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Port Authority to Hold Hearings as Part of Ongoing Noise Study at Teterboro Airport

September 23, 2021

TETERBORO, NJ - The Port Authority will host a series of virtual public information workshops and hearings as part of the agency’s Airport Noise Compatibility Planning (Part 150 Study), designed to guide planning for noise compatibility while helping airport operators prepare to minimize noise impacts on the airports and the local communities.

The hearings follow the release of the ...

Hackensack Educators, Officials, Representatives Push to Replace Leads Pipes, Improve Water Quality

HACKENSACK, NJ —  Wednesday as New Jersey children headed back to school, Hackensack local officials, educators, and students gathered to urge the replacement of lead pipes to improve drinking water for residents. 

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will invest $1 billion in New Jersey to replace lead pipes and service lines, ...

Hackensack Residents Urged to Shelter in Place as Severe Storms Move Through the Area

HACKENSACK, NJ — Hackensack residents are being urged to shelter in place as severe storms from move through the area.

The Hackensack Office of Emergency Management requested residents to "Shelter in place. Many Streets are impassable due to down trees, power lines, and flooding."

The Hackensack Fire Department suggested any drivers on the road to find "safe place to ...

Congressman Gottheimer Tours Hurricane Ida Damage in Hackensack

September 7, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer toured damage from Hurricane Ida on Sunday, which tragically led to 27 deaths in New Jersey, record rainfall, historic levels of flooding and damage, and power outages for thousands of residents and businesses.

In Hackensack, Gottheimer emphasized the need for families to receive emergency FEMA assistance in the coming ...

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Hackensack

September 15, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Disaster Recovery Center has been established in Hackensack to assist Bergen County residents and businesses with applying for federal disaster relief. The center has representatives from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration on hand to handle applications in-person.

The Disaster Recovery Center is located on the first floor of the Bergen Community ...

Hackensack to Host 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

HACKENSACK, NJ -  This Saturday, September 11, the City of Hackensack will host a memorial ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

The public is invited to attend the memorial ceremony in front of the Fire Headquarters at 205 State St. in Hackensack starting at 10 AM. The ceremony will honor the five Hackensack residents that passed away on 9/11 and the ...

Hackensack Man Arrested on Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering Charges

September 22, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack man was arrested on sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced on Tuesday.

Angel Avendano-Cadme's arrest came about as result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On Monday, August 30, 2021, the Division ...

Bergen County Promoting Initiative to Reduce Senior Scams

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced a crime prevention initiative to advise county residents of the prevalence of frauds targeting seniors and how to avoid becoming the victim of scams.  

“During this unprecedented time, we have watched our senior friends and loved ones increasingly fall victim to scams perpetrated in person, virtually, or via ...

HS Football: Group 5 Football Rating Released, Hackensack 14th

September 20, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA, through its partnership with Gridiron New Jersey, has released the first set of rankings for the 2021 high school football season.  

Hackensack, who have lost two straight after a convincing opening day victory, is ranked 14th.  Bergen Tech, who when joining the Ivy Division of the North Jersey Super Football Conference voluntarily took itself ...

HS Football: Everything You Wanted to Know About the NJSIAA Playoffs...and Were Afraid to Ask

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - It is September 14, the NFL has finished its first weekend of football, the NCAA has already had its shocking upsets and near-misses, and everyone in the state should have played at least one high school game already. 

Which, in New Jersey, the state known for its laid back patience, means people are already speculating on the NJSIAA playoffs. So, before we start ...

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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Bloom's Picks: The Seven Top Ranked Investment Firms and Funds of 2021

Photo by Olga Subach on Unsplash

Investing is absolutely essential for most people who plan on retiring comfortably. Yet, as the economic fallout from the pandemic has shown, a solid and steady economy can quickly turn on its head, “leaving those who haven’t prepared scrambling for income. (Bankrate).

So, according to the team at NRIA, assessing and examining ...

New Jersey's COVID19 Numbers for Wednesday

September 23, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during his Wednesday afternoon press conference.

There were 2,027 new PCR cases reported and 538 antigen tests, with 24 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 990,677 positive PCR cases, 148,696 positive antigen cases, and 24,491 deaths, ...

New Jersey's COVID19 Numbers for Tuesday

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Tuesday afternoon.

There were 1822 new PCR cases reported and 583 antigen tests, with 38 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 988,710 positive PCR cases, 148,306 positive antigen cases, and 24,467 deaths, and ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Numbers for Monday; Vaccine Updates for Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during his Monday afternoon press conference.

There were 1392 new PCR cases reported and 303 antigen tests, with 8 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 987,005 positive PCR cases, 147,846 positive antigen cases, and 24,429 deaths, ...

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to Visit Municipalities Across Bergen County

September 17, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners continue to urge residents and business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Federal disaster relief.

Starting Friday, FEMA will deploy Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams to municipalities across Bergen County to answer questions, assist with registration for FEMA Individual ...

Gottheimer Remembers 9/11 & North Jersey Lives and First Responders Lost

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Saturday, on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) took part in remembrance ceremonies across Bergen County — to honor the members of the North Jersey community and first responders who lost their lives in the attacks, to commemorate the first responders lost since, and to recommit to protecting America ...

Hackensack Residents and Businesses Can Register for Financial Assistance from Ida

NORTH JERSEY — Bergen County was included in FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration. The declaration will allow individuals in the approved counties to register at for direct federal assistance for Ida-related recovery, which may include home repairs, temporary housing, low-cost loans, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the ...

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob, September 23

September 22, 2021

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.


Registration is required to attend.  To ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, September 26, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center Parking Lot, Elmwood Park

Spencer Savings Bank Is Hosting A Pet Adoption Day

Business & Finance Education Food & Drink Giving Back Other

Thu, September 30, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

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New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

A Guide to Foods You’ll Find at NJ’s Italian Festivals

NEW JERSEY — Italian festivals are a long-held tradition in the Garden State. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, usually include rides, games of skill, entertainment and tons of freshly made food.

MORE: Where Did Our Favorite Foods From New Jersey’s Italian Festivals Come From?

While well-known Italian-American foods like ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

As a business owner, does it often feel like you’re riding a roller coaster? Do you find yourself confronted by the demons of fear, inconsistency, and doubt?

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Suzanne Moore, a business and marketing coach. In her new book, Hang on Tight: Learn to Love the Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship, Suzanne dissects the ups and downs of ...

Conversations with Joan: The Light in 911--Shocked by Kindness, Healed by Love

September 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Lisa Luckett, a woman who lost her husband, Ted, on that day leaving her a single mother of three. Ted’s company, Cantor Fitzgerald, occupied offices in the North Tower on the 104th and 105th floors of the 107-story building. 

In her book, The Light in 911: Shocked ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)


Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!


This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.


Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...