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Murphy Blasts Republicans’ ‘Blatant Power Grab’ in Rushing to Replace Ginsburg

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said Republican lawmakers are displaying “rank hypocrisy” in looking to “ram a nominee” for the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day 2020.

Three days after Ginsburg’s death, Murphy — a Democrat — called out U.S. Senate Republicans ...

Fair Lawn Residents Continue to be at Odds Over Council Response to Racial Tensions

September 23, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The public responded to tensions over the Borough Council's response to its handling of the 9-11 ceremony, which in turn reignited lingering anger over the August 3 police and first responder rally that was met with a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest. 

Fair Lawn residents called into an in-person council meeting on Sept. 22 supporting Mayor Kurt Peluso. They were ...

Gov. Murphy to Host Virtual Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

September 23, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that he will be holding a live virtual conversation with one of the nation's leading experts on COVID-19 (coronavirus) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. 

There have been more than 200,000 cases of coronavirus reported in New Jersey. More than 14,000 New Jerseyan ...

You May Not Know if You Were Exposed To COVID-19, But App Could Tell You

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You ...

NJIT detects COVID-19 in sewage, quarantines entire dormitory

An entire dorm at the New Jersey Institute of Technology remains in lockdown after the engineering school detected high levels of the COVID-19 virus in its sewage.

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Project engineers ran ...

State Lawmaker Dr. Conaway Calling for Flu Vaccines for All Students in School, Child Care and Higher Ed

BORDENTOWN, NJ – With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many health care experts are raising concerns about the impact of upcoming flu season. Since patients may experience the same symptoms for the common flu and the coronavirus, it can make it difficult to differentiate between them.

State lawmaker Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-Burlington) wants to protect ...

Garden State’s farmers struggle with impact of COVID-19 on agricultural industry

September 18, 2020

Those that sold to supermarkets fared better than those that relied on restaurants and schools

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Third-generation farmer Eric Hensel says in March he took what he was growing in his ...

Up to 40,000 NJ unemployment claims still backlogged

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Rockaway resident Alfred Cararo waited weeks for New Jersey’s Department of Labor to pay his unemployment claim.

“Just to not hear anything, just to not get any relief, ...

911 Search & Rescue Dog Memorial Garden Opened at Glen Rock Dog Park

September 20, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Local Girl Scout Catie Stallone designed and organized the installation of a 9-11 Search & Rescue Dog Memorial Garden at the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park, according to its board.

The Board of the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park announced the creation and opening of the garden this past weekend. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the official memorial garden ...

Fair Lawn Boy Scout Troop 53 Completes Service Project for Fire Company #4

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Senior Patrol Leader Brendan Perry of Boy Scout Troop 53 executed his Eagle Project at Fair Lawn Fire Company #4.

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America, a scout must organize and execute a service project that benefits the community.

Fire Company #4 is located at 14-15 Radburn Rd. It is an all-volunteer fire company ...

As more teachers stay out of classrooms, schools struggle to find substitutes

September 21, 2020

Many teachers are retiring, asking for leave or not wanting to go to schools in person amid COVID-19 fears

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There’s been a shortage of substitute teachers for years, but the ...

Back to school in New Jersey: What to expect this fall

Examining the widely varying approaches to the upcoming school year and how best practices can be determined and shared

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As part of its ongoing series on the changing face of education ...

Smartphones Are Lowering Students' Grades, Rutgers Study Finds

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - So, you think being able to Google the answers on your smartphone will be your ticket to good grades as the school year kicks off?

Think again, says Rutgers researchers.

The ease of finding information on the internet is hurting students’ long-term retention and resulting in lower grades on exams, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study.

The ...

Gov. Murphy: COVID-19 Update, Travel Advisory, and Voter Registration

September 23, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy and safe, and can be done online.

COVID-19

Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 200,580. There are also seven new confirmed COVID-19 deaths, ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

The Pops to Appear in One Community Glen Rock: Together at Home

September 20, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ - In conjunction with the Glen Rock Arts Council, the Glen Rock Pops orchestra will appear in a 90-minute variety broadcast scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. on Glen Rock TV, Vimeo, and the Arts Council of GR website. 

In addition to the full orchestra’s participation, the production will feature solo musicians, dancers, singers, and ...

Gov. Murphy: COVID-19 Update, Travel Advisory, and Voter Registration

September 23, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy and safe, and can be done online.

COVID-19

Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 200,580. There are also seven new confirmed COVID-19 deaths, ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

Fair Lawn PTA Council, League of Women Voters Hold Zoom Voter Forum for BOE Candidates

September 21, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Citizens are invited to attend the League of Women Voters' virtual 2020 Fair Lawn Board of Education Candidates Zoom Forum October 1, 2020, 8:00 pm.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8taDXBaQRxKsDXivI1ApSw

Hear statements from the candidates and a Q & A session to meet and learn about the six candidates running to fill three ...

Sussex County Board of Election Administrator Announces Retirement After Box of Ballots Found Uncounted

NEWTON, NJ – The Sussex County Board of Elections has announced the retirement of Administrator Margaret McCabe as of October 1. The announcement comes in the wake of the discovery of a box of 1666 uncounted primary election ballots late last week.

The board of elections has “not yet made a decision about filling the position,” according to Republican Commissioner Member ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

September 22, 2020

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

With Hard-Fought Environmental Justice Bill Signed, Activists Look Toward Work Ahead

September 20, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — When Maria Lopez-Nunez, director of environmental justice and community development for Ironbound Community Corporation, rattles off all the industrial entities impacting the quality of life for residents in her community, she needs both hands to count. 

Among the culprits: a garbage incinerator, the largest sewage waste treatment plant in New Jersey, two power ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 19 Update

September 20, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day.

Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other fish are available. Many anglers are already getting their gear ready for the fall run.

NJSIAA Partners with NFL to Host Diversity Workshops for New Jersey High School Officials

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NFL. The organization will host a two-day, virtual diversity, bias, and cultural competence workshop for football game officials. The two-day session’s goal is to increase awareness ...

Fair Lawn Hires New Police Officer, Appoints 2nd Volunteer Chaplain

September 15, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Fair Lawn Police swore in a new police officer and police chaplain during a ceremony held in the Borough of Fair Lawn Council Chambers today. 

Police Officer Gilot Castor, 29, had served with the Paterson Police since 2015. He is a 2011 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson and is currently studying at Passaic County Community College. He will be ...

Concrete Falling from Route 208 Overpass at Maple Avenue Causes Massive Backup on Monday

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Police closed Route 208 North at Maple Avenue after discovering concrete falling from the overpass before 2 p.m. today. 

The closure caused a massive backup on Route 208 especially through rush hour. New Jersey Department of Transportation was on the scene assessing the overpass. 

Northbound traffic was being diverted onto Maple Avenue through the ...

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Combat Procrastination: 4 Tips to Help You Get the Job Done

I am the queen of procrastination, always have been. Throughout school and into my adult life, I always waited until the last minute to get something done, telling myself that I work best under pressure. The reality was, I didn’t feel like doing the work, and so I waited until it was absolutely necessary. This behavior resulted in so much unnecessary stress.

When I started my companies, ...

IRS highlights online resources during Small Business Week; many resources available in multiple languages

September 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – In support of National Small Business Week – Sept. 22 to 24 – the Internal Revenue Service is emphasizing the many IRS online resources available to help small business owners and self-employed individuals needing to handle the tax aspects of their business.

Resources in multiple languages

The IRS has a long history of providing resources in Spanish and ...

NJ to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from September 24th through 26th.

As part of the Murphy Administration’s continued effort to combat the opioid crisis, New ...

Human Services Opens Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program the Murphy Administration has created to help families with child care costs as schools open ...

Glen Rock Community School to Offer Over 20 Classes This Fall, In-Person & Virtual

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Community School will be offering a variety of classes this fall for adults and students. There are many classes to choose from, some are virtual and some are in-person. Adults can choose from various classes related to exercise, learning a new language, expanding gardening skills, trying oil painting, learning about estate planning and related topics, and ...

Pam's Senior Moments: Live Calls -- What Happened?

September 17, 2020

I recently tried to reach out to my bank about an unauthorized charge on my debit card. I couldn't remember the phone number for my local bank, and so I tried calling the 1-800 number. A recording came on the line asking me to press the number zero for the operator. I did that and I got another recording asking me to hold on for the next available representative, because due to COVID-19, ...

Retired? Set Your Daily Routine to Reduce Chaos & Stress

Do you remember when you got your first job, or launched a new career? Your carefree days of sleeping till noon, or hanging out till all hours of the night with your friends came to an abrupt halt. You suddenly realized that you had to change your way of life to balance work and play.

If you're like most, you would set up a daily routine that went something like this:

Set ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - Sept. 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

During the period between September 14 to September 20, 2020 members of the GRPD handled 335 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

09-14-2020 - 9:19 AM – Patrols were dispatched to the Glen Rock Public Library concerning an individual who refused to comply with the patrons’ code of conduct and was making other patrons uncomfortable due to his actions.  ...

Treat Your Dog Like a Dog: Tyco Animal Control After 3 Dog Incidents in Glen Rock

September 22, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ - In a third dog on dog incident during late summer, all unrelated, a dog was bitten by another dog in the fenced in area of the Glen Rock Dog Park, according to Glen Rock Police. The borough's animal control expert said all three reported incidents this summer were "so avoidable."

"A little bit of responsibility and a little bit of common sense," said ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

September 23, 2020

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, September 24, 6:00 AM

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Fair Lawn Twice-A-Week Garbage Collection

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Thu, September 24, 4:00 PM

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Glen Rock Community Affairs Committee Meeting

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Tue, September 29, 7:30 PM

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Planning Board Work Session

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Wed, September 30, 7:30 PM

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Glen Rock Zoning Board Work Session

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