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Warming Waters Could Cause One Whale of a Problem for New Jersey, Says Rutgers Researcher

August 13, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500%, as a result of warmer and cleaner waters, raising the risk of dangerous interactions between the huge marine mammals and humans, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick researcher.

The increase in sightings near one of the ...

Stunning Scenes of Hawthorne Wildlife Shared by Green Team Member Holly Cowen

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Green Team member Holly Cowen shared some extraordinary photos of local wildlife seen in Hawthorne.  Among them, "Hollywood"--a hawk the Green Team says is a local resident and far from camera shy--cardinals, barn swallow, "Foxy" the terrestrial mammal of the group, red bellied woodpecker, northern flicker, barnswallow, and catbird.

Cowen said that the ...

Heat Wave to Make Hawthorne Sizzle

HAWTHORNE, NJ - After enduring a warm and humid mid-week, Hawthorne seems poised for a sidewalk-sizzling heat wave over the weekend. With the jet stream holding back cooler air north of the Saint Lawrence Valley, a high pressure system over the eastern continental United States will drive a stiflingly hot and humid air mass over the New York City metro area. Heat indices in places like Newark and ...

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NJ Human Services Invests Nearly $4 Million in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

August 23, 2019

Funding supports prevention and recovery; Builds on Department’s work to expand treatment

TRENTON - New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that the Department has awarded nearly $4 million to provide services to help individuals with opioid use disorder sustain their recovery and to support initiatives to educate older New Jerseyans about ...

New Jersey’s First National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Awarded to Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated Atlantic Health System as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC).  As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems across the ...

Volunteers Helping To Make Glen Rock More Dog Friendly

August 17, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Thanks to a great idea by a local resident and the combined efforts of local volunteers, Glen Rock is becoming more welcoming to the 1,000+ dogs--and their humans--who call Glen Rock home.  

In addition to the eagerly awaited Glen Rock dog park, a multi-year effort founded and led by Michelle Hillock and her non-profit group and dedicated to the ...

New Jersey Native Found Slain, Dismembered in Washington State, Police Say

WESTFIELD, NJ — The daughter of a Westfield native who was reported missing from her home in Olympia, Washington, last month has been charged in her mother’s death, police said.

Susan Lundy, 58, had been reported missing to Olympia City Police on July 6, and on Monday, officers arrested her daughter, Amara Lundy, 23, in connection with the homicide, Lt. Paul Lower, ...

Without the Bad, You Wouldn't Feel the Good

Old memories can be wonderful, and, they can be difficult. Remembering a old rough relationship with a family member can remind us of how good we have it currently. Joan talks about an old TV show reminded her of times past and how much better her life is now.

Joan: One of my friends stopped by my house this past weekend and when I answered the door, she was surprised to see tears streaming ...

Follow Your Intuition…It Knows the Way

Intuition can be a tricky thing, mostly because we sometimes push it aside. Afterall, it warns us…and maybe we don’t want to hear that warning. Joan had an experience many of us have had: pushing past her intuition only to learn her gut was right all along.

Joan: Throughout the last decade, my professional life has taken many twists and turns. There are times that I operate ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

In Praise of Fútbol, the Game We Call Soccer

What I’ve learned in my travels to Europe and South America in the last couple of years is how refreshing it is to get away from English.

Not being able to understand the banter of language around you is a chance to luxuriate in your own thoughts. You are in a crowd, but not part of it, free of the irritating banality of most conversations.

In a strange land I can sit and be oblivious ...

Sea to Shining Sea

I have never ridden in the back seat of my car. It is not high on my list of things to do before I die.

Yet here I am, somewhere outside Kearney, Nebraska, wedged tight behind the driver’s seat, duffle bags and backpacks piled high on the seat to my right, a garbage bag full of oily food wrappers, spent water bottles, and rotting orange peels on the floor between my feet awaiting discard ...

A Portrait of the Artist as a Not So Young Man

I am an artist. It says so on my T-shirt.

My colorful shirt, which significantly inflates my position in life, confers great status. For one, it announces that I am a musical performer at the Montclair Jazz Festival. This distinguishes me from the thousands of other festival goers who only get to enjoy a great day of music, not make it.

More importantly, wearing my artist T-shirt ...

Volunteers Helping To Make Glen Rock More Dog Friendly

August 17, 2019

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Thanks to a great idea by a local resident and the combined efforts of local volunteers, Glen Rock is becoming more welcoming to the 1,000+ dogs--and their humans--who call Glen Rock home.  

In addition to the eagerly awaited Glen Rock dog park, a multi-year effort founded and led by Michelle Hillock and her non-profit group and dedicated to the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cookies Aren’t Just for Kids

August 25, 2019

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

As summer comes to a close and school doors open, the kids will return to their structured lives while parents breathe a sigh of relief as everyone goes back to their normal routine. 

If they’re lucky, kids will occasionally return home from their eventful day to share their adventures over a ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 25, 8:00 PM

Boro Bandshell, Hawthorne

"Lion King" Movie Night

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, August 29, 6:00 PM

Passaic County Arts Center, Hawthorne

Stoian Valkov's "The Fate of the Gypsy" at ...

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar

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Sat, September 7, 2:00 PM

Community-Wide, Prospect Park

11th Annual Prospect Park Day Parade & Festival

HomeGrown: Asbury Park Visits Watermark, a Venue Rooted in Community and Connection

August 23, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This week, HomeGrown: Asbury Park visits Watermark, the go-to gathering spot located on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Host Stephanie Willoughby sat down with Watermark’s Owner & Creator, Russell Lewis, to discuss both the history and vibe of Watermark and the larger community of Asbury Park. 

Watermark is located on Ocean Avenue, steps away from local landmarks ...

Steve Adubato & Former ESPN Host, Bob Ley, Discuss Compensation for College Athletes

NEW JERSEY -- Bob Ley, former host of “Outside the Lines,” on ESPN, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato recently and came out in support of student athletes receiving pay for their participation on college teams. 

Ley, a multiple Emmy Award-winner, had been the longest tenured on-air employee of the sports network. He joined ESPN just three days after their launch in ...