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Home Burglarized on Stevens Avenue in Cedar Grove

May 21, 2018

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.

 

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 ...

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

May 20, 2018

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 ...

Queen Latifah delivers keynote to Rutgers Newark graduates

Newark, NJ—Queen Latifah returned to her hometown of Newark Monday to deliver the keynote address at Rutgers University—Newark, where she stressed the importance of diversity and remembering where you come from and civic responsibility.

At the commencement, where 2,977 students received degrees, Latifah was presented with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree not only ...

Softball: Cedar Grove Advances in State Tourney by Shutting Out Boonton

May 22, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Mia Faieta pitched a perfect game, striking out 17 batters, to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers softball team to a 7-0 victory over Boonton in the first round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 State Tournament.

Brittney Taylor went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the win.  Ava Mandala went 2-for-3, knocking in a run for the Panthers, while Faieta had a hit and one RBI.  ...

NJSIAA Baseball: Hasbrouck Heights Upsets Cedar Grove, 5-2, in NJSIAA playoffs

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Remi Sanchez’ two-run single in the top of the fourth gave Hasbrouck Heights the lead, as the Aviators went on to score four runs en route to 5-2 victory over Cedar Grove in the opening round of the NJSIAA North 1, Group 1, State playoffs in Cedar Grove.

Cedar Grove opened the scoring in the bottom of the first, as Shane Benson singled, stole second and scored on an ...

Softball: Cedar Grove Defeats the Mount to Win County Title

NEWARK, NJ - Mia Faieta struck out 11 batters to help lead the No. 1 seed Cedar Grove Panthers softball team to a 1-0 victory over No. 2 seed Mt. Saint Dominic in the Essex County Tournament finals on Sunday in Newark.

Ava Fernandez went 2-for-3 and scored the winning run for Cedar Grove which was driven in on a sacrifice fly by Gianna Kubu in the sixth inning. 

On the mound for MSD, ...

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., ...

Cedar Grove Resident Wins Essex County Legends Award

May 19, 2018

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 ...

Woodland Park Will Host Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held this year on Saturday, May 19 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is May 20. Admission is $5.

Organized by Councilwoman Tracy Kallert, Councilman Vincent DeCesare and Kaitlyn Kallert, the event, which pits ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Financial Incentives for NJ Filmmaking, Says Governor Phil Murphy at Montclair Film Festival

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Film Festival in its seventh year, boasted about 25,000 attendees at this year’s screenings, this according to Governor Phil Murphy who took the stage Saturday at the Wellmont Theater prior to the Q&A session for the closing night film, The Believer.

The Believer is a documentary resulting from a quest by Dan Reynolds, of the band Imagine Dragons, ...

Gallery Haircutters Celebrates New Location in Cedar Grove

May 21, 2018

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

May 19, 2018

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 ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 19, 2018

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 ...

Food to Travel For - Two Jersey Shore Dining Hot Spots in National Limelight for Specialty Eats

BELMAR, NJ — Two Belmar specialty eateries have made the national food-hopping map. Coney Waffle Ice Cream and Sweet Shop on Ocean Avenue and Hoagitos in Belmar Plaza are featured this month on television shows touting what makes them stand out from the rest.

The over-the-top ice cream creations of Coney Waffle are in the spotlight in Viceland’s “The Ice Cream Show” in ...

Jersey Shore Travel Update - Belmar Takes First Step to Toss Plastic Bags from Use by Businesses

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar businesses will need to toss those plastic bags and find a more environmentally friendly way to bag purchases.

And they would be given until next spring to find that new alternative, under a proposed measure introduced on May 1 by the borough council.

If the ordinance is adopted, Belmar would join a handful of municipalities in the state to implement a ban on ...

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

May 20, 2018

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.

Local Travel Idea - Hold on to The Light - May 19 in Flemington to Promote Mental Health Awareness

FLEMINGTON, NJ – An event to promote mental health awareness will be held at the old Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Flemington.  Click here for more information.

"Hold on to the Light” is sponsored by Safe Harbor Child Access Centers and Hunterdon Central High School’s Strides Against Stigma organization. It will be held May 19 from 6 to 10 ...

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Original Pancake House of West Caldwell Evacuated in Possible Pepper Spray Incident

May 20, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Original Pancake House in West Caldwell was evacuated early Saturday afternoon due to a possible pepper spray incident that caused ambulances from the West Essex, Verona and Bloomfield First Aid Squads to assist at the scene.

Bianca Pietro, a West Orange mother of two, said she was seated inside the glass atrium on the south side of the building that faces ...

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.

Community Sends Thoughts and Prayers to East Brook Middle School, Paramus Strong

May 17, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ – Around 10:30 AM Thursday morning, a bus filled with East Brook Middle School 5th Grade Students was involved in a motor vehicle accident along I-80 in Mount Olive, NJ. The students were enroute to Waterloo Village for a class field trip. It was initially reported that the bus had collided with a dump truck causing the bus to roll into the median and dislodge from its ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 22, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

How to Live Longer and Stay Healthy

Health & Wellness

Wed, May 23, 7:30 PM

Cedar Grove Public Library, Cedar Grove

The Caldwell Railway

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, May 25, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

Author Event at Cedar Grove Library

May 16, 2018

Meet Author and Cedar Grove Resident, Lisa Romeo at the Cedar Grove Library on Thursday, May 17 @ 7 pm. as she discusses her new memoir, Starting with Goodbye, which explores grief, love, loss and father/daughter bonds. Come hear about her book, ask questions and enjoy some light refreshments. Books will be available for sale signed by the author.

'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 ...