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$115M Rutgers Chemistry Building Formally Opens

September 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences.

The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the Busch Campus in Piscataway includes classroom space, and combines programs that previously were housed ...

Annual Bicycle Tour to Roll Through Newark This Sunday

NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday. 

Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound for families. An optional 11-mile route will head towards Weequahic Park and back for ...

MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child

MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark, who was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, September 16 at 2:54pm in the area of William Street/North Grove Street wearing black pants, a white T-shirt, and ...

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Italian Festival Kicks Off Tonight and Continues Nightly Through Sunday

NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. continues through 9 p.m. Sunday September 24.

The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

Thursday September 20: Feast is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an Italian Mass at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m., the feast ...

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Italian Festival Kicks Off Tonight and Continues Nightly Through Sunday

September 20, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. continues through 9 p.m. Sunday September 24.

The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

Thursday September 20: Feast is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an Italian Mass at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m., the feast ...

Save the Dates: Holy Family Roman Catholic Church's Italian Festival Runs September 20 to 24 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival will run four nights starting Thursday September 20 at 6 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. Sunday September 24. The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

Thursday September 20: The feast is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an Italian Mass at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Mass ...

Bloomfield Artists Recognized During County Art Show

Cedar Grove, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. congratulated 20 Essex County artists who received awards in the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. The artists were recognized during an awards ceremony on Thursday, September 13th in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Essex County Cedar Grove Park in Cedar Grove.

“I ...

MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child

September 20, 2018

MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark, who was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, September 16 at 2:54pm in the area of William Street/North Grove Street wearing black pants, a white T-shirt, and ...

Future of Essex County College's Police Academy Uncertain, Director Says

NEWARK, NJ - The director of Essex County College's (ECC) police academy announced today that he was placed on administrative leave, possibly signaling a sale of the training grounds.

“After serving as the Academy Director for the past 14 years, I have been placed on ‘administrative leave’ until the end of 2018,”  ECC Public Safety Academy Director ...

Early Morning Fire in Maplewood on Tuesday Leaves Building Uninhabitable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a house fire at 10 Nelson Pl. in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, with Maplewood firefighters responding to a report of smoke at the home at about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from Maplewood Fire Department Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt.

The first arriving engine reported heavy fire coming from the rear of the second floor, with Maplewood police officers ...

Bloomfield Police Department Begins Evening Foot Patrol in Third Ward

BLOOMFIELD, NJ– In an ongoing effort to strengthen their bond with the community, the Bloomfield Police Department began foot patrol detail in the Third Ward section of the township on Wednesday evening.

 

During a rainy outdoor news conference and public gathering at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 16th Street, members of the Police and Fire Departments were present ...

Tuesday is Sunday at Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center for National Cheeseburger Day

September 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Today is National Cheeseburger Day, and Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center is celebrating by offering their Sunday afternoon specials today. National Cheeseburger Day is celebrated each year on September 18. 

In recognition of National Cheeseburger Day, owner Jeremy Goldberg and his team are offering their Sunday specials today. The specials include $12 ...

Bahar LLC Recalls Frozen, Raw Beef Dumpling Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2018 – Bahar LLC., a Clifton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,344 pounds of frozen, raw beef dumplings products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
 
The frozen, raw beef dumpling items were produced from May 2, 2018 to ...

Jazzy Vegetarian Reveals The Secret Of Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind that spaghetti sauce does not contain any spaghetti and cake frosting does not contain any ...

Escape to the Islands on October 7, Right in Bloomfield

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

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

A suggested ...

Historical Society of Bloomfield Scores Big with Vintage Baseball Event

September 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) hosted a vintage baseball game on Sept. 15 at Wright’s Field, which borders the historic Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield. Nineteenth century baseball club The Hoboken Nine took on The Bloomfield Buzzards, with the Hoboken Nine winning 20 to 6. 

The game, organized by Bloomfield resident and HSOB Recording ...

Kyle Tice 3 TD Passes Lead Bloomfield Bengals in 42-21 Rout over Columbia

MAPLEWOOD, NJ- After last week’s frustrating loss, the Bloomfield Bengals were led by senior quarterback Kyle Tice as they bounced back in a big way trampling the Columbia Cougars 42-21 in a Super Football Conference Liberty Blue game last night at Underhill Sports Complex in Maplewood.

After a scoreless first quarter, Bloomfield scored on the first play of the second ...

Bloomfield Football Falls to North Bergen 39-12

NORTH BERGEN, NJ- The Bloomfield Bengals fell to the North Bergen Bruins 39-12 in a non-league varsity football game tonight at Bruins Stadium / Vincent Ascolese Field in North Bergen.

After a promising start for Bloomfield on a cloudy and cool late-summer evening, things unraveled quickly for the Bengals.

Bloomfield senior quarterback Kyle Tice led an 80-yard, 5:31 opening drive capped off ...

Bloomfield Cruisers Set Date for Charity Poker Run

September 19, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Please join the Bloomfield Cruisers on 9/29  for a scenic autumn drive around the greater Bloomfield area. A pre-determined course will lead you to points of interest (keeping it a secret!) where you will collect a total of 5 playing cards. At the end of our drive, all participants will meet for a delicious meal at Franklin Steakhouse for beverages, door prizes and a few ...

Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair wants your Nike Footwear and Apparel

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair wants your Nike footwear and apparel to give to those in need.

In a statement issued by the pantry, the pantry stated that they "do not endorse either side of this controversial issue. but would like to offer an alternative to destroying clothing and footwear items that others are in need of."

The latest controversy ...

TAPinto TV: Bloomfield Council Gives Away 170+ Backpacks at Family Event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Mayor Michael Venezia and the entire Bloomfield Township Mayor's Council, gives away backpacks and school supplies to over 170 children during a family fun event at the newly opened Felton Field Community Police Substation. Wartyna Davis, Bloomfield Counilwoman-At-Large, speaks about the impact the township's annual school supply drive and family fun event has had ...

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

September 18, 2018

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

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

Carson Wheelie - This Jersey Dog Rolls on Two Wheels

RED BANK, NJ

While visiting south Jersey I saw this couple walking their dog.

Nothing unusual about that, right?

Except I was fascinated by the Roman chariot-like harness that their dog was attached to.

Chrissy and David Daniel opened up their home and their hearts to “Carson”, a mixed breed they picked up at a shelter knowing full well of his disability caused by a ...

Resident Fears for Safety After Dog Mauls Poodle

READINGTON, N.J. – A German Shepherd that has a history of “running at large” from a farm on Dreahook Road here mauled and killed a poodle as his owner was walking him and another dog along Dreahook Road, reports show.

Pamela Yula was walking Bentley – her 12-year-old white poodle – along with another dog around 7 p.m. Sept. 3 when the attack ...

Cars Must Be Moved from Farrand Street Lot by Monday, Sept. 17

September 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As construction of a new mixed-use development begins at the abandoned Farrand Street property, residents are being asked to relocate their vehicles to the Glenwood Parking Garage and other surrounding lots. The last day cars can park at the Farrand Street lot is Monday, September 17. Permit holders need to contact and stop by Bloomfield Parking to be reassigned a parking ...

Wetlands Project, Water Meter Replacement Discussed at Bloomfield Conference Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ– Two important items were discussed, and two proclamations were issued during the Bloomfield Township Council Conference Meeting held last night at the Law Enforcement Building.
 
Present at the meeting were Mayor Michael J. Venezia, First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Second-Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow, Third-Ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz, Councilwoman-At-Large ...

Booker, Menendez Condemn Supreme Court Nominee at New Brunswick Church

NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation.

Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, again attacked GOP senators for refusing to release documents that Kavanaugh had ...

TAPinto Westfield Welcomes New Managing Editor

September 18, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — TAPinto Westfield has hired Matt Kadosh as its managing editor as franchise owner Jackie Lieberman continues in her role as publisher of the hyperlocal news site.

Kadosh comes to Westfield from NorthJersey.com and The Record, where he covered local news in Essex County for the past two years.

“I plan to build on the strong base, which Jackie has ...

Just Jersey Opens Store in Montclair

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -  Just Jersey opened a second retail location in Montclair on Saturday.   The store is located at 179 Glenridge Avenue.  “Our store celebrates the best of New Jersey, through a carefully curated collection of products sourced by over 260 New Jersey–based makers”, said Co-Owner Tina Bologna. “We are thrilled to ...

Cars Must Be Moved from Farrand Street Lot by Monday, Sept. 17

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As construction of a new mixed-use development begins at the abandoned Farrand Street property, residents are being asked to relocate their vehicles to the Glenwood Parking Garage and other surrounding lots. The last day cars can park at the Farrand Street lot is Monday, September 17. Permit holders need to contact and stop by Bloomfield Parking to be reassigned a parking ...

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Italian Festival Kicks Off Tonight and Continues Nightly Through Sunday

September 20, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. continues through 9 p.m. Sunday September 24.

The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

Thursday September 20: Feast is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an Italian Mass at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m., the feast ...

Friends and Family Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Wally Choice, Sr.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Friday  September 14, 2018 family and friends  gathered at St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair to celebrate the life for Wallace "Wally" Choice, Sr., who passed away on September 9, 2018.

Officiating, Bernadette Glover, Senior Pastor of St.Paul, began the processional to, "He's Got the Whole World in his Hands." The ...

Save the Dates: Holy Family Roman Catholic Church's Italian Festival Runs September 20 to 24 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival will run four nights starting Thursday September 20 at 6 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. Sunday September 24. The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

Thursday September 20: The feast is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an Italian Mass at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Mass ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

September 14, 2018

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Happening this weekend: Fall Harvest Festival at Morristown Historical Farm

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Enjoy a fun filled day of wagon rides, farm animals, live music and hands-on activities at the Fall Harvest at Fosterfields Living Historic Farm. The event takes place on Sunday September 16 from 12 noon - 5pm.

Visitors can hop aboard the open-air wagon for a scenic ride around the farm, visit the friendly farm animals, lend a hand churning butter and pressing ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra to Celebrate the American Experience this Season

WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of Westfield's own New Jersey Festival Orchestra said.

“Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe ...

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park Invites Residents to Tour Museum

Edison, NJ - The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, located on 37 Christie Street in Edison, is open from Thursdays thru Saturdays, from 10 am- 4 pm.  Every visitor is given a special tour of the museum, which features original artifacts as well as souvenirs available for purchase. The historic site, managed by a non-profit organization, consists of the Edison Tower- a highlight of the ...

Menhaden Facts, Not Paid Industry Spin

September 19, 2018

Omega Protein Inc. spotter planes saw vast schools of older bunker in the New York/New Jersey area last week. So they sent their industrial fishing operation 275 miles north to catch millions of menhaden out of the mouths of whales that were lunge feeding less than a half a mile away.

Of course, this infuriated whale-watchers who were enjoying the show put on by more than a dozen humpback ...

3rd Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale September 29

Start cleaning out your attic, garage, and closets, and join us at the 3rd Annual Glen Ridge Town-Wide Yard Sale! This year's sale is Saturday, September 29 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The event will be held rain or shine. 

Sales can be held at your Glen Ridge residence or at the Hillside Commuter Parking Lot (corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Hillside Avenue). Online registration opens on ...

Sea Turtle Recovery to Release Four Healthy Sea Turtles at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is excited to announce that four sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 7 a.m., Sept.5, 2018. STR is a nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and, since opening in December of 2016, they have rehabilitated and released 23 endangered and threatened sea turtles.  On September 5, STR ...

Should I See a Physical Therapist or Chiropractor?

September 18, 2018

Many current and former patients have asked us this question. To help better answer these concerns, we hope this should provide some clarity. We will be covering similarities and differences between both practitioners. Some areas of practice will differ from state-to-state due to legal reasons.

Internships

Both physical therapists and chiropractors must complete hands-on training prior ...

Women's Wellness Expo to Kickoff National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, September 29

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. 

The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so women can “be aware of what’s normal for ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...

Comic Book Artist Admits to Distribution of Child Pornography

September 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito

Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark to information charging him ...

New Acting Essex County Prosecutor Appointed by Gov. Murphy

NEWARK, NJ - The head of the Essex County Surrogate Court was appointed today by Gov. Phil Murphy as acting county prosecutor.

Theodore “Ted” Stephens II, who was first elected as the county surrogate in 2012, will replace acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino. Stephens' position will remain acting until the state Senate confirms the governor’s ...

$115M Rutgers Chemistry Building Formally Opens

September 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences.

The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the Busch Campus in Piscataway includes classroom space, and combines programs that previously were housed ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Bloomfield College Announces Impressive Lineup of Speakers in New Lecture Series

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield College announced the latest lineup for its Leadership Development Lecture Series. The series began at the College in the spring of 2018 after Matthew Frankel partnered with Student Affairs to create a new Leadership Development Lecture Series. Frankel, who acts as moderator for the series, is the former Press Secretary and ...

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

September 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Letter to the Editor: Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

I am excited to announce that Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

The announcement of our brand name change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties signals a defining moment in real estate. It unites the strengths of industry leaders, bringing together unparalleled operational excellence, innovation and ...

Have An Opinion On The Election? TAPinto Bloomfield Welcomes Letters to the Editor

September 13, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - In a dynamic community like Bloomfield, citizens can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Bloomfield welcomes letters to the editor.

The publication of Letters to the Editor is at the sole discretion of TAPinto LLC. Letters must be factually accurate and not defamatory. Anonymous letters will not ...

Election Day 2018: How Candidates Can Speak Out on TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield, NJ — Candidates running for office in Bloomfield can make their positions known on TAPinto Bloomfield. Here's how:

Candidate Statements

Each candidate can submit a maximum of one statement per week (including photos) from Labor Day, September 3 through the week before Election Day. No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day ...

Harvest Cucumbers for Slicing and Pickling

September 10, 2018

It’s all about timing when harvesting cucumbers for eating fresh or preserving as dill or sweet pickles. Picking these low-calorie vegetables ensures the best flavor, greatest nutritional value and suitability for pickling.

Harvest cucumbers based on how you plan to use them.  Pick the fruit when it is 1½ to 2½ inches long if you plan on making sweet pickles.  ...

Sept. 10 Last Day to order EARLY BIRD Tickets for Nutley Family Service Bureau Garden Party on Sept 23

The Nutley Family Service Bureau will present “The Garden Party” on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at The Mountsier-Hardie Garden.  The party promises to be an event to remember, featuring:  food from top local restaurants, wine tasting, and an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, and contemporary music set in New Jersey’s premier private ...

Create a Healthy Foundation for Fall Plantings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed. The soil is warm while the air is cool – a perfect combination for establishing new plantings. It is also a great time to prepare gardens for the next planting season. Investing time up front to create a healthy foundation for your plants will pay off with years of beautiful, healthy and ...

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Cars Must Be Moved from Farrand Street Lot by Monday, Sept. 17

September 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As construction of a new mixed-use development begins at the abandoned Farrand Street property, residents are being asked to relocate their vehicles to the Glenwood Parking Garage and other surrounding lots. The last day cars can park at the Farrand Street lot is Monday, September 17. Permit holders need to contact and stop by Bloomfield Parking to be reassigned a parking ...

Kyle Tice 3 TD Passes Lead Bloomfield Bengals in 42-21 Rout over Columbia

MAPLEWOOD, NJ- After last week’s frustrating loss, the Bloomfield Bengals were led by senior quarterback Kyle Tice as they bounced back in a big way trampling the Columbia Cougars 42-21 in a Super Football Conference Liberty Blue game last night at Underhill Sports Complex in Maplewood.

After a scoreless first quarter, Bloomfield scored on the first play of the second ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, September 20, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Seeing Red

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, September 20, 6:00 PM

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church , Nutley

Holy Family Church Italian Feast

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

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Thu, September 20, 6:30 PM

Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, Montclair

Teen Great American Read Book Club

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Fri, September 21, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Seeing Red

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, September 21, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, September 22

Good Vibes Yoga & Kombucha Bar, Nutley

Yoga Festival & Concert Coming to Good Vibes Yoga ...

Business & Finance Health & Wellness

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Sat, September 22, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Oz-play: The Wizard of Oz Cosplay & Singalong ...

Arts & Entertainment

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter August 20 - 26, 2018

August 31, 2018

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

Shoplifting:

8/20/18- Markus Ross Age 28 of Newark, NJ- Officers were dispatched to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on a report of a shoplifter. Mr. Ross was previously banned from the establishment. Loss Prevention approached the suspect while in the ...

Annual Bicycle Tour to Roll Through Newark This Sunday

September 20, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday. 

Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound for families. An optional 11-mile route will head towards Weequahic Park and back for ...

Mystery Developer Gets OK to Turn Historic Griffith Building Into Apartments

NEWARK, NJ - A mystery developer received approval from the city planning board to turn the historic Griffith building on Broad Street into modern apartments and ground floor retail space.

The building at 605-607 Broad St. was built in 1927 by the Griffith Piano Company and was used as a showroom, office tower and recital hall. Now, the building is slated for 60 studio apartments, 27 ...

The Highlander Goes Online in Partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights

September 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Highlander, the student newspaper of Governor Livingston High School, is making the transition to becoming an online publication thanks to an innovative partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights.

Students and community members alike can now go to the TAPinto Berkeley Heights website (www.tapinto.net/towns/berkeley-heights), choose the “Sections” ...

Belmar Considers Tossing Straws, Foam Containers into Plastic Bag Ban

BELMAR, NJ — While Belmar businesses have until mid-May to replace plastic bags with more eco-friendly options, borough officials are considering whether to throw plastic straws and plastic foam containers into the mix.

During its effort this winter to ensure merchants are prepared for the upcoming ban on single-use plastic bags, the borough will also take the business community’s ...

Belmar Beachfront Says ‘So Long’ to Summer

September 16, 2018

Although Belmar’s official beach season is over and lifeguards are off duty, a skeleton staff of lifeguards is patrolling the oceanfront in utility vehicles today.

BELMAR, NJ — With a blink of an eye, summer is over.

Although the sun has made a grand return, a week of rainy, dreary weather — and a turbulent surf brought on by storms elsewhere — prompted the borough ...

Belmar Prepares for Backhand Punch of Hurricane Florence

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — As Hurricane Florence continues to churn closer to the Southeast coast, Belmar is preparing for high winds, rough surf and dangerous rip currents the massive storm is expected to bring to the Jersey Shore later this week.

Department of Public Works employees were out along the 1.3-mile beachfront today, September 11, moving beach lockers to Schroeder Park at First ...

Letter to the Editor: Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

September 10, 2018

I am excited to announce that Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

The announcement of our brand name change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties signals a defining moment in real estate. It unites the strengths of industry leaders, bringing together unparalleled operational excellence, innovation and ...

Back Saving Back To School Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

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

What Does Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Mean?

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

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

September 2018 Thursday Movies at the Bloomfield Public Library

All movies start at 12:15 p.m. in the Library Theatre

September 6, 2018 -  BRONCO BILLY

As the leader of a struggling Wild West show, Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) gives it his all to keep his entertainers' spirits high despite the declining public interest. While on tour, Billy encounters Antoinette Lily (Sondra Locke), a spoiled, newlywed heiress who was recently deserted by her ...

September 2018 Monday Movies at the Bloomfield Public Library

All Movies are show at 12:15 p.m. in the Library Theatre

September 3, 2018 -  

LABOR DAY (LIBRARY CLOSED)

 

September 10, 2018 -  MOON

Astronaut Sam Bell's (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally ending, and he is looking forward to his reunion with his wife (Dominique McElligott) and young daughter. Suddenly, Sam's health ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 20, 2018

TRENTON - So, if New Jersey lights up for legal weed, what will it all mean? New Jersey lawmakers have emerged from the fog with a proposed bill - not yet fully baked - suggesting the lowest marijuana taxes in the nation, at just 10 percent (for starters.) There would be set-asides for minorities, small businesses and women to get retail licenses, as well as preferences given to ...

Menhaden Facts, Not Paid Industry Spin

September 19, 2018

Omega Protein Inc. spotter planes saw vast schools of older bunker in the New York/New Jersey area last week. So they sent their industrial fishing operation 275 miles north to catch millions of menhaden out of the mouths of whales that were lunge feeding less than a half a mile away.

Of course, this infuriated whale-watchers who were enjoying the show put on by more than a dozen humpback ...

OPINION: Newark Mayor Lays Out What It Means To Be a Sanctuary Community

Newark is much more than a sanctuary city. We are a sanctuary community. In a sanctuary city, the local government, especially local police, do not cooperate with the misguided and unconstitutional Trump administration policies of detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants.

Newark is a sanctuary community. Organizations, institutions, and ordinary citizens collaborate with the City to ...

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

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

 

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

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Dell, 2018)

Three law students, Todd Lucero, Mark Frazier, and Zola Maal, are about to start their final semester of the not so prestigious Foggy Bottom Law School in Washington, D.C. However, the shocking suicide of their friend, Gordy, who has been driven to a very dark place by discoveries that he has uncovered during an investigation of Foggy Bottom, leads ...

Gods of Wood and Stone by Mark Dionno

Gods of Wood and Stone by Mark Dionno (Touchstone, 2018)

 

The two protagonists of Mark Dionno’s brilliant first novel are as different as two men could be in most facets of their lives. Joe Grudeck is a recently retired pro-baseball player, on his way to the Hall of Fame; Horace Mueller is a blacksmith who works at a village which re-enacts life in 19th century America. However, ...

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...

LEGO Play Time at Nutley Public Library

September 18, 2018

Make creations from your wildest imagination at the Nutley Public Library's LEGO Play Time on select Saturdays! 

LEGO Play Time is a free drop-in program for ages 5 and older. Stop by the Children's Room from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on September 22, October 6, November 10, and December 1 for crafts, activities, and of course LEGOS! 

No registration is required and all supplies ...

OPEN Auditions at 4th Wall Theatre for Sondheim on Sondheim

4th Wall Theatre, a non-union NJ theatre company, will hold open auditions for all roles in the special holiday kickoff production of its 2018-19 season, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, music, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conceived by James Lapine. 4th Wall’s production will be directed by Kate Swan with music direction by Gonzalo Valencia. The show will be presented at ...

Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk To Benefit Victims of Child Abuse

On Saturday, September 15th, the New Jersey Children's Alliance, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving access to quality, comprehensive services to victims of child abuse, will host their 5th Annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk at the Clipper Pavilion in the Turtleback Zoo complex in West Orange. The USATF-Certified 5K begins at 9am, with medals awarded to ...

Free piano concert with Montclair native at Temple Sholom

Montclair Native Son to Perform French Piano Masterpieces 
at Temple Sholom of West Essex in October

September, 2018-- Pianist Evan Mitchell will present a piano concert entitled “En Blanc et Noir” celebrating French composers on Sunday, October 14 at 2pm at Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. 

Admission is free, but a $18 per couple ...

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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