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Fair Lawn Police Promote Pilot Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Program

August 10, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Catalytic converter theft is on the rise, but what is a catalytic converter, and why do thieves want them?

"They’re an emissions control device on automobiles that are stolen for the precious metals contained inside," according to Fair Lawn Police Captain Joseph Dawicki.

Fair Lawn Police said "catalytic converter thefts are on the rise," so in ...

Glen Rock Fire Dept. Rescues Cable TV Contractor

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Fire Department tower ladder truck was dispatched late Tuesday afternoon, August 9, to rescue a cable TV contractor who became stuck in a bucket truck that malfunctioned while its hydraulic arm was in the "up" position.

No injuries were reported by the contractor. 

Fair Lawn Swimmer to be Part of Felician's Inaugural Women's Swim Team

August 6, 2022

RUTHERORD, NJ - Two Bergen County swimmers, one from Fair Lawn High School, will be part of Felician University's inaugural swim team starting with the 2022-23 season.

Cleo Kepka of Hasbrouck Heights, and Laeyah Montalvo of Bogota, NJ, will be joined by swimmers from West New York, NJ, Bahamas, Serbia, Sweden, Germany, and Spain.

Montalvo was the 2021 open First-Team All-Big ...

Glen Rock/Fair Lawn College Student Athletes Performed Admirably This Spring

Several local student athletes had noteworthy performances in college sports this past spring season right here in New Jersey and beyond. Let’s take a glance at their noteworthy performances.

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Jean Walter (Glen Rock High School) was a senior competitor in throws for The College of New Jersey (Ewing) women’s track and field program this past ...

Realtor Spotlight: The Nulman Team

August 10, 2022

Mark Nulman sells real estate well.  He’s been selling real estate for 22 years.  As a team of experts in this area, the Nulman Team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate. Every town is different, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date local information. Here are some of the things the Nulman ...

Legislators Announce Plan to Incentivize NY Companies to Open Jersey Satellite Offices

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Legislators proposed a state bill, "Stay in Jersey", to incentivize businesses in New York to open new offices in the Garden State for their Jersey-based employees.

Gottheimer was visibly upset and dismayed by the proposed congestion tax on New Jersey and working families, including those who commute to New York City for work or to visit family members on a ...

NJ Dept. of Health Reports 243 Monkeypox Cases, 25 in Bergen County

August 8, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health reports 243 monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Friday, Aug. 5. In Bergen County, there are 25 cases as of Monday morning. 

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is currently offering monkeypox vaccines.

County by county, there are 73 cases in ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

History Will Come Alive at Ringwood Manor "Timeline" August 13-14

August 7, 2022

RINGWOOD, NJ - Whenever someone visits Ringwood Manor, they take a trip back in time. 

On Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, visitors to this North Jersey treasure will have a particularly special opportunity to see centuries of “living” history spanning the continents and ages up close.  This weekend, Ringwood State Park, in partnership with the Hawthorne-based ...

Westfield Coffee Shop Owner Discusses What it’s Like to be on Reality TV

August 9, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — When he signed up for a dating app, he had no idea it would lead to a date with reality television.

But Ahhre Maros’ foray into online dating soon led to him being on Lifetime’s “Five Guys A Week,” a show where five men vie for the affection of one woman over one week.

“I got an email from a casting company saying we hear you’re ...

Glen Rock to Put Open Space Tax Referendum on November Ballot

August 5, 2022

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council has approved an open space tax, half of a cent per $100 of assessed value, for the November ballot.

On August 3, at a special meeting, the council unanimously approved the $.005 tax. Language for the referendum is due to the county election office by August 19.

Council member Amy Martin was not in attendance.

Mayor Kristine Morieko said there will ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

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Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

August 9, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

Englewood Health Nationally Recognized for High-Quality Stroke Care

Englewood Health has received the American Heart Association’s Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award.

This award recognizes Englewood Health’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced ...

Fair Lawn Small Business Scavenger Hunt Running Through August 31, 2022

The Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation and its Main Street Program have organized a Borough-Wide Business Scavenger Hunt. 

The Scavenger Hunt works as follows: Participants may either take a selfie at any of the listed locations or (if applicable) produce a receipt showing that a purchase was made at any of the business locations. These locations are as follows: 

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Are You Stuck in a Hole?

Have you ever experienced times when life seemed so hopeless that you felt like you were in a deep, dark hole and no matter how hard you tried or what you did you couldn’t climb out?

I have. I have actually spent a great deal of time in my hole.

Being in that hole is the scariest feeling imaginable. The air is heavy and you feel all alone; there is no one to help plan an escape ...

Goods Donated in Hawthorne Delivered to Village in War-Torn Ukraine

August 9, 2022

MOVCHANIVKA, UKRAINE - Nearly three dozen large parcels of clothing, military-grade supplies, non-perishable food, and more successfully crossed the Atlantic and Europe to finally arrive in the village of Movchanivka in Ukraine.  The donations were the product of the generosity of Hawthornites and those of neighboring towns who responded to Donna Grofsick's call for aid back in ...

Millburn High School Senior Films Documentary of Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

While the rest of us watched our televisions as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived daily, and ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 4, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Bergen New Bridge Celebrates 50 Years of Psychiatric Residency Program

August 2, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Psychiatry Residency Program.

“We are proud to be an educational leader, providing a solid and diverse foundation for the future of Psychiatry,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “Our Psychiatry Residency Program, celebrating its ...

Monkeypox Vax Available at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is offering Monkeypox vaccines beginning today, Friday, July 29 to New Jersey at-risk residents.

New Bridge joins Cooper University Hospital in Camden County as additional sites for residents without a confirmed exposure who believe they may have been exposed or are at high risk for having been exposed to the virus, the New Jersey Department ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Rutgers Expert Says Invasive Plants At the Root of Growing Problem

July 31, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –Japanese knotweed and Chinese silver grass may look lovely as accents to your well-coifed yard, but these invasive plants are at the root of a growing problem.

These and other types of foreign plants spread from your garden and end up anywhere and seemingly everywhere - along the Raritan River, for instance – where they disrupt natural communities and wreak havoc ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - August 7, 2022

August 7, 2022

During the period between August 1 to August 7, 2022 members of the GRPD handled 228 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

8-1-2022 - 4:49 PM – A Winslow Terrace resident reported being the victim of a scam in which he sent $1,000.00 in gift cards to a suspect purporting to be the victim’s boss.  The detective bureau is ...

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TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...