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Passaic County Freeholders Award 2019 Open Space Grants

October 18, 2019

$975,000 in funds provided to enhance and preserve open space and historic facilities

Paterson, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded $975,000 in grants to county municipalities through the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The resolution was passed on October 8th, 2019.

 “The Open Space Trust Fund supports the beautification, ...

IRS celebrates military families during National Work and Family Month

WASHINGTON —As part of National Work and Family Month, the Internal Revenue Service reminds military families that they often qualify for specific tax rules and benefits.

National Work and Family Month was established in 2003 by a Senate resolution. October was chosen to help communicate and celebrate progress towards creating more flexible work environments and helping individuals ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

New Jersey's Failing Infrastructure

For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges are “structurally deficient”. The same for about 42% of our roads. Water systems, NJ ...

Hunterdon Freeholder Had $12,500 in Cash at Time of DUI, Police Records Show

October 1, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Hunterdon Freeholder who was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving was carrying $12,500 in $100 bills when he was taken into custody in August, TAPinto has learned.

The incident involving John E. Lanza happened Aug. 5, and Lanza was cited Sept. 3, records show.

Raritan Township Police Officers Connor Gallagher and Dustin Pflug found Lanza ...

After More Than 75 Years, Remains of WWII Hero Paul Cybowski Come Home for Burial

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After more than 75 years, World War II hero Paul Cybowski is finally home. On Sept. 23, the remains of Cybowski, who was killed in action in 1943, received an official military escort back to South Plainfield. He will officially be laid to rest alongside his family this week. 

Cybowski was born in South Plainfield and attended Roosevelt School.

The Gift of Giving

In early December of 2017, a chef friend called me and during our conversation, it somehow came up that we should figure out a way to feed families in need during the holidays. I’m not even sure how we got on the topic, we were probably joking about it, but that discussion got me thinking that there was no reason why we couldn’t. I just needed to figure out how. 

After ...

Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Depression

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 overload.

Emotional overload keeps us in a continual state of stress and stress can wreak havoc on our system. While it ...

Restoration of Historic Lambert Castle Gets Boost with $2.25 Million Grant

October 5, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Restoration of the historic Lambert Castle and Carriage Barn got a major boost with the announcement of $2.25 million grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust last month.

The grant, according to a statement, will be  awarded in three $750,000 increments over three years, and represents one of only five large scale multi-phase awards issued across the state. Funding wil be ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

Automation Inflation

I hate robots.

They talk funny and have no personality.

If that makes me a human racist, then so be it.

I talked to a robot on the phone the other day. it was sitting virtually within the deep, dark recesses of a computer connected to the working end of an 800 number. It tried to convince me that it was human. It asked me flat questions in an artificially chipper voice and then pretended ...

When Your Number's Up

I have never been waterboarded, but I can’t imagine it can be much worse than going to the DMV.

This is what I was thinking as I was standing in line on the sidewalk at 11:00 in the morning.

There was a line outside the DMV because there was no room inside the DMV. The inside was filled with disgruntled motorists sitting in chairs holding tickets with numbers on them. Numbers like D5 ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

October 18, 2019

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...