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Concerned Hawthorne Citizens Hold Vigil for Gun Violence Awareness

June 26, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - There was the doctor, the lawyer, the politician, the teacher, the stay-at-home mom, and many other residents with impressive titles who all adopted the role of concerned citizens when they gathered on Friday, June 24, for a procession and vigil to save lives from gun violence.

“We've needed to do something for a long time. I was a teenager when Columbine ...

Vigil and Procession for Gun Violence Victims Planned for Friday Night in Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Friday, starting at 6 p.m., a procession will walk from St. Clement's Episcopal Church found at 271 Lafayette Avenue up to the Municipal Building for a 7 p.m. vigil.  The organizers encourage those attending to wear orange to recognize and remember the victims of gun violence throughout the country.  The vigil and march was conceived by Hawthorne residents ...

PFC James P. McGrath Killed in WW2 Honored with Hawthorne Street Dedication

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Where Dixie Avenue meets Lincoln Avenue now bears the name of Private First Class James P. McGrath, a Hawthorne soldier who lost his life in France during the Second World War.  The McGrath family at the time lived on Dixie Avenue, and the Borough of Hawthorne memorialized him with a small ceremony Tuesday afternoon. 

Introduced by Mayor John Lane, Victor Tamburro led ...

Hawthorne Marks the Start of Pride Month by Hoisting the Rainbow Flag

HAWTHORNE, NJ – Pride Month was inaugurated in the borough of Hawthorne with the raising of the rainbow flag by the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Building Wednesday evening.  In the midst of a gentle drizzle, Mayor John Lane and Hawthorne Pride Alliance Chairman Mike Stracco raised the rainbow flag to start off the June observation of LGBT Pride.

“It's a good day here in ...

Photos - Hawthorne Memorial Day Celebrations Return After Long Hiatus

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Joe Metzler said he waited three years to become Hawthorne’s Memorial Day Grand Marshall. “It's been three years since the first time I was supposed to be grand marshal, and now it finally came true. It really is an honor,” he said.

Metzler was slated to serve as Grand Marshall in 2020 and 2021 but both celebrations were sidelined due to COVID-19. This ...

Hawthorne's Fallen Servicemembers Remembered on Memorial Day and Throughout the Year

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Monday's noon Memorial Day Service at the borough hall will be followed by a parade at 1:30.  The parade will start at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Rea Avenue and see two Vietnam veterans, Ken Houstma and Joe Metzler, serve as the grand marshals.  Houtsma served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and has just marked fifty years of serving on 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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