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New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

VIDEO: The Largest Container Ship to Ever Reach the East Coast Docks in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal.

The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include clothing, pharmaceuticals, furniture, appliances, holiday decorations, building materials, home ...

NJBPU and DCA Announce “Utility Assistance Week”

Trenton, N.J.—May 18, 2021—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced that May 17-21 is “Utility Assistance Week,” dedicated to increasing residents’ awareness of the various programs available to support those who have fallen behind on their utility bills and may be newly eligible for financial ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

Some Disappointment; Plenty of Pride in RU Basketball

NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be?

Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the outdoor white tent was buzzing with more than 100 fans glued to a large screen.  This, it ...

East Newark’s New Website is an Easy Way to Share Information with Citizens

EAST NEWARK, NJ – The borough’s new website has been designed to make it much easier for officials to communicate with East Newark residents about everything from COVID-19 pandemic information to emergency weather announcements.

The website, viewable across all computers, laptops and smartphones, also serves as a one-stop storehouse of information about many of the newer programs ...

ADL, NJ NAACP Agree to Unite to Fight Against Extremism, White Supremacy, Antisemitism

NEW JERSEY - The local region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NJ NAACP) have signed an agreement to expand efforts to collectively combat discrimination, bigotry, bullying and hate crimes in the Garden State.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the ADL and NAACP commences the second phase of a ...

Sam Delgado of Perth Amboy Named to State's Cannabis Regulatory Commission

PERTH AMBOY - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) announced Friday that he has recommended Sam Delgado to the governor to serve on the newly-established Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC).

Delgado, of Perth Amboy, is a retired Vice President of External Affairs for Verizon New Jersey and a retired Marine Corps Reserve Combat Communications Officer with 20 years’ ...

Amy DeGise Joins Fulop Slate. 'All Part of Plan to Bring Everyone Together,' Mayor Says

JERSEY CITY, NJ - There appears to be peace in Jersey City, or at least a detente, when it comes to the politics at 280 Grove Street, as well as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO).

Less than three years removed from an attempt he made to oust her father from Hudson County’s top spot, Mayor Steven Fulop and HCDO Chairwoman Amy DeGise announced Tuesday that they will run ...

Old Man Rafferty's in New Brunswick Closes For Now

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Old Man Rafferty’s, a downtown restaurant that has served savory French onion soup and overstuffed reubens to generations of theatergoers, Rutgers students and Johnson & Johnson’s workers, has closed its doors.

Owner Mark Jakuboski said the landmark restaurant on Albany Street, like many other eateries and small businesses in New Brunswick and beyond, ...

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New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

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Site Plan for 280-Unit Building in Ironbound Approved. Affordability Will Be Negotiated 

June 22, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s Ballantine Brewery Complex in the Ironbound may have closed down in 1972, but part of the site could find new life again after the city planning board on Monday approved a new mixed-use project on Freeman Street which would bring 200-plus residential units to the area. 

The project will be dubbed “The Ballantine” and consists of three ...

July Declared 'Parks And Recreation Month' in Essex County

June 24, 2021

NEWARK, NJ— The month of July in Essex County is being declared “Parks and Recreation Month," Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced.

To celebrate the community is invited to `Wellness on the Waterfront," a free event filled with activities throughout July. 

"National Parks and Recreation Month is the perfect ...

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Turtle Back Zoo Vaccination Event

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Recipe: How to Make No-Churn Vanilla Birthday Cake Ice Cream

June 24, 2021

It only takes four ingredients to make this festive frozen treat! The best part? You don’t even need special equipment.

The trick to getting the right texture without an ice cream maker is folding in fluffy whipped cream.

No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 tsp. vanilla extract
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
¼ cup ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 9, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

JerseyCAN Launches Multimedia Platform Showcasing Solutions for NJ School Districts

June 22, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor of JerseyCAN, a nonprofit organization supporting and advocating for every student in New Jersey to have access to a high-quality education. JerseyCAN recently launched an online multimedia platform to help assist local school districts and educators to create new strategies and programs to ...