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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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Friendly Reminder to Complete Your Bloomfield Census Questionnaire

March 30, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Just a reminder for those residents who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census to do so as soon as possible. The Census questionnaire takes just minutes to complete and is available online at https://2020census.gov/en.html. The response rate in Bloomfield as of March 29 is only 31% however, there is still time for those who have not yet filled out the survey to ...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Urges Residents to Complete Census as Census Bureau Makes Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia is asking residents who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census to do so as soon as possible. The Census questionnaire takes just minutes to complete and is available online at https://2020census.gov/en.html. The response rate in Bloomfield as of March 24 is 25.3% however, there is still time for those who have not yet filled out the survey to ...

'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 ...

Newark's Blooming Cherry Blossom Trees Plant Hope in Midst of Coronavirus Crisis

March 30, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Newark's favorite rite of spring is when the 5,000 cherry blossom trees in Branch Brook Park explode in a flowery flash of pink, white, red, and purple bringing beauty to the eye of thousands of beholders.

Although nature has plagued the spring of 2020 with the coronavirus pandemic, the power of the flowers is still drawing people to the park despite the official ...

Covid-19 Test Center Opens in Essex County

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson announced that Essex County will be opening a drive-through testing site for Essex County residents who are symptomatic of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Essex County Weequahic Park in Newark. The site will open on Thursday, March 26th and Saturday, ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

March 30, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

On the Ground in Nutley, New Jersey: the Community Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

March 30, 2020

LITTLE FALLS & NUTLEY, NJ -- John Lee, Publisher of TAPinto Nutley, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV to report on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the town of Nutley, New Jersey. On March 21, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued orders to close non-essential businesses and dictated strong social distancing guidelines statewide. This piece was recorded on March 24, 2020 and ...

TAPinto Provides Platform for Local Businesses to Communicate to Customers and Community During Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media, about ways local businesses can continue to communicate with both customers and the community during the coronavirus crisis. 

In this segment taken from TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday morning show on News 12+, Shapiro spoke with Brodeur via video conference from his home ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 30, 2020

EWING – The state Legislature has passed numerous laws to help protect New Jerseyans from coronavirus. But lawmakers are missing one; and we already have a name for it: “The 54-year-old Ewing Township Man Bill.” Our proposed law is in direct response to the 54-year-old Ewing Township resident who decided to throw a big “Corona Party” on Friday night, with 47 ...

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 ...

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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On the Ground in Nutley, New Jersey: the Community Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

March 30, 2020

LITTLE FALLS & NUTLEY, NJ -- John Lee, Publisher of TAPinto Nutley, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV to report on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the town of Nutley, New Jersey. On March 21, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued orders to close non-essential businesses and dictated strong social distancing guidelines statewide. This piece was recorded on March 24, 2020 and ...