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Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

April 22, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire ...

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MAPLEWOOD-SOUTH ORANGE TO HOST CANDIDATES NIGHT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange has announced plans to host a Candidates Night for the candidates for the South Orange Municipal Election.  The forum will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 starting at 7:30 at the South Orange Library, 65 Scotland Road.  The Municipal election is Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  This is your opportunity to meet the ...

Essex County Officials Investigate Police Shooting

April 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a shooting involving a police officer, Essex County Prosector Theodore N. Stephens II said.

The preliminary investigation indicates that an off-duty state prison corrections officer shot a suspect during an attempted robbery overnight into Sunday, Stephens said in a press release on Monday.

The officer was not injured.

Seton Hall Professor Charged After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Boys Tennis: Columbia Defeats Glen Ridge, 4-1

April 18, 2019

GLEN RIDGE, NJ -- The Columbia boys tennis team triumphed in four out of five matchups against Glen Ridge on Thursday.

Adam Kaplan, Ben Kaplan and Kaya Esgun each won their singles matches for the Cougars (3-4). The doubles team of Cole Donat and Ellis Gordon won for Columbia, which forfeited at second singles.

1st Singles: Adam Kaplan, Columbia, def. Ethan Che 6-3, 6-1.
2nd Singles: Ben ...

Softball: Columbia Overpowers Newark Academy, 12-1

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Sydney Rednik drove in three runs and Columbia rolled to a 12-1 softball victory over Newark Academy on Wednesday.

Cara Harrington went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Sydney Waldon was 3-for-4 with four runs scored for the Cougars (5-3), who scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the third for a 6-0 lead.

Rednik had two hits and scored a run, Julia Erickson went ...

Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

April 22, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire ...

Chaise Fitness Comes To Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There's a new type of gym in town.

Chaise Fitness celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 13. The gym offers pilates classes blended with strength training and elements of dance.

"We really take a holistic approach to working out but in the package of a group fitness class so there’s music, an instructor," said co-owner ...

Lightbridge Academy of Millburn Celebrates One Year Anniversary

April 18, 2019

 

Just about every Saturday, Lightbridge Academy on Bleeker Street in Millburn is closed. However this past Saturday, April 13, was anything but a usual Saturday.it was time to celebrate one full year of operation and the school was humming with excitement and filled with many of the children they care for during the week and their parents.

As with most child oriented parties, there ...

SOMA Boy Scout Troop 60 Holds Open House Meetings On Thursdays

Troop 60 South Orange and Maplewood has a Scouts BSA Troop Meetings and Open Houses on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Clinton School, 27 Berkshire Road, Maplewood.

Here is some general information about the troop.

Troop 60 is a year-round troop, for youth in grades 6 and up (ages 11 and up). Each youth in the Troop belongs to a patrol, which includes scouts of various ages and allows ...

New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

Home Grown New Jersey Filmmaker Tells His Backstage Story of Life as a Roadie

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with his tours in the 80s. “My film gives everyone a little peek ...

Django a Go Go Music Festival And Camp Comes To Maplewood

April 16, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Beginning April 23, a group of virtuoso guitarists from around the globe will descend upon town to participate in the Third Annual Django a Go Go Music Festival and Camp.

Consisting of workshops, informal jams and public performances, the festival is hosted by the Township of Maplewood and produced by award-winning musician Stephane Wrembel.

A proud ...

One River School of Art and Design Millburn Celebrates One Year Anniversary

MILLBURN, NJ - One River Millburn celebrated their one year anniversary in Millburn this past Saturday with music, cake and other snack food and a three part mural that celebrates One Year being painted by whoever wished a turn with the brushes.

Hosted by Erin Champion, Manager and her Assistant Manager Kristin Stazzone, many people of all ages stopped in either to participate in a class, wish ...

Chef Burke Opens Tennis Club Restaurant In South Orange With Modern American Fare

April 18, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The recently-renovated Orange Lawn Tennis Club has a new restaurant owned by an award-winning chef.

David Burke opened David Burke at Orange Lawn, a restaurant that will serve modern American cuisine with Italian influences. Burke is a James Beard award winner.

The restaurant will be located in the clubhouse and Burke's cuisine will also be served at the 40 Love Pub, ...

Driver in Death of Pregnant Verona Woman Sentenced to 10 Years

April 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Anthony V. Casale Jr., 27, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for killing Megan Villanella, a pregnant mother from Verona. 

Casale struck Villanella and her brother, Derek Longo, with his car in March 2017 while he was under the influence of heroin.  Villanella and Longo were standing on the sidewalk on Lakeside Avenue and Pease ...

Wooley's Home Solutions of Maplewood Honored With Business Award At Union Gala

April 21, 2019

UNION, NJ – It was a Beatle’s themed celebration, specifically their hit, “When I’m 64” for the Union Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Ball and Installation of Officers last week at Galloping Hill Caterers.

And this year's award recipients include a business in Maplewood. Woolley Home Solutions received a Business of the Year award. Cozy Corner ...

Levison To Resign From South Orange Board of Trustees For Water Utility

April 18, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Village Trustee Howard Levison will be resigning from the Board of Trustees on Monday to pursue a position with the South Orange Water Utility, Levison told TAPinto SOMA on Thursday.

Levison applied to be the water utility administrator for the utility, which started three years ago and three years after two men from the East Orange Water Commission were indicted for ...

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MAPLEWOOD-SOUTH ORANGE TO HOST CANDIDATES NIGHT

April 22, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Maplewood-South Orange has announced plans to host a Candidates Night for the candidates for the South Orange Municipal Election.  The forum will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 starting at 7:30 at the South Orange Library, 65 Scotland Road.  The Municipal election is Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  This is your opportunity to meet the ...

Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment at American Heart Association Luncheon

April 22, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of women and various male supporters recently attended the 10th annual Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women luncheon as part of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Go Red for Women” movement, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health in order to live longer, healthier lives.

The event, held at the Wilshire ...

Overlook Again Earns Practice Greenhealth 'Top 25' Honor as Atlantic Health System Hospitals Recognized for Environmental Sustainability

April 20, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based nonprofit membership organization founded on the ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

April 20, 2019

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

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Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

South Orange Firefighters Ask: Why Didn't You Speak to Us?

April 18, 2019

Over the last few days there has been much internet chatter about the issue of the dissolution of the South Orange Fire Department and consolidation with the Maplewood Fire Department. Though we have no way of knowing whether or not those making comments or putting out falsehoods on the internet on this matter are even real people, we, as the men and women that are responding to fires, car ...

South Orange Forward Committed to Preserving Fire Department

April 13, 2019

What Sheena Collum has proposed is the elimination of the South Orange Fire Department, and that, we are certain, would be a disaster for our village.

An unreleased proposal sent from Maplewood to South Orange in 2018, that Collum has stood by yet has refused to make public, demonstrates why we need greater public transparency around this issue. 

The Shared Service Agreement ...

Police Blotter: Armed Robbery at Maplewood 7-11

April 20, 2019

April 14. Armed Robbery: At approximately 2:55 a.m., two males entered the 7-11 on Springfield Avenue, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The two males took money from the registers before fleeing to an awaiting vehicle. A witness observed the robbery and the vehicle flee and contacted the police. Officers responding to the area observed the suspect vehicle and pursued the vehicle ...

SOMA Boy Scout Troop 60 Holds Open House Meetings On Thursdays

April 17, 2019

Troop 60 South Orange and Maplewood has a Scouts BSA Troop Meetings and Open Houses on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Clinton School, 27 Berkshire Road, Maplewood.

Here is some general information about the troop.

Troop 60 is a year-round troop, for youth in grades 6 and up (ages 11 and up). Each youth in the Troop belongs to a patrol, which includes scouts of various ages and allows ...

Time to Become a Sponsor for The South Mountain Duck Race on Memorial Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Annual Duck Race is coming - be a sponsor.

On Memorial Day, May 27, hundreds of families gather around the Rahway River in Memorial Park to cheer their ducks to victory and terrific prizes.

What a fantastic way to advertise your business and support children and families the South Orange and Maplewood community. You'll not only promote your business ...

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Inventive Journalism-TAPinto

April 19, 2019

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing  Michael Shapiro on Blog Radio! Michael is the  Publisher and Owner of the TAPinto franchise, which was developed originally by Michael and his wife Lauren in 2008, who  both sought to provide their town’s residents with an “all-online, objective , independent daily local newspaper.” 

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Essex County Officials Investigate Police Shooting

April 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a shooting involving a police officer, Essex County Prosector Theodore N. Stephens II said.

The preliminary investigation indicates that an off-duty state prison corrections officer shot a suspect during an attempted robbery overnight into Sunday, Stephens said in a press release on Monday.

The officer was not injured.

Driver in Death of Pregnant Verona Woman Sentenced to 10 Years

NEWARK, NJ - Anthony V. Casale Jr., 27, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for killing Megan Villanella, a pregnant mother from Verona. 

Casale struck Villanella and her brother, Derek Longo, with his car in March 2017 while he was under the influence of heroin.  Villanella and Longo were standing on the sidewalk on Lakeside Avenue and Pease ...

Vigil set as Westfield Mourns Late Principal, Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44

April 10, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — Community members are mourning the loss of a beloved high school principal who died over the weekend — a passing that follows his bone marrow donation.

Family members were still making the funeral arrangements for Dr. Derrick Nelson, said his 82-year-old father, Willie Nelson, speaking with TAPinto Westfield on Tuesday afternoon. Westfield community ...

TAPinto Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Objectivity and Transparency

April 22, 2019

TAPinto first launched as a single news site aimed to provide high quality, independent and objective local news coverage to New Providence, NJ.  In a short time, thanks to our readers, staff, and the strong desire for impactful local news, we have grown well beyond our initial goals and are now part of a community of over 8 million readers covering more than 100 local communities.  ...

Easter Worship at Community Church, Short Hills

Experience Holy Week at Community Congregational Church!

On Easter Sunday, April 21, we join with Christians around the world in the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Worship includes a multimedia experience of Bible-based messages and engaging music. While parents are in worship, kids of all ages will sing and dance in an Easter celebration during the Children’s Ministry ...

NCJW/Essex Lunch and Learn to Feature Experts in Journalism

LIVINGSTON, NJ – What is real and what is truly important in the daily news cycle? NCJW/Essex is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn program – Breaking News: Navigating Today’s Media – which will examine these issues with a panel of leading experts in the field of journalism and news. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at ...