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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
May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and up)

Mon, May 6, 5:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2019 5:00pm 05/06/2019 6:00pm America/New_York May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and up)

Outdoor Plaza

Celebrate everyone’s favorite force-filled holiday (a couple days late!) We’ll have lightsaber crafts and activities, a food craft, and more. Refreshments will be served; please advise of food allergies.

50 South Fulleton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
Mother Goose (Ages 3-6)

Thu, May 9, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mother Goose (Ages 3-6)

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/09/2019 4:00pm 05/09/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Mother Goose (Ages 3-6)

3rd floor

Mother Goose is an excellent way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Each session will end with a simple art experience for little ones. Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Thu, May 9, 7:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Floral Design Class at the Kingsland Manor in ...

Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/09/2019 7:00pm 05/09/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Floral Design Class at the Kingsland Manor in Nutley

Kingsland Manor Offers a Floral Design Class

Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Thursday, May 9th, 2019, 7 – 9 pm

Join us for a fun-filled educational event at the Kingsland Manor!

This class will introduce you to the creative world of floral design using New Jersey grown flowers. You'll learn the basic elements and principles of floral design and leave with a beautiful ...

3 Kingsland Street Nutley, NJ 07110
Books and Bites: Advanced Reading Club (Grades 3-5) “Toys Go Out” by Emily Jenkins

Mon, May 13, 4:30 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Books and Bites: Advanced Reading Club (Grades ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2019 4:30pm 05/13/2019 5:30pm America/New_York Books and Bites: Advanced Reading Club (Grades 3-5) “Toys Go Out” by Emily Jenkins

3rd floor

Cultivate a love of literature with the Books and Bites Reading Club! We will read and discuss a new book, followed by a themed-craft and a tasty snack. Don’t miss out on the fun! Books are available to check out on your library card after April 29. Please advise of any food allergies.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Mon, May 13, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

A Nation in Motion: Rethinking Italy Through its ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 05/13/2019 7:00pm 05/13/2019 8:30pm America/New_York A Nation in Motion: Rethinking Italy Through its Migration

By linking Italy’s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, it helps rethink national belonging in our era of massive global demographic mobility.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Fri, May 17, 6:00 PM

DeMuro Park , Nutley

Nutley Relay for Life

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/17/2019 6:00pm 05/18/2019 11:30pm America/New_York Nutley Relay for Life

TAPinto.net is proud to be a sponsor of Nutley Relay For Life, the ongoing community initiative on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for American Cancer Society. This marks the 13th year Nutley is hosting Relay and it takes place Friday, May 17, 2019, 6 pm to 11:30 pm at DeMuro Park on ...

Margaret Ave Nutley , NJ 07110
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Sat, May 18, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Yosi’s Beach Party: Family Concert (Ages 3-10)

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2019 2:00pm 05/18/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Yosi’s Beach Party: Family Concert (Ages 3-10)

Auditorium
Enjoy Yosi’s fun-filled interactive and humorous beach party for kids and their adults! Drop those jackets and get in the swim with Yosi’s beach party! Do the limbo, swim and spell at the B-E-A-C-H, sail away on a ship, and marvel at all the wonderful sea creatures as we join them at sea! Children’s musician Yosi performs his hit songs for families throughout the ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, May 18, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Screening of The Cat Rescuers Documentary

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2019 4:00pm 05/18/2019 6:00pm America/New_York Screening of The Cat Rescuers Documentary

Join CPAW NJ for a film screening of The Cat Rescuers documentary!

Limited seating, registration required at:

https://cpawnj.networkforgood.com/events/11179-screening-of-the-cat-rescuers-documentary

ABOUT THE FILM

With over 500,000 streets cats struggling to survive in NYC, and the city unwilling to address the problem, spirited volunteers like Sassee, Claire, Stu and Tara have come ...

50 S. Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
Mother Goose (Ages 3-6)

Thu, May 23, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mother Goose (Ages 3-6)

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/23/2019 4:00pm 05/23/2019 4:45pm America/New_York Mother Goose (Ages 3-6)

3rd floor

Mother Goose is an excellent way to promote literacy among our preschool-aged patrons. Picture books, flannel board stories, songs and puppets are used to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for books and reading. Each session will end with a simple art experience for little ones. Please note that registration is required for each individual storytime.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Tue, May 28, 7:00 AM

Acme Supermarket, Montclair

Montclair Community Spay Day

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/28/2019 7:00am 05/28/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Montclair Community Spay Day

Back by popular demand, CPAW NJ is 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
American Constitutional History

Fri, May 31, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

American Constitutional History

Government

Add to My Calendar 05/31/2019 10:30am 05/31/2019 12:30pm America/New_York American Constitutional History

A history of the Supreme Court, its important cases and members, reflecting changing interpretations of the Constitution; its current makeup and future implications.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

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Bloomfield Continues Going Green with Purchase of Four Electric-Powered Chevy Bolts

January 27, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has taken another important step in becoming more sustainable, recently purchasing and putting into use four new Chevy Bolts. These electric-powered vehicles were purchased with funding from the capital budget and the water utility fund. The cars will be used by construction code officials and water meter personnel. These functions of the township ...

Flavored Vape Products Now Banned in NJ

NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation Tuesday to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to impose a permanent ban on flavored vape products. The legislation (S3265) prohibits the sale and distribution of flavored vape products, including menthol.

According to the press release submitted by the Governor’s office, the Legislature passed the bill based on a ...

'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 ...

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Award Contract to Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. for New Voting Machines

February 14, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, during the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Conference/Board Meeting, the Board took another major step toward fulfilling Freeholder President Brendan Gill’s initiative to secure a safe, auditable voting process. The Board unanimously passed a contract between the County of Essex and Dominion Voting Systems, Inc., to provide voting ...

Essex Shillelagh Club to Honor Former Bloomfield Deputy Fire Chief

Parsippany resident, named as 2020 Shillelagh Man of the year to be honored May 9th at Mayfair Farms, West Orange.

The Essex Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh are planning their 52nd Annual Dinner Dance for Saturday, May 9th 2020 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The event will begin at 6:00 with a cocktail hour, and dinner and dancing to follow at 7:30 p.m. Among this years honorees is long ...

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

February 3, 2020

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 ...

Trump Supporters Brave the Cold in Wildwood to Wait in Line

WILDWOOD, NJ – Thousands of President Trump supporters bundled up and wrapped themselves in red, white and blue scarves, mittens and hats to brave the cold for a chance to get a seat inside the Wildwood Convention Center for Tuesday’s rally promoted as  a big thank you from the president to south Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew , who switched his allegiance from the Democratic ...

New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

February 17, 2020

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

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 19, 2020

STATEWIDE – With yet another Democratic debate tonight, featuring Mike Bloomberg as a fresh punching bag, where does New Jersey stand in all of this? Usually, our primary election is held so late, in June, that our votes really don’t matter. But things are really splintered with the Democrats these days, so who knows? Apparently FDU does, releasing the latest poll ...

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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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 ...

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

 In my last review of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates, I wrote that Ms. Oates had died last year.  Ms. Oates is alive and well. This is an error that needs correction, and apologies go to Ms. Oates for the error.

 

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

What separates Tidelands from other historical novels that Philippa Gregory has written, is that the heroine in ...

Gas Lamp Players presents Mamma Mia!

February 1, 2020

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 ...

New Board President and Board Member at The Montclair Inn

The Montclair Inn has announced the installation of a new board president and new board member. 

Stephen Bidwa was installed as Board President of The Montclair Inn in December 2019.   A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University (BA) and Mercyhurst College (MA), Mr. Bidwa is Director of Fraud Prevention at UBS. He specializes in financial crimes model validation, AML, operational ...

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 ...