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The Grass Is Always Greener If You Chose to Adjust

In the year of 2021, I have taken the biggest leap in my life, which I believe is the backbone to the beginning of repetitive success I have the chance to achieve in my upcoming years.

Following the year of 2020, which was a hard year for all of us in terms of dealing with the reality of a virus that changed all of our lives, I was able to experience a year that turned that time of isolation ...

Pascrell Hails $1.1 Billion Investment in New Jersey Bridges

January 24, 2022

Nationwide Bridge Day celebrates Biden administration’s big investment in nation’s decaying bridges

PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced the Biden administration is investing $1.1 Billion to replace or rehabilitate aging bridges in New Jersey. This funding is part of a whopping $26.5 billion to states across our nation, the District of Columbia and ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Thanks Community For Generous Contributions Made During Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that 111,201 people visited the Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 18 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. Both the attendance and amount of items collected are the second-highest totals in the 13-year history the ...

First Lady Tammy Murphy Helps Launch The Paterson Doula Cooperative

January 24, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey introduced the Community of Caring: The Paterson Doula Cooperative. First Lady Tammy Murphy, along with other health officials, discussed the importance of the Cooperative and doulas.

Doulas are trained to give emotional, physical and informational care during pregnancy, childbirth and the ...

COVID Vaccine Mega Site Coming Back to Wayne

WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano reported the Township’s COVID situation to the Town Council during Wednesday night’s meeting. December was a record month for Wayne with over 2,100 new positive cases of COVID reported and January doesn’t look much different. In the first 18 days of 2022, there were 1,185 new cases and twelve more Wayne residents who died with ...

NJ High School Teacher Arrested on Sexual Charges, According to Prosecutors Office

January 23, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - A former teacher at Frank J. Cicarell Ninth Grade Academy was arrested on January 18 on sexual charges against a minor, a spokesperson for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed. 

The former teacher has been charged with Third Degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, the spokesperson confirmed. Mookerjee ...

Keeping the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alive

January 15, 2022

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this time, she found her positivity level lacking and was having difficulty seeing the United ...

PSE&G Gas Service Disruption in Great Notch Section of Little Falls

January 23, 2022

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - PSE&G is working to restore gas service in the Great Notch area of Little Falls following a service interruption. 

The gas in the area was turned off to allow PSE&G to make repairs to gas lines that contained water. The water in the gas lines is the results of a water main repair that affected other portions of the infrastructure. 

In order to make the ...

Woodland Park Police Department Receives Reaccreditation

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department recently received its reaccreditation through the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police.

The recertification verified that the Department met all recognized professional best practices. The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: administrative, personnel, operations, ...

Back to the Days of Future Past

Happy New Year’s y’all!

Time to whip out the party hats, reminisce about the year that was, and make resolutions for the year to come.

Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do, which is why we blow out party horns and drink too much champagne.

Last year at this time I looked optimistically forward to a productive year without face masks or zoom calls. Needless to say, it ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

Overcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Mountains” Might Be the Key to Ending the Pandemic

January 16, 2022

“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. And what affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.” – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Last week, ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).


The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...

Creative Experiences in Parenting: A Conversation with Lisa Brown

The fast pace of daily life can make it easy to forget the importance of spending time with our children. Often when asked to play, read, or do an activity together, our response is, “Sorry, but I don’t have time.” And while making time can be a challenge, research has shown that there are many benefits derived from family time together, including the development of social, ...