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Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

August 17, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation requiring public facilities and offices to provide on-site lactation rooms was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy Thursday.

The legislation requires the New Jersey Department of Health to provide information about lactation room availability and the New Jersey Department of Education to provide information on lactation policies in schools.

Primary sponsors of the ...

Protesters Gather Outside Gottheimer's Glen Rock Office to Call for Impeachment Inquiry

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Protesters gathered outside of Congressman Josh Gottheimer's office in Glen Rock Friday morning calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

On Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. the protesters gathered in the parking lot outside the building where Gottheimer's Glen Rock office is located. Led by Susan Steinberg, the group consisted of Democrat and ...

Warm Weather Means Hot Fishing: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

August 19, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot.

This warm water will provide us with the appearance of those fish from the south that are often not found in our area waters. I am ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

Four Candidates Running for 3 Glen Rock BOE Seats in November

August 5, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Four candidates are running for the Glen Rock Board of Education in November. There are three open seats on the board.

Incumbent Kevin Brennan, Angela Pucci-Bender, Sinead Rundell and Alisa R. Svider are vying for three-year terms on the nine-member board.

Vice President of the board, Sanjiv Ohri, is not running for re-election, but is running for mayor of Glen Rock in ...

Fair Lawn Voters Have Choice of 9 Candidates for 3 BOE Seats

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Nine candidates are vying for three Fair Lawn Board of Education seats in the November election.

The Fair Lawn Board of Education has a nine-member board. Each term of service per board member is three years.

Incumbents Mary Wallace, Michael Rosenberg and Cindy Jo Quackenbush are running on the “For All Children” ticket.

David Tratnor, Neha Kapor Baxi ...

MS Ultra Relay Brings Runner Over Roads in Bergen County

August 15, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - The roads of Roxbury were beneath the running shoes Wednesday of a Hasbrouck Heights resident running almost 190 miles to raise money for MS research.

"Today was another great day," said the runner, Jamie Woyce, at the end of her fifth day - of seven in her segment - participating in the "MS Run the US" ultra relay.

The Roxbury piece took Woyce over Emmans ...

Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Relay for Life Wrap-Up Party: Aug. 22

FAIR LAWN, NJ - It's Relay for Life Wrap-Up time when John Cosgrove is your bartender at JJ's on Broadway.

Deputy Mayor of Community Affairs, John Cosgrove, will be guest bartending from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. (cash bar only) at JJ's on Thursday, Aug. 22, 7-9 p.m. to raise funds for Relay 2019. It's the final event for the overnight fundraiser that was held in Glen Rock on ...

Fair Lawn Councilman Winner of NJ Bar Association Court Practice Award

August 18, 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Borough Councilman and attorney Joshua H. Reinitz has been chosen to receive the prestigious New Jersey State Bar Association’s 2019 Municipal Court Practice Award.

Reinitz, an attorney with Iacullo Martino, LLC for twelve years, was selected from a pool of nominees submitted by members of the State Bar. Members of the Municipal Court Practice Section ...

ShopRite To Expand in Two Fair Lawn Area Locations

FAIR LAWN, NJ - For more than two years it has been rumored ShopRite would move into the former Pathmark on Maple Avenue. Borough officials now confirm that it's true.

ShopRite will also take up residence at the former KMart on Broadway in Elmwood Park. Acme, just down the street on Broadway in Elmwood Park has announced it will close that location this fall.

ShopRite Considers Pathmark ...

Glen Rock 125 Announces Tour of Glen Rock, Sept. 7  

August 18, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - In honor of Glen Rock’s Quasquicentennial Celebration, the 125 Committee presents historic tours in a private mini-bus that will travel through Glen Rock on September 7. 

Gunnar Berg, former President of the Glen Rock Historical and Preservation Society, will narrate the tour which encompasses Glen Rock’s historic sites, houses, the cemetery where Glen ...

Fair Lawn Community Camp-Out and Movie Night Scheduled for Sept. 21

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough is hosting a family community camp out at Memorial Park in the fall.

For Fair Lawn residents only, there will be an overnight filled with activities on Saturday, Sept. 21 - Sunday, Sept. 22.

There will be food for purchase from Wichdogs Street Food, Tony’s Traveling Trattoria, Citi Pie, Polka Dot Cake Shop and the Fair Lawn Volunteer Fire Department.

At ...

Warming Waters Could Cause One Whale of a Problem for New Jersey, Says Rutgers Researcher

August 14, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500%, as a result of warmer and cleaner waters, raising the risk of dangerous interactions between the huge marine mammals and humans, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick researcher.

The increase in sightings near one of the ...

Fair Lawn Recycling Rejections That Irked Residents Were Necessary

FAIR LAWN, NJ - If you received a notice rejecting the pickup of your recycling at some point this summer, you were not alone.

Social media comments upset about the matter prompted Recycling Coordinator Ron Lotterman to post 13 reasons why the enforcement seems to be on the uptick.

"The Recycling Division is doing the enforcement and tagging the barrels when they have items we ...

Bergen County Spraying for Mosquitos in Paramus Aug. 15

August 14, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen County Mosquito Control will be performing a truck-mounted spraying mission to control adult mosquitoes using Duet Adulticide in Paramus on August 15 (rain date August 16). At the same time, they will be applying Vectobac WDG and/or Vectolex WDG to control mosquito larvae. These applications will be performed between 4-6 a.m.

County officials ask residents to keep ...

Fair Lawn Library Sponsoring Blood Drive August 20

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 20 from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Schedule an appointment by clicking here.

"There's a critical blood shortage right now so every donation is greatly appreciated," Adele Puccio, director, Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, said in an email statement.

Fair Lawn Teens Bikes Stolen in Glen Rock Despite Securing to Pole

August 21, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Not even a cable lock saved Fair Lawn teens' bikes from being stolen while they were eating at a Glen Rock restaurant last week, police said.

On Aug. 17, two Fair Lawn teens were stunned to find only the cut cables that had secured their bikes to a street sign at the corner of Rock Road and Main Street.

The boys said they had locked their bicycles to the street sign ...

Glen Rock Woman Scammed Out of $3K for Central Air Repair

GLEN ROCK, NJ - A Glen Rock woman was scammed when an HVAC company she paid allegedly failed to fix her central air-conditioning unit.

On Aug. 12, the woman went to the police reporting she contracted with an HVAC company to replace the compressor for her central air conditioning at the price of $3,125. 

The company had requested that she make the checks out to “cash”, ...

Now Law: Pilot Program to Assess Value of Later Start Times in NJ High Schools

August 14, 2019

FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ – Now is your chance, students and parents, to lobby your high school administrators to be part of a pilot program to open school at a later start time of 8:30 a.m.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law late last week that supports assessing how pushing back high school start times could be beneficial to student health.

The law ...

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Follow Your Intuition…It Knows the Way

Intuition can be a tricky thing, mostly because we sometimes push it aside. Afterall, it warns us…and maybe we don’t want to hear that warning. Joan had an experience many of us have had: pushing past her intuition only to learn her gut was right all along.

Joan: Throughout the last decade, my professional life has taken many twists and turns. There are times that I operate ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 16, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

Mustard Seed DR Holding Diaper & Supply Drive in Paterson to Benefit Orphaned & Disabled Children

NEW JERSEY -- Mustard Seed Children is holding a Diaper & Supply Drive event on Saturday, August 17 from 10am to 8pm at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey. East Side High School is located at 150 Park Avenue in Paterson. 

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations throughout the developing ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - August 19, 2019

August 20, 2019

During the period between August 12 and August 18, 2019 members of the GRPD handled 244 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

08-12-2019 - 4:21 PM – A resident on the 200 block of Gramercy Place reported the theft of $150 worth of sandpaper from his yard. This reportedly occurred sometime after August 8th when the complainant left the box of sandpaper at the side ...

New Jersey Native Found Slain, Dismembered in Washington State, Police Say

August 15, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The daughter of a Westfield native who was reported missing from her home in Olympia, Washington, last month has been charged in her mother’s death, police said.

Susan Lundy, 58, had been reported missing to Olympia City Police on July 6, and on Monday, officers arrested her daughter, Amara Lundy, 23, in connection with the homicide, Lt. Paul Lower, ...

Hawthorne Resident Alisha Cornett Competes for Ms. Health & Fitness 2019, Seeks Votes

HAWTHORNE, NJ – Alisha Cornett wants your vote for Ms. Health & Fitness 2019 as she competes, now in the semi-final round, for a chance to take the top prize.

Cornett believes in sharing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  “I’ve been involved in sports in Hawthorne for my whole life,” she told TAPinto.  She has entered competitions to further healthy ...

New Jersey Teenager Reportedly Knocked Unconscious by Lightning While On Field; 'Shaken but Stable' According to Police

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham teenager Brendan Darby was "shaken but stable" after a witness said he was knocked unconscious by a lightning strike Thursday night on Haas Field in Chatham Borough.

According to Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons, a call of a "suspected lightning strike" was received at 8:39 p.m.

"A juvenile witness running on the rubberized turf field ...

Man Arrested in "Upskirting" Incident at New Jersey Store, Again

UNION, NJ – A man accused of taking "upskirt" photos surrendered to Union Police last week after this latest incident at a store on Route 22.  He is accused in at least three other similar incidents in New Jersey and Utah over the past year.

Stephen Grogan, 42, surrendered to Union Police on August 1 and is charged with the criminal charge of invasion of privacy.

A.J. Perri Founder Recognized As New Jersey Business Icon

August 20, 2019

On Tuesday, statewide business publication NJBIZ honored A.J. Perri founder Albert Perri, Sr. as a leader in Garden State business in the magazine’s annual Icon Honors Awards. Now in its third year, the awards program recognizes prominent figures in New Jersey business over the age of sixty for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their ...

Know What To Recycle With Glen Rock's Recycle Coach App

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock has a new recycling app--Recycle Coach--so residents will get indepth information on what they can recycle and/or throw away.

Since recycling has become more of a science in the past several years and the laws have changed regarding recycling, the borough and its Environmental Commission and Green Team have launched the digital age tool: Recycle ...

Glen Rock Green Team Awarded $15K to Construct Rain Garden

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Green Team is excited to announce the Borough of Glen Rock has been awarded the 2019 ANJEC Open Space Stewardship Grant for Environmental Commissions for $1,500. With the Grant, the Borough is planning on installing a rain garden on Borough Property by the pool parking lot, in order to reduce runoff and flooding. They have one year to complete this project and ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader

PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, with a perfect score of 100, has achieved the designation of "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for 2019. The Healthcare Equality Index is used by LGBTQ+ patients and their families to find facilities that provide equitable and inclusive care. Bergen New ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

Jamie's Journey: Cliffside Park Team Joins Their Coach for the Final Miles to Harlem in the MS Run

August 17, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ /HARLEM, NY -- On the seventh and final day of Jamie Woyce's 188+ mile MS Run for the US, the Hasbrouck Heights resident got to sleep in a bit. Normally starting at 5 a.m., Friday's 14-mile run to the finish line started at 7:45 a.m.

She reflected on her seven-day journey which began in rural Sunbury, Pennsylvania, before heading out to meet up with her Cliffside ...

Dole Recalls Baby Spinach Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

August 11, 2019

A limited number of cases of baby spinach have been recalled due to a possible health risk from Salmonella, announced Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.  

The recall was issued after a sample of Baby Spinach yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Department of Agriculture in Michigan, said officials. 

The products being recalled ...

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