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NJ Will Require Vaccinations for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings by Sept. 7

August 2, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement is designed to help increase protection against the spread of the virus, ...

Tuesday’s National Night Out Event in Bloomfield Promises to be Fun for the Whole Family

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Just a reminder that Bloomfield's National Night Out event, put together by the Bloomfield Police, Fire and Rec Center, is tomorrow!

On Tuesday, August 3rd, Foley Field will be the setting for a Bloomfield Police vs. Bloomfield Fire softball game, free pizza, Dunk a Cop in the dunk tank, emergency vehicle displays, bounce houses and an outdoor ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

Bloomfield Garden State Parkway Service Areas Renamed

NEW JERSEY --  What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees 

The name ...

Tornado Confirmed in Verona Thursday Evening

VERONA, NJ — Thursday evening's thunderstorms touched off a tornado that was confirmed on the ground in Verona.

According to the National Weather Service, the twister was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 65 mph. EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to rank a tornado’s wind speed and damage on a scale of zero to five.

The twister was on the ground for less than a ...

Classic Car Parade Coming to Bloomfield Next Wednesday

July 23, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield Cruisers, along with the Bloomfield Center Alliance, will host a police-escorted Parade of Classic Cars next Wednesday, July 28. The parade will begin at UTI located at 1515 Broad Street and travel southbound via Broad Street until they reach the weekly cruise night located on Broad Street between Franklin Street and Bloomfield Avenue.

Interested owners of ...

Bloomfield National Night Out Events to be Held at Foley Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Police, Fire and Rec Center have teamed up for Bloomfield's National Night Out event.

On Tuesday, August 3rd, Foley Field will be the setting for a Bloomfield Police vs. Bloomfield Fire softball game, free pizza, Dunk a Cop in the dunk tank, emergency vehicle displays, bounce houses and an outdoor movie - McFarland USA. 

Previously, ...

Cultural Showcase coming to downtown Bloomfield’s Dinner Under the Stars

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) is excited to announce that this Friday’s entertainment for its “al fresco” dining series Dinner Under the Stars will bring a unique and special experience to downtown Bloomfield.  The organization is teaming up with two noted dance companies – Mosaic Dance Theater Company and Viva Flamenco – to share the ...

Former Bloomfield College Athletic Administrator Rocco Constantino Returning to New Jersey as the New AD at Middlesex County College

July 13, 2021

Welcome back
Your dreams were your ticket out
Welcome back
To that same old place that you laughed about

Well, the names have all changed
Since you hung around
But those dreams have remained
And they've turned around

Forty five years ago, John Sebastian sang a wildly popular song called 'Welcome Back', which was theme song for the hit television show 'Welcome Back ...

Three-Point Seatbelts on School Buses Gets More Scrutiny after Paramus 2018 Fatal Crash

GLEN ROCK, NJ — Provisions requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to study the effectiveness of three-point seatbelts on school busses passed in Congress Friday with bipartisan support. 

The legislation was initially introduced to Congress as part of the SECURES Act by Representative Josh Gottheimer, who represents New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District .

BPD Seeking Town Pub Patron Armed Robbery Suspects

July 28, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--On June 23rd, Bloomfield Police Officers responded to The Town Pub, located at 383 Broad Street on a reported armed robbery.

As diners were seated at an outdoor table of the establishment, a male suspect approached them with a handgun and demanded their belongings.  The victims gave up their cell phon, wallets and keys.  The suspect then got into a silver Chevy Malibu ...

Bloomfield National Night Out Events to be Held at Foley Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Police, Fire and Rec Center have teamed up for Bloomfield's National Night Out event.

On Tuesday, August 3rd, Foley Field will be the setting for a Bloomfield Police vs. Bloomfield Fire softball game, free pizza, Dunk a Cop in the dunk tank, emergency vehicle displays, bounce houses and an outdoor movie - McFarland USA. 

Previously, ...

Bloomfield Police Department Police Blotter Week 29: July 12, 2021 to July 18, 2021

Shoplifting: 

07/16/2021-Tequaryn Warren Age 48 of Montclair, NJ. Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Officers spoke with Loss Prevention who had Mr. Warren in custody for attempting to shoplift a Dewalt drill valued at $159.00. Mr.  Warren was processed and released with a pending court date. 

07/16/2021-Officers ...

Bloomfield Fire Department Promotes Five, Swears in Seven

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Family, friends and fellow firefighters looked on as the Bloomfield Fire Department promoted two members to the rank of Deputy Chief, three to Fire Captain and swore in seven members.

Wojciech Masiak and Joseph Coletta were promoted from Captain to Deputy Chief while Joseph Calleros, Brian Griffin and Timothy McCulloch rose to the rank of Fire Captain from ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

Cultural Showcase coming to downtown Bloomfield’s Dinner Under the Stars

July 22, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) is excited to announce that this Friday’s entertainment for its “al fresco” dining series Dinner Under the Stars will bring a unique and special experience to downtown Bloomfield.  The organization is teaming up with two noted dance companies – Mosaic Dance Theater Company and Viva Flamenco – to share the ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation Awards 2021 Scholarships

July 20, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2021 scholarship winners.

The recipients must be a graduating high school senior and reside in the towns that we support. The criteria for the scholarships are based on their financial need, fall attendance at a college, university, or vocational school, intention to pursue a career that is business oriented and ...

Three-Point Seatbelts on School Buses Gets More Scrutiny after Paramus 2018 Fatal Crash

GLEN ROCK, NJ — Provisions requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to study the effectiveness of three-point seatbelts on school busses passed in Congress Friday with bipartisan support. 

The legislation was initially introduced to Congress as part of the SECURES Act by Representative Josh Gottheimer, who represents New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District .

NJ Will Require Vaccinations for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings by Sept. 7

August 2, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement is designed to help increase protection against the spread of the virus, ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

Governor Murphy Visits Bloomfield; Discusses Protecting New Jersey’s Families from Lead Poisoning

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As Bloomfield Department of Public Works crews worked on sewer lines along Foster Street, Governor Phil Murphy was on hand to discuss and sign a legislative package to address lead exposure and protect New Jersey’s families from lead poisoning. 

Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner Olivia Glenn, Senator Teresa Ruiz, Deputy ...

Bloomfield Looking to Reinstate Commuter Shuttle Bus; Seeking Your Help

July 26, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Township of Bloomfield is planning to reinstate commuter shuttle bus service.  In an attempt to provide the best possible service to Bloomfield residents, they are asking for your input.

The survey only takes 2 - 3 minutes to complete and schedule and routes changes could be implemented based on your responses.

The survey can be found here 

UTI Bloomfield Begins Welding Program

BLOOMFIELD – Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Bloomfield is putting some of its top instructors to work as it begins training students in its Welding Technology Training Program this week.

Students enrolled in the 36-week program will benefit from the expertise of instructors like Cesar Cordero, who will teach the hard and soft skills needed for welding careers in industries ...

4 Tips for Getting a Home Loan Today

Becoming a homeowner may be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. But before you start picking out new furniture and decorations, you’ll want to take a step back and start with an essential part of the process: getting a home loan.

Though mortgages can seem complex, there are four tips that every future homeowner should keep in mind to ensure a smooth and simple ...

Teens Volunteer at Bloomfield Church for New Archdiocese of Newark Service Program

July 28, 2021

Bloomfield, N.J. — A group of young Archdiocese of Newark parishioners volunteered to assist with maintenance projects at Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield on July 24. Their efforts were part of “Days in the Diocese,” a new summer program presented by the Archdiocese’s Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry that offers one-day service immersion experiences to ...

Tornado Confirmed in Verona Thursday Evening

July 31, 2021

VERONA, NJ — Thursday evening's thunderstorms touched off a tornado that was confirmed on the ground in Verona.

According to the National Weather Service, the twister was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 65 mph. EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to rank a tornado’s wind speed and damage on a scale of zero to five.

The twister was on the ground for less than a ...

The Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy Host Pollinator Event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--This past Saturday the Friends of Watsessing Park hosted their first Pollinator Event at the Watsessing Park Conservancy’s Butterfly Garden. Although the pandemic put their in-person events on hold the Conservancy has been busy doing smaller scale cleanups, tending the butterfly garden and planning for the future. The Conservancy decided that an outdoor event was the safest ...

Happy Park and Recreation Professionals Day to The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Park and Recreation Professionals Day on Friday, July 16. This is a day to honor all the dedicated professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide the high-quality programs and infrastructure we desire and expect in local parks and public spaces. 

The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department coordinates a wide variety of programs and ...

Gov. Murphy Comes to Essex County to Sign Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 30, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation ...

Clara Maass Medical Center to Offer Comprehensive Blood Screening Program

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Through the end of the year, Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health will offer a comprehensive blood screening program at a reduced cost of $40 per screening.

The program will be offered from 7 AM to 9 AM on August 26, September 23, October 28, November 18 and December 16 in the Continuing Care Building of the Medical Center, at 1 Clara Maass ...

Heat Advisory Extended to Wednesday Night in Bloomfield , Chance of Thunderstorms and Flooding in Forecast

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The combination of high temperatures and high humidity across Northern NJ will continue according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In response, a heat advisory has been issued through 8 p.m. Wednesday.  

"A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more ...

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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Bloomfield Garden State Parkway Service Areas Renamed

July 31, 2021

NEW JERSEY --  What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees 

The name ...

Bloomfield Junior Police Academy Prepares Local Kids for a Public Safety Career

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- By the end of the summer, up to 75 Bloomfield children will have completed a comprehensive week-long Junior Police academy that will prepare them for a future in public safety. The academy was open to students currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

By the end of their week, the "recruits" will have learned the fundamentals of drill and ceremony, watched a NJ ...

Gun Buy-Back Event Coming to Newark

July 22, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A gun buyback event will be held in Newark next month at the Prudential Center as part of comprehensive efforts to reduce gun violence, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck announced. 

In partnership with Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, and Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill, Bruck ...

Juvenile Struck and Killed by NJ Transit Train Near Maplewood Station

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A juvenile female died today on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station. 

The non-revenue train X667 was en route to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, NJ Transit senior public information officer. Maplewood Police ...

Give A Kid A Dream Expands to North Jersey

July 7, 2021

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY, June 28th, 2021 - New Jersey Give A Kid A Dream Foundation (NJGAKAD) is expanding to Legacy Boxing Club to open a new chapter of their youth outreach program. This announcement comes at a time when the community is needing support more than ever. NJGAKAD offers youth a dynamic boxing, education, and character building program, to help them gain skills, achieve their dreams, and ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 2, 2021

RIDGEWOOD – Plenty of drama surrounds this village’s new parking garage. Yes, seriously, the Record reports. The first issue: no one can find the Hudson Street garage, despite the fact the four-story, 240-space structure is one of the tallest in the downtown. The $12 million structure is tucked behind retail buildings on East Ridgewood Avenue and could really use ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

To the Dickens with Dickens

With so much emphasis being placed on STEM today, Language Arts (formerly known as English) has become less significant in the school curriculum. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary are touched on, but not emphasized as they used to be. Even cursive writing has been dropped from many school districts.

When I started teaching in 1972 the basics were covered in the freshman and ...

Mission Possible: Empower The Village CEO Announcement Ayo Sanderson Wilson is Empowering The Village

July 18, 2021

Mission Possible: Empower The Village CEO Announcement

Ayo Sanderson Wilson is Empowering The Village

- Corporate, Non-Profit and Community Leader to Serve as Full-Time CEO & President of 501(c)(3) Dedicated to Empowering Black People, Businesses and Community Organizations 

Morristown, N.J., July 14, 2021 -- The time for simply “admiring” problems, ...

Obituaries

Sep 29, 1974 - May 11, 2020
Charles Edward Roberts III (Rob,) 45, of Glen Ridge, NJ, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2020 ...
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Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...