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Bloomfield Police Arrest Suspected Burglar Following Break-In at Neighbor’s Apartment

April 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield police officers arrested a local man in connection with several non-violent, burglary-related crimes. A BLoomfield woman spotted him trying to climb through her apartment window.

That incident led to her realizing her apartment had been burglarized over the weekend, and Bloomfield police officers using security footage to positively identified and arrest ...

Coast Guard Names Cutter For Late Horseman, WWII Hero Richard Snyder

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Before he was a highly respected trainer/driver on the Pennsylvania/Ohio circuit, before he became the patriarch of one of harness racing’s most successful families, the late Richard Snyder was a World War II hero with the United States Coast Guard.

To commemorate his service and valor, the Coast Guard has named a cutter for him formally commissioned the ...

Columbia H.S. Students Walkout of School on Friday as Part of National April 20 Protests

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 200 students from Columbia High School (CHS) participated in a protest on Friday morning, one of many school walkouts planned nationwide to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting, and to advocate for gun violence prevention legislation.

Students begin exiting the CHS building at about 10 a.m., with student leaders, who were ...

Steeplechasing: Gibralfaro Wins First North American Start At Tryon

COLUMBUS, N.C. — Gibralfaro turned his first start in North America into a winning one when he repelled two challenges and went on to win the $35,000 Block House, the feature race of the 71st renewal of the Tryon Block House Races on April 14.

With Sean McDermott in the saddle for champion trainer Jack Fisher, the Riverdee Stable color bearer shook off a challenge from Rosbrian's ...

Rutgers professor named Pulitzer Prize finalist

April 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For Evie Shockley, poetry – and her professorship at Rutgers University–New Brunswick – are central to her engagement with a world that needs change and central to the ways she prepares students to do their own engagement.

This week, Shockley was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category. The Pulitzer ...

Throwback Thursday: Bloomfield's Bike Depot Mural Officially Revealed to the Public August 2017

Bloomfield Is Currently Looking for Artist to Restore Stay Strong Mural and Design Additional Mural; deadline is April 24

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield's bike depot mural was officially revealed to the community on Thursday in Bloomfield Center. The mural, by Bloomfield artist Papa Gora Tall, is the result of a collaboration between the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey Bike and Walk ...

Township Looking for Artist to Restore Stay Strong Mural and Design Additional Mural

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield requests proposals and qualifications from artists for both the restoration of an existing “Stay Strong” mural and the design and implementation of a new public art mural on the opposite side of the train trestle, both located between 236 – 256 Broad Street. The Bloomfield Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department will administer the ...

Bloomfield Police Arrest Suspected Burglar Following Break-In at Neighbor’s Apartment

April 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield police officers arrested a local man in connection with several non-violent, burglary-related crimes. A BLoomfield woman spotted him trying to climb through her apartment window.

That incident led to her realizing her apartment had been burglarized over the weekend, and Bloomfield police officers using security footage to positively identified and arrest ...

Editor of East Brunswick Sentinel Charged with Child Pornography Possession

CHERRY HILL, NJ -  The Editor-in-Chief of The East Brunswick Sentinel, The North Brunswick Sentinel, and The Cranbury Press  has been charged with possession of child pornography following a legal search of his home yesterday.

Timothy Ronaldson, 35, of Cherry Hill, has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and ...

Westfield Firefighters Extinguish Small Blaze at Rock 'n' Joe's

WESTFIELD, NJ - A small electrical fire started at Rock 'n' Joe's on Prospect Street around noon on Saturday.

According to Deputy Chief Anthony Tiller, the fire was caused by an electrical shortage in wires in the ceiling, sending smoke into the neighboring businesses on both sides.

“It created a smoke condition," Tiller said. "Once we located the fire, ...

Seton Hall Fire Survivors Present "After The Fire" to BHS Seniors

BLOOMFIELD--The Bloomfield Fire Department was happy to present "After The Fire" to Bloomfield High School's senior class.  After the Fire is an award winning documentary about the arson fire on the campus of Seton Hall University in 2000. Three students were killed and over fifty were injured in a fire started as a prank but rapidly spread in a common area at Boland Hall, a ...

Bloomfield Edges Verona 1-0 on Corporon Gem

April 19, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Wednesday's game between the Bengals and Verona Hillbillies featured two of the county's best pitchers in FDU bound Manny Corporon and Southern New Hampshire bound Ian Metzger. Both Metzger and Corporon did not disappoint as they were both dominant. Each pitcher faced 25 batters as the game was 0-0 in the bottom of the 7th. Junior Rob Reboa reached on a fielders ...

Throwback Thursday: Ballists, Bugs, and Sockdolagers Face Off in 2017 Baseball Classic in Nutley

The 2018 Base Ball Classic pits the Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club against the Kingsland Colonels of Nutley Base Ball Club on May 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

NUTLEY, NJ - The Mighty Nutley Colonels survived the Third  Annual Baseball Classic as they faced the Flemington Neshanocks in 'Boys' Park' this past weekend. The 14 members of 2017 roster ...

Bengals Baseball Bounces Back with 12-0 Win over Science

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bengals got back to their winning ways on Tuesday defeating Science Park 12-0 in just 5 innings. Junior right hander Kyle DiMatteo lead the way as he dominated on the mound. In 4 innings of work, DiMatteo struck out 6 only allowing 1 hit. Senior Chris Lambert closed the door for the Bengals. The Bengals offense was a team effort as 8 different players recorded an RBI.

Dine in Bloomfield Center for a Good Cause!

April 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) is giving people another reason to come and experience downtown Bloomfield.  Its new Bloomfield Center Gives Back initiative combines the BCA's objective of supporting local businesses with helping nonprofit organizations serving the town.  On specific dates between mid-April and end of May, people can dine in one of several ...

TAPinto Bloomfield's Mini Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Mini recipes, those with five ingredients or less, are always the best because they are so simple and usually cost a lot less than the pre-made versions available at the market. 

This balsamic vinaigrette has just four ingredients (salt and pepper don't count) and gets a really thick creamy texture if made in a high speed blender or even with an immersion ...

End of Elm's 2018 Spring Cocktail Release

End of Elm will debuting its 2018 Spring cocktail menu this weekend. Stop by and let your bartender know what your in the mood for, chances are high that it might be mezcal.  Whether your a mezcal lover or first timer we are sure that you will love these drinks!

For more information or to see the menu, visit www.endofelm.com

Carlo's Bake Shop Closes Westfield Location

WESTFIELD, NJ – Carlo’s Bake Shop, known from the TLC network show “Cake Boss,” closed its E. Broad Street storefront this week.

Passerby on the street noticed on Tuesday that the store was closed. A sign in the window reads that the bakery is relocating, but a new location was not specified.

Carlo’s Bake Shop did not return a request for comment in time ...

Dine in Bloomfield Center for a Good Cause!

April 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) is giving people another reason to come and experience downtown Bloomfield.  Its new Bloomfield Center Gives Back initiative combines the BCA's objective of supporting local businesses with helping nonprofit organizations serving the town.  On specific dates between mid-April and end of May, people can dine in one of several ...

Essex County Announces Partnership with Nine Local Charitable Organizations

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County will participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the Arthritis Foundation, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Put Together Uplifting Public Service Announcement to Raise Money for Families

PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You can join via online auction for trips, dinners, etc., to bolster the ...

Bloomfield Firefighters Help Find Forever Homes for Best Friends at Township Animal Shelter

April 13, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield firefighters visited the Bloomfield Animal Shelter today as a part of a project to find dogs and cats their forever homes. 

Foley, a one-year old pitbull mix jumped at the chance to sit on the bumper of a firetruck to get some great ear scratches. 

Blackie, a two year old domestic short hair cat loved being held by one of Bloomfield's bravest, but ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Injured Falcon on Broad Street Tended to By Animal Control

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--At approximately 2 p.m., the Bloomfield Police Department was alerted to an injured large bird in front of 43 Broad Street, the Bloomfield College Starbucks and Bookstore.

Once on scene, the Police notified Bloomfield Animal Control to tend to the injury.  Animal control identified the bird as a falcon and they placed it into a cage for transport to Franklin Lakes Animal ...

Essex County Freeholders Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Grove Street in Montclair

April 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County
Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of
the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair.

This Resolution coincides with Montclair’s recently adopted Ordinance passed November 13, 2017, reducing the ...

Bloomfield Mayor and B.C.A. Director participate on Governor panel

Montclair, N.J-- Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver today announced plans to restore funding for two of the Department of Community Affairs’(DCA) innovative neighborhood improvement programs – Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) and the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) – to strengthen the economic vigor of New Jersey’s downtown areas and to encourage ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Did you know you can list Car Washes, Blood Drives, Beefsteaks and other Non-Profit events on the TAPinto Bloomfield Community Calendar for FREE?

April 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Bloomfield invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Bloomfield Community Calendar. You can submit content through our site https://www.tapinto.net/towns/bloomfield by clicking on fhe "Submit Content" button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will ...

Legislation reinstating Urban Enterprise Zone in Newark awaits governor's signature

Newark's popular Urban Enterprise Zone, which expired under Gov. Chris Christie's administration, is close to making a comeback.

Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin that would extend Urban Enterprise Zones for 10 years—including reviving the one in Newark—received final approval from the Assembly Thursday. 

The bill, S-3549, previously ...

Murphy, Oliver and Montclair Leaders Discuss Revival of Main Street and Neighborhood Preservation Progams

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy visited Montclair Thursday to roll-out plans to restore funding for two of the Department of Community Affairs’(DCA) neighborhood improvement programs. 

The two programs, Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) and the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP), were designed to strengthen the economic vigor of New Jersey’s downtown ...

Memorial Items from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Archived on Wednesday

March 29, 2018

PARKLAND, FL - Memorial items at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were archived and preserved on Wednesday by volunteers and staff from the City of Parkland. 

On Tuesday, Mayor Hunschofsky said, "Tomorrow begins the process of archiving the memorial items in front of MSD with the same love and care with which they were placed."

On Wednesday, the items were archived.  ...

What is Palm Sunday All About?

STAFFORD, NJ - It is hard to believe, but this Sunday, March 25 we celebrate Palm Sunday.  You may ask "What is Palm Sunday?"  No longer in American society should we assume that all know the significance of the Holy Day on the Christian Calendar.

Palm Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His ...

Dzieci Theatre Passion, set in Warsaw Ghetto, to come to Christ Church Bloomfield Glen Ridge Palm Sunday

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Christ Church of Bloomfield / Glen Ridge invites the community to a performance of the Passion Play by Dzici Theatre on Palm Sunday March 25 at 10:30 a.m. 

Set in the shadow of the Warsaw ghetto, Dzieci refined their text from the earliest existing translations, relying heavily on the Aramaic Pashita, incorporating Hebraic song and chant, and ritual elements of ...

Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Perform for 2018 NJ Balloon Festival

April 9, 2018

READINGTON, NJ – Balloons may be the main attraction at the annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, but music also takes center stage here.

The festival will be held July 27 through July 29 at Solberg Airport and this year’s main music attractions have been announced.

On Friday evening, Andy Grammer will perform. His debut album featured the platinum singles ...

Travels Review - Bon Jovi Rocked the Newark Rock and Now They Journey to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and rock’n concert.

It ...

Travels Visited the New Taylor Swift Exhibit at Newark’s Grammy Museum Experience in the Rock

NEWARK, NJ - TAPintoTravels got a special invite to see the new Taylor Swift Experience exhibit at  the Newark GRAMY Museum Experience at the Prudential Center (“The Rock”).  The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow.

The exhibit was curated and supplied items directly by Taylor Swift and her mother. It definitely shows in the exhibits. You will see ...

TAPintoTravels’ Local ALJ Travelers on High Adventure Trip to Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - The ALJ Travelers are spending spring break in Costa Rica.  23 students and four chaperones are off for a ten day high adventure trip led by Arthur L. Johnson High School teacher Fredy Reyes and assisted by Jamie Wronski and Nicholas Reyes.  

After multiple flights and a long day of traveling the group arrived in San Jose, settled in and eventually ...

Bloomfield Paper Shredding Event Scheduled for Saturday April 21

April 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks are hosting their first paper shredding day of the spring on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Parking lot at 155 Broad St. Bloomfield residents are encouraged to bring any and all paper documents to be shredded. The shredded paper will then be ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile

TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, joined ...

Union County’s Peregrine Falcons Welcome Two New Eggs

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites bird watchers of all ages to tune into the County’s free Falcon Cam online at ucnj.org/falcon and observe a pair of rare peregrine falcons start their family in a nest perched on the roof of the Union County Courthouse tower. The nest, 17 stories high above the bustling streets of midtown Elizabeth, has been home to falcons every year ...

More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

April 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Students Demand Action to host 'Day of Action' on Columbine Anniversary at Brookdale Park

Students Demand Action Essex County will host “April 20 Day of Action: Gun Reform Education Fair” to educate and inform local students about the need for gun reform in our nation, inspire them to be activists, and honor the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

The April 20 event will take place in at Brookdale Park (lower field by Bellevue entrance) in ...

Eggs Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination Sold in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug Administration.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., is voluntarily recalling the eggs because they have ...

Bill Aimed at Stopping Teacher Predators Signed Into Law

April 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed into law April 11 by Governor Phil Murphy.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris) in a statement. “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the ...

Hackensack Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Threats Against Livingston High School

NEWARK, NJ – After pleading guilty on Friday to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in 2016, John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by the Hon. Mark Nelson, Judge of the Superior Court, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Giordano, who handled the ...

A Walk in the Park, 2018

April 19, 2018

A Walk in the Park, 2018

“A Walk in the Park” is a tour sponsored by the Nutley Historical Society that will be held on Sunday, May 27.  The tour, led by Nutley Museum director John Simko, begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Mud Hole (near the intersection of Passaic and Vreeland avenues) and travels along the Third River.  Mr. Simko will talk about the river’s role in ...

Bill Aimed at Stopping Teacher Predators Signed Into Law

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed into law April 11 by Governor Phil Murphy.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris) in a statement. “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the ...

More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Announces Election Policies for Candidates

April 16, 2018

Candidate Statements: 

For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1 through the week before Election Day. Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate statements is at ...

Crucial Dates to Know for 2018 Primary and General Elections

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With the primary election coming up on June 5 and the general midterm election on Nov. 6, residents of the NJ-11 Congressional District—which includes the Essex County municipalities of Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Montclair, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange—are urged to ...

Hillary tell Rutgers crowd she remains optimistic

PISCATAWAY – Despite a narrow a bid to become President of the country, and seeing all the deep divides in government and the nation in the past year, Hillary Rodham Clinton remains optimistic that many pressing issues will encourage more people to participate in public policy and upcoming elections.

Speaking before more than 5,000 people at Rutgers University on ...

Grow an Abundant Tomato Harvest in a Pot

April 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Harvest and enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes right outside your kitchen.  Grow them in containers set on your patio, balcony, deck or stairs. You’ll enjoy the convenience of harvesting fresh tomatoes just a few feet away from where you prepare your meals. And your guests will enjoy harvesting fresh tomatoes to add to their salad or sandwich.

Tomatoes ...

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come.

Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful and often ...

Snow Kidding, Snow Possible for Tuesday

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service predicts a possibility for snow on Tuesday with little to no accumulation. 

Monday will remain chilly with light breezes making it feel colder than it actually is. 

Tonight, a mixture of snow and rain is expected to hit the area around midnight and continue through the early morning hours. Rain is expected to follow. Tuesday temperatures ...

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Dine in Bloomfield Center for a Good Cause!

April 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) is giving people another reason to come and experience downtown Bloomfield.  Its new Bloomfield Center Gives Back initiative combines the BCA's objective of supporting local businesses with helping nonprofit organizations serving the town.  On specific dates between mid-April and end of May, people can dine in one of several ...

Township Looking for Artist to Restore Stay Strong Mural and Design Additional Mural

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield requests proposals and qualifications from artists for both the restoration of an existing “Stay Strong” mural and the design and implementation of a new public art mural on the opposite side of the train trestle, both located between 236 – 256 Broad Street. The Bloomfield Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department will administer the ...

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Fri, April 20, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, April 23, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

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Tue, April 24, 6:00 PM

The Venetian , Garfield

Prepared. For Life Dinner with Captain Mark Kelly

Other

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Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

Wed, April 25, 7:30 PM

Cedar Grove Public Library , Cedar Grove

The Bellevue Theater: Fade to Black or Double ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, April 26, 4:00 PM

Alzheimer's NJ Headquarters, Roseland

Alzheimer's 101

Education Health & Wellness

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter April 9 - 15, 2018

April 19, 2018

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

Shoplifting:

4/9/18- Rhett Ellis Age 53 of East Orange, NJ- Officers were dispatched to 77 Bloomfield Ave (Rite Aid) on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed a familiar male suspect who is not allowed to be in the store. The suspect concealed two ...

Columbia H.S. Students Walkout of School on Friday as Part of National April 20 Protests

April 20, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 200 students from Columbia High School (CHS) participated in a protest on Friday morning, one of many school walkouts planned nationwide to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting, and to advocate for gun violence prevention legislation.

Students begin exiting the CHS building at about 10 a.m., with student leaders, who were ...

Parkland student survivors bring anti-gun violence message to Newark

High schools students from across Newark converged at Science Park High School on Saturday for a forum against gun violence featuring Jaclyn Corin and Alfonso Calderon, both survivors of the Parkland Massacre in Florida. 

The forum, which was attended by hundreds of Newark youth, was designed to allow New Jersey students to dialogue and develop coalitions in New Jersey and across the ...

Arnold's Pond Illuminated in HHS PTO Lantern Float

April 18, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ – A lantern float, reminiscent of the Japanese toro nagashi flowing lantern ceremony, took place Friday evening when the tranquil waters of Arnold’s Pond in Goffle Brook Park were illuminated by drifting lanterns marked in memory of lost loved ones, well wishes, hopes, prayers, remembrances, and other meaningful sentiments held by residents.

The lantern float was a ...

Rock ‘n’ Joe’s in Westfield May Re-Open Next Week, Owner Says

WESTIFELD, NJ – Rock ‘n’ Joe’s in Downtown Westfield is tentatively set to re-open next week following an electrical fire on Saturday, according to owner Lincoln Chaudry.

The small fire was caused by an electrical short in the ceiling. According to Chaudry, the fire department needed to break through part of the wall and the ceiling to find the spark before dousing ...

Surf City Hotel's Application Rejected By the Surf City Land Use Board for Outdoor Dining

April 17, 2018

SURF CITY - There has been a lot of positive change going on at the Surf City Hotel the last two years and especially this off season. New owner Greg Gewirtz, his wife Colleen and other family members have been working hard completing renovations to improve the hotel, bar, liquor store, restaurant and night club.

The owners were hoping those improvements would include approval to set ...

The Issue of Alternatives to Elected School Boards

April 13, 2018

The time of electing local school boards should come to an end. According to the National School Boards Association, “the local school board is a critical public link to public schools. Whether elected or appointed, school board members serve their communities in several important ways. First and foremost, school boards look out for students. Education is not a line item on the school ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, NJ-11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract ...

How Can Sports Therapy Loosen Up Winter Muscles?

Whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned athlete, the winter weather can affect your body. In these cold conditions, muscles are forced to work harder to complete tasks. This extra effort can result in muscle soreness and damage to tissue. While you may not be able to avoid the cold, preventive measure can help avoid discomfort and injury. Learning and implementing sports therapy techniques, ...

Pro Staff Institute announces partnership with Uber Health

NUTLEY, NJ - Pro Staff Institute is proud to announce their participation in Uber Health, a new transportation program designed to provide transportation to patients. Pro Staff Institute is the first physical therapy center in the nation to leverage Uber Health, and joins over other 100 health care organizations in the U.S., including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and senior care ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 20, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

ON THE ROAD - It looks like a State Police trooper is going to have to head to the bars to pick up chicks, indicted yesterday for intentionally pulling over women in a desperate attempt to land dates. Internal affairs learned the Trooper was pulling over two lovely ladies at the end of 2016, threatening to arrest them if they didn't hand over their ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Plainfield's Jennifer Popper & Carolyn Wellington

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Plainfield franchisees Jennifer Popper and Carolyn Wellington. TAPinto.net has more than 70 franchised online, local newspapers. Our franchise owners include journalists, hard-copy newspapers, and thanks to Jennifer and Carolyn, non-profit organizations such as the YMCA.

Find out how these local Plainfield, NJ residents ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

The German Girl

The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (Washington Square Press, 2016)

For each of the twelve million victims murdered during World War II there is a gutwrenching story to be told. I have read hundreds of memoirs, biographies, plays, and novels that recount the stories of the martyrs; some are exceptional, some are fair. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa, an award-winning journalist, ...

A Walk in the Park, 2018

April 19, 2018

A Walk in the Park, 2018

“A Walk in the Park” is a tour sponsored by the Nutley Historical Society that will be held on Sunday, May 27.  The tour, led by Nutley Museum director John Simko, begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Mud Hole (near the intersection of Passaic and Vreeland avenues) and travels along the Third River.  Mr. Simko will talk about the river’s role in ...

Kingsland Colonels vs Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club at 4th Annual Base Ball Classic

Love Baseball?  Love history?  Watch 1860s Base Ball!

The Kingsland Manor Presents

The Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club

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Kingsland Colonels of Nutley Base Ball Club

4th Annual Base Ball Classic

May 5th, 2018 at Yanticaw, Boys Park, Nutley, N.J.

The Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club plays by 19th Century rules, uses authentic replicas of 19th Century ...

Bloomfield Resident Recognized as Metro YMCA’s Top Employee

Bloomfield resident Sharon Malone works behind-the-scenes at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, but her contributions impact all 1,500 employees, helping them do their jobs better.

As quality assurance specialist for the seven-branch Metro YMCA, Malone “is the master of systems, details and ultimately stewardship and mission,” Chief Development Officer Lisa Kelly said.

MOUNTAINSIDE MEDICAL GROUP ADDS PULMONOLOGIST, JUHAYNA DAVIS, M.D.

Mountainside Medical Group announced today the addition of pulmonary physician Juhayna Davis, M.D., expanding the group to 17 physicians.

Dr. Davis's practice focuses on evaluating and treating patients with a variety of lung and respiratory symptoms including asthma, cancer, cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, chronic bronchitis and emphysema), interstitial lung diseases, ...

Obituaries

Jul 21, 1966 - Apr 6, 2018
Sheila Rossi (nee Borges) 51, of Nutley, NJ died peacefully on April 6, 2018. Visitation will be ...
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Jul 14, 1934 - Apr 3, 2018
Patrick Joseph Moran, 83, of North Caldwell, died on April 3, 2018. Relatives and friends are ...
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