TOP LOCAL NEWS

Hackensack PD: USS Ling Naval Museum Vandalized

August 15, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a dark turn on Tuesday with the Hackensack Police Department investigating an apparent robbery aboard the vessel. According to police, vandals took four bronze plaques dedicated to sailors lost during the second world war from the Ling. The ...

Heat Advisory in Effect for North Eastern New Jersey Through Thursday August 16

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or ...

Bloomfield Man Faces Charges Related to String of Late Night Burglaries in Town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A string of four similar burglaries took place at various locations in town last year. Now, using DNA evidence, and vehicle registration records, the Bloomfield Police Department has filed charges against 43-year-old Erich Porsch, of Bloomfield, in custody.

Vehicles belonging to the suspect’s girlfriend at the time of the burglaries match the vehicles seen on ...

NJ PBA President Colligan and NJ FMBA President Donnelly Respond to Call to Reinstate Arbitration Cap

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate former Governor Christie's 2-percent arbitration cap.

"It is disturbing to see ...

Movies with a Mission in Bloomfield Will Shine a Light on Bullying and Suicide

August 14, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to address and fight bullying inside and outside of schools, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee to screen two educational short films August 22nd at 7:00pm in the Children’s Library of the Bloomfield Public Library on 90 Broad St. Doors open at 6:30. The two short films, ...

Passaic County Fair Offers Four Days of Fun For The Whole Family

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual county fair from Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19 at Garret Mountain Reservation.

The County Fair will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per car. Festivities will include ...

Oktoberfest and Kinderfest Returns to Verona

VERONA, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School and parish are gearing up for another eventful Kinderfest and Oktoberfest weekend this coming fall. 

The 9th annual fall festival will kick off with Kinderfest on Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then conclude with Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. The two anticipated events with fun for kids and adults occur under ...

Bloomfield Man Faces Charges Related to String of Late Night Burglaries in Town

August 14, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A string of four similar burglaries took place at various locations in town last year. Now, using DNA evidence, and vehicle registration records, the Bloomfield Police Department has filed charges against 43-year-old Erich Porsch, of Bloomfield, in custody.

Vehicles belonging to the suspect’s girlfriend at the time of the burglaries match the vehicles seen on ...

NJ PBA President Colligan and NJ FMBA President Donnelly Respond to Call to Reinstate Arbitration Cap

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate former Governor Christie's 2-percent arbitration cap.

"It is disturbing to see ...

Essex County Leaders Pushing for Cap in Police and Fire Salaries

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on Monday to Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin ...

National Night Out Brings Bloomfield Residents, Dozens of Law Enforcement Officers together for Food and Fun

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield’s National Night Out was cut short by rain and lighting just before the headlining band ‘Total Soul’ was able to play, but residents who came by early were treated to free food, amusements, souvenirs, and made special memories.

Started in 1984, National Night Out is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug ...

Recipe Courtesy of Seasons Morristown: Asian Cucumber Salad

August 4, 2018

 Asian Cucumber Salad

Serves: 6
Ingredients For Salad:
2 large cucumbers, cut into ¼” slices [peel only if skins are tough]
2 scallions, green and whites separated and thinly sliced
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, optional

Ingredients For Vinaigrette:
¼ cup Seasons Blackberry Ginger Dark Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Vermont Maple Sriracha [Available at Seasons]
1 tsp ...

Bloomfield Restaurant Week, Seven Years Strong, Returns This Saturday through August 12

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The 7th Annual Bloomfield Restaurant Week (BRW) kicks off this Saturday, August 4th with a “who’s who” of Bloomfield’s long-time favorites and new entries to the growing restaurant scene in town. With more than 25 restaurants lined up, and more restaurants being added each week, it’s no surprise that the event has been a summer highlight over the ...

Bloomfield's 'Anthony's Cheesecake' Winner Of Nationwide Corner Stories Promotion

NEW YORK, NY - Anthony's Cheesecake, on Washington St. in Bloomfield Center, is the winner of a national 'Corner Stories' promotion. The promotion, created by Screenvision Media, will feature a profile of Anthony's in the pre-show portion of major motion picture showings from today through August. 

"Anthony's Cheesecake is an incredible example of what ...

El Matador to host Grand Reopening This Friday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - El Matador Mexican Restaurant is hosting their Grand Reopening this Friday July 27. 

After a hiatus, the North Center Mexican restaurant will be back to welcome guests.

El Matador is located at 418 Broad Street Bloomfield NJ, in the area near the McDonald's. 

Could NJ Surpass Nevada and Become the Top U.S. Sports Betting Market?

August 13, 2018

New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal?

David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling Compliance [paywall] that his goal is for New Jersey to be the top sports betting market in ...

Mets’ Todd Frazier Talks Jersey Roots, Benefits of Playing Close to Home

FLUSHING, NY — Throughout the past decade, New Jersey has produced copious baseball talent at the major league level. There are currently 19 New Jersey natives in the league, a number that is higher than it’s ever been. 

"We got a lot of good guys and we represent where we’re from,” said the New York Mets’ Todd Frazier, one of those 19. 

Of ...

It was J-E-T-S at RU on Saturday

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Jets were on the banks Saturday night, using High Point Solutions Stadium as host of their Green and White scrimmage. 

It was a great time for Jets fans to see the team's young quarterback Sam Darnold throw some passes during a loose scrimmage that had plenty of offense and no real defense (so no one got injured.) There were plenty of fans in Jets garb, as ...

Essex County Family Gives Back and Plans Fundraising Walk to Raise Money for NICU

August 3, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are thriving today. Now, the Mongiello family is giving back and helping other families going ...

Flashback Friday: Fourth Annual Backpack Giveaway in 2017

The 2018 Bloomfield NJ Backpack Giveaway Takes Place August 25 on Foley Field, here's a look back at the 2017 event. 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The fourth annual back-to-school block party at Millbank Park included first responders, a DJ, pizza, and a backpack giveaway for Bloomfield students. 

Council member Carlos Bernard organized the first block party with Bloomfield Police ...

Bloomfield Students and Community Leaders Help to Rebuild Homes in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico--Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, killing many and displacing even more people. In response to the tragedy, high school students representing Bloomfield High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Skyline Church of Bloomfield traveled down to Puerto Rico during the week of July 14. The students worked together to build homes for ...

Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter: Adoption Fees Covered for 'Clear The Shelters' Event, Aug. 18-19

August 3, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Township Animal Shelter  (MTAS) has announced that it will join with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters fourth annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18, and offer a bonus day on Sunday, August 19.  

On these days, MTAS will offer ...

Bloomfield Kids Surprise The Animal Shelter with a Sweet Donation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Animal Shelter received an extra special donation this week!  A group of local young animal lovers put together a Lemonade Stand to raise money for the shelter.  Neighbors, residents, friends, and even members of the Fire Department stopped by for a delicious treat for a good cause. The shelter always welcomes support, especially from a ...

Children Can ‘Meet The Ponies’ At Lord Stirling Stable

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The staff at Lord Stirling Stable will present “Meet the Ponies,” a program designed for horse enthusiasts age 7 to 9 years.

The session is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Stable located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J.

The program is ideal for individual non-riders and riders, scout troops and other youth ...

NJ PBA President Colligan and NJ FMBA President Donnelly Respond to Call to Reinstate Arbitration Cap

August 14, 2018

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate former Governor Christie's 2-percent arbitration cap.

"It is disturbing to see ...

Water Service Interruption in area of Belleville Ave in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A mater main broke in Bloomfield causing a service interruption for homes and businesses. 

The Bloomfield Department of Engineering has released the following statement:

On Tuesday, August 14th, a service line was pulled on Belleville Avenue creating a substantial water main leak on the 12-inch line.

In order to repair it, there will be a substantial water ...

Bloomfield Takes Proactive Approach Dealing with Lead

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Discussing the findings of recent lead testing in some resident homes was the subject of a Special Public Meeting hosted by Mayor Michael J. Venezia and the Township Council tonight (Monday, August 13) in the Media Center at Bloomfield Middle School.

 

Township Engineer Paul D. Lasek, Township Administrator Matthew Watkins and Township Director of Health and Human ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Veteran Finds Home in IT at Panasonic

Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars.

Standing near his office on the tenth floor of the glass skyscraper housing Panasonic’s North American headquarters in Newark, Tyrell Cotten is distant -- about 6,500 miles -- from Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan, where he once served as part ...

High School Newspaper Moves to a New Digital Home on TAPinto Clark Thanks to CityMD Sponsorship

CLARK, NJ -  There were no boxes to pack, no yard sales, no moving trucks and only a forwarding URL address as Arthur L. Johnson High School’s newspaper moved to its newest home on TAPinto Clark.  

The Crusader Today – ALJ Student News is now exclusively featured in its own section on TAPinto Clark.  This move was made possible through the sponsorship of ...

Oktoberfest and Kinderfest Returns to Verona

August 10, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School and parish are gearing up for another eventful Kinderfest and Oktoberfest weekend this coming fall. 

The 9th annual fall festival will kick off with Kinderfest on Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then conclude with Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. The two anticipated events with fun for kids and adults occur under ...

All are Welcome August 7th- Walk the Walk and Pray With Kevin Kret at Christian Brothers Academy: A Powerful Journey of Hope

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On Tuesday, August 7th, the entire community is welcome to join Kevin's Walk; 'Walk the Walk and Pray With Kevin Kret,' - an annual event to gather in prayer, and show support for Kevin and his family, as Kevin continues to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI),  as a result of an accident.  Kevin has remained in a minimally conscious ...

Governor Taps Newark Pastor for State Parole Board

A prominent religious leader who heads one of the largest black churches in Newark has been nominated to the state Parole Board by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME, was tapped to fill a six-year term on the board.

“I’m both honored and grateful for Governor Murphy’s nomination for me to serve on the State’s Parole Board as ...

Passaic County Fair Set for August 16-19 at Garret Mountain Reservation

August 11, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature carnival rides, food vendors, the 4-H tent, a beer garden, pony rides and a petting zoo, and many other ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

Fourth Annual Pakistan Day Parade to be Held on August 19th in Edison

EDISON, NJ - The Fourth Annual Pakistan Day Parade will be celebrated on Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 pm. The parade run through Oak Tree Road starting in Iselin, New Jersey and end in front of The Mall on Oak Tree Road in Edison. Last year’s parade attracted about 15,000 people from all over the tri-state area. Parade organizers expect this year’s event to be similarly ...

Friday, August 10th: Walk the Red Carpet With Film Makers, Actors and Industry Executives at the International Monmouth Film Festival

This Weekend in Red Bank, NJ: It's the Convergence of Hollywood, NYC Film, European influence, and raw Home Grown NJ Talent, all Here in New Jersey; The International Monmouth Film Festival. 

RED BANK, NJ:  Can you feel it? There's a palpable buzz in New Jersey as final preparations are being made for one of the state's most popular ...

Morgan's Farm Celebrates Farm Day on August 11

August 6, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm will celebrate Farm Day on August 11 from 12 to 3 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, lawn games and more.

The Cedar Grove Historical Society's Farm Day celebration includes a chef's cooking demonstration using the farm's fresh produce and tours of the Morgan Museum.  For the kids, The Friendly Farmyard of Verona will ...

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac in Brookdale Park, Dinner Under The Stars in Bloomfield Center Canceled

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The band of thunderstorms sweeping across the region hasd resulted in the cancelation of the Essex County Parks concert scheduled for tonight. 

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute scheduled for tonight, August 3, has been canceled, a new date will be announced later.

The Bloomfield Center Alliance also canceled the Dinner Under the Stars event for tonight. 

Flood Relief is Finally Here for One Troubled Newark Intersection

NEWARK, NJ  - The city is promising that a $5.3 million project will bring relief to commuters and residents who have endured flooding on Frelinghuysen and Meeker avenues for years.

The Queen Ditch Project created a concrete culvert and trash netting facility to prevent debris and litter from entering surrounding waterways. Neighboring wetlands and the drainage facilities known as ...

Heat Advisory in Effect for North Eastern New Jersey Through Thursday August 16

August 15, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or ...

Water Service Interruption in area of Belleville Ave in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A mater main broke in Bloomfield causing a service interruption for homes and businesses. 

The Bloomfield Department of Engineering has released the following statement:

On Tuesday, August 14th, a service line was pulled on Belleville Avenue creating a substantial water main leak on the 12-inch line.

In order to repair it, there will be a substantial water ...

Movies with a Mission in Bloomfield Will Shine a Light on Bullying and Suicide

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to address and fight bullying inside and outside of schools, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee to screen two educational short films August 22nd at 7:00pm in the Children’s Library of the Bloomfield Public Library on 90 Broad St. Doors open at 6:30. The two short films, ...

Driver, 17, Charged in Death of Passenger, 14, Following High-Speed Chase

August 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren.

Both juveniles are from Newark.

The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd degree Knowingly leaving the scene of a motor ...

NJ Attorney General Hints that Marijuana Reform is Coming

TRENTON, NJ - A publicized dispute between Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has resulted in a positive concession for pro-legalization advocates, and advocates of not prosecuting individuals found to be in possession of the substance.

After scolding Hudnut last week for issuing a directive to Jersey City law enforcement not to ...

As Students Return to College, Cuomo Signs Anti-Hazing Legislation

August 15, 2018

ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed anti-hazing legislation to help keep students safe as they go back to school.

The new law prohibits certain physical contact or requiring physical activity in any organization's initiating ceremony to prevent the deaths or serious injuries of students during fraternity pledging ceremonies.

"These hazing rituals are dangerous ...

Here’s a Glimpse Inside St. Benedict’s No-Nonsense Approach to Education in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Juan Garcia, 17, shouted orders to a gym full of freshman boys at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School. He wanted the younger students to yell back phrases like, “The Class of ‘22 will be different.”

“You have to be here for each other, am I clear?” Garcia said through a microphone. The boys yelled back in unison, “Yes, Mr.

Flashback Friday: Fourth Annual Backpack Giveaway in 2017

The 2018 Bloomfield NJ Backpack Giveaway Takes Place August 25 on Foley Field, here's a look back at the 2017 event. 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The fourth annual back-to-school block party at Millbank Park included first responders, a DJ, pizza, and a backpack giveaway for Bloomfield students. 

Council member Carlos Bernard organized the first block party with Bloomfield Police ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Newark Planning Board OKs Plans for Second 'Shaq Tower'

NEWARK, NJ - Shaquille O'Neal’s second residential tower passed another milestone yesterday when the city planning board approved site plans for the project.

The 33-story building with 370 studio, one and two-bedroom units will be located steps away from Newark Penn Station at 769-781 McCarter Highway. About 75 affordable units will be sought for the project, said an attorney ...

Home Teardowns a Common Part of Real Estate Expansion Cycle

WESTFIELD, NJ  — It is something that has happened to many who live in suburban communities with increasing frequency over the last decade: You're driving around a familiar neighborhood when all of a sudden you notice something that always was there is not there anymore. That quaint, cozy home down the street or around the corner is now gone, replaced by a massive hole in the ...

Baltusrol Not Secure Enough for Vice President: Webber for Congress Event Moved to Secret Morristown Location

August 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Late yesterday, the secret service determined that Baltusrol would not be secure enough for the Vice President of the United States, so the Webber for Congress event, headlining Vice President Mike Pence, was moved to a secret private location in Morristown.

Over 200 people attended the event which also included Senior Whitehouse Advisor Kellyanne Conway and several state ...

Morris County GOP Board Member's Issues Statement on Pence Visit to NJ CD-11

Vice President Pence and the Trump administration are supporting Jay Webber because they know he will be a leader continuing America's economic upturn. Families are sitting around their kitchen tables discussing pocket-book issues, not parsing through the political mud being flung by Mikie Sherrill's supporters. 

I'm personally excited about Jay Webber's candidacy because ...

Vice President Mike Pence Coming to NJ CD-11 to Support Jay Webber

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to NJ to extend his support for Assemblyman Jay Webber as he pursues a seat in the U.S. Congress for the 11th District of NJ. 

Vice President Pence will be headlining a high dollar ticket fundraiser for Webber on August 10th at a location that has not yet been disclosed. It will be a luncheon event with an optional VIP ...

What's Eating my Basil?

August 13, 2018

The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a few ways to protect one of the most popular herb in the garden - BASIL.  It's ...

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource.

Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff.  The plants ...

Garden Your Way to Better Health

Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise.

You’ll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour.  Include gardening as a major component of your workout schedule.  You’ll stretch and strengthen ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Bloomfield

Movies with a Mission in Bloomfield Will Shine a Light on Bullying and Suicide

August 14, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to address and fight bullying inside and outside of schools, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee to screen two educational short films August 22nd at 7:00pm in the Children’s Library of the Bloomfield Public Library on 90 Broad St. Doors open at 6:30. The two short films, ...

Bloomfield Cruise Nights and Dinner Under the Stars Happening Wednesdays and Fridays through Late August

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center Alliance, Inc. (BCA) has been holding cars shows downtown Wednesday nights--including tonight--throughout the Summer, and Dinner Under the Stars events every other Friday, including this coming Friday August 10th.

Every Wednesday from 6:00-9:00pm, residents can expect to see 40-60 classic cars parked along Broad Street, and enjoy Cruise Nights ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, August 15, 10:00 AM

Cancer Center Resource Room, Belleville

Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease Support ...

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_cbc6d8e1cb43dc03d14f_jlmn_open_house_8_15

Wed, August 15, 6:30 PM

Essex Junction, Bloomfield

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF MONTCLAIR-NEWARK: OPEN HOUSE

Education Giving Back Other

Carousel_image_a30f96426b3b284cc6a4_mountainside_logo_lockup

Wed, August 15, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_7a4d35ea500435ee119e_rockin_in_the_park_-_made_with_postermywall__1_

Sun, August 19

Springwood Park, Asbury Park

Rockin In The Park

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

Carousel_image_4fc26402fc03664ae568_mountainside_logo_meridian

Mon, August 20, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_119fed852878db7baaf1_mountainside_bariatrics

Tue, August 21, 7:00 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_1da64189f861f1de4bf1_mountainside_bariatrics

Wed, August 22, 7:00 PM

Mountainside Medical Center, Glen Ridge

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter June 25 to July 1, 2018

July 6, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Shoplifting:

6/26/18- Robert Jimenez Age 37 of Paulsboro, NJ-Officers were dispatched to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Jiminez was observed attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise valued at $417.00. He was ...

Veteran Finds Home in IT at Panasonic

August 14, 2018

Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars.

Standing near his office on the tenth floor of the glass skyscraper housing Panasonic’s North American headquarters in Newark, Tyrell Cotten is distant -- about 6,500 miles -- from Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan, where he once served as part ...

Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike

Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said.

Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone. Around 5:30 p.m., a bus leaving the event with ...

Hackensack PD: USS Ling Naval Museum Vandalized

August 15, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a dark turn on Tuesday with the Hackensack Police Department investigating an apparent robbery aboard the vessel. According to police, vandals took four bronze plaques dedicated to sailors lost during the second world war from the Ling. The ...

Gov. Murphy Declares State Of Emergency in Flood Impacted Communities

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today issued a State Disaster Declaration for the Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts in the areas affected by flash flooding which occurred on Aug. 11.

Murphy and other officials toured a Little Falls neighborhood near the Woodland Park border devastated by flash flooding on ...

Belmar to Grow Beachscape with ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Third Avenue Beach

August 11, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach.

In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” will be part of the mix, according to Belmar Councilman Thomas Brennan, ...

La Terrazza's Happy Hour: Making Summer Sizzle with Drink and Food Specials along Belmar's Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — La Terrazza’s weekday Happy Hour has all the makings of a good time, plus one added bonus — a spectacular oceanfront setting with a priceless view.

Situated along Belmar’s Ocean Avenue near Fourth Avenue, the restaurant offers a delightful drink and appetizer menu from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at its bar and terrace lounge.

Pull up a tall ...

Ilene Dudek and Her Little Ant March Through the Local Towns of New Jersey

July 31, 2018

Ilene Dudek and Her Little Ant March Through the Local Towns of New Jersey

When does story time become play time? When local author Ilene Dudek presents her Little Ant children’s books. Her bright, colorful stories set the stage with silly scenarios, clever twists, and an ant who just won’t quit. But when the story ends, the true adventure begins! Ilene invites the children to ...

Eternal Vigilance

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. The sentiment has been attributed to Jefferson, who knew a thing or two about how democracies work. Tragically, our democracy appears to be in serious jeopardy.

On the world stage, the American President stood shoulder to shoulder with the strong-man oligarch Putin, demeaning our country’s fundamental institutions by denigrating a free ...

Falls Prevention and Physical Therapy What you need to know

One in four adults over age 65 will experience a fall each year. A senior who falls can suffer devastating injury or, in some cases, death. Falls prevention starts with knowing the risk factors, and recovery from fall-related injury is possible with the right physical therapy treatment plan.

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that over 27,000 deaths happen ...

Bloomfield Summer Reading Challenge Continues Through August 31

The Summer Reading Challenge runs to  August 31. Check online for entry form and more details

Read a book from PBS’s Great American Reads List
Read a book of short stories
Read a mystery by a Scandinavian author
Read a biography of someone born before 1950
Read a book that has been turned into a movie
Read a fiction book set in South America
Read a graphic novel ...

New Releases on the Shelves of the Bloomfield Public Library July 24

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Public Library announces two new titles released today:

Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza

Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Still reeling from a presidential election that shocked and divided the country and ...

Thursday Afternoon at the Movies in the Bloomfield Public Library this August

August 2, 2018 – FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham (Dell, 2017)

John Grisham is a very good story teller. His writing style is engaging, characters are usually well draw. But, somehow Camino Island, published in 2017, falls short of the rest of Grisham's work, and seems amateurish.

The novel begins with the heist of five precious manuscripts by F. Scott Fitzgerald from the Firestone Library at Princeton ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES THAT THE ESSEX COUNTY SCHOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT WILL END ITS BANKING RELATIONSHIP WITH WELLS FARGO

August 15, 2018

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Schools of Technology District jointly announced on Wednesday, August 15th that the school district will be following Essex County’s lead and will be closing its accounts with Wells Fargo. The County Executive asked the school district to sever its ties with the bank to show a united ...

As Students Return to College, Cuomo Signs Anti-Hazing Legislation

ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed anti-hazing legislation to help keep students safe as they go back to school.

The new law prohibits certain physical contact or requiring physical activity in any organization's initiating ceremony to prevent the deaths or serious injuries of students during fraternity pledging ceremonies.

"These hazing rituals are dangerous ...

Create a Bas-Relief Horse Head Tile At Harness Racing Museum

GOSHEN, NY – Join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. and use sculpting tools to model air-dry terracotta clay into a bas-relief horse head tile. 

At just $10 per person the event promises to be both fun and affordable for those ages 8 and up.Scouts, Pony Club and 4-H members participate for free.  Preregistration ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO CALLS ON GOVERNOR MURPHY AND NJ DEP COMMISSIONER MCCABE TO REJECT PERMITS REQUESTED BY WILLIAMS TRANSCO

Increasing the Capacity of Roseland Gas Compressor Station would Pose Risk to the Environment and Public Safety

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is calling on Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe to stop any additional permits from being issued to Williams Transco to increase the ...

Obituaries

Mar 9, 1978 - Jul 13, 2018
Christopher J. Barra, Sr., lifelong resident of Bloomfield, passed away on July 13, 2018 at the age ...
Read more
Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
Read more