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Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

January 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Hawthorne Public Schools Announce Delayed Opening for Friday

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Public Schools announced that Friday, January 5, will have a delayed opening because of the snow storm.  Both school start times and bus pickups will be delayed 90 minutes.

The delayed schedules are as follows, as obtained from the Hawthorne Public Schools website:

Hawthorne High School - 9:25 a.m.

Lincoln Middle School - 9:30 a.m.

Elementary Schools ...

Hawthorne Public Schools Closed Thursday

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Due to the expected snow storm set to occur tomorrow, the Hawthorne Public Schools announced that the schools will be closed Thursday, January 4.

The Borough of Hawthorne states that since 2" - 6" of snow is possible, residents are to remove their cars from 2" snow-restricted areas.  Residents may park in local school parking lots if necessary, but all cars ...

Local Teen's Trip to Guatemala Turns into a Mission for Education with Back to School Drive

January 3, 2018

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ/CHIQUIMULA, GUATEMALA -- It was a ten-day trip that changed her life. Now Elizabeth Cabrera wants to help change the lives of the children she met this summer in Guatemala.

“It sounds cliche, but I wanted to make a difference,” said Cabrera, a high school junior who attends Iglesia Bautista Hispana Church in Hasbrouck Heights. “Ever since my father went ...

Local Teen's Trip to Guatemala Turns into a Mission for Education with Back to School Drive

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ/CHIQUIMULA, GUATEMALA -- It was a ten-day trip that changed her life. Now Elizabeth Cabrera wants to help change the lives of the children she met this summer in Guatemala.

“It sounds cliche, but I wanted to make a difference,” said Cabrera, a high school junior who attends Iglesia Bautista Hispana Church in Hasbrouck Heights. “Ever since my father went ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

January 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Freeholders Best and Ahkter Moving Passaic County Forward Through Paterson in 2018

PATERSON, NJ - While “Blizzard 2018” may have prevented the pomp and circumstance of a public swearing in for recently re-elected Passaic County Freeholders Assad Akhter and T.J. Best, their work hasn’t slowed. The two, along with running mate Bruce James, were overwhelming victors in November’s election to serve on the seven member board.

Acknowledging that they serve ...

Hawthorne Government Reorganizes, Outlines 2018 Vision

HAWTHORNE, NJ - At the Borough Reorganization Meeting on Wednesday, the great ritual of municipal democracy was in full effect.  Following the invocation by Rabbi Jonathan Woll of Glen Rock, Mayor Richard Goldberg was sworn into his new term by Assemblyman Robert Auth of the 39th District.  Councilmen-at-Large Bruce A. Bennett, Dominic Mele, and John V. Lane were sworn in by Municipal ...

Hawthorne Government Set For Reorganization

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne's local government will hold its reorganization meeting Wednesday evening, where the reelected members of the council and the mayor will be sworn-in for their new terms. 

Rabbi Jonathan Woll will provide the invocation to start the meeting, with Councilman John Bertollo leading the flag salute.  

First elected in a special election in ...

UPDATE: Shift in Front Stalls Snow, Relief for Hawthorne

January 16, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The clipper system moving into our area today may produce less snowfall than the National Weather Service projected overnight. Model updates this morning indicate a sharp gradient in snowfall will develop along the Ramapo Mountains, with areas east receiving only a coating to 2 inches, while areas west may continue to receive up to 6 inches in the highest elevations.

For ...

Hawthorne Expects Tuesday Snow, 3 to 4 Inches

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A clipper system moving east over the Ohio Valley will stall over New Jersey on Tuesday, bringing moderate snowfall to the northern and western portions of the state. The storm was originally anticipated to bring light snowfall, but changes in timing will see maximum totals of 6-8 inches in Sussex County, dropping to just 1-2 inches along the coast.

The National Weather Service ...

Gallery: Scenes from the Storm in Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A collection of shots from around town as the first snow storm of 2018 struck.  With temperatures in the low 20s and gusts of wind buffeting the borough, residents were wise to stay indoors and off the roads as much as possible.

The efforts of the county and municipal workers to plow the roads and keep traffic ways clear were commendable and essential for the safety and ...

Hawthorne Garbage & Recycling Pick-Up Suspended

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough announced this morning that garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up today has been suspended due to the snow storm.  Collection will resume tomorrow, Friday, for both Thursday and Friday sectors of town. The Recycling Center is also closed. Residents have been told they must remove garbage cans from the curbs as soon as possible.

Unattended cans can ...

Due To Winter Storm, Hawthorne Suspends Thursday's Garbage Collection

January 4, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Due to the snow storm, the borough announced this morning that Thursday garbage and recycling collection has been suspended. Collection will resume tomorrow in both Thursday and Friday sectors.

Residents must take trash cans in from the curbs as soon as possible. 

Goffle Hill Road Closure in Hawthorne

January 9, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - This afternoon, the Borough of Hawthorne announced that the Department of Public Works has closed Goffle Hill Road eastbound at Cedar Hill Avenue.  Traffic headed westbound on Goffle Hill Road is open.

UPDATE: The roadway is now clear, as of 5:15 p.m.

Hawthorne Garbage & Recycling Pick-Up Suspended

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough announced this morning that garbage and recycling scheduled to be picked up today has been suspended due to the snow storm.  Collection will resume tomorrow, Friday, for both Thursday and Friday sectors of town. The Recycling Center is also closed. Residents have been told they must remove garbage cans from the curbs as soon as possible.

Unattended cans can ...

Hawthorne Public Schools Closed Thursday

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Due to the expected snow storm set to occur tomorrow, the Hawthorne Public Schools announced that the schools will be closed Thursday, January 4.

The Borough of Hawthorne states that since 2" - 6" of snow is possible, residents are to remove their cars from 2" snow-restricted areas.  Residents may park in local school parking lots if necessary, but all cars ...

Mayor Goldberg Swears in Marc Lecourieux as New Hawthorne Police Officer

Hawthorne, NJ – Mayor Richard Goldberg swore in the newest addition to Hawthorne’s thin blue line at the December 20, 2017, Borough Council Meeting,  Marc D. Lecourieux was appointed the borough’s 32nd police officer who, surrounded by family and the municipal government, swore to “faithfully, impartially, and justly” perform his duties to the best of his ...

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OCD New Jersey to Host Annual Conference on March 4

January 9, 2018

East Brunswick – OCD New Jersey, an Affiliate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, will host its 18th Annual Conference on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at The Westwood in Garwood, NJ.

Dr. Martin Franklin will present, “From the Cradle to the Grave: Nuances in CBT Delivery Across the Developmental Spectrum.” This program is designed for both professionals ...