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Meet the Beloved Local Doctor Killed in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accident

March 23, 2017

ESSEX FELLS, NJ - Dr. Jan Huston, 66, who was struck and killed by a vehicle while on the sidewalk near her home in Essex Fells on Tuesday morning, was the medical director of the Breast Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Glen Ridge.

She was rushed to the same hospital following the accident, where she died a short time later.

Huston was the founder and director of ...

Trinity Academy to Host March Open House and Kindergarten Experience

CALDWELL, NJ – Parents interested in sending their child to Trinity Academy for the 2017-2018 academic year are encouraged to attend an Open House on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school, located at 235 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, to learn more about the excellent educational opportunity offered by Trinity Academy.

According to the school, attendees will gather important ...

West Essex Middle School to Host Area Makers Day

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Middle School is serving as a participating site for New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a way of encouraging students to learn new skills and work collaboratively on hands-on projects.

New Jersey Makers Day is designed as a statewide event that celebrates, promotes and often introduces culture as well as the values associated ...

Meet the Beloved Local Doctor Killed in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accident

March 23, 2017

ESSEX FELLS, NJ - Dr. Jan Huston, 66, who was struck and killed by a vehicle while on the sidewalk near her home in Essex Fells on Tuesday morning, was the medical director of the Breast Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Glen Ridge.

She was rushed to the same hospital following the accident, where she died a short time later.

Huston was the founder and director of ...

66-Year-Old Doctor Struck and Killed in Essex Fells

ESSEX FELLS, NJ — The pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle at approximately 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning in Essex Fells has been identified as Dr. Jan Huston-Pryor, 66, of Essex Fells.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Essex Fells Police Chief William Theilacker announced Tuesday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex Fells Police Department are ...

Fairfield Police Seek Community's Help in Honoring Fallen Officers

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Fairfield Police Sgt. Frank Tracey and Detective Ian Rasmussen will represent the Fairfield Police Department this year in the upcoming Police Unity Tour.

According to the police department, this event is a four-day, nearly 300-mile bicycle ride that departs from Florham Park, NJ on May 9, 2017 and concludes when the cyclists reach the National Law Enforcement ...

Trinity Academy to Host March Open House and Kindergarten Experience

March 22, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ – Parents interested in sending their child to Trinity Academy for the 2017-2018 academic year are encouraged to attend an Open House on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school, located at 235 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, to learn more about the excellent educational opportunity offered by Trinity Academy.

According to the school, attendees will gather important ...

West Essex Middle School to Host Area Makers Day

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Middle School is serving as a participating site for New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a way of encouraging students to learn new skills and work collaboratively on hands-on projects.

New Jersey Makers Day is designed as a statewide event that celebrates, promotes and often introduces culture as well as the values associated ...

Lester C. Noecker School of Roseland to Present 'The Wizard of Oz'

ROSELAND, NJ — The students of Lester C. Noecker School will present “The Wizard of Oz” as its fifth annual production led by parent volunteers on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. on location at 100 Passaic Ave. Admission is free for both productions.

Sponsored by the Home and School Association (HSA) of Roseland, this year’s cast consists of approximately 50 students from ...

Fairfield Police Seek Community's Help in Honoring Fallen Officers

March 20, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Fairfield Police Sgt. Frank Tracey and Detective Ian Rasmussen will represent the Fairfield Police Department this year in the upcoming Police Unity Tour.

According to the police department, this event is a four-day, nearly 300-mile bicycle ride that departs from Florham Park, NJ on May 9, 2017 and concludes when the cyclists reach the National Law Enforcement ...

Fairfield Council Agrees to Find New Way to Honor Late Football Coach Michael Palmieri

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Anthony Palmieri, son of former Fairfield recreation football coach Michael Palmieri, addressed the Fairfield Township Council on Monday to inquire why his father’s monument was removed from Hollywood Avenue Park and why his memorial plaque was moved to the backstop of the baseball field.

Many friends and family members, including Michael Palmieri’s ...

Local Residents Honored at 66th Annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Amid bagpipes, fife and drums, marching bands, Irish dancing and more, the 66th annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade wound its way through Main Street on Sunday.

Grand Marshal Kevin Kinney and Deputy Grand Marshals Gwen Glazier, Marian Reilly Cardace and Robert Hoehn walked the route as the music of multiple organizations filled the downtown air.

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 17, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Sobel & Co. Executive Women's Breakfast Breaks Attendance Record with Esteemed Panel of Speakers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 200 local businesswomen attended Sobel & Co., LLC’s Executive Women’s Breakfast “Creating Your Personal Brand” at the Livingston-based accounting firm’s Eisenhower Campus on Thursday, breaking the record for highest attendance ever at the monthly event.

Sobel & Co.’s chief growth strategist, Sally Glick, started this ...

James Caldwell High School to Present Spring Musical "Legally Blonde" March 23-26

March 22, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School students will showcase their talents on Thursday when the curtains open on the spring musical, “Legally Blonde,” based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name.

The spring musical’s premiere production will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, with additional showings on Friday and Saturday at the ...

Lester C. Noecker School of Roseland to Present 'The Wizard of Oz'

ROSELAND, NJ — The students of Lester C. Noecker School will present “The Wizard of Oz” as its fifth annual production led by parent volunteers on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. on location at 100 Passaic Ave. Admission is free for both productions.

Sponsored by the Home and School Association (HSA) of Roseland, this year’s cast consists of approximately 50 students from ...

Roseland Public Library to Host Program on Local Author and Historian's New Book

ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Public Library invites area residents to enjoy a program by New Jersey author and historian Michael Gabriele on his new book, “New Jersey Folk Revival Music – History and Tradition,” a chronological narrative on the evolution, traditions and history of folk revival music in New Jersey.

The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the ...

Property-Tax Savings Program Introduced at Caldwell Borough Council Meeting

March 22, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ – Eli Weingarden of Municipal Cards, LLC presented a property-tax savings program at the Caldwell Borough Council meeting on Tuesday that he said allows people to reduce their property tax through everyday spending at local merchant stores.

According to Weingarden, homeowners can save money by using a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-insured debit card at ...

Fairfield Council Agrees to Find New Way to Honor Late Football Coach Michael Palmieri

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Anthony Palmieri, son of former Fairfield recreation football coach Michael Palmieri, addressed the Fairfield Township Council on Monday to inquire why his father’s monument was removed from Hollywood Avenue Park and why his memorial plaque was moved to the backstop of the baseball field.

Many friends and family members, including Michael Palmieri’s ...

Flood Insurance Issues Contemplated at Fairfield Township Council Meeting

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently informed the township of Fairfield that any new home that is sold in the community must have an elevation certificate in order for residents who live in the flood plain to receive a 20-percent discount on their flood insurance, according to Fairfield Township Administrator Joseph Catenaro.

Catenaro announced at ...

March 19-25 is Declared National Poison Prevention Week in Fairfield

March 15, 2017

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Next week, the week of March 19-25, was proclaimed as National Poison Prevention Week in Fairfield at the mayor and council meeting on Monday  

Mayor James Gasparini and members of the council encouraged all residents to program 1-800-222-1222, the Poison Help Line, into their home, office, and cell phones. A quick response can make a difference in preventing ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 16; Essex County Parks System Closed Tuesday

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from Monday at 5 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 8 a.m. due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

In addition, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, the Environmental Center and Senior Centers within the Essex County Parks System will be closed on ...

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory to be in effect for all of Essex County from 10 p.m. tonight until 2 p.m. Friday. 

The advisory states, accumulations of snow from three-to-five inches starting late tonight into early Friday afternoon. Hazardous/slippery travel can be expected due to snow accumulations with temperatures around ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Announces Current List of "Taste of Essex" Vendors

March 14, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC), which is hosting its 17th annual “Taste of Essex” event ‪on April 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Manor in West Orange, recently announced some of the food and drink establishments that will sample some of their finest dishes and drinks at the event.

A portion of the proceeds from this event ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Seeks Sponsors for 17th Annual "Taste of Essex"

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) is hosting its 17th Annual “Taste of Essex” event ‪on Monday, April 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Manor in West Orange. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event.

"Taste of Essex" raises money for the Chamber Foundation, which provides scholarships for ...

West Essex Week in Review: Flood Insurance Contemplated in Fairfield, Residents Honored at St. Patrick's Parade & More

March 19, 2017

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Fairfield Council Agrees to Find New Way to Honor Late Football Coach Michael Palmieri

Two James Caldwell Sophomores to Qualify for National Forensics Tournament

Local Residents Honored at 66th Annual West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Hackensack Man Arrested ...

Flood Insurance Issues Contemplated at Fairfield Township Council Meeting

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently informed the township of Fairfield that any new home that is sold in the community must have an elevation certificate in order for residents who live in the flood plain to receive a 20-percent discount on their flood insurance, according to Fairfield Township Administrator Joseph Catenaro.

Catenaro announced at ...

February in Review: A History of Suzy Lane; Citizens Alert Police of Suspicious Persons & More

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — As February comes to a close, TAPinto West Essex takes a look at the Top 10 local stories of the month, based on pageviews. Click on the headlines to refresh:

1. Farmers of Fairfield: A History of Suzy Lane

2. Charges Against Lieutenant Disputed Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit with Borough of Caldwell

3. “Sophisticated Group” of Car Thieves ...

Prospective Camp Families Are Invited to an Open House Event on Sunday, March 5 at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

March 5, 2017

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp invites all prospective camp families to attend an Open House event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5.

Attendees will meet the on-site owners/directors George Stein and Dan Millman as well as the camp’s leadership team members. They will also learn about the camp’s programs, be able to ask questions and take a heated bus ...

Community Responds to Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Pedestrian Bridge at South Mountain Reservation

February 28, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the pedestrian bridge that crosses South Orange Ave., at the South Mountain Reservation. Removal of the graffiti by Essex County workers began shortly after it was reported.

Several area rabbis were at the graffiti site, with Matthew Gewirtz, Senior Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and Maplewood ...

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Bomb Threats Made to Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston

March 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Threats to the Jewish community continued in Livingston on Tuesday morning as the Livingston police and fire departments responded to a bomb threat at Temple Beth Shalom, located at 193 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

According to police, the building was evacuated and secured, but the investigation is continuing. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department, the Essex ...

Housewives Star Identified as Owner of Burning Car Found with Dead Bodies

March 20, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - According to multiple reports, the burning car that was found in Paterson on Friday with two unidentified male bodies is registered to Housewives of NJ alum Kim DePaola.

Around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning police and fire  officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of East 28th Street in Paterson. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish ...

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Thu, March 23, 7:30 PM

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North Caldwell Borough Council Reschedules Budget and Conference Meetings

March 16, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The mayor and council of the Borough of North Caldwell budget meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been re-scheduled for Monday, March 20, and will start at 5:30 p.m.

This meeting will take place at Borough Hall, 141 Gould Avenue, in North Caldwell and action will be taken.

In addition, the mayor and council of the Borough of North Caldwell ...

Snow Blows

There is nothing quite so blissful as a snow day.  

 

The quiet beauty of gently falling flakes swiftly accumulating on the trees and lawns and roadways preventing any sort of travel to work.   Those two magic words:  School Closure.  Knowing that all there is to do is look out the window from your warm house and watch the clean cold blanket of winter stop all ...