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Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 2, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

Hawthorne Bee Returning in July - Support Local Businesses and Have a Chance to Win a Prize

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The "Hawthorne Bee" is back, encouraging Hawthorne residents to buy locally and support businesses in town.  The month-long campaign kicks off on Friday, July 1, and is the product of the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce and Hawthorne Green Team collaborating to boost Hawthorne's shops and services, as well as to have some fun.

The Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce ...

Hawthorne Farmers Market Set to Return on Sunday

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Farmers Market is set to return on Sunday, and will continue to run each Sunday through to October 30, the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce said.

The Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Louis Bay 2nd Library rain or shine.  Shoppers are reminded to bring their own reusable shopping bags, although some can be purchased ...

“Capri Institute” Allegedly Defrauded Students, Failed to Meet Curriculum Requirements for Licensure

PARAMUS, NJ - A beauty school that suddenly closed last December leaving students pounding on the door to get refunds and transcripts, has been charged with defrauding students, according to the state attorney general.

“Students who pursue career education in order to improve their job prospects or to obtain a professional license have every right to expect a return on their ...

Sprinkles and More Celebrates 35 Years Serving Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The unofficial start of summer has come and gone, and Hawthorne residents have been enjoying the hotter temperatures by frequenting local businesses in town.

On Saturday, June 4, long-standing ice cream parlor Sprinkles and More celebrated 35 years of serving the Hawthorne community. As a thank you to their customers, they offered $1 soft serve ice cream and 35% off entire ...

New Jersey Drivers See Record-High Gas Prices Again

NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high.

AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year.

The price of a gallon of diesel in New Jersey is headed down. It's $6.15 per gallon, which is down 9 ...

Rebel Flag Displayed During Hawthorne Memorial Day Parade Sparks Backlash, Confusion

HAWTHORNE, NJ – An unusual sight in Hawthorne appeared on Memorial Day during the town’s parade.  Less than a block away from the marchers turning off Diamond Bridge onto Lafayette Avenue, the flag of the Confederacy fluttered in the summer sunshine at The Bike Pad, located next to the Hawthorne Theater.

Parade-watchers walked north along Lafayette Avenue, with their folding ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Could the Baby Formula Shortage End Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

HAWTHORNE, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...


Ascendia Bank Holds Well-Attended  Rebranding Celebrations at All Branches  in Glen Rock, Hawthorne & West Orange

June 15, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ – Ascendia Bank, formerly Glen Rock Savings Bank, celebrated its new name and refreshed identity with a Rebranding Celebration on Saturday, May 14th at its four branches, located at 175 Rock Road in Glen Rock; 250 Lincoln Avenue in Hawthorne; 474 Prospect Avenue in West Orange; and 83 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. The celebrations were a precursor to the Bank’s 100th ...

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Ascendia Bank, Formerly Glen Rock Savings Bank, to Hold Rebranding Celebration at All Branches in Glen Rock, Hawthorne & West Orange - May 14th

HAWTHORNE, NJ -- Ascendia Bank, formerly Glen Rock Saving Bank, will celebrate its new name and refreshed identity with a Rebranding Celebration on Saturday, May 14th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at all four branch locations: 

175 Rock Road, Glen Rock

250 Lincoln Avenue, Hawthorne

474 Prospect Avenue, West Orange

83 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 

The ...


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Why Juneteenth Should be Celebrated by All Americans

June 17, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.


Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

Are you sick of flying bugs, too?

Hi, everyone, I just wanted to share a surprisingly easy way to get rid of a lot of bugs in the yard in case you hate them like I do.

1. Get some yellow containers or some random colored containers and some yellow duct tape.

2. Put a couple little food scraps inside that will rot and smell delicious to bugs. Think small. A piece of chicken and a slice of apple or something like that. If ...

George Washington Escaped Being Captured in New Jersey, Thanks to Alexander Hamilton

July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was 'this close' to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick.

So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ struggle to break free from King George III’s sway could have ended 246 years ...

NJ Woman Sues Township and Neighbors for Constructing Swimming Pool Too Close to her Property

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park woman is suing the township, the zoning board, and her neighbors for constructing an in-ground pool that violates certain property ordinances. The woman claims that the new construction was too close to her property and failed to meet the standards set by the municipality, despite getting approval from the zoning board earlier this year.

Last November, a ...

Prospect Park Special Meeting of Mayor and Council June 30, 2022

June 28, 2022


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park will conduct a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in order to consider and take action on the following matters:


Prospect Park Adoption of Ordinance 2022-14

Borough of Prospect Park

Passaic County, New Jersey


Notice is hereby given that the following ordinance was passed on second and final reading and adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Prospect Park, County of Passaic, State of New Jersey at a meeting of said Mayor and Council held virtually and at the Municipal Building, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, New ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Don't Worry, Be Happy

As a sentient human being, I need to stop thinking.

Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules.

I was confused by this headline because in the clipped style common to breaking news reports, I understood it to mean that New York’s court system is joyful that an elephant is not a person.

That made me happy too. Although not in the same way as the elephant, who’s ...

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