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Tue, February 25, 7:00 AM

Participating IHOP Locations in New Jersey, North Plainfield

IHOP® Restaurants National Pancake Day

Food & Drink Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 02/25/2020 7:00am 02/25/2020 7:00pm America/New_York IHOP® Restaurants National Pancake Day

Join New Jersey IHOP’s in celebrating National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 25. From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. receive one FREE short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes. All we ask in return is that you make a donation to support Children’s Specialized Hospital, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals beneficiary. See you on National Pancake Day!


1120 US Hwy 22 North Plainfield, NJ 07060

Thu, February 27, 8:00 PM

The Oakley Kitchen, Nutley

Karaoke at The Oakley Kitchen Every Thursday

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/27/2020 8:00pm 02/28/2020 11:00pm America/New_York Karaoke at The Oakley Kitchen Every Thursday

Stargher Art presents Karaoke Thursday at The Oakley Kitchen in Nutley, NJ. Drink specials all night! #karaoakley
Bar Specials:
$5 Shots
$8 Drinks
Find your song online at (or use our mobile apps - yes we have that too!) and send your request directly to your DJ without getting off your seat! Grab the mic and get on singing!

789 Bloomfield Ave Nutley, NJ 07110

Fri, February 28, 5:30 PM

The Oakley Kitchen, Nutley

James Gedeon Plays at The Oakley Kitchen

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/28/2020 5:30pm 02/28/2020 11:00pm America/New_York James Gedeon Plays at The Oakley Kitchen

James has opened shows for America, Livingston Taylor, The
Marshall Tucker Band, Kenny Rogers, Vanessa Williams, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. He also entertained at Howard Stern’s wedding where he performed 3 duets with Billy Joel

Stop in and enjoy acoustic favorites by Van Morrison, James Taylor, John Mayer & more.

789 Bloomfield Ave Nutley, NJ 07110

Sat, February 29, 9:00 PM

The Oakley Kitchen, Nutley

Rory D'Lasnow Plays at Oakley Kitchen for Late ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 9:00pm 02/29/2020 11:00pm America/New_York Rory D'Lasnow Plays at Oakley Kitchen for Late Night Music

Rory D’Lasnow is a singer-songwriter from New Jersey. From the first time his father brought out his guitar to comfort Rory as a baby, it was clear that a lifelong relationship with music was being forged. Though he initially feared the sound of the instrument, Rory soon picked up his father’s right handed guitar upside down and backwards and began to craft original songs. Bred on ...

789 Bloomfield Ave Nutley, NJ 07110

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Water Service Restored in West Milford

CLIFTON, NJ  - As of 6:00 a.m. Monday Apr. 6, repairs were completed and water service was fully restored at 81 High Crest in West Milford.

Water Main Break in West Milford

Passaic Valley Water Commission contractor is en route to repair a water main break at 81 High Crest Drive in West Milford.

During repairs customers will have no water.

Customers in surrounding area may experience discolored water, poor pressure or NO water.

Little Falls Lights It Blue For Autism Awareness Month

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls will be highlighting Autism Awareness Month in April by lighting the municipal building blue with outdoor lights and by raising the Autism Awareness flag. According to Councilman Chris Vancheri, a meet and greet with several local families was originally scheduled this month, and will be rescheduled at a later time due to the COVID-19 ...

Third Confirmed Case of COVID-10 Coronavirus in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Authorities report that there is a third confirmed case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Little Falls. The most recent case is a 71 year old male. 

The first two cases were a 50 year old Female, and the second is a 57 year old male.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at a press conference Tuesday that positive cases in parts of New Jersey could surge in the next two ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 30, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

No Tax Increase in Little Falls Mayor's 2020 Municipal Budget

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Damiano presented an overview of the 2020 municipal budget during the Township Council meeting on March 23, which features no tax increase to the municipal portion of taxes. 

Damiano touted the Township's strong financial position and the recent upgrade to a AA bond rating the Township received this past year from Standard & Poor's.

"We ...

‘Freshening’: One Tip for Making a Creative, Small Passover Seder

April 6, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

How does a family have a Passover seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing? Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves or alone during this festival. Even the profit Elijah may be hesitant to come to the door, no ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Passaic County Launches U.S. Census Promotion Campaign and Information Portal

April 6, 2020

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Taken every 10 years, the U.S. Census is a count of every resident of the country, regardless of citizenship or legal status. 

Census results are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission Reports Water Main Break in Clifton

Passaic Valley Water Commission is on site at 8 Loretta St., in Clifton to repair a water main break. 

During repairs, customers on Van Cleve Avenue, Whitmore Street and Loretta Place may experience discolored water and poor pressure. 

If customers have questions, they should visit the website at or contact the Customer Service Department.

Public Asked to Help Identify Suspect in Pair of Clifton Blazes

PATERSON, NJ - Public safety and fire officials are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual responsible for two early morning fires that took place in the early morning hours of Monday in Clifton.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, and Clifton Fire Chief Frank Prezioso, ...

Bergen County's Coronavirus Case Numbers Continue to Increase

April 7, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced another the newest positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Monday afternoon press conference along with and state officials.

There are 3,663 new cases with 86 new deaths. Statewide, there are 41,090 positive cases and 1,003 deaths in total as of Monday. The Governor announced Bergen County continues ...

Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun Dies of Coronavirus

JERSEY CITY, NJ - After a long battle with COVID-19  which he is reported to have contracted during a trip to Korea two months ago, Ward D. Councilman Michael Yun died Monday.

“He was a great coworker and a tireless advocate for the people of Jersey City,” said Mayor Steven Fulop in a tweet. “More than that he was a great father, husband, and grandfather. I can speak for ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, 2018)


Who is “the perfect couple”in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel The Perfect Couple. Is it Greer Garrison Winbury, famous mystery author, and her husband, Tag, the owners of the Summerland estate on Nantucket? Is it the Winbury’s son, Benji and his beautiful fiancé, Celeste Otis? Is it Celeste’s ...

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)


Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

The Corona Virus Pandemic: Staying Safe Online

Every day we are bombarded with information about the coronavirus outbreak. Doctors and other healthcare providers share tips to help us stay healthy, and we are even taught the proper way to wash our hands. While personal health and hygiene are of the utmost importance, perhaps equally important is learning how to maintain cyber health and hygiene during this time.

Social distancing and stay ...

Tips to Stay Positive and Productive During the Coronavirus Outbreak

There are very real challenges facing our world today. A pandemic, financial concerns, isolation, and health issues can create anxiety and fear. When the news is all doom and gloom, it’s hard for even the most optimistic among us to stay positive, but that is exactly what we must do!

Just at a time when we need each other the most, self isolation rules have been put in place leaving many ...

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to Economic Impact Payments

April 3, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

"We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an ...

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service Wednesday announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

“Social Security ...