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Police Seek Witnesses in Clifton Crash that Left Body on Busy Roadway

June 14, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ - Law enforcement officials are seeking information in a hit-and-run crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday near 395 Route 3 East, in Clifton.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, Clifton police officers responded to the area at approximately 8:13 a.m. in response to a report of a body in the ...

Murphy Announces Plans to Close Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Amid Investigation of Use of Excessive Force

CLINTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners in January.

Murphy's administration released an investigative report Monday that was prepared by former state comptroller Matt Boxer and law firm Lowenstein ...

Changing Housing Zone Ordinance "Opening a Can of Worms" Resident Says; Hawthorne Council Hands Tied by Court Order

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Borough Council was in agreement with the objections from a caller regarding the nature of the development of the area of 530-558 Goffle Road and 18 Lynack Road.  The council was voting to adopt Ordinance 2273-21 which alters the zoning for "the Ronson site" and allows for the process to continue, as mandated by superior court.  The development ...

Brian Sicknick's Mother Pleads with Senate to Investigate Capitol Rebellion

SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Gladys Sicknick of South River, NJ, mother of deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, is pleading with members of the United States Senate to open an investigation into the riot that took place on January 6, 2021.  She has requested a meeting with Senators to encourage their support of an investigation into the events that she believed led to the death of her ...

Operation Led by Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Gives 'Helping Hand' to 14 Seeking to Break Cycle of Opioid Addiction

PATERSON, NJ - While a recent two-day operation spearheaded by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office led to the arrest of 14 individuals on drugs related charges, the real story is that 13 accepted the opportunity to turn their lives around and help break the cycle of addiction by connecting each with vital treatment, recovery and support services.  

Calling it an ...

In-Person Criminal Jury Trials, Grand Jury Proceedings to Resume in June

NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey.

The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with cases that involve detained defendants receiving the highest priority. 

Civil trials ...

Congressman Pascrell Issues Statement After GOP Liz Cheney Vote

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., who represents the 9th New Jersey congressional district that includes Hawthorne, issued a statement following the removal of Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney from a position of leadership by the House Republican Caucus.

She was removed from her position by a closed-door vote Wednesday.  “It is all too fitting that the ...

Passaic County Prosecutor Takes Control of Internal Affairs at Paterson Police Department

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office (PCPO) has assumed responsibility for the internal affairs functions of the Paterson Police Department (PPD), Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Tuesday.

The action means that the PCPO will have full oversight over PPD’s Internal Affairs Division, which is ...

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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 ...

According to Diversity Expert, the Wayne Valley Mascot Does Not Need to be Changed ‘At This Time’

June 15, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — The results of the Wayne Valley Mascot ThoughtExchange survey showed more support for keeping the Indians mascot then it did for changing it, according to Tamika Reese, a diversity consultant hired by the school district. The results of this survey seemed to be the deciding factor in keeping the controversial mascot, at least for the time being.

Reese stated the findings ...

Nutley Commissioners Say No to Cannabis for the Time Being and Pass Ordinance 3473

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 ...

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 ...