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November 30, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Toni's Kitchen received a matching funds donation of $111,291.50 from The Silver Family Foundation/The Bravitas Group Inc., just in time for Thanksgiving. The effects of COVID-19 have been longstanding in many communities across the nation. With people losing their jobs and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials have announced that applications re available for federal funds under HUD’s 2021 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Montclair anticipates receiving $320,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds in the 2021 program year. This fund ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Being different isn’t a bad thing and 12-year-old Franklin resident Sarai Styles has penned a book to help other young girls answer some very important questions. Mommy, why am I different?, which Sarai collaborated with her mother Judy John-Styles to write, was published Nov. 24 and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Brian Brodeur is joined by Andrew Lepley, the longtime Director of Photography at East Main Media. The two spoke about Lepley’s longtime collaboration with Brodeur and his work with the team at East Main Media.    Typically working behind the camera, Lepley joked about being a ...

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Vanessa Williams is a Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy-nominated superstar with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Williams was about to have her West End debut in City Of Angels when the pandemic shut down London’s theater district along with everything else. She spoke online with reporters ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — As people gathered around smaller, more socially distanced Thanksgiving tables, local coronavirus numbers continued to rise. The record for Montclair on the Essex County report, includes seven new cases in 24 hours, bringing the township total to 847. This number is subject to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Rev. Melvin E. Wilson, Pastor of St. Matthew AME Church in Orange, will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, December 3, at St. Matthew AME Church in Orange to ...

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NEW JERSEY – With Black Friday’s arrival and Cyber Monday not far behind, New Jersey’s attorney general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs are expecting an ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur talked with Director Katsitsionni Fox and Editorial Consultant Corinna Sager about the new documentary film Without a Whisper, the untold story of how indigenous women influenced the early suffragette movement in the United ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Cyber Monday, 11/30, School of Rock Montclair will reduce their 2021 summer camps prices by 25%. This offer will be exclusively available from midnight through 11:55pm on November 30 only, and the savings will be for online purchases for customers using promo code ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A resolution of support for the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project was unanimously approved during Bloomfield’s Regular Council Meeting on Monday night. The Open Space Institute Land Trust, Inc., a regional charity active in the development of parks and rail trails, has entered into ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The surge of coronavirus cases across the country has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy not to release this week’s coronavirus travel advisory based on its current criteria. However, he strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine ...

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Upper MONTCLAIR, NJ - A pedestrian survived after being struck by a New Jersey Transit train on Wednesday, officials confirm. A man was seriously injured, but is expected to survive, after he was hit by the oncoming train near the Bellevue Avenue Station in Upper Montclair. Sometime around ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Longtime youth mentor and sitting Newark Board of Education member Octavio “Tave” Padilla, 57, died Wednesday at University Hospital.  Padilla, a lifelong Newarker, was taken to UH last week after suffering a stroke, according to individuals close to him. He is survived by a son, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National this week presented a donation of $2,000 to the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair. Chapter President Will LaRusso, executive vice-president Steve DeStefano, secretary Cheri DiPrenda and treasurer Amy Tufaro presented the check to ...

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PLYMOUTH, MA --  This year marks the 400th anniversary of the historic landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. A ship named the Mayflower set sail from England and eventually arrived at Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts in 1620. The pilgrims originally tried to sail to Virginia, which was already an ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf sat down with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to provide strategies on how to negotiate potentially difficult political discussions at family holiday gatherings. Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ studio ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After a challenging year for retail business owners and the wider community, the Bloomfield Center Alliance is inviting shoppers to its Bloomfield Center Holiday Hunt, where attendees will find holiday cheer through shopping, music, and ice sculptures! The Bloomfield Center ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe remains the worst kept secret in the township. First published in 2016 when TAPinto Bloomfield was only a few months old, this recipe will probably be published just before Thanksgiving every year.  Stilwell's jelly was the subject of a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In this pandemic, the American entrepreneurial spirit is challenged but certainly not gone. Eight months into coronavirus restrictions, three businesses in Maplewood — all on Springfield Avenue — had ribbon cuttings this past weekend.  New openings mean "business is strong in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had a brief meeting on November 23, and much of the discussion centered on a resolution the board was considering based on the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The resolution would govern procedures for remote meetings held due to emergencies ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Eastside High School boys’ varsity football squad entertained Montclair over the weekend with the visitors scoring a touchdown in each period to secure a 28-8 victory. The Ghosts notched their only score in the third quarter when senior quarterback Wymeir Reed fired a successful ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come.  With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling ...

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NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family.  At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three men from Newark were apprehended in Livingston and charged with eluding police, resisting arrest and possession of stolen property on Sunday in connection to a string of vehicle burglaries in West Orange, South Orange and Millburn, according to Livingston police. After ...

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LONG ISLAND, NY -- Ellen Volpe, President of American Business Associates, spoke with Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union, on a recent episode of Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe. Apfelbaum’s position as CEO of an internet-based marketing company is only one of his many roles. “Joe is a business ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Not only has COVID-19 claimed the lives of those near and dear to us, but it is also claiming many jobs and businesses. This week, the Montclair Social Club announced that it will no longer stay open. Owner Jason Miller posted to social media that the Montclair Social Club ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The "media" may have many around the country 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 ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event.  Organizers of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Cars lined up this morning for Mayor Michael Venezia's 5th annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. The event took place in the municipal parking lot behind the police station. Over 800 turkeys were given away to preregistered Bloomfield families.  In addition to the turkeys, ...

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