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Prudential Foundation Launches $500K Community Grant Program

March 20, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — Prudential Financial will give $500,000 to local community groups that are most likely to know which neighborhoods and projects can best benefit from some unexpected cash.

The Prudential Community Grants Program is an initiative to support local, community-based projects that foster stability and growth in Newark. Working with Newark residents and organizations, ...

22nd Annual Bonsal Preserve Cleanup in Montclair on March 26

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 22nd annual cleanup of the Alonzo F. Bonsal Preserve in Montclair is scheduled for Sunday, March 26, officials announced.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested participants will meet at the Riverview Drive entrance to the preserve in Montclair.

“Dress for the mess – we’ll supply gloves, bags and waders,” ...

Harriet Tubman Monument Unveiled In Newark, Marking History

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with Audible founder Don Katz and CEO Bob Carrigan took to the stage at the unveiling of the Harriet Tubman monument on Thursday to praise the abolitionist during a press conference at the Innovation Cathedral, but the main attraction was the women of color who played key roles in the memorial's development.

The Shadow of a Face was ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Holds Mock Code Stroke Drill

March 22, 2023

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center held a mock code stroke drill to prepare for an emergency situation, officials announced.

Mock code stroke drills are essential components of training programs that prepare healthcare providers to respond effectively in emergency situations. These drills simulate stroke scenarios that allow the code stroke team to ...

Newark Hospital Receives 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades

Saint Michael’s Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient.

This distinction places Saint Michael’s among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. This is the fifth consecutive year that Saint ...

New Jersey-Based Business Could Solve Global Garbage Crisis

WAYNE, NJ – It is estimated by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection that in 2019 – the latest year of published statistics - Wayne Township disposed of over 52,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW), what we call garbage. Passaic County disposed of nearly 475,000 tons of MSW. And approximately 980 million tons of waste from the state of New Jersey was transported and ...

Newark Assault Ends in West Ward Man’s Death, 12th Homicide of '23

March 22, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County authorities have confirmed 43-year-old Amin Adel-Aziz died Friday, March 17th, from head injuries after an argument with an unidentified assailant escalated to violence.

Adel-Aziz’s death is now being investigated as a homicide, and is the city’s 12th since New Year’s Day, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

There ...

Newark House Fires Leave 16 South Ward Tenants Homeless

NEWARK, NJ — Arson investigators today are seeking the cause of Saturday morning’s three-alarm house fire on South 19th Street that spread to nearby homes, leaving 16 people homeless and two puppies dead.

Most tenants in the three rental properties were home when the 7 a.m. fire broke out Saturday, March 18th, on the second floor of a two-family rental owned as an investment since ...

Newark Man, 52, Fatally Stabbed in City’s West Ward

NEWARK, NJ — A boisterous argument ended with the stabbing death of a 52-year-old man on a street in the West Ward’s Vailsburg section, according to police and witnesses.

Police found Sharod C. Gully, 52, semiconscious and stabbed several times at 8:30 p.m. Friday on the sidewalk along South Orange Avenue near the Praise Temple Church of God.

Gully was rushed to University ...

Governor Signs Coughlin’s Bills to Help Small Business

March 22, 2023

NEWARK - Seeking to bolster New Jersey’s more than 950,000 small businesses, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) is promoting legislation to create more jobs, streamline state programs and reduce red tape for entrepreneurs seeking to invest or grow in the state.

Coughlin said he is taking a comprehensive policy approach to support small businesses – with 50 or less ...

Newark Regional Business Partnership Names Kirstsen Giardi As New VP

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Regional Business Partnership has named Kirsten Giardi as its new vice president of member relations and engagement to attract more members and strengthen community ties.

“Kirsten has been an active member and volunteer ambassador of NRBP for many years," said NRBP Board Chair Monica Slater Stokes. "We have always appreciated her enthusiasm ...

New Jersey-Based Business Could Solve Global Garbage Crisis

WAYNE, NJ – It is estimated by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection that in 2019 – the latest year of published statistics - Wayne Township disposed of over 52,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW), what we call garbage. Passaic County disposed of nearly 475,000 tons of MSW. And approximately 980 million tons of waste from the state of New Jersey was transported and ...

Literary legacy of Newark's Philip Roth Reminder of Relevance

March 23, 2023

Newark native son the late Philip Roth reclaimed the place that fed his literary drive over the weekend, in an event that reminded readers that his creative yield is not just dead letters on nostalgic pages. Rather, Roth's writing is burningly alive, filled with the ferocity of the man who crafted it, relevant in challenging times and compelling to those who want to challenge ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Cast for Murder on the Orient Express

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Executive Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express by Ken Ludwig, directed by Casey Hushion (PMP: Clue, A Jolly Holiday, Ogunquit Playhouse: Mystic Pizza).

The ...

Montclair HS Boys Basketball's Cecil Stinson Named Coach of the Year

March 20, 2023

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School Boys Basketball Coach Cecil Stinson has been named coach of the year in the Colonial Division of the Super Essex Conference.

Athletic Director Ron Anello said "Coach Stinson came into the program this year and turned the team into a divisional contender. Montclair High School basketball is on an upswing thanks to the coach and a great group ...

Jury: Newark Man Swindled a Woman Out of Her Home, $110,000

March 18, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted a city man for swindling a woman out of her home and stealing $110,000 from her bank account in 2016 by forging her name on various documents.

Obadiah J. Salters, 36, of Newark, was convicted on 24 counts of theft and forgery charges after a four-day trial last week before Superior Court Judge John I. Gizzo. Salters s to be sentenced in May, ...

Newark Man Gets 106 Years in Prison for Teen Sex Assaults

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County judge has sentenced a city man to 106 years in state prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting his two teenage stepdaughters.

Under the state’s “No Early Release” Act, 53-year-old Thomas C. Crandell must serve 85% of his sentence – or 90 years behind bars – before he would be eligible for parole, the authorities said.

A jury ...

Four from Essex County Tapped by Murphy for Superior Court bench

NEWARK, NJ — Four Essex County attorneys, including two top City Court judges, are among 11 that Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated to the Superior Court bench as he tries to fill long-empty slots in courtrooms across the state.

Murphy’s latest nominees include six women and six people of color, part of an effort to enhance diversity in the judicial system and nearly 70 ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Proposes Record $53.1 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

February 28, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says his $53.1 billion proposed budget is all about the future of New Jersey and its residents.

"It is a budget designed with a singular purpose, to continue building the Next New Jersey," Murphy said Tuesday in Trenton.

Murphy says the budget offers real solutions for New Jerseyans who have been struggling for the past few ...

Newark for Newark: Strengthening the Community through Local Housing Ownership

The quest for quality, affordable housing in Newark gained an important ally with the 2022 launch of the city’s Acquisition Fund. Leveraging a $10 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act, Newark has committed to raising an estimated $100 million to purchase distressed assets, repurpose vacant or abandoned sites as affordable housing, and help homeowners on the brink of ...

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Again Named to Newsweek World's Best Hospitals List

March 20, 2023

NEWARK,NJ – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been named to the 2023 Newsweek list of World’s Best Hospitals.


It is the fifth consecutive year the hospital has been included on the Newsweek list, which recognized the best medical institutions across 27 countries and makes NBIMC one of 414 U.S. hospitals – and among ...

Tapinto Newark's Bonamo, Wiedmann Receive Journalism Excellence Award

March 22, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — TAPinto Newark received the 2023 Excellence in Local Journalism Award from the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University on Wednesday, continuing the steady string of awards the all-Newark, all-the-time-news website has won in recent years. 

A joint submission by TAPinto Newark Editor Mark J. Bonamo and former Deputy Editor Tom Wiedmann about a ...

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