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Cedar Grove P.D. Deals with Six Car Break-ins in One Night

September 21, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Six motor vehicles were burglarized in the span of one night in Cedar Grove. 

The burglary wave occurred last Thursday night, according to Cedar Grove police. The incidents took place on Sherman Avenue, Bortic Road, Old Bridge Road, Mawal Drive and Beech Street. 

In every instance, the vehicles had been left unlocked in the driveway. In one of the ...

Cedar Grove Police Investigate Car Burglary on First Avenue

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A burglary of items from two parked cars on First Avenue is under investigation by Cedar Grove police.

Patrolman Anthony Cardona took a report of a motor vehicle burglary that occurred on First Avenue during the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 12. The owner discovered that someone had rummaged through two vehicles parked in his driveway.

Other cases on ...

Four Colleges in Essex County Make Niche Top 10 List of NJ Universities

September 20, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Real estate website Niche.com has announced its 2021 list of Best Colleges in New Jersey.

Not surprisingly, Ivy League school Princeton University, which ranked No. 6 nationally, according to Niche.com, topped the New Jersey list, followed by Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers, and The College of New Jersey. (See the top ten list below.)

Princeton ...

Reopening Dates Set for North End, South End Schools in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The North End and South End schools are scheduled to reopen to students on Thursday, Sept. 29, according to the Cedar Grove Board of Education.

The children will be in school from 8:20 a.m. tp 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, the board announced. The students will be bifurcated into two groups, Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday/Thursday.

No teachers or ...

Cedar Grove Schools Announce Return to School Dates for Hybrid Instruction

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Anthony Grosso, superintendent of Cedar Grove Schools, sent out an update to district families on Monday stating the targeted dates for students to return to school for the hybrid learning model.

Grosso said that the school system, which right now is operating with a fully online teaching model with no students in classrooms, will start to reopen buildings to students ...

Verona Girls Tennis Team Hopes to Build on Last Season's Success

September 24, 2020

VERONA, NJ — A 16-6 record in 2019 helped earn the Verona High School girls tennis program a promotion of sorts.

The Lady Hillbillies will be moving up a division to the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division, where they'll be playing a tougher slate of opponents than they did last season.

Verona will open its curtailed (due to NJSIAA COVID-19 restrictions) 2020 season on ...

Cedar Grove Football Team Prepares for Oct. 2 Opener vs. Hoboken

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A season after reaching the State Section Championship Game, the Cedar Grove football team is looking to pick up the pieces and complete its goal of hoisting a trophy.

“Since day one and last season ended we’ve had the focus to finish the fight a little bit,” said Cedar Grove head football coach Rob Gogerty.

This season is a unique one in and of ...

Registration Open for Verona Lacrosse Boot Camp

VERONA, NJ — Registration opened this week for Verona Lacrosse 2020 Tuesday Night Fall Lax Boot Camp.

Sessions begin on Oct. 6 and run on Tuesdays through Nov. 10.

 

Times are as follows:

Mini Laxers (K - 2nd grade) 5:30-6:15 pm (girls and boys, lacrosse stick required)

3rd and 4th grade  6:30-7:30 pm (girls and boys, full gear required)

5th and 6th ...

New Legislation Aims to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

September 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents whose ...

Ballot Drop Boxes for November Election to be Located in Verona and Cedar Grove

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Cedar Grove and Verona both will have their own secure ballot drop boxes for the November election. 

The drop box in Cedar Grove will be placed at the Essex County Department of Public Works at 100 West Bradford Ave.

The drop box in Verona will be located at the Civic Center at 600 Bloomfield Ave. 

Since all New Jersey registered voters will receive ...

Retired Labor Leader Dombrowski Declares Candidacy for Cedar Grove Council

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Robert Dombrowski, a 24-year resident of Essex County and six-year Cedar Grove community advocate, will be a candidate this November in the special election for township council. 

Dombrowski filed more than 200 signatures on Monday. 

Born in Bergen County, Dombrowski is a retired state employee who served with the New Jersey Highway Authority from ...

Ballot Drop Boxes for November Election to be Located in Verona and Cedar Grove

September 15, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Cedar Grove and Verona both will have their own secure ballot drop boxes for the November election. 

The drop box in Cedar Grove will be placed at the Essex County Department of Public Works at 100 West Bradford Ave.

The drop box in Verona will be located at the Civic Center at 600 Bloomfield Ave. 

Since all New Jersey registered voters will receive ...

Retired Labor Leader Dombrowski Declares Candidacy for Cedar Grove Council

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Robert Dombrowski, a 24-year resident of Essex County and six-year Cedar Grove community advocate, will be a candidate this November in the special election for township council. 

Dombrowski filed more than 200 signatures on Monday. 

Born in Bergen County, Dombrowski is a retired state employee who served with the New Jersey Highway Authority from ...

Real Panthers Wear Pink Walk to Benefit Minette's Angels Oct. 22

September 26, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Real Panthers Wear Pink Walk to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer will take place on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Panther Field.

All proceeds collected will be donated to Minette’s Angels (minettesangels.org). Founded in 2004, Minette's Angels is a non-profit breast cancer foundation based in Verona. The foundation provides assistance to those in ...

Livingston Sisters Honored for Heroic Actions in Near-Suicide Incident

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston sisters Victoria and Lauren Belcuore saw a young woman sitting at the edge of a bridge in Seaside at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they did not hesitate to pull over—risking their own safety until they successfully convinced her not to jump.

In an essay written about the incident, Lauren, a senior at Livingston High School, ...

Cedar Grove and Verona Residents Among Winners of Essex County Senior Arts Contest

September 25, 2020

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Five residents of Cedar Grove, and one from Verona, received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. 

This year’s contest was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus. Winning entries can be viewed by visiting https://www.artworkarchive.com/rooms/essexcountyparksandrecreation/3bb954.

Recipients from Cedar Grove ...

Verona Chalkfest Coming This Saturday, Sept. 26

VERONA, NJ — Chalkfest 2020 is right around the corner.

The contest coordinated by Verona Arts for the best chalk drawing in Verona will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26.

An email has gone out to the first 60 households registering about delivery of the free Koss art chalk they will be receiving. Anyone who did not receive an email regarding chalk delivery will need to use their own ...

COVID-19 Saliva Testing Mobile Site to be in Verona Tuesday

September 21, 2020

VERONA, NJ — Essex County COVID-19 saliva testing will be available at the Verona Community Pool, 257 Fairview Ave. on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.coro 

To make an appointment, visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456

Essex County residents with or without symptoms may get tested. Residents age 8 and older are welcome to get tested.

Residents are encouraged to get ...

New Legislation Aims to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

TRENTON, NJ — Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents whose ...

Household Waste Collection Days in Cedar Grove Set for Next Week

September 22, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Cedar Grove has been expanded to three days because of the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

The event originally was scheduled for last spring but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It will be held as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct.

New Principal of Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona Prepares for School Year

September 14, 2020

VERONA, NJ — Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona, with around 217 students enrolled and a new principal, has adopted a hybrid model.

The students are separated into two groups, alternating between remote and in-school learning. On Wednesdays, all students will participate in at-home learning. When students are home, they will join the classroom through synchronous, livestream ...

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Livingston Sisters Honored for Heroic Actions in Near-Suicide Incident

September 13, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston sisters Victoria and Lauren Belcuore saw a young woman sitting at the edge of a bridge in Seaside at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they did not hesitate to pull over—risking their own safety until they successfully convinced her not to jump.

In an essay written about the incident, Lauren, a senior at Livingston High School, ...

Why the Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever. Check it off your list.

Between social distancing and mask wearing, we have been taking the necessary precautions to safeguard our health. But there’s one more important item that should be on our to-do lists. It’s the annual flu vaccination, and this year, it’s more important than ever.

The flu and COVID-19 are both highly contagious respiratory illnesses. Although they’re caused by different ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

September 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

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 rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

Luciano and Kraemer to Debate Tonight for Essex County Commissioner Seat

September 16, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ - The Livingston League of Women Voters will host a debate tonight, Wednesday, September 16, at 8 p.m. via Zoom for a seat on District 4 of the Essex County Commissioners, formerly known as the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Democrat Leonard Luciano, the incumbent and a resident of West Caldwell, will face Republican challenger Adam Kraemer, a resident of West Orange.

District 4 ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

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Why I Walk To End Alzheimer's

September 25, 2020

The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, by participating in the upcoming 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA) - the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Today we say thank you to Craig ...