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Hillsborough Experiences Spectacular Sunset Following Rain Storm

August 19, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature showed a wide range of emotions Friday night.

She was blustery and defiant, delivering a fast moving rain storm that forced cancellation of Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair, accompanied by flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.

She was also considerate, with the rain helping to clear out the oppressive humidity that had hung over the state ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

New Jersey Astronomer Shares Tips for Viewing Solar Eclipse

CRANFORD, NJ -  On August 21, a solar eclipse is predicted to cross the country from Oregon to South Carolina, and be partly visible throughout the country. John Sichel, corresponding secretary of Amateur Astronomers Incorporated, shares how Cranford residents can enjoy the action.

AAI is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the country and meets at the William Miller Sperry Observatory ...

New Jersey's Peach-'Perfect' Season to Yield Nation's Second Biggest Crop

TRENTON  –  It's been a peachy-keen summer for farmers in New Jersey.

On track to harvesting about 8 million more pounds of peaches in 2017 than in the previous year,  the Garden State is headed to become the second-highest peach producer in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August Crop Production Forecast for 2017.

Stop by ...

As New Brunswick Arts Scene Evolves, State Theatre Names 5 New Board Members

August 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A handful of business heavyweights are set to steer the State Theatre into the future.

The Livingston Avenue-based theater company this week announced five new appointments to its board of trustees. The list represents a who's-who in high-level businesses in New Brunswick and beyond, pulling from Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America and more.

“These ...

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay to Perform in Montclair, Sept. 14

MONTCLAIR, NJ - World famous standup comic, Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay, known for his racy jokes, is set to take the stage in Montclair on September 14.

Stopping at Montclair’s historic Wellmont Theater on Thursday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m., Clay is expected to bring down the house with his offensive style of humor.

According to a release, Clay is proud to be ...

No Mega Millions Winner, But $5K Winner Bought Ticket in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - There were no Mega Millions game jackpot or second-tier New Jersey prizewinners, according to Carole Hedinger, the New Jersey Lottery executive director, but you still might be a winner if you purchased a lottery ticket at Twin City Supermarket in Plainfield.

The winning numbers for the Tuesday, Aug. 15 drawing were: 07, 16, 20, 66 and 73. The Gold Mega Ball was 07, ...

Greenbrook Drive man shot and killed after lunging at Bloomfield Police with knife following Domestic Dispute

August 18, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A Bloomfield Police Officer was involved in a shooting on Greenbrook Drive this morning, according to town officials and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. 

Leroy Frank, 60, was shot and killed by a Bloomfield police officer on Friday after he lunged with a knife at another officer, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly said in a ...

UPDATE: Bloomfield Police Involved in Shooting of Greenbrook Drive Man

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A Bloomfield Police Officer was involved in a shooting on Greenbrook Drive this morning, according to town officials and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. 

Leroy Frank, 60, was shot and killed by a Bloomfield police officer on Friday after he lunged with a knife at another officer, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly said in a ...

Bloomfield Police make arrest in Monday night stabbing case on Dodd Street

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department made an arrest in connection with the Monday night stabbing on Dodd Street. A 51 year old man, known to the victim, was arrested without incident at his East Orange home on Tuesday night.

According to the police, Andre Roberts arrived at the home of an acquaintance on Monday night and was allowed entry by a family member. He then ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted in Bloomfield as Part of National Campaign

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begans August 18 and concludes on September 4.

During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting ...

11u Bloomfield Nationals Compete in Wildwood Beach Baseball Tournament

August 19, 2017

WILDWOOD, NJ - A venue once reserved for volleyball or flying a kite, the beach in Wildwood, NJ set the stage last weekend for a baseball tournament.

The 11u Bloomfield Nationals squad made the trip down the parkway for the event that featured 16 teams of all age groups.the Bloomfield squad didn't win the tournament, the group led by Head Coach Tommy Redding were able to ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Rutgers Names Football Practice Complex After Star Alumnus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Scarlet Knights have a new castle.

Rutgers University's athletics department revealed its upgraded Marco Battaglia Practice Complex August  6, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Busch Campus. The facility—named for the former Rutgers tight end, who was an All-American and Big East Offensive Player of the Year—will serve the football ...

New Jersey's Peach-'Perfect' Season to Yield Nation's Second Biggest Crop

August 19, 2017

TRENTON  –  It's been a peachy-keen summer for farmers in New Jersey.

On track to harvesting about 8 million more pounds of peaches in 2017 than in the previous year,  the Garden State is headed to become the second-highest peach producer in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August Crop Production Forecast for 2017.

Stop by ...

JerseyFresh Peaches are the star of 'Vermont Summer Fruit Crumble' Recipe

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy this simple and easy dessert with all the crunchy, 'mapley' goodness of a summer's day in Vermont. 

To give the recipe an autumn twist, use pears or apples for the fruit, and substitute ground ginger for the cinnamon.

The fruit: 

4 or 5 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces
1 quart of ripe strawberries, ...

Celebrate National Prosecco Day on Aug 13th

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 13th, raise a glass to celebrate National Prosecco Day.

Prosecco comes from the village of the same name, in a suburb of Trieste, Italy, while Champagne, also in the sparkling wine family, is produced in France.

The main grape in Prosecco is called Glera, and it dates back to Roman times.  Prosecco can also be made with Perera, Bianchetta, and Verdiso, ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.Several of these cases ...

Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival to be Played on New BPT Memorial Field

July 31, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The fourth annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival will be the first to be held on the brand new Brendan Patrick Tevlin Memorial Field at Seton Hall Prep’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex at 11 a.m. on Aug. 5, with a barbecue to be held at the Shillelagh Club immediately following the lacrosse games to continue the “good vibes.”

“Seeing the support ...

Sierra House Invites You to: Eat For A Cause

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Sierra House, an East Orange based non-profit dedicated to helping young women open the door to self-sufficiency, has launched a fund raiser today (Wednesday July 26, 2017) in partnership with Chipotle Restaurant in West Orange. 

The agency asks that you go to the store today between 2:00 - 6:00 pm (235 Prospect Avenue West Orange, NJ); order a meal, mention you ...

Animal Shelter Connects with NBC 4 NY and Telemundo to Host Pet Adoption Drive

August 9, 2017

Adoption fees to be waived for the event.

Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) will join with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19. On this day, MTAS will offer waived pet adoption fees as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters ...

How One Dog Has Aided Dozens In Early Childhood Development

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - About a year ago, educators at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center in Berkeley Heights pursued a grant to welcome a young Australian Labradoodle into their classrooms. At the forefront of this program was Ms. Anne Corley-Hand, the principal of MKM.

“After attending a workshop on the Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Schools, I made the decision to adopt a second ...

Six Farmers’ Market Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - One of the best things about Summer is the plethora of Farmers’ Markets that pop up around the country. Farmers’ Markets have evolved from being a local “grocery store” to a community center where friends gather and catch up all while gathering local produce and food items. At many markets people bring the entire family and enjoy some of their discoveries ...

Candlelight Gathering for Peace and Solidarity with Charlottesville at Brookdale Park

August 13, 2017

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ - About 400 people gathered Sunday evening in Essex County Brookdale Park in a vigil for peace and solidarity with Charlottesvillle, Virginia after the domestic terrorist attack on Saturday. 

Men and women, young and old, families and single people, arrived at the archery fields by car, on foot, by bike, and with dogs in tow around 7 p.m. to come ...

Christie Signs Bateman Bill, Targets Food Waste in Schools

TRENTON, NJ - Two bills sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon) aimed at reducing waste are now law after they were signed by Gov. Chris Christie.

“Cutting back on waste at our schools and other institutions is a crucial part of getting more food to people who need it,” Allen said.

Bloomfield Troop 22 Boy Scout attends Nutley Commissioners Meeting to earn a Merit Badge

NUTLEY, NJ - Ronan Somers, of Boy Scout Troop 22 based in Bloomfield NJ, attended Tuesday Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting as one of the requirements for a citizenship merit badge. 

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, NJ's Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

August 16, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

We're Hiring - Join the TAPinto Bloomfield Writing and Sales Team

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - TAPinto is expanding and we are looking for talented people to join our team. We currently have a few positions open in the Nloomfield area for writers, and sales professionals. 

Writers must have a degree, experience writing for news media and knowledge of AP Style. . 

Sales professionals must be energetic with at least two years of business to business ...

Did You Know You Can Contribute Articles to TAPinto Bloomfield?

TAPinto Bloomfield is an all-online, objective, newspaper serving residents, organizations, and businesses in Essex and the surrounding areas. We are part of the TAPinto network of more than 60 locally owned and operated online hyperlocal news sites with more than 6 million readers.

The TAPinto team would like to feature news about Bloomfield from you, too! ...

Candlelight Gathering for Peace and Solidarity with Charlottesville at Brookdale Park

August 13, 2017

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ - About 400 people gathered Sunday evening in Essex County Brookdale Park in a vigil for peace and solidarity with Charlottesvillle, Virginia after the domestic terrorist attack on Saturday. 

Men and women, young and old, families and single people, arrived at the archery fields by car, on foot, by bike, and with dogs in tow around 7 p.m. to come ...

Guest Speaker Lisa Lesser at Temple Ner Tamid August 4 at 6:30 pm

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - On Friday, August 4, Temple Ner Tamid's summer speaker series continues with Lisa Lisser, attorney, Jewish educator and Jewish
community leader both here and Israel.  Lisa will discuss her unique insights into some exciting aspects of Israeli society most of us are
not aware of through the marvelous organizations and programs she has and presently ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 17, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

Sussex Tour de Farm is Ready to Roll September 3

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Farmers Market is seven years old and going strong. Sparta resident Mitch Morrison has been the driving force behind the market that was created, in response to the demand for fresher, tastier, healthier and more nutritious food.

"They want to know how their food is produced where it is produced and who is producing it," Morrison ...

Cathay Pacific replacing 777 with new A350 service to Newark Liberty International Airport October 29

AN FRANCISCO, -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 beginning October 29.

One of 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new Premium ...

Weekend Fun Family Events

August has gifted us with perfect weather: not too hot with very little humidity. Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine as summer comes to a close. Although there are only a few weekends left before Labor Day, local festivals are still in full swing.

International Food Festival

Food festivals are a summertime staple. We don’t often get a chance to try international cuisine in a casual ...

New Jersey Astronomer Shares Tips for Viewing Solar Eclipse

August 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ -  On August 21, a solar eclipse is predicted to cross the country from Oregon to South Carolina, and be partly visible throughout the country. John Sichel, corresponding secretary of Amateur Astronomers Incorporated, shares how Cranford residents can enjoy the action.

AAI is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the country and meets at the William Miller Sperry Observatory ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

Photo of the Day: Turkey and Walnut in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A resident turkey decided it was a great day for a stroll on Walnut Street in Bloomfield. 

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.Several of these cases ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

Bloomfield Man Admits Using Twitter to Sell Guns and Recruit for Gang 

July 28, 2017

NEWARK, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Bomani Duncan, 20, of Bloomfield entered a guilty plea, admitting to using Twitter to recruit gang members and sell guns. He also pled guilty to possession of a handgun.Co-defendants Taquan Williams, 22, and Yasin Shabazz, 20, both of East Orange, also entered guilty pleas.

Assistant Prosecutor Joseph ...

Ballot Positions Set for 2017 Bloomfield Board of Education Election

August 15, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Newcomers got the first two ballot positions for the 2017 Bloomfield Board of Education after names were pulled at Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin's office on Monday. 

Five candidates are running for three seats on the BOE. The terms of three current BOE members, Michael Heller, Emily M.Smith, Ellen Rogers, are up in November. All three are running to retain ...

Time To Start Thinking About 2017 Bloomfield Board of Education Elections

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from up through the week before Election Day. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.

No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day through Election Day.  Statements must be factually ...

Lisa Shaheen Joins Bloomfield College as Director of Student Financial Services




BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield College has announced Lisa Shaheen as the new Director of Student Financial Services, following a nationwide search.
Shaheen, who started on August 1, will provide the overall management and strong leadership necessary for the effective administration of the Bloomfield College's student financial services and scholarship programs ...

Montclair's Seymour St. Redevelopment Plan Earns Achievement Award from NJ Planners

July 27, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey Planning Officials -- an association of the state’s planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment -- awarded the Township’s Seymour Street Redevelopment Plan the organization’s Achievements in Planning Award.

The award announcement was published in the organization's newsletter:

“The Township of Montclair's Seymour ...

Ballot Positions Set for 2017 Bloomfield Board of Education Election

August 15, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Newcomers got the first two ballot positions for the 2017 Bloomfield Board of Education after names were pulled at Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin's office on Monday. 

Five candidates are running for three seats on the BOE. The terms of three current BOE members, Michael Heller, Emily M.Smith, Ellen Rogers, are up in November. All three are running to retain ...

Time To Start Thinking About 2017 Bloomfield Board of Education Elections

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from up through the week before Election Day. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.

No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day through Election Day.  Statements must be factually ...

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark to Explore Run Against Rodney Frelinghuysen

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Democrat Keith Kazmark announced the formation of an exploratory campaign committee to run for the U.S. 11th Congressional seat.  Kazmark is currently the mayor of Woodland Park, one of the communities in the district that is currently represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen.

“Washington is broken," said  Kazmark. "As a small ...

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

August 17, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us ...

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Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted in Bloomfield as Part of National Campaign

August 16, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begans August 18 and concludes on September 4.

During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting ...

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Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, West Orange

Free Movie Night: Zootopia

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Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Every Wednesday Matinee @ MPL: Mickey Rooney in ...

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Bloomfield Police Blotter August 6 - 13 2017

August 18, 2017

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

Theft

08/07/2017- Gerald Salters age 56 of Newark NJ was arrested at 1:28pm and charged with shoplifting. Marshalls Store Security observed Mr. Salters place (2) Giant Football Jerseys inside a bag and attempt to exit the store. Mr. Salters was detained ...

Montclair Jazz Festival Draws Record Numbers to Annual Summer Event

August 18, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nishuane Park in Montclair welcomed Jazz aficionados and fans of good music for the 8th Annual Montclair Jazz Festival presented by Jazz House Kids on Saturday. The event, which accoring to organizers has drawn over 10,000 people to the venue, showcases the talents of its students in a setting that places them on stage with noted world-class Jazz Musicians.

The ...

East Orange to Partner with Project Lifesaver and Nassan’s Place to Save Lives Through Innovative Technology

EAST ORANGE, NJ - For the first time, the City of East Orange, Project Lifesaver, and Nassan’s Place are happy to announce a formal partnership between their organizations, in which Project Lifesaver will provide battery-powered tracking bracelets to families affected by Autism to help locate wandering children or adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other cognitive ...

Hillsborough Experiences Spectacular Sunset Following Rain Storm

August 19, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature showed a wide range of emotions Friday night.

She was blustery and defiant, delivering a fast moving rain storm that forced cancellation of Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair, accompanied by flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.

She was also considerate, with the rain helping to clear out the oppressive humidity that had hung over the state ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Christie Administration Rejects New Federal Plan to Explore Waters Off New Jersey for Gas, Oil

August 18, 2017

TRENTON, NJ — The Christie administration has gone on the federal record opposing plans that would permit natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of New Jersey.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin submitted formal comments on August 16 to federal officials affirming the state’s “steadfast opposition to natural gas and oil exploration in ...

Seaside Park Fully Integrated Beach Grand Opening

SEASIDE PARK,NJ- On June 16, 2017 Beach Days for All was launched on an idea from Jessica Krill to Chris Aldrich on how to gain better access for disabled individuals to our Jersey Shore beaches. After doing some homework and realizing that the access was truly limited, the thought was pitched to Justin Auciello from Jersey Shore Hurricane News, which created the momentum for where we ended up ...

NJ Audubon Lauds Lawmaker on Efforts to Keep Open Parks and Beaches

August 5, 2017

Dear TAPInto Editor: New Jersey Audubon appreciates the work of Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27th Dist), the sponsor of legislation that requires state parks, forests and other natural and historic areas to remain open to the public for seven days if state government is shut down in the future.

This legislation, A5128, which received strong bi-partisan support, provides a safeguard to ...

A New Jersey High Schooler’s Thoughts on ‘13 Reasons Why’

August 8, 2017

Hannah Baker. A name that is sweeping the nation since “13 Reasons Why” aired on Netflix in late March this year. People have perceived the show to be strictly about suicide. Yes, that is true. It is primarily about a girl who reaches her end and kills herself, but that is not the premise of the show.

Reviews have depicted the show as glorifying suicide. To me, that is ridiculous.

Open Letter to Rutgers Administration Over Hypocrisy

Rutgers University,

Isn’t intellectual diversity a wonderful concept? Unlike race, gender, sexual orientation or religion, ideas carry with them real variety. Regardless of aesthetic difference, we’re all the same on the inside. What makes people, and students, unique are our varying ideas, not what we look like. That’s the diversity our university should ...

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2015)

Think Hitchcock. Think old-fashioned psychological thriller. Think good writing. If you have read and loved The Woman in Cabin 10, Ware's most recent novel, you will enjoy her first publication, In a Dark, Dark Wood.

Leonora Shaw, a crime writer, awakens, bruised and befuddled in a hospital bed. Frightened and confused, Nora tries ...

Support SOFIA: Summer Soire to Benefit Teen Safe Dating, Aug. 20

August 19, 2017








Meet and Greet with S.O.F.I.A. at our Summer Soiree!

~ Donations will benefit our Teen Safe Dating Outreach programs ~

 

We are super excited about this Sunday! 

Tickets are still available.  

Purchase Your Tickets

Donation: $60.00

Please share with your friends and ...

Mountainside Medical Center Appoints Valerie Allusson, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

Montclair, NJ, August 14, 2017 -- Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Valerie Allusson, M.D., SFHM, MMM, FACP as Chief Medical Officer of Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair. The hospital is part of Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, ...

Couple Make Easy Move from Morris Plains to New Home at Lantern Hill

Erickson Reality and Moving Services helps with all aspects of moving from selling home quickly to packing.

Moving after many years in a home can seem overwhelming. When Dave and Valerie Marr decided to move a few months ago from Morris Plains to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living Retirement Community in New Providence, New Jersey, they avoided many of the challenges by using the ...

Essex County Dedicates Memorial Plaque to Matt McGrath in Essex County Verona Park

Verona, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. dedicated a memorial bronze plaque in memory of the late Matthew BeneduceMcGrath on Wednesday, August 9th in Essex County Verona Park. McGrath, a resident of Verona who owned a popular sign-making shop in the township, lost his life when he was attempting to cross Bloomfield Avenue in June 2016.

“Born in ...

2017 New York Jets Training Camp News

Things are really heating up at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center (AHJTC) in Florham Park as the 2017 Training Camp gets underway this week.

On Monday, July 31, season ticket holders who chose to participate were invited to join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jets executives and Jets players in an exclusive Q & A session in the AHJTC auditorium. The hour long session was not ...