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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

The Commercial Real Estate Market has Gone Bust? Not so fast...

Along with other major real estate outfits, NRIA sees a silver lining in today’s seemingly underwhelming demand for office space.  Just over a year ago, a certain mid-atlantic business publication was leasing office space in a busy downtown building.

When news of the global pandemic hit, employees were sent to work at home and the once bustling brick and mortar newsroom went quiet.

Friday's COVID-19 Figures from New Jersey

October 9, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Friday afternoon.

There were 1,661 new PCR cases reported and 484 antigen tests, with 19 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 1,014,968 positive PCR cases, 153,344 positive antigen cases, and 24,773 deaths, and ...

Thursday's COVID-19 Figures from New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Thursday afternoon.

There were 1,730 new PCR cases reported and 464 antigen tests, with 15 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 1,013,445 positive PCR cases, 152,998 positive antigen cases, and 24,754 deaths, and ...

Wednesday's COVID-19 Figures from New Jersey, per Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during his Wednesday afternoon new conference.

There were 1,512 new PCR cases reported and 451 antigen tests, with 20 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 1,011,758 positive PCR cases, 152,620 positive antigen cases, and 24,745 deaths, ...

Bergen County Zoo Welcomes the Rare Red Wolf

October 2, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ — The Bergen County Zoo welcomed the Red Wolf exhibit on Friday as hundreds clamored to get a glimpse of two red wolves visiting from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners were on hand at the Bergen County Zoo on Friday, October 1 for the grand opening of the ...

Paramus Suspected Mall Carjacker Accomplice Arrested

PARAMUS, NJ — A Newark man was arrested for his participation in the armed carjacking at the Garden State Plaza Shopping Center on September 14, according to police.

Curtis L Brinson, 44, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit armed carjacking and with being an accomplice to the crime.

More: Paramus Police Locate Carjacked Mercedes; Warn Garden State Mall Patrons to ...

FREE COLLEGE PATH MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

October 14, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY,  NEW JERSEY  -  OCTOBER, 2021

New York Academy Educational Services (NYA) announced a high school mentorship program called College Path Mentorship (CPM) for 10th through 12th graders for FREE. CPM aims to increase college attainment rates of students (mentees) from high poverty areas in Passaic, Bergen and Essex Counties. CPM provides free and quality college ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

New Jersey Date Night: Falling for You in the Autumn Scenery

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Every romantic New Jerseyan knows that love happens every season. From the new beginnings of springtime to the sultry summer heat, our home state has all the seasons covered while we handle the rest. But before we snuggle by the fireplace with our love during a wintertime snowstorm, we can’t miss out on ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

Hanging on by A Thread

It is easy to become consumed by a negative experience. At one time or another, most of us have felt an intense emotion about something that was too challenging to manage and/or overcome.

Nicolette Blanco, author of the book By A Thread, has been stitching her life together for more than six decades. In careers that included work with at-risk youth, health coaching, and health care management, ...

Hanging on by A Thread

It is easy to become consumed by a negative experience. At one time or another, most of us have felt an intense emotion about something that was too challenging to manage and/or overcome.

Nicolette Blanco, author of the book By A Thread, has been stitching her life together for more than six decades. In careers that included work with at-risk youth, health coaching, and health care management, ...

You Are Not a Victim of Heredity

October is breast cancer awareness month. It is during a time like this that many people take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and turn their attention to something they don’t routinely think much about – cancer.

This time of recognition causes us to reflect for a moment on those who have lost the fight against the disease and makes us wonder if or when cancer will ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Eat Mindfully (and Why It’s Important)

Everyone’s relationship with food is unique. Some people may love the act of cooking and eating a meal, some people may not know how to cook, and others may feel eating is just another item on their to-do list. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush through our meals, often sitting in front of the TV or focusing on other things when eating, and that usually means we’re not really ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...