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Highlights from the Mayor's Halloween Parade

October 31, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The gymnasium at Roosevelt Elementary School was filled Tuesday evening with scores of costumed children and their parents at the Mayor's Halloween Parade.  Costumed contestants were grouped by age, ranging from babies to eight graders, and processed around the gymnasium perimeter.  Children were given awards for particular types of costumes and joined by some ...

Meet the Man Behind the Mask at Hawthorne's Halloween House

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Tony Rodrigues has a passion for Halloween.  A real passion.  So much so, he has transformed the yard of his Lafayette Avenue home each year into a high-density horror-fest to the delight--and fright--of visitors and onlookers.

Rodrigues spoke with TAPinto Hawthorne, waiting outside his home in a ghoulish mask, scrolling through his smartphone and waving to honking ...

Local Author's Passion for Writing and History Makes Learning About Hawthorne Fun For Kids

November 9, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Reading Veronica MacDonald Ditko’s debut book, “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey: How Stones Play a Part in This Town’s History”, will probably make you want to go out and take a walk through Hawthorne – and that’s just what she hopes you will do.

Over the years, several books on Hawthorne’s history have been written by ...

TAPinto Hawthorne Update: The Winners of the 2018 Elections Are...

November 6, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - After a contentious mid-term election across the nation, but particularly in New Jersey, Hawthorne residents will see incumbent Democrat Senator Bob Menendez return to office.  Menendez defeated Republican Bob Hugin in one of the most bitter and hard-fought NJ senate contests in recent memory.

According to the unofficial results from Passaic County, as of Tuesday, November ...

Republican Clerk Candidate Ron Fava Denies Altering Photos on Campaign Literature

TOTOWA, NJ - Republican Passaic County Clerk candidate Ron Fava has denied doctoring a photo of his opponent Daniel Ireland-Imhof to make her appear darker in campaign literature.

“It's just a photo -- not darkened. Her fliers and posters have her picture on them,” Fava said. “Sorry to see the Democrats trying to make race an issue. It's not an issue.”

On ...

Republican Councilman Ray Melone Endorses North Haledon Democratic Ticket

NORTH HALEDON, NJ - North Haledon Republican Councilman Raymond T. Melone has endorsed the Democratic ticket for mayor and council, according to a statement.  Melone has served on the North Haledon borough council since 2003 and has expressed his support for incumbent mayor Randy George's opponent, Dennis Marco, along with his ticket of Stephen Orsini and LauraLee Harding.

“This ...

Hawthorne Veterans Day Service Remembers World War One Centennial, Vietnam Vets, and PTSD Sufferers

November 12, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - At 11:00 a.m., marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One which concluded on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918, the annual Veterans Day service began outside the Hawthorne Municipal Building.  The air was crisp, and a sizable gathering of residents spanning young and old, gathered, bundled up in coats and hats, to listen and ...

Fun and Contests at Hawthorne Senior Center Halloween Program

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Halloween for the borough's seniors kicked off with a fun filled event at the Hawthorne Senior Center, found at 590 Goffle Road, when FirstLight Home Care of Glen Rock presented its ‘Halloween Bingo" event for the members of the center.

Daria Boyd, Events Manager for FirstLight Home Care of Glen Rock, has brought many special events to this and other senior ...

Veteran Uses Her PTSD To Support Other Veterans: A Story of Courage & Victory

November 11, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Veteran Elsie Cruz knows the affects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder first hand and how it could lead to suicide, 22 per day in the veteran community. Locally, she is helping other veterans get the care they need, without the stigma, as she spreads her story and message of hope.

Although PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has become a familiar term in our ...

Arrests Made in Connection with Food Delivery Carjackings

November 1, 2018

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Prospect Park's Detective Sergeant Walter Richmond and Arthur Canestrino made an arrest in connection with two carjacking incidents in which delivery drivers of two Chinese restaurants were the victims, according to a statement from the Prospect Park Police Department.

On October 18, a delivery order with the Belmont Dragon in Haledon was ...

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Hawthorne High School Welcomes the Class of 2023

November 12, 2018

A very special evening is planned at Hawthorne High School for all resident eighth graders and their parents on Thursday, November 15, 2018. This evening has been designed to provide the opportunity for current Hawthorne High School students to highlight school activities and programs. Included will be presentations regarding the curriculum, classes, student activities and athletics. This event ...

Hawthorne Police Blotter - November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Case: 18-29727

Date:  10/31/18 11:24pm

Incident Title: DWI

Suspect information: Pedro Barahona 27 y/o from Midland Park

Vehicle information: 2014 Honda Accord 4dr Silver

Description of incident: Officers ...

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Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

November 6, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...