12th Annual Hawthorne Day & Fireworks(CANCELED)

Annual Hawthorne Day - vendors, food, rides, entertainment and fireworks at dark! http://www.hawthornenj.org/calendar.aspx?EID=772
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Annual Hawthorne Day - vendors, food, rides, entertainment and fireworks at dark! http://www.hawthornenj.org/calendar.aspx?EID=772

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12-Week Semester at PCCC Starts September 30

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We are in the home stretch, the last week to complete the 2020 U.S. Census. You might have received the mailing earlier this year, for me it was March 23. It was a simple letter, with a link to the website and a phone number in multiple languages, which took only 5 minutes to complete. 

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NEWARK, NJ — When Maria Lopez-Nunez, director of environmental justice and community development for Ironbound Community Corporation, rattles off all the industrial entities impacting the quality of life for residents in her community, she needs both hands to count. 

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Between social distancing and mask wearing, we have been taking the necessary precautions to safeguard our health. But there’s one more important item that should be on our to-do lists. It’s the annual flu vaccination, and this year, it’s more important than ever.

The flu and COVID-19 are both highly contagious respiratory illnesses. Although they’re caused by different ...

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We live in a fast paced world, seldom taking the time to catch our breath. Add to the general stress of life, a significant event such as losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, or another difficult situation, and you have a recipe for emotional ...

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I am the queen of procrastination, always have been. Throughout school and into my adult life, I always waited until the last minute to get something done, telling myself that I work best under pressure. The reality was, I didn’t feel like doing the work, and so I waited until it was absolutely necessary. This behavior resulted in so much unnecessary stress.

When I started my companies, ...

Special Notice Regarding Format of 9/21/20 Meeting of the Mayor and Council of Prospect Park

September 18, 2020

BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that due to the public health emergency in the State of New Jersey, as declared in Executive Order 103, the Borough will be altering its normal meeting procedures for its regularly scheduled Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and will conduct its public meeting by and through the means of electronic communications ...

Sunshine Law Meeting Notice - Hawthorne High School Regular Meeting

SUNSHINE LAW MEETING NOTICE

The Hawthorne Board of Education has revised the location of the following scheduled meeting:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:00 p.m. Hawthorne High School Regular Meeting

Executive Session may follow at conclusion of regular meeting.

 

Sincerely,

Richard Spirito, Superintendent of Schools

Gertrude Engle, School Business Administrator

Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...

Make Like a Tree

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But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

September 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...