Joe Bella of Passaic Valley Water Commission to Retire.

(Clifton, N.J. – March 29, 2021) – After more than 3 decades, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) Executive Director Joe Bella has announced his retirement. He leaves PVWC on March 31, ending a career that began in 1984. He took over as Executive Director in 1994 and his legacy will live on as a pioneer throughout the water industry.

PVWC is New Jersey’s ...

Save The Date: 2nd Annual Totowa Car Show is Sunday April 25

April 5, 2021

TOTOWA, NJ - Crack open the Turtle Wax and start polishing your sweetest ride, the second annual Totowa Car Show takes place Sunday, April 25. 

Response to the 2020 event, despite the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a tremendous success. This year, the event is expected to be bigger, bolder, and better. 

The car show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free ...

GoFundMe Established for Family of Totowa Police Officer Gary Potenzone

TOTOWA, NJ - Shortly after news about the passing of Totowa Police Officer Gary Potenzone broke, residents asked what they can do. Totowa being Totowa, people began to make donations to care for the Potenzone family.

Friend Paul Rubestello established a GoFundMe page on which residents can make donations in any amount to help the family during this most difficult ...

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Mon, April 12, 6:30 PM

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Sex Education & Desegregation in NYC's Public ...

Education Law & Justice

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Tue, April 13, 6:30 PM

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More Noise, More Joy: The Cultural Reawakening ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Business & Finance

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

A Rite of Passage

Hello?

Hi Sweetie. It’s me. Hey, I’m gonna be a little late. I’m stuck in traffic.

Oh no! When do you think you will be home?

Maybe a week.

A week?

Yeah, nothing is moving. Some idiot got stuck in the canal. The whole thing is blocked off.

What? How can that be?

Well the canal is 400 feet wide. He is driving a 1300 foot container ship. It’s kind of ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

TAPinto to Host Panel Discussion on Current State of Real Estate in New Jersey

Are you looking for insights into the current real estate boom happening in New Jersey? 

Are you interested in buying a new home or property in the near future but don’t know what to expect?

Are you looking for a mortgage or interested in learning about the refinancing process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, The Current State of the New Jersey ...

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatments Support Overall Children's Health and Wellness

April 9, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ -- Dr. Michael Magwood, family chiropractor and founder of Pure Balance Center, spoke with TAPintoTV about his work with babies and children. As part of his practice, Magwood works with people of all ages, including younger children and infants. 

Magwood often consults with new parents about trauma their child may have experienced at birth to determine a course of treatment.

NJ Actress and Co-Producer Premieres Thriller Set in 70s New York at the 2021 Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Heather Brittain O’Scanlon spoke to TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about her latest film, which premiered at this year’s Garden State Film Festival. O’Scanlon is the leading actress and co-producer of “Victim No. 6,” the latest production from SOS Productions.

In the film, a woman meets a random person at a New York bar, ...

Celebrating Donate Life Month

April 8, 2021

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage family, friends and neighbors to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those who have given the ...

Ending the Focus on Standardized Testing for College Applications: A Relief or a Lost Opportunity?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid the ongoing pandemic, the American education system has undergone major adjustments. Classes of all levels have largely transitioned to remote instruction, and for College Board, this means yet another year of difficulties administering standardized assessments. However, as many American universities announce test-optional admissions cycles for 2022, it also ...

NJ Restaurants to Customers: Don’t be a No-Show, Especially Now

April 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — No-shows have always been an issue for restaurants, but with pandemic restrictions limiting seating, these days the effects can be devastating.

Restaurant owners have a plea for patrons who can’t make their reservations: Just call and cancel.

“In previous years, busy days for us were a logistics challenge,” said Chris Migton, executive chef at Chez ...

‘M’ is for Mutz: Hoboken Deli Featured on Sesame Street

This article originally appeared on TAPinto Hoboken.

HOBOKEN, NJ — Even Cookie Monster knows: If you need mutz, you head to Hoboken.

On the recent Episode 5119 of Sesame Street (PBS), resident foodies Cookie Monster and Gonger needed to get some mozzarella cheese for a caprese salad order at Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck.

Of course Cookie Monster already ate all the ...

Paterson IHOP Owner Opens Second Newark Location

April 9, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Multi-franchise owner Adenah Bayoh cut the ribbon in front of her second IHOP location in Newark on Wednesday, commencing the launch of her new business with help from the city and local investors. 

Along with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and representatives from Invest Newark and New Jersey Community Capital, Bayoh’s second Newark restaurant and her fourth overall, is ...

Joe Bella of Passaic Valley Water Commission to Retire

(Clifton, N.J. – March 29, 2021) – After more than 3 decades, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) Executive Director Joe Bella has announced his retirement. He leaves PVWC on March 31, ending a career that began in 1984. He took over as Executive Director in 1994 and his legacy will live on as a pioneer throughout the water industry.

PVWC is New Jersey’s ...

New Jersey Now Has Over 2 Million Fully Vaccinated People

April 9, 2021

NEW JERSEY - As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 5,141,870 vaccine doses, (3,275,611 with at least one dose and 2,030,971 fully vaccinated people). 

Effective April 19, All New Jerseyans Over 16 Will Be Eligible for a Vaccine.

"Only we have the power to end this pandemic. When you get vaccinated, when you wear your mask, when you get tested ...

Gov. Murphy Welcomes Newark Penn Station's First Dual-Powered Locomotive

NEWARK, NJ  – Newark Penn Station is on track towards becoming a more reliable and sustainable travel hub as Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday introduced the first fleet of dual-powered locomotives to the city. 

Standing on the Track A platform, Murphy introduced just one of 25 new diesel-electric trains expected to make their way to the Newark station ...

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press, 2021)

 

We can’t quibble that Kristin Hannah is one of the most respected authors on the contemporary scene. Her new book, The Four Winds, is number 1 on the New York Times Book Review. Hannah is a wonderful storyteller, who frequently uses the theme of the importance of family in our lives, which is a universal theme, ...

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside his Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman. (Harper Collins, 2017).

 

I am skeptical of the true crime genre because so much of it is poorly written and sells for its sensationalistic value rather than its literary worth. The only decent book that I have read about Charles Manson and ...

Hungry Girl: Fast and Easy by Lisa Lillien

Hungry Girl: Fast & Easy-All Natural Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Lisa Lillien (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2021)

 

Lisa Lillien is a good friend of mine. Oh, I have met her only once in person at a book signing at Wegman’s in Woodbridge, NJ, but I get an e-mail from her every week day from hungrygirl.com. I feel like I know Lisa well because she thinks like I ...

The Choice for Love

Many people search for a soulmate to provide to them an all-consuming love that they dream about. They desire the romantic version of the fairy tale that we’re taught from early childhood exists.

But, according to Dr. Barbara De Angelis, author of The Choice for Love, when we think that love originates from somewhere outside us, we mistakenly believe that we need to wait until something ...

Expect the Unexpected

Life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned. Things we expect to happen, don’t occur. People we thought would always be there, let us down. Plans that seem certain, fall through. We have a vision for the way things should be, and we cling to those ideas.

One of the biggest lessons I have learned is that what we may think is best for us, doesn’t always turn out to be. Some ...

Statement from United Chinese American Association of New Jersey (UCAANJ) on the Rise of Anti-Asian Xenophobia and Hate

March 23, 2021

In response to historic increases in anti-Chinese and anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) incidents and assaults, UCAANJ, a NJ leadership organization of Chinese Americans, issued the following statement:

We strongly condemn racism and expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms. We recognize how recent violent attacks on AAPI community, including the horrific ...

Passaic County Partners With St. Joseph's Medical Center and FEMA to Serve Under Vaccinated Populations

April 9, 2021

(Passaic County, New Jersey) – Passaic County along with St. Joseph’s University Medical Center have partnered together with FEMA in a FEMA COVID-19 pilot project to serve under vaccinated populations. Vaccinations became available to residents this week.

“We’re actively seeking every opportunity to help our residents get vaccinated and increase the percentage of ...

AAA: New Jersey Gas Prices Continue Downward Slide

                                                                                                     

Wayne, N.J., April 5, 2021 — ...