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Traffic Accident on Pompton Avenue Delays Morning Commute

October 19, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A car collided with a traffic light at Bradford Avenue and Pompton Avenue before 7:30 am Friday causing traffic delays.

Police responded to the scene and were directing traffic which had backed up along both roads.  Bradford Avenue was closed at Grove Street. 

No word on any injuries.  The traffic light was one of the newly installed lights on Pompton ...

Man Arrested for Stealing Purse from St. Catherine's Church Parking Lot

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - An Irvington man was arrested in connection with a purse stolen from St. Catherine of Siena Church parking lot earlier this month.

On Oct. 1, police took a report of the theft of a purse -- the victim left her purse in a locked vehicle while walking her child to school.  According to police reports, detectives obtained video of the theft from a local business near ...

Verona Man Arrested for Vandalism of OLL Statues

VERONA, NJ - A Verona man was arrested on Monday and charged with Criminal Mischief and Bias Intimidation in connection to the vandalism of statues at Our Lady of the Lake Church that occurred in March.  

Police initially spoke with Elliot Bennett, 35, on March 27, but he stopped the conversation and requested to speak to an attorney.  According to police, the Detective Bureau ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Gabriella Montagna

October 18, 2018

VERONA, NJ - She's proven to be a player her team can count on -- junior Gabriela Montagna has been a consistent contributor on the Verona girls soccer team, stepping into whatever role was asked of her.  Her hard work and dedication has earned her TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week honors.

"Gabi took on a role this season that changed the way she ...

Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week: Arianna Weling

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Though she only began playing tennis last year, Arianna Weling has developed a love of the game.  Though Cedar Grove girls tennis has struggled this season, Weling's work ethic and positive attitude has been a tremendous contribution, making her the Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week.  The Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Shelby Mobley, Allstate ...

Girls Cross Country: Verona Wins Greystone Small School Invitational

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - For the first time in more than a decade the Verona Girls Cross Country Team won an invitational meet this past weekend.

The team won the Greystone Small School Invitational at The Central Park of Morris. Each team member delivered a strong performance in the win.  Individual results were: Jenika Ying 21:02, Bridget O’Donnell 21:41, Annalie Ying ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

October 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Cedar Grove Waves 911 Memorial Gets Permanent Addition

CEDAR GROVE, N.J.- For four years Cedar Grove High School displayed 2,977 flags, in honor of the lives lost on September 11. The front of the high school has served as the base for the flags, including the flags of victim's home countries. 

This year, they were given a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. It was permanently installed this week, and will be displayed ...

Cedar Grove to Host Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Housing

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Town Council will host a town hall meeting to continue the discussion of the township's affordable housing obligations on Oct. 29.

Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Special Council Mark Semeraro will be present to discuss and answer questions about the impact of Affordable Housing ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

October 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Annual 'Strut Your Mutt' Parade This Saturday

MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park.

The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday at 2 p.m., with registration at 1:15 p.m. 

“The Essex County Dog Parks have become popular places for dog ...

'Joker' Filming in Newark Will Close These Roads

NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week.

Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. It’s ...

Cedar Grove Hydrant Flushing Begins Oct. 22

October 15, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will begin its Fall Hydrant Flushing Program on Oct. 22 through Oct. 25.  

The flushing will begin with hydrants in South end of town and proceed Northward. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7 pm and midnight.

Because it is difficult to pinpoint the exact neighborhood where flushing will occur at a given time, residents are advised to ...

Cedar Grove Hydrant Flushing Begins Oct. 22

October 15, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will begin its Fall Hydrant Flushing Program on Oct. 22 through Oct. 25.  

The flushing will begin with hydrants in South end of town and proceed Northward. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7 pm and midnight.

Because it is difficult to pinpoint the exact neighborhood where flushing will occur at a given time, residents are advised to ...

Cedar Grove Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

October 11, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. – A Cedar Grove man pled guilty to distributing images of child sexual abuse over the internet, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Samuel LaSala, 47, plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court on Wednesday, charged with one count of distributing child pornography.

According to court documents, LaSala, who was ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Spend 8 Months in Prison for Admitting to Tax Evasion

NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to serve two years of supervised ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

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Montclair Sports Complex Dedicated to Late Aubrey Lewis

October 18, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds gathered at the Montclair football home game on Saturday for a ceremony dedicating the Aubrey Lewis Sports Complex.

Located at 28 Essex Ave, the ceremony took place before the football kickoff against Bloomfield. Montclair Public School officials and local leaders were on hand along with friends and family members, to rename ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

October 15, 2018

October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018

On October 9, 2018 at 1:53 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle for speeding along Ridge Road. A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of crack cocaine and heroin inside the vehicle. The driver, a 48 year old male from Verona, was arrested, charged, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.  

On October 10, 2018 ...

Superintendent Corner Column Why Your Vote on Full Day Kindergarten Is Important

October 13, 2018

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.

But for children play is serious learning.

Play is really the work of childhood."

Mister Fred Rogers

On November 6, 2018, the Verona community will have an opportunity to cast an important vote that would increase funding to the Verona Public Schools to invest in full day kindergarten through a ...

Local Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10 in Randolph

October 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

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American Family Care (AFC®) Opening New Urgent Care in Cedar Grove, NJ

October 16, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, N.J. – American Family Care (AFC®), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and occupational medicine, continues to expand its national care network with the opening of the latest AFC® urgent care center in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. The new state-of-the-art facility will start seeing patients seven days a week at 480 Pompton Avenue, #6, on Monday, December ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...