St. Joseph's Health Doctor to Serve on Key Gun Safety Commission

TRENTON, NJ – A prominent physician at St. Joseph’s Health has been appointed by Governor Phil Murphy to serve on the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission. Murphy announced that Jennifer Chuang, currently the Section Chief for Adolescent Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, will serve on the body responsible for establishing performance standards for ...

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 ...

Totowa Gets Ready for Annual Car Show

April 14, 2021

TOTOWA, NJ - Totowa’s second annual Car Show will take place on Sunday, April 25 at the Wells Fargo Parking lot between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. To register a car, can pay $20 on the day of the event. Spectators can attend for free.

The event is open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles of all years and will be judged per class. Each class is based on the year of the car and the ...

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

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, April 20, 6:30 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

The Real Story of the Donner Party - ONLINE

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Wed, April 21, 6:30 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Francisco de Goya: Last of the Old Masters - ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, April 25, 9:00 AM

Wells Fargo Parking Lot , Totowa

2nd Annual Totowa Car Show

Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

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 ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatments Support Overall Children's Health and Wellness

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.

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 ...

10 No-Fuss Cocktails to Make at Home with 3 Ingredients or Less

April 15, 2021

A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us.

When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t require washing out the blender when we’re done.

With that in mind, here are 10 ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Best Brunch Spots

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Most couples are conditioned to think that romance only can be found after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. But those in the know realize that intimate moments aren’t found in only one or two specific windows of time: there are no restrictions on when it can be found.

One Date Night time ...

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 ...

Long Awaited Hudson-Essex Greenway Project One Step Closer to Fruition

April 16, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A massive green project is inching closer towards getting a green light.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Township Council on Wednesday night hosted a Virtual Presentation to update the community about the status of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project.

The presentation, in partnership with the NJ Walk and Bike Coalition (NJWBC) and the Open Space ...

More Than 300 Attend Stop Asian Hate Rally in Ridgewood

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - On a sunlit Saturday afternoon, Van Neste Square Memorial Park was the site of the Stop Asian Hate Peaceful Rally, where leaders of local Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations joined local government officials, including Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, to denounce the increasing violent hate crimes and bigoted language against the AAPI community. More than ...

The Persian Always Meows Twice

The Persian Always Meows Twice: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.        (available on Amazon).

 

        Cassie McGlone needs to start over, escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and establish a business of her own. An independent woman, Cassie moves to Chadwick, New Jersey (a fictional town somewhere near Morristown) ...

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 ...

Learning to Love Yourself

From the time women are young girls, they are bombarded with messages about how they are supposed to look and behave. These directives significantly affect the way they feel. The pressure to be a certain type of person is a significant drain on a woman’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

To gain a better understanding about how societal messages impact young women, I spoke with Sadie ...

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 ...

LTE: State Must Also Begin Reopening for People with Autism

April 15, 2021

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to see the steady evolution of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” as what really needs to be celebrated are the enormous contributions of people with autism to our society.

We proudly operate a “post 21” program known as Adult Community Services, in which we teach young adults with autism and other ...

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

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 ...

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Ground Turkey Products Linked to Salmonella Hadar Illness

April 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. A recall was not requested because it is ...

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

(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 ...