Tickets Available for Third Annual “Concert for Brendan” at the Wellmont

October 23, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Tickets are available for the third annual “Concert for Brendan” on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, featuring New

Jersey favorite Southside and the Asbury Jukes with local "The Suyat Bank" bringing their talent to the stage this year.

As it has in the past, the night will kickoff with a special tribute ...

Montclair Township's First Duck Derby Draws Large Crowd

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered at Edgemont Pond on Saturday for an afternoon of fun for a good cause.

The Montclair Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the Montclair Ambulance Unit (MAU) hosted a family-friendly Duck Derby, which allowed proceeds to support the Montclair Ambulance Unit (MAU). 

The first fall festival of its kind ...

ADA Compliant Felton Field Tot Lot Playground Officially Opens at Ribbon Cutting

BLOOMFIELD NJ – Mayor Michael Venezia cut the ribbon on Wednesday to official open the Felton Field Tot Lot Playground. The ADA compliant play area is a recent recipient of the Ruth Huges Innovative Accessible Recreation Facility Award.. 

Venezia described it as “a great day for Bloomfield.”  The playground was renovated this past summer to accommodate park goes ...

Montclair's Pinot's Palette Takes Paint and Sip Experience on the Road

October 25, 2016

NUTLEY, NJ - Colleen Carlee, owner of Pinot's Pallette in Montclair, has confirmed her plans to open a location in the Franklin Commons building in Nutley Center. The Montclair Center location opened in 2013, the Nutley location is expected to open later this fall.

The Verona resident selected the location in part because of the township's restaurant scene. Carlee explained that ...

East Orange Commercial Real Estate Leaders Committed to Advancing City’s Revitalization and Investment Initiatives

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Embracing and capitalizing on urbanism was the theme of a presentation led by East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor III and Richard Spengler, chief lending officer of Investors Bank, at a recent gathering of commercial real estate industry leaders. The program, entitled “State of the City of East Orange: Revitalization Investment Initiatives,” was hosted by the East ...

New Jersey Ranked Best State to be a Teacher

October 23, 2016

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey is the best state to be a teacher, according to a new study by, a recruiting website.

How did the Garden State land at the top of the rankings?

To determine the best states for teachers, Zippia examined out where the teaching jobs are and how well they are paid via information from the Bureau of Labor ...

Open Public Forums for Montclair Superintendent Search, Nov. 1 and Nov. 3

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Board of Education has launched a search for a new superintendent of schools. Parents are being asked to complete an online survey by November 11.

The forums will be held on November 1 and November 3 at 6pm at the Montclair High School George Inness Annex Cafeteria located on North Fullerton Ave.

The following is a letter sent to ...

Montclair Parents Raise Concerns with Superintendent Search; MFEE Highlights Donations to Schools

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Board of Education Meeting was held on October 17 at the George Innes Annex center.

The meeting opened up with a performance by members of the Buzz Aldrin Middle School chorus. After the performance, the Board expressed their excitement to the public about finding Steve DiGeronimo. DiGeronimo is a former teacher and Montclair graduate. He also served as ...

Frelinghuysen Calls Trump "Not His Fifth Choice For a Candidate" During Montville High School Visit

October 25, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen visited Montville Township High School and called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “out of control” and “not his fifth choice” for president.

Frelinghuysen (R-NJ 11th) spoke candidly in teacher Scott Riotto’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class on Oct. 17 for about an hour. Topics ...

Caldwell Mayor to Co-Host Domestic Violence Fundraiser in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A “What About Me?” wine tasting fundraiser is being held in Fairfield to help homeless animals and those trapped in domestic violence situations in need of safe shelter on Oct. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cucina Calandra Ballroom.

Nationally, there are an estimated 1.3 million victims of domestic violence annually and up to 85 percent of women entering ...

Essex County Democrats Endorse Phil Murphy For Governor

NEWARK NJ - Essex County Democrats today endorsed Phil Murphy for Governor of New Jersey on Friday morning.

Among the Montclair leaders present for the endorsement announcement, were Senator Nia Gill, Assemblyman Tom Giblin, Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson, Councilor Dr. Renee Baskerville, and Montclair Democratic Chair and Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill.

The ...

Turkey Hill Recalls Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream

October 18, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Attention all ice cream lovers. Turkey Hill Dairy is recalling 48 oz containers of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream because the packages may include almonds and eggs. The packages with a sell-by date of May 23, 2017 and a UPC code of 20735-42095, were sold at stores in 25 states, including New Jersey, said an announcement by the FDA

The FDA announced that the ...

TAPinto Helps Raise Funds for Homeless at Ramen Eating Competition

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Ani Ramen House of Montclair held their inaugural “Slurp, Sip and Repeat” ramen noodle eating contest on Monday night. Team TAP along with 26 experienced competitive eaters and newcomers entered the contest, seeking to win the coveted Golden Chopsticks and a year of free ramen.

Proceeds from the night’s competition benefit the Montclair Emergency Services for ...

Simple Four Ingredient Pomodoro Sauce

Warning - If a Pomodoro sauce recipe has more than 4 ingredients run!

Ingredients: (serves 2-3)

3 cloves of garlic, chopped.

4oz of olive oil.

2 dry pints of cherry or grape tomatoes.

6-10 leaves of basil, chopped.

1/2 lb of dry spaghetti.


Red pepper

Preparation: Heat olive oil in a large, 12" or bigger, skillet over medium heat. Add ...

Tickets Available for Third Annual “Concert for Brendan” at the Wellmont

October 23, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Tickets are available for the third annual “Concert for Brendan” on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, featuring New

Jersey favorite Southside and the Asbury Jukes with local "The Suyat Bank" bringing their talent to the stage this year.

As it has in the past, the night will kickoff with a special tribute ...

Airman Surprises Brother at Passaic Valley Pep Rally

LITTLE FALLS: U.S. Airman Joe Kocotos soldier surprised his younger brother Tony on Friday at Passaic Valley's emotional and unforgettable pep rally.

Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Cardillo, Principal Rotella and the entire staff, and students at Passaic Valley Regional High School came together to help welcome back Kocotos who served in the US Air Forces during their annual pep ...

Human Need Food Pantry Recipient of 525 Bags of Groceries on Yom Kippur

BLOOMFIELD NJ - The community at Temple Ner Tamid collected 525 bags of groceries for Yom Kippur to benefit the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair.

Human Needs Food Pantry Director Michael Bruno offered "a huge thank you" to the community for their generosity with this gift.

The temple holds monthly food drives at the Brookdale ShopRite at which approximately ...

Montclair Residents Speak Out on Pedestrian Safety

October 21, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair council agreed to be responsible for maintaining the extended curb line and performing snow removal at the bump-outs that will be installed along Orange Road, High Street, and Irving Street by a unanimous vote this week.

The council made the decision at a public meeting Tuesday night, after Montclair residents took turns complaining about the town’s ...

Planning Board Delays Madison Ave. Residential Application

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The approval of an application that calls for three single-family homes on a single Madison Avenue property was delayed by the Montclair Planning Board Monday night.

The property – located from 14-16 Madison Avenue – consists of an abandoned nursing home with an occupied single family home in the rear. The application calls for the demolition of the nursing ...

Montclair Council Aims to Improve Pedestrian Safety on Grove Street

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair council was presented with methods of improving pedestrian safety on Grove Street and discussed different options for a solution to the congested road at a public conference meeting Tuesday night.

Several accidents and high speeds on the roadway led the council to discuss the improvement of safety.

Traffic engineer Janet Sharkey proposed that the speed ...

Senior Cat Missing in Bloomfield Found

October 23, 2016

UPDATE: Poe has been found. Thank you for your assistance.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Have you seen Poe?

Poe is a grey and white short hair cat who was adopted through PAWS in 2005. He is very thin and in declining health. He also has a clipped ear.

Poe got our of his home in the South End of Montclair Friday morning and has not been seen since. 

With the cold wet weather, Poe may he ...

Missing Cat: Have You Seen Moe?

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Have you seen Moe? Moe went missing Thursday after contractors left the homeowners doors open.

With today's rain, Moe may be hiding under shrubbery, in a garage, or other place to avoid the weather.

If you see Moe call Michele at 732-395-0404 or email


Lost Dog Found: Eugene Has Been Found

UPDATE: Eugene has been found. Thanks for all of the tips.

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Have you seen Eugene? 

The 2 year old cairn terrier was last seen on Valley Road around 5pm October 19.

He has a collar, but no tags. Eugene is micro-chipped with a Swiss address.

He is well loved and missed. Any news would be greatly appreciated. If you have any information, please call ...

Three Cedar Grove Teens Assaulted and Robbed on East Bradford Avenue

October 23, 2016

 CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Three Cedar Grove teens were physically assaulted and robbed on Saturday at approximately 11:15 p.m. 

The female victims, ages 15 and 16, were walking on East Bradford Avenue near St. Catherine of Siena School when they were accosted by three black males who had run up behind them.  One of suspects demanded the victims give him their phones and wallets, ...

Police Confirm Reports of Clown Sighting in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department has confirmed that a report of a clown sighting was made to the department on Thursday evening. TAPinto broke the story at 9:10 p.m. on Oct 20.

According to the department, an anonymous call was made regarding a clown at approximately 8:30 p.m.The call came in for Wright's Field. Officers responded to Wrights ...

Possible Creepy Clown Sighting in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD NJ - Bloomfield Police are canvassing the area of Belleville Ave following reports of a person dressed as a clown harassing people. 

The "creepy clown" sightings have received national attention in recent weeks, causing concern for law enforcement and school officials. In neighboring Montclair, clown costumes were banned by school officials. 

Target stores and ...

Human Need Food Pantry Recipient of 525 Bags of Groceries on Yom Kippur

October 15, 2016

BLOOMFIELD NJ - The community at Temple Ner Tamid collected 525 bags of groceries for Yom Kippur to benefit the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair.

Human Needs Food Pantry Director Michael Bruno offered "a huge thank you" to the community for their generosity with this gift.

The temple holds monthly food drives at the Brookdale ShopRite at which approximately ...

Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church to hold Ordination for New Deacons, Oct. 16

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church will ordain five of its members as new deacons at a Diaconate Ordination Service to be held Sunday, October 16, beginning at 10:40 a.m. The service will take place at the church, located at 27 Monroe Place in Montclair, where Rev. Elizabeth Campbell is pastor.

The guest preacher will be Rev. A. Craig Dunn, pastor of First Baptist ...

Local Community Shocked By the Death of Bishop Andre Jackson; Memorial Services Announced

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The citizenry and local church community of East Orange and Montclair mourn the death of Bishop Andre Jackson, pastor and founder of New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church at the Cathedral in East Orange. Many were shocked by the news of his untimely passing.

Bishop Jackson was well known in East Orange for his social activism, gregarious personality, musical ability and ...

Football: Stacked Up Penalties Cost Montclair HS Game Against West Orange, 29-26

October 23, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School head football coach John Fiore said that he warned his team about accumulating penalties, about making mistakes, about taking opponents lightly.


“It’s about accountability,” Fiore said, after his Mounties suffered a heartbreaking 29-26 loss to West Orange Saturday afternoon. “Kids don’t listen to what we tell them.

Dedication of the Monte Irvin Statue

ORANGE, NJ - Amid clear blue skies and an amazing ‘summer-like’ temperature, family, friends, dignitaries and residents paid homage to Baseball Legend Monford Merrill “Monte” Irvin during a ceremony on Wednesday.  “Monte was one of the great African-American players who built the bridge from the Negro Leagues to Major League Baseball” was stated during the ...

Morristown Football Falls to Montclair; 47 - 6

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown football team won’t want to hear Daniel Webb’s name called over the PA address for a while.


Webb, a highly-regarded junior running back for Montclair, scored five touchdowns in three different ways to single-handedly wreck Morristown’s homecoming, as the Mounties rolled to a 47-6 victory over the Colonials on ...

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to The Meadowlands

October 23, 2016

SECAUCUS, NJ – Next week, RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns debuts in New Jersey after sold-out events in New York and Los Angeles, and tickets are on sale to the public online now (!  With four dates to see this iconic fall event, RISE will bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages, indoors at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, from October 27 – ...

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Continues to Scare in Year 26

ORLANDO – While many Halloween haunts remain steadfast in keeping the same themed trails year over year, the creative team at Universal Orlando has spent the last 25 years redefining the blurred lines of haunted houses and scare zones – and the 2016 edition of Halloween Horror Nights was no different.
Celebrating its 26th anniversary as one of the top Halloween attractions in ...

Four Day Trip Ideas for this Weekend

There are only a few short weeks left until the fall weather turns brisker and festival season comes to an end. Don’t miss out on all the family-friendly fun available throughout the North Jersey area this coming weekend.

Annual Harvest Celebration

In Downtown Chester, the city is celebrating the season with a weekend-long fall festival taking place October 15 and 16. Highlights ...

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Friends of the Verona Public Library Request Book Donations

October 24, 2016

VERONA,NJ - The Friends of the Verona Public Library are seeking donations of gently used books for their upcoming book sale in December.  The Friends are in need of all types of books, audio books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children. Donations will be accepted now until November 15th.   No book donations can be accepted after November 15th. Don’t miss a chance to ...

Christie OKs Gas Tax Increase; Bateman Launches Repeal Effort

October 15, 2016

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) said he will introduce legislation to repeal the 23 cent-per-gallon gas tax increase that was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie late Friday afternoon.

Bateman made the announcement shortly after Christie signed the bill.

“Through this legislation, we are continuing our commitment to providing ...

Pass me a Flagel with Cream Cheese, Please

“Ummm, this is good,” said my husband with a mouthful of food. “What is it?”

I looked up from the kitchen sink where I was doing dishes.  “It’s a cronut.”

“A what?”

“A cronut.  It’s part croissant part doughnut.”

He looked at me like I had two heads.

“I was actually going to get some duffins, ...

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Thank You Overlook for Sukkah and Shabbos Elevator

October 21, 2016

As we welcome the New Year, I would like to convey my best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year to all the Jewish patients, house staff, and their families at Overlook Medical Center. Of note, the hospital has facilitated accommodations to make the hospital more friendly to our constituents.

Overlook Medical Center designated a front entrance Shabbos door with non-electrical entry, as well ...

‘Mama’s Boy’ Explores the Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Despite the Warren Commission, an Oliver Stone movie and various speculations, in the long run it seems that Lee Harvey Oswald acted on his own in assassinating President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. But Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby before his motives could be explored.

Rob Urbinati’s play, now at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, delves into the ...

20th Annual Striped Bass Fishing Derby Charitable Recipient Announced

October 25, 2016

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The Seashell Resort & Beach Club is currently preparing for their 20th Annual Striped Bass Fishing Derby that will be taking place at the end of the month. Each year the event proceeds benefit charities.  

Last year's event brought in 76 registered boats and about 300 anglers. Not only were some really big striper's weighed in, but they ...