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St. Joseph's Health Debuts daVinci Xi Robot at Wayne Medical Center

June 10, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - More than 100 hospital personnel including administrators, surgeons, doctors, and nurses, convened in the entrance foyer of St. Joseph's Wayne Medical to debut a new member of their team Wednesday. However, the star of the show was not any of the highly experienced medical professionals but rather a state of the art technological marvel- a robot.

Even the ribbon ...

Most New Jerseyans Support Fully Reopening Public Schools in Fall: Rutgers Poll

Most New Jerseyans Support Requiring Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers; About Six in Ten Support Vaccine Passports and Employer- and College-Required Vaccinations

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: About One in Six NJ Residents Say They Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Between 36% and 47% of New Jerseyans say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get vaccinated against COVID-19, with response rates varying depending on how the question is asked, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Among individuals reluctant to get vaccinated, 80% cite a concern about side effects, and 82% cite the need for more ...

National Weather Service Issues Air Quality Alert Until 10 p.m. Sunday June 6

NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an "Ozone Action Day." This air quality alert is for Northern NJ including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County.

Ozone levels are forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups. According to the Weather Service, the very young, the elderly, and persons with ...

Free Vaccines, Pizza, and Ice Cream Available at Thursday's COVID Clinic in Prospect Park

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Mayor Mohamed Khairullah announced that the Prospect Park COVID-19 vaccine clinics, being offered as part of a partnership with CureMed Pharmacy, will have free pizza and ice cream available for those who get their shot.

"Get vaccinated and get pizza and ice cream... you can’t beat that deal," Mayor Khairullah said.

The clinic is the second of three that ...

Natural Balance Dry Cat Food Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. The contamination was discovered after a routine sample was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. in retail stores and online. The products ...

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Options in Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - As coronavirus vaccine distribution becomes more readily available to New Jerseyans, Hawthorne residents seek out local pharmacies in order to obtain their first or second vaccination shots.

Walgreens pharmacy at 325 Lafayette Avenue is currently the only pharmacy in Hawthorne distributing the COVID-19 vaccine on a regular basis. It is by appointment only, which can be made on ...

Borough of Prospect Park Announces Free Vaccine Clinics

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The borough of Prospect Park has partnered with CureMed Pharmacy to host three free vaccine clinics for those who want a COVID-19 inoculation, Mayor Mohamed Khairullah announced.  The clinics are open to Prospect Park residents as well as those from out of town.  There is no registration required, walk-ins are welcome.

The clinics are being held from 4pm - 6pm at ...

The History of Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The History of Older Americans month started when President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Services in 1963 met to address the growing concerns of American individuals ages 65 or older. At that time one third of all seniors lived in poverty with few ...

"In Their Shoes" Exhibit Lets Those Struggling Know They Are Not Alone

WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Two-hundred-and-seventy-seven pairs of shoes lined the pathway of Dowling Gardens Saturday morning, each belonging to a young adult, aged 10 to 24, who lost all hope and ended their lives by suicide over a three-year period. 

The Attitudes in Reverse “In Their Shoes” exhibit was on display for the first time ...

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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 ...