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Official Photographer, Media Sponsor Announced for Oakeside's 'A Taste of Bloomfield' 2017

March 29, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center has announced the official photographer and media sponsor for 'A Taste of Bloomfield' 2017. Anthony S. Torres Photography returns as the official phototgrapher. TAPinto Bloomfield and TAPinto Nutley are the official media sponsors. The annual event will take place at the Oakeside Mansion on April 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 ...

Bloomfield’s Carlos Pomares to be honored by Caldwell University

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Councilman-At-Large Carlos Pomares will be honored with the Caldwell University Veritas Award for Cultural Activism on Friday, March 31 at the Essex Fells Country Club in Essex Fells. This is the highest honor an alumnus can receive from the University for their professional excellence in diverse fields.

Along with Pomares, Sister M. de Montfort Kinchellagh, O.P.

Benjamin Contella receives Key to Municipal Park System from Mayor Venezia and Bloomfield Council

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Benjamin Contella was presented with a key to the municipal park system for his 40 years of service to the community. The award was presented by Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council at the March 27 council meeting.

The proclamation recognizing Contella reads: 

WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield takes great pride in the volunteer efforts of its residents; ...

Bloomfield Fire Department to Host First Annual NJFMBA Blood Drive

March 27, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA) invites the community to the first annual NJFMBA Northern District Blood Drive at the Bloomfield Fire Headquarters on Wednesday April 5. The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bloomfield Fire Department is sponsoring this event to benefit the entire community and surrounding towns. Blood ...

Bloomfield Police Department makes arrest following Burglary at Subway

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Police have made an arrest in connection with the March 8 burglary of the Subway location on Bloomfield Avenue. Security footage from residential and commercial camera gave police the information need to eventually arrest the individual who caused more than $20,000 in damage while committing the burglary.

Jason Henriques age 23 of Newark NJ was arrested on ...

Bloomfield Police are taking foot patrols to a new level

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Have you noticed the additional method of police patrol in the Township of Bloomfield; it’s the Sentinel Police Mobility Vehicle (PMV) which is being utilized by the Bloomfield Police Department.

The three-wheel vehicle is an environmentally-safe, electrically powered law enforcement vehicle according to Lt. Gary Peters of the Bloomfield Police.

The Sentinel PMV ...

Beloved Doctor Killed in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accident

ESSEX FELLS, NJ - Dr. Jan Huston was struck and killed by a vehicle while on the sidewalk near her home in Essex Fells on Tuesday morning, officials announced.

The beloved 66-year-old medical director of the Breast Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Glen Ridge, was rushed to the same hospital following the accident, where she died a short time later.

According to reports, Huston ...

Investors Bank Donates $100K to Foley Field Foundation

March 30, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Kevin Cumming, CEO of Investors Bank, presented Foley Field Foundation president Mike Napolitano with a check for $100,000 for the 'Foley Field Community Activity Building.

The community activity building is a part of the long term project that has revitalized this storied part of Bloomfield history. The building, referred to by some as 'the field house,' will be ...

NHL’s Centennial Fan Exhibit Makes Stop in Newark

NEWARK, NJ –  Hockey fans of all ages enjoyed the first day of a two-day event on Saturday afternoon by participating in a variety of festivities at The Prudential Center’s Championship Plaza, at the corner of Mulberry and Market Streets in Newark as the NHL celebrates its centennial with an interactive traveling fan experience prior to the New Jersey Devils’ home game ...

Girls Basketball: Cannon Era Comes to an End in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield High School’s Grace Cannon era has come to an end.

After the senior accumulated  463 points, 128 rebounds and 51 assists and led the Bloomfield Bengals girls basketball team into the NJSIAA Tournament, her team was defeated by the East Orange Campus Jaguars in the Quarterfinals.

Despite the loss, Cannon led the girls in scoring during their ...

Official Photographer, Media Sponsor Announced for Oakeside's 'A Taste of Bloomfield' 2017

March 29, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center has announced the official photographer and media sponsor for 'A Taste of Bloomfield' 2017. Anthony S. Torres Photography returns as the official phototgrapher. TAPinto Bloomfield and TAPinto Nutley are the official media sponsors. The annual event will take place at the Oakeside Mansion on April 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 ...

Wooden Spoon, Ahrres Coffee join Bloomfield Center Block Party

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Wooden Spoon and Ahrres Coffee Roastery are joining Bloomfield Center Alliance's second annual spring Block Party. The event takes place on May 20 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The block party is a free event, There will be live music and games for everyone to enjoy.

Since the street is blocked off, some of Bloomfield's favorite restaurants set up food ...

Seven Things to Do to Make Your First Passover Seder a Success

So:  This year you are going to host your own Passover seder!  You’ve decided that this year it’s going to be at Your House.  Alternatively, someone else has decided that this year it’s going to be at Your House. Either way, you are now feeling a mixture of excitement and dread, because this is the first time you’ve hosted.  Here are seven tips for ...

St. Joseph’s Altar recently celebrated at Bloomfield’s St. Thomas the Apostle Church

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Belleville Unico ACES held their 29th annual St. Joseph’s Altar at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield Sunday, March 12. The organization fed almost 200 people for free while collecting donations to benefit the community, as well as local and national charities.

Dignitaries present included Belleville Deputy Mayor Vinnie Cozzarelli, Belleville ...

Bloomfield Fire Department to Host First Annual NJFMBA Blood Drive

March 27, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA) invites the community to the first annual NJFMBA Northern District Blood Drive at the Bloomfield Fire Headquarters on Wednesday April 5. The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bloomfield Fire Department is sponsoring this event to benefit the entire community and surrounding towns. Blood ...

New 'Relay for Life' ads to appear on TAPinto Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A new series of advertisements for 'Relay for Life' will start appearing on TAPinto Bloomfield this week. 

'Relay for Life' is an annual overnight relay that brings the community together to raise funds to fight cancer. The night is also a time to celebrate those who have won the battle against cancer. It is also a time to remember those who were taken ...

St. Joseph’s Altar recently celebrated at Bloomfield’s St. Thomas the Apostle Church

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Belleville Unico ACES held their 29th annual St. Joseph’s Altar at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield Sunday, March 12. The organization fed almost 200 people for free while collecting donations to benefit the community, as well as local and national charities.

Dignitaries present included Belleville Deputy Mayor Vinnie Cozzarelli, Belleville ...

Volunteer Dog Walker Orientation at Bloomfield Shelter March 25

March 21, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Orientation for volunteer dog walkers will take place Saturday March 25 at the 10 a.m. at the Bloomfield Animal Shelter. 

To qualify, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, be able to commit to at least one hour per week, and be comfortable around large breed dogs. 

The application for volunteers can be found on the Bloomfield Animal Shelter website. 

Female Dog Found in Watsessing Park Area Thursday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Fire Department found this friendly girl taking a walk near Watsessing Park. She is currently at the Bloomfield Animal Shelter.

If you know her, the Bloomfield Animal Shelter asks that you call them at 973-748-0194 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. with information.

She is not available for adoption. 

 

 

Bloomfield’s Carlos Pomares to be honored by Caldwell University

March 28, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Councilman-At-Large Carlos Pomares will be honored with the Caldwell University Veritas Award for Cultural Activism on Friday, March 31 at the Essex Fells Country Club in Essex Fells. This is the highest honor an alumnus can receive from the University for their professional excellence in diverse fields.

Along with Pomares, Sister M. de Montfort Kinchellagh, O.P.

Benjamin Contella receives Key to Municipal Park System from Mayor Venezia and Bloomfield Council

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Benjamin Contella was presented with a key to the municipal park system for his 40 years of service to the community. The award was presented by Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council at the March 27 council meeting.

The proclamation recognizing Contella reads: 

WHEREAS, the Township of Bloomfield takes great pride in the volunteer efforts of its residents; ...

Mayor Venezia, Freeholder Gill to open Bloomfield Bike Depot Friday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia, Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill and the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition will officially open the Garden State's second Bike Depot on Friday March 24 at 3:30 p.m.

The bike depot will be located in the Glenwood Avenue Parking Garage, 23 Lackawanna Place, Bloomfield NJ. It is close to New Jersey Transit Trains as well as ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 17, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Sustainability of Local News is Key to Democracy

In nearly one hundred towns in New Jersey and in thousands of towns across the country, there is no local newspaper.  Nothing in print.  Nothing online.  This is a crisis for democracy itself.

Because there is a real need and desire for local news, Facebook groups and blogs rush to fill the void, doing more harm than good by propagating inaccurate information and ...

Obituary: Dr. Jan Huston Pryor

March 24, 2017

The family and friends of Dr. Jan Huston Pryor join the community to mourn her passing. Jan and her favorite dog Peter-Paul died tragically on March 21, 2017.

Jan is survived by her loving husband, Jonathan Pryor, whom she described as her rock and calming influence; Amy Kolb, her confidante and nanny; her twelve children: Lupita, Daniela, Andrew, Julia, Aleona, Timothy, Jessica, Elizabeth, ...

Bethany United Presbyterian Church to Celebrate 75th Anniversary March 26

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bethany United Presbyterian Church will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary on March 26. 

The church started in a storefront on West Passaic Avenue in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  The first meeting was held on November 30, 1941. The church was officially launched on March 29, 1942 and relocated to its present location at 293 West Passaic Avenue Service on ...

Seven Things to Do to Make Your First Passover Seder a Success

So:  This year you are going to host your own Passover seder!  You’ve decided that this year it’s going to be at Your House.  Alternatively, someone else has decided that this year it’s going to be at Your House. Either way, you are now feeling a mixture of excitement and dread, because this is the first time you’ve hosted.  Here are seven tips for ...

New Jersey April 1-2 Weekend Events

March 30, 2017

Although snow has recently fallen, the anticipation for outdoor activities has been building. Early spring offers a plethora of family-friendly events throughout the Northern New Jersey area. With Easter around the corner, many local communities are promoting egg hunts and bunny-themed photo opportunities.

Horseback Easter Egg Hunt

Acres Away Farm in Flemington is giving ...

Sightseeing in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - In the summer of 2016, my husband and I traveled to Peru with five of our friends.  We hiked the Inca trail, with the end goal of basking in the beauty of Machu Picchu. The REI tour we took and the guides we had left a lasting impression.  So when we heard that Edwin, our lead guide was going to receive an award as one of the best guides of 2016, some of my traveling ...

ABC's 'The View' to Broadcast from Walt Disney World March 6 to 10

BUENA VISTA, FL - ABC's 'The View' will broadcast live from under the 'Tree of Life' at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Park March 6 through 10. The event is a part of the shows 20th anniversary celebration. 

During the week, the hosts will visit all four Walt Disney World theme parks while, engage in 'Hot Topics' and welcome celebrity ...

Mayor Venezia, Freeholder Gill to open Bloomfield Bike Depot Friday

March 23, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia, Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill and the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition will officially open the Garden State's second Bike Depot on Friday March 24 at 3:30 p.m.

The bike depot will be located in the Glenwood Avenue Parking Garage, 23 Lackawanna Place, Bloomfield NJ. It is close to New Jersey Transit Trains as well as ...

Morristown Children’s Hospital First Hospital in New Jersey to Administer Newly Approved Treatment for Rare Genetic Disease

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, was the first hospital in the state to administer nusinersen, a newly approved medication to a patient with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and sometimes fatal genetic disease that causes progressive loss of muscle strength and movement.

Because of the demand for the ...

HackensackUMC Mountainside and Montclair Police Department Partner to Combat Drug Abuse

MONTCLAIR/GLEN RIDGE, NJ -HackensackUMC Mountainside, in partnership with the Montclair Police Department, hosted a safe “Medication Drop Off” site on Wednesday, to collect all medications including opioids and other pain prescriptions. 

According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis in the State. As set ...

Investors Bank Donates $100K to Foley Field Foundation

March 30, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Kevin Cumming, CEO of Investors Bank, presented Foley Field Foundation president Mike Napolitano with a check for $100,000 for the 'Foley Field Community Activity Building.

The community activity building is a part of the long term project that has revitalized this storied part of Bloomfield history. The building, referred to by some as 'the field house,' will be ...

Bloomfield’s Carlos Pomares to be honored by Caldwell University

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Councilman-At-Large Carlos Pomares will be honored with the Caldwell University Veritas Award for Cultural Activism on Friday, March 31 at the Essex Fells Country Club in Essex Fells. This is the highest honor an alumnus can receive from the University for their professional excellence in diverse fields.

Along with Pomares, Sister M. de Montfort Kinchellagh, O.P.

Bloomfield College to offer Masters Degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education Fall 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield College will soon start accepting application for the Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Special Education programs. 

"The launch of these new Master's degree programs in Early Childhood Education and Special Education will help us continue to advance the mission of Bloomfield College," said ...

Bloomfield Democrats Open Campaign Headquarters ahead of June Primary

March 19, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Democratic County Committee celebrated the opening of their headquarters on Broad Street on Saturday March 18.

Bloomfield Democratic County Committee put up a slate comprised of Jenny Mundell for 1st Ward Council, Councilman Nicholas Joanow for 2nd Ward Council and Sarah Cruz for 3rd Ward Council. ( Team Venezia Announces Candidates for Bloomfield Township ...

Photo of the Day: Gubernatorial Candidate Steven Rogers on the Campaign Trail

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Steven Rogers  the campaign trail along the Jersey Shore.

Rogers told TAPinto Nutley "The voters are telling me that they don't care who the County Committee endorses. They are supporting us."   

TAPinto.net first broke the story of Rogers' plan to run for statewide office in November 2016. TAPinto Nutley ...

Team Venezia Announces Candidates for Bloomfield Township Council

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Mayor Mike Venezia announced a slate of endorsed candidates for the upcoming June Primary for Ward Council seats in Bloomfield. 

Supported by Mayor Venezia, Council members at-Large Dr. Wartyna Davis, Carlos Pomares and Ted Gamble as well as the Bloomfield Democratic County Committee, the slate is comprised of Jenny Mundell for 1st Ward Council, Councilman ...

3rd Annual Verona Green fair

March 26, 2017

Sustainable Verona and the Township of Verona are happy to announce that the 3rd Annual Verona Green Fair will be Saturday, May 20th from 11am-4pm in the Verona Civic Center. The rain date will be Sunday, May 21st.

This event is free and will feature many different types of vendors, exhibitions and demonstrations, children’s games and learning experiences, a shredding event, medicine ...

Garden Plots Available at Oakeside Community Garden

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center has a few plots left in the Oakeside Community Garden alongside the historic mansion

Since 2010, residents of Bloomfield community and surrounding communities have been offered the opportunity to rent a plot in the former kitchen of the Oakeside estate. The program continues the cultural center's goal of educating the ...

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Bloomfield Fire Department to Host First Annual NJFMBA Blood Drive

March 27, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA) invites the community to the first annual NJFMBA Northern District Blood Drive at the Bloomfield Fire Headquarters on Wednesday April 5. The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bloomfield Fire Department is sponsoring this event to benefit the entire community and surrounding towns. Blood ...

Bloomfield Police Blotter March 20 - 27 2017

March 29, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Detective Bureau Commander Glen Wiegand of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Theft

03/20/2017-Lourdes Nazario age 38 of Newark was arrested at 5:44pm and charged with shoplifting at the Walgreens Store on Belleville Avenue.  The suspect tried to leave the store without paying for three bags of Tide ...

Prism names former Hoffman-LaRoche Nutley / Clifton campus “On Three”

March 30, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - According to Prism Capital Partner Eugene Diaz, the former Roche Campus in Nutley NJ will be called ‘On Three’

In a phone interview with Diaz, he told TAPinto Nutley that ‘you will be able to live, work, learn and play ‘On Three’, the 116-acre property in Nutley and Clifton NJ. It is anticipated that approximately 2,500 people will be associated ...

Photo of the Day: Essex County Branch Brook Playground Groundbreaking

Newark, NJ - On Wednesday, March 29th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (fifth from left) announced that a project to modernize the Shakil Williams Playground in Essex County Branch Brook Park with new apparatus and a rubberized safety surface is underway. The improvements are part of the County Executive's ongoing initiative to provide the most up-to-date recreation ...

"Beauty and the Beast" Opens in Warren, Video Trailers by 'The Beast" Sam Sinnot

March 30, 2017

WARREN, NJ - “Beauty and the Beast,” this year’s Spring Musical at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) opens Thursday, March 30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLIgT3Dznws&sns=em

The show will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., April 1, in the WHRHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), on Stirling Road.

Two Students Taken Into Custody After Posting 'Sandy Hook-Like' Attack Plans Online

PATERSON, N.J. - Paterson police announced Wednesday that two Eastside High School students were taken into custody Tuesday amid an investigation into violent threats made online against their former Elementary School.

The threats were investigated after a concerned party brought the information to teachers and eventually the principal of the New Roberto Clemente School, Hector Montes. Montes ...

Police and Firefighters Must Manage their Own Pension Systems

March 23, 2017

The people of New Jersey need to hear the facts as to why Police and Fire labor leaders in New Jersey are pursuing a separation of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) from State control.

With all due respect to the current administration, and their predecessors, there has been much said that does not fit the facts and, unfortunately, little acceptance of responsibility for the current ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

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Thu, March 30, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings – Rebecca ...

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Fri, March 31, 9:00 AM

Westbridge Academy, Bloomfield

Workshop For Special Education Professionals: ...

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Fri, March 31, 11:00 AM

Health Seminar presented by HackensackUMC/Mountainside Hospital , Bloofield

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SEVENTH ANNUAL ESSEX COUNTY MEET THE MAYORS EVENT

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Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass

Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Harper Collins, 2016)

In James Patterson's Master Class, an online course which I recommend highly to aspiring authors, Patterson talks about the validity of writing with a partner. Patterson notes several well respected creative teams like Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and explains that combining the creative juices of two ...

The Mommy’s Review - 51 Hours in Portland, OR

I was recently doing some work for the Sesame Street: K is for Kindness Tour, and I had to travel to cover the Portland, OR date. It was my first-ever time in the Rose City, so I tried to maximize my hours to see as much of the city as I possibly could.

My work brought me out to the Portland ‘burbs, where I spent the day at the Washington Square Mall (9585 SW Washington Square ...

Local Residents Launch Nonprofit Geared Toward Promoting Animal Welfare

March 30, 2017

MONTCLAIR, N.J.- Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ (CPAW NJ) is a new tax exempt nonprofit organization based in Montclair.  CPAW NJ is dedicated to helping people keep their pets by preventing animals from being surrendered to shelters, as well as assisting those who work to control and care for the community cat population.

The organization aims to keep animals out of shelters by ...

Opportunity NJ Applauds Governor Christie and Legislative Leadership on Moving the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Legislation

Opportunity NJ (ONJ) applauds the bipartisan effort and leadership of Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and members of the Legislature to pass into law new legislation that fast tracks more than $400 million spending on transportation projects over the next three months. This legislation, which dedicates $260 million to road and bridge ...

Easterseals New Jersey Rolls out the Red Carpet at MetLife Stadium for Eighth Annual ‘Walk With Me’ Fundraiser

East Brunswick, N.J. – March 20, 2017 – All the glam and allure of Hollywood’s most iconic celebrations come to the Garden State on April 8, as Easterseals New Jersey hosts their eighth annual ‘Walk With Me’ and 5K run fundraiser. This year’s “Be A Superstar” theme appropriately emanates from the Super Bowl-hosting turf of MetLife Stadium, in East ...

Lifelong Educator Returns to His Roots- John Cerniglia Joins Staff of Westbridge Academy

Bloomfield, NJ  - Westbridge Academy, a private special education school, proudly welcomes John Cerniglia as the new Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction.  A lifelong educator and school leader, John returns to Westbridge with three decades of experience.  He began his career as a teacher’s aide at Westbridge Academy in the late 1980s, when the school was known as the ...