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Garden State Film Festival Accepts 'One Last Cup', A Short Film by MSU Filmmaker

January 14, 2019


MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - If he filmed an autobiography, Filmmaker Christopher Boncimino's might be titled "A Busy Man". His Short Film 'One Last Cup' was just accepted by the Garden State Film Festival. In addition, this Filmmaking student is part of the next generation of sci-fi programming with "Arthur Futuro". It is quite a story.

Christopher Boncimino ...

Montclair State University Choir to Debut at Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK – Music for Life International continues its decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts with Beethoven for The Rohingya, a benefit concert featuring Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, presented in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stageat Carnegie Hall on Monday, January 28, 2019. The Montclair ...

World Trade Center PATH Station to Begin Weekend Closures for Two Years

January 6, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Getting into New York City on the weekends just continues to get harder.  With the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel under construction as part of a multi-year project, mass transit would be the advisable way to get to downtown NY.  Until now.

From Saturday, January 5, onward PATH’s World Trade Center Station will be closed on weekends for the next two years – ...

Union Solidarity, Pleas to Keep Dance a PE Fulfillment Highlight Montclair BOE Meeting

January 18, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Members of the Montclair Education Association united together in solidarity during the first public meeting of the year hosted by Montclair Board of Education on Monday night at the George Inness Annex Atrium on Park Street.

Presiding over the standing-room-only meeting were Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board President Laura Hertzog, Jessica de Koninck, Latifah Jannah, ...

Board of School Estimate Approves $2.03M for MHS Stairs Tower Replacement, After Collapse

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Members of the Montclair Board of School Estimate unanimously approved $2.03 million in funding for a special project during a public meeting Tuesday evening at Montclair Town Hall.

Presiding over the meeting were Mayor Robert Jackson, Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board of Education President Laura Hertzog, Board Members Jessica de Koninck and Emidio ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

Montclair Resident Produces YouTube’s Only Emmy Nominated Cooking Show

January 12, 2019


MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident, Cara Di Falco has created Cara’s Cucina, YouTube’s first and only Emmy Nominated cooking show, according to a release.

Cara Di Falco is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a professional broadcast journalist. Together with her two-time Emmy Award winning husband, Eddie Ojeda, they set out to combine their love of ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at West Orange-Based Care Center

January 8, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

Sherill Postpones Town Hall Meeting to Jan. 27th

January 19, 2019

Called to Washington to Continue Efforts to Reopen Government, Mikie Sherrill Postpones Town Hall until 27th


Remains committed to hosting first town hall during first month in office



Washington, DC — Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill has postponed her town hall until Sunday, January 27th, as Congress will be called back into session next week to address the ...

Montclair Asks Residents to Not Park on Roads During Snow Event

MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Montclair officials announced that parking is prohibited on Montclair roads during a snow event.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura are also asking that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday, January 19th to Sunday, January 20th. Keeping the roads open will make it easier to remove snow ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Open for Business in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill this week opened her district office in Parsippany, giving district residents access to their new representative in the House.

Mayor Michael Soriano and former Mayor Mimi Letts, both Democrats, joined about 75 other supporters Monday morning for the formal opening ceremonies on the second floor of an office building at 8 Wood Hollow Road.

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Montclair

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the ...

Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life for the Better

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful.

“When I first saw Dr. Strom, he discovered that my lap band had failed,” said Rachel. “He recommended ...

Rutgers—Camden Professor Looking for Way to Treat Pain Without Opioids

CAMDEN, NJ– In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a non-addictive way to treat pain.

Nathan Fried, a Rutgers University‒Camden assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans perceive different types of pain and how different techniques and ...

Montclair Families Displaced by Fire on Grove Street

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Saturday morning blaze has displaced several families. Located at 55 Grove Street, near the intersection of Glenridge Avenue, firefighters were able to douse the flames and evacuate the families affected. This comes just hours before,what is predicted to be one of the largest snowstorms of the winter season.

The fire was contained fairly quickly and only part of the ...

Reported Luring Attempt was Uber Driver, Police Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have located a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, officials say. The investigation concluded with police determining that it was a misunderstanding after an Uber driver began circling the area looking for a scheduled pickup and inquired if the juvenile was his assigned ride. 

On January 2 around 7am, an 11-year-old ...

Montclair Police: 11-Year-Old Reports Attempted Luring Incident

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are in search of a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, officials say.

According to reports, the incident occurred on January 2 at 7am, when an 11-year-old was approached by an unidentified male in a vehicle, at the corner of Alexander Avenue and Squire Hill Road. He offered her a ride due to it being cold ...

Bloomfield Boys Basketball Fall to Montclair & Columbia

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The road was not kind to Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball as they dropped a pair of SEC Liberty Division games, falling to Montclair Mounties 72-44 on Thursday in Montclair, and losing to Columbia Cougars 53-48 on Tuesday in Maplewood.
In the defeated to Montclair, senior forward Will Robinson scored 14 points for the Bengals, senior Michael Ramos had 10 points ...

Bloomfield Grad Kevin Burkhardt Call Eagles-Saints Playoff Game on FOX Sports

The City of Brotherly Love and WhoDay Nation face off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday at 4:40 p.m. Bloomfield class of '92's Kevin Burkhardt will be calling the game for FoxSports.

TAPinto caught up with Burkhardt in early December to find out what happened after he graduated, that story follows. 


BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It’s always pleasing to ...

Boys Basketball: Montclair Defeats Columbia, 66-53

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Montclair pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 66-53 boys basketball victory over Columbia Thursday night.

Charles Murphy poured in 35 points for the Mounties (6-3), who finished the game with a 22-11 showing to extend a two-point lead.

Dylan Jones scored 15 points for Columbia (4-3), which trailed by nine at the half before rallying to cut the deficit to 44-42 at the ...

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Baraka, Murphy Call on Federal Government to Address Newark's Lead Issue

January 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy pledged to work with federal lawmakers to solve Newark’s lead issue as Mayor Ras Baraka demanded President Donald Trump fix the nation’s failing water infrastructure instead of funding a border wall.

Murphy's promise came yesterday in his State of the State address. The governor's speech and a statement put out by Baraka applauded each ...

State DEP to Hold Listening Sessions on Environmental Justice

January 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -  Three listening sessions will be held so the state Department of Environmental Protection can get input on how it should consider environmental justice in its work.

The state DEP’s draft proposal lays out how all executive branch departments or agencies should consider environmental justice when addressing issues in communities that experience excessive exposure to ...

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To the Editor: Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 12, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Bike Thefts, Vandalism, Arrests and More

January 17, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was compiled and released by the Montclair Police Department on January 15, 2019.

01-12-2019 (Valley Road) Mr. Sidel Wilson, 32yoa from East Orange, was arrested and charged with
01-08-2019 (Hawthorne Place) Two 14yoa Montclair males were located and identified as the suspects
in the vandalism incidents on Wilde Place and North Fullerton ...

Purdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

January 19, 2019

NEW JERSEY – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE ...