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Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Holds Emotional 9-11 Commemoration Ceremony Marking 20 Years Since Attack

September 13, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ — It was a somber occasion that brought county officials and frontline workers together to remember the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attack. As speakers noted the attack changed America forever, they opined for September 12, 2001, when Americans forgot their differences and came together to help and comfort each other.

Deborah Visconi, New Bridge CEO, remembered an ...

The Light in 911: Shocked by Kindness, Healed by Love

September 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Lisa Luckett, a woman who lost her husband, Ted, on that day leaving her a single mother of three. Ted’s company, Cantor Fitzgerald, occupied offices in the North Tower on the 104th and 105th floors of the 107-story building. 

In her book, The Light in 911: Shocked ...

Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Cross Country Runners Ready To Compete

September 15, 2021

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 ...

Fair Lawn Falls in Season Opener to Dickinson, 16-0 

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Fair Lawn High School football team kicked off its 2021 season and the results weren’t exactly what third-year head coach Brendan Walis had expected.

The Cutters were dominated from the outset, as Dickinson scored a touchdown in the first three minutes of the game, taking an early 8-0 lead en route to a 16-0 victory at Lincoln Park.

Despite the setback, ...

3 Ways to Vote in November, Per Bergen County Election Officials

September 13, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - Polling locations for the 2021 election will be open from 6am to 8pm on Election Day. Unlike last year due to the pandemic, it is not an all Vote by Mail Election. Voters do not need to opt out to vote in person. Voter’s local polling location will be printed on their sample ballot or can be looked up on    

Voters who can ...

League of Women Voters of Fair Lawn Announce Candidate Forums via Zoom

The League of Women Voters of Fair Lawn invites the community to attend our 2021 Zoom Candidates Forums.

Join us to hear statements from the candidates and a Q & A session where you will meet and learn about the candidates.

The Board of Education forum will be held on September 30th, at 8 pm. The PTA Council is co-sponsoring the event.

Register at:

For ...

Fair Lawn High School Musical Theatre Teacher Wins Statewide Theatre Award 

September 13, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ — John Giresi, the High School's Director of Musical Theatre, has won the 2021 Paper Mill Playhouse Award for Outstanding Theatre Educator for the state of New Jersey.

“For over 30 years at FLHS, Mr. Giresi has supported the growth and talent of countless young performing artists. His talent, dedication and hard work have been recognized not only by our ...

NJIT Named As One of Nation's 'Best Colleges' for 2022: Princeton Review

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology has again been named a top college, according to The Princeton Review in its 30th edition of its college guide, "The Best 387 Colleges."

The designation is earned by only about 14% of America’s four-year colleges. NJIT also received honors as a top college in the Northeast region and a "Best ...

New "Glen Rockin' Seniors" Group Grand Opening Scheduled for Sept. 14

September 4, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — The Borough of Glen Rock, in partnership with FirstLight Home Care of Glen Rock, has formed of a new senior group, Glen Rockin' Seniors.

Based out of the Annex Building, 678 South Maple Avenue, next door to the Police Station and Kilroy’s Market, the group will hold its grand opening on Tuesday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Group ...

"Cutest Pet Ever Photo Contest" Announced Today: Fair Lawn Library

September 15, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Maurice M. Pine Public Library announced the winners of the "Cutest Pets Ever Photo Contest".

"A huge thank you to all of our adorable contestants, and to our local Pet Supply Plus in town for their generous donation," library administration said today in its newsletter.

"Congratulations to our three winners: Pretzel (First Place), Olaf ...

Gather Up Family & Friends: Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce Street Fair is Sunday, Sept. 19

GLEN ROCK, NJ - It's been two years in the planning and local businesses and vendors are ready to provide a fun day for area residents at the Chamber of Commerce's Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 19. And, the weather forecast is looking good!

The Chamber of Commerce has sponsored street fairs along Rock Road 'between the tracks' in the past, most recently in May 2019. Last ...

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Hackensack

September 15, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Disaster Recovery Center has been established in Hackensack to assist Bergen County residents and businesses with applying for federal disaster relief. The center has representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration on hand to handle applications in-person.

The Disaster Recovery Center is located on the first floor of the Bergen Community ...

'Let's Roll' - Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped to Retake United Flight 93 on September 11th, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ -  On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968. He graduated ...

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency as Ida Slams Bergen County, Entire State

September 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday night declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency effective immediately in response to Tropical Storm Ida.

The State of Emergency will cover all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm. 

Travel from Fair Lawn to Franklin Lakes on Route 208 was ...

Fair Lawn Teen Found Safe

September 10, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn 16-year-old boy who went missing yesterday was located safe, according to police.

The teen was located with the assistance of the Columbus, OH, and Dayton, OH, police, according to a report on the Fair Lawn Police Facebook page.

The news came minutes after the Glen Rock teen was located with the assistance of Mahwah Police.

Glen Rock Teen Found Safe

GLEN ROCK, NJ — The 16-year-old teen that went missing yesterday afternoon has been located and is safe with his family.

Comments on Facebook express community relief and gratitude for the boy's safety and the good work of the police department.

The Fair Lawn 16-year-old who went missing yesterday, as well, has not yet been located.

The young man in Glen Rock was located with ...

A Call to Action! Greening Fair Lawn must happen NOW!

September 3, 2021

GeoMike122, Fair Lawn native is passionate about the environment and so are his 115,000 followers on Instagram! 

The “Hey Human” musical star showcased on Instagram Live the flooding caused by Ida and discussed possible solutions to increase flood protection and make Memorial Park more green! The viral video got nearly 3,000 likes and over 240 views in the first 24 ...

Remnants of Ida Bring Historic Floods to NY/NJ Metro Area

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The remnants of Hurricane Ida brought historic flooding to the tri-state area yesterday, with record-breaking hourly rainfall observed throughout the region. In Central Park, the recent 1-hour rain record set by Tropical Storm Henri was shattered, with Ida’s remnants delivering more than 3 inches of rain per hour. The passage of the storm also marked the first time ...

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses, Residents Affected by Remnants of Hurricane Ida

September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses and residents in New Jersey following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1-3, 2021.

“The SBA is strongly committed to providing New Jersey residents with the most effective response possible to assist ...

Coffee With a Cop Scheduled for September 28

Fair Lawn Police Department will host its next Coffee With A Cop on Tuesday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Haus Café, 12-54 River Road. This event is rain or shine. All are invited for an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know Fair Lawn police officers while enjoying complimentary coffee and conversation. 

For more ...

Bergen County Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: Oct. 12

HACKENSACK, NJ — The last day to register for the fall general election is Tuesday, October 12, according to Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Debra M. Francica.

In order to be eligible to vote in the November 2, 2021 election, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before November 2, 2021, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by ...

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 ...

Spotted Lanternfly: What You Need to Know

Spotted Lanternflies are a relatively new pest introduced to the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland areas. First spotted in 2014 in Pennsylvania, the Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive pest causing a threat to trees around your home or business. Read on to learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly with our FAQ and how to protect your home or business from ...

Fair Lawn Police Blotter - Sept. 13, 2021

September 13, 2021

Chief Glen Cauwels stated all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

09/08/2021 - 6:55 pm Shoplifting: Fair Lawn Police responded to the area of ShopRite, 17-17 River Road, after a report of a male shoplifter who had left the store with a shopping cart of unpaid items.  

A 26-year-old from Oakland was located on River Road and arrested after he was ...

Conversations with Joan: The Light in 911--Shocked by Kindness, Healed by Love

September 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Lisa Luckett, a woman who lost her husband, Ted, on that day leaving her a single mother of three. Ted’s company, Cantor Fitzgerald, occupied offices in the North Tower on the 104th and 105th floors of the 107-story building. 

In her book, The Light in 911: Shocked ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

September 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen Closes for a Week Due to COVID; Restaurant Will Now Require Proof of Vaccination For Indoor Dining

September 8, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen took to social media this week to alert diners that the restaurant will close for a week due to a staff member testing positive for COVID. 

When the restaurant reopens, diners who wish to eat inside will be required to show proof of vaccination, similar to what has been mandated in New York City, explained owner Christopher ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, September 17, 10:00 AM

Van Saun County Park, Paramus

Bergen County Fall Harvest Festival

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, September 19, 11:00 AM

East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

Ridgewood Fall Art & Craft Street Fair

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, September 19, 11:00 AM

Glen Rock's Rock Road, Glen Rock

Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce Street Fair

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, September 19, 12:00 PM

Berdan Grove Park, Fair Lawn

Art in the Park Event


Flash Flood Watch Issued for Wednesday Afternoon into the Evening

September 7, 2021

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — A flash flood watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

The flash flood watch is in effect for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey: Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, ...

FEMA Mobile Unit Available to Aid Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, Teterboro Residents Hurt by Ida

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane IDA to apply for Federal disaster relief. Over the weekend, the County of Bergen received a major disaster declaration from President Biden. The action releases Federal funding to those in Bergen County who sustained losses from September 1 ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...