Arts & Entertainment

Big Hix turned Wooden Spoon's Oktoberfest into Southern 'Rock-toberfest' in Bloomfield Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Big Hix, the country music tribute band, grabbed the mics at the Wooden Spoon's 'Oktoberfest Parking Lot Party' for a four hour set that started at 4 p.m.

The band consists of full time performers who cover today's country hits including the songs made famous by Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Miranda Lambert.

The 'Oktoberfest Parking Lot Party' offers a unique take on the fall holiday feast that  reflects the character of the Bloomfield Renaissance: combining tradition and contemporary desires. Brats and beers are available at the outdoor Biergarten and customers can also order from the restaurant's al la carte menu at the same time.  

Wooden Spoon had their formal ribbon cutting on Thursday. Details about the official grand opening and Oktoberfest will follow soon. 

 

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Fire Prevention Week Tip #3; Carbon Monoxide Safety

October 16, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, TAPinto Bloomfield has been sharing various fire safety tips.  Acting Bloomfield Fire Official Tom Wilson has been especially helpful in providing this vital information to make the Township as fire safe as possible.  A hidden household danger that is often overlooked is carbon monoxide.  We reached out to Fire Official ...

Be Fire Smart With These Additional Safety Tips For Fire Prevention Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Last week TAPinto Bloomfield provided you with some fire prevention information and tips from Acting Fire Official Tom Wilson.  Because the entire month of October is Fire Prevention Month, we reached out to Fire Official Wilson for some additional information.  He provided us with 10 Tips for Fire Safety;

    1. Watch your cooking.  Stay in ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, October 17, 5:00 PM

Essex Junction , Bloomfield

Mexi-Flip Taco Tuesday at Essex Junction ...

Food & Drink

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Tue, October 17, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Hudson Shakespeare Co. presents Macbeth

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Tue, October 17, 7:00 PM

West Orange High School (with Words Bookstore of Maplewood), West Orange

Astronaut and New Jersey Native Scott Kelly to ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Wed, October 18, 8:00 AM

Montclair State University Conference Center - University Hall , Montclair

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2017 Conference

Business & Finance Education

Thu, October 19, 6:00 PM

Montclair State University Conference Center - University Hall , Montclair

Women Entrepreneurship Week "Social Entrepreneurs ...

Business & Finance Education

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter September 25 - October 1, 2017

October 4, 2017

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

Shoplifting:

9/26/2017- Ibiang Abase Age 37 of Newark, NJ was arrested on 9/26/17 at 7:07 A.M. at Stop & Shop 8 Franklin St for Shoplifting. Mr. Abese concealed bathing and skin care products into a black back pack and attempted to exit the store without ...

Former President Obama to visit Newark to campaign for Murphy

October 17, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business School on ...

The National Action Network’s New Jersey Chapters are Holding Their First Two-Day Conference at the HYATT Regency Hotel in Jersey City

October 15, 2017

NEW JERSEY - The theme of this year’s conference on October 19, 2017, and October 20, 2017, will be, “Bridging the Gap.” The purpose of the conference is to have real discussions and take sustainable action that will move communities forward in the areas social justice, economic development, housing, healthcare, politics and voting rights, education and criminal justice ...

Former TAP Reporter Receives Top SBU Communications Award

NEW YORK – Former TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Lian Bunny received St. Bonaventure University’s most prestigious communications award Tuesday in New York City at the 57th annual Mark Hellinger Awards.

Bunny, a 2017 summa cum laude honors graduate in journalism and mass communication, received the 2017 Hellinger Award at the luncheon, and Andrew Bevevino, who graduated summa ...

Belmar Seeks to Stop Bartoberfest: ‘Largest Charity Bar Crawl Town Has Ever Seen'

October 12, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar has given the organizers of the upcoming Bartoberfest — billed as “the largest charity bar crawl the town has ever seen” — until Friday, October 13 to cancel the event or face court action.

Bartoberfest is planned for Saturday, October 21 from noon to 2 p.m., with eight participating bars in Belmar and Lake Como, according to a website by ...

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.This act  authorizes New Jersey to issue ...

How Eleventh Hour Rescue and Other Shelters Help Animals Find Their Forever Homes

October 3, 2017

The South Orange Animal Coalition worked for 25 years saving strays from kill shelters. Tragically in 2014 this shelter closed, which left Maplewood and South Orange with no animal shelter. All strays are now taken by shelters in neighboring towns which don't have a no kill policy. Which means helping the shelters we do have means so much more. Girl Scouts cadettes Natasha Lyons and ...

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot (William Morrow, 2016)

Okay, so Meg Cabot is not high brow literature. However, she is a New York Times best-selling author who definitely has her finger on the pulse of life as a millennial. Best known for her Princess Diary books about an American commoner, Mia Thermopolis, who suddenly learns in her teens that she is the princess of Genovia, Cabot has made her ...

The Mommy’s Review - Welcome back, water bottles!

Well, the kids are firmly back in school, and one of my priorities this year is for everyone to stay dry! No, not in the potty training sense! What I mean is that I’m tired of taking out soggy folders and wet assignments from their backpacks! I can’t tell you how many times my kids came home with wet lunchboxes and school bags this past school year. Their reusable water bottles just ...

Let's Walk the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield with Rich Rockwell

October 16, 2017

Come join us on this 1-hour walk, as Morris Canal Greenway enthusiast, Rich Rockwell leads us on a section of the canal, while sharing some fascinating facts and historical landmarks along the way. 

Musical Program will honor Rev. Elizabeth Campbell for 16th Pastoral Anniversary at Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Musical Program will honor Rev. Elizabeth Campbell for 16th Pastoral Anniversary at Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church -- Sunday October 15 at 3 p.m.

Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church will host a Musical Celebration of Worship and Praise to in honor of the 16th Pastoral Anniversary of church pastor, Rev. Elizabeth Jackson Campbell. The celebration begins at 3 p.m., on Sunday, October 15 at 27 Monroe ...

Annual Fall Festival at Lord Stirling Stables Coming soon

Halloween is coming to Lord Stirling Stable and the Friends Of Lord Stirling Stables invite members of the public to the Annual Fall Festival from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 28 for some fun fall activities! 

Enjoy pony rides, kid-friendly Halloween-themed games and activities, fall-themed food, and fun, and event-filled hayrides on our trails. Costumes are ...

Halloween 5K To Scare Hunger Away

The 3rd Annual Halloween 5K to Scare Hunger Away is being held on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park.

The Halloween-themed event will include a timed and USATF-certified course, prizes for top finishers and best costumes, trick-or-treat stations for all ages, a kids fun run, food, music, and giveaways. Proceeds from the event will benefit CUMAC, a ...

New York Jets Ring of Honor 2017

On August 29th at the New York Jets Kickoff Luncheon, the name of the newest member to be inducted into the Ring of Honor was announced. I posted the press release by The New York Jets this week, but I like to delve into the personal history of the man and the newest New York Jet legend, Kevin Mawae.

Kevin Mawae, Center, played for the New York Jets from 1998 to 2005, but his personal football ...