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Babyganics Bubble Bath Recalled Over Possible Bacterium Contaminaton

April 29, 2022

Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company.

It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product contained the bacterium.

Pluralibacter gergoviae does not usually cause healthy ...

Hackensack University Medical Center to Receive New CT Machine for Intensive Care Unit

HACKENSACK, NJ - Thanks to a new $775,000 federal investment, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced Hackensack University Medical Center will receive a new “life-saving, cutting-edge” CT scanner for their new Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

According to a press release from Congressman Gottheimer’s Office, patients in the ICU of Hackensack University Medical Center had to be ...

Citing Uptick In COVID Cases, CDC Extends Public Transportation Mask Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

That means face coverings are still required on NJ Transit, ...

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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 ...

Spencer Savings Bank Honored With “Company Of The Year” Award By Gateway Chamber

May 10, 2022

Spencer Savings Bank was recently honored with the “Company Of The Year” award, by the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, at its 110th annual awards dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Newark, NJ. The bank was honored for its support given to the business community facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are very honored to receive the ...

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

May 10, 2022

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 ...