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$50K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Montclair

June 22, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Three $50,000 lottery tickets were sold in New Jersey, according to NJ Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White. One ticket was sold in Montclair.

Lottery officials also announced that an Oregon Lottery ticketholder won the $150.4 million Powerball jackpot from the Wednesday, June 20 drawing.

The winning ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Hosts End-of-Year Mixer at Pig & Prince

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Members of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) gathered at Pig & Prince on Thursday, located in the historic Lackawanna Terminal, for their end of the year gathering.

Founded in 1969 as the West Essex Chapter of Commerce, it became the North Essex Chamber of Commerce in the early part of the 2000s when it added the Montclair Chamber of ...

Garden State Plaza Retailers to Donate Portion of Proceeds June 20 to Victims of East Brook Middle School Crash

PARAMUS, NJ -- Over a dozen retailers at the Westfield Garden State Plaza have pledged to donate commission from sales June 20 to the support the victims of the fatal East Brook Middle School bus accident last month. 

12 stores located in the biggest mall in Paramus have pledged to donate 10% of sales made tomorrow. to the cause. These retailers are: 16 Handles, Bags ...

Lecia Bianca Jewels creates a Bridge to make Bloomfield Center the next Style Destination

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center renaissance continues as Lecia Bianca Jewels becomes a style destination on main thoroughfare in this Essex County Community. Lecia Clay, owner of the boutique, describes her jewelry as 'bridge jewelry,' - pieces that are in a space between costume jewelry and fine jewelry, while having value. 

'Lecia Bianca' is the ...

Officials call for major improvements, changes to Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, and Regional Plan Association (RPA) President Tom Wright on Monday held a press conference to discuss the association’s report calling for upgrades to the region’s airports.

The report, entitled “Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the Region’s Airports Revisited,” calls for ...

Wawa plans new location in Park 11 development on former Roche site in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ - For decades, Wawa has been an institution in Central and Southern New Jersey. The Delaware County, Pennsylvania-based chain of convenience stores and gas stations can be found throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, but is now continuing a major expansion into the New York Metropolitan Area. At the end of 2016, the company opened its first Essex County location in Maplewood and ...

Pro Staff Physical Therapy Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

CLIFTON, NJ-- Pro Staff Physical Therapy held a grand re-opening of their Clifton location. The event marked the unveiling of the newly renovated facility that is now better served to cater to their growing customer base. Pro Staff Physical Therapy and Dynamic Hand Therapy believes in treating their patients, not just their injuries or conditions. Their licensed physical therapists and ...

Essex-Area Chambers of Commerce Gather for Multi-Chamber BBQ

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Both members and non-members of the Livingston, North Essex, West Orange, Millburn/Short Hills, Livingston, South Orange and Maplewood Chambers of Commerce gathered at Livingston Bagel in May for the third annual multi-chamber barbecue, hosted by the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and sponsored by George Press Jewelers, Jan Press Photo Media, ...

TAPinto Bloomfield's Top 10 Stories for May 2018 include Top 100 BHS students and the Sopranos

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Bloomfield's top ten stories of May 2018 include awards for members of the Bloomfield Police Department, Mac's bike ride to Florida, and an appearance of a local eatery on Saturday Night Live. 

A 19 year old Bloomfield High School student is in police custody after an anonymous tip to the department reported a student brandishing what appeared to be a ...

Governor signs bill reactivating Newark's urban enterprise zone

Gov. Murphy Wednesday signed legislation reactivating Urban Enterprise Zones for five years in five communities across the state, including Newark.

The legislation, co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, a Democrat from Newark, allows qualifying businesses in the UEZ to charge and collect the state’s sales and use tax at one-half of the normal rate. 

"I want to ...

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Facebook Provides Verification Badges for All TAPinto Facebook Pages

June 4, 2018

TAPinto and its 75 partner sites have been verified on Facebook with the social media platform's blue badge, which is given to news organizations that meet Facebook's authenticity criteria. 

Facebook gives the blue verification badge to "eligible brands, media organizations and public figures," based on factors that include policy compliance and public ...