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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 ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

The Vice President of the United States Comes to The Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris gave a 30-minute speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center. With several thousands in attendance, Harris encouraged attendees to action including organizing and voting this November.

“Leaders of the NAACP, together we have ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Fall More than 35 Cents in the Past Month

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of gas in New Jersey has dropped 36 cents in the last month.

AAA says drivers are paying an average of $4.69 a gallon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. It's down 2 cents from yesterday and 12 cents from last week.

Prices are still $1.53 higher per gallon than this time last year.

AAA says the drop happened even though there was a slight ...

Portal Bridge Increasing Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Moves Forward With MOU

NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge proposed to expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is making headway after Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday for the project’s first phase.

The signing of the memo advances the Portal North Bridge project to its next phase. The project is part of the larger Gateway ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...

New Jersey Drivers See Record-High Gas Prices Again

NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high.

AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year.

The price of a gallon of diesel in New Jersey is headed down. It's $6.15 per gallon, which is down 9 ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up in Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

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NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

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 ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Bloomfield to Hold Free Shredding Event for Residents on Saturday, October 8 at Pulaski Park

October 3, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield will be conducting a free shredding event for residents on Saturday, October 8 at the Pulaski Park parking lot. Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mount Vernon Avenue and the event will take place between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM rain or shine. In past years over 14 tons of paper were shredded during shred events in Bloomfield.

Shredding events are only ...

Heading to Foley Field For Tonight’s Game? Pre Game at the BHS Alumni Tailgate Event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The BHS Alumni Tailgate Event is being held tonight, 9/30 at the Town Pub before the Bloomfield Football Homecoming game vs Dickinson.

The Event runs from 430pm to 730pm and the cost is $35 for adults and $15 for kids.  

The cost Includes unlimited pizza, sandwiches, soft drinks and well drinks (please bring proper ID)  

The ...

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Wed, October 5

Bloomfield

Schools Closed- Yom Kippur

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Thu, October 6, 7:00 PM

Wellmont Arts Plaza, Montclair

Boogie Night @ The Wellmont; A Silent Headphone ...

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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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Sat, October 8, 12:00 PM

Van Riper House, Nutley

Van Riper House Fall Fun Fest - Rescheduled to ...

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Pinter to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...

'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 ...

TAPinto Journalists Named Finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Awards

NEWARK, NJ — TAPinto journalists and their original, hyperlocal stories are finalists in the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized for the outstanding journalism produced by TAPinto owner/publishers," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "At TAPinto, it's about ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

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 ...

Peppa Pig’s Adventure - Live Show Coming to the bergenPAC on October 15 with two shows 1:00 pm and 5:00pm

September 29, 2022

Peppa Pig’s Adventure - Live Show is coming to the bergenPAC on October 15 with two shows 1:00 pm and 5:00pm

Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe.

With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, ...

The Price Is Right Live™ coming to the bergenPAC on October 12

The Price Is Right Live™ coming to the bergenPAC on October 12 at 8:00 p.m. 
Prices: $99-69-59-49-39-29

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show of the #1 game show of all time! It gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and "Come On Down" to win.  Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new ...

bergenPAC ANNOUNCES FREESTYLE FLASHBACK, WILLIAM SHATNER, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA, AND FOGHAT

Englewood, NJ -  bergenPAC continues its mission of diverse programming by adding an eclectic lineup in 2023 that starts with Freestyle Flashback on January 14 at 8:00 p.m., a special concert event that features some of the best pop-dance and Freestyle artists of the 80s and 90s like George LaMond, Judy Torres, Brenda K Starr, and more.

“Trekkies” can enjoy a screening of ...

Masters of Illusion Live starring magicians Dan Sperry, Wayne, NJ’s own Michael Turco, and Naathan Phan

Masters of Illusion Live starring magicians Dan Sperry, Wayne, NJ’s own Michael Turco, and Naathan Phan is coming to the bergenPAC October 14 at 8:00 p.m.

Believe the impossible!  The hit television series on The CW, Masters of Illusion, breaks out of the box and into bergenPAC. Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person and this one serves up the time-honored art ...