Military & Veterans

Top Stories


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

May 30, 2020

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 ...

Glen Rock & NY Sites and Scenes on Memorial Day

Sites and scenes from Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We Remember" in Fair Lawn This Memorial Weekend

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Monday, May 25, 2020 is Memorial Day. Though this year's parade was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday itself is not.

The Borough is looking into holding a parade event in the Fall. No details are available at this time.

Though the parade is postponed, the holiday itself should continue to be used as a day to reflect and remember the ...

Fair Lawn Westmoreland Students Show Heart-Felt Gratitude to Veterans

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Second and third graders at Westmoreland Elementary School in Fair Lawn created Valentines cards early this week to be sent to veterans across North Jersey. 

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined the students yesterday, Monday, February 10.

“We must always have the backs of those who have had ours,” Gottheimer said. “The ...

Fair Lawn Collecting Military Photos for Banner Display, Due Feb. 28

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough is seeking photographs of military and veteran residents for its Military & Veteran Banner Program.

Borough officials ask that photographs of Fair Lawn residents, both living and deceased, who are serving or have served in the United States Military, be sent physically or through email. Photos are due by Friday, February 28, 2020.

Photos should ...

Glen Rock Supports Wreaths Across America with Dec. 7 Ceremony

GLEN ROCK, NJ - On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Glen Rock Dog Park non-profit organization, along with the Glen Rock Holiday Committee, will be helping Glen Rock to remember and honor veterans this holiday season by placing remembrance wreaths at the local Veteran Memorials, according to organizer Eileen Hillock.

In addition, the group is working with “Wreaths Across ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Fair Lawn Police Blotter - June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

05/22/2020 - 2:41 pm Recovered Stolen Vehicle: P.O, Timothy Ammann, P.O. Luis Vasquez, P.O. Tiller Uriarte, P.O. John Kelly, P.O. Peter Federico & Sgt. Sean Macys responded to Campbell Road near River Road on a report of a stolen vehicle that was being tracked by GPS. Upon arrival, four males were removed from the 2019 Mercedes-Benz, reported stolen out of Jersey City: Michael Johnson, ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 31, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson last week announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers ...

Economic Impact Payments Being Sent by Prepaid Debit Cards, Arrive in Plain Envelope

As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” 

Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check.

Employers Can Grant Paid Leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can ...

Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains a Priority

WASHINGTON D.C. – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent food borne illnesses.

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer ...

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, ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, June 1, 7:30 PM

Check website for Zoom link, Glen Rock

Glen Rock Planning Board Work Session



Mon, June 1, 7:30 PM

Check website for Zoom link, Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn Environmental Commission Meeting



Tue, June 2, 7:15 PM

Check website for Zoom link, Glen Rock

Glen Rock Shade Tree Advisory Meeting



Wed, June 3, 9:00 AM

Check website for Zoom link, Fair Lawn

Fair Lawn Health Advisory Board


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 ...