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Bloomfield Police Department Promotes Seven

September 14, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Last evening, the Bloomfield Police Department held a promotional ceremony that helped bring diversity to the supervisor ranks. 

Detective Paul Charles was promoted to Sergeant and is the first African American to hold rank in the past 37 years. Officer Jennifer Horn was promoted to Sergeant and is the first openly gay LGBTQ member of the department.

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Bloomfield Police Department Police Blotter Week 36: August 30, 2021 to September 5, 2021

Shoplifting: 

08/30/2021-Shelby Burns Age 49 from Newark, NJ. Officers responded to the area of 77 Bloomfield Avenue (Walgreens) on report of a shoplifting. Loss prevention observed Ms. Burns take multiple hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner and place them  into a large blue duffle bag and small white purse. Loss prevention stopped Ms. Burns before she left ...

Bloomfield Fire to Play 9/11 Charity Softball Game

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- After a convincing win a few weeks ago against the Bloomfield Police Department during this year's National Night Out festivities, the Bloomfield Fire Department has planned another matchup. This time they're playing against themselves. 

Due to the growing amount of members that are interested in participating on the fire department team, an idea was ...

Bloomfield Police Department Police Blotter-Aug 16, 2021 to Aug. 22, 2021

Shoplifting: 

08/21/2021-Officers responded to 331 Broad Street (CVS) on report of a shoplifting. The store manager observed a Caucasian female place  numerous beauty and health care products into shopping bags. She then walked past all points of sale and fled the store without paying. The exact dollar amount of merchandise stolen is unknown at this time. This incident is under ...

Package Thief Sneaks Away with Delivery from Lake Street Residence

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On August 18th, a package thief made off with a pair of Nike sneakers from a Lake Street residence. The package was delivered at 230 p.m. and had an estimated value of $70.00.

Local video surveillance captured the suspect opening the package and running off with the sneakers in hand.  The suspect is a Caucasian male, bald, wearing gray sweatpants and no shirt.  It is ...

Bloomfield Residents; How to Stay Safe in the Hurricane

NEW JERSEY, NJ — The hurricane is just beginning. Brace for flash flooding, power outages and torrential downpours. The tropical storm was upgraded to a hurricane Saturday morning. Hurricane Henry is expected to touch Long Island and Connecticut, with Bloomfield catching its extended wrath. 

If Henri is successful, and does touch land in Long Island (LI), it will be the first ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide End of Summer Campaign

Bloomfield NJ — Law enforcement officials from Bloomfield will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.  Beginning August 20 and continuing through September 6, 2021, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints ...

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 ...

BPD Investigating Cigarette Thief

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On August 4th, Bloomfield Police officers were called to the 7-11 at 544 Broad Street on a shoplifting complaint.

Store employees reported a Hispanic male that entered the store and asked for a carton of Newport 100 cigarettes.  The total was approximately $100.00.  When the customer attempted to pay with a Metro PCS SIM card, he began searching for an alternate ...

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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Would You Like to Be a School Crossing Guard in Bloomfield?

September 20, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield is immediately hiring school crossing guards.  Applications are available at Bloomfield Police Headquarters, 1 Municipal Plaza.  

If you have any questions you can contact Officer John Donker at 973-680-4098 or jdonker@bloomfieldnjpd.com. 

September is Hunger Awareness Month and RWJBarnabas Health is hosting a 21-Day Food Equity Challenge

September is Hunger Awareness Month and as part of RWJBarnabas Health’s goal to address equity and systemic racism, the entire System is inviting its community partners and stakeholders to participate in a 21-Day Food Equity Challenge. The purpose of the challenge to gain insight into food equity, to better understand poverty and systemic racism has impacted food policy and ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

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

August 31, 2021

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.

Murphy Establishes Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance

August 31, 2021

TRENTON – Gov. Murphy has established the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance to report directly to the Office of the Governor. The task force will be chaired by Adjutant General and Commissioner of the NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Brigadier General Dr. Lisa J. Hou and will serve to coordinate State efforts to appropriately prepare for and respond to ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

New Jersey Multicultural Podcast Producer Launches Exclusive Content with Audible

NEWARK, NJ -- Anthony Frasier, CEO of ABF Creative, an audio intelligence-driven production company located in Newark spoke with TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the company’s body of work in recent years. 

ABF Creative is America’s first and only AI-driven production company and has focused so far on multicultural projects inspired by the diversity of its team.

The Jaffe Briefing - September 21, 2021

OFF THE RAILS – There’s plenty of excitement about the new Hudson River tunnel, but who pays for New Jersey’s share of this massive, $10 billion infrastructure project? The short answer: drivers. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is on the hook for the state’s share, now estimated at $1.6 billion, to be fueled by tolls on the Turnpike and Parkway. NJ Spotlight reports ...

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

Level the Playing Field for Local News

The lack of high-quality, objective local news outlets is a cause for great concern. On the local level, residents are not adequately informed and are largely uninvolved in their communities and local governance. Meanwhile, disinformation and misinformation spread as more and more people rely on social media, forums and partisan news sites for their news and information.   

Federal ...

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 ...

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (St. Martin’s Press, 2020)

 

The title of Sally Hepworth’s seventh novel, The Good Sister, is intriguing. How does one define a “good sister?” Is she one who is loyal, caring, and empathetic? Does she look after the welfare of her siblings, no matter what the cost  to her? Or, are we deceived sometimes, to think that the ...

George and Rick by Alex Gino

George by Alex Gino (Scholastic, 2015)

Rick by Alex Gino (Scholastic, 2020)

 

Issues of gender identity have been prominent in the news recently. New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate, Jack Ciattarelli, revealed to a group of parents that if elected, his administration would not allow the teaching of gender identity and sexuality to kindergartners. He added, ...

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

September 19, 2021

Denville, New Jersey.

Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

Free Coding Class registration open for students and volunteers

Blissful Coding Club, NJ 501c3 nonprofit organization, opens student and volunteer internships for Fall 2021 session of FREE VIRTUAL coding classes and workshops. We offer Scratch, Python, Cybersecurity, App Development, HTML, Cryptography and more, of all levels.

 

Parents can sign students up their students in grades 2-12 and learn more about the program using the attached link ...

Obituaries

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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Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...