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Bloomfield to Host Lead Remediation Forum Feb. 25 in Town Hall

February 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council will hold a Community Public Forum to discuss the township's lead remediation program.

The forum is slated to start at 6:00 p.m pm Monday Feb 25 in Council Chamber in Bloomfield Town Hall. 

All residents are invited to attend and participate in the conversation.

 

tip411: Winter Weather Event Feb 12, 2019 in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The weather forecast is calling for a weather event on this date, 02/12/19, with accumulating snow and ice.

If you reside on a street that prohibits parking on snow covered streets, please do not park your vehicle on that street once it becomes snow covered.

The streets need to be cleared of parked vehicles so that DPW can plow effectively from curb to curb.

If your ...

Local News: Real Stories About Us

For a dozen years I was a news columnist at the state’s largest newspaper and in the decade prior to that, I was its editor in charge of all local news.

I semi-retired from that company in December and wrote a farewell column expressing gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I loved for more than 40 years.

In that continued spirit, here is my inaugural column for ...

Bloomfiled Police Department Blotter Feb 4 to Feb 10, 2019

February 15, 2019

Shoplifting:

2/5/19- Desmond Persaud Age 28 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on report of a shoplifter in custody. Mr. Persaud was observed placing multiple items in a cart and exited the store without paying. The suspect was stopped and brought back into the store with all merchandise. The merchandise was multiple chocolate bars, garbage bags, and ...

Former Coach Admits Sexually Assaulting 12-year old Nutley Girl

February 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A 30 year old Belleville man admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Nutley.

According to the Essex County Prosecutors Office, the accused worked as a youth basketball coach with Amateur Athletics Union (AAU), a youth basketball league which held practices at the Abundant Life Academy in Nutley and Our Lady of Sorrows in South ...

Roseland Police Chief Receives Vote of No-Confidence from Officers

ROSELAND, NJ — It was standing-room-only in the Roseland council chambers on Tuesday when members of the Roseland Police Department stood in unison as Officer Michael Bellantoni, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 184, delivered the results of a confidence/no-confidence vote taken by the membership regarding long-time Chief of Police Richard McDonough.

Bellatoni, a 14-year ...

Cops: Sussex County Bomber's Other Skill - Magic Mushrooms

February 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court records.

Details of the findings are included in a Feb. 7 affidavit filed by Roxbury Police Detective Tom ...

Cricket House Renovation Complete at Paterson’s Eastside Park

PATERSON, NJ - Growing up in St, John, Antigua, Keith Henry was a wicket keeper for Faith and Hope High School. Now 61, the acclaimed cricketer once played before a crowd of over 5,000 people at the Antigua Recreation Ground, the national stadium of Antigua and Barbuda.

The now Paterson resident, and still passionate cricket lover, was one of over 50 people, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh and Third ...

Sick Baby Seal Found Ashore in Belmar Now Recovering at Marine Mammal Stranding Center

February 17, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Seal spottings on Belmar’s beaches and in its marina during the early spring usually attract much attention — except apparently for the malnourished seal that was discovered ashore in the borough on February 6.

The baby gray seal was rescued by volunteers of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC), where it is now rehabilitating, according to the ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Gun Violence Protection

January 30, 2019

The top priority of the 116th Congress must be to pass H.R.8, a bipartisan bill that would require background checks on all gun sales, including those from unlicensed dealers, gun shows, and online vendors.

The average American is 25 times more likely to be shot and killed by a firearm than in any other developed nation! This is simply unacceptable and absolutely ...

Bloomfield Bengals Athletic Update Feb. 4, 2019

Saif Younas stunned the opposition at the Sectional Track Championship running a career best 6.70 to win the 55-meter dash. Rendell Amilcar posted a 53.16 good enough for 4th place in the 400-meter. Saif and Rendell teamed up with Colyer Samper and Jordan Mosley to place 5th in the 4x400 in a time of 3.37.

Wrestling hosted the annual Gray Cup- held in honor of Bengal great Dan Gray- ...

Michael Torpey Discusses the Student Debt Crisis on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

February 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- A new game show on truTV called “Paid Off with Michael Torpey” offers relief from student debt to its winners. Actor and Host, Michael Torpey, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the very real problem of outstanding college loan debt and how his show attempts to tackle this issue.

The show features recent college grads with student loan debt who ...

11th Annual Mustard Seed Dinner Dance Gala to Benefit Disabled Children Will Take Place March 9th

PATERSON, NJ -- The Mustard Seed Children’s 11th Annual Dinner Dance Gala will be held on March 9th at the Valley Regency in Clifton, beginning at 7pm. The event is a fundraiser for the Mustard Seed Community in the Dominican Republic, which supports orphan children with both physical and mental disabilities.

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 21, 2019

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS - The mayor is taking heat for panicking too much, apparently unable to take the heat at council meetings. Shouting matches and bickering have prompted Mayor Mario Kranjac to hit a secret "panic button" under the council dais eight or nine times over the past year, The Record reports. It certainly irks police brass, who must yank cops off ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, 2014).

Jennifer Weiner has captured the angst and humiliation of a young mother who is trapped in a situation that many professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s face. While balancing a demanding career with raising children and caring for aging parents, people develop a variety of coping mechanisms to help them deal with daily stress. The wiser and ...

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 ...

Mark Di Ionno Joins TAPinto as Featured Columnist

February 19, 2019

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest novel, “Gods of Wood and Stone”.

“We’re excited to welcome a writer of ...

Tragedy Leads New Jersey Man to Find Great Purpose

Dan Sarnowski and Betsy Niles met on an online dating website in 2001. Although never married, the couple shared a great life and many wonderful memories together.

“Betsy and I were together for 10 years,” said Sarnowski. “In March of 2011, she was struck by a man driving a van which led to massive brain damage. Shortly after the accident, she was declared brain dead and ...

Assembly Democratic Resolution Package Dedicated to Increase Recycling, Clean Up Plastic Pollution Clears Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Thursday, of which ...

Saint Cassian 4th Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run at Brookdale Park, Apr. 13

Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Saint Cassian 5K & Kids Fun Run on Saturday - April 13, 2019 at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:00 a.m.

All Fun Run participants receive a ribbon.  In the 5K, medals will be presented to the overall male and female winners, along with age category winners (male and female).

Obituaries

- Feb 8, 2018
Pao-Chin Bailey, of Bloomfield, was called home to be with her beloved husband Richard, on Friday ...
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Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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Michael Torpey Discusses the Student Debt Crisis on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

February 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- A new game show on truTV called “Paid Off with Michael Torpey” offers relief from student debt to its winners. Actor and Host, Michael Torpey, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the very real problem of outstanding college loan debt and how his show attempts to tackle this issue.

The show features recent college grads with student loan debt who ...