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New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Gerry Cooney, Eli Manning, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, Others

August 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...

TAPinto National New Jersey Day 2020

NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues.

New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. New Jersey's central location amidst the thirteen colonies during the colonial era made it ...

Residents Enjoy the Outdoors in the Wednesday Sun

HAWTHORNE, NJ - TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar shared some of the sights around Hawthorne Wednesday during a decline in the heat.  "With the temperature being lower it was time for people to try enjoy the outdoors before the heat comes back," Kopitar said. 

Kopitar met with a resident on Third Avenue who was looking over pictures from her wedding which had taken ...

2020 State Fair Meadowlands Canceled, Organizers Look Forward to 2021

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Organizers of the decades old "State Fair Meadowlands" announced that the 2020 event will not take place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 


State Fair Meadowlands started as a modest six-day event in 1986 in the old Giants Stadium parking lot encompassing 10 acres and offering only a dozen rides and games. 34 years later, the 2019 ...

Environmental Commission Announces "What I Love About Hawthorne" Online Poster Contest

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Environmental Commission unrolled a "What I Love About Hawthorne" online poster contest today, according to the commission.  The purpose of the contest is "to create an awareness and  appreciation of all Hawthorne has to offer."  Hawthorne residents will then be able to “Like” submitted posters on the Hawthorne ...

Hawthorne Municipal Pool Re-Opens

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A family lined up on designated spots at the entrance of the municipal pool as "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley played over the loudspeakers. Today was the first day the borough opened the gates of the pool to its residents, and there were plenty of people who decided to beat the heat and take a dip.

Signs were posted informing visitors of the pool's new safety ...


Invitation from the Arts Endowment, Forward Into Light

July 21, 2020

On August 26, 2020, the United States will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which secured women’s constitutional right to vote.

One of our partners, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC), is spearheading a unique public art project to celebrate the centennial and we would like to invite you to participate.

The WSCC, with the ...


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Clifton Notch Road Area Water Service Interruption

Passaic Valley Water Commission shut down water service in Clifton on Notch Road between Grove Street and Donnalin Place after NJDOT contractor hit service while digging.

Customers on Notch Rd. between Grove St. and Donnalin Pl will have no water.

Connect with us at, follow PVWC on Twitter (@PVWC), Instagram (@passaic_valley_water) and connect with us on Facebook ...

Important Information: Drinking Water in Schools and Commercial Buildings

Before any children return, flush the internal plumbing.

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Words to Live By: Be a Pirate

There has been a lot of talk about all the things we’ve missed during this quarantine and there are things that I am sad we have missed, things my daughters cry about but I’ll be honest I am having a hard time focusing on what we’ve lost because there is so much opportunity for hope and for community everywhere we go.

That may sound crazy but I’m going to tell a story ...

Celebrating the Communities We Build

So, you may have noticed I missed a week, which is odd because I had something written, not this but something. My excuse is this – COVID has warped my sense of time, I go to make my Thursday call on Tuesday then on Friday I wonder how I missed Thursday. Holidays have the potential to go unnoticed too – I’m horrible with dates so forgetting my own birthday is fairly easy even in ...

Borough of Hawthorne's Food Pantry is Completely Confidential

August 10, 2020

Hi, I’m Hawthorne Councilman Mike Sciarra. 

The decision to contact a food pantry is often a difficult choice, with stigmas and misconceptions, many people will never seek their assistance.

Hawthorne’s Food Pantry is completely confidential and uses discretion to assure anonymity. 

I encourage residents that can, please donate your non-perishable foods and remember ...

Please Do Your Part to Support Local Businesses

Hi everyone,

I’m Councilman Mike Sciarra of the borough of Hawthorne.   Businesses are currently in Phase 2 of reopening and it’s now more important than ever to shop locally and support our small businesses, they are the lifeblood of our community.  They are the same businesses that supported the schools, fundraisers, and sports teams and employ many local residents in ...

Following Trump Move to Cut Response Time Paterson, Passaic County Officials Continue Push for Complete Count

August 9, 2020

PATERSON, NJ – After the U.S. Census Bureau announced plans to end its count a month earlier than expected, local and county officials are making a push to ensure the area’s hard-to-reach groups are represented.

The count will now end on Sept. 30 and the bureau will end all surveying efforts, including door-knocking and collecting responses over the phone, online and by mail, ...

House of Horrors: Over 60 Small Dogs Rescued from "Nightmare Conditions" in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It was a described as a nightmare in the Belford section of Middletown last week as over 60 small dogs were rescued from absolutely horrific conditions. The rescue occurred after a call was received on the Monmouth County SPCA cruelty hotline, according to a representative: "The call came in from a person who turned out to be a family member of the owner ...

What Makes You Happy? Four Ways to Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

There is a pervasive myth that we can be happy when we achieve (fill in the blank).

When Your Ex Gets Remarried

I recently learned that my ex husband got engaged. After living for more than three decades with this man in my life, I must admit, hearing this news was a punch in the gut. I spent the next few weeks with a horrible feeling surrounding me, you know that uneasiness you get in your stomach after someone close passes away? My body was on edge, I shook inside, and could not shed the anxiousness of ...

Prospect Park Boro Ordinance Statements and Summaries

July 21, 2020




The bond ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, has been finally adopted by the Borough of Prospect Park, in the County of Passaic, State of New Jersey on July 20, 2020 and the 20 day period of limitation within which a suit, action or ...

Notice of Prospect Park Ordinance 2020-07 Amending the Salary Ordinance


Notice is hereby given that the following introduced ordinance was read and passed on first reading at the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park, Passaic County, NJ held on Monday, July 20, 2020 and that said ordinance will be taken up for further consideration by the Borough Council at the Regular Meeting to be held in the Council ...

Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

Cat Code 2.0

One of the many projects that I didn’t get to when the world locked down was dealing with the bins of legos that take up space in the closet.

Legos were a staple in my house not all that long ago, and to this day walking across the carpet in bare feet brings back sharp memories of their prevalence in my home.

But I hate to get rid of them. They look so neglected. Kind of like the last ...

NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

August 7, 2020

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Zappa Trust Vaultmeister Joe Travers Speaks about Latest Releases from Vast Frank Zappa Archive

August 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Joe Travers, accomplished drummer and longtime archivist for the Zappa Trust, about his experiences maintaining Frank Zappa’s vast collection of recordings and the latest releases from the Zappa archive. 

Travers, who attended Berklee College of Music and has toured with acts like Duran ...

CFO Your Way Provides Crucial Financial Expertise for Local, Small Businesses

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cheryl Mucha, Founder and CEO of CFO Your Way, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how her firm helps small business owners realize their financial goals. Brodeur and Mucha spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 ...