Religions & Spirituality


"We can't allow that to happen" - Murphy Says No to Rabbi's Plans for Catered Weddings

April 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY - When Governor Murphy said stay safe and stay home, he meant it. According to a recent Monmouth University Poll, executive orders restricting certain activities in the state are also widely popular. 

Specifically, 'requiring people to maintain six feet of distance (97% approve / 95% aware) and to wear a face covering in public (95% approve / 95% aware), as ...

Easter Bunny Greets Drive-By Visitors Following St. Anthony Church Mass in Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Rev. Monsignor Raymond Kupke of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Hawthorne hosted a live-streamed Easter Mass Sunday.  Following the service, he invited the families to drive by St. Anthony School to greet the Easter bunny.

Between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., the Easter Bunny waved and greeted passers-by in front of the school, spreading some Easter ...

Bishop Suspends Episcopal Worship Services, Martha's Pantry in Hawthorne to Remain Open

HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to St. Clement's Episcopal Church, all services will be suspended for "at least the next two weeks". 

The Right Reverend Carlye J. Hughes, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, released a letter Friday in which she said, "The risk of COVID-19 infection, the need to keep the public safe, and ensuring the safety of our members all require ...


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Clifton Notch Road Area Water Service Interruption

Passaic Valley Water Commission shut down water service in Clifton on Notch Road between Grove Street and Donnalin Place after NJDOT contractor hit service while digging.

Customers on Notch Rd. between Grove St. and Donnalin Pl will have no water.

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Words to Live By: Be a Pirate

There has been a lot of talk about all the things we’ve missed during this quarantine and there are things that I am sad we have missed, things my daughters cry about but I’ll be honest I am having a hard time focusing on what we’ve lost because there is so much opportunity for hope and for community everywhere we go.

That may sound crazy but I’m going to tell a story ...

Celebrating the Communities We Build

So, you may have noticed I missed a week, which is odd because I had something written, not this but something. My excuse is this – COVID has warped my sense of time, I go to make my Thursday call on Tuesday then on Friday I wonder how I missed Thursday. Holidays have the potential to go unnoticed too – I’m horrible with dates so forgetting my own birthday is fairly easy even in ...

Craig Cayetano, Hawthorne Town Council Candidate for Ward 3 is Calling on Residents to Donate to the Passaic County SPCA

August 14, 2020

Hi everyone,

I’m Craig Cayetano, Council Candidate for Hawthorne Ward 3 asking you to help support the Passaic County SPCA and donate to help continue their efforts to provide to the community. 

During their recent monthly meeting, it was mentioned for an increased need for more cat food donations. They’ve had a lot of requests by families for their Pet Pantry services ...

Councilman Sciarra Encourages Residents to Make Use of Louis Bay 2nd Library

Hi, I’m Councilman Mike Sciarra. 

Reading a good book is a great way to escape and is excellent for your mental health.  Our library offers many programs for children and adults.  Daily and bedtime stories as well as take home craft project for the kids.  

Many online programs and curbside book pick up for adults.  Free books and movies are always out ...

Following Trump Move to Cut Response Time Paterson, Passaic County Officials Continue Push for Complete Count

August 9, 2020

PATERSON, NJ – After the U.S. Census Bureau announced plans to end its count a month earlier than expected, local and county officials are making a push to ensure the area’s hard-to-reach groups are represented.

The count will now end on Sept. 30 and the bureau will end all surveying efforts, including door-knocking and collecting responses over the phone, online and by mail, ...

House of Horrors: Over 60 Small Dogs Rescued from "Nightmare Conditions" in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It was a described as a nightmare in the Belford section of Middletown last week as over 60 small dogs were rescued from absolutely horrific conditions. The rescue occurred after a call was received on the Monmouth County SPCA cruelty hotline, according to a representative: "The call came in from a person who turned out to be a family member of the owner ...

How Will You Remember 2020? Tips to Rewrite the Narrative

Yesterday, as I was driving in my car, my mind started to wander, as it usually does, and I pictured a day in the future when I will be sitting with my grandchild reminiscing about the pandemic of 2020. As I envisioned that encounter, my mind immediately shifted to my grandmother, who for most of my life, brought every conversation back to her experience during the Great Depression.

When ...

What Makes You Happy? Four Ways to Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

There is a pervasive myth that we can be happy when we achieve (fill in the blank).

Special Notice Regarding the Format of the August 17 2020 Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of Prospect Park

August 13, 2020



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that due to the public health emergency in the State of New Jersey, as declared in Executive Order 103, the Borough will be altering its normal meeting procedures for its regularly scheduled Mayor and ...

Prospect Park Boro Ordinance Statements and Summaries




The bond ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, has been finally adopted by the Borough of Prospect Park, in the County of Passaic, State of New Jersey on July 20, 2020 and the 20 day period of limitation within which a suit, action or ...

The Beat Goes On

"In matters of the heart it is always better to want something you don't have than to have something you don't want."
~ Patti LaBelle

Something Old

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially wearing a mask. Especially from six feet away.

My daughter, after weathering separation from her first real love while away at school, discovered that their virtual relationship apart ...

Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

NJ Comedian John Poveromo Stars in Duppet, a Short Film About Depression

August 13, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, recently spoke with Comedian and Writer John Poveromo, about his latest project, a short film he co-wrote and stars in called Duppet. 

Poveromo and Brodeur spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the ...

To Mask or Not to Mask: NJ Psychologist on Why People Choose Sides During Stressful Times

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical Psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf joined TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to discuss why some people are not wearing masks, despite evidence showing that it is in the public good. 

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, after being featured several times on TAPintoTV via Zoom. East Main’s ...