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Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

January 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

Bloomfield Grad Kevin Burkhardt to call Eagles-Saints Playoff Game today on FOX Sports

The City of Brotherly Love and WhoDay Nation face off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome today at 4:40 p.m. Bloomfield class of '92's Kevin Burkhardt will be calling the game for FoxSports.

TAPinto Bloomfield caught up with Burkhardt in early December to find out what happened after he graduated, that story follows. 


BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It’s always ...

NJ's Badgley Has Big Day, Drills Team Postseason Record Five Field Goals in Chargers Playoff Win

BALTIMORE, MD - Summit High School alum Michael Badgley's phenomenal first National Football League season continues, as the Class of 2012 Hilltopper and former University of Miami Hurricane split the uprights five times -- a Los Angeles Chargers postseason team record -- in the 'Bolts' 23-17 AFC Wild Card playoff victory over the Baltimore Ravens,

Badgley ...

Nutley Athlete Shines at Wrestling Tournament in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Nutley wrestler Owen Marsala pins his Westfield opponent in the third period of the Roselle Park wrestling tournament. 

Special Olympics New Jersey to Hold Annual Winter Games This Multi-day, Multi-sport Competition Gives Nearly 800 Special Olympics New Jersey Athletes an Opportunity to Compete

LAWRENCEVILLE – Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes will compete in the first state-wide event of 2019 and culminating event of the winter sports season, the annual Winter Games. Nearly 800 athletes from across New Jersey have qualified to compete.

The figure skating competition will take place Sunday, January 20 at the Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ, while snow sports ...

Popular Wrestling Pitchman Mean Gene Okerlund Passes Away at Age 76

NUTLEY, NJ – Another link to childhood is gone. For those that grew up during the golden age of professional wrestling in the 1980’s and 90’s, Mean Gene Okerlund was the voice of our youth. Okerlund passed away Wednesday at the age of 76.
You don’t have to be a wrestling fan to know who Mean Gene was.  He was a pop culture figure. He was a ...

Girls Take Centerstage at History-Making Bloomfield Wrestling Tournament

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – History was made Saturday as Bloomfield High School hosted the inaugural Girls Wrestling Holiday Tournament.  The all-female event was the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey.   


In a ground-breaking decision for scholastic wrestling, the NJSIAA approved girls wrestling as a varsity sport for this 2018-19 season.  New Jersey is one ...

Nutley Baseball Boosters to host Karaoke Jan. 26 at Parks and Rec.

NUTLEY, NJ - If you sing it they will come! The Nutley High School Baseball Booster Club is hosting an evening of Karaoke at Nutley Parks and Recreation on Jan. 26. from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

The evening includes a 50/50 raffle and Tricky Tray, with all proceeds going to support the Spring Training Florida Trip. 

Guests are asked to bring their own food and booze. The event ...

New Jersey Devils Players Bring Holiday Cheer to Belleville’s Clara Maass Medical Center

BELLEVILLE, NJ - John Quenneville, Marcus Johnsson, Steven Santini and Mackenzie Blackwood of the NJ Devils hockey team visited patients at Clara Maass Medical Center on Dec. 17. 

The team spent several hours with patients in the Pediatric Department and in Emergency Services. They also brought cheer to physicians, the nursing team, hospital employees, and visitors. 

The ...

Holiday Boutique at Nutley Parks and Rec Saturday to benefit Wrestling Programs

NUTLEY, NJ - Get your last minute holiday shopping done right in Nutley at the Holiday Boutique to benefit the High School and Parks and Rec Wrestling Teams. 

The boutique takes place Saturday Dec 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nutley Parks and Recreation Building on Park Ave. 

Along with Pictures with Santa, the event will include Clothing, jewelry, handmade crafts, ...


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