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Sat, February 29, 10:00 AM

Library Theater Room, Bloomfield

Bloomfield Community Gardens Annual Seed Swap

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Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 10:00am 02/29/2020 12:00pm America/New_York Bloomfield Community Gardens Annual Seed Swap

Meet fellow gardeners and bring organic seeds to swap and share at the Bloomfield Community Gardens Annual Seed Swap event on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 10:00 am – 12 pm in the Bloomfield, NJ Library Theater Room (under the children’s library)

Learn about heritage and heirloom plant varieties, about our two community gardens spaces located at Pulaski Park and Milbank Park, ...

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Flags in Bloomfield and Across the State Will Fly At Half-Staff Indefinitely

April 3, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Starting today, flags all across New Jersey will fly at half-staff indefinitely, announced Governor Murphy during today's press conference.

Governor Murphy has directed all flags be lowered in honor of "those we have lost and for those we will lose to COVID-19"

"This is one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit our state", Gov. Murphy said on ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Sees a 500+% Spike in Readership in March

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Bloomfield, the only independent news operation dedicated solely to covering Bloomfield, set a single-month record for readership in March.

The over 500% increase in page views from February is directly attributed to the news site’s COVID-19 coverage, as we continue to coordinate daily news reporting of how the virus is ...

'Conscience' Recreates Red Scare Clash

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - A riveting, timely play is now on view at George Street Playhouse, exploring the conflict between Senators Margaret Chase Smith and Joseph McCarthy.

With the red scare taking place in the U.S., Smith became concerned that McCarthy had created an atmosphere of fear, where citizens were afraid to speak out. They might be labeled Communists or Fascists. Countless careers and ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Tests Positive for COVID-19

April 1, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ-- Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. has announced today that he has tested positive for COVID-19.  DiVincenzo, who has been Essex County Executive since 2003, released the following statement; 

“Today I learned that I tested positive for the Coronavirus. I decided to get tested after experiencing a fever for several days and have been ...

Essex County Top Cop Tests Positive for Coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Essex County Sheriff, Armando Fontoura, the first in the state to suspend foreclosures and evictions during this pandemic, tested positive for COVID-19. 

After noticing he was running a slight fever, he opted to get tested at the Essex County drive through site in his command; the Sheriff is also the county’s emergency management coordinator ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Essex County Freeholder President's Coronavirus Pandemic Message

April 3, 2020

Greetings fellow residents of Essex County.

When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband and concerned neighbor who loves his community.

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has affected so many of us in my ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 2, 2020

STATEWIDE – Politicians sure love to point fingers; they really can’t help themselves. So there is no surprise that President Trump is pointing some fat fingers at Democratic-led New Jersey and New York, claiming the two states “got off to a very late start” in fighting COVID-19. Of course, this stuff benefits no one. But both governors are quick to slam Trump, as the ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Professors Rich and Anne Lee of TAPinto Greater Olean

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of April 2020 are journalism professors Rich and Anne Lee from St. Bonaventure University, who, together with their students, operate TAPinto Greater Olean.  TAPinto Greater Olean is owned by St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? 

We were familiar ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Hope White of TAPinto Montville

The featured TAPinto franchisee for March 2020 is business executive and accountant Hope White, owner/publisher of TAPinto Montville.  

Q. Why did you want to franchise your TAPinto site? What caused you to choose Montville as your TAPinto location?

My family moved to Montville 8 years ago and at that time I decided to “retire” from my career ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, 2018)

 

Who is “the perfect couple”in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel The Perfect Couple. Is it Greer Garrison Winbury, famous mystery author, and her husband, Tag, the owners of the Summerland estate on Nantucket? Is it the Winbury’s son, Benji and his beautiful fiancé, Celeste Otis? Is it Celeste’s ...

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)

 

Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

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 ...

THIN BLUE LINE FLAG FOUNDATION

March 24, 2020

Our MISSION

The Thin Blue Line Flag Foundation, Inc. is a non profit that was recently formed by retired Detectives Ed Dolan and Jorge Santana continuing the work that they did as President and Vice President of the JCPD DBA to support and honor Fallen Officers across the United States. The foundation presents families of the Fallen Officers with money and a custom made wooden flag with ...

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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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Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...