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Bloomfield Fall Festival Postponed to Sunday Oct. 17

October 15, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Based on the projected forecast for Saturday, the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department has decided to postpone the Fall Concert Finale & Fireworks Spectacular to Sunday, October 17th at Foley Field.

The last 19 months have been difficult for everyone, and we want to ensure the best possible event for our residents and guests. Sunday's ...

2 Belleville Men Who Saved 81-year-old Man to Be Recognized by Mayor, Council

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Two Belleville men who saved an 81-year-old man from drowning in the surging flood waters from Hurricane Ida will be honored for heroism.

Samuel Fontanez and Ivan Mancheno will be recognized with a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sept. 28 Township Council meeting.

The neighbors and close friends rushed from their nearby homes to save Rocco Cicchetti, 81, after he had ...

Essex Named 'Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone' Along With These 12 NJ Counties

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex, and Union. They join the previously ...

Montclair Woman Arrested for Running Unlicensed Veterinary Clinic

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A 39-year-old Montclair woman has been arrested for running an unlicensed veterinary clinic in Totowa, authorities announced Monday.

Alia Muslih was arrested without incident on Friday, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.

On Friday, authorities carried out a search warrant at the Totowa Animal Hospital located at 140 Furler Street.

Essex County Clerk Warns Public of Recent Passport Scams

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the current delay in passport services, Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin is warning residents of multiple online scams that are “using these unprecedented times as an opportunity to take advantage of the public by charging for passport consulting services and promising same day passport services for additional ...

Have You Ever Wondered Why There's No North Orange in Essex County?

The Oranges of Essex County have an interesting and curious name, but it is not associated with a popular vitamin C fruit that makes juice. The obvious question also arises as to why there currently is no town named North Orange.

The answer is not simple or short and dates back nearly three centuries. Most would be surprised to learn that a North Orange actually did once exist in New ...

Livingston Police Say 14 of 15 Vehicles Stolen in 2021 Had Fobs Inside as String Continues

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department (LPD) is once again urging residents to stop leaving their vehicles unlocked with key fobs inside them after another vehicle was stolen from a resident’s driveway on Monday to mark the 15th stolen vehicle of the year. Of the 15 vehicle thefts reported in 2021, Livingston police said 14 of the vehicles had keys or key fobs left ...

Livingston Teens Raise Funds for Impoverished Families with Launch of Teaching4Charity

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Compelled to educate young students in their community and to invest in the education of children globally, a group of 11 rising sophomores at Livingston High School (LHS) and one rising eighth grader at Heritage Middle School recently founded Teaching4Charity, an educational nonprofit offering student-led courses in science, technology, engineering, arts and ...

Newark Man Charged with Killing Maplewood Resident Moussa Fontana

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A 20-year-old Newark man was accused of murdering Maplewood resident Moussa Fontana, authorities announced Friday.

The man, Yohan Hernandez, faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy ...

Gun Buy-Back Event Coming to Newark

NEWARK, NJ – A gun buyback event will be held in Newark next month at the Prudential Center as part of comprehensive efforts to reduce gun violence, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck announced. 

In partnership with Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, and Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill, Bruck ...

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Bloomfield Police Sergeant Among those Honored During Essex County Board of County Commissioners 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration

October 13, 2021

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom teleconference. The ceremony, which returned after a 1-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held yearly to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian-American’s in Essex County.

This year, the Board recognized four ...

Bloomfield Urges Residents to Boil Water Before Using it After Water Main Break

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Throughout the past month there has been work taking place on Montgomery Street between Franklin Street and JFK Drive. 

Today, the Township announced a water main break in the area. The following is the message relayed to residents;

“This is an Emergency Announcement from the Township of Bloomfield. Due to a water main break in the vicinity of the ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

'Time Stands Still ' speeds along

Chatham, NJ -  Although we’ve been in a time warp these last two years, this smart and savvy play by Donald Margulies takes us out of ourselves and into other lives.

The Chatham Players have brought a nicely nuanced production to its audience, ably directed by Tait Ruppert.  As Catham Players President Joe DeVico says in program notes,  “Here we can offer a space to ...

Bloomfield Fall Festival Postponed to Sunday Oct. 17

October 15, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Based on the projected forecast for Saturday, the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department has decided to postpone the Fall Concert Finale & Fireworks Spectacular to Sunday, October 17th at Foley Field.

The last 19 months have been difficult for everyone, and we want to ensure the best possible event for our residents and guests. Sunday's ...

2 Belleville Men Who Saved 81-year-old Man to Be Recognized by Mayor, Council

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Two Belleville men who saved an 81-year-old man from drowning in the surging flood waters from Hurricane Ida will be honored for heroism.

Samuel Fontanez and Ivan Mancheno will be recognized with a proclamation at the Tuesday, Sept. 28 Township Council meeting.

The neighbors and close friends rushed from their nearby homes to save Rocco Cicchetti, 81, after he had ...

NJ Transit Conductor Assaulted After She Asked Man to Wear a Mask

October 20, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — A Bronx man threatened an NJ Transit Train conductor with a knife Wednesday morning after she asked him to wear a mask, police said.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman came into police headquarters reporting there was a disturbance on a New Jersey Transit train at the Bergen Line Train Station across from Borough Hall, police said. 

When police ...

Skylands Stadium to Celebrate Christopher Columbus with Statue and Name Change Event

AUGUSTA, NJ – Newark’s loss is Sussex County’s gain as Skylands Stadium prepares to unveil a statue of Christopher Columbus.  The symbol of Italian heritage previously occupied a spot at Columbus Plaza on Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, according to Skylands Stadium officials.

The owner of the Sussex County Miners Al Dorso will be at the event during which the field ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

Garden State Initiative Launches Report and Educational Campaign for Fiscally Sustainable NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, executive producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, spoke with Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), to discuss GSI's report entitled, Toward a Fiscally Sustainable New Jersey: Analysis and Recommendations.

Co-authored by Thad D. Calabrese and Thomas J. Healey, the new research report looks back at the 2012 State Budget Crisis ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 20, 2021

TRENTON – One great writer could author a page-turner about the city’s dysfunctional governing body, which continues to find new ways to appear self-absorbed and incapable of serving the public. Mayor Reed Gusciora and city officials resorted to holding a press event yesterday afternoon at police headquarters to implore the City Council to approve a must-have contract for emergency ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

 

Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell (Vintage Books, 2020)

In a style reminiscent of the great American naturalist, Gene Stratton Porter, one of the most popular authors of the early 20th century, Maggie O’Farrell’s  expressions of the world around us are more like poetry rather than prose. One has the sense in reading this magical story of a woman linked to ...

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob, September 23

September 22, 2021

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.

 

Registration is required to attend.  To ...

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Aug 5, 1947 - Aug 3, 2021
Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Retired Nutley Police Captain and Realtor Thomas ...
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Sep 29, 1974 - May 11, 2020
Charles Edward Roberts III (Rob,) 45, of Glen Ridge, NJ, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2020 ...
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How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...