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Fri, March 22, 6:30 PM

The Grove, Cedar Grove

HOPE STARTS HERE: The 2019 Komen North Jersey ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/22/2019 6:30pm 03/22/2019 11:30pm America/New_York HOPE STARTS HERE: The 2019 Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party

Susan G. Komen North Jersey’s signature Pink Tie Party is a not-to-be-missed annual event that is the perfect mix of fun and philanthropy. The event raises funds to fight breast cancer right here in North Jersey communities and help get Komen closer to its goal of reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by half by 2026. The evening will pay tribute to Dun & Bradstreet ...

691 Pompton Avenue Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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Sat, March 23

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival: ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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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Sat, March 23

St. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Roseland

Celebrating Women: A Day of Holistic Healing

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 9:00am 03/24/2019 9:00am America/New_York Celebrating Women: A Day of Holistic Healing

Every woman deserves to be celebrated. Are you a caregiver? Are you a busy woman? Are you stressed? Would you like a day just for you? Then this day was made for YOU!

Come to: A Day of Holistic Healing on March 23, 2019 and celebrate YOU!

80 Laurel Avenue Roseland, NJ Roseland, NJ 07068 true
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Sat, March 23, 5:15 PM

First Congregational Church, Montclair

Book Talk: Nathan Englander, kaddish.com

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 5:15pm 03/23/2019 6:15pm America/New_York Book Talk: Nathan Englander, kaddish.com

In Nathan Englander’s latest novel, when Larry’s father dies, he turns to the website kaddish.com for help reciting the Jewish prayer for the dead. The celebrated Pulitzer finalist and prize-winning author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank etc. talks with novelist Julie Orringer (The Flight Portfolio) about his satirical tale of ...

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, March 23, 6:30 PM

First Congregational Church, Montclair

Book Talk: An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 6:30pm 03/23/2019 7:30pm America/New_York Book Talk: An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates

Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival is excited to welcome the universally acclaimed New Jersey novelist Joyce Carol Oates to Montclair for a conversation with artist and author Jonathan Santlofer about her latest work, including the dystopian tale of resistance, Hazards of Time Travel. The two writers will also discuss their respective memoirs of love, loss, and self-discovery: A ...

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Tue, March 26, 7:00 AM

Acme Supermarkets, Montclair

Montclair Community Spay Day

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Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 7:00am 03/26/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Montclair Community Spay Day

Back by popular demand, CPAW NJ is again pawtnering with People for Animals (PFA) and Acme Markets on Valley Road to bring PFA’s SpayStation Mobile Surgical Unit (aka Neuter Commuter) to Montclair. Low cost spay/neuter services will be available the last Tuesday of every month. We hope that over the course of the year we will be able to fix over 200 cats, saving thousands of ...

510 Valley Road Montclair, NJ 07043
Frida Kahlo:  Dreams, Demons and Devotion

Tue, March 26, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Frida Kahlo: Dreams, Demons and Devotion

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 03/26/2019 7:00pm 03/26/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Frida Kahlo: Dreams, Demons and Devotion

Frida Kahlo’s paintings illustrate the anguish and passion of a fascinating and complicated life. The astonishing works of this Mexican and feminist icon will be looked at through the lens of her ethnicity, disabilities, and political activism.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Wed, March 27, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Hidden Architectural Treasures of Passaic County

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Add to My Calendar 03/27/2019 7:00pm 03/27/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Hidden Architectural Treasures of Passaic County

Join Passaic County Architect, Andrew Thompson for a look at some of the historical treasures of Passaic County. He'll cover the restoration and re-use of 63 Hamilton Courthouse Annex, the Dey Mansion (Washington's HQ) and The Vanderhoef House, a Dutch Flemish farmhouse in Clifton NJ

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Thu, March 28, 5:30 PM

The LOFT @350, West Orange

Cannabis and Hemp Culture CBD Pop-Up Event

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 03/28/2019 5:30pm 03/28/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Cannabis and Hemp Culture CBD Pop-Up Event

The best way to describe the Canna Pop-Up event is one part social event, one part education, one part foodie, one part art exhibit, and ALL parts for anyone with an open mind. Pop-up experiences last for only a brief period of time. They are transitory and as a result, exciting and compelling.

The Canna Pop-Up experience will elevate your senses to a higher level. We bring people together ...

350 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052

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Sacred Heart Church Spirit Run to Close Streets in Bloomfield Saturday

October 22, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Sacred Heart Church will be hosting the 5th Annual Spirit Run/Walk 5K to benefit Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Road closures will be in effect from 7 a.m.through 11 a.m.

 Please see the attached map of the Race/Walk route in regards to road closures during the event.

Police Officers will be on scene to assist with traffic. Every effort ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Election Policies for Candidates for Public Office

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - With local elections coming in about two weeks, it is once again time to share TAPinto Bloomfield's election policies. 

Candidate Statements: 

For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. 

Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Explores Garland's Early Career

MILLBURN, NJ  - Judy Garland has made an amazing comeback, with both this charming musical at Paper Mill Playhouse and the new film starring Renee Zellweger. It’s also the anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,” a film that never seems to lose its appeal. Garland’s early career is the focus of “Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz.”

Ruby Rakos is a sound choice ...

Essex County Installs Historical Markers at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange

October 18, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two new colorful historical markers were recently installed inside the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange that bring to life some of the early history of the park known generations ago with eye-catching detail.

They markers, which were placed side by side alongside the road near the entrance, highlight the days of the long-gone Eagle Rock resort ...

Planned Parenthood to honor NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy at 2019 Autumn Soiree, featuring author and activist Anna Quindlen as keynote

NEWARK, NJ — Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange, NJ, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey (PPMNJ) will bestow their “Women’s Leadership Champion” award to New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy. Mrs. Murphy and her husband, Governor Phil Murphy, have made family planning and women’s reproductive rights and health a ...

NJ First Grader's Garage Sale Raises $1,000 for Her School

October 21, 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The dreary weather did not deter bargain shoppers from supporting Esther Gabay's garage sale for her school yesterday. She raised $1,000 for her school's PTA and an additional $200 in ShopRite gift cards and a box of canned goods for the Fair Lawn food pantry.

Fair Lawn First Grader Holding Garage Sale to Benefit Her School

On Sunday, Oct. 20, the young lady held a ...

New Mural at Hinchliffe Stadium a Home Run

PATERSON, NJ- These days Vaughn McKoy spends much of his time navigating Paterson’s headlong ascent into a renaissance, and, as the city’s top ranking employee, is largely responsible for helping to move the Sayegh Administration’s initiatives through the city council.

In a city where relationships still matter, and history often provides a glimpse into the future, ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Report

September 18, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The end to the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is drawing near with the final day this Saturday, September 21. Predicted strong winds will roil the ocean up for most of the rest of the week and likely mean a slow finish to the season.

I fished the Little Egg Reef with fishing buddies Joe Hummel and Dave Rinear last week, and we returned to the dock ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

October 18, 2019

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

Let's Help Rep. Sherrill Get Gateway Completed

October 12, 2019

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 22, 2019

CHERRY HILL – The school lunch debt debacle is still raging here, and no one has a good solution for the amassed $16,500 balance. An exasperated local businessman is offering to cover it, ending what’s become a national headline. Over the summer, school officials introduced – and then scrapped – its controversial “tuna-fish ...

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 8, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood

The featured TAPinto franchisee for October 2019 is John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.   John, a public relations professional, has been able to utilize his skills to create a successful, profitable business for himself and one of TAPinto's most widely-read sites.  

Q. You have an interesting background.  Can you tell us about it a little ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)

 

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)

 

The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

Taxpayers can explore several tax help options before visiting an IRS office

October 18, 2019

Some taxpayers may think they need to visit an IRS office for help in person with their tax issues. However, many of these people may actually find what they need online or by phone. In fact, many questions can be answered without ever having to visit to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

Finding answers to their tax questions.
Taxpayers can use several resources to find answers:

The ...

Bloomfield Resident Who Champions The Rights of the Blind to be Honored at Dining in the Dark

When Joseph Ruffalo Jr. was 27, an ophthalmologist diagnosed him with a hereditary eye disease that would eventually cause blindness. The doctor told Ruffalo he shouldn’t drive anymore. 

“He didn’t say can’t,” said Ruffalo, who bought a sporty new Dodge for $3,000 in 1976. 

Driving home from Yonkers, New York, after a long day managing a shoe store, ...

IRS celebrates military families during National Work and Family Month

 

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WASHINGTON —As part of National Work and Family Month, the Internal Revenue Service reminds military families that they often qualify for specific tax rules and benefits.

National Work and Family Month was established in 2003 by a Senate resolution. October was chosen to help communicate and celebrate progress towards creating more flexible work ...

IRS celebrates National Work and Family Month - Highlights credit for paid family and medical leave, other topics

The Internal Revenue Service is participating in National Work and Family Month by issuing a series of informative tips on work-life balance throughout the month of October. The agency plans a series of news releases, fact sheets and tax tips. Topics covered include family-owned businesses, family tax credits, military tax benefits and scams and security issues.

National Work and Family Month ...

Obituaries

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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Jackson – Dolores V. Buerkle, 90, formerly of South Plainfield died Saturday, August 24, 2019 ...
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CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...