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Gov. Murphy References COVID-19 Toll on Veterans at Memorial Day Service; NJ Death Toll Continues to Drop

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey had 965 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the state total to 155,092. Among those cases, 2,755 are in hospitals, 719 are in critical or intensive care, and 540 are on ventilators. He also reported 16 new deaths.

"Sadly, we’ve lost 16 more New Jerseyans," Murphy ...

New Jerseyans Are Well Informed About COVID-19, Majority Taking Appropriate Actions: Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY - New Jerseyans are well informed about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, its major symptoms, what to do if infected, which populations are most at risk, and how to take preventative action, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.


Most New Jerseyans are well aware of how the virus is transmitted: 97% correctly answer that being in close physical ...

Governor’s Daily Briefing: The Numbers are Dropping

TRENTON, NJ – The graphs shown on NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s May 11 COVID-19 press briefing are all pointing in the right direction.  As he usually does, Murphy went through several points of data, adding his own commentary.  We will summarize them for you here.

Murphy did not hold briefings over the weekend, so the information he shared were numbers reported today with ...

Passaic County COVID Testing Site Now Screening Individuals Without Symptoms or Prescription

WAYNE, NJ – It was announced on Saturday morning that the Passaic County COVID-19 testing site located on the campus of William Paterson University is now open to anyone who wants to be tested.  No prescription from a doctor is required, nor do you need to be showing symptoms, however, the site will only be testing Passaic County residents. The tests are free.

Priority will be given ...

Emergency Child Care Assistance for Essential Workers Extended Through May

PATERSON, NJ  – As New Jersey heads into its third month in the battle against COVID-19, state policymakers are continuing to provide support to those classified as essential workers, by making sure that the parents among them can have a little less worry about reporting to work, at least as it relates to childcare.

Earlier this week Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and ...

Advocates for Foster Children Forced to Adapt to Social Distancing Restrictions

WAYNE, NJ – The word Casa is Spanish for home.  CASA, as an acronym, stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. The Passaic County CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to represent and advocate for children in foster care.  All of CASA's efforts are to help these children find a safe and long-term home. Each Special Advocate is the ...

Murphy Developing "Blueprint" to Re-Open New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 pandemic press briefing Monday said hospital discharges continue to outpace new hospitalizations, an uplifting and important trend that serves as a solid metric for informing front-line decision makers on a developing strategy to re-open the state's stalled economy and allow residents to return to a semblance of more ...

Coping with Dementia Through COVID-19: The Faces of New Jersey

While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in the United States and around the world, the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans, including 190,000 in New Jersey, who are currently living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

In order to assist those individuals and their families, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New ...

Gov. Murphy on Returning to Normal Soon: 'I Just Don't See It'

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy sought to pump the brakes Wednesday on growing optimism among New Jerseyans that there will come a time when the "masks can come off and the dancing can begin.”

Murphy, commenting on a reporter’s question at his daily COVID-19 news conference, said social distancing as a way of mitigating the spread of the coronavirus will be the norm ...


Learn About Lyme Disease with Hawthorne Green Team Virtual Lecture

May 17, 2020

The Hawthorne Green Team is bringing Virtual Green Lecture ZOOM programs to support our community, create awareness, and learn about protecting yourself from lyme disease and tick-born illness.

On Thursday, May 28th,2020 at 7:30 pm Hawthorne resident, Alexandra Soteriou, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), will present a lecture entitled “Learn About Lyme Disease”. She will explain ...


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PVWC Repairing Clifton Water Leak

Clifton- Passaic Valley Water Commission is on site on Grove Street near Route 3 entrance repairing a water leak. Customers in the area may experience discolored water, poor water pressure, or possibly no water during repairs.

For more information about Passaic Valley Water Commission and Covid-19, please visit For information about lead in water, please visit ...

Facts you need to know about Coronavirus and your PVWC drinking water

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is not transmitted by water. You won’t get Coronavirus from your drinking water. Still, PVWC is taking steps to protect our ability to maintain operations.

How we’re protecting our employees and our operations.

PVWC has always been concerned about the health and safety of our customers and our employees. With the spread of the Coronavirus, we are taking ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world


Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...

Mothering in the Age of Corona

Here’s a snapshot of my own mothering in the age of corona:

Today I’ve got a webinar pulled up on my laptop,  my phone is dinging as answers to my questions about property tax grace periods roll in, there’s at least one call of “I’m hungry” from the next room and I’m cutting up construction paper so my kids can make  yoda project when this ...

The Silver Lining of the Coronavirus Deficits: America Is Willing and Able to Spend

May 7, 2020

You already know that the Coronavirus is causing a deep recession and record budget deficits. 

How bad is it? 

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. is likely to have a deficit of $3.7 trillion in 2020. At the start of this year the deficit was expected to be $1.0 trillion, but because of COVID-19 the U.S. will spend an extra $2.5 trillion, according to JP Morgan ...

Our Kids Need Jobs: Do We Have the Courage to Share?

I started an internship program in Hawthorne in 2017. The program matches local students with local businesses and you can find the details here.

The program is free and the budget is $0. 

I volunteer my time and the Louis Bay 2nd Library provides the space. I collaborate with the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce and the Hawthorne High School, and the program has helped dozens of high ...

A Resilient Mother: 102-Year-Old Former Wayne Resident Survives Two Global Pandemics

May 10, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – On Mother’s Day, the six sons and daughters of Fay Rothwell will be celebrating their mother for the second time in a week.  Rothwell, a former Wayne resident who now lives in an assisted living facility in Boonton, celebrated her 102 birthday on May 5 and has now officially survived two global pandemics in her lifetime.

This resilient woman was born in Buffalo, ...

PVWC Repairing Passaic Water Leak

Passaic Valley Water Commission crew is repairing a possible water main break at the corner of Spring Street and Elliot Street in Passaic.

Customers in the area may experience discolored water, poor pressure, or possibly no water while repairs are made.

Traffic detours are expected. 


Tips to Help You Gain a New Perspective on Adversity

Do you ever feel like there is no end to the problems that you face? Do your challenges seem too great to overcome? Do you ever ask yourself, “What’s the point?” Do you allow your circumstances to govern your life to the point of making you sad, lonely, and depressed?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, welcome to the majority! Most people, at one ...

She’s A Demanding Bitch!?

A few months ago I was having dinner with a group of women when one of the ladies remarked, “My ex-husband’s new girlfriend is a demanding bitch and he’s jumping through hoops for her.”

I joined in with the group’s resounding “halleluja … amen sister!,” but when the evening ended and after I returned home, I began to ruminate about what my ...

Prospect Park Notice on Ordinance No. 2020-04

May 21, 2020


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 Jersey on Monday, May 18, 2020.


Prospect Park Hearing on Budget and Tax Resolution Rescheduled



Notice is hereby given that the hearing on the Budget and Tax Resolution for the Borough of Prospect Park scheduled for May 18th, 2020 at 6:30PM has been rescheduled for June 15th, 2020 at 6:30PM at which time objections to the Budget and Tax Resolution for the year 2020 may be presented by taxpayers or other ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

Testing, Testing One Two Three

Covid Chaos Episode #9

I took a test the other day.

I took a test even though I have no symptoms. Even though I have been adequately protected. Even though I have been cautious. Even though, as a volunteer EMS responder, my direct contact with this nasty virus remains sporadic.

Here is the problem. I hate tests. They scare me. I don’t like failing.

I am still relieved that I ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

NJ Business Leader Discusses the Importance of Community and Client Engagement During the Pandemic

May 26, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with Marcella Gencarelli, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, about her experience heading up several professional organizations in New Jersey. She shared her perspective on what small businesses are looking for as they learn to navigate a new way of working during the pandemic.  

Currently, Gencarelli is the Vice President and Manager of ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...