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Cedar Grove Police Step Up Enforcement of "No Swimming" at Devil's Hole

June 19, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With an ordinance to back them up, Cedar Grove police announced the department is stepping up enforcement of no swimming in Devil's Hole.

A deep ravine in the Peckman River, Devil's Hole is located behind Foodtown and the apartments on Little Falls Road near Community Park.  It has long been a picturesque place to visit, but has also been a ...

Sections of Personette Avenue in Verona to be Closed Friday

VERONA, NJ - Verona police alerted residents that sections of Personette Avenue will be closed to traffic on Friday.

The road will be closed from Fairview Avenue to Grove Street beginning at 8 a.m. through 1 p.m.  Drivers should plan alternate routes.  

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an online newspaper serving the Townships of Verona and Cedar Grove. TAPinto Verona/Cedar ...

Three Homes Burglarized on Lafayette Drive in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A burglary was reported on Lafayette Drive in Cedar Grove on Friday night according to police reports.

Cedar Grove police responded to the residence around 9 p.m.  The homeowner reported returning home to find that the front door had been forced open and numerous rooms were ransacked.  A second burglary was reported in another Lafayette Drive residence while police ...

Verona Library Announces Summer Events

June 24, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as the Verona Public Library presents “Libraries Rock” during its annual summer reading program. The 2018 Summer Reading Program is open to all Verona residents, from pre-readers through adult, with activities that will include a reading club, story times, crafts, art projects, coding, music, special ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Cedar Grove High School Graduation

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove igh School celebrated the Class of 2018 during its graduation ceremony on Wednesday night.  Please enjoy our photo gallery of the festivities.  To include your photos, email them to jmoreno@tapinto.net

 

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an online newspaper serving the Townships of Verona and Cedar Grove. TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove is ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Verona High School Graduation

CALDWELL, NJ - Verona High School celebrated the Class of 2018 during its graduation ceremony on Tuesday night at Caldwell University.  Please enjoy our photo gallery of the festivities.  To include your photos, email them to jmoreno@tapinto.net

TAPintoVerona/Cedar Grove  is an online newspaper serving the Townships of Verona and Cedar Grove. TAPintoVerona/Cedar Grove is ...

Field Hockey Comes to Verona

June 24, 2018

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Recreation Department is launching an exciting new program for middle school girls. Thanks to the grassroots efforts of the Recreation Department and community volunteers, Verona will have its first ever field hockey teams. Depending on the number of registrants, Verona will have between one and three teams competing in the Mid Jersey Youth Field Hockey League this ...

Photo of the Day: CGHS Boys Lacrosse Recognized by Board of Education for Championship Season

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Board of Education regognized the Cedar Grove High School Boys Lacrosse Team at its meeting on Tuesday.  The team won the first conference title in Cedar Grove High School history, earning a 7-0 record in the NJILL Kirst Division.  

Photo of the Day: CGHS Softball Recognized by Board of Ed for Championship Season

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove High School softball team was recognized by the Board of Education for its championship season at the BOE meeting on Tuesday.  The team won the Essex County Tournament Championship, the SEC American Conference Title  and its second consecutive NJSIAA North 1, Group 1 State Championship.  

Assembly Democratic Bill to Ensure Safety of Special Needs Students on School Buses Clears Assembly Panel 

June 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora, Ralph Caputo and Andrew Zwicker to protect special needs students who ride school buses was released Monday by an Assembly panel. 

This bill (A-4332) would establish a minimum ratio of school bus aides to special needs students on a school bus.

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

Cianna Winkler of Verona Honored with the Nancy & Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Award

June 13, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Verona High School senior Cianna Winkler was recognized for her commitment and dedication to improving life for others.  Winker was presented with Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW/Essex Volunteer Award, which is give to select high school seniors from Essex County.  

Winkler is an honor roll student and Girl Scout with a strong passion for helping others.  She ...

West Orange Stroke Survivor to Participate in Pan-Mass Challenge Bike-a-Thon 

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Amy Hall-Oliver’s excitement about competing in her first Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon at the age of 40 came to a screeching halt in January of 2017 when she suffered a stroke. Refusing to allow this setback to prevent her from honoring her father by riding in the event, this West Orange resident has fully recovered and has gotten her doctor’s ...

The 2018 Valerie Fund Run/ Walk at Verona Park

VERONA, NJ – Hundreds of runners and walkers descended on Verona Park for thirteenth annual Valerie Fund Walk & JAG Physical Therapy 5K Run.  Teams from all over Essex County and beyond came together to support the good works of The Valerie Fund and to recognize children with cancer and blood disorders.

Verona and Cedar Grove were well-represented with teams from local schools, ...

Cedar Grove Fireworks are July 1

June 24, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove fireworks 2018 display will take place on Sunday, July 1 at Panther Park Field. The rain date is July 2.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display begins at dusk. Activities leading up to the fireworks include a live DJ, a balloon artist and an artificial tattoo artist. Refreshments will be sold by the Cedar Grove Black and Gold Club, Towne Scoop Ice ...

Verona Library Announces Summer Events

VERONA, NJ - Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as the Verona Public Library presents “Libraries Rock” during its annual summer reading program. The 2018 Summer Reading Program is open to all Verona residents, from pre-readers through adult, with activities that will include a reading club, story times, crafts, art projects, coding, music, special ...

Essex County Announces Free Summer Concert Series Lineup

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to visit the Essex County Park System and enjoy the 2018 Essex Country Free Summer Music Concert Series. Upcoming events feature Jazz Concerts, a House Music Festival, Jukebox Legends, and Julian and Dominique.

“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Hosts End-of-Year Mixer at Pig & Prince

June 24, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Members of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) gathered at Pig & Prince on Thursday, located in the historic Lackawanna Terminal, for their end of the year gathering.

Founded in 1969 as the West Essex Chapter of Commerce, it became the North Essex Chamber of Commerce in the early part of the 2000s when it added the Montclair Chamber of ...

$50K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Montclair

TRENTON, NJ – Three $50,000 lottery tickets were sold in New Jersey, according to NJ Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White. One ticket was sold in Montclair.

Lottery officials also announced that an Oregon Lottery ticketholder won the $150.4 million Powerball jackpot from the Wednesday, June 20 drawing.

The winning ...

The Joint Chiropractic: Dedicated to Family Chiropractic and Spine Health

We welcome West Essex and Verona to The Joint Chiropractic.  The Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell is dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health. Dr Steve Morse, DC and Dr. Petrusia Kotlar, DC have helped countless patients not only find relief from lower back aches, sciatica pain and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic’s natural, drug-free ...

Red Cross Shares 20 Ways to be Safe This Summer

June 20, 2018

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The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer when many people will begin traveling, firing up the grill, and enjoying swimming and other water-related activities. The American Red Cross wants everyone to have fun and offers 20 things people can do to be safe all summer ...

Cedar Grove Police Step Up Enforcement of "No Swimming" at Devil's Hole

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With an ordinance to back them up, Cedar Grove police announced the department is stepping up enforcement of no swimming in Devil's Hole.

A deep ravine in the Peckman River, Devil's Hole is located behind Foodtown and the apartments on Little Falls Road near Community Park.  It has long been a picturesque place to visit, but has also been a ...

The Joint Chiropractic: Dedicated to Family Chiropractic and Spine Health

We welcome West Essex and Verona to The Joint Chiropractic.  The Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell is dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health. Dr Steve Morse, DC and Dr. Petrusia Kotlar, DC have helped countless patients not only find relief from lower back aches, sciatica pain and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic’s natural, drug-free ...

Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas

June 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow.

Evaluating the sun and shade patterns throughout the day, season, and year is a good place to start.

Unique Edibles to Wow Your Guests

Make your next gathering one to remember by including a few unique vegetables on the relish tray, as a side dish or for dessert. Your guests will be “wowed” not only because you grew your own ingredients, but because of the unique shape, color or flavor of the vegetables you serve.

Create a memorable dining experience with attractive edible containers adorning the patio, balcony or ...

Twelve Must Plant Pollinator-Friendly Flowers

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other varieties on the market.

Attract hummingbirds and second looks from passersby with the vibrant bright ...

First Summer Weekend Entertainment Lineup for Long Beach Island and Stafford Entertainment Lineup

June 23, 2018

LONG BEACH ISLAND – Here we are, it is the first "official" summer weekend.  This is this rundown on this weekend's entertainment lineup for Stafford and Long Beach.

Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.

 

Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom   

Matt Fisher, Friday 8 p.m.
Greg Warren, Sunday 6 ...

State Transportation Officials: New Bridge, Same Design Planned over Shark River Linking Belmar and Avon

BELMAR, NJ — State transportation officials confirmed yesterday that the Main Street/Route 71 bridge over the Shark River will be replaced with one just like it — a low-level movable span that will stand several feet taller and will be situated about three feet west of the current bridge.

During the second public information session on the project held on June 8, N.J. Department of ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...

TSA prepares for a record-breaking summer travel season at Newark-Liberty International Airport

June 24, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for another record-breaking travel season this summer, as 243 million passengers and crew are projected to come through security checkpoints nationwide between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Last summer, TSA screened more than 239 million passengers and crew during the summer travel period, which included four of ...

What do TSA officers want travelers to know?

RICHMOND, VA  – You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight and arrive at your destination safely and on time. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down.

Meet Deborah Simms and Ryan Seymour, Transportation Security Administration officers at Richmond International Airport (RIC).

Third-annual Juneteenth Parade and Heritage Festival in New Brunswick this Weekend

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick, comprising the city's Black Fire Fighters Association, will host the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 16 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth celebrations are held across the country to mark the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865. That state was one of the last locations to learn of ...

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Essex County Announces Free Summer Concert Series Lineup

June 24, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to visit the Essex County Park System and enjoy the 2018 Essex Country Free Summer Music Concert Series. Upcoming events feature Jazz Concerts, a House Music Festival, Jukebox Legends, and Julian and Dominique.

“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

June 18, 2018

On June 14, 2018 at 12:13 a.m., Ptl. Nicole Witel stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check revealed that the registration was suspended. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 23 year old male driver from Montclair for driving while suspended. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On June 16, 2018 at 7:00 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella ...

NJ Teen Steers His Mustang Into Tractor Supply Store

June 20, 2018

MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m.

But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school Seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a soda. In Duffey's case, his friend is a 4-year-old American Mustang he named "Star ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...