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Cedar Grove Police Apprehend Burglary Suspect

April 10, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police arrested two suspects on Monday on burglary charges after a brief foot chase.

Around 1 p.m. police were alerted by an insurance company that a stolen vehicle was being tracked in teh area of 100 Ridge Rd.  Officers responded to the area and began searching for the car.  According to police reports, Officer Rivers saw the suspect vehicle parked in ...

New Car Stolen from Cedar Street in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A new Lincoln MKC was stolen on Cedar Street during the overnight hours on Monday.  The owner reported the vehicle stole around 7:50 a.m.

According to police reports, the vehicle had just been purchased and the owner didn't’ realize that a spare key fob was left in it.  A cell phone app allowed the owner to track the car to North 13th Street ...

Cedar Grove High School Teacher of the Week: Mr. Vincent Mufferi

April 20, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ = This week’s teacher of the week is from our science department and has been teaching at Cedar Grove high school for more than 10 years.

Before becoming a teacher, Mr. Vincent Mufferi worked as an engineer. One of his close friends told him that there was a physics teacher position open. Mr. Mufferi decided to apply for the position and to try something new. He applied ...

NFL's David Njoku Visits Memorial Middle School in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Former Cedar Grove resident and student, David Njoku, who plays tight end for the Cleveland Browns, surprised the students of Memorial Middle School with a visit on Thursday.

Students assembled in the gym where they were shown a brief background video on Njoku.  Unbeknownst to the students, the football star was waiting behind stage and was greeted with enthusiastic ...

Our Lady of the Lake School Awards Devan Moses with the 2018 Thomas V. Dougherty Sportsmanship Award

VERONA, NJ - Eighth grader, Devan Moses has been awarded the Our Lady of the Lake School's Thomas V. Dougherty Sportsmanship Award. The recognition is earned by the OLL student-athlete who exemplifies never-ending teamwork, respect and honor while gracefully representing OLL School, their team and themselves.  The award was established in the honor of Thomas V. Dougherty, whose ...

Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week: Joe Amati

April 19, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - After missing his junior year due to injury, Joe Amati is happy to be back on the field and contributing to the Cedar Grove boys lacrosse team's current 7-1 record.  With 14 goals, 13 assists and 42 ground balls so far this season, the senior midfielder is a presence on both offense and defense, making him this week's Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Christina Colon

VERONA, NJ - After the loss of several seniors and a jump to a tougher division, the Verona softball team faces some tough challenges and is relying on its veterans to lead the way.  With 35 strikeouts in this past week alone and a .222 batting average for the week, pitcher Christina Colon is delivering for her team, earning her TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the ...

Boys Lacrosse: Cedar Grove Shuts Down Saddle Brook to Win Seventh Game in a Row

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Five different players scored multiple goals to lift the Cedar Grove Panthers boys lacrosse team to a 14-2 victory over the Saddle Brook Falcons at home on Tuesday.

Alex LoPresti had three goals and five assists in the win, while his brother Nick LoPresti found the back of the net four times and had one assist.  James Johnson had three goals for Cedar Grove.  ...

New Route 46 East, Clove Road Ramps Opened Sunday

April 16, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that the new ramps between Route 46 eastbound and Clove Road will open on Sunday, April 15.

Existing ramps from Route 46 east to Clove Road and the Clove Road ramp onto Route 46 east were reconstructed and will be permanently closed. Temporary detours will be in place this weekend until the new ramps open on ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. 

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Essex County Freeholders Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Grove Street in Montclair

NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of  the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair.

This Resolution coincides with Montclair’s recently adopted Ordinance passed November 13, 2017, reducing ...

Photo of the Day: Verona Juniors Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 18, 2018

On Thursday April 5, 2018, members of the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona along with their children planted a pinwheel garden outside of Verona Police Department.  The planting of the pinwheel recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Juniors’ participation in Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey's Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign.

Pictured in the attached photo from left ...

Young Gymnasts and Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez Take a Stand Against Progeria

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After months of anticipation, young gymnasts from Tumble Techs Gymnastics Academy of Fairfield had the opportunity to meet, "strike a pose," Snapchat and more with New Jersey native and Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez to help raise money and awareness for Progeria, a rare and fatal "rapid aging ...

Verona Lions Offer Service Awards to Graduating Seniors

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Lions Club is seeking applications from students who are Verona residents who actively participated in valuable services to the community. The Lions may present up to three cash awards of $1,500 to graduating High School seniors who best exhibit service to their school, community, church, temple or non-profit charitable organization.

Our award criteria are not based on ...

Community Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church Continues on April 22

April 17, 2018

VERONA, NJ - The Community Concert Series will close it’s 2017-18 season with a concert featuring composer and pianist Joseph Martin and soprano, Sue Martin on Sunday, April 22nd at 3 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Verona located at 10 Fairview Avenue.  There is a suggested donation of $10.

Both have toured around the world with their inspiring music and were in the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Cedar Grove Art Walk

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The inaugural Cedar Grove Art Walk kicked off Thursday.  Councilman Robbie Vargo thanked the sponsors and the Downtown Advisory Committee for their hard work and dedication to the event.  The banners will be on display downtown for the next month.  Please enjoy this photo gallery of the event.

Meet the Artist: Xavier Matthews

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Xavier Matthews studied abroad, with a background in computer graphics and a love for comics he has been combining a graphic feel with an Illustration appeal.  A vibrant and bold palette, Matthews attempts to capture the colorful mood of our local Antique shop.

The Cedar Grove Art Walk is on April 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  The inaugural Art Walk in the township ...

Did you know you can list Car Washes, Blood Drives, Beefsteaks and other Non-Profit events on the TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Community Calendar for FREE?

April 9, 2018

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Community Calendar. You can submit content through our website by clicking on fhe "Submit Content" button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile

April 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, joined ...

Students Demand Action to host 'Day of Action' on Columbine Anniversary at Brookdale Park

April 18, 2018

Students Demand Action Essex County will host “April 20 Day of Action: Gun Reform Education Fair” to educate and inform local students about the need for gun reform in our nation, inspire them to be activists, and honor the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

The April 20 event will take place in at Brookdale Park (lower field by Bellevue entrance) in ...

Photo of the Day: Verona Juniors Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month

On Thursday April 5, 2018, members of the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona along with their children planted a pinwheel garden outside of Verona Police Department.  The planting of the pinwheel recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Juniors’ participation in Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey's Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign.

Pictured in the attached photo from left ...

More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

April 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come.

Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful and often ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

April 16, 2018

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Community Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church Continues on April 22

April 17, 2018

VERONA, NJ - The Community Concert Series will close it’s 2017-18 season with a concert featuring composer and pianist Joseph Martin and soprano, Sue Martin on Sunday, April 22nd at 3 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Verona located at 10 Fairview Avenue.  There is a suggested donation of $10.

Both have toured around the world with their inspiring music and were in the ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

April 16, 2018

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Travels Review - Bon Jovi Rocked the Newark Rock and Now They Journey to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and rock’n concert.

It ...

Local Travels - Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Perform for 2018 NJ Balloon Festival

READINGTON, NJ – Balloons may be the main attraction at the annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, but music also takes center stage here.

The festival will be held July 27 through July 29 at Solberg Airport and this year’s main music attractions have been announced.

On Friday evening, Andy Grammer will perform. His debut album featured the platinum singles ...

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Students Demand Action to host 'Day of Action' on Columbine Anniversary at Brookdale Park

April 18, 2018

Students Demand Action Essex County will host “April 20 Day of Action: Gun Reform Education Fair” to educate and inform local students about the need for gun reform in our nation, inspire them to be activists, and honor the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

The April 20 event will take place in at Brookdale Park (lower field by Bellevue entrance) in ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

April 16, 2018

April 8, 2018 – April 15, 2018

On April 9, 2018 at 7:50 a.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers responded to a Cedar Street address to take a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The vehicle was stolen from the driveway during the overnight hours. Patrolman Rivers was able to locate the vehicle using an application installed by the dealer on the owner’s phone. Detectives responded to that area in ...

Montville Residents & Twp Committee Ask for Resignation of Committeewoman over Facebook Post

April 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to censure Committee Member June Witty for a personal Facebook post she made on April 8 which compared Democrats to Nazis. All four members of the five-person committee asked for her resignation.

The post, a chart which states that Nazis believed in “media mind control,” “no guns,” abortion, and ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, April 20, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, April 20, 7:00 PM

Verona Community Center, Verona

VHS Swim Team Fundraiser is Friday

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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Sat, April 21, 9:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church, Verona

Sacred Choral Workshops Offered at First ...

Arts & Entertainment

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive

April 16, 2018

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica, is a seven year old, who needs a bone marrow transplant. 

Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match, will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Elise Johanssen of Be The Match ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...