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Spread Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses This Holiday Season

December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses.

A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service along with North Carolina State University found that 48% of spice containers, 11% of ...

Authorities Reveal Name of Injured Mt. Arlington Officer

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident for now - including the extent of the sergeant's injuries or the names ...

New Bloomfield Township Website Showcased During Public Forum

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – To ensure residents were given an opportunity to provide feedback on the significantly upgraded township website so appropriate changes can be made, Mayor Michael Venezia and Township Council hosted a public forum on Wednesday evening at the Bloomfield High School Media Center.

 

“We wanted a new website to improve our outreach to everyone and after ...

New Jersey Devils To Team Up With Newark for Toy Giveaway

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils will take some time off the ice to partner with the city for a toy giveaway on Dec. 13.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the hockey team will host the event from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center. Toys were donated by fans who attended two Devils games earlier this month at the Prudential Center.

“It is always ...

Hundreds Flock to Tice Family Toy Drive; Event Highlighted by Santa and Firetruck Visit

December 10, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The community came together in the spirit of giving as the Tice Family held their annual Toy Drive and Santa Meet and Greet on Sunday evening outside their home on Bolten Place in Bloomfield.
 
The Tice Family, Steve and Lorajean, along with children Kyle and Emily, have conducted the holiday tradition of dressing as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s elves ...

Broadway's Jelani Remy to Perform "Home for the Holidays: A Very Remy Christmas" at Cedar Grove High School

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."

 The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 & 2, the role of “Simba” in ...

Celebrate the Season at the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season continues every night

Every Night, through December 31, guests are invited to enjoy the light at Essex County's most popular park. The lights will not be on December 24 and 25

The 'Holiday Lights Spectacular' will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Turtle Back ...

Local Businesses Collaborate to Raise Funds for Walnut St. Family Displaced By Fire in Montclair

December 8, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15.

The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, NJ.  

HOMECorp and Ruthies's are proud to co-host a fun ...

Bloomfield PBA Local 32 and High Definition Barber Shop Team Up to Fight Cancer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- You may have noticed some members of the Bloomfield Police Department looking a little fuzzy over the month of November.  You may have also noticed that those same officers are now freshly shaved thanks to High Definition Barber Shop in Bloomfield.  

Shop owner Danny Batista teamed up with Bloomfield PBA Local 32 members to provide a shave for $20.00, in which ...

Bloomfield Police Raise Money for Charity During No Shave November

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Members of the Bloomfield Police Department participated in No Shave November last month, and donated $1,320 to Stand up to Cancer, last Wednesday, two days before shaving.

No Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. It began organically after a father in Chicago ...

Prosecutor: Montclair Police Chase Ends in Crash; 2 Fatalities

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Glen Ridge around 10 p.m. on November 26, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced on Friday. 

Preliminary reports stated that Montclair Police Officers attempted a motor vehicle stop of a 2008 Mercedes when the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed, Montclair Police Officers followed the ...

El Toro Loco Grand Opening Fiesta in Bloomfield Center Dec. 15, 16

December 9, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Margaritas will be on tap this weekend when 'El Toro Loco' celebrates their grand opening in Bloomfield Center. Billed as a 'Modern Mexican Kitchen,' the restaurant has a major influence from the Lone Star State. 

The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and continues until 1 a.m. Sunday, then everyone does it all again on Sunday.

The full menu of Mexican ...

Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Sunday for 'Terra Madre Day'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Introducing NJ Flavor!

Welcome to NJ Flavor, the newest section on TAPinto.net.

Here we’re exploring tastes of the Garden State with stories and videos about the foods we love, from the hottest trends to hidden gems, the stories behind our favorites, destinations, awesome ingredients, events and festivals and, of course, great recipes.

This is the second TAPinto.net franchise for owner Jackie Lieberman, who ...

Hackensack Riverkeeper Partners With Brewery 'Alementary' For Clean Water

HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a portion of the proceeds from every pint of Hackensack Lager sold ...

NJ Devils Co-Owner David Blitzer Will Return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for Hall of Fame Induction

December 9, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he ...

Rutgers Athletes Break Record Off the Field

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers student athletes this week gained recognition from the Big Ten Conference, with 86 Scarlet Knight players named to the Fall 2018 Academic All-Big Ten List.

The total number of recognized fall sport athletes is a record for the university, topping the 84 students who received the honor in the fall of 2015.

Brian Shushkovsk, of Morganville was recognized as one of 40 ...

Bloomfield Bengals Wrestling Team Prepared to Prove Themselves in 2018-19

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Led by second-year head coach Ryan Smircich, the Bloomfield High School Varsity Wrestling squad looks to carry lessons learned last year into the new 2018-19 season that’s about to begin.

 

Last year’s young Bloomfield squad finished sixth in team standings among nine teams in the NJSIAA District 9 Tournament held at Phillipsburg High School.  In ...

New Jersey Devils To Team Up With Newark for Toy Giveaway

December 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils will take some time off the ice to partner with the city for a toy giveaway on Dec. 13.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the hockey team will host the event from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center. Toys were donated by fans who attended two Devils games earlier this month at the Prudential Center.

“It is always ...

Hundreds Flock to Tice Family Toy Drive; Event Highlighted by Santa and Firetruck Visit

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The community came together in the spirit of giving as the Tice Family held their annual Toy Drive and Santa Meet and Greet on Sunday evening outside their home on Bolten Place in Bloomfield.
 
The Tice Family, Steve and Lorajean, along with children Kyle and Emily, have conducted the holiday tradition of dressing as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s elves ...

Local Businesses Collaborate to Raise Funds for Walnut St. Family Displaced By Fire in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15.

The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, NJ.  

HOMECorp and Ruthies's are proud to co-host a fun ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Reminder to 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 ...

Maplewood Police Officers Hold 'Pets For Vets' 5K Run Fundraiser on Veterans Day

MAPLWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood PBA (Local #44) with the help of the Maplewood Police Department's Community Service Bureau, hosted a 5k "Pets For Vets" 5K run, which was a fundraiser for Troopers Assisting Troopers, a NJ State Police organization that raises money to purchase service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.

The Pets for Vets run was held in Maplewood ...

New Bloomfield Township Website Showcased During Public Forum

December 13, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – To ensure residents were given an opportunity to provide feedback on the significantly upgraded township website so appropriate changes can be made, Mayor Michael Venezia and Township Council hosted a public forum on Wednesday evening at the Bloomfield High School Media Center.

 

“We wanted a new website to improve our outreach to everyone and after ...

Parsippany Mayor joins NJ Gov. Phil Murphy in the fight to raise the state's minimum wage to $15

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an example for how all business should be run.  

Here is the full Press ...

VIDEO: New Jersey Debuts One-Stop, Online Benefits Application for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings.

The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application to help qualifying New Jerseyans save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs ...

Parsippany Mayor joins NJ Gov. Phil Murphy in the fight to raise the state's minimum wage to $15

December 13, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an example for how all business should be run.  

Here is the full Press ...

Economic Redevelopment Session Fosters Downtown Revitalization Ideas in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With the continued successful redevelopment of Bloomfield’s Downtown area, the Township sought input from business owners in the Downtown Special Improvement District (SID) on Tuesday evening.
 
The Township fielded ideas on responsible redevelopment during a special stakeholder engagement session in the Council Chambers for business owners to discuss the ...

Bill Protecting Internet Users from Identity Theft Advances

TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Companies are closer to being required to notify users of online security breaches now that legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber.

The bill expands a list of breaches requiring notification to ...

Brookdale Reformed Church Offers a Blue Christmas Worship Service Dec 20

December 9, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will host their annual Blue Christmas Worship Service Thur. Dec. 20 .

The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone who is suffering from loss, hurt, or despair. "We understand that these feelings occur and we invite you to a worship service that offers comfort as we recognize the significance of the season." said Pastor Susan ...

Happy Chanukah! Lighting the Ice Menorah at Bell Works

HOLMDEL, NJ - A festive and happy moment was shared by hundred of visitors as they experienced the excitement of lighting the menorah with Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel and host Bell Works. Rabbi Shmaya Galperin and his family welcomed everyone and shared the good news of the season. See video with speeches and guest introductions:

Latkes and soup ...

Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols at Brookdale Reformed Church Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Avenue invites the community to gather with friends for 'Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols' this Saturday afternoon starting at 4 p.m. and continuing into the evening 

This Saturday's gathering is a part of a series of food-centric events at the church that, according to Rev. Susan Dorward are "breaking down ...

Holiday Happenings at NJ State Parks Culminate with Re-Enactment of Washington’s Crossing of Delaware on Christmas

December 12, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Holiday activities at the nearby Historic Village at Allaire are among a host of events planned this month at New Jersey state parks, culminating with the annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day.

At Allaire State Park in Farmingdale, visitors can tour the historic village by lantern light and learn about Christmas ...

Neshanic Flea Market Property added to South Branch Greenway in Branchburg

BRANCHBURG, N.J. – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway.

The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a little less than an acre was deeded to Branchburg Township.

Located at the intersection ...

Celebrate the Season at the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

December 6, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns for the holiday season continues every night

Every Night, through December 31, guests are invited to enjoy the light at Essex County's most popular park. The lights will not be on December 24 and 25

The 'Holiday Lights Spectacular' will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Turtle Back ...

Holiday Tours at the Morgan Museum

The Morgan Museum, an 1845 farmhouse, located at 902 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, will be part of the Essex County Historic House Tour again this year.

 We will be open Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2 from 1 until 4 p.m.  Take a tour of the museum which will be decorated for the holidays.

 There will be guides present to discuss the history of the house ...

AAA: More than 1.3 Million New Jerseyans Expected to Travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -  “There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season – higher wages, more disposable income and rising levels of household wealth,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., Manager of Media Relations for AAA Northeast. “Because of this, more travelers are kicking off the holiday season with a Thanksgiving getaway, building on a positive year for the travel ...

Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Observance at Fosterfields This Weekend

Experience Historic Holiday Traditions, and Honor the U.S. Armed Forces

MORRISTOWN, N.J. On Sunday, November 11, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., experience a historic farm-style Thanksgiving holiday and mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

Roll up your sleeves, and help prep dinner at the ...

N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

Hackensack Riverkeeper Partners With Brewery 'Alementary' For Clean Water

HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a portion of the proceeds from every pint of Hackensack Lager sold ...

Belmar Sees Return of Two Endangered Species to Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature.

Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between Third and Fourth Avenues. Both are federally endangered species that were recently ...

Spread Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses This Holiday Season

December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses.

A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service along with North Carolina State University found that 48% of spice containers, 11% of ...

Night of Conversation Shines Light on Substance Abuse and Family Discussions

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Essex County’s second annual Night of Conversation, a family event intended to promote open and honest discussions about substance abuse, was held Tuesday Evening at Bloomfield Middle School.
 
An audience of teens, pre-teens and parents gathered for the program sponsored by the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee (BMAC).
 
“Our Night of ...

VIDEO: New Jersey Debuts One-Stop, Online Benefits Application for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings.

The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application to help qualifying New Jerseyans save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs ...

New Jersey AG Announces Lawsuits Against Eight Polluters Across the State

December 7, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ—The state of New Jersey announced today that it has filed eight separate lawsuits across the state that seek to hold polluters responsible for the actions, including one against a former gas station and its owner in Camden and the Puchak Wellfield Superfund site in Pennsauken, which once served drinking water to Camden residents.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and ...

Death Penalty: Ultimate Justice Called for in Colts Neck Massacre

COLTS NECK, NJ - 'Give Him Death' sums up a call to action by lawmakers in District 24 in the wake of the devastating loss of Keith, Jennifer, Jesse and Sophia Caneiro.

In the wake of the tragic murder of a Colts Neck family, Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Harold Wirths (all R-24) are calling for action on their legislation to reinstate the death ...

Night of Conversation Shines Light on Substance Abuse and Family Discussions

December 12, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Essex County’s second annual Night of Conversation, a family event intended to promote open and honest discussions about substance abuse, was held Tuesday Evening at Bloomfield Middle School.
 
An audience of teens, pre-teens and parents gathered for the program sponsored by the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee (BMAC).
 
“Our Night of ...

150 Years of The Daily Targum: Rutgers Student Newspaper Launched Many Prominent Journalists

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - S. Mitra Kalita, vice president of programming for CNN’s digital division, honed her who-what-when-where-and-whys at The Daily Targum, Rutgers University’s student newspaper, reporting on race relations, labor, immigration and globalization, among other issues.

Melissa Hayes, communications and social media specialist at the North Jersey Transportation ...

Bloomfield College Honors CBS' Bill Whitaker, Raises $650,000 at 150th Gala

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than $650,000 was raised for student scholarships at the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala on , Dec. 1. The black-tie event was the largest fundraising event in the school's 150-year history. 

Gala Honorees Jeh C. Johnson (Hon. '12), former Secretary of Homeland Security, and Bill Whitaker, of 60 Minutes and CBS News, received Presidential ...

Money Magazine Names Bloomfield, NJ Best Place in America for Sports Fans to Retire Right Now

November 26, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Money Magazine recently published it’s “8 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. Right Now” and named Bloomfield the Best place for Sports Fans to retire in. A number of factors went into their methodology, including the economic health, cost of living, health care, crime, diversity, and quality of living. Researchers explored the neighborhoods of considered areas, ...

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

November 30, 2018

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food.  But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t get enough of this healthful activity.  Adding greenery indoors expands ...

Essex County to Host Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories.

The free competition encourages have fun over the holiday season while also helping the county raise awareness about ...

Millennials to Baby Boomers, Gifts that Grow are All the Rage

It’s a jungle in there. Every window, surface and brightly lit corner is filled with decorative or edible greenery.  There is no doubt what to gift this person for the holidays. More of the same.

A lack of outdoor growing space, limited growing seasons, and time constraints have many people filling their apartments and homes with fiddle leaf figs, palms, succulents, herbs and ...

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Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Winter Weather Is On the Way

December 12, 2018

Although winter is still a little over a week away, cold temperatures and winter weather are upon us. Parts of North Jersey are expected to get some light snow Thursday morning, Dec. 13 and into the afternoon, which could create hazardous road conditions, according to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

Precipitation is expected to begin Thursday morning ...

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West Orange Woman Faces Charges After Being Accused of Stabbing Mail Carrier

December 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police.

Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession in this incident, which occurred on Hillside Avenue at ...

Advocacy Group Asks Federal Judge To Expand Newark's Lead Filter Program

NEWARK, NJ - The group that is suing Newark over elevated levels of lead has asked a federal judge to make the city extend its filter distribution program to the East Ward, according to court documents.

The city treats its water at two different locations: the Pequannock and Wanaque plants. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other city officials have routinely said East Ward residents do not ...

Authorities Reveal Name of Injured Mt. Arlington Officer

December 13, 2018

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident for now - including the extent of the sergeant's injuries or the names ...

'Frugal' Resident Leaves Flemington Generous Gift

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – She lived frugally, her niece told Borough Council yesterday. And she lived “very privately.”

But after Jane Kitchin died at age 96, some are now discovering she was the millionaire next door.

Among the beneficiaries: Flemington Free Public Library, Mayor-elect Betsy Driver said. Kitchin’s will directs that $276,000 be left to the Main Street ...

N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

Belmar Sees Return of Two Endangered Species to Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature.

Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between Third and Fourth Avenues. Both are federally endangered species that were recently ...

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 12, 2018

JERSEY CITY - For some, the chronic traffic at the Holland Tunnel is not what's really ticking them off these days. Rather, they are infuriated with the holiday décor. Someone at the Port Authority decided to stick a triangular tree over the letter "N" instead of "A" - and made the crossing a "TONNEL" by putting a wreath over the "U," ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Bobbie Peer

This week's featured franchisee owns not one, not two, but three TAPinto franchises! Find out what she loves about owning and operating her own business, how she got started, and how she manages, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto New Providence, and TAPinto Mountainside full-time.

Q: When did you join TAPinto.net?

Bobbie Peer: I started as a sales ...

All the Stars in the Heavens

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

 

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

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert Humbert’s perverted fantasies in the famous Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita, published in the United States in 1958, was influenced greatly by an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Camden, ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Penguin, 2016)

 

For those readers who love thrillers, Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, has the elements of a fine one. After all, stories about baby kidnappings are gripping as aficionados of the genre know. If the cops don’t get the stolen baby back within the first few hours of the kidnapping, chances are, the baby is dead ...

Partners for Health Foundation Awards Community Impact Awards Announced

December 12, 2018

 

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards, and grants totaling $100,000, to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, ...

Partners for Health Foundation Awards $100,000 in Community Impact Awards

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards, and grants totaling $100,000, to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, chronic disease ...

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Docent Training Class

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is recruiting volunteers for the 2019 Docent Class. Docents are volunteer educators who give educational talks, act as tour guides, and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animal collection. This is a highly selective volunteer position and training is required.

“Our Docents help every visitor have an ...

Obituaries

Mar 9, 1978 - Jul 13, 2018
Christopher J. Barra, Sr., lifelong resident of Bloomfield, passed away on July 13, 2018 at the age ...
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Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
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Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...