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Hackensack Public Schools to Not Change COVID-19 Guidelines Following NJDOH Revision

January 19, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Robert Sanchez has announced that the district’s COVID-19 guidelines will not be updated at this time for asymptomatic and mild virus cases. 

“We have been working collaboratively with our health department and decided that we are not reducing our quarantine period at this time due to the high rate of transmission within the ...

New Jersey Reports Another Pandemic High in New COVID-19 Cases

NEW JERSEY — The state confirmed another pandemic-high of new COVID-19 cases on Friday.  The State Department of Health says 33,459 new cases were reported - the tenth-straight day over 20,000.  In addition, 63 additional deaths were confirmed.  5,621 people are in New Jersey hospital with COVID-19, a number slightly higher than yesterday.

On Friday, the WalMart in ...

CDC Testing Facility Open As New Jersey Reports Another COVID-19 Case Record

NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health is reporting 29,740 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, another new pandemic record.  It's the fourth consecutive day the state has seen more than 20,000 new cases.

Saturday, January 1, 2022
29,740 New Cases

Friday, December 31, 2021
28,512 New Cases

Thursday, December 30, 2021
27,975 New ...

21-Year-Old Accused of Being One of Many Who Stole 10 Range Rovers from Paramus Jaguar Dealership

January 24, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - A 21-year-old Newark man has been arrested for stealing 10 Range Rovers, 8 of which were recovered, according to police. The total loss of the burglary and theft was in excess of $740,000.

On January 12, police arrested Dion Wiggins, 21, of Newark; he was charged with burglary and theft. Wiggins was booked and processed at the Monmouth County Jail where ...

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

January 19, 2022

HACKENSACK, 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 ...

February 2022: Services & Events @ Hackensack’s Johnson Public Library

January 25, 2022

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The Roots of Black Music in America
Wednesday, February 9, 7-8pm
Karlus Trapp’s delightful, educational, and entertaining presentation is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America’s black ...

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

January 19, 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 ...

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.

New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Now 1.02, Latest Sign Surge is Slowing

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people.

The State Department of Health confirmed 8,267 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the third-straight day under ...

NJ Navy Veteran Turning 100 Years Old

FLEMINGTON, NJ - World War II Navy veteran, and Flemington resident, Bill Watkinson will celebrate his 100th birthday Jan. 23 – and residents are invited to celebrate with him.

Watkinson was stationed on the USS Yorktown from 1942 to 1946. By 1943, he was a Navy test pilot, certifying aircraft and delivering them to the U.S. fleet abroad, and, in 1944, he was certified as a fighter ...

Creative Experiences in Parenting: A Conversation with Lisa Brown

The fast pace of daily life can make it easy to forget the importance of spending time with our children. Often when asked to play, read, or do an activity together, our response is, “Sorry, but I don’t have time.” And while making time can be a challenge, research has shown that there are many benefits derived from family time together, including the development of social, ...

The Blue Zones Challenge: A Conversation with Dan Buettner

At the start of the new year, many of us make resolutions and set goals for the way we want to live moving forward. We usually start out strong, and by about this time, we fizzle out and slip back into our old habits.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dan Buettner, the founder of The Blue Zones, five areas of the world where the healthiest, longest-lived people reside. In our ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).


The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...