PSE&G Work Continues on Taylor Lane and Casson Lane in Woodland Park

August 10, 2020

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas services on Rifle Camp Road, Casson Lane, and Taylor Lane.

This work, which requires limited digging up of roads because of its proximity to homeowners’ property lines, is part of the utility’s town-wide project to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner ...

Tropical Storm Headed to NJ: Prepare for Strong Winds, Rain

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the region. The warning issued at 5:20 a.m. Monday says that winds could reach 58 to 73 mph on Tuesday.

Impacts could include damage to roofing and siding along with porches, awning and carports, according to the Weather Service. Trees may be snapped or uprooted, and some roads may become ...

The Beat Goes On

"In matters of the heart it is always better to want something you don't have than to have something you don't want."
~ Patti LaBelle

Something Old

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially wearing a mask. Especially from six feet away.

My daughter, after weathering separation from her first real love while away at school, discovered that their virtual relationship apart ...

Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

To Mask or Not to Mask: NJ Psychologist on Why People Choose Sides During Stressful Times

August 12, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical Psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf joined TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to discuss why some people are not wearing masks, despite evidence showing that it is in the public good. 

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, after being featured several times on TAPintoTV via Zoom. East Main’s ...

NJ Family Law Attorney Advises Clients How to Keep a Positive Outlook in Difficult Situations

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Catherine Riordan, Esq., of Riordan & Associates, a boutique divorce and family law firm, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about her career and how she is able to help her clients through difficult and challenging life situations. 

Riordan and Brodeur spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, ...

Op-Ed: Calling on Assembly Speaker Coughlin to Help Head off COVID-Related Evictions

July 27, 2020

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin has the chance to be a leader in the fight for economic justice in New Jersey.

The speaker must post a bill designed to prevent a wave of pandemic-related ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

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

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Paterson Public Schools to Stay Closed Until at Least November 1

August 13, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s public schools will stay closed until at least November 1 following a unanimous vote by the Paterson Board of Education Wednesday.

The action came just hours after Governor Phil Murphy spoke extensively to the issue of school reopenings and remote learning, and in the midst of an extensive campaign by the Paterson Education Association (PEA) sharing their ...

Following Trump Move to Cut Response Time Paterson, Passaic County Officials Continue Push for Complete Count

PATERSON, NJ – After the U.S. Census Bureau announced plans to end its count a month earlier than expected, local and county officials are making a push to ensure the area’s hard-to-reach groups are represented.

The count will now end on Sept. 30 and the bureau will end all surveying efforts, including door-knocking and collecting responses over the phone, online and by mail, ...

Passaic County Awarded $7.5M from NJDOT for Infrastructure Improvements

PATERSON, NJ – More than $7.5 million is heading to Passaic County for infrastructure improvements at the local level, county officials announced Tuesday. The funding from the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) will be used to create improvement projects in 2021 that will maintain roads, bridges and other transportation related work under county ...

GOP Loses Effort to Halt Murphy's $9.9 Billion Borrowing Plan

August 13, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday rejected state Republicans' effort to halt Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to borrow upwards of $9.9 billion by selling long-term bonds to replace lost tax revenues blamed on the coronavirus pandemic.

Murphy's intention is to balance the state's 2020-21 budget - as required by the state Constitution - with.funds raised by the ...

Surprising Ways Newarkers Fought Against Nazism During WWII

NEWARK, NJ — The new ordinance outlawing white supremacist activity in Newark, signed into law in June, may be the product of contemporary events, but it’s hardly the first time the city has postured itself as an arbiter of justice. 

According to Warren Glover, author of “Nazis in Newark,” Nazi sympathizers in New Jersey’s largest city were an invasive ...

Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 

 

It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

If It Bleeds by Stephen King (Scribner, 2019)

Stephen King’s fiction is alluring to his “Dear Readers” because King reveals much of his personal memories in his writing; childhood mischief, favorite comic books, and authors he considers worthwhile reading. King presents nightmares any author might encounter with a disturbed fan when he decides to off a favorite character ...

What Makes You Happy? Four Ways to Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

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When Your Ex Gets Remarried

I recently learned that my ex husband got engaged. After living for more than three decades with this man in my life, I must admit, hearing this news was a punch in the gut. I spent the next few weeks with a horrible feeling surrounding me, you know that uneasiness you get in your stomach after someone close passes away? My body was on edge, I shook inside, and could not shed the anxiousness of ...

NJ Sharing Network Launches Campaign to Encourage Organ and Tissue Donation in Multicultural Communities

August 13, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ —  NJ Sharing Network, the nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in the state, has kicked off 2020 #DonationNeedsDiversity, an initiative to empower multicultural communities to become more involved in saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation.

Celebrated in August, ...

Anti-Racism Training in September on ZOOM.

VIRTUAL ANTI-RACISM TRAINING:

The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Ministry invites you to take advantage of these sequestered and less scheduled days to enroll in 20 hours of virtual Anti-Racism Training streamed to your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  The training takes a historical approach to help participants understand systemic racism and empower them to confront and ...