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Mayor Goldberg Offers Infection Stats "I Know We are all Suffering From COVID 19 Fatigue"

October 18, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg has released his weekly letter to the borough, found below.

Dear Resident,

Our totals as of this morning are 2,922 total cases since March 2020, 47 fatalities and 15 active cases.  

Vaccines are readily available at no cost. You can share with your unvaccinated friends the following statistics from the CDC on August 2021: Unvaccinated ...


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Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Hawthorne Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October 11, 2021

Dear Editor,

It was my honor to be part of the Hispanic Heritage Committee.  Great people coming together to recognize the Hispanic & Latino residents in our community.   Unbelievable enthusiasm and excitement to plan this event in 9 days.  The event had great food from Bendita Arepa which was sponsored by Prestige Pest Control.  Thai Cookery donated rice, noodles and a ...

Ann Marie Peterson Offers New Ideas and a Fresh Look at Issues

Over 35 years ago (1985) a grassroots campaign in my hometown of Hawthorne captured the imagination of many Hawthorne citizens.  Tom Furrey ran for Town Council against then-Mayor Louis Bay’s hand-chosen candidate for an open seat.  Few gave Mr. Furrey a snowball’s chance in you-know-where; Mayor Bay was less-than-inclusive and was used to having his way. But ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

October 22, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

Gottheimer Protesters: Arrested Outside His Home; Disrupt Federal Government Glen Rock Business Visit in September

GLEN ROCK, NJ — For the second time in a month, protests against U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer have caused enough concern to rattle the mayor and business owners, and then, get themselves arrested.

On October 18, there were 12 arrests outside the home of Gottheimer where protesters appear to be in Gottheimer's home driveway where Franklin Lakes Police took away ...

ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life

Midlife is a time when you may be looking back at how you have lived your life, and you may be thinking about what comes next. Are you happy in your current job or relationship? Are there things you always wanted to accomplish but never found the time. What will your next 20, 30, or even 40 years look like?

According to Michael Clinton author of the book, ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life ...

Hanging on by A Thread

It is easy to become consumed by a negative experience. At one time or another, most of us have felt an intense emotion about something that was too challenging to manage and/or overcome.

Nicolette Blanco, author of the book By A Thread, has been stitching her life together for more than six decades. In careers that included work with at-risk youth, health coaching, and health care management, ...

Prospect Park Land Use Board Public Notice

October 22, 2021


106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508


Please be advised that the schedule Borough of Prospect Park Land Used Board meeting for, October 28, 2021 @6:30pm has been canceled.

Copies of this notice was emailed to The Herald New and TAPinto Hawthorne and posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building.


Notice of Prospect Park Mayor and Council Meeting Cancelation

County of Passaic
Borough of Prospect Park

Please take notice that the Monday, October 4, 2021 Work Session of the Mayor and Council be and is hereby cancelled.


What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

I Am What I Am

I like to think I am comfortable to be around. But not too long ago my daughter asked me to take a personality test.

She clarified that she was interested to know my type. Apparently “well-adjusted” is not a clinically accepted category.

I am not a big fan of personality tests. These are the tests that categorize who you are through a series of statements about yourself to which ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021


WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

Garden State Initiative Launches Report and Educational Campaign for Fiscally Sustainable NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, executive producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, spoke with Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), to discuss GSI's report entitled, Toward a Fiscally Sustainable New Jersey: Analysis and Recommendations.

Co-authored by Thad D. Calabrese and Thomas J. Healey, the new research report looks back at the 2012 State Budget Crisis ...