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Could the Baby Formula Shortage End Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

May 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within weeks.

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Irish-Based Company Moving U.S. Headquarters to Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, NJ - An international Dublin-based company announced it will bring its U.S. headquarters to the borough bringing an investment of $126 million and 100 new jobs, with another 800 jobs projected to come.

The announcement came through Governor Phil Murphy who is in Dublin wooing Irish companies to come to New Jersey.

According to a press release this morning, Applegreen ...

New Jersey Is Best State to Work From Home: Study

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- New Jersey was ranked No. 1 in the country in WalletHub's Best States for Working from Home study. Nearby Delaware (3), Connecticut (4), Maryland (9), and New York (10) also ranked in the top 10. 

While more and more businesses are embracing work-from-home positions, people who are allowed to work from home may not always have the best ...

New Jersey Average Gas Price Down Five Cents: AAA

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey’s average gas price dropped five cents this week to $4.16 from $4.21. Today’s average price is down 21 cents from the high of $4.37 we saw on March 10, but it’s still 27 cents higher than a month ago ($3.89) and $1.25 higher than April 4, 2021 ($2.91). New Jersey’s average price is two cents less than the national ...

T-Mobile Data Breach; Consumers Urged to Protect Their Information

HACKENSACK, NJ - Are you or were you a T-Mobile customer? Acting Attorney General Matthew J Platkin is urging all current, former and prospective T-Mobile customers in New Jersey to take steps to protect their personal information from identity theft in light of a significant data breach reported by T-Mobile in 2021.

Platkin made an announcement in efforts to protect personal ...

How to Get Ready for the Big Bag Ban, in Four Easy Steps

UNION COUNTY, NJ — As the winter weather changes into spring this year, everyone throughout New Jersey will also see a big change at their favorite stores. Beginning on Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, stores and restaurants in New Jersey will no longer hand out free, single-use plastic bags.

The new law also has an ...

Sandra Kenoff of Scotch Plains Named President and CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, has appointed Sandra A. Kenoff of Scotch Plains as its new President and CEO.

 

Kenoff joined Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey in 2018 as Chief Development and Communications Officer and has been an integral member of the ...

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NJ Small Business Development Center at Ramapo College’s Economic Recovery Task Force Initiative Receives Bergen Volunteers All for One, One for All Award

May 18, 2022

Hackensack NJ - The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Ramapo College’s Economic Recovery Task Force Initiative was recognized with the Bergen Volunteers All for One, One for All Award on April 29, 2022.

Bergen Volunteers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Hackensack, New Jersey. For 56 years, Bergen Volunteers has been turning caring into meaningful action by ...

How a Two-Way Main Street Is Transforming Downtown Hackensack

Main Street in downtown Hackensack is amid a revitalization, and people across New Jersey are taking notice.

Since implementing a new two-way driving pattern on Main Street, shoppers and retailers alike are noticing — and benefitting from — the uptick in foot traffic from residents and visitors alike.

“Simply put, a one-way street doesn’t belong in a downtown,” ...

Bennabis Health Launches Membership Program to Reduce New Jersey Medical Cannabis Costs

The first-of-its-kind membership will enable 1.7 million New Jerseyans with qualifying conditions access to medical cannabis education and product discounts at partner dispensaries

CRANFORD, NJ - Bennabis Health (“the Company”), a company filling holes in the health insurance industry for medical cannabis patients, is delighted to take strides toward making medicinal ...

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

May 11, 2022

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 ...

Bergen County’s Military Appreciation Month Ceremony to Take Place May 13

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III, the Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Human Services Division of Veterans Services are teaming up to host the 2022 Military Appreciation Month Ceremony on May 13. The event will take place at the Bergen County Administration Building in Hackensack at 12:30 p.m. 

According to Military.com, Military ...

Black Bear Walking Through Town on Sunday: Police - Duly Noted

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The black bear sighting noted by one of TAPinto's readers did not go unnoticed by police, although there is little they can do about it.

On May 1, police said just after 8:30 a.m., the Glen Rock Police Department received several reports of a bear wandering through town.

"The bear was monitored as it proceeded from the area of Grove Avenue by Prospect ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Hackensack Monday Afternoon

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, 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 ...

NJ Small Business Development Center at Ramapo College’s Economic Recovery Task Force Initiative Receives Bergen Volunteers All for One, One for All Award

May 18, 2022

Hackensack NJ - The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Ramapo College’s Economic Recovery Task Force Initiative was recognized with the Bergen Volunteers All for One, One for All Award on April 29, 2022.

Bergen Volunteers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Hackensack, New Jersey. For 56 years, Bergen Volunteers has been turning caring into meaningful action by ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 20, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

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 ...

The Gift of Maybe: A Conversation with Allison Carmen

Are you addicted to certainty? Do you need to know or predict what will happen next? Does this addiction often leave you feeling anxious and fearful? 

Allison Carmen, author of The Gift of Maybe: Finding Hope and Possibility in Uncertain Times, inspires us to embrace the concept of “maybe” in order to dramatically improve our outlook on life, reduce stress and worry, and open ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...