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No Mo Poison Ivy After No Mow May

May 26, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - 'No Mow May' is a grassroots environmental effort that has taken the world by storm. In a nutshell, homeowners are encouraged to not mow their lawn for the entire month of may in order to protect habitat for emerging pollinators. 

All those butterflies and bees grow up somewhere, and habitat destruction is a major contributor to the decline of butterfly and bee ...

Montclair Council: Rent Control Complaints Continue; Flood Control Measures Voted On, Recreational Marijuana Approved

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued complaints from owners of small multiple-unit structures in public comment clearly destroyed any such ...

Montclair Planning Board Approves Lot Subdivision

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board, in its first in-person meeting since March 9, 2020, dealt with only one application, which ended up taking a great deal of time to hear and vote on. 

Vice Chair Keith Brodock chaired the meeting in place of the absent Chairman John Wynn.

At issue was a plan by Jonathan and Melissa Goidel, the occupants of 264 Upper Mountain Avenue along ...

Passed the House: Rep. Sherrill’s Legislation to Address and Prevent Flooding in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee, secured passage of her legislation, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes In Precipitation (PRECIP) Act, in the House. The PRECIP Act will update out-of-date precipitation data by providing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Raingardens Are An Appealing Way for Homeowners to Reduce Flooding and Pollution

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use them too.

Step 1: Decide on rain garden placement

Find out where water is coming ...

New Rutgers Housing Report Finds Alarming Increase in Corporations Buying Newark Homes

NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home.

“It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve been looking at your home, and we can offer you ...

Enlist Nature’s Help for Managing Garden Pests

Put away the harsh chemicals and work in concert with nature to manage pests in the garden. Create an inviting habitat for nature’s pest controllers to enlist their help with your gardening efforts.

Lady beetles, praying mantis and other beneficial insects feed on damaging pests like aphids. Just tolerate a bit of damage and wait for the good guys to move in and clean up the ...

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Homewatch CareGivers in the Community May 2022

“How Mindfulness Makes You Happier” was the subject of a group discussion at the Senior Center of the Chathams on May 3rd.  The discussion centered around understanding the concept of mindfulness and the session ended with a guided meditation led by Karen Frank, Director of Education/Nurse Supervisor at Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange.  Karen is celebrating 10 years of ...

Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

Bloomfield Holds Candlelight Vigil to Mourn Uvalde School Shooting Victims

May 27, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield held a solemn vigil Thursday night at the Bloomfield Library to honor the memory of the victims of the recent shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. 

“Horrific tragedies such as this have an impact far beyond just where they occur,” said Mayor Michael Venezia of yesterday's events.

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 27, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

The Boy Scouts of America must sever ties with the NRA

May 28, 2022

The statistics about guns deaths in the US are outrageous. We all know and are appalled by our inability as a nation to protect ourselves from this scourge. 

I don’t want to repeat what every American and every person around the world wonders- Why can America not reduce the thousands of gun deaths, including the hundreds of children killed in School shootings each ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Pandemic Disruption: A Golden Opportunity to Create a Healthy Work Culture

May 26, 2022

“The silver lining in the disruption caused by the pandemic is that it provides a golden opportunity for changing work culture, which is the most difficult thing to change,” maintains Montclair-based certified business consultant and author Sherry Blair.  “Due to the tremendous number of people working from home and hybrid models being considered, culture has been turned ...

Montclair Officers to Participate in Annual Behind the Badge Charity Softball Tournament

May 29, 2022

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The sixth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is June 12. Admission is $5.

Organized by Woodland Park Councilwoman Tracy Kallert, Woodland Park Councilman Vincent DeCesare, and Kaitlyn Kallert, ...

VIDEO: Beaches and Lakes Ready for Swimmers, Free Summer Admission to State Parks, Chess Charity Event and 'Pork Roll Palooza' Returns

NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for Pork Roll/ Taylor Ham lovers. 

TAPinto's ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Bloomfield Holds Candlelight Vigil to Mourn Uvalde School Shooting Victims

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield held a solemn vigil Thursday night at the Bloomfield Library to honor the memory of the victims of the recent shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. 

“Horrific tragedies such as this have an impact far beyond just where they occur,” said Mayor Michael Venezia of yesterday's events.

AAPI Montclair Lantern Festival Returns to Edgemont Park June 5

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate. 

June 5, 2022 6-9 p.m.

AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate community and solidarity, and our shared goals of securing justice for all.

 

Woman Arrested Following Clifton Nail Salon Assault, CAIR-NJ Condemns Assault on Muslim Girls

CLIFTON, NJ - A 59-year-old Clifton woman was arrested and charged following a report of an April 30 assault and bias incident at a Lakeview Ave. nail salon. The charges in the case have been referred to the Passaic County Grand Jury. 

The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) condemned the allegedly bias-motivated assault on Muslim girls and ...