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Morris Canal Greenway Hike in Bloomfield to Resume

September 22, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Would you like to explore the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield, then take a bus ride for an additional two miles stopping at the newly reclaimed section of the Greenway at Oak Tree Lane? The hike will be conducted by long-time Canal Society of New Jersey member and Morris Canal enthusiast, Ron Rice and Bloomfield Councilman, Rich Rockwell.

Space is limited ...

Murphy Announces Land Purchase For Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy came to Newark's best-known green spot to announce that a nine-mile disused railway line has been officially acquired to create a new state park that will weave a new green open space thread from New Jersey's suburbs to its cities. 

"We had the partners, and we had the plan. But what we did not have was title to the land. But today, ...

Bloomfield to Purchase Vacant Roxy Florist Lot to Keep as Open Space

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- A fire on January 21, 2020 changed the Bloomfield Center streetscape forever.

Roxy Florist, a fixture in town since 1956 had sustained substantial fire damage along with Heavenly Bites and Heavenly Flavors, Salvatore T. Alfano, PA, Fusella Counselors at Law, Kolby’s Place Barber Shop, Winfield Security and the Bloomfield Center Alliance offices.

Nearly a ...

Bloomfield DPW Highlights Recycling Depot Efforts

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Department of Public Works, located at 230 Grove Street, has been running the Saturday Recycling/Drop-Off Days for Bloomfield Residents at their Public Works Yard. On Saturday, the crew in the yard consists of Frank Simone, the General Supervisor, and two other employees, who unload any items that are brought to them on Saturday. 

They accept the ...

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NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

North Caldwell Fire Department Celebrating 100th Anniversary on Saturday, 9/24

September 23, 2022

On Saturday, September 24th, the North Caldwell Fire Department will celebrate a century of service to the residents and Borough of North Caldwell. Formed on April 22, 1922, as the North Caldwell Engine Company No. 1, the fire department began serving the growing community of North Caldwell, following the destructive mill fire the previous year.

Saturday’s event will feature a private ...

Morris Canal Greenway Hike in Bloomfield to Resume

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Would you like to explore the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield, then take a bus ride for an additional two miles stopping at the newly reclaimed section of the Greenway at Oak Tree Lane? The hike will be conducted by long-time Canal Society of New Jersey member and Morris Canal enthusiast, Ron Rice and Bloomfield Councilman, Rich Rockwell.

Space is limited ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

237 Lorraine Ave., Upper Montclair

FREE SHRED EVENT

Sat, October 1, 12:00 PM

Van Riper House, Nutley

Van Riper House Fall Fun Fest

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Sat, October 8, 7:30 AM

Orange Reservoir, West Orange

Sea Turtle Recovery's 5K Cold Stun Run/Walk

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

'Scab' Deals with Race Relations and More

UNION, NJ - “Scab” takes a tough, emotional look at working class life in a factory town near the ‘Mexican border. Edward (John Anthony Torres) has been hired to be trained as a foreman for a factory that is moving its location to Mexico.  Gilda (Monica Wyche), the current foreman, is assigned to train him… and replace her, no doubt, for less ...

Dr. Laurie W. Newell selected as the 2023 Regional Superintendent of the Year for Region I

September 23, 2022

Trenton, New Jersey -- Essex Regional Educational Services Commission Superintendent, Dr. Laurie W. Newell, has been selected by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) as the 2023 Regional Superintendent of the Year for Region I; she is one of three Regional Superintendents of the Year for 2023. This distinction honors leadership in school administration whose commitment to ...

Plane Veers Off Runway at Essex County Airport Friday

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A propeller plan piloted by an elderly male from Queens, N.Y. ran off the runway at Essex County Airport late Friday morning.

Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna reported that at approximately at 11:32 a.m., the Fairfield Police Department was notified of an airplane crash at the Essex County Airport. Police, fire and EMS were immediately dispatched to the ...

Murphy: NJ is Repairing and Preparing One Year after Tropical Storm Ida

September 1, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other federal, state and local officials on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida to assess progress made since the devastating storm crippled New Jersey, killing 30 people and causing an estimated $95 billion in damages to homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure.

Two people died in Hillsborough during the ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth. (Wild Blue Press, 2020).

 

Memorial Day Weekend, 1969. Two college girls from Pennsylvania had spent a typical “down the shore” mini-vacation in Ocean City, NJ, a beach mecca for South Jerseyans and Philadelphians. Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry enjoyed breakfast at the Somerset Point Diner at 5:00 a.m. before leaving ...

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Ane Serling (Commonwealth, 2021)

 

In her memoir, As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling, Anne Serling sets out to accomplish three goals. First, she needs to confront her grief regarding the early death of her beloved father. Second, she desires to learn more about the professional “dimension” of her father’s remarkable life as a ...

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson. (Naval Institute Press, 2022)

 

Cats in the Navy is one of those unusual little gems  that has appeal for several types of people. If you are a cat lover, check! This book is for you! If you enjoy historical photographs, check! You might want a copy of this volume. If someone in your family is in the Navy or has a nautical background, check! ...

The Hotel Nantucket

 The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, 2022)

 

Ladies,  the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel to tuck into your beach bag has arrived. It is The Hotel Nantucket.  Although this is Hilderbrand’s 27th book about her beloved island, this charming novel has a more whimsical tone than many of the others and will provide a few hours of pleasant romance and ...

Empower The Village Honored Successful Black Entrepreneurs with ‘North Star’ Awards and Hosted ‘Power Hitters’ at Inaugural Power Swing Classic Golf Event

September 20, 2022

A celebration of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship was in full swing last month when Empower The Village, Inc. (ETV), a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 25-state footprint, hosted its inaugural Power Swing Classic & North Star Awards golf tournament and fundraiser at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ.  Over 140 golfers and ...