Top Local News

Cedar Grove Police Crack Down on Impaired Driving Enforcement This Holiday Season

December 4, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police will once again take part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to combat people driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.  

Beginning Dec. 7 and continuing through Jan. 1, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be ...

Verona Police Investigate Package Theft

VERONA, NJ -Verona Police are investigating a package theft from Cumberland Avenue at approximately 4:30 pm on Monday.  

Police say that a witness was able to capture a picture of the suspects’ vehicle prior to them fleeing south on Cumberland Avenue towards Claremont Avenue.

The vehicle is described as an older model black Mercedes Benz sedan ...

Broadway's Jelani Remy to Perform "Home for the Holidays: A Very Remy Christmas" at Cedar Grove High School

December 8, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."

 The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 & 2, the role of “Simba” in ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Ice Hockey: PV/Cedar Grove Skates to 3-3 Tie Against Pascack Valley

December 8, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with Pascack Valley at Floyd Arena on Friday night.

Sam Giuffrida started the scoring for PV/CG with just over six minutes left in the first period, assisted by Ryan Humes and Stefan Schimpf.  Humes gave the Hornets a two-goal lead when he scored at the start of the second period.

Ice Hockey: Verona/Glen Ridge Tops Livingston

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Jarrod Keating delivered a hat trick Friday night to propel the Verona/Glen Ridge ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Livingston at Codey Arena in West Orange.

After a scoreless first period, Keating put VGR on the board early in the second period on an assist from Ruben Rodriguez.  With just over two minutes left in the second, Keating scored again with help from ...

Ice Hockey: West Essex Ties Verona-Glen Ridge, 1-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite a strong showing on Wednesday, the West Essex Knights ice hockey team didn’t get the results they wanted, as the group finished with a 1-1 tie against Verona-Glen Ridge (VGR).

“To end up with a tie is certainly not the way it should be,” said West Essex head coach Marc Gregory. “It was a lopsided game and I assumed we had the better ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

December 8, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Former Gov. Jim Florio to Speak at Montclair State University, Nov. 27

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio will join Political Science and Law Professor Brigid Callahan Harrison in a conversation concerning his book, Standing on Principle: Lessons Learned in Public Life, Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.

Followed by a town hall style question and answer session with audience members, the event, is open to the public and ...

Broadway's Jelani Remy to Perform "Home for the Holidays: A Very Remy Christmas" at Cedar Grove High School

December 8, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."

 The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 & 2, the role of “Simba” in ...

Verona Juniors Deliver Letters from Santa

VERONA, NJ - Santa Claus is awfully busy this time of year and once again the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is stepping in to give him some help.  The Juniors invite all local children to write their letters to Santa and mail them to:

Santa Claus
The North Pole
c/o P.O. Box 91
Verona, NJ 07044

Letters will be accepted through December ...

Verona Fire Department Escorts Santa on Dec. 16

The Verona Fire Department's annual Santa Sunday will take place on Sunday, December 16th this year.   They will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Episcopal Church of The Holy Spirit Food Pantry. You can find a list of current needs here: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry. The Fire Department will grab your bags as they come around ...

Broadway's Jelani Remy to Perform "Home for the Holidays: A Very Remy Christmas" at Cedar Grove High School

December 8, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."

 The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 & 2, the role of “Simba” in ...

Verona Juniors Deliver Letters from Santa

VERONA, NJ - Santa Claus is awfully busy this time of year and once again the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is stepping in to give him some help.  The Juniors invite all local children to write their letters to Santa and mail them to:

Santa Claus
The North Pole
c/o P.O. Box 91
Verona, NJ 07044

Letters will be accepted through December ...

Verona Fire Department Escorts Santa on Dec. 16

The Verona Fire Department's annual Santa Sunday will take place on Sunday, December 16th this year.   They will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Episcopal Church of The Holy Spirit Food Pantry. You can find a list of current needs here: http://holyspiritverona.org/food-pantry. The Fire Department will grab your bags as they come around ...

North Essex Chamber to Host Annual Holiday Celebration and Shopping Bazaar

November 29, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the North Essex-area business community will join together to celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 5 at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce’s (NECC) annual Holiday Celebration and Holiday Shopping Bazaar from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Garden Room of The Manor, located at 111 Prospect Avenue in West Orange.

Each year, the NECC kicks of the holidays ...

West Orange and Verona Residents Team Up to Open Cotton & Jewels in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The owners of Livingston’s Cotton & Jewels, newly located in the rear of Roosevelt Plaza across from Blo Lounge and Wigs Etcetera, recently celebrated a month in business by inviting Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to help them cut the commemorative ribbon marking the boutique’s grand opening.

In ...

Essex County Environmental Center Announces December Schedule

November 27, 2018

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can ...

Cedar Grove Police Crack Down on Impaired Driving Enforcement This Holiday Season

December 4, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police will once again take part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to combat people driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.  

Beginning Dec. 7 and continuing through Jan. 1, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be ...

Cedar Grove Welcomes AFC Urgent Care at Festive Ribbon Cutting

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The new AFC Urgent Care (AFC®) in Cedar Grove hosted a celebration and ribbon cutting on Friday, November 30 among residents, business owners, Cedar Grove Mayor Joseph Cicala, and other dignitaries. 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® ...

Essex County Environmental Center Announces December Schedule

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can ...

Advent and Christmas Events at First Presbyterian Church of Verona

November 27, 2018

December is a busy month at the First Presbyterian Church of Verona located at 10 Fairview Avenue in Verona.  There is something for everyone!

Sunday, December 2nd| WORSHIP SERVICE  10:15a.m.  First Sunday In Advent.  Alternative Christmas Mall to be held in Chamberlain Hall following the service.  Do your holiday shopping while supporting good causes such as the ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

Newark Couple Accused of Starving and Neglecting Pit Bull Puppy

December 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A Newark couple was arrested and charged with animal cruelty for allegedly starving and neglecting a 6-month old, male pit bull puppy in their apartment.  

Jose E. Martinez, 29, and his girlfriend Porchia Williams, 27, are accused of failing to feed the puppy on a regular basis, forcing him to remain in his wire cage with urine and fecal matter, resulting in ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

December 4, 2018

November 26, 2018 – December 2, 2018
 

On November 27, 2018 at 3:39 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle displaying dark tinted windows. It was determined that the operator, a 22 year old male from Newark, was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested, processed, and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On November 27, 2018 at 8:04 p.m., ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

December 7, 2018

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

Millburn Winter Walk Holiday Event Highlights the Importance of Shopping Local

<!--block-->MILLBURN, NJ -- Crowds gathered here in Taylor Park for the lighting of the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk,” presented by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Held a day after “Shop Local Saturday,” the event highlighted the importance of community and supporting local destinations and businesses this holiday season. <!--block-->

“It ...

Designated Driver Dies, Prayer Vigil to be Held Tuesday Night

December 5, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Michael Sot 20, died early Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained during a head-on collision Sunday according to information from Ewing police. 

Sot, a Clark resident and student at The College of New Jersey, was the driver of a car hit head-on by David Lamar V.  who has since been charged with driving while impaired.   According to Ewing police, vehicular ...

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Docent Training Class

December 3, 2018

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is recruiting volunteers for the 2019 Docent Class. Docents are volunteer educators who give educational talks, act as tour guides, and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animal collection. This is a highly selective volunteer position and training is required.

“Our Docents help every visitor have an ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – What could be more enticing than the rapturous music and lyrics of “Irving’ Berlin’s Holiday Inn” to sweep us into a festive mood for the holidays? The show, based on the 1940’s film of the same name, is a perfect choice… and one that keeps ...