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Randolph BOE Votes To Remove Names of All Holidays on School Calendar; Everything to be Called “Day Off”

June 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ — The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off". The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Arizona State Dean Named Next President of Montclair State University

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Jonathan G.S. Koppell has been selected as Montclair State University’s 9th president, the Board of Trustees announced this week. A nationally regarded scholar of policy, organization and management who transformed the public affairs college at Arizona State University into one of the largest, best and most innovative in the nation, will start on August 2.

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Fair Lawn Children's Librarian Recognized for Working with School Children

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Kate Nafz, Supervising Children’s Librarian at the Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library in Fair Lawn, has been awarded the New Jersey Library Association/NJ Association of School Librarians Amy Job Partnership Award.

"We are so proud of Kate Nafz, the Head of our Children's Department, for winning the NJLA/NJASL Amy Job Partnership ...

Glen Rock Middle School Post-it Project: The Power of Storytelling

GLEN ROCK, NJ - In the world of computers and electronics that have helped us through a year-plus of covid-19 shutdown, one teacher has recycled some older technology into an in-person wall of reflection.

Lisa Limongelli at Glen Rock Middle School has created "The Power of Storytelling" through a hallway bulletin board built with handwritten Post-it notes that has ...

Bergen Community College Begins Pride Month by Launching LGBTQ Course

PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College will become one of the only community colleges in the country to offer a course in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies this fall, according to college officials.

College officials, students, faculty, staff and members of the LGBTQ community celebrated the launch of the course with a ceremonial flag raising as part of ...

Fair Lawn Virtual Pre-School Class Graduates In-Person

FAIR LAWN, NJ — For the very first time, Fair Lawn High School’s Child Care preschoolers met their teachers on May 27 – Fair Lawn High school seniors – on Sasso Field for their fun-filled graduation ceremony. For the entire school year, the Child Care class has been held virtually on Zoom. 

“I never thought we’d be meeting the students for the ...

Fair Lawn School Superintendent Asks for Community's "Thoughts & Prayers" for Boy Struck by Car

FAIR LAWN, NJ - District schools were closed Friday as a giveback for an unused snow day, but doors remained open with counselors for those needing to talk about a nine-year-old boy who was struck by a car after crossing the street "suddenly" on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

"I keep thinking about the young boy, his family, his siblings," Superintendent Nicholas ...

OG Glen Rock Students Graduate from Syracuse University

SYRACUSE, NY - Seems it was a good class for Syracuse University if you're from Glen Rock, NJ. Here are just three of the SU graduates on May 23, all smiles after graduation.

Dom Biamonte, Kevin Sheahen and Michelle DeMaria on graduation day from Syracuse University in Upstate NY.

Fair Lawn Students Graduate With Associate's Degree Before High School Graduation

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Fourteen High School seniors graduated virtually on May 13 with an associate’s degree from Bergen Community College (BCC), six weeks before they will receive their high school diploma with their Class of 2021 peers at Sasso Field on June 22.  

Fair Lawn High School held an in-person pre-graduation ceremony in the school’s auditorium to recognize ...

Murphy Announces In-Person Instruction for All NJ Students During the 2021-22 Academic Year

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

“When schools across New Jersey first closed their doors in March of last year, little was known about COVID-19 and how it spread. But over a year has passed, and we ...


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A few days ago, I was looking through photos from my childhood and I started reminiscing about family members who have passed or with whom I’ve lost contact. One memory was front and center because it jarred strong emotions within me.

My father’s cousin was a wonderful man who was a high level production executive for the ABC television network. He started as an elevator operator ...

Englewood Health Performs 1000th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

June 14, 2021

Englewood, NJ — The heart valve team at Englewood Hospital successfully performed its 1000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure on a patient suffering from aortic stenosis, a debilitating type of heart disease. Initially one of the first hospitals in New Jersey to offer the procedure following its approval by the FDA in 2011, Englewood has become one of the leading TAVR ...

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Glen Rock Police Blotter - June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021

During the period between June 7 and June 13, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 365 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

6-8-2021 - 10:41 AM – A resident of Lowell Road reported a theft of $4,300.00.  The resident stated that they had hired a company to purchase and install a generator for their home in August of 2020.  The company cashed a check from the ...

Glen Rock Memorial Day Service Honors Local Veterans

June 1, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — The borough honored its veterans on May 31 at its memorial wall outside of borough hall, 1 Harding Place. The rainy weather that characterized Memorial Day Weekend this year cleared just in time for the commemoration.

Gottheimer Honors Memorial Day & American Heroes at Fair Lawn Parade

FAIR LAWN, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) took part in the Fair Lawn Memorial Day Parade to honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country.

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

Bergen County Sheriff's Office Arrests 14 ICE Protesters at Bergen County Jail

June 9, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers arrested 14 individuals on numerous charges, relating to criminal trespassing on to the property of the Bergen County Jail, obstructing government vehicles from entering and exiting the sally port for individuals being booked into the Bergen County Jail and refusing a lawful order to disperse on Tuesday.

The protesters ...

Recall Alert: Beech-Nut Recalls Single Grain Rice Cereal

June 13, 2021

Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal, announced the company. The recall resulted from a routine sampling program from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal which tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.

The product being recalled was distributed nationally, ...

Two Males Pulled from Darlington Lake; One Pronounced Deceased

June 13, 2021

HACKENSACK NJ - A 20 and 21-year-old male were pulled out of Darlington Lake Thursday evening, according to the Bergen County Sheriff. Both were treated and one was transported to Valley Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The 21-year-old victim and male companion weren’t permitted to be in the lake, which is open for swimming only on weekends this time of year, ...

How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

TAPinto's Featured Marketing Partner: Edison Heating and Cooling

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Local communities are TAPinto’s specialty, and when it comes to marketing your business to these small areas, few places are better to partner with.

That’s why Mike Iarrapino, CEO of Edison Heating and Cooling, chose to market with TAPinto and continues to do so nearly seven years later.

“I decided to partner with TAPinto because they reached Edison ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

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Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

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