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Passaic County Commissioners Cut Ribbon On The Gateway To The Great Falls

September 24, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, the Passaic County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Spruce Street Bridge Project. The newly finished project, considered by locals to be the Gateway to the Great Falls, included the rehabilitation of the bridge, upgrades at the intersection of Wayne and Totowa Ave, and improvements along Front ...

Little Falls Holds Somber 9/11 Ceremony Marking the 21st Anniversary

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - It was a somber tribute held at the 9/11 ceremony in Memorial Park on Wilmore Road, marking the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The wet weather did not deter those wishing to reflect and remember all those who perished that day.

The ceremony was held adjacent to the 9/11 monument, which displays two pieces of World Trade Center steel and an 8 by 6 foot ...

Little Falls Police Department Institutes Police Captain's Position, Promotes Three Officers

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls Police Department (LFPD) held advancement ceremonies for several of its members. The promotions were a culmination of establishing the position of police captain for the first time in nearly 30 years, according to Mayor James Damiano.

This is a historic day," Damiano said during the Township Council meeting on Aug. 22. "For the first time in ...

Passaic County Commissioners to Hold September 11 Memorial

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - The Passaic County Commissioners will hold a September 11th remembrance on Tuesday, September 6, at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy. The memorial, which will feature the reading of the names of Passaic County residents who were lost during the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, will begin at 5:30 p.m. 

The Passaic County Community ...

Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident on Rt. 23 in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Two teenagers were killed in an automobile accident in Little Falls Friday night.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor  Camelia M. Valdes and Deputy Chief Brian Prall of the Little Falls Police Department officers of the Little Falls Police Department responded to a call regarding an automobile accident at the intersection of Woodhull Rd. and Rt. 23 in ...

Little Falls Girls Robotics Team Wins Core Values Award

LITTLE FALLS - Some technologically-inclined girls got to strut their stuff recently when they took part in the FIRST Lego League Explore World Festival at the FIRST Robotics Championship, held in Houston this past April. The international competition hosted over 450 student teams in various divisions from early elementary through high school.  

This year's season was "Cargo ...

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Junk in the Trunk: William Fredkin’s The French Connection Over Fifty Years Later

On June 1, 1969, Robin Moore published a true crime novel that detailed the shocking exploits of two narcotics agents, Sonny Grosso, and Edger Egan, in their attempt to bust an international drug smuggling operation that spread across the world. Before going on to pin The Exorcist, film director William Friedkin decided to adapt this premise for his next movie and so began the legend of The ...

Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

Thank You, Mr. Agnes, Creator of Leadership Camp

August 22, 2022

Dear Editor,

As covered by your publication, Lincoln Middle School's Leadership Camp took place this past week. The program is a week-long program for incoming 6th graders. The program happens to be one of the favorite activities I get to come out to as a school board trustee. Not only because it adds value to the student in helping them with their transition from grammar school to middle ...

Letter in Support of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes

August 22, 2022

Recently, the Passaic County PBA Conference, an organization comprised of a union delegate from each local union within its jurisdiction, announced a Vote of No Confidence in the Honorable Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. Specifically, in a public open letter, the Passaic County Conference cited, “Our County Conference have overwhelmingly voted to issue a ...

For the First Time, Wayne Township Flies Italian Flag at Town Hall for Italian-American Heritage Month

September 27, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – October is Italian-American Heritage Month and to recognize the contributions of residents of Italian descent, the Township, for the first time, raised the Italian flag where it will fly above the municipal complex through October.

The push to get the Italian flag raised in Wayne came from the Wayne chapter of UNICO, which, according to their website, is “the largest ...

Asleep at the Wheel: Fair Lawn Police Determine Cause of Weekend Crash

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 57-year-old Paramus man was asleep at the wheel, according to police, when he crashed into a utility pole and landed sideways.

On September 15, at approximately 10 p.m., the Paramus man was driving south in a 2019 Ford 4-door vehicle on Prospect Avenue approaching Kershner Place "when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a stop sign, then struck a utility pole and ...

Prospect Park Notice of Ordinance 2022-17

September 26, 2022

Borough of Prospect Park
Passaic County, New Jersey
PUBLIC NOTICE

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 at the Municipal Building, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, New Jersey on Monday, ...

Rea Ave Ext Closed Uphill Until Further Notice

Rea Avenue Extension is closed going uphill until further notice for PSEG tree trimming.

The Felidaen Era

As the UK continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, I wonder what more could possibly be said about the Queen that hasn’t already been stated ad nauseum.

That’s why I have decided to write about my cat.

OK, the cat really is more my wife’s cat than my cat. My wife affords him a lot more attention than I do. And I refer to him more as a royal him, because as ...

Fear Itself

I recently wrote about harboring an irrational fear of shark attacks. This by definition is irrational because it is very unlikely to happen. Although, I still maintain my fear is only irrational on dry land.

Rational fears are significantly more pressing. They bring on very physical reactions to an environment where bad things are much more likely to happen. If I am swimming in shark infested ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, September 28, 6:30 PM

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DVRT Candlelight Vigil

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Thu, September 29, 2:00 PM

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Municipal "Virtual Court" - Afternoon Session

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Thu, September 29, 2:00 PM

Ridgewood Board of Education, Ridgewood

Ridgewood Public Schools Paraprofessional Job Fair