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It May Feel as Hot as 104 Degrees in Hillside Thursday, Weather Service Says

August 3, 2022

HILLSIDE, NJ — With heat index values projected between 95 and 104 degrees Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued both a heat advisory and an air quality alert for the region.

The heat advisory remains in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday, and the air quality alert remains in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, according to the Weather Service. The combination ...

Here are Some Tips to Keeping Cool During a Heat Wave

HILLSIDE, NJ - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross:

Stay Cool

Stay indoors, in an air-conditioned space, as much as possible
Wear lightweight, loose ...

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Needs Refrigeration System Upgrades, Asks for Donations

August 9, 2022

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside's Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), the largest anti-hunger, anti-poverty organization in New Jersey, is asking for help to replace the refrigeration systems in its Community Kitchen.

“Without our essential refrigeration units, our struggling neighbors could lose access to the nutritious food they need,” Carlos Rodriguez, President & ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Sydney McLaughlin Wins World Championship, Sets New Record in 400M Hurdles

July 23, 2022

EUGENE, OREGON -- Union Catholic HS track legend and Olympic gold medalist has added another accolade to her already impressive resume: she won her first ever World Championship in the 400M hurdles in a time of 50.68s, breaking her own world record in the process Friday Night in Eugene, Oregon.

McLaughlin blew away the field in finishing ahead of silver medalist Femke Bol ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Businesses Can’t Afford to Miss the Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

August 1, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ — Workers with disabilities were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, losing thousands of jobs in the vulnerable service, production and transportation industries.

From March to April 2020, the number of employed working-age people with disabilities fell by 20% (950,000 people), while the number of employed working-age people without disabilities decreased ...

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