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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Figures for Monday; Hackensack's Vaccine Numbers

August 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during this Monday afternoon press conference, which he noted was his 213th COVID briefing.

Murphy also announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against ...

NJ Will Require Vaccinations for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings by Sept. 7

Vaccinations or Regular Testing Will be Required to Curb the Risk of COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

Collaboration at Bergen County Food Pantry Summit

August 2, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Nuns, housewives, Sikhs, organizers, former accountants, and elected officials gathered together to fight food insecurity in Van Saun Park this past Tuesday morning.

As food pantries continue to struggle feeding those in need in the wake of the Covid-19 health crisis, Bergen County Commissioner Tracy Zur and her team hosted the Bergen County Food Security Task Force Food Pantry ...

Police: Roxbury Man Involved in Leonia Drugging, Beating and Robbery

ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury man, accompanied by a Paterson woman, robbed a Leonia resident who was beaten and knocked-out with a drug on June 27, according to police.

The man, Emin Goroveci, 35, of 12 Righter Road, Succasunna, faces charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree theft and third-degree theft of a motor vehicle, said Leonia police.

Goroveci was accompanied in the crime ...

Bergen Prosecutor Announces Arrest of Lodi Man After Months-Long Internet Child Pornography Investigation

PARAMUS, NJ - A 31-year-old Lodi man was arrested Thursday after a "months-long Internet child pornography investigation," according to the Bergen County prosecutor.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Michael Caruso on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. 

Police arrested Caruso in Paramus on July 8 after ...

August 2021: Services & Events @ Hackensack’s Johnson Public Library

August 4, 2021

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FOR ADULTS

Adult Summer Reading
June 28 - August 6
Read a book (any format) and attend library programs to earn points toward an entry in the raffle. This year's raffle will be a basket full of books in genres of your choice and a $50 Visa gift card.  Register here: ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

Olympic Dreams

It is a sharp, sweltering summer day at the Ariake skateboard park in Tokyo. The air is sticky, and even though I am wearing loose, baggy trousers of white linen, they catch over my knees whenever I grab the board. I size up the course and nervously tug at my brightly patterned USA shirt to release the sweat-cling around my chest and shoulders.

Then I drop in.

It is my final run for gold ...

Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

There is a pervasive myth that we can be happy when we achieve (fill in the blank).

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...