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Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is Open for Business in Parsippany

January 15, 2019

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Weekend Sweep Puts Bloomfield Bengal Grapplers at 11-3; Ratel Returns to BHS Tuesday

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – It was a clean sweep on Saturday as Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling picked up three more wins, defeating North Bergen, Hackensack and Morristown in a 4-team meet at North Bergen High School.
 
In the three non-division matches, Bloomfield beat host squad North Bergen 40-24, Hackensack 57-18, and Morristown 40-36.
 
In the opening dual against North Bergen, ...

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

January 15, 2019

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 ...

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 ...

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

January 15, 2019

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 ...

Reported Luring Attempt in Montclair was Uber Driver, Police Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have located a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, officials say. The investigation concluded with police determining that it was a misunderstanding after an Uber driver began circling the area looking for a scheduled pickup and inquired if the juvenile was his assigned ride. 

On January 2 around 7am, an 11-year-old ...

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 ...

Weekend Sweep Puts Bloomfield Bengal Grapplers at 11-3; Ratel Returns to BHS Tuesday

January 15, 2019

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – It was a clean sweep on Saturday as Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling picked up three more wins, defeating North Bergen, Hackensack and Morristown in a 4-team meet at North Bergen High School.
 
In the three non-division matches, Bloomfield beat host squad North Bergen 40-24, Hackensack 57-18, and Morristown 40-36.
 
In the opening dual against North Bergen, ...

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

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will take place this Friday 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

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

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 this Friday at Bloomfield High School

January 14, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will take place this Friday 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 ...

Rutgers Prof Gets $400K Grant Using Smartphones for Monitoring Diseases

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone.

Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's Disease.

The National Institutes of Health gave the grant to Jean-Francois Daneault, an ...

Joyce Carol Oates at Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival 2019

Organizers of Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival are pleased to announce the initial author events for the third annual festival, which will take place from Thursday March 21 to Sunday, March 24, 2019. ​Joyce Carol Oates​, multi-award winning author of more than 40 novels as well as novellas, short stories and nonfiction, will be in conversation with author and ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is Open for Business in Parsippany

January 15, 2019

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.

"Monday with Mikie" Begins Jan 14 in Parsippany Congressional Office

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany corporate park at 8 Wood Hollow Road is getting a new tenant, and most likely a weekly crowd, as Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced the opening of her Congressional office to that location.

“An accessible, centrally-located district office is incredibly important to me and my staff,” said Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. “I am ...

Jury Supports Appellate Court Ruling in Bloomfield’s Favor on Lackawanna Train Station Property Value

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- For almost seven years, the Township of Bloomfield has been in litigation over the .62 acre plot of land abutting the NJ Transit Station along Lackawanna Place. The former owner has repeatedly demanded more money that experts and judicial bodies have assessed its value to be. For the second time in 12 months, a judicial body has deemed the former owner’s demands ...

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 ...

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

January 1, 2019

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 ...

Boar's Head Festival Transforms Somerville Church into Elizabethan-era Manor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m.

All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times.

A cast of 125 actors will celebrate the story of Christmas as perhaps once done in an Elizabethan Manor.

Cape May County Horse Diagnosed With Rabies

January 11, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. — A Cape May County horse has tested positive for rabies.

According to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture:

The horse, which was on a farm in a rural part of the county, was being treated at a referral facility and was tested for rabies because it showed neurologic symptoms. The 20-month-old colt was previously vaccinated as were all other ...

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111 Raccoon, But No Equine Cases Of Rabies Reported In New Jersey In 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — There were no equine cases of rabies in New Jersey in 2018 but several wild and domestic, animals which horses could encounter were diagnosed.

According to the annual report from the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health, Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases Program there were a total of 199 cases of rabies ...

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 12, 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 ...

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.

Beloved Search and Rescue Bloodhound Aided Police, Succumbs to Cancer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was always called "Joker," short for Canine 832 Joker's Wild, and for five years, this bloodhound assisted police in Middlesex County on countless missing persons and other investigations.

In 2015, after a young woman was violently assaulted and left for dead, Joker found a track and led law enforcement officers to a residence, and ultimately led to ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

January 14, 2019

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 ...

Cedar Grove Welcomes Woodland Indoor Playground to the Downtown District

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Woodland Indoor Playground, 450 Pompton Ave., had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.  Pictured are Cedar Grove Downtown Advisory Member Dave Fletcher, Cedar Grove Councilwoman Kerry Peterson, Marina Miller and Julija Stoliarova from Woodland Indoor Playground, and Cedar Grove Councilman Robbie Vargo.  

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at Turtle Back Zoo's Sea Turtle Recovery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

Historical Society Hopes To Bring Rare Carousel Horse Back Home To Millville

MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Millville Historical Society has the unique opportunity to purchase an original carousel horse that thrilled and delighted children (and adults) at Millville’s long-gone Union Lake Luna Park.

According to historical records, Union Lake Park was opened in the late 19th century and consisted of picnic groves and recreation areas. A newspaper story in 1895 ...

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 ...

Winter Storm May Be Heading Our Way

January 15, 2019

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 ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at Turtle Back Zoo's Sea Turtle Recovery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

Rutgers Prof Gets $400K Grant Using Smartphones for Monitoring Diseases

January 14, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone.

Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's Disease.

The National Institutes of Health gave the grant to Jean-Francois Daneault, an ...

Rutgers—Camden Professor Looking for Way to Treat Pain Without Opioids

CAMDEN, NJ– In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a non-addictive way to treat pain.

Nathan Fried, a Rutgers University‒Camden assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans perceive different types of pain and how different techniques and ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold Weather Forecast

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well as ...

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

January 10, 2019

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 ...

NJ Supreme Court Ruling Could Invalidate DWI Convictions

FREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been mishandled — are being informed that they can take steps to find out whether their cases can be dismissed.

In a December 20 letter, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is notifying persons by mail that they can seek ...

Address Yourself: Bridging the Housing Divide in New Jersey

January 14, 2019

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 ...

Jury Supports Appellate Court Ruling in Bloomfield’s Favor on Lackawanna Train Station Property Value

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- For almost seven years, the Township of Bloomfield has been in litigation over the .62 acre plot of land abutting the NJ Transit Station along Lackawanna Place. The former owner has repeatedly demanded more money that experts and judicial bodies have assessed its value to be. For the second time in 12 months, a judicial body has deemed the former owner’s demands ...

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 ...

Houseplants 101

January 15, 2019

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 ...

Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Home this Winter

During the winter, the possibility of damage to your home can increase. 

“Frozen pipes are often consequences of frigid weather,” explained Westfield State Farm Agent Christine Cosenza.  “A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe, for instance, can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding and serious structural damage.”

The three central causes of ...

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

January 14, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will take place this Friday 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 ...

Wear Your Oak View Tigers Basketball Pride in Bloomfield - Preorder Today

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Oakview Tigers Basketball fans of all sizes can now wear their pride, literally, because Oakview Tigers Tees are available now for pre-order. 

The shirts feature the Oak View tiger, ready to pounce with pride. They are available for everyone, from youth small to adult XXXL, and everything in between. 

The shirts will be available in February, and pre-orders ...

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Tue, January 15, 3:00 PM

Nutley Masonic Lodge No. 75, Nutley

Red Cross Blood Drive in Nutley

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Thu, January 17, 7:00 PM

Community Church of Cedar Grove, Cedar Grove

North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild in January

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, January 18, 2:30 PM

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church , Nutley

Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Church Blood ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} ...

Education

Fri, January 25, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Preschool Balance Workshop: A Leap Into Science ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Fri, January 25, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Preschool Balance Workshop: A Leap Into Science ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, January 26, 10:00 AM

Striker Realty - Rahway Office , Rahway

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar

Health & Wellness Home & Garden

Wilmington 10 Civil Rights Activist to Speak at Essex County College

January 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - One of the Wilmington 10 who fought to desegregate schools in North Carolina will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at Essex County College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.  

Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., who was falsely accused and convicted in connection with a 1970s firebombing of a grocery store in Wilmington N.C., will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. The ...

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 ...

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

January 15, 2019

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 ...

The History of the Brunswick Square Mall...and Its Future

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Brunswick Square Mall attracts thousands of shoppers throughout Middlesex County every year. It is one of the defining features in East Brunswick and the place most people tend to associate with the township. However, in recent years, the mall has struggled to keep up with the times, especially due to the fact that many of the other malls in the county are a lot more ...

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 ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

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 11, 2019

NORTH JERSEY - Not everyone is man enough to be a Girl Scout. That's quite evident in the latest episode of the Jaffe Podcast, in which we chat with the CEO of the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, serving seven counties. Natasha Hemmings says there's this myth that Girl Scouts exist just to sell you a box or three of cookies. The fact is Girl Scouts are running programs for ...

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 ...

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 ...

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

 

When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill Named to House Armed Services Committee

January 15, 2019

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 ...

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 ...

Falls Creamery celebrates Winter

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 ...

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 ...