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Annual Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race on Tap This Weekend

September 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of city's most charming and time-honored traditions, the Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race, will return on Sunday, Sept. 22.

The 39th annual festival at Boyd Park will culminate with the Rubber Duck Race in which participants adopt rubber ducks and watch them race along the Delaware and Raritan Canal.

Up to 5,000 ducks will be dropped from a ...

Celebration of Culture, Music, Dance Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ - Peru is nearly 3500 miles from Paterson, yet when Amy Zavatela, 13, practices and performs Marinera Nortena, a variation of the native dance of the South American country, she feels “close” to the homeland of her parents and other family.

“It gives me an opportunity to express myself in ways I can’t with other actions,” Amy told TAPinto Paterson ...

Kirk Cameron to Attend 'Trapped in My Own Body' Book Launch at Nutley Public Library

NUTLEY, NJ - Actor Kirk Cameron, known to many for his role in ABC's 'Growing Pains' will be at the Nutley Free Public Library Thursday September 19 for the launch of 'Trapped In My Body In My Own Words.'

'Trapped' is the story of Nutley resident Melissa Centrella, who despite serious physical challenges, never stopped being a gregarious high school student who made ...

Battleship New Jersey Pier Dedicated in Honor of Assemblywoman Egan Jones

CAMDEN, NJ — The retiring state official who fought to bring the Battleship New Jersey to South Jersey and have it docked in Camden will see her legacy carried on with the site.

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial's board of trustees unanimously voted to name the pier on which the highly-decorated ship has been moored for nearly two decades after Assemblywoman Patricia Egan ...

Police Seeking Harrison Street Package Thief

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- An officer was dispatched to Harrison Street on report of a package theft. The complainant observed an open package in front of his home. The package was later returned to the proper owner who had cameras that captured the incident.

The surveillance shows a light skin African American or Hispanic male, thin build, wearing a dark colored T-shirt, jeans, and black sneakers take ...

Celebration of Culture, Music, Dance Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month in Paterson

September 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Peru is nearly 3500 miles from Paterson, yet when Amy Zavatela, 13, practices and performs Marinera Nortena, a variation of the native dance of the South American country, she feels “close” to the homeland of her parents and other family.

“It gives me an opportunity to express myself in ways I can’t with other actions,” Amy told TAPinto Paterson ...

Kirk Cameron to Attend 'Trapped in My Own Body' Book Launch at Nutley Public Library

NUTLEY, NJ - Actor Kirk Cameron, known to many for his role in ABC's 'Growing Pains' will be at the Nutley Free Public Library Thursday September 19 for the launch of 'Trapped In My Body In My Own Words.'

'Trapped' is the story of Nutley resident Melissa Centrella, who despite serious physical challenges, never stopped being a gregarious high school student who made ...

Nutley Farmers Market Week No. 14 Sunday September 15, 2019

WALK & TALK

Thank you to our gracious host Graeme Hardie and all who joined us for last week's Market Walk & Talk to the Mountsier-Hardie Garden as a sneak peek of the Sep 15 Nutley Family Service Bureau Garden Party fundraiser (get your tickets before they sell out!).

This week's Market Walk & Talk will be led ...

After Three Decades of Service, Glen Ridge Coach Reitberger's Retirement Plans Include Helping Others

September 15, 2019

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Stephen Reitberger may have grown up in soccer-rich Harrison. He may have a home on the Jersey Shore and spends quality time in Scranton, Pa., but Glen Ridge, NJ will always be in his heart.

The long-time head boys soccer coach at Glen Ridge High retired as an educator and coach following the 2018-2019 school year. And while the always upbeat Reitberger relishes over ...

Bikers & Skaters Pay Homage to Joe Tiseo During 18th Annual Memorial Skate Jam

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Top BMX bikers and skateboarders from across the region put their talents on display during the 18th Annual Joe Tiseo Memorial Skate Jam on Sunday, September 1 at the Joe Tiseo Memorial Skatepark in Bloomfield.

 

The Labor Day Weekend event was a celebration of the life and spirit of Bloomfield native and groundbreaking BMX competitor ...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Fall to Hawkeyes 30-0 in Iowa

IOWA CITY, IA - Rutgers came to Iowa City, IA on Saturday to take on the (20) Hawkeyes at the University of Iowa.  It was the first time the Scarlet Knights have played at the Big Ten Kinnick Stadium, and the team struggled for most of the game.

Wide Receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette, a Junior from Newark playing for the Hawks, had a career high 113 receiving yards and 2 TDs against the New ...

Police Seeking Harrison Street Package Thief

September 16, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- An officer was dispatched to Harrison Street on report of a package theft. The complainant observed an open package in front of his home. The package was later returned to the proper owner who had cameras that captured the incident.

The surveillance shows a light skin African American or Hispanic male, thin build, wearing a dark colored T-shirt, jeans, and black sneakers take ...

$1600 of Items Stolen from Bloomfield T-Mobile

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--An officer responded to 411 Broad Street (T-Mobile) on report of a theft. A store employee reports that two males entered the
establishment for help and then started looking around. The suspects then fled with a gold I Phone XS and a JBL speaker, a total value of $1,650.00.

Suspect descriptions:
Suspect 1- A heavy set black male wearing a bright color strippedshirt, jeans, ...

Register Now for 3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run Coming to Nutley September 22

NUTLEY, NJ-- Sunday, September 22 is the 3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run in Nutley to honor the memory of Firefighter/EMT Daniel Patrick McCann III. 

The run will start at Krank Systems Gym, who will be splitting the proceeds from the race in his honor between Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad and Manasquan Fire Department, where he served as firefighter. Pre ...

Bloomfield Police Searching for Shoplifting Suspects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Loss Prevention officer from 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) responded to Police HQ to report a shoplifting. Loss Prevention detained a male and female who attempted to exit with unpaid merchandise.

The merchandise was Dove Soap and Energy Products valued at $160.00. This incident is under
investigation.

See pictures of the male and female suspects. If ...

HomeGrown NJ Highlights Asbury Park’s Progressive & LGTBQ-Friendly Spirit

September 13, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Besides sand, surf and Springsteen, Asbury Park has been known in recent years as a hub for the New Jersey LGBTQ community. HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Comedian & Activist Jess Alaimo about the LGBTQ-friendly atmosphere of Asbury Park. Alaimo grew up in Asbury Park, where she still lives, and has family roots here. She founded the Asbury Park Young ...

Millburn, NJ Attorney on the Importance of Legal Advice for Startups

NEW YORK, NY -- TAPintoTV caught up with Attorney Jonathan Goodgold, Esq., of the law firm Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett at TechDay New York, the largest event for startups in the U.S. TechDay produces events to connect the startup community and highlight the most unique and innovative products currently in development. 

“All great businesses start with a great ...

Nutley Farmers Market Week No. 14 Sunday September 15, 2019

September 13, 2019

WALK & TALK

Thank you to our gracious host Graeme Hardie and all who joined us for last week's Market Walk & Talk to the Mountsier-Hardie Garden as a sneak peek of the Sep 15 Nutley Family Service Bureau Garden Party fundraiser (get your tickets before they sell out!).

This week's Market Walk & Talk will be led ...

Udi's Hamburger Buns Recalled Over Pieces of Plastic

Approximately 2,200 cases of Udi's Classic Hamburger Buns are being recalled by Conagra Brands due to the potential presence of small pieces of white plastic, announced the FDA.  The issue was discovered after a dough scraper inadvertently incorporated the pieces of plastic during the production process, announced the FDA in press release.

The product covered by this recall ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Two Apple Cider Cocktails Perfect for Fall Sipping

It’s apple season in New Jersey, and with it comes fresh apple cider.

We asked Grain & Cane Bar & Table in Berkeley Heights to share a couple of their favorite apple cider cocktail recipes. These are perfect for sipping as we slide past the dog days of summer and into the fall.

Cider Old Fashioned

“This one is our new featured ...

AARP Foundation Seeks Essex County Volunteers for Tax-Aide Program

September 12, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service that is locally headquartered in West Orange, has officially kicked off volunteer recruitment for the program and is looking to expand its local team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.

The foundation—AARP’s charitable affiliate that “works to end senior ...

Celebrating life and liberty event hosts the journey through cancer survival

HACKENSACK- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center will host its 11th annual Celebrating Life and Liberty at MetLife Stadium on Fri., Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

The event celebrates survivorship and generates inspiration and support to those in the cancer community who are still in treatment or recovery. 5,000 patients, survivors and ...

Register Now for 3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run Coming to Nutley September 22

NUTLEY, NJ-- Sunday, September 22 is the 3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run in Nutley to honor the memory of Firefighter/EMT Daniel Patrick McCann III. 

The run will start at Krank Systems Gym, who will be splitting the proceeds from the race in his honor between Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad and Manasquan Fire Department, where he served as firefighter. Pre ...

Celebrating life and liberty event hosts the journey through cancer survival

September 12, 2019

HACKENSACK- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center will host its 11th annual Celebrating Life and Liberty at MetLife Stadium on Fri., Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

The event celebrates survivorship and generates inspiration and support to those in the cancer community who are still in treatment or recovery. 5,000 patients, survivors and ...

Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

To the Editor:

Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress for a few minutes.

The bunnies, chicks, goats, sheep, cow and other animals used ...

Succeed2gether Fall Fundraiser: Chelsea Handler in Conversation

Succeed2gether and S2G’s Montclair Literary Festival are excited to announce their Fall Fundraiser: Chelsea Handler in Conversation about her #1 N​ew York Times​ bestseller “Life Will Be the Death of Me”, in which she shares the funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of her year of self-discovery.

The fundraiser will raise money for Montclair-based non-profit ...

Governor Murphy Speaks During Town Hall Forum at Bloomfield’s Temple Ner Tamid

September 10, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – As part of their ongoing Leadership Series program, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy spoke on a variety of statewide and national issued on Monday evening, September 9 at Temple Ner Tamid on Broad Street in Bloomfield.

In the third and final program at Temple Ner Tamid in 2019, the town hall forum titled ‘Governing with Social Justice’ was moderated by CBS ...

New Jersey's Red Flag Law Goes into Effect Today

NEW JERSEY – Aa A217 becomes effective today, New Jersey joins more than a dozen other states with red flag laws. Officially named the “Extreme Risk Protective Order Act of 2018,” the new law adds to New Jersey’s status as the state with the second strictest gun control laws in the nation.

The name of the act somewhat speaks for itself. The new law allows concerned ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Gets Trained on Narcan by Morris County Sheriff Gannon's Team

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Yesterday Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and her staff took part in a training session hosted by Sheriff Jim Gannon's Hope One team, to learn how to use Narcan.  Narcan is an opioid antagonist used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. Narcan is also used for diagnosis of suspected or known acute opioid ...

Following Montclair Planning Bd. Official's Accusation of Improper Actions, Township Leaders Involve the Essex County Prosecutor

September 13, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Planning Board member Martin Schwartz took a jab at township officials during the meeting on Tuesday night, criticizing them for "improper actions" and dropping the ball, which resulted in an applicant potentially receiving more units per acre that what was intended in the redevelopment plan.

On Thursday, Township Officials responded, denying any ...

AARP Foundation Seeks Essex County Volunteers for Tax-Aide Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service that is locally headquartered in West Orange, has officially kicked off volunteer recruitment for the program and is looking to expand its local team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.

The foundation—AARP’s charitable affiliate that “works to end senior ...

Celebrating life and liberty event hosts the journey through cancer survival

HACKENSACK- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center will host its 11th annual Celebrating Life and Liberty at MetLife Stadium on Fri., Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

The event celebrates survivorship and generates inspiration and support to those in the cancer community who are still in treatment or recovery. 5,000 patients, survivors and ...

Love, Forgiveness and Gun Control Discussed at Montclair's Union Baptist Church

September 12, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Chris Singleton lost his mother in 2015 at Charleston’s church shooting. On Saturday, he spoke to a room of more than 100 people at Montclair's Union Batist Church to discuss the power of forgiveness.

The former professional baseball player for the Cubs, says his work to impact lives will continue until he has exceeded his goal of reaching 100,000 ...

Students Honor Victims of 9/11 at Cedar Grove Waves Ceremony

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Students at Cedar Grove High School honored the victims of the September 11 terror attacks Wednesday morning at a cermony outside the Cedar Grove Waves flag display.  The entire student body attended.

Senior and All School Council President Francesca Catrone began the ceremony by recognizing the importance of educating students.

"Most of us students ...

St. Ann's Food Festival Offers Food, Fun For All Ages This Weekend in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - St. Ann's fifth annual Middle Easten Food Festival will be held this weekend - Saturday, Sept. 7 from 12 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eat, drink, and dance all day and night! 

There will be delicious food and nighly entertainment, carnival games, a 50/50, drawings and vendor booths. 

Free admission. Fun for all ...

Five More Horses Diagnosed With Encephalitis In New Jersey

September 6, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. — Five more horses in New Jersey have been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis during the last two weeks bringing the total of 10 animals in New Jersey contracting the virus in 2019.

The latest cases are an 18-year-old gelding horse in Morris County, a 4-month old gelding in Salem County, a 4-year old gelding and a gelding of unknown age each in Ocean County, and a ...

Gloucester County Member Crowned N.J. 4-H Equestrian Of The Year

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — Grayson Link of Gloucester County was crowned as the New Jersey 4-H Equestrian of the Year in ceremonies at the Horse Park of New Jersey before the State 4-H Horse Show.

According to the New Jersey 4-H website: The Equestrian of the Year contest is an ambassador program that encourages 4‑H'ers to become well-rounded individuals with a comprehensive background in ...

Want To Try Something New With Your Horse? How About Mounted Archery?

EAST AMWELL TWP., N.J. — Archers on horseback were once instrumental in the survival of many cultures. They provided food for their families and defended their nations in war time.

Today, horsemen are discovering that mounted archery is a fun sport. There are clubs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

Diana Olds and Marissa Scalzo from the Chelee Mounted Warriors based ...

Passaic County Sheriff’s Department Holds K-9 First Aid Seminar

September 10, 2019

WAYNE- On Wednesday, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik held a seminar on K-9 first aid sponsored by the Onyx and Breezy Foundation, a non-profit that has been a strong supporter of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 unit for the past several years.

“The issue of K-9 safety is a major focus of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office,” said Berdnik.

Cockatiel Found In Nutley, Bloomfield Animal Shelter Seeks Information

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Animal Shelter shared information about a Cockatiel found on Joerg St. in Nutley on Saturday August 24 around noon. .

Given the nature of birds, this cockatiel may have flown in from a surrounding community.

Anyone with information is asked to call 973-748-0194.

Information Sought For Pair of Dogs Found in Bloomfield's Watsessing Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Animal Shelter is seeking information about a pair of dogs found in the Watsessing Park Dog Park.

According to the shelter, the dogs, two female bully mixes, were found about noon on Sunday at the Locust St. dog park. The individual who found the dogs reported that they were together without a human companion for about an hour.

The shelter reports that the ...

Food, Fun, Music, Rides, More this Weekend at the Passaic County Fair

August 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- The sounds, smells, sights, and tastes of one of New Jersey’s most popular annual family events were on display again Friday as the annual Passaic County Fair enjoyed its second night at Garrett Mountain.

The fair runs through Sunday, August 18 and is open from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. both days.

 

 

Swimming OK Again at Six Lake Hopatcong Beaches, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – The state is authorizing local health departments again allow swimming at six Lake Hopatcong beaches, having found that harmful algal bloom bacteria counts at the sites were safe for water contact.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it based its decision on water samples taken Monday, Aug. 12.

The DEP and the state Department of Health ...

Evening Bat Walks at Jockey Hollow in Morristown in September

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Dusk is when the bats come out! Nine species of bats call New Jersey home, and many can be seen flying around your neighborhood at dusk. To help you identify which species of bat you’re looking at, Morristown National Historical Park is offering two free evening Bat Walk programs.

The next Bat Walk will be offered 7:30-9:30 pm ...

Free New Jersey Day Trip Ideas in Waning Summer Days

NEW JERSEY - Keeping the kids busy during the summer months or entertaining visiting relatives can be challenging and expensive. Of course trips to one of the Garden State's amusement or splash parks is a must as is heading to the Jersey Shore, but there are actually some free activities in New Jersey that make for fun day trips whether you are traveling solo, with a friend or the ...

Annual Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race on Tap This Weekend

September 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of city's most charming and time-honored traditions, the Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race, will return on Sunday, Sept. 22.

The 39th annual festival at Boyd Park will culminate with the Rubber Duck Race in which participants adopt rubber ducks and watch them race along the Delaware and Raritan Canal.

Up to 5,000 ducks will be dropped from a ...

Battleship New Jersey Pier Dedicated in Honor of Assemblywoman Egan Jones

CAMDEN, NJ — The retiring state official who fought to bring the Battleship New Jersey to South Jersey and have it docked in Camden will see her legacy carried on with the site.

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial's board of trustees unanimously voted to name the pier on which the highly-decorated ship has been moored for nearly two decades after Assemblywoman Patricia Egan ...

TAPintoTV’s Original Series, HomeGrown: Clinton, NJ - Part 2

CLINTON, NJ -- After the debut of Part 1 of the premiere episode last week, TAPintoTV airs Part 2 of HomeGrown: Clinton, NJ on Friday, May 17. HomeGrown visits local towns across New Jersey to discover the stories and people that make each community special.

Host Stephanie Willoughby continues speaking with residents and small business owners in Clinton to learn more about this dynamic small ...

Clinton, NJ Featured as Spotlight in New Series, "HomeGrown," on TAPintoTV

TAPintoTV is proud to introduce its first series of original programming: HomeGrown. Hosted by Stephanie Willoughby, HomeGrown visits local towns across New Jersey to discover the stories and people that make each community special.  

The first episode of HomeGrown features Clinton, NJ. Located in Hunterdon County in a picturesque setting on the Raritan River, Clinton boasts a thriving ...

Essex County to Host Paper Shredding and Recycling Used Tires Day This Saturday

September 12, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Are you looking to shred that box of old mail sitting in your basement?

What about those used tires sitting in your garage?

The Essex County Department of Public Works will host a paper shredding and used tire recycling day on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Essex County Public Works Department building, 99 West Bradford Ave., Cedar Grove.

People can ...

Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

To the Editor:

Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress for a few minutes.

The bunnies, chicks, goats, sheep, cow and other animals used ...

Fanwood Council Considers Whether It Should Ban Plastic Bags

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Council is doing some fact-finding before iniatiating more formal disccusions on whether the Borough should introduce an ordinance that would ban the use of plastic bags at retail establishments in Fanwood.

At its agenda meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Councilwoman Kathy Mithchell inquired whether Fanwood would follow the lead of Paramus in banning plastic ...

Governor Seeks to Curb Dangerous E-Cigarette Use Causing Critical Health Concerns

September 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ  –  In the wake of national incidents of illness and death from vaping, Governor Phil Murphy took action on Thursday to formulate a comprehensive strategy to protect New Jersey residents from the health hazards of electronic cigarettes.   

"The rash of lung disease and death nationwide due to e-cigarette use is deeply alarming," said Murphy.

Zantac Found to Contain Low Levels of Cancer Causing Chemical

Zantac has been found to contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels, stated the FDA. NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen and could possibly cause cancer, they said.

NDMA is the same drug that was found in the Valsartan, a blood pressure medicine that initiated a widespread recall.

Ranitidine, an H2 blocker, is an over the ...

Ruiz Introduces State Bill to Expedite Lead Water Service Line Replacement

NEWARK, NJ - State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz introduced legislation on Thursday that would let municipalities across New Jersey adopt ordinances allowing local governments to change lead service lines without a property owners permission.

The state legislation mirrors that of a measure making its way through Newark’s City Council that would allow local government officials to enter ...

Stonewall, Lawsuit, Homicide Charge Follow Fatal ATV Mishap

September 9, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Imagine that your close friend or family member died in an accident, and officials not only wouldn’t tell you how the wreck happened, but that they wouldn’t even confirm the death.

That’s exactly what happened to some of those close to William D. Hildebrant, the 34-year-old Califon resident who officials now say died after being thrown from an ATV ...

Lawsuit Says New Jersey Town Failed to Maintain Tree That Fell, Seriously Hurt Man

WESTFIELD, NJ — A tree crushed a local man’s car and knocked him unconscious, causing permanent injuries because the town and property owners failed to maintain that tree properly, a lawsuit filed last month claims.

David Weinman, of Westfield, claims in the lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Elizabeth the tree fell on his car and knocked him out while he was driving on Boynton ...

Newark's Abandoned Coe Mansion To Be Turned into Apartments

September 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The dilapidated Coe Mansion in the city’s Central Ward may finally be reborn now that the Newark Planning Board granted final site plan approval for a redevelopment plan earlier this week.

The plan calls for transforming the abandoned historic brick mansion at 698-700 Martin Luther King Blvd into a three-floor apartment building with 15 residential units. 

The Coe ...

Homeownership Program Comes to Essex County with $5 Million Commitment

NEWARK, NJ - A financial program designed to boost homeownership will expand to Essex County this fall with a $5 million commitment from Wells Fargo.

The NeighborhoodLIFT program will create more than 180 Essex County homeowners by offering $20,000 down payment assistance grants that require completion of HUD-certified homebuyer education.

Nearly one-third of ...

Following Montclair Planning Bd. Official's Accusation of Improper Actions, Township Leaders Involve the Essex County Prosecutor

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Planning Board member Martin Schwartz took a jab at township officials during the meeting on Tuesday night, criticizing them for "improper actions" and dropping the ball, which resulted in an applicant potentially receiving more units per acre that what was intended in the redevelopment plan.

On Thursday, Township Officials responded, denying any ...

Fall Clothing Swap at Yantacaw School in Nutley

September 3, 2019

It's "Back to School" time, which means it's time for the 6th Annual Yantacaw School Fall Swap!  Our Fall Swap is on Saturday, September 21st and is for clothing, costumes, and sports equipment only.  It's a chance for you to clear out some outgrown items, and get them into the hands of families who could use them!  This event is sponsored ...

As Hurricane Dorian gains strength, IRS encourages preparation for natural disasters

As Dorian threatens and with the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. Taxpayers, whether individuals, organizations or businesses, should take time now to create or update their emergency plans.

Taxpayers can begin getting ready for a disaster with a preparedness plan that includes securing and duplicating ...

Tomato Troubles

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - You have waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit.  But don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest this year while improving things for next season.

Blossom end rot is a common problem.  It’s due to a calcium deficiency often caused by fluctuations in soil moisture, often seen on the first set of ...

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Bloomfield 9/11 Ceremony Honors Those We Lost 18 Years Ago

September 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, Bloomfield honored the victims of that day as well as the brave rescuers that rushed to help those in need.  

The ceremony, held on the Town Green on the corner of Broad Street and Liberty Street, was attended by uniformed members of the Bloomfield Police Department, Bloomfield Fire Department ...

Gun Safety Legislation

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week:

Gun Safety Legislation

This week, Senator Bob Menendez called on upon Senate Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on gun safety measures. At a ...

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Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

An Introduction to Einstein's Theories of ...

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Masters of Photography: Daguerre, Nadar, Julia ...

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Emotion and Freedom: German Expressionist Art

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Chelsea Handler in Conversation

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Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Library Family Movie: Eleanor’s Secret ...

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NJ TRANSIT Graduating Seven Locomotive Engineer Classes in Two Years – Same Number Graduated in Last Five Years Combined

With the recent June 2019 graduating class and six more classes of locomotive engineering trainees graduating through December 2020, NJ TRANSIT will have graduated seven classes in two years (2019 – 2020). That’s the same number of classes that graduated in the previous five years combined (2014 – 2018.)

Agency officials attribute the significant increase in engineer training ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

Homeownership Program Comes to Essex County with $5 Million Commitment

September 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A financial program designed to boost homeownership will expand to Essex County this fall with a $5 million commitment from Wells Fargo.

The NeighborhoodLIFT program will create more than 180 Essex County homeowners by offering $20,000 down payment assistance grants that require completion of HUD-certified homebuyer education.

Nearly one-third of ...

Essex Residents and Officials Gather in West Orange for 18th Anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Marking the 18th anniversary of the tragedies that occurred in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, Essex County residents, elected officials, local clergy members and more attended the “Essex County Remembers” ceremony held annually at the Eagle Rock Sept. 11 Memorial in West Orange.

Standing in front of a backdrop of the New York ...

Hunterdon Freeholder Charged with DWI

September 14, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon County Freeholder John E. Lanza has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a press release this afternoon from Raritan Township police.

Lanza, 42, lives in the township and is not only a Freeholder, but is an attorney and has been the municipal prosecutor in East Amwell and Delaware Townships.

According to police, they were dispatched to ...

How a Camden Resident Wants to Turn Friday the 13th Into a Day of Unity, Not Fright

CAMDEN, NJ — Friday the 13th has long been associated with bad omens and bad luck, but Yocontalie "Connie" Jackson hopes to make it seen in a different light.

The Camden native is calling on people across the city to come together in unity and prayer Friday afternoon at Roosevelt Plaza Park in front of Camden City Hall. The gathering, "Stop, Drop and Pray," will be ...

Sunny Skies Smile Down on Belmar’s Beach Badge Sales for 2019 Season

September 14, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — What a difference this summer’s beach-friendly weather made in Belmar, as beach badge sales swelled to their highest level in three years.

Couple that with the first increase in badge prices in four years and the borough closed out the 2019 season with a 22 percent hike in beach access revenues over the previous year, according to the borough’s annual beach ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

September 11, 2019

To the Editor:

Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress for a few minutes.

The bunnies, chicks, goats, sheep, cow and other animals used ...

HomeGrown NJ Highlights Asbury Park’s Progressive & LGTBQ-Friendly Spirit

September 13, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Besides sand, surf and Springsteen, Asbury Park has been known in recent years as a hub for the New Jersey LGBTQ community. HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Comedian & Activist Jess Alaimo about the LGBTQ-friendly atmosphere of Asbury Park. Alaimo grew up in Asbury Park, where she still lives, and has family roots here. She founded the Asbury Park Young ...

Millburn, NJ Attorney on the Importance of Legal Advice for Startups

NEW YORK, NY -- TAPintoTV caught up with Attorney Jonathan Goodgold, Esq., of the law firm Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett at TechDay New York, the largest event for startups in the U.S. TechDay produces events to connect the startup community and highlight the most unique and innovative products currently in development. 

“All great businesses start with a great ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 16, 2019

CLIFTON – It’s a sad morning, with no gum-cracking waitress calling us “hon” or warming up our coffee for the 8th time. Why? Because for likely the first Monday morning since the Truman Administration, the Tick Tock Diner is not slinging eggs and bacon on the side of Route 3. The landmark diner was set to close last night for a major rehab. There will be a new ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in ...

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018)

 

Where the Crawdads Sing is Delia Owens’ first novel, although she and her husband have published three internationally acclaimed non-fiction books about Owens’ experiences as a wildlife scientist in Africa. Where the Crawdads Sing scored a Number 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, winning ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K, Smith, M.D.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

 

I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

Impact100 Essex Extends Grant Application Deadline and Adds Grant Awards Opportunities

September 16, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Impact100 Essex is extending the deadline for grant proposal submissions to September 26th. Essex County nonprofits seeking funds for a transformational, high impact project are encouraged to apply. This year’s grant winning proposal will receive a $120,000 grant. In addition, Impact100 Essex has announced that all of this year’s finalists will receive grant of at ...

FLAMES: NJ's Top Chefs Ignite Big, Crazy Dreams

Please join CUMAC on Thursday, September 19 for FLAMES, a night of food and fun to help fight hunger in New Jersey! Along with special tastings from a dozen of the area's top chefs, you'll have the chance to enjoy live performances, delicious drinks, and an auction full of one-of-a-kind prizes and experiences. All proceeds will help CUMAC feed people & change lives.Get ...

Online tools at IRS.gov help people stay current (Third quarter estimated tax payment due Sept. 16)

With major tax reform now in its second year and taxpayers seeing its full effect on 2018 returns, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who pay estimated tax that their third quarter payment for 2019 is due Monday, Sept. 16.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in December 2017, fundamentally changed the way tax is calculated for most taxpayers, including those with income ...

Obituaries

Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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HomeGrown NJ Highlights Asbury Park’s Progressive & LGTBQ-Friendly Spirit

September 13, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Besides sand, surf and Springsteen, Asbury Park has been known in recent years as a hub for the New Jersey LGBTQ community. HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Comedian & Activist Jess Alaimo about the LGBTQ-friendly atmosphere of Asbury Park. Alaimo grew up in Asbury Park, where she still lives, and has family roots here. She founded the Asbury Park Young ...