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"In Their Shoes" Exhibit Lets Those Struggling Know They Are Not Alone

May 16, 2021

WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Two-hundred-and-seventy-seven pairs of shoes lined the pathway of Dowling Gardens Saturday morning, each belonging to a young adult, aged 10 to 24, who lost all hope and ended their lives by suicide over a three-year period. 

The Attitudes in Reverse “In Their Shoes” exhibit was on display for the first time ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Faces Local Criticism for Keeping Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 public ...

CDC Recommends Mask Usage in K-12 Schools for Remainder of 2020-2021 School Year

WASHINGTON, DC — K-12 schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the remainder of 2020-2021 academic year as all students will not be vaccinated yet, this according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance issued Saturday, May 15. 

In the latest update, the CDC reported that "evidence suggests that many K-12 schools that ...

Bergen County Offers Regional Mobile Testing and Vaccines, and Weekly Testing

HACKENSACK, NJ – The County of Bergen is teaming up with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to host five regional mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations for the month of May. The collaborative effort brings equitable vaccine access to communities across Bergen County.

Tuesday, May 11 – Overpeck County Park, 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield ...

Two Nursing Homes Close and May Signal a Trend

They outlasted COVID-19 but are shuttering amid rising costs and limited funds. Some expect this to be the start of more closings.

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After 83 years as a nursing home that filled a unique ...

Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Accepts $100K Donation for Emergency Department Expansion

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Foundation delighted in its first major gift donation of $100,000 from foundation trustee Robert Brown in support of expanding services and enhancing the facilities at the Medical Center.

"This is important to me as a dad," Brown said at the ceremonial announcement on May 5.

Brown said having to visit the hospital can be uncertain and scary, ...

Fair Lawn Offering Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough has received a supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccination and will be hosting a vaccination clinic for anyone over the age of 18 on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 12 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thursday, May 13 from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

Both vaccination clinics will be held in the Council Chambers at the Fair Lawn Municipal Building, 8-01 Fair ...

Mental Health, Substance Use Visits to ER Reflect ‘a Pandemic Within a Pandemic.’ Greatest Toll on the Young

Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern

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Emergency room visits for mental ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...


Internal Medicine Physician Lisa Ferraro, MD, Joins the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital

May 7, 2021

Englewood, NJ — Internal medicine physician Lisa Ferraro, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Ferraro’s primary clinical interests are adult health; women’s health; chronic condition management, including for hypertension, diabetes, and osteoarthritis; heart disease; prevention; and wellness. She joins HVA Medical Group and welcomes ...


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Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

During the period between May 10, 2021 to May 16, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 383 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

05-11-2021 - 3:45 PM – Patrols responded to a 9-1-1 report of a woman run over by her own vehicle on Chestnut Street.  Investigation determined that the woman had fallen out of her vehicle while it was in reverse, not park.  The ...

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 ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

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 ...

Allergy Alert: Whey Protein Powder Sold By Whole Foods Recalled

May 15, 2021

Containers of 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder  Natural Vanilla Flavor due to the potential of an undeclared soy allergen, announced Arizona Nutritional Supplements. 

The containers of the protein powder were mistakenly packaged with Soy Protein Powder, the company stated. 

The product can be identified by the UPC 9948228764, a Best By of 03/04/2023 and Lot 0073984. The ...

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

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 ...

Memorial Day Travel Expected to Rebound in 2021

May 16, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.

The anticipated strong increase in demand ...