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Paper Mill Playhouse announces Jen Bender as the Theatre’s New Associate Artistic Director

October 5, 2022

(Millburn, NJ – October 5, 2022) – Paper Mill Playhouse announces that Jen Bender (Broadway’s The Lion King, The Wedding Singer, Avenue Q) will join PMP as Associate Artistic Director, following longtime Associate Artistic Director Patrick Parker, who stepped down on September 30, 2022 after 27 years at the post. Bender worked previously with Paper Mill Playhouse as Associate ...

Van Vleck House & Gardens Celebrates Fall Season with Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit

MONTCLAIR, NJ – 

Vleck House & Gardens are supporting Fall with a Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit from October 17-31. 

The Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit consists of handcrafted scarecrows created by scout troops, nonprofits, local businesses, families, classes, and individuals on display in the gardens. 

Winners will be selected in each category to win $500 to ...

First Latino/Hispanic Heritage Celebration in Montclair, October 1

MONTCLAIR NJ - 'Latinos of Montclair' will be hosting the First Latino/Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2022, organizers announced.

This inaugural Latino Heritage celebration will be in partnership with the Montclair Art Museum and hosted by Dominican-American actress, singer, songwriter, poet, and podcast host – Darilyn Castillo.

Projected to ...

Montclair Township to Change Electricity Supplier Due to Rising Prices

September 26, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township has joined forces with six other towns to temporarily change the way they purchase electricity, officials announced.

Montclair, Glen Ridge, Glen Rock, Livingston, Maplewood, South Orange and Verona have announced that rising prices prompted officials to reevaluate the way they purchase electricity through the Sustainable Essex ...

Montclair Students Celebrate the International Day of Peace

September 27, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair students celebrated the International Day of Peace last week, officials announced.

The September 21 event was a collaborative effort in support of 24-hours of non-violence and cease-fire where students from Montclair High School and Edgemont Montessori school stood in solidarity with others across the world.

“Montclair High ...

Succeed2gether’s Pathways Forward Program Open House in Montclair, September 29

September 23, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Succeed2gether’s Pathways Forward program will be hosting an Open House on Thursday September 29, from 6:30 p.m.

All interested students, parents, and potential mentors are invited! Current mentors and students also will attend.

Pathways Forward is a goal-oriented mentoring program for students from 8th grade through their first year after high school.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Hosts Donation Drive for Hurricane Fiona Relief

September 27, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is holding a donation drive this Saturday, October 1, at Fire Headquarters to support residents of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic who have been impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona. 

“Thank you to all the residents who have already donated to support this important cause,” said Mayor Michael Venezia.

Montclair Water Bureau to Begin Replacement of Galvanized Line

October 5, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair officials have announced work to begin on the water line, starting October 6.

On Thursday, October 6th the Montclair Water Bureau will begin the replacement of the 2 inch galvanized line that runs up Highland Terrace.

They added, "We estimate the job will take two weeks. The road will be closed Monday through Friday (except Columbus Day) from 8 ...

Montclair Planning Board Approves Extension to Pine Street Apartment Building

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board meeting on October 3 was notable for its reliance on substitutes.   Vice Chair Keith Brodock ran the meeting, substituting for Chairman John Wynn, a member of the planning department sat in as a substitute for Planning Director Janice Talley, and the one application the board reviewed – with architectural work from Paul Sionas’ ...

Edgemont School in Montclair to Host Indigenous Peoples' Day with Drum Circle

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On October 10, Montclair School Edgement will be honoring Northern New Jersey indigenous communities with a drum circle.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October, on October 10 this year, to honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people. The day is centered around reflecting on their tribal roots and the tragic ...

BlueWaveNJ to Host a March to ROEvember

October 7, 2022

Montclair, NJ –– A rally will take place in Montclair on Saturday, October 8 at 11AM, organizers announced.

Entitled a “March to ROEvember,” the event will be in support of reproductive rights and to mobilize voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Among the many collaborators, will be Senator Corey Booker and Rep. Mikie Sherrill.

The event will be ...

Bank Makes $13M Deal to End Newark ‘Redlining’ Case

NEWARK, NJ — Lakeland Bank has made a $13 million deal with federal authorities to avoid prosecution for alleged discrimination against people of color who tried to get mortgages, loans and credit in Newark and minority areas in three New Jersey three counties.

This settlement coincides with news that Provident Bank, based in Woodbridge, would acquire all Lakeland Bancorp’s ...

NJ Issues Stop-Work Order to Nutley Restaurant for Wage Violations

TRENTON, NJ - A Nutley restaurant was issued a stop-work order by the NJ Department of Labor (NJDOL) after the owner failed to pay more than $100,000 in back wages and penalties. A 2018 complaint about workers not receiving the correct amount of tips from credit card initiated the action. There are separate fines for paying workers below minimum wage.

The NJDOL Division of Wage and Hour ...

Victim Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Glen Ridge

October 2, 2022

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - A fatal accident involving a motorcycle occurred in Glen Ridge Tuesday, officials confirm.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Glen Ride Police Chief Sean Quinn announced last week that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is investigating a fatal car and motorcycle collision that occurred in Glen Ridge. Jordan A.

Raucous Meeting as Montclair Adopts Shared-Service Agreement With Glen Ridge

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The issue of the shared-fire-services contract when Glen Ridge, which started out as a butterfly’s wing flap of an issue during the past summer, was a full-fledged storm by the time the Montclair Township Council was set to vote on approving it at its September 28 meeting.  Numbers, complaints, points, counterpoints, and outright insults flew in one of the most ...

28-Year-Old Former Montclair High School Wrestling Standout Fatally Shot

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair man was fatally shot and killed in Orange on Thursday, officials said.

Former Montclair high school wrestler, Katon Washington, 28, was found with gunshot wounds on Alden and Cleveland Streets in Orange around 12:54AM, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II confirmed. He was then rushed to University Hospital in Newark, and pronounced dead ...

Local boxer Shakur Stevenson's victory electrifies Newark

September 26, 2022

NEWARK, NJ - When Newark native Shakur Stevenson walked into Prudential Arena on Friday night, he was far from alone. More than 10,000 people, an arena record, came to watch him fight Brazilian boxer Robson Conceição, the first Olympic champion from his country. With all eyes fixed on him, Stevenson, coated with blood, sweat, and glory, left the ring with the ultimate prize - a ...

Local hero takes on Brazilian boxer in upcoming fight in Newark as scales tip against him

NEWARK, NJ - On Friday night, Newark will witness something raw, elemental, and real - a boxing match between two fighters, one from the city, one from Brazil. Native son Shakur Stevenson will do battle at the Prudential Center against Robson Conceição, the first boxer from his country to win Olympic gold. The two men are set to test each other - body, mind, heart, and soul - ...

Montclair Planning Board Approves Extension to Pine Street Apartment Building

October 4, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board meeting on October 3 was notable for its reliance on substitutes.   Vice Chair Keith Brodock ran the meeting, substituting for Chairman John Wynn, a member of the planning department sat in as a substitute for Planning Director Janice Talley, and the one application the board reviewed – with architectural work from Paul Sionas’ ...

Plant Alliums This Fall to Add Variety and Beauty to Your Garden

Take your garden to new heights with alliums. This ornamental member of the onion family provides welcome color as spring bulbs fade, and before summer perennials fill our gardens with colorful blooms.

Most people have seen pictures of the giant allium but there are many other options of flower sizes and heights suitable for any size and style garden. Most allium flowers are globe shaped and ...

Plant Alliums This Fall to Add Variety and Beauty to Your Garden

Take your garden to new heights with alliums. This ornamental member of the onion family provides welcome color as spring bulbs fade and before summer perennials fill our gardens with colorful blooms.

Most people have seen pictures of the giant allium but there are many other options of flower sizes and heights suitable for any size and style garden. Most allium flowers are globe shaped and ...

Morris Canal Greenway Hike in Bloomfield to Resume

September 23, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Would you like to explore the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield, then take a bus ride for an additional two miles stopping at the newly reclaimed section of the Greenway at Oak Tree Lane? 

The hike will be conducted by long-time Canal Society of New Jersey member and Morris Canal enthusiast, Ron Rice and Bloomfield Councilman, Rich Rockwell.

Space is ...

New Jersey Resident Brings Mental Health Care to the Masses Through Innovative App

October 7, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other colleagues through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.

A new app is ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

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NJEDA Engaging in Cannabis Listening Sessions to Learn about Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Cannabis Sector

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is engaging in a series of listening sessions with cannabis-industry stakeholders. The goal of these invitation only sessions, according to EDA officials, is to focus on gaining a better understanding of the opportunities and obstacles new cannabis businesses may face, including access to capital and the high start-up costs ...

NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

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Newark Cops Seek Gunman in 25-Year-Old East Orange Woman’s Murder

October 3, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Police and county homicide detectives continue their search today for the gunman who fatally shot a 25-year-old woman last week outside a Central Avenue business.

Police found the woman, identified as Juan Sharonda Fonrose of East Orange, with gunshot wounds outside a commercial building at 444 Central Ave. at 2:45 p.m. last Wednesday, Sept. 28, after officers responded ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

September 30, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

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Orange Reservoir, West Orange

Sea Turtle Recovery's 5K Cold Stun Run/Walk

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Pinter to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...

Market Your Business with TAPinto and Reach Engaged Local Readers (VIDEO)

October 6, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — With well more than 20 million local, engaged readers in the past year and a network of nearly 100 online local news and digital marketing platforms in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania, TAPinto can help your business reach the right audience. More than 240,000 people receive TAPinto's daily local newsletter and more than 315,000 people ...

New Jersey Resident Brings Mental Health Care to the Masses Through Innovative App

October 7, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other colleagues through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.

A new app is ...

BlueWaveNJ to Host a March to ROEvember

Montclair, NJ –– A rally will take place in Montclair on Saturday, October 8 at 11AM, organizers announced.

Entitled a “March to ROEvember,” the event will be in support of reproductive rights and to mobilize voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Among the many collaborators, will be Senator Corey Booker and Rep. Mikie Sherrill.

The event will be ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

Montclair Water Bureau to Begin Replacement of Galvanized Line

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair officials have announced work to begin on the water line, starting October 6.

On Thursday, October 6th the Montclair Water Bureau will begin the replacement of the 2 inch galvanized line that runs up Highland Terrace.

They added, "We estimate the job will take two weeks. The road will be closed Monday through Friday (except Columbus Day) from 8 ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

Bank Makes $13M Deal to End Newark ‘Redlining’ Case

NEWARK, NJ — Lakeland Bank has made a $13 million deal with federal authorities to avoid prosecution for alleged discrimination against people of color who tried to get mortgages, loans and credit in Newark and minority areas in three New Jersey three counties.

This settlement coincides with news that Provident Bank, based in Woodbridge, would acquire all Lakeland Bancorp’s ...