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Cedar Grove Police Use CPR/AED to Save Man's Life

January 11, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police performed CPR and successfully resuscitated him Jan. 2 at a home on Bowden Avenue. 

Police responded to the residence at around 8 a.m. on a report that a man was unresponsive.  Upon arrival, police found the man slumped over not breathing and in cardiac arrest. Officers immediately initiated CPR, and AED protocols. A LUCAS Chest Compression ...

Verona Seeks School Crossing Guards

VERONA, NJ -School Traffic Guards (Crossing Guards) play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bike to school. Responsibilities include aiding children in safely crossing the street, and through their example, crossing guards help children develop the skills necessary to cross streets safely. In addition, crossing guards
serve as a visual alert to drivers about the presence of ...

West Orange Man Faces Charges Following Pedestrian Incident in Cedar Grove

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 70-year-old West Orange man, identified by Cedar Grove police as Leonard Slater, faces charges of driving while suspended, driving without a license (due to its suspension), driving an unregistered/uninsured motor vehicle and failure to exhibit proof of insurance after striking a 49-year-old pedestrian as she attempted to cross a Cedar Grove highway last ...

Verona Schools Announce Homework Free Weekends

January 15, 2019








In 2003, the Verona Municipal Alliance (VMAC) began the wonderful tradition of Verona Family Night in our community. This school year, Verona Family Night was scheduled on October 19th and March 27th. These nights provide families and students the opportunity to relax and spend quality time at home with family and friends. 

In this ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

Cedar Grove Board of Education Announces 2019 Meeting Schedule

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Notice is hereby given that meetings of the Cedar Grove Board of Education will be held on the following dates commencing at 6:30 pm, prevailing time, in the Media Center of North End School, 122 Stevens Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.  The Board will adjourn immediately into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters, negotiations, and/or ongoing litigation.  The ...

Girls Basketball: Cedar Grove Tops Montclair Kimberly Academy

January 15, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Chloe Weinstein tallied 13 points, six rebounds and two assists to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers to a 44-29 victory over Montclair Kimberley in Cedar Grove on Tuesday.

Cedar Grove outscored MKA 25-17 in the first half and continued to dominate in the second.  Gianna Bocchino scored eight points and had three assists while Ryan Cannataro recorded seven ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: Derek Jocelyn

Editor's Note: The interview was conducted before the Shabazz game.  

VERONA, NJ - Though it didn’t end in a win, Derek Jocelyn played his heart out when Verona took on University last week.  The junior tallied 14 points with three 3-pointers, grabbed four rebounds and had three assists. Jocelyn is the TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the ...

Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week: Brandon Dietz

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - It was a big week for Brandon Dietz.  With a career-high 17 points against Hopatcong on Saturday, the sophomore set the tone for what his coaches hope will be a stellar high school career.  Dietz is the Allstate Cedar Grove Athlete of the Week. The Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Shelby Mobley, Allstate Insurance Agent, 471 Pompton Ave., Cedar ...

Essex County Presents Budget and Addresses 2019 Initiatives

January 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed budget prior to the state’s statutory Jan. 15 deadline for the 16th consecutive ...

Cedar Grove Town Council Announces 2019 Meeting Schedule

TOWNSHIP OF CEDAR GROVE ESSEX COUNTY NEW JERSEY

PUBLIC NOTICE

This notice is provided in compliance with the "Open Public Meetings Act", Chapter 231, Public Laws 1975.

2019 SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS FOR PUBLIC BODIES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CEDAR GROVE

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL - REGULAR PUBLIC MEETINGS will be held the first Monday of the month, excluding holidays, in the Council ...

Verona UNICO Sunday "Gravy" Dinner is Jan. 27

January 12, 2019

VERONA, NJ - The annual Verona UNICO Sunday "Gravy" Dinner will be held Jan. 27 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould Street, Verona at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under.  All proceeds will benefit Verona Unico Scholarships, cancer research and the Church of the Holy Spirit Food Pantry.  

For tickets or more information call ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at West Orange-Based Care Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

West Orange Mother Donates Kidney to First Responder in Need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her own kidney for a living transplant.

In the weeks following the ...

Garden State Film Festival Accepts 'One Last Cup', A Short Film by Busy Local Filmaker Christopher Boncimino

January 14, 2019

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - If he filmed an autobiography, Filmmaker Christopher Boncimino's might be titled "A Busy Man". His Short Film 'One Last Cup' was just accepted by the Garden State Film Festival. In addition, this Filmmaking student is part of the next generation of sci-fi programming with "Arthur Futuro". It is quite a story.

Christopher Boncimino is a ...

Cedar Grove Welcomes Woodland Indoor Playground to the Downtown District

January 7, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Woodland Indoor Playground, 450 Pompton Ave., had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.  Pictured are Cedar Grove Downtown Advisory Member Dave Fletcher, Cedar Grove Councilwoman Kerry Peterson, Marina Miller and Julija Stoliarova from Woodland Indoor Playground, and Cedar Grove Councilman Robbie Vargo.  

Deer Culling Program Returns to Hilltop Reservation and South Mountain Reservation

January 5, 2019

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ  – Essex County will once again implement a Deer Management Program at the Hilltop Reservation and South Mountain Reservation, geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer.  

Hilltop Reservation is in Cedar Grove, Verona and North Caldwell, while South Mountain Reservation is located in Maplewood, ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold Weather Forecast

January 10, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monyday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well as ...

Deer Culling Program Returns to Hilltop Reservation and South Mountain Reservation

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ  – Essex County will once again implement a Deer Management Program at the Hilltop Reservation and South Mountain Reservation, geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer.  

Hilltop Reservation is in Cedar Grove, Verona and North Caldwell, while South Mountain Reservation is located in Maplewood, ...

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17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

January 15, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

January 15, 2019

January 7, 2019– January 13, 2019

On January 11, 2019 at 4:17 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle with an inoperable brake lamp and no signs on a commercially registered vehicle. It was determined that the 70 year old male operator from Newark was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed, and released with numerous traffic summonses.

On January 12, 2019 at ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

Nissan Becomes First Japanese Car Company to Enter Formula E Auto Racing Series

NEW YORK -- TAPintoTV spoke with Roel de Vries, VP/Head of Global Marketing at Nissan Motor Company, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show about the 2018/2019 Formula E racing season. Nissan’s new electric racing car marks the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the global all-electric auto racing series.

“Formula E is a logical extension of our long-term belief in ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

New Jersey Date Night is a new series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and ...

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Sun, January 27, 1:00 PM

Our Lady of the Lake School, Verona

Our Lady of the Lake School Open House

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Our Lady of the Lake School, Verona

Our Lady of the Lake School Open House

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N.J. Department of Human Services: February SNAP Benefits to be Paid January 19

January 12, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on Jan. 19 on ...