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Cardinal Tobin to Celebrate Memorial Day Mass at St. Gertrude Cemetery

May 30, 2021

COLONIA and RAHWAY, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark just announced that Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will celebrate a Mass commemorating Memorial Day within the new Chapel Mausoleum of the Resurrection at St. Gertrude Cemetery and Mausoleum in Colonia, NJ, on Monday, May 31, beginning at 11 a.m. St. Gertrude is located at 53 Inman Ave.

The Mass ...

Newark Pastor to Keynote Democratic Faith Breakfast

A Newark pastor will be the featured keynote speaker Monday at a "Faith in the Democratic Party" breakfast hosted by the state Democratic Committee.

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter will join Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy at the virtual event in celebration of Black History Month.

Slaughter is the pastor of Saint James AME Church on Martin Luther King Blvd. and a ...

Islamic Society Relocates, But Sale of Former Building Brings Lawsuits

NEWARK, NJ — The Islamic Society of Essex County, long based in downtown Newark, is making moves to relocate its headquarters, but not without attracting the ire of its congregants. 

Worshippers at the 11-story ISEC building, also known as the Branford Masjid, are claiming the board of trustees deliberately kept the mosque closed to sell the building in a so-called backroom deal.

Legendary NJ Principal Joe Clark, Inspiration of Film "Lean on Me" Dead at 82

PATERSON, NJ – Joe Louis Clark, the legendary Eastside High School principal who inspired the movie “Lean On Me,” has died at the age of 82, his family said in a statement. After retiring from a three-decade long career in education, Clark moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he passed away Tuesday following a long battle with an unspecified illness.

Clark gained national ...

Hope and Help at St. John's Soup Kitchen on Christmas Eve

NEWARK, NJ - Christmas in the time of a pandemic came to St. John's Roman Catholic Church in downtown Newark with quiet majesty on a gray December day, praying for hope to be born.

More than 100 people lined up for a hot meal in front of the nearly 200-year-old church on Mulberry Street on Christmas Eve. Their city is a hot zone of the coronavirus pandemic, their holiday table ...

North Ward Business and Community Leaders Join Forces To Support The Community

Newark, NJ -  The Mt. Prospect Partnership (MPP), the district management corporation for the Mt. Prospect Avenue Special Improvement District partnered recently with local elected officials and business owners to provide a much needed $5,000 boost to the North Ward’s local food pantries right before Christmas.

Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Michael’s Pantry and Bethel Church ...

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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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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 ...