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Plan and Plant this Fall for Three Months of Spring Color

October 21, 2018

It’s time to think spring and get busy planning and planting for months of colorful blooms.

The key to getting a continuous parade of spring flowers is to plant bulbs that bloom at different times. Include some early, mid and late spring bloomers. You’ll enjoy the burst of color and sustained beauty that spring-flowering bulbs can provide.

Enlist some help in planning your ...

Residents Chat with Bloomfield BOE Candidates During Meet & Greet

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety and Bloomfield Association for Superior Education hosted a Meet and Greet with Board of Education Candidates on Thursday evening, October 18 at Park United Methodist Church.

The informal, 90-minute gathering saw the candidates each give a five-minute statement from the podium regarding their educational visions for the ...

Reporter Killed by Car in Randolph Exited Ride Before Reaching Home, say Police

RANDOLPH, NJ – A local news reporter who died Oct. 14 after being struck by a car in Randolph got out of an Uber or other rideshare vehicle before reaching her Randolph residence, police said today.

The woman, Lindsay Ireland, 26, had been at a Hopatcong restaurant with the family members earlier in the evening, according to Randolph police. They said she and her relatives called the car ...

Football: Bloomfield Beats West Orange in OT, 22-21

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The West Orange football team took another opponent right down to the wire, but again came up on the short end Friday night.

Bloomfield rallied from an eight-point deficit after three quarters, forced the overtime, and then won, 22-21, over West Orange in the extra session.

West Orange (2-6) took a 14-6 halftime lead. Jordan White scored on a 12-yard run in then first ...

Save the Dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

October 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns in 2018.

The 'spectacular' returns for weekends in November, then takes place every night in December. 

Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, November 30- December 2

Every Night: December 7 - 31 

Closed: December ...

Bloomfield Public Library Invites Resident Input in Strategic Plan Survey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library is currently gathering information and input from the public, staff, and community stakeholders to assist them in formulating a Strategic Plan for 2019-2021. The Strategic Plan shapes how the library staff structures event series and update their multimedia catalog in the coming years.

“The Bloomfield Library staff works extremely hard to ...

Tickets On Sale Now for Ellis Dance Studio "Nutcracker" at Bloomfield Middle School Dec 15

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Tickets for Ellis Dance Studio's production of 'The Nutcracker' went on sale at 6 a.m. today.

This Christmas classic will be performed only two times, 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on December 15 at Bloomfield Middle School. 

For tickets, contact Ellis Dance Studios,  234 Franklin Avenue, 2nd Floor, Nutley, NJ ...

JFK Drive North Closed Wednesday Night for Roadwork, JFK Drive South Closed Thursday Night

October 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Tonight at 7:00pm, Essex County and contracted construction work crews will begin performing repairs to John F. Kennedy Dr. between Belleville Ave. and Baldwin St. Roadwork will involve milling and paving.

The Northbound side of JFK Dr. will be closed between Belleville Ave. and Hoover Ave. tonight  from 7:00pm until 6:00am tomorrow morning. The Southbound side will be ...

Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

West Passaic Ave Road Closure Tuesday Oct 16 in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - West Passaic Ave will be temporarily closed from Leo Terrace to Garrabrant Ave for emergency PSE&G repair. The closure should last approx 3 hours. Police Officers are on scene directing traffic. Expect delays and plan alternate route.

(the announcement was made at about 12 noon) 

Bloomfield Police Department Wins Bulletproof Vest Partnership Awards

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department has been presented a total of $8,387.50 from the Bulletproof Vest Awards to be used for the purchase of new bulletproof vests.

The Bulletproof Vest Awards are selected by the Office of Justice Programs, a department of the U.S. Department of Justice. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership has awarded more that 13,000 jurisdictions a total of ...

Red Tank Brewing Grand Opening with Brew Master Adam Young of Bloomfield

October 20, 2018

RED BANK, NJ – Monmouth Street was buzzing last night with the Grand Opening of Red Tank Brewing. 

Owner John Arcara and his wife Lovina were all smiles as thirsty friends, patrons, politicians, and a professional baseball star wished them good luck.

A space described as industrial chic with stainless-steel brewing tanks in the background and a kid’s area playing old time ...

More Tickets to AddamsFest Beer Garden in Westfield to be Released this Week

WESTFIELD, NJ — Disappointed that you couldn’t get tickets for Charlie’s Ale Garden during AddamsFest? Despite a “sold out” image on the Beer Garden page on AddamsFest.com, organizers said that more tickets will become available for purchase later this week.

“As we said, we can only pre-sell as many tickets as our rain location at the Armory will ...

Escape to the Islands this Sunday, Right Here in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7. 

The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The congregation celebrated the Asian heritage of congregants this past Spring.

A suggested ...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with an Affogato

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today we're ordering an 'Affogato.'

Affogato is quite simple: a scoop of vanilla gelato ...

Football: Bloomfield Beats West Orange in OT, 22-21

October 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The West Orange football team took another opponent right down to the wire, but again came up on the short end Friday night.

Bloomfield rallied from an eight-point deficit after three quarters, forced the overtime, and then won, 22-21, over West Orange in the extra session.

West Orange (2-6) took a 14-6 halftime lead. Jordan White scored on a 12-yard run in then first ...

Bloomfield Rallies to Stun West Orange in Overtime 22-21

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Unbelievable!  The only time the Bloomfield Bengals had the lead was when they scored on the game winning play in overtime to leave the West Orange Mountaineers shell-shocked 22-21 in varsity football Friday night at Foley Field.

It’s been a rough go for Bengals Football lately, losing 4 in a row including a lopsided loss at Montclair last weekend during a ...

Bloomfield Flattens Orange 7-1 to Advance in Essex County Girls Soccer Tournament

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Dominant.  That sums up the Bloomfield Bengals Girls Varsity Soccer effort as they defeated the Orange High School Tornados 7-1 in a preliminary round game of the Essex County Tournament on Monday afternoon at Foley Field.

 

18th seed Orange never had a chance.  The 15th seeded Bengals scored 3 goals in the first half and 4 goals in the second ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

October 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

Educational Foundation's Bengalthon Crosses $10,000 Milestone to Fund Health and Wellness After School Programs at Middle School in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than 1400 students joined Bloomfield Educational Foundation's first annual 'Bengalthon' at Bloomfield Middle School (BMS) to support after school after school health, wellness and enrichment programs. The Bloomfield Public Schools students were joined by the Track and Field and Bowling teams at Bloomfield College, Faculty and staff of the school district, as ...

Barking Dog Saves Five from Fire in Berkeley Heights Home

October 18, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  A barking dog sounded his own alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning, alerting five sleeping people of trouble, as a fire swept through the first floor of their Putnam Avenue home.

All five escaped and were able to call 911 for help.

Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins gave the following account of the incident.

At 12:18 a.m., the Police ...

Former Top Chef Contestant to Host Fundraiser for Homeless Pets and Pets of Domestic Violence Victims!

VERONA, NJ - Chef Ariane Duarte will be hosting the 2nd annual fundraiser for homeless pets and pets of domestic violence victims on Thursday, October 18.

The non-profit organization, Only Kindness Rescue, has collaborated with Chef Ariane to host the fundraiser for a cause. The goal is to raise funds to help domestic violence shelters add a safe space for pets so families ...

North Carolina Orphan Pets Arrive in New Jersey for Fostering

ROXBURY, NJ – It was “Welcome to Roxbury” tonight for nine dogs and 14 cats from North Carolina that arrived at the Eleventh Hour Rescue facility in Succasunna.

The animals came from shelters in two North Carolina counties ravaged by Hurricane Florence. Awaiting them were people, from Roxbury and elsewhere, who responded to the animal rescue group’s recent social ...

Residents Chat with Bloomfield BOE Candidates During Meet & Greet

October 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety and Bloomfield Association for Superior Education hosted a Meet and Greet with Board of Education Candidates on Thursday evening, October 18 at Park United Methodist Church.

The informal, 90-minute gathering saw the candidates each give a five-minute statement from the podium regarding their educational visions for the ...

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

The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency.

The freeholder board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution supporting other lawmakers who have called for Emilio Karim Dabul to be terminated from his position as ICE ...

Gov. Murphy Delivers Unveils Economic Development Strategic Plan at On3 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his economic development strategic plan, “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”, at the On3 campus in Nutley on Monday. The plan sets New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and diversity are at the forefront of the State’s economy. The ...

Statewide Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

October 20, 2018

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey.

This ...

Essex County Partners with West Orange Chamber for Business Builders Workshop

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), in collaboration with the Essex County Office of Small Business Development, will present a three-hour Business Builders workshop entitled “Solutions and Tools to Grow Your Small Business” on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Turtle Back Zoo.

Both members and non-members of the WOCC are invited to hear from ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

East Orange Hall of Fame Inductee Rev. Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr. guest preacher at Christian Education Ministry Sunday at Union Baptist Church of Montclair

October 18, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Contact: Rev. Dr. Campbell B. Singleton, III, Senior Pastor
Email: cbsmaestro@hotmail.com.
Location: 14 Midland Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
 

Christian Education Ministry Sunday

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 11:00am, Union Baptist Church of Montclair invites the community to share in our Christian Education Ministry ...

Learn More about Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day occurs every year on the second Monday of October, a day traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day, but in recent years have shifted focus to illuminate the experiences of Native Americans and Indigenous People, who were nearly exterminated in parts of what was known as "the New World." Indigenous Peoples' Day reimagines Columbus Day and changes a ...

Escape to the Islands this Sunday, Right Here in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7. 

The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The congregation celebrated the Asian heritage of congregants this past Spring.

A suggested ...

'Wicked Windows' Come Westfield’s Way As Town Preps for AddamsFest

October 10, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – A crawling hand, the likes of the Addams Family character, “Thing,” rests in the storefront of a spice shop on East Broad Street.

A witch painted on the window of a coffee shop advertises a “haunted house” for sale.

And spectacles are painted on pumpkins in an optician’s storefront window.

Westfield is preparing for AddamsFest, a ...

Sayegh Leads 'Proud Moment' for Paterson as Officials Mark Opening of Overlook Park and Great Falls Amphitheater

PATERSON, NJ- With the roar of water gushing down behind them Mayor Andre Sayegh led a cadre of local, county, state and federal leaders in officially reopening Overlook Park and the Great Falls Amphitheater on Friday. As if in homage to his original vision when he helped give birth to the nation’s first planned city, the restored bronze statue of Alexander Hamilton stood proudly over ...

Miss New Jersey to Play First Lady Cleveland at Presidential Ball in Upper Montclair, Nov. 10

The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association and The Montclair Orchestra are pleased to announce that Miss New Jersey, Jaime Gialloreto will assume the role of First Lady Frances Cleveland at her husband’s inaugural ball at the Women's Club of Upper Montclair on Saturday, November 10th, 2018.  Adorned in a 19th Century ballgown, Miss Gialloreto will represent the grandeur ...

New Jersey's Premier Book Festival to Feature Award-Winning Authors from the Garden State

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Festival of Books is thrilled to welcome many of New Jersey’s hottest authors, from Princeton’s own National Book Award winner and five-time Pulitzer finalist Joyce Carol Oates (Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense) to Plainfield native and international best-selling author Diane Chamberlain (The Dream Daughter). Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad ...

Bloomfield High School VEST Students Help Plant Seasonal Flowers in front of Civic Center

October 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Each fall and spring, students from the Bloomfield High School VEST Program (Vocational Education and Special Training) plant seasonal flowers in front of the Civic Center. The bi-annual excursions allow for the students to have hands-on training in gardening while beautifying the township’s Civic Center.

The VEST Program includes students from ages 14 to 21. When the ...

Bloomfield Continues Push To Reduce Carbon Footprint, Installs Five Smart-Technology Compost Bins

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to go green, the Township of Bloomfield is investing in smart-technology compacting waste bins that have been set up at five locations throughout town. These compacting waste, or compost bins, have built in compactors that utilize solar power, and are locked so no rodents or other animals can get in.

The bins are provided by Big Belly Solutions, Inc., a ...

Bloomfield Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Events Scheduled for Next Two Saturdays, Respectively

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Department of Public Works and Parks along with the Recycling Committee are hosting a Paper Shredding event and Electronics Recycling consecutive Saturdays this month.

The Paper Shredding Day will take place this Saturday, October 13, and will last from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Bloomfield Board of Education parking lot, 155 Broad Street.

Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

October 18, 2018

(TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning are ...

Pinkin Bill Expanding Role of Pharmacy Interns, Externs to Administer Vaccines Clears Assembly Committee

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery by allowing pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines and injectable medications while gaining, under supervision, critical hands-on training, advanced in the Assembly Monday.

The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would allow pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines, injectable ...

Garden State Equality to Host its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13 and 14

ASBURY PARK, NJ - Garden State Equality (GSE) is holding its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13th and 14th in three separate locations: Atlantic City (8/13), Asbury Park (8/13), and Montclair (8/14). Elected officials, including Congressman Pallone and Congressman Gottheimer, are expected to attend.

The Equality Walk is GSE’s largest annual community fundraiser. Last year, GSE had ...

Hundreds Honor Vice Principal Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

October 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed.

"I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who filled the pews. "Yet, you look around this church. Everyone here Tyrone ...

Hundreds Honor NJ Vice Principal Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed.

"I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who filled the pews. "Yet, you look around this church. Everyone here Tyrone ...

Residents Chat with Bloomfield BOE Candidates During Meet & Greet

October 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety and Bloomfield Association for Superior Education hosted a Meet and Greet with Board of Education Candidates on Thursday evening, October 18 at Park United Methodist Church.

The informal, 90-minute gathering saw the candidates each give a five-minute statement from the podium regarding their educational visions for the ...

Bloomfield High School VEST Students Help Plant Seasonal Flowers in front of Civic Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Each fall and spring, students from the Bloomfield High School VEST Program (Vocational Education and Special Training) plant seasonal flowers in front of the Civic Center. The bi-annual excursions allow for the students to have hands-on training in gardening while beautifying the township’s Civic Center.

The VEST Program includes students from ages 14 to 21. When the ...

Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

651 'Luxury' Homes, Ferry Service, Coming to MOTBY

October 20, 2018

BAYONNE, NJ- The former site of Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne (MOTBY) will soon be the site of a 651 luxury homes according an announcement from the developers earlier this week. A joint venture partnership between JMF Properties, RD Management, and Accurate Builders & Developers, the project is slated to break ground this fall.

Joseph Forgione, founder and principal of JMF ...

See the View From Luxury High-Rise that Just Opened in Downtown Newark

NEWARK, NJ - A 238-foot high luxury residential tower that overlooks Military Park and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is finished and open for leasing.

One Theater Square has been 11 years in the making. The building was developed by Dranoff Properties, and the president of the company today called the project a “game-changer” at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“One ...

Among NJ Best Public High Schools Bloomfield High School Drops 12 Points

BLOOMFIELD NJ - On a ranking list recently published by NJ Monthly Magazine of 305 high schools in New Jersey, Bloomfield High School came at number 271. This is a move of 12 places down from 259 in 2016.

The criteria was measured based on three categories: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Outcomes.

According to the methodology, data for the New ...

Residents Chat with Bloomfield BOE Candidates During Meet & Greet

October 21, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety and Bloomfield Association for Superior Education hosted a Meet and Greet with Board of Education Candidates on Thursday evening, October 18 at Park United Methodist Church.

The informal, 90-minute gathering saw the candidates each give a five-minute statement from the podium regarding their educational visions for the ...

Bloomfield BOE Candidates Discuss the Issues During Open Forum

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Home and School Council sponsored a Board of Education Candidate's Forum on Tuesday evening, October 9, at Bloomfield Middle School.  The two-hour forum saw the candidates express their educational visions, as well as answer questions from the public.

Ten candidates filed petitions earlier this year with the Office of County Clerk Christopher J.

Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety Questionnaire to Board of Education Candidates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With the Bloomfield Board of Education considering installing armed guards in elementary schools, the Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety group recently sent a questionnaire to candidates ahead of next month’s election on Tuesday, November 6.

Candidates participating in the questionnaire include Daniel Anderson, Michael Heller, Julien Maculan, Jody Polidoro, ...

Plan and Plant this Fall for Three Months of Spring Color

October 21, 2018

It’s time to think spring and get busy planning and planting for months of colorful blooms.

The key to getting a continuous parade of spring flowers is to plant bulbs that bloom at different times. Include some early, mid and late spring bloomers. You’ll enjoy the burst of color and sustained beauty that spring-flowering bulbs can provide.

Enlist some help in planning your ...

Bloomfield High School VEST Students Help Plant Seasonal Flowers in front of Civic Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Each fall and spring, students from the Bloomfield High School VEST Program (Vocational Education and Special Training) plant seasonal flowers in front of the Civic Center. The bi-annual excursions allow for the students to have hands-on training in gardening while beautifying the township’s Civic Center.

The VEST Program includes students from ages 14 to 21. When the ...

Take Safety Into Your Own Hands This October During National Fire Prevention Month

Are your friends and family prepared in the event of a fire?  October is Fire Prevention Month, the perfect time to learn about fire safety and develop a plan if danger strikes.

In an effort to help families easily find fire safety information and learn more about the benefit of fire sprinklers, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) has created a special web resource page ...

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Arbor Fest Event Tomorrow in Watsessing Park

October 19, 2018

Bloomfield, N.J. - Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy is hosting Arbor Fest tomorrow 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. Friends of Watsessing Park Conservacy is a 501 (3) (c) Organization dedicated to the beautification of Watsessing Park. There will be food, music and games. Live band that will be playing are Miwa Gemini, Bandits On The Run, Extended Family and Superflo. There will also be ...

Bloomfield Public Safety Department Open House Thursday at Municipal Plaza

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety invites the public to attend the annual open house on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The open house will include tours, interactive activities, photo opportunities, and free food! 

Municipal Plaza (the street in front of the Bloomfield Police Department) will be closed for the event. 

Upcoming Events

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Sun, October 21, 1:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Kingsland Manor Colonial Day

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

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Mon, October 22, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

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Tue, October 23, 7:00 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

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Tue, October 23, 7:00 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

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Tue, October 23, 7:00 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

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Wed, October 24, 10:00 AM

The Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton

KID FRIENDLY Happy Haunt at the Red Mill

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

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Wed, October 24, 7:00 PM

Mountainside Medical Center, Glen Ridge

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter October 8 to 14, 2018

October 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Shoplifting:

10/10/18-Justin Hill Age 30 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on a report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Hill was observed placing 2 four packs of Red Bull valued at $17.00 in a yellow plastic bag. He then ...

Heller 4 BOE - Candidate Statement - Checkbox2

October 21, 2018

I ask for the voters' support in my candidacy for Bloomfield BOE.  I am Michael Heller, a 20-year resident with two daughters in district.  I have been an active parent-participant for over 9-years, a former Board Member, and hold the New Jersey School Boards Association Certified Board Member designation.

Education is changing and faces many challenges, and Bloomfield needs ...

Save the Dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

October 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns in 2018.

The 'spectacular' returns for weekends in November, then takes place every night in December. 

Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, November 30- December 2

Every Night: December 7 - 31 

Closed: December ...

Councilor Baskerville Awarded Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award

NEWARK, NJ - Montclair Councilwoman Renee Baskerville, MD, was awarded with the Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award, presented by the New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women.

On Saturday, October 13, a crowd gathered at Fernandes Steakhouse in Newark to celebrate the honorees.

Baskerville stated, "I was thrilled beyond measure after being nominated for this ...

Reporter Killed by Car in Randolph Exited Ride Before Reaching Home, say Police

October 20, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ – A local news reporter who died Oct. 14 after being struck by a car in Randolph got out of an Uber or other rideshare vehicle before reaching her Randolph residence, police said today.

The woman, Lindsay Ireland, 26, had been at a Hopatcong restaurant with the family members earlier in the evening, according to Randolph police. They said she and her relatives called the car ...

Gottheimer Endorsed by Garden State Equality

ASBURY PARK, N.J. – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Josh Gottheimer joined LGBTQ leaders, elected officials, and members of the community at Garden State Equality’s 9th-Annual Equality Walk in Asbury Park. There Garden State Equality’s Executive Director Christian Fuscarino announced Garden State Equality’s endorsement ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

FEMA Forgives Belmar’s $4.4 Million Loan for Superstorm Sandy Recovery

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will not have to pay back a $4.4 million federal community disaster loan after completing a tedious process that documented how the borough used the funds for its recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

The borough learned last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has forgiven the loan, which it received to help the borough remain fiscally stable after the ...

Letter to the Editor: Mikie Sherril is Listening

October 19, 2018

Dear Editor, 

In the race to be New Jersey’s next 11th Congressional district  representative, there is only one candidate who supports a woman’s right to choose. Her name is Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor.

Her opponent, Republican Jay Webber, has aggressively fought for years to defund Planned Parenthood, a non profit that ...

Back Saving Back To School Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Promotes Awareness and Access at Women's Wellness Expo in Wayne NJ

October 16, 2018

WAYNE, NJ — The Susan G. Komen North Jersey promotes local community awareness and access to high quality breast cancer care at the 2018 Women's Wellness Expo.

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Executive Director Kelly E. Nagle spoke to TAPinto TV staff at the event, which took place at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, New Jersey.

"Komen's mission is to save lives ...

Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 12, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing will be on Fall Break beginning Monday, returning Oct. 23





Voter registration deadline for the November 2018 election is Tuesday, October 16

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EAST RUTHERFORD - The goal - one would think - is for the ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Anna Sandler and Fred Smith of TAPinto SOMA

This issue of TAPinto Featured Franchisee highlights TAPinto South Orange and Maplewood with the site's owner Fred Smith and lead editor Anna Sandler. Check out the interview to find out how owning and operating a TAPinto site came at the most opportune time for these NJ residents.
 
Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?
I first joined TAPinto in 2014 as a sales and ...

The Liberators

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)

 

“It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay ...

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Anchor Books, 2013)

 

Crazy Rich _________________. Fill in the blank with almost any ethnicity on the face of the earth, and the story will probably be similar from culture to culture. At the economic apex of every society one can expect to have the wealthiest, most self-indulgent, controlling people. When taken from that point of view, even though ...

The Race to Save the Romanovs

The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

On July 18, 1918, amidst the backdrop of the First World War and violent revolutions occurring within Russia, the entire Imperial Romanov family was executed while in captivity. As the 100th anniversary of the horrific murder of the Imperial Family approached in the summer of 2018, author Helen Rappaport felt ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

Statewide Conference will Convene over 550 Leaders from Non-Profits, Business and Philanthropy

October 20, 2018

The Center for Non-Profits, New Jersey’s umbrella organization for the charitable community will convene over 550 attendees for the largest annual gathering of non-profit leaders and allies, at its 2018 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference, Raising the Voices of Our Communities, Wednesday, December 5 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, New Jersey.

This ...

East Orange Hall of Fame Inductee Rev. Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr. guest preacher at Christian Education Ministry Sunday at Union Baptist Church of Montclair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Contact: Rev. Dr. Campbell B. Singleton, III, Senior Pastor
Email: cbsmaestro@hotmail.com.
Location: 14 Midland Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
 

Christian Education Ministry Sunday

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 11:00am, Union Baptist Church of Montclair invites the community to share in our Christian Education Ministry ...

Essex County College Offers Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training

On September 27, 2018 over 70 students and faculty attended Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training at Essex County College. The 2 and ½ hour training was conducted by Caring Contact and sponsored by the Social Work Student Association and spearheaded by Adjunct Professor Mary Jenkins. The Student Life and Activities Office paid for the event. The training shared statistics about ...

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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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Promotes Awareness and Access at Women's Wellness Expo in Wayne NJ

October 16, 2018

WAYNE, NJ — The Susan G. Komen North Jersey promotes local community awareness and access to high quality breast cancer care at the 2018 Women's Wellness Expo.

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Executive Director Kelly E. Nagle spoke to TAPinto TV staff at the event, which took place at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, New Jersey.

"Komen's mission is to save lives ...