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Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 12:00am 03/23/2019 11:30pm 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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Rutgers Urging Students to get Meningitis Vaccination, State Declares Outbreak

March 13, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Tuesday announced that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter.

"To protect the student population, we are strongly recommending that all Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and ...

Bloomfield to hold Community Meetings this Month on Upcoming Town-wide Tax Revaluation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield will be conducting a property revaluation in 2019 as ordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation. The purpose of the program is to ensure that all residential and commercial properties are fairly taxed by aligning their assessed value with their true market value. Mayor Michael Venezia, Township Council members, the Township Administrator and Tax ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

Bloomfiled Police Department Blotter Feb 4 to Feb 10, 2019

February 15, 2019

Shoplifting:

2/5/19- Desmond Persaud Age 28 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Persaud was observed placing multiple items in a cart and exited the store without paying. The suspect was stopped and brought back into the store with all merchandise. The merchandise was multiple chocolate bars, garbage bags, and ...

Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade led by Ironbound native

March 15, 2019

When Sean O'Neill dons his Irish tricolor sash today as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Newark St. Patrick's Day parade, it will be far from the first time he got dressed up for the event.

"My mother would always say to me 'It's St. Patrick's Day. Go put on your green shirt,'" said O'Neill, 54, who was born and raised in the Ironbound section of Newark.

Nutley Fire Dept. Comedy Night to Honor Memory of Two Fire Fighters Lost Too Soon

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Fire Department is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser to honor the memory of two of their own who were lost too soon. The event will take place in April.

The comedy night will feature an all you can eat spaghetti dinner, beer, wine and soda. There will also be a cash bar. 

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the educational fund that was established for the ...

NJ Governor, Legislature, Announce Legal Marijuana Agreement

March 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Sen. Nicholas Scutari and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey this week.

“Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities in our criminal justice ...

1,100 Jobs Coming to Quest Diagnostics' Flagship Laboratory in Clifton

CLIFTON, NJ - Quest Diagnostics Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Steve Rusckowski led a group of dignitaries at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new flagship laboratory at the On3 campus earlier this month.

With more than 1,100 employees expected to work at the new 250,000-square-foot facility when it opens in 2021, the lab, on the Clifton side of the ...

The Tide Table Group Purchases the Ketch Restaurant and Nightclub in Beach Haven

March 2, 2019

BEACH HAVEN -  The deal has been in the works for a few years. The Tide Table Group, owners of Mud City Crab House, Ship Bottom Shellfish, Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon, the Black Whale Bar & Fish House, and the Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House, recently announced the purchase of The Ketch restaurant and nightclub on Dock Road on Feb. 14.

The Tide Table Group ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Letter to the Editor: Millionaires Tax is Fair and Necessary

March 4, 2019

See below for a statement from New Jersey Policy Perspective Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in response to reports that Governor Murphy will propose a 10.75 percent tax rate on income tax earners over $1 million in tomorrow's FY 2020 budget address

"Governor Murphy would be right to call on New Jersey's wealthiest families to pay their fair share. New Jersey's ...

Read Across America with Little City Books, Host of Literary Happenings in Hoboken

March 2, 2019

HOBOKEN, NJ -- Donna Garban and Kate Jacobs, Co-Owners of Little City Books, an independent bookstore on Bloomfield Street in Hoboken, spoke with TAPintoTV about their support of Read Across America and upcoming events, such as the inaugural Hoboken Literary Weekend in April.

Read Across America, an annual celebration of reading for children created by the National Education Association, ...

Explore Black History Every Month of the Year at Montclair’s Crane House and Historic YWCA

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently visited the Montclair History Center and took a tour of the Crane House and Historic YWCA. The building dates from 1796, when Israel Crane built it as his family home, and in 1920, it was purchased by the local YWCA as a boarding house and cultural hub for African-American women.

Today, the Montclair History Center tells the stories of all the people who ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 15, 2019

STATEWIDE - Well, this changes everything. Apparently, we now have the go-ahead to give the middle finger to cops who routinely pull us over. A federal appeals court has ruled a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she gave the Jersey salute to a cop in 2017. At first, the officer gave her a ticket for a lesser offense. But then she gave him the finger, prompting him ...

How to Cope with College Rejections

March 18, 2019

It is that time of year when students are receiving either their acceptance or rejection letters from colleges. Every senior student that I have seen thus far is extremely stressed awaiting the news. Some have already received their responses, while others are on a wait list.

It is important to recognize that rejection letters are out of your control. Many schools are ...

Boneparth: College Education is the New Timeshare

“Laws of nature do not make exceptions for nice people. A bullet has no conscience; neither does a malignant tumor or an automobile gone out of control. That is why good people get sick and get hurt as much as anyone.”  ― Harold S. Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People

For a few years now, I’ve been assisting an elderly client (a retired public ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, 2014).

Jennifer Weiner has captured the angst and humiliation of a young mother who is trapped in a situation that many professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s face. While balancing a demanding career with raising children and caring for aging parents, people develop a variety of coping mechanisms to help them deal with daily stress. The wiser and ...

Stroke Victims are Getting Younger and Younger

March 17, 2019

Dr. Ahsan Sattar, Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery at Mountainside Medical Center, has been noting a decrease in the average age of his stroke patients. He mainly attributes this to modern American lifestyle habits including poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise and smoking. With the recent news surrounding the death of 52-year-old actor Luke Perry following a massive stroke, Dr. Sattar was ...

Expanded Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival 2019

Five days, 67 events, 137 authors. That is what you can expect when Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival takes place later this month from March 20 to March 24, with the main festival day on Saturday March 23.

The organizers of the festival added two more ticketed events just this past week. On March 21, TV critic and co-author of The Sopranos Sessions, Alan Sepinwall, will be in ...

Spot the New Falcon at the Union County Courthouse on the Falcon Cam

As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons,residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world can observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by, tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam.

“The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to experience and learn about peregrine falcons up close,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.

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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