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New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

Car Port Collapses in Orange

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - A car port collapsed in Orange over the weekend. While no one was hurt, several vehicles were crushed and trapped leaving motorist stranded. The car port is located at 749 Scotland Road in Orange. The collapse occurred overnight while residents were sleeping. The vehicles parked under the carport pay extra to have their vehicles sheltered, and it appears only ...

Hit and Run Results In the Death of An East Orange Native, Funeral Services Announced

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Aaryn Terry, a lifelong resident of East Orange was struck by a driver who fled the scene. On Thursday, Aaron passed away at University Hospital where he was originally brought to for his injuries. 

The accident took place on the 400 block of Central Avenue, around 2:00 am. A woman has allegedly turned herself in. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is leading ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

National Night Out

August 2, 2022

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Residents gathered at the Paul Robeson Stadium to celebrate National Night Out. The police and fire departments were on the scene along with elected officials from all wards to interact with the residents. This was the first National Night Out of its kind. In years past, individual blocks and wards each host their own party where the Mayor and public safety departments visit.

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July 28, 2022

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We are seeking freelance, part-time and full-time journalists with previous writing experience and a strong interest in local journalism.

Like most community outlets, we focus on essential topics: local government, schools, high school sports, transportation, development and health care.

Irvington Resident is New Essex County College’s Senior Comptroller

July 31, 2022

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Kiswendsida Sonia Kaprou, an Irvington resident, is Essex County College’s (ECC) new Senior Comptroller. An ECC alumna, she comes to the College from the private sector.

“Coming back to ECC means a lot to me. As a graduate, it feels as if I am coming home.  I am embracing the College mission of excellence and serving the community, and confirming its vison ...

ECC's Youngest 2022 Grad Proves Age No Obstacle to Success Sister Also Member of this Year's Class

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Sisters Maya and Jasera Abdurrashid both received Associate in Liberal Arts degrees at Essex County College's 53rd annual Commencement on June 3. The South Orange residents joined a long line of siblings who have received ECC degrees at the same ceremony.

But what sets Maya a little apart from other alumni and her sister Jasera is her ...

Car Port Collapses in Orange

August 8, 2022

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - A car port collapsed in Orange over the weekend. While no one was hurt, several vehicles were crushed and trapped leaving motorist stranded. The car port is located at 749 Scotland Road in Orange. The collapse occurred overnight while residents were sleeping. The vehicles parked under the carport pay extra to have their vehicles sheltered, and it appears only ...

Hit and Run Results In the Death of An East Orange Native, Funeral Services Announced

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Aaryn Terry, a lifelong resident of East Orange was struck by a driver who fled the scene. On Thursday, Aaron passed away at University Hospital where he was originally brought to for his injuries. 

The accident took place on the 400 block of Central Avenue, around 2:00 am. A woman has allegedly turned herself in. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is leading ...

National Night Out

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Residents gathered at the Paul Robeson Stadium to celebrate National Night Out. The police and fire departments were on the scene along with elected officials from all wards to interact with the residents. This was the first National Night Out of its kind. In years past, individual blocks and wards each host their own party where the Mayor and public safety departments visit.

East Orange 16-Year-Old Jaylen Dukes Helping East Orange Fire Victims

July 29, 2022

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Jaylen Dukes, a 16-year-old East Orange native and the son of Hope Dukes, is collecting donations for the fire victims at 161 Prospect Street. Jaylan is asking for new and gently used items to help the 18 families that lost everything in the fire on July 22, 2022. On that fatal morning, an elderly woman lost her life. Jaylan has traveled to Essex ...

Honoring 100-year-old Member of the Nation’s Only All Black, All Female WWII Battalion Unit

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Civil Rights Leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune once said, “The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood.” 

Former East Orange resident Gladys E. Blount, who used to live at 36 North Oraton Parkway in East Orange and raised her two children there, is a living testament to this statement.  

Blount, who recently turned ...

Star-Studded Event at NJPAC to Raise Funds for Ukraine

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday.

Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA), United Sikhs ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

Groundbreaking for New Portal North Bridge Project over Hackensack River

KEARNY, NJ — A project to replace the Portal North Bridge, which has been the cause of countless commuting nightmares for many over the years, is moving forward. When it's complete, rail delays due to marine traffic in the Hackensack River will be a thing of the past.

"Today, we take the next great step of putting shovels in the ground so that this bridge can finally become ...

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New Jersey’s First Mobile Hygiene Shower Trailer with Ancillary Services to Launch in Essex County, New Jersey

August 3, 2022

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Morris Plains, NJ. POWER CHANGES LIVES INC® is pleased to announce the official deployment of LavaLove®. The 29-foot custom designed, all-weather, mobile hygiene shower trailer, the first of its kind in New Jersey, equipped with three shower-sink-toilets, washing machine and dryer with an ancillary services room for medical, dental, optometry and ...

We're Hiring!

TAPinto.net is looking for talented local journalists to fill freelance, part-time and full-time roles.

We are seeking freelance, part-time and full-time journalists with previous writing experience and a strong interest in local journalism.

Like most community outlets, we focus on essential topics: local government, schools, high school sports, transportation, development and health care.

Car Port Collapses in Orange

August 8, 2022

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - A car port collapsed in Orange over the weekend. While no one was hurt, several vehicles were crushed and trapped leaving motorist stranded. The car port is located at 749 Scotland Road in Orange. The collapse occurred overnight while residents were sleeping. The vehicles parked under the carport pay extra to have their vehicles sheltered, and it appears only ...

Hit and Run Results In the Death of An East Orange Native, Funeral Services Announced

August 7, 2022

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Aaryn Terry, a lifelong resident of East Orange was struck by a driver who fled the scene. On Thursday, Aaron passed away at University Hospital where he was originally brought to for his injuries. 

The accident took place on the 400 block of Central Avenue, around 2:00 am. A woman has allegedly turned herself in. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is leading ...

When we invest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research, we gain valuable insights. The investment must continue.

July 31, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2022 (AAIC 2022) is providing new insight into dementia risk, prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, the long-term cognitive impact of COVID-19 and more. 

As one of the more than 6 million Americans, including 190,000 New Jerseyans, living with Alzheimer’s, I know the devastation of this ...

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