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New Jersey’s Ban on Certain Single-Use Plastic Products Takes Effect in One Year

May 7, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette are encouraging Garden State business owners to prepare for the launch of New Jersey’s ban on single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products in stores and food service businesses.

On November 4, ...

Montclair Planning Board: Orange Road Deck Extension Approved, Affordable Housing Discussion, Master Plan Review

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board finally resolved the issue of the Orange Road parking deck at its May 3 meeting. The final approval for Montclair Acquisition Partners (MAP) to extend the floors on the parking deck in place of a lift-and-slide system was passed after negotiations on a deal between board attorney Arthur Neiss and MAP attorney Tom Trautner had failed to produce an ...

Lower Your Carbon Footprint with These Montclair Earth-Friendly Businesses

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - These local, eco-friendly businesses help Montclair residents stay green in convenient and innovative ways. 

 

Java’s Compost - Feed the Earth without leaving your doorstep

 

Composting is easier said than done—while rewarding, it takes infinite patience. Thanks to Michelle and Java Bradley’s pickup process, busy residents can ...

New Artistic Director for Essex County Wildflower Sculpture Park at South Mountain Reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Hudson-Essex Greenway Project One Step Closer to Fruition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A massive green project is inching closer towards getting a green light.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Township Council on Wednesday night hosted a Virtual Presentation to update the community about the status of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project.

The presentation, in partnership with the NJ Walk and Bike Coalition (NJWBC) and the Open Space ...

Essex-Hudson Greenway, Parks Discussed at Montclair Fourth Ward Meeting

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The leading issue at Tuesday's Fourth Ward community meeting, was the proposed Essex-Hudson Greenway project that would transform a retired railway line from Montclair to Hoboken into a linear green space for walking, cycling, conservation and passive recreation.

Hosted by Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings, this was his second virtual community ...

Bloomfield Residents Take to the Streets (and Parks) for Annual Town Cleanup

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The weather was picture perfect for another annual Bloomfield Town Cleanup, which was held Saturday morning at more than 70 locations throughout town. Whether along Broad Street or deep in the woods at Clarks Pond, residents in green t-shirts carrying trash bags were a common sight, with more than 500 volunteers participating in this year’s ...

Montclair HS Students Stand Together Against Bank-Funded Pipeline

MONTCLAIR, NJ - High school students and others gathered Thursday to protest big banks for funding the Line 3 oil pipeline in honor of Earth Day. 

 

After construction, the Line 3 pipeline will carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. The project would cross treaty land of the Anishinaabe, where the group of Indigenous ...

Montclair to Jersey City Walkway: Hudson-Essex Greenway Project One Step Closer to Fruition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A massive green project is inching closer towards getting a green light.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Township Council on Wednesday night hosted a Virtual Presentation to update the community about the status of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project.

The presentation, in partnership with the NJ Walk and Bike Coalition (NJWBC) and the Open Space ...

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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 ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Montclair Parents Need to Know

May 14, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s recommendations, ...

Mountainside Medical Center's Dr. Shulik's Holistic Approach to Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

About 1 million people in the United States suffer from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowl disease that causes inflammation and sores in the digestive tract. Gastroenterologist Dr. Oleg Shulik recently worked with a patient to develop a holistic approach to treatment that allowed her to stop taking medications for the management of her symptoms.

In late September 2020, Lisa A., 31, ...

Allergy Alert: Whey Protein Powder Sold By Whole Foods Recalled

Containers of 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder  Natural Vanilla Flavor due to the potential of an undeclared soy allergen, announced Arizona Nutritional Supplements. 

The containers of the protein powder were mistakenly packaged with Soy Protein Powder, the company stated. 

The product can be identified by the UPC 9948228764, a Best By of 03/04/2023 and Lot 0073984. The ...

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

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.