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New Jersey Sophomore Is Overall High Point Rider At CPI Florida

January 23, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

At the premier college equestrian recruiting and educational event, young riders met coaches and admissions representatives from ...

How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...

Live Stand Up Comedy at the Saloon in Bloomfield Center Thursday Night

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Sometimes you just gotta laugh, and this Thursday Gnome Promotions brings their acclaimed comedy tour to Bloomfield's Saloon on Restaruant Row. 

The night will include two hours of hilarious stand up comedy from some of the areas top young, upcoming and well known comics. This series brings together fans of all ages and will have you coming back every month for more ...

Carteret School Teachers are Positively Making a Difference

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- When students, teachers and visitors walk the halls of Carteret School in Bloomfield, they can't help but be inspired and positive. The teachers all got together and decided to decorate their doors so that their students would see uplifting messages upon entering their classrooms to start each day off on the right note. The hallway displays and ...

Live Stand Up Comedy at the Saloon in Bloomfield Center Thursday Night

January 23, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Sometimes you just gotta laugh, and this Thursday Gnome Promotions brings their acclaimed comedy tour to Bloomfield's Saloon on Restaruant Row. 

The night will include two hours of hilarious stand up comedy from some of the areas top young, upcoming and well known comics. This series brings together fans of all ages and will have you coming back every month for more ...

Bloomfield Township’s Annual MLK Day Observance Program is Monday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield residents and local officials will hold a celebration of Martin Luther King Day and the Reverend's legacy on Monday, Jan. 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at New Light Baptsist Church,.

The theme of the service is “A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,” and will feature remarks from clergy leaders, elected officials, including Congresswoman ...

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Reveals Plans for Watsessing Park All Access Playground and Community Center in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans to build an all access playground, new community center and on-site parking lot in Essex County Watsessing Park on today at Bloomfield Town Hall.

The new all access playground will be the first of its kind in the Essex County Parks System to be designed for children of all physical abilities.

Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes

January 20, 2019

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

The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community ...

Essex County Prosecutor's Office Investigating Apparent Suicide in Bloomfield Police Headquarters

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight.

The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being processed. The 58 year old was a resident of Bloomfield.

Montella was arested for an ...

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

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Detectives in the Bloomfield Police Department are looking for a Giants fan in connection with a report of shoplifing of Sally Beauty on Bloomfield Ave.

According to Bloomfield police, a police officer was dispatched to the business on Saturday following a report of shoplifting.

A Caucasian male entered the premises while an employee was assisting a customer, He left with ...

Investigation Continues into Pedestrian Fatality in Bloomfield

NEWARK, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II, and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio reported that  the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating Friday's' fatal pedestrian incident. The joint statement was issued today.

The pedestrian, Patrick Forsyth, 59, of ...

Trader Joe’s Releases 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket featuring organic, vegan and everyday items -- and "Two-Buck Chuck" wines -- has released its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, a list of favorite products by category. 

Overall, the top entree was Mandarin Orange Chicken, followed by Cauliflower Gnocchi and Chicken Tikka Masala.

Creamy ...

Montclair's Cara Di Falco Produces YouTube’s Only Emmy Nominated Cooking Show

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident, Cara Di Falco has created Cara’s Cucina, YouTube’s first and only Emmy Nominated cooking show, according to a release.

Cara Di Falco is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a professional broadcast journalist. Together with her two-time Emmy Award winning husband, Eddie Ojeda, they set out to combine their love of producing great ...

Owner of Gelotti of Essex Named Winner of Gelato Fest, Now Heading To Italy

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gelotti has been invited and will be participating in Gelato Festival World Ranking in Italy next month, store officials announced.

On a rainy day in August, Chef Mike Guerriero, and his Gelotti team prepared for Gelato Festival America 2018 at Liberty State Park,  https://www.gelatofestivalamerica.com the first stage on the American Gelato ...

South End Montclair Breakfast Eatery B London Set to Close its Doors

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The popular South End business, B London is set to close its doors for good this week. After four years in business, the eatery posted the following farewell message on their Facebook page: 

"We are sad to announce that B London Montclair will be closing this week. We thank you all for your support for the past 4 years plus. It has been an amazing experience. We ...

Fourth Quarter Collapse Enables Clifton Girls to Rally Past Bloomfield 45-40

January 20, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A fourth quarter filled with turnovers, indecision and missed shots enabled Clifton Mustangs to come from behind and rally past Bloomfield Bengals 45-40 in a Girls Varsity Basketball meeting Saturday at Bloomfield High School.
 
After a hard-fought 50-44 win over SEC Liberty Division rival Columbia Cougars on Tuesday at BHS, the Bengals looked to make it two in a row ...

30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game Raises Scholarship Funds at Bloomfield HS

 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The community came together for a good cause as the 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game took place Friday evening at Bloomfield High School.

 

Proceeds from the annual benefit go towards the Theodore Jasieniecki Scholarship Fund.  Tickets were sold for the exhibition, t-shirts and snacks were on-sale, and fees were collected to ...

Time Changes, Postponements for Bloomfield Bengals Sports ahead of Snow Storm Harper

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Harper hasn't even produced any snow yet, but he's already disrupting Bloomfield sports.

Saturday's Bloomfield vs. Clifton Girls Varsity Basketball game was moved to 10:30 a.m. from 1 p.m. The game will take place at Bloomfield High School.

All Freshman and JV games are canceled. 

State Track Relays have been rescheduled from Saturday to Wednesday Jan.

Women Philanthropists Award $120K Grant to Educational Group in Newark

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A  philanthropic group funded by women in Essex County has awarded a $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark, an organization that supports career pathways for students.

This is the second annual grant awarded by Impact100 Essex, which encourages women to financially support projects that provide solutions for communities. Each year, Impact100 Essex awards at least ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Among Dignitaries Attending Martin Luther King Day Observance

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield residents and local officials gathered at a celebration of Martin Luther King and the Reverend's legacy on Monday afternoon at New Light Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

 

The theme of the service, ‘A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,’ featured remarks from clergy leaders and elected officials, including Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill ...

Day of Service Honors Martin Luther King’s Legacy with Food Drive & Hygiene Kit Giveaway

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Volunteers gathered on Saturday as Bloomfield’s Martin Luther King Day of Service Committee carried out good works in the civil rights hero’s name at the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green.

 

Students from Bloomfield Middle School’s Builders Club were among the volunteers creating 1,000 hygiene kits for needy individuals during the day ...

Carteret School Teachers are Positively Making a Difference

January 23, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- When students, teachers and visitors walk the halls of Carteret School in Bloomfield, they can't help but be inspired and positive. The teachers all got together and decided to decorate their doors so that their students would see uplifting messages upon entering their classrooms to start each day off on the right note. The hallway displays and ...

Kyle Nawyn of Bloomfield Named to Cedarville University's Dean's List

CEDARVILLE, OH - Cedarville University student Kyle Nawyn of Bloomfield was named to the Cedarville University Dean's List for Fall 2018. This recognition required Nawyn to maintain a 3.5 GPA for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours. nawyn is a Mechanical Engineering major.

Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio is an accredited, ...

How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

Toni's Kitchen in Montclair Opens their Doors to Federal Employees

January 23, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Dozens of federal employees and their families gathered at Toni’s Kitchen on Tuesday where volunteers were on hand to serve a hot meal.

Federal employees, who are nearing the second missed paycheck since the government shutdown nearly a month ago, are left wondering how or if they will be able to recover from the longest government shutdown in US ...

VIDEO: Sen. Menendez Visits Montclair to Speak with Furloughed Workers

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sen. Robert Menendez held a press conference at Montclair Bread Company, located on Label Street, on Friday. The purpose, was to hear the challenges faced by those affected by the ongoing Federal Government shutdown.

The small group of unpaid federal workers shared their individual stories on how they are dealing with the shutdown.

"I've been making calls to food ...

Help is On the Way: Hackensack Meridian Health Steps Up for Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

MONTCLAIR, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

January 21, 2019

Montclair, NJ, - Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.

Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall.  ...

New Jersey Rates Near The Bottom of 2019’s Best States to Retire: WalletHub

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 among the 50 states of the U.S.

WalletHub compared every state across 46 key metrics. The ...

Falls Creamery celebrates Winter

Falls Creamery, located at 11 Paterson Ave. in Little Falls reopened this month after being closed for the holidays.  This winter they will be open Thursday to Sunday.  (Thursday 3-9 pm, Friday 3-10 pm, Saturday 1-10 pm, and Sunday 1-9 pm)

In celebration of the winter season, Falls Creamery is offering free toppings all weekend long!  Come in and enjoy 28 ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Among Dignitaries Attending Martin Luther King Day Observance

January 21, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield residents and local officials gathered at a celebration of Martin Luther King and the Reverend's legacy on Monday afternoon at New Light Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

 

The theme of the service, ‘A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,’ featured remarks from clergy leaders and elected officials, including Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill ...

Security Funding for Houses of Worship, Nonprofits Expands

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer) that will offer grants to nonprofits, including houses of worship, to increase security and keep families safe from violence, and threats of bias and intimidation.

“We all need be extremely concerned about the rise of ...

I remember Martin Luther King

He spoke the words from the bible.

Martin Luther King

But, we group together in groups,

every color do.

( The Circle of Man )

We all stand

The problems of the World,

I think.

GOD see's no color

Imperfect we all are

Equal in his eyes

as he created us.

To the mountain

the good will go.

Yes, I believe in word of GOD.

The seed of life arc's ...

New Jersey Sophomore Is Overall High Point Rider At CPI Florida

January 23, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

At the premier college equestrian recruiting and educational event, young riders met coaches and admissions representatives from ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Two Tiny Horses Get The Biggest Gift Of All, A New Home

LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue.

The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian Program, an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, reached out to the EQUUS Foundation to ...

TAPinto Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 19, 2019

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Rain This Morning Followed by Large Drop in Temps Will Make Travel Challenging Sunday and Monday

January 20, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service reports that rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon today. This afternoon temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - the road may appear wet but is actually frozen, resulting in mororists losing ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

Exhibit to Celebrate Historic Anniversaries of Library, Museum in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - An exhibition exploring the Newark Public Library and Newark Museum's past will kick off Jan. 15 to celebrate the historic anniversaries of each institution.

The Newark Public was founded 130 years ago and the Newark Museum was established 110 years ago. The library's second director, John Cotton Dana, became the first director of the museum, so the two institutions have ...

Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport

January 22, 2019

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

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

Sandals Resorts Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts Starting Feb. 1 2019

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos. 

"As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to our Sandals family that environmental sustainability remains a key ...

RAVE Reviews Publishes Ranking of 10 Best Ski Towns in America

EUGENE, OR - Ski season is upon us and RAVE, the lifestyle review site, recently published the list of the ten best ski towns in the United States. 

"Hitting the slopes is more than just a hobby for some, it's an outlet or an easy way to leave their worries behind. We want it to be easier for everyone to experience that," said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE ...

A Winter Walk Through Central Park

NEW YORK, NY - The iconic Central Park has the familiar Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and a zoo, too.  Yet on a brisk Sunday in late December, a Meetup group met for a tour of some lesser known points of interest at the north end of the green space in the center of Manhattan.

Central Park, comprised of approximately 750 acres, was designed by agriculturalist Frederick Law ...

Total Eclipse of Supermoon Visible Tonight

January 20, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Sunday night, January 20 at approximately 11:41 p.m. a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.”

According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly eight percent wider than the average full ...

Triple Trouble for Northern New Jersey: Two Storms and Sub-Zero Temperatures Expected

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A triple threat of winter weather will impact the North Jersey area over the next several days, providing the year’s first snowfall and potentially the coldest temperatures of the season. The line-up begins with a fast moving winter storm Thursday night. This system, the remnants of a low moving east out of the southern plains, is expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of snow over ...

Winter Storm May Be Heading Our Way

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Ok, it's weather time! Winter kicked off in the Nation’s midsection this past weekend enjoying a healthy swath of snow from KC to DC on to AC (while points north around the tri-state were spared, for now). Speaking of football, game time temps in KC this Sunday are expected to be near to below 0°F with wind chills of minus 10°F to 20°F (perhaps ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

January 23, 2019

Montclair, NJ, - Mountainside Medical Group announced Monday that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.

Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

Montclair, NJ, - Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.

Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall.  ...

Red Cross Alert: Falling Blood Supplies Trigger Emergency Need for Donors

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage.

The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted ...

NJ Supreme Court Dismisses More Than 780K Minor Municipal Court Warrants

January 17, 2019

TRENTON, NJ— If you have an outstanding arrest warrant for a municipal court case issued before 2003, your case may have been dismissed.

The New Jersey Supreme Court today dismissed over 780,000 minor municipal court warrants that have gone unresolved for 15 years or more. One of the cases dismissed dates back to 1976.

The order comes after a report by a three-judge panle recommended ...

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

TRENTON, NJ - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement with Neiman Marcus that resolves allegations the chain failed to protect the personal information of shoppers who made in-store purchases using payment cards.

A December 2013 hacking incident targeted Neiman Marcus’s point-of-sale systems, compromising account ...

Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes

January 20, 2019

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

The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community ...

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

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

Some residents have taken action to ...

Address Yourself: Bridging the Housing Divide in New Jersey

Homeownership used to be a source of pride and stability for many families – a resource laid by for the next generation.  The price to secure sustainable homeownership these days goes way beyond the means of the average working family. It is not surprising that there’s a housing problem in New Jersey – most New Jerseyans are living in it. Fortunately, New Jersey ...

New Bloomfield BOE Members Take Oath; TAPinto Bloomfield Named Official Electronic News Outlet

January 4, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Four new members of the Bloomfield Board of Education took the oath of office at the first re-organization meeting of the new year on Wednesday evening at the School Administration Building.

Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Salvatore Goncalves welcomed Michael Heller, Ralph Walker, Shane Berger and Ben Morse, who emerged victorious in the November board ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Offers Cold Weather Efficiency and Safety Tips

January 21, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the freezing temperatures upon us, experts state that several key factors play an important role in maintaining a warm and safe home throughout the long, cold winter. 

“Maintenance is key when it comes to your home running safely and efficiently,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Ensuring that your home is ...

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

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

Some residents have taken action to ...

Houseplants 101

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

Though some may find indoor gardening a bit intimidating, don’t let past ...

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Red Cross Alert: Falling Blood Supplies Trigger Emergency Need for Donors

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage.

The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted ...

Bloomfield DPW Requests All Cars Be Removed from School and Township Lots

Now that the storm has passed, we ask anyone parked in a school or township parking lot to please move all vehicles by 12 noon on Monday Jan 21.

Any cars left in school or township parking lots will be ticketed and towed.

Garbage and Recycling pickups are on as scheduled for the week.

If you need to drive this evening, please use extreme caution as there is likely ice on the road with ...

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Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} ...

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Fri, January 25, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Preschool Balance Workshop: A Leap Into Science ...

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Preschool Balance Workshop: A Leap Into Science ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, January 26, 10:00 AM

Striker Realty - Rahway Office , Rahway

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar

Health & Wellness Home & Garden

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Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Tue, January 29, 7:00 PM

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the "New Wave" Neo ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Photography: DSLR Basics

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Federal Employees at Newark Airport to Get a Helping Hand

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will distribute food tomorrow to help federal employees at Newark Liberty International Airport amid the government the shutdown.

The organization will be at the airport tomorrow to give TSA, FAA, and Customs & Border Protection employees free fresh produce and boxes of nutritious, nonperishable food. A SNAP outreach coordinator ...

Ring Doorbell Helps Identify Alleged Package Thief in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - A North Ward resident has his Ring doorbell to thank for helping catch an alleged package thief, police said.

Gilfredo Santiago, 41, was arrested in connection with the Jan. 14 theft after police identified him through the homeowner’s Ring Home Security system, authorities said. Ring is a video doorbell that comes with a cellphone app which can alert a homeowner when motion ...

Priest with Ties to Rutgers Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse.

On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman Catholic order of priests in parts of New Jersey, released a list that included Andrew ...

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

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department. 

According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, professional arrest.” Two handguns were also recovered in the home.

In a short ...

Coast Guard Rescues Man Stranded on Icy Island in Frigid Navesink River

January 23, 2019

RUMSON, NJ — In biting winds and near-zero temperatures, U.S. Coast Guard crews Monday morning rescued a distressed individual stuck on a small island in the Navesink River.

At about 9:40 a.m. on January 21, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook received notification from the Rumson Police Department that a 21-year-old man was stranded on the island — located west of ...

Belmar’s Beachscape Grows with New ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Fourth Avenue, Dune Grass along Ocean Avenue

BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms.

Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various types of dune grass, native and other suitable plants, and ...

Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Time For McConnell To End The Shutdown

January 22, 2019

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

How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

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

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

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update January 7, 2019

Winter Track competed at the Essex County Relays- girls medalists included; 4x200-5th, 4x400-3rd, 4x800-6th, Shot Put-6th. Boys placings; 4x400-3rd and Shot Put-4th.  

 

The Cheerleaders captured their second competition title of the year with a win at the Woodbridge Invitational.

 

Wrestling posted league wins over Belleville 42-21 and Montclair ...

How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

January 23, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...

New Jersey Video Production Company Looks Back at Project Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NEW JERSEY -- 2019 marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, and this year, on the federal holiday that celebrates his legacy, East Main Media looks back on a very special project completed with Michele Adubato, CEO of The North Ward Center in Newark.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 23, 2019

WHO'S ASKIN'? - Bada bing. Bada boom. "The Sopranos" are back. Casting has begun for a big screen prequel to the hit HBO series that brought Jersey-grown wiseguys into America's households. The late James Gandolfini's son, Michael, 19, is to play a younger version of mob boss "Tony Soprano," the role his dad made famous. Anybody who knows the plot behind ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ferlanda Nixon of TAPinto Denville

In less than 3 months, new owner/publisher of TAPinto Denville, Ferlanda Nixon, has nearly tripled the site's traffic and has made TAPinto Denville the go-to place to get original local news about the community. "Ferlanda is really rocking it in Denville. TAPinto Denville is experiencing incredible growth in such a short period of time since Ferlanda franchised TAPinto ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

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

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

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

NJ Army National Guard Troop Deploys to East Africa to Fight Terror

January 23, 2019

Gottheimer Delivers Keynote Remarks on Critical Fight Against al-Shabaab, ISIS, homegrown lone-wolf terrorism

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Monday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) delivered the keynote remarks at the deployment ceremony for the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 102nd Cavalry Regiment, C Troop, which is being deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa ...

Strollers’ 2018–2019 Season Continues With New Family Favorite The Day the Rainbow Broke Up

The Strollers community theater continues its 87thseason with a new production of the family favorite, The Day the Rainbow Broke Up, by Casey Bell.The children’s show will be performed for two weekends in February at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ.

First produced as a world premiere by the Strollers in 2017, the show was an instant crowd pleaser; ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

Montclair, NJ, - Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.

Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall.  ...

Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life for the Better

Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful.

“When I first saw Dr. Strom, he discovered that my lap band had failed,” said Rachel. “He recommended that I have the ...

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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How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

January 23, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...