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Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival: ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 12:00am 03/24/2019 12:00am America/New_York Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival: Children's Events

A full day of FREE children's/YA storytelling and activities at the Montclair Public Library, as part of Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival 2019. Children's authors include Artie Bennett, Julia Sarcone-Roach, Eva Chen, Dan Yaccarino and Christopher de Vinck. YA authors include George O'Connor, Marc Aronson, Gayle Forman, Gae Polisner, Mark Oshiro, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo ...

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Bloomfield Health Department to Sponsor Blood Drive on May 28

May 16, 2019

The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with Vitalant (formerly Community Blood Services), will host a blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at the Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St.

Free parking will be provided. Donors must be in good health, at least 18 years old (16-17 with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and have not ...

Big Truck Day and Recycling Event Scheduled for Saturday Morning

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield’s annual Big Truck and Electronics Recycling Day is taking place this Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 1350 Broad Street, in the parking lot across from Brookdale Baptist Church. While kids are admiring Bloomfield's Big Trucks, their parents can drop off household electronic Recycling.

Sponsored by Suburban Disposal with cooperation from the ...

Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

A Failsafe in a World of Falling Safes

I subscribe to the “Falling Safe” philosophy of life.

A person walks down a city street, perhaps inexplicably happy or modestly content, or maybe consumed by the routines of their day or bothered by life’s little annoyances.

High above them, in the upper reaches of a skyscraper under construction, work is being done. A crane is lifting beams or huge HVAC units, glass ...

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter April 22 to April 28, 2019

May 3, 2019

Shoplifting:

4/24/19- Pedro Rivera Age 39 of Newark, NJ- An officer responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on report of a shoplifter who was running from the store towards the Grove Street train station. Officers searched the area and located a Hispanic male, wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans, black and white baseball cap, which fit the suspect’s description given by Stop & ...

Cedar Grove Councilman Kumburis' Late Night Post-Election Visit Angers Resident

May 16, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to Cedar Grove Township ordinance 190-14 soliciting, peddling and canvassing shall only be conducted during the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  That did not stop Councilman Harry Kumburis, who lost re-election by 33 votes on Tuesday, from knocking on doors after 10 p.m., allegedly targeting voters who had requested a vote-by-mail ballot but not ...

Newark's Broad Street Renamed to Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard

NEWARK, NJ - The late Kenneth Gibson, Newark's first black mayor, once said, "Wherever American cities are going, Newark will get there first."

So it’s only fitting that Broad Street, one of the city’s main thoroughfares that has seen drastic changes in recent decades, was renamed today to Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard. Right off the road, you can find Newark ...

Support for Newton Strong!, Lexi Faye Scholarship Continues to Grow

May 22, 2019

NEWTON, NJ- Many schools and organizations have given their support for the Whiteout to be held on Thursday, May 23 in remembrance of Lexi Faye. (Updates are in BOLD)

Jake McNamara, a Newton Youth Football player, wrestler and lacrosse player wanted to do what he could to help raise money for the Lexi Faye Heart of Gold Scholarship fund.  He opted of Lemonade for Lexi, selling ...

Volunteers Collect 18 Tons of Trash From Streams and Lakefronts in Upper Raritan Watershed

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The one-day annual Stream Cleanup organized by Raritan Headwaters Association removed 18 tons of trash, litter and recyclables from almost 80 miles of river, stream and lakefront, the group reports.

Cleanup volunteers included individuals, families, scout troops, churches, businesses, civic groups, schools and environmental commissions.

More than 1,700 volunteers of ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: The First of Summer Fish Caught Along with End of Spring Season Fishing

May 20, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This is the time of the year when Southern Ocean County fishermen seem to enjoy the most. We are still in the midst of catching the spring fish such as striped bass, black drum, and big bluefish. Suddenly, the summer-like fish start to arrive in the form of black sea bass, summer flounder, and even a few weakfish.

Captain Dave DeGennaro of Back Bay Adventures out of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

May 18, 2019

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

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

Is This the End of the American Century

May 12, 2019

“ The End of the American Century”

The above title has been listed with a number of journals and other perspectives.  This one above comes from The Atlantic! What was called the American Century really only lasted a little more than 50 years and followed World War II, and our “Best Generation!” In my case, it was my parents or your grandparents. There indeed ...

Stop Playing Along with the PC Police and Stand-Up for Italians

I am writing to you in response to Glen Rock's proposal to make Columbus Day a new day in Indigenous People's Day, and effectively white-washing history for a false narrative that destroys one of the biggest contributions an Italian has given the Western World.

Christopher Columbus, despite his faults, should be celebrated for his discovery of America over 500 years ago, not cast aside ...

New World Pizza Brings Together Fresh Ingredients and Family at Franklin Food Truck Festival

May 22, 2019

FRANKLIN, NJ - Benefiting Franklin High School's Project Graduation, the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival featured craft and food truck vendors from across the state.

"We have great vendors like New World Pizza. They have the best pizza in Somerset County, New Jersey, because they make it right on the spot - this is not heated up in a microwave!" said MacCafee ...

Mayor Ravi Bhalla Speaks About Hoboken’s Past and Present at the 25th Annual Arts & Music Festival

HOBOKEN, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Hoboken Mayor, Ravi Bhalla, at the 25th Annual Spring Arts and Music Festival, held on Washington Street. Over 300 artists and vendors along with three stages of music were on hand to entertain the crowd.

“It’s a time-honored tradition in Hoboken,” said Mayor Bhalla, “where the community comes together.”

Alongside the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2019




It is Convention Time! The Jaffe Briefing will be on hiatus beginning Monday, May 20, returning Tuesday, May 28


TRENTON - It is the tale of two governors. There is Gov. Phil Murphy. And there is Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is acting like the governor, in this clash of the titans. Yesterday, Sweeney introduced a sweeping package of more ...

10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)

 

My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...

The Weiss Sisters by Naomi Ragen

The Weiss Sisters by Naomi Ragen (MacMillan, 2013)

 

Naomi Ragen made her mark in the literary world with the wonderful novel, Sotah, published in 2001. Since then I have followed her career, reading every work. Ragen’s novels are generally about the complicated lives of Orthodox Jews and the decisions that plague some of them trying to balance a religious existence in a world ...

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell (Atria, 2017)

 

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell gets top marks in delivering the creep factor to those of us who like psychological thrillers that would have ended up being films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Reminiscent of the classic The Collector by John Fowles, this haunting tale of a beloved daughter gone missing maintains its ...

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust.  A Scribophile Anthology, 2019.

Twenty-one aspiring writers, who critique and assist other writing neophytes on Scribophile, were selected to have their short stories published in Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, the final volume in the Seven Deadly Sin collection. The other six books in the series include Gluttony, Wrath, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, and Pride. The stories ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month

May 22, 2019

(Newark, NJ) – On May 15, 2019, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held their annual Jewish Heritage Month Celebration at the Hall of Records in Newark, New Jersey. During the event, the Freeholders recognized the notable contributions of Jewish residents in the county. This year’s honorees were Linda Scherzer, of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, and ...

It’s summertime…and these tips can help make livin’ easy for teens with jobs

With summer almost here, many students will turn their attention to making money from a summer job. Whether it’s flipping burgers or filing documents, the IRS wants student workers to know some facts about their summer jobs and taxes.

Not all the money they earn will make it to their pocket because employers must withhold taxes from their paycheck. Here are some tax tips young ...

New Jersey Human Services Honors the Department’s Police Officers as Part of National Police Week

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services marked National Police Week on Wednesday by honoring 20 of its police officers for their efforts to protect some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents.

Police Week is celebrated annually to recognize police officers around the country who lost their lives in the line of duty and to recognize officer achievements. During ...

Honoring Music in Bloomfield

HONORING MUSIC IN BLOOMFIELD

On Thursday May 2, 2019, The Bloomfield Federation of Music celebrated its historic 75th Anniversary with a Gala at the Chandelier in Belleville, NJ.  Distinguished Bloomfield resident Paul Alongi Sr. was presented A Lifetime Service Award from Bloomfield Federation of Music President Patrick Burns and a Resolution from Freeholder Carlos Pomares.  The ...

Obituaries

- Feb 8, 2018
Pao-Chin Bailey, of Bloomfield, was called home to be with her beloved husband Richard, on Friday ...
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Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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New World Pizza Brings Together Fresh Ingredients and Family at Franklin Food Truck Festival

May 22, 2019

FRANKLIN, NJ - Benefiting Franklin High School's Project Graduation, the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival featured craft and food truck vendors from across the state.

"We have great vendors like New World Pizza. They have the best pizza in Somerset County, New Jersey, because they make it right on the spot - this is not heated up in a microwave!" said MacCafee ...