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

April 21, 2018

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 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 ...

Softball: West Essex Defeats Nutley, 6-2

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 ...

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 ...

Police Warn of Package Thief in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ ‑ The Fairfield Police Department is warning residents about an individual who was involved with the theft of a package from the porch of a home on Monday morning.

At approximately 9:41 a.m., a resident of Vine Street had just received a delivery from Federal Express that was left on the porch. The resident did not immediately retrieve the package, according to police, but when ...

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

April 21, 2018

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 ...

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

April 21, 2018

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

April 21, 2018

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 ...

West Essex High School Hosts Fifth Annual Intergenerational Prom

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — “A Starry Night” was the theme of the West Essex High School (WEHS) fifth annual intergenerational prom on Thursday, and “starry” it was with the star balloons, star table decorations, star performance by the high school jazz band and the stars of the night—the senior citizens and high school students who ate, danced and spent time ...

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

April 21, 2018

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 ...

Young Gymnasts and Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez Take a Stand Against Progeria

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After months of anticipation, young gymnasts from Tumble Techs Gymnastics Academy of Fairfield had the opportunity to meet, "strike a pose," Snapchat and more with New Jersey native and Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez to help raise money and awareness for Progeria, a rare and fatal "rapid aging ...

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 ...

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Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

April 20, 2018

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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YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Swimming
Camp
Childcare 
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

About the West Essex YMCA:
The West Essex YMCA has ...

MAX Challenge of West Orange - 2 Weeks FREE and more...

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange is about to start its next challenge.  Sign up before April 9, and you will receive maximum benefits, including two weeks free!

NUTRITION... MOTIVATION... RESULTS..!

SIGN UP BEFORE APRIL 9TH AND GET THE 'TAP CHALLENGE' PROMO:

12 weeks for the price of 10
Unlimited fitness classes 
Nutritional ...

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 ...

Man Charged With Kidnapping and Assaulting Essex County Victim

April 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – A New York man appeared in federal court last week to face allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped an individual who had a protection order against him, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Rudolf Szoradi, 50, is charged by four-count criminal complaint with kidnapping, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, interstate domestic violence and interstate ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, April 22, 2:00 PM

West Caldwell Public Library, West Caldwell Public Library

"Folk Song Hootenanny"

Arts & Entertainment

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

County College of Morris Performing Arts and Cultural Events Spring 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ — The County College of Morris is offering the following performing arts and cultural events in the spring of 2018:

APRIL 2018:

Follies
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Wednesday through Saturday, April 11-14
7:30 p.m., Saturday matinee 2 p.m. Student Community Center Dragonetti Auditorium

The Broadway Theatre is crumbling and closing! To pay homage, past ...

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 ...