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Verona Police Respond to Bomb Threat

December 13, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Verona police responded to the Huntington Learning Center Thursday on a report of a bomb threat.

According to police reports, officers responded to the building located at 10 Pompton Ave. at approximately 12:51 p.m.  The building was cleared by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad.

Verona Detective Sergeant Tim Banta said that it appears that ...

Local Businesses Collaborate to Raise Funds for Walnut St. Family Displaced By Fire

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15.

The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, NJ.  

HOMECorp and Ruthies's are proud to co-host a fun ...

Landscape Equipment and Trailers Stolen from Cedar Grove Gas Station

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police are investigating the theft of numerous pieces of landscaping equipment from Delta Gas Station located at 600 Pompton Ave.

According to police reports, patrol officers and detectives responded to the gas station at around 6 a.m. on Friday.  In the overnight hours, several landscaping trailers that were parked on the property were burglarized.

Verona Juniors to Host Annual Spelling Bee

December 10, 2018

VERONA, NJ - The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona invites all fourth and fifth grade students who are residents of, or attend school in Verona, to participate in our annual Spelling Bee.

The competition will take place on Saturday, January 19 at the F.N. Brown auditorium. There will be a snow date of January 26. The competition will begin promptly at 10 ...

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

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 Defeats Old Tappan

December 14, 2018

ENGLEWOOD, NJ - Sam Giuffrida delivered two goals to lead the Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets ice hockey team to a 4-3 victory over Old Tappan in Englewood on Thursday.

Giuffrida put the Hornets on the board early in the first period with help from Stefan Schimpf and Ryan Humes.  About 20 seconds later Vincent Giovannelli extended the lead ...

Girls Basketball: Verona Prepared for Season Opener

VERONA, NJ - As the season rapidly approaches the Verona girls basketball team, armed with many returning varsity players, is ready fulfill its potential.

    “When we’re all together, healthy and playing with each other I think we have a lot of potential.  We want to win the Conference, we want to win the Holiday Tournament again, we want to make a run at the ...

Girls Basketball: Young Panthers Ready to Attack 2019 Season

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - In a new division, with a lot of new, youthful faces the Cedar Grove Girls basketball team still has lofty goals for 2019.

    “Our goal as the team stated, we would like to win our division that’s our goal,” said Head Coach Bill Scanlon.

    The Panthers move to the Independence Division of the Super Essex Conference this ...

Parsippany Mayor joins NJ Gov. Phil Murphy in the fight to raise the state's minimum wage to $15

December 14, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an example for how all business should be run.  

Here is the full Press ...

N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

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 ...

Local Businesses Collaborate to Raise Funds for Walnut St. Family Displaced By Fire

December 10, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15.

The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, NJ.  

HOMECorp and Ruthies's are proud to co-host a fun ...

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

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 ...

Ariana Grande Ice Skates in Montclair, Fans Discover Days Later

December 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Pop icon Ariana Grande visited Montclair on Saturday night to ice skate at the Clary Anderson Arena.

When she finally shared the photo to her instagram on Tuesday, fans flocked to and called the rink, only to learn that the singer had been there days prior.

 

According to published reports, the “Thank U, Next” singer and a few of her friends ...

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

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 ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with the 'Sexualized' Logo, Permanently Closes

December 9, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents, who took to social media, ...

N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

December 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

University Hospital President Steps Down Amid Scrutiny of Bacterial Infections

December 11, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.  

John Kastanis will officially leave his post as head of the hospital on Dec. 14, according to a statement from the hospital.

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

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® ...

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FBI Investigating Three Bomb Threats in Fairfield Thursday

December 14, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The FBI is investigating three bomb threats in Fairfield Thursday afternoon that the bureau believes may have been connected to one another.

Between 2:21 p.m. and 3:34 p.m. Thursday, three Fairfield businesses received email bomb threats as what Fairfield authorities believe was part of an extortion plot that occurred throughout the United States, according to ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

December 9, 2018

December 3, 2018 – December 9, 2018

On December 4, 2018 at 6:59 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Cardona investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of Patten Terrace and Lynwood Road. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 38 year old male driver from Bloomfield for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

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

<!--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 ...

Parsippany Mayor joins NJ Gov. Phil Murphy in the fight to raise the state's minimum wage to $15

December 14, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an example for how all business should be run.  

Here is the full Press ...

Cedar Grove Elks Induct New Members

December 9, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Elks initiated two members. Eileen Stillman and Justin Torlucci are flanked by Michael S., the Esquire, on the left, and his dad, Michael A., the Exalted Ruler on the right.

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving Leontes, King of Sicilia and King Polixenes of Bohemia, circles ...

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – Charles Dickens’ beloved “Christmas Carol” creates a cheerful glow at The Chatham Playhouse.

This musical version of the familiar tale features the author himself narrating, and sometimes taking part, in the story. Chip Prestera as Dickens once ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...

‘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 ...