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Sun, November 17, 5:00 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Westfield

Violin virtuoso Lara St. John and classical/jazz ...

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Add to My Calendar 11/17/2019 5:00pm 11/17/2019 6:15pm America/New_York Violin virtuoso Lara St. John and classical/jazz pianist Matt Herskowitz will grace the stage at St. Paul’s, Westfield, on Sunday, November 17 at 5pm

Violin virtuoso Lara St. John is the featured artist in this year’s Second Steeple Concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. She will be joined by classically trained jazz pianist Matt Herskowitz. Lara St. John, a violin prodigy since the age of two, is known for her interest in the folk and traditional music of Eastern Europe. She is also celebrated for her prodigious ...

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Public Invited to Participate in Essex County Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

November 12, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ — The public is invited to participate in the 2019 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. 

The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 7, and all entries must be delivered to the Environmental Center by Monday, Dec.

Join the Veteran's Day Tribute in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The annual Montclair Veterans Day tribute will take place on Monday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., in Edgemont Memorial Park.

Mayor Robert Jackson will be the Master of Ceremonies.

According to a release, this year's event will include remarks from Marine veteran Sergeant Brett D'Alessandro who is the founder and president of Backpacks for Life, an organization ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

'Romeo and Juliet' Stay Eternally Young at Shakespeare Theatre

No matter how often, or how rarely, you may have seen Shakespeare’s love letter to “Romeo and Juliet,” it still returns with blazing life, in the romantic balcony scene, in the hard lessons we learn about Capulets and Montagues and in the eternal flame of lives snuffed out too soon.

The production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has held audiences ...

Idling Your Car in Newark Could Drive You to the Poor House

November 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — Drivers who leave their cars idling unattended in Newark in an effort to warm up their vehicles will find themselves on a short road to costly fines this winter, the city's Department of Public Safety warns.

While the state statute addressing penalties for idling cars was originally implemented to reduce air pollution, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose ...

Hackensack Meridian Medical School Names Center for NJ Principal Who Died in Selfless Act

NUTLEY, NJ — A new student center at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine honors the late Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

Officials at the Seton Hall University facility located in Nutley and Clifton unveiled the Dr. Derrick E. Nelson Student Life Services Center on Thursday, honoring the late high school principal who died following a bone marrow donation ...

Red Bank Seeks Change in Open Public Records Act

November 12, 2019

RED BANK, NJ:  The Red Bank Council will meet on Wednesday, November 13th, at Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth Street.

The council will discuss a Resolution calling for a commission to study the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), that was signed into New Jersey law back in 2002.

With limited exceptions, the law mandates that government records be available for easy public access and that the ...

Paterson's CUMAC Awarded $110,000 Grant to Grow 'Beyond Hunger' Initiative

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson's CUMAC has been awarded a $110,000 grant from Impact 100 Garden State. The announcement came at the philanthropic organization's annual awards meeting Wednesday.

Also awarded similar sized grants were the County College of Morris Foundation and the Union County Economic Development Corporation. Passaic County Community College Foundation and The ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

November 13, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Essex County Freeholders

October 29, 2019

Dear Editor

This upcoming election is important to everyone who pays taxes in Essex County.  We have some of the highest real estate taxes in the country, which given the recent changes in the Federal Tax law have impacted many Essex County residents.  Part of these costs are due to Salaries paid to our elected Freeholders.  Essex County Freeholders are responsible ...

HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

November 15, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 15, 2019

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL – Who knows how testy things will soon become between Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders? Old pals have a way of becoming cold pals in the heat of hard campaigning for President. But for now, everything seems copacetic between the New Jerseyan and the Vermonter. Exhibit One: NJ Spotlight reports the two are announcing a joint proposal today for ...

On the Other Side of the Border

November 8, 2019

The children kept hugging us. They just wanted hugs. They wanted to be seen, to be loved, to feel safe. It’s odd — we teach our children to not talk to strangers, and yet when we entered the Shelter de Leona Vicario they ran to us, grabbed our hands, and wanted to play. My Spanish is limited and their English was non-existent, but they kept telling us their names and ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham

The featured TAPinto franchisee for November 2019 is Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham.  Ed, a former veteran reporter and editor at The Star-Ledger and longtime Chatham resident, has been able to utilize his skills to create the go-to news source for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, and a profitable business for himself.  

Q. Why did you want to ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)

 

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)

 

The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

Rep. Sherrill Leads Bipartisan Election Security Bill

November 13, 2019

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) announced the introduction of the Election Technology Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 4990), joined by Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Frank Lucas (R-OK). This bipartisan bill will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) new ...

Veterans Day Statement from Representative Mikie Sherrill

Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) reflected today on the importance of honoring our nation’s heroes by making sure that we keep faith with our veterans. Representative Sherrill, a former U.S. Navy pilot, has been highly involved in supporting the military community and their families in the 11th District since taking her seat in January 2019. In observance of ...

Announce a Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Graduation, Reunion and More with Milestones on TAPinto

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the celebration.  All published Milestones can be shared on social media directly from TAPinto.  And, all Milestones live on TAPinto forever, creating a keepsake that families can ...

In this Season of Giving, NJ Human Services is Fighting Hunger by Connecting People to New Jersey's Food Assistance Program

Governor Murphy Declares NJ SNAP Awareness Week as Holiday Season Approaches;

NJ Human Services Working with Food Pantries, the Faith Community, Grocers and Others to Help New Jerseyans Connect to SNAP 

(TRENTON) -  As Thanksgiving approaches and thoughts turn to food, friends and family, New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced a special focus ...

Obituaries

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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Jackson – Dolores V. Buerkle, 90, formerly of South Plainfield died Saturday, August 24, 2019 ...
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HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

November 15, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...