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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Celebrates Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently hosted a sold-out Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day educational program, featuring Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a movement disorder specialist board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Dr. Fazl, a Barnabas Health Medical Group provider, spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 200 people about the latest ...

One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

Cycle Bar ...

Young Scientists and Artists Mix at Stevenson's Annual Science Fair and Art Expo

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In order to help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of art and science, Adlai E. Stevenson School faculty and staff in Fairfield hosted its annual Science and Art Expo on Thursday for students in kindergarten through third grade. 

Hundreds of student masterpieces were on display along ...

Grenade Found in Fairfield Home Determined as Training Device

April 14, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Following a report that painters at 42 Glenroy Road South on Friday had discovered a grenade in a closet and removed it, placing it in a wooded area behind the home, a police investigation revealed that the painters had actually moved the grenade to that location the previous day. According to the Fairfield Police Department, authorities were only notified when the homeowner ...

Fairfield Police Make Heroin, Marijuana and DUI Arrests in Early April

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In the first six days of the month, the Fairfield Police Department arrested four individuals on drug-related charges in three unrelated incidents, including one incident of heroin possession with intent to distribute.

According to police, Joshua Fernandez, 18, of Paterson, for possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and hindering apprehension ...

Young Scientists and Artists Mix at Stevenson's Annual Science Fair and Art Expo

April 22, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In order to help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of art and science, Adlai E. Stevenson School faculty and staff in Fairfield hosted its annual Science and Art Expo on Thursday for students in kindergarten through third grade. 

Hundreds of student masterpieces were on display along ...

West Essex District Named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education”

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – The West Essex Regional School District has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a ...

Trinity Academy of Caldwell Congratulates STEM Fair Winners

KEARNY, NJ — The Office of Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark, in collaboration with ProjectEngin, hosted the second annual STEM EXPO at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny on Saturday. Pictured above are the Trinity Academy winners. 

On display were projects of hundreds of Catholic elementary school students from 29 elementary schools in Bergen, ...

Softball: West Essex Defeats Nutley, 6-2

April 21, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Julia Vardiman pitched a three-hitter and doubled in a run in West Essex' 6-2 softball victory over Nutley on Saturday.

Jessica Coia went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI for West Essex (4-4), which scored three runs in the sixth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Lilly James had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs, and Jenna Sperduto had two singles and an RBI ...

Boys Lacrosse: Millburn Gets Past Caldwell, 7-6

MILLBURN, NJ - Daniel Horgan's overtime goal gave Millburn a 7-6 boys lacrosse victory over Caldwell on Friday.

Horgan scored with 1:54 left in overtime for Millburn (8-1) to snap the 6-6 tie. Spencer Brown scored three goals and had one assist for the Millers. Horgan had two goals and two assists.

Davis Moshier scored one goal and had two assists, and Tanner Nugget scored a goal for ...

Boys Lacrosse: Livingston Wins Five in a Row With Victory Over West Essex

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The Livingston boys lacrosse team snagged its fifth consecutive win on Thursday following a 7-2 victory over the West Essex Knights in North Caldwell.

“I thought maybe we gave away the first two [games] and that might have motivated us to win the next five,” said Livingston head coach Brad Dzama. “I don’t know, but we’re happy where ...

PILOT Approved: Roseland Council Adopts Two 20-Year PILOT Agreements

April 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — As one of nearly 300 municipalities facing challenges with the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling that it must permit hundreds of affordable housing units to be built, the Roseland Borough Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday to approve 20-year Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs for the properties of 85 Livingston Avenue and 6 Becker Farm Road.

Although all of the ...

Roseland Resident Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

ROSELAND, NJ – In recognition of the valuable contributions from the Boy Scouts of America to the Roseland community and the nation, the Roseland mayor and council honored resident Trevor Jedwabnik on Tuesday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program.  

Jedwabnik has achieved 41 badges as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 3, which is ...

West Essex Student Recognized for Receiving Outstanding EMS Action Award

ROSELAND, NJ – As a member of the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS), West Essex Regional High School student Lea Backenheim was recently honored by the New Jersey Department of Health and presented with the “Outstanding Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Action by a Youth Award.” Roseland Mayor John Duthie and members of the borough council presented the young Roseland resident with ...

Shillelagh Club to Honor West Caldwell Resident at 50th Anniversary Gala

April 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is planning its 50th Annual Dinner Dance for Saturday, May 5, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, beginning at 6 p.m. 

This Golden Anniversary Dance is being held in honor of Essex Shillelagh Club Founder Harry Knox and the Knox Family, formerly of West Orange. Also being honored at the 50th Anniversary ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

County Announces Improvement Plans for Grover Cleveland Park Playground and Tennis Courts

CALDWELL/ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Nearly $1.2 million in improvements will be made to modernize the Essex County Grover Cleveland Park playground and tennis courts.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his improvement plans on Friday morning, stating that Grover Cleveland Park is a popular site for families and children, and that the playground and tennis courts need to be ...

The "Hotdog" Days are Here: JJ’s Hotdogs Comes to Fairfield

April 16, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Family owned JJ’s Hotdogs, now located at 572 Route 46 East in Fairfield, will host its Grand Opening event of the first brick-and-mortar location on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. This is JJ's Hotdogs second location.

JJ’s Hotdogs, first established in 1971 in Newark as a food truck by the Ugliarolo family, ...

Local Toys “R” Us Kids Reflect on Imminent Store Closings

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After seven decades in business bringing joy to kids around the country by way of its brick-and-mortar stores; the iconic, relatable Geoffrey the Giraffe mascot; and shelves stocked with every type of toy imaginable, Toys “R” Us announced that it would begin closing up shop on March 23.

According to a Toys “R” Us associate, Saturday, June 30 will ...

Something Sweet Comes to Fairfield: Lola's Ice Cream to Celebrate Grand Opening

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Locally owned Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe, located at 244 US Highway 46 East in the Calandra Plaza in Fairfield, will host a Grand Opening event on Sunday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. Lola's is owned by the Dinardo Family, longtime residents of Fairfield, who named the ice cream shop after the owner’s granddaughter, Lola ...

Young Scientists and Artists Mix at Stevenson's Annual Science Fair and Art Expo

April 22, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In order to help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of art and science, Adlai E. Stevenson School faculty and staff in Fairfield hosted its annual Science and Art Expo on Thursday for students in kindergarten through third grade. 

Hundreds of student masterpieces were on display along ...

West Essex District Named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education”

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – The West Essex Regional School District has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a ...

Fairfield Residents Develop Fairfield Historical Society

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Under the direction of Brianne Colombo, director of the Fairfield Free Public Library, and inspired by residents Marie Gilbert and Mary Lebeda, the Fairfield Historical Society has been formed. With more than 20 members, the organization has written a mission statement, set goals and devised a plan on how to organize the material on the township’s long ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Celebrates Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently hosted a sold-out Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day educational program, featuring Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a movement disorder specialist board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Dr. Fazl, a Barnabas Health Medical Group provider, spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 200 people about the latest ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

West Essex Student Recognized for Receiving Outstanding EMS Action Award

ROSELAND, NJ – As a member of the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS), West Essex Regional High School student Lea Backenheim was recently honored by the New Jersey Department of Health and presented with the “Outstanding Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Action by a Youth Award.” Roseland Mayor John Duthie and members of the borough council presented the young Roseland resident with ...

The "Hotdog" Days are Here: JJ’s Hotdogs Comes to Fairfield

April 16, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Family owned JJ’s Hotdogs, now located at 572 Route 46 East in Fairfield, will host its Grand Opening event of the first brick-and-mortar location on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. This is JJ's Hotdogs second location.

JJ’s Hotdogs, first established in 1971 in Newark as a food truck by the Ugliarolo family, ...

Something Sweet Comes to Fairfield: Lola's Ice Cream to Celebrate Grand Opening

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Locally owned Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe, located at 244 US Highway 46 East in the Calandra Plaza in Fairfield, will host a Grand Opening event on Sunday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. Lola's is owned by the Dinardo Family, longtime residents of Fairfield, who named the ice cream shop after the owner’s granddaughter, Lola ...

Hundreds Enjoy 18th Annual North Essex Chamber Taste of Essex Event

WEST ORANGE — A taste of something savory and something sweet paired with a bit of magic, live music and poetry were enjoyed by hundreds at the annual 18th annual Taste of Essex event Monday night, hosted by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) at The Manor in West Orange.

“Tonight exceeded expectations,” said Michael Daniels, president of the ...

March in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Month in West Essex

April 7, 2018

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Check out TAPinto West Essex’s top ten stories of March, based on pageviews, including an investigation into local mailbox burglaries, two baseball teams that were honored 40 years after winning a state championship, local police news and more:

1. Potential Caldwell-West Caldwell Police Merger Raises Concerns Among Residents

2. How a Group of Caldwell ...

Tree Recovery Campaign to Provide Free Seedlings to West Essex Residents

April 9, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — As part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, free tree seedlings will be available to West Essex County residents in the month of April.

This program was designed to help communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The goal of the Tree Recovery Campaign is to distribute more than 500,000 tree seedlings to New Jersey residents over the ...

Travels Spotlight: Jersey Shore Seal Sighting on Spring Lake Beach

April 22, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — Another seal came ashore — this time at the jetty on the south end of Spring Lake's beach.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski was walking the beachfront when she spotted this seal at about 3 p.m. on April 18 and took these real-time animated photos. It’s not known whether it returned to the ocean.

On April 12, a harp seal made its way onto Belmar's Fifth ...

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One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

Cycle Bar ...

Livingston Fitness Crawl: Five Days of Free Classes at 12 Livingston Businesses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to enjoy one free class at as many of Livingston’s fitness businesses as they would like during this week’s Livingston Fitness Crawl, a Livingston Business Improvement District event, beginning on April 23 and continuing through April 27.

For five days, no purchase is necessary at the following locations:

BARRE3 ...

Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

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Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

Join the ...

Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

Imperial Lawns - FREE Lawn Treatment

Fairfield, NJ - As a special thank you Imperial Lawns is now offering a FREE GRUB CONTROL TREATMENT when you sign-up for a full season 5-Application lawn care program. Call 973-882-7598 or visit www.imperiallawns.com and enter the word: SPRING in the Special "Discount Section" of the online Form to receive this great offer. 

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West Essex Baseball's Max Ruvo Named Athlete of the Week

April 20, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex High School baseball team is off to a hot start, and a major reason for it has been the play of star outfielder Max Ruvo, who has been named as TAPinto West Essex’s first Athlete of the Week for the Spring 2018 season.

“I’m just trying to do what helps the team best,” said Ruvo. “Everyone is rallying around each other ...

Essex County Executive Announces Improvements to County Parks System

April 22, 2018

ORANGE, NJ - Using the tennis courts in Essex County Irvington Park as the backdrop, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced last week that the tennis courts in Irvington Park and Weequahic Park, and the basketball courts in Ivy Hill Park and Monte Irvin Orange Park will receive facelifts with new asphalt playing surfaces, equipment and fencing. The project is part of ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, April 23, 2:00 PM

Fairfield Free Public Library, Fairfield

Pre-K Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Mon, April 23, 6:00 PM

Roseland Public Library , Roseland

Drop-In Tech Night

Education

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Tue, April 24, 9:30 AM

Rosalind Public Library, Roseland

Spring T’ai Chi Chih

Health & Wellness

Historic Seven-Figure Gift Realized at County College of Morris, Funding to Support Nursing Students

April 23, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ – County College of Morris (CCM) announced on Monday, April 16, that it has received an historic gift of $976,000 from the Estate of Dominic and Catherine Bencivenga, bringing the family’s total giving to the college to more than $1 million. This gift, given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Bencivenga’s children, Gary and Cathy Jo Bencivenga, is directed to providing ...

Obituaries

Nov 22, 1941 - Apr 14, 2018
Barbara Ann Barretti (nee Ernst), 76, of North Caldwell passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. A ...
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Nov 28, 1947 - Apr 13, 2018
Barry Wachtler, 70, a lifelong resident of Fairfield, New Jersey passed away on Friday April 13, ...
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Sep 8, 1940 - Apr 1, 2018
Russell Talamo, 77, of Fairfield, New Jersey, passed away early on Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, ...
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- Apr 3, 2018
Obituary of Melvina Caputo Melvina C. Caputo, 82, of Caldwell, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April ...
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Jul 14, 1934 - Apr 3, 2018
Patrick Joseph Moran, 83, of North Caldwell, died on April 3, 2018. Relatives and friends are ...
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Obituary of Margaret Sullivan Margaret L. Sullivan Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great ...
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Jun 13, 1926 - Apr 29, 2018
Helen Manna (nee Dudnick), 91, of Fairfield, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
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May 12, 1924 - Mar 28, 2018
Cuozzo, Rose (nee Giovinco), 93, of West Caldwell, New Jersey passed away on Wednesday, March ...
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Jun 10, 1947 - Mar 21, 2018
Joseph A. Masone, Jr., 70, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Joe ...
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Oct 5, 1926 - Mar 19, 2018
Michael Tufariello Retired Entrepreneur, United States Navy Veteran, patriarch of a large, loving ...
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Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 12, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...