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HS Baseball: Wood-Ridge Shuts Out North Arlington, 8-0

May 22, 2022

NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ – It took two days, but Wood-Ridge defeated North Arlington, 8-0, in a NJIC Meadowlands baseball game Friday afternoon/Saturday morning at Rip Collins Field in North Arlington.  The game was stopped in the fifth inning on Friday due to heavy rainstorms, with the Blue Devils ahead 3-0, and resumed Saturday morning.

Wood-Ridge took a 3-0 lead in the top of the ...

HS Baseball: Govea Holds Off Midland Park, Hasbrouck Heights Wins 4-3

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Hasbrouck Heights fended off a late Midland Park rally, as the Aviators pulled out a 4-3 victory Saturday morning at Depken Field.

Hasbrouck Heights jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Tristan Govea doubled in Damon Rivera.  Midland Park bounced back, scoring in the top of the fourth, before Hasbrouck Heights took the lead for good in the ...

HS Baseball: Garfield Jumps Out to Early Lead, Drops Hasbrouck Heights

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Garfield jumped out to an early 5-0 en route to a 9-4 victory over Hasbrouck Heights in an NJIC non-divisional baseball game on Thursday afternoon at Depken Field in Hasbrouck Heights.

The Boilermakers scored three in the first inning off Hasbrouck Heights starter Tristan Govea, and added two more off reliever Damon Rivera in the second, to jump out to the 5-0 ...

HS Boys Tennis: Hasbrouck Heights Defeats Leonia, 4-1

LEONIA, NJ – Hasbrouck Heights improved to 11-2 overall with a 4-1 victory over Leonia Wednesday afternoon in NJIC Meadowlands boys tennis action.  Leonia fell to 3-3 with the loss.  The two teams will play again in Hasbrouck Heights on Friday in a makeup of a previously rained out match.

“It was another positive afternoon for our team,“ said Hasbrouck Heights ...

NJSIAA Boys Tennis: Hasbrouck Heights Top Seed in North 1, Group 1 Tournament

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Hasbrouck Heights will open the first round of the NJSIAA doing something it has not done much of this year, watching.  That is because the Aviators are the top seed in the North 1, Group 1 boys tennis tournament, and have a bye in the opening round.

The Aviators will face the winner of the Wallkill Valley- Mountain Lakes match on May 25 in the quarterfinals at ...

HS Baseball: Packen Leads Wood-Ridge By St. Mary, 4-1

RUTHERFORD, NJ – Wood-Ridge scored three runs in the top of the first and Trey Packen scattered eight hits as the Blue Devils defeated St. Mary, 4-1, in a NJIC Meadowlands baseball game on Tuesday at Tamblyn Field in Rutherford. Wood-Ridge improves to 16-8 on the season.

Nick Marchitelli led off with a walk, and Packen chased him to third with a double to left field. Devin Arce walked to ...

HS Baseball: Govea Leads Hasbrouck Heights Past Lyndhurst, 13-4

LYNDHURST, NJ – Tristan Govea drove in five runs to lead Hasbrouck Heights to a 13-4 victory over Lyndhurst in an NJIC non-divisional game on Tuesday afternoon in Lyndhurst.  The Aviators improve to 9-7 with the win.

Hasbrouck Heights broke open a 1-1 tie in top of the third, scoring four runs, and then adding three more in the top of the fourth to take a commanding 9-1 lead.  ...

NJSIAA Softball: Dayton Outslugs Wood-Ridge

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Dayton High School (Springfield) outslugged Wood-Ridge, 15-10, in the opening round of the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 girls softball playoffs Tuesday afternoon at the Wood-Ridge Athletic Complex. 

Dayton jumped out to a 6-0 in the top of the second inning before Wood-Ridge clawed back in, cutting the lead to 6-5 going into the fifth innings.  Dayton responded with ...

NJSIAA Softball: Wood-Ridge Hosts, Hasbrouck Heights on the Road for NJSIAA Playoffs

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The NJSIAA girls softball brackets became official on Saturday, and both Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge will be advancing to post-season play.

Hasbrouck Heights, who currently have 6-16 record, are the 16th seed in the North 1, Group 1 playoffs, and will face top-seeded Park Ridge Tuesday, May 17 in Park Ridge,

Wood-Ridge, currently 12-10 overall, ...

HS Baseball: Wood-Ridge's Rizos No-Hits Wallington

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – Nicholas Rizos threw a no-hitter and Wood-Ridge’s offense exploded for 11 runs in the third inning as the Blue Devils defeated Wallington 15-1, in five innings, in a NJIC Meadowlands baseball game.

The weather delayed the start of the game, as the skies opened up and poured 40 minutes before the 6:30 p.m. start of the game, which had been delayed from its original ...


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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 ...

Two Arrested for Friday Night Garden State Plaza Mall Brawl

May 22, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - Police arrested two individuals who allegedly participated in the Friday night Garden State Plaza mall brawl at the food court that resulted in flying chairs but no shootings, as initial reports from individuals suggested.

Police arrested Alexander Nieves, 25, of Paterson, and charged him with aggravated assault with a weapon, in this case a chair. A juvenile male,17, of ...

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

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 ...

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 ...