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Newark Archdiocese Will Begin Gradual Reopening on Sunday

May 16, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Churches under the Archdiocese of Newark will begin allowing private prayer this weekend, the Archbishop announced Friday, as the first step of a cautious reopening plan. 

The initial phase, which will be minored by parish staff to ensure social distancing, also allows Sacrament of Reconciliation to be celebrated if social distancing can be maintained and masks are ...

Archdiocese of Newark Will Close 10 Catholic Schools

Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education; At-Home Learning Continues Through End of School Year 

The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year, the result of archdiocesan strategic planning efforts to ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

Orthodox Weddings to Resume with 'Approved Model' in New Jersey: Rabbi Aaron Kotler

NEW JERSEY - While the Governor has said to stay home repeatedly at every  news conference, he may be changing his tune. Weddings are, according to Murphy supporter and Ocean County Rabbi Aaron Kotler, now authorized.

A public letter was just released from the President of the largest Yeshiva in the world, outside Israel.

Religious weddings approved by the Governor? That's big ...

Spring Holidays no Time to Ignore Coronavirus Physical Distancing Orders, NJ Officials Say

TRENTON, NJ — With religious holidays approaching and changing guidelines for the use of masks, state officials on Friday urged the public to continue to observe a statewide ban on social gatherings as a means to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

The reminders to observe social distancing came during Gov. Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing during which officials reported an ...

Local Houses of Worship Adjust Services in Response to Coronavirus

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Local houses of worship have adjusted their worship plans in response to the COVID-19.  Here is a summary of the changes.

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St. Catherine of Siena Church
Cardinal Joseph w. Tobin C.S.s.R, Archbishop of Newark suspended the Masses on Saturday evening at 5 pm and all Sunday Masses this weekend. Additionally all catholic schools are closed and the ...

In the Aftermath of a Montclair Community Divided, Many Faiths Gather for Healing and Discussion

MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than a month has passed since Montclair Rabbis challenged comments made by James Harris during a December 31 community meeting. Since then, an interfaith group of leaders have continued the conversation among themselves and their respective congregations.

Pastor Campbell Singleton of Union Baptist Church of Montclair hosted a gathering on Wednesday with nearly 70 people in ...

Montclair Police Investigate Destruction of Menorah

Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Police are investigating the destruction of a grand Menorah located on Church Street.

On Wednesday evening, Rabbi Yaacov Leaf received a call from Police Chief Todd Conforti, informing him that the Menorah had been vandalized. Though police have not rushed to label the destructive act a biased incident, this comes in the midst of the festival of lights, ...

The Best of Both Worlds: Mixed Faith Families Celebrate the Holidays

VERONA, NJ - Go into any household in this area, and it would not be that unusual to find both a menorah and a Christmas tree in the front room. Or children celebrating Diwali in October and awaiting Santa’s arrival in December. According to a Pew survey, 4 in 10 Americans who have married since 2010 have a spouse who is in a different religious group. This has doubled since ...

Verona Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is Nov. 24

The clergy leaders of five of Verona's houses of worship, and one in West Orange, will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3pm.  The service will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit located at 36 Gould Street and will feature a joint choir made up of voices ...

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Scores of Local Students Join Black Lives Matter Rally in Nutley Center

June 5, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Scores of Nutley students gathered on the corners of Franklin Ave. and Centre St. Thursday to declare 'Black Lives Matter.'

What started out as a group of about 20 youth at 4 p.m., grew over the next two hours to nearly 100 people. Virtually all were dressed in all black to mourn lost black lives. 

The grassroots nature of the event was most clearly evident in ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 24, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that will make ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

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Assistance Available For Residents in Need at the Verona Community Services Office

June 5, 2020

The Township of Verona Office of Community Services has received generous donations from Verona residents and several local organizations in response to the financial issues created by Covid-19. This has been a difficult time for all of us and our family, friends, neighbors and businesses will continue to be impacted by the Coronavirus even as things begin to reopen.

If you or someone you know ...