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Join Aging in Montclair for a Discussion on Hemp in Healthcare, Apr. 27

April 18, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Aging In Montclair invites the community to their April Saturday Social on April 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at The Salvation Army Building located at 13 Trinity Place In Montclair in the Coffee Booth.

This month there will be a presentation on CBD (the non-psychoactive component found in hemp).  

The speaker, Joel Greengrass, is an MS Warrior and CEO of Theramu.

Want to Be a Host Family for a NJ Jackal Player? Here's how

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NJ Jackals are looking for host families in the Montclair area for the minor league baseball players.

The New Jersey Jackals have announced that they are seeking out local area fans and families to host a New Jersey Jackal for the 2019 season.

According to the release, the Host a Jackal program is a way to get to know the players and to go above and beyond ...

Facebook Lost Our Trust; The Government Rates Higher (infographic)

April 14, 2019

Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA —  According to a study The The Pew Research Center public trust in the government has been steadily eroding and remains near historic lows, with only 17% of Americans today saying that they can trust the government in Washington, DC to do what is right.  The data goes back as far as 1958.

A new poll recently conducted by NBC and the Wall ...

Montclair HS Students Stage Sit-In to Remember the 20th Anniversary of Columbine Tragedy

April 20, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Students throughout Montclair High School sat in the hallways on Thursday for 13 minutes to pay tribute to the 13 students who lost their lives in the Columbine High School shooting 20 years ago.

“We took this action because too many lives have been lost as the stain of bloodshed has spread to schools and communities across America,” said Will Novak ’20.

Montclair State University Students Launch National #FocusImmigration Campaign

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media launched a #FocusImmigration thunderclap project to shed new light on the pressing issue of immigration.

On April 10, the project culminated with a School colloquium and two-hour News Lab telecast that was broadcast statewide. One of the project's most exciting successes was the worldwide ...

Booker Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Where Political Career Began

April 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle. 

"This community taught me all about not that feel-good, easy-going love. It is strong, courageous and defiant love. The kind of love that ...

Botched Ballot Quickly Corrected In South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Residents who vote by mail will be getting a new ballot mailed to them this week, since there was an error on the ballots they received last week.

Municipal and county officials scrambled over the weekend and earlier this week to correct the ballots, which according to South Orange Village Clerk Kevin Harris, listed two candidates running for village trustee ...

Statewide Litter Survey Shows a 53 Percent Drop in Trash on New Jersey Streets and Highways

April 11, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent?

That is why the NJCCC has launched a statewide media campaign in 2019 to inform residents about the findings of the report, as ...

Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

April 21, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire Grand ...

NJ to Lower Flags for Westfield High School Principal Who Died in Selfless Act

WESTFIELD, NJ – Across the state, flags will fly at half-staff on Monday in honor of the Westfield High School Principal, who died from complications that followed his donation of bone marrow to a boy in France.

Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the flags lowered in honor of Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44. The community has been mourning Dr. Nelson’s loss since his passing on April ...

Chromebooks Now Available at Montclair Public Library for Students to Borrow, Officials Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Chromebooks are now available for use by Montclair Public School students at the Montclair Public Library, officials announced Tuesday.

“Our goal is to help our students have a successful future by providing the technology they need,” said Peter Coyl, MPL Director.  

The purpose of the initiative is to support academic success by providing ...

Unhappy with NJ Politicians? You're Not Alone; Rutgers-FDU Poll Finds Less Than Half of NJ Residents View Top Leaders Favorably

April 10, 2019

NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University finds that not a single politician scores a favorable ...

Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

April 21, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire Grand ...

Driver of Waterloo-Bound School Bus Indicted on Homicide Charges for 2018 Fatal Crash

April 11, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said..

The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park, with two counts of second-degree reckless vehicular homicide and 25 counts of fourth degree ...

Take Me Home Registry Hosted by Montclair PD, April 27

April 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department, in honor of National Autism Month, wants you to come out and register your loved ones that may have any sort of special needs on April 27th 1pm to 4pm, located at South Park Street.

By doing this, officers in the field will have valuable information regarding your loved one if they were to ever go missing.

Lycored, an international ...

Nicolo's Bakery Vandalized

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nicolo's Bakery, located on Baldwin Street, was vandalized on April 14 when a suspect knocked over a large panter and broke the glass front door.

According to police, an unknown person knocked over a large planter in front of the store and then threw a brick through the glass front door after business hours, when the store was closed.

65-Year-Old Delivery Driver Struck in Head with Rock After Intercepting Theft Attempt in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A suspect assaulted a 65-year-old food delivery driver after being caught rummaging the vehicle.

On April 12, the delivery driver returned to his vehicle parked at Lackawanna Plaza to discover that a side window had been broken and a suspect was rummaging through his vehicle.

According to police, as the suspect exited the vehicle, he punched the victim in the face ...

Mystery of 'God Loves You' Rocks Found in Bloomfield Park, Solved

April 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The mystery surrounding all of those "God Loves You" painted rocks appearing in Essex County Brookdale Park over the last month has been solved. They are a part of a greater message about sharing God's love shared by members of Brookdale Reformed Church.

TAPinto Bloomfield first noticed the 'God Loves You' rocks earlier this month while walking in ...

Chatham Girls Lax Win in Breast Cancer Fundraiser vs Montclair

April 16, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham girls lacrosse team has been leaning on its defense for most of the season, waiting for the offense to catch up.

Signs that the offense may be heating up came on Monday during Chatham's 17-8 win over Montclair at windy Haas Field.

"Our defense has had some stellar games," Chatham coach Helen Oliver said. "Defense has been our anchor and ...

Funeral Mass For Seton Hall Baseball Coach Mike Sheppard Sr. Set For Saturday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Many people in the Seton Hall community will remember Michael Sheppard Sr. as a standout baseball coach and a family man.

They will also remember Sheppard Sr. for his motto, “Never lose your hustle.”

Sheppard Sr., 82, died on Saturday, April 6, Seton Hall University officials announced on the university's website.

A funeral Mass will be held ...

Want to Be a Host Family for a NJ Jackal Player? Here's how

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The NJ Jackals are looking for host families in the Montclair area for the minor league baseball players.

The New Jersey Jackals have announced that they are seeking out local area fans and families to host a New Jersey Jackal for the 2019 season.

According to the release, the Host a Jackal program is a way to get to know the players and to go above and beyond ...

Nutley's Mounstsier-Hardie Garden Open Saturday for Garden Conservancy Tour

April 23, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The world famous Mounstsier-Hardie Gardenon Rutgers Place will be open to the open to the public on April 27 as a a benefit for the Garden Conservancy. 

Self-guided tours of the garden do not require reservations, allowing guests to explore the grounds, the scuptures, and numerous planting beds of the garden. There are also "secret" outdoor rooms, a tower ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

April 17, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

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Growth at Bloomfield College Forces Westminster Arts Center to Limit Itself to Campus Events Only

April 23, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield College announced Monday that the Westminster Arts Center will no longer be available for use by groups outisde of the college community. The space was used in the past by groups including 4th Wall Theatre, NiCori Studios, and the Historical Society of Bloomfield for perfomances and lectures. 

In a formal statement, the college stated, "As a liberal arts ...

Woman Jumps To Her Death At Ikea Parking Garage, Cops Say

April 23, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ – A 58-year-old Garfield woman leaped to her death overnight from the parking garage at Ikea in Paramus, authorities said.

Police were called to the shopping complex shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, when an employee with the parking lot sweeper service discovered the body, according to Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

Further investigation revealed that the woman drove to the ...

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Wed, April 24, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

David Dubinsky and The ILGWU (Int'l Ladies ...

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Thu, April 25, 11:00 AM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Hebrew Storytime with Rabbi Ariann (Ages 3-9)

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Thu, April 25, 6:00 PM

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NJ Paid Sick Days Community Forum

Education Giving Back Government Health & Wellness Law & Justice

NJ Deserves Public Health Solutions That Don't Cost Our Religious Freedom

April 22, 2019

I REALLY wish that you could hear what I have to say from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a debate with an educated vaccine proponent you really respect, but since no one is willing to debate him, I am lending my voice to this profoundly unpopular perspective. Frankly, I never thought I’d have to summon courage to publicly support informed choice, but seeing as New Jersey legislators have ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Bakery Vandalized, Victim Assaulted After Catching Thief and More

April 17, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Monclair Police Department on Tuesday, April 16, 2019:

Arrest:
04-13-2019 (Walnut Street) Ms. Catrina Perkins, 27yoa from Paterson, was arrested on an open warrant
out of Newark.
04-14-2019 (Glenridge Avenue) Mr. Omar Soriano, 31yoa from Newark, was arrested and charged with
Hindering, Resisting, and Trespassing after being observed ...

'Benny and Joon' Exudes Quirky Charm

‘Benny and Joon’ exudes quirky charm at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – You know you’re in for something different when Sam, in a dated black suit and hat, stands on the stage alone. Then a tiny train moves by and he gets on, with suitcase in hand.

We’re off to “Benny and Joon,” the musica which has its east coast premiere at Paper ...

TAPinto Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Objectivity and Transparency

April 22, 2019

TAPinto first launched as a single news site aimed to provide high quality, independent and objective local news coverage to New Providence, NJ.  In a short time, thanks to our readers, staff, and the strong desire for impactful local news, we have grown well beyond our initial goals and are now part of a community of over 8 million readers covering more than 100 local communities.  ...