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Four Candidates to Appear on June 2019 Primary Ballot in Bloomfield

April 2, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Monday, April 1 was the deadline to file for local ballot positions for the June primary.

Four candidates filed petitions to appear on the ballot, they are:  

Michael Venezia – Mayor - Democrat

Wartyna Davis – Council-at-Large- Democrat

Ted Gamble – Council-at-Large - Democrat

Richard Rockwell – Council-at-Large – ...

Special Dragons Rock For Autism at the Old Canal Inn April 13

NUTLEY, NJ - Special Dragons, a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism, is taking over the Old Canal Inn in April with their "Rock for Autism" event.

The night's line-up includes The Cheap Moves, Head Cheerleader, The Mutts, and Dean Machine. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and will continue until midnight on Saturday April 13. 

Karate is an athletic ...

Reflections on a Journey Back to the Old Country

Why would they all leave?

It’s the question to which I know the answer to, but still find it incomprehensible when I see the rugged beauty and enjoy the simple lifestyle of Southern Italy even for a too-short vacation. 

They left to find work. They left for the promise of America, and the belief that aspiration leads to ascension.

In the earliest days of Southern Italian ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

Cambria Hotel Celebrates “Approachable Indulgence” at West Orange Grand Opening

April 15, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Cambria Hotel officially opened its first New Jersey location last week with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the new West Orange site at 12 Rooney Circle.

Members of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, including several local business owners, as well as members of the governing body, the West Orange Human Relations Commission, Public ...

Essex Mayors Meet at Annual Breakfast

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mayors from Essex County met with New Jersey Sen. President Steve Sweeney, D-Salem and New Jersey Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield to discuss issues in their communities.

The atmosphere was friendly at Mayfair Farms on Saturday as mayors met for the ninth annual breakfast sponsored by several local chambers of commerce. Mayors grabbed plates filled with scrambled ...

Anti-Defamation League Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Repeated Hate Symbol Incidents in Summit Schools

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet another swastika incident at a middle school in Summit, New Jersey, ...

Baraka Would Welcome Immigrant Detainees Trump Wants to Release to Sanctuary Cities

NEWARK, NJ - It would have been a “blessing” if President Trump followed through on a proposed plan to have immigrant detainees released into sanctuary cities like Newark, Mayor Ras Baraka said.

MORE: Newark Mayor Denounces Trump Administration for Withholding Police Grants

“His curse is our blessing,” Baraka said during an interview on MSNBC’s ...

Officials Confirm Ocean Grove Fire Started Underneath Boardwalk Building

April 16, 2019

OCEAN GROVE, NJ —  Investigators have confirmed the massive fire that destroyed Ocean Grove’s boardwalk pavilion originated on the east side of the structure, underneath the Dunes Boardwalk Cafe.

While the five-alarm blaze’s cause has yet to be determined, the area of origin is where the homeless have resided in the past, according to the Monmouth County ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

April 16, 2019

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

Massachusetts Benefits from Lingering Law to Sell Liquor in New Jersey Supermarkets

April 7, 2019

In Massachusetts, we have been following the ongoing debate in New Jersey to expand the number of liquor licenses that one entity can own. For decades, supermarkets and other entities in both states have been unnecessarily and unfairly limited under outdated laws that stymie business growth and customer convenience.

Massachusetts had endured these onerous restrictions until lawmakers and ...

State Should Restore Funding for Homestead Rebate Immediately

Dear Editor:

It seems politicians in Trenton are determined to drive everyone out of New Jersey. You can’t read the news without learning about some new tax out of Trenton.

Just last week, Governor Murphy signed the "rain tax" into law giving counties and municipalities the ability to impose taxes on churches, non-profits, residents, and businesses for stormwater runoff ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

April 16, 2019

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

Home Grown New Jersey Filmmaker Tells His Backstage Story of Life as a Roadie

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with his tours in the 80s. “My film gives everyone a little peek ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 9, 2019

The Jaffe Briefing will go on Spring Break starting Thursday, April 11 - we will return (slightly sunburnt) on Monday, April 22

TRENTON - He's baaack. Former Gov. Chris Christie is vowing to share more of his unsolicited opinions about the current governor, after 15 months of relative silence and a book tour. This is exactly what New Jersey ...

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien

Hungry Girl Simply 6 by Lisa Lillien (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

The woman who created a chocolate oatmeal recipe that is so good you are convinced that it is a gourmet chocolate mousse, Lisa Lillien (or Hungry Girl), is back with her 13th cookbook, and it is the best one yet!  Hungry Girl Simply 6 is the pipe dream of every career calorie counter; a recipe book with ingenious ...

And Every Word is True by Gary McAvoy

And Every Word is True by Gary McAvoy (Literati, 2019)

Some books you can’t wait to finish; some books you never want to end. For me, Gary McAvoy’s rivetting new book, And Every Word is True, was so intriguing that I did not want it to finish it. Granted, true crime is my favorite genre, and any book about Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood is going to lure my attention.


April 18, 2019

Having a baby is one of life’s most exciting experiences—and, for first-timers, the prospect may also be a bit intimidating. That’s where Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) steps in, with a range of Parent Education Programs to help answer every question.


“It’s important for the community to have access to the information they need in order to have a ...

A Nation in Motion: Rethinking Italy Through its Migration at Montclair Public Library May 13

By linking Italy’s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, it helps rethink national belonging in our era of massive global demographic mobility.

Starts: 2019-05-13

Ends: 2019-05-13

Address: 50 South Fullerton Ave

Venue: Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library

City: Montclair

Zip Code: 07042

State: NJ

Contact Person: Adult School Dept ...

Bloomfield to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings

The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services is offering free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in the Public Health Nursing Office, 1 Municipal Plaza, Lower Level. The full body physical examination will be conducted by a medical professional from Hackensack UMC Mountainside Community Hospital and is open to anyone not under the care of a dermatologist.

Strollers’ 2018–2019 Season Concludes With Perennial Favorite "Fiddler on the Roof"

The Strollers community theater will conclude its 87th season with a presentation of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. This enduring favorite will be performed for three weekends in May at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood.

A true musical theater classic, "Fiddler on the ...


- Feb 8, 2018
Pao-Chin Bailey, of Bloomfield, was called home to be with her beloved husband Richard, on Friday ...
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A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

April 16, 2019

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...