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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 ...

Baseball: Cedar Grove Tops Verona

April 21, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Ray Williams struck out 11 batters in seven innings, allowing just four hits and walking, one, to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers baseball team to a 7-4 victory over cross-town rivals the Verona Hillbillies in Verona on Friday.

Verona struck first and led 2-0 until the top of the sixth inning  when the Panthers went on a three-run rally, going on to add four runs in the seventh ...

Girls Lacrosse: Cedar Grove Gets Overtime Win Over Whippany Park

WHIPPANY PARK, NJ - Jessie Green found the back of the net on a free position shot to give the Cedar Grove Panthers girls lacrosse team an 9-8 overtime victory over Whippany Park on Thursday.

After a rough first half, the Panthers trailed 5-1, with Taylor St. Laurent scoring the lone first half goal for the Panthers.  It looked as if Whippany Park would continue to dominate when ...

Baseball: Cedar Grove Crushes Science Park

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Joe Kubu went 2-for-2 with three RBI to help lead the Cedar Grove Panthers baseball team to a decisive 18-1 win over Science Park at home on Wednesday.

Kubu also pitched four innings for the Panthers, allowing no hits, striking out seven and walking two.  Shane Benson, Dom Bryant, Anthony Clarizio, Joe Gerard and Dennis Mitola each drove in two runs for Cedar ...

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 ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

April 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

April 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

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

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 ...

Grow an Abundant Tomato Harvest in a Pot

April 22, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Harvest and enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes right outside your kitchen.  Grow them in containers set on your patio, balcony, deck or stairs. You’ll enjoy the convenience of harvesting fresh tomatoes just a few feet away from where you prepare your meals. And your guests will enjoy harvesting fresh tomatoes to add to their salad or sandwich.

Tomatoes ...

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

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 Focus - Rogers Center Offers WNY Fans a Taste of Major League Baseball

April 22, 2018

TORONTO, ON -- The start of the Major League Baseball season means summer is drawing closer. While there are no MLB teams to follow in the Greater Olean or Buffalo areas for summer, a trip across the border to Canada leads to the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East.

The Rogers Centre, where the Blue Jays play, is regarded as one of the unique venues of baseball.

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

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 ...

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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

Mon, April 23, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

Register Now for the Verona Music Parent Association 3rd Annual Spring Golf Outing

April 22, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Calling All Golfers -- the Verona Music Parents Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Spring Golf Outing on May 9. at the Black Bear Golf Club in Franklin, NJ.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shot gun start.  Barbecue lunch will be provided.  To register visit vmpagolf.org.

All money raised will benefit the Verona High School Music Department.  

'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 ...