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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Bloomfield Ready for Fireworks on the 4th at Foley Field

July 3, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield Will continue its annual tradition of fireworks at Foley Field on July 4th. 

The schedule for the festivities is as follows;

5:30PM – Gates open
Food vendors, blow-up rides, face painting and music
7:30PM – Opening Ceremonies
8:00PM – Live Music by the Kootz
9:25PM – Fireworks

Kids 5 and under and ...

Bloomfield Commemorates Juneteenth with a Celebration of Black Culture and History

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On June 18th, Bloomfield held its second annual Juneteenth celebration in the Town Center, commemorating the day slavery effectively ended in the United States in 1865. 

This year’s event was the first to be organized under the Township’s newly formed Juneteenth Holiday Advisory Committee, which greatly increased the flow of ideas for how to celebrate, ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

‘Sister Act’ sparkles at Paper Mill

MILLBURN NJ — “Sister Act” is a perfect way to end the Paper Mill’s 2021-2022 fall and spring season.

This high energy musical is based on the popular 1970s movie with Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie  Smith. But the current performers shine and make it their own. Nicole Vanessa Ortiz is the sexy singer Deloris Van Cartier. She sees a murder by boyfriend Curtis ...

Former Home of Supreme Court Justice Alito Target of Harassment

June 27, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police.

In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a residence formerly owned by Alito.

"Erroneous information was circulating on ...

Cedar Grove: Lenape Trail Gets New Bollards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- There have been 33 new bollards installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Essex County Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities.

Cutting a ceremonial ribbon on Monday in front of one of the new bollards installed in Essex County Cedar Grove Park (in accompanying photo) were: (from left) Essex ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

June 7, 2022

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 5, 2022

TRENTON – With the state budget signed and the governor heading off to his Italian villa on vacation, it’s time to catch up on all that was missed. Hmm. Here’s one, from the pile:  New Jerseyans who buy electric cars receive a nice gift from the state, up to $5,000 off the purchase or lease, besides not having to pay sales tax. Very generous, thank you. But now the state is ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).


For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

The Barbizon: The Hotel that Set Women Free by Paulina Bren. (Simon and Schuster, 2021)


The main character of Paulina Bren’s book, The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free, is not human; it is a famed, aging building, erected in 1927, and still standing today at 140 East 63rd Street, New York City.  The Barbizon offered a women-only residential space that was centrally ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)


Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

Empower The Village Celebrates Juneteenth, Black Artists and Economic Empowerment at 4th Annual ‘For The Love of Art’ Show

June 30, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The second annual Juneteenth federal holiday weekend was celebrated in spectacular fashion, as Empower The Village Inc, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, showcased Black excellence in the arts and hosted over 200 attendees at their annual For The Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Justice & Joy, an art show and fundraiser at the ...

InHome Golf - The Leading In-Home Golf Simulator Design Company - Celebrates Opening of Lyndhurst Showroom – It's First Showroom in the United States

LYNDHURST, NEW JERSEY – InHome Golf, the leading in-home golf simulator design company, celebrated the opening of its new Lyndhurst showroom at 1000 Wall Street West with a ribbon-cutting by Mayor Robert G. Giangeruso and Jim Kirkos, CEO of the Meadowlands Chamber on Thursday, June 23.  With the new showroom, golfers are able to try out the innovative technology that allows for in-home ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

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Aug 5, 1947 - Aug 3, 2021
Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Retired Nutley Police Captain and Realtor Thomas ...
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Sep 29, 1974 - May 11, 2020
Charles Edward Roberts III (Rob,) 45, of Glen Ridge, NJ, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2020 ...
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