Blossoms and Bright Futures Spring Social

Join Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey to celebrate CASA child advocacy with wine tasting, food, and fun! Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1:00 - 3:30 PM at the Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge.

Register to attend at https://www.CASAofNJ.org/SpringSocial

We hope to see you there!

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Contact Information
  1. Nancy Miller
  2. 609-695-9400 x6
  3. info@casaofnj.org
Sat, June 15
1:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 06/15/2019 1:00pm 06/15/2019 3:30pm America/New_York Blossoms and Bright Futures Spring Social

Join Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey to celebrate CASA child advocacy with wine tasting, food, and fun! Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1:00 - 3:30 PM at the Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge.

Register to attend at https://www.CASAofNJ.org/SpringSocial

We hope to see you there!

185 Madisonville Road Basking Ridge , NJ 07920

Basking Ridge Country Club

185 Madisonville Road
Basking Ridge , NJ 07920

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Township of Bloomfield To Host Public Forum To Address Lead Issue Tonight at Civic Center

August 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Township of Bloomfield is hosting a public forum on tonight, Monday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m.in the Civic Center at 84 Broad St. to address the lead issue.

After this weekend's announcement by City of Newark that some water filters given to residents to reduce lead levels may not be functioning properly, the Township of Bloomfield is announcing that it will ...

Lead Filter Tests Confirm Township-Issued Filters are Functioning Properly, Reducing Lead Levels as Expected

BLOOMFIELD,NJ -- Over the past year, the Bloomfield Health Department has been distributing PUR water filters to approximately 3,000 residents. After news broke that some similar filters distributed to residents in Newark had failed to adequately reduce lead levels, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia immediately ordered a test of filters given out in the Township to determine if the same issue was ...

Rolling Stones in the Meadowlands: NJ TRANSIT Got It Right – Again!

NJ TRANSIT got it right – Again – during both of the Rolling Stones concerts held in the Meadowlands this month. Kudos to the agency and to the Governor’s office for stepping up again to find solutions to a very difficult situation.

When the Agency gets it right – it’s expected, and no one applauds. Of course, when issues occur, the Agency is challenged and too ...

‘The Rainmaker’ Brings Mesmerizing Emotions to Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

MADISON, NJ - “The Rainmaker” is a play that speaks to the heart and done with such elegance and simplicity that it is unforgettable.

Written by N. Richard Nash, this play isn’t often performed.  Under the guidance of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, the story is beautifully rendered by a cast that works fluidly together. It speaks so specifically to our longings and ...

Glimmerglass Opera Tackles Racial, Class Issues

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Glimmerglass Opera Festival has an outstanding reputation for first-rate singers, strong orchestras and glittering productions.

This year, the company also takes on a number of issues that are relevant to our time. “Blue” stands out as an innovative study of racial bias, family and loss. With music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics, as well as direction, by ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

In Praise of Fútbol, the Game We Call Soccer

What I’ve learned in my travels to Europe and South America in the last couple of years is how refreshing it is to get away from English.

Not being able to understand the banter of language around you is a chance to luxuriate in your own thoughts. You are in a crowd, but not part of it, free of the irritating banality of most conversations.

In a strange land I can sit and be oblivious ...

Newark to Downtown Businesses: Have Your Employees Work from Home Monday

August 21, 2019

Businesses located downtown are being asked to consider early dismissals or even allowing employees to work from home Monday because of gridlock expected as a result of the Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center.

“We’d like the downtown businesses treat this like a major blizzard – except we know it’s coming a few days in advance,” said Public Safety Director ...

Bloomfield Residents Pack Civic Center for Lead Discussion Forum

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In the ongoing, year-long effort to educate residents about the possible buildup of lead in older homes and methods to reduce exposure, Bloomfield Township Council hosted a Community Public Forum on Monday evening, August 19 at the Civic Center on Broad Street prior to the Regular Council Meeting.

Hundreds of residents from Bloomfield and Newark, and several major media ...

NJ Resident Ernie Hernandez Turns Fire Hoses Into Flag Art

August 22, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I feel proud when people like them and I like when I’m walking by and I see one of my flags on someone’s front porch […]. I do it because I feel proud being American and I feel proud of my flag and I love to see my artwork out and about," says retired police officer and part-time artist Ernie Hernandez, whose flag art has become his ...

The Elmora Troopers Win Over Rhode Island 2-0 Advancing in Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - Fans of the Elmora Troopers were on their feet cheering on Tuesday evening as the Elizabeth team took the win by a score of 2 - 0 over the Barrington, Rhode Island team in Williamsport, Pa.

The game was a 0-0 score until the top of the 6th inning when the Troopers came out with Sal Garcia starting off with a double and they didn’t stop until they scored two runs. The ...

Shore Community Mourns the Loss of Shore Fire Grille Owner Timothy Kohlheim, 36

August 16, 2019

STAFFORD, NJ - Thursday night, the shore community lost one of their own, Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 west in the area of Marsha Drive involving two vehicles.

Their preliminary investigation "indicates a 2015 ...

Meet Best-Selling ‘Kosher by Design’ Cookbook Author Susie Fishbein

August 22, 2019

Just in time for the Jewish New Year, Susie Fishbein, author of the international best-selling cookbook series “Kosher By Design,” will teach a week’s worth of kosher-based cooking classes beginning on Sept. 8 at The Kitchen at Bed Bath & Beyond, a new interactive cooking and activity learning space in East Hanover.

We asked the Livingston resident about Jewish ...

Newark’s Water Crisis is As Much about Lack of Vision and Courage As It Is About Mismanagement and Malfeasance

August 19, 2019

Everyone knows it has always been a coveted desire to privatize Newark’s Water Department. The money such an agency would generate would be massive and would invite corruption. If you don’t believe me just look at what happened under the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation.

In 2013, an investigation by a State Comptroller revealed that there was ramped ...

An Open Letter to our Representative Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11

A lot of my friends, as well as myself, listen to the New York Times “The Daily” podcast and I was thrilled to post on Facebook Monday morning that our member of congress was the featured interview this week. It’s nice to see that you’re getting noticed and that can only help to gain attention for the things you want to accomplish for the district.

While I had some ...

Steve Adubato & Former ESPN Host, Bob Ley, Discuss Compensation for College Athletes

August 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Bob Ley, former host of “Outside the Lines,” on ESPN, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato recently and came out in support of student athletes receiving pay for their participation on college teams. 

Ley, a multiple Emmy Award-winner, had been the longest tenured on-air employee of the sports network. He joined ESPN just three days after their launch in ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 23, 2019

The Jaffe Briefing will be on vacation Monday, August 26, returning Tuesday, Sept. 3

NEWARK – City officials to downtown businesses: Stay away Monday. That’s the blunt message, as the city scrambles to host MTV’s Video Music Awards on Monday night at the Prudential Center. This is an unbelievable opportunity to show that the Brick City can accommodate a ...

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018)

 

Where the Crawdads Sing is Delia Owens’ first novel, although she and her husband have published three internationally acclaimed non-fiction books about Owens’ experiences as a wildlife scientist in Africa. Where the Crawdads Sing scored a Number 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, winning ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K, Smith, M.D.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

 

I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker (William Morrow, 2019)

 

Why + How = Who

The formula above represents the manner in which criminal profilers assess the suspects in a serious crime. In the gripping new Douglas and Olshaker book, The Killer Across the Table, the authors write, “We study these people (criminals) not as psychologists or sociologists, ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D,.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

 

I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

Prominent Attorney Stuart Meissner Announces Exploratory Committee For US Senate

August 22, 2019

Will Explore Seeking Republican Nomination to Challenge Cory Booker

Trenton, NJ – Today, Stuart Meissner, former prosecutor and leading whistleblower attorney, has formed an exploratory committee to consider mounting a campaign for the Republican Party nomination to challenge Democratic Senator and Presidential candidate Cory Booker.
 
“I have decided to take the ...

Here’s what taxpayers should know about the new IRS Tax Withholding Estimator

Taxpayers who haven’t yet checked their withholding this year should do so ASAP. All taxpayers can do this by using the new mobile-friendly Tax Withholding Estimator. This new tool can be used by workers, as well as retirees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers. It’s a user-friendly step-by-step tool to help taxpayers effectively adjust the amount of income tax they have ...

Bloomfield Resident Publishes Unique First Book

Bloomfield Resident Publishes Unique First Book

Bloomfield resident Karl Hughes has published his first book, offering readers insights into living a successful life.  Hammering Out a Living was born out of Karl’s passion for mentoring the young apprentices he meets as a carpentry instructor, but his messages on success are universal. 

The book’s unique format is 140 ...

The YMCA of Montclair Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

Montclair, NJ - The YMCA of Montclair announced today that it has received a Major Grant in the amount of $10,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support their initiative to build a new inclusive playground at the Geyer Family YMCA. This playground will benefit children who attend programs and camp at the Y and children who live in the area, as there is no public playground ...

Obituaries

Mar 11, 1946 - Jul 17, 2019
James R. Matarazzo, Sr., 73, of North Caldwell, N.J., died on July 17, 2019. Visitation will be on ...
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- Feb 8, 2018
Pao-Chin Bailey, of Bloomfield, was called home to be with her beloved husband Richard, on Friday ...
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Steve Adubato & Former ESPN Host, Bob Ley, Discuss Compensation for College Athletes

August 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Bob Ley, former host of “Outside the Lines,” on ESPN, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato recently and came out in support of student athletes receiving pay for their participation on college teams. 

Ley, a multiple Emmy Award-winner, had been the longest tenured on-air employee of the sports network. He joined ESPN just three days after their launch in ...