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Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases While Enjoying the Outdoors

June 26, 2019

You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play.

Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit your risk of exposure to ticks and the disease pathogens they transmit. Here are just a few of the ...

Montclair Rabbi Tepperman Honored with Human Rights Hero Award

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet in Montclair, has been named 2019 Rabbinic Human Rights Hero by T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

On May 22, Tepperman was given the award during a ceremony for leading his congregants and colleagues across faiths to fight for a variety of social justice causes, including LGBTQ rights, reduction of gun ...

Rutgers' Carey Williams Awarded The American Feed Industry Association’s Award for Equine Nutrition Research.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Dr. Carey A. Williams, Associate Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University, and Associate Director of Extension at the Rutgers Equine Science Center, was awarded The American Feed Industry Association’s Award for Equine Nutrition Research.

The award is it is used to help stimulate excellence in equine nutrition research, ...

The Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails in Nutley Expands Hours of Operations with New Lunch Service

NUTLEY, NJ - The Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails, the township's gastropub located near the On3 campus, is expanding its hours of operation with the addition of lunch service.

Just before opening, owner Khris Reina told us that "Nutley needed a 'new something'" so he took on the challenge that would evolve into the Oakley.His goal is to create a food and entertainment ...

Piscataway Cop, 28, Stricken by Cancer to be Buried Wednesday

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A lengthy funeral procession with police honor guard and police cars from departments across New Jersey will make their way to the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Wednesday where Piscataway police officer Julia Caseres, 28, will be buried.

A former soccer star at New Jersey City University, she was stricken with a rare form of lung cancer one year ago. She died on June 21.

Montclair's Wellmont Theater Honored by Essex County Freeholders on 10 Years of Service

June 24, 2019

(West Caldwell, NJ) – During a special presentation held at the West Caldwell Municipal Building, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the Wellmont Theater for providing 10 years of service to Montclair, New Jersey and the surrounding communities since its reopening in 2008. Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill presented Brian Stolar, and other members of the Wellmont staff, ...

East Orange Celebrates Juneteenth at East Orange Pop Up Shop on Wed, June 19

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The East Orange Pop Up Shop is opening up its doors with special hours on Wednesday, June 19th between 12pm-7pm to commemorate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or the day that announced the abolition of slavery 154 years ago. 

The East Orange Pop Up Shop is located at: 15-33 Halsted Street, East Orange, NJ

Smithereens To Be Inducted Into New Jersey Hall of Fame

TRENTION, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy has announced that The Smithereens will be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performing Arts Category in the fall.

The Smithereens -- Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, Mike Mesaros, and the late Scotch Plains native Pat DiNizio -- will be inducted at the 11th annual ceremony to be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the Paramount Theatre ...

Bloomfield Little League 10u All Star Team Selected

June 24, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--This is the team representing the Bloomfield 10u All Stars. 

Brady Cole
Jack Menake
Miles Jimenez
Dominick DelPizzo
Jack DelPurgatorio
Izaiah Brown
Javier Villaplana
Connor Ennis
Nicholas Spina
Joseph Biro, Jr.
Jayden DosSantos
Joseph Payne

Manager Wilferdo Villaplana
Assistant Coaches 
Gary DelPizzo 
Ciro Spina

Bloomfield Little League 12u 2019 All Star Star Team Set to Compete

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The team representing Bloomfield Little League in this years 2019 All Star 12u tournament has been selected.  The team, coached by Head Coach Jimmy Polidoro along with Coaches Joe Weber and Kevin Sayers is comprised of the following players; #1 Jack Lardner, #4 Kevin Obiedzinski, #5 Sean Sayers, #6 Darius Rivas, #10 Braeden Weber, #12 Nicholas Kopacz, #13 ...

Super Essex Conference Realigns Baseball and Softball Divisions for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Super Essex Conference earlier this month approved the realignment of its divisions for the 2020 baseball and softball seasons.

Divisions are revised annually based upon competitive level.

In baseball, the American Division will replace Columbia with Bloomfield. Columbia will move down to the Liberty Division, with Bloomfield going from the Liberty to the ...

Piscataway Cop, 28, Stricken by Cancer to be Buried Wednesday

June 25, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A lengthy funeral procession with police honor guard and police cars from departments across New Jersey will make their way to the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Wednesday where Piscataway police officer Julia Caseres, 28, will be buried.

A former soccer star at New Jersey City University, she was stricken with a rare form of lung cancer one year ago. She died on June 21.

Bloomfield Police Alert: Road Closures for Sunset Classic Thursday

Be advised that the Annual Sunset Classic 5 Mile Road Race will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Roadways will be shut down from  approx 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM.

The following major roadways will be closed for the event- Broad St between Belleville Ave & Watchung Ave, JFK Drive North/South between Belleville Ave & Hoover Ave, Essex Ave between Sunset Ave and Benson St.

Many ...

West Caldwell Man Arrested for Having Sexually Explicit Photos of Children

NEWARK, NJ — A 29-year-old West Caldwell resident has been arrested and charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child for possessing more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II.

Members of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, New Jersey State ...

Uber Eats Driver Faces Charges After Masturbating In Car, Cops Say

HACKENSACK, NJ - A 30-year-old Uber Eats driver faces charges after police say he was caught masturbating in his vehicle during a food delivery.

Vinicius Porto was arrested June 14 and charged with lewdness in connection with the incident, which occurred the previous afternoon in Hackensack, Police Capt. Darrin DeWitt said in a news release.

Around 4:45 p.m. on June 13, a 23-year-old woman ...

Breaking The Chain Through Education Combats Child Slavery with 5k Run and Walk in Montclair New Jersey

June 23, 2019

MONTCALIR, NJ -- It was a sunny day in Montclair's Brookdale Park for Breaking The Chain Through Education's Summer Kickoff 5k Walk and Run event.

"This is our first annual Brookdale Park 5k run," said BTCTE founder Evan Robbins. "We're hoping to have a lot of fun on a beautiful day."

BTCTE is dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, ...

The Incoherents Film, a Rock-and-Roll Comedy, To Be Screened at Soho Festival in New York City

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with filmmakers Jeff Auer and Alex Emanuel about their latest release, The Incoherents, which won “Best Home Grown Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival and will be shown this weekend at the Soho International Film Festival.

The Incoherents is a dramatic-comedy feature film about a group of 40-something friends that decide to reunite ...

The Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails in Nutley Expands Hours of Operations with New Lunch Service

June 25, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails, the township's gastropub located near the On3 campus, is expanding its hours of operation with the addition of lunch service.

Just before opening, owner Khris Reina told us that "Nutley needed a 'new something'" so he took on the challenge that would evolve into the Oakley.His goal is to create a food and entertainment ...

Local, State Officials Help Kick Off Anthony Bourdain Food Trail In Bergen County

HACKENSACK, NJ - Several local, county and state officials were among the many attendees at the official launch of The Anthony Bourdain Food Trail at Hiram’s Roadstand in Fort Lee.

After his death a year ago, the food trail - which highlights 10 New Jersey restaurants that Bourdain featured on his CNN show - was created as a way to pay tribute to the Leonia native.

On June 13, ...

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Dine From Over 2 Dozen Food Trucks at Festival in Paramus Sunday

This story first ran on TAPinto Paramus.

A family-friendly food truck festival will roll into Paramus on Sunday, June 23, at Garden State Plaza offering an afternoon of live music, children's activities and offerings from more than two dozen food trucks, as well as a beer and sangria garden.

The Paramus Food Truck Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Nordstrom parking ...

Cedar Grove Fourth Grader’s Hug Bribe Has Mobilized the Community to Track Down Tom Hanks

June 8, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Local residents are rallying behind Luca Sandomenico, a 10-year-old fourth grader at South End School, who has been hospitalized in Philadelphia for more than two weeks with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  Luca continues to grow stronger every day, and after spending seven days in a medically induced coma and nine days on a ventilator, he’s awake, alert, ...

New Jersey Veteran Remembers Landing on Normandy Beach on 75th Anniversary of D-Day

HAMILTON, NJ -   Matt Midura was a Hamilton boy, just 19-years old when, one year in the Army, he landed on the shores of Normandy Beach driving a comanding officer's Jeep as droves of soldiers stormed the shores. 

He served under General Patton in the U.S. Army Red Diamond 5th Division when they were sent on a secret mission that became a major turning point ...

Turtle Back Zoo Sponsors National Cancer Survivors Day Program

NUTLEY, NJ – National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June.

It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.

In our area, members of Nutley ...

Bloomfield High School Class of 2019 Ready for Their Next Journey

June 24, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The 165th Bloomfield High School Commencement Exercise honored the Class of 2019 under perfect skies on Friday night, June 21 at Foley Field.

 

Principal Christopher Jennings began the program with an introduction of dignitaries and distinguished guests, including members of the Bloomfield Board of Education, District Principals, and members of the Township ...

New Graduates Will Really Benefit from These Resume Tips

BARNEGAT - New graduates face some challenges when it comes to entering the business world.  Putting a resume together equates to creating a calling card. This pertains to those with degrees at all levels. Meanwhile, those finishing trade schools or certificate programs will also benefit from these critical resume tips.

In years past, most resumes began with the applicant’s ...

Rutgers Moving Forward With Sale of Camp Kilmer Land

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is selling a portion of Camp Kilmer, a large swath of land with a storied past that the school purchased in the 1960s.

The university's Board of Governors passed a resolution at its meeting on Wednesday to allow the sale of the land to move forward.

According to the resolution, Rutgers entered into negotiations with "a party" interested in ...

Men’s Health Month Declared by Bloomfield Council; Main Street Program Reinstated

June 23, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Men’s Health Month was declared by the Township of Bloomfield, and a presentation regarding the reinstatement of Main Street Program by Bloomfield Center Alliance highlighted the Council’s Conference Meeting on Monday, June 17 at the Law Enforcement Building.

 

Present at the meeting were First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Second-Ward Councilman ...

Bloomfield Enters Exciting Partnership with Main Street New Jersey Program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has recognized the Township of Bloomfield, and specifically Bloomfield Center, as a booming downtown commercial district, and has welcomed Bloomfield into an agreement with the DCA and Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) program.

Bloomfield Center is experiencing a renaissance, with increasing transportation alternatives and ...

Bloomfield Shuttle Bus Expands Service In Anticipation of NJ Transit, Amtrak Schedule Change

 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ --To accommodate Bloomfield commuters, the Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs is adjusting and expanding their shuttle bus service, which nearly one hundred residents rely upon each day.

Track repair on NJ Transit tracks owned by Amtrak, which is expected to begin Monday and last through September 6, will divert Midtown Direct rail ...

The Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails in Nutley Expands Hours of Operations with New Lunch Service

June 25, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails, the township's gastropub located near the On3 campus, is expanding its hours of operation with the addition of lunch service.

Just before opening, owner Khris Reina told us that "Nutley needed a 'new something'" so he took on the challenge that would evolve into the Oakley.His goal is to create a food and entertainment ...

TAPinto SOMA and TAPinto Newark Win Two First-Place and Two Second Place Reporting Awards

NEWARK, NJ – TAPinto SOMA has won a second-place award for its reporting in 2018 from the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  

Joe Strupp, who formerly wrote for TAPinto SOMA, won the second-place award in the category of Best Grassroots Journalism for his “Video of School Board Member in Altercation with Police at Traffic Stop in South ...

New Graduates Will Really Benefit from These Resume Tips

BARNEGAT - New graduates face some challenges when it comes to entering the business world.  Putting a resume together equates to creating a calling card. This pertains to those with degrees at all levels. Meanwhile, those finishing trade schools or certificate programs will also benefit from these critical resume tips.

In years past, most resumes began with the applicant’s ...

Montclair Rabbi Tepperman Honored with Human Rights Hero Award

June 25, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet in Montclair, has been named 2019 Rabbinic Human Rights Hero by T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

On May 22, Tepperman was given the award during a ceremony for leading his congregants and colleagues across faiths to fight for a variety of social justice causes, including LGBTQ rights, reduction of gun ...

Christ Church Bloomfield Glen Ridge Vacation Bible School / Day Camp

Registration is open Day Camp/VBS at Christ Church! Camp is open to kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grade and runs from August 5-9 (Mon-Fri), 9am-3pm. It is only $110 for the entire week, which helps cover snacks, programming, and the Cross Roads camp staff. Scholarships are also available.

For one week every summer, Christ Church hosts a VBS (Vacation Bible School) program with the ...

The City of East Orange Mourns the Death of Bishop Limmie Forbes

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange mourns the death of arguably one of the most beloved pastors in the city, Bishop Limmie Forbes. Until his death, Bishop Forbes had the longest tenure as senior pastor of any Christian church in East Orange serving Faith Temple Free Will Baptist Church #1 for almost 60 years. 

In 1959, Pastor Forbes established Faith Temple No. 1 in East Orange and ...

Rutgers' Carey Williams Awarded The American Feed Industry Association’s Award for Equine Nutrition Research.

June 25, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Dr. Carey A. Williams, Associate Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University, and Associate Director of Extension at the Rutgers Equine Science Center, was awarded The American Feed Industry Association’s Award for Equine Nutrition Research.

The award is it is used to help stimulate excellence in equine nutrition research, ...

Olympic Veteran Will Coleman Captures Inaugural Advanced Division at MARS Essex Horse Trials

FAR HILLS, N.J. — U.S. Olympic veteran Will Coleman rode his longtime partner, Obos O'Reilly, to the win in the Advanced division of the MARS Essex Horse Trials at historic Moorland Farm. Coleman finished cross country with no jumping and 6.40 time penalties for a three-phase score of 42.10 penalties on his 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse.

"My horse is like an old shoe. He just ...

Hunter O’Riley Scores Upset In Grade 1 United Nations at Monmouth Park

Servis-Trained Monongahela Wins Grade 3 Iselin Stakes

OCEANPORT, N.J. — A pair of horses that had been strangers to the winner’s circle the past two years dominated the two biggest stakes races on Monmouth Park’s bundled stakes program on June 22.

Hunter O’Riley, who hadn’t won since July of 2017, stormed home to take the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes by a neck ...

Essex County Builds First Dog Park for Newark in Branch Brook Park

June 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The city will be getting its first dog park and it will be located in Branch Brook Park after a community group pushed for space where their four-legged friends could run unleashed.

"We are happy to work with the Forest Hills Neighborhood Association, which came to us with the idea for a dog park in Branch Brook,” said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo.

Therapy Dogs Recognized in 2019 Stoneman Douglas Yearbook

PARKLAND, FL- The tragedy at Stoneman Douglas in February of 2018 affected people near and far. As the greater Parkland community continues to heal, one the most helpful groups in the healing process are being recognized this year in a more formal way.

The 14 therapy dogs that were brought onto campus following the shooting have their own yearbook page in the 2019 MSD High School Yearbook. The ...

Bloomfield Animal Shelter Gets State-of-the-Art Transportation Vehicle

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Animal Shelter and Animal Control Division have obtained a new state-of-the-art vehicle for responding to calls. Using general funds from the Division of Public Safety’s budget, the department purchased a brand new 2019 Ford F250 pickup truck with a Custom Fiberglass C-100 Animal Transport Unit, which is the most in-demand by animal care professionals for ...

Second Day of Battle of Springfield Caps Festivities

June 24, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Th second day of battle dawned bright and clear if a little humid. But for the American re-enactors, who drove the 'British soldiers' back across the river the weather was just right.

Yesterday's re-enactment, which picked up where the first day left off, was the finish to the Battle of Springfield re-enactment, held to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the ...

Hit the Beach This Summer With The 2019 New Jersey Beach Badges Guide

NEW JERSEY - As the school year winds down, many folks will be heading down the shore to enjoy the 130 miles of coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Since Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer on the Jersey Shore, has passed a large majority have already started the weekend ritual of finding a spot on the sand to savor. Of course, once Memorial Day weekend hits, the dreaded beach badge ...

Battle of Springfield Re-enactment Draws Crowd on First Day

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Saturday afternoon, cannons roared and muskets cracked at Meisel Field.

However, despite the noise, no foreign forces were waging war in town. The event was a reenactment of the Battle of Springfield, a pivotal turning point in the Revolutionary War that took place locally in 1780.

This is not the first reenactment to be held in town. A previous event was held in 2005 ...

Paramus Food Truck Festival Vendor Lineup: Here’s What You’ll Be Eating And Drinking Sunday

PARAMUS, NJ – A family-friendly food truck festival will roll into town on Sunday at Garden State Plaza offering an afternoon of live music, children's activities,  and, of course, great eats.

The Paramus Food Truck Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Nordstrom parking lot of Garden State Plaza. Admission is $5, and children under age 10 will be admitted for ...

Congressman Pallone Asks FBI, State Department to Update Families of Dead Tourists

June 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. is calling for transparency during the investigations into the deaths of nine American tourists.

In a letter to the Department of State and FBI, Pallone requested that bereaving families receive timely updates during the ongoing investigation and for the Department of State to reassess the Travel Advisory for the Dominican Republic so that ...

This Weekend's LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the second weekend in June, the weather report is rather good. Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend.  Don't forget to check out the Stafford Township Founders Day Parade at 10 a.m. with activities all throughout the day at Doc Cramer Park culminating with fireworks at dusk. 

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting ...

Memorial Day Weekend LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is Memorial Day weekend!  The official kickoff to the 2019 summer season.

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide. 

Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E. Bay Avenue in Manahawkin

Friday 10 p.m:   Rock Lobsters
Saturday 10 p.m:   Sneak Attack
Sunday 10 p.m. The ...

Breezy and Balmy in Belmar: Monmouth County Opens Summer Tourism Season at Taylor Pavilion

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar hosted Monmouth County’s official opening of this year’s tourism season yesterday with a gathering of county and local officials at Taylor Pavilion.

And if the breezy and balmy weather is a harbinger of what’s ahead for the summer, the county is in store for quite a beauty of a tourism season — and Belmar is hoping to be at the top of the ...

New Jersey Resident Helps Take 1,163 Car Trips Off the Road During Annual Bike to Work Challenge

June 23, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two Morristown residents took home prizes in this year's Bike to Work Challenge. Christopher Buck was the Miles Master Winner riding 840 miles and Marshall Keener was a Resolute Ride Winner with 44 trips. Buck and Keener, along with 98 commuters traded in their cars for pedals as part of the TransOptions' annual Bike to Work Challenge.

During the month ...

Rutgers Study: Climate Change to Affect Northeast Fishing Communities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a Rutgers study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Some Maine fishing communities are at greatest risk of losing their current fishing options, according to ...

Warming Waters in Western Pacific May Increase Thunderstorms, Rainfall, Rutgers Study

NEWS BRUNSWICK, NJ - Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study.

Since the mid-1990s, West Antarctica – a massive ice sheet that sits on land – has been ...

Transitional Care Unit at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Receives Highest Quality Rating from CMS

June 25, 2019

Montclair, NJ, [June 18, 2019] -- The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, a post-acute skilled nursing facility located on the sixth floor of the hospital, received the highest ranking (Five Stars) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Five-Star Quality Rating System is based on three categories including Health ...

Infant Formula Sold Exclusively at Walmart Recalled Due to "Metal Foreign Matter"

Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron has been voluntarily recalled by Perrigo Company. The infant forumula, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled due to the potential presence of metal foreign matter, said the company in announcement.

According to the announcement, the affected containers have a Lot Code of C26EVFV with a "use by" ...

NJ Couple Marries in Morristown Hospital 30 Seconds Before Baby is Born

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Michael Gallardo and Marie Margaritondo of Westfield, New Jersey, had an intimate wedding planned weeks before the birth of their first son. But baby Michael Preston, had other ideas.

After her water broke three weeks early, Marie was rushed to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown. Not wanting to list Michael as “fiancé” on the baby’s birth ...

Baraka Blasts Slated ICE Raids Across Major Cities as ‘Political Stunt’

June 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka and the NJ Urban Mayors Association released a joint statement Friday slamming a purported mass deportation sting as "racist, bigoted and inhumane."

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid is expected to begin in the early morning hours Sunday, the Washington Post reported two unidentified sources as saying. President Donald Trump earlier this ...

Tears Flow as Gov. Murphy Signs Law Named for Slain College Student

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Before an emotional crowd of family, classmates, and elected leaders, Governor Phil Murphy signed "Sami's Law" on Thursday.

The new law is named after Samantha Josephson, a Robbinsville resident who was brutally murdered in March while attending college in South Carolina, allegedly by an individual she mistook as a driver for a ...

New $10M Park in Newark Could Soon Connect Ironbound to Prudential Center

June 7, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The first phase of a park that was supposed to be built to coincide with the opening of Prudential Center in 2007 has finally been completed to much fanfare.

MORE: Newark unveils $100 million investment near Prudential Center

Mulberry Commons, formerly known as Triangle Park, was ushered in today by city officials and developers. The city spent about $10 million ...

226 Residential Development Puts Newark Art Space in Jeopardy

NEWARK, NJ - The future of a grassroots art gallery that rents space at Market and Washington streets is unclear as a prominent developer plans to demolish the building for a 14-story mixed-use project.

The city planning board on Tuesday unanimously approved the 226 residential unit project by RBH Group, the same developer of Teachers Village. Index Art Center has been subleasing the space at ...

Audible Brings Modern Office Space to Vacant Second Presbyterian Church in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - The once-vacant Second Presbyterian Church on the corner of James and Washington streets is now home to 400 Audible technologists and designers.

Preserved stained glass windows now serve as the backdrop for the audiobook giant’s employees, who also get to enjoy amenities like a refurbished bowling alley and cafe. The new office space sits about one block from the ...

New Jersey Voters Registration Forms Now Available in Arabic

June 9, 2019

CLIFTON, NJ - The efforts of The Palestinian American Community Center’s (PACC) Civic Engagement Team to engage more Arabic speakers in the voting process for the upcoming 2019 state elections and 2020 Presidential election took a big step forward on May 29 when it was announced that New Jersey’s voter registration forms became available in their native language for the first ...

Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases While Enjoying the Outdoors

June 26, 2019

You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play.

Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit your risk of exposure to ticks and the disease pathogens they transmit. Here are just a few of the ...

Cool, Refreshing and Straight from the Garden – Mint

Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages and meals this summer with homegrown mint.  Try using peppermint leaves in fruit cocktails and ice cream.  Add spearmint to your tea or use the leaves to season lamb and jelly. Or try chocolate mint for a unique sweet and refreshing flavor in desserts and drinks.

This vigorous plant is easy to grow and suited to container ...

Take the Hassle out of Daily Watering

Proper watering is key to gardening success, but untangling and dragging heavy hoses across the yard, smashing delicate flowers and young vegetable plants along the way is a common occurrence in many yards. If this describes your escapades when watering garden beds and planters, it may be time to look for some time-saving solutions that reduce the hassle of hand watering.

Protect edging ...

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Bloomfield Police Alert: Road Closures for Sunset Classic Thursday

June 25, 2019

Be advised that the Annual Sunset Classic 5 Mile Road Race will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Roadways will be shut down from  approx 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM.

The following major roadways will be closed for the event- Broad St between Belleville Ave & Watchung Ave, JFK Drive North/South between Belleville Ave & Hoover Ave, Essex Ave between Sunset Ave and Benson St.

Many ...

Bloomfield Shuttle Bus Expands Service In Anticipation of NJ Transit, Amtrak Schedule Change

 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ --To accommodate Bloomfield commuters, the Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs is adjusting and expanding their shuttle bus service, which nearly one hundred residents rely upon each day.

Track repair on NJ Transit tracks owned by Amtrak, which is expected to begin Monday and last through September 6, will divert Midtown Direct rail ...

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Fri, June 28, 11:00 AM

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Summer Reading Kickoff: Reach for the Moon with ...

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Family Concert: “Polka Dot” Ron Albanese (Ages ...

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John Singer Sargent: More Than the Portraits

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6th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo

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Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Fairy Tale Dazzle to Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ  - The enduring fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” never seems to die. From the original 1757 story to a 1946 Jean Cocteau black and white film (which became a classic of French cinema) to a Disney animated film, a 2017 film with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and, of course, to the musical version that played on Broadway.

The Paper Mill Playhouse has now added its ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Baraka, Urban Mayors Slam Trump as Mass ICE Raids Loom

June 24, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka and others today took aim at President Donald Trump and re-affirmed their support for undocumented immigrants as a nationwide deportation raid looms. 

MORE: Baraka Blasts Slated ICE Raids Across Major Cities as ‘Political Stunt’

Trump said he would postpone the mass deportations for two weeks while he negotiates with Congress for ...

Newark’s Proposed Prohibition on Plastic Bags Isn’t Technically an Outright Ban

NEWARK, NJ - Councilman At-Large Luis Quintana held up a thick, blue plastic carry-out bag he was given from a cashier after making a purchase at an Ironbound pharmacy.

“This is not something I’m going to throw away,” said Quintana, showing that he was now using the bag to store clothes he intended to get dry cleaned. “I’m going to reuse ...

Additional Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Outside School in Westfield Last Week

June 17, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ –  An additional charge of third-degree possession of a firearm in or upon the grounds of an educational institution has been filed against the man who came to an elementary school in Westfield last Thursday afternoon armed with a handgun and hollow point bullets, the Union County Prosecutor's office said Monday.

As reported last week, a tip from police in Delaware ...

Meet New Miss Jersey: Jade Glab of Belmar

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Belmar’s own Jade Glab is the new Miss New Jersey and will compete in the 2020 Miss America competition.

The 19-year-old was crowned Saturday night at Resorts Casino Hotel, chosen from among the top five finalists from an original field of 28 and earning her a $16,000 scholarship. A date and location for the Miss America competition has not yet been ...

Hit the Beach This Summer With The 2019 New Jersey Beach Badges Guide

June 24, 2019

NEW JERSEY - As the school year winds down, many folks will be heading down the shore to enjoy the 130 miles of coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Since Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer on the Jersey Shore, has passed a large majority have already started the weekend ritual of finding a spot on the sand to savor. Of course, once Memorial Day weekend hits, the dreaded beach badge ...

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Breaking The Chain Through Education Combats Child Slavery with 5k Run and Walk in Montclair New Jersey

June 23, 2019

MONTCALIR, NJ -- It was a sunny day in Montclair's Brookdale Park for Breaking The Chain Through Education's Summer Kickoff 5k Walk and Run event.

"This is our first annual Brookdale Park 5k run," said BTCTE founder Evan Robbins. "We're hoping to have a lot of fun on a beautiful day."

BTCTE is dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, ...

The Incoherents Film, a Rock-and-Roll Comedy, To Be Screened at Soho Festival in New York City

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with filmmakers Jeff Auer and Alex Emanuel about their latest release, The Incoherents, which won “Best Home Grown Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival and will be shown this weekend at the Soho International Film Festival.

The Incoherents is a dramatic-comedy feature film about a group of 40-something friends that decide to reunite ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 24, 2019

STATEWIDE - If you happened to peruse the state's newspapers over the weekend, they were filled with stories of drunken driving - which for some reason goes hand-in-hand with the official start of summer. State leaders are well aware of the deadly problem. There's a smart bill before Gov. Phil Murphy that would require drunk drivers to keep their licenses, but be forced to ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)

 

Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk

 

The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)

 

My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...

Transitional Care Unit at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Receives Highest Quality Rating from CMS

June 25, 2019

Montclair, NJ, [June 18, 2019] -- The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, a post-acute skilled nursing facility located on the sixth floor of the hospital, received the highest ranking (Five Stars) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Five-Star Quality Rating System is based on three categories including Health ...

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to Hold NJ State Capital Day

 

              Contact: Elizabeth Roithmayr-Clemens (eroithmayr@afsp.org), 908-514-6028

Suicide Prevention Advocates Host Capitol Day in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ (June 19, 2019) – Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 14th leading cause of death in New ...

The YMCA of Montclair Announces Learn to Swim Week, Drop-in Classes and Summer Session

The Week of June 24th is an Exciting Time at Both Branches of the YMCA of Montclair

Montclair, NJ, June 13, 2019 – During the week of June 24th, the YMCA of Montclair will host Safety Around Water which is a learn to swim week at the Park Street and Geyer Family Branch. For a $25 registration fee, children ages 6 months+ through adults can take FREE swim classes. Five classes are ...

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Approve Budget Insertion for Summer Youth Employment Pilot Program

(Newark, NJ) – On May 15, 2019, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously to approve a budget insertion of $192,000.00, from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to provide summer employment opportunities for low income youth who reside in Essex County.

Essex County was selected by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development ...

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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A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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Breaking The Chain Through Education Combats Child Slavery with 5k Run and Walk in Montclair New Jersey

June 23, 2019

MONTCALIR, NJ -- It was a sunny day in Montclair's Brookdale Park for Breaking The Chain Through Education's Summer Kickoff 5k Walk and Run event.

"This is our first annual Brookdale Park 5k run," said BTCTE founder Evan Robbins. "We're hoping to have a lot of fun on a beautiful day."

BTCTE is dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, ...