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Central NJ Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

May 13, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced abuse.

Doreen ...

Allegations at Robbinsville Temple Accused of Human Trafficking 'Unfathomable' Says Gov. Murphy

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care. 

Murphy's comments came a day after the FBI executed a court order action at the Temple following a class ...

National Day of Prayer Recognized in Prospect Park with Interfaith Ceremony

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Historically, the borough of Prospect Park has always been a community with a strong sense of faith--from the Dutch Reformed and Baptists of its early days to the myriad of religions which are found in the small but proudly diverse town.

"National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 and Prospect Park is one of the few communities here in northern New Jersey that ...

Glen Rock House of Worship Commemorates Loss of Life in Indianapolis on Eve of National Prayer Day

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Gurudwara hosted an outdoor prayer vigil last evening to commemorate the lives lost and those wounded in the FedEx Indianapolis shooting.

The vigil was well-placed on the eve of National Prayer Day, May 6.

Several speakers from area houses of worship spoke of unity and peace to gatherers who weathered drizzly, windy and cool conditions after 7 p.m.

The ...

Bishop Sweeney Visits St Anthony School in Hawthorne on 1st Anniversary of His Installation

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Most Reverend Kevin J. Sweeney, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson, visited the St. Anthony School in Hawthorne Thursday.  His visit was originally slated to be during Catholic Schools Week, but had to be postponed due to snow.  When he did arrive, it happened by coincidence to align with the first anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.  His ...

St. Anthony's Holds Easter Greet on Diamond Bridge Avenue

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The pandemic which struck New Jersey just over one year ago is continuing, but Easter could be celebrated safely and with a fun spin at St. Anthony's.  With Easter Bunny sightings around town and at churches in Hawthorne, St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church hosted the bunny and their school mascots on the sidewalk along Diamond Bridge Avenue to wave to passers-by and ...

Episcopal Church Condemns Anti-Asian Racism; Rev. Soldwedel of St. Clement’s Calls for Justice

HAWTHORNE, NJ - “As Episcopalians and as Christians, we need to embrace our covenant of baptism and the last commandment, which is to love one another as we were loved,” Reverend Erik Soldwedel told TAPinto Hawthorne.  Soldwedel is the deacon-in-residence at both St. Clement’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Avenue and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church found at the corner of ...

St. James of the Marches in Totowa Ash Wednesday Worship Schedule

TOTOWA, NJ - St. James of the Marches offers five masses on Wednesday Feb. 17 for Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten Season. 

Masses will be offered at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The 9 a.m. mass is a Children's Mass.

All masses will include the imposition of ashes. 

Saint James of the Marches is located at 410 Totowa Rd. Totowa NJ 07512 

Happy Hanukkah from TAPinto

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Although Hanukkah, "The Festival of Lights," is considered a “minor” Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. In 2020, Hanukkah begins in the evening of Dec. 10 and continues through the evening of Dec. 18.

According to, when the Maccabees entered the Temple in Jerusalem to reclaim it from the ...

Get Ready For The St. George Christmas Spectacular

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - St. George Orthodox Church in Little Falls is streaming their annual Christmas show on Facebook Live this season.

On Thursday, December 17th at 7:30 p.m, people can go on the St.George Orthodox Church Little Falls, NJ Facebook page to watch their live show and celebrate Christmas with them from home.

From their page they ‘...will have a performance by our St.George ...


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Summer is the Perfect Time at PCCC, Classes Start June 14 and July 7

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.

Two summer semesters are coming up with a wide range of courses in high-demand career fields including math, biology, technology, business, healthcare and much more.  

Are you a first-time college student? PCCC offers ...

Passaic County Community College Foundation Announces New Partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union

The Passaic County Community College (PCCC) Foundation proudly announces an exciting new partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union (Visions FCU), a New York state-based financial institution that recently established a local branch office and that maintains a commitment to supporting education, the communities they serve, and social justice. 

The partnership was inaugurated last ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

Thank you from Team Lane

Dear Editor,

The members of Team Lane - John Lane, Dominic Mele, Anna Marie Sasso, and Bruce A. Bennett - would like to thank the voters of Hawthorne who took time out from their busy schedules to go to the polls on primary day and make their voices heard. We would particularly like to thank all the residents who gave us their vote of confidence and with it the privilege of representing them ...

Nutley Pride LGBTQ+ Officially Celebrates Pride Month with Town Hall Ceremony

June 16, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley showed up proudly on Thursday evening, June 10 when Nutley Pride LGBTQ+ held its first official Pride Month ceremony on the front lawn of the Nutley Municipal Building at 1 Kennedy Drive. Mayor Mauro G. Tucci read and delivered the township proclamation, signed by four of the five commissioners – Tucci, Joseph P. Scarpelli, Thomas J. Evans and John V. Kelly III, all ...

Get Back to Work and Get a Bonus: Fair Lawn Empress Diner Hosts News Conference

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Empress Diner hosted Congressman Josh Gottheimer supporting his $500 back-to-work bonus plan.

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced support for a new $500 back-to-work bonus, utilizing a portion of the federal COVID-19 relief dollars heading to the State of New Jersey from the American Rescue Plan. Gottheimer proposed a one-time incentive for residents ...

If You Have Nothing Nice to Say

Last week I had lunch with a business colleague, Anna, who owns an interior design company. During our conversation we shared stories about things we experienced during the past year, and we discussed how we were able to keep our companies on track. One of her strategies during the pandemic was to develop a robust social media presence. To achieve her goal, Anna hired her friend’s daughter, ...

Make the Call

A few days ago, I was looking through photos from my childhood and I started reminiscing about family members who have passed or with whom I’ve lost contact. One memory was front and center because it jarred strong emotions within me.

My father’s cousin was a wonderful man who was a high level production executive for the ABC television network. He started as an elevator operator ...

Prospect Park Advertisement for Bids

June 10, 2021





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed bids will be opened, read aloud and available for viewing by the public via live streaming using the web address , by the Borough Administrator in the Borough of Prospect Park, Borough Hall, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508 in the ...

Prospect Park Advertisement for Bids





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed bids will be opened, read aloud, and available for viewing by the public via live streaming using the web address, by the Borough Administrator in the Borough of Prospect Park, Borough Hall, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508 in the ...

And They're Off

The other day China fired three astronauts into space. This occurred just as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he too was shooting himself into outer space.

This got me thinking, how did we get here and where exactly are we going?

So today, as a public service, I give to you:

A Brief History of the Race in Space

October, 1957. The manmade satellite, Sputnik 1, sends the very ...

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

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

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Lincoln of Wayne Continues to Provide Industry-Leading Sales and Service Despite Global Microchip Shortage

June 22, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- Peter Spina, Jr., General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, spoke with TAPintoTV, about the global automotive industry microchip shortage and what the shortage means for Lincoln of Wayne customers. 

“The microchip shortage, or semiconductor shortage, is one of the greatest supply chain shortages our industry has ever faced,” Spina said. Typically, Spina told TAPintoTV, ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...