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Gov. Murphy Commends How NJ Continues to Peacefully Protest for George Floyd

June 3, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer saw at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday. 

Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor Michael Soriano estimating as many as 4,000 people marching in ...

Murphy Emphasizes Collaboration, Trust-Building In Wake of Civil Unrest

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

Bulk/Rubbish Pick Up to Resume in Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Bulk/rubbish pick-up is back, according to Mayor Kristine Morieko.

The mayor made the announcement on Saturday, as soon as the borough was able to make it possible, knowing residents needed time to plan how much to put out.

"We worked hard to bring back this service for you," Morieko said on a Saturday, May 16 reverse 911 call. "We do not see a further ...

Murphy: Federal Funding Needed To Prevent 'Second Great Depression'

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy spent a large part of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit hardest by Covid-19

Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ), Murphy publicly asked for President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to help fund state shortfalls and “prevent this public health emergency ...

Governor Murphy Announced Additional Testing for NJ Transit Workers and Those at Correctional Facilities

TRENTON, NJ - There are now 104 testing locations across the State of New Jersey. Governor Murphy announced on Thursday that there will be universal testing for inmates, corrections staff and all NJ Transit staff.

Beginning as early as next week all inmates and staff will be tested, he said.

"This is the result of a partnership between the Department and Rutgers University on the ...

Coronavirus: Gov. Murphy Unveils 6-Point Plan for Reopening NJ; No Timetable for Lifting Social Distancing Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy during his daily press conference on Monday, April 27, announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery.

Gov. Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring the state’s economic health ...

Glen Rock Extends Quarterly Tax Payment Deadline a Month to June 1

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The mayor has extended the quarterly tax deadline of May 1 to June 1 following the governor's executive order, signed yesterday, allowing municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments.

Mayor Kristine Morieko sent out an email to residents announcing the extension after discussing the issue at last week's council meeting on April ...

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Thu, June 4, 7:30 PM

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Planning Board Meeting

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Sun, June 7, 10:00 AM

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Arts Council of Glen Rock Meeting

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Mon, June 8, 7:30 PM

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Friends of the Library Meeting

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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 ...

Answers to Tax Questions are Just a Few Clicks Away on IRS.gov

June 3, 2020

There are many easy-to-use tools available on IRS.gov. Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions.

Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to IRS.gov.

Filing a tax return 
Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...

June is the Time to Take Advantage of TAPinto's Grand Re-Opening Marketing Specials

FAIR LAWN-GLEN ROCK-HAWTHORNE, NJ - With June 15 set as the business relaunch in the state, TAPinto has extended its grand re-opening marketing specials which provide local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness, as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns. 

Take advantage of these specials by June 30. For more information, ...

Voter Registration Deadline for NJ Primary Election: June 16

HACKENSACK, NJ - Tuesday, June 16, is the last day for residents to register to vote for the July 7, Primary Election in the State of New Jersey, according to Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo.

On Tuesday, July 7, voters will cast ballots for their party candidates for President of the United States, US Senate, Congress, Freeholders, and local ...

IRS Reminder: June 15 Tax Deadline Postponed to July 15 for Taxpayers Who Live and Work Abroad

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.

The additional time was included in a wide range of Coronavirus-related relief announced in early April. The postponement generally applies to all taxpayers ...

I Bought the Pool

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. Last weekend as I was sitting in my backyard looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt two years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Two years ago, friends and family had to listen to me ramble on about the pool I just added to my backyard. Hearing me, one would have thought that I had the ...

‘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, ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...

Rutherford, NJ Bakery Brings Smiles and Support to their Community During the Pandemic

RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Renee Faris, Chef & Owner of Erie Coffee Shop & Bakery, about her small business in town and how life and work has changed for her during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the coronavirus outbreak began to take hold in New Jersey, at first Faris set limits as to how many people could be in the bakery, but eventually wound up closing altogether ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, June 4, 7:30 PM

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Planning Board Meeting

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Fri, June 5, 3:30 PM

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Activities with Ashley

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, June 6, 11:00 AM

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Daisy Flower Fun Days

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Sun, June 7, 10:00 AM

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Arts Council of Glen Rock Meeting

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COVID-19 Invisible Enemy Is Visible to Frontline Workers: Bergen New Bridge CEO

May 21, 2020

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Thinking of getting tested for COVID-19 antibodies? Bergen New Bridge Medical Center and the county have teamed-up to provide testing with tomorrow as the last scheduled day.

The community mobile testing program's last announced date is tomorrow, May 22, the beginning of the Memorial Holiday weekend. In three and a half days of community mobile testing, more ...

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. 

Between 1974 and ...