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Wed, October 17, 7:00 PM

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Add to My Calendar 10/17/2018 7:00pm 10/17/2018 9:00pm America/New_York NPS Ranger Talk: Highlights from East Coast National Parks

Join National Park Service Ranger, Karen Sloat-Olsen, for a journey through our East Coast National Parks. She will take us on a journey to enjoy the scenery, discuss activities within the park and secrets to enjoying a unique experience in each park!

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Bloomfield Public Safety Department Open House Thursday at Municipal Plaza

October 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety invites the public to attend the annual open house on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The open house will include tours, interactive activities, photo opportunities, and free food! 

Municipal Plaza (the street in front of the Bloomfield Police Department) will be closed for the event. 

TAPinto Bloomfield Election Policies for the November 2018 Elections

Election Policies

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1st through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate ...

Bloomfield Police Blotter October 1 to 7, 2018

October 11, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.


10/2/18- An officer was dispatched to 122 Bloomfield Avenue (7-Eleven) on a report of a Shoplifting. The manager states that a male suspect was observed on his surveillance video taking 2 phone chargers. The suspect is described as a black male ...

Dick Wolfe for Bloomfield Board of Education

October 11, 2018

My name is Dick Wolfe and I am running for the Bloomfield Board of Education, position #7 on the ballot. It is crucial for voters to learn as much about the candidates as possible so each of you can make an informed choice about whom you entrust with your children’s education.

I have been a resident of Bloomfield for 13 years. My wife, Miriam, and I chose Bloomfield as where we wanted to ...

Newark Arts Festival colors changing downtown

October 14, 2018

Art is a major force in the redevelopment of Newark. But when the Newark Arts Festival opened this year, for a few days it was the greatest force. 

"I like to be able to hang out on a weekend night and walk around from space to space and see experimentation," said Anker West, a longtime Newark artist and designer, at the Index Art Center on Washington Street while artists and ...

Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

UPDATE: Found Safe! Passaic Teen Goes Missing in Elizabeth

October 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Passaic teen who went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth has been found safe!

Family members of Eliza Pabon 16, say she was last seen on Friday evening at approximately in the area of 7th Street and East Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth.

The youth is Hispanic with blonde curly hair and is approximately 5’4” and 130 ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra Kicks Off Season at First United Methodist Church in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — The audience stood and cheered Saturday after the New Jersey Festival Orchestra kicked off the season Saturday in a new venue.

“I have long wished to perform at First United Methodist Church whose acoustics are ... well, heavenly,” Conductor and Music Director David Wroe said recently. “Resonant, lush and warm, they remind me of the great cathedral ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

FEMA Forgives Belmar’s $4.4 Million Loan for Superstorm Sandy Recovery

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will not have to pay back a $4.4 million federal community disaster loan after completing a tedious process that documented how the borough used the funds for its recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

The borough learned last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has forgiven the loan, which it received to help the borough remain fiscally stable after the ...

Back Saving Back To School Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and ...

What Does Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Mean?

What does it mean to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)?

I recently spoke with future DPT intern Timothy O’Connor from Seton Hall University and asked him this question. He said that “it means that I have the knowledge and skills to gather all the information needed to treat each patient, regardless of what systems in the body are involved. A doctorate in physical therapy will ...

Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

October 10, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...

Chatham Township Hosts Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness And Fundraising Walk Event

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor, Curt Ritter, partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to host the "Out Of The Darkness" walk to raise funds and awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention.

"Over the past three years, we've raised over $200,000, which is truly remarkable," said Mayor Ritter

AFSP New Jersey Area Director, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 12, 2018

The Jaffe Briefing will be on Fall Break beginning Monday, returning Oct. 23

Voter registration deadline for the November 2018 election is Tuesday, October 16

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EAST RUTHERFORD - The goal - one would think - is for the ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Anna Sandler and Fred Smith of TAPinto SOMA

This issue of TAPinto Featured Franchisee highlights TAPinto South Orange and Maplewood with the site's owner Fred Smith and lead editor Anna Sandler. Check out the interview to find out how owning and operating a TAPinto site came at the most opportune time for these NJ residents.
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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Anchor Books, 2013)


Crazy Rich _________________. Fill in the blank with almost any ethnicity on the face of the earth, and the story will probably be similar from culture to culture. At the economic apex of every society one can expect to have the wealthiest, most self-indulgent, controlling people. When taken from that point of view, even though ...

The Race to Save the Romanovs

The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

On July 18, 1918, amidst the backdrop of the First World War and violent revolutions occurring within Russia, the entire Imperial Romanov family was executed while in captivity. As the 100th anniversary of the horrific murder of the Imperial Family approached in the summer of 2018, author Helen Rappaport felt ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)


Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)


Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

Halloween-Themed Race Hopes To Scare Hunger Away

October 11, 2018

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, runners and community members from across northern New Jersey will come together to participate in the Halloween 5K to Scare Hunger Away, being held at the Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, New Jersey. This Halloween-themed charity race is being hosted by the Barwick Group for the 4th year and will benefit CUMAC, Passaic County’s largest feeding ...

Garden State Equality to Host its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13 and 14

ASBURY PARK, NJ - Garden State Equality (GSE) is holding its 9th Annual Equality Walk on October 13th and 14th in three separate locations: Atlantic City (8/13), Asbury Park (8/13), and Montclair (8/14). Elected officials, including Congressman Pallone and Congressman Gottheimer, are expected to attend.

The Equality Walk is GSE’s largest annual community fundraiser. Last year, GSE had ...

Red Cross calls for winter heroes to host blood drives and save lives

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

Right now, the Red Cross needs about 6,500 additional groups across the country to host blood drives in ...

Sherrill Tops NJ House Fundraising Record for Third Straight Quarter

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Today the Mikie Sherrill for Congress campaign announced that for the third quarter in a row, Mikie Sherrill broke the New Jersey House fundraising record, with $2.7 million raised in the third quarter. This brings Mikie Sherrill’s total raise to $7 million, and she enters the last 30 days of the election with $2.6 million cash on hand.

“I am humbled by the support ...


Mar 9, 1978 - Jul 13, 2018
Christopher J. Barra, Sr., lifelong resident of Bloomfield, passed away on July 13, 2018 at the age ...
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Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
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Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

October 10, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...