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HS Track: Bergen Tech Stars Named to Big North All-Freedom Team

June 21, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - Six members of the Bergen Tech boys track team were named to Big North All-Liberty First Team which was announced last week. They will be joined on the All League by three more individuals, as well the 4 x 400 relay team

David Driz (400 meters, Relay), Jordan Nelson (100 high hurdles, Relay) and Dylan DeCambre (800 meters, Relay) each earned a spot on the First and Second ...

HS Track: Bergen Tech Results from the Meet of Champions

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Four members of the Bergen Tech boys track competed in the NJSIAA Meet Of Champions at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield.  

Cole Goodman was the top finisher for the Knights, finishing sixth in the triple jump, leaping 45 feet, 8.5 inches.   Jordan Nelson, qualified in two events, placing eighth in the high jump at 6 feet 2 inches, and finishing ...

HS Track: Bergen Tech 13th in Group 4 Championships

SOMERSET, NJ - Bergen County Tech finished 13th in the boys NJSIAA Group 4 Track Championships held over the weekend in Somerset.  The Knights finished the meet with 16.33 points behind meet champion Southern Regional High School, who captured the meet with 54 points. East Brunswick was second with 46 points, while Ridge High School finished third with 45.  

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HS Track: Day One Results at Group 4 Championships

SOMERSET, NJ - Bergen Tech's Cole Goodman finished third in the triple and fellow Knight Jordan Nelson finished fourth in the High jump at the NJSIAA Group 4 Group Championships held Friday afternoon in Somerset.  The meet will conclude tomorrow with the second day of the events.

Goodman jumped 45 feet, 11 inches in the triple jump in securing his bronze medal ...

HS Boys Volleyball: Hackensack's Cangialosi Named to Big North First Team All Freedom Team.

HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensaack High School’s Andrew Cangialosi was named the Big North All Freedom League First Team in boys volleyball it was announced earlier in the month. 

Cangialosi, a freshman, was second on the Comets in digs, with 108, while recording three service aces for Hackensack, who finished 9-12 overall, 5-7 in Freedom Division play.

Senior Jalen Allen was named to ...

NJSIAA Track: Hackensack's Bailey Captures Discus Title At North 1, Group 4 Sectionals

CLIFTON, NJ - Hackensack’s Hassan Bailey captured the North 1, Group 4 discus with a throw of 158 feet, 9 ½ inches at Clifton High School on Saturday afternoon.  The Comets finished eighth overall in the boys team competition with 33 points.  Passaic County Tech captured the crown with 78 points, while Ridgewood was second with 75 points, and Montclair was third with 69 ...

NJSIAA Track: Bergen Tech Fifth at North 1, Group 4 Championship

CLIFTON, NJ, - The Bergen Tech boys track team recorded a fifth place finish at the North 1, Group 4 Sectional Championships held at Clifton High School Friday and Saturday. 

Passaic County Tech captured the boys division, defeating second place Ridgewood 78-75.  Montclair (69) and Mount Olive (64) were next, followed by Bergen Tech with 57 points.

The Knights were led by ...

NJSIAA Baseball: Livingston Upsets Bergen Tech, 3-0

HACKENSACK/TETERBORO, NJ - Ryan Jordan pitched a complete game, limiting Livingston High School to three runs, none earned on six hits, on Wednesday afternoon.  However, it was not enough as two Livingston pitchers limited the Knights to just two hits, as Livingston upset Bergen Tech, 3-0, in the opening round of North 1, Group 4 baseball tournament. 

Livingston took the lead in the ...

HS Softball: Sobel Leads Bergen Tech Past Morristown, 7-0 in North 1, Group 4 Opener

HACKENSACK, NJ - Riley Sobel had three hits and two runs batted in as Bergen Tech defeated Morristown, 7-0, in the opening round of the North 1, Group 4 girls softball tournament on Tuesday afternoon in Hackensack.

The Knights jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third, and added a run in the fourth and two in the fifth for the victory.  Nina Sarlo added two hits and two runs ...

HS Track: Hackensack's Bailey Captures Discus Title at Bergen County Championships

OLD TAPPAN, NJ -  Hassan Bailey was the highlight of the weekend for Hackensack at Bergen County Championships for the Hackensack Track team Friday and Saturday at Old Tappan High School.

The Hackensack boys team finished, with an eight place finish, with 28 points.  Ridgewood finished first, scoring 157 points.  Northern Valley Old Tappan was second with 112, while Bergen Tech ...

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

June 22, 2021

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

There were 126 new PCR cases reported and 42 antigen tests, with 3 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 891,483 positive PCR cases, 129,825 positive antigen cases, and 23,687 deaths, and ...

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

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on during his Monday afternoon press conference, where he also noted that he was ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021, but would extend a grace period will run through December 31.

There were 138 new PCR cases reported and 122 antigen tests, ...

Sunday's COVID19 Numbers from New Jersey

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

There were 180 new PCR cases reported and 43 antigen tests, with 6 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 888,927 positive PCR cases, 128,977 positive antigen cases, and 23,601 deaths, and ...

Bergen County to Open Historic Gethsemane Cemetery for Juneteenth Tours

June 17, 2021

HACKENSACK/LITTLE FERRY, NJ - In commemoration of Juneteenth, Bergen County will open historic Gethsemane Cemetery in Little Ferry to the public for self-guided tours on Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 4pm. The public viewing, which is being arranged by the County’s Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA) will feature Bergen County historian Dr. Arnold Brown who will be on site ...

Bergen Sheriff: Two Males Pulled from Darlington Lake

HACKENSACK NJ - A 20 and 21-year-old male were swimming in Darlington Lake Thursday evening, according to the Bergen County Sheriff. Both were treated and one was transported to Valley Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The 21-year-old victim and male companion weren’t permitted to be in the lake, which is open for swimming only on weekends this time of year, Sheriff ...

Bergen County Operated Senior Activity Centers Re-Open to the Public Today

HACKENSACK, NJ — Bergen County Senior Activity Centers, including the Hackensack center, have re-opened to the public as of Monday, June 7.

Seniors must be pre-registered to attend activities at the 10 Bergen County Senior Activity Centers.  Activities include, but are not limited to; low impact exercise classes, yoga, bingo, art classes, guest speakers, etc.  ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 21, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

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

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

And They're Off

The other day China fired three astronauts into space. This occurred just as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he too was shooting himself into outer space.

This got me thinking, how did we get here and where exactly are we going?

So today, as a public service, I give to you:

A Brief History of the Race in Space

October, 1957. The manmade satellite, Sputnik 1, sends the very ...

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

If You Have Nothing Nice to Say

Last week I had lunch with a business colleague, Anna, who owns an interior design company. During our conversation we shared stories about things we experienced during the past year, and we discussed how we were able to keep our companies on track. One of her strategies during the pandemic was to develop a robust social media presence. To achieve her goal, Anna hired her friend’s daughter, ...

Make the Call

A few days ago, I was looking through photos from my childhood and I started reminiscing about family members who have passed or with whom I’ve lost contact. One memory was front and center because it jarred strong emotions within me.

My father’s cousin was a wonderful man who was a high level production executive for the ABC television network. He started as an elevator operator ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...