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Caldwell Residents Rally to Stop Demolition of Historic Home on Smull Avenue

January 20, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — In response to the news that the owner of the residence located at 30 Smull Avenue in Caldwell has applied to have the structure torn down, many area residents as well as Preservation New Jersey (PNJ) have expressed disapproval, claiming it to be an important part of the borough’s history and architectural heritage.

Some residents have taken action to ...

Rain This Morning Followed by Large Drop in Temps Will Make Travel Challenging Sunday and Monday

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service reports that rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon today. This afternoon temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - the road may appear wet but is actually frozen, resulting in mororists losing ...

Bloomfield Township’s Annual MLK Day Observance Program is Monday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield residents and local officials will hold a celebration of Martin Luther King Day and the Reverend's legacy on Monday, Jan. 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Presbyterian Church on the Green.

The theme of the service is “A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,” and will feature remarks from clergy leaders, elected officials, including ...

TAPinto Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Bloomfield Township’s Annual MLK Day Observance Program is Monday

January 20, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield residents and local officials will hold a celebration of Martin Luther King Day and the Reverend's legacy on Monday, Jan. 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Presbyterian Church on the Green.

The theme of the service is “A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,” and will feature remarks from clergy leaders, elected officials, including ...

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Reveals Plans for Watsessing Park All Access Playground and Community Center in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans to build an all access playground, new community center and on-site parking lot in Essex County Watsessing Park on today at Bloomfield Town Hall.

The new all access playground will be the first of its kind in the Essex County Parks System to be designed for children of all physical abilities.

Demolition Makes Way for new Watsessing Park Field House Opening this Summer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Demolition of the old field house in Watsessing Park is underway. The field house is located near Conger St.

The structure will be replace by a new community building, an all-access playground, and new parking.

Set to open in the Summer of 2019, the new building will feature stonework and architectural details reminiscent of the architectural motifs of the period Olmstead ...

Essex County Prosecutor's Office Investigating Apparent Suicide in Bloomfield Police Headquarters

January 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight.

The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being processed. The 58 year old was a resident of Bloomfield.

Montella was arested for an ...

Bloomfield Police Department Seek Minivan Driving Giants Fan in Connection with Beauty Supply Theft

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Detectives in the Bloomfield Police Department are looking for a Giants fan in connection with a report of shoplifing of Sally Beauty on Bloomfield Ave.

According to Bloomfield police, a police officer was dispatched to the business on Saturday following a report of shoplifting.

A Caucasian male entered the premises while an employee was assisting a customer, He left with ...

Investigation Continues into Pedestrian Fatality in Bloomfield

NEWARK, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II, and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio reported that  the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating Friday's' fatal pedestrian incident. The joint statement was issued today.

The pedestrian, Patrick Forsyth, 59, of ...

Pedestrian Struck in Bloomfield Friday Morning Pronounced Dead at Hospital

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The pedestrian struck at the intersection of Broad Street and James St. in Bloomfield was pronounced dead at the hospital.  

At about 8:45 a.m. Friday morning, a pedestrian was struck by a full size pick-up truck. The pedestrian was a 58 year old Bloomfield resident. The identity of the victim was not release pending notification of the family.

According to ...

Montclair's Cara Di Falco Produces YouTube’s Only Emmy Nominated Cooking Show

January 12, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident, Cara Di Falco has created Cara’s Cucina, YouTube’s first and only Emmy Nominated cooking show, according to a release.

Cara Di Falco is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a professional broadcast journalist. Together with her two-time Emmy Award winning husband, Eddie Ojeda, they set out to combine their love of producing great ...

Owner of Gelotti of Essex Named Winner of Gelato Fest, Now Heading To Italy

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gelotti has been invited and will be participating in Gelato Festival World Ranking in Italy next month, store officials announced.

On a rainy day in August, Chef Mike Guerriero, and his Gelotti team prepared for Gelato Festival America 2018 at Liberty State Park,  https://www.gelatofestivalamerica.com the first stage on the American Gelato ...

South End Montclair Breakfast Eatery B London Set to Close its Doors

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The popular South End business, B London is set to close its doors for good this week. After four years in business, the eatery posted the following farewell message on their Facebook page: 

"We are sad to announce that B London Montclair will be closing this week. We thank you all for your support for the past 4 years plus. It has been an amazing experience. We ...

Space Farm-to-Table Restaurant Bill Signed

TRENTON, N.J. – Hungry customers won’t have to look far for restaurants that serve Jersey Fresh foods. A bill (A1039) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space requiring the state’s tourism division to publish on its website information about farm-to-table restaurants was signed this month by the governor.

“People are more health conscious today and are looking ...

Time Changes, Postponements for Bloomfield Bengals Sports ahead of Snow Storm Harper

January 18, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Harper hasn't even produced any snow yet, but he's already disrupting Bloomfield sports.

Saturday's Bloomfield vs. Clifton Girls Varsity Basketball game was moved to 10:30 a.m. from 1 p.m. The game will take place at Bloomfield High School.

All Freshman and JV games are canceled. 

State Track Relays have been rescheduled from Saturday to Wednesday Jan.

Bloomfield Boys Basketball Fall to Montclair & Columbia

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The road was not kind to Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball as they dropped a pair of SEC Liberty Division games, falling to Montclair Mounties 72-44 on Thursday in Montclair, and losing to Columbia Cougars 53-48 on Tuesday in Maplewood.
 
In the defeated to Montclair, senior forward Will Robinson scored 14 points for the Bengals, senior Michael Ramos had 10 points ...

30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game Tonight at Bloomfield High School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will take place this tonight at Bloomfield High School. 

Before the main event, the 6th grade girls from Brookdale school will take on their counterparts from Demarest at 5:45 p.m.

At 6:15 p.m., 6th grade coed will see Watsessing face off against Fairview. 

The alumni take to the court at 7:00 ...

Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

January 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game Tonight at Bloomfield High School

January 18, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will take place this tonight at Bloomfield High School. 

Before the main event, the 6th grade girls from Brookdale school will take on their counterparts from Demarest at 5:45 p.m.

At 6:15 p.m., 6th grade coed will see Watsessing face off against Fairview. 

The alumni take to the court at 7:00 ...

Delayed Opening for Bloomfield Public Schools Friday Jan 18

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Announcement from the #BloomfieldNJ Schools Superintendent:

Please be advised we will be having a delayed opening tomorrow, Friday, January 18, 2019.

Be safe

Montclair State University Offers Free Training for Federal Employees During Shutdown

Montclair State University will give free professional development classes tomorrow to all federal employees to help them gain skills while they are out of work during the government shutdown.  

The classes include training in skill transferability, Microsoft Excel, bitcoin and blockchain. The American Federation of Government Employees union, the National Treasury Employee Union and ...

Help is On the Way: Hackensack Meridian Health Steps Up for Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

January 18, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

MONTCLAIR, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals ...

State DEP to Hold Listening Sessions on Environmental Justice

NEWARK, NJ -  Three listening sessions will be held so the state Department of Environmental Protection can get input on how it should consider environmental justice in its work.

The state DEP’s draft proposal lays out how all executive branch departments or agencies should consider environmental justice when addressing issues in communities that experience excessive exposure to ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is Open for Business in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill this week opened her district office in Parsippany, giving district residents access to their new representative in the House.

Mayor Michael Soriano and former Mayor Mimi Letts, both Democrats, joined about 75 other supporters Monday morning for the formal opening ceremonies on the second floor of an office building at 8 Wood Hollow Road.

Falls Creamery celebrates Winter

January 14, 2019

Falls Creamery, located at 11 Paterson Ave. in Little Falls reopened this month after being closed for the holidays.  This winter they will be open Thursday to Sunday.  (Thursday 3-9 pm, Friday 3-10 pm, Saturday 1-10 pm, and Sunday 1-9 pm)

In celebration of the winter season, Falls Creamery is offering free toppings all weekend long!  Come in and enjoy 28 ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Named Official Electronic News Source by Unanimous Vote of Board of Education

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Bloomfield was named the Electronic News Source the Bloomfield Board of Education in a resolution unanimously passed at the Jan. 2 BOE meeting.  TAPinto Bloomfield has become the place to go for original news and information in the township.

TAPinto Bloomfield is just one in a ...

State of New Jersey’s Tax Amnesty Program Ends January 15

TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Taxation reminds taxpayers to take advantage of the New Jersey Tax Amnesty program as the January 15 deadline is fast approaching. Tax Amnesty provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and reduced interest, but Tax Amnesty payments must be paid no later than January 15.

Signed ...

Bloomfield Township’s Annual MLK Day Observance Program is Monday

January 20, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield residents and local officials will hold a celebration of Martin Luther King Day and the Reverend's legacy on Monday, Jan. 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Presbyterian Church on the Green.

The theme of the service is “A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,” and will feature remarks from clergy leaders, elected officials, including ...

Maybe God is Trying to Tell You Something for the New Year

We don’t know much about the Wise Men, or Magi as some call them. Were they curious or faithful? Whichever they were they moved forward in seeking to meet Jesus- Shouldn’t that be a lesson for us as well? 

The Magi were not told to go as the shepherds had been. They saw a bright star on the dark velvet backdrop of the sky- this star was something unusual.

Maybe the ...

Service Trip: NJ Police Officer Raising Funds to Bring Clean Water to El Salvador with Liquid Church

WESTFIELD, NJ – Clean water is typically a given in New Jersey.

But in developing countries, such is often not the case, something Westfield Police Officer Tiffany Kenny is hoping to help change as she travels to El Salvador in February with the Garwood-based group of Liquid Church to help bring clean water to the country.

“This will be the first time that Liquid has ...

Two Horses Born In New Jersey Headed To Harness Racing Hall Of Fame

January 19, 2019

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2019 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

Museum members voted for the three horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Foiled Again and Captaintreacherous, ...

Pegasus World Cup Preview: City Of Light And Accelerate Renew Rivalry

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The final pieces of the jigsaw are falling into place for the third running of the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26.

Hot favorite, Accelerate and market rival City Of Light are both on course for the nine furlong $9 million spectacular.

The inaugural running of the Pegasus in 2017 was billed as a clash of the Titans with California Chrome ...

N.J. 4-H Model Horse Show To Be Held In Somerset County On Jan. 19

Spectators welcome

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The New Jersey 4-H State Model Horse Show will be held at the Somerset County 4-H Center.

Spectators are welcome but competition is open only to current New Jersey 4-H members. Members from nine counties are competing.

Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. and will continue through early afternoon.

The primary objective of the 4-H Model Horse Project ...

TAPinto Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 19, 2019

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Rain This Morning Followed by Large Drop in Temps Will Make Travel Challenging Sunday and Monday

January 20, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service reports that rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon today. This afternoon temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - the road may appear wet but is actually frozen, resulting in mororists losing ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

Exhibit to Celebrate Historic Anniversaries of Library, Museum in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - An exhibition exploring the Newark Public Library and Newark Museum's past will kick off Jan. 15 to celebrate the historic anniversaries of each institution.

The Newark Public was founded 130 years ago and the Newark Museum was established 110 years ago. The library's second director, John Cotton Dana, became the first director of the museum, so the two institutions have ...

Sandals Resorts Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts Starting Feb. 1 2019

January 3, 2019

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos. 

"As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to our Sandals family that environmental sustainability remains a key ...

RAVE Reviews Publishes Ranking of 10 Best Ski Towns in America

EUGENE, OR - Ski season is upon us and RAVE, the lifestyle review site, recently published the list of the ten best ski towns in the United States. 

"Hitting the slopes is more than just a hobby for some, it's an outlet or an easy way to leave their worries behind. We want it to be easier for everyone to experience that," said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE ...

A Winter Walk Through Central Park

NEW YORK, NY - The iconic Central Park has the familiar Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and a zoo, too.  Yet on a brisk Sunday in late December, a Meetup group met for a tour of some lesser known points of interest at the north end of the green space in the center of Manhattan.

Central Park, comprised of approximately 750 acres, was designed by agriculturalist Frederick Law ...

Celebrate the Season at the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season continues every night

Every Night, through December 31, guests are invited to enjoy the light at Essex County's most popular park. The lights will not be on December 24 and 25

The 'Holiday Lights Spectacular' will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Turtle Back ...

Triple Trouble for Northern New Jersey: Two Storms and Sub-Zero Temperatures Expected

January 16, 2019

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A triple threat of winter weather will impact the North Jersey area over the next several days, providing the year’s first snowfall and potentially the coldest temperatures of the season. The line-up begins with a fast moving winter storm Thursday night. This system, the remnants of a low moving east out of the southern plains, is expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of snow over ...

Winter Storm May Be Heading Our Way

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Ok, it's weather time! Winter kicked off in the Nation’s midsection this past weekend enjoying a healthy swath of snow from KC to DC on to AC (while points north around the tri-state were spared, for now). Speaking of football, game time temps in KC this Sunday are expected to be near to below 0°F with wind chills of minus 10°F to 20°F (perhaps ...

"Uncommon" Red-Head Seen in Hawthorne, Captured on Film

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Lucille Ball might never have visited Hawthorne, but for environmentalists and bird watchers, another celebrity red-head has been spotted in the borough.  Green Team member Holly Cowen reported seeing a Red Headed Woodpecker make its home in town and captured the majestic creature on film.  She has graciously shared her pictures TAPinto Hawthorne.

"We have had a ...

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

January 19, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the ...

Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life for the Better

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful.

“When I first saw Dr. Strom, he discovered that my lap band had failed,” said Rachel. “He recommended ...

NJ Supreme Court Dismisses More Than 780K Minor Municipal Court Warrants

January 17, 2019

TRENTON, NJ— If you have an outstanding arrest warrant for a municipal court case issued before 2003, your case may have been dismissed.

The New Jersey Supreme Court today dismissed over 780,000 minor municipal court warrants that have gone unresolved for 15 years or more. One of the cases dismissed dates back to 1976.

The order comes after a report by a three-judge panle recommended ...

Neiman Marcus Agrees to Improve Cybersecurity, Pay $1.5 Million Penalty after Breach of Payment Card Data

TRENTON, NJ - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement with Neiman Marcus that resolves allegations the chain failed to protect the personal information of shoppers who made in-store purchases using payment cards.

A December 2013 hacking incident targeted Neiman Marcus’s point-of-sale systems, compromising account ...

Caldwell Residents Rally to Stop Demolition of Historic Home on Smull Avenue

January 20, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — In response to the news that the owner of the residence located at 30 Smull Avenue in Caldwell has applied to have the structure torn down, many area residents as well as Preservation New Jersey (PNJ) have expressed disapproval, claiming it to be an important part of the borough’s history and architectural heritage.

Some residents have taken action to ...

Address Yourself: Bridging the Housing Divide in New Jersey

Homeownership used to be a source of pride and stability for many families – a resource laid by for the next generation.  The price to secure sustainable homeownership these days goes way beyond the means of the average working family. It is not surprising that there’s a housing problem in New Jersey – most New Jerseyans are living in it. Fortunately, New Jersey ...

Gateway Center Buildings in Newark to Come Under New Ownership, Report Says

NEWARK, NJ - The new owners of three massive Gateway Center buildings plan to reinvent the skyway leading to Newark Penn Station, ROI-NJ and other media outlets have reported.

An announcement about Onyx Equities, Garrison Investment Group, Axonic Capital and Taconic Capital Advisors entering into a joint venture acquire One, Two and Four Gateway Center is forthcoming. Prudential Financial ...

New Bloomfield BOE Members Take Oath; TAPinto Bloomfield Named Official Electronic News Outlet

January 4, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Four new members of the Bloomfield Board of Education took the oath of office at the first re-organization meeting of the new year on Wednesday evening at the School Administration Building.

Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Salvatore Goncalves welcomed Michael Heller, Ralph Walker, Shane Berger and Ben Morse, who emerged victorious in the November board ...

Caldwell Residents Rally to Stop Demolition of Historic Home on Smull Avenue

January 20, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — In response to the news that the owner of the residence located at 30 Smull Avenue in Caldwell has applied to have the structure torn down, many area residents as well as Preservation New Jersey (PNJ) have expressed disapproval, claiming it to be an important part of the borough’s history and architectural heritage.

Some residents have taken action to ...

Houseplants 101

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

Though some may find indoor gardening a bit intimidating, don’t let past ...

Address Yourself: Bridging the Housing Divide in New Jersey

Homeownership used to be a source of pride and stability for many families – a resource laid by for the next generation.  The price to secure sustainable homeownership these days goes way beyond the means of the average working family. It is not surprising that there’s a housing problem in New Jersey – most New Jerseyans are living in it. Fortunately, New Jersey ...

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Rain This Morning Followed by Large Drop in Temps Will Make Travel Challenging Sunday and Monday

January 20, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service reports that rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon today. This afternoon temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - the road may appear wet but is actually frozen, resulting in mororists losing ...

Saturday Pre-Storm Notification

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -   A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Sunday afternoon.

Snow and Ice are expected during this period. The streets will be very hazardous.  So we can better clear and treat the streets, we are asking all residents to remove their cars from the street by4:00 p.m.

During this time, you may park your car in any school or recreation parking ...

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Hasbrouck Heights Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} ...

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Striker Realty - Rahway Office , Rahway

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar

Health & Wellness Home & Garden

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Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Arts & Entertainment Education

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Photography: DSLR Basics

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Montclair Families Displaced by Fire on Grove Street

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Saturday morning blaze has displaced several families. Located at 55 Grove Street, near the intersection of Glenridge Avenue. Firefighters were able to douse the flames and evacuate the families affected. This comes just hours before,what is predicted to be one of the largest snowstorms of the winter season.

The fire was contained fairly quickly and only part of the ...

Essex County Asks Residents to Not Park on County Roads During Snow Event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ  – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura are asking that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday, January 19th to Sunday, January 20th. Keeping the roads open will make it easier to remove snow and enable public works crews to plow from curb to curb.

Weather forecasts indicate a significant ...

Priest with Ties to Rutgers Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse.

On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman Catholic order of priests in parts of New Jersey, released a list that included Andrew ...

Man Arrested for Video Threat Against Paterson Police in Retaliation for Death of Jameek Lowery

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department. 

According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, professional arrest.” Two handguns were also recovered in the home.

In a short ...

Belmar’s Beachscape Grows with New ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Fourth Avenue, Dune Grass along Ocean Avenue

January 7, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms.

Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various types of dune grass, native and other suitable plants, and ...

FEMA Rules Flood Insurance Policies Can be Written during Government Shutdown

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has resumed the sale of new flood insurance policies and the renewal of expiring policies during the partial government shutdown — reversing its decision that was met with a deluge of criticism by the insurance and real estate industries.

Shortly before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was due to expire on ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Opioids are continuing to Kill our Children, and age differentials are lowering

For seven years, I testified before he NJ State Senate and NJ Assembly budget committees, as a member
of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence for the 24 th District on drug issues.

Today, drugs, especially opioids are killing more children of all ages. CNN and other sources are reporting 9,000 pediatric deaths linked to opioids from 1999 through 2016.

JAMA, a journal ...

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update January 7, 2019

Winter Track competed at the Essex County Relays- girls medalists included; 4x200-5th, 4x400-3rd, 4x800-6th, Shot Put-6th. Boys placings; 4x400-3rd and Shot Put-4th.  

 

The Cheerleaders captured their second competition title of the year with a win at the Woodbridge Invitational.

 

Wrestling posted league wins over Belleville 42-21 and Montclair ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

Nissan Becomes First Japanese Car Company to Enter Formula E Auto Racing Series

NEW YORK -- TAPintoTV spoke with Roel de Vries, VP/Head of Global Marketing at Nissan Motor Company, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show about the 2018/2019 Formula E racing season. Nissan’s new electric racing car marks the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the global all-electric auto racing series.

“Formula E is a logical extension of our long-term belief in ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 18, 2019

TRENTON - When you find yourself paying $10 for some pancakes and a cup of coffee, thank state lawmakers. On one hand, news that the state will be steadily raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 is tremendous for many struggling families. But someone has to pay for it. That, of course, will be the consumer. So, yeah, breakfast will be getting a little pricey at your local ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ferlanda Nixon of TAPinto Denville

In less than 3 months, new owner/publisher of TAPinto Denville, Ferlanda Nixon, has nearly tripled the site's traffic and has made TAPinto Denville the go-to place to get original local news about the community. "Ferlanda is really rocking it in Denville. TAPinto Denville is experiencing incredible growth in such a short period of time since Ferlanda franchised TAPinto ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

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 ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life for the Better

January 18, 2019

Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful.

“When I first saw Dr. Strom, he discovered that my lap band had failed,” said Rachel. “He recommended that I have the ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Measures

Essex County, NJ – On Thursday, January 17th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Thursday, January 17th through Tuesday, January 22nd.

“Providing ...

Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill Named to House Armed Services Committee

Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey secured an assignment on the House Armed Service Committee for the 116th Congress. The House Armed Services Committee is responsible for all aspects of congressional oversight of the Department of Defense and authorization of military policy.

“As a former officer in the U.S. Navy, I understand the importance of a strong ...

Governor Murphy to Deliver State of the State Address on January 15th

Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2019 State of the State address on January 15, 2019, outlining his plans to improve the financial security of middle-class families in New Jersey.

 

“We have made great progress over the last year building a stronger and fairer New Jersey, with vital investments in education, infrastructure, and our economy to grow and protect our middle ...

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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Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...