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Update: 2 Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

East Orange Appoints First Female Police Chief and Youngest Fire Chief in City History


EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange is proud to announce that it has named Phyllis Bindi as the city’s first female police chief and Andre Williams as the city’s youngest fire chief. Both East Orange natives, Chiefs Bindi and Williams will be publicly sworn in during a Public Safety Promotion Ceremony to be held at Messiah Baptist Church on Friday Jan 20 at 6pm. All are welcome ...

Orange Residents Urged to Conserve Water Until Further Notice

Dear Orange Resident:

 

The City of Orange Township and SUEZ (formerly United Water) are encouraging all customers to conserve water.  

 

Due to a series of seasonal leaks and water main breaks, the City of Orange water supply is low.  Customers are encouraged to restrict water use to essential functions.  

 

Water main breaks and leaks occur for a ...

East Orange State of Our City Address on Tuesday January 24, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Lester Taylor, III is inviting all East Orange residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, churches and stockholders of any kind to join him on Tuesday January 24, 2017 for his Annual State of the City Address.

The Mayor has stated he will speak about the many large scale development projects started under his administration, police & safety, the success of the ...

Orange Residents Urged to Conserve Water Until Further Notice

January 17, 2017

Dear Orange Resident:

 

The City of Orange Township and SUEZ (formerly United Water) are encouraging all customers to conserve water.  

 

Due to a series of seasonal leaks and water main breaks, the City of Orange water supply is low.  Customers are encouraged to restrict water use to essential functions.  

 

Water main breaks and leaks occur for a ...

East Orange State of Our City Address on Tuesday January 24, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Lester Taylor, III is inviting all East Orange residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, churches and stockholders of any kind to join him on Tuesday January 24, 2017 for his Annual State of the City Address.

The Mayor has stated he will speak about the many large scale development projects started under his administration, police & safety, the success of the ...

OSHA Proposes Nearly $89K Penalty After Finding EO Concrete Manufacturer Again Exposed Workers to Airborne Silica

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange based County Concrete Corp. located at 64 Glenwood Pl. was recently issued citations by the the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one repeat and two failure-to-abate violations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted an inspection on July 19, 2016 as a follow-up to the ...

East Orange Actor Appears with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner in Hidden Figures

January 12, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Zani Jones Mbayise a young actor from East Orange is once again making news; this time on the ‘big screen’. Zani starred in a new movie release last Friday entitled Hidden Figures, with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner. 

Hidden Figures is about the 3 black women who helped NASA put John Glenn into space. Zani plays one of the ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

January 16, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push ...

Update: 2 Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

Timberlake President of Essex County Freeholders for Third Year

January 5, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Britnee Timberlake was once again sworn in as President of the Essex County Board Of Chosen Freeholders at the Essex County Courthouse on Wednesday evening. 

Timberlake posted on social media, “Proud to serve Essex County residents and to be sworn in as the President of the Freeholder Board for the third year during my first term. Thank you to my colleagues ...

East Orange Appoints First Female Police Chief and Youngest Fire Chief in City History


January 19, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange is proud to announce that it has named Phyllis Bindi as the city’s first female police chief and Andre Williams as the city’s youngest fire chief. Both East Orange natives, Chiefs Bindi and Williams will be publicly sworn in during a Public Safety Promotion Ceremony to be held at Messiah Baptist Church on Friday Jan 20 at 6pm. All are welcome ...

Authorities Close Tremont Lounge After Recent Shooting

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Newark Public Safety Spokesman Captain Derek Glenn reported that two individuals were shot shortly after 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning while outside of the Tremont Lounge located at the intersection of Tremont Avenue and Halsey Street.  The two victims, a male and a female where both transported to UMDNJ to be treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Further ...

Man From East Orange Convicted of Robbery

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Mario Lyn, 21, of East Orange of a 2014 Mother’s Day robbery following a trial before the Honorable Joseph Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court. 

According to Assistant Prosecutor Meredith Mona, who tried the case, the 14-year-old victim had just left his ...

Update: 2 Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

After a Decade, New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange Still in the Game: Church Hosts 11th Annual NFL Sunday

January 10, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - It’s no surprise that in most churches today, women outnumber men when it comes to involvement in the life of the church.  The shortage of males in church is an ongoing challenge with no easy solution.  “Our church is certainly no exception.  What make us different is that we decided not to ignore our gender gap issue, but to proactively address this ...

After a Decade, New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange Still in the Game: Church Hosts 11th Annual NFL Sunday

January 10, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - It’s no surprise that in most churches today, women outnumber men when it comes to involvement in the life of the church.  The shortage of males in church is an ongoing challenge with no easy solution.  “Our church is certainly no exception.  What make us different is that we decided not to ignore our gender gap issue, but to proactively address this ...

Hanged Black Puppet at ALJ in Clark Greets Visiting Plainfield Team, Social Media Reports Claim

CLARK, NJ – The picture shows a black puppet, hanging by a string looped around its neck and hand, a basketball attached to one end.  This puppet is reportedly what greeted players from the Plainfield High School girls basketball team when they arrived at the Arthur L. Johnson High School for a Saturday morning game, according to posts on Plainfield community Facebook ...

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TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

January 16, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push ...

Life-Saving Assistance Desperately Needed For Local Family

January 16, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Our community has been asked to mobilize behind an effort to provide assistance to East Orange residents Bert and Stacie Mentor in support of their brother who recently was in a terrible accident in Thailand. 

Stacie’s brother Amar Taborn was injured in a motorcycle accident while filming “The Love We World Tour” in Thailand due to a monsoon and flash ...

Timberlake President of Essex County Freeholders for Third Year

January 5, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Britnee Timberlake was once again sworn in as President of the Essex County Board Of Chosen Freeholders at the Essex County Courthouse on Wednesday evening. 

Timberlake posted on social media, “Proud to serve Essex County residents and to be sworn in as the President of the Freeholder Board for the third year during my first term. Thank you to my colleagues ...

Why Business Owners Do Not Offer Supplemental Insurance

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Some business owners consider supplemental insurance an extra or a burden to their already financially fatigued work force.  Some employers feel that asking their employees to protect themselves is not beneficial to their business.  They feel that not offering the option means that they do not have to worry about their workforce.  ...

OSHA Proposes Nearly $89K Penalty After Finding EO Concrete Manufacturer Again Exposed Workers to Airborne Silica

January 17, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange based County Concrete Corp. located at 64 Glenwood Pl. was recently issued citations by the the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one repeat and two failure-to-abate violations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted an inspection on July 19, 2016 as a follow-up to the ...