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Here’s Where You Can Watch Phil Murphy, Jack Ciattarelli In NJ Governor's Debate at NJPAC

September 27, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The first of two debates in the New Jersey Governor’s race kicks off at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark tomorrow, pitting incumbent Phil Murphy, a Democrat, against Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli. 

“NJPAC is honored to host what promises to be an engaging and important night for all of New Jersey’s citizens,” said the ...

Ridgewood Water to Hold Information Meeting on Zoom Regarding Contaminants

September 23, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — Ridgewood Water announced a public Zoom meeting scheduled for next week after a letter went out in late August regarding contaminants and the long term effects that can afflict those who drink its tap water.

The meetings are scheduled for September 28 at 6 p.m. and October 5 at noon. Links for the meetings can be found HERE. Residents are encouraged to participate ...

Emotional Homecoming for 4th Grader After Accident Sends Him to Hospital for 4 Months

September 22, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ — "Welcome home, Aiden!"

A fourth-grader got an emotional welcome home yesterday, September 21, after spending four months in the hospital recuperating from an accident on 17th Street.

Horns honking and sirens blaring, caring residents and fans of Aiden D'angelo rode past the young man's house on 17th Street as his family, friends and neighbors stood ...

Fair Lawn Veteran Affairs Rep Delivers Schools Supplies to Afghan Children at Military Base

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Imagine being in the Middle East suffocating under the Taliban and then finding yourself needing pencils and notebooks for school in New Jersey, all in the same month!

Knowing this to be the case for Afghan children newly situated in parts of New Jersey, Fair Lawn residents donated school supplies to the Fair Lawn Food Pantry, and those supplies were recently delivered ...

NJIT Ranks In Top 25% of U.S. Colleges and Universities, Wall Street Journal Says

September 26, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology continues to showcase itself as one of the country's best higher education institutions across the board after it placed in the top quarter of U.S. universities and colleges, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. 

For the second year in a row, NJIT has earned a spot in the top 25% of ...

Rutgers President Holloway, Other College Presidents Urge Congress to Increase Pell Grants

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and more than 40 presidents of colleges and universities in New Jersey are urging members of Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant awards as they consider the federal budget.

A letter sent to the members of the state’s congressional delegation seeking to raise Pell Grant awards to a maximum of $13,000 was signed by Holloway, ...

Fair Lawn High School Grad Semi-Finalist in Devils PA Announcer Contest

September 17, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Joseph Tolentino, former Fair Lawn High School graduate and Glen Rock's Beekman Wine & Liquors manager, is one of 10 finalists to be the next public address (PA) announcer for the New Jersey Devils.

“I am so excited for the opportunity to bring my passion for hockey and years of voice training to the New Jersey Devils," Tolentino told TAPinto. "I ...

Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Cross Country Runners Ready To Compete

Local cross country runners are preparing for their fall competition schedules.

FAIR LAWN CROSS COUNTRY (boys and girls teams):

The Cutters are scheduled to travel for a meet on September 25 at Garret Mountain in Paterson.

Among the key returning student athletes are Megan Viellette (senior), Evangeline Campbell (senior), Angela Bermudez (senior), Michael Lustburg (senior), Sam Steinhart ...

Memorial Park Splash Pad Final Weekend Hours Announced

September 24, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The forecast is set for beautiful weather and the Memorial Pool Splash Pad is open for the last weekend of the summer to all Fair Lawn residents. No pool membership needed!

The Splash Pad will be open:

Saturday, September 25 - 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 26 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If there is inclement weather, the Splash Pad will be closed. Enter ...

“Broadway” Is Back in Paramus at Juniper Village with Support from Fair Lawn's Old Library Theater

PARAMUS, NJ — “Broadway” will be reopening at Juniper Village at Paramus when the senior residents take to the stage to perform Singin’ in the Rain, Senior on September 24 – 25 at 2 p.m.

“Bringing live performance opportunities to the seniors is an amazing way to get them to engage with each other, with their audiences, and make them feel ...

Fair Lawn Man Arrested for Arson in 3 Recent Local Fires

September 27, 2021

Editor's Note: The Bergen County Prosecutor stated all charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Three fires, one person responsible, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor who charged a local man with three counts of arson.

Yauheni E. Liakhnovich, 27, ...

Fair Lawn Homeowner Confronts Burglar Who Attempts to Run Him Over

Editor's Note: Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

FAIR LAWN, NJ — A 5th Street resident said he discovered a burglar in his home and when he attempted to video the man as he tried to get away, the man attempted to drive into him.

On September 24, police said Isaiah Townsend, 25, of Newark was arrested after he allegedly entered a ...

Bergen County Vax Center at Bergen New Bridge Medical Offering Boosters

September 26, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ – Beginning today, Monday, Sept. 27, the County of Bergen in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is offering booster shots of the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to the following:

Those over 65

Long term care facility residents at least six months after they were fully vaccinated

Healthcare workers, teachers, and other workers at risk

Those age 50-64 ...

Here's Why One Medical Expert Is Encouraging People to Get Their Flu Vaccine This Fall

NEWARK, NJ – Social distancing and wearing masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 kept last year’s flu season at an all-time low, but health professionals say they expect flu cases to soar this year as students return to school and employees go back to the office.

Now, they are urging people to get their flu vaccine to prevent the nation’s health care system from ...

Fair Lawn Achieves 'Main Street' Status Through its Economic Development Corporation

September 26, 2021

Editor's Note: Rebecca Greene is a member of the Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation.

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The borough's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has achieved Main Street New Jersey designation for the borough, a distinction that makes the borough eligible for physical improvement and operational support grants, as well as other periodic opportunities.

"We ...

Newark Tapped as U.S. Headquarters for Renowned Tech Startup Program

NEWARK, NJ – Princeton-based venture capital firm and tech startup development leader SOSV is planning to house part of its industry-leading services in Newark, bringing with it thousands of jobs and investment in companies to the city.  

Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Thursday SOSV intends to form a new entity, HAX, LLC, building upon ...

Murphy Implements Vaccine or Be Tested Mandate for Child Care Personnel

September 21, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that all child care center personnel will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to regular testing up to two times per week. Under the executive order that he signed, all child care centers will have until November 1, to come into full compliance with the vaccine or testing requirement.

After ...

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Glen Rock Police Blotter - Sept. 27, 2021

September 27, 2021

During the period between September 20 to September 26, 2021, members of the GRPD handled 345 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

09-23-2021 - 6:39 PM – Patrols, along with Glen Rock Fire Fighters, were dispatched to Rita’s Water and Ice at 1020 Maple Avenue on a report of a vehicle which drove through the front window of the store. The driver, a ...

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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Healing the Body Naturally

Each one of us has the power to become our own best healer. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Emanuela Visione, author of the book, Healing Through Nature's Medicine: A Story of Hope. Emanuela teaches how to reverse many chronic conditions naturally by using a unique whole food approach. 

Emanuela shares her story and tips for natural healing:

On her transition from ...

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob, September 23

September 22, 2021

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.

 

Registration is required to attend.  To ...

Doggos (and their Humans) Enjoy End-of-Summer Hoorah at Glen Rock Pool

September 21, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — It was the last hurrah of the summer for pups and their humans at the Glen Rock Pool Paw-ty on Monday evening, September 20, when the furry ones took to the water for what is becoming an annual event.

Organized and hosted by the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park non-profit and sponsored by Raj Sinha of KW Village Square Realty, the tail-wagging, tongue-flapping event took place ...

Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

September 24, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza Recalled Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — Nestlé USA Inc., of Schaumburg, IL, announced Sunday it is recalling approximately 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not ...

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to Visit Municipalities Across Bergen County

September 17, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners continue to urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Federal disaster relief.

Starting Friday, FEMA will deploy Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to municipalities across Bergen County to answer questions, assist with registration for FEMA Individual ...

Bergen County Promoting Initiative to Reduce Senior Scams

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella is pleased to announce a crime prevention initiative to advise county residents of the prevalence of frauds targeting seniors and how to avoid becoming the victim of scams.  

“During this unprecedented time, we have watched our senior friends and loved ones increasingly fall victim to scams perpetrated in person, virtually, ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...