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Stolen Pet Traffickers Targeted in Bi-Partisan Legislation

June 26, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) that elevates pet trafficking to a third-degree crime, punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and a term of imprisonment of three to five years, or both.

"Anyone who is cruel enough to traffic an innocent animal ...

President Trump Set to Nominate Jets CEO Woody Johnson for Ambassador Position

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP INTENDS TO NOMINATE WOODY JOHNSON, NEW YORK JETS CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TO SERVE AS AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

 

Christopher Johnson to take over as New York Jets Chairman and CEO subject to

Woody Johnson's nomination and Senate Confirmation

 

Florham Park, ...

Man Killed in Fall from Cliff in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A man has died after fall from a cliff at Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove according to the Breaking News Network.  The incident occurred near Old Quarry Road in Monday morning..  Rescue teams are at the scene and working to recover the body.  Previous reports indicated the victim was male and approximately 30 years old.    

This is a developing ...

Gov. Christie Nominates Rible to Head Up State Alcohol Control Board

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth) to become director of the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

Filed on June 16, the nomination must now be approved by the State Senate, following a confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, it is unclear who would run on the GOP ticket in November for ...

Montclair Township Gearing Up for 67th Annual Independence Day Celebration

June 26, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials are preparing for the 67th annual 4th of July parade.

Hosted by Montclair Celebrates, a community-based organization formed to preserve the Township’s Independence Day celebrations, the annual July 4th parade is promising spectacular performances and entertainment on Tuesday, July 4.

With the parade beginning at 11:00 a.m., marchers will ...

Cedar Grove Fireworks Are June 29

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Annual Cedar Grove FIreworks Display will be June 29 at Panther Park.  Gates open at 6 p.m. with the fireworks display beginning at dusk.

From 6 to 7 p.m. The Suyot Band will play a combination of oldies but goodies, meets new and improved. This mini concert is just a preview to the summer performances lined up for the Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series.

Bloomfield Public Library LGBT Film Series Concludes with 'Beautiful Thing'

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Public Library Thursday afternoon movies celebration of LGBT Pride Month conclude this Thursday with Beautiful Thing in the Little Theatre at 12:15 p.m. 

June 29, 2017 – BEAUTIFUL THING     
               Shy Jamie (Glen Berry) and ...

Mayor Venezia announces $13K in Federal Grants to Protect Bloomfield Firefighters

June 26, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Today, Mayor Michael Venezia announced $13,637 in federal grant money has been awarded to the Township of Bloomfield. This funding comes from an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) grant and will be used to ensure that firefighters receive proper training in the Emergency Medical Technician discipline to further improve emergency services at no additional cost to ...

Bloomfield PBA Team Wins Tank Pull Competition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ The NJ Knights of Columbus held its 8th annual Tank Pull Competition today in Clifton. About 40 teams consisting of 20 individuals pulled an 80,000 lb Army Tank a distance of 12 feet. There was a $1500 entry fee. The money raised will benefit veteran groups. The Bloomfield PBA Team won the 1st place today with the fastest time of 6.53 seconds. "Proud to come out for such a ...

"A Father's Day Gift No One Killed" in Overturned Nutley Fire Truck Accident

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Alphonse Petracco said "It is a Father's Day gift that no one was killed" in Saturday night's accident that left a fire truck on its side and sent firefighters to the hospital. 

At approximately 9:45 p.m on Saturday June 17, Nutley firefighters were responding to a call of a carbon monoxide detector activator ...

Nutley Fire Truck Overturns on Chestnut Street Bridge over Third River in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley Fire Department truck overturned on the Chestnut Street bridge over the Third River at approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday night. The truck came to rest on its left side.

Officials on the scene were not able to comment on the situation or confirm what witnesses stated.When asked about injuries, firefighters on the scene stated they were not able to comment at this ...

O' Boyle's Funeral Home wins National Little League U10 Championship

June 16, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - O'Boyles Funeral Home Little League team is savoring the sweet taste of victory after defeating Enterprise Bank Thursday night 8-7.

As the fourth inning began with Enterprise ahead by two runs with the score at 4 - 2.

As O'Boyle's came up to bat the tables turned,  A three run home run in the fourth inning put O'Boyle's in the lead at ...

Essex County News: Cedar Grove Softball Gets Introduced at Yankee Stadium, Mia Faieta Throws First Pitch

BRONX, NJ - Cedar Grove hit the big time on Saturday, when the Cedar Grove High School softball team visited Yankee Stadium.

The Group 1 Softball State Champion Cedar Grove High School Panthers were introduced to the crowd and  pitcher Mia Faieta, who threw two perfect games on route to the state title, including one truly perfect game where she struck out all 21 batters she ...

Essex County Dedicates Tom Fleming Sports Complex in Brookdale Park

Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ –  'Tom Fleming Athletic Complex' was dedicated Monday night in Essex County Brookdale Park by  Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Tom Fleming, for whom the complex was dedicated won the New York City Marathon twice and finished the Boston Marathon in second twice. Fleming was a native of Bloomfield, an iconic ...

A New Summer Classic: Strawberry Basil Lemonade

June 21, 2017

Strawberry fever may go to your head and suddenly find yourself with berries than you know what to do with at the moment. There is a good chance that some at the bottom of the carton will be a little less camera ready than the ones up top. They are still tasty and juicy but not pretty. A gorgeous local berry is a terrible thing to waste. When that happens make a batch of strawberry basil ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

AUSTIN, TX - Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they will be merging. The all-cash deal, valued at $13.7 billion includes WFM debt. Amazon paid $42 per share for the grocery chain.

Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from trusted vendors and partners around the world. John Mackey ...

Christie Administration Kicks Off 2017 #Jerseyfreshlove Photo Contest

VINELAND, NJ -- Get your camera ready, log onto Instagram, and get ready for the 2017 #JerseyFreshLove photo contest.. 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and the 2016 winner of the Jersey Fresh Love social media photo contest, Ryan Briggs, owner of Outlaw’s Burger Barn and Creamery in Vineland, recently kicked off the 2017 #jerseyfreshlove Instagram-only ...

Do You Have a Favorite Jersey Fresh Recipe?

TRENTON, NJ — There’s nothing better on a warm summer day that a fresh cold Jersey tomato with a little salt or a handful of blueberries taken right from the bowl. But if you are also creative with Jersey Fresh produce, here is your chance to share it with your fellow New Jerseyans.

The state Department of Agriculture has kicked off its 2017 Jersey Freshcipes contest for the best ...

Bloomfield PBA Team Wins Tank Pull Competition

June 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ The NJ Knights of Columbus held its 8th annual Tank Pull Competition today in Clifton. About 40 teams consisting of 20 individuals pulled an 80,000 lb Army Tank a distance of 12 feet. There was a $1500 entry fee. The money raised will benefit veteran groups. The Bloomfield PBA Team won the 1st place today with the fastest time of 6.53 seconds. "Proud to come out for such a ...

Old Canal Inn to Host Benefit for Family of Fallen Police Officer Mark Zeitounian

NUTLEY, NJ - The Old Canal Inn will host a benefit for the family of fallen police officer Mark Zeitounian on July 16 starting at 1 p.m.The event is presented by Union City PBA Local #8 and FOP #216.  

Zeitounian, 44. of Lyndhurst, a Union City police sergeant, died on May 13 leaving behind a wife and son. 

The Old Canal Inn is located at 2 East Passaic Avenue Nutley NJ ...

NJ Sharing Network 5K 'Celebration of Life' on Target to Raise $1.25M, Saving Thousands of Lives

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When thousands of participants filled the streets of New Providence at last Sunday's NJ Sharing Network's "Celebration of Life" 5K, they ran or walked with a story, a purpose -- to save lives together.

"When you share the story, you can’t help but to save a life," said Donna Albanese-DeMair, former Chair of NJ Sharing ...

Stolen Pet Traffickers Targeted in Bi-Partisan Legislation

June 26, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) that elevates pet trafficking to a third-degree crime, punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and a term of imprisonment of three to five years, or both.

"Anyone who is cruel enough to traffic an innocent animal ...

Mayor Venezia announces $13K in Federal Grants to Protect Bloomfield Firefighters

June 26, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Today, Mayor Michael Venezia announced $13,637 in federal grant money has been awarded to the Township of Bloomfield. This funding comes from an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) grant and will be used to ensure that firefighters receive proper training in the Emergency Medical Technician discipline to further improve emergency services at no additional cost to ...

Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill No. 2 on List of 'Most Influential Officials RIGHT Now'

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill is ranked as the second most influential official in New Jersey right now by InsiderNJ. The list includes 85 elected officials in the Garden State, both Republican and Democrat. 

InsiderNJ describes Gill as: 

The Bruce Wayne/Batman personality plays mild-mannered Essex County freeholder by evening, then – for much of ...

Gov. Christie Says Comey Statement Does Not Point To Obstruction Of Justice From President Trump

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie said that he doesn’t see evidence of President Donald Trump obstructing justice through the statements of former FBI Director James Comey.

When asked during a transportation presentation at a South Brunswick car dealership if Comey’s released statements about President Trump asking the former FBI director to ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

June 16, 2017

AUSTIN, TX - Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they will be merging. The all-cash deal, valued at $13.7 billion includes WFM debt. Amazon paid $42 per share for the grocery chain.

Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from trusted vendors and partners around the world. John Mackey ...

Bloomfield Student Receives North Essex Chamber Scholarships at Annual Leadership Banquet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Guests of the 2017 North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet enjoyed a sit-down dinner and cash bar in the Garden Room at the Manor in West Orange on June 8 as they helped to celebrate outstanding NECC members, congratulate the annual scholarship recipients and induct the new board.

The award for Outstanding Community Leader was presented to ...

Belleville’s Roche Site Slated to Become Mixed-Use Development with a Hotel

BELLEVILLE, NJ - One of the largest unused properties in northeastern Essex County is set to be converted into a multipurpose mixed-use development complex.

At 11 Franklin Avenue in Belleville, at the southwest corner of Mill Street, a nearly 19-acre lot sits vacant. Surrounded by Branch Brook Park, Clara Maass Medical Center, and several single family houses, state records show that the ...

Christ Church Bloomfield-Glen Ridge to Celebrate LGBT Sunday June 25

June 23, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  As LGBT month draws to a close, Christ Church Episcopal on the Bloomfield-Glen Ridge border will celebrate the gifts of the LGBT community on Sunday June 25. Services are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

LGBT activist Christian Paolino will be the guest preacher. Paolino has served on the diocesan LGBT ministry and was a part of introducing ...

Brookdale Reformed Church to Lead Psalm 23 Prayer Walk June 21 in Kingsland Park

NUTLEY, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will lead a 'Prayer Walk' in Nutley's Kingsland Park on Wednesday June 21 at 7 p.m. The walk will be based on Psalm 23. There will be stops along the walk that mirror the psalm. 

The walk, which is expected to take 60 to 90 minutes, will offer time for personal reflection, journaling, or drawing along the way. Communion will be ...

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 23, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Area residents and visitors have missed the Surflight Theatre and Show place Ice Cream parlor these past few years.  The property went into closure a few years but just recently an owner has been found who has made significant changes and improvement. It is with great anticipation that this wonderful theatre and ice cream parlor will reopen on Friday. There is a ...

First Summer Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

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Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

 

Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ...

A Trip to Woodstock, Vermont

WOODSTOCK, VT - While planning a trip to Woodstock, VT, it was a pleasure to learn that former Plainfield residents Rick and Kathy Terwelp, who had lived in the Netherwood Heights section of town, are the owners of a quaint New England bed and breakfast.

The Terwelps have owned The Jackson House Inn since 2010, and a stay here provides visitors with the opportunity to stroll through ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

Hodari, Beloved Giraffe at Turtle Back Zoo Has Died

May 31, 2017

West Orange, NJ - Hodari, one of the giraffes at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo died during a medical procedure this afternoon. Hodari was one of four giraffes in the zoo's African Adventure area.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Hodari. On behalf of Turtle Back's staff, we cannot express how great this loss is," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said.

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

June 20, 2017

Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for 'Trader Joe's Grainless Granola' over potential contamination Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has 'Best By' dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potetially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed. No illnesses have been reported to ...

Rutgers Researchers Invent Sensor that Could Improve Treatment of Asthma

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

The sensor paves the way for the development of devices — possibly resembling fitness trackers like the Fitbit ...

Trader Joe's Issues Recall for Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Trader Joe's has issued a recall of its private label 'Green Tea Matcha' ice cream due to foreign matter in the product. 

This is a voluntary recall because of the potential presence of small metal pieces in the product. There have been no injuries or illnesses have been reported to date and all product in stores has been removed from freezers ...

Bloomfield Student Receives North Essex Chamber Scholarships at Annual Leadership Banquet

June 15, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Guests of the 2017 North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet enjoyed a sit-down dinner and cash bar in the Garden Room at the Manor in West Orange on June 8 as they helped to celebrate outstanding NECC members, congratulate the annual scholarship recipients and induct the new board.

The award for Outstanding Community Leader was presented to ...

Dangers of Drunk Driving Demonstration at Bloomfield High School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield High School students Dan Carter, Myles Toppin & Sarah Bsales portrayed drivers and passengers in a special demonstration showing the consequences of drinking and driving. 

In New Jersey, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for residents between the ages of 16 and 20. According to the state, inexperience, speeding, and distracted ...

Bloomfield College Receives $150,000 from the Partners for Health Foundation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Partners for Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund at Bloomfield College just grew by $150,000 following a recent grant from the foundation. The funds will be used to support junior and senior nursing students. 

Pam Scott, Executive Director of Partners for Health, said, "Scholarship recipients will be able to focus on their academics rather than ...

Belleville’s Roche Site Slated to Become Mixed-Use Development with a Hotel

June 13, 2017

BELLEVILLE, NJ - One of the largest unused properties in northeastern Essex County is set to be converted into a multipurpose mixed-use development complex.

At 11 Franklin Avenue in Belleville, at the southwest corner of Mill Street, a nearly 19-acre lot sits vacant. Surrounded by Branch Brook Park, Clara Maass Medical Center, and several single family houses, state records show that the ...

Baraka displays show of unity at re-election announcement

June 23, 2017

When Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stepped to the podium on Thursday to announce the start of his 2018 re-election campaign, the numbers present represented a pyramid of power.

More than 500 people stood in front of City Hall to show support for Baraka, the former South Ward councilman, who won his seat at the top of New Jersey's largest city in 2014.

Dozens of state and Essex County ...

Bloomfield Second Ward Candidate Ciro A. Spina III Expresses Gratitude After Primary Win

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Polls closed Tuesday night and the winners in the Democratic and Republican primaries for seats on the Bloomfield Township have been determined.

Ciro A. Spina III who is running as a Republican to represent the second ward on the Bloomfield Township Council stated:

"I want nothing more than to serve the residents of the 2nd Ward. I will give everything I can to make ...

Murphy celebrates Democratic gubernatorial primary victory in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ - Phil Murphy claimed the 2017 Democratic nomination for governor in Newark on primary night, promising to both boost New Jersey and challenge President Donald Trump.

"I reject completely the us versus them leadership that defines Chris Christie and Donald Trump," said Murphy to a surging crowd of more than 1,200 people at the Robert Treat Hotel in downtown Newark on ...

5 Hot Tips To Help You Keep Your Cool If You’re Moving This Summer

June 26, 2017

Ah yes, it’s summertime and the living is easy, unless, of course, you’re moving! Moving can be stressful during any season but add heat and humidity to the mix and tasks can become more formidable — even cool cucumbers can feel fried. 

Here are tips to help you keep your cool if you’re moving this summer.

Secure a Mover

As soon as you can, schedule an ...

Reduce Mosquitoes Around Your Home With These Suggestions

MORRISTOWN, NJ - With more rain in the forecast, residents of Morristown and the surrounding towns should be checking areas around their home where mosquitoes can breed. Those areas include water-filled tires, pool covers, planters, gutters and drains or any source of standing water.

“If everyone would take steps around their own homes to eliminate standing water, it could make a very ...

Outdoor Trends that Add Value to Your Home

June is here and it’s time to get outdoors plant your annuals Barbeque on that new grill or  host a patio party. But if your outdoor area isn't pleasing to look at, now is the time to get it in shape. Here are a few trends you'll want to focus on to give you the best value and punch to your outdoor space.

Indoor/outdoor living 

Outdoor living isn't just ...

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Montclair Township Gearing Up for 67th Annual Independence Day Celebration

June 26, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials are preparing for the 67th annual 4th of July parade.

Hosted by Montclair Celebrates, a community-based organization formed to preserve the Township’s Independence Day celebrations, the annual July 4th parade is promising spectacular performances and entertainment on Tuesday, July 4.

With the parade beginning at 11:00 a.m., marchers will ...

Bloomfield Police Blotter June 5 - 10, 2017

June 17, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Crime Analyst Ralph A.Marotti of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Theft

06/05/2017- A Dell Laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the driveway of a Berkeley Avenue residence. The vehicle was left unlocked when an unknown person(s) entered and stole the laptop. 06/05/2017- A male juvenile was taken into ...

Man Killed in Fall from Cliff in Cedar Grove

June 26, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A man has died after fall from a cliff at Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove according to the Breaking News Network.  The incident occurred near Old Quarry Road in Monday morning..  Rescue teams are at the scene and working to recover the body.  Previous reports indicated the victim was male and approximately 30 years old.    

This is a developing ...

Cedar Grove Fireworks Are June 29

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Annual Cedar Grove FIreworks Display will be June 29 at Panther Park.  Gates open at 6 p.m. with the fireworks display beginning at dusk.

From 6 to 7 p.m. The Suyot Band will play a combination of oldies but goodies, meets new and improved. This mini concert is just a preview to the summer performances lined up for the Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series.

President Trump Set to Nominate Jets CEO Woody Johnson for Ambassador Position

June 26, 2017

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP INTENDS TO NOMINATE WOODY JOHNSON, NEW YORK JETS CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TO SERVE AS AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

 

Christopher Johnson to take over as New York Jets Chairman and CEO subject to

Woody Johnson's nomination and Senate Confirmation

 

Florham Park, ...

Gov. Christie Nominates Rible to Head Up State Alcohol Control Board

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth) to become director of the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

Filed on June 16, the nomination must now be approved by the State Senate, following a confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, it is unclear who would run on the GOP ticket in November for ...

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 23, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Area residents and visitors have missed the Surflight Theatre and Show place Ice Cream parlor these past few years.  The property went into closure a few years but just recently an owner has been found who has made significant changes and improvement. It is with great anticipation that this wonderful theatre and ice cream parlor will reopen on Friday. There is a ...

Great White Shark Mary Lee is 'Loopy' off Jersey Coast

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After five days of "ping" silence, great white shark Mary Lee has traveled about  20 miles northbound and is now off the Jersey coast between Beach Haven and Long Beach Township, again.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark was last tracked at 6:54 a.m. on June 17 about 15 miles off the shoreline of Long Beach Island — the same area that she visited ...

In the Meadowlands, New Jersey Must Protect Migrating Birds

June 23, 2017

With ongoing construction in the Meadowlands in recent decades, an unanticipated cost has become more and more apparent - an alarming number of bird deaths.

The Meadowlands attracts tens of thousands of birds each year representing more than 200 species, as it offers a diversity of habitats and sits in the Atlantic Flyway, a major migration corridor for many different birds, from raptors to ...

One More Trenton Raid?

June 20, 2017

June is budget month in Trenton; the Governor and state Legislature are seeking to balance the budget in a challenging fiscal situation. Unfortunately, environmental funds top the list of places to find“extra” money to balance the budget.

Just a few months ago, with strong bipartisan support, the state Legislature acted to give voters the opportunity to protect natural resource ...

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Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips (Mirrorball Books, 2015)

 

I belong to a great on-line book service called Bookbub, which daily sends a list of very inexpensive and free titles to download on the Kindle. A lot of the books are junk, but some are classics, and a few give an introduction to an author with whom I am unfamiliar, and sometimes very pleased to find. Such is the case with ...

The Mommy’s Review - Nashville and Atlanta (Plus Chattanooga!) with Kids

My first and last visit to Nashville was about 15 or 16 years ago with my boyfriend (now husband), and I’ve been craving a return trip for a while, especially since I’m such a big fan of the Nashville TV show on ABC. Luckily, we were able to take the kids on a fun trip there recently, and we wound up flying into Nashville and turning our excursion into a mini-road trip with stops in ...

Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Witness History as Battle of Short Hills Unfolds at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

June 21, 2017

Union County residents and visitors can partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, when hundreds of uniformed men, women and children stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills.

The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the everyday ...

Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Witness History as Battle of Short Hills Unfolds at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

Union County residents and visitors can partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, when hundreds of uniformed men, women and children stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills.

The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the everyday ...

Special Needs Youth Baseball Night Set for June 16

Summit Community Programs, Summit FMBA, the Summit Fire Department and TryCAN will be hosting its 8th annual baseball night, held to help us celebrate another successful season of recreational activities for our youth with special needs.  The kids and their families will enjoy a fun evening of tailgating (light refreshments) followed by a fun game against the firefighters where our kids ...

Is Bryce Petty Ready ? And more QB Confusion

New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles was interviewed on June 13th. He was asked by the attending media about the quarterback situation with mini camp underway.

Deja vu. Blah, blah, blah. Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.

When asked why he is still considering Josh McCown at QB when the team is trying to move on to the next generation, Bowles replied, "Even when you go to kindergarten, somebody has ...