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New Jersey Teen Honors Dad’s Memory with Annual Toy Drive for Kids Fighting Cancer

February 18, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway student, Mikey Wojcik, 13 is continuing his mission to bring smiles to children fighting cancer as they are treated for the disease at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).

Mikey, who lost his father, Michael to pancreatic cancer in 2015 kicked-off the start of his now 3rd annual fundraising campaign on Feb. 2, his dad’s birthday.

He is ...

Two Arrested for Prostitution Activities at New Fairfield Spa

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two individuals were arrested in Fairfield on Friday for engaging in prostitution-related conduct after Fairfield police learned of illegal activities occurring at the new MVP Spa located at 180 Fairfield Road, according to police.

According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, township zoning officials requested that Fairfield officers serve the owner of the ...

Bloomfield's Michael Guzman Graduates from Hofstra University

HEMPSTEAD, NY - Michael Guzman of Bloomfield, NJ graduated from Hofstra University in December 2018, earning a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Business Management.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and ...

First African American Woman President to Take Office at Bloomfield College June 1

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - When Dr. Marcheta P. Evans takes office as the new president of Bloomfield College June 1, she will be both the first woman and African American to lead the college in its 150-year history.

“I am so humbled and honored to be selected as the 17th President of Bloomfield College. This is truly the fulfillment of a dream that was inspired by my grandparents as ...

Black History Month Celebration at Montclair Public Library Today

February 17, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The annual Black History Month celebration will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Montclair Public Library. 

Set to take place from 2-5pm, special invited guests include master tap dancer, Maurice Chestnut and other local talented artists such as Broadway star, Jacqueline Graham, Buzz Aldrin Middle Schooler and Chopped Junior runner-up, Megan Hackett, Hillside ...

When the Glass Breaks.... Movie Review: Glass

When the Glass Breaks…

Ambition is admirable, and effort should always be acknowledged, even when execution shatters to pieces.

Glass is the sequel to Unbreakable, the movie that arguably started the mainstream appreciation of comic books and launched the current era of comic films. M. Night Shyamalan has been trying to explore the art behind the graphic medium, showcasing the works ...

Canal Comedy Night Returns Thursday to Historic Old Canal Inn on East Passaic Ave.

NUTLEY, NJ - Two hours of hilarious stand up comedy from some of the area's top young, upcoming and well known comics come will be at the Old Canal Inn Thusrday Feb. 7 when Canal Comedy Night returns to Nutley.

This series brings together fans of all ages and will have you coming back every month for more GNOME Promotions hospitality, laughter and fun! Visit the Old Canal Inn ...

Statement from Bloomfield Fire Chief Louis Venezia on Fatal Watsessing Avenue Fire

February 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A two alarm home fire Friday night on Watsessing Avenue in Bloomfield claimed the life of an elderly female. The fire is believed to have been accidental in nature.

The fire was reported to the Bloomfield Fire Department at approximately 5:45pm Friday night and first responders arrived within three minutes. Fire fighters entered the residence right away to conduct an ...

Bloomfield Police Department Updates Report of "Shots Fired" near Foley Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Detective Bureau of the Bloomfield Police Department is investigating an incident in which area residents reported three shots fired in the vicinity of Foley Field. 

Police officers responded to the area and discovered three blank gun/starter pistol casing rounds. The rounds were collected and turned over to the Detective Bueau.

A witness reported that a gray or ...

83 year old Bloomfield Resident Dies Following House Fire

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An 83-year old Bloomfield resident died Friday night following a house fire on Watsessing Ave.

The Bloomfield Fire Department was dispatched at around 5:40 p.m. to 160 Watsessing Ave. DC Motzer called a working structure fire and upgraded it to a second alarm, bringing Montclair and Belleville units to the scene. Crews made an aggressive interior ...

Bloomfield Man Charged With Aggravated Assault of a Child

PATERSON, NJ - A 53 year old township resident was charged on one count of First Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and three counts of Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child after an investigation conducted by the Special Victims Unit of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Miguel Medina is reported to have ...

Meatless Monday Recipe: Preppy Cookbook Zucchini Pie

February 17, 2019

Since its release in 2013, the Preppy Cookbook has become a favorite around here. After swooning over every morsel at Picnic in Ridgewood, as well as the other restaurants at which Christine Nunn was the chef, and knowing her CIA background I was expecting some fairly complicated recipes involving techniques that could best be explained with copious amounts of illustrations. What we got ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Lidl Supermarket Chain to Replace Pathmark at Montclair's New Lackawanna Plaza

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new supermarket chain will be coming to Lackawanna Plaza, but not without controversy.

By a 5-2 vote, During Montclair's planning board meeting on Monday, officials approved the application to redevelop Lackawanna Plaza as a mixed-use project. It was also revealed that German supermarket chain, Lidl, will bring a new store to the location.

The two objecting ...

Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips Recalled Due to Undeclared Ingredients

Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips have been voluntarily recalled by Frito-Lay because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients, announced the company. According to the company, 228 bags of the product were inadvertently filled with another flavor of pita chips, potentially exposing consumers to undeclared milk.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a ...

Smircich Named Coach of the Year as Bengals Roar Through Districts

February 18, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ – In only his second season at the helm, Bloomfield High School’s Ryan Smircich was named the District 9 Coach of the Year.  The honor came as the Bengal grapplers were making noise in the NJSIAA District 9 Wrestling Championships on Saturday at Nutley High School.
 
The Bengals finished in third place out of nine squads in the team standings.  Other ...

Registration Opens this Week for 2019 Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K

NUTLEY, NJ - Registration opens this week for the 2019 Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run benefitting the Nutley Educational Foundation 

Taking place early on a Sunday morning, the 5K includes a Kids Fun Run, a Short Sprint, and the annual 5K itself. Registration for each of the events opens in mid-February. 

Each year hundreds of runner and their supporters descend ...

Montclair Breaks Bloomfield’s Heart 54-51 in Valentine’s Day Buzzer-Beater

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Talk about getting your heart shattered on Valentine’s Day.
 
After Bloomfield rallied from a 14-point deficit to take a 6-point lead with three minutes to play, Montclair senior Charles Murphy hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to propel the Mounties past the Bengals 54-51 in an SEC Liberty Division boys varsity basketball contest on Thursday at Bloomfield High ...

New Jersey Teen Honors Dad’s Memory with Annual Toy Drive for Kids Fighting Cancer

February 18, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway student, Mikey Wojcik, 13 is continuing his mission to bring smiles to children fighting cancer as they are treated for the disease at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).

Mikey, who lost his father, Michael to pancreatic cancer in 2015 kicked-off the start of his now 3rd annual fundraising campaign on Feb. 2, his dad’s birthday.

He is ...

Former New Jersey Scoutmaster Gets Kidney from Roxbury Mom

ROXBURY, NJ – When she made a Facebook plea on behalf of her husband for a kidney donor, Succasunna resident Kathleen Whalen Williams stressed that time wasn’t on Bob’s side.

That might have been true, but Williams came to learn that something else was: The kind heart of Kim Lagitch Roumes, a fellow Roxbury resident.

On Tuesday, (Feb. 12) Roumes donated one her ...

New Jersey Man Bike Rides Across Country for Cancer Research

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market Mitch Morrison is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle.  Morrison is riding solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning on April 10 arriving in late May.

“As part of my adventure, I am raising money for cancer research for Cycle for Survival,” Morrison ...

Bloomfield's Michael Guzman Graduates from Hofstra University

February 18, 2019

HEMPSTEAD, NY - Michael Guzman of Bloomfield, NJ graduated from Hofstra University in December 2018, earning a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Business Management.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and ...

First African American Woman President to Take Office at Bloomfield College June 1

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - When Dr. Marcheta P. Evans takes office as the new president of Bloomfield College June 1, she will be both the first woman and African American to lead the college in its 150-year history.

“I am so humbled and honored to be selected as the 17th President of Bloomfield College. This is truly the fulfillment of a dream that was inspired by my grandparents as ...

New Dorms, Parking Garage at Rutgers-Newark Reaches Construction Milestone

NEWARK, NJ - A new dorm facility and parking garage for Rutgers University-Newark reached the completion of its structural construction earlier this month, marking a major milestone in the project’s development.

The developer, construction management group and engineers for the project celebrated the completion of the last floor being built for the facility on Feb. 5 during a topping out ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Co-Sponsors Bill to Cut Down Wasteful Government Spending

February 17, 2019

Washington, DC − Congresswoman Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced legislation to cut down wasteful spending by Cabinet officials and increase transparency for taxpayers on renovation and decorating expenses at federal agencies. The Reining In Irresponsible Decorating Expenses (RIIDE) Act is a bipartisan bill led by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Mark Meadows ...

Gateway to Bloomfield Center Project Ideas Discussed at Township Conference Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Ideas to continue to improve Bloomfield Center were at the forefront of the Bloomfield Council Conference Meeting held Monday evening in the conference room of 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, ...

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency Effective at 8:00 a.m.

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state of emergency that took effect on midnight of February 12, 2019, for all 21 counties in New Jersey will be lifted as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Baraka Says Newark 'Well Poised' For Amazon After HQ2 Leaves New York

February 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said that Newark is “well poised” to have Amazon’s second headquarters following the retail giant’s announcement to pull out of New York.

Amazon in November selected Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Va. over Newark for its second headquarters, with a promise to create thousands of high paying jobs. But the company faced ...

Lidl Supermarket Chain to Replace Pathmark at Montclair's New Lackawanna Plaza

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new supermarket chain will be coming to Lackawanna Plaza, but not without controversy.

By a 5-2 vote, During Montclair's planning board meeting on Monday, officials approved the application to redevelop Lackawanna Plaza as a mixed-use project. It was also revealed that German supermarket chain, Lidl, will bring a new store to the location.

The two objecting ...

Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering New York Location for HQ2

NEWARK, NJ - The retail giant Amazon picked other locations over Newark for its second headquarters, but now the Washington Post is reporting the company may be reconsidering its New York City decision.

Newark and 19 other locations were finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, which prompted officials in each location to offer sweet tax incentive packages to lure the company.

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

February 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

doorjam, the house band of the Franklin Reformed Church, hosts a CD release party

For Immediate Release:  doorjam, the house band of the Franklin Reformed Church, hosts a CD release party

What:  A Pilgrim’s Psalm – a Contemporary Oratorio for Lent; excerpts performed by doorjam.

Where:  Franklin Reformed Church, 45 Hillside Crescent, Nutley, NJ 07110     

When:  Sunday, February 24th @ 3 PM (doors ...

6th Annual Interfaith Music Festival in Montclair, Feb. 10

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 6th annual Interfaith Music Festival will take place on February 10, 2019 at 4pm.

Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, the event will be located at 67 Church Street. The annual event will feature musical selections from several local congregations.

Suggested donation is $5.00.

N.J.’s Steege In $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

February 18, 2019

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Amanda Steege of Bedminster, N.J., and Lafitte de Muze finished in the $100,000 World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular.

Following the opening round at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla. on Feb. 16, Steege and Lafitte de Muze led with a score of 92.33. over Victoria Colvin and Private ...

Horse Racing Subsidy Bill Signed By New Jersey Governor

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that will provide $100 million over five years to support horse racing in New Jersey.

Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill.

The Senate approved its version of the ...

New Jersey Rider Wins USHJA Jumping Seat Medal In Florida

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Weinerman of Chester, N.J. beat 45 other junior riders on Feb. 8 during the fifth week at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

The first equitation class of the weekend was the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal. With a solid plan of action and confidence in her new mount, piloted Charmeur to a returning spot for the test where she would ride to the win.

North ...

Reminder to Bloomfield Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

January 30, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any ...

Cats, Dogs and More as Super Pet Expo Heads To Edison

EDISON, NJ –  Billed as "The Pet Lover's Dream Weekend",  the Super Pet Expo will be held at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center on February 8, from 3 p.m.to 8 p.m., February 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and February 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"More than 2,000 dogs, cats and an occasional pony, parrot or iguana will visit the show along with 20,000 pet ...

Anthony’s Cheesecake Raises Funds for Homeless Animal Adoption Shelter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Members of the Bloomfield community showed up in droves at Anthony’s Cheesecake on Washington Street throughout the day on Saturday as the popular eatery donated profits from meal sales to the Homeless Animal Adoption League.

 

“This is the second time we are doing this and (business partner) Phil Byrne and I are both animal lovers, so we want to help ...

Crabs Claw in Lavallette Annual Island Party Feb. 24

February 18, 2019

LAVALLETTE, N.J.- New Jersey residents have had it with winter as February rolls out and March rolls in. The Crabs Claw Inn invites all to step out of the winter doldrums and onto their own "island" at the ANNUAL Island Party!  Feel like you just got off the plane! And step into games, music, and give-a-ways and the drinks that define summer at the Jersey ...

NJFO Brings Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ to Life in Westfield Feb. 23, Madison Feb. 24

WESTFIELD, NJ — Everything seems ordinary for Floria Tosca until she becomes jealous of a blond-haired woman in a painting that her lover Mario Cavaradossi created.

Tosca questions Cavaradossi’s love for her. Although Cavaradossi says Tosca is the only one he loves, she isn’t quite convinced.

Then come more twists and turns in the couple’s lives, including a visit ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways.

First, there are some local fishing flea markets along with fishing and boating shows that are only a short drive away. These ...

Driving Tips for the Afternoon Commute from AAA Northeast

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Today's State of Emergency may have gotten off to a slow start, but at the lunch hour, Northern NJ was already experiencing snow, sleet, freezing rain, or a combination of all three. Roads, as predicted, are slick.

AAA Northeast offers driving tips for those who find themselves out and about today, and face the evening communte later.  

Take the time ...

Spooky Night Out: Explore the Science of Ghost Hunting in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The community is invited to a spooky night out at Fosterfields Living Historic Farm on Friday March 1 at 7:30pm. Visitors explore the ghost hunting phenomenon with a lecture by Frank Rigillo, founder of Specter Seekers Paranormal Society and 25 year paranormal investigator veteran.

The Spector Seekers Paranormal Society uses scientific and skeptical methods, and ...

New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo Cruises Into Edison

EDISON, NJ -  The annual New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo, produced by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, will be held at the NJ Convention & Expo Center from February 14-17.  The show will run from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Along with boats, the marine marketplace will offer accessories, ...

Viking's Sixth Ocean Ship Embarked on Maiden Voyage between Athens and Rome this Weekend

February 17, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA- Viking® Cruises newest ocean ship, Jupiter, embarked on its maiden voyage, the Journey to Antiquities itinerary between Athens and Rome yesterday. The company took delivery of the ship earlier this month at at Fincantieri's shipyard in Ancona, Italy

The Journey to Antiquities route is a new itinerary for Viking. it ...

Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today urged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to replace the aging AirTrain system that connects Northeast Corridor passengers to Newark Liberty International Airport. 

The AirTrain transports about 33,000 riders each day between Newark Liberty International Airport terminals, parking lots, rental car facilities and the Northeast Corridor Rail ...

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

Assembly Democratic Resolution Package Dedicated to Increase Recycling, Clean Up Plastic Pollution Clears Assembly Panel

February 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Thursday, of which ...

JerseyJam 2019 Will Attract 5,000 Scouts to Waterloo Village this October

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council announced that it will host “Jersey Jam 2019,” a jam-packed weekend of activities, exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and special events that’s expected to attract 5,000 Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts from New Jersey and neighboring states. Scheduled for October 4 – 6, 2019 at ...

CCM’s “Project Yellowstone” Provides a Fascinating Look at Environmental Protection

Learn How the U.S. Has Approached Establishing Protected Lands

RANDOLPH, NJ – When colleges host educational events and hands-on opportunities in addition to providing high quality classes, it ensures that students are receiving a well-rounded, diverse education.

At County College of Morris (CCM), the Community and Civil Engagement (CCE) initiative offers high-impact, ...

Tragedy Leads New Jersey Man to Find Great Purpose

February 18, 2019

Dan Sarnowski and Betsy Niles met on an online dating website in 2001. Although never married, the couple shared a great life and many wonderful memories together.

“Betsy and I were together for 10 years,” said Sarnowski. “In March of 2011, she was struck by a man driving a van which led to massive brain damage. Shortly after the accident, she was declared brain dead and ...

Spotlight on Cardiac Rehab at Mountainside Medical Center

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center provides medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation fitness programs for individuals with identified cardiovascular disease, as well as those with known risk factors. Patients who have undergone open heart surgery or are in congestive heart failure are prime candidates.

Candice Powell, exercise ...

Bloomfield to Host Lead Remediation Forum Feb. 25 in Town Hall

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council will hold a Community Public Forum to discuss the township's lead remediation program.

The forum is slated to start at 6:00 p.m pm Monday Feb 25 in Council Chamber in Bloomfield Town Hall. 

All residents are invited to attend and participate in the conversation.

 

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

February 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Reminder to Bloomfield Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any ...

West Orange Township Announces Intention to Purchase Rock Spring Country Club

February 6, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 90 minutes of deliberating in closed session with members of the West Orange Township Council, Mayor Robert Parisi surprised the public at Tuesday night’s public meeting when he announced the township’s intention to purchase Rock Spring Country Club.

His proclamation comes less than a week after Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced ...

Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes

TRENTON, NJ – In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss their lives in a fire and another 239 sustained injuries from deadly blazes. Legislation sponsored by state Assembly members Annette Quijano, Joe Danielsen and Annette Chaparro hopes to prevent such deaths and injuries as part of the “New Home Fire Safety Act.” 

The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community ...

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

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

Some residents have taken action to ...

Poll: Would You Cast a Vote For Booker as President in 2020?

February 5, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced his bid for president Friday morning, entering a crowded field of Democrats looking to get the party's nomination.

With the 2020 election 637 days away, the junior U.S. senator is wasting no time. The 49-year-old made his announcement on Twitter with a video touting his past in Newark.

"I am the only senator who goes home to a ...

Booker Addresses Lead in Newark, Beyond: 'We Should All Be Morally Outraged'

NEWARK, NJ - The former mayor of Newark who tossed his hat in the 2020 presidential election today said there should be fewer corporate tax breaks and more investment in infrastructure to address elevated lead levels in Newark and around the county. 

Booker, who was mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013, earlier this morning announced he would seek the presidency in 2020. He held a press ...

Former Newark Mayor Announces Presidential Bid

Former Newark Mayor and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced on Twitter this morning that he was running for president of the United States.

Booker's announcement on the first day of Black History Month comes as no surprise. The 49-year old senator's run was years in the making and he has recently stepped up his travel to early primary states, including in Iowa, New Hampshire and South ...

Planning a Deer Resistant Garden

February 18, 2019

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul. 

  - Luther Burbank

We were looking forward to growing some brightly colored flowers when we moved to our new house, however, we did not anticipate such an overwhelming presence and the never-ending appetite of the white-tailed deer. We hope to share some helpful ...

Start an Indoor Garden with Kitchen Scraps

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.  

Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit, ...

Heart Shaped Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers.

Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green leaves.

Pothos and philodendron with heart shaped leaves are easy-to-grow and long time favorites.

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Bloomfield to Host Lead Remediation Forum Feb. 25 in Town Hall

February 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council will hold a Community Public Forum to discuss the township's lead remediation program.

The forum is slated to start at 6:00 p.m pm Monday Feb 25 in Council Chamber in Bloomfield Town Hall. 

All residents are invited to attend and participate in the conversation.

 

tip411: Winter Weather Event Feb 12, 2019 in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The weather forecast is calling for a weather event on this date, 02/12/19, with accumulating snow and ice.

If you reside on a street that prohibits parking on snow covered streets, please do not park your vehicle on that street once it becomes snow covered.

The streets need to be cleared of parked vehicles so that DPW can plow effectively from curb to curb.

If your ...

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Tue, February 19, 2:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Knitting Workshop for grades 5 - 8 February 2019

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Tue, February 19, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Binge TV: The Handmaid's Tale - Sex, Gender, ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, February 20, 2:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Knitting Workshop for grades 5 - 8 February 2019

Arts & Entertainment Education

Wed, February 20, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

North Star Songs: Codes and the Symbols of the ...

Education

Wed, February 20, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Upper Montclair

The Photographer: Friend or Foe

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, February 24, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Flamenco Para Los Niños

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Tue, February 26, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Binge TV: The Handmaid's Tale - Sex, Gender, ...

Arts & Entertainment

Bloomfiled Police Department Blotter Feb 4 to Feb 10, 2019

February 15, 2019

Shoplifting:

2/5/19- Desmond Persaud Age 28 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Persaud was observed placing multiple items in a cart and exited the store without paying. The suspect was stopped and brought back into the store with all merchandise. The merchandise was multiple chocolate bars, garbage bags, and ...

Two Arrested for Prostitution Activities at New Fairfield Spa

February 18, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two individuals were arrested in Fairfield on Friday for engaging in prostitution-related conduct after Fairfield police learned of illegal activities occurring at the new MVP Spa located at 180 Fairfield Road, according to police.

According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, township zoning officials requested that Fairfield officers serve the owner of the ...

West Orange Township Announces Intention to Purchase Rock Spring Country Club

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 90 minutes of deliberating in closed session with members of the West Orange Township Council, Mayor Robert Parisi surprised the public at Tuesday night’s public meeting when he announced the township’s intention to purchase Rock Spring Country Club.

His proclamation comes less than a week after Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced ...

New Jersey Teen Honors Dad’s Memory with Annual Toy Drive for Kids Fighting Cancer

February 18, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway student, Mikey Wojcik, 13 is continuing his mission to bring smiles to children fighting cancer as they are treated for the disease at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).

Mikey, who lost his father, Michael to pancreatic cancer in 2015 kicked-off the start of his now 3rd annual fundraising campaign on Feb. 2, his dad’s birthday.

He is ...

Bill to Establish Panel to Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved by Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

“The Hudson Tunnel Project is arguably the most important project that will ...

Sick Baby Seal Found Ashore in Belmar Now Recovering at Marine Mammal Stranding Center

February 17, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Seal spottings on Belmar’s beaches and in its marina during the early spring usually attract much attention — except apparently for the malnourished seal that was discovered ashore in the borough on February 6.

The baby gray seal was rescued by volunteers of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC), where it is now rehabilitating, according to the ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways.

First, there are some local fishing flea markets along with fishing and boating shows that are only a short drive away. These ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Gun Violence Protection

January 30, 2019

The top priority of the 116th Congress must be to pass H.R.8, a bipartisan bill that would require background checks on all gun sales, including those from unlicensed dealers, gun shows, and online vendors.

The average American is 25 times more likely to be shot and killed by a firearm than in any other developed nation! This is simply unacceptable and absolutely ...

Time For McConnell To End The Shutdown

Nobody, including Trump’s most ardent supporters, would really care if Trump ever built his stupid wall or not. His base supports him for reasons that are not necessarily policy concerns, but rather out of an irrational sycophantic allegiance to an individual whom they consider to be some anointed deity. So, who is really to blame for this reckless shutdown and why is it happening at ...

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update Feb. 4, 2019

Saif Younas stunned the opposition at the Sectional Track Championship running a career best 6.70 to win the 55-meter dash. Rendell Amilcar posted a 53.16 good enough for 4th place in the 400-meter. Saif and Rendell teamed up with Colyer Samper and Jordan Mosley to place 5th in the 4x400 in a time of 3.37.

Wrestling hosted the annual Gray Cup- held in honor of Bengal great Dan Gray- ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

February 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 15, 2019

TRENTON - In December, that blender seemed the perfect holiday gift. But it's mid-February, and it still hasn't arrived on your doorstep. Hmmm. You may be a victim of "porch piracy," and Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak wants to be your hero. The Edison-based lawmaker is proposing stiffer penalties for the culprits who grabbed that five-speed blender off your porch, as well as ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, 2014).

Jennifer Weiner has captured the angst and humiliation of a young mother who is trapped in a situation that many professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s face. While balancing a demanding career with raising children and caring for aging parents, people develop a variety of coping mechanisms to help them deal with daily stress. The wiser and ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

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

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

Tragedy Leads New Jersey Man to Find Great Purpose

February 18, 2019

Dan Sarnowski and Betsy Niles met on an online dating website in 2001. Although never married, the couple shared a great life and many wonderful memories together.

“Betsy and I were together for 10 years,” said Sarnowski. “In March of 2011, she was struck by a man driving a van which led to massive brain damage. Shortly after the accident, she was declared brain dead and ...

Assembly Democratic Resolution Package Dedicated to Increase Recycling, Clean Up Plastic Pollution Clears Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Thursday, of which ...

Saint Cassian 4th Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run at Brookdale Park, Apr. 13

Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Saint Cassian 5K & Kids Fun Run on Saturday - April 13, 2019 at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:00 a.m.

All Fun Run participants receive a ribbon.  In the 5K, medals will be presented to the overall male and female winners, along with age category winners (male and female).

Spotlight on Cardiac Rehab at Mountainside Medical Center

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center provides medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation fitness programs for individuals with identified cardiovascular disease, as well as those with known risk factors. Patients who have undergone open heart surgery or are in congestive heart failure are prime candidates.

Candice Powell, exercise ...

Obituaries

- Feb 8, 2018
Pao-Chin Bailey, of Bloomfield, was called home to be with her beloved husband Richard, on Friday ...
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Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

February 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...