Top Stories


Bengals' Storied Rivalry With Montclair Will Renew on Sept. 25, at Woodman Field

September 20, 2021

Essex County boasts some tremendous high school football rivalries.

Belleville vs. Nutley, Cedar Grove vs. Verona, Nutley vs. Bloomfield, Weequahic vs. Shabazz, East Orange vs. Barringer and Caldwell vs. Verona come to mind.

And for nearly a century, neighboring towns Bloomfield and Montclair have engaged in plenty of memorable games.

On Sept. 25, the rivalry renews again, when the ...

HS Football: Group 5 Football Rating Released, Bloomfield 24th

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA, through its partnership with Gridiron New Jersey, has released the first set of rankings for the 2021 high school football season.  

Hackensack, who have lost two straight after a convincing opening day victory, is ranked 14th.  Bergen Tech, who when joining the Ivy Division of the North Jersey Super Football Conference voluntarily took itself ...

HS Football: Everything You Wanted to Know About the NJSIAA Playoffs...and Were Afraid to Ask

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - It is September 14, the NFL has finished its first weekend of football, the NCAA has already had its shocking upsets and near-misses, and everyone in the state should have played at least one high school game already. 

Which, in New Jersey, the state known for its laid back patience, means people are already speculating on the NJSIAA playoffs. So, before we start ...

The Quest for a 10th Straight Sectional Crown Begins for the Glen Ridge High girls' Soccer Team, Led by Team Captains Olivia Hoover, Kayla Garske, Kaitlyn Degnan, Alison Shea, Caroline Weinsten, Elettra Giantomenico and Defne Zeybek

A strong core of seniors should provide the backdrop, as the Glen Ridge High girls' soccer team will begin its quest for a 10th straight state sectional crown. 

Glen Ridge will open its season on Sept. 13, with a game, at home, against West Essex, starting at 4 p.m. On Sept. 15 West Orange comes to Glen Ridge for a 3:30 p.m. game. Both of those contests will be played at Carteret ...

Bloomfield Girls' Soccer Team Off to a Good Start, Led by Team Captains Jaelyn Oramas, Lucy Heyman and Emily Haraka

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield High girls' soccer team is off to a good start this fall.

Head coach Jon Aliaga's team was 1-1 following a season-opening victory over Dickinson, 8-0, on Sept. 8 before a 3-2 setback to Columbia the following day.

The Bengals are back in action on Sept. 11, when the team hosts Mount St. Dominic in a 10 a.m. start. On Sept. 13, the team visits ...

A New Era, With a Familiar Face in Coach DiMasi, Begins for Bloomfield High Girls Tennis

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Bloomfield High girls' tennis team will have a new coach this fall, marking the first time since the Reagan administration. And while long-time coach Ron Masson has stepped down, the successor is a familiar face.

Mike DiMasi, who has been the head boys' tennis coach at Bloomfield for a number of years, is now at the helm. DiMasi had been the girls' tennis ...

Bloomfield High Boys' Soccer Team Wins Season Opener Over Nutley, 4-1

NUTLEY, NJ--The Bloomfield High boys' soccer team got off to a good start, defeating Nutley, 4-1, on Sept. 8, in Nutley.

Head coach Michael Aiello's team will visit Newark Academy on Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. and on Sept. 14, Livingston comes to Watsessing Park for a 4 p.m. start. 

The Bengals are coming off a 7-7 season in a somewhat abbreviated campaign a year ago. Bloomfield ...

Alex Jordan, Cooper Sharp, Jack Robertson and Noah Munoz-Casati named Captains as Glen Ridge Boys' Soccer Goes After a Third Straight Crown

GLEN RIDGE, NJ--As Brian Ianni begins his second season as head coach of the Glen Ridge High boys' soccer team, the coach is optimistic for another solid season, despite graduation taking a toll last spring.

The Ridgers will open the 2021 season on Sept. 8, versus Montclair, starting at 4 p.m., at Watsessing Park. The team will travel to Millburn on Sept. 11, with a noon time ...

Bloomfield Girls' Volleyball Team Will be Led by Senior Captains Taylor Sconiers and Arianna Garcia

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield high girls' volleyball team will begin its 2021 season on time this fall, after a hectic season a year ago.

Head coach Louis Stevens' team will open its season on Sept. 8, at Nutley, in a 4 p.m. start. The Bengals home opener is Sept. 10, versus East Orange Campus, also at 4.

A year ago, due to Covid protocols, the girls ...

Raiders Rally to Edge Bengals in Season Opening Football Game, 18-13, Giving a Boost to Both Communities after a Tragic Storm

NUTLEY, NJ-- Long-time rivals Nutley and Bloomfield were scheduled to open the 2021 varsity football season on Sept. 3, at Foley Field, in Bloomfield. Because of a scheduling glitch in 2020, the teams didn't play each other, so the anticipation for the '21 game was at a fever pitch.

Two days before the game, Hurricane Ida stormed through the New Jersey area, causing massive ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

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 

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 ...


Aug 5, 1947 - Aug 3, 2021
Loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Retired Nutley Police Captain and Realtor Thomas ...
Read more
Sep 29, 1974 - May 11, 2020
Charles Edward Roberts III (Rob,) 45, of Glen Ridge, NJ, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2020 ...
Read more

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 ...