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Newark Symphony Hall Gives First Look Into $50M Renovation Project

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Symphony Hall this week unveiled designs for its new exterior renovation, a project which began last year. 

The project is part of a three-phase, $50 million effort set to wrap on the venue’s 100th birthday in 2025. The design, from Trenton-based architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz, includes a new marquee and streetscape.

MPL: Barry Meier in Conversation with Michael Isikoff “Spooked: The Trump Dossier, Black Cube, and the Rise of Private Spies”

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Library will present Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Barry Meier in conversation with Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News about Meier’s new book, “Spooked,” covering the rise of the private spying industry.

This program, to take place on Thursday, May 20, at 7 ...

NJ Author Robert Constant's 'Hello Grandma!' Wins Literary Award for Children's Books

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- "I totally forgot I submitted. I was in shock when I won!"

Scotch Plains-based author Robert Constant's marketing plan for his latest children's book was derailed by COVID, but a recent award is giving his book new life. 

Hello Grandma!, Constant's second children book recently was named the Bronze/Third Place winner in the 2021 Feathered ...

Montclair Resident Participates in Virtual Spring Art Exhibit online at Farmstead Arts

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Lauren Kaiser of Montclair will have her work displayed at Farmstead Arts during its spring art show – EXUBUERANCE! This virtual exhibit features the diverse works of eighteen artists whose works are inspired by the energy, beauty and hope of a new spring.

The show will run online at www.farmsteadartscenter.org through May 28th.  The online Farmstead Arts ...

Montclair Resident Awarded Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award

MAHWAH, N.J. – Montclair businesswoman, Sharron Miller, is among 24 other New Jerseyans to be celebrated for dedication to their communities in a trying year.

This past year, as communities across New Jersey and the country faced an array of challenges caused by the pandemic, concern over racial injustice unrest and natural disasters, unsung heroes stepped up to help feed, ...

Montclair Mutual Aid: Free Food and Music, April 18

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair mutual aid will be hosting their annual food giveaway on Sunday, April 18.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 12 noon to 2 PM at Glenfield park. Bags of food will be distributed and many other essential supplies. 

For more information, visit montclairmutualaid.org

'Pete 'n Keely' Streaming This Weekend From Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ — A fully staged, reimagined, digitally captured production of Pete 'N' Keely continues Paper Mill Playhouse's 2020-2021 season. Pete ’n’ Keely is a musical comedy about a divorced singing duo who reunite for a television special in 1968, packed with jazzy standards, torch songs, comedic showpieces, and tender sentiment.

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Orange Reclaimed Art Exhibit Celebrates Hope, Optimism, and Determination

April 29, 2021

Orange Reclaimed Art Exhibit Celebrates Hope, Optimism, and Determination

MAPLEWOOD, NJ, APRIL 13, 2021: Orange Reclaimed, an exhibit of works using the color orange, opened this week at the i19 Gallery. This virtual exhibit features work that uses the color orange to evoke hope, optimism, and determination. 

The exhibit, curated by Holmdel, NJ artist Grace Modla, showcases 43 works of ...

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Essex County Has Second-Highest Gas Prices in New Jersey Following U.S. Cyber Attack

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

Protesters Unable to Save Suspended Stafford School Nurse’s Job

May 12, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a member ...

Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

May 13, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—May 12, 2021 

Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

Ray’s Luncheonette in Montclair Awarded a $40K Grant from American Express

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair business Ray’s Luncheonette has been awarded a $40,000 grant from American Express, officials announced on Wednesday.

Ray's was among 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants in the U.S. that were selected by American Express, in partnership with the National Trust. The decision was to select restaurants owned by underrepresented groups ...

Food Distribution at Glenfield Park Today

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Essex County will distribute food in Glen Field Park on Thursday, May 13 Starting at 9 AM.

500 boxes of food will be giving on a first come, first served basis. Recipients are required to wear masks. In addition, cars will be required to line up along Maple Avenue to receive a box of food.

 

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Essex County Has Second-Highest Gas Prices in New Jersey Following U.S. Cyber Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

Protesters Unable to Save Suspended Stafford School Nurse’s Job

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a member ...