF AN ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE COMMITTEE

(Newark, NJ) – Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson announced the upcoming formation of a new Anti-Gun Violence Committee dedicated to addressing gun violence in Essex County. Commissioner At-Large Brendan W. Gill will chair this new committee, which plans to meet with local anti-gun violence advocacy groups, legislators, and others in an effort to bring forth initiatives ...

Oleta Adams Next Up at The Woodland, Maplewood, NJ

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Smooth Jazz New Jersey and the Maplewood Department of Arts & Culture team up with Smooth Jazz New York to present 4-time Grammy Nominee Oleta Adams on September 24 at The Woodland. With Oleta behind the Baby Grand piano, she brings her dynamic voice, and the music that brought her international fame. This show is sure to be a blockbuster. With the last two performances ...