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NJ Native Judoka Colton Brown Competes in Tokyo Olympic Games

July 29, 2021

TOKYO -- After a year's delay, Piscataway native Colton Brown advanced to the men’s judo 90 kilograms Round of 16 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Nippon Budokan on Wednesday local time in Japan.

Competing for Team USA, Brown, 29 who is ranked No. 28 in the world according to the International Judo Federation, received a first-round bye in the Round of 64. In the Round of 32, which ...

Local Student Athletes Competed Well In Collegiate Springtime Sports

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The covid-19 pandemic has caused struggles and tribulations all over the world. That’s why it’s important to recognize those who were able to remain focused and committed to their chosen field of endeavor. Several local young men and women are not only getting the job done in the classroom, but in the realm of athletics as well.

Let’s take a glance at ...

Fallen Tree Causes Dog Run Closure in Hawthorne

July 28, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Dog Run found in Goffle Brook Park, just south of Diamond Bridge Avenue, is closed temporarily.  A tree fell near the corner of the run, crushing a section of the fence and necessitating a closure until it can be repaired.

Locals who bring their dogs to the run will need to find another way to exercise their furry friends in the meantime.  Pete Oneglia frequents ...

New Jersey Is 2021's 3rd Best School System in America: WalletHub Study

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2) ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

Fair Lawn Schools Hire New Counseling & Wellness Supervisor

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Brenda S. Gupta was appointed Supervisor of School Counseling and Student Wellness for the Fair Lawn Board of Education, effective July 1.

A new position within the district, Gupta is charged with creating a comprehensive school counseling program for all students to receive and access counseling programs, as well as supervise the district’s ...

"There's Nothing We Can Do": Fair Lawn Borough Officials to Neighbors of 18-Unit Broadway Development

July 25, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Neighbors came up one-by-one explaining their angst over the 18-unit project, 24-19 Broadway, approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, telling the Borough Council their privacy and safety have been compromised for the sake of two affordable housing units.

"We're not against affordable housing," said one neighbor whose property abuts the approved ...

NJ Congressmen Pushing 'Passport Emergency Extension Act' to Tackle Backlog of Travel Docs

WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey Congressmen have partnered to tackle the enormous and growing backlog for renewed passports faced by Americans eager to travel. If enacted, the Passport Emergency Extension Act of 2021 (H.R. 4615) will ensure American citizens are able to travel while the State Department addresses serious delays in processing passport ...

Paramus Police Teach Seniors How to Avoid Scams

July 28, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ — The County Prosecutor and 51 other police departments, including Paramus, participated in an education initiative that was focused on addressing current crime trends targeting senior communities.

The “We Care for Our Seniors” initiative was organized because cases of fraud continue to rise, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, and seniors ...

Glen Rock Board of Education Has 7 Candidates for 3 Seats in the Fall Election

July 26, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Board of Education has seven individuals running for three full-term seats. Each term is three years.

Bryon Torsiello, long-time board member, whose term is up at the end of 2021, has not applied to run again.

Candidates for the November election as listed on the Bergen County Election website (unofficial):

Karyn Stephenson

Sharon Scarpelli (incumbent)

Daniel ...

Fair Lawn Has 8 Candidates Vying for 3 Board of Education Seats

FAIR LAWN, NJ — While the list is still marked unofficial, there are eight individuals running for the Board of Education in November.

Today was the filing deadline for the fall Board of Education election. There are three open seats, each three-year terms.

Current board trustee, Wilkin Santana, announced recently he would not run for re-election. At the end of 2021, he will ...

Rutgers Alum Who Co-Starred With Orson Welles, Flew Missions Over Occupied Europe, Turns 100

July 28, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he looked at the moon, he remembered how “terribly romantic and freezing cold” the night ...

Ridgewood High Schooler Recognized By State For Artistic Excellence

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Suan Jeong, a Ridgewood resident and high school student from Bergen County Technical School, was recognized for her artistic talent this week by New Jersey Human Services. 

Every year, the state’s human services department sponsors a contest that fosters creativity with a family-centered theme, according to Assistant Commissioner Natasha Johnson, who oversees the ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 29, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing to establish a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation programs in the ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center and Diabetes Foundation Partner on New Initiative

PARAMUS, NJ - The Diabetes Foundation (DF) announced a new program, the Bergen County Diabetes Initiative, in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (CPB), to support people in New Jersey living with diabetes, to have better health outcomes. 

“Our partnership with The Diabetes Foundation furthers our mission to help our communities better understand and manage their ...

State Environmental Officials Take First Steps to Clean Up 23-mile Stretch of Water Leading to Newark Bay

July 25, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – Years of industrial processing which has contaminated miles of water along the Lower Hackensack River stretching from Oradell Dam to the mouth of Newark Bay is now planned for a cleanup with some help from federal officials. 

State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced on Friday that cleanup for the target area will ...

New Jersey Is 2021's Worst State to Start a Business: WalletHub Study

July 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the worst state to start a business, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list of the Best and Worst States to Start a Business. Nearby Connecticut (No. 49) and Pennsylvania (No. 43) also ranked in the bottom ten, while neighboring New York came in at No. 22. Texas placed as the best state to start a ...

Candidates, Council Members Talk About Nabisco Plant Closure & What's Next

FAIR LAWN, NJ - It's officially gone. Mondelez, known for the towering manufacturing plant on Route 208 with the Nabisco label, closed shop on July 16.

While some impacts are obvious, such as the loss of 600 jobs and no more wafting cookie-baking smell, there are tax ramifications (Mondelez contributed $1M annually to the borough's tax base), and the impact of what another business ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Young Professionals First in line to Support Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Golf Outing Aug. 2

July 30, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Ask busy young professionals to get something done, and they're first to raise their hands.

"I am happy to report that the foundation’s golf outing is sold out for golf and dinner participation," said Ryan Greff, vice chair of the Young Professionals of the Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation.

The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Foundation's ...

Hawthorne Girls Raise Thousands for 3-Year-Old Boy Battling Rare Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The recent heat waves couldn't stop the drive of ten-year-old Peyton Cohen from organizing a lemonade stand with her friends in support of a young boy battling a rare disease.

Two months ago, three-year-old Luca Ataide started treatment at Morristown Hospital for an extremely rare cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that affects muscle tissue. Only around 350 ...

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Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Vishal Khatri, MD, Joins the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital

July 27, 2021

Englewood, NJ (July 27, 2021) — Orthopedic surgeon Vishal Khatri, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Khatri’s main clinical interests are degenerative spine disease, traumatic spine injuries, geriatric fractures, spinal tumors, and spine injuries in athletes. He joins Englewood Orthopedic Associates and welcomes new patients to his ...

Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

 Glen Rock Police Blotter - July 26, 2021

July 27, 2021

During the period between July 19 to July 25, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 324 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

07-19-2021 - 10 AM – A resident on the 700 block of Maple Avenue reported that a person tampered with and damage a sign from her front yard just after 9:00 PM the evening before.  The individual who she perceived to be a teenager was ...

Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

There is a pervasive myth that we can be happy when we achieve (fill in the blank).

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

South Carolina Man Guilty of Murder, Kidnapping of NJ Student Samantha Josephson in Ride-Share Tragedy

July 28, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC — It only took a few hours on Tuesday for a jury to return a verdict in the trial of the South Carolina man charged with killing Robbinsville Township’s Samantha Josephson after he allegedly posed as an Uber driver in 2019.

Nathaniel Rowland, 27, of New Zion, South Carolina, was found guilty on all three charges: murder, kidnapping and possession of ...

McCormick Italian Seasoning and Frank's RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

July 29, 2021

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning have been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella, announced McCormick & Company, Inc. The company was alerted by the FDA after routing testing. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The four products ...

Recall Alert: Give and Go Muffins Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

A voluntary nationwide recall of Give and Go Muffin products has been announced due to potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, said the company. Muffins baked by Give and Go are sold under several brand names including many in our area. 

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in ...

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Potential for Damaging Winds and Large Hail in Paramus Area Wednesday Afternoon

July 21, 2021

NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service (NWS) reported the potential for damaging winds and large hail exists for Wednesday afternoon. The potential for both is tied to the chance of severe thunderstorms in the forecast.

Temperatures across the region are expected to be in the high 80s on Wednesday. According to the NWS, there is a 50% chance that conditions will be right to produce ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

NJ Gives Cheesequake Rest Area a Good Name: 'Jon Bon Jovi Rest Area'

July 28, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ — Jon Bon Jovi gives a rest area a good name.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, after the famous Sayreville rocker, as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Hall of ...

Beach Haven's New Jersey Maritime Museum to Commemorate 65th Anniversary of Andrea Doria Sinking

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — Survivors, divers, and historians will gather at the New Jersey Maritime Museum on Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the S.S. Andrea Doria’s tragic sinking.

As part of the program, the Museum will unveil and blow the Andrea Doria’s foghorn, which was recently salvaged by the crew of New ...