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West Essex YMCA Adds Summer Camp Open Houses

January 21, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — While the weather may not feel like summer, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer plans. Families can learn about the variety of summer camps offered at the West Essex YMCA during Open Houses in February.

Dates include:


Feb. 3 In-Person Info Session - 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Feb. 7 In-Person Info Session - 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Feb. 15 Virtual ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Launches Contest to Name Surgical Robot

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s Stryker Mako robotic surgical system.  The hospital is inviting local community members to put their creative thinking caps on and suggest a nickname for the robot.

The entry form is accessible on the hospital’s website at ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Thanks Community For Generous Contributions Made During Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that 111,201 people visited the Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 18 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. Both the attendance and amount of items collected are the second-highest totals in the 13-year history the ...

Snow Likely For Thursday Night and Friday

January 5, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After Monday’s southern storm, and the Wednesday morning icing issues all over state highways, attention now shifts to a focus on a likely statewide snowstorm during the overnight and daytime period between Thursday night and Friday.

In what has become the classic winter scenario over much of the past couple of winters, this storm began its journey in ...

Essex County News: Man Arrested in Shooting of West Orange Police Officer

NEWARK, NJ – A 36-year-old East Orange man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an incident in which he shot an off-duty West Orange police officer earlier this week, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

Gov. Murphy Announces New Vaccine Requirements; COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Remains Under 1.0

January 20, 2022

GALLOWAY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Gov. Murphy says there will be no test-out of the requirement by undergoing weekly testing.

The Governor says those who are unvaccinated in the health care community have to ...

More Snow For Thursday, and Then Saturday Bears Watching. Frigid Temps Come With It

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The active storm pattern that has been in place for the past week continues through the weekend, as a storm coming up from the Ohio Valley will couple with an oncoming Alberta Clipper overnight on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Expect rain to start late this evening, and in the same path as many of our storms have been on these past few weeks, from the southeast ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Falls Below 1.0

NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average.

The State Health Department confirmed 9,073 additional new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

The State of Employment for Job Ready People with Disabilities

January 17, 2022

Dear TAPinto -

As we move into 2022, the state of employment for people with disabilities (PWDs) has great potential, both in New Jersey and across the country. The most available data for the number of job ready PWDs reveal substantial unemployment in this sector. Specifically, the US Census, CDC, Brookings.edu and other reputable data gatherers estimate that 428,932 working age PWDs ...

To Sir Sidney Poitier, With Love

A person who uses their talents to make a meaningful positive impact on society is to be celebrated.

Sidney Poitier's career was beautiful art, not just because he was successful, but because he was successful challenging racism in Hollywood and the United States as a whole.

He used his talent and profession to be a change maker.

He was a barrier breaker, an effective active ...