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Multiple Essex County Fire Departments Fight Devastating Fire at Historical Building in Orange

April 21, 2022

ORANGE, NJ — The future of a historic, mixed-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange remains uncertain after a multiple-alarm fire destroyed the majority of the structure earlier this week. According to authorities, the cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a first-floor business.

Fire units from several surrounding ...

Essex County News: Homicides Reported in East Orange, Orange and Irvington

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Three men were killed hours apart in three individual shootings on Wednesday in East Orange, Orange and Irvington, according to local authorities. 

One man was fatally shot, while three other victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the East Orange shooting, which occurred early in the day on Hilton Street at an address in the 50s. A more ...

West Orange, Nutley and Newark St. Patrick's Day Parades Honored During County Ceremony

NEWARK, NJ — During its 2022 “Salute to the Irish” Celebration held virtually on Thursday, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners commemorated the heritage and traditions of the Irish community while recognizing the parade committees and honorees of the Newark, Nutley and West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parades.

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Essex County Invites Older Adults to Enter 2022 Senior "Legacies" Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.

Those who submit entries by Monday, April 11, will be invited to the Division of Senior Services Legacies Award Ceremony in May ...

Essex County News: Man Steals Car with Sleeping Baby Inside, Leads Officers on Chase

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A man is facing charges, accused of stealing a car with a one-year-old baby inside and leading officers on a chase into South Orange. Police say he then jumped out of the car, tried to get away, and moments later, the car crashed into a mail truck. The baby was not hurt.

Police have identified the driver as 22-year-old Jaquan Shiggs, from East Orange.

It ...

Essex County Juniors Invited to Apply for Prosecutor’s Office Summer Internship Program

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is currently seeking high school juniors to participate in its annual three-week summer youth internship program designed to expose local high school students to potential careers in law, law enforcement and government. 

According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, interns will be exposed to a ...

Essex County News: Man Arrested in Shooting of West Orange Police Officer

NEWARK, NJ – A 36-year-old East Orange man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an incident in which he shot an off-duty West Orange police officer earlier this week, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

Essex County News: Montclair Officers Save Newborn with Obstructed Airway

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Grateful parents Jorkell Echeverria and Lynette Rente recently sent a note of gratitude to the Montclair Police Department to express thanks for all the officers did for their family earlier this fall. 

At approximately 9:47 p.m. on Oct. 14, Montclair police officers responded to 37 Nishuane Road on a report of a six-day-old infant who was not breathing.

Essex County News: Public Assistance Requested in Search for Special Needs Nutley Resident

PARAMUS, NJ — The Bergen County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help locate missing person Morgan Panzer, last seen Dec. 1 at Bergen Community College in Paramus. 

Panzer was reported missing at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The Bergen County Sheriff reports that she had no known destination. 

Anyone who recognizes Panzer ...

Essex County: Montclair Township Attorney Resigns, Issues Apology for Racist Remarks

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Township Attorney Ira Karasick has resigned from his position after issuing an apology for calling the leader of Montclair Branch of the NAACP "three-fifths of a human." The remarks, made in September, led the NAACP to call for an investigation into the racist nature of the comment. 

Following a court appearance in September on an ordinance ...

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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Livingston Sophomore Yunfeng Wu Earns Second Place in Congressional Art Competition

May 16, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Livingston High School sophomore Yunfeng Wu has earned second place for his artwork in Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s fourth annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New Jersey’s 11th District. Wu’s piece, entitled “Chaos and Resilience,” was displayed along with the submissions of all participants during an in-person ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 19, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4pm.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, alternating ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI REGION, NJ — After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, May 23, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Wed, May 25, 10:30 AM

West Essex YMCA, Livingston

National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

Health & Wellness

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Obituaries

Jan 14, 1936 - Mar 27, 2021
Evi Meinhardt (Nee Singer), loving wife, mother, grandmother friend and active community member, ...
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New Jersey Officials Warn of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 21, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in the State of New Jersey.

Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 296 declaring a state of emergency in New Jersey to help prevent price gouging ...