Hawthorne Businesses Host Photos with Santa Extravaganza

November 26, 2022

Children of all ages can take their portraits with Santa in Hawthorne’s first Photos with Santa Extravaganza Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 am - 1 pm.

The event will be held by two Hawthorne-based businesses, Dani’s Delightful Parties and Lyn Morton Photography, on the second floor of the John W. Rea House at 675 Goffle Road.

“I am using my special connections to invite Santa to ...

TAPinto Receives 8 Excellence in Journalism Awards From the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

PRINCETON, NJ — TAPinto journalists were honored with eight 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.

"At TAPinto, we're about providing original local news reporting and doing it the right way - - professionally and honestly. It is an honor to be recognized by the NJ SPJ with 8 awards for our journalism," TAPinto ...

Thoughts on Thanksgiving: Something to Ponder

This week we will celebrate our national day of Thanksgiving.  Many families will gather for a traditional turkey dinner accented by various ethnic traditions and cuisine.  Some will watch the Macy’s parade filled with large balloons depicting fictional characters culminating with the arrival of Santa Claus.  In the morning, some people will be attending high school football ...

A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

New Jersey’s 'Sign Language' Not Understood by Feds

NEW JERSEY — The U.S. Department of Transportation has proven there is no room for humor in a federal bureaucracy, moving to stamp out the inspired levity that New Jersey has been putting on its road signs to make drivers notice them.

Humorous messages had been appearing on New Jersey’s highway signs like “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps,”  “Hocus ...

St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health: 20th Anniversary of Acute Rehabilitation Unit & One-Year Anniversary of Rehabilitation Partnership

WAYNE, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their clinical affiliation this month. The affiliation brought the expertise of the Hackensack Meridian Johnson Rehabilitation Institute to serve residents of North Jersey at the St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center campus. 

In addition, St.

St. Joseph’s Health Welcomes Renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Bledi Zaku

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health announced that Dr. Bledi Zaku, a renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has joined St. Joseph’s Heath, where he is assuming the role of Chief of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Zaku is a board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He performs all aspects of adult cardiac ...

Heroin Distribution Investigation Leads to the Arrest of Two New Jersey Residents

November 18, 2022

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – A four-week investigation into the alleged distribution of heroin in Allamuchy Township, Warren County has led to the arrest of two New Jersey residents from Passaic and Bergen Counties, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday afternoon.

The Warren County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Task Force, New Jersey State Police Strategic Investigations ...

TAPinto Ridgewood Announces Hiring of New Editor

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Increasing its commitment to covering news in the community, TAPinto Ridgewood announced the hiring of Rebecca Rydell as editor. As leader of the content team, she will expand coverage of village events and introduce additional lifestyle, investigative, and human interest sections.

“Since launching in 2021, we’ve seen readership grow considerably on our site,” ...

Notice for Bulky Waste Collection

November 30, 2022

Reminder - Bulky Waste Garbage items (up to 6) will be collected on the Garbage routes only this Thursday 12/1 and Friday 12/2.

If your garbage collection is Tuesday or Wednesday, the bulky items will be collected next week.    Thank you!

Notice of Changes in Hawthorne Garbage and Recycling Collection

No Garbage/Recycling on Thursday, 11/24 - Will be collected on Fri., 11/25

There will be NO collection of garbage or recycling on Thursday, Nov. 24th (Thanksgiving Day).  All Garbage & Recycling for Thursday will be collected on Friday, November 25th. 

Construction & Debris dumpster will be at the Recycling Center on Saturday, Nov. 26th from 9 am - 12 pm.

Please fill ...

Here Today

Last week I lost over a billion dollars. Yes, billion with a B.

Fortunately my initial investment was only four dollars, so I don't feel too bad. But still, to see a billion dollars in personal wealth go poof at the drop of a hat, or in this case a powerball, is pretty hard to swallow.

OK, you can argue that I never really had a billion dollars, but between the time I bought my lottery ...

Ghost Wanted

I wish my house was haunted.

I feel kind of left out, like restless dead people don’t care about me.

We live in an old house built at the turn of the century. The century before this one. Although it has been remodeled and patched and freshened over the decades, the bones are still achingly old. The creepy part of the basement where the boiler lives shows the flaking scars of an old ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, December 05
07:00 PM — 11:45 PM


Hawthorne Shade Tree Commission


Tue, December 06
06:30 PM — 08:00 PM

Berkeley College MBA Information ...


Tue, December 06
07:00 PM — 11:45 PM


Planning Board Work Session