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Bloomfield Ready for Fireworks on the 4th at Foley Field

July 3, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield Will continue its annual tradition of fireworks at Foley Field on July 4th. 

The schedule for the festivities is as follows;

5:30PM – Gates open
Food vendors, blow-up rides, face painting and music
7:30PM – Opening Ceremonies
8:00PM – Live Music by the Kootz
9:25PM – Fireworks

Kids 5 and under and ...

Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

Celebrating Clara Louise Maass

BELLEVILLE, NJ - Happy 146th Birthday to Clara Louise Maass, for whom Clara Maass Medical Center was named.

A young nurse from East Orange, NJ, who was born on June 28, 1876, Clara Maass began her career at what was then Newark German Hospital.

She volunteered to serve as a nurse in the Spanish American War and was stationed in the Philippines. In 1900, she went to work as a nurse for the ...

Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message on Friday.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a ...

Bloomfield Ready for Fireworks on the 4th at Foley Field

July 3, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield Will continue its annual tradition of fireworks at Foley Field on July 4th. 

The schedule for the festivities is as follows;

5:30PM – Gates open
Food vendors, blow-up rides, face painting and music
7:30PM – Opening Ceremonies
8:00PM – Live Music by the Kootz
9:25PM – Fireworks

Kids 5 and under and ...

Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

Bloomfield Commemorates Juneteenth with a Celebration of Black Culture and History

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On June 18th, Bloomfield held its second annual Juneteenth celebration in the Town Center, commemorating the day slavery effectively ended in the United States in 1865. 

This year’s event was the first to be organized under the Township’s newly formed Juneteenth Holiday Advisory Committee, which greatly increased the flow of ideas for how to celebrate, ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 16, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

July 2, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message on Friday.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a ...

$5K Reward Offered for Info on Illegal Trapping of Red Fox in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal trapping of a red fox on June 21 in Montclair, officials ...

Cedar Grove House Fire Takes 5+ Hours to Bring Under Control; Bloomfield Fire Department Provided Firehouse Coverage

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two residents and several pets were displaced after a house fire on Tiffany Court late Monday night that raged on into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to Capt. Francis Pumphrey of the Cedar Grove Police Department, at around 10:43 p.m. the Cedar Grove Fire Department was dispatched to Tiffany Court for a structure fire. Upon arrival, one the chiefs ...

Bloomfield Police Department Police Blotter: June 20, 2022 to June 26, 2022

Theft: 

06/19/2022-A Montclair resident responded to Bloomfield Police Headquarters to report a theft of a catalytic converter. The theft occurred in the area of Hinrichs Place. The vehicle was parked at the location overnight and when he started it the next morning it sounded different. He then drove the vehicle to his mechanic, and they advised him that the catalytic converter was ...

Inaugural Pride-Themed Dinner Under the Stars Draws Diners Downtown

June 25, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Rainbow flags adorned Washington Street as Bloomfield residents celebrated LGBTQ+ culture at this week’s inaugural Pride-themed Dinner Under the Stars. The event serves as Bloomfield Pride’s first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in March 2020. 

“Celebrating PRIDE is important, as it inspires people to love ...

Join Bloomfield's LGBTQ+ Community at BCA’S Dinner Under the Stars!

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--In recognition of PRIDE month, the Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) is teaming up with Bloomfield LGBTQ+ Pride, an advisory committee to the town council, for a PRIDE-themed Dinner Under the Stars event this Friday, June 24th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. 

The weekly al fresco dining series has been taking place in downtown Bloomfield for several years.  The first block ...

Bloomfield Sisters Deliver Lemonade Stand Donations to Animal Shelter

June 14, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ.-- Following up on last week’s story about three Bloomfield sisters who ran a Lemonade stand on June 4 to raise money for the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, on June 11 the sisters—six-year-old Aubrey, a Kindergartener at Demarest School, Emery (age 3) and Callie (age 13 months) brought $175 in donations to the shelter in person. On hand at the Animal Shelter was Lieutenant ...

Three Bloomfield Sisters Raise $162 for Animal Shelter with Lemonade Stand

Bloomfield, NJ. June 2022: Three enterprising youngsters raised $162 in donations for the Bloomfield Animal Shelter during the Highview Terrace multifamily yard sale on June 4. 

Six-year-old Aubrey, a Kindergartener at Demarest School, along with her sisters Emery (age 3) and Callie (age 13 months) worked long hours on Saturday selling homemade lemonade and home-baked chocolate chip ...

Bloomfield High School Set for Graduation Ceremony on Thursday

June 22, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield High School class of 2022 will be officially graduating this Thursday, June 23rd at 7 p.m.

The ceremony will take place at Foley Field. 

The 2022 BHS class has approximately 450 students. As they have traditionally done, the graduating seniors will march down Belleville Avenue from the high school to Foley Field in their caps and gowns at 630 ...

Universal Technical Institute Opening Its Campuses to High School Juniors Interested in Automotive Technician Training

Bloomfield, NJ - Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Bloomfield is once again giving high school juniors a head start preparing for careers in the transportation industry through Ignite – a no-cost summer program for high school juniors interested in exploring high-tech, in-demand careers. Last year, 16 students attended the program at UTI Bloomfield and received intensive, hands-on, ...

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation Awards Scholarships Including Taylor Sconiers of Bloomfield High School

The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards three scholarships to the Class of 2022 – Ryan O'Neil, Glen Ridge High School; Taylor Sconiers, Bloomfield High School; Cengiz Tetik, Belleville High School.  Ryan will be furthering his education at Lehigh University, Taylor at Hampton University and Cengiz at Rutgers University this fall. 

The scholarships are ...

Bloomfield Suburban Track and Field Team Honored at Township Council Meeting

June 28, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield’s Suburban Track and Field team was celebrated at the latest Township Council meeting Monday night, with the achievements of its youth athletes read into the record by Councilwoman Sarah Cruz. The team, comprised of fifth through eighth graders living in Bloomfield, netted 14 medals at this year’s Suburban Track and ...

Murphy's Plan Sets $2 Billion in Direct Tax Relief for NJ Homeowners, Renters

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey homeowners and renters to receive nearly $2 billion in direct tax relief this year and in the years moving forward.

At a gathering in South Brunswick's municipal complex, Murphy declared "promises kept" as he unfurled his plan to provide tax rebates to more than 2 million households in the Garden State.  ...

Further Amendments to Cannabis Ordinance, Proposed Downtown Development Discussed at Latest Township Council Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--As the recreational cannabis market grows in New Jersey and nationwide, outstanding issues on how to regulate these businesses on a local level remain. To that end, Mayor Michael Venezia and the Bloomfield Town Council heard a proposal at the latest town hall meeting to reconsider the mandated “buffer zone” of 200 feet – the required distance of weed shops from ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 2, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

Farmers Market Returns Tuesday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Don't forget that every Tuesday from June 7th through October 25th, the 2022 Bloomfield Community Farmers Market will be held in the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard, 90 Broad St, from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

There are 7 confirmed vendors that are participating weekly 

Aunt Miss Christine Handmade Pierogi
Bloom CC + CO
City Green  
Cozz ...

Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

A Story for Juneteenth: The “Six Triple Eight” was the Only All-Black Unit from the Women’s Army Corps to Serve Overseas During WW2

June 18, 2022

During the first World War Ralph Lindsey, my great-grandfather, kept a journal of his service on the front. He wrote about the front, his travels, his wounds, but the thing that came up most often – the mail. Fast-forward 100 years. Even in the digital age there is something uniquely personal about a written letter – it creates a connection that digital communications simply cannot ...

Bloomfield Sisters Deliver Lemonade Stand Donations to Animal Shelter

June 14, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ.-- Following up on last week’s story about three Bloomfield sisters who ran a Lemonade stand on June 4 to raise money for the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, on June 11 the sisters—six-year-old Aubrey, a Kindergartener at Demarest School, Emery (age 3) and Callie (age 13 months) brought $175 in donations to the shelter in person. On hand at the Animal Shelter was Lieutenant ...

Three Bloomfield Sisters Raise $162 for Animal Shelter with Lemonade Stand

Bloomfield, NJ. June 2022: Three enterprising youngsters raised $162 in donations for the Bloomfield Animal Shelter during the Highview Terrace multifamily yard sale on June 4. 

Six-year-old Aubrey, a Kindergartener at Demarest School, along with her sisters Emery (age 3) and Callie (age 13 months) worked long hours on Saturday selling homemade lemonade and home-baked chocolate chip ...

Bill Prohibiting Animal Abusers From Owning Pets Advances

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would prohibit anyone convicted of criminal animal cruelty from owning a domestic animal and from working or volunteering at businesses involving animals.

Nicknamed “Moose’s Law, after a Burlington County dog that was stolen and killed after being left in a hot car, the ...

Long Beach Island Named NJ's Best Summer Travel Destination

June 23, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America.

The members of the chamber recognize the importance of a summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming friends and families to this great ...

Black Bear Captured in Montclair

June 3, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A black bear was captured in Montclair, officials announced.

On Monday, May 23, Montclair Police Officers, along with the Montclair Fire Department, Montclair Animal Control, and NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife Officials responded to Union Street for a report of a black bear in the area. The bear was located in a nearby tree, police officials confirmed.

According to a ...

Celebrating Clara Louise Maass

July 2, 2022

BELLEVILLE, NJ - Happy 146th Birthday to Clara Louise Maass, for whom Clara Maass Medical Center was named.

A young nurse from East Orange, NJ, who was born on June 28, 1876, Clara Maass began her career at what was then Newark German Hospital.

She volunteered to serve as a nurse in the Spanish American War and was stationed in the Philippines. In 1900, she went to work as a nurse for the ...

$5K Reward Offered for Info on Illegal Trapping of Red Fox in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal trapping of a red fox on June 21 in Montclair, officials ...

Open Interview Day at Clara Maass Medical Center Wed June 29

Join us for Open Interview Day on Wednesday, June 29, as we hold on-the-spot job interviews.

11 am - 3 pm

Clara Maass Medical Center

Human Resources Department

Continuing Care Building, 1st Floor

1 Clara Maass Drive

Belleville, NJ 07109

Scan the QR code below to apply for an open position. We look forward to meeting you!

About Clara Maass Medical Center
Founded in 1869 as ...

Former NJ Transit Bus Driver, Fayola Howard of Bloomfield, Sentenced to Five Years for Vehicular Homicide

June 21, 2022

Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Fayola Howard, 36, of Bloomfield, a NJ Transit bus operator at the time of the crime was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for causing the death of a passenger, Kevin Thomas, 55, of Newark. The Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, Judge of the Superior Court, imposed ...

Raingardens Are An Appealing Way for Homeowners to Reduce Flooding and Pollution

May 8, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use them too.

Step 1: Decide on rain garden placement

Find out where water is coming ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Bloomfield Ready for Fireworks on the 4th at Foley Field

July 3, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield Will continue its annual tradition of fireworks at Foley Field on July 4th. 

The schedule for the festivities is as follows;

5:30PM – Gates open
Food vendors, blow-up rides, face painting and music
7:30PM – Opening Ceremonies
8:00PM – Live Music by the Kootz
9:25PM – Fireworks

Kids 5 and under and ...

Bloomfield Commemorates Juneteenth with a Celebration of Black Culture and History

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On June 18th, Bloomfield held its second annual Juneteenth celebration in the Town Center, commemorating the day slavery effectively ended in the United States in 1865. 

This year’s event was the first to be organized under the Township’s newly formed Juneteenth Holiday Advisory Committee, which greatly increased the flow of ideas for how to celebrate, ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

‘Sister Act’ sparkles at Paper Mill

MILLBURN NJ — “Sister Act” is a perfect way to end the Paper Mill’s 2021-2022 fall and spring season.

This high energy musical is based on the popular 1970s movie with Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie  Smith. But the current performers shine and make it their own. Nicole Vanessa Ortiz is the sexy singer Deloris Van Cartier. She sees a murder by boyfriend Curtis ...

Former Home of Supreme Court Justice Alito Target of Harassment

June 27, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police.

In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a residence formerly owned by Alito.

"Erroneous information was circulating on ...

Cedar Grove: Lenape Trail Gets New Bollards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- There have been 33 new bollards installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Essex County Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities.

Cutting a ceremonial ribbon on Monday in front of one of the new bollards installed in Essex County Cedar Grove Park (in accompanying photo) were: (from left) Essex ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

June 7, 2022

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 29, 2022

**The Jaffe Briefing will be on break, returning Tuesday, July 5**

TRENTON – As media tries to chip away at the new $50.6 billion state budget in the final hours before lawmakers adopt the plan and flee Trenton for the holiday, Politico is focusing on line items related to public schools. Despite the overflowing coffers, the state’s public schools will remain underfunded by $600 ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

The Barbizon: The Hotel that Set Women Free by Paulina Bren. (Simon and Schuster, 2021)

 

The main character of Paulina Bren’s book, The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free, is not human; it is a famed, aging building, erected in 1927, and still standing today at 140 East 63rd Street, New York City.  The Barbizon offered a women-only residential space that was centrally ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

Empower The Village Celebrates Juneteenth, Black Artists and Economic Empowerment at 4th Annual ‘For The Love of Art’ Show

June 30, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The second annual Juneteenth federal holiday weekend was celebrated in spectacular fashion, as Empower The Village Inc, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, showcased Black excellence in the arts and hosted over 200 attendees at their annual For The Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Justice & Joy, an art show and fundraiser at the ...

InHome Golf - The Leading In-Home Golf Simulator Design Company - Celebrates Opening of Lyndhurst Showroom – It's First Showroom in the United States

LYNDHURST, NEW JERSEY – InHome Golf, the leading in-home golf simulator design company, celebrated the opening of its new Lyndhurst showroom at 1000 Wall Street West with a ribbon-cutting by Mayor Robert G. Giangeruso and Jim Kirkos, CEO of the Meadowlands Chamber on Thursday, June 23.  With the new showroom, golfers are able to try out the innovative technology that allows for in-home ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

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Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Retired Nutley Police Captain and Realtor Thomas ...
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