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Ridgewood Ave Glen Ridge to close Friday for Rhino Romp Race from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

May 23, 2018

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Ridgewood Ave in Glen Ridge will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the 'Rhino Romp Race" on Friday May 22.

The closure will include the everything between Bloomfield Ave and Bay Ave.

Glen Ridge Police advise motorists to plan alternate routes. 

 

 

 

Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Suspected Car Burglars by Bloomfield Police

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Two men suspected of breaking into cars on Friday morning were arrested by Bloomfield Police because of an an anonymous tip.

The anonymous caller reported two individuals walking behind vehicles appearing to break into them and gave police a detailed description of the vehicle. Police discovered that two parked vehicles on that street had in fact been burglarized within the ...

Equestrian Businesses Invited To Participate In The Time To Ride Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Registration is open for the 2018 Time To Ride Challenge.  

The purpose of the Challenge is to support individual equine businesses and organizations in attracting newcomers to horses by hosting an event at their facility. This grassroots approach gives barn owners the opportunity to grow their business by introducing non-horsey people to the beauty and ...

Town Hall-Style ‘Knock Out Opioid Abuse’ Forum at Bloomfield Public Library Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services is holding a Town Hall-style forum where residents can discuss the opioid crisis affecting families throughout New Jersey. They will also have the opportunity to be a part of the solution to the epidemic.

The forum, ‘Knock Out Opioid Abuse’ will take place Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bloomfield Eatery Featured in SNL Opening

May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- When 'The Sopranos' ended its 10 year HBO run in 2007, it started a new run for Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary in Bloomfield. The iconic final scene was filmed in the 75 year old ice cream parlor that went from being a local favorite to the subject of internet chatter all over the globe. While no one knows for sure what the final fate of Tony ...

Bloomfield Scouts Honor Local Veterans with Flags at Grave Sites in Glendale Cemetery

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Scouts from Boy Scout troops based in the township spent a good portion of Sunday morning placing flags at the grave sites of local veterans in Glendale Cemetery on Hoover Ave.

The annual event honors those who served ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Schedule Released for 2nd Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival June 8 and June 9

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood South Orange Book Festival has released the schedule for their second year, which begins with a reception benefit on Friday, June 8, and continues with a full day of programing for adults and children on Saturday, June 9.

There will be a children's area in the parking lot of the Woodland from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring more than 50 ...

Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Suspected Car Burglars by Bloomfield Police

May 22, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Two men suspected of breaking into cars on Friday morning were arrested by Bloomfield Police because of an an anonymous tip.

The anonymous caller reported two individuals walking behind vehicles appearing to break into them and gave police a detailed description of the vehicle. Police discovered that two parked vehicles on that street had in fact been burglarized within the ...

Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament Postponed

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue. Admission is $5.

Team check in is at 9 a.m.; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 and first ...

Montclair HS Student Reported Sexual Assault in All-Gender Bathroom, Officials Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to published reports on Wednesday, Montclair Police officials are investigating allegations of sex assault reported to have occurred in a bathroom at Montclair High School.

Montclair police officials state that officers received a report about an incident at the high school of a sexual nature that occurred around 3:18 PM on Monday. The ...

Bloomfield Police Department Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- The Bloomfield Police Department held their 4th annual awards ceremony this afternoon in the Bloomfield Township council chambers.  The ceremony honors the members of Bloomfield's finest who have performed above and beyond their everyday duties within the department.  Lt. George Ricci acted as Master of Ceremonies and opening remarks were provided by Public Safety ...

Bloomfield Falls To Livingston Again in ECT Volleyball Final

May 19, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – In a repeat of last year’s outcome, top-seeded Bloomfield High School Bengals boys’ volleyball team lost to second-seeded Livingston High School Lancers two sets to none, 25-19 and 25-21, in the Essex County Tournament Championship held today (Saturday, May 19) at West Essex High School in North Caldwell.

This year’s finale marked the third ...

Essex County Volleyball Tournament Update

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  In the Essex County Tournament Finals, Bloomfield High School Boys Volleyball lost Game 1 by a score to 25 - 19 to Livingston.

Game 2 of the Best of 3 will be starting shortly at West Essex High School in North Caldwell. 

Editors Note: Report Filed at 1:35 p.m. May 19) 

The Meadowlands' Jeff Gural To Talk Sports Betting On May 18 Broadcast

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural will talk about what lies ahead for Garden State bettors Friday night, May 18 as the Big M prepares to take action on professional and college sports in the coming weeks.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with New Jersey and ruled that sports betting is now legal across the country.

Gural will be interviewed by ...

Bloomfield Eatery Featured in SNL Opening

May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- When 'The Sopranos' ended its 10 year HBO run in 2007, it started a new run for Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary in Bloomfield. The iconic final scene was filmed in the 75 year old ice cream parlor that went from being a local favorite to the subject of internet chatter all over the globe. While no one knows for sure what the final fate of Tony ...

Mexi-Flip Taco Truck Brings Taco Tuesday Back to Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Taco Tuesday returns to Essex Juntion in Bloomfield Center as the Mex-Flip taco truck takes over the kitchen from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Taco Tuesday at Essex Junction marks the collaboration of two businesses in Bloomfield Center. "Our ambition inspired this collaboration in the things that I do," Salinas told TAPinto Bloomfield. "We do things for ...

Bloomfield Center Alliance Block Party Canceled

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center Block Party, originally scheduled for Saturday on Washington St. is canceled.

According to Bloomfield Center Alliance Director Ollyn Lettman, the forecast for Sunday is equally bleak. 

Lettman reminds the community that other events, including Dining Under The Stars and Cruise Nights with the Bloomfield Cruisers will be starting up in the ...

Belmar Mayor’s Pardoning of Lobster Will Kick Off New Jersey Seafood Festival

BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival tomorrow, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wants to show a lobster some love.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 18, he will kick off the annual three-day event by pardoning “Lucky Larry the Lobster” on the Fifth Avenue beach and then releasing it into the ocean … hopefully.

“In my power as mayor, I want to pardon a ...

Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

May 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

10-Year Old Boy Battling Cancer Receives Generous Donation From Randolph Hockey Family

RANDOLPH, NJ- While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real life battles off the ice there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the Randolph Varsity hockey team, when they came together to deliver good wishes and ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Ashley Market in South Orange Now Selling 'Sliders for Pets' - Locally Made Premium Food for Dogs and Cats

May 2, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Ashley Marketplace is now carrying Sliders for Pets, which are locally made in South Orange by Marty Sacci, Ashley's longtime butcher. 

Sacci explained that he was motivated to create Sliders for Pets after he was unable to find options that were both healthy and affordable in the premium pet food market. Sacci said he then researched ...

Missing Poodle's Body Found

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- ‎A friend of the heartbroken owners of standard poodle Chanel informed concerned supporters on the Finding Chanel Facebook page that the lost dog's body has been found.

It is with a most heavy heart and salty cheeks that we have to let you know that Chanel's body was found this afternoon. The love that Chanel gave her family and the caring community ...

Who Let The Dogs Out: Essex County Breaks Ground On New Dog Park

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - It was a true testament to "governments working together" as representatives from Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi, members of the township council and government officials from Essex County municipalities joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Chief of Staff Philip ...

Bloomfield Township Website Hacked After Communications Meeting

May 14, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Township of Bloomfield website ( http://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/main/ ) was hacked Monday night. Mayor Michael Venezia made the announcement shortly after 9 p.m. 

According to Venezia, the It (information technology) director is currently working on the situation. Visitors to the site were greeted with a blank page Monday night. 

It what can only be described ...

Bloomfield Town Communication Meeting and Conversation Monday 7 p.m. at the Civic Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Township Council will be hosting an informal meeting for residents to share their feelings about the way the Township currently disseminates information, and how residents would like the Township to better share information.

The communications meeting will take place Monday May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bloomfield Civic Center, located at 84 Broad St. The Township ...

Bloomfield Mayor and Council to hold Communication Meeting May 14

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township of Bloomfield Council invite stakeholders in the community to improve the township's communication. 

The discussion will take place Monday May 14 at the Bloomfield Civic Center at 7 p.m. 

 

Bloomfield Eatery Featured in SNL Opening

May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- When 'The Sopranos' ended its 10 year HBO run in 2007, it started a new run for Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary in Bloomfield. The iconic final scene was filmed in the 75 year old ice cream parlor that went from being a local favorite to the subject of internet chatter all over the globe. While no one knows for sure what the final fate of Tony ...

Mexi-Flip Taco Truck Brings Taco Tuesday Back to Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Taco Tuesday returns to Essex Juntion in Bloomfield Center as the Mex-Flip taco truck takes over the kitchen from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Taco Tuesday at Essex Junction marks the collaboration of two businesses in Bloomfield Center. "Our ambition inspired this collaboration in the things that I do," Salinas told TAPinto Bloomfield. "We do things for ...

Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise M. Morrison resigns

Camden, NJ—Campbell Soup Company today announced that Denise M. Morrison, its president and CEO and a director, has chosen to retire immediately.

Keith R. McLoughlin, 61, a Campbell board member since 2016, has been named interim CEO. McLoughlin will remain a member of the board to facilitate an orderly transition in management while recently elevated COO Luca Mignini focuses on the ...

Inspirational 'Sweet Honey in the Rock' Lowers Curtain on SJSCS' 2017-18 Season June 2

May 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Caught between 'rock' and sweet place, the St. John's Summit Concert Series will present "Sweet Honey in the Rock" as its final act of the 2017-18 season June 2, beginning at 7 p.m. The three-time Grammy-Award nominated ensemble is an all-African American female a capella group known for their inspirational performances that feature music ...

Newark officials break ground on new Muslim Community Center

Newark, NJ–Ground was broken Thursday for a new Muslim Community Center to be built on Hunterdon Street in the Newark's South Ward.

“This is a blessing from God that we’ve come this far with community and legislative support,” said Imam Aqueel Mateen, president of United Muslim Inc. “This is going to be our headquarters to support the ...

Blue Mass Honors Fallen Police Officers

PATERSON, NJ- The bells of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist rang out over a sea of blue on Tuesday as hundreds of police officers turned out for the Diocese of Paterson’s 19th annual Blue Mass. 

Held to honor the lives of police officers lost in the line of duty, Tuesday’s service payed special tribute through prayer to Jersey City Lieutenant Chris Robateau and ...

Will Triple Crown Fever Lead Your Travels to the Belmont Stakes?

May 20, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Podcast: The Royal Wedding Through the Eyes of a Brit

In our May 18 podcast, Giles Bootheway, a British citizen who teaches at St. Bonaventure University, shares his thoughts on the Royal Wedding with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard Lee.

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Travels Hero Spotlight - 70-Year-Old Grandfather Completes 1,500-Mile Bicycle Ride from Key West to Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, FL to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his month-long trek and was even joined for the last quarter-mile by his five grandchildren in ...

Local Travel - The 15th Annual Tour de Elizabeth Comes to Elizabeth this Sunday

ELIZABETH, NJ - Cyclists of every skill level are readying their bicycles in anticipation as the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that will roll through the city.\ this coming Sunday. 

This year’s ride, which is titled “Destination Elizabeth,” will begin and end at City Hall, is a family-friendly, 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic ...

Thunderstorms Leave Parts of Bloomfield in the Dark, When Will The Lights Go On?

May 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Tuesday's thunderstorm left a trail of downed trees, overturned recycling, and power outages across Bloomfield.

PSEG is estimating that most areas in Bloomfield will have power restored by 1 a.m. Wednesday. Those areas of Bloomfield closest to Glen Ridge may not have power restored until after sunrise on Wednesday. 

Letter to the Editor: Gum Litter and what YOU can do about it

Gum is non-biodegradable, meaning it doesn't’t break down ever….

Today, the unlikely problem surfaces. The average person chews 275 sticks of gum per year. With the amount of people in daily society, it’s no mystery why chewing gum is the second most littered item after cigarette butts.  Did you know that gum is banned in Singapore?

In addition to littering human ...

Severe Weather Expected This Evening

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management reports that severe weather should be expected this evening. Thunderstorm activity is expected to begin around 4 p.m. in North/West areas and continue to spread across the state by early evening (about 6 p.m.)

Severe weather should be past by around 10 p.m. with stomy weather ending before 2 a.m. Strong thunderstorms and ...

Town Hall-Style ‘Knock Out Opioid Abuse’ Forum at Bloomfield Public Library Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

May 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services is holding a Town Hall-style forum where residents can discuss the opioid crisis affecting families throughout New Jersey. They will also have the opportunity to be a part of the solution to the epidemic.

The forum, ‘Knock Out Opioid Abuse’ will take place Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Letter to the Editor: Gum Litter and what YOU can do about it

Gum is non-biodegradable, meaning it doesn't’t break down ever….

Today, the unlikely problem surfaces. The average person chews 275 sticks of gum per year. With the amount of people in daily society, it’s no mystery why chewing gum is the second most littered item after cigarette butts.  Did you know that gum is banned in Singapore?

In addition to littering human ...

Rutgers Center Battles Noise Pollution Nationwide

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

“I’ve received thousands of calls,” said Zwerling, ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

May 17, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

Leonard was absent from the public council meeting on Tuesday evening, and has since been contacted for comment, but did not ...

Schedule Released for 2nd Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival June 8 and June 9

May 20, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood South Orange Book Festival has released the schedule for their second year, which begins with a reception benefit on Friday, June 8, and continues with a full day of programing for adults and children on Saturday, June 9.

There will be a children's area in the parking lot of the Woodland from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring more than 50 ...

BHS Top 100 Students and Their Post High School Choices

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The following is a list of the top 100 academically ranked students in the Bloomfield High School Class of 2018 and their post high school choices.  Congratulations to all graduating students.

Lillian Hoffman The College of New Jersey

Emily Paule Smith College

Daven Howard Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Grace Perrotta United States Naval Academy

Joseph ...

Governor Phil Murphy to Speak at Bloomfield College Commencement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 145th Commencement at Bloomfield College will take place Friday on the 11 acre campus in the heart of Bloomfield at 9:30 a.m. 

The program will include  remarks from honorary degree recipients New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy; Christian McBride, six-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist; and Prof. Deog-Seong Oh, President of Chungnam ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Policies for Candidates in June 5 Election

May 20, 2018

Candidate Statements: 

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

Bloomfield NJ Civil Rights Commission to Host Youth Voter Registration Day May 16

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Essex County residents who will turn 18 prior to the Nov. 6 General Election are invited to register to vote at Youth Voter Registration Day at the Bloomfield Public Library Wednesday May 16. The event is organized by the Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission and co-hosted by the library.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., residents who are 17, but will be 18 prior to the November election, ...

Tomorrow is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the June 5 2018 Primary Election

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Residents are reminded that the last day to register to vote in the June 5, 2018 primary is Tuesday May 15. 

Other important dates in the 2018 election cycle are: 

May 15 – Primary – Voter Registration Deadline

May 29 – Primary – Vote by Mail deadline

June 5 – Primary Election

October 6 – General ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

Winning Flowers for Mother’s Day

Give mom a gift that provides beauty all season long with minimal care. A basket, container or garden bed filled with these award-winning annuals is sure to generate a smile and enjoyment all summer long.

If mom likes to garden, provide her with a few seeds, potting mix and a container. Include a few new varieties of traditional favorites.  Marigold Super Hero Spry is a compact French ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Welcomes Bucco Couture As Our Newest Marketing Partner

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley welcomes our latest marketing partner, Bucco Couture. Located on Franklin Ave in Nutley, Buuco Couture offers custom suits custom shirts, track suits, jeans, Bugatchi shirt, casual slacks, casual shirts, tuxedo rentals, and wedding suits. 

Owner Carmen Bucco created two retail concepts to meet the needs of the today's well dressed man: a ...

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Ridgewood Ave Glen Ridge to close Friday for Rhino Romp Race from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

May 23, 2018

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Ridgewood Ave in Glen Ridge will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the 'Rhino Romp Race" on Friday May 22.

The closure will include the everything between Bloomfield Ave and Bay Ave.

Glen Ridge Police advise motorists to plan alternate routes. 

 

 

 

Town Hall-Style ‘Knock Out Opioid Abuse’ Forum at Bloomfield Public Library Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services is holding a Town Hall-style forum where residents can discuss the opioid crisis affecting families throughout New Jersey. They will also have the opportunity to be a part of the solution to the epidemic.

The forum, ‘Knock Out Opioid Abuse’ will take place Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Wed, May 23, 7:00 PM

Livingston Community Center (lower level), Livingston

NJ-11 Congressional Candidates Debate, hosted by ...

Education Government Law & Justice

Wed, May 23, 7:30 PM

Cedar Grove Public Library, Cedar Grove

The Caldwell Railway

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Upper Montclair

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Fri, May 25, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

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Upper Montclair

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Tue, May 29, 7:00 PM

Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair

Into the Woods Auditions

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Bloomfield Police Department Blotter April 30 to May 6, 2018

May 9, 2018

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

Shoplifting:

4/30/18- Robert Gainer of Newark, NJ- Officers were dispatched to 250 Glenwood Avenue (CVS) on a report of a shoplifting. The store manager observed an unknown African American male wearing a tan and black striped coat and black pants, walk out of ...

Original Pancake House of West Caldwell Evacuated in Possible Pepper Spray Incident

May 19, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Original Pancake House in West Caldwell was evacuated early Saturday afternoon due to a possible pepper spray incident that caused ambulances from the West Essex, Verona and Bloomfield First Aid Squads to assist at the scene.

Bianca Pietro, a West Orange mother of two, said she was seated inside the glass atrium on the south side of the building that faces ...

Lawson-Muhammad Apologizes For 'Irrational Response' To Police Altercation; School Board President Supports Her

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  A day after video surfaced of her altercation with a South Orange police officer -- in which she used profanity, threatened to go to the village president and called the police chief “a skinhead cop” -- South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad issued an apology in which she called her behavior “uncharacteristic” and ...

Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

May 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

Peru Claims 1-0 Victory Over Colombia as Soccer Legends Show Off Skills in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field.

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 500 fans who turned out to watch these beloved players ...

Southern Ocean Made Brew Trail Awarded for NJ Tourism Excellence

May 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its selection for the The New Jersey Tourism Industry Excellence Award for its recently launched Southern Ocean Made Surf & Sip Brew Trail. They join a select group across the state being recognized for the accomplishments of those who achieved true excellence in providing an exceptional experience that ...

Letter to the Editor: Gum Litter and what YOU can do about it

May 15, 2018

Gum is non-biodegradable, meaning it doesn't’t break down ever….

Today, the unlikely problem surfaces. The average person chews 275 sticks of gum per year. With the amount of people in daily society, it’s no mystery why chewing gum is the second most littered item after cigarette butts.  Did you know that gum is banned in Singapore?

In addition to littering human ...

To the Editor: Notes for Mr. and Mrs. Webber On How to Complain About Stuff

Well, it looks like I have at least three things in common with Jay and Johanna Webber: (a) We live in the 11th District; (b) We believe family is important; (c) We have experienced life in big families -- I'm the third of seven kids myself. So of course I noticed the statements the Webbers recently shared on Facebook – which took something one person said about Jay’s ...

Bloomfield Bengals Sports Update May 21, 2018

Volleyball advanced to the County final with wins over Science Park and Montclair. Unfortunately, Livingston got the better of the Bengals in the County Championship Match.   

At the County Track and Field Championship Meet the Girls Team had a fine showing placing 5th overall. Leading the way was Kaela Edwards-2nd in high hurdles and Aicha Naouai- 2nd in javelin. The best ...

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update May 14 2018

 At the SEC Championship Meet La’Shan White equaled his school record in winning the 400-meter hurdles. He also won the 110- meter High Hurdles and anchored the winning 4x400 relay team. Aicha Naouai won the Javelin with a throw of 126’6.5(#9 NJ) and the Discus with a mark of 95’5”. Warlys Lizardo won the Boys Discus at 120’.

Kristina Collins reached ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 22, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing will not publish from Thursday through Monday. A great Memorial Day to all!


MANVILLE - If marijuana becomes legal in New Jersey, here's another town where you won't be able to buy it: Manville. The mayor and council unanimously voted to prohibit any sale of weed - recreational and medicinal - within Manville's borders. The ...

School’s Out: Your Exclusive Summer Getaway Guide

May 20, 2018

Summer... a time to do whatever you please without having the stress of school or work.

But like many others, you may find yourself unsure of how to spend your summer days. So, if you’re looking for something cool to do when it’s hot, consider these ideas:

Get Cultured: Metropolitan Museum of Art: If you’re fascinated with art of all sorts from classic to modern, then this ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

The Man in Room 306 at the Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

            The Luna Stage, a Jersey theater gem, chose to revive its 1995 world premiere drama, The Man in Room 306, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Starring Jamil A.C. Mangan as Dr. King, this 90 minute production portrays Dr. King in the last hours of his life as he struggles to write a speech for the Poor ...

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead Books, 2017)

 

I wanted to like Into the Water by Paula Hawkins because I had enjoyed her previous novel, The Girl on the Train, which was a suspenseful thriller. However, when I finished reading the first part of the Into the Water, I realized that I had not absorbed anything that was happening in the story. I blamed myself for not paying ...

Bloomfield Community Member Sworn in as Advocate for Foster Youth

May 21, 2018

Elizabeth Alva Freyre of Bloomfield was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen on May 18, 2018.  Elizabeth recently completed 33 hours of training to become an advocate for Essex County's abused, neglected or abandoned children who were removed from their homes ...

Music Under the June Moon Outdoor Concert in Anderson Park June 9

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Enjoy a magical evening of moonlight and music in Anderson Park in Montclair on Saturday, June 9, with the third annual "Music Under the June Moon" chamber music concert.

Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey playing under the park's historic Olmsted Oak. This free concert begins at 8 ...

Golf Outing On May 26 Benefits Retired Racehorses

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. —May 29, will mark Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 26th Annual Charity Golf Outing being held at the beautiful Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, N.J.

This much anticipated event is held in conjunction with SRF's online auction which will open for bidding beginning Friday, May 25 and end at 7 p.m. on  Thursday, June 7. The outing ...

Beyond Speed Bumps! Alternatives for Traffic Calming: Free Conference June 9 at Seton Hall University

South Orange Neighborhoods Association (SONA) in conjunction with South Orange Seniors and North Jersey Neighborhoods Connected (NJNC) will be sponsoring "BEYOND SPEED BUMPS - Alternatives for Traffic Calming," a free conference at Seton Hall University on June 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Not every town can afford to put in a speed bump! And they can't do it on ...

Obituaries

Jul 4, 1933 - May 18, 2018
Maria A. Probst (nee: Geiger), 84 of Bloomfield passed away on May 18. Her final days were spent ...
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Jul 21, 1966 - Apr 6, 2018
Sheila Rossi (nee Borges) 51, of Nutley, NJ died peacefully on April 6, 2018. Visitation will be ...
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