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Do You Know Who This Woman Is?

April 13, 2021

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Police in Essex need your help to identify a blonde woman wanted for credit card theft. The woman is wanted for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of goods in East Orange, Orange, Irvington, and Livingston. 

Anyone with information about her identity is asked to call (973)992-3000 ext 3500.

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

Essex County Sheriff Faces Challenge in Democratic Primary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary.

John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent for the Democratic nomination on June 8. A general election win would make Arnold the first African ...

Up-to $10,000 for 10 Lucky Homeowners in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — HANDS, a long-standing nonprofit housing organization in Orange is encouraging people to apply for a home improvement program. As a part of their mission, HANDS aspires to help lead in revitalizing neighborhoods. This program is seeking to turn that aspiration of revitalizing into a reality by helping individual homeowners fix their homes. There will only be ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

April 4, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Avien Abney, the Gifted 10 Year Old Author

April 6, 2021

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — In January, TAP reported on the Essex County student and teacher winners of New Jersey Association of Gifted Children awards. Now, we are diving deeper into the story of Avien Abney, the winner of the Grades 3-5 NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021.

Avien Abney, age 10, is an honor student at Heywood Avenue Elementary School in the ...

Essex County Commissioners Celebrate Women's History Month

Newark, NJ – On March 31, 2021, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 Women’s History Month Celebration via Zoom teleconference. The ceremony commemorated the spirit and accomplishments of women everywhere and acknowledged the contributions of multiple esteemed women of Essex County.  

 

Commissioner President Wayne L.

Essex County Sheriff Faces Challenge in Democratic Primary

April 13, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary.

John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent for the Democratic nomination on June 8. A general election win would make Arnold the first African ...

Do You Know Who This Woman Is?

April 13, 2021

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Police in Essex need your help to identify a blonde woman wanted for credit card theft. The woman is wanted for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of goods in East Orange, Orange, Irvington, and Livingston. 

Anyone with information about her identity is asked to call (973)992-3000 ext 3500.

Fire on Rutledge

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Around 4:45 PM a fire broke out on Rutledge and N. Arlington Ave. Four fire companies responded to the call. Responding quickly, firefighters were able to put the fire out which billowed smoke off the front porch. Responsible neighbors saw the fire and called 911. Firefighters were able to put water on the flames, break-up the roof of the porch, and knock it ...

Orange Man Arrested for Arson

ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced today that Marvin L. Lewter, 35, of Newark has been arrested for arson and aggravated assault after allegedly starting three fires in Orange that resulted in injuries to firefighters.

Lewter was taken into custody yesterday, April 6. He is charged with two counts of ...

East Brunswick's Chris Quaglin is Arrested for Assault for January 6 Insurrection at US Capitol

April 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of East Brunswick, NJ  has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or Impeding Certain Officers or Employees; Civil Disorder; and Obstruction of an Official ...

Roseland Police Officer Arrested on 21 Charges

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, West Caldwell Police Chief and Roseland Police Captain Richard Costello announced today that a Roseland police officer has been arrested on twenty-one (21) charges including Aggravated Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Witness Tampering. 

Richard Haffner, 43, of West Caldwell, N.J., was taken into ...

Up-to $10,000 for 10 Lucky Homeowners in Orange

April 12, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — HANDS, a long-standing nonprofit housing organization in Orange is encouraging people to apply for a home improvement program. As a part of their mission, HANDS aspires to help lead in revitalizing neighborhoods. This program is seeking to turn that aspiration of revitalizing into a reality by helping individual homeowners fix their homes. There will only be ...

Hundreds of Baskets and Smiles

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, the City gave away Easter baskets. The line at City Hall was long. Hundreds of families adorned with smiles stretched past the post office. City Council members, the Mayor, and volunteers gave baskets to motorist who pulled up, and families who came on foot. 

The event was sponsored by Melanin Queen, LLC, the Ted R. Green Foundation, the ...

Easter Basket Giveaway

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Saturday, April 3rd from 12-1 PM at East Orange City Hall, residents ages 2-12 years old can receive an Easter basket. The event is sponsored by Melanin Queen, LLC, the Ted R. Green Foundation, the City, and it's Department of Recreation. People will be able to drive or walk-up to receive the basket. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Get there early ...

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IRS to recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits; refunds to start in May

April 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – To help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it will take steps to automatically refund money this spring and summer to people who filed their tax return reporting unemployment compensation before the recent changes made by the American Rescue Plan.

The legislation, signed on March 11, allows taxpayers who earned less than $150,000 in modified adjusted ...

Up-to $10,000 for 10 Lucky Homeowners in Orange

April 12, 2021

ORANGE, NJ — HANDS, a long-standing nonprofit housing organization in Orange is encouraging people to apply for a home improvement program. As a part of their mission, HANDS aspires to help lead in revitalizing neighborhoods. This program is seeking to turn that aspiration of revitalizing into a reality by helping individual homeowners fix their homes. There will only be ...

Do You Know Who This Woman Is?

April 13, 2021

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Police in Essex need your help to identify a blonde woman wanted for credit card theft. The woman is wanted for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of goods in East Orange, Orange, Irvington, and Livingston. 

Anyone with information about her identity is asked to call (973)992-3000 ext 3500.

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

April 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...