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Glen Rock Video Shows Conditions of Items in BOE Referendum

February 20, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Board of Education released a video taken by resident Rick Van Rumpt displaying a decrepid Central School auditorium and muddy and divot-ridden Hamilton School sport field, both of which are addressed in the $14.7M referendum scheduled for a March 12 vote.

Video of Central Elementary School Auditorium & Hamilton Elementary School Field ...

Glen Rock BOE & Emergency Management Team Improve Communication

GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Board of Education, in concert with Glen Rock's Emergency Management Team, upgraded its communication and security plan for the district's school buildings, according to the mayor.

While Mayor Bruce Packer said in a press release that details regarding the security plan must be kept confidential, he said the school district along with town emergency personnel ...

Amid Parental Pushback, Glen Rock Super Allows Students to Participate in American Legion Coloring Contest

GLEN ROCK, NJ — After pushback from parents, the Glen Rock School district is rescinding their previous decision to refuse to allow elementary students to participate in the annual American Legion Coloring Contest because soldiers in the line drawing were brandishing weapons.

“I have received a number of emails regarding my decision not to have our 4th- and 5th-grade students ...

Fair Lawn Senior Affordable Housing Construction To Begin in April

February 12, 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Seniors will be able to apply for a spot in the 85-unit affordable housing senior citizen project on River Road in back of CVS and Autozone as soon as December, according to the developer.

Tom Toronto, one of the two developers for the three-acre, three-story project and the president of the Bergen County United Way, said the construction financing is scheduled to close ...

Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Relay For Life Announces Theme: Kicking Cancer

February 7, 2019

Photo 1: Kyra Miller, ACS Senior Manager of Community Development; Mathew Cohen, member, ACS Northern New Jersey Chapter Advisory Board, and Barbara Gomes of Glen Rock and Assunta Trischka of Fair Lawn, event volunteer co-leads.

Photo 2: Chef Eric LeVine addressed the gathering about his personal journey with cancer and the important work being done by ACS.

Photo 3: Members of the ...

Marianne Pettineo: A Leader with a Big Heart & Helping Hands

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Marianne Pettineo, a lifelong resident of the borough, was recognized on Jan. 22 for her work as ADA Advisory Committee Chair for seven years.

"Marianne is unbelieveable with all of her hard work," Mayor Kurt Peluso said. "She has been an example for all of Bergen County to replicate."

Councilwoman Cristina Cutrone said Pettineo asked the Council not to ...

Local Students Nominated to Military Academies

February 4, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) congratulated the 24 Fifth District high school students he nominated to one of the four U.S. service academies this cycle, including the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Nominees must now be admitted by the academies to matriculate.

Raymond Jin of Fair Lawn and ...

Glen Rock Honors Glen Rock Pops Founder Sue Johnson

February 22, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Founder of the Glen Rock Pops Sue Johnsen recently passed away and the Glen Rock Council sang her praises through friend and fellow organizer Georgene Betterbed.

According Betterbed, who spoke at the Feb. 13 Council meeting, Johnsen had what she thought was a "good idea."

It was 1975 and she wanted to start an orchestra. "Surrounding communities had bands, ...

Glen Rock Fire Department Reports on its Assistance at Marcal Fire

February 22, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - During a recent evening that celebrated Glen Rock's First Responders, the Fire Chief reviewed his department's response effort during the January 30 Marcal fire.

At the Feb. 13 Council meeting, Chief Mike Aguilar said Glen Rock was called out on the 4th-alarm of the 7-alarm fire at approximately 5 p.m. on that icy Wednesday evening.

"We were there until ...

Glen Rock Pedestrian Struck Crossing Fair Lawn Avenue Yesterday

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 69-year-old Glen Rock female who was struck crossing Fair Lawn Avenue yesterday during evening rush hour sustained head and hip injuries, police said.

While crossing between stopped vehicles on Thursday, the Glen Rock pedestrian was struck by a 2015 Nissan Rogue on Fair Lawn Avenue near George Street at approximately 5 p.m.

Police identified the driver of the Nissan as a ...

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Energy Vampires: How to Get Them Out of Your Life

Energy vampires. You would think it would be easy to move away from such types, but don’t beat yourself up. It’s not easy to move away from people who tend to be charming, convincing and successful. You just tire of it coming at your expense. Joan offers tips on how to end these relationships…for your own good.

Q. You certainly have dealt with energy vampires in your ...

Glen Rock Dog Park Update: Planning to Break Ground in Spring

February 19, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock NJ Dog Park continues to aim for a spring groundbreaking, according to the non-profit group leaders, in spite of recent setbacks including the sudden death of its pro-bono contractor and not being able to apply for a grant.

"Our Founder was 15 years old when she initiated this discussion and 17 years old when the non-profit was formed," group ...

Glen Rock's Dog Lovers Treated to First Aid & Behavioral Tips

GLEN ROCK, NJ - A local veterinarian and dog trainer teamed-up last weekend to offer behavioral and health tips to 25 residents during a free seminar hosted by The Glen Rock NJ Dog Park.

Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Sepulveda, who has an office at 196 Rock Road, spoke during the second half of the forum after he handed-out literature about pet first aid and leptospirosis, a possible deadly issue ...

Fair Lawn Police Blotter - Feb. 20, 2019

February 20, 2019

Feb. 13 -  3:50 am Narcotics: P.O. Geovanny Buitron approached a suspicious parked vehicle on 31st Street and arrested Shimar Brown, age 30 of Paterson, after marijuana was discovered inside the vehicle. He was released after being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Feb. 14 - 12:21 am Wanted Person: P.O. Javier Gutierrez was approached by a male, ...

Mark Di Ionno Joins TAPinto as Featured Columnist

February 21, 2019 CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest novel, “Gods of Wood and Stone”.

“We’re excited to welcome a writer of ...

State Calls for Submissions-NJ Teen Media Contest Celebrating Family

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Human Services today issued a call for entries for the 24th Annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which highlights the Department’s mission to celebrate and support families.

This annual contest – run by the Department’s Division of Family Development - is open to all New Jersey middle and high school-aged students. This year, ...

Bergen County to Celebrate Black History Month

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the County will be celebrating Black History Month on Tuesday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m. at One Bergen County Plaza. 

This year’s featured speaker is noted attorney, educator, musician and community advocate Junius Williams.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Long Term Care Residents Receive Over 100 Blankets Made, Donated by Children of ‘We The People’

PARAMUS, NJ – ‘We the People’ was started by Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Silna Zur and several other concerned community members who wanted to create a space that encouraged unity and brought together students from across Bergen County to meet new peers and learn from one another. Students work together on multiple service minded projects, one of which was creating and ...

Taste of Our Town in Fair Lawn Set for Feb. 25

February 19, 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Foodies should prepare their palettes for the 10th Annual 'Taste of Our Town' in Fair Lawn, a multicultural celebration of food 6-8 p.m., Monday, February 25.

The Community Center, 10-10 20th Street (corner of Kipp Street, adjacent to Fair Lawn Sasso Field), will be filled with tastes and smells of Fair Lawn's most popular restaurants, not to mention some ...

Michael Torpey Discusses the Student Debt Crisis on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

February 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- A new game show on truTV called “Paid Off with Michael Torpey” offers relief from student debt to its winners. Actor and Host, Michael Torpey, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the very real problem of outstanding college loan debt and how his show attempts to tackle this issue.

The show features recent college grads with student loan debt who ...

11th Annual Mustard Seed Dinner Dance Gala to Benefit Disabled Children Will Take Place March 9th

PATERSON, NJ -- The Mustard Seed Children’s 11th Annual Dinner Dance Gala will be held on March 9th at the Valley Regency in Clifton, beginning at 7pm. The event is a fundraiser for the Mustard Seed Community in the Dominican Republic, which supports orphan children with both physical and mental disabilities.

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, February 28, 4:00 PM

Habit Burger, Fair Lawn

Habit Burger Give-Back Night for Relay for Life

Giving Back

Thu, February 28, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} Event



Thu, March 14, 9:30 AM

Glen Rock Library, Glen Rock

Glen Rock Friends of Library Great Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment


Fri, March 15, 9:30 AM

Glen Rock Library, Glen Rock

Glen Rock Friends of Library Great Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment

Sparta Man Bike Rides Across Country for Cancer Research

February 16, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market Mitch Morrison is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle. Morrison is pedaling solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning April 10 and arriving in late May.

“As part of my adventure, I am raising money for cancer research for Cycle for Survival,” ...