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Fells Road Closed Westbound on Friday

May 25, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Verona police report that Fells Road will be closed westbound on Friday. Drivers should expect traffic delays and use alternate routes.

The road will be closed westbound all day from Oakridge Road to Oldcheser Road.  There will be no access from side roads.  

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Home Burglarized on Stevens Avenue in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to police reports, a home on Stevens Avenue was burglarized on Wednesday.

Police responded to the home at around 6 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a burglary.  The homeowner discovered that someone had forced open a window to gain access to the residence and then ransacked the bedrooms looking for valuables.

The incident is under investigation by the detective ...

Electrical Pole Fire Slows Traffic on Pompton Avenue

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - An electrical pole fire across from the Pilgrim Diner on Route 23 caused traffic to be diverted on Saturday afternoon.  Cedar Grove firetrucks were on hand waiting for PSE&G to arrive.  Be aware of possible traffic delays in the area.

 

Parsippany septuagenarian becomes NJIT's oldest engineering grad

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?”

In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then 72, who was six years into his quest to earn a Bachelor of ...

H.B. Whitehorne Students Represent New Jersey at National History Day Contest

VERONA, NJ - Three eighth grade students from H.B. Whitehorne Middle School have been chosen to represent the state of New Jersey at the 2018 National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park. There, they will join other students from across the country to celebrate their historical research and compete for a coveted national medal.

Eighth-graders Ella Mathewson, Emma ...

Verona Police Recommend Driving Children to School on Wednesday Due to Storm Damage

VERONA, NJ - Violent thunderstorms blew into the area Tuesday afternoon, leaving downed trees and wires in its wake.  Due to the large amount wires that are down and dangerous, the Verona Police Department is recommending that parents drive children to school on Wednesday.

Police said via Nixle alert that the dangerous situations may not all be resolved by morning and urge parents to ...

Softball: State Run Ends for Verona, Downed By Hornets 4-2

May 25, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ - After an unlikely trip to the State Section Semifinals the Cinderella story for the Verona Softball Team has ended after a 4-2 defeat at the hands of second seeded Hanover Park.

“[Hanover Park] is dangerous on the bases that’s what they’re known for so once they get on they’re dangerous on their own and then they came up and had some nice hits which ...

Softball: Verona Upsets Caldwell in States, 2-1

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The James Caldwell softball team was stunned by an underdog Verona squad on Wednesday afternoon, when the Hillbillies produced a 2-1 victory to oust the third-seeded Chiefs from the North 2, Group 2 state tournament.

“[Verona pitcher Christina Colon] is a great pitcher, but I think our pitcher is a great pitcher too,” said Caldwell head coach Mike ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Jack Strippoli

VERONA, NJ - With a score of 72, Jack Strippoli led the Verona boys golf team to its first sectional title since 1999 -- earning the individual trophy for himself as well.  He followed that up with a score of 75 at the Tournament of Champions to earn an individual state championship title for himself.  Strippoli is the TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the ...

Bloomfield Town Hall to Bring Opioid Crisis to the Forefront in Essex County 

May 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County residents are invited to be a part of the discussion on the opioid epidemic ravaging New Jersey and the nation at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

The Town Hall will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

May 23, 2018

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Cedar Grove Resident Wins Essex County Legends Award

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - William Clyde Schneider, a retired police chief from Cedar Grove was recognized with an Essex County Legends Award at the Annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on May 9.

Held at the Robert O'Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, the even was hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior ...

Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament Postponed

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue. Admission is $5.

Team check in is at 9 a.m.; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 and first ...

Verona Green Fair and Cedar De Mayo Canceled Due to Weather

May 18, 2018

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Mother Nature has put a damper on the weekend plans for Verona and Cedar Grove.  

Verona's 4th Annual Green Fair was to be held Saturday.  However, due to a forecast of heavy rain, the township has opted to cancel the fair and plans to reschedule it in the fall.  Paper shredding will still be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the municipal lot ...

Amazon’s Career Choice program wins “Community Excellence” award

May 26, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

Gallery Haircutters Celebrates New Location in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - For 45 years, Gallery Haircutters was a staple in Caldwell, but when circumstances changed they went looking for a new home and found one in Cedar Grove.  A true family business, Gallery Haircutters relocated to 400 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove in December and celebrated that move with a Grand “Re-Opening” on Saturday.

Vincent “Vinnie” Nicosia ...

Verona Green Fair and Cedar De Mayo Canceled Due to Weather

May 18, 2018

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Mother Nature has put a damper on the weekend plans for Verona and Cedar Grove.  

Verona's 4th Annual Green Fair was to be held Saturday.  However, due to a forecast of heavy rain, the township has opted to cancel the fair and plans to reschedule it in the fall.  Paper shredding will still be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the municipal lot ...

Turning the Tide for Horseshoe Crabs: New Hope for an Ancient Species

CAPE MAY, NJ – Revive & Restore, a California-based nonprofit bringing new biotech tools to conservation, today joined with First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Audubon and Eli Lilly and Company to announce new research that dispels many perceived barriers to the adoption of a safe synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood for biomedical testing. 

Over the past 40 years, the ...

Cedar Grove Swim Team Open House Is June 4th!

May 23, 2018

The 2018 Cedar Grove Summer Swim Team will be having an Open House on Monday, June 4 from 4-6 PM at the Town Pool, located on Slattery Drive.

This will be an opportunity for all registered swimmers and their parents to meet the coaches, receive their team practice and meet schedules and related information, order swim clothing and towels, and get team ...

Hackensack University Medical Center Named One of 100 Great Hospitals in America

HACKENSACK, NJ -- For the eighth year in a row, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been named to Becker's Healthcare list of "100 great hospitals in America."

The hospitals included on this list have been recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction.

“Once ...

Verona Police Recommend Driving Children to School on Wednesday Due to Storm Damage

VERONA, NJ - Violent thunderstorms blew into the area Tuesday afternoon, leaving downed trees and wires in its wake.  Due to the large amount wires that are down and dangerous, the Verona Police Department is recommending that parents drive children to school on Wednesday.

Police said via Nixle alert that the dangerous situations may not all be resolved by morning and urge parents to ...

Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table

May 27, 2018

Sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and harvested from your own garden or container.

Ensure the best flavor and greatest results by selecting the most disease-resistant varieties and growing your tomatoes in full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Select plants with the growth habit ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

May 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

Turning the Tide for Horseshoe Crabs: New Hope for an Ancient Species

May 15, 2018

CAPE MAY, NJ – Revive & Restore, a California-based nonprofit bringing new biotech tools to conservation, today joined with First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Audubon and Eli Lilly and Company to announce new research that dispels many perceived barriers to the adoption of a safe synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood for biomedical testing. 

Over the past 40 years, the ...

TAPintoTravels’ Resident Haeringer Set to Judge World Championship of Salami Making in France Next Month

May 25, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Many in Chatham know Jean-Eudes Haeringer for his work as a handyman around town, as well as the set he built for the Chatham Middle School's production of Willy Wonka Jr.

But Haeringer is now adding a new skill that few can claim: Judge for the 2018 World Championship of Artisan Salami Making.

Haeringer, originally from Strasbourg, France, ...

Will Triple Crown Fever Lead Your Travels to the Belmont Stakes?

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Here is Some Local Weekend Travel Fun - Art Show in Flemington, May 19-20

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Interested in original art by area artists?

"Come to the Small Works Art Show, and support local history at the same time,” says Catherine Langley, co-chair of the event, which will benefit Friends of Historic Flemington.

The show and sale will be Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 20 from noon to 6 p.m., at 123 Main St. here.

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Parsippany septuagenarian becomes NJIT's oldest engineering grad

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?”

In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then 72, who was six years into his quest to earn a Bachelor of ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

May 21, 2018

May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018

On May 14, 2018 at 5:57 p.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume stopped a vehicle without a front license plate and tinted windows. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 36 year old male driver from Paterson for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On May 15, 2018 at 8:31 a.m., Ptl.

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Cedar Grove Junior Football and Cheer Registration Now Open

May 23, 2018

 

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'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...