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Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

August 19, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Cedar Grove Driver Revived by First Responders After Car Crash

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Cedar Grove resident was rescued after a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday thanks to the quick response of township police, fire and EMS.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Pompton and Myrtle Aves. at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.  Police Lt. John Kennedy, Officer John Smigelsky and Officer Joseph Ligas were first on the scene, where they found one of the cars on ...

Rt. 23 Lane Closures in Cedar Grove Begin Wednesday

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Traffic will be a little heavier than normal on Rt. 23 in Cedar Grove beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16 and continuing for several months.

Both northbound lanes of the highway will be closed from Grove Ave. to Stevens Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the next several months so a gas main replacement project can be completed by PSE&G.  

During ...

New Jersey Astronomer Shares Tips for Viewing Solar Eclipse

August 20, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ -  On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse is predicted to cross the country from Oregon to South Carolina, and be partly visible throughout the country. John Sichel, corresponding secretary of Amateur Astronomers Incorporated (AAI), shares how New Jersey residents can enjoy the action.

AAI is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the country and meets at the William Miller ...

Time To Start Thinking About 2017 Verona Board of Education Elections

VERONA, 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 factually ...

Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance to Conduct "Safe Home" Pledge

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance Committee (CGMAC) will be conducting a "Safe Home Pledge" this fall, asking parents to pledge their commitment to addressing the issue of underage drinking and drugs in the community.

According to CGMAC's pledge, Safe Homes provides parents/guardians an opportunity to unite and communicate.  By sighing the ...

Volleyball: Cedar Grove Sets Its Sights High This Season

August 22, 2017

CEDAR GROVE — With plenty of high energy and a healthy balance of returning players and newcomers, the Cedar Grove High School girls’ volleyball team has its sights set high as it embarks on a brand new season. 

The passionate bunch, led by senior captains Karen Raum, Micaela Kennedy and Tara DeCorte, has been working tirelessly in the preseason, motivated to work harder in ...

Verona and Cedar Grove Sports to Take Precautions During Monday's Solar Eclipse

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - As many have heard, there will be a solar eclipse on Monday afternoon between 1:20 and 4:10 p.m., presenting  a unique concern for the athletic directors at Verona and Cedar Grove High School.  With fall sports practices kicking off last week, afternoon practices are the norm but schedules are being rearranged to protect student athletes.  

The ...

Verona's Ava Anderson Will Continue Lacrosse Career at Cornell

VERONA, NJ - After a stellar lacrosse career at Verona High School, Ava Anderson will continue to play in college -- taking the field for Cornell University in Ithaca in the spring.

The TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week is one of 10 newcomers to the team announced by head coach Jenny Graap on the Cornell athletics website on Aug. 11.  Anderson joins the team as a ...

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

August 14, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police will soon have more authority to enforce the no swimming rule at Devil's Hole in the township.  Devil's Hole is a ravine in the Peckman River, 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 gathering place for young ...

Meet the Cedar Grove Downtown Advisory Committee

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove's Downtown Advisory Committee is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on September 14 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Grove Park's Robert J. O'Toole Community Center on Fairview Ave & Smith Dr, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.

The Downtown Advisory Committee’s main function is to explore and advise the township on ways to develop Cedar Grove's downtown by ...

Free Rabies Clinic in Verona on Sept. 12

A free rabies clinic will be held on Tuesday Sept. 12 at the Verona Town Garage located on Ozone Avenue.  Dogs will be vaccinated between 6:00 and 6:45 pm and Cats will be vaccinated from 6:45 to 7:30 pm.  

The rabies vaccine is recommended every two years (mandated every three years) and is necessary for animal licensure.  Vaccinations will be administered by a ...

Time To Start Thinking About 2017 Verona Board of Education Elections

August 11, 2017

VERONA, 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 factually ...

Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark to Explore Run Against Rodney Frelinghuysen

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Democrat Keith Kazmark announced the formation of an exploratory campaign committee to run for the U.S. 11th Congressional seat.  Kazmark is currently the mayor of Woodland Park, one of the communities in the district that is currently represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen.

“Washington is broken," said  Kazmark. "As a small ...

Little Falls Girl Spearheads School Supply Collection For Kids In Need

August 13, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Mackenzie Bowers really wanted to help make a difference in the lives of other children. It all started when the 10-year-old, who will be entering middle school at School No. 1 this September, began brainstorming on what she could do to help other kids in need four years ago.

One day she overheard her mother Stephanie, who is a first grade teacher at a ...

Cedar Grove's Christopher Handel Completes Eagle Scout Project

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove High School senior Christopher Handel recently completed his Eagle Scout Project.  In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout young men must plan, coordinate and complete a service project.

Handel, a member of Cedar Grove Scout Troop 65, built a tool shed for the Cedar Grove Historical Society’s organic gardens at Morgan’s Farm. Handel raised ...

National Night Out Photo Gallery

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove National Night Out 2017 was held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  This event, sponsored by the Police Department and the Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance, is celebrated in communities throughout the United States on the first Tuesday in August.  The Cedar Grove Police Department chose to host NNO for several reasons:  (1) To heighten crime and ...

'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' at Turtle Back Zoo-vies Wednesday August 23

August 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday, August 16 with 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.'

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday ...

Get the Feel of Flying at Open Cockpit Weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame

TETERBORO, NJ - History and airplane enthusiasts will be welcomed during open cockpit weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame on Aug. 19 and 20 in Teterboro.

Aircraft cockpits will be fully open for fans of flying to get a feel of what it might have been like to be a pilot in the past. The display includes a:  

Lockheed Bushmaster
Convair 880, circa 1958
M*A*S*H Bell ...

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay to Perform in Montclair, Sept. 14

MONTCLAIR, NJ - World famous standup comic, Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay, known for his racy jokes, is set to take the stage in Montclair on September 14.

Stopping at Montclair’s historic Wellmont Theater on Thursday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m., Clay is expected to bring down the house with his offensive style of humor.

According to a release, Clay is proud to be ...

Hurricane BTW Will Open Its Second Location in The Nation in Woodland Park

August 19, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Hurricane BTW will open its first location in New Jersey in the borough at 1530 Route 46 west, next to Fairway, later this year.

A fast casual restaurant, Hurricane BTW (burgers, tacos and wings) is an offshoot of Hurricane Grill & Wings. The Woodland Park eatery will be the second in the nation with Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. being the first.

The Woodland Park Borough ...

Little Falls Approves Developer's Agreement For Luxury Townhouse Development on Lindsley Road

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The governing body in Little Falls authorized a resolution for the mayor to execute a developer's agreement with respect to a residential housing development in the township.

During the workshop meeting on Aug. 14, Mayor James Damiano said that the construction of 24 townhouses, located on Lindsley Road, is set to start.

The Little Falls Planning Board, earlier ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, NJ's Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

NJ Astronomer Shares History of Eclipses in the State

August 17, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

Cedar Grove's Christopher Handel Completes Eagle Scout Project

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove High School senior Christopher Handel recently completed his Eagle Scout Project.  In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout young men must plan, coordinate and complete a service project.

Handel, a member of Cedar Grove Scout Troop 65, built a tool shed for the Cedar Grove Historical Society’s organic gardens at Morgan’s Farm. Handel raised ...

Verona Recognizes its "Environmental Pioneers"

VERONA, NJ - Two "environmental pioneers" were recognized for their dedication to Verona's environment at the Town Council Meeting on Monday.

Anne Stires and Jerry Shimonaski both received a proclamations of thanks from the Mayor and Town Council for their dedicated service to Verona's environment.

Gloria Machnowski, chair of Verona's Environmental Commission, ...

Verona and Cedar Grove Sports to Take Precautions During Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 19, 2017

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - As many have heard, there will be a solar eclipse on Monday afternoon between 1:20 and 4:10 p.m., presenting  a unique concern for the athletic directors at Verona and Cedar Grove High School.  With fall sports practices kicking off last week, afternoon practices are the norm but schedules are being rearranged to protect student athletes.  

The ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

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

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police will soon have more authority to enforce the no swimming rule at Devil's Hole in the township.  Devil's Hole is a ravine in the Peckman River, 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 gathering place for young ...

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

August 19, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us ...

NJ Astronomer Shares History of Eclipses in the State

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

Cedar Grove's Christopher Handel Completes Eagle Scout Project

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove High School senior Christopher Handel recently completed his Eagle Scout Project.  In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout young men must plan, coordinate and complete a service project.

Handel, a member of Cedar Grove Scout Troop 65, built a tool shed for the Cedar Grove Historical Society’s organic gardens at Morgan’s Farm. Handel raised ...

Caldwell Lieutenant Files Civil Lawsuit Against Borough and Police Chief

August 20, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — A year after filing a notice of intent to sue both the Borough of Caldwell and Police Chief James Bongiorno, Caldwell Police Lt. Michael Geary has filed an official complaint for “acts of discrimination and retaliation” by the chief among other wrongful actions.

The civil complaint was filed with the court on July 14 and was officially served to the borough and ...

Seaside Park Fully Integrated Beach Grand Opening

August 22, 2017

SEASIDE PARK,NJ- On June 16, 2017 Beach Days for All was launched on an idea from Jessica Krill to Chris Aldrich on how to gain better access for disabled individuals to our Jersey Shore beaches. After doing some homework and realizing that the access was truly limited, the thought was pitched to Justin Auciello from Jersey Shore Hurricane News, which created the momentum for where we ended up ...

Christie Administration Rejects New Federal Plan to Explore Waters Off New Jersey for Gas, Oil

TRENTON, NJ — The Christie administration has gone on the federal record opposing plans that would permit natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of New Jersey.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin submitted formal comments on August 16 to federal officials affirming the state’s “steadfast opposition to natural gas and oil exploration in ...

Shore Report: Comfi of Belmar Newest Breakfast and Lunch Spot on Main Street

BELMAR, NJ — It was as if it happened overnight. Gone was Belmar Café, a breakfast destination for more than 30 years at 707 Main Street. And in came Comfi Breakfast & Lunch, with a colorful storefront sign that now welcomes the hungry and the curious to its doors.

Although the new eatery had a soft opening in mid-June, its sign did not go up until a month later. And ...

Candlelight Gathering for Peace and Solidarity with Charlottesville at Brookdale Park

August 15, 2017

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ - About 400 people gathered Sunday evening in Essex County Brookdale Park in a vigil peace and solidarity with Charlottesvillle Virginia after the domestic terrorist attack on Saturday. 

Men and women, young and old, families and single people, arrived at the archery fields by car, on foot, by bike, and with dogs in tow around 7 p.m. to come together ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 17, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

Weekend Fun Family Events

August has gifted us with perfect weather: not too hot with very little humidity. Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine as summer comes to a close. Although there are only a few weekends left before Labor Day, local festivals are still in full swing.

International Food Festival

Food festivals are a summertime staple. We don’t often get a chance to try international cuisine in a casual ...

Third Annual Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Festival at Manahawkin Lake August 12

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township PBA will be hosting its 3rd Annual Manahopkin Craft Beer and Music Festival on Saturday August 12 from 12-7 p.m. at the Manahawkin Lake Park. 

Bands performing on the 2 stages include: Ted Hammock & The Pickles, Funk Shway, Rock Lobsters, The Impulsives, Lovelight Band, Ryan Zimmerman, a Grateful Dead Tribute Band, and Mark ...

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Rash of individuals get sick after ingesting synthetic pot

August 23, 2017

Synthetic marijuana is making its rounds again, as Newark police are reporting a day-long rash of incidents associated with the substance.

More than 10 incidents were reported at various locations throughout the city yesterday, as calls came in regarding individuals suffering from a variety of symptoms, according to Captain Derek Glenn, Newark PD Public Safety Officer.

The first ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

August 22, 2017

August 11, 2017- August 20, 2017

On August 11, 2017 at 3:35 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck took a fraud report from aresident. The resident reported that he received a phone call from an unknown person  stating that $2000 was electronically deposited is his checking account. He was told to purchase iTunes gift cards to be sent to a needy foreign country. He complied and then provided the PIN ...

NJ Man Charged After Taking Clothes Off in Police Headquarters

August 22, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing charges after disrobing in the police station, police say. 

On August 17 around 10:45 a.m. Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino and Police Officer Steven Guido went to investigate a call about Jose Lewis violating a temporary restraining order.  Lewis was brought to the Sparta Police headquarters for violating the order, police report.

While ...

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Car Wash to support CGHS Volleyball

August 22, 2017

Come out and support the Cedar Grove High School Volleyball Team and get your car washed at LRP Parking Lot this Saturday August 26th

Starts: 08/26/2017 at 9:00am

Ends: 08/26/2017 at 1:00pm

Address: LRP Parking Lot

City: Cedar Grove

Zip Code: 07009

State: NJ