Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Annual Families Behind the Badge Charity Softball Tournament is June 11

May 29, 2022

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The sixth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is June 12. Admission is $5.

Organized by Woodland Park Councilwoman Tracy Kallert, Woodland Park Councilman Vincent DeCesare, and Kaitlyn Kallert, ...

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Stars of the NBA Draft

Today at 8 PM, the basketball world will be introduced to the next batch of talent in the NBA.

The draft is always an exciting time for basketball fans across the world because it serves as a testament to the evolution of the game. Every year, there are always certain players that amaze us with their jaw-dropping athleticism or their versatility on both the offensive and defensive ends of the ...

Stars of the NBA Draft

Today at 8 PM, the basketball world will be introduced to the next batch of talent in the NBA.

The draft is always an exciting time for basketball fans across the world because it serves as a testament to the evolution of the game. Every year, there are always certain players that amaze us with their jaw-dropping athleticism or their versatility on both the offensive and defensive ends of the ...

United Passaic Org gives out free hot meals every Saturday in Passaic

June 17, 2022

Passaic – A food truck parked outside of Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Passaic on Saturday morning, but this wasn’t any ordinary food truck service. Hungry customers walked away from the food truck with full plates of breakfast food and it was all for free! 

United Passaic Organization enlisted fellow community action agency United Community Corporation of Newark to ...

TAPinto Passaic Valley 2022 General Election Policies

The following are marketing options available to all candidates for the 2022 General Election.  To discuss marketing on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher or click here. 

Site Advertising:

Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels desktop, 300 x 50 pixels mobile):  $600 per month or $250 per week per TAPinto site

Bullseye (300 x 250 pixels):  $500 ...

Freedom Rings in Paterson for Juneteenth at Nationally Recognized Underground Railroad Site

June 21, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - The sound of freedom rung out in Paterson's newest national park on Saturday as dozens of local leaders and residents gathered at the Huntoon & Van Resnalier site to commemorate Juneteenth. 

Earlier this year the Huntoon-Van Rensalier Site was added to the National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, making it one of 16 new listings across 11 ...

Paterson Honors CUMAC CEO For Leading The Fight Against Hunger

PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh presented a humanitarian award to Mark Dinglasan, the CEO of CUMAC, for his service to the Paterson community. Through CUMAC, Dinglasan and his team fight hunger and its root causes through a holistic, trauma-informed approach that provides groceries and basic necessities to families and individuals in need.

“We’re here to ...

Cedar Grove: Lenape Trail Gets New Bollards

June 22, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- There have been 33 new bollards installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Essex County Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities.

Cutting a ceremonial ribbon on Monday in front of one of the new bollards installed in Essex County Cedar Grove Park (in accompanying photo) were: (from left) Essex ...

Why Juneteenth Should Be Celebrated by All Americans

June 17, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.

WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY ALL AMERICANS

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

Don't Worry, Be Happy

As a sentient human being, I need to stop thinking.

Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules.

I was confused by this headline because in the clipped style common to breaking news reports, I understood it to mean that New York’s court system is joyful that an elephant is not a person.

That made me happy too. Although not in the same way as the elephant, who’s ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

The Ripples of “Don’t Say Gay” Reach New Jersey

June 1, 2022

In 2019, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation mandating LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum in our public schools. It was my first year working as a school psychologist in the Piscataway school district. My GSA club celebrated the news and students spoke about what it would mean to finally be seen and validated in their classrooms. They excitedly prepared a teacher survey to assess the needs of our ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

I recently heard about the passing of a man to whom I was introduced when I had just created the Change Your Attitude … Change Your Life brand. I was unsure about how I would proceed. He had media experience and professional contacts and offered sage advice and support. He even introduced me to a few people that later went on to become guests of the show.

I was not what one would ...