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Car Crashes into Ridgewood Whole Foods Entrance

March 28, 2023

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - A 2018 Audi SUV crashed into the Whole Foods on Godwin Avenue in Ridgewood Tuesday afternoon. The driver was injured and transported to The Valley Hospital for treatment.

Ridgewood Police, Fire and Emergency Services responded, as well as the building inspector to evaluate the site of the crash. The entrance to Whole Foods sustained moderate structural damage. No ...

17-Year-Old Injured in Crash on Mulberry Place in Ridgewood

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The 17-year-old male driver of a Honda CR-V was injured when his car crashed into a tree on Mulberry Place in Ridgewood Wednesday morning. He was transported to The Valley Hospital for care following the incident in which airbags deployed.

Ridgewood Police, Fire and Emergency Services responded to the crash, and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

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Preparing for the Nabisco Tower Implosion: What We Know Right Now

March 28, 2023

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough is stressing the "general public" should stay away from the Nabisco implosion area along Route 208 on the day of the planned implosion, Saturday, April 15 at 8 a.m.

The borough set up a phone number, 201-794-5366, with a message recorded by Borough Manager Jim Van Kruiningen.

In that message, Van Kruiningen said there will be a designated ...

Hawthorne Green Team Flying High After First Bird Walk of Season

HAWTHORNE, NJ - It was the first bird walk of the season for the Green Team and Environmental Commission members yesterday, March 26, when the weather cooperated, along with the birds at Eight Acre Woods.

"We had 17 participants and saw 19 species of birds," said Holly Cowen, member of the Hawthorne Green Team and a commissioner on the Hawthorne Environmental ...

Bergen County to Begin Sports Court Improvements in County Parks

March 27, 2023

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Bergen County will begin "sport court" improvements at three county parks to improve access to tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts. The three parks undergoing improvements will be Wood Dale County Park in Woodcliff Lake, Samuel Nelkin County Park in Wallington, and Saddle River County Park in Rochelle Park.  The projects were approved by the Bergen ...

Paramus Baseball Is Looking To Stand Up To Tough Competition This Spring

March 26, 2023

PARAMUS, NJ - Sure, the Paramus High School baseball program will face a steady stream of challenging opponents on the field this spring.

But, be assured that the preparations the Spartans made during preseason training (practices and scrimmages) have them ready for the competition.

Paramus is set to open the regular season with a home game versus Paterson Eastside.

“We want ...

Columbia Bank Reassures Customers Their "Money is Safe"

March 17, 2023

FAIR LAWN, NJ - With recent worries about the banking industry, including whether your money in area banks is safe, Fair Lawn-based Columbia Bank is reassuring its customers "your money is safe."

“Columbia Bank has been in existence for over 95 years and has navigated a variety of economic conditions, alongside building strong relationships with clients,” said Irene ...

Bergen County Sheriff's Office Receives Funds to Combat Gun Violence

March 28, 2023

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - The Bergen County Sheriff's Office is one of 20 law enforcement agencies across New Jersey that received a state grant to acquire and expand technology to combat gun violence.

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Friday that the Department of Law and Public Safety awarded grants totaling $7 million. The Bergen County ...

Paramus Police Participate in Roundtable Discussing Rise in Burglaries, Auto Theft Across North Jersey

March 24, 2023

PARAMUS, NJ - The borough's police chief and several of his officers attended a roundtable discussion with local and federal law enforcement that focused on the rise in burglaries and auto theft across northern New Jersey.

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted the event on March 22.

Law enforcement officials, including Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg, talked about crime ...

Joyriding Teens Arrested for Stealing Car and Crashing into a Paramus Police Patrol Car

PARAMUS, NJ - Three Newark juveniles were arrested yesterday after being discovered in the act of stealing a car, according to police, and crashing it into a police patrol car.

Police arrested three males, ages 17, 16 and 15 years old, all of Newark, for charges, including, possession of a stolen vehicle, joyriding, eluding police and aggravated assault on a police officer.

On ...

Glen Rock League of Women Voters Raises Funds for 'Just the Pill' in Honor of Women’s History Month

March 23, 2023

GLEN ROCK, NJ - In honor of Women's History Month, the League of Women Voters of Glen Rock is raising funds for 'Just the Pill,' a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people access FDA-approved abortion medications, as well as abortion procedures through mobile clinics.

"The idea came from our Reproductive Justice committee, headed by Laura Occhipinti," said ...

Paramus Recreation Teams Win Big

March 29, 2023

PARAMUS, NJ - The borough's recreation winter teams were celebrated at the March 28 Council meeting.

Mayor Christopher DiPiazza handed out more than 100 certificates to young athletes who performed well this winter sport season.

2023 Election Policies at TAPinto

March 30, 2023

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Valley Recognized for Best Practices in Respiratory Care

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Valley Hospital has been recognized with the 2023-2024 American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Apex Recognition Award for its continued best practices and promotion of patient safety in respiratory care.

Valley’s respiratory therapy team was one of only 29 recipients across the United States for this year’s recognition.

“Valley is once again ...

Healthgrades Names The Valley Hospital a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ Recipient

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - The Valley Hospital is proud to announce that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Valley among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. Earlier this year, The Valley Hospital was also named ...

Valley Health System to Host Cardiac Screening Event for Cancer Survivors

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Valley Health System is hosting a cardiac screening event for individuals 18 and older who have been treated for cancer or are currently undergoing treatment. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Valley’s Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion, located at One Valley Health Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.

Valley’s Cardio-Oncology Program ...

Blessed to Be Alive: Connect the Dots

I’m often amazed at people who feel they are more important than others. Those who believe that their wealth, status, or whatever circumstance they create in their mind, entitles them to special treatment or reverence that others do not receive. These people tend to treat others in a subservient manner.

For those who feel inferior to others, remember that we all are precious dots – ...

Frozen Fruit Sold at NJ Trader Joe's Recalled for Hepatitis A Exposure

March 19, 2023

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Friday an investigation into an outbreak of Hepatitis A found in frozen strawberries and fruit blends.

These frozen berries are sold in New Jersey in bags of Organic Tropical Fruit Blends at Trader Joe's stores as well as other retailers around the country.

The FDA and CDC ...

Understanding Plant Tags & Seed Packets to Increase Your Gardening Success

March 20, 2023

NUTLEY, NJ - Gardening is a wonderful way to grow your own food and create a beautiful landscape. Proper plant selection can help you make wise purchases when visiting the garden center or ordering plants online.

Much of the information you need to know can be found on plant tags and seed packets. Understanding this information can help you select plants suited to the growing conditions in ...

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Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand. CHB Media, 2023.


The year is 1966. Picture a girl, 15 years of age with black hair, parted in the middle, tumbling to her waist. Today she is to meet a young man who is in college already, studying mathematics. She does not realize that this brilliant and very funny fellow will have a profound and enduring impact on her life. She is too ...

Gone Tomorrow

One thing you can say about Ludwig van Beethoven, he had good hair.

Even measured against the millennium’s most esteemed and highly coiffed musical icons—80’s hair bands—Beethoven’s luxurious locks have long been revered. His natural and carefree flow made young girls swoon and envious dandies yearn for blow dryers that would not be invented for another 100 ...

TAPinto Journalists Recognized for Excellence by The Center for Cooperative Media

ISELIN, NJ — TAPinto journalists were recently honored by The Center for Cooperative Media with NJ News Commons Excellence in NJ Local News Awards.

"Thank you to the Center For Cooperative Media for recognizing the outstanding local journalism being produced here in New Jersey," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "Congratulations to all the winners including our ...

2023 Election Policies at TAPinto

March 30, 2023

The following are marketing options available to all candidates for the 2023 elections.  To discuss marketing on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher or click here. 

Site Advertising:

Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels desktop, 320 x 100 pixels mobile):  $700 per month or $250 per week per TAPinto site

Bullseye (300 x 250 pixels):  $500 ...