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 ...

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 ...


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


Tue, August 9, 6:30 PM

Memorial Park Civic House, Maplewood

South Mountain YMCA Job Fair


Tue, August 9, 7:30 PM


Planning Board Meeting


Wed, August 10, 6:30 PM

Paper Mill Playhouse Brookside, Millburn

Major Attaway at Brookside Cabaret


Thu, August 11, 8:00 AM


CEED Meeting

Kearny Man Charged In Death of Newark Fire Captain

July 29, 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 ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 3, 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 ...

Hamilton Man Charged with Murder, Desecration of Human Remains Found in Local Cemetery

HAMILTON, NJ -- A Hamilton man has been arrested and charged with murder and the desecration of human remains the same day that the body of a Ewing Township woman was found burned in an area cemetery according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office. 

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced the arrest of Harley Wildmann, 42, of Hamilton, on Wednesday morning ...

Oleta Adams Next Up at The Woodland, Maplewood, NJ

August 7, 2022

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 ...

Morrow Musical Theartre Camp Presents  Moana Jr.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ (August 6, 2022) – Families of all ages can set sail at the summer production of Moana, Jr. at Morrow Memorial Church (600 Ridgewood Rd., Maplewood). A cast of kids will take the stage for three performances: Saturday, August 13, at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, August 14 at 2pm. Tickets are available online (https://mmtc.booktix.com/) or in select stores including Words Bookstore ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...