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African-American History Month Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12)

Thu, February 27, 6:30 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

African-American History Month Teen Book Club ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/27/2020 6:30pm 02/27/2020 7:30pm America/New_York African-American History Month Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12)

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In observance of African-American History Month, we’ll be reading and discussing “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds over the course of two meetings. Reynolds is a contemporary young adult author, and this title received Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz honors in 2018. Copies of the book will be available in the Youth Services Department starting January 27.

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Fri, February 28, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

T. Thomas Fortune: The Most Famous Person You ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/28/2020 10:30am 02/28/2020 12:30pm America/New_York T. Thomas Fortune: The Most Famous Person You Never Heard of

T. Thomas Fortune was one of the most prominent African American journalist, newspaper editor and publisher of the late 19th & 20th Centuries. He was born into slavery in 1856 in Marianna, Florida. Fortune attended Howard University in 1876, with the intention of studying law, but veered off into journalism, and used his newspaper The New York Age (Brooklyn) to speak truth to power. He was a ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

April 1, 2020

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, ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Publisher Reflects on the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- As part our ongoing coronavirus coverage in New Jersey, Cheryl Brown, the Publisher of TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV about the effects of the pandemic on daily life in her community. 

Both Verona and Cedar Grove are located in Essex County, New Jersey, which currently has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the state.

The Jaffe Briefing - April 1, 2020

STATEWIDE – New Jersey’s racist community sees the COVID-19 crisis as a terrific opportunity to advance a sick agenda, evident in a flyer that is contaminating street poles in minority areas near you. Hard to believe anyone would believe this garbage, but here it is: The flyer urges Muslims, Jews and other minorities to pack mosques, synagogues and other meeting places. Posted ...

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 ...

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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Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

April 1, 2020

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, ...