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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 ...

Vital Voices Revitalize 60s British Rock: 'My Very Own British Invasion' World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn

February 19, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ — If you go see “My Very Own British Invasion” without even knowing what it’s about, here’s the thing: the core message literally broadcasts itself on the theater’s sound system as you take your seats in a mélange of hits from the 1960s British Invasion rock bands.

Iconic music transcends time and space.

Paper Mill Playhouse’s ...

Two Arrested for Prostitution Activities at New Fairfield Spa

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two individuals were arrested in Fairfield on Friday for engaging in prostitution-related conduct after Fairfield police learned of illegal activities occurring at the new MVP Spa located at 180 Fairfield Road, according to police.

According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, township zoning officials requested that Fairfield officers serve the owner of the ...

Rutgers is Home to 1,600 Plants, Animals and Counting

February 19, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Across New Jersey, Rutgers University has more than 24 properties and campuses, and on those lands people have recorded more than 1,600 animals, insects, plants and other life forms.

“I don’t know of any other university that has a growing species list on such a large scale for all their campuses and properties, such as within an entire U.S. state,” said ...

New Jersey Teen Honors Dad’s Memory with Annual Toy Drive for Kids Fighting Cancer

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway student, Mikey Wojcik, 13 is continuing his mission to bring smiles to children fighting cancer as they are treated for the disease at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).

Mikey, who lost his father, Michael to pancreatic cancer in 2015 kicked-off the start of his now 3rd annual fundraising campaign on Feb. 2, his dad’s birthday.

He is ...

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- ...

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

February 19, 2019

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 ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 19, 2019

STATEWIDE - To mark President's Day, New Jersey sued the President of the United States. While New Jerseyans were out buying discounted televisions and dishwashers to mark yesterday's big holiday, the state joined 15 other states to sue the President over his Trumped-up national "emergency" to fund his wall.  It's all about such phrases as "flagrant ...

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

February 19, 2019

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 ...