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Reading = Hope x Change (What’s Your Equation?): Screening of Jacqueline Woodson’s Webcast

Wed, October 16, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Add to My Calendar 10/16/2019 4:00pm 10/16/2019 5:30pm America/New_York Reading = Hope x Change (What’s Your Equation?): Screening of Jacqueline Woodson’s Webcast

Watch a screening of the webcast of National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's presentation. Centered around “Harbor Me” and many of Woodson’s other award-winning books, this singular program will motivate participants to engage in social justice issues such as immigration, incarceration and equality.

Light refreshments will be served.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
NPS Park Ranger Talk:  Happy 100th Birthday Grand Canyon National Park

Wed, October 16, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 10/16/2019 7:00pm 10/16/2019 9:00pm America/New_York NPS Park Ranger Talk: Happy 100th Birthday Grand Canyon National Park

Ranger Karen invites us to go beyond the rim and explore all that Grand Canyon National Park has to offer; diverse life zones, landforms, and cultural history.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Thu, October 17, 7:00 PM

Nutley Public Library, Nutley

Let's Talk Cat!

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 10/17/2019 7:00pm 10/17/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Let's Talk Cat!

Come and learn about cat behavior and how to help outdoor cats....bring all your cat-related questions. Class taught by Karen Shinevar, the co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization CPAW NJ.

Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ (CPAW NJ) is dedicated to keeping cats out of shelters by controlling the outdoor cat population and preventing surrenders.

93 Booth Dr Nutley, NJ 07110
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Sat, October 19, 9:00 AM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Floral Design Workshop at the Kingsland Manor

Arts & Entertainment Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2019 9:00am 10/19/2019 12:30pm America/New_York Floral Design Workshop at the Kingsland Manor

Kingsland Manor continues its series of hands-on classes with a second adventure in floral design -- just in time for the fall holidays!

This 3.5-hour workshop will teach two fun skills: tole painting and floral design. You will first learn the art of painting on glass as you create a unique vase with a pumpkin motif. While the paint dries, we'll take a short break for coffee and snacks.

3 Kingsland Street Nutley, NJ 07110
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Sat, October 19, 7:00 PM

Kingsland Manor, Nutley

Paranormal Investigation at the Kingsland Manor

Arts & Entertainment Other

Add to My Calendar 10/19/2019 7:00pm 10/19/2019 11:00pm America/New_York Paranormal Investigation at the Kingsland Manor

Due to the popularity of our National Ghost Hunting Day event in September, Kingsland Manor is offering a second chance to scare up some ghosts on October 19, 7-11 pm.

We limited the number of participants for the National Ghost Hunting Day event to only 30 to provide the best paranormal experience. The September event sold out very quickly. We decided to add a second paranormal investigation ...

3 Kingsland Street Nutley, NJ 07110
Square Foot Gardening

Mon, October 21, 1:00 PM

MONTCLAIR

Square Foot Gardening

Education Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 10/21/2019 1:00pm 10/21/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Square Foot Gardening

Mark your calendar for the Garden Club of Montclair’s October Program Meeting "Square Foot Gardening” at 1PM. Meet Althea Llewellyn, a certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor and Master Gardener. Ms. Llewellyn will demonstrate the principals of square foot gardening and suggest on how to incorporate these simple practices to fit your garden spaces and to produce a bountiful ...

21 VAN VLECK STREET MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
Leap Into Science: Wind Preschool Workshop (Ages 3-6)

Tue, October 22, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Add to My Calendar 10/22/2019 4:00pm 10/22/2019 4:45pm America/New_York Leap Into Science: Wind Preschool Workshop (Ages 3-6)

Registration Required

3rd Floor

Children explore the properties of wind and air by listening to a story about wind, moving a variety of objects using wind, and creating a wind detector that moves in the wind. Developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, PA, Leap into Science is a national program designed to build interest and skills in science and literacy for ...

50 S. Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042

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Bloomfield Continues Going Green with Purchase of Four Electric-Powered Chevy Bolts

January 27, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has taken another important step in becoming more sustainable, recently purchasing and putting into use four new Chevy Bolts. These electric-powered vehicles were purchased with funding from the capital budget and the water utility fund. The cars will be used by construction code officials and water meter personnel. These functions of the township ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

Police Continue Search for Missing 57 yo Nutley Resident

February 20, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Police continue their search for a missing 57 yo Nutley resident. Andres Fernandez was reported missing on Feb. 19.

Fernandez was last seen on Feb 13 loading suitcases into his vehicle. He left the country on Feb. 14, and returned on Feb. 18. His family did not hear from him upon his return, an alert was issued on Feb. 19

Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Nutley Police ...

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Award Contract to Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. for New Voting Machines

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, during the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Conference/Board Meeting, the Board took another major step toward fulfilling Freeholder President Brendan Gill’s initiative to secure a safe, auditable voting process. The Board unanimously passed a contract between the County of Essex and Dominion Voting Systems, Inc., to provide voting ...

NJ Teen Reported Dead After Six-Story Fall from The Vessel in Hudson Yards in NYC

February 3, 2020

NEW YORK -- The body of a young man who was found on the ground near The Vessel, a sculpture at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, was identified as that of a 2019 Ridge High School graduate.

According to a published report in the New York Post, 19-year-old Peter DeSalvo of Basking Ridge did not survive a drop from the sixth floor of the structure on West 33rd Street in Manhattan Saturday evening ...

Trump Supporters Brave the Cold in Wildwood to Wait in Line

WILDWOOD, NJ – Thousands of President Trump supporters bundled up and wrapped themselves in red, white and blue scarves, mittens and hats to brave the cold for a chance to get a seat inside the Wildwood Convention Center for Tuesday’s rally promoted as  a big thank you from the president to south Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew , who switched his allegiance from the Democratic ...

NJ Pastry Chef to Compete in Food Network’s ‘Chopped Sweets!’

February 22, 2020

This story first appeared in TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

Scotch Plains resident Joe Murphy, a corporate pastry chef for the legendary restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, founder of the Jean-Georges Restaurant Group, will compete on the Food Network program “Chopped Sweets!” on Monday, Feb. 24. The show, hosted by “Chopped!” judge and “Best Bakers in ...

Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 20, 2020

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy wants to change the way politics is done, which many will applaud. But will anything really happen? Hard to tell, as the governor is trying to implement this strange, new concept called “ethics.” We may need to look up the definition, but apparently it creates all these new rules to encourage transparency. Murphy is talking about more ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Fred Aun of TAPinto Roxbury

The featured TAPinto franchisee for February 2020 is veteran journalist Fred J. Aun, owner/publisher of TAPinto Roxbury.  Fred's career as a journalist spans nearly 40 years and includes full-time reporting positions at five publications. He spent about 20 years with The Star-Ledger/NJ.com before moving to Ziff Davis Media and a decade of freelancing.      

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Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

 In my last review of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates, I wrote that Ms. Oates had died last year.  Ms. Oates is alive and well. This is an error that needs correction, and apologies go to Ms. Oates for the error.

 

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

What separates Tidelands from other historical novels that Philippa Gregory has written, is that the heroine in ...

Theresa Venezia Presented With NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award

February 21, 2020

Theresa Venezia, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Van Der Wende Properties has won the 2019 New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award.  This prestigious award recognizes members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.

"It's been my honor and privilege to serve my community and the communities that surround Bloomfield. I would like to thank all ...

Gas Lamp Players presents Mamma Mia!

GAS LAMP PLAYERS INVITE ALL DANCING QUEENS (AND KINGS) TO “MAMMA MIA!” FEBRUARY 7-9

Glen Ridge, New Jersey (January 2020) – Gas Lamp Players is thrilled to bring ABBA’s glittering musical to Essex County as its annual Main Stage production.

 

Mamma Mia! has proven its popularity world-wide as both a musical, and then a film. Propelled by the ...

New Form 1040-SR, alternative filing option available for seniors

The Internal Revenue Service wants seniors to know about the availability of a new tax form, Form 1040-SR, featuring larger print and a standard deduction chart with a goal of making it easier for older Americans to read and use.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 required the IRS to create a tax form for seniors. Taxpayers age 65 or older now have the option to use Form 1040-SR, U.S. Tax ...

Obituaries

Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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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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Legendary Band Leader Paul Shaffer Tells Steve Adubato How He was Inspired by Comedy Icons Early in his Career

February 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Paul Shaffer is widely known as the former Musical Director of both Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show with David Letterman, during which he was often involved in skits and the general hijinx of the production. However, as Shaffer tells Steve Adubato, he wasn’t always comfortable being gregarious and, in fact, grew up being an introverted kid until a 1972 ...