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South Orange Police Department Holds Moment of Silence for Police Week

May 15, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Although full Police Week ceremonies are among the numerous events canceled by coronavirus quarantine, the South Orange Police Department participated in a moment of silence today for New Jersey police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and were added to the Police Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. 

“During Police Week, it’s ...

Newark Police Officer Under Investigation After Video Surfaces of Him Punching A Man

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark police officer is under investigation following an incident captured on video showing the officer punching a man in the face and head while subduing him on Tuesday night, according to city officials. 

Mayor Ras Baraka released a statement soon after the footage began to circulate on Facebook on Wednesday, saying the officer had been relieved of his ...

Veteran Newark Police Sergeant Dies from Coronavirus

NEWARK, NJ — Another member of Newark Police Division died of the coronavirus on Sunday, officials said, making this the fourth loss for the Newark Police Division in the past month. 

Sgt. Michael Clegg, 53, died at Overlook Hospital in Summit, according to his family. He was a 27-year veteran of the force who most recently served at Newark's 1st Precinct and was also a member ...

Third Member of Newark Public Safety Dies From Coronavirus, Officials Say

NEWARK, NJ. — The Newark Department of Public Safety announced Friday that another member of its police division died due to the coronavirus, making this the third in its tally since the onset of the pandemic. 

Officer Michael Connors, 58, died at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital on Thursday, his family said. HIs superiors acknowledged him on Thursday as a pillar of the police ...

Heroes Salute Heroes: First Responders Give Thanks to Mountainside Medical Center Staff

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In a grand display of gratitude, police, fire departments and EMTs from across Essex County recognized the staff of Hackensack Meridian Health - Mountainside Medical Center for their hard work and bravery. On Friday, the Montclair Police and Fire Departments, in conjunction with the Glen Ridge Police Department, led a procession of more than 50 police, fire and ...

Newark Public Safety Says Goodbye to Criminal Intelligence Analyst Danny Francis


NEWARK, NJ — Friends, family and loved ones of Newark Police criminal intelligence analyst Danny Francis gathered for his final send-off in Roselle on Saturday, bidding farewell to the former Essex County investigator before his interment at Hollywood Memorial Park. 

Francis became the second member of the Newark Department of Public Safety to die from COVID-19 on ...


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This Newark Couple is Transforming a Vacant Lot into a Community Garden

May 22, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — For the past 15 years, Lot 50 on Grafton Avenue in the city’s North Ward has been a wasteland of syringes and garbage, bringing down the community’s morale. 

Those days are coming to an end, according to Bilal and Breonna Walker, two educators who are transforming the lot into a community project unlike any other in Newark. Dubbed Jannah on ...

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NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Opinion: Want to reopen schools? Consult the village.

May 26, 2020

Schools are closed. Kids, families, and teachers are stressed. As I work tirelessly, as a veteran teacher and community organizer, with kids and families to adjust, the most common question I get is: “Mr. Luna, when can we go back to school?”

As a teacher, the answer is a quick “when it’s safe.” As an organizer with Newark for Educational Equity and Diversity ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 28, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website.

In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month"

May 19, 2020

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Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) celebrate May as “Better Hearing & Speech Month,” to promote awareness of the audiology and speech language-pathology professions and its impact on the lives of children and adults with hearing, communication and feeding/swallowing issues. 

This year, as we all know, is extremely ...

NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...