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Are you absent-minded lately or is it something more serious? Join us for a one on one memory assessment to address memory loss, risks & hygiene.

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Pillsbury Unbleached Flour Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

March 14, 2019

Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb Flour has been voluntarily recalled by parent company, Hometown Food Company. The company initiated a limited, voluntary recall on two lots of the flour due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

According to the company, two specific lot codes may be contaminated. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted Pillsbury® Unbleached All Purpose ...

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, Here Are 10 Facts You May Not Know

Despite the cold temp and wintry weather, March has arrived and many of our thought have turned to spring.  One tried and true sign that spring is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins on Sunday at 2 a.m.  

Though some may mourn the loss of sleep, most will welcome the extra hour of light in the evening hours on Sunday.  Here are some fact at ...

Irish Flag Waves over City Hall as Paterson Marks St. Patrick's Day

March 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ-  When the Titantic left its final port of call, Cobh, Ireland, on April 11, 1912, one passenger who had made plans to be on the ill-fated journey was unable to make the passage due to a ticketing snafu.

Had Bess Kennedy been among the 123 passengers that did get on, she likely would have been with most of the others that got on that day, attempting to cross the Atlantic ...

Quest Diagnostics Breaks Ground for Flagship Laboratory at On3 Campus in Passaic County

CLIFTON, NJ - Quest Diagnostics Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve Rusckowski led a group of dignitaries in breaking ground for a new flagship laboratory Wednesday morning at the On3 campus.

Before the groundbreaking ceremony, Rusckowski presented the Boys and Girls Club with a check for $15,000. 

The new lab, on the Clifton side of the redevelopment ...

Comedy Great, and Paterson Native, Lou Costello Remembered on his 113th Birthday

PATERSON, NJ - Proving he can still draw a crowd more than 60 years after his death, family, friends, and fans of beloved comedian Lou Costello gathered to commemorate the 113th birthday of the Paterson native and Hollywood film and television icon on March 2 at the Paterson Museum.

Costello, who was half of the world-renowned comedy team Abbott and Costello, played the ...

Drunk Man Arrested for Attempting to Steal $5,800 from Capital One ATM

March 24, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Officers from the Parsippany Police Department, responded to the Capital One Bank for an intoxicated male attempting to withdraw $5,800.00 from an account that was not his.

Prior to the arrival of responding officers, the male fled the scene

After a brief investigation by Patrol Officers D. Ross and L. Nicos, they located Anthony Miller, a 61 year old male from Bronx, ...

Successful Brain Surgery for New Jersey High School Dance Program Director

ROXBURY, NJ –  Michele (Silk) Adriano was told by one doctor after another that her symptoms were just from stress. The former Roxbury resident was sure it was more than that.

Indeed it was. Adriano's persistence finally resulted in an MRI, a test that showed a large tumor pressing against her brain. Before doctors removed the tumor recently, they told Adriano that the ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

And Every Word is True by Gary McAvoy

And Every Word is True by Gary McAvoy (Literati, 2019)

Some books you can’t wait to finish; some books you never want to end. For me, Gary McAvoy’s rivetting new book, And Every Word is True, was so intriguing that I did not want it to finish it. Granted, true crime is my favorite genre, and any book about Truman Capote’s classic In Cold Blood is going to lure my attention.

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

Drug dealers get off the hook and patients are held hostage with legal marijuana push

March 24, 2019

As Assembly Republican Leader, I voice serious concerns with letting convicted drug dealers caught with five pounts of marijuana more easily clear their record. 

Only in New Jersey would they expunge a drug dealer's record for something that still remains a crime, it's outrageous that Trenton would expunge a drug dealer's criminal background in an effort to gain ...

Why Raise Taxes and Jeopardize 87,000 Jobs in New Jersey?

Over the past two decades, the child care industry in New Jersey has invested heavily in the latest technologies and infrastructure to serve infants as young as six weeks old.

Heavily regulated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this industry serving 350,000 children in the state now deploys biometric finger entry, electronic daily reports to parents, cameras and silent ...

Remembering the Holocaust And The Late Raymond Fishler

March 25, 2019

The Totowa Public Library, located at 537 Totowa Rd., will be remembering the late Raymond Fishler, a Holocaust survivor and author of the book, "Once We Were Eight," on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Editor Mary Ann Cooper shares her experiences collaborating with Raymond as he recalled his painful life's journey. Excerpts from his book and video clips interviews will be ...

"Puzzled" by Luke Mulroony To Be On Display at Totowa Public Library

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the Totowa Public Library, located at 537 Totowa Rd., will be displaying framed and unframed puzzles created by Totowa resident Luke Mulroony, a gifted young man that can put one thousand-piece puzzles together faster than you could imagine. For the month of April, Luke's masterpieces will be displayed in the Eisenhower Community Room, ...