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First Black to Run Across America Coming to Essex Area for Chat/Fun Run

May 16, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hellah Sidibe, the first African-American to run across the United States, will visit the area next week to tell his historic story and join others with a “fun run.”

Last year, Sidibe ran 3,061-miles, from Los Angeles to New York, in only 84 days. That’s about 36 miles per day.

“I wanted to help break the cycle of poverty through shoes,” he told ...

Meet Jermain Johnson: New Football Coach at Montclair High School

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Jermain Johnson has been appointed the new varsity football coach for Montclair High School Mounties,, effective July 1, school district officials announced.

Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Jonathan Ponds announced that Johnson was appointed during the May 4 Board of Education meeting by a unanimous vote.

Johnson has nearly 20 years of coaching ...

Jahan Dotson of East Orange Picked in the First Round of the NFL Draft and Did Not Know

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Jahan Dotson is a native of East Orange and the product of two hardworking parents.

Last night, the Washington Commanders picked the receiver number 16 in the first round of the NFL draft.

While many athletes anticipate draft night, texting all their friends telling them to turn on the television, while hosting draft parties sitting next to girlfriends, ...

HS Baseball: Quiles, Delanzo Combine On No-Hitter As Nutley Gets By Montclair, 1-0

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Despite not having a hit against Nutley starter Damian Quiles, Montclair was able to load the bases in the bottom of the second inning.

Senior right-hander Joe Delanzo was then pressed into service with two out and a 2-0 count on the batter at the plate.

Delanzo calmly ended the threat with a strikeout and then struck out six more while issuing just one walk and did not ...

Montclair HS Varsity Cheer Team Wins 1st Place Title

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair High School varsity cheerleading team took home a first place cheer and dance title, officials announced. 

On April 3, the varsity cheer team traveled to Virginia to participate in a competition. They came home with a Cheer and Dance Northeast title. The team took home a trophy and championship rings.

According to trip organizers, they won ...

Baseball: Livingston Defeats Montclair, 5-2, for First Victory of 2022 Season

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Jon DePalma allowed no earned runs in 5 1/3 innings and helped pitch the Livingston High School baseball team to a 5-2 victory over Montclair on Monday.

DePalma struck out eight batters, walked one and scattered six hits. Montclair scored two runs off him, both unearned.

Brandon Kenney got the save with 1 2/3 perfect innings for the Lancers (1-1), who beat the same ...

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Homewatch CareGivers 0f South Orange: Investing in Training For Excellence

At Homewatch CareGivers we recognize the essential value of having a team of compassionate, trained, and skilled caregivers providing high quality home care to our clients. We are committed to giving ongoing resources to our certified home health aides, which expands their professional development. As an accredited agency, the NJ Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Essex County Announces New LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 16, 2022

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Reginald Bledsoe from Newark as its first Director on Friday, May 13th. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the LBGTQ community and provide a platform to address issues, advocate for reforms and raise ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 15, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 16, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

‘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 ...

Montclair Rotary Marks 18 Year Distributing Dictionaries to Third Graders at Local Elementary Schools

May 11, 2022

The Montclair Rotary Club has helped a generation of elementary school students in Montclair and Verona get a jump start in building their vocabulary. Over the past 18 years the club, which serves both communities, donated more than 15,500 student dictionaries to third-grade students in each school district. The first groups of students to receive their dictionaries have graduated from high ...

Federal Funding Grants Announced for Volunteer Fire Departments

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney on Mental Health Help, Horse Riding Therapy and 'Chopped'

NEW JERSEY — “Did you know that the state animal is the horse?” asked Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R - District 40).

He knows a few things about horses. And about public service too. 

Rooney has over 20 years of public service. He served as Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2014 and mayor in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He also ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Montclair Monday Afternoon

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Batten down the hatches.

Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns. “Large hail ...

Essex County Announces New LGBTQ Affairs Office

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Reginald Bledsoe from Newark as its first Director on Friday, May 13th. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the LBGTQ community and provide a platform to address issues, advocate for reforms and raise ...

Two Men Have Been Arrested in Connection with March Killing at Eagle Rock Reservation

WEST ORANGE/MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two men have been arrested in connection with killing of a New York City resident found with a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation on March 4, police officials state.

The body of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx, was discovered by hikers at Eagle Rock Reservation, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Michael Verdel, 71, ...