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Cedar Grove Police Respond to Burglary on Crestmont Road

April 25, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to police reports, a home was burglarized on Crestmont Road on Friday night.

Cedar Grove police responded to the home around 10 p.m. when a burglar alarm was activated.  Responding officers found that someone had forced entry into the home through a rear door.

The detective bureau responded and is investigating the burglary.

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Operation Take Back is April 29 in Cedar Grove

The Cedar Grove Police Department will be participating in the bi-annual Operation Take Back Program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This program enables the public to get rid of unused, unwanted and expired medications properly.

Prescription drug abuse is rapidly becoming one of our nation’s greatest emerging drug problems and it is widely recognized that a majority of abused ...

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 ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Harrison Keating

April 26, 2018

VERONA, NJ - With a young roster, Verona boys lacrosse has had its ups and downs this season, but they haven't stopped fighting.  Battling for the Hillbillies in the cage is junior Harrison Keating who has racked up 98 saves so far this season including 11 in a pivotal win against Columbia earning him TAPInto Verona/Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week honors.

"It feels pretty awesome ...

Baseball: Greater Newark Tournament Seeds Revealed; Cedar Grove is No. 8 and Verona is No. 15

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Defending champion Seton Hall Prep has been awarded the top seed for high school baseball's upcoming Greater Newark Tournament, which begins with preliminary round games next week.

Millburn drew the second seed, Livingston No. 3 and Nutley No. 4. Seeds for other teams in the TAPinto.net area include No. 6 West Essex, No. 10 West Orange and No. 12 Caldwell.

Verona will ...

Girls Lacrosse: Verona Falls to Montclair Kimberly Academy in ECT

MONTCLAIR, NJ - CC Courter found the back of the net for the Verona Hillbillies girls lacrosse team four times, but it was not enough to top Montclair Kimberly Academy who defeated the Hillbillies, 9-8, in the quarterfinals of the Essex County Tournament in Montclair on Tuesday.

MKA outscored Verona 6-3 in the first half, but the Hillbillies were not done battling back in the second half and ...

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 ...

Totowa Plans First Town-Wide Trash to Treasure Garage Sale

April 26, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - The Totowa Public Library is organizing the first ever Totowa Town Wide Trash to Treasure Garage Sale Saturday, April 28.

For a non-refundable $5 donation, the Totowa Public Library will advertise the event, provide a lawn sign for each household, distribute a map/listing of all sale locations, and the Borough will waive permit fees for registered ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Totowa Plans First Town-Wide Trash to Treasure Garage Sale

April 26, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - The Totowa Public Library is organizing the first ever Totowa Town Wide Trash to Treasure Garage Sale Saturday, April 28.

For a non-refundable $5 donation, the Totowa Public Library will advertise the event, provide a lawn sign for each household, distribute a map/listing of all sale locations, and the Borough will waive permit fees for registered ...

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

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 ...

Operation Take Back is April 29 in Cedar Grove

April 24, 2018

The Cedar Grove Police Department will be participating in the bi-annual Operation Take Back Program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This program enables the public to get rid of unused, unwanted and expired medications properly.

Prescription drug abuse is rapidly becoming one of our nation’s greatest emerging drug problems and it is widely recognized that a majority of abused ...

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

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 ...

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 Jersey Shore Seal Sighting on Spring Lake Beach

April 25, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — Another seal came ashore — this time at the jetty on the south end of Spring Lake's beach.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski was walking the beachfront when she spotted this seal at about 3 p.m. on April 18 and took these real-time animated photos. It’s not known whether it returned to the ocean.

On April 12, a harp seal made its way onto Belmar's Fifth ...

Travels Reminder - Can You Fly With Your State ID?

Travels recommends that you always travel with a passport, even domestically.  The U.S. Passport is our national I.D.  With it you will be able to fly domestically to any state. 

The DOHS offers this further explanation:

The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for ...

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

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.

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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 25, 2018

April 16, 2018 – April 22, 2018

On April 19, 2018 at 12:44 p.m., Ptl. Jason Rivers stopped a vehicle for speeding along Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation revealed that the driver, a 61 year old male from West Orange, had a suspended license and an outstanding traffic warrant. He was arrested processed and released with a summons after posting the required bail.

On April 20, ...

Lock Down Initiated After Stray Bullet Found at Morristown High School

April 25, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown High School was on a school-wide lock down as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday after a stray bullet was discovered on the athletic fields of the school. 

Police were on the scene and currently investigating the incident. The school initiated a "shelter in place," which means instruction continued as students stayed in their ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26, 4:00 PM

Alzheimer's NJ Headquarters, Roseland

Alzheimer's 101

Education

Thu, April 26, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Breathe to Live: Lung Health

Health & Wellness

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Fri, April 27, 4:00 PM

Morgans Farm, Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove Celebrates Arbor Day

A Sweet Ending to the 2nd season for Verona Competitive Cheerleading

April 25, 2018

Congratulations to the Senior and Junior Verona Competitive Cheerleading teams who attended the Eastern Cheer and Dance Recreation Nationals at the Giants Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania on April 21, 2018. This was the last competition for the Verona Competitive Cheerleaders for the 2017-2018 competitive season. Both teams put on an amazing performance, showcasing all of the skills they learned ...

'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 ...