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Conversations with Joan Herrmann

Last week I was on a call with a colleague who continually complained about so many aspects of her life. After listening to her ramble on relentlessly, I finally asked, “What are you willing to change?”  She stopped talking and with an indignant tone, said, “What do you mean … what am I willing to change?” I explained to her that I am a firm believer that until something changes, nothing will change, and that there is no point in constantly complaining unless she is willing to do something ...

Dress for Success Northern NJ Happenings

*NOTE VENUE CHANGE* DATE AND LOCATION:  Hennessy Hall (the Mansion) Fairleigh Dickinson University 1 Mansion Mall Madison, NJ 07940 Friday, June 3rd, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm There will be fabulous designer purse bingo, tricky tray raffle, 50/50 raffle, dessert, AND door prizes!

Family Matters with Fern Weis

Do you find it hard to have any credibility with your teen? Join the club. They can't yet see that we know anything worth knowing. That's because they're on a quest to figure everything out for themselves. You can't possibly understand what they're going through... so they say. And I say, let them. This is their time for exploration, self-discovery, mistakes and problem-solving.  NOTE: If there's an issue of health and safety, of course, take appropriate action. We all learn best by doing and ...

JERSEY TALK

Currently, there are 12 cannabis dispensaries in the Garden State. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is expected to take up more applications at its meeting later this month. However, there are still many unanswered questions.  The New Jersey Supreme Court case that could decide how cannabis impairment is measured by police is State v. Olenowski. The key legal question is the protocol and use of trained officers [Drug Recognition Experts] who perform cannabis sobriety tests. This case ...

NJ TRANSIT: Working hard for you

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers. According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since 2018. Major capital projects that will positively impact millions of riders each year are at the top of the list of planned improvements for NJ ...

TAPinto Insider

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022. Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in Boston, where he went to college, and Los Angeles, in addition to South Korea and Vietnam. Over the years, he's done a little bit of everything.

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Is Your Family Ready for a Safer Summer 2022?

May 26, 2022

Do you have big plans for an amazing summer 2022 with your crew? Many families are really looking forward to a fun-filled summer with trips to the local pool, beach vacations and time spent relaxing with family and friends.  If you have plans to be in or around water with your family this summer, know that water safety must be top of mind. May is National Water Safety Awareness Month and ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...

Englewood Health Appoints Peter Shin, MD, Chief of Medicine

Englewood, NJ (May 24, 2022) — Englewood Health has appointed Peter Shin, MD, chief of medicine. Dr. Shin has served as section chief of hospital medicine since 2015.

Dr. Shin is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. At Englewood Health, he is a faculty member in the Internal Medicine Residency Program and supervises residents as they ...

Bags That Give Back

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Reduce single-use plastic in the environment and give back to those in need in the local community, all while running routine weekly errands at the local Stop & Shop. The Glen Rock NJ Dog Park has been selected by Stop & Shop @ 175 Franklin Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ 4store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Stop & Shop Community Bag for the month of ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 23, 2022

May 29, 2022

During the period between May 16 to May 22, 2022, members of the GRPD handled 271 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

05-16-2022 - 5:37 PM – A Glen Rock Officer was dispatched to a home on the 200 block of Pinelynn Road at the request of the Newark Police Department after one of their officers received a report of the resident’s vehicle being involved in ...

What Are You Willing to Do?

Last week I was on a call with a colleague who continually complained about so many aspects of her life. After listening to her ramble on relentlessly, I finally asked, “What are you willing to change?” 

She stopped talking and with an indignant tone, said, “What do you mean … what am I willing to change?”

I explained to her that I am a firm believer that ...

Bergen County Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

May 29, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ – The County of Bergen paid tribute to local military service members in a ceremony at One Bergen County Plaza in recognition of Military Appreciation Month on Friday, May 13.

Declared by Congress in 1999, May was selected National Military Appreciation Month as a month-long observance honoring the scarifies of the United States Armed Forces. Military Appreciation Month ...

Prosecutor’s Office Announces Increased Security Presence at Schools, Houses of Worship

HACKENSACK, NJ - Following the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella and Chief Jason Love announced a county-wide plan to enhance security at houses of worship and schools in response to increasing acts of domestic terrorism across the country. 

Law enforcement agencies county-wide will be dedicating additional patrols and officers to be ...

Peanut Butter Recall Expands to Include Fresh Cut Fruit and Vegetable Pacs with Jif Peanut Butter

May 28, 2022

The recall of Jif products has prompted Fresh Del Monte to recall fresh cut fruit and vegetable products containing ready-to-eat Jif peanut butter packs. The peanut butter within the packs has been recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly ...

Memorial Day Grilling Recipe: Grilled Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp

MORRISTOWN, NJ - ShopRite’s registered dietitian, Shelbi Thurau, has shared a simple recipe as Memorial Day quickly approaches: Grilled Caesar Salad with Blackened Shrimp.

Recipe:

Ingredients

1 lb blackened shrimp, thawed if necessary
4 romaine hearts, halved lengthwise
6 (1⁄2-inch-thick) slices French baguette
1/2 cup refrigerated Caesar dressing
1/4 cup ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: What are your thoughts on how the process with cannabis legalization is proceeding, and what further concerns or precautions do you think the state legislature should take up this session?

Currently, there are 12 cannabis dispensaries in the Garden State. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission is expected to take up more applications at its meeting later this month. However, there are still many unanswered questions. 

The New Jersey Supreme Court case that could decide how cannabis impairment is measured by police is State v. Olenowski.

The key ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

Disney's Beloved Festival of Fantasy Parade is Back at the Magic Kingdom

May 29, 2022

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - "Hear ye! Hear ye! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the Magic Kingdom. You are warmly invited to join Mickey Mouse and his Fantasyland friends for a magical celebration in the streets! Dreams will come true, hearts will soar, and you will become a part of the magic. For the time has come to take your places, and prepare to welcome the ...