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West Essex Sophomore Selected to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 21, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — It was an opportunity too good for West Essex High School (WEHS) sophomore Madison Rombough to pass up.

The WEHS Marching Band's flutist recently jumped at the opportunity to audition for a spot in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and was selected to be one of 220 in an ensemble of students representing all 50 states. On Thanksgiving Day, Rombough ...

NJ Senate President Sweeney Discusses Statewide Vaping Ban & Marijuana Legalization on State of Affairs

November 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Steve Adubato sat down with New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney on State of Affairs to discuss the path forward to marijuana legalization and a new push to ban vaping across the state. 

“It’s an epidemic right now,” Sweeney said, about the vaping crisis. “People are getting sick. It’s worse than cigarettes because cigarettes have a ...

Fort Lee Mayor Moderates Media Panel at NJ League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, Mark Sokolich, Mayor of Fort Lee, NJ, moderated the panel, “Media Strategies: Tips & Tools for the 21st Century.” Presenters at the panel were Michael Shapiro, the CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net; Robin Dente, Assistant Business Administrator & Community Affairs Coordinator of ...

A Thank You Message from Verona BOE Member Elect Sara Drappi

November 8, 2019

Running for board of education has been a learning experience and a journey

I would like to thank everyone for their support throughout this entire process. I enjoyed meeting with and speaking to many of you at meet and greets and through social media. I am humbled by your vote of confidence. Thank you to my husband, Steve, and my daughters whose support and patience seems to be never ending.

Shared Spaces Help a Small New Jersey Baking Business Rise

November 20, 2019

Two years ago, Erica Leahy left her job as a pastry chef and started baking for friends and family.  After getting her company going in a shared commercial kitchen, or kitchen “incubator,” today she owns Three Daughters Baking Company, and will soon run a café inside an innovative new store in Maplewood.

As one of the entrepreneurs at General Store Cooperative ...

The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

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

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Lawsuit: NJ Trooper Was Texting Moments Before Crash That Killed Teenage Girl in 2017

November 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The state police trooper who hit a 14-year-old Westfield girl while driving on Central Avenue in 2017 was texting in the moments leading up the fatal crash, evidence contained in the court record for a civil lawsuit against the trooper shows.

While investigators cleared state Trooper Alexander Gelfand of criminal charges at the time, the lawsuit filed by the family of the ...

Announce a Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Graduation, Reunion and More with Milestones on TAPinto

November 15, 2019

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the celebration.  All published Milestones can be shared on social media directly from TAPinto.  And, all Milestones live on TAPinto forever, creating a keepsake that families can ...