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Bah Humbug: Man Arrested for Stealing a Christmas Ornament in Cedar Grove

December 17, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Bloomfield man was arrested early Wednesday morning for stealing a Christmas ornament off of a tree in Cedar Grove.

Ptl. Christopher Lynch responded to Club way at around 1:50 a.m. on a report of a suspicious vehicle. According to police reports, the vehicle was located and an investigation revealed that one of the occupants had stolen a Christmas ornament ...

Cedar Grove Police to Have DWI Checkpoints Next Week

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove police will set up checkpoints to screen drivers for intoxication on Dec. 21.  The checkpoints will be on Rt. 23 and Ridge Road between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.  

According to CGPD's press release, last year, 20% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were alcohol-related. Nationally, more than 10,000 people die each year ...

Verona Police Respond to Bomb Threat

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 ...

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 ...

Boys Basketball: Panthers Fall to Livingston 64-44

December 18, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove boys basketball team is struggling to find their way after a 64-44 loss to Livingston on Tuesday.

    “It was the same problem.  I think we turned the ball over 20 times, I think we had nine in the first half and we turned the ball over double that in the second half.  We’re having trouble being able to read the ...

Boys Basketball: Hillbillies Take Season Opener From Panthers 34-28

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Verona Boys basketball team used a strong third quarter effort to propel them to a 34-28 opening night victory over rival Cedar Grove on Friday.

    “It’s tough to open like that in a rowdy environment.  I have a lot of young guys who probably haven’t played in that before, but it’s fun.  It’s always fun to play your ...

Girls Basketball: Verona Wins Season Opener Over METS Charter

VERONA, NJ - Kylee Gallagher scored 13 points with seven rebounds to help lead the Verona Hillbillies girls basketball team to a 54-47 win over METS Charter in its home opener on Friday.

Verona took an early lead, dominating the first quarter and ending with a 21-5 advantage.  METS Charter came on strong, outscoring Verona in the second and fourth quarter, but could not overtake the ...

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 ...

North Essex Chamber Holiday Party Celebrates Season with Members and Shopping

December 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Delaney Kurdyla, 8-year-old ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

North Essex Chamber Holiday Party Celebrates Season with Members and Shopping

December 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Delaney Kurdyla, 8-year-old ...

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

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.

Holiday Happenings at State Parks Culminate with Re-Enactment of Washington’s Crossing of Delaware on Christmas

December 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Holiday activities at the nearby Historic Village at Allaire are among a host of events planned this month at New Jersey state parks, culminating with the annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day.

At Allaire State Park in Farmingdale, visitors can tour the historic village by lantern light and learn about Christmas ...

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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 17, 2018

December 10, 2018 – December 16, 2018

On December 10, 2018 at 1:00 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle after it failed to stop for a red traffic signal. A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 31 year old male driver from Moonachie for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On December 11, 2018 at ...

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 ...

NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

NJ Recipe Guru Shares her Favorite Holiday Cookie: Double Chocolate Espresso

If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam.

“I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of eight said from her home in Montvale, NJ.

In ...

Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

'Frugal' Resident Leaves Flemington Generous Gift

December 18, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – She lived frugally, her niece told Borough Council yesterday. And she lived “very privately.”

But after Jane Kitchin died at age 96, some are now discovering she was the millionaire next door.

Among the beneficiaries: Flemington Free Public Library, Mayor-elect Betsy Driver said. Kitchin’s will directs that $276,000 be left to the Main Street ...

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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 ...