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Tue, May 18
8:30 am — 10:00 am
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New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

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

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Sadness in Dads: It’s a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)?

Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing?

And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as well?

The Monday after Father’s Day has, for the last few years, been christened International ...

Community Conversations: Living with Scoliosis

Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.

 

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System Partner to Empower Patients With Digital Proof of Vaccination

Atlantic Health Patients Now Able to Link Vaccination to CLEAR’s Health Pass

CLEAR and Atlantic Health System have partnered to empower patients with the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Using the free CLEAR app, vaccinated patients now have the option to create a digital version of their paper ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

My Own Little Gay History in South Orange

June 14, 2021

In honor of Pride Month, TAPinto SOMA asked LGBTQ leader and SOMA resident Gary Paul Wright for his thoughts on living in South Orange:

 

When Peter and I were living in Jersey City, circa 1995, we received a flyer about musical instruments being sold by the Seton Hall Music Department at rock-bottom prices. Peter really wanted a piano in the house — even though neither of ...

Maplewood Police Blotter, June 5-13

June 19, 2021

June 6, 2021; Theft from Auto; At approximately 4:30 p.m. a customer entered the Quick Chek on Springfield Ave and left their window on their vehicle down. When they returned, a bag containing cash, identification and an electronic game were missing.

June 8, 2021; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours two unsecured vehicles parked on Hudson Avenue were entered.  A flashlight ...

Maplewood Police Blotter: A Rash of Bicycle Thefts May 23 to June 4

May 23, 2021; Bicycle Thefts; During the daytime hours a bicycle was stolen from Sommer Avenue and three bicycles were stolen from Richmond Avenue

May 24, 2021; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 3:30 p.m. a bicycle left unsecured in the rear of Clinton School was stolen.

May 25, 2021; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 8:30 p.m. a bicycle was stolen from in front of the Burger King on ...

Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Second Vaccination Event on June 26

June 21, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As an incentive to get vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccinations will be given at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and anyone who gets their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at the “I Got Vaccinated at Turtle Back Zoo!” will receive a voucher for one free admission to the zoo.

This will be the second time the promotion will be held; on June 5, a total of 73 ...

Upcoming Essex County Coronavirus Testing Sites, June 22 and 26

For Appointments, Visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456

Essex County, NJ —COVID-19 testing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday in Newark and West Orange. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Free testing will be offered as follows:

Days ...

Bergen County to Open Historic Gethsemane Cemetery for Juneteenth Tours

June 17, 2021

HACKENSACK/LITTLE FERRY, NJ — In commemoration of Juneteenth, Bergen County will open historic Gethsemane Cemetery in Little Ferry to the public for self-guided tours on Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The public viewing, which is being arranged by the County’s Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA) will feature Bergen County historian Dr. Arnold Brown who will be ...

'Unmask the Children' Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted “Unmask the children,” “My body, my choice,” “We do not consent,” “Follow the Science” and “We will vote you out!”

Through the honking car horns of supporters ...

Stop and Shop Shoplifters Arrested and More in South Orange Police Blotter, June 1-9

June 20, 2021

Arrest for Shoplifting: On June 1, 2021 at approximately 3:30 p.m. the Stop and Shop manager called South Orange PD and advised that two individuals just stole numerous groceries and walked out of the store.  Edward Thornton, 53, and Faye Campbell, 54, both of Newark, were stopped by responding officers and found to be in possession of stolen property from Stop and ...

Metro YMCA of the Oranges Celebrates Pride Month with Virtual 5K

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invites the community to join the Y for its first Outside with Pride Virtual 5K on June 25-27, 2021. This event will be an opportunity to support our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors while acknowledging the important history of the LGBTQ movement in our society, and raising awareness about progress still needed to achieve full ...

MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...