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Walnut Street Home Invites You to Check out Their Spooktacular Halloween Display

October 19, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Each year during October a haunted house emerges among the homes lining Walnut Street in Bloomfield.  Resident Andrew Alsheskie makes sure that each year is a little spookier than the year before.

"This year's Halloween display is our most  challenging to make it family friendly and safe for those willing to endure a scare or two. Each animated ...

Next Bloomfield Shredding Event to Take Place Saturday, November 7

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will be holding another free shredding event for residents on Saturday, November 7 at Pulaski Park. Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mt. Vernon Ave. and the event will take place between 9:00am and 12:00pm rain or shine. 

“Every year, we try to hold as many events that we can that are both useful and of value to residents,” said Mayor Venezia.

Essex County Coronavirus Testing Sites, Oct. 16-23

October 15, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County announced the upcoming schedule of its coronavirus testing sites. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Upcoming testing locations are as follows:

Friday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Essex County Weequahic Park, ...

Victim Identified in Nutley House Fire, Investigation Of Cause Continues

NUTLEY, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Nutley Police Chief Thomas J. Strumolo announced the identity of the victim of Saturday nights' house fire on Myrtle Ave. as 74-year-old Joseph Collar. Collar's wife is currently at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville NJ. She sustained serious injuries and is listed in serious condition. 

A fire ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Conversations with the Candidates: Bloomfield Township Board of Education Elections 2020

October 14, 2020

If you get out and about at all in our Town, you are bound to run into Tom Heaney. He's at many of our Special Needs Parents Group Meetings, many school functions & numerous fundraisers. He greets you with his huge grin, enormous handshake and warm, genuine heart. He's a current Board of Ed Member & running for re-election. Tom Heaney has always been responsive to ...

NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police: Think Twice Before Voting for Legalized Pot

Later this year, NJ voters will be asked to cast their vote on a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana in our state for people 21 and older. This is a significant issue that most assuredly will impact public safety and quality of life issues for the residents of our New Jersey communities, as well as for the millions of visitors that we welcome to our state each ...

Voice-Over Artist and Event Announcer George Alan Ruth Describes His Career Behind The Microphone

October 20, 2020

George Alan Ruth, who is the voice behind the TAPintoTV promos, recently joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios for a conversation on his long-spanning career as an announcer and voice-over artist. 

Ruth, who grew up in New Jersey, was the inaugural announcer for the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium beginning in 1998. For Ruth, that ...

Housing and Community Development Network of NJ Enlisted to Provide Help As Housing Crisis Deepens

Staci Berger, CEO of the Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey, joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios, to discuss the state's current housing situation and in particular, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Berger, New Jersey has had a "very strong" housing crisis even prior to the pandemic.

The Jaffe Briefing - October 21, 2020

STATEWIDE – Before we even begin with this, bar owners are outraged. They’ve begged and borrowed for the hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to secure a precious liquor license. With this backdrop, Sen. Vin Gopal is suggesting a new kind of liquor license, in which other eateries would be allowed to serve just beer, wine and cider for a fee of just $4,000 or so. It is not a new ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Wendi and Chris Manderioli of TAPinto Randolph

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of October 2020 is Wendi and Chris Manderioli, who own and operate TAPinto Randolph.  The wife/husband team have built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents of Randolph, New Jersey.   

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? What caused you to choose ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Obituaries

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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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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Voice-Over Artist and Event Announcer George Alan Ruth Describes His Career Behind The Microphone

October 20, 2020

George Alan Ruth, who is the voice behind the TAPintoTV promos, recently joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios for a conversation on his long-spanning career as an announcer and voice-over artist. 

Ruth, who grew up in New Jersey, was the inaugural announcer for the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium beginning in 1998. For Ruth, that ...