NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Passaic County Community College Receives $7.5K Grant from Spencer Savings Bank

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Community College (PCCC) has received a $7,500 grant from Spencer Savings Bank, an Elmwood Park-based community bank. The donation will help provide financial support to low-income, minority students seeking higher education, particularly those students enrolled in the Student Support Services (SSS) and PCCC SUCCESS programs. These programs provide the academic ...

Felician University Hosts Prom 2.0

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Homecomings. Semi-formals. Junior and senior proms. These were just some of the milestones many high school students were denied when COVID-19 came crashing down on their worlds. To make up for some of what incoming students missed over the past 18 months, Felician University held a “Prom 2.0” under a tent on the Rutherford campus last month, and about 130 ...

They're Coming to America. 25 New Citizens Sworn in at Great Falls Ceremony

October 11, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - While not quite the birthplace of America, it did serve as the cradle of the American Industrial Revolution, and, on Wednesday, Paterson’s Great Falls provided the backdrop for the next chapter in 25 new citizens American Dream.

With the Stars and Stripes perched high atop one of the cliffs overlooking the majestic waters, the residents from across Passaic County, and ...

Vice President Harris Talks Child Care Funding, Vaccinations During New Jersey Stops

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday. 

She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit to MSU, Harris was accompanied by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Governor Phil ...

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Fri, October 29, 8:30 AM

Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy, Wayne

Passaic County Veterans' Workshop: Crisis to ...

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Scenes from Passaic County's "Paws in the Park" 2021 - Was Your Dog There?

October 10, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County hosted its annual "Paws in the Park" in Goffle Brook Park Saturday, drawing larger-than-ever crowds of attendees with two legs as well as four. The part of the park nestled on the southern side of Diamond Bridge Avenue was arranged in a large oval, with booths from a wide variety of local, county, and state-wide animal-related businesses, crafters, ...

Passaic County Commissioners Urged to Take Action in Case of Officer that Witnessed Brutal Shooting

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Paterson First Ward Councilman Mike Jackson was joined by a group of area community members at the September 28 meeting of the Passaic County Commissioners to express their anger over the recent promotion of Capt. Edward Akins to Chief at the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office. 

Their disdain follows a 2018 incident during which then Paterson resident Tishell ...

Free College Path Mentorship Programs for High School Students

October 15, 2021

New York Academy Educational Services (NYA) has announced a high school mentorship program called College Path Mentorship (CPM) for 10th through 12th graders for FREE.

By providing free and quality college preparation CPM aims to increase college attainment rates of students (mentees) from high poverty areas in Passaic, Bergen and Essex Counties who are otherwise least likely to get ...

PSE&G Updates Residents on Paterson Gas Modernization Project

PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G has announced that work crews are currently replacing gas services in the following areas: 

Market Street near Rose Street
19th Avenue near East 21st Street
East 21st Street near 19th Avenue
East 23rd Street near 19th Avenue
East 24th Street near Market Street
Madison Avenue near Park ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.


How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How to Paint the Perfect Accent Wall

Accent walls are all the rage, and that’s because they really are a fantastic way to add color and personality to your living space. Rather than hanging up a painting or incorporating more furniture into your living space, accent walls add a unique touch to your home.

They also don’t take as long as many other DIY painting projects and can easily be completed on a weekend. However, ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.



Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

How to Eat Mindfully (and Why It’s Important)

Everyone’s relationship with food is unique. Some people may love the act of cooking and eating a meal, some people may not know how to cook, and others may feel eating is just another item on their to-do list. Unfortunately, many of us tend to rush through our meals, often sitting in front of the TV or focusing on other things when eating, and that usually means we’re not really ...