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Restoration of Historic Lambert Castle Gets Boost with $2.25 Million Grant

October 5, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Restoration of the historic Lambert Castle and Carriage Barn got a major boost with the announcement of $2.25 million grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust last month.

The grant, according to a statement, will be  awarded in three $750,000 increments over three years, and represents one of only five large scale multi-phase awards issued across the state. Funding wil be ...

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Cayetano For Council Thanks Volunteers, Voters and Hawthorne For Their Support!

November 8, 2019

I want to thank all of our volunteers, Ward 3 voters, local businesses and the people of Hawthorne for their support of our campaign! As an Independent Green Party candidate, I knew we would face challenges and have to work to overcome objections. We ran a clean-transparent campaign, open to communication on every platform: Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram; conveyed a positive message; made a ...

"Thank You For Your Continued Trust" Team Goldberg Says Following Election

Team Goldberg would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the voters who took time out of their busy schedules to go to the polls on election day and help shape the future of Hawthorne.

To our many supporters, we say thank you for your continued trust in our stewardship, and for not believing the hollow rhetoric of empty campaign promises that have no basis in reality. We will continue ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: But not in New Jersey?

The baseball game long recognized as the first officially recorded baseball game in U.S. history took place on June 19, 1846, in Hoboken, New Jersey: the "New York Nine" defeated the Knickerbockers, 23–1, in four innings. As you can see, even though the game was played in New Jersey---neither of those teams bore Jersey in their name. 

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First Lady of NJ Campaigned in Radburn with Councilwoman Cutrone

November 7, 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The First Lady of NJ Tammy Murphy campaigned with Councilwoman Cristina Cutrone on Monday, Nov. 4, the day before her council victory.

"Our campaign was all about meeting residents and listening to their issues and concerns while also sharing our plans for the future," Cutrone said in an email on Nov. 7. "We attended community events, met with various groups in ...

Glen Rock Welcomes Santa After Initial Request to Visit Borough Property Reconsidered

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough government has given the nod to Santa after a request to have the jolly old elf appear on borough property on Dec. 7 was initially denied.

No Santa on Borough Property Not New, Glen Rock Officials Say

Eileen Hillock, one of the chairs of the Holiday Committee and a Board Member of the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce, said she is "very glad ...

Three Steps to Building Self Confidence

How we feel about ourselves dictates the way we live life. It impacts the way we approach just about every thing we do. Yet, sadly, many people struggle to believe in their worth and abilities.

Throughout my life, my levels of self-confidence have ebbed and flowed. Growing up I was an overweight adolescent, which had a significant affect on how I viewed myself. When you’re young, ...

Turning Fear into Joy

Fear is one of the most powerful forces in life. It affects the decisions we make and the actions we take. And while the primary role of fear is to keep us safe, it often becomes the obstacle that stands between us and our dreams and goals.

There are rational fears, the ones that are based in reality such as encountering a bear while on a hike in the woods, and there are the irrational fears ...

Restoration of Historic Lambert Castle Gets Boost with $2.25 Million Grant

October 5, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Restoration of the historic Lambert Castle and Carriage Barn got a major boost with the announcement of $2.25 million grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust last month.

The grant, according to a statement, will be  awarded in three $750,000 increments over three years, and represents one of only five large scale multi-phase awards issued across the state. Funding wil be ...

Thanks for the Memories

I want to Marie Kondo my head.

I want to remove all the junk in there that is no longer giving me joy.

Actually, I don’t really know much about Marie Kondo, other than a vague understanding that she is the guru of decluttering. Once while surfing Netflix, I clicked on her show, Tidying Up. I thought it might be some sort of grisly crime scene drama.

It turns out it was a reality TV ...

Automation Inflation

I hate robots.

They talk funny and have no personality.

If that makes me a human racist, then so be it.

I talked to a robot on the phone the other day. it was sitting virtually within the deep, dark recesses of a computer connected to the working end of an 800 number. It tried to convince me that it was human. It asked me flat questions in an artificially chipper voice and then pretended ...

Recipe from the Farm: Erin Headley’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

November 9, 2019

John and Erin Headley operate a small cranberry bog deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. John works with the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Washington Township, Burlington County, where researchers from Rutgers University work to combat pest and disease problems and study the many health benefits of cranberries.

Cranberries are a family ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, November 15, 6:00 PM

Passaic County Arts Center, Hawthorne, NJ

Exhibition Opening Reception

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, December 7, 11:00 AM

Dey Mansion, Wayne

Colonial Christmas

Education

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...