New Jersey Should Abandon its Costly and Unrealistic Energy Master Plan

Almost three years ago, Governor Murphy released the state’s Energy Master Plan with great fanfare.  A so called roadmap for the state to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and fundamentally transform the economy by 2050.   The only thing the EMP will accomplish will be to make energy unaffordable for New Jersey consumers and businesses.

 After much fanfare, the Board ...

NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce Honors Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union

CARLSTADT, NJ - The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Gala on Sept. 22 at Il Villagio. The Chamber honored Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, Vice Chairman and Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and Donald Perlman, owner of Blue Dog Graphics. The Chamber has also honored a Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union, ...

Hackensack Middle School Put On Lockdown as Police Pursue Knife-Wielding Man

October 4, 2022

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, a Hackensack grade school was put on lockdown as police captured a knife-wielding Morris County man who had just assaulted a local woman.

Officers Aaron Rios and Stanislav Tovbin were responding to a 911 call nearby on Wednesday morning when they heard loud arguing coming from a Railroad Ave home.

A flustered woman emerged from the home reporting to the officers that ...

Hasbrouck Heights Resident Pays Tribute to Longtime Friend by Raising Money for MSK

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - If it's football season, then Hasbrouck Heights resident Ron Kistner is hitting the road, walking to games and raising money for charity. This year, though, the walk is more personal.

Kistner started walking to Hasbrouck Heights football games with his longtime friend Bob Salerno over ten years ago. They would choose the furthest game as a fundraiser for a ...

Hasbrouck Heights Route 17 Ramps to Route 46 East to be Closed and Detoured Thursday and Friday Nights

TRENTON/HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced that the Route 17 northbound and southbound ramps to Route 46 eastbound will be closed Thursday and Friday night for guide rail replacement and pavement preservation in Hasbrouck Heights. This work was originally scheduled for last week but was postponed due to ...

Remnants of Tropical Storm Ian Wash Away Outdoor Plans

October 2, 2022

New Jersey - The remnants of Tropical Storm Ian as it continues its trek up the eastern seaboard, washing away many outdoor plans, if not just making them soggy.

The storm that savaged the lower west coast of Florida and the greater Orlando, Florida area has weakened as it made landfall again near Charleston, South Carolina. New Jersey is currently experiencing rain that began Friday night and ...

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

September 28, 2022

Medicare Ps and Qs
Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8pm
Join David Tirpak, insurance specialist (CLTC, CASL) in-person or on Zoom for an in-depth conversation on Medicare. Topics will include: guidelines for prescription coverage (Part D), an overview of Part C, the difference between Standardized Medicare Supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans, and answers to YOUR questions!  There is no ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

September 30, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, October 9, 8:00 AM

Riverside County Park, Lyndhurst

Head of the Passaic Regatta

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

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Sat, October 22, 10:30 AM

Greater Bergen County YMCA - New Milford Center, New Milford

Preschool Open House

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Pinter to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...

Most Likely To

They call it adolescephobia. Fear of high school reunions.

Unless you never attended high school, I don’t think I need to explain this. Because no matter how long you have been out of your teenage years, there is always some residual anxiety reuniting with a room full of past teenage selves who are also experiencing residual anxiety.

I am going to one next week. A high school reunion.

Creating Lasting Love

It has been reported that the divorce rate in America is 50 percent for first marriages, 67 percent for second marriages, and 73 percent for third marriages. These numbers indicate that many people repeat the same mistakes over and over again. While a new relationship may look different at first, before long we are right back where we started, dealing with the same issues again, repeating the ...

Are You Mentally Strong?

Developing mental strength was the topic of a conversation that I had with Amy Morin, author of the 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do series. Up until a few years ago, I never thought about mental strength or the role it played in my life. I just lived, moment to moment, blindly existing. It wasn’t until my life literally imploded, and I came out the other side that I started ...