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"We Should All Stand as One" Chief Richard McAuliffe Highlights Police Department Training, Professionalism

June 4, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Chief of Police Richard McAuliffe released a video address to the borough of Hawthorne on Thursday.  A transcription of his speech is provided here.

Good evening, everyone.

The last few months have been very trying for our community and our country.  Since early March, we've seen the onset of coronavirus and what it can do to our families and loved ones.  ...

Mayor Randy George Addresses George Floyd Protests; Asks NHPD to Investigate Alleged Incident of Racial Harassment

NORTH HALEDON, NJ - On Wednesday, North Haledon Mayor Randy George made a departure from his typical coronavirus-news related messages to the borough to discuss the issues surrounding the death of George Floyd, as well as other related matters.  His letter reads below:

Dear Resident,

This letter will be different from my usual daily letter regarding the pandemic. 

The last few ...

After Running a Red Light, Haledon Police Arrest Passaic Man Allegedly in Possession of Marijuana

HALEDON, NJ - Haledon Quality of LIfe Enforcement Officer Jeffrey Welsh noticed a red Acura with Pennsylvania license plates running through a red light at Burhans Avenue and West Broadway, at 9:51 p.m. on May 20, according to Lieutenant George Guzman, Public Information Officer of the Haledon Police Department.  With the vehicle pulled over, Officer Welsh approached and smelled "a ...

Landscaping Truck Smashes into Emeline Drive House

HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Monday, a Canette Landscaping truck with an attached equipment trailer collided with a silver Honda SUV, crushing its driver's side before careening down a steep embankment, smashing into the rear of a single family house on Emeline Drive.  Reporting to the disaster were elements of the Hawthorne Fire Department, Hawthorne Police Department, Hawthorne EMS, and a rescue ...

Lafayette Avenue Fire Destroys Trees and Bushes, Home Safe

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Early Friday afternoon, the Hawthorne Fire Department and Police responded to a call regarding an outdoor fire at a Lafayette Avenue address.  When they arrived, the source of the fire was not immediately visible, according to sources, and Fire Chief Joseph Speranza issued instructions to check behind the building on Fourth Avenue.

It was there the fire fighters found two ...

Home Owner Hurt as Car Fire Burns in Royal Avenue Driveway

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Onlookers were drawn out when a plume of smoke rose up from Royal Avenue Wednesday evening as a result of a car fire.  When a call at 7:52 p.m. came in, the Fire Department battled the flames of a vehicle parked in a driveway.  The car was enveloped in flames while belching black smoke into the air.  An air conditioner service van was also reportedly ...

Police Break Up Gathering in Prospect Park in Violation of Stay-at-Home Orders

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey State Police Colonel Pat Callahan reported an incident in Prospect Park where police broke up a gathering in violation of the governor's stay-at-home orders with respect to COVID-19.  "Prospect Park had a group of folks who refused to disperse at a gathering," Callahan said, "and one person organizing that was cited."

"The Police ...

Five-Car Crash on Broadway in Fair Lawn Sends 2 to Hospital, Leaves Building Uninhabitable

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Five vehicles were involved in a frightening chain reaction crash Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Broadway eastbound and 30th Street that left one of the vehicles overturned, and another wedged almost completely inside a storefront insurance agency across the street from Warren Point School.

Two crash victims were transported by ambulances to St.


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N. Arlington Water Main Break

PVWC crew is onsite making repairs to a water main break in North Arlington on Beech St between Belleville Turnpike and Exton Ave. Customers in the area may experience poor pressure and/or discolored water while repairs are made.

Valley Road Clifton Water Main Replacement

CLIFTON, NJ -  As part of the Routes 3 and 46 project, an NJDOT contractor will be performing a 12-inch main replacement on Valley Road between Robin Hood Road and St. Philips Drive.

This work is scheduled to start today, May 28, 2020 and will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. There will be no road closures during this period.

Customers should note that there may ...

How Can We Do Better?

There are both too many things to say and nothing to say. I am horrified and yet unsurprised, I am heartbroken for my friends who fear for their children, who have to have “the talk” with their young sons. I am longing for a leader who will work to weave the country back together rather than rip us apart.

I am heartbroken by the violence that has erupted and by the predatory ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world


Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...

The Silver Lining of the Coronavirus Deficits: America Is Willing and Able to Spend

May 7, 2020

You already know that the Coronavirus is causing a deep recession and record budget deficits. 

How bad is it? 

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. is likely to have a deficit of $3.7 trillion in 2020. At the start of this year the deficit was expected to be $1.0 trillion, but because of COVID-19 the U.S. will spend an extra $2.5 trillion, according to JP Morgan ...

Our Kids Need Jobs: Do We Have the Courage to Share?

I started an internship program in Hawthorne in 2017. The program matches local students with local businesses and you can find the details here.

The program is free and the budget is $0. 

I volunteer my time and the Louis Bay 2nd Library provides the space. I collaborate with the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce and the Hawthorne High School, and the program has helped dozens of high ...

Fair Lawn Protesters Peaceful, Get Honks from Motorists

June 5, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Protesters lined River Road displaying signs in support of Black Lives Matter, and other signs referencing George Floyd, the black Minneapolis man slain by a white police officer on May 25, and the focal point of protests to date, both peaceful and violent, throughout the country.

"I wanted to show my support in my community," Liz, a college student who ...

Swedish Company To Lease Old Toys’R’Us Headquarters in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ – Swedish medical device company Getinge has agreed to a lease at the old Toys’R’Us world headquarters in Wayne.  

Many have speculated what would happen to the huge property on the edge of the Point View Reservoir in northern Wayne.  It was mentioned as a possible site for a multi-unit housing development to help fulfil the Township’s affordable ...

Like A Fine Wine, We Get Better with Age! Five Tips to Stay Young at Heart

This week I turn 57 years old. 57 YEARS OLD! Like most other 50-something-year-old individuals, I’m not sure how this happened – it feels like a blink of an eye. One day I’m a college girl, the next a young mother, and now more than one half a century old. How can I be over 50? Most days I feel, think and act like a 25-year-old, so I know it’s only a number. But when that ...

I Bought the Pool

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. Last weekend as I was sitting in my backyard looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt two years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Two 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 ...

Notice of Work Session Meeting Cancellation

May 28, 2020

106 Brown Avenue Prospect Park, NJ 07508

May 28, 2020


Mayor Khairullah
Council President Matari
Councilman Artis
Councilwoman Ortiz
Councilwoman Perez
Councilman Shah
Councilman Zakaria
Denis Murphy, Borough Attorney
Intashan Chowdhury, Borough Administrator
TAPinto Hawthorne, Hawthorne, NJ
The Record, Woodland Park, NJ
Herald News, Woodland Park, ...

Prospect Park Notice on Ordinance No. 2020-04


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 virtually and at the Municipal Building, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, New Jersey on Monday, May 18, 2020.


Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

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TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...