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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 ...

Federal Employees at Newark Airport to Get a Helping Hand

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will distribute food tomorrow to help federal employees at Newark Liberty International Airport amid the government the shutdown.

The organization will be at the airport tomorrow to give TSA, FAA, and Customs & Border Protection employees free fresh produce and boxes of nutritious, nonperishable food. A SNAP outreach coordinator ...

Ring Doorbell Helps Identify Alleged Package Thief in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - A North Ward resident has his Ring doorbell to thank for helping catch an alleged package thief, police said.

Gilfredo Santiago, 41, was arrested in connection with the Jan. 14 theft after police identified him through the homeowner’s Ring Home Security system, authorities said. Ring is a video doorbell that comes with a cellphone app which can alert a homeowner when motion ...

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 ...

Coast Guard Rescues Man Stranded on Icy Island in Frigid Navesink River

January 23, 2019

RUMSON, NJ — In biting winds and near-zero temperatures, U.S. Coast Guard crews Monday morning rescued a distressed individual stuck on a small island in the Navesink River.

At about 9:40 a.m. on January 21, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook received notification from the Rumson Police Department that a 21-year-old man was stranded on the island — located west of ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Time For McConnell To End The Shutdown

January 22, 2019

Nobody, including Trump’s most ardent supporters, would really care if Trump ever built his stupid wall or not. His base supports him for reasons that are not necessarily policy concerns, but rather out of an irrational sycophantic allegiance to an individual whom they consider to be some anointed deity. So, who is really to blame for this reckless shutdown and why is it happening at ...

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

“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 ...

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 22, 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 completed with Michele Adubato, CEO of The North Ward Center in Newark.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive ...

East Main Media Launches the TAPinto Network’s Flagship Video Channel, TAPintoTV

LITTLE FALLS, NJ—East Main Media today announced the launch of TAPintoTV, an online video channel highlighting topics of interest in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. TAPintoTV is off the ground and has been posting content for several months, including videos featuring Emmy award-winning PBS host, Steve Adubato, coverage of the New York International Auto Show, small business success ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 22, 2019

CRANFORD - In all likelihood, you've heard him thousands of times - on the radio telling you about the inbound delay, or on the platform informing you the express train is a minute away. Well, did you know Bernie Wagenblast, "the Voice," is a Cranford native? Naturally, his next stop was just down the street at our Jaffe Podcast studio for a conversation ...

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 ...

NJ Army National Guard Troop Deploys to East Africa to Fight Terror

January 23, 2019

Gottheimer Delivers Keynote Remarks on Critical Fight Against al-Shabaab, ISIS, homegrown lone-wolf terrorism

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Monday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) delivered the keynote remarks at the deployment ceremony for the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 102nd Cavalry Regiment, C Troop, which is being deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa ...

Strollers’ 2018–2019 Season Continues With New Family Favorite The Day the Rainbow Broke Up

The Strollers community theater continues its 87thseason with a new production of the family favorite, The Day the Rainbow Broke Up, by Casey Bell.The children’s show will be performed for two weekends in February at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ.

First produced as a world premiere by the Strollers in 2017, the show was an instant crowd pleaser; ...

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

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 ...

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 22, 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 completed with Michele Adubato, CEO of The North Ward Center in Newark.

“The East Main Media team was honored to produce this video,” said CEO & Executive ...