Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home Earns National Recognition

September 23, 2017

Bloomfield, NJ- Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2017 Pursuit of Excellence Award.  What makes this award so prestigious is the fact that only 165 such facilities from around the world received this recognition, placing Halpin-Bitecola Funeral Home among an elite group of funeral service providers.

New Amazon HQ? Why Not New Brunswick?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County, New Brunswick and Rutgers University officials are eyeing the Hub City and surrounding area as a potential spot for Amazon’s “HQ2,”an East Coast headquarters, that would employ as many as 50,000 people  

The online retail giant, which is headquartered in Seattle, announced its plans earlier this month to pump $5 billion into the ...

Wayne-Based Toys"R"Us Files For Chapter 11

TOTOWA, NJ - Toys "R" Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Richmond, Va. The retailer said Monday night that, "to achieve its financial objectives, Toys'R'Us and some of our U.S. subsidiaries and our Canadian subsidiary proactively and voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S."

The bankruptcy protection ...

Tiki Bowls on Franklin Avenue Joins The Nutley Chamber of Commerce

NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Nutley Chamber of Commerce and community leaders took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for Tiki Bowls on Frankln Avenue in Nutley Center. 

Pictured are: l-r: attorney Andy Garruto, Brianna Ostrander, Jamie Auriemma, Luther Engler of Engler Financial, Giannah Auriemma, Mike Stefanelli of Nutley Neighbors ...

First Bite: Cafe Sequel from the People who brought you Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes

NUTLEY, NJ - Cafe Sequel will not officially open until October 1, but guests of this past weekend's Nutley Family Service Bureau event 'Delightful Garden, Delicious Food' has a preview of what's to come.

Long before there was Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes, Nutley was hme to The Petite Cafe. Run by the husband and wife team of Keith and Maureen Jaret, it became a ...

Cedar Grove Recognizes TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove as Official Electronic News Source

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Town Council unanimously passed a resolution recognizing TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove as an official electronic news source for the Township of Cedar Grove at its meeting Monday night.

The resolution states that TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove is hereby designated as the electronic news source for which notices and other matters are to be provided under the Open ...

Woodland Park World Market Now Open

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Cost Plus World Market has opened its doors at 1730 Route 46 west in Woodland Park, at the site of the former A&P supermarket in the West Falls Plaza, offering shoppers a wide mix of home items, food and beverages. 

The store offers an array of furniture, decor, holiday items, curtains, rugs, lighting, gifts for all ages, greeting cards, coffee, wine, ...

More than 1,000 Pretzels made at Philly Pretzel Factory Nutley on Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ - Dan Cleary, owner of Philly Pretzel Factory on Franklin Avenue told TAPinto Nutley that his crew made more than 1,000 pretzels Saturday for the football game and other events in town.

Opened in October of 2016, Philly Pretzel Factory has become enmeshed in the community. In addition to the crowds attending the Raiders home opener at the Oval, pretzels were donated to ...

Ciccolini's Retirement Sale continues as Redevelopment Planner Topology prepares study of property

NUTLEY, NJ - The retirement sale at Ciccolini's continues in Nutley Center as remaining inventory is marked down 50%.

A Nutley institution for decades, the family owned business is still serving the community with in-stock inventory. They are not taking new orders. 

The township of Nutley hired redevelopment planner Topology to draw up plans for the Ciccolini ...

Ralph's Parking Lot now open for Customer Use

NUTLEY, NJ - The new parking area on Dodd Street for Ralph's Pizzeria is now open for customers to use. The lot is not yet paved. 

In July, the Nutley Zoning Board of Adjustment granted 'Major Subdivision and Variances’  for Ralph's owner, Pat Custode at 72 and 74 Dodd Street in Nutley. 

TAPinto Nutley's coverage of the July 17 Zoning ...

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Area Business Owners Launch T-Shirt Fundraiser for Harvey Relief

September 1, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – George Juzdan of Juzdan Gear, and Mike Guerriero of Gelotti Ice Cream have joined forces to launch initiatives and fundraising efforts for Hurricane Harvey Relief in New Jersey.

Their first initiative is creating and selling T-shirts with an image of Texas that say “United for the Lone Star.” The T-shirt design will be finanized next week. The shirts ...