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Face Covering Mandatory When Shopping, Primary Election Delayed Under Murphy's New Executive Orders

April 8, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Shoppers now must wear a face covering when going into a store, according to one of three new executive orders Gov. Phil Murphy signed today, along with his pleas for families to “stay away from each other” on the first night of Passover.

During his daily briefing today, the governor said shoppers entering supermarkets and pharmacies, some of ...

To Cope with Coronavirus, NJ Farmers Markets Turn to Technology

With social distancing rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, some New Jersey farmers markets have found a new way to serve their vendors and customers.

The Metuchen Farmers Market just launched an online service so that customers can buy produce, meat, prepared foods and other locally produced items that they would normally buy from vendors ...

Murphy Orders County, State Parks Closed as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 44,416

TRENTON, NJ — State and county parks are closing to help contain the spread of coronavirus, under one of a handful of executive orders the governor signed Tuesday.

Gov. Phil Murphy ordered that the parks be closed to help with enforcement of social distancing. Authorities have found too many times that people are wrongly gathering in parks, Murphy said.

“We understand that ...

The Easter Bunny is Coming to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- While Easter Egg hunts and other outdoor activities have been canceled this year, the Easter Bunny will still be making a special appearance throughout Bloomfield from Thursday, 4/9 through Saturday, 4/11.  The Bloomfield Fire Department will be driving the bunny around in a fire truck.

The Bunny will be in different sections of town each day with Thursday covering ...

Three-Year-old Bloomfield Child Raises $300 for First Responders and Healthcare Workers - "Gab's Beads of Hope"

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Like so many people these days, Matt and Jenny Sollecito are working from home while managing child care for their two young daughters, Gabriella, age 3 and Malia, age 1. 

These Bloomfield, NJ residents have found a way to combine a fun activity their oldest daughter could do that would also help her learn to appreciate the great work being done by first responders ...

Historical Society of Bloomfield Offers At-Home History Presentations with Video Archive

March 30, 2020

Bloomfield, NJ--: In these times of self-isolation and quarantine, The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) extends its support to members and all in the Bloomfield community. The HSOB has updated its Video Archive of many of its presentations and programs throughout the years. They were video-recorded by WBMA-TV and are available on demand online at www.HSOB.org. 

Programs ...

Looking for Something To Do with The Kids? Check Out These Ideas

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - What to do with kids during this time of 'social distancing'. In between virtual learning, here are some free and cool things being offered to kids, families and adults. 

Go on a virtual amusement park ride -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0yKjQ_Pd0g

Take a virtual ride on the Superman Roller ...

AMC Movie Theatres to Limit Seating

ALLEGANY, NY — Beginning this weekend, AMC will cut in half the seating capacity of every one of its theatre auditoriums, including the AMC Clifton Commons 16 in Clifton, AMC Wayne 14 in Willowbrook Mall, AMC Garden State Plaza in Paramus, AMC Newport Centre in Jersey City, AMC Dine-In Shops at Riverside 9 in Hackensack and AMC Dine-In Essex Green 9 in West ...

Ridgers, With Big On-field Hopes for 2020, Now Just Want to Get on the Field and Play

March 27, 2020

GLEN RIDGE, NJ--It's become a long story of hope and a lot of fingers crossed, especially for the senior student-athletes.

Welcome to the spring 2020 high school sports season, in New Jersey, and pretty much up and down the East coast of the United States. And while a final decision on the Coronavirus pandemic hasn't been rendered, when it comes to whether the student-athletes in NJ ...

Large Turnout of Athletes Aside, Bloomfield High Track Team Hopes to Have a Successful Season

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Just a few weeks ago, the Bloomfield High track team had started practice under beautiful weather for early March, with a large turnout of athletes.

Head coach Terry Iavarone and his staff was excited about the season, and the hopes were for another tremendous year at BHS.

Of course, a lot has transpired since the middle of March, when the NJSIAA temporarily shut down ...

Ridgers' Girls Lacrosse Team Will Seek 'One for the Thumb', With a Fifth Straight Essex County Tournament Crown in 2020; Now, it's a Matter of Getting on the Field

GLEN RIDGE, NJ--With an eye toward a fifth straight Essex County Tournament title this spring, things were looking very good when the Glen Ridge High girls' lacrosse team began official practice on March 6.

"Things were really going well," said Glen Ridge head coach Beth Larkin. "The weather was really nice for early March. We were ahead, as far as preparation was concerned.

Bloomfield First Responders Honor Clara Maass Healthcare Professionals

April 6, 2020

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Bloomfield First Responders joined their comrades from Belleville and Nutley on Monday afternoon to show appreciation for the doctors, nurses and staff at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville with a Salute to Healthcare Heroes.

The personnel at the hospital are bravely fighting on the front lines in the war against coronavirus (COVID-19), so the three townships came ...

Bloomfield Police Department Police Blotter 3/23/2020-3/29/2020

Shoplifting:

3/27/2020- An officer took a telephone report of a shoplifting that occurred at 357 Broad Street (Quick Check).The manager reports that a middle-aged female took (2) coffee Creamer bottles valued at $8.00. The female then left the store and entered a vehicle in the parking lot. 

Theft: 

3/23/2020- A Walnut Street resident reports that someone stole a silver ...

Bloomfield COVID-19 Count up to 44, 3 BPD Police Officers Also Test Positive

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With testing becoming much more prevalent in the past week, the number of cases has continued to increase in not only New Jersey but in Bloomfield as well.  In the latest official report Bloomfield saw an overnight increase of 12 new cases, making a total of 44.  To date there are two deaths reported.  In comparison, neighboring towns have increasing totals as ...

Bloomfield Police Department Police Blotter 3/16/2020-3/22/2020

Shoplifting: 

3/18/2020- The manager at Walgreens (17 Belleville Avenue) called to report a shoplifter. She observed an African American male take two boxes of Rogaine from an open lock box and then proceeded to the register. He attempted to return the items for cash and was denied. He then left the store without paying for the boxes of Rogaine. The items taken are valued at $64.00.

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

Brookdale Shoprite Reserves Special Shopping Time for Those Over 60

March 18, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Brookdale ShopRite has announced that they will have reserved shopping hours for elderly or high-risk customers age 60 and older every Friday morning between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. until further notice.  This will allow at risk customers to shop without the crowds and lines that have become a frequent issue.

ShopRite of Brookdale is located at 1409 Broad St, ...

Food Establishments Keep Bloomfield Fed During Uncertain Times

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In a time of uncertainty, the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping the community during this very difficult time.

A major facet of keeping things up and running is making sure residents, first responders and township workers are fueled, especially with many grocery stores temporarily short on some essential food basics.

The chamber wants ...

To Cope with Coronavirus, NJ Farmers Markets Turn to Technology

April 8, 2020

With social distancing rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, some New Jersey farmers markets have found a new way to serve their vendors and customers.

The Metuchen Farmers Market just launched an online service so that customers can buy produce, meat, prepared foods and other locally produced items that they would normally buy from vendors ...

‘Freshening’: One Tip for Making a Creative, Small Passover Seder

This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

How does a family have a Passover seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing? Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves or alone during this festival. Even the profit Elijah may be hesitant to come to the door, no ...

Three-Year-old Bloomfield Child Raises $300 for First Responders and Healthcare Workers - "Gab's Beads of Hope"

April 7, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Like so many people these days, Matt and Jenny Sollecito are working from home while managing child care for their two young daughters, Gabriella, age 3 and Malia, age 1. 

These Bloomfield, NJ residents have found a way to combine a fun activity their oldest daughter could do that would also help her learn to appreciate the great work being done by first responders ...

Local Diaper Bank Needs Help to Continue Meeting Essential Baby Needs of Community

Much like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, diapers and other basic baby essentials are hard to find during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a baby supply and diaper bank located in Plainfield, is doing its best to keep up with its regular distribution as well as meet emergency need requests from its existing network of partners including schools, food banks, ...

Cedar Grove Teens Combat Social Distancing With Joy And Hope. CheerUP! Project Lifts Spirits with Sparkle & Shine

CEDAR GROVE, NJ– As the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc across the world, cheerleaders from Cedar Grove, N.J., are doing their part to spread joy and hope with their CheerUP! Project. This free, personalized “gram” is delivered via text or email to deserving recipients. You can choose a generic message, or Happy Birthday-, Thank You for Your Service-, or Get Well-themed ...

Bloomfield BOE Praises Students, Staff for Virtual Learning Success

March 24, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Thousands of school districts around the nation were forced to move to virtual learning in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that hauled the nation.

On Tuesday, members of the Bloomfield Board of Education thanked students and staff for their efforts in making the virtual learning program in the district a success during their public meeting in the ...

Montclair State University: Commencement Will Be Postponed Until Further Notice

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Montclair State University officials announced that the 2020 commencement has been postponed.

Officials cited public safety and Governor Murphy's Executive orders are reasons for the postponement.

MSU President Susan Cole wrote, "Because of the current health crisis, it is simply not possible to say when or how we will ...

Although Physically Closed, The Bloomfield Public Library is Virtually Open for Business

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With the current situation and ensuing closing of municipal buildings, residents are left scrambling in many instances.  The Bloomfield Public Library was forced to physically close recently, seemingly leaving many Bloomfield residents without the vast resources that the library offers.  TAPinto Bloomfield reached out to the Director of the Bloomfield Public ...

Op-Ed: Energy Efficiencies Should Benefit All New Jerseyans, Not Just the More Affluent

April 7, 2020

We need a clear strategy to share the benefits of lower energy bills, reduced pollution with all residents.

In these challenging times, we cannot help but think about the impact of this pandemic on those who already struggle to make ends meet. Those who had challenges paying their utilities bills will struggle further as those bills will likely increase beyond their means due to the ...

How COVID-19 and Related Costs Affect Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – At the start of Bloomfield’s Township Council Conference Meeting on Monday night, Mayor Michael Venezia announced that Bloomfield now has 305 known cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Like both March council meetings, Monday’s session was closed to the public due to concerns over virus spreading.  The proceedings were conducted via video conference with all ...

Congresswoman Sherill's Husband Has the Coronavirus; Congresswoman is Experiencing Symptoms

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced this that her husband has tested positive for COVID-19.  She has also announced that she has the symptoms of the virus and has scheduled a test.  The full statement from her office is below:

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Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on her family testing positive ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 30, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

NJ Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections During COVID-19 Epidemic

TRENTON – Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy today.

“Millions of hardworking New Jerseyans are suffering financial losses through no fault of their own as a result of the economic downturn brought on by ...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Launches Task Force to Help Small Business Owners File for Federal Grants/Loans

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia has created a task force that will help small business owners in the township file for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans or federal grants. The task force will work with small businesses one on one via email and phone to assist them in receiving these emergency funds. If businesses are able to wait, federal grant money ...

Promising Drug to Treat COVID-19 Being Tried at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark

April 7, 2020

NEWARK, NJ - One of the most promising treatments for COVID-19 is being made available through an expanded access program at Prime Healthcare’s Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark.

Remdesivir, considered by the World Health Organization to be the most promising drugs to treat COVID-19, was developed by Gilead Sciences to treat Ebola. The antiviral drug is effective against two ...

NJ Coronavirus Deaths Inch Closer to 1K as Surge Commences

TRENTON, NJ  New Jersey’s deaths due to coronavirus now rest at 917, according to numbers released by the state on Sunday, with the positive case count resting at 37,505 as the highly anticipated surge arrives early. 

On Saturday, Judith Persichilli, commissioner of the Department of Health, reported that the state’s estimate of when the surge would hit was off one week.

Game Changer: Rutgers Can Test 10,000+ Saliva Samples Per Day for Coronavirus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics has developed a test for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and is using its automation experience and infrastructure to test as many as tens of thousands of samples daily.

"It's a game changer, truly a game changer," said Andrew I. Brooks, chief operating officer and director of technology development at RUCDR Infinite ...

Corona Stops Foreclosures/Evictions in Essex County

March 14, 2020

(ESSEX COUNTY, NJ) - Today Sheriff Fontoura Announces All Foreclosure Sales and Executions for Evictions/Ejectments Will Be Suspended Until Further Notice Due To Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

Due to overwhelming concern over the Covid-19 pandemic in the State of New Jersey and surrounding Metropolitan area, Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Friday that the Essex County Sheriff's Office will be ...

Corona Stops Foreclosures/Evictions in Essex County

March 14, 2020

(ESSEX COUNTY, NJ) - Today Sheriff Fontoura Announces All Foreclosure Sales and Executions for Evictions/Ejectments Will Be Suspended Until Further Notice Due To Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

Due to overwhelming concern over the Covid-19 pandemic in the State of New Jersey and surrounding Metropolitan area, Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Friday that the Essex County Sheriff's Office will be ...

CDC Video: How to Make Your Own Cloth Face Mask

April 5, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ - In an effort to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that all Americans wear cloth face masks when out in public.

“This recommendation complements and does not replace President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow the ...

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The Easter Bunny is Coming to Bloomfield

April 8, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- While Easter Egg hunts and other outdoor activities have been canceled this year, the Easter Bunny will still be making a special appearance throughout Bloomfield from Thursday, 4/9 through Saturday, 4/11.  The Bloomfield Fire Department will be driving the bunny around in a fire truck.

The Bunny will be in different sections of town each day with Thursday covering ...

Flags in Bloomfield and Across the State Will Fly At Half-Staff Indefinitely

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Starting today, flags all across New Jersey will fly at half-staff indefinitely, announced Governor Murphy during today's press conference.

Governor Murphy has directed all flags be lowered in honor of "those we have lost and for those we will lose to COVID-19"

"This is one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit our state", Gov. Murphy said on ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, April 14, 7:30 PM

Bloomfield Civic Center (2nd floor), Bloomfield

Bloomfield Chorale Rehearsals Begin!

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, April 15, 4:30 PM

Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails , Nutley

Wine Down Wednesday at the Oakley Kitchen

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Tue, April 21, 7:30 PM

Bloomfield Civic Center (2nd floor), Bloomfield

Bloomfield Chorale Rehearsals Begin!

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, April 22, 4:30 PM

Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails , Nutley

Wine Down Wednesday at the Oakley Kitchen

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Tue, April 28, 7:30 PM

Bloomfield Civic Center (2nd floor), Bloomfield

Bloomfield Chorale Rehearsals Begin!

Arts & Entertainment

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Tests Positive for COVID-19

April 1, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ-- Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. has announced today that he has tested positive for COVID-19.  DiVincenzo, who has been Essex County Executive since 2003, released the following statement; 

“Today I learned that I tested positive for the Coronavirus. I decided to get tested after experiencing a fever for several days and have been ...

Essex County Top Cop Tests Positive for Coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Essex County Sheriff, Armando Fontoura, the first in the state to suspend foreclosures and evictions during this pandemic, tested positive for COVID-19. 

After noticing he was running a slight fever, he opted to get tested at the Essex County drive through site in his command; the Sheriff is also the county’s emergency management coordinator ...

To Cope with Coronavirus, NJ Farmers Markets Turn to Technology

April 8, 2020

With social distancing rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, some New Jersey farmers markets have found a new way to serve their vendors and customers.

The Metuchen Farmers Market just launched an online service so that customers can buy produce, meat, prepared foods and other locally produced items that they would normally buy from vendors ...

Essex County Freeholder President's Coronavirus Pandemic Message

April 3, 2020

Greetings fellow residents of Essex County.

When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband and concerned neighbor who loves his community.

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has affected so many of us in my ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 8, 2020



The Jaffe Briefing will be off Thursday and Friday, celebrating the spring holidays, returning Monday, April 13.

STATEWIDE – Does Gov. Phil Murphy hate the spring holidays? Does he hate the great outdoors? Is he trying to further destroy our spring break? Assume the answer to all three questions is a resounding "No." But the governor has ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Professors Rich and Anne Lee of TAPinto Greater Olean

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of April 2020 are journalism professors Rich and Anne Lee from St. Bonaventure University, who, together with their students, operate TAPinto Greater Olean.  TAPinto Greater Olean is owned by St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? 

We were familiar ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Hope White of TAPinto Montville

The featured TAPinto franchisee for March 2020 is business executive and accountant Hope White, owner/publisher of TAPinto Montville.  

Q. Why did you want to franchise your TAPinto site? What caused you to choose Montville as your TAPinto location?

My family moved to Montville 8 years ago and at that time I decided to “retire” from my career ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, 2018)

 

Who is “the perfect couple”in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel The Perfect Couple. Is it Greer Garrison Winbury, famous mystery author, and her husband, Tag, the owners of the Summerland estate on Nantucket? Is it the Winbury’s son, Benji and his beautiful fiancé, Celeste Otis? Is it Celeste’s ...

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)

 

Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

THIN BLUE LINE FLAG FOUNDATION

March 24, 2020

Our MISSION

The Thin Blue Line Flag Foundation, Inc. is a non profit that was recently formed by retired Detectives Ed Dolan and Jorge Santana continuing the work that they did as President and Vice President of the JCPD DBA to support and honor Fallen Officers across the United States. The foundation presents families of the Fallen Officers with money and a custom made wooden flag with ...

Obituaries

Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...