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Lead Levels Test Normal at Water Fountain in South Orange

August 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Lead levels that tested high in a water fountain at South Mountain Elementary School are now “back to normal,” according to South Orange Maplewood School District Business Administrator Paul Roth.

The water fountain near Room 102 was taken offline last month because it tested above normal lead levels, “registering at 15.7 ppb which is above the ...

Kitchen a la Mode is the Place for College Kitchen Basics

 

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Kitchen a la Mode (19 South Orange Avenue) is one stop to make as you prepare your daughter or son for the coming year away from home at school. Cat Fisher and her staff have a varied selection of everyday essentials for use in the kitchen as well as during the day away from their abode and are ready to assist in selecting the appropriate items.

Here’s ...

Armed Robbery in Maplewood at 3:13 am August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – According to information supplied by Police Chief Jim DeVaul, and reported earlier by BNN, at approximately 3:13 a.m. on August 19, the Maplewood Police Department received a frantic 911 call from a female who reported that intruders had gained entrance to her home at 7 Lombardy Place and assaulted her fiancé. She further stated that two males wearing ...

South Orange Cuts the Ribbon for a New Prescription Collection Box

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – South Orange now has a drop-off box for unused prescription drugs. The box is located in the lobby of Police Headquarters at 201 South Orange Avenue. The box was officially dedicated on August 6th having been donated to the town by ADAPT, the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team, a division of The Essex Prevention Coalition. The Coalition is dedicated to reducing ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Announces Opening of New Human Milk Depot

August 19, 2019

Livingston, NJ – The first milk bank in New Jersey has officially opened at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, which held a grand opening ceremony for the new Human Milk Depot and Well Baby Donor Milk Program last week. 

The project was completed in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast, which has 27 bank members and distributed almost 6.5 million ...

South Orange Cuts the Ribbon for a New Prescription Collection Box

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – South Orange now has a drop-off box for unused prescription drugs. The box is located in the lobby of Police Headquarters at 201 South Orange Avenue. The box was officially dedicated on August 6th having been donated to the town by ADAPT, the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team, a division of The Essex Prevention Coalition. The Coalition is dedicated to reducing ...

Lead Levels Test Normal at Water Fountain in South Orange

August 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Lead levels that tested high in a water fountain at South Mountain Elementary School are now “back to normal,” according to South Orange Maplewood School District Business Administrator Paul Roth.

The water fountain near Room 102 was taken offline last month because it tested above normal lead levels, “registering at 15.7 ppb which is above the ...

Seton Hall University Student to Attend Radio Conference at the University of Cambridge

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Seton Hall University senior and WSOU 89.5 FM news director Robert Towey will co-lead a hands-on workshop at the Alternatives 2019 International Student Radio Conference, hosted at the University of Cambridge in England.

Towey, who was personally invited by the conference to participate as an instructor, is the only college student to teach a workshop at ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 16, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

Mustard Seed DR Holding Diaper & Supply Drive in Paterson to Benefit Orphaned & Disabled Children

NEW JERSEY -- Mustard Seed Children is holding a Diaper & Supply Drive event on Saturday, August 17 from 10am to 8pm at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey. East Side High School is located at 150 Park Avenue in Paterson. 

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations throughout the developing ...

Newark VOICE Summit Highlights Advances in Audio Production, Podcasting & Voice Technology

NEWARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently attended the second annual VOICE Summit, the world’s largest voice-tech conference held on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. We spoke to audio post engineer Steve Lack about the changes in voice technology and how these new applications are changing the way we communicate. 

“This looks like the new frontier,” said ...

Seton Hall University Student to Attend Radio Conference at the University of Cambridge

August 13, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Seton Hall University senior and WSOU 89.5 FM news director Robert Towey will co-lead a hands-on workshop at the Alternatives 2019 International Student Radio Conference, hosted at the University of Cambridge in England.

Towey, who was personally invited by the conference to participate as an instructor, is the only college student to teach a workshop at ...

Kitchen a la Mode is the Place for College Kitchen Basics

August 19, 2019

 

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Kitchen a la Mode (19 South Orange Avenue) is one stop to make as you prepare your daughter or son for the coming year away from home at school. Cat Fisher and her staff have a varied selection of everyday essentials for use in the kitchen as well as during the day away from their abode and are ready to assist in selecting the appropriate items.

Here’s ...

Hobby's Deli, a Newark Landmark, Reopens Dining Room After Fire

Just five weeks after a fire ripped through Hobby's Deli in Newark, the landmark downtown eatery fully reopened for business, proving that if you rebuild it, they will come. 

"It's not a celebration - it's a relief," said Marc Brummer, co-owner of Hobby's, as he walked around attending to customers on Tuesday when the dining room reopened after a blaze burned the ...

Judge Faces Ethics Charges For Telling Woman to Sell Racy Photos of Herself

August 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A Middlesex County Superior Court judge has apologized for his conduct during a family court hearing in January in which he told a woman, who was seeking to have suggestive photos of herself returned, that she should sell photos of herself to Hugh Hefner.

Judge Alberto Rivas is facing charges of violating the judicial code by making the comments during a hearing on Jan.

Paving Scheduled for Maplewood Avenue

August 12, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Paving on Maplewood Avenue is scheduled to continue on Monday, Aug. 12.

Work is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m., near the Able Baker on the west side of the walkway between Lenox Place and Baker Street, township officials announced in an email alert to residents.

Parking will be restricted near where construction is being done.

Work is scheduled to end at 5 p.m.

Lead Levels Test Normal at Water Fountain in South Orange

August 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Lead levels that tested high in a water fountain at South Mountain Elementary School are now “back to normal,” according to South Orange Maplewood School District Business Administrator Paul Roth.

The water fountain near Room 102 was taken offline last month because it tested above normal lead levels, “registering at 15.7 ppb which is above the ...

Bloomfield BOE Votes to Move School Board Election from November to April

August 11, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Amid controversy among several parents, educators, and some board members, the Bloomfield Board of Education voted 4-1 to pass a resolution to move the school board election from November to April.

The vote was held during a special, last-minute, public meeting held Friday evening, Aug. 9 at the School Administration Building. The change is effective for the current ...

Cross-Country Cancer Crusader Visits Summit's Overlook Before Completing Seventh 'Tour de America'

August 12, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - He hasn't slept in his own bed for 14 months and, in his own words, "his body is shot", but Brent Bundy is set to complete the sixth edition of something most folks couldn't even contemplate doing -- riding across the United States on a bicycle.

Bundy doesn't do it for fun or fitness, rather the 'Tour de America' treks are labors ...

Lead Levels Test Normal at Water Fountain in South Orange

August 20, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Lead levels that tested high in a water fountain at South Mountain Elementary School are now “back to normal,” according to South Orange Maplewood School District Business Administrator Paul Roth.

The water fountain near Room 102 was taken offline last month because it tested above normal lead levels, “registering at 15.7 ppb which is above the ...

Westfield ‘Watcher House’ Sells for Below its Assessed Value

August 10, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — It was quite the price cut for the “Westfield Watcher House.”

The former owners of the Dutch Colonial home at 657 Boulevard have sold their home for $959,000, the deed filed with the Union County Clerk’s Office shows. The Broadduses had purchased the home for $1.35 million in 2014, records show. In 2017, the couple listed the home for $1.125 ...

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Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

Rolling Stones in the Meadowlands: NJ TRANSIT Got It Right – Again!

NJ TRANSIT got it right – Again – during both of the Rolling Stones concerts held in the Meadowlands this month. Kudos to the agency and to the Governor’s office for stepping up again to find solutions to a very difficult situation.

When the Agency gets it right – it’s expected, and no one applauds. Of course, when issues occur, the Agency is challenged and too ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals earn “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Healthcare Equality Index

 

With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the second consecutive year Morristown, Overlook, Newton, Chilton and Hackettstown ...

Healing the Brain - Sudden Seizure Leads to Brain Tumor Discovery

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure.

“We were scheduled to vacation with Sam and his brothers for the 4th of July,” ...

Thieves Steal Cars Out of South Orange Residents' Driveways

August 13, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Police Department reports on shoplifting incidents and other crimes that occurred in town over the past week.

Auto theft

On Aug. 11, 2019 during the overnight hours, a Harding Drive resident reports that his Audi Q-7 was stolen from his driveway. The South Orange Detective Bureau is investigating.

Shoplifting arrest

On Aug. 10, ...

Kitchen a la Mode is the Place for College Kitchen Basics

August 19, 2019

 

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Kitchen a la Mode (19 South Orange Avenue) is one stop to make as you prepare your daughter or son for the coming year away from home at school. Cat Fisher and her staff have a varied selection of everyday essentials for use in the kitchen as well as during the day away from their abode and are ready to assist in selecting the appropriate items.

Here’s ...

South Orange Cuts the Ribbon for a New Prescription Collection Box

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – South Orange now has a drop-off box for unused prescription drugs. The box is located in the lobby of Police Headquarters at 201 South Orange Avenue. The box was officially dedicated on August 6th having been donated to the town by ADAPT, the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team, a division of The Essex Prevention Coalition. The Coalition is dedicated to reducing ...

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Wed, August 21, 2:00 PM

Sloan Street Parking Lot 9, South Orange

South Orange Farmers Market

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Mon, August 26, 9:00 AM

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Vacation Bible Camp at Community Church, Short ...

Religions And Spirituality

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Maplewood Farmers Market

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Certified Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Nursing Home Patient in Cedar Grove

August 16, 2019

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced Friday that Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) Monique Beaucejour, 46, of Bloomfield has been charged with reckless manslaughter for
causing the death of 85-year-old Fannie McClain.

McClain, who previously lived in Bloomfield, was a resident at the Waterview Nursing Home located at 536
Ridge Road in Cedar ...

Bloomfield BOE Votes to Move School Board Election from November to April

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Amid controversy among several parents, educators, and some board members, the Bloomfield Board of Education voted 4-1 to pass a resolution to move the school board election from November to April.

The vote was held during a special, last-minute, public meeting held Friday evening, Aug. 9 at the School Administration Building. The change is effective for the current ...

New Jersey Native Found Slain, Dismembered in Washington State, Police Say

August 16, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The daughter of a Westfield native who was reported missing from her home in Olympia, Washington, last month has been charged in her mother’s death, police said.

Susan Lundy, 58, had been reported missing to Olympia City Police on July 6, and on Monday, officers arrested her daughter, Amara Lundy, 23, in connection with the homicide, Lt. Paul Lower, ...

New Jersey Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges After Bringing Computer to Bridgewater Store

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Hillsborough man was arrested on child pornography charges after explicit pictures of children were found on his computer when he brought it to be repaired in Bridgewater, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Michael Iden, 46, was charged with one count of third degree endagering the welfare of a child for the attempted possession of ...

Vacation Bible Camp at Community Church, Short Hills

August 20, 2019

Celebrate your kids’ ferocious faith by joining in the fun of VBS at Community Church in Short Hills! Held the last week of August, camp is exploding with fun activities that are rooted in the Bible.

VBS is the summer’s “mane” event - an African safari adventure where every day kicks off with an opening rally of music and silly games, followed by engaging activities ...

IRS reminder: Tax scams continue year-round

Although the April filing deadline has passed, scam artists remain hard at work, and the IRS today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a spring surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.

The IRS is seeing signs of two new variations of tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues and another threatens people with a tax bill from a fictional ...

These Summer Activities Can Affect Next Year’s Tax Returns

Summertime activities often affect the tax returns people file the following year. Here are some things taxpayers do during the summer along with tips they should consider now:

Getting married.
Newlyweds should report any name change to the Social Security Administration. They should also report an address change to the United States Postal Service, their employers, and the IRS. This will ...