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44-year-old Clifton Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

October 23, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — A 44-year-old Clifton resident was arrested Monday after an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (PCPO) after a report of sexual assault of a minor. 

On September 8, 2021, the PCPO received a report from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency regarding an 18-year-old victim who disclosed being sexually ...

Little Falls Lights it Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Town Hall is lit purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month during the week of Oct. 11. 

Mayor James Damiano and council members, in cooperation with the Little Falls Domestic Violence Prevention Committee, ask to please reach out to anyone who might need help.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 800-799-7233, but in an emergency always call ...

Wayne BOE Meeting Ends with President Pressing Charges Against Resident Who Allegedly Threatened Her

WAYNE, NJ — Thursday night’s school board meeting was held at the Wayne Hills High School auditorium, and it was, once again, a loud, impassioned event with several parents very upset about “pornographic” books that are in some of the school’s libraries, as well as several other issues.

The evening took an ugly turn when Pamela Macek was at the podium addressing ...

Update: On Woman Struck by Train this Morning

WAYNE, NJ — An update to the developing story of a woman who was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train this morning. 

According to a Transit Police spokesperson, the still unidentified woman was struck in Little Falls, just south of the Passaic River.  By the time the Montclair Boonton Line train stopped, It had crossed the rail bridge into Wayne Township where ...

Passaic County Commissioners Urged to Take Action in Case of Officer that Witnessed Brutal Shooting

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Paterson First Ward Councilman Mike Jackson was joined by a group of area community members at the September 28 meeting of the Passaic County Commissioners to express their anger over the recent promotion of Capt. Edward Akins to Chief at the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office. 

Their disdain follows a 2018 incident during which then Paterson resident Tishell ...

Passaic County Will Welcome Afghan Refugees, Commissioners Say

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County will welcome, harbor, and relocate eligible Afghan refugees, a resolution unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners at their September 9 meeting said.

“Passaic County has a proud history of serving as a refuge for those escaping persecution and lack of opportunity,” said Passaic County Commissioner Assad Akhter.

“We as a Board of ...


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Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Hawthorne Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October 11, 2021

Dear Editor,

It was my honor to be part of the Hispanic Heritage Committee.  Great people coming together to recognize the Hispanic & Latino residents in our community.   Unbelievable enthusiasm and excitement to plan this event in 9 days.  The event had great food from Bendita Arepa which was sponsored by Prestige Pest Control.  Thai Cookery donated rice, noodles and a ...

Ann Marie Peterson Offers New Ideas and a Fresh Look at Issues

Over 35 years ago (1985) a grassroots campaign in my hometown of Hawthorne captured the imagination of many Hawthorne citizens.  Tom Furrey ran for Town Council against then-Mayor Louis Bay’s hand-chosen candidate for an open seat.  Few gave Mr. Furrey a snowball’s chance in you-know-where; Mayor Bay was less-than-inclusive and was used to having his way. But ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

October 22, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

Gottheimer Protesters: Arrested Outside His Home; Disrupt Federal Government Glen Rock Business Visit in September

GLEN ROCK, NJ — For the second time in a month, protests against U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer have caused enough concern to rattle the mayor and business owners, and then, get themselves arrested.

On October 18, there were 12 arrests outside the home of Gottheimer where protesters appear to be in Gottheimer's home driveway where Franklin Lakes Police took away ...

ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life

Midlife is a time when you may be looking back at how you have lived your life, and you may be thinking about what comes next. Are you happy in your current job or relationship? Are there things you always wanted to accomplish but never found the time. What will your next 20, 30, or even 40 years look like?

According to Michael Clinton author of the book, ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life ...

Hanging on by A Thread

It is easy to become consumed by a negative experience. At one time or another, most of us have felt an intense emotion about something that was too challenging to manage and/or overcome.

Nicolette Blanco, author of the book By A Thread, has been stitching her life together for more than six decades. In careers that included work with at-risk youth, health coaching, and health care management, ...

Prospect Park Land Use Board Public Notice

October 22, 2021


106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508


Please be advised that the schedule Borough of Prospect Park Land Used Board meeting for, October 28, 2021 @6:30pm has been canceled.

Copies of this notice was emailed to The Herald New and TAPinto Hawthorne and posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building.


Notice of Prospect Park Mayor and Council Meeting Cancelation

County of Passaic
Borough of Prospect Park

Please take notice that the Monday, October 4, 2021 Work Session of the Mayor and Council be and is hereby cancelled.


What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

I Am What I Am

I like to think I am comfortable to be around. But not too long ago my daughter asked me to take a personality test.

She clarified that she was interested to know my type. Apparently “well-adjusted” is not a clinically accepted category.

I am not a big fan of personality tests. These are the tests that categorize who you are through a series of statements about yourself to which ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021


WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

Garden State Initiative Launches Report and Educational Campaign for Fiscally Sustainable NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, executive producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, spoke with Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), to discuss GSI's report entitled, Toward a Fiscally Sustainable New Jersey: Analysis and Recommendations.

Co-authored by Thad D. Calabrese and Thomas J. Healey, the new research report looks back at the 2012 State Budget Crisis ...