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California Musicians Create Tribute to Parkland Shooting Victims

August 20, 2018

ANAHEIM, CA, - A group of California musicians have recorded a song in tribute to the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

The song, accompanied by a video, is called "I Hope You Can Hear Me." It was written and performed by musician Sean Oliu and the group Darden, composed of Selah Darden, Clarah Darden, Havila Darden and Tabithah Darden. Also performing on ...

Family Seeks Public's Help to Locate Nutley Relative Who May Be Missing

NUTLEY, NJ - Relatives of Nutley resident Matthew Sibilia are asking for the public's help to locate him. They have not heard from him in some time and are concerned. 

The family asks for any information regarding anyone who has seen or heard from him. 

Sibilia lives in Nutley and works in Belleville.

At this time TAPinto Nutley does not have contact ...

More than 1 Million Oysters Now Growing in ‘Castles’ at Bottom of Raritan Bay

LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle.

These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion of the Raritan Bay.

About 1.5 million juvenile oysters ...

Downtown Westfield Hosts ‘Dog Days of Summer’

WESTFIELD, NJ — Families and their dogs flocked to Downtown Westfield Sunday for the town’s first-ever “Dog Days of Summer” event.  Originally scheduled for  last week but postponed due to weather, it was third event in the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new “Second Sundays” series, which features a different themed event on the ...

Maplewood Strollers Encourage All to Help Montclair Theatre's Flood Recovery Efforts

August 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community asking all to lend a hand to support "our community theater players-in-arms in their time ...

Passaic County Fair Continues Through Sunday at Garret Mountain Reservation

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is at Garret Mountain Reservation and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature carnival rides, food vendors, the 4-H tent, a beer garden, pony rides and a petting zoo, and many other activities for families and ...

Movies with a Mission in Bloomfield Will Shine a Light on Bullying and Suicide

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to address and fight bullying inside and outside of schools, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee to screen two educational short films August 22nd at 7:00pm in the Children’s Library of the Bloomfield Public Library on 90 Broad St. Doors open at 6:30. The two short films, ...

Family Seeks Public's Help to Locate Nutley Relative Who May Be Missing

August 20, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Relatives of Nutley resident Matthew Sibilia are asking for the public's help to locate him. They have not heard from him in some time and are concerned. 

The family asks for any information regarding anyone who has seen or heard from him. 

Sibilia lives in Nutley and works in Belleville.

At this time TAPinto Nutley does not have contact ...

Bloomfield Woman Arrested, Suspected of Selling Marijuana to Bloomfield High Students

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Thursday morning, members of the Bloomfield Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, Emergency Response Team and Fugitive Apprehension Team executed a court ordered search warrant at a Birch Street residence in Bloomfield. They found over half of pound of marijuana, various illegal marijuana vape pens, and other paraphernalia. The resident, 52-year-old Debra ...

Bloomfield Man Faces Charges Related to String of Late Night Burglaries in Town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A string of four similar burglaries took place at various locations in town last year. Now, using DNA evidence, and vehicle registration records, the Bloomfield Police Department has filed charges against 43-year-old Erich Porsch, of Bloomfield, in custody.

Vehicles belonging to the suspect’s girlfriend at the time of the burglaries match the vehicles seen on ...

NJ PBA President Colligan and NJ FMBA President Donnelly Respond to Call to Reinstate Arbitration Cap

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate former Governor Christie's 2-percent arbitration cap.

"It is disturbing to see ...

Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.   

“As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing a safe lunch doesn’t have to be a ...

Recipe Courtesy of Seasons Morristown: Asian Cucumber Salad

 Asian Cucumber Salad

Serves: 6
Ingredients For Salad:
2 large cucumbers, cut into ¼” slices [peel only if skins are tough]
2 scallions, green and whites separated and thinly sliced
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, optional

Ingredients For Vinaigrette:
¼ cup Seasons Blackberry Ginger Dark Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Vermont Maple Sriracha [Available at Seasons]
1 tsp ...

Bloomfield Restaurant Week, Seven Years Strong, Returns This Saturday through August 12

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The 7th Annual Bloomfield Restaurant Week (BRW) kicks off this Saturday, August 4th with a “who’s who” of Bloomfield’s long-time favorites and new entries to the growing restaurant scene in town. With more than 25 restaurants lined up, and more restaurants being added each week, it’s no surprise that the event has been a summer highlight over the ...

Bloomfield's 'Anthony's Cheesecake' Winner Of Nationwide Corner Stories Promotion

NEW YORK, NY - Anthony's Cheesecake, on Washington St. in Bloomfield Center, is the winner of a national 'Corner Stories' promotion. The promotion, created by Screenvision Media, will feature a profile of Anthony's in the pre-show portion of major motion picture showings from today through August. 

"Anthony's Cheesecake is an incredible example of what ...

Could NJ Surpass Nevada and Become the Top U.S. Sports Betting Market?

August 13, 2018

New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal?

David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling Compliance [paywall] that his goal is for New Jersey to be the top sports betting market in ...

Mets’ Todd Frazier Talks Jersey Roots, Benefits of Playing Close to Home

FLUSHING, NY — Throughout the past decade, New Jersey has produced copious baseball talent at the major league level. There are currently 19 New Jersey natives in the league, a number that is higher than it’s ever been. 

"We got a lot of good guys and we represent where we’re from,” said the New York Mets’ Todd Frazier, one of those 19. 

Of ...

It was J-E-T-S at RU on Saturday

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Jets were on the banks Saturday night, using High Point Solutions Stadium as host of their Green and White scrimmage. 

It was a great time for Jets fans to see the team's young quarterback Sam Darnold throw some passes during a loose scrimmage that had plenty of offense and no real defense (so no one got injured.) There were plenty of fans in Jets garb, as ...

California Musicians Create Tribute to Parkland Shooting Victims

August 20, 2018

ANAHEIM, CA, - A group of California musicians have recorded a song in tribute to the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

The song, accompanied by a video, is called "I Hope You Can Hear Me." It was written and performed by musician Sean Oliu and the group Darden, composed of Selah Darden, Clarah Darden, Havila Darden and Tabithah Darden. Also performing on ...

Maplewood Strollers Encourage All to Help Montclair Theatre's Flood Recovery Efforts

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community asking all to lend a hand to support "our community theater players-in-arms in their time ...

Essex County Family Gives Back and Plans Fundraising Walk to Raise Money for NICU

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are thriving today. Now, the Mongiello family is giving back and helping other families going ...

Downtown Westfield Hosts ‘Dog Days of Summer’

August 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Families and their dogs flocked to Downtown Westfield Sunday for the town’s first-ever “Dog Days of Summer” event.  Originally scheduled for  last week but postponed due to weather, it was third event in the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new “Second Sundays” series, which features a different themed event on the ...

Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter: Adoption Fees Covered for 'Clear The Shelters' Event, Aug. 18-19

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Township Animal Shelter  (MTAS) has announced that it will join with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters fourth annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 18, and offer a bonus day on Sunday, August 19.  

On these days, MTAS will offer ...

Bloomfield Kids Surprise The Animal Shelter with a Sweet Donation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Animal Shelter received an extra special donation this week!  A group of local young animal lovers put together a Lemonade Stand to raise money for the shelter.  Neighbors, residents, friends, and even members of the Fire Department stopped by for a delicious treat for a good cause. The shelter always welcomes support, especially from a ...

NJ PBA President Colligan and NJ FMBA President Donnelly Respond to Call to Reinstate Arbitration Cap

August 14, 2018

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate former Governor Christie's 2-percent arbitration cap.

"It is disturbing to see ...

Water Service Interruption in area of Belleville Ave in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A mater main broke in Bloomfield causing a service interruption for homes and businesses. 

The Bloomfield Department of Engineering has released the following statement:

On Tuesday, August 14th, a service line was pulled on Belleville Avenue creating a substantial water main leak on the 12-inch line.

In order to repair it, there will be a substantial water ...

Bloomfield Takes Proactive Approach Dealing with Lead

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Discussing the findings of recent lead testing in some resident homes was the subject of a Special Public Meeting hosted by Mayor Michael J. Venezia and the Township Council tonight (Monday, August 13) in the Media Center at Bloomfield Middle School.

 

Township Engineer Paul D. Lasek, Township Administrator Matthew Watkins and Township Director of Health and Human ...

Major Construction Means Major Delays For Users of the Lincoln Tunnel

August 19, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  For those of you who commute from Bloomfield by bus or car into the city on a daily basis, the beginning of the construction on the Route 495 bridge is far from welcome news.  Expected to take thirty months (over two years) to complete, the already difficult commute is only going to get worse.  

So if, you can't take the train, and you ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Milestones Academy Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Bloomfield Location

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Vincent and Julie Priore started Milestones Academy in 2009 in North Haledon, and now their company is branching off into Bloomfield. After celebrating a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at 5 PM with Mayor Michael Venezia, they will be officially opening on September 4.

“We have been preparing for this for about 18 months,” explains Julie Priore, “We ...

Oktoberfest and Kinderfest Returns to Verona

August 10, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School and parish are gearing up for another eventful Kinderfest and Oktoberfest weekend this coming fall. 

The 9th annual fall festival will kick off with Kinderfest on Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then conclude with Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. The two anticipated events with fun for kids and adults occur under ...

All are Welcome August 7th- Walk the Walk and Pray With Kevin Kret at Christian Brothers Academy: A Powerful Journey of Hope

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On Tuesday, August 7th, the entire community is welcome to join Kevin's Walk; 'Walk the Walk and Pray With Kevin Kret,' - an annual event to gather in prayer, and show support for Kevin and his family, as Kevin continues to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI),  as a result of an accident.  Kevin has remained in a minimally conscious ...

Governor Taps Newark Pastor for State Parole Board

A prominent religious leader who heads one of the largest black churches in Newark has been nominated to the state Parole Board by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME, was tapped to fill a six-year term on the board.

“I’m both honored and grateful for Governor Murphy’s nomination for me to serve on the State’s Parole Board as ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Twenty Days Away: Saturday, September 8 Hosted by the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

August 19, 2018

STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the second consecutive year. .  

The event happens all on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to attend this incredible event.  The ...

Fall River, MA: Battleships and Submarines

FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts. 

Bicentennial Park

Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names inscribed on bricks near the monument. 

Then walk along the paved path that runs ...

Temporary Suspension Scheduled for Newark Airport Monorail Service

NEWARK, NJ - The train that connects passengers to terminals in Newark Airport will shut down from Saturday night to Sunday morning for maintenance.

The AirTrain Newark will close from 8 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses between Newark Liberty International Airport’s rail link station,  Terminals A, B and C, and the P2, P3 ...

Passaic County Fair Set for August 16-19 at Garret Mountain Reservation

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature carnival rides, food vendors, the 4-H tent, a beer garden, pony rides and a petting zoo, and many other ...

More than 1 Million Oysters Now Growing in ‘Castles’ at Bottom of Raritan Bay

August 20, 2018

LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle.

These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion of the Raritan Bay.

About 1.5 million juvenile oysters ...

Morgan's Farm Celebrates Farm Day on August 11

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm will celebrate Farm Day on August 11 from 12 to 3 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, lawn games and more.

The Cedar Grove Historical Society's Farm Day celebration includes a chef's cooking demonstration using the farm's fresh produce and tours of the Morgan Museum.  For the kids, The Friendly Farmyard of Verona will ...

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac in Brookdale Park, Dinner Under The Stars in Bloomfield Center Canceled

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The band of thunderstorms sweeping across the region hasd resulted in the cancelation of the Essex County Parks concert scheduled for tonight. 

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute scheduled for tonight, August 3, has been canceled, a new date will be announced later.

The Bloomfield Center Alliance also canceled the Dinner Under the Stars event for tonight. 

Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.   

“As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing a safe lunch doesn’t have to be a ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

Heat Advisory in Effect for North Eastern New Jersey Through Thursday August 16

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

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 ...

Driver, 17, Charged in Death of Passenger, 14, Following High-Speed Chase

August 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren.

Both juveniles are from Newark.

The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd degree Knowingly leaving the scene of a motor ...

NJ Attorney General Hints that Marijuana Reform is Coming

TRENTON, NJ - A publicized dispute between Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has resulted in a positive concession for pro-legalization advocates, and advocates of not prosecuting individuals found to be in possession of the substance.

After scolding Hudnut last week for issuing a directive to Jersey City law enforcement not to ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

August 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

As Students Return to College, Cuomo Signs Anti-Hazing Legislation

ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed anti-hazing legislation to help keep students safe as they go back to school.

The new law prohibits certain physical contact or requiring physical activity in any organization's initiating ceremony to prevent the deaths or serious injuries of students during fraternity pledging ceremonies.

"These hazing rituals are dangerous ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Newark Planning Board OKs Plans for Second 'Shaq Tower'

NEWARK, NJ - Shaquille O'Neal’s second residential tower passed another milestone yesterday when the city planning board approved site plans for the project.

The 33-story building with 370 studio, one and two-bedroom units will be located steps away from Newark Penn Station at 769-781 McCarter Highway. About 75 affordable units will be sought for the project, said an attorney ...

Home Teardowns a Common Part of Real Estate Expansion Cycle

WESTFIELD, NJ  — It is something that has happened to many who live in suburban communities with increasing frequency over the last decade: You're driving around a familiar neighborhood when all of a sudden you notice something that always was there is not there anymore. That quaint, cozy home down the street or around the corner is now gone, replaced by a massive hole in the ...

Baltusrol Not Secure Enough for Vice President: Webber for Congress Event Moved to Secret Morristown Location

August 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Late yesterday, the secret service determined that Baltusrol would not be secure enough for the Vice President of the United States, so the Webber for Congress event, headlining Vice President Mike Pence, was moved to a secret private location in Morristown.

Over 200 people attended the event which also included Senior Whitehouse Advisor Kellyanne Conway and several state ...

Morris County GOP Board Member's Issues Statement on Pence Visit to NJ CD-11

Vice President Pence and the Trump administration are supporting Jay Webber because they know he will be a leader continuing America's economic upturn. Families are sitting around their kitchen tables discussing pocket-book issues, not parsing through the political mud being flung by Mikie Sherrill's supporters. 

I'm personally excited about Jay Webber's candidacy because ...

Vice President Mike Pence Coming to NJ CD-11 to Support Jay Webber

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to NJ to extend his support for Assemblyman Jay Webber as he pursues a seat in the U.S. Congress for the 11th District of NJ. 

Vice President Pence will be headlining a high dollar ticket fundraiser for Webber on August 10th at a location that has not yet been disclosed. It will be a luncheon event with an optional VIP ...

What's Eating my Basil?

August 13, 2018

The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a few ways to protect one of the most popular herb in the garden - BASIL.  It's ...

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource.

Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff.  The plants ...

Garden Your Way to Better Health

Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise.

You’ll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour.  Include gardening as a major component of your workout schedule.  You’ll stretch and strengthen ...

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Milestones Academy Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Bloomfield Location

August 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Vincent and Julie Priore started Milestones Academy in 2009 in North Haledon, and now their company is branching off into Bloomfield. After celebrating a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at 5 PM with Mayor Michael Venezia, they will be officially opening on September 4.

“We have been preparing for this for about 18 months,” explains Julie Priore, “We ...

Movies with a Mission in Bloomfield Will Shine a Light on Bullying and Suicide

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to address and fight bullying inside and outside of schools, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee to screen two educational short films August 22nd at 7:00pm in the Children’s Library of the Bloomfield Public Library on 90 Broad St. Doors open at 6:30. The two short films, ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 20, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

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Tue, August 21, 7:00 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

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Wed, August 22, 7:00 PM

Mountainside Medical Center, Glen Ridge

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

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Fri, August 24, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, August 27, 7:30 PM

The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Auditions for "The Game's Afoot at the Strollers

Arts & Entertainment

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter August 6 to 12, 2018

August 16, 2018

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

Shoplifting:

8/6/18- William Hancock Age 30 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on a report of a shoplifting. The Loss Prevention employee observed Mr. Hancock attempt to take a DEWALT power drill valued at $179.00. He was ...

Developer Proposes 4 Residential Towers in Newark's West Ward

August 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A developer is seeking to build four residential towers - one that has a pool on the roof - in various parts of the West Ward that are dotted with dilapidated two and three-family homes.

MORE: Those Boarded-Up Homes in the West Ward? Newark Has a Plan for Them.

New West 1, based in Ramsey, had four applications seeking variances for the four residential buildings in ...

Maplewood Strollers Encourage All to Help Montclair Theatre's Flood Recovery Efforts

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community asking all to lend a hand to support "our community theater players-in-arms in their time ...

Downtown Westfield Hosts ‘Dog Days of Summer’

August 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Families and their dogs flocked to Downtown Westfield Sunday for the town’s first-ever “Dog Days of Summer” event.  Originally scheduled for  last week but postponed due to weather, it was third event in the Downtown Westfield Corporation’s new “Second Sundays” series, which features a different themed event on the ...

In Great Falls Rescue Paterson Fire Captain Scott Parkin Had Great Team, and History, On His Side

PATERSON, NJ- “100 percent confident” is how Paterson Fire Department Captain Scott Parkin described his feelings as he prepared to be lowered nearly 80 feet towards the bottom of the Great Falls that were flowing faster than normal thanks to the deluge of rain that came less than 24 hours before.

“I was not worried, not a little bit.”

“What I did was ...

More than 1 Million Oysters Now Growing in ‘Castles’ at Bottom of Raritan Bay

August 20, 2018

LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle.

These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion of the Raritan Bay.

About 1.5 million juvenile oysters ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Twenty Days Away: Saturday, September 8 Hosted by the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the second consecutive year. .  

The event happens all on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to attend this incredible event.  The ...

Ilene Dudek and Her Little Ant March Through the Local Towns of New Jersey

July 31, 2018

Ilene Dudek and Her Little Ant March Through the Local Towns of New Jersey

When does story time become play time? When local author Ilene Dudek presents her Little Ant children’s books. Her bright, colorful stories set the stage with silly scenarios, clever twists, and an ant who just won’t quit. But when the story ends, the true adventure begins! Ilene invites the children to ...

Eternal Vigilance

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. The sentiment has been attributed to Jefferson, who knew a thing or two about how democracies work. Tragically, our democracy appears to be in serious jeopardy.

On the world stage, the American President stood shoulder to shoulder with the strong-man oligarch Putin, demeaning our country’s fundamental institutions by denigrating a free ...

Falls Prevention and Physical Therapy What you need to know

One in four adults over age 65 will experience a fall each year. A senior who falls can suffer devastating injury or, in some cases, death. Falls prevention starts with knowing the risk factors, and recovery from fall-related injury is possible with the right physical therapy treatment plan.

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that over 27,000 deaths happen ...

Bloomfield Summer Reading Challenge Continues Through August 31

The Summer Reading Challenge runs to  August 31. Check online for entry form and more details

Read a book from PBS’s Great American Reads List
Read a book of short stories
Read a mystery by a Scandinavian author
Read a biography of someone born before 1950
Read a book that has been turned into a movie
Read a fiction book set in South America
Read a graphic novel ...

Thursday Afternoon at the Movies in the Bloomfield Public Library this August

August 2, 2018 – FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper ...

New Releases on the Shelves of the Bloomfield Public Library July 24

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Public Library announces two new titles released today:

Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza

Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Still reeling from a presidential election that shocked and divided the country and ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 14, 2018

OCEANPORT - If it weren't for recently-adopted sports betting, one could assume Monmouth Park could easily go bankrupt and become the home to the latest sprawling condo complex, with plenty of space for Phase I, Phase II and even Phase III. The Asbury Park Press reports the non-profit that owns Monmouth Park owes $30 million to a management company who runs the racetrack.

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

Adoptable Horses, Riders With Disabilities To Star At Hampton Classic On Aug. 27

August 20, 2018

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic Horse Show, which returns to its world-class 65-acre showgrounds in Bridgehampton, N.Y, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, will host its eighth annual Adoption & Animal Welfare Day and 13th annual Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities (LIHSSRD) Finals on Monday, Aug. 27.

The Hampton Classic’s Adoption & Animal Welfare Day has ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES THAT THE ESSEX COUNTY SCHOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT WILL END ITS BANKING RELATIONSHIP WITH WELLS FARGO

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Schools of Technology District jointly announced on Wednesday, August 15th that the school district will be following Essex County’s lead and will be closing its accounts with Wells Fargo. The County Executive asked the school district to sever its ties with the bank to show a united ...

As Students Return to College, Cuomo Signs Anti-Hazing Legislation

ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed anti-hazing legislation to help keep students safe as they go back to school.

The new law prohibits certain physical contact or requiring physical activity in any organization's initiating ceremony to prevent the deaths or serious injuries of students during fraternity pledging ceremonies.

"These hazing rituals are dangerous ...

Create a Bas-Relief Horse Head Tile At Harness Racing Museum

GOSHEN, NY – Join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. and use sculpting tools to model air-dry terracotta clay into a bas-relief horse head tile. 

At just $10 per person the event promises to be both fun and affordable for those ages 8 and up.Scouts, Pony Club and 4-H members participate for free.  Preregistration ...

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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