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The Destruction of Hip Hop Discussion at Real Talk Thursdays

April 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Thursday April 27,  2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  This week’s forum topic will focus on The Destruction of Hip Hop.The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.  

The focus of ...

Oranges & Maplewood NAACP Host 104th Annual Freedom Fund Gala

ORANGE, NJ - The Oranges & Maplewood unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host its 104th Annual Freedom Fund Gala on Sunday, April 30, noon – 5:00 pm at the Atrium Country Club, 609 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, N.J. 07052. 

This year’s theme - “We Will Be Successful In Our Pursuits Because Our Ancestors Endured” ...

Newark City Hall Computers Hacked with Ransomware

NEWARK, NJ - Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPInto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, ...

Fun for the Whole Family at Spring Block Party

NEWARK, NJ - It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center, 32 Prince Street in Newark between Springfield and South Orange Avenues (across from the new ShopRite of Newark).

This year's Block Party will ...

Forgotten Soldiers: Why Congress Must Authorize an Emergency Expansion of the Afghan SIV Program

April 23, 2017

Congressional inaction to authorize visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program has recently resulted in America breaking its promise of safety to thousands of Afghan interpreters and aides who risked their lives to assist US troops and diplomates. Such short-sighted policy undermines both our moral and national security imperatives.  It is morally reprehensible to abandon already ...

Transforming Freeway Drive: Recommendations and Dialogue  

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County, Orange, East Orange and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority are concluding their study to make Freeway Drive and the areas around the Orange, Brick Church and East Orange train stations safer, more attractive and more livable Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00PM to 7:30 PM at East Orange City Hall, Council Chambers 44 City Hall Plaza, East ...

Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake Visits The Changemakers Show Saturday Morning

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The ChangeMakers Radio Show is excited to have Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake as their guest this coming Saturday morning. 

 

President Timberlake is the youngest Freeholder elected in the state of New Jersey and the only current sitting African-American female president. Her commitment to public service helps positively transform the lives of people in ...

West Orange Student Competes on Circus-Themed "Chopped Junior"

April 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A special circus-themed episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior,” entitled “Three Ring Kitchen,” featured West Orange fifth-grader Megan Hackett—who was the runner up in the competition, but was surrounded by friends and family at SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar, as she viewed the episode for the first time on Tuesday.

Megan ...

Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake Visits The Changemakers Show Saturday Morning

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The ChangeMakers Radio Show is excited to have Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake as their guest this coming Saturday morning. 

 

President Timberlake is the youngest Freeholder elected in the state of New Jersey and the only current sitting African-American female president. Her commitment to public service helps positively transform the lives of people in ...

Million Dollar Quartet Review: Another Smash Hit by Paper Mill Playhouse!

MILLBURN, NJ - Get ready to tap your feet and scream like a teenager (even dance in the aisles) when you see this hit musical! The rockabilly rhythms are guaranteed to keep you moving in your seat!

The fun begins with the opening number, Carl Perkins’ (‘Blue Suede Shoes”) performed by the multi-talented James Barry, who also the musical director in the production. The action ...

Opportunity New Jersey Breakfast Promotes Data-Based Education

April 24, 2017

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Opportunity New Jersey held a breakfast at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Woodbridge Friday to promote the non-partisan organization's data-based education about policy actions in New Jersey.

The event, sponsored by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors' Bureau, featured speakers Thomas Bracken and Michele Siekerka.

The Destruction of Hip Hop Discussion at Real Talk Thursdays

April 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Thursday April 27,  2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  This week’s forum topic will focus on The Destruction of Hip Hop.The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.  

The focus of ...

The Rise of Donald J. Trump to the United States Presidency is Discussed at Real Talk Thursdays

NEWARK NJ - This Thursday April 20, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  

The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.  The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education ...

East Orange Public Library Highlights African American Male Library Staffers During National Library Day

EAST ORANGE, NJ - As a community resource, libraries are invaluable. On April 11, The East Orange Public Library (EOPL) and The American Library Association invited the community of the City of East Orange to show their appreciation for a most valued resource—library workers—on “National Library Day” during the near 60-year-old event, National Library Week (April 9-15).

Freeholder Gill Seeking Re-Election, Files Petitions

April 14, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill filed petition signatures in seeking reelection last Thursday.  Currently serving as Freeholder At Large, he represents the Twenty-two municipalities throughout the County of Essex.  With strong grassroots support, he filed more than 300 signatures with Essex County Clerk Christopher ...

Police Confirm: Body Found on Arlington Avenue Bloomfield

April 20, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Police have confirmed that a body was found today on Arlington Avenue near the East Orange border.

The deceased is a 73 year old male. His last known address is in East Orange. Bloomfield Police believe that he was possibly homeless.

At this time it appears to be natural causes. 

TAPinto Bloomfield will share more details as they become ...

Police Arrest East Orange Man for Lafayette Street Robbery and Shooting

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Daron J. Morgan, 19, of East Orange, for a robbery and shooting that occurred outside of Alondra’s Bar, located at 149 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ on Thursday, March 30, 2017. 

At approximately 11:28 p.m., officers responded to the bar on a call of a man shot. The 39-year old male victim was outside ...

Ohio Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Orange, NJ Mobile Communications Store

ORANGE, N.J. – A Westerville, Ohio, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for his alleged role in a June 2016 armed robbery of a retail store in Orange, New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Frederick A. White, 43, is charged by indictment with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of Hobbs Act robbery, and one count ...

Judge MeLinda Hawkins Taylor Newest Member of the East Orange Municipal Court

April 14, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange recently swore in the Honorable Judge MeLinda Hawkins Taylor as the newest member of the East Orange Municipal Court. Mayor Lester E. Taylor III (no relation) administered the oath during the ceremonial event held in City Council Chambers to a host of family, friends and well-wishers. 

Judge Hawkins Taylor, who holds a Bachelor of Business ...

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, JVS is celebrating its Clients from the Organization’s Career Discovery Program

April 20, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) is celebrating its clients from the organization’s Career Discovery Program. The program trains individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to obtain competitive employment within the community and ultimately earn above minimum wage.

As of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control ...

Montclair Mayor Jackson Single-Handedly Cleaning Up Montclair Park, Inspires Others

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson had no idea that his decision to walk around Montclair's Glenfield Park picking up trash would inspire others to do the same.

Dennis Crawley, a longtime 4th ward resident, said that he saw Mayor Jackson in Glenfield Park picking up trash for two days straight. He said, "I saw that he was in the park with a trash bag picking ...

Fun for the Whole Family at Spring Block Party

April 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - It’s time to welcome the season at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Spring Block Party & Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Conservancy’s Outdoor Learning Center, 32 Prince Street in Newark between Springfield and South Orange Avenues (across from the new ShopRite of Newark).

This year's Block Party will ...

Friends of Watsessing Park Will Plant 400 Trees on Sunday April 23rd.

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy will be planting 400 native trees and shrubs in various areas of the park on Sunday, April 23. This is one small step in the conservancy’s broader long term goal of revitalizing the botanical milieu within the park. 

Many of the trees living in the park are 100 years old or more. It is important to augment the ...

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Opportunity New Jersey Breakfast Promotes Data-Based Education

April 24, 2017

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Opportunity New Jersey held a breakfast at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Woodbridge Friday to promote the non-partisan organization's data-based education about policy actions in New Jersey.

The event, sponsored by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors' Bureau, featured speakers Thomas Bracken and Michele Siekerka.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will be visited by New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association (NJWMA) and Move For Hunger

April 18, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ - The New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association (NJWMA) recently partnered with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization based in Asbury Park, to invite its members to host individual food drives during March and April. On April 20, at 11 A.M., Simonik Transportation & Warehousing Group, an Allied agent (Burlington); Sinclair Moving & Storage, a Mayflower ...

Newark City Hall Computers Hacked with Ransomware

April 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPInto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 27, 12:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Roaming Readers - A Walking, Talking Book Club

Health & Wellness

Thu, May 4, 5:30 PM

Green Hill Senior Living, West Orange

Keep, Sell, Donate or Toss - organize your ...

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Sat, May 6, 11:00 AM

East Orange Senior Center, East Orange

East Orange Community Baby Shower

Health & Wellness

East Orange YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on April 29 Inspires Kids and Parents to Get, Stay Active

April 14, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Families are invited to East Orange YMCA on April 29 for Healthy Kids Day, a free, fun-packed event to inspire kids and parents to stay active physically and mentally during the summer. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families can enjoy dancing, sports, a bounce house, food, giveaways and more. The event caps the Y’s observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month

“We ...