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Future of Essex County College's Police Academy Uncertain, Director Says

September 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The director of Essex County College's (ECC) police academy announced today that he was placed on administrative leave, possibly signaling a sale of the training grounds.

“After serving as the Academy Director for the past 14 years, I have been placed on ‘administrative leave’ until the end of 2018,”  ECC Public Safety Academy Director ...

Montclair State University Police Come Under Fire After Drawing Gun Following Student Fight

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University officials have come under fire over a recent video that has surfaced of the campus police responding to a call of a fight between students on Wednesday, with guns drawn. 

Students and alumni took to twitter after a video surfaced.

Students and alumni are concerned that this incident could have escalated and state that this is not the first ...

Verona Board of Education and Verona Education Association Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

September 20, 2018

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Board of Education and Verona Education Association have reached a new collective bargaining agreement for teachers, administrative assistants, and custodial/maintenance staff. Negotiations began in February and were completed in June with the help of a state mediator from the Public Employment Relations Commission.

The VEA ratified the new contract on ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Back to School Photo Gallery

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Verona and Cedar Grove public schools opened on Wednesday for the 2018/2019 school year.  Thank you for sharing your photos.  If you'd like to add yours to the gallery, please email them to

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove's Panther Athlete of the Week: Mike Lever

September 20, 2018

CEDAR GROVE — The game that transpired between Cedar Grove and Hanover Park Friday will be talked about for years. When fans someday recall Cedar Grove football during the late 2010s, Friday’s game will almost always be brought up. 

Cedar Grove senior quarterback Mike Lever will be the center piece of those reminiscings.

Lever threw for 379 yards and five touchdowns while ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Megan Forrest

VERONA, NJ - Megan Forrest loves the self-reliance needed in tennis, while still allowing her to be part of a team.  The Verona high school tennis team captain has proven herself to be a team player this season, stepping into the No. 1 singles role when another player was sidelined and serving as role model for her teammates, making her this week's TAPinto Verona Cedar ...

Football: Montclair Travels to Massillon to Play Washington (Oh.) in One of Country’s Top Games

MASSILLON, Oh. — Montclair High School has established itself as one of the best football teams in New Jersey over the past few decades, with a rich legacy and tradition unlike any other program in the Garden State. 


This weekend, it will lock horns with another team carrying all those same attributes, except on a national level. 


In a move that few ...

Public Hearing Monday Will Address Affordable Housing Regulations in Cedar Grove

September 14, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A public hearing will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss two pending ordinances that will address multi-family housing in Cedar Grove, as well as the township’s currently unmet affordable housing obligations.  

“While the thought of any further development in Cedar Grove is daunting, the State of New Jersey has imposed requirements on ...

Essex County Fall Family Festival Slated for Sept. 29

September 20, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ - The Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Fall Family Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland.

Visitors to the Fall Family Festival can go on canoe trips on the Passaic River or nature walks in Essex County’s West Essex Park. There will be a petting zoo, gardening tips, a live beehive display, ...

Concert at Morgan’s Farm Cancelled Due to Weather

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Beginnings concert scheduled for Wednesday night has been canceled once again due to inclement weather.  A new date has not been scheduled yet.

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ

September 16, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...

Belmar Prepares for Backhand Punch of Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — As Hurricane Florence continues to churn closer to the Southeast coast, Belmar is preparing for high winds, rough surf and dangerous rip currents the massive storm is expected to bring to the Jersey Shore later this week.

Department of Public Works employees were out along the 1.3-mile beachfront Tuesday, September 11, moving beach lockers to Schroeder Park at ...

Father Mychal Judge, First Recorded Victim of 9-11 Who Prayed as Towers Collapsed, Remembered in Graveside Service

September 13, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - Just miles from where Paterson remembered one of its own sons lost in the terrorist attacks of 9-11, dozens of city firefighters and police officers joined together to honor the memory of the first of what would ultimately be nearly 3,000 recorded deaths in the collapse of the Twin Towers.

Father Mychal Judge, who at the time of his death served as the chaplain of the FDNY, ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

September 18, 2018

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

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Future of Essex County College's Police Academy Uncertain, Director Says

September 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The director of Essex County College's (ECC) police academy announced today that he was placed on administrative leave, possibly signaling a sale of the training grounds.

“After serving as the Academy Director for the past 14 years, I have been placed on ‘administrative leave’ until the end of 2018,”  ECC Public Safety Academy Director ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

September 13, 2018

September 3, 2018 – September 9, 2018

On September 5, 2018 at 11:04 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check on his mobile data terminal revealed that the operators driving privileges were suspended. A further investigation also revealed that he was wanted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.  The driver, a 43 year old male from Verona, ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

September 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

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Complementary Posture Screens at The Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell

September 20, 2018

Until the end of September, The Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell is offering Complementary Posture Scans. 

In addition to the cosmetic benefits of proper posture.  Poor posture directly influences health via decreased function and increased pain.  Now you can see the effects of “Text Neck” or sitting all day at work. Using the latest technology, our Doctors of ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York


PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst


UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...