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

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - A Bergen County Jail inmate 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 ...

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 ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

FBI in NJ Warns Parents of Increase in Sextortion Cases

NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert.

Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site. The adult predator or scammer convinces the child to share sexual images or videos and then ...

Bergen County Law Enforcement Hosts Passover Holy Days Briefing

HACKENSACK, NJ - Ahead of the religious holiday of Passover that began Friday, Sheriff Anthony Cureton partnered with clergy, law enforcement and government leaders for a pre-Passover briefing about public safety. 
 
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office plans on deploying additional resources to synagogues, neighborhoods with higher Jewish populations, and other ...

NJ Police Department Warns Participating in TikTok 'Orbeez Challenge' Could Lead to Criminal Charges

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Division has a warning to the public: participate in the TikTok "Orbeez Challenge" and you could face criminal charges. 

Hamilton Police issued a Public Safety Announcement (PSA) on Wednesday stating that they are "investigating numerous incidents involving individuals that are being struck/injured by a gel pellet, which is ...

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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 ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

City of Hackensack Could See Two Cannabis Cultivators in Town if this City Ordinance Passes

HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack’s City Council is looking to amend a section of the Zoning Code to allow for two cannabis cultivating businesses within the city’s cannabis cultivation overlay zone. 

The original zoning overlay would allow for one cannabis cultivator with a Class 1 license from the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) to operate in the zone. According to the ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Something New for Summer 2022 in LBI

May 19, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - With Readjusting schedules and returning to routines, it is more important than ever for a trip to beach, and taking in all the benefits of the Jersey Coast. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members invite you to find something new in 2022, and share in its 108th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. Whether this is your first visit or a familiar ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...