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Montclair Breaks Bloomfield’s Heart 54-51 in Valentine’s Day Buzzer-Beater

February 15, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Talk about getting your heart shattered on Valentine’s Day.
 
After Bloomfield rallied from a 14-point deficit to take a 6-point lead with three minutes to play, Montclair senior Charles Murphy hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to propel the Mounties past the Bengals 54-51 in an SEC Liberty Division boys varsity basketball contest on Thursday at Bloomfield High ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

Start an Indoor Garden with Kitchen Scraps

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.  

Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit, ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways.

First, there are some local fishing flea markets along with fishing and boating shows that are only a short drive away. These ...

When the Glass Breaks.... Movie Review: Glass

February 7, 2019

When the Glass Breaks…

Ambition is admirable, and effort should always be acknowledged, even when execution shatters to pieces.

Glass is the sequel to Unbreakable, the movie that arguably started the mainstream appreciation of comic books and launched the current era of comic films. M. Night Shyamalan has been trying to explore the art behind the graphic medium, showcasing the works ...

Canal Comedy Night Returns Thursday to Historic Old Canal Inn on East Passaic Ave.

NUTLEY, NJ - Two hours of hilarious stand up comedy from some of the area's top young, upcoming and well known comics come will be at the Old Canal Inn Thusrday Feb. 7 when Canal Comedy Night returns to Nutley.

This series brings together fans of all ages and will have you coming back every month for more GNOME Promotions hospitality, laughter and fun! Visit the Old Canal Inn ...

It's Groundhog Day, So Here Is the Story of Punxsutawney Phil

With Groundhog Day upon us, thousands will watch in person and even more will tune in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction.

As legend has it, if Phil sees his shadow at dawn on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter are on its way. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, and early spring can be expected.

Phil may very well be the world’s second most famous rodent ...

Statement from Bloomfield Fire Chief Louis Venezia on Fatal Watsessing Avenue Fire

February 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A two alarm home fire Friday night on Watsessing Avenue in Bloomfield claimed the life of an elderly female. The fire is believed to have been accidental in nature.

The fire was reported to the Bloomfield Fire Department at approximately 5:45pm Friday night and first responders arrived within three minutes. Fire fighters entered the residence right away to conduct an ...

Bloomfield Police Department Updates Report of "Shots Fired" near Foley Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Detective Bureau of the Bloomfield Police Department is investigating an incident in which area residents reported three shots fired in the vicinity of Foley Field. 

Police officers responded to the area and discovered three blank gun/starter pistol casing rounds. The rounds were collected and turned over to the Detective Bueau.

A witness reported that a gray or ...

83 year old Bloomfield Resident Dies Following House Fire

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An 83-year old Bloomfield resident died Friday night following a house fire on Watsessing Ave.

The Bloomfield Fire Department was dispatched at around 5:40 p.m. to 160 Watsessing Ave. DC Motzer called a working structure fire and upgraded it to a second alarm, bringing Montclair and Belleville units to the scene. Crews made an aggressive interior ...

Bloomfield Man Charged With Aggravated Assault of a Child

PATERSON, NJ - A 53 year old township resident was charged on one count of First Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and three counts of Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child after an investigation conducted by the Special Victims Unit of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Miguel Medina is reported to have ...

Lidl Supermarket Chain to Replace Pathmark at Montclair's New Lackawanna Plaza

February 13, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new supermarket chain will be coming to Lackawanna Plaza, but not without controversy.

By a 5-2 vote, During Montclair's planning board meeting on Monday, officials approved the application to redevelop Lackawanna Plaza as a mixed-use project. It was also revealed that German supermarket chain, Lidl, will bring a new store to the location.

The two objecting ...

Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips Recalled Due to Undeclared Ingredients

Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips have been voluntarily recalled by Frito-Lay because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients, announced the company. According to the company, 228 bags of the product were inadvertently filled with another flavor of pita chips, potentially exposing consumers to undeclared milk.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a ...

Throwback Tuesday: Rutgers biologist developing revolutionary method to combat global Nutella shortage

Today is 'World Nutella Day' and we're looking back at what one Rutgers Biologist is doing to keep this indulgence in our kitchens.  

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For most of us, Nutella is one finer points in life, and the fact that there’s a growing shortage of the global Nutella supply might came as disturbing news to some.

The growing popularity of the creamy hazelnut ...

Indoor Winter Farmers Market Coming to Maplewood on Sunday, Feb. 3

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey is holding an indoor winter farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood. 

Visitors to the indoor market will be able to meet local farmers and food artisans, and a suggested $3 donation will be used to support school and community gardens.

The indoor farmers market ...

Montclair Breaks Bloomfield’s Heart 54-51 in Valentine’s Day Buzzer-Beater

February 15, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Talk about getting your heart shattered on Valentine’s Day.
 
After Bloomfield rallied from a 14-point deficit to take a 6-point lead with three minutes to play, Montclair senior Charles Murphy hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to propel the Mounties past the Bengals 54-51 in an SEC Liberty Division boys varsity basketball contest on Thursday at Bloomfield High ...

Bloomfield Clips Columbia 41-37 in Wednesday Hoop Action

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In an evenly matched contest between two SEC Liberty Division rivals, Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball survived a nail-biter to fend off Columbia Cougars 41-37 on Wednesday afternoon at Bloomfield High School.
 
The game took place 24 hours later than originally scheduled due to Tuesday’s snowstorm forced a postponement.  The Bengals were anxious to ...

Seniors Honored as Bloomfield Girls Bounce Bergenfield 59-24

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The four graduating seniors on the Bloomfield Girls Varsity Basketball team were honored prior to tipoff on Monday evening, followed by the Bengals tearing through Bergenfield 59-24 in a non-conference contest at Bloomfield High School.
 
After No. 12 seed Bloomfield suffered a loss at the hands of Immaculate Conception in the first-round of the Essex County ...

Human Needs Food Pantry Reminds Supporters That Hunger is a Year-Round Issue

February 6, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Most food donations to pantries is made between October and December, at the height of the food-centric holiday season, but hunger hits home year round.

The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will be open Saturday Fe. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for food donation drop off. As always, supporters are asked to double check the expiration dates on their donations. 

The ...

New Jersey Family Needs Support After Tragic Car Accident

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Wednesday January 30, local Manahawkin couple, Maryann and Gregory Levine were involved in a life altering car accident.

Due to extensive injuries and limited insurance the family needs the community’s support. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family by Laurie Trovato where in just 2 days over 900 people have donated totaling over ...

Anthony’s Cheesecake Raises Funds for Homeless Animal Adoption Shelter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Members of the Bloomfield community showed up in droves at Anthony’s Cheesecake on Washington Street throughout the day on Saturday as the popular eatery donated profits from meal sales to the Homeless Animal Adoption League.

 

“This is the second time we are doing this and (business partner) Phil Byrne and I are both animal lovers, so we want to help ...

Jalia Santos of Bloomfield Named to American International College Dean's List

February 15, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Jalia Santos, of Bloomfield, has been named to the Fall 2018 Dean's List at American International College (AIC) in Springfield, MA. Dean's List students are full time students who have achieved a 3.3 to a 4.0 GPA. Santos is majoring in Sports and Recreation Management.

Founded in 1885, American International College (AIC) is a private, co-educational, doctoral ...

Rutgers Autism Service Program Getting $9.8M Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A landmark program at Rutgers University serving adults with autism will get a new center under a proposal that gained approval Wednesday from the university board of governors.

Board members approved plans for the construction of a $9.8 million center on the Douglas campus that will serve as the permanent location of the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services.

Rutgers ...

Families Affected by Disabilities Invited to Conference

Morristown, NJ– The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey is proud to announce this year’s Annual Conference and Resource Fair. Hosted in collaboration with the College of Saint Elizabeth and the Regional Family Support Planning Council, this year’s conference is themed ‘Parents Empowered.’ The event will give parents and educators the ...

Gateway to Bloomfield Center Project Ideas Discussed at Township Conference Meeting

February 14, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Ideas to continue to improve Bloomfield Center were at the forefront of the Bloomfield Council Conference Meeting held Monday evening in the conference room of the Law Enforcement Building.
 
Present at the meeting were Mayor Michael J. Venezia, First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Second-Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow, Third-Ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz, ...

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency Effective at 8:00 a.m.

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state of emergency that took effect on midnight of February 12, 2019, for all 21 counties in New Jersey will be lifted as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Federal Lawmakers Look for $1 Billion More in Funding for Autism Support Services

New Jersey leads the nation with the highest percentage of children with autism spectrum disorders.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Ensuring that individuals with autism are supported throughout their lives is a major goal of bipartisan legislation introduced this week by U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-4th District) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.).

The Autism Cares Act of 2019 would authorize over $1 ...

Baraka Says Newark 'Well Poised' For Amazon After HQ2 Leaves New York

February 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said that Newark is “well poised” to have Amazon’s second headquarters following the retail giant’s announcement to pull out of New York.

Amazon in November selected Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Va. over Newark for its second headquarters, with a promise to create thousands of high paying jobs. But the company faced ...

Lidl Supermarket Chain to Replace Pathmark at Montclair's New Lackawanna Plaza

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new supermarket chain will be coming to Lackawanna Plaza, but not without controversy.

By a 5-2 vote, During Montclair's planning board meeting on Monday, officials approved the application to redevelop Lackawanna Plaza as a mixed-use project. It was also revealed that German supermarket chain, Lidl, will bring a new store to the location.

The two objecting ...

Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering New York Location for HQ2

NEWARK, NJ - The retail giant Amazon picked other locations over Newark for its second headquarters, but now the Washington Post is reporting the company may be reconsidering its New York City decision.

Newark and 19 other locations were finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, which prompted officials in each location to offer sweet tax incentive packages to lure the company.

doorjam, the house band of the Franklin Reformed Church, hosts a CD release party

February 7, 2019

For Immediate Release:  doorjam, the house band of the Franklin Reformed Church, hosts a CD release party

What:  A Pilgrim’s Psalm – a Contemporary Oratorio for Lent; excerpts performed by doorjam.

Where:  Franklin Reformed Church, 45 Hillside Crescent, Nutley, NJ 07110     

When:  Sunday, February 24th @ 3 PM (doors ...

6th Annual Interfaith Music Festival in Montclair, Feb. 10

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 6th annual Interfaith Music Festival will take place on February 10, 2019 at 4pm.

Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, the event will be located at 67 Church Street. The annual event will feature musical selections from several local congregations.

Suggested donation is $5.00.

Temple Ner Tamid Honors Cantor Meredith Greenburg Celebrating 10 Years at TNT

Temple Ner Tamid is proud to announce a celebration of Cantor Meredith Greenberg’s anniversary as celebrated and beloved Cantor with a joyful fundraising gala on Saturday, February 23rd from 7:00-11:00pm at the temple located at 936 Broad Street in Bloomfield.  The community is invited to honor a decade of Cantor Meredith’s musical talent with an evening of cocktails, ...

Horse Racing Subsidy Bill Signed By New Jersey Governor

February 14, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that will provide $100 million over five years to support horse racing in New Jersey.

Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill.

The Senate approved its version of the ...

New Jersey Rider Wins USHJA Jumping Seat Medal In Florida

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Weinerman of Chester, N.J. beat 45 other junior riders on Feb. 8 during the fifth week at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

The first equitation class of the weekend was the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal. With a solid plan of action and confidence in her new mount, piloted Charmeur to a returning spot for the test where she would ride to the win.

North ...

Collegiate Riding: N.J. Rider Helps Auburn Stay Atop NCEA Rankings

WACO, Texas. — Local riders scored points for their team in National Collegiate Equestrian Association Action of the weekend.

Kara Kaufmann tied once and earned a point while competing for the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team in horsemanship.

She rode to a 72.5 tie in the meet with U.T Martin on Feb. 8, which the team won 17-0 and moved to 8-0 on the season.

The victory marked the ...

Reminder to Bloomfield Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

January 30, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any ...

Cats, Dogs and More as Super Pet Expo Heads To Edison

EDISON, NJ –  Billed as "The Pet Lover's Dream Weekend",  the Super Pet Expo will be held at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center on February 8, from 3 p.m.to 8 p.m., February 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and February 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"More than 2,000 dogs, cats and an occasional pony, parrot or iguana will visit the show along with 20,000 pet ...

Anthony’s Cheesecake Raises Funds for Homeless Animal Adoption Shelter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Members of the Bloomfield community showed up in droves at Anthony’s Cheesecake on Washington Street throughout the day on Saturday as the popular eatery donated profits from meal sales to the Homeless Animal Adoption League.

 

“This is the second time we are doing this and (business partner) Phil Byrne and I are both animal lovers, so we want to help ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update

February 15, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways.

First, there are some local fishing flea markets along with fishing and boating shows that are only a short drive away. These ...

Driving Tips for the Afternoon Commute from AAA Northeast

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Today's State of Emergency may have gotten off to a slow start, but at the lunch hour, Northern NJ was already experiencing snow, sleet, freezing rain, or a combination of all three. Roads, as predicted, are slick.

AAA Northeast offers driving tips for those who find themselves out and about today, and face the evening communte later.  

Take the time ...

Spooky Night Out: Explore the Science of Ghost Hunting in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The community is invited to a spooky night out at Fosterfields Living Historic Farm on Friday March 1 at 7:30pm. Visitors explore the ghost hunting phenomenon with a lecture by Frank Rigillo, founder of Specter Seekers Paranormal Society and 25 year paranormal investigator veteran.

The Spector Seekers Paranormal Society uses scientific and skeptical methods, and ...

New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo Cruises Into Edison

EDISON, NJ -  The annual New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo, produced by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, will be held at the NJ Convention & Expo Center from February 14-17.  The show will run from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Along with boats, the marine marketplace will offer accessories, ...

Belmar Moving New Jersey Seafood Festival to Heart of Downtown

BELMAR, NJ — After being held a stone’s throw from the Belmar beachfront for three decades, the New Jersey Seafood Festival is headed to a new venue — the borough’s downtown district.

Belmar officials currently are hammering out details for the move, which will shift the popular event to be held on May 17, 18, and 19 to Belmar’s shopping hub, with food vendors to ...

Save the Date for the 16th Annual Monmouth Park Charity Fund Kentucky Derby Day Celebration, May 4th, 2019

MONMOUTH COUNTY,  NJ - It's time for Derby Day! The popular event on many calendars is gearing up for a banner year as the  Monmouth Park Charity Fund, on Saturday May 4, 2019 will be hosting its 16th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration, at Blu Grotto’s beautiful outdoor garden at the historic Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. The 2019 Event ...

Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today urged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to replace the aging AirTrain system that connects Northeast Corridor passengers to Newark Liberty International Airport. 

The AirTrain transports about 33,000 riders each day between Newark Liberty International Airport terminals, parking lots, rental car facilities and the Northeast Corridor Rail ...

Sandals Resorts Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts Starting Feb. 1 2019

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos. 

"As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to our Sandals family that environmental sustainability remains a key ...

RAVE Reviews Publishes Ranking of 10 Best Ski Towns in America

EUGENE, OR - Ski season is upon us and RAVE, the lifestyle review site, recently published the list of the ten best ski towns in the United States. 

"Hitting the slopes is more than just a hobby for some, it's an outlet or an easy way to leave their worries behind. We want it to be easier for everyone to experience that," said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE ...

A Winter Walk Through Central Park

NEW YORK, NY - The iconic Central Park has the familiar Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and a zoo, too.  Yet on a brisk Sunday in late December, a Meetup group met for a tour of some lesser known points of interest at the north end of the green space in the center of Manhattan.

Central Park, comprised of approximately 750 acres, was designed by agriculturalist Frederick Law ...

JerseyJam 2019 Will Attract 5,000 Scouts to Waterloo Village this October

February 10, 2019

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council announced that it will host “Jersey Jam 2019,” a jam-packed weekend of activities, exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and special events that’s expected to attract 5,000 Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts from New Jersey and neighboring states. Scheduled for October 4 – 6, 2019 at ...

CCM’s “Project Yellowstone” Provides a Fascinating Look at Environmental Protection

Learn How the U.S. Has Approached Establishing Protected Lands

RANDOLPH, NJ – When colleges host educational events and hands-on opportunities in addition to providing high quality classes, it ensures that students are receiving a well-rounded, diverse education.

At County College of Morris (CCM), the Community and Civil Engagement (CCE) initiative offers high-impact, ...

Throwback Tuesday: Rutgers biologist developing revolutionary method to combat global Nutella shortage

Today is 'World Nutella Day' and we're looking back at what one Rutgers Biologist is doing to keep this indulgence in our kitchens.  

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For most of us, Nutella is one finer points in life, and the fact that there’s a growing shortage of the global Nutella supply might came as disturbing news to some.

The growing popularity of the creamy hazelnut ...

Spotlight on Cardiac Rehab at Mountainside Medical Center

February 12, 2019

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center provides medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation fitness programs for individuals with identified cardiovascular disease, as well as those with known risk factors. Patients who have undergone open heart surgery or are in congestive heart failure are prime candidates.

Candice Powell, exercise ...

Bloomfield to Host Lead Remediation Forum Feb. 25 in Town Hall

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council will hold a Community Public Forum to discuss the township's lead remediation program.

The forum is slated to start at 6:00 p.m pm Monday Feb 25 in Council Chamber in Bloomfield Town Hall. 

All residents are invited to attend and participate in the conversation.

 

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the ...

Reminder to Bloomfield Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

January 30, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any ...

West Orange Township Announces Intention to Purchase Rock Spring Country Club

February 6, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 90 minutes of deliberating in closed session with members of the West Orange Township Council, Mayor Robert Parisi surprised the public at Tuesday night’s public meeting when he announced the township’s intention to purchase Rock Spring Country Club.

His proclamation comes less than a week after Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced ...

Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes

TRENTON, NJ – In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss their lives in a fire and another 239 sustained injuries from deadly blazes. Legislation sponsored by state Assembly members Annette Quijano, Joe Danielsen and Annette Chaparro hopes to prevent such deaths and injuries as part of the “New Home Fire Safety Act.” 

The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community ...

Caldwell Residents Rally to Stop Demolition of Historic Home on Smull Avenue

CALDWELL, NJ — In response to the news that the owner of the residence located at 30 Smull Avenue in Caldwell has applied to have the structure torn down, many area residents as well as Preservation New Jersey (PNJ) have expressed disapproval, claiming it to be an important part of the borough’s history and architectural heritage.

Some residents have taken action to ...

Poll: Would You Cast a Vote For Booker as President in 2020?

February 5, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced his bid for president Friday morning, entering a crowded field of Democrats looking to get the party's nomination.

With the 2020 election 637 days away, the junior U.S. senator is wasting no time. The 49-year-old made his announcement on Twitter with a video touting his past in Newark.

"I am the only senator who goes home to a ...

Booker Addresses Lead in Newark, Beyond: 'We Should All Be Morally Outraged'

NEWARK, NJ - The former mayor of Newark who tossed his hat in the 2020 presidential election today said there should be fewer corporate tax breaks and more investment in infrastructure to address elevated lead levels in Newark and around the county. 

Booker, who was mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013, earlier this morning announced he would seek the presidency in 2020. He held a press ...

Former Newark Mayor Announces Presidential Bid

Former Newark Mayor and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced on Twitter this morning that he was running for president of the United States.

Booker's announcement on the first day of Black History Month comes as no surprise. The 49-year old senator's run was years in the making and he has recently stepped up his travel to early primary states, including in Iowa, New Hampshire and South ...

Start an Indoor Garden with Kitchen Scraps

February 15, 2019

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.  

Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit, ...

Heart Shaped Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers.

Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green leaves.

Pothos and philodendron with heart shaped leaves are easy-to-grow and long time favorites.

How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom

Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you will be enjoying months of indoor color.

You may have enjoyed an initial burst of color ...

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Bloomfield to Host Lead Remediation Forum Feb. 25 in Town Hall

February 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council will hold a Community Public Forum to discuss the township's lead remediation program.

The forum is slated to start at 6:00 p.m pm Monday Feb 25 in Council Chamber in Bloomfield Town Hall. 

All residents are invited to attend and participate in the conversation.

 

tip411: Winter Weather Event Feb 12, 2019 in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The weather forecast is calling for a weather event on this date, 02/12/19, with accumulating snow and ice.

If you reside on a street that prohibits parking on snow covered streets, please do not park your vehicle on that street once it becomes snow covered.

The streets need to be cleared of parked vehicles so that DPW can plow effectively from curb to curb.

If your ...

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Fri, February 15, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Family Movie: Akeelah and the Bee

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Sat, February 16, 7:00 PM

St Thomas the Apostle School - Herron Hall, Bloomfield

Valentine's Dinner Dance by the Friends of Troop ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Sun, February 17, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Maurice Chestnut: Black History Month at the ...

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Tue, February 19, 2:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Knitting Workshop for grades 5 - 8 February 2019

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Tue, February 19, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Binge TV: The Handmaid's Tale - Sex, Gender, ...

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Wed, February 20, 2:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Knitting Workshop for grades 5 - 8 February 2019

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Bloomfiled Police Department Blotter Feb 4 to Feb 10, 2019

February 15, 2019

Shoplifting:

2/5/19- Desmond Persaud Age 28 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Persaud was observed placing multiple items in a cart and exited the store without paying. The suspect was stopped and brought back into the store with all merchandise. The merchandise was multiple chocolate bars, garbage bags, and ...

West Orange Township Announces Intention to Purchase Rock Spring Country Club

February 6, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 90 minutes of deliberating in closed session with members of the West Orange Township Council, Mayor Robert Parisi surprised the public at Tuesday night’s public meeting when he announced the township’s intention to purchase Rock Spring Country Club.

His proclamation comes less than a week after Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced ...

'Fresh Prince' Actor to Read Debut Novel to Newark Students

NEWARK, NJ - The actor best known for her role as Hilary Banks will be in Newark to help kick off United Way of Essex and West Hudson’s 30th annual Celebrity Read.

Karyn Parsons, who starred on the NBC comedy sitcom from 1990 to 1996, will be the celebrity chairperson for this year’s read. She will read her debut novel, “How High the Moon,” to students at Sussex Avenue ...

SUV Goes Through Deli Window in Berkeley Heights

February 8, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police and Fire Department responded Friday at 2 p.m. to a motor vehicle going through the front window of the newly opened Cousin's Deli [formerly 7-Eleven] located at 417 Springfield Avenue. There were no reports of injuries.

TAPinto Berkeley Heights will update when information becomes available.

Middlesex County Dems Mark Passing of Transgender Trailblazer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Democrats today issued a statement on the passing of Barbara "Babs" Siperstein, a transgender activist who fought for, and was honored by, a law that was named for her allowing people to change their genders on their birth certificates.

Siperstein, who resided in Edison, died Sunday. She was 76.

She was the first openly transgender person ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update

February 15, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways.

First, there are some local fishing flea markets along with fishing and boating shows that are only a short drive away. These ...

Belmar Moving New Jersey Seafood Festival to Heart of Downtown

BELMAR, NJ — After being held a stone’s throw from the Belmar beachfront for three decades, the New Jersey Seafood Festival is headed to a new venue — the borough’s downtown district.

Belmar officials currently are hammering out details for the move, which will shift the popular event to be held on May 17, 18, and 19 to Belmar’s shopping hub, with food vendors to ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

Gun Violence Protection

January 30, 2019

The top priority of the 116th Congress must be to pass H.R.8, a bipartisan bill that would require background checks on all gun sales, including those from unlicensed dealers, gun shows, and online vendors.

The average American is 25 times more likely to be shot and killed by a firearm than in any other developed nation! This is simply unacceptable and absolutely ...

Time For McConnell To End The Shutdown

Nobody, including Trump’s most ardent supporters, would really care if Trump ever built his stupid wall or not. His base supports him for reasons that are not necessarily policy concerns, but rather out of an irrational sycophantic allegiance to an individual whom they consider to be some anointed deity. So, who is really to blame for this reckless shutdown and why is it happening at ...

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update Feb. 4, 2019

Saif Younas stunned the opposition at the Sectional Track Championship running a career best 6.70 to win the 55-meter dash. Rendell Amilcar posted a 53.16 good enough for 4th place in the 400-meter. Saif and Rendell teamed up with Colyer Samper and Jordan Mosley to place 5th in the 4x400 in a time of 3.37.

Wrestling hosted the annual Gray Cup- held in honor of Bengal great Dan Gray- ...

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update January 7, 2019

Winter Track competed at the Essex County Relays- girls medalists included; 4x200-5th, 4x400-3rd, 4x800-6th, Shot Put-6th. Boys placings; 4x400-3rd and Shot Put-4th.  

 

The Cheerleaders captured their second competition title of the year with a win at the Woodbridge Invitational.

 

Wrestling posted league wins over Belleville 42-21 and Montclair ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

February 15, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

The History and Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 15, 2019

TRENTON - In December, that blender seemed the perfect holiday gift. But it's mid-February, and it still hasn't arrived on your doorstep. Hmmm. You may be a victim of "porch piracy," and Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak wants to be your hero. The Edison-based lawmaker is proposing stiffer penalties for the culprits who grabbed that five-speed blender off your porch, as well as ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, 2014).

Jennifer Weiner has captured the angst and humiliation of a young mother who is trapped in a situation that many professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s face. While balancing a demanding career with raising children and caring for aging parents, people develop a variety of coping mechanisms to help them deal with daily stress. The wiser and ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Saint Cassian 4th Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run at Brookdale Park, Apr. 13

February 14, 2019

Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Saint Cassian 5K & Kids Fun Run on Saturday - April 13, 2019 at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:00 a.m.

All Fun Run participants receive a ribbon.  In the 5K, medals will be presented to the overall male and female winners, along with age category winners (male and female).

Spotlight on Cardiac Rehab at Mountainside Medical Center

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center provides medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation fitness programs for individuals with identified cardiovascular disease, as well as those with known risk factors. Patients who have undergone open heart surgery or are in congestive heart failure are prime candidates.

Candice Powell, exercise ...

Families Affected by Disabilities Invited to Conference

Morristown, NJ– The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey is proud to announce this year’s Annual Conference and Resource Fair. Hosted in collaboration with the College of Saint Elizabeth and the Regional Family Support Planning Council, this year’s conference is themed ‘Parents Empowered.’ The event will give parents and educators the ...

Scholarship Targets Students with Disabilities

Scholarship Targets Students with Disabilities

Financial Support for Graduating North Jersey Seniors

MONTVILLE, NJ – Scholarship applications are now being accepted for students with disabilities who are graduating this year. The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of Northern New Jersey, a group of more than 40 state-approved specialized schools serving students ...

Obituaries

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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Nov 23, 1937 - Jan 27, 2019
Peter C. Scarpelli, 81 of Nutley, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Born in Passaic, the son ...
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Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

February 15, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...