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Atmosphere in Miami Is Electric

MIAMI — “The second we stepped off the plane in Miami, you could feel the electricity from the Big Game in the air. From the stands selling big game merchandise, to the countless photo ops, it is impossible to ignore the upcoming matchup."

That’s how Chandler Poczciwinski, station manager of WSBU-FM, St. Bonaventure University’s campus radio station described ...

Souper Bowl of Caring Underway in Woodland Park Schools

January 20, 2020

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Charles Olbon School and Beatrice Gilmore School are participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger and they are asking the community to help supply canned and dry, boxed goods to the less fortunate in the area. Can and dry pet food is also welcome.

As the upcoming NFL Super Bowl is approaching, many of us prepare with celebrations of food and snacks.

Happy Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! Recognizing the Local and State Police today and every day for keeping our communities safe!

New Jersey Security Consultant Offers Safety Seminars to the Community

January 21, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Louis Valori spoke with TAPintoTV about his work presenting seminars on safety issues to the community. Valori is the Owner of The Valori Group, a private investigation and security consulting firm, and has a background in both the military and local law enforcement. 

“We live in a fast and furious world and I think that I’m just a tool to educate the ...

Retracing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Steps through the South

SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV recently visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, where we traveled in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park is comprised of several buildings, and the Visitor Center museum contains ...

New Jersey Date Night: Making the Most of Chinese New Year

January 24, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Holiday festivities always make for a great date night, but have you ever celebrated the Year of the Rat? The animal changes annually, but the fun and flavor of Chinese New Year is always a constant. 

Beginning on Jan. 25, the lunar new year comes with lots of red paper decorations, couplets (the ...

Jon Bon Jovi Opens JBJ Soul Kitchen at Rutgers Newark

This story first ran on TAPinto Newark.

NEWARK, NJ — Jon Bon Jovi and wife, Dorothea, have opened their first JBJ Soul Kitchen on a college campus at Rutgers University-Newark to address college students' struggles with food insecurity. 

The Rutgers University-Newark campus marks the third location in New Jersey for JBJ Soul Kitchens after a successful ...

Paterson Schools Officials Celebrate New Law Banning Flavored Vapes

January 24, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer led district officials in applauding Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that makes New Jersey the first state in the nation to ban flavored vaping products.

As previously reported by TAPinto Paterson Murphy signed the law on Tuesday.

“As Governor, I am first and foremost charged with protecting the ...

Morning Shooting in Paterson Leaves Man Dead. Second Incident Also Reported

PATERSON, NJ - A 31-year-old Paterson man was shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday, according to law enforcement.

In a statement, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced that members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Godwin Avenue and Summer Street on a report of shots fired at approximately 5:22 ...

Red Solo Cup Used for Wrong Kind of Alcohol in Glen Rock

January 27, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Getting 'gassed-up' took on another meaning when a New York City woman attempted to fill a red Solo cup with gasoline at the Glen Rock Exxon.

On Jan. 26 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 31-year-old New York City woman attempted to serve herself a cup of gas, 10% of which is ethanol, in a red Solo cup, police said. When a female attendant told her she needed to ...

Rutgers Names Holloway as University's First Black President

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has named Jonathan Holloway as its first black president.

The school's Board of Governors approved the hiring on Tuesday, Jan. 21. He will begin serving his presidency on July 1. According to Northwestern University's website, he has served as that school's Chief Academic Officer ...

'Midwives' Poses Questions of Science, Faith and Healing

New Brunswick, NJ - The play based on Cris Bohjalian’s successful novel, “Midwives,”  is receiving a thoughtful, haunting production at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.

The stirling cast brings each character to life during a stormy winter in Vermont. The first act takes place in a farmhouse bedroom,  where Charlotte (Monique Robinson) is expected to soon ...

'Goodnight Nobody' Explores Emotional Terrain

PRINCETON, NJ - Three long-time friends gather at a cabin in the woods in this startling original play by Rachel Bonds. Borrowing from the children’s story, “Goodnight Moon,” the play explores the fraught lives of those trying to reconnect.

We learn that Nan is an artist, who one summer had an affair in the cabin, with Mara, Reggie’s mother. That immediately sets up ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

 In my last review of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates, I wrote that Ms. Oates had died last year.  Ms. Oates is alive and well. This is an error that needs correction, and apologies go to Ms. Oates for the error.

 

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

What separates Tidelands from other historical novels that Philippa Gregory has written, is that the heroine in ...

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press, 2019)

On a road trip to Florida in 2000, my husband asked me what I was reading that was causing me to laugh out loud. “I am reading a new book by Sophie Kinsella called Confessions of a Shopaholic,” I replied. “Shauna gave it to me to read.” My 14-year-old daughter already had discerning taste in literature and I ...

Do You Want to Be Great?

I recently heard about the passing of a man to whom I was introduced when I had just created the Change Your Attitude … Change Your Life brand. I was unsure about how I would proceed. He had media experience and professional contacts and offered advice and support. He even introduced me to a few people that later went on to become guests of the show.

I was not what one would consider a ...

Is It A WHO or A WHAT?

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. ~Vern McLellan

We’re now a few weeks into a new year and as is tradition, we use this time as an opportunity to reflect on our life and set new goals.

I’m sure you have seen this Brad Paisley quotation many times in recent weeks: “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page ...

Looking Ahead to Another Year of Progress in Woodland Park

January 12, 2020

First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

I would also like to congratulate Council Members, Joe Spinelli, Gary Holloway and Rita Pascrell on their re-election and wish them well in their new three-year terms. Councilman Spinelli and Councilwoman Pascrell are entering their 7th terms and will have finished with 21 years of service at the end of this ...

To the Editor: Not the First Time Montclair Leader Mentions Jews

To the Editors:

I was saddened to learn about the anti-Semitic comments made by James Harris at Councilwoman Baskerville's community forum on December 30.  Unfortunately, this was not the first time Mr. Harris has publicly made anti-Semitic remarks. 

Two or three years ago, I attended an event at the firehouse on Pine Street hosted by Montclair Cares about Schools.  Mr.

N.J. Human Services Commissioner Johnson Statement on Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Trump Admin’s ‘Cruel and Unnecessary’ Public Charge Rule

January 27, 2020

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump Administration’s plan to expand the definition of a public charge, a move that will undermine the health and well-being of New Jersey families:

“All residents need access to nutrition, health care, and other ...

Booker, Menendez Push for Coronavirus Screening at Newark Liberty International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy, co-hosted an all-Senators briefing today with top Trump Administration health officials regarding the Novel Coronavirus outbreak that was first detected in Wuhan, China.  A patient treated at ...