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Hasbrouck Heights Professor No Longer at Seton Hall University After Attempted Arson at St. Patrick's Cathedral

April 19, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.

Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to carry cans of gasoline, ...

Update: Hasbrouck Heights Man Charged in St. Patrick's Cathedral Incident

UPDATE: The New York Police Department has charged Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, with Attempted Arson, Reckless Endagerment and Trespassing. 

According to a representative of the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, Lamparello was to be brought to central booking to face a judge on Thursday.


NEW YORK, NY -- A man reportedly from ...

Two Car Accident Shuts Two Lanes of Route 17 South in Hasbrouck Heights

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A two car accident on Route 17 South in Hasbrouck Heights has shut down two lanes of traffic. Traffic is being pushed to the shoulder. Traffic is blocked from Malcolm Avenue across Route 17 to Franklin Avenue West.

The accident between a four-door Hyundai Accent and Toyota Four Runner occurred at the intersection of Route 17 South and Franklin Avenue. Hasbrouck ...

Man Arrested Carrying Gas Cans, Lighter Fluid into St. Patrick's Cathedral

NEW YORK, NY -- A man reportedly from Hasbrouck Heights was arrested Wednesday night for attempting to carry gasoline cans, lighter fluid,  and lighters into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, according to the New York Police Department. The event comes two days after the massive fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and during the Holy Week leading up to Easter.

In a press ...

Wood-Ridge Honors Ronald Phillips Sr. for 50 Years of Service with the WRFD

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Borough of Wood-Ridge Council and Mayor Paul Sarlo honored Ronald Phillips Sr. for 50 years of service to the Wood-Ridge Fire Department with a proclamation read by Mayor Sarlo to the assembled Fire Department in the Council Chambers Wednesday evening.  Sarlo noted that in addition to the members of the Wood-Ridge Fire Department, there were representatives from ...

2019 Budget Presented at Hasbrouck Heights Council Meeting

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Hasbrouck Heights Library Director Mimi Hui presented Councilman Steven Reyngoudt and Mayor Jack DeLorenzo with two library books in appreciation to their on-going support.  The two books dedicated by the library, “When You Grow Up to Vote” by Eleanor Roosevelt and "My Government, Civic Government" were chosen to encourage children to ...

Bible Baptist Church to Present the Story of Passion Week with "His Hands"

April 16, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Bible Baptist Church will present "His Hands," a drama about the Passion Week - Jesus' life, crucifixion and resurrection in three performances at the church's sancutuary on Passaic Avenue.

When Senior Pastor Eric Dammann announced that Bible Baptist Church would like to offer an outreach similar to "The Jesus Story," Jorge and and Karina ...

HS Softball: Campen Drives In Four as Hasbrouck Heights Beats Weehawken

April 24, 2019

WEEHAWKEN, NJ - Julia Campen drove in four runs, and struck out three in relief of Olivia Marinelli as Hasbrouck Heights beat Weehawken, 7-0, in a NJIC Meadowlands girls softball contest.  Marinelli struck out 10 to pick up the win for the Lady Aviators to 10-1 on the season with the win,

The Lady Aviators broke out in the first inning scoring two runs.  Senior Autumn Thorpe led ...

HS Baseball: Cupo Shuts Down Saddle Brook as Hasbrouck Heights Beats Falcons

SADDLE BROOK, NJ - A four run second inning provided all the offense Hasbrouck Heights would need as the Aviators defeated Saddle Brook, 4-1, in NJIC Meadowlands baseball action in Saddle Brook park on Tuesday afternoon.

The rally started when Mario Gomez reached first base while striking out when the Saddle Brook catcher could not handle a wild third strike with one out. The Aviators strung ...

HS Softball: Saddle Brook Edges Wood-Ridge, 3-2

SADDLE BROOK, NJ - A late rally by Saddle Brook gave the Falcons a 3-2 win over Wood-Ridge in NJIC Meadowlands Division girls softball play Tuesday afternoon in Saddle Brook. The Falcons scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to break a 2-2, and hung on in the seventh for the victory.

Wood-Ridge jumped on the scoreboard in the top of the first, scoring a run on a single to left field by ...

HS Baseball: Hasbrouck Heights Walks By Wallington, 13-3

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - After a scoreless first inning, Hasbrouck Heights battered the Wallington High School pitching staff for 13 runs, as the Aviators defeated the Panthers, 13-3, in a soggy NJIC Meadowlands Division game on Monday afternoon at Depken Field in Hasbrouck Heights.

Connor Friedel kicked things off by getting hit by a pitch by Wallington starter David Backo.  Two walks ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Talia Ferguson, Hasbrouck Heights HS, Track & Field

April 24, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Talia Ferguson broke the Hasbrouck Heights' record for the girl’s long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 9  ½ inches on April 15, to become the Athlete of the Week for the week of April 14 - 20. Ferguson broke Marissa Romano’s previous mark to set the new school record. Romano is currently the jumps coach for the Aviators.

Ferguson, a junior, ...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Olivia Marinelli, Hasbrouck Heights HS, Softball

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights' senior Olivia Marinelli struck out 31 batters in two starts, and drove in four runs in another game as Hasbrouck Heights went 3-0 in girls softball.

Marinelli, an All-County pitcher in 2018, is off to another blazing start in 2019 for the Aviators, who are 7-0 on the season.  


TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro ...

Booker Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Where Political Career Began

April 13, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle. 

"This community taught me all about not that feel-good, easy-going love. It is strong, courageous and defiant love. The kind of love that ...

Hasbrouck Heights Men's Association to Host Annual Golf Tournament

April 22, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Men’s Association will hold its annual Bizik-Hughes Memorial Golf Outing on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Meadows Golf Club located at 79 Two Bridges Road in Lincoln Park, NJ.

The price per person is $125.00 and includes: A hot and cold breakfast and registration at 7:30am, a round of golf with a shotgun start at 9:00am, a full ...

Rec Baseball: Nine Run Fourth Keeps HH Fire Department Undefeated

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A nine run fourth innning lifted Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department over Lodi, 12-5, in a Babe Ruth baseball action Tuesday evening.  The win improved Fire Department's record to 5-0 on the season. 

Fire Department took advantage of seven walks in the fourth to score the nine runs, and nine different players scored during the inning.  The rally came ...

Hasbrouck Heights Girl Scouts Camping Trip Highlighted by Archery, Friendship, and S'mores

MENDHAM, NJ -- Girl Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights held their annual town-wide encampment at Jockey Hollow campsite in Mendham. In all, 66 girls, ranging from third to 12th grade and adult leaders attended.

This is the second year the Hasbrouck Heights troops camped at Jockey Hollow, according to Gina Hernandez, the town's Service Unit Manager. There were 13 third graders who attended ...

Photos: The Hasbrouck Heights Easter Egg Hunt 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  The overnight downpours and gray morning skies didn't stop the annual Hasbrouck Heights Easter Egg Hunt at Depken Field Saturday morning.

About 200 children from Pre-School (ages 4 to 5) through third grade gathered colorful eggs in search of a golden ticket hidden inside. There were special prizes for the six children who found the hidden golden ...

Wood-Ridge Senior High School Announces Honor Roll for Third Marking Period

April 21, 2019

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Wood-Ridge Senior High School announced the Honor Rolls for the third marking period of the 2018 - 19 school year.

According to the district website, there are three Honor Rolls with the following criteria:

Highest Honor Roll Requirement: A student must have a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.20 or higher.

High Honor Roll Requirement: A ...

Wood-Ridge Junior High School Announces Honor Roll for Third Marking Period

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ  -- Wood-Ridge Junior High School announced the Honor Roll students for the third marking period of the 2018 - 19 school year.

According to the District’s website, the criteria for Junior High School, seventh and eighth grades, High Honors and Honors is as follows:

High Honor Roll Requirement:  No less than an A- in any subject.

Honor Roll ...

Hasbrouck Heights Coast Guard Father Surprises Daughter at School

HASBROUK HEIGHTS, NJ -- It was late Friday morning. The students at the Hasbrouck Heights Middle School were winding down their half day of classes before spring break. But a surprise awaited one student.

United States Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Michael Ejgird had taken the "red eye" for 96 hour leave. A reservist, he'd been away from his family ...

Hasbrouck Heights School District Announces Teachers of the Year

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights School District named four educators, one for each school, as Teacher of the Year 2019. The winners will be honored at a luncheon with other teachers from throughout the county in May.

At Lincoln Elementary School, second grade teacher Alyssa Rogers was named Teacher of the Year. She has been at Lincoln her whole career, which began teaching the ...

Wood-Ridge and Cliffside Park Baseball Teams to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer

April 18, 2019

CLIFFSIDE PARK/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge High School junior varsity and varsity baseball teams have teamed up with Cliffside Park baseball to play a pair of games to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research. The benefit, Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer, are scheduled be played Friday, with the junior varsity playing at 9 am, followed by the varsity at 11:30 am in Cliffside ...

Area Rotary Club Holds Diaper Drive for Families in Need

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- An area Rotary Club is hosting a diaper drive for families in need through mid-May.

Rotary District 7490, which covers Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties, is collecting diapers to donate to several area organizations, according to Forrest Elliott. The group has given diapers to The Center for Hope and Safety in Rochelle Park, Zoe's Place in Ridgewood, SMILE ...

Wood-Ridge Lions Club Hosts Veterans at Annual Pancake Breakfast

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- There were some special guests at the Wood-Ridge Lions Club annual pancake breakfast Sunday morning at Wood-Ridge High School.

About 25 military veterans and their families were treated to a complimentary breakfast by the organization. All tickets were donated by club members.

All money raised for this event goes to various charities in the area. Rose Pagan, ...

Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair Vendor Forms are Now Available

April 18, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --- Applications are now available for area companies and organizations to secure a table at the 2019 Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The 2019 Hasbrouck Heights Street Fair is schedueld for Sunday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. It will again feature concerts, performances, food vendors, ...

NJ Autism Rate Soars, Government Reports

April 14, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey.

The study found the rate increased 43 percent from 2010 to 2014 in the state.

The report, released April 11, found that about one in 59 ...

Sneak Peek: Wood-Ridge's Newest Ice Cream Shop to Offer a European Cafe Experience

April 23, 2019

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- “We are going to bring a European style cafe to Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights,” said Adam Mucci,  owner of the soon-to-be-open FM Cafe in Wood-Ridge. 

Located on Valley Bloulevard, FM Cafe will hold its soft opening on Friday, April 26, offering free samples from 3 to 5 p.m. They will offer 16 flavors of  ice cream and gelato, plus ...

Recall Alert: Undeclared Nuts Found in Some Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

A limited quantity of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints have been recalled because they may contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list, announced Unilever in a press release.

According to the company, both affected products include a ...

Mondelez Global LLC Conducts Voluntary Recall of Certain Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies

EAST HANOVER, N.J. -- Mondelēz Global LLC announced a limited voluntary recall in the United States of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13 oz. cookies. This voluntary recall is being conducted because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient. Some reports of potential adverse health effects have been received. 

This recall is limited ...

Hasbrouck Heights to Vote Upon Nine Ordinances at April 23 Council Meeting

April 22, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - If you are planning to attend the Tuesday, April 23 Borough of Hasbrouck Heights council meeting, plan on being there a while. There are nine ordinances, including five pertaining to Affordable Housing, are set to be heard for the second time and open for public hearing.  

Additionally, an ordinance to supplement the Borough Code on smoke-free zones will ...

Wood-Ridge and Teterboro Awarded Grant Money from NJDOT

TRENTON, NJ -- The Boroughs of Wood-Ridge and Teterboro will both receive monies as part of the New Jersey Department of Transportation Municipal Aid program it was announced on Wednesday.

Wood-Ridge will receive $192,000 for Phase 2 of the Tenth Street project. According to Christopher Eilert, Borough Administrator, "the grant is for sidewalk replacement and road paving on 10th Street.

Wood-Ridge Passes 2019 Wesmont Redevelopment Plan, Cap Bank Resolutions

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Bergen County Clerk John Hogan presented Wood-Ridge Mayor Paul Sarlo and the Council with a Historical Preservation Poster depicting several historical documents that are kept on file at the County Clerk’s office.  

Hogan also spoke briefly about the documents, including the results of the election that created the Borough of Wood-Ridge and several recognition ...

Unhappy with NJ Politicians? You're Not Alone; Rutgers-FDU Poll Finds Less Than Half of NJ Residents View Top Leaders Favorably

NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University finds that not a single politician scores a favorable ...

Help Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights PDs Safely Dispose of Old Meds in Operation Take Back

April 23, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Both Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Police Departments along with the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and DEA will participate in “Operation Take Back New Jersey” this Saturday, in an effort to help residents properly dispose of old or unwanted medicines.

It will be held at the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department and Wood-Ridge Police ...

Hasbrouck Heights Police Nab Seven for DWI, Drugs, Terrorist Threat and Other Charges

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Police Department released the details on a series of unrelated arrests in the Borough.

Detective Bradley Dussault and Patrolman Michael Renna were in a marked police car when they observed a silver Nissan Maxima with heavily tinted windows on Friday, April 5 at 11:46am , according to Detective Lieutenant Michael Colaneri, Jr. The officers ...

Wood-Ridge Elementary Students Use Spare Change to Help Protect Marine Life

April 22, 2019

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- One week before Earth Day, students at Catherine E. Doyle School was searching for a way to raise money for a conservation group while spreading the message of helping the environment.

According to Dawn Caicedo, advisor to the school's Kidz Care Club, Penny War was an idea that came into fruition last year after talking with a teacher at Doyle School who volunteers ...

Wood-Ridge Second Graders Learn How Easy it is To Keep the Environment Clean and Healthy

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ  -- One week ahead of Earth Day, Wood-Ridge elementary students learned about the importance of litter control, recycling, and keeping the town beautiful.

On Monday, April 15, the 98 second graders at Catherine E. Doyle School were once again greeted by Joan Wilkinson from the Bergen County Health Department who spoke about recycling, reusing, and the significance of ...

Statewide Litter Survey Shows a 53 Percent Drop in Trash on New Jersey Streets and Highways

TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent?

That is why the NJCCC has launched a statewide media campaign in 2019 to inform residents about the findings of the report, as ...

Hasbrouck Heights Health Department to Hold Blood Screening Program

April 22, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health is offering a Blood Screening Program on Thursday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 am at the Senior Center located at 320 Boulevard.  This program is open to all adults 18 years of age and older.  This is an opportunity to check your body's internal wellness.

Three blood screenings will be ...

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ’n Play Sleeper Linked to Infant Deaths

EAST AURORA, NY - Fisher-Price recalled all Rock 'n Play Sleepers sold since 2009 due to infant deaths according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website. 

More than 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances, according to the CPSC. 

Anyone who ...

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Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze at Ocean Grove Boardwalk Pavilion

April 13, 2019

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials.

Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on April 13. No injuries have been reported as of 2:30 p.m.

Sons & Daughters of Westeros Enjoy the Calm Before the Snowstorm

The second installment of the final season of “Game of Thrones” served effectively as an ode to all of our favorite living characters, and any fan who felt it was disappointing or anticlimactic is no true fan. Ramsey warned us years ago: if you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention. Simply put, HBO treated us to a series of satisfying moments and ...

"Game of Thrones" Deaths Foreshadowed: Who's in Trouble for Season 8

Hours prior to the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones," I decided to create a “GoT Death Pool” with my friends and family, complete with a list of characters and our individual predictions for whether each of these characters would be alive, dead or a wight by the end of the series.

Shortly after that, many of those friends and family members asked me to ...

Six More Weeks of Winter for “Game of Thrones” Fans


Spring has officially sprung, but winter is far from over for the record-breaking 17.4 million viewers smart enough to tune into HBO on time for the epic final season of “Game of Thrones.” And after 595 days of waiting, the premiere of Season 8 thankfully did not disappoint. For those of you still behind, consider this your spoiler warning.

Bran greets an old ...

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Jockey Hollow Day Camp, Mendham

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Woman Jumps To Her Death At Paramus Ikea Parking Garage, Cops Say

April 23, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ – A 58-year-old Garfield woman leaped to her death overnight from the parking garage at Ikea in Paramus, authorities said.

Police were called to the shopping complex shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, when an employee with the parking lot sweeper service discovered the body, according to Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

Further investigation revealed that the woman drove to the ...

Hackensack Cops: NY Man With Gun Asked Resident To Buy Him Ammo

HACKENSACK, NJ -- A 25-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say he illegally concealed a handgun that he didn’t have a permit for.

Naazym Huger was taken into custody following an investigation into a report of a suspicious person near the 7-Eleven on South Summit Avenue, Hackensack Police Capt. Peter Busciglio said in a press release. The store is just ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

CLIFTON, NJ -- The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, over 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company officially opened its doors with a grand opening and ribbon cutting, ...

Driver of Paramus School Bus Indicted on Homicide Charges for 2018 Fatal Crash

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today.

The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park, with two counts of second-degree reckless vehicular homicide and 25 counts of fourth ...

TAPinto Reaffirms Strong Commitment to Objectivity and Transparency

April 22, 2019

TAPinto first launched as a single news site aimed to provide high quality, independent and objective local news coverage to New Providence, NJ.  In a short time, thanks to our readers, staff, and the strong desire for impactful local news, we have grown well beyond our initial goals and are now part of a community of over 8 million readers covering more than 100 local communities.  ...

How Spring Weather Affects Your System

We need April showers to bring May flowers, but spring storms aren’t always kind to your heating and air conditioning system. There are several major ways extreme weather can affect your system; be aware of the following:

Flying debris

With potentially drastic changes in temperatures, you’re more likely to experience harsh storms. All that wind can create flying debris that ...