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Scenes from Prospect Park's 9/11 Service

September 16, 2020

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Prospect Park commemorated the victims of the September 11 attacks and honored their first responders in a candlelight ceremony Friday evening.  The borough council and Mayor Mohamed Khairullah were joined by Prospect Park residents, police, fire, and emergency services, along with Surrogate Bernice Toledo and Senator Nellie Pou who spoke during the ceremony.  Other ...

Hawthorne's 9/11 Remembrance Service Features Captain John Arturi as Keynote Speaker

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Each year the borough of Hawthorne has held its annual 9/11 Memorial Service and while the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing, it did not diminish the community spirit or deter turn-out.  All those who attended wore face masks and seats on the grassy field in front of the town's 9/11 Memorial were spaced apart for social distancing.  Representatives of all ...

Prospect Park Will Recognize 9/11 With Candlelight Vigil and Freedom Walk

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The borough Prospect Park and Mayor Mohamed Khairullah will be hosting a candlelight vigil and freedom walk, starting at the Municipal Building at 6:00 p.m., according to borough officials.  The ceremony, open to all residents, will last approximately one hour and serve as a memorial to the lives lost during the terrorist attacks nineteen years ago.

The Municipal ...

Amid Pandemic, Local Girl's Birthday Celebrated in the Socially-Distant Way

HAWTHORNE, NJ - As the pandemic continues to march along, and as people are urged to remain masked and socially distant, a Hawthorne family was not about to let their three-year old's birthday go without a little celebration.

"Happy Birthday" was played from the porch of the girl's home while passing cars honked and waved, and some had formed a line to drop off ...

Hawthorne Author & Educator Bruce Reicher Discusses His Book "Scripted" and Learning in the "New Normal"

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Local author Bruce Reicher released his new book on August 11, 2020, entitled Scripted, along with his co-authors, Paula Neidlinger and Randall Tomes. Twitter connected Reicher with his these two Indiana-based educators to create a truly unique book which filled a gap in today's largely technology based world. Scripted demonstrates how anyone can create ...

Hawthorne Will Host Its Annual 9/11 Service

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne announced that its annual September 11 service will go ahead as scheduled.

The candle-lighting service will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11, at the town's 9/11 Memorial near the Ambulance Building on Goffle Road, near the intersection with Lafayette Avenue.

Mayor Richard Goldberg asked residents to come wearing face masks in his ...

TAPinto Journalists Recognized with Garden State Journalism Association Awards

NEW JERSEY – Each year, the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA) honors the best in print, online and broadcast journalism and, for 2020, TAPinto was recognized for excellence in reporting with six Memorial Journalism Awards.

For 2020, Victoria Caruso of TAPinto South Plainfield earned two awards. She placed second in the 'print feature' ...