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Sat, January 18, 7:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

The Kingsland Manor Presents A Wine and Spirits ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/18/2020 7:00pm 01/18/2020 10:00pm America/New_York The Kingsland Manor Presents A Wine and Spirits Prohibition Party

Prohibition officially began on January 17, 1920, when the Volstead Act went into effect.

Join us as we observe the centennial of this failed national experiment.

Come as a flapper or come as you are,

Dress as a gangster or silent screen star,

It is going to be fun, no matter the dress,

Just bring yourself, and we’ll do the ...

3 Kingsland Street Nutley, NJ 07110
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Tue, January 21, 7:30 PM

Bloomfield Civic Center (2nd floor), Bloomfield

Bloomfield Chorale Rehearsals Begin!

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Add to My Calendar 01/21/2020 7:30pm 01/21/2020 9:30pm America/New_York Bloomfield Chorale Rehearsals Begin!

Do you enjoy singing and would like to be a part of an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of others through music? The Bloomfield Chorale is seeking all voices for its Spring 2020 Season - Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. Rehearsals for our Spring Concert start on Tuesday January 21st on the Second Floor of the Bloomfield Civic Center on Broad Street in Bloomfield. It’s always ...

84 Broad Street Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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Wed, January 22, 4:30 PM

Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails , Nutley

Wine Down Wednesday at the Oakley Kitchen

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Add to My Calendar 01/22/2020 4:30pm 01/23/2020 3:30pm America/New_York Wine Down Wednesday at the Oakley Kitchen

Every Wednesday @ The Oakley Kitchen, come in to enjoy Wine Down Wednesday!

Every Wednesday enjoy a glass or a bottle of wine for 1/2 price!

789 Bloomfield Ave Nutley , NJ 07110
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Wed, January 22, 7:00 PM

The Sanctuary, First Congregational Church, Montclair

Book Tour – Isabel Allende: A Long Petal of the ...

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Add to My Calendar 01/22/2020 7:00pm 01/22/2020 8:00pm America/New_York Book Tour – Isabel Allende: A Long Petal of the Sea

Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival is thrilled to welcome iconic author Isabel Allende to a pre-festival event in Montclair on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, to discuss her latest novel, A Long Petal of the Sea, a masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging.

This epic novel, spanning decades and crossing continents, follows two young people as they flee ...

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Thu, January 23, 8:30 PM

Oakley Kitchen , Nutley

Karaoakley Night: Karaoke at the Oakley in Nutley

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Add to My Calendar 01/23/2020 8:30pm 01/24/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Karaoakley Night: Karaoke at the Oakley in Nutley

Stargher Art presents Karaoke Thursday at The Oakley Kitchen in Nutley, NJ. Drink specials all night! #karaoakley
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Bar Specials:
$5 Shots
$8 Drinks
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Find your song online at stargherart.com (or use our mobile apps - yes we have that too!) and send your request directly to your DJ without getting off your seat! Grab the mic and get on singing!
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NO COVER!

789 Bloomfield Ave Nutley, NJ 07110

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Bloomfield’s Online Street Sign Auction Continues Monday

February 27, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield is holding another online street sign auction next week to allow residents to own small pieces of Bloomfield’s history. The Township replaced all street signs in town over the past year, and rather than throw away the old signs, wanted to make sure residents interested in Bloomfield history could claim signs of their choosing. 

The ...

Bloomfield Now in Compliance with State and Federal Guidelines on Lead and Water Treatment Chemical Levels

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Over the past few years, New Jersey residents have learned a lot more about issues affecting water quality, as the entire state has dealt with concerns about aging infrastructure in water providers affecting the safety of drinking water. Now Bloomfield residents are receiving good news across the board, as the Bloomfield Department of Water and Engineering today announced ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

Belleville Store Sells $150,000 Powerball Winner

February 27, 2020

BELLEVILLE, NJ-- According to the NJ Lottery, two New Jersey Lottery tickets sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, Feb. 26, drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those tickets was purchased with Powerplay, multiplying the prize to $150,000. The local winning ticket from Wednesday night’s ...

Newark's Top Cop Warns Suburbanites to Lock Their Cars

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's Public Safety Director said he believes criminal incidents in Newark can be reduced if people living in the suburbs would be more diligent in locking their vehicles and taking the key fobs with them after parking.

“Cars are being stolen from the suburbs and surrounding cities are being used in criminal incidents in Newark,” Director ...

Paul McCartney is Here, There and Everywhere - In New Jersey

February 24, 2020

METUCHEN, NJ  - Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close.

The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County.

The residents who happened to be strolling down Main Street on Sunday afternoon were stunned at the sight of the former Beatle, ...

NJ Teen Reported Dead After Six-Story Fall from The Vessel in Hudson Yards in NYC

NEW YORK -- The body of a young man who was found on the ground near The Vessel, a sculpture at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, was identified as that of a 2019 Ridge High School graduate.

According to a published report in the New York Post, 19-year-old Peter DeSalvo of Basking Ridge did not survive a drop from the sixth floor of the structure on West 33rd Street in Manhattan Saturday evening ...

New Jersey Date Night: 4 Fun Cooking Schools

February 25, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes even the most adventurous Garden State couple just wants to keep it super laid back, cozy and at home. The choice for date night simplicity can lead to a most fear-instilling question … What’s for dinner?

Not all of us are good in the kitchen. Learning a few cooking skills and ...

Body Cameras For All Crossing Guards

February 24, 2020

(The following Letter to the Editor regarding an alleged incident at the corner of East Passaic and Coeyman Avenues in Bloomfield on February 6 was edited for length and clarity.)

Three lives were almost lost Thursday morning, February 6, at the careless hands of a bus driver who had sped through a yellow light on wet roads only feet from a school bus stop (at the corner of East Passaic and ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 27, 2020

ON THE RAILS – It should be a quieter, tamer “Walk to Washington” today, following a number of warnings, hard alcohol bans, hotline numbers, increased security and other assurances that train riders will behave themselves. Sure, for most riders who don’t get plastered and attempt to sexually assault others, it all seems a little overkill. But something certainly had to be ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Fred Aun of TAPinto Roxbury

The featured TAPinto franchisee for February 2020 is veteran journalist Fred J. Aun, owner/publisher of TAPinto Roxbury.  Fred's career as a journalist spans nearly 40 years and includes full-time reporting positions at five publications. He spent about 20 years with The Star-Ledger/NJ.com before moving to Ziff Davis Media and a decade of freelancing.      

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Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)

 

Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Theresa Venezia Presented With NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award

February 21, 2020

Theresa Venezia, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Van Der Wende Properties has won the 2019 New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award.  This prestigious award recognizes members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.

"It's been my honor and privilege to serve my community and the communities that surround Bloomfield. I would like to thank all ...

Gas Lamp Players presents Mamma Mia!

GAS LAMP PLAYERS INVITE ALL DANCING QUEENS (AND KINGS) TO “MAMMA MIA!” FEBRUARY 7-9

Glen Ridge, New Jersey (January 2020) – Gas Lamp Players is thrilled to bring ABBA’s glittering musical to Essex County as its annual Main Stage production.

 

Mamma Mia! has proven its popularity world-wide as both a musical, and then a film. Propelled by the ...

New Form 1040-SR, alternative filing option available for seniors

The Internal Revenue Service wants seniors to know about the availability of a new tax form, Form 1040-SR, featuring larger print and a standard deduction chart with a goal of making it easier for older Americans to read and use.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 required the IRS to create a tax form for seniors. Taxpayers age 65 or older now have the option to use Form 1040-SR, U.S. Tax ...

Obituaries

Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...