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Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday, June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD, NJ - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

City of Hackensack Officials Demanding Action Over Noise Complaints from Teterboro Airport

HACKENSACK, NJ - City officials in Hackensack are demanding answers and solutions following the latest report from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Teterboro Airport showing planes not taking the flight path designed to protect the city from noise pollution. 

The approach to Runway 19, the most frequently used runway, at the airport flies in the direct path of Hackensack ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales in New Jersey to Begin on April 21

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022.

"This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on Twitter.

“This is an exciting time for New ...

Portal Bridge To Increase Rail Travel Between Newark, New York, Gets Go-Ahead For Construction

NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality.

Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to Proceed.” The bridge is part of the larger Gateway Program, which is ...

‘Frustrated’ Colonia High Grad Seeks Cause of Rare Brain Tumors

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A former township man – who has now identified 84 Colonia High School alumni and former staffers with rare brain tumors – says he is on “a personal mission” to persuade state and federal heath and environmental authorities to fully investigate why former classmates are getting sick.

Al Lupiano – an environmental scientist and 1989 Colonia ...

Wood-Ridge Salutes Police Chief Korin on his Final Walkout

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The gray skies didn't stop over 100 residents from coming out to honor the Wood-Ridge Police Chief on his final day of service to the borough. Serving over 25 years, John Korin received numerous accolades and awards for his service across three counties.

Wood-Ridge Police Chief John Korin took his final walk out of police headquarters on Thursday afternoon. After ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Tests Positive for COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19.

Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed came back positive, as well, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna.

Murphy is currently asymptomatic and feeling well, according to the statement.

"The contact tracing process has ...

Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Westfield Police Leaders Retaliated, Discriminated

WESTFIELD, NJ — A whistleblower lawsuit claims that the Westfield Police Department retaliated and discriminated against an African American sergeant and a female lieutenant for reporting racial profiling.

Sgt. Preston Freeman, who according to the lawsuit is the first African American to reach the rank of sergeant in the department and Lt. Nicole Stivale — the ...

Ukrainians Take Inspiration from NJ's Own Jon Bon Jovi While Preparing to Battle The Russians

ODESSA, UKRAINE -- Men in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on the Black Sea drew inspiration from Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" on March 22 as they prepared for another Russian attack. 

“This is for the ones who stood their ground… Odessa, Ukraine. #SlavaUkraini,” the Sayreville native and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer posted on his Twitter ...

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Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday, June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD, NJ - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

City of Hackensack Officials Demanding Action Over Noise Complaints from Teterboro Airport

HACKENSACK, NJ - City officials in Hackensack are demanding answers and solutions following the latest report from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Teterboro Airport showing planes not taking the flight path designed to protect the city from noise pollution. 

The approach to Runway 19, the most frequently used runway, at the airport flies in the direct path of Hackensack ...

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Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

During the period between May 9 and May 15, 2022, members of the GRPD handled 274 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

5-9-2022 - 12:56 PM – Glen Rock patrol units responded to a two-vehicle crash on Lincoln Avenue near William Place and found a large oil spill in the northbound lanes.  The roadway was shut down until the Glen Rock and Hawthorne Fire ...

Englewood Health Named One of the Best Hospitals in the U.S. for Maternity Care

May 12, 2022

Englewood Health has been named one of the best hospitals in the U.S. for maternity care by Newsweek’s 2022 Best Maternity Hospitals list. 

“We are honored to be named one of the best hospitals for maternity care in the U.S.,” says Valerie M. French, MBA, BSN, RNC, senior director of nursing for maternal/child health at Englewood Health. “This award reflects the ...

Glen Rock NJ Dog Park Hosts A Happy "Yappy Hour" To Celebrate Earth 🌍 Day

GLEN ROCK, NJ - In honor of Earth Day 2022, the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park non-profit hosted a “Yappy Hour” at the dog park on April 22.

Music, treats, beverages and an incredible sunny and warm Friday afternoon contributed to a successful event for canines and their humans. The Yappy Hour was free and open to all in Glen Rock and surrounding communities.

Dog Park ...

Voter Registration Reminder: May 17 is Deadline

FAIR LAWN, NJ – The League of Women Voters of Fair Lawn reminds citizens that the voter registration deadline for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election is May 17, 2022.

Eligible citizens can register to vote securely and easily online or they may download and mail a paper voter registration form. Voter registration information, including eligibility requirements and forms, are available at ...

Englewood Health Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade — It’s 18th Since 2012

ENGLEWOOD, NJ - Englewood Health received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Englewood Health’s achievements in patient safety and marks the 18th A rating for Englewood Health since 2012.

“We are honored to receive an ‘A’ rating from the Leapfrog Group again,” says Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, ...

Take A Risk, Even If It Hurts

How many times have you heard the best step you can take to grow as a person is to step outside your comfort zone and take risks?

This is the theme of just about every self-help book I have ever read, and it has been stated to me by just about every person I have interviewed. I take this advice to heart, and it governs most everything I do. But, even as a staunch practitioner, it’s ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Glen Rock Monday Afternoon

May 16, 2022

GLEN ROCK, NJ — Batten down the hatches.

Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns. “Large hail ...

Bergen County Jail Inmate Charged with Terroristic Threats and Stalking BCPO Employee and Family

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Jail innate is facing charges for threatening a Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office employee and their family, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. 

Michael Strzelczyk, 40, originally from Wayne but incarcerated at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, has been charged with third-degree terroristic threats and fourth-degree stalking at the ...

Allergy Alert: Undeclared Cashew and Pistachio in Van Leeuwen Frozen Desserts

May 12, 2022

Over two thousand frozen pints on Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk has been recalled announced Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY. The recall was initiated because the non-dairy frozen dessert may contain undeclared specific traces of tree nuts; cashews and pistachios.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific types of allergen (e.g., peanuts, tree nuts {chestnuts, ...

Allergy Alert: 3 Varieties of Pierogies Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

Multiple varieties of Grandma's Cuisine, Bernat's and Golden Eagle frozen cheese-filled pierogis are being recalled because they may contain undeclared milk allergen, announced the FDA. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recall was initiated after it ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...