2018 SMA Awareness BBQ & Candle Lighting

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                   2018 SMA Awareness BBQ & Candle Lighting 

on Saturday, August 25th at 2:00 P.M - 7:30 P.M.

         Merrill Park Grove 1 ABC, Colonia, NJ 

 

  Please join us as we remember our children at our Candle Lighting Ceremony

 for an evening of great food, drinks and friends.

 

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Please come and raise awareness, honor survivors and show support.

Sat, August 25
2:00 pm — 7:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 08/25/2018 2:00pm 08/25/2018 7:30pm America/New_York 2018 SMA Awareness BBQ & Candle Lighting

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE

2018 SMA Awareness BBQ & Candle Lighting

on Saturday, August 25th at 2:00 P.M - 7:30 P.M.

Merrill Park Grove 1 ABC, Colonia, NJ

Please join us as we remember our children at our Candle Lighting Ceremony

for an evening of great food, drinks and friends.

Please come and raise awareness, honor survivors ...

Merrill Park Grove 1 ABC Colonia, NJ 07067

Merrill Park Grove 1 ABC
Colonia, NJ 07067

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Welcome to Fall from TAPinto Bloomfield

September 22, 2018

Cars Must Be Moved from Farrand Street Lot by Monday, Sept. 17

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As construction of a new mixed-use development begins at the abandoned Farrand Street property, residents are being asked to relocate their vehicles to the Glenwood Parking Garage and other surrounding lots. The last day cars can park at the Farrand Street lot is Monday, September 17. Permit holders need to contact and stop by Bloomfield Parking to be reassigned a parking ...

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter August 20 - 26, 2018

August 31, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Shoplifting:

8/20/18- Markus Ross Age 28 of Newark, NJ- Officers were dispatched to 8 Franklin Street (Stop & Shop) on a report of a shoplifter. Mr. Ross was previously banned from the establishment. Loss Prevention approached the suspect while in the ...

Candidate Statement: Why I am Running for Congress

September 21, 2018

Hello, I am Robert Crook and I am running for Congress in the NJ’s 11th Congressional District.

Crook is just the last name, I am a Certified Financial Forensic & a CPA with a history and track record of finding money and providing solutions to problems that are large and complex. Fixing problems takes endurance, tenacity and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job ...

Annual Bicycle Tour to Roll Through Newark This Sunday

September 20, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Cyclists will take a tour through Branch Brook and Weequahic parks, the Ironbound community and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart this Sunday. 

Brick City Bike Collective, a cyclists advocacy group, will host the 16-mile ride, including a shorter loop through the Ironbound for families. An optional 11-mile route will head towards Weequahic Park and back for ...

Mystery Developer Gets OK to Turn Historic Griffith Building Into Apartments

NEWARK, NJ - A mystery developer received approval from the city planning board to turn the historic Griffith building on Broad Street into modern apartments and ground floor retail space.

The building at 605-607 Broad St. was built in 1927 by the Griffith Piano Company and was used as a showroom, office tower and recital hall. Now, the building is slated for 60 studio apartments, 27 ...

NJ Veterans Memorial Home Serving Those Who Served

September 23, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park serves local veterans and their spouses. The facility is run by The New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and was built in 1999. It is a modern skilled care nursing home providing 24/7 healthcare.  The facility is located at 132 Evergreen Road, in Edison. The facilities are open to veterans of all wars who ...

Bergen County Sheriff Saudino Resigns After Racially Insensitive Remarks

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned late Friday after a growing chorus of local, state and federal officials called for his resignation following an explosive report from the public radio station WNYC in which the Sheriff is caught making racially insensitive remarks characterizing state officials.

Saudino, who was first elected as a Republican ...

Belmar Beachfront Says ‘So Long’ to Summer

September 16, 2018

Although Belmar’s official beach season is over and lifeguards are off duty, a skeleton staff of lifeguards is patrolling the oceanfront in utility vehicles today.

BELMAR, NJ — With a blink of an eye, summer is over.

Although the sun has made a grand return, a week of rainy, dreary weather — and a turbulent surf brought on by storms elsewhere — prompted the borough ...

Belmar Prepares for Backhand Punch of Hurricane Florence

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — As Hurricane Florence continues to churn closer to the Southeast coast, Belmar is preparing for high winds, rough surf and dangerous rip currents the massive storm is expected to bring to the Jersey Shore later this week.

Department of Public Works employees were out along the 1.3-mile beachfront today, September 11, moving beach lockers to Schroeder Park at First ...

Letter to the Editor: Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

September 10, 2018

I am excited to announce that Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

The announcement of our brand name change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties signals a defining moment in real estate. It unites the strengths of industry leaders, bringing together unparalleled operational excellence, innovation and ...

Back Saving Back To School Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and ...

What Does Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Mean?

What does it mean to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)?

I recently spoke with future DPT intern Timothy O’Connor from Seton Hall University and asked him this question. He said that “it means that I have the knowledge and skills to gather all the information needed to treat each patient, regardless of what systems in the body are involved. A doctorate in physical therapy will ...

Bloomfield Celebrates Back-To-School at Felton Field

September 23, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Township celebrates back-to-school at the newly opened Felton Field Police Substation, which is located in the town's Third Ward.

"The community reached out, and they wanted a stronger presence in this neighborhood," says Bloomfield Mayor Mike Venezia. "We had this field house, which was used for recreation. The police station took half of ...

World-Class Vocal Groups Mentor Young Singers at Jersey Harmony Explosion

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - This year's Jersey Harmony Explosion, a festival where professional acapella and barbershop performers bring their talents and expertise to aspiring singers, was hosted at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, NJ.

"I loved hearing all the barbershop quartets sing for us. I found that was completely inspiring," said Christina Freeman, a participant ...

September 2018 Thursday Movies at the Bloomfield Public Library

All movies start at 12:15 p.m. in the Library Theatre

September 6, 2018 -  BRONCO BILLY

As the leader of a struggling Wild West show, Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) gives it his all to keep his entertainers' spirits high despite the declining public interest. While on tour, Billy encounters Antoinette Lily (Sondra Locke), a spoiled, newlywed heiress who was recently deserted by her ...

September 2018 Monday Movies at the Bloomfield Public Library

All Movies are show at 12:15 p.m. in the Library Theatre

September 3, 2018 -  

LABOR DAY (LIBRARY CLOSED)

 

September 10, 2018 -  MOON

Astronaut Sam Bell's (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally ending, and he is looking forward to his reunion with his wife (Dominique McElligott) and young daughter. Suddenly, Sam's health ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 21, 2018

EAST ORANGE - Another day, another school bus driver about to be fired. This one works in East Orange or Orange, where apparently he was driving Tuesday morning "under the influence," slamming into five cars in the two towns, as well as a fire hydrant and two traffic poles, on this very bumpy bus ride to school. To add to this, NJ.com reports the 52-year-old driver had a ...

Menhaden Facts, Not Paid Industry Spin

September 19, 2018

Omega Protein Inc. spotter planes saw vast schools of older bunker in the New York/New Jersey area last week. So they sent their industrial fishing operation 275 miles north to catch millions of menhaden out of the mouths of whales that were lunge feeding less than a half a mile away.

Of course, this infuriated whale-watchers who were enjoying the show put on by more than a dozen humpback ...

OPINION: Newark Mayor Lays Out What It Means To Be a Sanctuary Community

Newark is much more than a sanctuary city. We are a sanctuary community. In a sanctuary city, the local government, especially local police, do not cooperate with the misguided and unconstitutional Trump administration policies of detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants.

Newark is a sanctuary community. Organizations, institutions, and ordinary citizens collaborate with the City to ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Dell, 2018)

Three law students, Todd Lucero, Mark Frazier, and Zola Maal, are about to start their final semester of the not so prestigious Foggy Bottom Law School in Washington, D.C. However, the shocking suicide of their friend, Gordy, who has been driven to a very dark place by discoveries that he has uncovered during an investigation of Foggy Bottom, leads ...

Gods of Wood and Stone by Mark Dionno

Gods of Wood and Stone by Mark Dionno (Touchstone, 2018)

 

The two protagonists of Mark Dionno’s brilliant first novel are as different as two men could be in most facets of their lives. Joe Grudeck is a recently retired pro-baseball player, on his way to the Hall of Fame; Horace Mueller is a blacksmith who works at a village which re-enacts life in 19th century America. However, ...

LEGO Play Time at Nutley Public Library

September 18, 2018

Make creations from your wildest imagination at the Nutley Public Library's LEGO Play Time on select Saturdays! 

LEGO Play Time is a free drop-in program for ages 5 and older. Stop by the Children's Room from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on September 22, October 6, November 10, and December 1 for crafts, activities, and of course LEGOS! 

No registration is required and all supplies ...

OPEN Auditions at 4th Wall Theatre for Sondheim on Sondheim

4th Wall Theatre, a non-union NJ theatre company, will hold open auditions for all roles in the special holiday kickoff production of its 2018-19 season, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, music, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conceived by James Lapine. 4th Wall’s production will be directed by Kate Swan with music direction by Gonzalo Valencia. The show will be presented at ...

Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk To Benefit Victims of Child Abuse

On Saturday, September 15th, the New Jersey Children's Alliance, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving access to quality, comprehensive services to victims of child abuse, will host their 5th Annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk at the Clipper Pavilion in the Turtleback Zoo complex in West Orange. The USATF-Certified 5K begins at 9am, with medals awarded to ...

Free piano concert with Montclair native at Temple Sholom

Montclair Native Son to Perform French Piano Masterpieces 
at Temple Sholom of West Essex in October

September, 2018-- Pianist Evan Mitchell will present a piano concert entitled “En Blanc et Noir” celebrating French composers on Sunday, October 14 at 2pm at Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. 

Admission is free, but a $18 per couple ...

Obituaries

Mar 9, 1978 - Jul 13, 2018
Christopher J. Barra, Sr., lifelong resident of Bloomfield, passed away on July 13, 2018 at the age ...
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Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
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Bloomfield Celebrates Back-To-School at Felton Field

September 23, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Township celebrates back-to-school at the newly opened Felton Field Police Substation, which is located in the town's Third Ward.

"The community reached out, and they wanted a stronger presence in this neighborhood," says Bloomfield Mayor Mike Venezia. "We had this field house, which was used for recreation. The police station took half of ...