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Arizona State Dean Named Next President of Montclair State University

June 14, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Jonathan G.S. Koppell has been selected as Montclair State University’s 9th president, the Board of Trustees announced this week. A nationally regarded scholar of policy, organization and management who transformed the public affairs college at Arizona State University into one of the largest, best and most innovative in the nation, will start on August 2.

Board of ...

St. Anthony School Announces Fourth Marking Period Honor Roll

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Saint Anthony's School has announced their honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2020-2021 school year. 

8th Grade
First Honors

Fiorella Del Orbe
Robbie Elko
Gianna Nelson
Justin Pidane

Second Honors

Haley Meza
Jack Mulholland
Alexis Parra-Rotger
Ashley Roughgarden

Honorable Mention

Jada Brown
Liliana ...

Hawthorne Teachers Honored with Governor's Educator of the Year Program for 2019-20 and 2020-21 School Years

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Board of Education meeting held in the auditorium of Hawthorne High School recognized outstanding educators from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year.  The honorees received certificates from the Governor's Educator of the Year Program.

The program, "was developed for the purpose of acknowledging teachers who exhibit outstanding performance. The rationale ...

Bergen Community College Begins Pride Month by Launching LGBTQ Course

PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen Community College will become one of the only community colleges in the country to offer a course in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies this fall, according to college officials.

College officials, students, faculty, staff and members of the LGBTQ community celebrated the launch of the course with a ceremonial flag raising as part of ...

Murphy Announces In-Person Instruction for All NJ Students During the 2021-22 Academic Year

If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction.

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

“When schools across New Jersey first closed ...

Which NJ Colleges/Universities Are Now Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations?

WAYNE, NJ — Seton Hall University is the latest New Jersey college that now requires all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. The catholic university in South Orange joins a list of now fourteen major NJ institutions to require inoculation in some form before the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

The other thirteen NJ schools are: Drew University, ...

Teachers Reflect on the 2020-2021 School Year During Teacher Appreciation Week

HAWTHORNE, NJ - This week was Teacher Appreciation Week, and TAPinto wanted to share the reflections of Hawthorne residents who are also educators. After having the most uniquely structured year these teachers have ever faced, there were lots of stories shared about the complexity of the 2020-2021 school year.

Stephanie Marroquin of Hawthorne works as the Pre-Kindergarten teacher at The ...

Gov. Murphy Says Only 16 School Districts Are Still All Remote, Reports on COVID and Vaccination Numbers

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote. 

"We continue to work to see every school return to in-person instruction. At the beginning of March, 142 districts were ...

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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

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

PASSAIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

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 https://www.prospectpark.net/pp/ , 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

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

PASSAIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

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 https://www.prospectpark.net/pp/, 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 ...