Military & Veterans


Veterans Day in Fair Lawn: Somber, Grateful

November 12, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough held its Veterans Day on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, the time of the armistice for WWI. The annual somber event took place at Borough Hall on Fair Lawn Avenue.

Photos by Paula Schuck


National Park Service Grants Lifetime Passes to Veterans and Military Families

WASHINGTON, DC - Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020 and going forward, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will receive lifetime passes to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests, the National Parks Service said.

"The free access program is a way to thank America’s veterans and Gold Star ...

Fair Lawn Veteran Ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 am

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn’s Veterans Council and Office of Veteran Affairs will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m.

The ceremony will take place in front of the Municipal Building located at 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue. 

All are welcome to attend, however masks must be worn and social distancing will be enforced.

In the event of ...

Fair Lawn Veteran George McGinnis, Jr. Remembered

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough remembers the service of its veterans, and George McGinnis, Jr. is one of the many honored veterans who has a banner in the borough.

Photo: McGinnis family under George McGinnis, Jr. banner the weekend of July 4, which is hung on Morlot Avenue and Plaza Road. His daughters came from Connecticut and central Jersey with their families to see the banner. 

The ...

Fair Lawn Family Celebrates Life of Vietnam Veteran Who Suffered From PTSD

FAIR LAWN, NJ - It was a memorial that was a long time coming for Army Specialist 4, Michael E. Gaul, a man who affected so many around him with his humor and advice. But, ultimately, it may be his suffering that saves others.

Although the "real" Mike "died in Vietnam," as his family says, he lived many years beyond the time he left the difficulties of war and returned ...

Glen Rock WWII Veteran Receives a Happy 98th Birthday Drive-by

GLEN ROCK, NJ - WWII Veteran Charlie Ruthberg celebrated his 98th birthday in style today with a drive-by that included the Glen Rock Fire Department and several police cars, along with other veterans who beeped and honked their appreciation.

Starting out at the Main Line Train Station, winding to Glen Courts, where 4 other WWII veterans and their spouses live, and ...


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The Art of Stopping: A Conversation with David Kundtz

Most of us live every day overwhelmed and exhausted. We are always on the go trying to balance work, family, friends, and everything in between. Often it feels like our usual methods of coping no longer work.

I recently spoke with David Kundtz, author of The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going. David says that it’s time for something new – stopping.

Allergy Alert: Hershey Recalls Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Allergen

May 8, 2021

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 ...

May 18 is Registration Deadline to Vote in June 8 Primary

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Deputy Superintendent of Elections Theresa M. O’Connor issued a notice that Tuesday, May 18 is the last day for residents to register to vote for the June 8 Primary Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before June 8, 2021, and be a resident of New Jersey and ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

During the period between April 26 to May 2, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 382 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

04-27-2021 - 6:04 AM – Patrols were dispatched to the area of Rock Road and Harding Plaza to investigate a report of an unconscious man laying in the street. Upon arrival officers found a 50-year-old Wyckoff man passed out partially on the ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

NJ Couple Sentenced For a $4.5 Million Food Stamps Scheme

May 7, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney, Rachael A. Honig announced the sentencing of a Wayne couple who were involved in a “food stamps fraud scheme.”

The statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s office announcing the sentencing provided the following information.

Over the course of four years between 2014 and 2018, Ibrahim Zughbi (67) and his wife Miriam Zughbi (63), who ...

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

May 8, 2021

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 ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...