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Beth's Book Review

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 compelling read. Crisp in its telling of the tragic murder of Clarkson University sophomore, Katy Hawelka, the book focuses largely on the struggle of the ...

Creating NJ’s Premier Academic Medical Center

"Today, we were notified that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is going to file an administrative complaint and has authorized a suit in federal court to block our proposed transaction that would have enabled us to build the first premier academic medical center in New Jersey to increase services and provide better access to such care for New Jersey residents.  We are incredibly disappointed by these FTC actions against our proposed transaction, which has received full approval from New Jersey’s Attorney General ...

Dad in the Box

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring. Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room. Through the thin batten board wall separating their rooms, Hardin yelled angrily to wake Cougar. When Cougar failed to respond, John Wesley Hardin ...

Dress for Success Northern NJ Happenings

*NOTE VENUE CHANGE* DATE AND LOCATION:  Hennessy Hall (the Mansion) Fairleigh Dickinson University 1 Mansion Mall Madison, NJ 07940 Friday, June 3rd, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm There will be fabulous designer purse bingo, tricky tray raffle, 50/50 raffle, dessert, AND door prizes!

Jaffe Morning Briefing

TRENTON – Bring em’ on. The more gun restrictions in New Jersey, the better. And that’s why we should also welcome seven new gun laws the governor signed yesterday. Let’s now celebrate that people must actually learn how to fire a gun before getting a gun permit. New Jersey is also banning 50 caliber weapons, making it easier to sue gun manufacturers and dealers, forcing newcomers to register their weapons, mandating micro-stamping technology, limiting handgun ammunition and cracking down even further on ...

Liz on 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 Von Arnim, is set in 1922.  Lotty Wilton (Monette Magrath) is restless and depressed with yet another rainy February in England. She sees ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener! Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on the world of engineering.  We’ll discover how engineers are working together to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. We’ll also learn about the future of engineering, the many OPPORTUNITIES this field will offer, and how you, as a consumer, can support the work of engineers. To help us, we’ve brought on a highly credentialed and credible expert on this topic. He’s ...

McQueeny on New Jersey

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 billion budget for the next fiscal year starting July 1.  That will come to a brutish end very quickly, and a very politically precarious 17-month ...

TAPinto Insider

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 Ownership Opportunities Webinar and discussing the profitable and fulfilling experience of being a TAPinto owner/publisher with the ...

Walk With Us Into Sunshine

Welcome to Walk In Sunshine. We are so honored and humbled to be a resource that continues to see hundreds of unique visitors each month to our website. Founded in Westfield in 2018, Walk In Sunshine is a best-in-class website for grieving parents to find the resources they need, while providing financial assistance to local NJ families who have suffered the most devastating of losses. The new design features an easy-to-use platform for New Jersey families who have lost a young child to apply for financial assistance, as well as an ...

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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 ...

Portal Bridge Increasing Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Moves Forward With MOU

July 6, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge proposed to expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is making headway after Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday for the project’s first phase.

The signing of the memo advances the Portal North Bridge project to its next phase. The project is part of the larger Gateway ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July6, 2022

TRENTON – Bring em’ on. The more gun restrictions in New Jersey, the better. And that’s why we should also welcome seven new gun laws the governor signed yesterday. Let’s now celebrate that people must actually learn how to fire a gun before getting a gun permit. New Jersey is also banning 50 caliber weapons, making it easier to sue gun manufacturers and dealers, ...

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.

In addition to the ...

Obituaries

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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