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Newark Officials Host First Round of Citywide Pop-Up Clinics to Address Low Vaccination Rate

May 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are bringing COVID-19 community vaccination sites to every ward across the city for adult residents as part of an initiative to create greater access and ensure equity in vaccine distribution.

Faced with some of the lowest vaccination numbers in the state, city officials are determined to increase the vaccination rate by operating pop-up clinics in targeted ...

Newark Planning Board Approves 3-Story Residential, Commercial Building in West Ward

NEWARK, NJ — A mixed-use building project expected to spur redevelopment in the West Ward was approved on Monday by city planners. 

The applicant is proposing to construct a three-story mixed-use building which will encompass a majority of a lot at 275-277 16th Ave. The building will feature two separate retail tenant spaces, one ADA-accessible apartment on the ground floor and ...

West Ward Art Gallery Owner Optimistic for More Business Coming Out of Pandemic 

NEWARK, NJ — Community support has given Akwaaba Gallery owner Laura Bonas-Palmer an injection of hope after the COVID-19 pandemic nearly shuttered her business just three months ago. 

When the pandemic forced Bonas-Palmer to close the doors of her West Ward art gallery in March 2020, a cancelation of shows, inability to rent gallery space and produce outdoor events severely ...


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Fire Damages Residence Hall at Caldwell University on Monday

May 18, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — Mother Joseph Residence Hall on the campus of Caldwell University was evacuated late Monday afternoon after heavy smoke was detected on the second floor of the building.

According to information from the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, West Caldwell Dispatch received a call of an Activated Fire Alarm at Mother Joseph Residence Hall at Caldwell University shortly before ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...