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Wed, April 24, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

David Dubinsky and The ILGWU (Int'l Ladies ...

Business & Finance Government

Add to My Calendar 04/24/2019 7:00pm 04/24/2019 8:30pm America/New_York David Dubinsky and The ILGWU (Int'l Ladies Garment Workers Union)

Development of the garment industry, and its later decline – obstacles to unionization – the role of women garment workers in a man’s world – the Triangle Fire - biography of Dubinsky and how he came to power in the union.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, April 27, 10:00 AM

Mountsier-Hardie Garden , Nutley

Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tour - Nutley

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 04/27/2019 10:00am 04/27/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tour - Nutley

Visit the Mountsier Garden in Nutley, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No reservations required; rain or shine.

It is the best time to see the strong bones of the garden, plenty of garden art and sculpture, and the bright colors of thousands of spring bulbs illuminating it!

Admission is $10 per person; children 12 and under free.

For More ...

205 Rutgers Place Nutley, NJ 07110
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Mon, April 29, 10:30 AM

North Jersey Country Club, Wayne

Backpacks For Life 4th Annual Golf Outing

Food & Drink Giving Back Sports

Add to My Calendar 04/29/2019 10:30am 04/29/2019 10:00pm America/New_York Backpacks For Life 4th Annual Golf Outing

OUR 4TH ANNUAL BACKPACKS FOR LIFE GOLF OUTING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2019 AT NORTH JERSEY COUNTRY CLUB IN WAYNE, NJ.

Join us for a unique golf experience while supporting our veterans in need! There are various opportunities to get involved and support this event.

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.backpacksforlife.org/bfl-events/golfouting2019

594 Hamburg Turnpike Wayne, NJ 07470
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Tue, April 30, 7:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Websites Made Easy

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2019 7:30pm 04/30/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Websites Made Easy

Learn how to build a website for your business, side hustle, band and more. Ben Friedman, Director of Accounts at Village Marketing Co., a web design company in Bergen County NJ will give you the tips and tricks you need to keep your costs down, build a website that requires little maintenance and even how to design a website without learning any code. This seminar will answer common questions ...

10 Robert Harp Dr. Livingston, NJ 07039
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Thu, May 2, 6:30 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Petit Fours Elegance

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2019 6:30pm 05/02/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Petit Fours Elegance

This class is an introduction to the fine art of making petits fours. You will learn how to make a frangipane cake and prepare it for glazing. You will also learn proper glazing and decorating techniques in order to help you make awe inspiring confections suitable for any occasion.

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042
Plant and Vendor Event

Sat, May 4, 10:00 AM

Grace Church, Nutley

Plant and Vendor Event

Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 10:00am 05/04/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Plant and Vendor Event

Indoor & Outdoor Plants

of all kinds

as well as muliple vendors

Grace Church Nutley

200 Highfield Lane

Nutley

Please note plant sales will not commence prior to advertised start time.

200 Highfield Lane Nutley, NJ 07110
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Sat, May 4, 10:00 AM

Montclair

7th Annual Walnut Street Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 10:00am 05/04/2019 2:00pm America/New_York 7th Annual Walnut Street Fair

Join us for the 7th annual Walnut Street Fair on Saturday, May 4th, 2019!

Come to celebrate our community and to support our local businesses.

Hosted by The Junior League of Montclair-Newark, the event is growing to be one of Montclair’s most beloved neighborhood street festivals, drawing more than 5,000 people annually.


Walnut Street Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sun, May 5, 8:00 AM

Liberty State Park, Jersey City

12th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

Add to My Calendar 05/05/2019 8:00am 05/05/2019 11:30am America/New_York 12th Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure

Join us for the 2019 Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure, locally presented by ShopRite. WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson will be the official MC for this family-friendly Race Day that includes a 5K Fun Walk, USATF Timed 5K Run, Wellness Village, Kids for the Cure activities, and more. Survivors and Forever Fighters (those with Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer) are the focus, ...

76 Audrey Zapp Drive Jersey City, NJ 07306
May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and up)

Mon, May 6, 5:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2019 5:00pm 05/06/2019 6:00pm America/New_York May the Sith: Teen Star Wars Event (Ages 11 and up)

Outdoor Plaza

Celebrate everyone’s favorite force-filled holiday (a couple days late!) We’ll have lightsaber crafts and activities, a food craft, and more. Refreshments will be served; please advise of food allergies.

50 South Fulleton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Mon, May 6, 7:30 PM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

MGC Presents “Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for ...

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/06/2019 7:30pm 05/06/2019 9:30pm America/New_York MGC Presents “Drama Queens: Dark Beauties for Your Garden”

To create rhythm, punctuate place, outline areas, and focus the eye, nothing works like black. But keep the drama out of your house and in the garden! On Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, Lesley Parness, retired superintendent of Horticultural Education at the Morris County Park Commission, will explain how to use black-hued plants for maximum ...

51 Baker Street Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Thu, May 9, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Baking with Herbs

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/09/2019 7:00pm 05/09/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Baking with Herbs

Think about it, a cake featuring pears and basil, a tender butter cookie flavored with orange rind and rosemary, pine nut and thyme shortbread, and a lavender cake. Add another dimension to your baking with fresh herbs! Join in this hands-on experience. Make, taste, enjoy! All materials included.

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042
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Thu, May 9, 7:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Floral Design Class at the Kingsland Manor in ...

Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/09/2019 7:00pm 05/09/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Floral Design Class at the Kingsland Manor in Nutley

Kingsland Manor Offers a Floral Design Class

Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Thursday, May 9th, 2019, 7 – 9 pm

Join us for a fun-filled educational event at the Kingsland Manor!

This class will introduce you to the creative world of floral design using New Jersey grown flowers. You'll learn the basic elements and principles of floral design and leave with a beautiful ...

3 Kingsland Street Nutley, NJ 07110
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Fri, May 10, 8:00 AM

Maplewood Community Pool, Maplewood

82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/10/2019 8:00am 05/10/2019 8:00pm America/New_York 82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

The “Big Momma of All Plant Sales” is back! Maplewood Garden Club’s 82nd Annual Plant Sale will be held from May 9 to 11 (rain or shine!). Selections include tomatoes (heirloom, cherries, and more), vegetables, herbs, annuals, tender perennials, perennials (over 300 varieties, divided into sections for shade, part-shade, and sun), houseplants, hanging baskets, tropicals, shrubs, ...

187 Boyden Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040-1713
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Sat, May 11, 8:00 AM

Maplewood Community Pool, Maplewood

82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

Green Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 05/11/2019 8:00am 05/11/2019 4:00pm America/New_York 82nd Annual Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

The “Big Momma of All Plant Sales” is back! Maplewood Garden Club’s 82nd Annual Plant Sale will be held from May 9 to 11 (rain or shine!). Selections include tomatoes (heirloom, cherries, and more), vegetables, herbs, annuals, tender perennials, perennials (over 300 varieties, divided into sections for shade, part-shade, and sun), houseplants, hanging baskets, tropicals, shrubs, ...

187 Boyden Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040-1713
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Tue, May 14, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Upper Montclair

Spring Smoothies

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/14/2019 7:00pm 05/14/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Spring Smoothies

Learn how to make delicious and nutritious smoothies using seasonal spring ingredients. Instructions will be given on how to make the perfect smoothie, why smoothies are important, and which ingredients are best to use. Samples of smoothies made in class will be available. (This is a demonstration class).

185 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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Thu, May 16, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church, Montclair

Mozzarella and Ricotta Making

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 05/16/2019 7:00pm 05/16/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Mozzarella and Ricotta Making

Learn how to pull your own fresh mozzarella and watch a demonstration of fresh ricotta! Professional cheesemaker Jeanine Dargis will guide you through the process from milk to curd to finished cheese. You will also indulge in a cheese tasting with helpful tips on how to taste and critique any cheese like a pro, in addition to eating your homemade mozzarella and ricotta in a Caprese salad with ...

67 Church St Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, May 18, 1:00 PM

Yanticaw Boys Park, Nutley

Kingsland Manor 5th Annual Base Ball Classic

Sports

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2019 1:00pm 05/18/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Kingsland Manor 5th Annual Base Ball Classic

Love Baseball? Love history? Watch 1860s Base Ball!

The Kingsland Manor Presents

The Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club

Versus

Kingsland Colonels of Nutley Base Ball Club

5th Annual Base Ball Classic

May 18th, 2018 at Yanticaw, Boys Park, Nutley, N.J.

The Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club plays by 19th Century rules, uses authentic replicas of 19th Century equipment and ...

Passaic Ave and Park Drive Nutley, NJ 07110

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TAPinto Bloomfield Election Policies for Candidates for Public Office

October 18, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - With local elections coming in about two weeks, it is once again time to share TAPinto Bloomfield's election policies. 

Candidate Statements: 

For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. 

Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s ...

7 Things To Know About This Year's Flu Season

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC recommends that people aged 6 months or older receive flu vaccinations by late October, at the beginning of the season before the virus starts spreading, ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Essex County Installs Historical Markers at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange

October 18, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two new colorful historical markers were recently installed inside the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange that bring to life some of the early history of the park known generations ago with eye-catching detail.

They markers, which were placed side by side alongside the road near the entrance, highlight the days of the long-gone Eagle Rock resort ...

Planned Parenthood to honor NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy at 2019 Autumn Soiree, featuring author and activist Anna Quindlen as keynote

NEWARK, NJ — Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange, NJ, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey (PPMNJ) will bestow their “Women’s Leadership Champion” award to New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy. Mrs. Murphy and her husband, Governor Phil Murphy, have made family planning and women’s reproductive rights and health a ...

New Mural at Hinchliffe Stadium a Home Run

October 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ- These days Vaughn McKoy spends much of his time navigating Paterson’s headlong ascent into a renaissance, and, as the city’s top ranking employee, is largely responsible for helping to move the Sayegh Administration’s initiatives through the city council.

In a city where relationships still matter, and history often provides a glimpse into the future, ...

National Group Calls on Westfield to Fly Italian Flag for Columbus Day

WESTFIELD, NJ — A national group is calling on the town to raise the Italian flag for Columbus Day, in the way it raised the Pride Flag earlier this year. Columbus Day is Monday.

The Italian American One Voice Coalition, which works to fight stereotyping of Italian Americans, is objecting to Westfield’s refusal to fly the striped flag following the month-long flying of ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Report

September 18, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The end to the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is drawing near with the final day this Saturday, September 21. Predicted strong winds will roil the ocean up for most of the rest of the week and likely mean a slow finish to the season.

I fished the Little Egg Reef with fishing buddies Joe Hummel and Dave Rinear last week, and we returned to the dock ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

October 18, 2019

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

Let's Help Rep. Sherrill Get Gateway Completed

October 12, 2019

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 18, 2019

STATEWIDE – It’s hard to miss the smirk on some out-of-state faces when they hear New Jersey is the Garden State. They have no clue about our acres of rolling farmland and enchanting state parks. So, for the moment, let’s ignore that we’ve got more toxic waste sites than any other state (114) and a clear and present danger with our water systems. Newark grabbed ...

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 8, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood

The featured TAPinto franchisee for October 2019 is John Mooney of TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.   John, a public relations professional, has been able to utilize his skills to create a successful, profitable business for himself and one of TAPinto's most widely-read sites.  

Q. You have an interesting background.  Can you tell us about it a little ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in ...

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 ...

Taxpayers can explore several tax help options before visiting an IRS office

October 18, 2019

Some taxpayers may think they need to visit an IRS office for help in person with their tax issues. However, many of these people may actually find what they need online or by phone. In fact, many questions can be answered without ever having to visit to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

Finding answers to their tax questions.
Taxpayers can use several resources to find answers:

The ...

Bloomfield Resident Who Champions The Rights of the Blind to be Honored at Dining in the Dark

When Joseph Ruffalo Jr. was 27, an ophthalmologist diagnosed him with a hereditary eye disease that would eventually cause blindness. The doctor told Ruffalo he shouldn’t drive anymore. 

“He didn’t say can’t,” said Ruffalo, who bought a sporty new Dodge for $3,000 in 1976. 

Driving home from Yonkers, New York, after a long day managing a shoe store, ...

IRS celebrates military families during National Work and Family Month

 

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WASHINGTON —As part of National Work and Family Month, the Internal Revenue Service reminds military families that they often qualify for specific tax rules and benefits.

National Work and Family Month was established in 2003 by a Senate resolution. October was chosen to help communicate and celebrate progress towards creating more flexible work ...

IRS celebrates National Work and Family Month - Highlights credit for paid family and medical leave, other topics

The Internal Revenue Service is participating in National Work and Family Month by issuing a series of informative tips on work-life balance throughout the month of October. The agency plans a series of news releases, fact sheets and tax tips. Topics covered include family-owned businesses, family tax credits, military tax benefits and scams and security issues.

National Work and Family Month ...

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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CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...