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Majority of Livingston Residents to Receive 100 Percent Renewable Energy

March 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent renewable energy to residents living in PSEG territory and 41 percent (a 20-percent increase from ...

Beach Haus Brewery: Where Something New is Always Brewing in Belmar

Meet Its New Brewing Team on March 22 … And See What’s On Tap at Belmar’s Own Landmark Brewery

BELMAR, NJ — There’s a new brewer in the “Haus,” who has been busy taking a fresh, new approach to beer-making at Belmar’s own landmark brewery.

Matt Pipkin has joined Beach Haus Brewery as lead brewer, after mastering the craft on the West ...

Temple Ner Tamid Bloomfield Invites The Community to a Week of Purim Festivities

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Join Temple Ner Tamid for an intergenerational Megillah reading to celebrate the festival of Purim on March 20.

It will  begin at 6 p.m.with crafts for the youngest members followed by an Intergenerational Megillah Reading at 6:30 p.m.. Afterward, everyone will break out into different group activities ranging from art to music to text ...

ProStaff Physical Therapy Welcomes Dr. Christopher Durante to their Nutley Location

NUTLEY, NJ - ProStaff Physical Therapy welcomes Dr. Christopher Durante as the newest member of the staff in Nutlley. 

Durante has been intrigued about the human body at a very young age which led him to serve as a certified personal trainer while studying to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Nutley location to see his creative exercises and ...

NJ Actor-Filmmaker Garry Pastore to Host Screening of Acclaimed Film 'Destressed'

March 11, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Actor/filmmaker Garry Pastore will celebrate the 5th anniversary of his award-winning independent film Destressed with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary on Thursday, March 28, at the historic Dunellen Theatre (458 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ).

Pastore is expected to be joined by cinematographer/film editor Fokke Baarssen, who co-produced the ...

(Videos and photos) Thousands Flock to Morristown to Celebrate the 40th Annual Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The day couldn't have been better for the 40th Annual Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade. The sun was shining, the bag pipes were playing and thousands of residents lined the streets to watch over 120 groups and organizations march down South Street and around the green on Saturday March 9.

This year's Grand Marshall was Father Patrick Paddy ...

West Orange to Host 68th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Rain or Shine this Sunday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A township tradition dating back to 1954, the annual West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade will step off at 12:15 p.m. this Sunday, March 10, from the corners of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Main Street.

The parade route will go north on Main Street and finish up at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, which is also where the pre-parade Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. The ...

Former NJ Priest, who once lived in Belleville, Accused of Sex Abuse Shot Dead, Authorities Say

March 12, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 70-year-old man who served as a priest in the town and was later accused of sex abuse was found shot dead at his home in Nevada, authorities said.

Officers found John Capparelli with a gunshot wound to his neck at his residence in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on ...

Time To Change Your Clocks Ahead One Hour

NUTLEY, NJ - It is daylight savings weekend, before retiring Saturday night change your clocks ahead one hour..

Fire officials remind everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. If they are older than five years it is time to change the entire detector. 

This weekend is also a good time to vacuum out your dryer vents to prevent the risk ...

Bloomfield Fire Department Now Providing Enhanced Services Responding to Medical Emergencies

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Since January 1, Bloomfield Firefighters have been joining EMS teams as first responders to the scene of medical emergencies called into 911. Bloomfield Fire Chief Louis Venezia introduced the initiative as a way to provide EMS crews with support to more efficiently utilize public safety resources.

“The added presence of Firefighters at the scene of medical ...

Quick Work by Animal Control and Bloomfield Fire Department Saves Stray Dog

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- At approximately 840 AM this morning Bloomfield Animal Control Officer Melissa Johnson and Bloomfield Animal Shelter manager Jaclyn Mendyk and responded to a report of a dog stranded in the middle of the shallow brook behind Pine Street.  The brook is a part of the Second River, a tributary of the Passaic River.  

Due to inaccessibility, Animal Control ...

Halal Brother's Pizzeria Open for Business on Preakness Ave. in Paterson

March 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - On Tuesday, in recognition of the large community’s assimilation and contributions locally, the Paterson City Council voted unanimously to rename a portion of Union Avenue “Bangladesh Boulevard.”

Just days later, four Bangladeshi entrepreneurs removed any doubt as to whether the South Asian nation’s Diaspora has truly adopted American culture by opening ...

Pillsbury Unbleached Flour Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb Flour has been voluntarily recalled by parent company, Hometown Food Company. The company initiated a limited, voluntary recall on two lots of the flour due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

According to the company, two specific lot codes may be contaminated. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted Pillsbury® Unbleached All Purpose ...

Eat, Drink, Brew: The Brook Tap House Opens in West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Conforti family, owners of Angelonis in Caldwell and Woodridge as well as Michaels in Nutley, is currently hosting a soft opening of the highly anticipated gastropub The Brook Tap House now located at 811 Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell. 

"We will start out this week with a limited menu with select picks from Chef Nick Conforti ...

Limited Jars of Victoria Marinara Sauce Recalled Due to Mislabeling

Victoria Marinara Sauce, with a "best by" date of March 6, 2022 is being voluntarily recalled, said parent company B&G Foods in a press release. According to the company, the product may contain cashew allergens that are not declared on the product's ingredient statement.

The issue was discovered after the company received a consumer complaint alleging a cashew allergic ...

Ready, Set, Go! And The Winners of Morristown's St. Paddy's Day 5K Are....

March 17, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Saturday, March 16 th at 10 am, 466 runners participated in the 15 th Annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K in Morristown. In the men’s category, John Larkin (of Sparta), Benjamin Nilsestuen (of Brooklyn, NY), Trevor Emmitt (of Madison) won first, second, and third place with winning times of 17:39.54, 17:47.03, and 17:51.35 respectively. With winning times of 18:46.21, ...

British Swim School Urges to Prioritize Water Safety as Warm Weather Approaches

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With the “good old summertime” now within reach, it's almost time to share time outdoors with friends and families at parties, barbecues, the local swimming pool, nearby lake or the ocean. With swimming pool openings approaching, the British Swim School is urging the public to remember that safety—and particularly water safety—remains a ...

Bloomfield Wrestler Wins State Title

TRENTON, NJ-- This past weekend, the best youth wrestlers from throughout New Jersey gathered at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton to grapple their way to the podium at the USAW-NJ Kids Scholastic State Tournament; the ultimate recognition for a youth (through 8th grade) wrestler in a state known for its wrestling prowess.  The weekend was bittersweet for the wrestlers as it represented ...

Founder of Newark Grief Support Nonprofit Featured on CNN

March 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The founder of a Newark grief support center for dealing with the death or life-altering illness of a relative has been featured as CNN Hero.

Mary Robinson lost her father at the age of 14 and would later go on to be the executive director of the nonprofit Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss in 2011.

“My commitment is to create communities where children coping ...

Nutley Fire Dept. Comedy Night to Honor Memory of Two Fire Fighters Lost Too Soon

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Fire Department is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser to honor the memory of two of their own who were lost too soon. The event will take place in April.

The comedy night will feature an all you can eat spaghetti dinner, beer, wine and soda. There will also be a cash bar. 

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the educational fund that was established for the ...

Special Dragons Rock For Autism at the Old Canal Inn April 13

NUTLEY, NJ - Special Dragons, a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism, is taking over the Old Canal Inn in April with their "Rock for Autism" event.

The night's line-up includes The Cheap Moves, Head Cheerleader, The Mutts, and Dean Machine. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and will continue until midnight on Saturday April 13. 

Karate is an athletic ...

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair Set for April 3

March 19, 2019

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair is hosting a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School at 101 Mettlers Road in Somerset. The fair will include on-site interviews.

Walk-in registrants are welcome; however, pre-registration is recommended by visiting http://cjcollegeprep.org/jobfair/.

Please bring your resume and all ...

How to Cope with College Rejections

It is that time of year when students are receiving either their acceptance or rejection letters from colleges. Every senior student that I have seen thus far is extremely stressed awaiting the news. Some have already received their responses, while others are on a wait list.

It is important to recognize that rejection letters are out of your control. Many schools are ...

Expanded Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival 2019

Five days, 67 events, 137 authors. That is what you can expect when Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival takes place later this month from March 20 to March 24, with the main festival day on Saturday March 23.

The organizers of the festival added two more ticketed events just this past week. On March 21, TV critic and co-author of The Sopranos Sessions, Alan Sepinwall, will be in ...

Revaluation Update Discussed at Bloomfield Council Conference Meeting

March 18, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A revaluation update by Appraisal Systems took centerstage at the Bloomfield Council Conference Meeting last Monday in the conference room of the Law Enforcement Building at Municipal Plaza.
 
Present at the meeting were Mayor Michael J. Venezia, First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Second-Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow, Third-Ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz, ...

Councilman Joanow, Town Officials Meet With Residents at Second-Ward Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In an effort to strengthen the ties between elected officials, township department heads and residents, Bloomfield Second-Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow hosted a Community Meeting on Wednesday evening at Brookdale IHOP on Broad Street.

 

There was a wide array of topics discussed by various presenters, followed by a question and answer session with Second-Ward ...

Bloomfield Breaks Ground on Long-Awaited Lion Gate Municipal Complex

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In a project nearly two decades in the making, Bloomfield held its Groundbreaking Ceremony for the upcoming Lion Gate Municipal Complex on Friday morning, with distinguished guests from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and county, state and local elected officials.
 
The long-discussed project will re-purpose the 18.2-acre site of the former ...

ProStaff Physical Therapy Welcomes Dr. Christopher Durante to their Nutley Location

March 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - ProStaff Physical Therapy welcomes Dr. Christopher Durante as the newest member of the staff in Nutlley. 

Durante has been intrigued about the human body at a very young age which led him to serve as a certified personal trainer while studying to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Nutley location to see his creative exercises and ...

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair Set for April 3

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair is hosting a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School at 101 Mettlers Road in Somerset. The fair will include on-site interviews.

Walk-in registrants are welcome; however, pre-registration is recommended by visiting http://cjcollegeprep.org/jobfair/.

Please bring your resume and all ...

Eat, Drink, Brew: The Brook Tap House Opens in West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Conforti family, owners of Angelonis in Caldwell and Woodridge as well as Michaels in Nutley, is currently hosting a soft opening of the highly anticipated gastropub The Brook Tap House now located at 811 Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell. 

"We will start out this week with a limited menu with select picks from Chef Nick Conforti ...

Temple Ner Tamid Bloomfield Invites The Community to a Week of Purim Festivities

March 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Join Temple Ner Tamid for an intergenerational Megillah reading to celebrate the festival of Purim on March 20.

It will  begin at 6 p.m.with crafts for the youngest members followed by an Intergenerational Megillah Reading at 6:30 p.m.. Afterward, everyone will break out into different group activities ranging from art to music to text ...

Lenten Labyrinth at Brookdale Reformed Church is Path Toward Reflection and Soul Searching in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Lent is a time of reflection and soul searching. The Labyrith is a perfect prayer experience to help us accomplish this.

As a part of the Lenten Season, Brookdale Reformed Church is hosting a labrynth walk on Monday March 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

What is the Labyrinth?

The Labyrinth is a circle with single a path to and from the center. Walking the labyrinth ...

'Godspell for Lent' at Vincent Church in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent Church will be presenting a song and sermon series based on the Broadway musical “Godspell” for Lent this year startng Sunday March 10 and continuing every Sunday throughout the Lenten season. 

 “Godspell” is a musical written by Stephen Schwartz telling the story of the life of Jesus mostly from the Gospel of Matthew. 

Each ...

Young N.J. Rider Earns Thoroughbred Incentive Program 2018 Performance Awards

March 16, 2019

HOLLAND TWP., N.J. — Emma Scheier, 13, of Holland Township earned several awards in the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding.

Her horse’s registered name is Open Now, but Scheier shows him as “And Then The Stars Aligned.” Around the ...

Collegiate Riding: Teams Honor Seniors, Prepare For Conference Championships

WACO, Texas — The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team did something no other program has done in the modern history of the sport. The Tigers put together an undefeated regular season as the squad topped rival and No. 7 Georgia, 17-3, at the Auburn University Equestrian Center on March 8.

The win moved the squad to 13-0 overall and 6-0 in the Southeastern Conference

"Going undefeated is ...

Brain Injury Awareness Month: How Much Do You Know About Equestrians And TBIs?

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year.

Traumatic brain injuries are common in equestrian sports. One of the highest profile cases is that of dressage rider, Courtney King Dye.

According to her website: King Dye is a USDF ...

Quick Work by Animal Control and Bloomfield Fire Department Saves Stray Dog

March 5, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- At approximately 840 AM this morning Bloomfield Animal Control Officer Melissa Johnson and Bloomfield Animal Shelter manager Jaclyn Mendyk and responded to a report of a dog stranded in the middle of the shallow brook behind Pine Street.  The brook is a part of the Second River, a tributary of the Passaic River.  

Due to inaccessibility, Animal Control ...

Bill to Give Research Animals a New "Leash" on Life Passes Senate

‘Home for Animals Heroes Act’ Creates Road to Adoption for Former Research Animals

TRENTON, NJ - New legislation, sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) giving research animals a chance to find their 'forever home' has passed the Senate.  The bill would require the State’s higher education institutions to offer laboratory cats and dogs to ...

Authorities Seeking Information on Deaths of Two Cats in Asbury Park

FREEHOLD, NJ — The killing of two young cats found on a trash can in Asbury Park earlier this week is under investigation by law enforcement officials.

The public is being asked to help identify the individual responsible for the “cruel killing” of the black- and white-colored cats, whose bodies were found by authorities on February 18 on a garbage can near the 1200 block of ...

Turtle Back Zoo's African Adventure Exhibit Recognized for Excellence in Design

March 16, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo African Adventure, opened at the West Orange-based zoo in May 2016, recently earned an Excellence in Design award at the annual New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) convention held in Atlantic City. Elsewhere in Essex County, the playground at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells also received an Award ...

Beach Boys to Headline 2019 Balloon Festival at Solberg in July

READINGTON, NJ - As The Beach Boys mark more than half a century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history.

The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. They’ll headline the 37th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning on ...

Be A Part of What Everyone is Talking About at the Zimmerli Museum

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Located just four minutes away from the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and just a stroll down George Street in downtown New Brunswick, is the Zimmerli Art Museum on Rutgers University's College Avenue Campus.

The magnificent 70,000-square-foot facility holds a collection of 60,000 pieces of art; with a wide range of media and a survey of Western art ...

Middlesex County Hosts a Look Back at 'Mid-Century New Jersey' from March 31 to June 28

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was the first decade of the Cold War and the era that sparked rock 'n roll when TV was bringing Ed Sullivan into everyone's living room, and suburban development was creating more bedroom communities outside the cities.

The 1950s brought changes in the culture that are still with us today, and many of that era’s biggest cultural changes had their roots in ...

Beach Boys to Headline 2019 Balloon Festival at Solberg in July

READINGTON, NJ - As The Beach Boys mark more than half a century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history.

The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. They’ll headline the 37th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning on ...

Switch to Daylight Saving Time can affect daily commute, cautions AAA

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 10 at 2 a.m.

“As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean changes to driving habits. Some drivers may suddenly find themselves ...

Newark Airport Gets 9 Upgraded Lactation Pods for Nursing Moms

March 6, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Nine upgraded lactation stations have been installed at Newark International Liberty Airport, giving traveling mothers a private place to nurse.

The nine pods are part of 28 others the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey purchased for John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and New York Stewart airports. The suites include benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for a breast pump ...

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

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 ...

Majority of Livingston Residents to Receive 100 Percent Renewable Energy

March 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent renewable energy to residents living in PSEG territory and 41 percent (a 20-percent increase from ...

Montclair HS Students Lead Climate Change Protest

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School students marched out in protest on Friday in solidarity with the US Youth Climate Strikes, taking place across the nation.

Organizers have expressed the need to address many issues related to climate change.

A recent study published by the International Panel on Climate Change found that 95% of scientists agree that climate change is ...

Online Cameras Peer Into Nests of New Jersey Predators

A pair of American Eagles tend to their nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, days away from the hatching of two eggs, while the courtship season has begun for a female peregrine falcon nesting on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse in downtown Elizabeth.

The predators have achieved "rock star" status in classrooms and homes across ...

ProStaff Physical Therapy Welcomes Dr. Christopher Durante to their Nutley Location

March 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - ProStaff Physical Therapy welcomes Dr. Christopher Durante as the newest member of the staff in Nutlley. 

Durante has been intrigued about the human body at a very young age which led him to serve as a certified personal trainer while studying to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Nutley location to see his creative exercises and ...

Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9:00 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26.

According to the health alert issued on Monday, the carrier of the highly contagious disease arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty ...

"Talk Saves Lives" presentation in Bloomfield states 'Suicide is Preventable'

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted a ‘Talk Save Lives’ presentation for parents and community members on Thursday evening at Bloomfield High School’s Media Center.
 
This eye-opening presentation covered what individuals need to know about this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what can ...

New Jersey Man Found Guilty in 2018 Sword Attack over Parking Space

March 2, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville man has been convicted of multiple charges stemming from an argument over a parking space and a subsequent altercation in which he used a sword to attack the driver of the other car.

Jared Razzano,  36 of North 9th Avenue, Manville was found guilty of 2nd degree Aggravated Assault and 4th degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in a jury trial presided ...

8 Rutgers Football Players Avoid Jail Time for Credit Card Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers football players who were either suspended or dismissed from the team over their involvement in a credit card scheme avoided jail sentences this week when a judge admitted them to a probationary program, according to news reports.

Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez on Thursday allowed the eight men to enter a pre-trial intervention (PTI) program after they ...

Revaluation Update Discussed at Bloomfield Council Conference Meeting

March 18, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A revaluation update by Appraisal Systems took centerstage at the Bloomfield Council Conference Meeting last Monday in the conference room of the Law Enforcement Building at Municipal Plaza.
 
Present at the meeting were Mayor Michael J. Venezia, First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Second-Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow, Third-Ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz, ...

Bloomfield to hold Community Meetings this Month on Upcoming Town-wide Tax Revaluation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield will be conducting a property revaluation in 2019 as ordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation. The purpose of the program is to ensure that all residential and commercial properties are fairly taxed by aligning their assessed value with their true market value. Mayor Michael Venezia, Township Council members, the Township Administrator and Tax ...

Live like a Yankee! Joe Torre’s Lake Mahopac Home on the Market

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - If you have $1.2 million to spare, you, too, can live like a New York Yankee Hall of Famer.

The house on Lake Mahopac (318 West Lake Blvd.), owned by former Yankee and Met manager Joe Torre, has been on the market since last summer and real estate agent Claire Hoch of the Yorktown brokerage office of Houlihan Lawrence is confident that the ranch-style home will find a new owner ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Announces Election Policies for Candidates for Public Office

March 13, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - With local elections coming up soon, it is once again time to share TAPinto Bloomfield's election policies. 

Candidate Statements: 

For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. 

Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s ...

West Orange School Community Endorses Mark Kelly’s Run for Arizona Senate

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Former NASA astronaut and Naval veteran Captain Mark Kelly, a West Orange native, recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat in the State of Arizona.

Kelly, the son of two police officers, was born and raised in West Orange with his identical twin brother and fellow astronaut, Scott. Their names were officially engrained into their hometown in 2016, when ...

Rice Is Not Just for Dinner Anymore

March 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA - Those of us in the foodisphere often find ourselves in a place where we have to explain that rice is more than a steamed side served with Chinese take-out or a major component of Sushi. Time and again we create and share recipes ranging from jambalaya to rice and beans to show the versatility of culinary staple.

While I love to playi the role of the culinary explorer, ...

Dahlias Bring Diverse Shapes, Sizes, Colors to the Garden

Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the Year of the Dahlia. Join the celebration and brighten your garden with dahlias this year.

Not only are dahlias ...

Planning a Deer Resistant Garden

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 ...

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Rutgers Urging Students to get Meningitis Vaccination, State Declares Outbreak

March 13, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Tuesday announced that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter.

"To protect the student population, we are strongly recommending that all Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and ...

Bloomfield to hold Community Meetings this Month on Upcoming Town-wide Tax Revaluation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield will be conducting a property revaluation in 2019 as ordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation. The purpose of the program is to ensure that all residential and commercial properties are fairly taxed by aligning their assessed value with their true market value. Mayor Michael Venezia, Township Council members, the Township Administrator and Tax ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, March 23

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival: ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, March 23

St. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Roseland

Celebrating Women: A Day of Holistic Healing

Health & Wellness

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Sat, March 23, 5:15 PM

First Congregational Church, Montclair

Book Talk: Nathan Englander, kaddish.com

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

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Sat, March 23, 6:00 PM

Nutley Parks and Recreation Building, Nutley

Nutley Rotary Annual Beefsteak and Tricky Tray

Food & Drink Giving Back

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 ...

Essex County Promises Legal Services to ICE Detainees After Violations Found at Jail

March 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A legal fund will be created by the county for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees held at the Essex County jail following a federal report that found unsafe and unsafe conditions at the facility.

MORE: Essex Freeholders Consider Future of ICE Contract After Denouncing Agency's Spokesman

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general ...

Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade led by Ironbound native

When Sean O'Neill dons his Irish tricolor sash today as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Newark St. Patrick's Day parade, it will be far from the first time he got dressed up for the event.

"My mother would always say to me 'It's St. Patrick's Day. Go put on your green shirt,'" said O'Neill, 54, who was born and raised in the Ironbound section of Newark.

NJ Governor, Legislature, Announce Legal Marijuana Agreement

March 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Sen. Nicholas Scutari and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey this week.

“Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities in our criminal justice ...

1,100 Jobs Coming to Quest Diagnostics' Flagship Laboratory in Clifton

CLIFTON, NJ - Quest Diagnostics Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Steve Rusckowski led a group of dignitaries at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new flagship laboratory at the On3 campus earlier this month.

With more than 1,100 employees expected to work at the new 250,000-square-foot facility when it opens in 2021, the lab, on the Clifton side of the ...

Beach Haus Brewery: Where Something New is Always Brewing in Belmar

March 20, 2019

Meet Its New Brewing Team on March 22 … And See What’s On Tap at Belmar’s Own Landmark Brewery

BELMAR, NJ — There’s a new brewer in the “Haus,” who has been busy taking a fresh, new approach to beer-making at Belmar’s own landmark brewery.

Matt Pipkin has joined Beach Haus Brewery as lead brewer, after mastering the craft on the West ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Why Raise Taxes and Jeopardize 87,000 Jobs in New Jersey?

March 19, 2019

Over the past two decades, the child care industry in New Jersey has invested heavily in the latest technologies and infrastructure to serve infants as young as six weeks old.

Heavily regulated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this industry serving 350,000 children in the state now deploys biometric finger entry, electronic daily reports to parents, cameras and silent ...

Letter to the Editor: Millionaires Tax is Fair and Necessary

See below for a statement from New Jersey Policy Perspective Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in response to reports that Governor Murphy will propose a 10.75 percent tax rate on income tax earners over $1 million in tomorrow's FY 2020 budget address

"Governor Murphy would be right to call on New Jersey's wealthiest families to pay their fair share. New Jersey's ...

Read Across America with Little City Books, Host of Literary Happenings in Hoboken

March 2, 2019

HOBOKEN, NJ -- Donna Garban and Kate Jacobs, Co-Owners of Little City Books, an independent bookstore on Bloomfield Street in Hoboken, spoke with TAPintoTV about their support of Read Across America and upcoming events, such as the inaugural Hoboken Literary Weekend in April.

Read Across America, an annual celebration of reading for children created by the National Education Association, ...

Explore Black History Every Month of the Year at Montclair’s Crane House and Historic YWCA

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently visited the Montclair History Center and took a tour of the Crane House and Historic YWCA. The building dates from 1796, when Israel Crane built it as his family home, and in 1920, it was purchased by the local YWCA as a boarding house and cultural hub for African-American women.

Today, the Montclair History Center tells the stories of all the people who ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 19, 2019

HOBOKEN - Aww, c'mon. That's really the only thing one guy can say, after Google Maps somehow caught him in mid-fall. Up through 8 p.m. yesterday, if you typed "725 Willow Ave. Hoboken, New Jersey" in Google Maps and clicked "street view," this is what appeared. Really, what are the odds?

TRENTON - Cash remains king in New Jersey, even though all those ...

How to Cope with College Rejections

March 18, 2019

It is that time of year when students are receiving either their acceptance or rejection letters from colleges. Every senior student that I have seen thus far is extremely stressed awaiting the news. Some have already received their responses, while others are on a wait list.

It is important to recognize that rejection letters are out of your control. Many schools are ...

Boneparth: College Education is the New Timeshare

“Laws of nature do not make exceptions for nice people. A bullet has no conscience; neither does a malignant tumor or an automobile gone out of control. That is why good people get sick and get hurt as much as anyone.”  ― Harold S. Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People

For a few years now, I’ve been assisting an elderly client (a retired public ...

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 ...

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair Set for April 3

March 19, 2019

Central Jersey College Prep Job Fair is hosting a Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School at 101 Mettlers Road in Somerset. The fair will include on-site interviews.

Walk-in registrants are welcome; however, pre-registration is recommended by visiting http://cjcollegeprep.org/jobfair/.

Please bring your resume and all ...

Stroke Victims are Getting Younger and Younger

Dr. Ahsan Sattar, Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery at Mountainside Medical Center, has been noting a decrease in the average age of his stroke patients. He mainly attributes this to modern American lifestyle habits including poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise and smoking. With the recent news surrounding the death of 52-year-old actor Luke Perry following a massive stroke, Dr. Sattar was ...

Expanded Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival 2019

Five days, 67 events, 137 authors. That is what you can expect when Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival takes place later this month from March 20 to March 24, with the main festival day on Saturday March 23.

The organizers of the festival added two more ticketed events just this past week. On March 21, TV critic and co-author of The Sopranos Sessions, Alan Sepinwall, will be in ...

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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