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JESPY House Leo Club is Officially Inducted by South Orange Lions Club

September 14, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday, September 10,2022, late afternoon, a special event was held at JESPY’s Judi House. It was the Induction of some 17 JESPY House Clients making their membership in JESPY’S OMEGA LEO CLUB official. The Club is sponsored by the South Orange Lions Club.

The Charter Members and Officers of the JESPY LEO CLUB are:

President: Bryant Krantz

Vice President: ...

Newest Members of the SEFD Training at the Bergen County Fire Academy

September 27, 2022

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The newest members of the South Essex Fire Department (SEFD) are just starting their second week and are busy at the Bergen County Fire Academy (BCFA) learning the proper means to fight the various conditions that might arise when fighting a fire. The most recent training was on roof operations, how to vent a fire if needed, and a deal with a flashover.

Each ...

Local boxer Shakur Stevenson's victory electrifies Newark

NEWARK, NJ - When Newark native Shakur Stevenson walked into Prudential Arena on Friday night, he was far from alone. More than 10,000 people, an arena record, came to watch him fight Brazilian boxer Robson Conceição, the first Olympic champion from his country. With all eyes fixed on him, Stevenson, coated with blood, sweat, and glory, left the ring with the ultimate prize - a ...

Newest Members of the SEFD Training at the Bergen County Fire Academy

September 27, 2022

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The newest members of the South Essex Fire Department (SEFD) are just starting their second week and are busy at the Bergen County Fire Academy (BCFA) learning the proper means to fight the various conditions that might arise when fighting a fire. The most recent training was on roof operations, how to vent a fire if needed, and a deal with a flashover.

Each ...

Fire Prevention Week Celebration Planned

 SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The South Essex Fire Department (SEFD) noted, at the September 19, 2022 meeting that National Fire Prevention Week commences this year on October 9m 2022 and is the 100th year anniversary since the week’s recognition became an annual event.

The Management Committee decided that the two communities, Maplewood and South Orange will host a dual ...

Boys Soccer: Columbia Defeats Bloomfield, 5-1

September 24, 2022

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Columbia boys soccer team moved above .500 on the season with a 5-1 victory over Bloomfield on Saturday.

Nico Ranieri scored two goals for the Cougars (4-3), who outscored Bloomfield, 3-1, in the second half.

Garret Dyson and Jaiden Wright each had one goal and one assist, and Anderson Jiminez scored a goal for Columbia. Malachy Meyer and Owen Belisle also contributed ...

Local hero takes on Brazilian boxer in upcoming fight in Newark as scales tip against him

NEWARK, NJ - On Friday night, Newark will witness something raw, elemental, and real - a boxing match between two fighters, one from the city, one from Brazil. Native son Shakur Stevenson will do battle at the Prudential Center against Robson Conceição, the first boxer from his country to win Olympic gold. The two men are set to test each other - body, mind, heart, and soul - ...

JESPY Welcomes New Members to the Board of Trustees

September 26, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – JESPY House is pleased to announce the addition of Business Consultant Samantha Jones and Broadway actress Diane Davis to the Board of Trustees. A nonprofit based in South Orange, NJ, JESPY House provides a wide range of support services to adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

New Board Member Samantha Jones has been a civil servant since 2000 and ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Art, Music, and Dance Fill the Streets of Maplewood Village This October for the Annual Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest

September 25, 2022

Maplewood NJ, September 20, 2022 – The Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest returns on Sunday, October 9, from 11 am to 5 pm in Maplewood Village. Hosted by Maplewood Village Alliance, this event brings art and music to the streets for everyone to enjoy.

Every fall, Maplewood Village is transformed into a family-friendly celebration of art and music for the annual Maplewood Art Walk and ...

Maplewood Man’s Killer Pleads Guilty, Faces 15 Years Behind Bars

September 22, 2022

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Thursday pleaded guilty to the 2021 killing of Maplewood teen Moussa Fofana, a deal that will result in a prison sentence of 15 years.

At the hearing before state Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler, the family of Fofana pleaded for a rejection of the deal, asserting 15 years was not a severe enough punishment for the slaying of the 18-year-old Columbia High ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

South Orange Board of Trustees Discusses Accessory Dwelling Units

September 15, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Much of this week’s South Orange Board of Trustees Meeting concerned discussion of regulation of Accessory Dwelling Units, known as ADUs, within the Township.

ADUs are secondary housing units independent of the primary housing facility. 

Existing ADUs are grandfathered. As such they are exempt from compliance with these newly created regulations.

The ...

Nutley Resident At-Risk of Losing Home of 60 Years, Family Pleads for Community Assistance

September 14, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure. 

Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept this quiet. 

Those close to her only found out about her situation due to a tax-lien being ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

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FINANCIAL FOCUS

Are you properly insured?

You probably won’t see it on your calendar, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And it is indeed important to be aware of the importance of life insurance. Are you adequately insured?

Many people aren’t. About 40% of Americans face some type of life insurance gap, either because they’re uninsured or underinsured, ...

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Printer to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, October 1, 9:00 AM

Maplewood

Community Board on Police Annual Board Retreat

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Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

Near the Duck Pond in the park, South Orange

Pet Vaccination Clinic

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Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

South Orange

Pet Vaccination Clinic

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Sat, October 1, 11:00 AM

Maplewood Main Library, Maplewood

Maplewood Library Groundbreaking and Time Capsule ...

Local boxer Shakur Stevenson's victory electrifies Newark

September 26, 2022

NEWARK, NJ - When Newark native Shakur Stevenson walked into Prudential Arena on Friday night, he was far from alone. More than 10,000 people, an arena record, came to watch him fight Brazilian boxer Robson Conceição, the first Olympic champion from his country. With all eyes fixed on him, Stevenson, coated with blood, sweat, and glory, left the ring with the ultimate prize - a ...

Murphy Announces Land Purchase For Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy came to Newark's best-known green spot to announce that a nine-mile disused railway line has been officially acquired to create a new state park that will weave a new green open space thread from New Jersey's suburbs to its cities. 

"We had the partners, and we had the plan. But what we did not have was title to the land. But today, ...

Wonder Truck Goes up in Flames in Westfield Monday (UPDATED)

September 20, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — A fire that started in the front end of a food service truck in Westfield caused heat damage to a vehicle parked in front of it Monday morning, according to the fire chief.

The department was dispatched to the fire on Charles Street by Clark Street at 7:02 a.m., where firefighters found the front engine compartment of the truck engulfed in flames, fire Chief Michael ...

Seton Hall University's Education and Human Services Graduate Open House on October 20

September 23, 2022

The College of Education and Human Services will host an in-person Graduate Open House on October 20, 2022. 

Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services offers a broad spectrum of top-tier graduate programs that prepare students for rewarding careers as teachers, education administrators, school psychologists, community and school counselors and law enforcement ...

Empower The Village Honored Successful Black Entrepreneurs with ‘North Star’ Awards and Hosted ‘Power Hitters’ at Inaugural Power Swing Classic Golf Event

A celebration of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship was in full swing last month when Empower The Village, Inc. (ETV), a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 25-state footprint, hosted its inaugural Power Swing Classic & North Star Awards golf tournament and fundraiser at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ.  Over 140 golfers and ...

Overlook Medical Center marks 50 years of its Family Medicine Residency program

SUMMIT, NJ – September 2022 – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Family Medicine Residency program, marking the occasion with an event that drew together alumni of the program and health care leaders from throughout the country.

To date, the program has graduated nearly 300 family medicine physicians, many of ...