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Local Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10 in Randolph

October 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph Police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Boys Soccer: Montclair Finishes Regular Season Perfect, Defeats Bloomfield, 2-0

MONTCLAIR — When Phillip Cubeddu scored Montclair’s first goal of the season on opening day, he celebrated with a dance amongst some of his teammates. 

Since that goal on September 7, Montclair is yet to lose or tie, and has seen itself become one of the best teams in the country. So in the Mounties’ regular season finale Sunday, it was only fitting that Cubeddu capped ...

Bloomfield Continues Push To Reduce Carbon Footprint, Installs Five Smart-Technology Compost Bins

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to go green, the Township of Bloomfield is investing in smart-technology compacting waste bins that have been set up at five locations throughout town. These compacting waste, or compost bins, have built in compactors that utilize solar power, and are locked so no rodents or other animals can get in.

The bins are provided by Big Belly Solutions, Inc., a ...

Undefeated Montclair Beats Bloomfield Bengals 2-0 in Boys Varsity Soccer

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The busy weekend continued yesterday for Bloomfield High School Athletics, as the Bengals Boys Varsity Soccer team faced a nearly impossible task.

The undefeated Montclair High School Mounties had all they could handle, and then some, but came away with a 2-0 win over Bloomfield at MSU Soccer Park on the campus of Montclair State University on Sunday ...

Bloomfield Public Library Invites Resident Input in Strategic Plan Survey

October 12, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library is currently gathering information and input from the public, staff, and community stakeholders to assist them in formulating a Strategic Plan for 2019-2021. The Strategic Plan shapes how the library staff structures event series and update their multimedia catalog in the coming years.

“The Bloomfield Library staff works extremely hard to ...

Tickets On Sale Now for Ellis Dance Studio "Nutcracker" at Bloomfield Middle School Dec 15

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Tickets for Ellis Dance Studio's production of 'The Nutcracker' went on sale at 6 a.m. today.

This Christmas classic will be performed only two times, 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on December 15 at Bloomfield Middle School. 

For tickets, contact Ellis Dance Studios,  234 Franklin Avenue, 2nd Floor, Nutley, NJ ...

A Royal Court, Bengals Cheerleaders, the Marching Band, and Enthusiastic Fans made Homecoming the Place to be on Friday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The ferocious spirit of Bloomfield Bengals fans during Friday's homecoming game proved that Foley Field was the placed to be.

A royal court took the spotlight for the off the field portion of the evening, the band played all night, and the fans' enthusiasm could not be contained.

The cheerleaders, fresh off a first place win on Thursday, kept the fans spirits ...

Local Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10 in Randolph

October 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph Police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Bloomfield Public Safety Department Open House Thursday at Municipal Plaza

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety invites the public to attend the annual open house on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The open house will include tours, interactive activities, photo opportunities, and free food! 

Municipal Plaza (the street in front of the Bloomfield Police Department) will be closed for the event. 

Retail Employees Pepper Sprayed, Bloomfield Police Search for Three Female Suspects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau is asking the public to provide any information regarding three women who are suspects in a robbery of Pearl Beauty Shop on Franklin St. on Friday Oct. 5

According to police, three woman created a disturbance in the store and attempted to steal merchandise. Employees were pepper sprays by the suspect who fled in a black sport ...

Bloomfield Public Safety Director DeMaio Honored By Essex Freeholders

NEWARK, NJ--  At last week's meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, they celebrated Italian Heritage Month by honoring local Italian Americans.  Among the honorees was was Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio.   

DeMaio began his career in law enforcement in 1986, following in his father's footsteps and joining the Newark ...

Escape to the Islands this Sunday, Right Here in Bloomfield

October 5, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7. 

The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The congregation celebrated the Asian heritage of congregants this past Spring.

A suggested ...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with an Affogato

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today we're ordering an 'Affogato.'

Affogato is quite simple: a scoop of vanilla gelato ...

Former Top Chef Contestant to Host Fundraiser for Homeless Pets and Pets of Domestic Violence Victims!

VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18.

The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise funds to help domestic violence shelters add a safe space for pets so families ...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with this Simple Four Ingredient Pomodoro Sauce

Warning - If a Pomodoro sauce recipe has more than 4 ingredients run!

Ingredients: (serves 2-3)

3 cloves of garlic, chopped.

4oz of olive oil.

2 dry pints of cherry or grape tomatoes.

6-10 leaves of basil, chopped.

1/2 lb of dry spaghetti.

Salt

Red pepper

Preparation: Heat olive oil in a large, 12" or bigger, skillet over medium heat. Add ...

Boys Soccer: Montclair Finishes Regular Season Perfect, Defeats Bloomfield, 2-0

October 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR — When Phillip Cubeddu scored Montclair’s first goal of the season on opening day, he celebrated with a dance amongst some of his teammates. 

Since that goal on September 7, Montclair is yet to lose or tie, and has seen itself become one of the best teams in the country. So in the Mounties’ regular season finale Sunday, it was only fitting that Cubeddu capped ...

Undefeated Montclair Beats Bloomfield Bengals 2-0 in Boys Varsity Soccer

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The busy weekend continued yesterday for Bloomfield High School Athletics, as the Bengals Boys Varsity Soccer team faced a nearly impossible task.

The undefeated Montclair High School Mounties had all they could handle, and then some, but came away with a 2-0 win over Bloomfield at MSU Soccer Park on the campus of Montclair State University on Sunday ...

Bloomfield Bengals Football and Soccer Weekend Roundup

MONTCLAIR, NJ – It’s a busy weekend for Bloomfield High School Athletics, as the Bengals Varsity Football, and Boys and Girls Soccer squads come down the home stretch of the fall season.

Bengals Football had a tough Saturday afternoon in Montclair as the Mounties defeated Bloomfield 51-14 during a Super Essex Conference, Liberty Blue Division game.  Senior running back ...

Educational Foundation's Bengalthon Crosses $10,000 Milestone to Fund Health and Wellness After School Programs at Middle School in Bloomfield

October 5, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than 1400 students joined Bloomfield Educational Foundation's first annual 'Bengalthon' at Bloomfield Middle School (BMS) to support after school after school health, wellness and enrichment programs. The Bloomfield Public Schools students were joined by the Track and Field and Bowling teams at Bloomfield College, Faculty and staff of the school district, as ...

Record Crowd Participates in Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer's

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world ...

Former Top Chef Contestant to Host Fundraiser for Homeless Pets and Pets of Domestic Violence Victims!

VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18.

The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise funds to help domestic violence shelters add a safe space for pets so families ...

Former Top Chef Contestant to Host Fundraiser for Homeless Pets and Pets of Domestic Violence Victims!

October 2, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18.

The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise funds to help domestic violence shelters add a safe space for pets so families ...

North Carolina Orphan Pets Arrive in New Jersey for Fostering

ROXBURY, NJ – It was “Welcome to Roxbury” tonight for nine dogs and 14 cats from North Carolina that arrived at the Eleventh Hour Rescue facility in Succasunna.

The animals came from shelters in two North Carolina counties ravaged by Hurricane Florence. Awaiting them were people, from Roxbury and elsewhere, who responded to the animal rescue group’s recent social ...

Help The AAEP Foundation Equine Disaster Relief Fund Aid Hurricane Florence Equine Victims

LEXINGTON, Ky. — As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the eastern Carolinas, the AAEP Foundation is accepting charitable contributions from individuals and industry organizations in support of its Equine Disaster Relief Fund.

Just as was done in 2017 during hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Foundation will work with agencies and veterinarians in the region to identify the needs ...

Gov. Murphy Delivers Unveils Economic Development Strategic Plan at On3 in Nutley

October 2, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his economic development strategic plan, “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”, at the On3 campus in Nutley on Monday. The plan sets New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and diversity are at the forefront of the State’s economy. The ...

Appointments Made to Recreation Board and Civil Rights Commission at Bloomfield Council Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ– Two appointments were made to the Recreation Board and Civil Rights Commission during the Bloomfield Township Council Regular Meeting last night at the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building.

In a report of special council committees, a resolution adopting Boards and Commissions for the township was approved, as appointed members include Jennica Jesena to the ...

TAPinto Newark Editor Mark J. Bonamo to Appear on 'My9 New Jersey Now' Public Affair Show at Noon

Please tune in today Sunday, September 23 at 12 noon on Channel 9 WWOR (My9nj), where Mark J. Bonamo, in his capacity as editor of TAPinto Newark will appear on the My9 New Jersey Now public affairs show.

The main topic discussed during the show, hosted by Dianne Doctor, is New Jersey's 7th Congressional District race between Democrat Tom Malinowski and ...

Essex County Partners with West Orange Chamber for Business Builders Workshop

October 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), in collaboration with the Essex County Office of Small Business Development, will present a three-hour Business Builders workshop entitled “Solutions and Tools to Grow Your Small Business” on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Turtle Back Zoo.

Both members and non-members of the WOCC are invited to hear from ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

New Executive Director Hired for Montclair Center BID

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID) has hired Jennifer Brown to serve as Executive Director.

Brown is set to replace Israel Cronk starting November 12.

Currently the Executive Director of the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership BID in New York,  Brown will become the fourth director to lead the Montclair BID, which was founded in ...

Learn More about Indigenous Peoples Day

October 8, 2018

Indigenous Peoples' Day occurs every year on the second Monday of October, a day traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day, but in recent years have shifted focus to illuminate the experiences of Native Americans and Indigenous People, who were nearly exterminated in parts of what was known as "the New World." Indigenous Peoples' Day reimagines Columbus Day and changes a ...

Escape to the Islands this Sunday, Right Here in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7. 

The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The congregation celebrated the Asian heritage of congregants this past Spring.

A suggested ...

Chabad Short Hills Center for Jewish Life Opens on So. Orange Avenue

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The local Jewish community came out in spades earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the new Chabad at Short Hills Center for Jewish Life, located at 650 South Orange Avenue where Livingston and Short Hills meet.

Among the local dignitaries at the grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony were the mayors and some council members from both Livingston ...

'Wicked Windows' Come Westfield’s Way As Town Preps for AddamsFest

October 10, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – A crawling hand, the likes of the Addams Family character, “Thing,” rests in the storefront of a spice shop on East Broad Street.

A witch painted on the window of a coffee shop advertises a “haunted house” for sale.

And spectacles are painted on pumpkins in an optician’s storefront window.

Westfield is preparing for AddamsFest, a ...

Sayegh Leads 'Proud Moment' for Paterson as Officials Mark Opening of Overlook Park and Great Falls Amphitheater

PATERSON, NJ- With the roar of water gushing down behind them Mayor Andre Sayegh led a cadre of local, county, state and federal leaders in officially reopening Overlook Park and the Great Falls Amphitheater on Friday. As if in homage to his original vision when he helped give birth to the nation’s first planned city, the restored bronze statue of Alexander Hamilton stood proudly over ...

Miss New Jersey to Play First Lady Cleveland at Presidential Ball in Upper Montclair, Nov. 10

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association and The Montclair Orchestra are pleased to announce that Miss New Jersey, Jaime Gialloreto will assume the role of First Lady Frances Cleveland at her husband’s inaugural ball at the Women's Club of Upper Montclair on Saturday, November 10th, 2018.  Adorned in a 19th Century ballgown, Miss Gialloreto will represent the grandeur ...

New Jersey's Premier Book Festival to Feature Award-Winning Authors from the Garden State

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Festival of Books is thrilled to welcome many of New Jersey’s hottest authors, from Princeton’s own National Book Award winner and five-time Pulitzer finalist Joyce Carol Oates (Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense) to Plainfield native and international best-selling author Diane Chamberlain (The Dream Daughter). Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad ...

Bloomfield Continues Push To Reduce Carbon Footprint, Installs Five Smart-Technology Compost Bins

October 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to go green, the Township of Bloomfield is investing in smart-technology compacting waste bins that have been set up at five locations throughout town. These compacting waste, or compost bins, have built in compactors that utilize solar power, and are locked so no rodents or other animals can get in.

The bins are provided by Big Belly Solutions, Inc., a ...

Bloomfield Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Events Scheduled for Next Two Saturdays, Respectively

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Department of Public Works and Parks along with the Recycling Committee are hosting a Paper Shredding event and Electronics Recycling consecutive Saturdays this month.

The Paper Shredding Day will take place this Saturday, October 13, and will last from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Bloomfield Board of Education parking lot, 155 Broad Street.

Clothing Drive: Fundraiser to Support Demarest's 6th Grade Graduating Class

Donate with Results:

1. Our 6th graders will earn $$ for events to make their last year at Demarest a special one! (we receive money per pound of soft goods collected)

2.  Items will not be cut into rags; they will be donated to local thrift shops and in areas in need of clothing!!!

3. You are saving the earth: your clothing ends up being reused and does not end up in a ...

Garden State Equality to Host its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13 and 14

October 10, 2018

ASBURY PARK, NJ - Garden State Equality (GSE) is holding its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13th and 14th in three separate locations: Atlantic City (8/13), Asbury Park (8/13), and Montclair (8/14). Elected officials, including Congressman Pallone and Congressman Gottheimer, are expected to attend.

The Equality Walk is GSE’s largest annual community fundraiser. Last year, GSE had ...

Red Cross calls for winter heroes to host blood drives and save lives

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

Right now, the Red Cross needs about 6,500 additional groups across the country to host blood drives in ...

Take Safety Into Your Own Hands This October During National Fire Prevention Month

Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes.

In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) has created a special web resource page ...

Second man charged in fatal drag racing hit and run

October 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday, 

Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of Piscataway, who was identified as managing a Facebook page and Instagram account for the car club ...

Piscataway Man Charged in Drag Racing Hit and Run Death of High School Vice-Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Freddy S. Garcia Jr. of Piscataway has been charged with the hit and run death of a popular New Brunswick High School vice-principal. According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department, Garcia Jr., 21, has been arrested for causing the death of a pedestrian, a 49-year old vice-principal of New Brunswick ...

Bloomfield BOE Candidates Discuss the Issues During Open Forum

October 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Home and School Council sponsored a Board of Education Candidate's Forum on Tuesday evening, October 9, at Bloomfield Middle School.  The two-hour forum saw the candidates express their educational visions, as well as answer questions from the public.

Ten candidates filed petitions earlier this year with the Office of County Clerk Christopher J.

Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety Questionnaire to Board of Education Candidates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With the Bloomfield Board of Education considering installing armed guards in elementary schools, the Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety group recently sent a questionnaire to candidates ahead of next month’s election on Tuesday, November 6.

Candidates participating in the questionnaire include Daniel Anderson, Michael Heller, Julien Maculan, Jody Polidoro, ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Election Policies for the November 2018 Elections

Election Policies

Candidate Statements:  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.  For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1st through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate ...

See the View From Luxury High-Rise that Just Opened in Downtown Newark

October 4, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A 238-foot high luxury residential tower that overlooks Military Park and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is finished and open for leasing.

One Theater Square has been 11 years in the making. The building was developed by Dranoff Properties, and the president of the company today called the project a “game-changer” at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“One ...

Among NJ Best Public High Schools Bloomfield High School Drops 12 Points

BLOOMFIELD NJ - On a ranking list recently published by NJ Monthly Magazine of 305 high schools in New Jersey, Bloomfield High School came at number 271. This is a move of 12 places down from 259 in 2016.

The criteria was measured based on three categories: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Outcomes.

According to the methodology, data for the New ...

Bloomfield High School Ranked 271 on NJ Monthly List of New Jersey High Schools

BLOOMFIELD NJ - On a ranking list recently published by NJ Monthly Magazine of 305 high schools in New Jersey, Bloomfield High School came at number 271. This is a move of 12 places down from 259 in 2016.

The criteria was measured based on three categories: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Outcomes.

According to the methodology, data for the New ...

Bloomfield BOE Candidates Discuss the Issues During Open Forum

October 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Home and School Council sponsored a Board of Education Candidate's Forum on Tuesday evening, October 9, at Bloomfield Middle School.  The two-hour forum saw the candidates express their educational visions, as well as answer questions from the public.

Ten candidates filed petitions earlier this year with the Office of County Clerk Christopher J.

Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety Questionnaire to Board of Education Candidates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With the Bloomfield Board of Education considering installing armed guards in elementary schools, the Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety group recently sent a questionnaire to candidates ahead of next month’s election on Tuesday, November 6.

Candidates participating in the questionnaire include Daniel Anderson, Michael Heller, Julien Maculan, Jody Polidoro, ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Election Policies for the November 2018 Elections

Election Policies

Candidate Statements:  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.  For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1st through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate ...

Take Safety Into Your Own Hands This October During National Fire Prevention Month

October 7, 2018

Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes.

In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) has created a special web resource page ...

Giant Insect Invades Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Bloomfield Middle School should use caution when traveling in the area, a giant insect was spotted on a lawn this morning.. 

At this time it is unknown if the insect is a terrestrial species or a mutation of one from this planet. It is also not known if it is venomous or carnivorous. 

Such creatures make appearances ...

Pet-Friendly Indoor Gardening

Houseplants make a wonderful addition to our home’s décor and improve the indoor air quality.  Those with pets however may struggle with keeping plants safe from curious pets and the pets safe from indoor greenery.

The good news is you can grow an indoor garden even when you own pets.  Yes, some do love to dig in the soil or even eat our favorite houseplants, but with ...

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Bloomfield Public Safety Department Open House Thursday at Municipal Plaza

October 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety invites the public to attend the annual open house on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The open house will include tours, interactive activities, photo opportunities, and free food! 

Municipal Plaza (the street in front of the Bloomfield Police Department) will be closed for the event. 

TAPinto Bloomfield Election Policies for the November 2018 Elections

Election Policies

Candidate Statements:  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.  For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1st through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate ...

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Mon, October 15, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Seeing Red

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University Hall Conference Center , Montclair

Focus on Fashion Entrepreneurs

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Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

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Tue, October 16, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Seeing Red

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, October 17, 10:00 AM

Cancer Center Resource Room, Belleville

Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease Support ...

Health & Wellness

Wed, October 17, 10:00 AM

The Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton

KID FRIENDLY Happy Haunt at the Red Mill

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Bloomfield Police Blotter October 1 to 7, 2018

October 11, 2018

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

Shoplifting:

10/2/18- An officer was dispatched to 122 Bloomfield Avenue (7-Eleven) on a report of a Shoplifting. The manager states that a male suspect was observed on his surveillance video taking 2 phone chargers. The suspect is described as a black male ...

Dick Wolfe for Bloomfield Board of Education

October 11, 2018

My name is Dick Wolfe and I am running for the Bloomfield Board of Education, position #7 on the ballot. It is crucial for voters to learn as much about the candidates as possible so each of you can make an informed choice about whom you entrust with your children’s education.

I have been a resident of Bloomfield for 13 years. My wife, Miriam, and I chose Bloomfield as where we wanted to ...

Newark Arts Festival colors changing downtown

October 14, 2018

Art is a major force in the redevelopment of Newark. But when the Newark Arts Festival opened this year, for a few days it was the greatest force. 

"I like to be able to hang out on a weekend night and walk around from space to space and see experimentation," said Anker West, a longtime Newark artist and designer, at the Index Art Center on Washington Street while artists and ...

Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

UPDATE: Found Safe! Passaic Teen Goes Missing in Elizabeth

October 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Passaic teen who went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth has been found safe!

Family members of Eliza Pabon 16, say she was last seen on Friday evening at approximately in the area of 7th Street and East Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth.

The youth is Hispanic with blonde curly hair and is approximately 5’4” and 130 ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra Kicks Off Season at First United Methodist Church in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — The audience stood and cheered Saturday after the New Jersey Festival Orchestra kicked off the season Saturday in a new venue.

“I have long wished to perform at First United Methodist Church whose acoustics are ... well, heavenly,” Conductor and Music Director David Wroe said recently. “Resonant, lush and warm, they remind me of the great cathedral ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

FEMA Forgives Belmar’s $4.4 Million Loan for Superstorm Sandy Recovery

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will not have to pay back a $4.4 million federal community disaster loan after completing a tedious process that documented how the borough used the funds for its recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

The borough learned last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has forgiven the loan, which it received to help the borough remain fiscally stable after the ...

Back Saving Back To School Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and ...

What Does Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Mean?

What does it mean to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)?

I recently spoke with future DPT intern Timothy O’Connor from Seton Hall University and asked him this question. He said that “it means that I have the knowledge and skills to gather all the information needed to treat each patient, regardless of what systems in the body are involved. A doctorate in physical therapy will ...

Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

October 10, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...

Chatham Township Hosts Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness And Fundraising Walk Event

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor, Curt Ritter, partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to host the "Out Of The Darkness" walk to raise funds and awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention.

"Over the past three years, we've raised over $200,000, which is truly remarkable," said Mayor Ritter

AFSP New Jersey Area Director, ...

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TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Anna Sandler and Fred Smith of TAPinto SOMA

This issue of TAPinto Featured Franchisee highlights TAPinto South Orange and Maplewood with the site's owner Fred Smith and lead editor Anna Sandler. Check out the interview to find out how owning and operating a TAPinto site came at the most opportune time for these NJ residents.
 
Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?
I first joined TAPinto in 2014 as a sales and ...

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Anchor Books, 2013)

 

Crazy Rich _________________. Fill in the blank with almost any ethnicity on the face of the earth, and the story will probably be similar from culture to culture. At the economic apex of every society one can expect to have the wealthiest, most self-indulgent, controlling people. When taken from that point of view, even though ...

The Race to Save the Romanovs

The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

On July 18, 1918, amidst the backdrop of the First World War and violent revolutions occurring within Russia, the entire Imperial Romanov family was executed while in captivity. As the 100th anniversary of the horrific murder of the Imperial Family approached in the summer of 2018, author Helen Rappaport felt ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

Halloween-Themed Race Hopes To Scare Hunger Away

October 11, 2018

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, runners and community members from across northern New Jersey will come together to participate in the Halloween 5K to Scare Hunger Away, being held at the Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, New Jersey. This Halloween-themed charity race is being hosted by the Barwick Group for the 4th year and will benefit CUMAC, Passaic County’s largest feeding ...

Garden State Equality to Host its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13 and 14

ASBURY PARK, NJ - Garden State Equality (GSE) is holding its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13th and 14th in three separate locations: Atlantic City (8/13), Asbury Park (8/13), and Montclair (8/14). Elected officials, including Congressman Pallone and Congressman Gottheimer, are expected to attend.

The Equality Walk is GSE’s largest annual community fundraiser. Last year, GSE had ...

Red Cross calls for winter heroes to host blood drives and save lives

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

Right now, the Red Cross needs about 6,500 additional groups across the country to host blood drives in ...

Sherrill Tops NJ House Fundraising Record for Third Straight Quarter

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Today the Mikie Sherrill for Congress campaign announced that for the third quarter in a row, Mikie Sherrill broke the New Jersey House fundraising record, with $2.7 million raised in the third quarter. This brings Mikie Sherrill’s total raise to $7 million, and she enters the last 30 days of the election with $2.6 million cash on hand.

“I am humbled by the support ...

Obituaries

Mar 9, 1978 - Jul 13, 2018
Christopher J. Barra, Sr., lifelong resident of Bloomfield, passed away on July 13, 2018 at the age ...
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Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
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Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

October 10, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...