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Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Announces Partnership with Fusion Muslim Community Center of North Jersey

August 3, 2020

PARAMUS, NJ - "Finding unity in a moment where people are fleeing each other" is how Imam Mohamed El-Filali characterized Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's new partnership with the Fusion Muslim Community Center of North Jersey.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, New Jersey's largest hospital, will be the health care provider of choice to the Muslim community offering acute ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Opens Community Healthcare Center in Paterson

PARAMUS, NJ – On August 3, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will open its first satellite location, Bergen New Bridge Health at Barnert, located at 680 Broadway, Paterson.

“We have a unique and exciting opportunity to expand our ambulatory care center offerings and to make convenient, quality health care more accessible to North Jersey residents,” said Deborah Visconi, ...

Potentially Lethal Hand Sanitizer Recalled from the Shelves of Walmart Stores

If you recently purchased hand sanitizer from any of the Walmart stores in New Jersey, you should immediately check the brand as it may be part of a nationwide recall for a potentially lethal ingredient.  

The 4e Brands North America recently announced a voluntary recall of 10 bottle sizes of Blumen hand sanitizer due to the potential presence of methanol (wood ...

Plans in the Works to Increase Capacity of NJ’s Contact-Tracing Corps

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With nearly 90 new COVID-19 cases linked to young people who attended house parties at several Jersey Shore communities — and the potential exposure of hundreds more — state ...

Remote Learning Gets Mixed Marks in State Survey of Families

August 4, 2020

Parents split on online instruction as prospects for fall opening shaky

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New Jersey’s seismic shift last spring to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have ...

Fair Lawn Schools: No In-Person Instruction on Wednesdays, a Change in Back-To-School Plan

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Superintendent of Schools said there will be no in-person instruction on Wednesdays when the school year begins in September, but there will be "meaningful" instruction on that day with distance learning.

"This is a change in our plan," Superintendent Nicholas Norcia said on July 30 during the virtual Board of Education meeting. "We will have one ...

Murphy Adds $15M to New Jersey's Small Business Grant Program

July 29, 2020

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help.

Scelsa used money she got from the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to purchase masks, gloves, ...

Newark Airport’s Terminal One Will Open in 2021 as Air Travel Moves Toward Uncertain Future

NEWARK, NJ — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone.

The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport will reach 60% completion this fall and open to travelers in late 2021, according to ...

Murphy Push to Borrow Up to $9.9 Billion Gets Its Day in Court

August 4, 2020

Supreme Court set to hear case that could decide if taxes must rise or programs get cut

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration will soon have its chance to convince New Jersey’s ...

Census Takers Will Start to Knock on Doors Aug. 11; Fill Out Census, Fair Lawn

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Have you filled out your Census? According to statistics, 79.2% of us in Fair Lawn have as of July 30.

"This determines a lot of things," Columbia Heights resident Jim Funcheon said. "Businesses look at it to determine whether they'll put a food store or another type of store that an area needs."

Funcheon filled out his Census a while ago. "I ...

Fair Lawn Sunday Summer Concerts in Memorial Park Are Back: Aug. 9

July 31, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Summer Concert Series will make its long-anticipated return on Sundays in August! The Borough invites residents to enjoy an evening of socially distanced music in Memorial Park free of charge.

Sunday, August 9th, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. -- “Due South” – New Country

Sunday, August 16th, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 ...

TAPinto National New Jersey Day 2020

NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues.

New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. New Jersey's central location amidst the thirteen colonies during the colonial era made it ...

NJ Re-Tightens Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings As Transmission Rate Trends Up 

August 3, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — With New Jersey’s rate of transmission (Rt) nearly doubling in a month - from 0.87 in early July to 1.48 today — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he will again tighten caps on indoor gatherings.

“We believe that some of this increase is attributable to the number of indoor house parties and other events which we have been seeing across the ...

Despite Zero Deaths Yesterday and Low Positivity Rankings, Murphy Warns 'We Are Not Past COVID-19'

TRENTON, NJ – Despite reporting that there were no in-hospital COVID-19 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 10:30 p.m. last night for the first time since March 10, Gov. Phil Murphy expressed disappointment over the increase in the positivity rate in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, July 31.

"The spot positivity rate for tests from July ...

During COVID Briefing, Murphy Defends MVC Performance, Updates Travel Advisory, and Discusses Return of Sports

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy reported the daily COVID-19 figures, slammed people who attended overcrowded house parties, defended the performance of the Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC), and discussed the updates to the state’s travel advisory regulations at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Travel-Quarantine Update

New Jersey’s travel advisory was ...

Anti-Police Protesters Attempt to Disrupt Fair Lawn Rally in Support of Police, First Responders

August 4, 2020

Editor's Note: More photos to come in a second article.

FAIR LAWN, NJ - What started as a Monday night rally to honor local police and first responders was quickly met with a smaller protest consisting of individuals with various versions of "BLM" signs, who ended at the municipal building heckling police and those there in support of first responders.

The August 3 rally ...

A Tearful Plea from US District Judge Esther Salas After Her Son's Murder

NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard the gunshots. 

Her message is that Federal judges need better protection. Their home ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

Strange Seeds in Your Mailbox? Report, Don’t Plant Them, NJDA Says

July 30, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture offered advice Wednesday after it got reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China.

“Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock,” the NJDA said in a press release. “Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the ...

Comet NEOWISE to Make Closest Approach on Thursday

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Not since Hale-Bopp in 1997 has a comet been so visible to Northern Hemisphere viewers. Comet NEOWISE, discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, was found only last March as it began to enter the inner solar system. The icy interloper swung around the sun back in early July, and it is now making a swift exit towards the outer solar system, ...

Fair Lawn Volunteers Poised to Hold Appreciation Rally for Police, First Responders: Aug. 3

August 2, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - An independent rally in support of police and first responders has been scheduled for August 3. Marchers will assemble at 6:30 p.m. at Radburn Train Station and march to Fair Lawn Borough Hall on the sidewalks of Fair Lawn Avenue.

Four organizers, John Cosgrove, David Boone, Craig Mont and Kathy Zaccone, released this message this afternoon:

Please come out and show ...

Fair Lawn Police Officer Named 'Hometown Hero'

FAIR LAWN, NJ –  When Fair Lawn Police Officer Luis “Lou” Vasquez heard that the shelves at the Van Riper Ellis Church George Muro Memorial Food Pantry were nearly empty, the longtime cop put the word out to the community to help families hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.

Within a few days, residents answered the call and restocked the pantry’s supply, according to ...

Murphy Provides Clarifications on Sports Activities

July 22, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Gov. Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Executive Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities.

“All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the Governor said.

Yoga and pilates studios, which are not licensed health clubs, fall ...

NJSIAA Announces "Return to Play" Guidelines Phase 2

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  The NJSIAA also released the Phase 2 Guidelines for teams returning to the field. These guidelines will be in place after teams successfully complete Phase 1. 



Phase 2 allows for increased team activities as it pertains to skills and drills development and permits schools to use indoor facilities if approved by the ...

HomeWatch CareGivers: Caregiving Company Helps Clients Combat Senior Issues, Helplessness & Loneliness

July 31, 2020

PARAMUS, N.J. — A caregiving company priding itself on quality at-home assistive services for the elderly, the sick, and people recovering from surgery, has recently announced its expansion into Paramus and the surrounding area.

HomeWatch CareGivers, a home care company with over 200 franchises across 34 states, Canada, and Central and South America, consists of certified ...

Health Department Pledges to Solve Several Long-Term Care Concerns by End of July

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New Jersey health inspectors have nearly cleared a massive, multiyear backlog of thousands of nursing home complaints in recent months, the state now says, and they have conducted infection ...

Hackensack Detectives I.D., Arrest Woman Who Assaulted a Liver Transplant Patient Inside Staples

August 5, 2020

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Nearly one week after city police sought the public’s help in identifying a woman who viciously shoved a 54-year-old woman inside a Staples who previously underwent liver transplant surgery and asked the assailant to wear her facial mask properly, police have made an arrest.

On Tuesday, City Detectives arrested Terri Thomas, a 25-year-old Hackensack resident, and ...

Glen Rock Bedford Place Home Example of Area Damage from Isaias

GLEN ROCK, NJ - A single family home on Bedford Place was significantly damaged by a tree that fell on Tuesday, August 4, during Tropical Storm Isaias. 

Two passenger vehicles parked in the driveway of an adjacent Bedford Place home were damaged by the downed tree, as well. 

No injuries were reported in the incident, even though both homes were occupied when the tree ...

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Bergen County Releases COVID-19 Mobile Testing Numbers

August 4, 2020

PARAMUS, NJ - In May, the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center launched an innovative testing initiative bringing COVID-19 saliva testing and antibody testing directly into local communities throughout the county. Through the initiative, nearly 35,000 tests were administered, 25,311 of which were diagnostic and 9,123 antibody. An estimated combined 22,500 staff and volunteer ...

POD Learning. Parents, Let's Work Together to Form Family Pods

It's almost August, and the anticpation of back-to-school this year is confusing and stressful. Tutor Doctor of North Jersey is excited to share with local parents: POD tutoring. 

If our children will be in school for only a day or two with masked face to face instruction, OR completely online with zoom instruction, we are here to help. We have seen from last school ...

When Your Ex Gets Remarried

I recently learned that my ex husband got engaged. After living for more than three decades with this man in my life, I must admit, hearing this news was a punch in the gut. I spent the next few weeks with a horrible feeling surrounding me, you know that uneasiness you get in your stomach after someone close passes away? My body was on edge, I shook inside, and could not shed the anxiousness of ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - July 27, 2020

July 28, 2020

During the period between July 20 to July 26, 2020 members of the GRPD handled 347 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

07-20-2020 - 11:14 PM – Patrol units responded to the Glen Rock Pool on a report of trespassing and found three Glen Rock juveniles and two Fair Lawn juveniles inside the fenced in area of the pool. The juveniles stated that they did ...

Hostess Raspberry Zingers Recalled Due to Potential Mold

July 23, 2020

Hostess Brands, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain Hostess Raspberry Zingers because the product may develop mold, the company announced. The mold may develop prior to the best by date.

No other Hostess Brand products were affected, they said. The recall applies to the following Raspberry Zinger products:

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More Than 60 Small Dogs Rescued from Nightmare Conditions

July 23, 2020

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: It was a described as a nightmare in the Belford section of Middletown last week as more than 60 small dogs were rescued from horrific conditions.

The rescue occurred after a call was received on the Monmouth County SPCA cruelty hotline, according to a representative: "The call came in from a person who turned out to be a family member of the ...

CFO Your Way Provides Crucial Financial Expertise for Local, Small Businesses

July 31, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cheryl Mucha, Founder and CEO of CFO Your Way, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how her firm helps small business owners realize their financial goals. Brodeur and Mucha spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 ...

Walter Pardo of WFP Tax Partners Discusses Parkinson’s Law as Part of Profit First Strategy

Walter Pardo, CEO & Certified Wealth Strategist at WFP Tax Partners, follows up his previous “Profit First” video, with an introduction to the concept of Parkinson’s Law: 

Author and Historian C. Northcote Parkinson theorized that our demand for a resource increases to meet the supply of it. 

For example, when we’re given two weeks to do a project, it ...

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Bergen County's Darlington County Park Swimming Lake to Re-Open on July 24

July 23, 2020

HACKENSACK, NJ – The lower lake at Darlington County Park will reopen for swimming activities on Friday, July 24, according to an announcement from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.  The announcement follows the June 9 Executive Order No. 153 issued by Governor Phil Murphy allowing municipal and private swim clubs to reopen.

Swimming at Darlington County Park will be ...