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Clifton Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Paterson Police Chief

May 9, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton man faces up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced on May 28 after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of Terroristic Threats, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Monday.

As previously reported, Stefan Keco, 29, used text messages on two separate occasions on February 26, 2020, to threaten Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim “Mike” ...

Youth with Loaded Handgun Arrested at Garden State Plaza

PARAMUS, NJ - Police arrested a 17-year-old "for possession of a fully loaded handgun" at the Westfield Garden State Plaza on Saturday at 8 p.m. The mall closes at 9 p.m.

According to the police report, the young man, from Lodi, was discovered at the mall with a group of juveniles that matched a description from a tip they received.

Police said while interviewing the suspect, they ...

"Operation Helping Hand" Arrests 13, Offers Treatment for Opioid Abuse

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - According to the office of Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, 13 individuals were arrested and offered drug abuse treatment as part of "Operation Helping Hand" which was carried out over the course of two days, ending on Monday, April 19.  Those arrested were residents of Passaic County as well as Bergen, Morris, Sussex, and Rockland in New ...

Hawthorne Police Officers Promoted in Outdoor Ceremony Wednesday

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Three members of the Hawthorne Police Department were promoted in front of the Municipal Building at a small ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"I have often said that the Hawthorne Police Department is one of the best police departments in the state of New Jersey," Mayor Richard Goldberg said.  "I am so proud of all of you and the job you do protecting the ...

34-Year-Old Man Charged with Causing Internal Injuries to 3-Month-Old in Woodland Park

PATERSON, NJ - A 34-year-old Paterson man is under arrest after an investigation determined that he was responsible for various internal injuries on a three-month-old child that were discovered by doctors at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Acting Woodland Park Police Chief John Uzzalino, Elie Kiame, 34, was arrested on ...

Fair Lawn Mayor Was Asked to "Recuse" Himself from Mary Ann Collura Tribute

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The mayor was asked to stay away from the Mary Ann Collura tribute on Saturday citing what PBA #67 said was "anti-police rhetoric" shared by the mayor's wife on social media.

Fair Lawn PBA #67 wrote the following to its members: "It has come to the executive board's attention that anti-police rhetoric is being shared by Mayor Peluso's wife.

Fair Lawn Honors Mary Ann Collura in Saturday Evening Tribute

FAIR LAWN, NJ — The borough's police officers, retired and active duty, along with friends and family honored Mary Ann Collura who was killed in the line of duty on April 17, 2003.

At 8 p.m., people gathered at Van Riper Ellis Church on the corner of Morlot and River Road with glow sticks and an honor guard ceremony to talk about the officer who was shot and killed as she ...

Residents with Family Pick-Up or Other Transaction Concerns Can Use the "Hawthorne Safe Exchange Zone"

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne residents who need a safe place to make exchanges, be they family transfers of children, or for those who made an online sale and need to meet someone in person safely, can do so under the watchful eye of the Hawthorne Police Department's security cameras any time they wish.  This is thanks to the "Hawthorne Safe Exchange Zone" established in the ...

Prospect Park Names Ammen Matari New Police Chief, Officers Promoted in Grand Ceremony

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Captain Ammen Matari has been the officer-in-charge for the Prospect Park Police Department since the retirement of Chief Charlie Atie last July.  On Monday evening, at a special in-person meeting of the mayor and council of Prospect Park, Matari was established as the new Chief of Police at a grand ceremony held in the gymnasium of Prospect Park School Number 1.  ...

Passaic Man and Prospect Park Woman Arrested in Connection with Alleged Paterson Hit-and-Run

PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office along with Passaic Police Chief Luis Guzman released a statement announcing the arrests of Matthew Cancel, a 27-year-old man from Passaic, and Carinell Pellot, known also by Carinell Pellot-Nieves, a 23-year-old woman from Prospect Park.  Both individuals were taken into custody without incident in connection to an alleged hit-and-run ...


Pascrell, Rutherford Lead 159 Members of Congress in Support of Police Funding

April 28, 2021

Strengthened Byrne JAG, COPS grants crucial elements of FY2022 appropriations

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Rutherford (R-FL-04), the co-chairmen of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, led a bipartisan group of 159 Democrats and Republicans requesting increased funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriation bill for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant ...


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Summer is the Perfect Time at PCCC

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. PCCC offers three summer semesters and over 100 courses including writing, math, history, biology, technology, art, and much more.  

Are you a first-time college student?  PCCC offers outstanding support services that make ...

Hawthorne Residents & Local Businesses Deserve Outgoing Mayor, Council and Administration To Consider A Town Hall Discussion On Recreational Marijuana

May 5, 2021

Our previous letter brought to light the plans of the outgoing mayor, town council and administration to pass another opt-out ordinance in May which you can read here. This led to a heated discussion during the April, 21 council meeting. Our borough Attorney Michael P. Pasquale starts at the 29:30 mark.

He states that I misinformed you. However, my information was cited. Furthermore, while he ...

In Recognition of Dorothy Meyers

Frank & I are honored to have our nominee Dorothy Meyers receive The Hawthorne Pride Alliance Certificate of Recognition for a woman that has dedicated her entire life to help others through her absolute belief in our Lord Jesus Christ. The best way to describe her is “she practices what she preaches” in all she does. Her endless years of reaching out to God’s Community to ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

May 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

Paterson Firefighters Pull Two from Early Morning Blaze

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson firefighters pulled two sleeping occupants from a burning home early Sunday morning.

According to a statement, the fire started at 81 Berkshire Ave, a 2 1/2 wood frame house and extended to two attached units through the floors.

Members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to the scene at approximately 6:49 a.m. and, despite the danger presented by the sagging ...

The Art of Stopping: A Conversation with David Kundtz

Most of us live every day overwhelmed and exhausted. We are always on the go trying to balance work, family, friends, and everything in between. Often it feels like our usual methods of coping no longer work.

I recently spoke with David Kundtz, author of The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going. David says that it’s time for something new – stopping.

The Call to Unite

The past year has been an incredibly challenging time for many people. When going through difficult periods, it’s often easy to focus solely on the negative. But there was so much good that happened during the last year. While the story wasn’t always told, billions of people around the world came together and responded to the crisis with love, care, and compassion. Even though we were ...

Notice of Prospect Park Mayor and Council Meeting Cancellation & Reschedule

April 30, 2021


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, et seq. that the Regular Meeting of the Prospect Park Mayor and Council scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2021, at 6:30PM is cancelled. Be it further advised that said meeting is hereby rescheduled to be held on Monday, June 28, 2021, at ...

Prospect Park Work Session Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised that the scheduled Work Session meeting of the Borough of Prospect Park for Monday, May 3, 2021 has been cancelled.

Copies of this notice were distributed to the Mayor and Council, Officers, Municipal Attorney, emailed to The Record, Herald News, and TAPinto Hawthorne, filed in the office of the Municipal Clerk and posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal ...

We Need to Talk

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation.

I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”.

Who exactly am I supposed to be ...

Out of Touch

I like turning knobs and pushing buttons.

I enjoy the tactile resistance when depressing a raised button which impacts some sort of change under my control. I relish pinching a perfectly sized serrated knob and hearing the music get just the right amount of louder or softer as guided by the exacting twist of my fingertips. I appreciate the flip of simple light switches that snap up or down ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...