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Bloomfield Still on Boil Water Advisory

August 10, 2022

Bloomfield, NJ-- Yesterday morning we were advised that due to a water main break on the City of Newark supply line in Belleville this morning, the Township of Bloomfield had issued an Emergency Announcement declaring a boil water advisory

Around 8 AM Tuesday morning, a 72-inch water main broke in Branch Brook Park on the border of Newark and neighboring Belleville, wreaking havoc in ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP EXPERIENCING LOW WATER PRESSURE DUE TO NEWARK WATER MAIN BREAK, ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Due to a water main break on the City of Newark supply line in Belleville this morning, the Township of Bloomfield has issued an Emergency Announcement declaring a boil water advisory.

“I want to assure residents that we are testing and retesting the water supply system as often as possible, and we haven’t detected the presence of any contaminants such as ...

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at Tuesday's Bloomfield Event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--This week is National Farmers Market Week.

You can help celebrate in Bloomfield by coming out to the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard on Tuesday, August 9th from 330pm to 630pm

There are many great vendors selling fruits, vegetables, food, treats and snacks. There is also a DJ, Blood Pressure Screenings, a healthy walk, and temporary tattoos. City Green will have ...

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP CELEBRATES NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WITH FOOD, MUSIC, AND GAMES

August 8, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – This past Tuesday, August 2, Bloomfield joined with nearly 200 other towns across the Garden State to create a festive atmosphere for the community by celebrating National Night Out with food, entertainment, and their annual Police vs Fire softball game.

“It was a fun time for all, and I was thrilled to see so many people join us as we continue to rebound from the ...

TAPinto National New Jersey Day 2022

NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues.

New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. New Jersey's central location amidst the thirteen colonies during the colonial era made it ...

Varitage Brew Works Owner Eagerly Awaits Opening Day in Bloomfield Center

The road has been a long and winding one for owner Mark Costa, but the future is coming into focus for VaritageBrew Works, Bloomfield first microbrewery. As construction progresses at the brewery’s future location at 58 Washington Street, we had the chance to sit down with Mark for a conversation about his passion for brewing, the journey to open his own ...

Help Bloomfield State Champ Gianna Faura Get To National Tournament

July 13, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Gianna Faura, a rising senior at Bloomfield High School, became just the third ever NJ state champion to come out of Bloomfield's storied wrestling program.  Art Cuffari won the first title for the Bengals in 1987. Faura's teammate, Kira Pipkins won state gold in 2020, then, of course, repeated as champion in 2021 and 2022, and will attempt to be the first ...

Bloomfield Police Department Police Blotter Week 30: July 18, 2022 to July 24, 2022

July 29, 2022

Carjacking: 

07/18/2022-Officers responded to 72 Bloomfield Avenue (Sunoco Gas Station) on report of a carjacking. The victim was in the passenger seat of the vehicle waiting for a friend to exit the gas station mart. The suspect vehicle, a dark gray four door vehicle, pulled along the driver’s side of her vehicle. A Hispanic male with curly hair, wearing a face mask, gray hooded ...

Convicted Felon Admits Drug Offenses, and Possessing Three Firearms With Extended Magazines

NEWARK, N.J. –An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing quantities of heroin and cocaine he intended to distribute, and possessing several firearms, including an AM-15 rifle, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Cedric Lewis, 31, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to a superseding information ...

BPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect

Bloomfield, NJ- On June 27, 2022 at approximately 00:20 hours, Bloomfield Police Officer Petroche was patrolling the area of 122 Bloomfield Avenue, 7-11 Convenience store / gas station. The officer observed three individuals running South on Ampere Parkway and West on Royalton Place approaching a white BMW. The individuals entered the vehicle, made a U-turn on Royalton Place, and began driving ...

Bloomfield Police Department Police Blotter: July 11, 2022 to July 17, 2022

Theft: 

07/11/2022-Officers responded to the area of 331 Broad Street (CVS Pharmacy) on report of a theft from auto. A resident parked his vehicle in the CVS parking lot while he went inside. When he returned home, he noticed that a bag of electrical tools was missing from the vehicle. The tools were valued at $1000.00. This incident is under ...

Mayor Venezia's Back to School Party will Give Away Book Bags to Pre-K through 8th Grade Students

August 1, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – On Sunday, August 28, Bloomfield Michael Venezia and the Bloomfield Township Council will host their Annual Back to School Party and book bag giveaway. The afternoon will feature food, games, a DJ playing music, and a book bag giveaway for Pre-K through 8th grade students. It will take place at Felton Field, 145 Floyd Avenue, from 12:00-3:00pm. Early registrants will ...

Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies Will Help Bloomfield Parents Save Money This Summer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Most kids probably aren’t ready to think about school supplies yet, but many local retailers already have shelves full of back-to-school necessities. This year, families will get to save some money as the State has announced a tax holiday for school supplies purchased from August 27 to September 5. The tax holiday applies to many school necessities bought ...

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at Tuesday's Bloomfield Event

August 9, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--This week is National Farmers Market Week.

You can help celebrate in Bloomfield by coming out to the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard on Tuesday, August 9th from 330pm to 630pm

There are many great vendors selling fruits, vegetables, food, treats and snacks. There is also a DJ, Blood Pressure Screenings, a healthy walk, and temporary tattoos. City Green will have ...

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Like most community outlets, we focus on essential topics: local government, schools, high school sports, transportation, development and health care.

Varitage Brew Works Owner Eagerly Awaits Opening Day in Bloomfield Center

The road has been a long and winding one for owner Mark Costa, but the future is coming into focus for VaritageBrew Works, Bloomfield first microbrewery. As construction progresses at the brewery’s future location at 58 Washington Street, we had the chance to sit down with Mark for a conversation about his passion for brewing, the journey to open his own ...

Bloomfield Animal Shelter Seeks Forever Home for Lively, Playful Mixed-Breed Dog

July 27, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Bloomfield Animal Shelter is asking Bloomfield residents for help in adopting Stan, who has been housed at the shelter for the past eight months. Stan has been adopted twice since being found as a stray last December, and had a brief stint with a foster owner, but was returned to the shelter each time for being too “mouthy” and “destructive” towards toys ...

Long Beach Island Named NJ's Best Summer Travel Destination

June 23, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America.

The members of the chamber recognize the importance of a summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming friends and families to this great ...

Rutgers Scientists Ask Bloomfield Residents and Visitors to Send in Their Ticks

August 1, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, recently launched ‘New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!’, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens they find to help track tick populations and help prevent tick-borne ...

Township of Bloomfield Announces Important Recycling Dates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield wants residents of Bloomfield and Essex County to be aware of several important collection days and events upcoming in the Fall of 2022. 

 


Essex County is holding a hazardous waste collection day on October 1st, from 8:30am-4pm. This will be taking place at the Essex County Fleet Management at 99 West Bradford Ave, Cedar ...

NJ Department of Environmental Protection Issues Air Quality Alert for Bloomfield Area Until 11 p.m. Tonight

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Union counties from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather ...

NJ Dept. of Health Reports 243 Monkeypox Cases, 50 in Essex County

August 8, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. In Essex County, there are 50 cases as of Monday morning. 

County by county, there are 73 cases in Hudson County, 50 cases in Essex County, 25 cases in Bergen County, 24 in Union County, ...

Heat Advisory Issued for Bloomfield Area Through 8 p.m. Tues. Aug. 9

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9.

The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime temperatures to reach the mid-90s. 

 A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and ...

Health Officer on Monkeypox: 214 Cases in NJ, 45 in Essex County

NEW JERSEY — There are 214 Monkeypox cases across New Jersey with the majority clustered in northern counties, according to the state Health Department’s communicable disease service, which one month ago put the number of cases known statewide at 11. As of Aug. 5, 2022, there are 45 cases in Essex County. 

What Is It?

Monkeypox can affect anyone, ...

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week at Tuesday's Bloomfield Event

August 9, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--This week is National Farmers Market Week.

You can help celebrate in Bloomfield by coming out to the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard on Tuesday, August 9th from 330pm to 630pm

There are many great vendors selling fruits, vegetables, food, treats and snacks. There is also a DJ, Blood Pressure Screenings, a healthy walk, and temporary tattoos. City Green will have ...

Spotted Lanternflies Have Returned to Bloomfield

NEW JERSEY: Just in time for summer, the spotted lanternflies are coming back!

The spotted lanternfly is a serious invasive pest that feeds on sap from over 70 different plant species. They can negatively impact our agriculture, economy, and everyday life. 
According to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA), Monmouth County is in the "spotted lanternfly quarantine ...

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Bloomfield Still on Boil Water Advisory

August 10, 2022

Bloomfield, NJ-- Yesterday morning we were advised that due to a water main break on the City of Newark supply line in Belleville this morning, the Township of Bloomfield had issued an Emergency Announcement declaring a boil water advisory

Around 8 AM Tuesday morning, a 72-inch water main broke in Branch Brook Park on the border of Newark and neighboring Belleville, wreaking havoc in ...

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP EXPERIENCING LOW WATER PRESSURE DUE TO NEWARK WATER MAIN BREAK, ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Due to a water main break on the City of Newark supply line in Belleville this morning, the Township of Bloomfield has issued an Emergency Announcement declaring a boil water advisory.

“I want to assure residents that we are testing and retesting the water supply system as often as possible, and we haven’t detected the presence of any contaminants such as ...

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'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

'Mud Row' Explores Family Conflict

UNION, NJ - Dominique Morisseau’s original, thought-provoking drama, “Mud Row,” recently opened at Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University in Union.

The play explores family conflict, the value of home and how love can overcome all sorts of issues.  It takes a strong cast to distill this complicated tale.  These actors bring us into their world convincingly ...

Kearny Man Charged In Death of Newark Fire Captain

July 30, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – A Kearny man was charged this week in connection to the drug-induced death of a Newark fire captain, authorities announced.

Eliasel Baez, 42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug-induced death of Newark Fire Captain Carlos Rivera, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens.

Baez was charged with strict liability drug-induced death ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

New Jersey Must Mandate the Use of Auditable Paper Ballots at all Polling Locations

July 19, 2022

In 2019, one year prior to the most critical election in our nation’s history, I called on my colleagues in Essex County government to take the necessary steps to protect and secure the integrity of our elections and election results. In my role at the time as President of the Essex County Board of Commissioners, I began working alongside SOMA Action’s Voting ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

Upcoming TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinars in August and September

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding upcoming informational webinars for anyone who may be interested in owning and operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

The webinars are on August 17 at 1:00 p.m. or September 14 at 12:30 p.m.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital ...

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson. (Naval Institute Press, 2022)

 

Cats in the Navy is one of those unusual little gems  that has appeal for several types of people. If you are a cat lover, check! This book is for you! If you enjoy historical photographs, check! You might want a copy of this volume. If someone in your family is in the Navy or has a nautical background, check! ...

The Hotel Nantucket

 The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, 2022)

 

Ladies,  the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel to tuck into your beach bag has arrived. It is The Hotel Nantucket.  Although this is Hilderbrand’s 27th book about her beloved island, this charming novel has a more whimsical tone than many of the others and will provide a few hours of pleasant romance and ...

An Unorthodox Match and An Observant Wife by Naomi Ragen

An Unorthodox Match (2019) and An Observant Wife by Naomi Ragen (St. Martin’s Press, 2021).

 

Contemporary literature regarding the Orthodox Jewish community is often about young people who want to escape the stringent laws and customs of a restrictive lifestyle. For example, Deborah Feldman’s beautiful book, Unorthodox, followed the escape of an Orthodox woman from her ...

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, 2022)

          Ladies,  the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel to tuck into your beach bag has arrived. It is The Hotel Nantucket.  Although this is Hilderbrand’s 27th book about her beloved island, this charming novel has a more whimsical tone than many of the others and will provide a few hours of pleasant romance and fun while the ocean laps ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

August 9, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

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We are seeking freelance, part-time and full-time journalists with previous writing experience and a strong interest in local journalism.

Like most community outlets, we focus on essential topics: local government, schools, high school sports, transportation, development and health care.

Empower The Village Celebrates Juneteenth, Black Artists and Economic Empowerment at 4th Annual ‘For The Love of Art’ Show

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The second annual Juneteenth federal holiday weekend was celebrated in spectacular fashion, as Empower The Village Inc, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, showcased Black excellence in the arts and hosted over 200 attendees at their annual For The Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Justice & Joy, an art show and fundraiser at the ...