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Prospect Park Borough-Wide Garage Sale Set for Saturday

June 3, 2021

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Ready to shop as local as local gets?  The Borough of Prospect Park will be having their annual borough-wide garage sale on Saturday, June 5, with a rain date scheduled for Saturday, June 12.

A borough-wide garage sale covers a large area, so to help shoppers and residents who are having sales on their property, the borough produced a Google Map guide.  The map ...

Ground Broken at 204 Wagaraw Road for Bedrin Organization Mixed-Use Complex

HAWTHORNE, NJ – After thirteen years of planning and wrangling, ground was finally broken for the commencement of construction at 204 Wagaraw Road.  The Bedrin Organization, which owns the Hawthorne Center (known informally to some locals as “The Rag Shop Center”) at 111 Wagaraw Road, will finally see their goals of developing the 204 Wagaraw site realized.

The area, an ...

Spirits High After Launch of Rochelle Park Medical Marijuana Facility

ROCHELLE PARK, NJ - The 13th state medical-use dispensary opened its doors last week on Route 17 north where employees of the facility welcomed visitors and answered questions.

Deputy Mayor Gail Artola said she was on the Planning Board in 2019 when Ascend Wellness Holdings applied for the location, 174 Route 17 north.

"I was impressed with their security," she said.

Utility Shutoffs Resume June 30 in New Jersey. Customers With Unpaid Bills Should Seek Support From These Relief Programs

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey utility customers struggling to pay bills during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited from a temporary statewide law preventing essential utilities from being disconnected. But that moratorium on utility shutoffs ends June 30 when an executive order called by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in mid-October — and extended in March — expires, meaning those unpaid ...

Today is the Last Day to File Your Taxes. Here’s What You Need to Know.

NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New Jersey also extended the deadline to May 17 as well. Since today is the final day to file and ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Gas prices are up in Passaic County. Find out how local prices compare to the rest of New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Passaic County, the price at the pump has hit $3.02 as of May 12, part of a national trend in high gas prices — the ...

"Exciting Possibilities" Lay Ahead for the Mondelez Plant: Fair Lawn Mayor

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Mondelez, known to locals as the Nabisco Plant, is set to close in July, but Mayor Kurt Peluso remains upbeat about several suitors who are inquiring about occupying the space.

Most recently, Peluso said Wegmans, a large scale grocery chain, is considering the spot. Prior to this news, the mayor said a movie and television production company was looking at the ...

$85 Million Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Grant Program Launches on April 19

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced Phase 4 of the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, adding $85 million in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It will provide short-term operating support to a broad group of New Jersey small and medium-sized businesses and ...

Man Cave/She Shed Garage Sale Brings Collectors to Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The first annual Man Cave/She Shed Garage Sale was held on April 10 at Paul's Motors on Goffle Road. The parking lot was set up like a flea market and vendors displayed unique items for sale at their tables.  From tools to toys, autographed baseball jerseys and vinyl records, oddities from around the world could be found and purchased.

Norm Geyer and Richard Benz of ...


Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 10, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...


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Summer is the Perfect Time at PCCC, Classes Start June 14 and July 7

Summer is the perfect time and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is the perfect place to get started, get ahead, or catch up on your college education.

Two summer semesters are coming up with a wide range of courses in high-demand career fields including math, biology, technology, business, healthcare and much more.  

Are you a first-time college student? PCCC offers ...

Passaic County Community College Foundation Announces New Partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union

The Passaic County Community College (PCCC) Foundation proudly announces an exciting new partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union (Visions FCU), a New York state-based financial institution that recently established a local branch office and that maintains a commitment to supporting education, the communities they serve, and social justice. 

The partnership was inaugurated last ...

Thank you from Team Lane

June 9, 2021

Dear Editor,

The members of Team Lane - John Lane, Dominic Mele, Anna Marie Sasso, and Bruce A. Bennett - would like to thank the voters of Hawthorne who took time out from their busy schedules to go to the polls on primary day and make their voices heard. We would particularly like to thank all the residents who gave us their vote of confidence and with it the privilege of representing them ...

Foley: Young Parents Deserve A Voice On The Council

Dear Editor,

It is truly an honor to be on the ballot for council-at-large in the June Democratic primary.  As a life-long Hawthorne resident, and a first-time candidate, I'm excited to embark on this journey with my running mates on the Team Hawthorne Democrats 2021 slate. 

As a life-long Hawthorne resident, I know firsthand what a great town Hawthorne is for our young ...

Nutley Commissioners Say No to Cannabis for the Time Being and Pass Ordinance 3473

June 9, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Board of Commissioners unanimously passed Ordinance 3473 after holding a public hearing. While no one actually spoke during the public hearing, two residents came forward during the public comment portion of the meeting beforehand. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco was absent-excused.

Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci introduced the ...

The Pride Flag Flies at Wayne Town Hall For the First Time

WAYNE, NJ – For the first time in Wayne’s history, the pride flag was raised at Town Hall. It was first flown on June 1, the first day of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and will stay up till the end of June. Members of the LGBTQ community in Wayne are excited and proud that the flag is flying in their hometown.

The flag came from a request from Fifth Ward Councilwoman, Fran ...

Make the Call

A few days ago, I was looking through photos from my childhood and I started reminiscing about family members who have passed or with whom I’ve lost contact. One memory was front and center because it jarred strong emotions within me.

My father’s cousin was a wonderful man who was a high level production executive for the ABC television network. He started as an elevator operator ...

Anything is Possible

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. This past weekend, as I was looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt four years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Four years ago, friends and family had to listen to me ramble on about the pool I just added to my backyard. Hearing me, one would have thought that I had the most ...

Prospect Park Advertisement for Bids

June 10, 2021





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed bids will be opened, read aloud and available for viewing by the public via live streaming using the web address , by the Borough Administrator in the Borough of Prospect Park, Borough Hall, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508 in the ...

Prospect Park Advertisement for Bids





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed bids will be opened, read aloud, and available for viewing by the public via live streaming using the web address, by the Borough Administrator in the Borough of Prospect Park, Borough Hall, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508 in the ...

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

My Own Private Ice Cube

Now that the economy is picking up and throngs of people are once again milling about freely, I’ve been thinking about buying an island.

Nothing too exotic. Just some beautiful water-lapped property of my own somewhere south of here where I can escape. Someplace private with pristine waters and spectacular 360 degree views. Someplace without neighbors who complain every time I crank up ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

NJ Dentist Uses Dental Lasers to Painlessly Treat Patients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, spoke with TAPintoTV about the laser technology he uses at his practice, New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the many benefits this technology offers to his patients, notably the absence of pain for many dental procedures. “It’s probably the best technology that you could use in dentistry,” DalBon said. 

DalBon ...