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Cyclist Dies After Riding Off Cliff in Cedar Grove

June 26, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ  – The Essex Sheriff's Department has confirmed that a 49-year old man was killed when he lost control of his mountain bike and fell approximately 20 feet off of a rocky ledge in Mills Reservation on the Cedar Grove/Montclair border. The body was recovered at approximately 11:25 a.m. on Monday.

The victim was a resident of Wayne and had been riding with his ...

Man Killed in Fall from Cliff in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A man has died after fall from a cliff at Mills Reservation Monday morning, according to the Breaking News Network.  

The incident occurred near Old Quarry Road. Rescue teams are at the scene and working to recover the body. Previous reports indicated the victim was male approximately 30 years old.    

This is a developing story.  TAPinto ...

Rescue in Cedar Grove, Victim Fell from Cliff

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to the Breaking News Network, a man has fallen from a cliff at Mills Reservation near Old Quarry Road in Cedar Grove.  Rescue teams are at the scene.  According to reports the man is approximately 30 years old and is unresponsive.  

This is a developing story.  TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove will update as more information becomes available.  

Three Cedar Grove Students Attend American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 27, 2017




















LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Three boys from Cedar Grove were among thirty-four rising high school seniors from Essex county that attended the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State ...

MMS Graduation: PHOTO GALLERY

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Memorial Middle School said good bye to its eight grade class with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, followed by a dance at il Tulipano.  Please enjoy this photo gallery.  To include your photos, send them to jmoreno@tapinto.net.

Unico Scholarship Awards Night

The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National recently awarded their annual scholarships to students from Cedar Grove High School. The scholarships are annually awarded to students who are continuing their education at either a University or Technical College. The students were each awarded $1000.00 scholarships. 

The awards dinner was held at "The Falls" restaurant in Little ...

Boys Lacrosse: Cedar Grove's David Bucchino Named Kirst Division Coach of the Year

June 21, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove High School Boys Lacrosse coach David Bucchino has been named Coach of the Year for the Kirst Division.

As the head coach of the first-year varsity program, Bucchino led his team to a 6-1 conference record and finished 2017 with nine wins overall.  

"It's an honor to be selected for Coach of Year.  It feels really great," Bucchino said.

Three Cedar Grove Students Attend American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 27, 2017




















LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Three boys from Cedar Grove were among thirty-four rising high school seniors from Essex county that attended the 72nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State ...

Roxbury Man Wants Something Done About Unwanted Tossed Newspapers

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the Internet, print newspapers have been declining for a decade. There’s at least one Roxbury resident who won’t miss a method used by the struggling industry to stay afloat: The free sample paper thrown on front yards.

That person is Emil Ruesch of Landing. He came last week to a Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting and spoke his mind.

“I’m here ...

Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill No. 2 on List of 'Most Influential Officials RIGHT Now'

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill is ranked as the second most influential official in New Jersey right now by InsiderNJ. The list includes 85 elected officials in the Garden State, both Republican and Democrat. 

InsiderNJ describes Gill as: 

The Bruce Wayne/Batman personality plays mild-mannered Essex County freeholder by evening, then – for much of ...

Bloomfield PBA Team Wins Tank Pull Competition

June 27, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ The NJ Knights of Columbus held its 8th annual Tank Pull Competition today in Clifton. About 40 teams consisting of 20 individuals pulled an 80,000 lb Army Tank a distance of 12 feet. There was a $1500 entry fee. The money raised will benefit veteran groups. The Bloomfield PBA Team won the 1st place today with the fastest time of 6.53 seconds. "Proud to come out for such a ...

Cedar Grove Girls Scouts Donate Supplies and Cash to Mary's Place By the Sea

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Girl Scout troop #20510 of Cedar Grove began collecting donations for Mary’s Place By the Sea, a facility that supports women with cancer, back in March.  Thanks to the determination of the girls and the generosity of the Cedar Grove community, Ellie Dye, Sofia LaForgia and Candace Lagattuta, all seventh graders at Memorial Middle School, were able to ...

Unico Scholarship Awards Night

The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National recently awarded their annual scholarships to students from Cedar Grove High School. The scholarships are annually awarded to students who are continuing their education at either a University or Technical College. The students were each awarded $1000.00 scholarships. 

The awards dinner was held at "The Falls" restaurant in Little ...

Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce's Free Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Thusday

June 26, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce will kick off its free summer concert series on June 29 at Panther Park at the Cedar Grove Fireworks and continuing in July at Morgan’s Farms in Cedar Grove. This Summer we have a diverse line up.

 

THE SUYAT BAND

THURSDAY JUNE 19, 2017 | 6PM | @ PANTHER PARK
SPOSOR: NATURE’S EARTHLY CHOICE

The Suyat ...

Bloomfield's Rockstar Racecar to Headline at Nutley Farmers' Market July 2

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rockstar Racecar will be headlining at the Nutley Farmers' Market July 2.

Rockstar Racecar is an awesome tween punk glam Jersey rock band led by the multitalented Troy Donohue on vocals, guitar and keyboards. The Wolverine masters percussion with Heaney killing it on bass. With lots of classic 70s punk and glam, the band keeps it rocking through parties and ...

Verona Fireworks Are June 29

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Fireworks will be held on Thursday, June 29 at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave. DJ entertainment will begin at 7 pm and the fireworks will start around 9:20 pm. Due to limited parking, patrons are being encouraged to walk or take the free shuttle that will be available in order to cut down on traffic and congestion at the site. Please take note of the ...

North Essex Chamber Honors Members and Awards Scholarships at Annual Leadership Banquet

June 17, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Guests of the 2017 North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet enjoyed a sit-down dinner and cash bar in the Garden Room at the Manor in West Orange on June 8 as they helped to celebrate outstanding NECC members, congratulate the annual scholarship recipients and induct the new board.

The award for Outstanding Community Leader was presented to ...

Belleville’s Roche Site Slated to Become Mixed-Use Development with a Hotel

BELLEVILLE, NJ - One of the largest unused properties in northeastern Essex County is set to be converted into a multipurpose mixed-use development complex.

At 11 Franklin Avenue in Belleville, at the southwest corner of Mill Street, a nearly 19-acre lot sits vacant. Surrounded by Branch Brook Park, Clara Maass Medical Center, and several single family houses, state records show that the ...

Cedar Grove Business Limitless Performance and Therapy Thriving Thanks to Owners' Love for Health

Two women started a Cedar Grove business to not only better themselves, but to help others become the best they can be, and although it wasn't always easy, both women said it has been nothing short of amazing.

Between planning a wedding and going through a pregnancy, Jaclyn Battistuz and Raina Koterba were extremely busy when they decided to start their own business. Despite what was ...

Great White Shark Mary Lee is 'Loopy' off Jersey Coast

June 20, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After five days of "ping" silence, great white shark Mary Lee has traveled about  20 miles northbound and is now off the Jersey coast between Beach Haven and Long Beach Township, again.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark was last tracked at 6:54 a.m. on June 17 about 15 miles off the shoreline of Long Beach Island — the same area that she visited ...

Rutgers Researchers Invent Sensor that Could Improve Treatment of Asthma

June 20, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

The sensor paves the way for the development of devices — possibly resembling fitness trackers like the Fitbit ...

National Weather Service Issues Reminder to 'Look Before You Lock'

The National Weather Service issued a statement to remind motorists to "Look Before You L:ock' in an effort to prevent the deaths of children and pets. 

Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia, which occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle. Hyperthermia can occur even on a mild day with temperatures ...

Totowa Man Indicted For Theft, Drug Tampering at Pharmacy Tech Job

June 20, 2017

TOTOWA, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the indictment of Jason J. D’Amico, 28, of Totowa.

D’Amico was employed as a pharmacy technician for approximately four years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne and he was responsible for filling Pyxis machines. Pyxis machines are specialized machines located in the operating rooms of St.

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 25, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The iconic Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, NJ reopened Friday, June 23 with a performance of Footloose. Under the new ownership of Al Parinello Entertainment LLC, the Surflight Theatre’s 68th year will begin with new sound and lighting, a newly renovated stage, new curtain and a range of plans for improvements over the next five ...

Great White Shark Mary Lee is 'Loopy' off Jersey Coast

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After five days of "ping" silence, great white shark Mary Lee has traveled about  20 miles northbound and is now off the Jersey coast between Beach Haven and Long Beach Township, again.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark was last tracked at 6:54 a.m. on June 17 about 15 miles off the shoreline of Long Beach Island — the same area that she visited ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

Photo of the Day: First Presbyterian Choir Has Christmas On Its Mind

June 23, 2017

The temperatures might have been soaring last week, but several members of the Cancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church of Verona, had Christmas on their minds as they gathered together to rehearse the 2017 Christmas Cantata.  This year’s cantata, to be performed on December 10, is titled “Let There Be Christmas” by Joseph Martin.

New voices are always ...

St. Catherine of Siena School Celebrates 8th Grade Graduation

 CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The 8th grade students at St. Catherine of Siena School Celebrated their graduation last week.  Congratulations to the Class of 2017.

pictured left to right.

Teacher Carmelyn Barbarito, Father Steve Kopacz, Msgr.Robert Slipe, Principal Celine Kerwin, Father Dan Peterson.

1st row; Katrina Grenne, Patrick Downey, Brendan Donnelly, Tiffany Coelho, Isabella ...

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 25, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The iconic Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven, NJ reopened Friday, June 23 with a performance of Footloose. Under the new ownership of Al Parinello Entertainment LLC, the Surflight Theatre’s 68th year will begin with new sound and lighting, a newly renovated stage, new curtain and a range of plans for improvements over the next five ...

A Trip to Woodstock, Vermont

WOODSTOCK, VT - While planning a trip to Woodstock, VT, it was a pleasure to learn that former Plainfield residents Rick and Kathy Terwelp, who had lived in the Netherwood Heights section of town, are the owners of a quaint New England bed and breakfast.

The Terwelps have owned The Jackson House Inn since 2010, and a stay here provides visitors with the opportunity to stroll through ...

Seafood Festival in the Pines to Benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m.

STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 is presenting the Seafood Festival in the Pines to benefit the Maximilian Foundation this Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 6 p.m.  There will be plenty of crabs, clams, a fish fry, fish tacos, scallops, hot dogs and more.  

From 1 to 3 p.m. Shorty Long and the Horns will provide entertainment.  The Dankstesr will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Bloomfield PBA Team Wins Tank Pull Competition

June 27, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ The NJ Knights of Columbus held its 8th annual Tank Pull Competition today in Clifton. About 40 teams consisting of 20 individuals pulled an 80,000 lb Army Tank a distance of 12 feet. There was a $1500 entry fee. The money raised will benefit veteran groups. The Bloomfield PBA Team won the 1st place today with the fastest time of 6.53 seconds. "Proud to come out for such a ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

June 26, 2017

June 19, 2017- June 25, 2017

On June 19, 2017 Officers responded to an Evergreen Road address for a report of a motor vehicle theft. The resident reported that his 2015 BMW 550 was stolen sometime during the early morning hours. The detective bureau was able to track the vehicle to a Newark street with the assistance of BMW. Detectives were able to locate, recover and return the vehicle to the ...

One More Trenton Raid?

June 22, 2017

June is budget month in Trenton; the Governor and state Legislature are seeking to balance the budget in a challenging fiscal situation. Unfortunately, environmental funds top the list of places to find“extra” money to balance the budget.

Just a few months ago, with strong bipartisan support, the state Legislature acted to give voters the opportunity to protect natural resource ...

Westfield Resident’s Sign Offers Drivers Daily Inspiration

June 27, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – If you’ve ever driven down Lamberts Mill Road and waited in traffic to get on to West Broad Street, than you’ve probably noticed an inspirational quote written on a café sign. Teresa Gleason started the sign board to promote her group fitness classes at Happy Hour Fitness and positioned the sign in front of her home at 125 Lamberts Mill Road. But what ...

In the Meadowlands, New Jersey Must Protect Migrating Birds

June 25, 2017

With ongoing construction in the Meadowlands in recent decades, an unanticipated cost has become more and more apparent - an alarming number of bird deaths.

The Meadowlands attracts tens of thousands of birds each year representing more than 200 species, as it offers a diversity of habitats and sits in the Atlantic Flyway, a major migration corridor for many different birds, from raptors to ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 28, 9:00 AM

Sellitto Field, Verona

Verona Football Summer Camp Registration for ...

Sports

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Wed, June 28, 12:00 PM

Morgan's Farm, Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce Free Concert ...

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, June 28, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Every Wednesday Matinee @ MPL

Arts & Entertainment

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

June 26, 2017

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

NJBS urges the public to donate to replenish the community’s critically low blood supply.
 

New Brunswick, NJ (June 26, 2017) –New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company,  New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS ...