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May 30: Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Relay For Life to Hold Online Event In Place of Live Relay

May 20, 2020

FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ – With pandemic safety guidelines in place, the American Cancer Society has canceled all in-person fundraising events. However, the Fair Lawn and Glen Rock Relay For Life will go on in a virtual setting. On Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m., the chapter will host a modified, interactive Relay For Life, live on its Facebook page @RFLfairlawnglenrocknewjersey.

Glen Rock High School Juniors are 'Hungry2Help'

Editor's Note: Photo taken prior to social distancing.

GLEN ROCK, NJ - A group of high school juniors have used their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to sell wristbands to raise money for Bergen County healthcare workers.

Nirvan Chandiramani, one of the members of the group, said they decided to start Glen Rock Hungry2Help as a way to help the local communities ...

Gottheimer Distributes Burgers to Health Care Workers at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

NORTH JERSEY - Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) teamed up with Wahlburgers, the restaurant founded by Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul, and Crescent Capital to hand out meals to frontline health care workers and first responders in North Jersey, including Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.

"North Jersey has been one of the hardest hit areas in our country, and I'm ...

Wood-Ridge Crafters Crochet Ear Savers to Help Healthcare Heroes

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Crafty residents in Wood-Ridge have been spending their days hand making one of the newest in-demand products in the healthcare industry: ear savers. As of May 10, the group has crafted and donated over 3,000 ear savers to hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California.

Ear savers work by holding the ...

Thirteen-Year-Old NJ Girl Spends Allowance to Have 100 Masks Made for U.S. Army Medics Working at UMDNJ/RUTGERS in Newark

ELIZABETH, NJ - When Sima Farid, a social worker at UMDNJ/Rutgers Hospital in Newark, informed her thirteen-year-old daughter Sophia that Governor Murphy was sending 86 Army medics to the hospital to assist with COVID-19 patients, she began wondering how could she be of assistance.

Sophia informed her mother that she was interested in taking her allowance and having a seamstress ...

Roxbury's Groner Plans 'Virtual' Marathon to Help Bergen County COVID Workers

ROXBURY, NJ – Ledgewood resident Rebecca Groner, a world-class marathoner, is planning to run a “Virtual Pittsburgh Marathon” past five Bergen County hospitals May 3 to raise money for hospital workers battling COVID-19.

Groner has raised more than $2,000 so far through a GoFundMe site. On the page, the Pittsburgh area native and former hospital nurse, who now ...

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Glen Rock Police Blotter - June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

During the period between May 25 to May 31, 2020, members of the GRPD handled 341 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

05-25-2020 - 2:04 PM – The property manager at the Academy of Our Lady School on Rodney Street reported finding possible signs of forced entry to the school. Officers observed that a screen was cut and there were signs that the surrounding frame ...

Richard E. Byrd School Wins Again in Close Race in 2020 All-Star-Readathon 

June 5, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Friends of the Glen Rock Public Library announced the winners of this year’s All *Star Readathon. There were 263 children who read a total of 568,018 minutes (9,467 hours) and raised over $8,105 in sponsor pledges.

Last year’s All-Star-Readathon proved to be the most contested one yet. Battling it out for first place were Richard E. Byrd School and Clara E.

159 Million Economic Impact Payments Processed

WASHINGTON – With 159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15.

Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a ...

Bergen County Prosecutor Declares Commitment to Fair Treatment, Equal Justice

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Last week, I joined with the 20 other New Jersey County Prosecutors to issue a statement about the tragic and deeply disturbing death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis, Minnesota police officers. In expressing our sympathy for Mr. Floyd’s family and friends, we emphasized our unequivocal commitment to fair treatment and equal justice for all residents of our ...

Like A Fine Wine, We Get Better with Age! Five Tips to Stay Young at Heart

This week I turn 57 years old. 57 YEARS OLD! Like most other 50-something-year-old individuals, I’m not sure how this happened – it feels like a blink of an eye. One day I’m a college girl, the next a young mother, and now more than one half a century old. How can I be over 50? Most days I feel, think and act like a 25-year-old, so I know it’s only a number. But when that ...

‘We Hope and Pray for Good.’ Protesters Mobilize Peacefully in Hackensack Following Death of George Floyd 

May 31, 2020

HACKENSACK, NJ — It seemed every bit the quiet Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, with the sun shining down from blue skies — until a dozen people holding up signs marching single-file heading toward the Court Plaza made their presence known.

“I — CAN’T — BREATHE!” shouted a protester.

When he followed it up with, “Who matters?” His ...

Body of Paterson Youth Found Underneath Broadway, Apparent Drowning

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ - A 17-year-old Paterson boy was found underneath Broadway floating in the Passaic River on the Elmwood Park/Paterson border, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, on Sunday, May 24 at approximately 11:20 a.m.

Subsequent to an autopsy, the cause of death was determined to be drowning. Although a preliminary investigation indicates the death is not suspicious, ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, June 5, 3:30 PM

Virtual

Activities with Ashley

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, June 6, 11:00 AM

Virtual, Virtual

Daisy Flower Fun Days

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, June 7, 10:00 AM

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Arts Council of Glen Rock Meeting

Government

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Mon, June 8, 7:30 PM

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Friends of the Library Meeting

Government

Six Flags Great Adventure Safari to Bring Drive-thru Experience to Families

May 18, 2020

JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes shortly after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

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