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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Set for 12th Annual Race for the Cure

April 24, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5.

The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research programs searching for the causes and cures to put an end to breast cancer.

Jersey City ...

Bloomfield Man Arrested, Charged in Connection with Carjacking, Aggravated Assault of Lyft Driver, Passenger

CLARK, NJ - A 47-year-old Lyft driver was discovered lying in the middle of Westfield Avenue shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday bleeding from stab wounds and lacerations to his head, face and neck according to Clark Police.   A 20-year-old female was found nearby with stab wounds and cuts on her face and head too. 

According to Police Chief Pedro Matos the driver picked up the ...

Gov. Murphy Says Rutgers Gun Violence Initiative Will Help Shape Public Policy

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Phil Murphy told a room of gun violence activists on Tuesday that the data culled in a new Rutgers research initiative will someday help shape public policies.

Murphy made the remarks on Douglass Campus at "Preventing Gun Violence in New Jersey: A Call to Action."

Much of the focus of the symposium and Murphy's opening keynote remarks turned toward ...

Rutgers Cancer Institute Earns Prestigious Designation, $15M Grant

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a dais of dignitaries that included Gov. Phil Murphy, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6), state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and others, a fourth grader stole the show.

Grace Eline, all of 10, shined the brightest Tuesday morning during an event to celebrate the redesignation of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as the state's only national cancer ...

Growth at Bloomfield College Forces Westminster Arts Center to Limit Itself to Campus Events Only

April 22, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield College announced Monday that the Westminster Arts Center will no longer be available for use by groups outisde of the college community. The space was used in the past by groups including 4th Wall Theatre, NiCori Studios, and the Historical Society of Bloomfield for perfomances and lectures. 

In a formal statement, the college stated, "As a liberal arts ...

Skyline Church's Easter Egg Hunt Continues A New (ish) Tradition in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Scores of families gathered in Bloomfield's Pulaski Park last Saturday for Skyline Church  Easter Egg Hunt. 

The event in its second year at Pulaski Park (it debuted in the new venue in 2017, but was rained out in 2018), used to take place in Essex County Brookdale Park. The church works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department in  Bloomfield to ...

Django a Go Go Music Festival And Camp Comes To Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Beginning April 23, a group of virtuoso guitarists from around the globe will descend upon town to participate in the Third Annual Django a Go Go Music Festival and Camp.

Consisting of workshops, informal jams and public performances, the festival is hosted by the Township of Maplewood and produced by award-winning musician Stephane Wrembel.

A proud ...

Bloomfield Man Arrested, Charged in Connection with Carjacking, Aggravated Assault of Lyft Driver, Passenger

April 24, 2019

CLARK, NJ - A 47-year-old Lyft driver was discovered lying in the middle of Westfield Avenue shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday bleeding from stab wounds and lacerations to his head, face and neck according to Clark Police.   A 20-year-old female was found nearby with stab wounds and cuts on her face and head too. 

According to Police Chief Pedro Matos the driver picked up the ...

Pasco, FL Deputies Announce Missing Former Sparta Middle School Student Found

LUTZ, FL- The former Sparta Middle School student Juliana Bach, missing since April 15 has been found and is home safe, according to reports from Pasco County Sheriff's Office.  No additional information was available at this time.

There was no note left by Juliana Bach according to people close to the family.  That was from a previous incident.

Former Sparta Middle ...

Application Process For New Jersey State Police Begins April 29

TRENTON, NJ –  The New Jersey State Police will be accepting applications from April 29, 2019 through May 12, 2019.  The selection process consists of an initial application, physical qualification test, written examination, a comprehensive background investigation, and in-person interview.

Applications will be screened to determine minimum qualifications and automatic ...

Stop Texting and Driving: Distracted Driving Targeted by Bloomfield Police

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Law enforcement officers from the Bloomfield Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as ...

Chef David Burke Opens Tennis Club Restaurant In South Orange With Modern American Fare

April 24, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The recently-renovated Orange Lawn Tennis Club has a new restaurant owned by an award-winning chef.

David Burke opened David Burke at Orange Lawn, a restaurant that will serve modern American cuisine with Italian influences. Burke is a James Beard award winner.

The restaurant will be located in the clubhouse and Burke's cuisine will also be served at the 40 Love Pub, ...

The 10th Annual Morristown Restaurant Week Begins

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over 40 Morristown businesses are participating in the 10th Annual Morristown Restaurant Week, taking place Monday April 22 through Friday April 26.

Presented by the Morristown Partnership, the dining showcase offers a variety of dining options for families, date nights, business occasions and more.  A list of participating restaurants and special promotions, can be ...

Recall Alert: Undeclared Nuts Found in Some Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

A limited quantity of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints have been recalled because they may contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list, announced Unilever in a press release.

According to the company, both affected products include a ...

Mayim Bialik’s Cream Of Carrot Soup Turns The Easter Bunny's Favorite Food into a First Course

NUTLEY, NJ - Carrots have always been a favorite of mine. Crunched raw, roasted, pickled, on salads and in soups, these orange bits of magic are low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with nutrition. In Mayim’s Vegan Table, Mayim Bialik shares her recipe for Cream of Carrot Soup. Bialik is vegan, meaning there are no animal products in her diet. 

This recipe is easy to make ...

Rubber Ducky 5K Raises Funds, Awareness for Addition and Mental Health Issues

April 12, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ – More than 220 participants joined the Rubber Ducky Organization and Krank Systems Gym for their first-ever Rubber Ducky 5K Run on Sunday morning, April 7 with a course running through Nutley and Belleville.

 

The run was a community effort organized by Krank owner and Belleville native Peter Isip to help raise awareness for addiction and mental health ...

Rutgers University's R Big Ten Build Fundraising initiative Passes $100M Goal

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers University announced today that its R Big Ten Build fundraising campaign has surpassed its goal of raising $100 million for athletics facilities.

More than 4,000 supporters donated to the initiative, but head men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell and football Chris Ash made "significant contributions" to push the total past $100 million, according to ...

Want to Be a Host Family for a NJ Jackal Player? Here's how

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NJ Jackals are looking for host families in the Montclair area for the minor league baseball players.

The New Jersey Jackals have announced that they are seeking out local area fans and families to host a New Jersey Jackal for the 2019 season.

According to the release, the Host a Jackal program is a way to get to know the players and to go above and beyond ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Set for 12th Annual Race for the Cure

April 24, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey is gearing up for its 12th Annual Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park on May 5.

The money raised at this event will fund life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs in nine North Jersey counties, as well as breakthrough national research programs searching for the causes and cures to put an end to breast cancer.

Jersey City ...

New Jersey 10-Year-Old Advocates for Tourette Syndrome Awareness

READINGTON, NJ- – As many as one in 100 children and adults live with Tourette Syndrome (TS) or another tic disorder. That includes 10-year-old Sofia Trabilcy of Readington.

Sofia recently attended a youth advocate training conducted by NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) and was inspired by one of the current advocates who shared his story.

She ...

NJ to Lower Flags for High School Principal Who Died in Selfless Act

WESTFIELD, NJ – Across the state, flags will fly at half-staff on Monday in honor of the Westfield High School Principal, who died from complications that followed his donation of bone marrow to a boy in France.

Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the flags lowered in honor of Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44. The community has been mourning Dr. Nelson’s loss since his passing on April ...

Changes to the Arts Scene in Bloomfield, NJ

April 23, 2019

Dear Editor,

I am writing as an arts patron, a consumer in Bloomfield, and a former employee of Bloomfield College.

I recently found out that 4th Wall Theatre, the resident theatre company of the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College has been told they will no longer be welcomed to produce shows there at the end of this season. 4th Wall has been at the college since February of ...

Growth at Bloomfield College Forces Westminster Arts Center to Limit Itself to Campus Events Only

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield College announced Monday that the Westminster Arts Center will no longer be available for use by groups outisde of the college community. The space was used in the past by groups including 4th Wall Theatre, NiCori Studios, and the Historical Society of Bloomfield for perfomances and lectures. 

In a formal statement, the college stated, "As a liberal arts ...

Montclair HS Students Stage Sit-In to Remember the 20th Anniversary of Columbine Tragedy

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Students throughout Montclair High School sat in the hallways on Thursday for 13 minutes to pay tribute to the 13 students who lost their lives in the Columbine High School shooting 20 years ago.

“We took this action because too many lives have been lost as the stain of bloodshed has spread to schools and communities across America,” said Will Novak ’20.

Bloomfield NJ Civil Rights Group Works to Save Columbus Day in Vermont

April 23, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Italian American One Voice Coalition, a national organization dedicated to defending Italian Americans against bias and defending their heritage, is campaigning to save Columbus Day in Vermont. The group is based in Bloomfield NJ. 

Adres DiMino, Communications Director of the organization, was a guest on WDEV Radio Vermont and the Gene Valicenti Show in Rhodes ...

New Jersey Congressmen Fighting Back Against New Jersey Commuter Tax

FORT LEE, NJ — Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) announced plans last week to fight back against the proposed New York congestion taxes targeting New Jersey commuters that drive into Manhattan.

Under a plan championed by New York Governor Andre Cuomo, and passed recently by the New York Legislature, drivers will be assessed an additional ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Visits Sparta for Town Hall Discussion; Healthcare, Student Loans, SALT, Unions

SPARTA, NJ – Kicking off local government week, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill visited Sparta, holding her fourth “Monday with Mikie” town hall meeting.  Approximately 50 people came to Sparta’s municipal building to meet and talk with Sherrill.

“What a better way to focus on local government than with a visit from our Congresswoman,” Mayor Molly ...

DCH Millburn Audi Gets More Lifts And Parking With Expansion

April 16, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – DCH Millburn Audi General Manager Alfred Khouri said “Local is in our DNA,” “We love to be in Maplewood.” That’s why DCH Millburn Audi is expanding to add 16 lifts. “We’re going to be expanding service so that we can service our customers quicker,” said Khouri.

The new look to the dealership’s building on Millburn ...

Facebook Lost Our Trust; The Government Rates Higher (infographic)

Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA —  According to a study The The Pew Research Center public trust in the government has been steadily eroding and remains near historic lows, with only 17% of Americans today saying that they can trust the government in Washington, DC to do what is right.  The data goes back as far as 1958.

A new poll recently conducted by NBC and the Wall ...

Taxpayers who can’t pay their taxes should still file on time

With the tax filing due date just a few days away, it is important to remember to both file and pay any taxes due by the April 15th deadine. Taxpayers who do not file and pay timely will see their tax debt grow. In fact, penalties and interest can cause a debt to grow by more than thirty percent in just a few months.

Here are some tips for taxpayers who owe tax, but who ...

Skyline Church's Easter Egg Hunt Continues A New (ish) Tradition in Bloomfield

April 21, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Scores of families gathered in Bloomfield's Pulaski Park last Saturday for Skyline Church  Easter Egg Hunt. 

The event in its second year at Pulaski Park (it debuted in the new venue in 2017, but was rained out in 2018), used to take place in Essex County Brookdale Park. The church works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department in  Bloomfield to ...

Via Crucis Ceremony Resonates Deeply With New Brunswick Residents

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - From the steps of Sacred Heart Church on Throop Avenue, they began the Via Crucis, or the Stations of the Cross.

The solemn, yet elaborate re-enactment of the day of his Jesus' crucifixion,  from the moment he was condemned to death till he was placed in his tomb, moved down Throop Avenue on Friday afternoon.

The 500 or so people who not only participated but ...

Mystery of 'God Loves You' in Bloomfield Park Solved: God Rocks at Brookdale Reformed Church Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The mystery surrounding all of those "God Loves You" painted rocks appearing in Essex County Brookdale Park over the last month has been solved. They are a part of a greater message about sharing God's love shared by members of Brookdale Reformed Church.

TAPinto Bloomfield first noticed the 'God Loves You' rocks earlier this month while walking in ...

Coalition For Recreational Trails Seeks Awards Nominations, Deadline Is May 1

April 23, 2019

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Recreational Trails seeks nominations for its Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards. Winners are recognized in Washington, D.C. each June during Great Outdoors Month.

A trail restoration at Horseshoe Bend Park in Hunterdon County New Jersey was an award winner in 2018.

This awards program, active for more than 20 years, ...

Local Riders Earn Points At National Collegiate Equestrian Association's National Championship

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s (NCEA) National Championship concluded on April 20 at the Extraco Events Center with several local riders making the trip.

Auburn University took home the 2019 hunt seat title. There are riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania on the team but none rode in the finals.

The runners up University of Georgia ...

Nutley, N.J. Resident Wins World Harness Handicapping Championship

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Russell Slader of Nutley, N.J. captured the $43,200 grand prize in the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com on April 13 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  

Slader finished the tournament with a $2,518 bankroll to top the field of 108 players from across North America who competed for $108,000 in prize ...

Lending a Paw for 2 years To Save Lives and Help People Keep Their Pets

April 20, 2019

Lending a Paw for 2 years To Save Lives and

Help People Keep Their Pets

This month CPAW NJ celebrates its second pawversary since its inception in April of 2017!  In our first 2 years we have helped over 100 Montclair cats and dozens of families. The current total of spayed/neutered cats at March’s end was 752.

Our CPAW NJ furry hearts are full for the volunteers and donors ...

Lending a Paw for 2 years To Save Lives and Help People Keep Their Pets

This month CPAW NJ celebrates its second pawversary since its inception in April of 2017!  In our first 2 years we have helped over 100 Montclair cats and dozens of families. The current total of spayed/neutered cats at March’s end was 752.

Our CPAW NJ furry hearts are full for the volunteers and donors who have made our life saving work possible over these two ...

Four-Legged Friends Met A Special Guest in Bloomfield Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Easter Bunny paid a special visit to Downtown Bloomfield on Sunday, April 7 as nearly three dozen pet owners brought their “best friends” to Bloomfield Center Alliance’s “Photo with a Pet” event. 

The BCA, along with volunteers from the Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, created a “pop-up” photo studio at ...

Enjoy A Taste Of Holland Right Here In The Garden State

April 23, 2019

CREAM RIDGE, NJ - Tulip lovers don't have to book a trip to the Netherlands to enjoy the stunning sight of rows and rows of the colorful spring flower. A day trip to Holland Ridge Farms on Rues Road can do the trick. The 153 acre farm features row after row of majestic tulips to the delight of visitors. This year's tulips at Holland Ridge Farm are currently in full bloom and have taken ...

Edison Hosts 17th Annual NJ Flower and Garden Show

Edison, NJ - The 17th annual NJ Flower and Garden Show will be held at the NJ Convention and Expo Center on April 25 ( 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) , April 26 ( 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), April 27 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and April 28 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).  The show, which attracts thousands every year,  is New Jersey’s  largest flower and garden show.

This year’s theme is “Artists ...

Summit Arboretum's Annual 'Daffodil Day' Celebration Set for Sunday Apr. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum will offer up a 1970s-themed version of its annual 'Daffodil Day' celebration -- dubbed 'Flower Power' -- on Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Started in the early 1900s, the Arboretum's collection of more than 50,000 bulbs attracts visitors from throughout the Tri-State area.

Face-painting, self-guided nature ...

Workers on a Farm: A 1900's Immigration Experience this Saturday

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Experience a day in the life of the immigrant farm workers and servants who worked for the Foster family at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township on Saturday April 13 from 11am - 4pm

Imagine what it took to start a new life in a new country in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Take an exciting journey through history, and learn about the ...

Arbor Day at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Celebrate Arbor Day at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township on Sunday April 28

Learn how to identify, plant, and care for this important natural resource. Join a guided tour of the magnificent horticultural site, and discover how differentiate between native and non-native trees.Enjoy a special tree-themed scavenger hunt, search for the biggest, oldest, and most ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

Tourism: A Visit to the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

April 21, 2019

PENSACOLA, FL - As you drive west towards Gulf Shores, AL, a billboard looms, beckoning you to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum. You make the left turn, and drive until you see a structure that says Naval Air Station. 

There, you are greeted by an armed guard who needs to see identification. It’s a bit intimidating, to be truthful. After telling the guard you are there to ...

Guggenheim Terrace: A New Daniel Island Venue for Culture and Community in South Carolina

DANIEL ISLAND, SC -  In the heart of downtown Daniel Island, a new outdoor destination known as Guggenheim Terrace is now available as a venue for cultural and community events. The Thursday afternoon Farmers Market is planned for the space, as well as concerts, festivals, and gatherings. The central plaza, located at 200 Seven Farms Drive, was revamped through funding from a grant from the ...

Newark Airport Gets 9 Upgraded Lactation Pods for Nursing Moms

NEWARK, NJ - Nine upgraded lactation stations have been installed at Newark International Liberty Airport, giving traveling mothers a private place to nurse.

The nine pods are part of 28 others the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey purchased for John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and New York Stewart airports. The suites include benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for a breast pump ...

Electric Car Show Comes To Maplewood This Saturday

April 24, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Over 1.1 million electric vehicles have been sold in the U.S. and there are now approximately 50 models of electric vehicles available, many with longer ranges at lower prices than in previous years.

This Saturday, people can learn about electric cars and how they provide cleaner air, can save money, and how they operate.

The Electric Auto Show will be held on Saturday, ...

Greener Bloomfield Invites the Community to Celebrate Earth Day Sunday

BLOOMFIELD. NJ - Greener Bloomfield invites the community to celebrate Earth Day at Brookside Park Sunday April 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..

The day will feature electric cars, information about native plants; a tour of native plants in the garden, and lots of information about Monarch butterflies.

There will also be information about composting, recylcing, and a river ...

Black Bears Leaving Winter Dens in Search of Food 

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Residents in many areas of Morris County, and throughout Northwest Jersey, may encounter black bears in the coming days as the bears begin emerging from winter dens and searching for food.

Black bears have been sighted in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties, the densest population is in the northwestern counties of Sussex, Warren, Passaic and Morris.

Black ...

Rutgers Cancer Institute Earns Prestigious Designation, $15M Grant

April 24, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a dais of dignitaries that included Gov. Phil Murphy, Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6), state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and others, a fourth grader stole the show.

Grace Eline, all of 10, shined the brightest Tuesday morning during an event to celebrate the redesignation of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as the state's only national cancer ...

NJ Deserves Public Health Solutions That Don't Cost Our Religious Freedom

I REALLY wish that you could hear what I have to say from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a debate with an educated vaccine proponent you really respect, but since no one is willing to debate him, I am lending my voice to this profoundly unpopular perspective. Frankly, I never thought I’d have to summon courage to publicly support informed choice, but seeing as New Jersey legislators have ...

Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire Grand ...

Gov. Murphy Says Rutgers Gun Violence Initiative Will Help Shape Public Policy

April 24, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Phil Murphy told a room of gun violence activists on Tuesday that the data culled in a new Rutgers research initiative will someday help shape public policies.

Murphy made the remarks on Douglass Campus at "Preventing Gun Violence in New Jersey: A Call to Action."

Much of the focus of the symposium and Murphy's opening keynote remarks turned toward ...

Driver in Death of Pregnant Verona Woman Sentenced to 10 Years

NEWARK, NJ - Anthony V. Casale Jr., 27, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for killing Megan Villanella, a pregnant mother from Verona. 

Casale struck Villanella and her brother, Derek Longo, with his car in March 2017 while he was under the influence of heroin.  Villanella and Longo were standing on the sidewalk on Lakeside Avenue and Pease ...

Bloomfield Real Estate Market Going Strong in 2019

April 14, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The spring is here and we are experiencing the best real estate market in over a decade! The current real estate market in Bloomfield is extremely favorable for homeowners. Mortgage rates have fallen back around 4%, inventory of homes on the market remains low, and demand is at the highest level in over 12 years. Since January 1st, there have already been 119 homes sold in ...

BuzzFeed Video Details Westfield ‘Watcher’ Case

WESTFIELD, NJ — A new video in BuzzFeed’s Unsolved True Crime series delves into the case of who sent creepy, threatening letters to a family who bought the Dutch colonial home at 657 Boulevard.

Titled “The Eerie Case of the Watcher,” the video's hosts go into detail about the letters signed “The Watcher,” looks at ...

Bloomfield's Township-Wide Tax Revaluation Meetings Continue in April

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield will be conducting a property revaluation in 2019 as ordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation. The purpose of the program is to ensure that all residential and commercial properties are fairly taxed by aligning their assessed value with their true market value. Mayor Michael Venezia, Township Council members, the Township Administrator and Tax ...

Tom Kean Launches Congressional Campaign

April 20, 2019

CLARK, NJ – State Sen. Tom Kean has  launched his 2020 campaign for New Jersey's 7th Congressional district.

He was introduced by his father, former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Sr.

Kean, a lifelong New Jersey resident who grew up in Livingston and a resident of Westfield, announced his candidacy to a packed room at the Clark American Legion Hall with leaders and supporters ...

Booker Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Where Political Career Began

NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle. 

"This community taught me all about not that feel-good, easy-going love. It is strong, courageous and defiant love. The kind of love that ...

Four Candidates to Appear on June 2019 Primary Ballot in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Monday, April 1 was the deadline to file for local ballot positions for the June primary.

Four candidates filed petitions to appear on the ballot, they are:  

Michael Venezia – Mayor - Democrat

Wartyna Davis – Council-at-Large- Democrat

Ted Gamble – Council-at-Large - Democrat

Richard Rockwell – Council-at-Large – ...

Nutley's Mounstsier-Hardie Garden Open Saturday for Garden Conservancy Tour

April 23, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The world famous Mounstsier-Hardie Gardenon Rutgers Place will be open to the open to the public on April 27 as a a benefit for the Garden Conservancy. 

Self-guided tours of the garden do not require reservations, allowing guests to explore the grounds, the scuptures, and numerous planting beds of the garden. There are also "secret" outdoor rooms, a tower ...

New Jersey High Student's Design To Be Displayed At White House Easter Egg Roll

HACKENSACK, NJ – An Easter egg design created by a senior at Hackensack High School will represent New Jersey at the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday in Washington, D.C., the New Jersey Department of Education announced Thursday.

Each year, every state is asked by the U.S. Department of Education to submit an Easter egg design to represent that state and be displayed during the ...

Edison Hosts 17th Annual NJ Flower and Garden Show

Edison, NJ - The 17th annual NJ Flower and Garden Show will be held at the NJ Convention and Expo Center on April 25 ( 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) , April 26 ( 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), April 27 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and April 28 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).  The show, which attracts thousands every year,  is New Jersey’s  largest flower and garden show.

This year’s theme is “Artists ...

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Greener Bloomfield Invites the Community to Celebrate Earth Day Sunday

April 23, 2019

BLOOMFIELD. NJ - Greener Bloomfield invites the community to celebrate Earth Day at Brookside Park Sunday April 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..

The day will feature electric cars, information about native plants; a tour of native plants in the garden, and lots of information about Monarch butterflies.

There will also be information about composting, recylcing, and a river ...

Bloomfield Paper Shredding Event Scheduled for Saturday April 27

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks are hosting their first paper shredding day of the year on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am - noon at the Board of Education Parking lot, 155 Broad St. (across from the High School.) Bloomfield residents with identification are encouraged to bring any and all paper documents to be shredded. In ...

What Parents Fear Most: Losing a Child at a University

The murder of Samantha Josephson by a man she trusted to be an Uber driver, is yet another tragic reminder that when we send our kids off to college these days, the elation of watching them ascend into adult life is tempered by fear for their safety.

Claudia Patterson dropped her son Kenny off at a Rutgers freshman dorm two years ago filled with optimism. He was a smart, popular athlete.

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, April 24, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

David Dubinsky and The ILGWU (Int'l Ladies ...

Business & Finance Government

Thu, April 25, 11:00 AM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Hebrew Storytime with Rabbi Ariann (Ages 3-9)

Education

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Sat, April 27, 10:00 AM

Mountsier-Hardie Garden , Nutley

Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tour - Nutley

Green Home & Garden

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Sat, April 27, 12:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mariana Iranzi: Children’s Music Concert in ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 27, 12:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mariana Iranzi: Children’s Music Concert in ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter April 8 to April 14, 2019

April 21, 2019

Theft from Auto: 4/13/19- An officer responded to Waldo Avenue on report of Theft from Auto. On 4/12/19, the complainant parked his vehicle in his backyard when he arrived home. On 4/13/19 at 9:45A.M; he was alerted by his father that his car doors were unlocked and ajar. The vehicle was ransacked and missing from the vehicle was an envelope containing $1000 cash which was from his (LID’S ...

Thousands of Kids in Newark Now Have Access to Free, Healthy Meals After School

April 20, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Thousands of Newark students now have access to fresher, more balanced afterschool meals.

Prudential Financial gave a $140,000 grant to Newark Public Schools to purchase refrigerators and coolers at 38 after school programs sites serving more than 2,200 dinners daily-- over 400,000 meals per school year to K-12 students throughout the city.

The Boys and Girls Club of ...

Cambria Hotel Celebrates “Approachable Indulgence” at West Orange Grand Opening

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Cambria Hotel officially opened its first New Jersey location last week with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the new West Orange site at 12 Rooney Circle.

Members of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, including several local business owners, as well as members of the governing body, the West Orange Human Relations Commission, Public ...

Woman Jumps To Her Death At Ikea Parking Garage, Cops Say

April 22, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ – A 58-year-old Garfield woman leaped to her death overnight from the parking garage at Ikea in Paramus, authorities said.

Police were called to the shopping complex shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, when an employee with the parking lot sweeper service discovered the body, according to Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

Further investigation revealed that the woman drove to the ...

Former NJ Middle School Student Missing from Lutz, Florida Home

LUTZ, FL- There was no note left by Juliana Bach according to people close to the family.  That was from a previous incident.

Former Sparta Middle School student of the month Juliana Bach is missing.  According to the missing person flyer Bach, 13, left home, leaving a note that said she “needed space,” on April 15 around 4:45 p.m. and had not been seen ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fisherman near LBI report Stripers All Over the Bay

April 21, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Bay fishermen are finding small stripers all over the bay. The most consistent spot that I have been hearing of is Graveling Point down in Little Egg Harbor Township at the end of Radio Road. I am not sure if there are more fish there or just a greater concentration of anglers.

The folks at Scott’s Bait and Tackle reported earlier in the week that they had ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

Changes to the Arts Scene in Bloomfield, NJ

April 23, 2019

Dear Editor,

I am writing as an arts patron, a consumer in Bloomfield, and a former employee of Bloomfield College.

I recently found out that 4th Wall Theatre, the resident theatre company of the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College has been told they will no longer be welcomed to produce shows there at the end of this season. 4th Wall has been at the college since February of ...

NJ Deserves Public Health Solutions That Don't Cost Our Religious Freedom

I REALLY wish that you could hear what I have to say from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a debate with an educated vaccine proponent you really respect, but since no one is willing to debate him, I am lending my voice to this profoundly unpopular perspective. Frankly, I never thought I’d have to summon courage to publicly support informed choice, but seeing as New Jersey legislators have ...

New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 24, 2019

STATEWIDE - Your local meter maid is a big, fat violator of the U.S. Constitution, specifically the Fourth Amendment that safeguards us all from unreasonable searches and seizures. A federal appellate court is all over this meter maid for using chalk to mark your tires while enforcing unrealistic time limits on parking. That act is now deemed unconstitutional, NPR reports, ...

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust.  A Scribophile Anthology, 2019.

Twenty-one aspiring writers, who critique and assist other writing neophytes on Scribophile, were selected to have their short stories published in Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, the final volume in the Seven Deadly Sin collection. The other six books in the series include Gluttony, Wrath, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, and Pride. The stories ...

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

The woman who created a chocolate oatmeal recipe that is so good you are convinced that it is a gourmet chocolate mousse, Lisa Lillien (or Hungry Girl), is back with her 13th cookbook, and it is the best one yet!  Hungry Girl Simply 6 is the pipe dream of every career calorie counter; a recipe book with ingenious ...

And Every Word is True by Gary McAvoy

And Every Word is True by Gary McAvoy (Literati, 2019)

Some books you can’t wait to finish; some books you never want to end. For me, Gary McAvoy’s rivetting new book, And Every Word is True, was so intriguing that I did not want it to finish it. Granted, true crime is my favorite genre, and any book about Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood is going to lure my attention.

TAPinto Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Objectivity and Transparency

April 22, 2019

TAPinto first launched as a single news site aimed to provide high quality, independent and objective local news coverage to New Providence, NJ.  In a short time, thanks to our readers, staff, and the strong desire for impactful local news, we have grown well beyond our initial goals and are now part of a community of over 8 million readers covering more than 100 local communities.  ...

Lending a Paw for 2 years To Save Lives and Help People Keep Their Pets

Lending a Paw for 2 years To Save Lives and

Help People Keep Their Pets

This month CPAW NJ celebrates its second pawversary since its inception in April of 2017!  In our first 2 years we have helped over 100 Montclair cats and dozens of families. The current total of spayed/neutered cats at March’s end was 752.

Our CPAW NJ furry hearts are full for the volunteers and donors ...

Antarctic Ice and Climate Change Event at Montclair Public Library April 30

A science lecture on polar ice sheets, climate and sea level changes. Prior to the lecture, Dr. Passchier will be on a research ship as part of her participation in Antarctic Expedition 379 with the International Ocean Discovery Program (January - March 2019). She will share a summary of findings from the expedition. 

Starts: 2019-04-30

Ends: 2019-04-30

Address: 50 South Fullerton ...

Lending a Paw for 2 years To Save Lives and Help People Keep Their Pets

This month CPAW NJ celebrates its second pawversary since its inception in April of 2017!  In our first 2 years we have helped over 100 Montclair cats and dozens of families. The current total of spayed/neutered cats at March’s end was 752.

Our CPAW NJ furry hearts are full for the volunteers and donors who have made our life saving work possible over these two ...

Obituaries

- Feb 8, 2018
Pao-Chin Bailey, of Bloomfield, was called home to be with her beloved husband Richard, on Friday ...
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Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...