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Thomas Bushnauskas - "I am Grateful That We Made a Difference"

November 24, 2019

Back in June, soon after my primary win,  our Vice Chair shared with me her personal motto which then became the continual source of strength throughout my campaign. That motto, “be a voice not an echo”, is why I chose to run for Hawthorne Council, I wanted to be a voice.  I wanted to be the voice of the people of the Second Ward.

Along the campaign trail, I heard the ...

Rayna Laiosa Thanks Ward 2 Voters, "I Will Not Let You Down"

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who voted for me for Ward 2 Council election on November 5, 2019.  I appreciate your confidence in my knowledge and experience to do what’s in the best interest of Hawthorne, and for recognizing my leadership with the local and county governments to resolve issues that will move Hawthorne forward. 

I especially want to ...

Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Be Thankful for What We Have in New Jersey 

In the 1620s, Pilgrims arrived in the New World seeking sanctuary from the religious persecution they experienced in England. The small number of Pilgrims established s colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest, which the Pilgrims celebrated with Native Americans, who helped them pass the last winter by giving them ...

Board of Dentistry Says “Hit and Run” Oral Surgeon Must Pay $517,000 for Negligence, Misconduct

November 27, 2019

NEWARK, NJ — A North Jersey oral and maxillofacial surgeon is in hot water for practicing what the state is calling “hit and run” dentistry that resulted in harm to more than a dozen patients across four counties between 2010 and 2015. 

The Board of Dentistry revoked the license of Dr. Andrew Maron, 58, who owned dental practices in Monmouth, Passaic, Hudson and Union ...

TAPinto Hillsborough Owner/Editor Receives Statewide Press Award

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The New Jersey Municipal Management Association presented its 2019 Press Award to Rod Hirsch, owner and editor of TAPinto Hillsborough at its business luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel Wednesday, held during the New Jersey League of Municipalities Convention.

Hirsch was nominated for the statewide award by Hillsborough Township Administrator Anthony Ferrara. The award is ...

Close The Stable Door Before the Horse Bolts

Does this sound familiar? You’re having a particularly stressful day and someone does something that you perceive to go against your belief or what you are trying to accomplish. Rather than finding out the facts or taking time to cool off, you immediately pick up the phone and call the person or compose a less than friendly email. Then, minutes after your knee-jerk reaction, you are full of ...

Tis the Season

This time of year, from Thanksgiving through the New Year celebration, is a season that provides for us the opportunity to stop our busy lives for a moment and give thanks for our many gifts and blessings; it’s a time of birth and renewal. No matter what your religion or belief structure, it’s a time when we can come together and celebrate new beginnings.

Often, however, we get so ...

Man of Steel

Over Thanksgiving my daughter, home from college, wanted to do something with me that would be fun, healthy, and relaxing.

Perfect, I told her, thinking we could watch football, drink lite beer, and maybe fall asleep on the couch.

It turns out her idea of something fun, healthy, and relaxing was to attend a yoga class.

Here is what I know about yoga. Nothing.

Here is what I fear about ...

Devil Inside

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me; your help line and your IT staff, they comfort me.
- Psalm 23:4. Internet Edition v2.0

After years of being beaten down by mysterious and ill-timed failures of technology, I am beginning to suspect that I am the victim of unexplained dark forces originating from the valley of the shadow of death.

She Lost Part of Her Leg. That Didn’t Stop this NJ Soul Food Chef

December 9, 2019

BelleJohns’ Soul Food has found success over the past few years, but things would be different if chef and owner Jewel Domino had believed what her doctors told her a year ago.

Last November, she was hit by a drunk driver, which resulted in her losing the bottom half of her left leg, Domino said. After many surgeries, she learned to manage her pain and walk with a prosthetic. And she did ...

Meadowlands Environmentalist Hackensack Riverkeeper Transforms Polluted NJ Industrial Sites

December 6, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper, about his organization and their efforts to revitalize the Hackensack River Watershed. 

Among its missions, Hacksensack Riverkeeper collaborates with planners to ensure that land use decisions reflect science and adhere to all ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...