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Hawthorne Honors Pvt. Joseph Gatto, USMC, on 10th Anniversary of Street Dedications

June 15, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne celebrated its 10th anniversary of street dedications by honoring Private Joseph Gatto, USMC, who was killed in action on September 17, 1944. Private Gatto’s name will be remembered on the corner of Columbus and Lincoln Avenues as Pvt. Joseph Gatto, USMC Way.

“This is the 10th anniversary of naming our street corners after our boys who went to war and ...

Remembering Billy Dutches and the Vietnam War, Memorabilia on Display in Hawthorne's Louis Bay Library

HAWTHORNE, NJ - On June 14, 1966, Lance Corporal William "Billy" Dutches, USMC, was killed in Quang Nam, Vietnam.  Only 21 years old, he had been a graduate at St. Anthony School and Hawthorne High School, joining the Marine Corps in 1964.  He first saw combat in the Dominican Republic in 1965.  The following year, after a tour of Europe, he was sent to Vietnam.  He ...

Hawthorne Superintendent of Schools Richard Spirito Recognized as Passaic County Superintendent of the Year

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne Superintendent of Schools Richard Spirito was recognized Friday morning as the Passaic County Superintendent of the Year for 2020-2021 by the Passaic County Association of School Administrators.

Spirito received a handsome award in recognition of his stellar service to the Hawthorne public school district.

Hawthorne Board of Education President Alex Clavijo said ...

Hawthorne Hosts its First Official "Pride Day", Mayor Goldberg Raises the Rainbow Flag

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A crowd of approximately 75 people gathered under the blazing sun on the verdant grounds of the Ambulance Corps Building in Hawthorne to celebrate the first official Pride Day in town, the product of a partnership between the mayor, council, administration, and the Hawthorne Pride Alliance.

The event began at 11:45 a.m. with a welcome from Mayor Richard Goldberg, followed by a ...

Hawthorne Memorial Day Service will Feature Assemblyman Brian Bergen, String Quartet, and Caballeros

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne announced its Memorial Day plans which will be altered from previous years due to the continuing pandemic.  In 2020, the town's beloved parade was canceled.  There will be no parade this year, either, but there will be a special Memorial Day Service held in front of the Municipal Building at noon. 

Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R-LD25) ...


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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 ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

Thank you from Team Lane

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 ...

Nutley Pride LGBTQ+ Officially Celebrates Pride Month with Town Hall Ceremony

June 16, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley showed up proudly on Thursday evening, June 10 when Nutley Pride LGBTQ+ held its first official Pride Month ceremony on the front lawn of the Nutley Municipal Building at 1 Kennedy Drive. Mayor Mauro G. Tucci read and delivered the township proclamation, signed by four of the five commissioners – Tucci, Joseph P. Scarpelli, Thomas J. Evans and John V. Kelly III, all ...

Get Back to Work and Get a Bonus: Fair Lawn Empress Diner Hosts News Conference

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Empress Diner hosted Congressman Josh Gottheimer supporting his $500 back-to-work bonus plan.

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced support for a new $500 back-to-work bonus, utilizing a portion of the federal COVID-19 relief dollars heading to the State of New Jersey from the American Rescue Plan. Gottheimer proposed a one-time incentive for residents ...

If You Have Nothing Nice to Say

Last week I had lunch with a business colleague, Anna, who owns an interior design company. During our conversation we shared stories about things we experienced during the past year, and we discussed how we were able to keep our companies on track. One of her strategies during the pandemic was to develop a robust social media presence. To achieve her goal, Anna hired her friend’s daughter, ...

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 ...

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 ...

And They're Off

The other day China fired three astronauts into space. This occurred just as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he too was shooting himself into outer space.

This got me thinking, how did we get here and where exactly are we going?

So today, as a public service, I give to you:

A Brief History of the Race in Space

October, 1957. The manmade satellite, Sputnik 1, sends the very ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Lincoln of Wayne Continues to Provide Industry-Leading Sales and Service Despite Global Microchip Shortage

June 22, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- Peter Spina, Jr., General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, spoke with TAPintoTV, about the global automotive industry microchip shortage and what the shortage means for Lincoln of Wayne customers. 

“The microchip shortage, or semiconductor shortage, is one of the greatest supply chain shortages our industry has ever faced,” Spina said. Typically, Spina told TAPintoTV, ...

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

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 ...