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Tue, April 30, 7:00 AM

Acme Markets Parking Lot, Montclair

Montclair Community Spay Day

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2019 7:00am 04/30/2019 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
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Wed, May 1, 6:00 PM

Forest Glen School, Bloomfield

Wednesday Night Vendor Fair and Gift Market

Education Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/01/2019 6:00pm 05/01/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Wednesday Night Vendor Fair and Gift Market

Come support Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen preschool HSA while shopping from numerous vendors. You can get your mother's day and teacher appreciation gifts done all in one night.

This event is FREE to families and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so please encourage your friends to join us!

280 Davey Street Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Homeschooling Open House (All ages)

Thu, May 2, 11:00 AM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

Homeschooling Open House (All ages)

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2019 11:00am 05/02/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Homeschooling Open House (All ages)

Auditorium
No registration required
Join the monthly gathering of families that homeschool and make new friends. Youth services librarian Enola Romano displays our collection of parenting books about homeschooling. Bring your favorite board game to share! For more information email Enola Romano at enola.romano@montclair.bccls.org.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ , NJ 07042
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Thu, May 2, 7:00 PM

Studio 355, Livingston

CBD and Cannabis as Medicine for Health & ...

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2019 7:00pm 05/02/2019 11:00pm America/New_York CBD and Cannabis as Medicine for Health & Wellness - Educational Event

With Adult Use legalization of marijuana coming to New Jersey, more and more people are seeking reliable information on cannabis-related health products and how to use them properly and effectively to treat themselves and their families.

It’s controversial. It’s confusing. It’s cannabis.

Cannabis has a rich history that spans back to the oldest civilizations.

355 Eisenhower Parkway Livingston, NJ 07039
Stroke Day

Sat, May 4, 9:00 AM

Mountainside Medical Center, Montclair

Stroke Day

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 9:00am 05/04/2019 11:00am America/New_York Stroke Day

Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources can hinder efforts to change that. Join our Stroke Care team as they address the essentials for Stroke Health.

Topics and Presenters:

Stroke: Every Second Counts- Presented by Melissa Santoro, RN, Stroke Coordinator
Time is Brain- Presented by Nutley EMS and Dr. Arthur Calise, ...

1 Bay Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop (Ages 5-18)

Sat, May 4, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop ...

Education Green Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 2:00pm 05/04/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop (Ages 5-18)

Outdoor Plaza (Rain location: 3rd floor)

No registration required

Learn bicycle repair with a shop teacher. We'll cover crucial skills like fixing flat tires, gear adjustments and brake replacement. Bring your own bicycle or learn from teacher examples. The first three bicycles will be used as a repair demonstration. Find more information about Mr. G via Instagram @MrGsworkshop. This ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sun, May 5, 8:00 AM

Liberty State Park, Jersey City

12th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

Add to My Calendar 05/05/2019 8:00am 05/05/2019 11:30am America/New_York 12th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure

Join us for the 2019 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, locally presented by ShopRite. WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson will be the official MC for this family-friendly Race Day that includes a 5K Fun Walk, USATF Timed 5K Run, Wellness Village, Kids for the Cure activities, and more. Survivors and Forever Fighters (those with Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer) are the focus, ...

76 Audrey Zapp Drive Jersey City, NJ 07306

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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 ...

Paramus Introduces Ordinance To Ban Plastic Bags, Styrofoam

May 22, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ – Paramus may become the latest town to ban single-use plastic bags, joining a growing movement across the country aimed at promoting sustainability and reducing litter.

At its May 21 meeting, the borough council voted 5-0 to introduce an ordinance to not only prohibit businesses from distributing plastic bags at checkout, but also to ban polystyrene food ...

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

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 ...

Memorial Day Weekend LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

May 23, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is Memorial Day weekend!  The official kickoff to the 2019 summer season.

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide. 

Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E. Bay Avenue in Manahawkin

Friday 10 p.m:   Rock Lobsters
Saturday 10 p.m:   Sneak Attack
Sunday 10 p.m. The ...

How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

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 ...

Steve Adubato Talks with HGTV Stars, The Cousins, About their New Children's Book

May 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Remodeling experts and HGTV stars, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, were guests on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, sharing their latest projects as well as guidance for homeowners with the itch to renovate.

“The biggest thing you can do is plan,” advised John Colaneri. “Contractors in general have not been great at communication, and the crux of the entire ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Recidivism Rate in New Jersey One of the Lowest in the Nation

May 23, 2019

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hosting a visit from the Canadian Parole Board Chairperson Jennifer Oades. We had the opportunity to discuss best practices, compare our different parole processes, and share some important common ground about our collective goal— striking a decisive balance between protecting our society through public safety supervision, while fostering the ...

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 ...

Get Vine Ripe Markets’ Recipe for Grilled Shrimp

May 23, 2019

Fresh grilled shrimp makes for a perfect low-calorie dinner. If you don’t feel like grilling your own, find this ready-made option at Vine Ripe Markets.

Ingredients:

1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. smoked paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 ...

Double Hip Replacement Gives Mountainside Nurse New Outlook

Annie Mueller has been a nurse at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center since 1992. In recent years, she started experiencing intense hip pain.

“Being a nurse, I was afraid to have the issue addressed because I knew what I was likely going to have to undergo a hip replacement,” said Mueller.

After a vacation with her husband, Mueller knew something had to be ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month

(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 ...

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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Steve Adubato Talks with HGTV Stars, The Cousins, About their New Children's Book

May 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Remodeling experts and HGTV stars, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, were guests on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, sharing their latest projects as well as guidance for homeowners with the itch to renovate.

“The biggest thing you can do is plan,” advised John Colaneri. “Contractors in general have not been great at communication, and the crux of the entire ...