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Bloomfield Police Alert: Road Closures for Sunset Classic Thursday

June 25, 2019

Be advised that the Annual Sunset Classic 5 Mile Road Race will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Roadways will be shut down from  approx 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM.

The following major roadways will be closed for the event- Broad St between Belleville Ave & Watchung Ave, JFK Drive North/South between Belleville Ave & Hoover Ave, Essex Ave between Sunset Ave and Benson St.

Many ...

Bloomfield Shuttle Bus Expands Service In Anticipation of NJ Transit, Amtrak Schedule Change


BLOOMFIELD, NJ --To accommodate Bloomfield commuters, the Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs is adjusting and expanding their shuttle bus service, which nearly one hundred residents rely upon each day.

Track repair on NJ Transit tracks owned by Amtrak, which is expected to begin Monday and last through September 6, will divert Midtown Direct rail ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Fairy Tale Dazzle to Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ  - The enduring fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” never seems to die. From the original 1757 story to a 1946 Jean Cocteau black and white film (which became a classic of French cinema) to a Disney animated film, a 2017 film with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and, of course, to the musical version that played on Broadway.

The Paper Mill Playhouse has now added its ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Baraka, Urban Mayors Slam Trump as Mass ICE Raids Loom

June 24, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka and others today took aim at President Donald Trump and re-affirmed their support for undocumented immigrants as a nationwide deportation raid looms. 

MORE: Baraka Blasts Slated ICE Raids Across Major Cities as ‘Political Stunt’

Trump said he would postpone the mass deportations for two weeks while he negotiates with Congress for ...

Newark’s Proposed Prohibition on Plastic Bags Isn’t Technically an Outright Ban

NEWARK, NJ - Councilman At-Large Luis Quintana held up a thick, blue plastic carry-out bag he was given from a cashier after making a purchase at an Ironbound pharmacy.

“This is not something I’m going to throw away,” said Quintana, showing that he was now using the bag to store clothes he intended to get dry cleaned. “I’m going to reuse ...

Additional Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Outside School in Westfield Last Week

June 17, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ –  An additional charge of third-degree possession of a firearm in or upon the grounds of an educational institution has been filed against the man who came to an elementary school in Westfield last Thursday afternoon armed with a handgun and hollow point bullets, the Union County Prosecutor's office said Monday.

As reported last week, a tip from police in Delaware ...

Meet New Miss Jersey: Jade Glab of Belmar


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Belmar’s own Jade Glab is the new Miss New Jersey and will compete in the 2020 Miss America competition.

The 19-year-old was crowned Saturday night at Resorts Casino Hotel, chosen from among the top five finalists from an original field of 28 and earning her a $16,000 scholarship. A date and location for the Miss America competition has not yet been ...

Hit the Beach This Summer With The 2019 New Jersey Beach Badges Guide

June 24, 2019

NEW JERSEY - As the school year winds down, many folks will be heading down the shore to enjoy the 130 miles of coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Since Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer on the Jersey Shore, has passed a large majority have already started the weekend ritual of finding a spot on the sand to savor. Of course, once Memorial Day weekend hits, the dreaded beach badge ...

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Breaking The Chain Through Education Combats Child Slavery with 5k Run and Walk in Montclair New Jersey

June 23, 2019

MONTCALIR, NJ -- It was a sunny day in Montclair's Brookdale Park for Breaking The Chain Through Education's Summer Kickoff 5k Walk and Run event.

"This is our first annual Brookdale Park 5k run," said BTCTE founder Evan Robbins. "We're hoping to have a lot of fun on a beautiful day."

BTCTE is dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, ...

The Incoherents Film, a Rock-and-Roll Comedy, To Be Screened at Soho Festival in New York City

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with filmmakers Jeff Auer and Alex Emanuel about their latest release, The Incoherents, which won “Best Home Grown Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival and will be shown this weekend at the Soho International Film Festival.

The Incoherents is a dramatic-comedy feature film about a group of 40-something friends that decide to reunite ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 24, 2019

STATEWIDE - If you happened to peruse the state's newspapers over the weekend, they were filled with stories of drunken driving - which for some reason goes hand-in-hand with the official start of summer. State leaders are well aware of the deadly problem. There's a smart bill before Gov. Phil Murphy that would require drunk drivers to keep their licenses, but be forced to ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)


Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk


The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)


My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...

Transitional Care Unit at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Receives Highest Quality Rating from CMS

June 25, 2019

Montclair, NJ, [June 18, 2019] -- The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, a post-acute skilled nursing facility located on the sixth floor of the hospital, received the highest ranking (Five Stars) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Five-Star Quality Rating System is based on three categories including Health ...

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to Hold NJ State Capital Day


              Contact: Elizabeth Roithmayr-Clemens (, 908-514-6028

Suicide Prevention Advocates Host Capitol Day in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ (June 19, 2019) – Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 14th leading cause of death in New ...

The YMCA of Montclair Announces Learn to Swim Week, Drop-in Classes and Summer Session

The Week of June 24th is an Exciting Time at Both Branches of the YMCA of Montclair

Montclair, NJ, June 13, 2019 – During the week of June 24th, the YMCA of Montclair will host Safety Around Water which is a learn to swim week at the Park Street and Geyer Family Branch. For a $25 registration fee, children ages 6 months+ through adults can take FREE swim classes. Five classes are ...

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Approve Budget Insertion for Summer Youth Employment Pilot Program

(Newark, NJ) – On May 15, 2019, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously to approve a budget insertion of $192,000.00, from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to provide summer employment opportunities for low income youth who reside in Essex County.

Essex County was selected by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development ...


- 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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Breaking The Chain Through Education Combats Child Slavery with 5k Run and Walk in Montclair New Jersey

June 23, 2019

MONTCALIR, NJ -- It was a sunny day in Montclair's Brookdale Park for Breaking The Chain Through Education's Summer Kickoff 5k Walk and Run event.

"This is our first annual Brookdale Park 5k run," said BTCTE founder Evan Robbins. "We're hoping to have a lot of fun on a beautiful day."

BTCTE is dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, ...