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Cedar Grove Police Blotter: Devil's Hole Gatherings Violate Ordinance

August 13, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove Police Department reported the following incidents in the townshp over the last two weeks:

On July 30, Ptl. Dominick Buscio observed a subject in the area 479 Pompton Avenue that he knew was wanted by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department on drug-related charges. The 37-year-old male from Cedar Grove was arrested and transported to the ...

Stolen Vehicle From Verona Involved in Armed Carjacking in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — According to the South Orange Police Department, a suspect involved in a carjacking Tuesday morning in South Orange was using a vehicle that had been confirmed as stolen from Verona.

The police said that on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at approximately 9:15 a.m., the carjacking victim stated that he was parking on Massel Terrace when he was approached by a ...

Juvenile Slashed with Knife During Fight in Panther Park in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A 17-year-old male from Wayne was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose after a fight in Panther Park Friday night resulted in the slashing of a juvenile.

Officers responded to Panther Park Friday on a report of a fight involving a weapon. Arriving officers detained a group of juveniles attempting to flee the ...

Murphy: New Jersey Schools Can Reopen for In-Person Learning in the Fall

August 13, 2020

Schools must certify to the DOE that they are able to meet health and safety standards

"We know the first day of school is not going to be like any other." -- Gov. Phil Murphy

TRENTON -- At his COVID press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would sign an Executive Order officially clearing both our public and nonpublic pre-K through 12 schools and our ...

Gov. Murphy Says Schools Can Opt to Remain Closed to Start Fall

TRENTON, NJ — After insisting for most of the summer on the importance of giving public school students in New Jersey the opportunity to get back to in-school learning, Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that school districts could have the option of staying closed to students in the fall because of the threat the COVID-19 virus poses.

Under intense pressure from public ...

Cedar Grove Return to Schools Plan and Options Revised After Wednesday BOE Meeting

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — After its meeting Wednesday night, the Cedar Grove Board of Education posted revisions to its Return to School document on its website.

No official notification was sent to parents prior to the publication of these revisions.

In July, the board sent a survey to district parents asking them to choose from three modules and said the majority vote would be the plan ...

Essex County Grants $150,000 Each to Verona and Cedar Grove for Park Improvements

August 14, 2020

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County has awarded $150,000 in Local Aid grants to both Verona and Cedar Grove to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities.

The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund.

In Verona, the funding will go toward an accessible play area and adult exercise area at Liberty Field.

In Cedar Grove, the grant ...

Murphy: New Jersey Schools Can Reopen for In-Person Learning in the Fall

Schools must certify to the DOE that they are able to meet health and safety standards

"We know the first day of school is not going to be like any other." -- Gov. Phil Murphy

TRENTON -- At his COVID press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would sign an Executive Order officially clearing both our public and nonpublic pre-K through 12 schools and our ...

How Much Has NJ Spent Battling COVID-19? $573 Million and Counting

Analysis of state spreadsheet helps put dollar amounts to food aid, PPE, laptops, temporary morgues, field hospitals and much more

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

New Jersey spent more than $573 million on thousands of ...

This Week's Essex County Food Distribution Event Will Be in Orange

August 3, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This week's Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be Thursday, August 6, at St. Matthew AME Church in Orange to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who are not able to afford food. 

It will be held as follows:

Date: ...

Here Comes The General: Christopher Jackson Performs for Paper Mill Playhouse and You

August 13, 2020

In the run up to Saturday night’s Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, Jackson held a livestreaming press conference from his Westchester County home yesterday with journalists from the markets which hold the 17 regional theaters and community centers benefiting from this upcoming performance.

As a performer and songwriter, Jackson is halfway to EGOT status: he won a Grammy as ...

New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Eli Manning, Gerry Cooney, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, Others

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...

Junior Firefighter Day Coming to Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove Fire Department and Recreation Department will co-host Junior Firefighter Day on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Community Park.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., boys and girls entering grades K-6 will receive a punch card that can be filled by participating in a range of activities, including a hose pull and relays. 

Each child will receive a medal after completing ...

DeCamp Bus Lines Suspends Service Effective Aug. 7 in Verona, Cedar Grove, Other Towns

August 7, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The days of walking to Bloomfield Avenue or Eagle Rock Avenue to catch the 33 or 66R to Port Authority and Wall Street are on hold at least until September effective Aug. 7 according to a statement by DeCamp Bus Lines. 

The 150-year-old Montclair based company which began providing transportation by stagecoach has become yet another victim of the ...

Let Us Tell You About a Time We Saved Two Lives in NJ

August 14, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A Seniors In Place Registered Nurse went to a home to do a pre-arranged assessment of an elderly woman. She knocked on the door … received no answer … became worried … called 911. Here’s what the emergency unit found.

The husband, the primary caregiver, lay on the floor and couldn’t get up. The bedridden wife was in the back of the ...

How Much Has NJ Spent Battling COVID-19? $573 Million and Counting

Analysis of state spreadsheet helps put dollar amounts to food aid, PPE, laptops, temporary morgues, field hospitals and much more

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

New Jersey spent more than $573 million on thousands of ...

Verona and GTI Can’t Come to Agreement: No Medical Cannabis Dispensary

VERONA, NJ — Verona will not be getting a cannabis dispensary in the near future.

Negotiations between the township of Verona and Green Thumb Industries (GTI) New Jersey, LLC broke down last week, ending the possibility that there will be a new medical cannabis dispensary in town.

Township manager Matthew Cavallo made the announcement on Thursday, after several weeks of talks between ...

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COVID-19 Pop-Up Shop Opens in Short Hills Mall, Selling Pandemic Supplies

August 11, 2020

SHORT HILLS, NJ — In the lower level of the Short Hills Mall, a new pop up store is selling masks, hand sanitizer and other essential sanitary gear in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But as store owner Eric Markowitz said, he hopes that his store will not have to be around for much longer, as his closure would mean that the pandemic is finally under control. In the meantime, ...

NJ Comedian John Poveromo Stars in Duppet, a Short Film About Depression

August 13, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, recently spoke with Comedian and Writer John Poveromo, about his latest project, a short film he co-wrote and stars in called Duppet. 

Poveromo and Brodeur spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the ...

To Mask or Not to Mask: NJ Psychologist on Why People Choose Sides During Stressful Times

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical Psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf joined TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to discuss why some people are not wearing masks, despite evidence showing that it is in the public good. 

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, after being featured several times on TAPintoTV via Zoom. East Main’s ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

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

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

NJ Health Commissioner Signs Directive So Long-Term Care Facilities Can Reopen in Phases

August 11, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Despite almost 7,000 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths across 679 long-term care facilities, New Jersey health officials and Gov. Phil Murphy believe there’s a way some can soon open their doors to visitors safely. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli signed a directive Monday for “phased in” re-openings at nursing homes across the Garden State, ...

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Virtual Youth Rally for Action Hosted by the CGV Social Justice Group

August 7, 2020

The Cedar Grove Verona (CGV) Social Justice Group invites all to participate in a virtual Youth Rally for Action on August 8 from 3 to 5 pm. Art, music and the voices of our youth speakers will be shared during this rally. We've prepared a number of moderated break out rooms on relevant social justice topics that participants can pre-register to attend during the rally. We'll also be ...

Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...