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Therapy Dog Visit: Meet Cruz! (Ages 5 and up) 

Thu, July 25, 3:30 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Therapy Dog Visit: Meet Cruz! (Ages 5 and up) 

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Add to My Calendar 07/25/2019 3:30pm 07/25/2019 4:30pm America/New_York Therapy Dog Visit: Meet Cruz! (Ages 5 and up) 

3rd Floor

Registration Required

Meet and read with Cruz, a retired racing greyhound! Greyhounds are the second fastest land animal (behind the cheetah) and can run up to 45 miles an hour. Now that Cruz is retired he enjoys walks, car rides, lots of naps and reading in the library.

50 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 Montclair, NJ 07042

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Heat Warning for Bloomfield; Here’s How You Can Beat it

July 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — It’s getting hot outside so don’t do anything too strenuous.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in effect from noon Friday until 8 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values, or how hot it feels with humidity taken into account, is anticipated to reach between 105 degrees and 110 degrees Friday and 115 degrees Saturday and Sunday, the ...

Classic Car Cruise Nights Wednesday’s in August at UTI Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is partnering with the Bloomfield Cruisers, Universal Technical Institute and Shelbourne to present four Classic Car Cruise Nights on Wednesday’s in August from 6 to 9 pm in Universal Technical Institute’s parking lot at 1515 Broad Street.

All classic, show and specialty vehicles are invited to ...

‘The Wake’ Travels Through Loss and Forgiveness at Premiere Stages

‘The Wake’ travels through loss and forgiveness at Premiere Stages

By Liz Keill

UNION, NJ – In a new play by Tammy Ryan, we learn about family angst in the midst of a hurricane in Florida.

The complicated, rambling plot involves Maggie (Kathy Rae O’Donnell) who wants to scatter her dead sister’s ashes in the ocean. She’s waiting for her older sister, ...

‘Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play’ Takes Audience to Giddy Heights

MADISON, NJ – Since this rambunctious production takes place outdoors, we’re not too concerned with subtleties or even Shakespearean language.

This farce, “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged),”  written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor is directed with verve and no-holds-barred by Brian B. Crowe. Martin apparently has a talent for this ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

Fireworks on the Fourth of July is a Jersey First

As you watch the rockets glare and bombs burst into the New Jersey skies this weekend, share this little bit of Jerseyana with the people on the blanket or lawn chairs next to you.

The first “fireworks” display to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was ordered by George Washington himself along the banks of the Raritan River.

Yes, fireworks on the ...

So What if Newark Didn't Get Amazon? New Report Shows City's Potential to Other Corporations

July 23, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -  Amazon didn't select Newark for its second headquarters, but a new report says that doesn’t mean the city wouldn’t be appealing to another big corporation. 

The Brick City would still be the best bang for the buck should another large corporation want to plop its headquarters here, according to a report from Princeton-based corporate consulting ...

'Newark Is What Keeps Me Up At Night,' Says Pediatrician Who Exposed Lead Levels in Flint

NEWARK, NJ - For Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha -- the pediatrician who exposed lead levels in Flint, Mich. -- Newark’s lead crisis is one of her major concerns.  

“Newark is what keeps me up at night right now,” Hanna-Attisha said during a community meeting in the Ironbound. “I don't know how this is not a front-page story on every single newspaper. When you look ...

Westfield Gov’t to Utilities: If You Rip up Our Roads, You Must Repave in Full

July 20, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ— If a utility has to tear up roadways for repairs – as was done this past year for gas main improvements — it will have to repave the full width of those roads, under a new regulation approved by the municipal government.

The regulation approved by the Town Council last week requires that streets opened for utility repairs be restored “curb-to-curb” ...

Pascrell Calls for Impeachment Inquiry of Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, DC – Longtime Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09), referred to regularly as New Jersey’s number one fighter in Washington, and a frequent critic of Donald Trump, made his voice heard on Thursday in calling for an impeachment inquiry to be opened on the sitting president “for his repeated assaults on the United States Constitution.”

Saying that the ...

SpongeBob, Skeeball Top Competition in Belmar’s Annual Sandcastle Contest

July 20, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — The heat was definitely on along Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach on July 17 — not only in terms of the temperatures but for the hundreds of sandcastle contest participants who only had several hours to build their creations under the sweltering skies.

Interspersed among the throngs of beachgoers, sand sculptors of all ages laid claim to their portion of the sand for ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Morristown Bar Crawl

July 20, 2019

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

Nothing beats a warm summer night — the perfect time to grab your date’s hand and go for a walk. With so many quaint New Jersey towns from which to choose there’s no shortage of options, but Morristown stands out thanks to great architecture and history dating back to the Revolutionary War. It ...

Repeal The State Sales Tax on Medical Marijuana

July 17, 2019

Dear Editor:

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the Township Council endorsed an application by Chillin' Out located at 2006 Route 22 East, Scotch Plains, to the State to become a medical marijuana dispensary.

I voted in favor of that application, and I support medical marijuana and Chillin' Out's application to the state to dispense medical marijuana at their location in Scotch Plains ...

We Fixed What's Wrong at Our Essex County Correctional Facility

I can no longer sit idly by and allow the Star-Ledger to continue to smear my personal reputation and the reputation of the professional men and women of the Essex County Correctional Facility.

The constant editorials vilifying the work being done focus on an inspection from one year ago and ignore evidence repeatedly provided to the press that the concerns about the ECCF were addressed ...

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing at Kennedy Space Center

July 21, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- In July of 1969, the United States famously sent three astronauts to the moon. The Kennedy Space Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with added events and features that makes this year a very special time to visit Florida’s Space Coast. 

The attractions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are vast, covering the ...

Hoboken Real Estate Market Fueled by Families and New Businesses

HOBOKEN, NJ -- In Part 2 of HomeGrown: Hoboken, Host Stephanie Willoughby talks with two women business owners in the mile-square city about how Hoboken’s revival and growth has also made the city a more welcoming place for families.  

Pamela Kalman, Owner of PKL Properties, spoke about the thriving real estate market in Hoboken.  Kalman said that there is no ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 22, 2019

MIDDLETOWN - Is Jon Bon Jovi the latest New Jersey millionaire to flee to Florida? Media reported the rocker bought a five-bedroom oceanfront villa in Palm Beach for $10 million last March. And now his 18,000-square-foot Middletown mansion is up for sale. The price is only available "by request," and you can bet the realtor won't consider us a serious buyer for the 15-acre ...

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker (William Morrow, 2019)

 

Why + How = Who

The formula above represents the manner in which criminal profilers assess the suspects in a serious crime. In the gripping new Douglas and Olshaker book, The Killer Across the Table, the authors write, “We study these people (criminals) not as psychologists or sociologists, ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D,.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

 

I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)

 

Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)

 

Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Time is running out for some combat-injured veterans to claim tax refunds of up to $3,200

July 23, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding veterans who received disability severance payments after 1991 and claimed it as income that time may be running out to claim their refund.

Veterans should take action soon if they received a notice (letters 6060-A and 6060-D) and have not already filed Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to claim a refund or credit of the ...

We Want to Hear From You: Take Our 2019 Reader Survey

The local news industry is constantly changing and so are the habits and preferences of readers like you.   In order to fulfill our mission of producing quality journalism, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  I want to invite you to take our Annual Reader Survey.

Your feedback is important to us and ...

Montclair-Boonton Line: Buses Replace Trains Between Glen Ridge & Bay Street Stations, July 27-28

UPDATE: Work cancelled for weekend of July 20 - 21.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, NJ TRANSIT buses will replace Montclair-Boonton Line trains between Glen Ridge and Bay Street stations to support the Bloomfield Avenue bridge-replacement project.

Click HERE for substitue busing schedule.

Customers requiring accessible services may see below for ...

Essex County Freeholders Honor Students on Being Named Eagle Scouts with Bloomfield Boy Scout Troop

(Newark, NJ) – During a special presentation held at the Hall of Records on Wednesday July 10, 2019, District 5 Freeholder Carlos Pomares, along with Freeholder President Brendan Gill, honored Evan Harzer and Peter Gerard Haverick for achieving the distinction of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 22 of Bloomfield.

Freeholder Pomares sponsored and presented both honorees with the ...

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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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing at Kennedy Space Center

July 21, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- In July of 1969, the United States famously sent three astronauts to the moon. The Kennedy Space Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with added events and features that makes this year a very special time to visit Florida’s Space Coast. 

The attractions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are vast, covering the ...