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Red Cross Alert: Falling Blood Supplies Trigger Emergency Need for Donors

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage.

The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted ...

Bloomfield DPW Requests All Cars Be Removed from School and Township Lots

Now that the storm has passed, we ask anyone parked in a school or township parking lot to please move all vehicles by 12 noon on Monday Jan 21.

Any cars left in school or township parking lots will be ticketed and towed.

Garbage and Recycling pickups are on as scheduled for the week.

If you need to drive this evening, please use extreme caution as there is likely ice on the road with ...

Montclair Families Displaced by Fire on Grove Street

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Saturday morning blaze has displaced several families. Located at 55 Grove Street, near the intersection of Glenridge Avenue. Firefighters were able to douse the flames and evacuate the families affected. This comes just hours before,what is predicted to be one of the largest snowstorms of the winter season.

The fire was contained fairly quickly and only part of the ...

Essex County Asks Residents to Not Park on County Roads During Snow Event

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ  – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura are asking that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday, January 19th to Sunday, January 20th. Keeping the roads open will make it easier to remove snow and enable public works crews to plow from curb to curb.

Weather forecasts indicate a significant ...

Priest with Ties to Rutgers Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse.

On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman Catholic order of priests in parts of New Jersey, released a list that included Andrew ...

Man Arrested for Video Threat Against Paterson Police in Retaliation for Death of Jameek Lowery

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department. 

According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, professional arrest.” Two handguns were also recovered in the home.

In a short ...

Belmar’s Beachscape Grows with New ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Fourth Avenue, Dune Grass along Ocean Avenue

January 7, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms.

Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various types of dune grass, native and other suitable plants, and ...

FEMA Rules Flood Insurance Policies Can be Written during Government Shutdown

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has resumed the sale of new flood insurance policies and the renewal of expiring policies during the partial government shutdown — reversing its decision that was met with a deluge of criticism by the insurance and real estate industries.

Shortly before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was due to expire on ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty ...

How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

January 21, 2019

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

I remember Martin Luther King

He spoke the words from the bible.

Martin Luther King

But, we group together in groups,

every color do.

( The Circle of Man )

We all stand

The problems of the World,

I think.

GOD see's no color

Imperfect we all are

Equal in his eyes

as he created us.

To the mountain

the good will go.

Yes, I believe in word of GOD.

The seed of life arc's ...

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update January 7, 2019

Winter Track competed at the Essex County Relays- girls medalists included; 4x200-5th, 4x400-3rd, 4x800-6th, Shot Put-6th. Boys placings; 4x400-3rd and Shot Put-4th.  

 

The Cheerleaders captured their second competition title of the year with a win at the Woodbridge Invitational.

 

Wrestling posted league wins over Belleville 42-21 and Montclair ...

New Jersey Video Production Company Looks Back at Project Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- 2019 marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, and this year, on the federal holiday that celebrates his legacy, East Main Media looks back on a very special project.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur. The project was completed in 2016, and features an ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 18, 2019

TRENTON - When you find yourself paying $10 for some pancakes and a cup of coffee, thank state lawmakers. On one hand, news that the state will be steadily raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 is tremendous for many struggling families. But someone has to pay for it. That, of course, will be the consumer. So, yeah, breakfast will be getting a little pricey at your local ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ferlanda Nixon of TAPinto Denville

In less than 3 months, new owner/publisher of TAPinto Denville, Ferlanda Nixon, has nearly tripled the site's traffic and has made TAPinto Denville the go-to place to get original local news about the community. "Ferlanda is really rocking it in Denville. TAPinto Denville is experiencing incredible growth in such a short period of time since Ferlanda franchised TAPinto ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

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 ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

January 21, 2019

Montclair, NJ, - Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.

Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall.  ...

Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life for the Better

Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful.

“When I first saw Dr. Strom, he discovered that my lap band had failed,” said Rachel. “He recommended that I have the ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Measures

Essex County, NJ – On Thursday, January 17th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Thursday, January 17th through Tuesday, January 22nd.

“Providing ...

Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill Named to House Armed Services Committee

Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey secured an assignment on the House Armed Service Committee for the 116th Congress. The House Armed Services Committee is responsible for all aspects of congressional oversight of the Department of Defense and authorization of military policy.

“As a former officer in the U.S. Navy, I understand the importance of a strong ...

Obituaries

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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New Jersey Video Production Company Looks Back at Project Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- 2019 marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday, and this year, on the federal holiday that celebrates his legacy, East Main Media looks back on a very special project.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur. The project was completed in 2016, and features an ...