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Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Acquires Van to Serve Crime Victims

May 26, 2022

Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has acquired a van to better serve the more than 9,000 crime victims that receive services each year from the ECPO.

“Serving victims is the top priority of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and essential to our mission. The purchase of this ...

Newark Vet Accused of 'Gross and Repeated Acts' Has License Temporarily Suspended, Authorities Say

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark veterinarian who allegedly provided inadequate treatment that resulted in the untimely death of several animals had his license temporarily suspended, authorities announced.

Ehren Seth Yablon, who owns the Newark Veterinary Hospital, was charged in April by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office with animal cruelty, offering a diseased animal for sale, and ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

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 The PRECIP Act will update out-of-date precipitation data by providing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

Response to Possible Overturn of Roe v. Wade Ruling: Rally Planned for Today in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A rally is being planned for today in response to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade landmark ruling may be in jeapardy, organizers announced.

The "Bans Off Our Bodies Rally" will take place in Montclair on Tuesday, May 3 at 6PM at the Planned Parenthood, located at 29 North Fullerton Avenue, in Montclair Center. First Lady Tammy ...

FBI in NJ Warns Parents of Increase in Sextortion Cases

NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert.

Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site. The adult predator or scammer convinces the child to share sexual images or videos and then ...

Save the Date: AAPI Montclair Lantern Festival May 20 at Edgemont Park

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. May 20, 2022 7-9 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.

 

Rise Against Hate Files Lawsuit Against Bridgewater Township, Alleging OPRA Violation

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA regarding a request for information about the police department.

According to the suit filed in New ...

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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 ...