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Gas prices are up in Fair Lawn & Glen Rock. Find out how local prices compare to the rest of New Jersey

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Bergen County, the price at the pump has hit $3.03 as of May 12, part of a national trend in high gas prices — the ...

Fair Lawn EDC to Issue Statement Endorsing Latest Deals Property Development Plan

Editor's Note: Rebecca Greene is a member of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The Economic Development Corporation has voted to endorse the latest plan to develop the Deals Property, officially presented to the autonomous group in April.

"While I think the EDC has some practical concerns that mirror what has been expressed largely by the Fair ...

Popeyes Rt 4 Application (at former Dress Barn) on Paramus Planning Board Agenda

PARAMUS, NJ - A Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is a possibility on Route 4 East where the now closed Dress Barn is located.

The application is on the May 6 Planning Board's agenda, listed as 162 East Route 4. The applicant, the owner of the property, states the "new building" will be 6,685 square feet smaller than the existing building, a closed Dress Barn, which was a women's ...

"Exciting Possibilities" Lay Ahead for the Mondelez Plant: Fair Lawn Mayor

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Mondelez, known to locals as the Nabisco Plant, is set to close in July, but Mayor Kurt Peluso remains upbeat about several suitors who are inquiring about occupying the space.

Most recently, Peluso said Wegmans, a large scale grocery chain, is considering the spot. Prior to this news, the mayor said a movie and television production company was looking at the ...

Martial Arts Studio to Move Into Galleria in Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Champions Martial Arts has signed a lease for space at the Galleria, 201 Rock Road, according to NAI James E. Hanson commercial real estate firm.

The real estate firm recently announced the martial arts franchise, with 60 in the tri-state area, has leased 2,757 square feet of space in the 30,000-square-foot mixed-use building known as the Galleria.

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$85 Million Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Grant Program Launches on April 19

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced Phase 4 of the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, adding $85 million in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will provide short-term operating support to a broad group of New Jersey small and medium-sized businesses and ...

Mayor to Deals Property Developer: Fair Lawn Talking to More Developers

Editor's Note: Rebecca Greene is a member of the Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation, a public/private partnership comprised of borough commercial property owners, business operators, residents and organized business districts. The purpose is to...advocate, facilitate and coordinate the strengthening of Fair Lawn’s economic and commercial vitality.

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Krispy Kreme Opens in Paramus to a Steady Line of Customers

PARAMUS, NJ - A constant stream of customers came into the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop today with a celebratory grand opening that included a ribbon cutting with Mayor Rich LaBarbiera and several county politicos.

"We've become somewhat of a destination," owner Karl Halligan said as he watched people stream into the store and line up outside for the drive-thru.

Krispy Kreme Opens Just Up Route 4 in Paramus Today

PARAMUS, NJ - It's 6 a.m., do you know where your doughnuts are?

They're at Krispy Kreme which is opening today, Tuesday, April 6.

Located at 247 Route 4, Paramus, it promises to be a sweet event, replete with music and other surprises for customers.

Check back for photos of this doughnut heaven's first day!

Maple Avenue ShopRite Property Progresses; Curiosity Builds on Who Else Will Occupy Space

FAIR LAWN, NJ — From Broadway to River Road to Maple Avenue, there are several new construction sites in the borough, and, for the most part, people know what businesses or residential project is coming to their neighborhood.

Maple Avenue at the old Pathmark site, though, is still a bit of a mystery.

While most people know ShopRite will take Pathmark's place, there is another ...

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Survey Tabs Kearny Bank as a New Jersey Leader in Pandemic Response

May 15, 2021

The latest Rivel Banking Benchmarks online survey identifies Kearny Bank as a leader among New Jersey-based banks in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rivel’s poll of bank customers and prospects is the largest of its kind in the world.

As reported in the March 2021 issue of Banking Northeast, the Rivel survey ranks Kearny Bank’s overall response fourth among all New Jersey ...

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Are You Teaching Others How to Treat You?

A few weeks ago I was having dinner with a group of women when one of the ladies remarked, “My ex-husband’s new girlfriend is a demanding bitch, and he’s jumping through hoops for her.”

I joined in with the group’s resounding “halleluja … amen sister!,” but when the evening ended, and after I returned home, I began to ruminate about what my ...

Survey Tabs Kearny Bank as a New Jersey Leader in Pandemic Response

May 15, 2021

The latest Rivel Banking Benchmarks online survey identifies Kearny Bank as a leader among New Jersey-based banks in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rivel’s poll of bank customers and prospects is the largest of its kind in the world.

As reported in the March 2021 issue of Banking Northeast, the Rivel survey ranks Kearny Bank’s overall response fourth among all New Jersey ...

Allergy Alert: Hershey Recalls Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Allergen

Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release.

Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said.

The product being recalled was shipped nationwide between April 15 and May 3, 2021 and have a product code of ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

During the period between May 3 to May 9, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 329 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

05-04-2021 - 11:10 AM – A Glen Rock resident reported that while attempting to file their 2020 taxes on-line they learned that someone had fraudulently filed a tax return using their social security number. The IRS has been notified and an ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

In-Person Criminal Jury Trials, Grand Jury Proceedings to Resume in June

May 12, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey.

The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with cases that involve detained defendants receiving the highest priority. 

Civil trials ...

Cheers! Four Bergen County Breweries Join the "Shot and a Beer" Program

May 8, 2021

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - As part of state officials' efforts to encourage more residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine, New Jersey launched New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's Office and the Department of Health.

Murphy announced the program during his Monday afternoon ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

New Jersey Tourism Industry Association Discusses the Power Tourism Adds to State Economy

May 10, 2021

Ocean County, NJ - New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) held their annual Advocacy Day event online May 6 in honor of National Travel & Tourism Week. Held via zoom, NJTIA continued this important tradition recognizing the impact tourism has as one of the leading industries within the Garden State.

The event opened with a welcome message from Governor Phil Murphy, tourism ...