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Sat, December 15, 4:00 PM

Cinema505, Montclair

Lez Bomb

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/15/2018 4:00pm 12/15/2018 6:00pm America/New_York Lez Bomb

LEZ BOMB is a multigenerational comedy of errors featuring a young woman (Lauren) who comes home for the holidays with some life changing news. Little does Lauren know, the eccentric cast of characters have their own stirring surprises as well.The result is a hilarious turn of events forcing the family to come together in a ceremonious series of coincidences. As it turns out, there is no good ...

505 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sun, December 16, 1:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, Montclair

Kwanzaa: 52nd Annual Harvest Festival of African ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 12/16/2018 1:00pm 12/16/2018 6:00pm America/New_York Kwanzaa: 52nd Annual Harvest Festival of African Culture

Montclair Public Library proudly invites friends and neighbors of the community to the 52nd Annual Harvest Festival of African Culture (and the Library’s 30th year celebrating Kwanzaa).

We are excited to welcome back Mama Yaa, of Pyramyd Dance Company, who will kick off the event with a traditional Kwanzaa libation ceremony at the Ancestral Table and the lighting of the Seven Candles.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sun, December 16, 3:00 PM

Bloomfield Middle School , Bloomfield

Bloomfield Civic Band Holiday Spectacular

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 12/16/2018 3:00pm 12/16/2018 5:00pm America/New_York Bloomfield Civic Band Holiday Spectacular

A beloved local tradition continues as the Bloomfield Civic Band, Frank Ortega, Director, presents its HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, featuring a visit from Santa Claus! Sunday, December 16, 3:00 P.M. Special guest and Bloomfield based composer Allan V. Daleus, will conduct the Band in the world premiere of his arrangement of Max Reger's "Benedictus." Auditorium of Bloomfield Middle School, ...

60 Huck Road Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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Mon, December 17, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 12/17/2018 7:00pm 12/17/2018 8:00pm America/New_York Tour of the Birthing Center

Tour of the Labor & Delivery, Post-Partum & Nursery Units. You will feel comfortable knowing your baby will be born in a hospital whose primary concern is your health, comfort and safety. All your questions and concerns will be answered during this tour.

Free of charge.

1 Bay Ave Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
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Wed, December 19, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 12/19/2018 7:00pm 12/19/2018 9:30pm America/New_York Becoming a Parent

This class will prepare you for the realities of becoming a parent, with special emphasis on coping during the first 3 months of your baby's life.

Fee: $50 per couple

1 Bay Ave Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

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NJ Recipe Guru Shares her Favorite Holiday Cookie: Double Chocolate Espresso

December 13, 2018

If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam.

“I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of eight said from her home in Montvale, NJ.

In ...

Bloomfield High History Department 'Flags for Heroes' Memorial Day 2019 Project

December 13, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield High School History Department will honor fallen heroes with 4,000 American flags on school grounds for Memorial Day. The department is reaching out to the community to make this honor possible.

Community members are encouraged to donate one dollar, to cost of a single flag, to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. 

To make a ...

Winter Weather Is On the Way

Although winter is still a little over a week away, cold temperatures and winter weather are upon us. Parts of North Jersey are expected to get some light snow Thursday morning, Dec. 13 and into the afternoon, which could create hazardous road conditions, according to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.

Precipitation is expected to begin Thursday morning ...

West Orange Woman Faces Charges After Being Accused of Stabbing Mail Carrier

December 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police.

Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession in this incident, which occurred on Hillside Avenue at ...

Advocacy Group Asks Federal Judge To Expand Newark's Lead Filter Program

NEWARK, NJ - The group that is suing Newark over elevated levels of lead has asked a federal judge to make the city extend its filter distribution program to the East Ward, according to court documents.

The city treats its water at two different locations: the Pequannock and Wanaque plants. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other city officials have routinely said East Ward residents do not ...

Coast Guard Raises Sunken Fishing Vessel from Shark River Inlet Off Manasquan

December 14, 2018

MANASQUAN, NJ — The U.S. Coast Guard's Manasquan Inlet/Shark River station has reported that the Miss Kathleen was successfully raised from the Manasquan Inlet last night and placed on a barge.

The removal of the 44-foot commercial fishing boat comes nearly a week after it struck the northern Manasquan Inlet jetty on December 8 and started taking on water, according to the Coast ...

Authorities Reveal Name of Injured Mt. Arlington Officer

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio.

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident for now - including the extent of the sergeant's injuries or the names ...

N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

Belmar Sees Return of Two Endangered Species to Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature.

Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between Third and Fourth Avenues. Both are federally endangered species that were recently ...

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 14, 2018

TRENTON - In his 30 years or so in print journalism, Charlie Stile knows his readers. This stalwart columnist at the Bergen Record knows what his readers will find interesting, how they like to be told a story and even when they are most likely to read his columns. Usually, that time is Friday morning, maybe around 10:30 a.m. or so. And that's why you should listen ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Bobbie Peer

This week's featured franchisee owns not one, not two, but three TAPinto franchises! Find out what she loves about owning and operating her own business, how she got started, and how she manages, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto New Providence, and TAPinto Mountainside full-time.

Q: When did you join TAPinto.net?

Bobbie Peer: I started as a sales ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

 

When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert Humbert’s perverted fantasies in the famous Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita, published in the United States in 1958, was influenced greatly by an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Camden, ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...

Partners for Health Foundation Awards Community Impact Awards Announced

December 12, 2018

 

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards, and grants totaling $100,000, to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, ...

Partners for Health Foundation Awards $100,000 in Community Impact Awards

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards, and grants totaling $100,000, to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, chronic disease ...

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Docent Training Class

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is recruiting volunteers for the 2019 Docent Class. Docents are volunteer educators who give educational talks, act as tour guides, and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animal collection. This is a highly selective volunteer position and training is required.

“Our Docents help every visitor have an ...

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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Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...