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Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights PD Respond to the NJAG's Reversal on Police Pursuits

May 12, 2022

WOOD-RIDGE/HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - One week ago, New Jersey's top law enforcement official reversed the ban on police pursuits in the state. 

At the start of 2022, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (NJOAG) updated guidelines on the state’s use-of-force policy which prevented police pursuits over car thefts. It was only allowed if chase vehicles were ...

Wood-Ridge PD Arrest Passaic Man on Weapons and Hit-and-Run Charges

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge Police arrested a Passaic, NJ, man on Tuesday on multiple charges, including weapons charges and a hit-and-run earlier in the day.

On Monday, May 2, at approximately 2:37 p.m., Wood-Ridge Police Sergeant. J. Rutigliano and Police Officer M. Torsiello were dispatched to the dead end of Sussex Road for a report of a suspicious vehicle occupied by a man and a ...

Wood-Ridge Council Honors Former Police Chief John Korin

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Recently retired Wood-Ridge Police Chief John Korin received a plaque acknowledging his career at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Wood-Ridge Mayor and Council. The presentation was made prior to the swearing in of Wood-Ridge’s new police chief, Michael O’Donnell, and seven other officers who were promoted to higher ranks.

Mayor Paul Sarlo ...

Wood-Ridge Swears in New Police Chief, Promotes Seven Other Officers

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – The Wood-Ridge Council honored recently retired Chief of Police John Korin and authorized the promotion of Michael A. O’Donnell as Chief of Police at a meeting of the Mayor and Council held Wednesday evening. 

The Council also approved the promotions of Joseph Biamonte Jr. and Thomas Battaglia to Captain, Dominick Munofo to Lieutenant and Joseph P.

PA Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Hasbrouck Heights Liquor Store

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights Police arrested a Pennsylvania man for stealing tequila from a borough liquor store last Thursday.

The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a theft that had occurred at Yoshi Liquor Store on Thursday, April 14 around 6:15pm, according to Hasbrouck Heights Police Detective Sergeant John Behr.  The ...

Hasbrouck Heights PD Honors Boy Scouts for Earning Eagle Ranks

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Three Hasbrouck Heights Eagle Scouts from Troop 17 were honored for their recent achievements by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department.

Last Wednesday Hasbrouck Heights Troop 17 Eagle Scouts Mario Gabriel Fanego, Brian James Gaffney and Shahil Voona were each presented with plaques for their Eagle Scout achievements and good citizenship ...

Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge PDs to Collect Old Meds on Take Back Day

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS/WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights Police Departments and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will again participate in National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted ...


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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 ...

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

May 11, 2022

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 ...

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 ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...