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Another Fake Shooting Reported at Willowbrook Mall

February 27, 2017

WAYNE, NJ -  Patrons saw a fight break out in the mall and multiple people falsely shouted that there was shooting and gun at Willowbrook Mall Sunday evening.

Police on the scene said no shooting occurred, but in the aftermath of the panic, shoppers and employees scrambled to run and duck into stores and back rooms. No injuries have been reported.

There are no official ...

Craig’s List Ad Leads to Heroin Distribution Arrest in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A joint investigation between the Fairfield Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force led to the arrested of Hoboken resident William Renfro, 51, for possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of heroin within a school zone.

According to police, it was ...

Woodland Park Police Arrest Man Who Attempted To Rob TD Bank on McBride Ave.

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park police arrested a suspect on Thursday, Feb. 23 who attempted to rob the local TD Bank branch, located at 1235 on McBride Ave.

According to Det. Sgt. John Uzzalino, police received calls from several of the bank's activated hold up alarms. The attempted robbery occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m.

"The suspect entered TD Bank, approached the teller ...

Bloomfield College, Holy Name Medical Center Announce Nursing Articulation Agreement

February 23, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield College and Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck NJ have signed an articulation agreement whereby students who complete the Registered Nursing (RN) Diploma Program at Holy Name Medical Center will now have a unique opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Bloomfield College.

The benefits of this accelerated, low cost program include ...

Verona Juniors Announce Writing Contest Winners

VERONA, NJ - The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona held a creative writing contest in December and is very pleased to announce the winners.

The contest received 71 entries in total and a panel of judges made up of six Verona residents picked the three winners who all attend HBW Middle School. First place was awarded to “A World With No Sound” by Katie Hunt, who is a 7th grader.

Ice Sculptures Bring School Spirit and Creativity to Cedar Grove High School

CEDAR GROVE, NJ- Cedar Grove High School found a way to show school spirit with something unique and creative, and something that surprised both staff and students: ice sculptures.

Various ice sculptures were carved outside of the high school Wednesday, Feb. 15 in shapes that showed the Panthers’ pride in their school. The sculptures received a lot of positive attention from students as ...

Girls Winter Track: Kate Ashley Finishes 17th at Meet of Champions, Achieves Personal Best

February 27, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Verona's Kate Ashley closed out her winter track season with an incredible performance in the 800m run at The Meet of Champions Bennett at the Indoor Athletic Center in Toms River on Sunday.

Ashley won her heat fr in 2:19.65, shaving off three seconds from her previous best the week before. Ashley finished 17th overall in the state in the 800m, noting that ...

Wrestling: Verona Sends Two to Atlantic City

VERONA, NJ - Verona's Jimmy Loudon and Frank Gabriele  have both earned their way to the state wrestling championship's at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall this coming weekend.  

Loudon took fourth place in the NJSIAA Region 3 championships at 120 lbs. on Saturday.  Loudon pinned Madison's Jack Murphy and defeated Lyndhurst's Matthew Daub, 10-3, ...

Wrestling: Cedar Grove Sends Two to Atlantic City

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove's Anthony Clarizio and Dan DiPrenda have both earned their way to the state wrestling championship's at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall this coming weekend.  

Clarizio took second place in the NJSIAA Region 2 championships at 126 lbs. on Saturday.  Clarizio had a bye in the first round.  He then defeated Montville's Ronald Rumsby, ...

NJ 11th for Change Asks: Where are you Rodney?

February 25, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, N.J.- Last night constituents of Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen attended a town hall meeting hosted by a grass-roots group called NJ 11th for Change at the United Food & Commercial Workers Union in Little Falls.

The group has been showing up at Frelinghuysen’s office requesting a face-to-face with their congressman to discuss and address the concerns ...

Verona Council Adopts Three Ordinances, Pool Memberships and Parades Discussed

VERONA,NJ – The Verona Town Council adopted three ordinances on second reading, and discussed pool memberships and the annual baseball and softball parade at its meeting Tuesday.

The first is a bond ordinance of $825,000 for WWTP roof replacement. The purpose of the ordinance is to improve the water and utility buildings by the replacement of roof on five buildings and the replacement of ...

Verona Introduces Projected $23 Million Municipal Budget

VERONA, NJ – Township Manager Matthew Cavallo and Chief Financial Officer Matthew Laracy introduced a projected 2017 municipal budget of $23 million at the Verona town council meeting on Tuesday.

Laracy explained that municipal taxes under the proposed spending plan are not expected to increase.  The budget presented to the Council has a zero percent tax rate ...

NJ 11th for Change Asks: Where are you Rodney?

February 25, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, N.J.- Last night constituents of Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen attended a town hall meeting hosted by a grass-roots group called NJ 11th for Change at the United Food & Commercial Workers Union in Little Falls.

The group has been showing up at Frelinghuysen’s office requesting a face-to-face with their congressman to discuss and address the concerns ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Accepting Candidate Statements

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from up through the week before Election Day. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site. No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day through Election Day.  Statements must be ...

Dog Found near Bloomfield Avenue and Prospect Avenue Montclair

February 26, 2017

MONTCLAIR NJ - Recently groomed best friend found in Montclair on Bloomfield Avenue at Prospect Avenue. 

This boy decided to go out for an adventure this morning and was found near the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Prospect. 

He's very sweet and somewhat frightened. It took a group of motorists, runners and other people to get him to safety.

If you recognize him ...

Montclair Drifters Women’s Organization Leave Coats on Parking Meters for Those in Need

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Anyone in need of a warm winter coat was in luck in East Orange and Orange this past weekend, thanks to the generosity of a few thoughtful women.

East Orange First Lady Bibi Taylor, Orange First Lady Dr. Karma B. Warren and members of the Montclair Chapter of Drifters, Inc. sponsored a unique coat giveaway program modeled after a program originated in Nova Scotia.

American Women Composers: Community Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Verona

February 25, 2017

The First Presbyterian Church of Verona located at 10 Fairview Avenue presents the 6th in its series of Community Concerts on Sunday, March 5 at  3 PM.  As it is Women’s History Month, the concert focuses on women composers and will feature soprano, Patricia Genser, Laura Pamparatto on the flute and Judith Munro deWette on piano.     There is no cost for ...

One Night Only: Ami Brabson Brings One Woman Show to Westminster Arts Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Ami Brabson is bringing her one woman show, Phenomenal Woman, to the Westminster Center for the Arts at Bloomfield College for one night only Friday February 24.

The one woman cabaret show will be the featured grand finale of the black history month events at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ.  

Brabson has had recurring roles in ...

Too Many Questions: An Evening with Virginia Durr at Bloomfield Public Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Public Library presents 'Too Many Questions:An Evening with Virginia Durr' on Saturday March 4 at 2 p.m. 

Raised to be a genteel Southern lady, Virginia Foster Durr defied her family, friends, and culture to become one of the South’s most active and vocal champions of civil rights.   Her remarkable life journey and wry sense of humor ...

TAPinto Founder Mike Shapiro goes One on One with Steve Adubato

February 14, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - TAPinto.net founder Mike Shapiro sat down this week to do 'One on One' with Steve Adubato. to talk about the state of media in NJ and TAPinto's franchise model for local news.

The segment will broadcast in the near future. Watch this space to learn more about when and where to watch. 

Kids' Slime-Making Craze Causes Local Glue Shortage

February 22, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Having trouble finding school glue and borax locally? Blame it on the slime-making craze that has  kids and parents buying up the ingredients as fast as stores can stock their shelves.

Petra Guglielmetti, a Westfield mom of three, said she learned about the slime craze after daughter’s first-grade teacher sent home notes asking her to bring in more ...

Newark Man is Sentenced to Three Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Verona

February 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Jose Asencio of Newark was sentenced to three years in prison in Essex County Superior Court on Friday for leaving the scene of the hit-and-run accident that killed Matthew BeneduceMcGrath, 59 of Verona on June 24.   

BeneduceMcGrath was struck and killed while crossing the street at Bloomfield Avenue and Hillcrest Terrace. 

According to earlier reports, ...

American Women Composers: Community Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Verona

February 25, 2017

The First Presbyterian Church of Verona located at 10 Fairview Avenue presents the 6th in its series of Community Concerts on Sunday, March 5 at  3 PM.  As it is Women’s History Month, the concert focuses on women composers and will feature soprano, Patricia Genser, Laura Pamparatto on the flute and Judith Munro deWette on piano.     There is no cost for ...

Lenten Adult Education Series Offered at First Presbyterian Church of Verona

VERONA, NJ - The First Presbyterian Church of Verona, located at 10 Fairview Avenue is offering a Lenten Adult Education Series.  This 5 week course entitled "What Does Lent Have to Do With Where I Spend Most of My Time" will meet Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:30 at the church.  The series will focus on Tim Keller's book, "Ever Good Endeavor" ...

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Authorities Investigate Suspected Homicide on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell

February 27, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell police and units of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office were on location of a suspected homicide in the vicinity of 397 Bloomfield Avenue on Sunday night, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN).

The service, which reports emergency radio activity, stated that a potential shooting was reported in the area, but no other information was available at ...

Verona Police Blotter

February 22, 2017

February 10, 2017 – February 17, 2017

2/10/2017

3:29 PM Officer Steve Young took a report of a suspicious phone call from a Belleville resident.  The resident reported that he received a phone call from a restricted number asking him about an upcoming court matter that he was involved in.  The resident found this suspicious, as the call was from a restricted number and he ...

Candidate Statement from Cedar Grove Town Council Candidate Kerry Peterson

February 23, 2017

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove invites all candidates to submit statements and to advertise on TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove's daily news site. Candidates may submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor. No ...

Night of Violence Leaves 1 Dead in New Brunswick

February 26, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — An attempted robbery turned deadly early this morning on Hamilton Street.

Two or three men approached an individual, whose identity has yet to be released, around 2:30 a.m. between Woodbridge and Bridge streets. They “demanded personal property,” according to a crime alert, which caused a “physical altercation” to break out.

The robbers ...

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Mon, February 27, 10:00 AM

Cedar Grove Public Library, Cedar Grove

Pre-K Yoga at Cedar Grove Library

Health & Wellness

Mon, February 27, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Learning to Fly

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, February 28, 10:00 AM

Cedar Grove Public Library, Cedar Grove

Wee Read Story Time

Arts & Entertainment Education

Jacksonville Chapel Concert Band to Host Free Concert

February 27, 2017

LINCOLN PARK, NJ -- Jacksonville Chapel Concert Band will be hosting a FREE children’s concert on Sunday, March 5. Pre-concert fun begins at 2:00 p.m. and the musical performances at 3:00 p.m. Bring the whole family, clap along, sing and dance as various ensembles perform kid-friendly tunes. Performances will include Suzuki strings, the Encore Ensemble and the Jacksonville Chapel Concert ...

‘Moon over Buffalo’ Makes for Slash-Dash Fun at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ – Once again, playwright Ken Ludwig is having a New Jersey moment. His fast-paced comedy "Moon Over Buffalo" from 1995 is receiving a rip roaring production by the Chatham Players.

The plot centers on a theatrical couple, George and Charlotte Hay, who spend most of their careers touring smaller cities throughout the area. So we hear references to Rochester and ...