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Fair Lawn Regulates Chicken Ownership; Requires Coops Be Free of Vermin

August 14, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council passed an amendment to an ordinance regulating the 'Keeping of Fowl', which caps the number of chickens at 10 and requires homeowners to keep coops free of rats, among other requirements.

Ordinance 2632-2022, adopted on August 9 by a vote of 3-2, was introduced in its present form on July 12. The council has been discussing the matter for ...

Fair Lawn Council Pushes Forward Beaverdam Park Playground Replacement

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Although the county grant for funding this project was denied, the Borough Council unanimously agreed to proceed with the park replacement during the public work session on Tuesday, August 9.

“Unfortunately we did not get the funding from Bergen County grant, but that playground is definitely in need of revamping,” Mayor Kurt Peluso said. The council ...

Glen Rock to Put Open Space Tax Referendum on November Ballot

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council has approved an open space tax, half of a cent per $100 of assessed value, for the November ballot.

On August 3, at a special meeting, the council unanimously approved the $.005 tax. Language for the referendum is due to the county election office by August 19.

Council member Amy Martin was not in attendance.

Mayor Kristine Morieko said there will ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

PSEG Shines Light on Savings for Ridgewood Water Customers in Glen Rock

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - An electric audit of Ridgewood Water will save customers in Glen Rock and other towns more than $120,000.

Ridgewood Water permitted energy provider Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) to conduct an audit surrounding electrical items. The results indicated lighting systems throughout 31 Ridgewood Water facilities in Glen Rock, Midland Park, Ridgewood, and Wyckoff are in need ...

Glen Rock Council Makes Moves to Beat the Heat on Community Fields

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Students of the local middle and elementary schools power through an unbearably hot field day on the turf, finding any and all ways to stay cool. 

Mayor Kristine Morieko addressed the issue on June 22. “I know we have the field usage hotline where you can call to find out whether the field is open, but I really want to work with the Parks and Rec team to ...

Acting Clerk to Clerk: Fair Lawn Council Acknowledges Nicholas Magarelli

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Nicholas Magarelli was beaming with pride alongside his loved ones while holding his hand in the air and the other on the Bible.

The Borough Council held a ceremony Tuesday night officially recognizing Magarelli as a registered Municipal Clerk after passing his grueling license exam.

Although Magarelli has been a member of the municipal team for some ...

Fair Lawn Hires Public Relations Firm to "Better Communicate" with Residents

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough has hired a public relations consultant who previously worked for the Board of Education as their community relations liaison.

"We’re constantly looking at ways to expand our communication with the residents," Mayor Kurt Peluso said to TAPinto. "The Board of Education made a similar hire a few years ago, and they told us it made a huge ...

Fair Lawn Council Agrees to Dip Toes Into Pilot Water Treatment for Public Wells

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough’s in-house engineers have proposed a pilot study that addresses the bacteria in the community’s well water, which would likely save the borough "a lot of money."

During the council meeting on June 14, the council considered their plan of action to revive three wells that have been closed off to Fair Lawn residents since ...

Glen Rock's Veteran Park Renamed...NOT!

GLEN ROCK, NJ - A sign mix-up that popped up on social media on July 3 had many taking notice as Veterans Park seemingly had been renamed according to the sign at Main Street between Rodney and Bradford streets.

"And here was the issue - the order was made based on this sign - not realizing the proper sign was in the back of it," said Mayor Kristine Morieko, who responded to the ...

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Wed, August 17, 7:30 PM

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Glen Rock Environmental Commission Meeting

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Thu, August 18, 7:00 PM

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Glen Rock CRAN Meeting

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Wed, September 21, 7:00 PM

Glen Rock Library, Glen Rock

The Glen Rock Neighborhood: A Place for Everyone

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Spencer Savings Bank Is Hosting A Pet Supply Drive and Pet Adoption Day!

August 11, 2022

Calling all animal lovers! Spencer Savings Bank is hosting a Pet Supply Drive. From now until August 31st, the team is collecting a variety of cat and dog supplies to support the following nonprofits: Eleventh Hour Rescue, Friends for Life Animal Rescue, King’s Pack Rescue, and Helping Felines in Need. The bank will also be hosting a “Pet Adoption Day” on Sunday, ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

Englewood Health Nationally Recognized for High-Quality Stroke Care

Englewood Health has received the American Heart Association’s Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award.

This award recognizes Englewood Health’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced ...

Increase Your Odds of Being Lucky

Recently, I was in conversation with a group of people and during that time I shared some exciting professional news. After hearing what I said, one woman rolled her eyes and remarked sarcastically, “You are so lucky … everything always happens for you and is so easy!”

I looked at this person, processing what she just said and in the manner in which she stated it.

In my ...

Goods Donated in Hawthorne Delivered to Village in War-Torn Ukraine

August 9, 2022

MOVCHANIVKA, UKRAINE - Nearly three dozen large parcels of clothing, military-grade supplies, non-perishable food, and more successfully crossed the Atlantic and Europe to finally arrive in the village of Movchanivka in Ukraine.  The donations were the product of the generosity of Hawthornites and those of neighboring towns who responded to Donna Grofsick's call for aid back in ...

Millburn High School Senior Films Documentary of Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

While the rest of us watched our televisions as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived daily, and ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 4, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Bergen New Bridge Celebrates 50 Years of Psychiatric Residency Program

August 2, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Psychiatry Residency Program.

“We are proud to be an educational leader, providing a solid and diverse foundation for the future of Psychiatry,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “Our Psychiatry Residency Program, celebrating its ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - August 7, 2022

August 7, 2022

During the period between August 1 to August 7, 2022 members of the GRPD handled 228 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

8-1-2022 - 4:49 PM – A Winslow Terrace resident reported being the victim of a scam in which he sent $1,000.00 in gift cards to a suspect purporting to be the victim’s boss.  The detective bureau is ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, August 17, 7:30 PM

Glen Rock

Glen Rock Environmental Commission Meeting

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Thu, August 18, 7:00 PM

Glen Rock

Glen Rock CRAN Meeting