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Million Dollar Quartet Review: Another Smash Hit by Paper Mill Playhouse!

April 11, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Get ready to tap your feet and scream like a teenager (even dance in the aisles) when you see this hit musical! The rockabilly rhythms are guaranteed to keep you moving in your seat!

The fun begins with the opening number, Carl Perkins’ (‘Blue Suede Shoes”) performed by the multi-talented James Barry, who also the musical director in the production. The action ...

Montclair Residents to Be Honored by Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver

April 22, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 2017 Shirley Chisholm Awards will be given to two local Montclair leaders on April 22. Among those, include Pastor Elizabeth Campbell of Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Montclair and Beverley Bussey of the Montclair NAACP.

New Jersey Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver, Speaker Emeritus will host the ceremony on Saturday, April 22, in which 22 distinguished ...

Montclair HS Students to Tour PVSC Treatment Lab in Newark

April 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) will host students from the Montclair High School Environmental Club for Lab Day on Tuesday, April 25.

The purpose of the event is to showcase various careers within the sciences, raise awareness of the important role labs play in society, and specifically educate on lab procedures and responsibilities. PVSC staff will ...

Montclair Kimberley Academy Celebrates Earth Day with Opening of New Green Roof

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) is a buzz with activities this spring involving their K through 12 students and their new Green Roof that boasts spectacular views of the New York City skyline. The Green Roof officially opened on Tuesday, April 18 in time to celebrate Earth Day at their Upper School campus on Lloyd Road.

"MKA is a great place to ...

MKA Cancels Classes After Death of Beloved Coach Tom Fleming

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The sudden death of 65-year-old Tom Fleming on Wednesday has rocked the Montclair Kimberley Academy community.  

Fleming had been coaching at a track meet in Verona when he suddenly collapsed. Colleagues and police officers rushed to his aide to perform CPR on his unresponsive body, according to Verona Police Chief Stern. An AED (defibrillator) was also tried on him at the ...

Former Long Hill Township Mayor Gina Genovese to Run for Governor, Property Tax Reform at Center of Campaign

April 23, 2017

Former Mayor Gina Genovese, an experienced property-tax reform advocate, lifelong New Jerseyan, and longtime business owner announced on Wednesday, April 19, that she is running for governor of New Jersey.  

“I am running for governor to speak to and represent the over 50 percent of residents struggling to pay their property taxes. I am running for governor this year to force this ...

Montclair Kimberley Academy Celebrates Earth Day with Opening of New Green Roof

April 22, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) is a buzz with activities this spring involving their K through 12 students and their new Green Roof that boasts spectacular views of the New York City skyline. The Green Roof officially opened on Tuesday, April 18 in time to celebrate Earth Day at their Upper School campus on Lloyd Road.

"MKA is a great place to ...

Montclair Mayor Jackson Single-Handedly Cleaning Up Montclair Park, Inspires Others

April 16, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson had no idea that his decision to walk around Montclair's Glenfield Park picking up trash would inspire others to do the same.

Dennis Crawley, a longtime 4th ward resident, said that he saw Mayor Jackson in Glenfield Park picking up trash for two days straight. He said, "I saw that he was in the park with a trash bag picking ...

Residents Once Again Tour Lackawanna Plaza For an Update on Development

April 15, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly two dozen residents gathered for a guided walkthrough for the proposed Lackawanna Plaza development on Thursday.

As a follow-up to the meeting held in February by Councilwoman Renee Baskerville of the 4th ward, residents decided to once again gather at the Lackawanna Plaza to hear about the progress for development. A similar walkthrough was held nearly ...

Black Female Dog Found in Bloomfield

April 20, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Friends of the Bloomfield Animal just shared news of this female dog that was found on Wednesday April 19 in the area of James Place and Watchung. She was brought to the shelter on April 20.

Female, friendly, possible lab/shepherd mix, no tabs/chips. Black coat, white chest, missing hair on different parts of body. Please call 973-748-0194 between 8:30am-6pm with ...

22 Montclair Firefighters to Receive Valor Awards, Officials Announce

April 25, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A record number of 22 members of the Montclair Fire Department will receive Valor Awards during an awards ceremony on May 4. "This is the largest recognition ever given to a group of firefighters in Essex County", Kevin Lynch of the Essex County Sheriff's Office announced.

During the 51st Annual Valor Awards luncheon hosted by the 200 Club of Essex ...

Residents Displaced After Two-Alarm Early Morning Fire on Montague Place

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Thursday, at 1:42am the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire on Montague Pl. 

Deputy Chief Robert Duncan has confirmed, "Units arrived to find heavy fire coming out of the soffit area on the left side of the house."  

He added that all residents were safely evacuated when trucks arrived. In less than an hour, the ...

Montclair Police Search for Grove Convenience Store Robbery Suspect

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Wednesday at approximately 12:28pm, a male entered the Grove Convenience Store and leaned over the counter, removing cash from the register. 

This suspect then brandished what witnesses believed to be a knife and threatened to stab a store employee should he attempt to intervene.  This subject fled the store, entering an older model blue vehicle, and headed ...

Essex County Leaders Propose Naming Brookdale Park Athletic Complex after Tom Fleming

April 24, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that he is proposing an ordinance to dedicate "The Oval" in Essex County Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and Montclair as the "Essex County Tom Fleming Athletic Complex" in honor of the late Tom Fleming, an iconic professional runner and coach.

The complex includes a state-of-the-art, quarter ...

Concerned Residents Gather to Discuss Affordable Housing in Montclair

April 13, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Dozens of residents gathered on Tuesday at the Wally Choice Community Center to discuss affordable housing in Montclair.

Hosted by the Montclair Justice Coalition, which is a group formed nearly six months ago designed to address diversity and social issues, the panel discussion centered on issues of the affordability of housing, ongoing development and ...

Rutgers Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale May 5, 6 at Presby Iris Gardens

MONTCLAIR, NJ - It must be spring if it’s time for the Master Gardeners' Plant Sale. Stock up on sought-after garden perennials, annuals, grasses, small trees, shrubs, berries, ferns, vegetables, and herbs as well as hard-to-find tomato varieties. Many of the plants are grown from seed or cuttings in the Master Gardeners’ greenhouse in Roseland, including a wide variety of coleus.

Invite to Design Your Own APP Contest

April 22, 2017

Technology is just as important as money when it comes to a business idea. You can get a loan to start a new business and hire developers if you do not know how to create an app for your idea. But not everyone qualifies for a loan, and not everyone is connected to someone who is skilled in app building. But what if you had the opportunity to give your idea to someone who could make your app ...

Weekend Ideas for April 22 - 23

One of the most notable dates coming up this weekend is globally celebrated Earth Day. Many communities will be putting together celebrations on Saturday to recognize the importance of taking care of our planet. Many of the festivals are free of charge and open to the general public.

10th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Centenary University in Hackettstown is hosting its yearly Earth Day event ...

TAPinto Travels: Swimming with the Australian Minke Whales

 

It approaches from deep within the Coral Sea, 20 feet of steel grey torpedo-shaped flesh that sends shivers through the gaggle of snorkelers peering down from the surface.

A great white shark?

Nope. The elusive minke whale and we have leaped off a dive boat far out in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to swim with them.

Much to the consternation of environmentalists, human ...

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Newark City Hall Computers Hacked with Ransomware

April 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Some computers in the City of Newark have been infected with ransomware, rendering them unusable, and the hacker is demanding payment of 24 Bitcoin, or about $30,000 in ransom, according to a document obtained by TAPinto Newark and a city official with knowledge of the hack.

The document reveals that that city computers were infected with RSA-2048 encryption, ...

Bon Jovi Rocks Madison Square Garden

April 17, 2017

If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind: Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

TAPinto Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area.

And so It was a homecoming of sorts for Bon Jovi on Saturday as he rocked Madison Square Garden.

It seems remarkable the ...

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Tue, April 25, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

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Wed, April 26, 12:00 PM

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

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Forgotten Soldiers: Why Congress Must Authorize an Emergency Expansion of the Afghan SIV Program

April 22, 2017

Congressional inaction to authorize visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program has recently resulted in America breaking its promise of safety to thousands of Afghan interpreters and aides who risked their lives to assist US troops and diplomats. Such short-sighted policy undermines both our moral and national security imperatives.  It is morally reprehensible to abandon already ...

Montclair Resident Among Local Youth Awarded by Essex County Freeholders

April 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized several outstanding youth from around Essex County during its Annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” Program on Wednesday, April 19.

Held at the Hall of Records in Newark, this annual event acknowledges and encourages outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and ...