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Police Believe Drug Overdose Caused Little Falls Teen's Death

May 24, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Police believe that a heroin overdose was the cause of death of a Passaic Valley High School (PVHS) student who died last month. The case is still being investigated.

Vladimir "Bruce" Liakhnovich, 17, was found unresponsive in his residence on April 25. He later died that evening. According to Little Falls Police Chief Steven Post, police responded to a 911 ...

Two Cedar Grove Homes Burglarized on Friday

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police are investigating two residential burglaries that occurred on Friday.  The homes were on Lynwood Road and Yorkshire Drive.

Policeresponded to Lynwood Rd at 11:51 a.m. on a report of a burglary in progress. Entry had been forced through a rear window. The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid, to late 40s wearing a white t-shirt and ...

Cedar Grove Police Officers Particpate in Community Safety Day

Cedar Grove, NJ – On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Cedar Grove Police Officers Michael Grasso and Carolyn Zajack assisted at the “Community Safety Day” held at the Livingston Mall. The event was sponsored by the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association.

CGHS: Did you Know....Interview with Mr. James Cannizzo, Art Teacher

May 23, 2017

We are proud to share "Did You Know...." a regular feature brought to us by the students in Mr. Cardiello's TV productions class at Cedar Grove High School.  In this feature, students write and report on any interesting facts, hobbies and activities their teachers are involved in that they think people should know about.

Interview with Mr. Cannizzo, Art teacher at ...

Local Students Earn Honors at Seton Hall Prep

Cedar Grove - 1st Honors - Julian Braun ’17
Cedar Grove - 1st Honors - Dylan Coffin ’20
Cedar Grove - 1st Honors - Daniel DiNatale ’18
Cedar Grove - 1st Honors - Slok Jariwala ’20
Cedar Grove - 1st Honors - Michael Massa ’20
Cedar Grove - 1st Honors - Tyler McGuigan ’18
Cedar Grove - 1st Honors - Nicolas Mitrano ’19
Cedar Grove - 1st Honors - Kyle ...

Verona High School's Creative Arts Festival is May 31

VERONA, NJ - Verona High School students will once again exhibit their creative endeavors from this year’s curricular and extracurricular activities at the school’s annual Creative Arts Festival on Wednesday May 31, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The exhibition will remain on view the morning of June 1 from 8:00-9:30 a.m.  Parents, families, friends, VHS graduates ...

Baseball: Verona Bests Butler 9-6 in First Round of State Tourney

May 24, 2017

BUTLER, NJ - Ninth-seed Verona scored eight runs in a pivotal third inning to defeat eight-seed Butler, 9-6, in the first round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 tournament in Butler on Tuesday.

Ian Metzger wentt 3-for-4 with two RBI and scoring three runs.  Anthony Zamloot tallied three singles with two RBI and a run scored. 

Wade Kistner delivered two hits with ...

Photo of the Day: Verona Fishing Derby Tradition Continues

VERONA, NJ - Jack Fatatis from Verona caught the first fish in the boys' category during the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Verona Park on Thursday, May 18. He caught the fish at 6:02 p.m. Presenting the award is Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk. Upcoming fishing derbies will be held Saturday, June 10 in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park and Saturday, ...

Verona Resident and MSDA Student Kelsey Oh Receives Men of Essex Award

LIVINGSTON - On Wednesday night, the Men of Essex held their 59th Annual Essex Award Dinner.  The Men of Essex honor outstanding athletes from high schools in Essex County.  Verona resident and Mt. St. Dominic Academy senior Kelsey Oh received a Men of Essex 2017 Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award.  

This gifted right-hander was named NJ.com/Star Ledger State ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

May 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

Results are in. The New Verona Councilmen are.....

VERONA, NJ - Preliminary election results are in and Verona's new councilmen will be incumbent Mayor Kevin Ryan, Jack McEvoy and Edward "Ted" Gibllin.  These numbers have not been certified by the Essex County Board of Elections, but the unofficial counts are 1,774 for McEvoy, 1,304 for Ryan, 1,265 for Giblin, 1,242 for Carrie Ford, 771 for Christopher Piccuirro and 651 ...

Results are in. The new Cedar Grove town councilmen are...

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Unofficial results show that Cedar Grove's new Councilmen will be incumbent Joe Cicala,  Kerry Peterson and Robbie Vargo.  These numbers have not been certified by the Essex County Board of Elections, but the unofficial counts are 1,056 for Cicala, 1,166 for Vargo, 1,133 for Peterson and 580 for Don Elting.  

 

Results are in. The New Verona Councilmen are.....

May 9, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Preliminary election results are in and Verona's new councilmen will be incumbent Mayor Kevin Ryan, Jack McEvoy and Edward "Ted" Gibllin.  These numbers have not been certified by the Essex County Board of Elections, but the unofficial counts are 1,774 for McEvoy, 1,304 for Ryan, 1,265 for Giblin, 1,242 for Carrie Ford, 771 for Christopher Piccuirro and 651 ...

Results are in. The new Cedar Grove town councilmen are...

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Unofficial results show that Cedar Grove's new Councilmen will be incumbent Joe Cicala,  Kerry Peterson and Robbie Vargo.  These numbers have not been certified by the Essex County Board of Elections, but the unofficial counts are 1,056 for Cicala, 1,166 for Vargo, 1,133 for Peterson and 580 for Don Elting.  

 

Modernization of Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange is Underway

May 15, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A $2.8-million project to modernize Rink 1 in Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange is officially underway and is the first major renovation to the rink since the facility opened in 1958.

A new refrigeration system will enable the arena to operate more efficiently and will provide a better ice skating surface, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, ...

Verona High School's Creative Arts Festival is May 31

May 21, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Verona High School students will once again exhibit their creative endeavors from this year’s curricular and extracurricular activities at the school’s annual Creative Arts Festival on Wednesday May 31, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The exhibition will remain on view the morning of June 1 from 8:00-9:30 a.m.  Parents, families, friends, VHS graduates ...

Livingston to Welcome “Cirque Italia” Traveling Water Circus in June

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Technology and performing arts will combine to create a “one-of-a-kind show” in the Livingston Mall parking lot from June 1 to June 4 when “Cirque Italia,” the first traveling water circus, visits the township.

When Manuel Rebecchi, president and owner of Cirque Italia, and COO Chanté DeMoustes visited the Livingston Township Council ...

Free Ticket Giveaway to See 'America's Got Talent' Star at the Wellmont, June 2

MONTCLAIR, NJ - TAPinto Montclair is giving away two pairs of tickets to two lucky winners to see 'America's Got Talent' star, Sal Valentinetti, perform at the Wellmont on June 2 at 8p.m.

Valentinetti, an Italian-American crooner known best for his vocals, larger than life personality and his heart of gold. The live performance will take place at the Wellmont ...

Somerset Patriots Help Atlantic League Celebrate 20th Anniversary

May 23, 2017

On May 20, 1998, the first ever Atlantic League of Professional Baseball game was played at the Sandcastle in Atlantic City, New Jersey between the Atlantic City Surf and the Somerset Patriots. The newly founded six-team independent league had come to fruition after a three-year process that began when founder Frank Boulton was looking to move one of his minor league teams to the Long ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

Ironside Newark to offer retail and loft-style offices a block from Penn Station

After many years of sputtering along, the Mulberry Commons Park (formerly known as Triangle Park) redevelopment is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Warehouse building that overlooks the future site of the park is slated to become a key feature of the future recreational area with expansive retail space and a mix of loft-style and penthouse office environments.

The project is ...

Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day is Saturday

May 18, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. encourages Essex County residents to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. It will be held as follows:

Date:Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time:9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place:Old Essex County Hospital Center
125 Fairview ...

Babies Born at Mountainside Medical Center on May 12 Receive Commemorative Yogi Berra Baby Hats

May 17, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - All babies born on May 12 at participating NJ hospitals got a special treat in honor of baseball legend Yogi Berra.

May 12 would have been Berra's 92nd birthday. To honor this special day, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center donated to area hospitals a selection of Yogi Berra Museum baby hats, along with free Museum memberships for the families of all ...

Essex County Seniors Honored by County Officials

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO

AND THE DIVISION OF SENIOR SERVICES CELEBRATE

ESSEX COUNTY’S ANNUAL OLDER AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Essex County Legend Awards are Presented to

Irvington resident Mary Reed, Newark resident Barbara Roberts

and West Orange residents Ruth Bernstein and Nancy Trewhella

 

Cedar Grove, NJ – Montclair resident Margie Johnson, ...

2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure Set for May 21

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nearly 2,000 people are expected when the 2017 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure is held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sunday, May 21.

The race is partially sponsored by TAPinto.net.

The Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure’s official Master of Ceremonies will be WABC-TV Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Johnson, who has been a member of the the ...

Two Cedar Grove Homes Burglarized on Friday

May 20, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police are investigating two residential burglaries that occurred on Friday.  The homes were on Lynwood Road and Yorkshire Drive.

Policeresponded to Lynwood Rd at 11:51 a.m. on a report of a burglary in progress. Entry had been forced through a rear window. The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid, to late 40s wearing a white t-shirt and ...

Bloomfield Township Councilman Elias Chalet Pleads Guilty in Essex County Superior Court

NEWARK, NJ - Elias Chalet, First Ward Councilman of the Township of Bloomfield, entered a guilty plea to bribery charges Tuesday morning in Essex County Superior Court. The plea was made before Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin.

Chalet pleaded guilty to second-degree bribery in official of political matters. According to attorney Peter W. Tillman of Springfield, the other ...

Ironside Newark to offer retail and loft-style offices a block from Penn Station

May 17, 2017

After many years of sputtering along, the Mulberry Commons Park (formerly known as Triangle Park) redevelopment is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Warehouse building that overlooks the future site of the park is slated to become a key feature of the future recreational area with expansive retail space and a mix of loft-style and penthouse office environments.

The project is ...

TAPinto Travels: Our Spotlight Continues on New York City Weekend Activities

May 21, 2017

Paint-splattered shoes are considered a sartorial no no at most dining establishments and night clubs.

So it should come with a sense of relief that the first and only official paintball "ReBall" center in the TriState area -- and the only paintball facility in NYC -- is now open at Indoor Extreme Sports.

And even better, the New York Social Network wants to take you there for a ...

TAPinto Travels: Berlin Airlift Legacy in Farmingdale

For nearly 30 years, the Farmingdale, N.J.-based Berlin Airlift Foundation has devoted itself to preserving the legacy of the 1948-49 humanitarian effort.

Nowhere is the work more prominent than with its Spirit of Freedom, a fully restored Douglas C-54 which contains inside its fuselage a museum filled with artifacts and information about the airlift.

That plane is still a regular at air ...

TAPinto Travels: Historic Flight Set for New York City to Farmingdale New Jersey

Nearly seventy years later and 4,000 miles away, one of history's greatest humanitarian efforts is about to remembered in New Jersey.

For almost precisely 15 years, the world's last remaining Boeing C-97 aircraft -- a Cold War workhorse linked to the famed Berlin Airlift in 1948-49 -- has sat idle, undergoing repairs and retrofits, overhauls and maintenance in a hangar at Floyd ...

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Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Verona Police Blotter

May 23, 2017

The Verona Police Department logged a total of 415 assignments during the week of May 14, 2017 – May 20, 2017. Responses included the following:  18 burglar alarms (13 residential, 5 commercial); 39 rescue squad dispatches; 14 fire department dispatches; 14 motor vehicle crash scenes; 1 Arrest; 87 motor vehicle stops that resulted in 70 traffic summonses being issued and 46 warning ...

Police Believe Drug Overdose Caused Little Falls Teen's Death

May 24, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Police believe that a heroin overdose was the cause of death of a Passaic Valley High School (PVHS) student who died last month. The case is still being investigated.

Vladimir "Bruce" Liakhnovich, 17, was found unresponsive in his residence on April 25. He later died that evening. According to Little Falls Police Chief Steven Post, police responded to a 911 ...

Resident Responds to MMS FSA and calls for Release of Bylaws after Executive Board Selection Questioned

May 23, 2017

In response to the factually incorrect letter to the editor written by MMS FSA Treasurer, Stephanie Muszynski, clarifications must be made about the numerous falsehoods contained in her letter. 

Countless people have reached out to me directly to express their similar feelings about this current Board.  I am glad to have struck a nerve and hopeful that this will continue the checks ...

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The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona’s 2017 Discount Card Now Available

May 22, 2017

Twenty-seven local businesses participate in fundraiser by offering discounts to community

VERONA, N.J. May 19, 2017 – The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona worked with local Verona businesses to develop the annual Discount Card for 2017.  Once again, the card provides potential savings for local residents who eat, shop and purchase services locally. 

Available ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...