Out of the Garage and Into Thousands of NJ Homes

June 9, 2018

When Albert Perri was discharged from the U.S. Army almost 50 years ago - after, according to family lore, a chance meeting with singer Elvis Presley while Perri was stationed in Germany - he began working in the heating and air-conditioning industry.

In 1971, Perri elected to branch off in that industry on his own - working out of his garage and getting administrative help from his wife, ...

Glen Rock Borough Council Recognizes Chamber Reorganization

Editor's Note: Rebecca Greene, editor of TapInto Fair Lawn & Glen Rock, is also the president of the Chamber of Commerce.

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Councilman Bill Leonard said the borough was "very excited" to work with the new leadership at the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce and mentioned the networking event on May 10.

The Chamber of Commerce is currently working with the borough ...

Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club Celebrates A Weekend Of Radio Science: June 23

June 11, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Members of the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, beginning Saturday, June 23 at 2PM and ending Sunday, June 24 at 1PM. The venue will be Memorial Park, Avenue of Heroes/Berdan Avenue in Fair Lawn. The event is open to everyone and refreshments will be served.

This year's theme will feature a ...

Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Relay for Life Begins Today!

FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - The day has arrived for the Relay for Life at the Dobrow Sports Complex where two towns will gather and put together a combined effort to fight cancer.

According to, the next 36 hours are forecasted as follows: "A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 83F.

HISTORY COMES ALIVE! at the Maurice Pine Fair Lawn Library

FAIR LAWN, NJ - On Thursday evening, residents of Hawthorne, Glen Rock, and Fair Lawn, attended the Maurice Pine Fair Lawn Library to hear an entertaining and educational presentation by local author and historian John Van Vliet as he brought to life a vivid description of the British soldier during the Revolutionary War.

John arrived at the library dressed in the attire that was worn by a ...

Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary Hosts Comedy Night To Support Brain Cancer Survivor: June 22

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Let's get Brandon a van.

That's what Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs John Cosgrove says when he hands-out his flyer announcing the June 22 comedy fundraiser.

Cosgrove, himself recovering from a February stroke, has not slowed his efforts to help those in need. This time, he is doing it with the support of the Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary. 

"Brandon ...

Glen Rock Be SMART Event: A Conversation About Kids, Guns, And Safety

June 15, 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Bruce Packer is hosting a "A Conversation About Kids, Guns, And Safety" 7 p.m. on Monday June 18 at Glen Rock Borough Hall, 1 Harding Plaza.

The following speakers will educate the audience: Lisa O'Donoghue and Larisa Mendez Downes, Bergen County Local Group of Moms Demand Action; Jeanne Thiesen, Sandy Hook Promise; Jennifer Gonzales, Survivor; and ...

Glen Rock BOE To Hear from Architects June 18 About Proposed Referendum Projects

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Architects will field questions from the Glen Rock Board of Education on Monday, June 18 about the “process, steps and stages” of a multi-million-dollar referendum question that the board is considering for March 2019, Board President Bryon Torsiello said.

While no cost estimates will be divulged on that date, trustees agreed previously they ...

Glen Rock Recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month

June 8, 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council marked the end of May by noting it was Mental Health Awareness Month.

With two high profile deaths in as many days this week, fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain, mental health is at the top of the news.

In a resolution on May 30, the following facts about mental health were listed:

Approximately one in five ...

Glen Rock Public Hearing on Volunteer Background Checks Scheduled for June 13

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council introduced an ordinance to require background checks for volunteer emergency service workers.

On May 30, the council passed the ordinance on first reading, with the public hearing scheduled for June 13. 

"I want to thank the different chiefs, Chief Esposito and Chief Jennings for looking at these types of ordinances and tweaking them to make it ...

Fair Lawn’s Interim Superintendent Bids District Adieu

June 16, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ – District Interim Superintendent Ernest Palestis thanked the Fair Lawn Board of Education for “two fabulous years” at a “top-notch school district” during his final board meeting on June 14.

“I didn’t know I was going to be here a second year. That was a pleasant surprise, but you guys are really terrific,” he said. “The ...

Winners Announced at the 49th Annual Robert Ax Awards in Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Robert Ax Award for 2018 (drum roll, please) – the 49th year of the award – went to Katherine Bennin, a Social Studies teacher at Glen Rock High School; and Tara Smith, a sixth-grade block teacher for Glen Rock Middle School.

The Robert Ax Award is given each June to both a Glen Rock High School and a Glen Rock Middle School teacher, selected by their ...

Glen Rock Be SMART Event: A Conversation About Kids, Guns, And Safety

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Bruce Packer is hosting a "A Conversation About Kids, Guns, And Safety" 7 p.m. on Monday June 18 at Glen Rock Borough Hall, 1 Harding Plaza.

The following speakers will educate the audience: Lisa O'Donoghue and Larisa Mendez Downes, Bergen County Local Group of Moms Demand Action; Jeanne Thiesen, Sandy Hook Promise; Jennifer Gonzales, Survivor; and ...

Glen Rock Police Warning: Lock Your Vehicle & Take Keys With You

June 18, 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Law Enforcement agencies along the Route 208, 4 and 17 corridor have been experiencing a rise in the theft of high-end vehicles, Glen Rock Police reported.

In all cases, police said, the vehicles were unlocked with the key-fobs left in them.  

If a target vehicle is unlocked, and no keys are left in the vehicle, criminals will remove valuables left in the ...

Glen Rock "Click It or Ticket" Campaign Yields 305 Summons

GLEN ROCK, NJ - From May 21 through June 3, the Glen Rock Police Department joined police around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign, yielding 305 summons locally, according to Glen Rock Police.

This national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and ...

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Reducing Stress Brought on by Recent Societal Issues

Welcome to "Conversations with Joan Herrmann," a new column based on Joan's signature work, Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life. Her vast knowledge and stable of experts who offer self-help tips on personal betterment will now be at TapInto's fingertips. Column questions or suggestions? Email

This week, Joan talks about stress, something that is quite ...

Fair Lawn Police Blotter - June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018

June 16 - 12:53 am - Narcotics:  P.O. Juan Rodriguez initiated a motor vehicle stop on Burbank Street at Berdan Avenue and arrested the operator, Melissa Ruf, age 25 of Landenberg, PA, after she handed over marijuana upon request from the officer. She was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug ...

Gottheimer Meets with Constituents at 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall: Midland Park

June 17, 2018

MIDLAND PARK, NJ – Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met individually with Fifth District residents at his 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall at Sansone's Family Restaurant in Midland Park.

Gottheimer holds these “Cup of Joe with Josh” events regularly across North Jersey to hear directly from the people he serves.

“For me to effectively ...

Local Students Present Robots, Gardens and Other Sustainability Projects at Student Forum

Newark, NJ — Armani Otero, a fifth grade student at Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School in Jersey City, lit up as he spoke about building two robots that he and other students created to observe changes in their school’s garden.

“My favorite part of the whole thing was building the robots,” he said. “We had to collaborate. We didn’t have ...

Something Shakespeare To Glen Rock Comes

June 18, 2018

GLEN ROCK, NJ - On Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m., The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey – Next Stage Ensemble will bring an exciting collage of moments and music from Shakespeare and the many authors he has inspired with a special production at the Glen Rock Public Library.  The performance is a benefit for the Friends of the Glen Rock Library and a reception follows.

Underwriting has ...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers with Spinal Cord Injury for New Study

Kessler Foundation is a research center in West Orange, NJ that specializes in disability research. We are currently seeking individuals with spinal cord injury to participate in a new research study:

Dr. John O'Neill, principal investigator in Spinal Cord Injury research seeks volunteers for a spinal cord injury study. The purpose of this study is to identify ways of enhancing the ...

NJ Bill to Prevent Gun Violence among Individuals with Mental Disorders Becomes Law

TRENTON, NJ – A bill to prevent individuals with an elevated risk of engaging in violence due to mental illness from harming themselves and others was signed into law Wednesday.

Legislation Assembly Democrats Patricia Egan Jones, Gabriela Mosquera, Shavonda Sumter, Joann Downey, Arthur Barclay and Paul Moriarty sponsored the bill.

“For someone who may be struggling ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...