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Paper Mill Playhouse Accepting Video Auditions from Students for Summer Training

November 30, 2021

MILLBURN, NJ -- Paper Mill Playhouse is accepting audition videos from students interested in its 2022 Summer Training Programs.

The training programs include the Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory or Musical Theater Intensive, it noted. Audition videos from students 10-18 years old are being accepted.

Now in its 27th year, the 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Presents 'A Jolly Holiday'









A Jolly Holiday:
Celebrating Disney's Broadway Hits
Songs from the Disney on Broadway Catalog

Book by 
Sandy Rustin

Choreographed by
Kenny Ingram
Directed by 
Casey Hushion

Opening Night
Sunday, December 5, 2021

(November 30, ...

Montclair Library to Host: Open Book / Open Mind Online; Patrick Radden Keefe, “Empire of Pain”

MONTCLAIR, NJ The Montclair Public Library will be hosting a virtual program in conversation with D.T. Max.

According to the release, two New Yorker staff writers discuss Keefe's bestselling portrait of the Sackler dynasty, famous for their philanthropy and infamous for their part in making and marketing Oxycontin.. Join us for another top author conversation, followed by audience ...

Shopping Tips for this Holiday Season of Giving

November 28, 2021

 As Thanksgiving passes, and Jingle Bells starts playing on the radio, the holiday shopping season is upon us.

A recent WalletHub study dove into the tendencies of holiday shopping:

Macy’s, JCPenney, and Belk are 2021’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday, offering an average discount of at least 56.7%.
Around 11% of items at major retailers will be more expensive ...

Thanksgiving Week Forecast for Montclair includes Sunny Thanksgiving Day

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast for Thanksgiving week seems to favor everyone's plan to shop local ahead of the Big Dinner and during Small Business Saturday. Friday there is a small chance of rain in the early part of the day.

For everyone doing last minute grocery shopping, or getting an early start on the shop local season, Tuesday and Wednesday of this ...

Montclair Schools: Cold Weather Poses Challenges to COVID-19 Mitigation In the Classroom

November 25, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Some parents continue to express concern over the lack of a “cold
weather plan” to help students succeed in school amidst measures implemented by the
Board of Education to lessen exposure COVID-19. 
One current measure is to keep most windows open in school buildings to increase
airflow, which would stymie the spread of the airborne virus, as well as ...

Recall Alert: Select Powdered Country Time Lemonade, Tang and Arizona Tea Recalled After Potential Presence of Glass and Metal

November 25, 2021

Select Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea and Limited Kool- Aid powdered drinks have been voluntarily recalled due to potential presence of foreign matter, specifically small pieces of metal or glass, announced Kraft Heinz.

The drinks include those with the "Best When Used By" dates between May 10, 2023 and November 1, 2023 and were sold in stores nationwide and online.

The ...

Step Aside Martha Stewart, Raiders' Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce Is Thanksgiving's Best Bet

NUTLEY, NJ - The "media" may have everyone believing that Nutley's greatest gift to Thanksgiving is Martha Stewart, but locals know its "Nutley Raiders Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce." First created by students in the culinary program at Nutley High School in 2017, this dish has become a local favorite, given the reach of TAPinto, its popularity may soon rival ...

How To Keep Your Family and Guests Safe This Thanksgiving

NEW JERSEY– With Thanksgiving a week away, remember to be safe when cooking your turkey.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry- associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States.

The following are CDC’s “Food Safety Tips for your Holiday ...

Bloomfield Receives Sustainable Jersey Recertification

November 25, 2021

The Township of Bloomfield has been recognized for its sustainability efforts by Sustainable Jersey, a non-profit organization focused on aiding community efforts to reduce waste and cut greenhouse gas emissions through strengthening community partnerships, as well as providing grant funding for innovative projects. Bloomfield was first recognized by Sustainable Jersey in 2009.

Sustainable ...

Meadowland Park Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary with Improvement Project

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Meadowland Park Conservancy (MPC) recently celebrated a year of monthly events aimed to reinforce the idea that the "Jewel of South Orange" welcomes guests all 12 months of the year. 

Visitors gathered by the pond, insulated by a canopy of colorful fall leaves and nourished by bagels, coffee and cider, for lively presentations by ...

Montclair Ambulance Unit Celebrates Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Ambulance Unit is a non-profit organization operating independently from the Township. To serve the public 24/7, we employ highly-trained Emergency Medical Technicians, maintain the building, operate three ambulances and two response vehicles, and outfit them with lifesaving equipment and supplies. 

In the past year, MAU has been vital in providing treatment, ...

Montclair Woman Gives Thanks for 5-Year Anniversary of Her Life-Saving Heart Transplant

MONTCAIR, NJ – This Thanksgiving will be a special time for Jill Szalony, 51, of Montclair, NJ. Jill, her husband Alex Samuelson, and their three children, Benjamin, 22, Grace, 20, and Jesse, 18, are celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Jill’s life-saving heart transplant. As the family joyfully counts their many blessings, Jill is also reflecting on the gift of life and the miracle ...

Dec 15: DCA Deadline for Rental Assistance

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) earlier this week announced that the second Phase of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) and Eviction Protection Program application period will be closing on December 15, 2021.

The CVERAP program, which has been a statewide effort to help keep people housed during the pandemic, was initiated in 2019 to ...

Officials: Appeals Court Sends Montclair Rent Control Issue Back to Trial Court   

November 30, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The fight is not over for rent control in Montclair, according to an appeals court decision on Tuesday.

Montclair Township and the Montclair Property Owners Association (MPOA) will find themselves in court once again, after New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division judges Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr.; Heidi Willis Currier and Patrick DeAlmeida delivered an opinion ...

Montclair NAACP Demands Investigation After Township Attorney Allegedly Calls Black Leader Three-Fifths of a Human

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Branch of the NAACP has called for an investigation into racist comments allegedly made in September by Township Attorney Ira Karasick regarding an NAACP leader.

Following a court appearance in September on the rent control ordinance, Karasick is alleged to have called William Scott, co-chair of Montclair’s Housing Commission and chair of the ...

NJ Cannabis Commission Updates Local Gov't Officials on Regulatory Issues

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Executives from the state's Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) at the NJ League of Municipalities last week provided an overview of the newly adopted regulations to implement the legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana. The panel session, moderated by the president of the NJ League of Municipalities, Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach, featured CRC ...

New Covid-19 Variant Omicron Spreading

November 29, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. Another variant of the Conrona-19 virus called the Omicron variant was detected in people in South Africa and others who had recently traveled from the country. Although,” The U.S. hasn't detected any cases of the new variant yet,” Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday; simultaneously, Canada ...

World Health Organization Announces Discovery of New COVID Variant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a press release Friday announcing that the World Health Organization (WHO) has detected a new COVID-19 “variant of concern” that’s spreading in South Africa.

Confirmed cases of the variant were first found in seven countries: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa ...

Montclair Woman Gives Thanks for 5-Year Anniversary of Her Life-Saving Heart Transplant

MONTCAIR, NJ – This Thanksgiving will be a special time for Jill Szalony, 51, of Montclair, NJ. Jill, her husband Alex Samuelson, and their three children, Benjamin, 22, Grace, 20, and Jesse, 18, are celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Jill’s life-saving heart transplant. As the family joyfully counts their many blessings, Jill is also reflecting on the gift of life and the miracle ...

Officials: Appeals Court Sends Montclair Rent Control Issue Back to Trial Court   

November 30, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The fight is not over for rent control in Montclair, according to an appeals court decision on Tuesday.

Montclair Township and the Montclair Property Owners Association (MPOA) will find themselves in court once again, after New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division judges Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr.; Heidi Willis Currier and Patrick DeAlmeida delivered an opinion ...

Mother of Former Missing Teen Allegedly Stabbed, Sprayed Bleach in Daughter's Eyes

EAST ORANGE, NJ - A criminal complaint has been filed by the Essex County Prosecutors Office against Jamie Moore (40), the mother of JaShyah Moore, who went missing for about one month.

The complaint details the horrific treatment of the teen, who is said to have preferred to stay in the shelter where she sought refuge instead of returning home. The 14-year-old went to great lengths not ...

Newark Police Officer Fatally Struck Pedestrian, Attempted to Desecrate Body, Authorities Say

November 25, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark police officer has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains and related charges for hitting a pedestrian on the Garden State Parkway, according to authorities. 

Newark Police Officer Louis Santiago, 25, of Bloomfield, was charged on Wednesday after he fatally struck a pedestrian, left the scene, then came back and ...

Make Your Plans For The 2021 Totowa & West Paterson Fire Department Holiday Parade of Lights

TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Saturday, Nov. 27 will be a big night in Totowa and Woodland Park. 

Santa will be taking a break from the North Pole to visit local children. He will be at the Woodland Park Christmas tree lighting, which will be held at 5 p.m. at Dowling Gardens (corner of Dowling Parkway and McBride Avenue). Santa and his friends will help Mayor Keith Kazmark and the ...

Police: School Resource Officer and Two Employees Taken to Hospital After Montclair HS Fire

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Details have emerged surrounding a fire that took place in the boys bathroom of Montclair High School on Friday.

According to Montclair Police officials, a school resource officer and two employees were taken to Mountainside Hospital following the incident. 

"The school resource officer as well as two school employees were transported to Mountainside ...

Vincent Church Nutley Presents Annual Living Nativity Sunday Dec. 5

November 25, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church will present its annual Living Nativity on Sunday evening, December 5.

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., members of the congregation will present short portrayals every 20-30 minutes of the birth of Jesus in a stable setting on the front lawn of the church. 

The free presentation will include Angels, Shepherds, Wise Men, ...

The Late Drew Gibbs Was Well Respected During the Early Days of his Coaching Career at Montclair State

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The sudden passing of Drew Gibbs brought back a ton of memories for those who played football for him, at Ramapo High, as well as his work as an assistant coach at Ridgewood High, and a tenure as a collegiate coach, at Kean University and Montclair State.

 

Gibbs died on Nov. 16, a day after experiencing chest pains at a practice, as his Ramapo team prepared ...

The Late Drew Gibbs Was Well Respected During the Early Days of his Coaching Career at Montclair State

November 25, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The sudden passing of Drew Gibbs brought back a ton of memories for those who played football for him, at Ramapo High, as well as his work as an assistant coach at Ridgewood High, and a tenure as a collegiate coach, at Kean University and Montclair State.

 

Gibbs died on Nov. 16, a day after experiencing chest pains at a practice, as his Ramapo team prepared ...

Montclair Customers With Overdue Electric Bills Urged to Apply for Assistance or Pay Up

November 19, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Approximately 350,000 New Jersey households with overdue electric and natural gas bills were notified by mail that utility relief may be available. Residents who are behind in their utility and gas bills have until December 1 to enter an assistance program or pay their outstanding bills.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) sent letters to all households with ...

Timberlake, Tucker & Reynolds-Jackson Measure to Create Community Wealth Preservation Program Advances

November 16, 2021

(TRENTON) – In an effort to reduce the loss of family wealth brought on by foreclosures and create equity in the purchase process for people who are committed to living in a community rather than flipping foreclosed homes, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Britnee Timberlake, Cleopatra Tucker and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson would establish the “Community Wealth ...

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Mayor, Belleville Police Address Social Media Rumors, Share Details of Stabbing

November 28, 2021

BELLEVILLE, NJ - The Belleville Police Department released a photo on Nov. 27 depicting a person of interest in connection with events that took place on Nov. 20, 2021. 

Over the course of this past week, rumors regarding the event were circulating on social media, primarily Facebook, and in community focused groups on the social media platform. Belleville mayor Michael Melham issued a ...

Thanksgiving Week Forecast for Montclair includes Sunny Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2021

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast for Thanksgiving week seems to favor everyone's plan to shop local ahead of the Big Dinner and during Small Business Saturday. Friday there is a small chance of rain in the early part of the day.

For everyone doing last minute grocery shopping, or getting an early start on the shop local season, Tuesday and Wednesday of this ...

Coldwell Banker Young Professionals Network Hosts Statewide Holiday Toy Drive

November 25, 2021

The Coldwell Banker Young Professionals Network is hosting a holiday toy drive at all 45 Coldwell Banker Realty offices throughout New Jersey to support the charitable efforts of Toys for Tots and Oasis, A Haven for Women and Children.

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Coldwell Banker Realty office locations between now and Thursday, Dec. 9. To find a local Coldwell Banker Realty ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Accepting Video Auditions from Students for Summer Training

November 30, 2021

MILLBURN, NJ -- Paper Mill Playhouse is accepting audition videos from students interested in its 2022 Summer Training Programs.

The training programs include the Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory or Musical Theater Intensive, it noted. Audition videos from students 10-18 years old are being accepted.

Now in its 27th year, the 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Presents 'A Jolly Holiday'









A Jolly Holiday:
Celebrating Disney's Broadway Hits
Songs from the Disney on Broadway Catalog

Book by 
Sandy Rustin

Choreographed by
Kenny Ingram
Directed by 
Casey Hushion

Opening Night
Sunday, December 5, 2021

(November 30, ...

Officials: Appeals Court Sends Montclair Rent Control Issue Back to Trial Court   

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The fight is not over for rent control in Montclair, according to an appeals court decision on Tuesday.

Montclair Township and the Montclair Property Owners Association (MPOA) will find themselves in court once again, after New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division judges Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr.; Heidi Willis Currier and Patrick DeAlmeida delivered an opinion ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

Montclair Ambulance Unit Celebrates Giving Tuesday

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Ambulance Unit is a non-profit organization operating independently from the Township. To serve the public 24/7, we employ highly-trained Emergency Medical Technicians, maintain the building, operate three ambulances and two response vehicles, and outfit them with lifesaving equipment and supplies. 

In the past year, MAU has been vital in providing treatment, ...

New Covid-19 Variant Omicron Spreading

HACKETTSTOWN N.J. Another variant of the Conrona-19 virus called the Omicron variant was detected in people in South Africa and others who had recently traveled from the country. Although,” The U.S. hasn't detected any cases of the new variant yet,” Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday; simultaneously, Canada ...