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Rare Pygmy Hippo Born At Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

December 16, 2017

TAMPA, FL — An endangered pygmy hippopotamus was born earlier this month at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo to experienced mother Zsa Zsa. The gender and name of the nine pound baby have yet to be revealed.

Pygmy hippos are smaller than their Nile hippo relative. Unlike the more common river hippo, which live in large pods in rivers throughout much of eastern and ...

Make a Child's Wish Come True at Livingston Mall's Holiday Wish Wall

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This holiday season, the Livingston Mall partnered with foster homes and community organizations that help children in need to create a Holiday Wish Wall, where children were invited to write down holiday wish in hopes that shoppers might purchase a gift card and grant their wish.

The Livingston Mall, which will display the Holiday Wish Wall in the upper level of ...

Boys Basketball: West Essex Romps, 59-20, over Collegiate

NEWARK, NJ - The West Essex boys basketball team opened its season with a 59-20 victory over Collegiate High School on Friday.

Scott Barlow led the way with 28 points for the Knights, who outscored Collegiate, 11-2, in the second quarter to open a 26-12 halftime lead before breaking it wide open with a 20-2 flurry in the third quarter.

Heath Kalb finished with 10 points for West Essex, ...

Lost Dog in Fairfield: Lexie is Still Missing

December 12, 2017

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Lexi, a 15-year-old, four-or five-pound dog has been missing since July 29. She needs medicine and was last seen on Philip Drive in Fairfield.

There is a reward being offered, as her owners are "wishing Lexie comes home for Christmas."

Contact Rosa at 862-221-8725 or the Fairfield police at 973-227-1400 with any information.

Car Fire Occurs Inside Caldwell Mercedes

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Cleaning personnel in the shop area of the Caldwell Mercedes located at 1230 Bloomfield Avenue reported the beginnings of a fire in the area at approximately 10:10 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the Fairfield Police Department, the reporting person(s) were in a different part of the building when they observed smoke and flames in the shop area. Officer Christopher ...

Police Advise Residents to Be Alert After Vehicle Strikes Deer in West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — A car struck a deer in the area of 147 Clinton Road at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, causing minor damage to the car but no injury to the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, according to West Caldwell police.

“Please use caution when driving, especially during the early morning hours, as it is deer season and they are on the move during that ...

West Essex High School Key Club to Host Holiday Vendor Bazaar

December 15, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Members of the West Essex High School (WEHS) Key Club are asking for the community’s support at its upcoming holiday vendor bazaar, with all proceeds benefitting the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. 

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a variety of products from more than 40 local vendors will be available to purchase at WEHS (65 W. Greenbrook Road, ...

Boys Basketball: West Essex Romps, 59-20, over Collegiate

December 16, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The West Essex boys basketball team opened its season with a 59-20 victory over Collegiate High School on Friday.

Scott Barlow led the way with 28 points for the Knights, who outscored Collegiate, 11-2, in the second quarter to open a 26-12 halftime lead before breaking it wide open with a 20-2 flurry in the third quarter.

Heath Kalb finished with 10 points for West Essex, ...

Girls Basketball: West Essex Beats Cedar Grove, 34-32

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Clinging to a one-point lead with 54 seconds remaining, the Cedar Grove girls basketball team had an opening-night victory in sight, but it would all come to a disappointing end for the Lady Panthers, who ultimately fell to West Essex, 34-32.

“The first 14 minutes of the second half we played well, those last two minutes we need to work on,” said Cedar Grove ...

Boys Basketball: Science Park Beats Caldwell, 59-42

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Science Park High School pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 59-42 victory over Caldwell Friday night in the opening game for both boys basketball teams.

Science Park led, 39-30, going into the fourth quarter. Charlie Pierce led Caldwell with 13 points. Brian Finnegan finished with nine points for the Chiefs.

West Essex High School Key Club to Host Holiday Vendor Bazaar

December 15, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Members of the West Essex High School (WEHS) Key Club are asking for the community’s support at its upcoming holiday vendor bazaar, with all proceeds benefitting the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. 

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a variety of products from more than 40 local vendors will be available to purchase at WEHS (65 W. Greenbrook Road, ...

CycleBar Livingston Ride to Benefit Lung Transplant Recipient

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is hosting a fundraising ride to benefit Chelsea
Gaynes, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant, on Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate in the ride is $50.

Nearly 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Chelsea, as her family struggles to pay for her medical care.
Gaynes suffers from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ...

Israel Bonds New Jersey to Honor Local Health Professionals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Dr. Stuart Geffner of Livingston and Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Renee Frankel of Short Hills will be honored at this year’s Health Professionals Dinner at Crystal Plaza on Monday, hosted by Israel Bonds New Jersey.

Geffner, the Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at SBMC since 1995, has ...

Candidates Wanted for TAPinto.net Apprenticeship Program

December 15, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Interested in working for a young, innovative and ambitious company? Passionate about your community, local news, or online media? Curious about a career in consultative sales and account management with the opportunity to own your own business? TAPinto Livingston, West Orange and West Essex is looking for you!

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Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Roseland Free Public Library Announces End-of-December Events

December 14, 2017

ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Free Public Library is offering the following events through the end of December. 

Holiday Card Workshop:

Middle and high school students are invited to come create their own holiday cards on Friday, Dec. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Polar Express Night:

A Polar Express event, sponsored by the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library, will be held ...

Fashion and Food Come to CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to offering heart-pumping indoor cycling classes, CycleBar Livingston is opening its doors to various local businesses.

 “Community is one of our central guiding principles and although we use exercise as a focal point for that we recognize that there are other complimentary businesses that could benefit our riders," said owner Delvin ...

Second Annual Winter Wonderland Attracts More Than 1000 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — “Fairfield is such a great town,” said resident Tammy Jannicelli as she and her husband, Michael, and their children, Michael and Robert, walked to the Hollywood Avenue park in anticipation of enjoying the Winter Wonderland celebration on Sunday.

The second annual Winter Wonderland event, sponsored by the Fairfield Municipal Alliance Committee (FMAC) and ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

Caldwell Council Discusses Borough's Hydraulic System

CALDWELL, NJ – After Ann Marchoni of the Caldwell Environmental Commission presented awards to citizens during the council meeting on Tuesday, including Councilman Kris Brown and Phyllis Kent, for his service to the environmental group, crew engineers presented a study on the hydraulic system in the borough that would determine whether water is properly flowing to ...

Fairfield Police Department Thanks Community for Support in Charitable Endeavors

FAIRFIELD, NJ — On behalf of the Fairfield Police Department (FPD), Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini extended the department’s gratitude to everyone who helped to make the FPD’s many charitable events a “huge success.”

In November, the FPD served as a collection point for the St. Thomas Moore food pantry. Due to the generosity of the community, the shelves ...

CycleBar Livingston Ride to Benefit Lung Transplant Recipient

December 14, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is hosting a fundraising ride to benefit Chelsea
Gaynes, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant, on Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate in the ride is $50.

Nearly 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Chelsea, as her family struggles to pay for her medical care.
Gaynes suffers from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Fashion and Food Come to CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to offering heart-pumping indoor cycling classes, CycleBar Livingston is opening its doors to various local businesses.

 “Community is one of our central guiding principles and although we use exercise as a focal point for that we recognize that there are other complimentary businesses that could benefit our riders," said owner Delvin ...

Famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens New Restaurant in Newark

December 15, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson has officially opened his new restaurant, Marcus B&P, in downtown Newark at 56 Halsey Street, which is exploding with new life after decades of dormancy. Its debut opening was jam-packed with fans last week.

Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it. He helped Harlem, long the ...

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

December 8, 2017

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Check out TAPinto West Essex’s Top Ten stories of November, based on pageviews:

1. Biker Pinned Beneath Vehicle on Fairfield Road

See also: Fairfield Resident Honored for Life-Saving Action in Recent Accident

2. Con Man Sought by Fairfield Authorities

3. West Essex High School Saxophonist Selected to Play in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

4.

Essex County Environmental Center Announces December Events

December 3, 2017

ROSELAND, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an ...

Students of Congregation Agudath Israel Help Light the Menorah in West Caldwell

December 13, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Residents of West Caldwell celebrated the second day of Chanukah on Wednesday by joining West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta and members of the township council as they lit the Menorah located outside the West Caldwell Civic Center.

Children gathered around Rabbi Alan Silverstein of Congregation Agudath Israel for a few sing-a-longs before Silverstein led the candle ...

North Caldwell Council Supports Proclamation Condemning Efforts to Delegitimize the State of Israel

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — A resolution requesting funding from Essex County for the design and construction of a turf field at the Borough of North Caldwell’s Mountain Avenue Field was adopted during Tuesday’s borough council meeting, where the mayor and council also unanimously supported a proclamation condemning “all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the ...

Rare Pygmy Hippo Born At Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

December 16, 2017

TAMPA, FL — An endangered pygmy hippopotamus was born earlier this month at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo to experienced mother Zsa Zsa. The gender and name of the nine pound baby have yet to be revealed.

Pygmy hippos are smaller than their Nile hippo relative. Unlike the more common river hippo, which live in large pods in rivers throughout much of eastern and ...

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Make a Child's Wish Come True at Livingston Mall's Holiday Wish Wall

December 16, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This holiday season, the Livingston Mall partnered with foster homes and community organizations that help children in need to create a Holiday Wish Wall, where children were invited to write down holiday wish in hopes that shoppers might purchase a gift card and grant their wish.

The Livingston Mall, which will display the Holiday Wish Wall in the upper level of ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Cyber Attack

December 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on Dec. 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

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Ride to Raise Money for Lung Transplant Recipient

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Our Lady of the Lake School, Verona

Our Lady of the Lake School Open House

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The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...