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Thanksgiving Week Forecast for Paramus includes Sunny Thanksgiving Day, Sunny Saturday for Festivities

November 22, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast for Thanksgiving week seems to favor everyone's plan to shop local ahead of the Big Dinner and during Small Business Saturday. On Friday, there is a small chance of rain in the early part of the day.

For everyone doing last minute grocery shopping, or getting an early start on the shop local season, Tuesday and Wednesday of ...

Shopping Tips for this Holiday Season of Giving

November 26, 2021

 As Thanksgiving passes, and Jingle Bells starts playing on the radio, the holiday shopping season is upon us.

A recent WalletHub study dove into the tendencies of holiday shopping:

Macy’s, JCPenney, and Belk are 2021’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday, offering an average discount of at least 56.7%.
Around 11% of items at major retailers will be more expensive ...

Smile Care Dental Group Opens a Multispecialty Dental Care Center on Forest Avenue

PARAMUS, NJ - Smile Care Dental Group has opened a multi-specialty dental care center on Forest Avenue after suffering Hurricane Ida woes at their Clifton office late this summer.

On November 13, Smile Care Dental Group hosted their grand opening event with A1 Staffing & Event Planning for patients, friends and family. Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera helped cut the ...

Paramus Police Organization Gets Matching Grant for 'Giving Tuesday' Drive

November 19, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ – Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is getting an extra boost this Giving Tuesday by partnering with Colliers Engineering & Design, who will match donations. The donations will be used to assist in L.E.A.D.’s effort to educate school children in Paramus on the dangers of drugs in their communities. 

“We are thrilled to be ...

Rochelle Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Fair Lawn Attorney

November 26, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A Rochelle Park man was arrested for attempting to kill a 79-year-old man at a Plaza Road business, according to police.

Mohammad Ramadan, 34, "attempted to kill" the man, "with a wooden baton," police said, on Tuesday, November 23 at approximately 2:44 p.m. The address of the alleged crime is listed as 0-99 Plaza Road, which is Levine Law Firm. It's not ...

Secret Donor Provides 10 Thanksgiving Turkeys for Area Residents in Need

November 24, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Ten Hawthorne families will be able to give thanks for a turkey at their dinner table because of the generosity of a fellow Hawthorne resident.

The mystery person provided a donation to Martha’s Pantry at St. Clements Episcopal Church to distribute turkeys to families who might be in need.

“We had a person here in town who gave us vouchers for Hawthorne residents ...

Former Paramus Student Athletes Excelled In Collegiate Sports This Fall

November 23, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - Let’s take a glance at local student athletes who competed in collegiate sports this fall season, right here in the Garden State. This is the first installation.

Ashley Linares (Paramus Catholic High School) is a junior for the Felician University (Rutherford) women’s cross-country squad this season. Linares placed first at the Philadelphia Metropolitan Championships ...

Paramus Golf Commission Meeting Rescheduled to Dec. 14

November 17, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - The Paramus Golf Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 7 has been canceled and rescheduled to Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Paramus Golf Course, 314 Paramus Road.

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Spencer Savings Bank Closes On Merger With Mariner’s Bank

November 20, 2021

Spencer Savings Bank, SLA today announced the closing of its merger with Edgewater-based Mariner’s Bank in an all-cash transaction.  

With this merger, Spencer added six full-service branch offices to its existing 20 financial centers located throughout New Jersey. The Mariner’s Bank locations are concentrated in Bergen County where Spencer was originally founded and ...

CFBNJ's 21st Annual Turkey Drive to Provide for New Jersey Neighbors in Need

HILLSIDE, NJ — Though food insecurity has declined from where it was at the height of the pandemic, participation in charitable food assistance remains elevated, with many turning to food banks and pantries for help getting holiday meals. To ensure that every family has what they need for a happy Thanksgiving, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Stay Inspired and Motivated

As entrepreneurs, many women are running companies. And while they are tasked with that job, they may also be caring for their family or loved ones. Woman are constantly juggling their commitments and responsibilities, which can make it challenging to find a balance and stay motivated. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, and often difficult to maintain the course and keep moving forward.

I ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

All About the Thanksgiving Side Dish Green Bean Casserole

NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

Some other facts about green bean casserole to share around the ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, November 28, 10:00 AM

Paramus High School, Paramus

Thanksgiving Craft Show at Paramus High school

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, November 28, 12:00 PM

Garden State Model Railway Club, North Haledon

63rd Annual Model Train Show

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, November 29, 7:00 PM




Below Freezing Temperatures Triggers Code Blue Warning for Bergen County

November 26, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ - We're about to get below-freezing temperatures over the next several nights, according to the National Weather Service, and this has triggered a code blue notification for Bergen and other counties throughout the state, according to 211, a system throughout the United States devoted to connecting people in need to the resources that can help.

The code blue ...

Full Criminal Report Against Jamie Moore, Mother of 14-Year-Old JaShyah Moore

November 24, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ - We're learning more about the accusations against an East Orange mother, charged with two counts of child endangerment, following the disappearance of her teenage daughter.  14-year-old JaShyah Moore was found two weeks after she was reported missing in Harlem, after running away from her East Orange home.  Prosecutors later charged her mother, 40-year-old ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Fall 2021

Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Our commitment to the safety of our patients and team members has ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).


The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...

A View With a Room

VRBO Listing #603
International Space Station

Nestled 254 miles from earth just outside the Kármán line, this newly renovated, solar-powered space module is the perfect adventure getaway. Updates include state-of-the-art porta potty suction units, refurbished airlock chambers, exercise gym, computers, blinking lights, and plenty of hallway storage. A cozy 360 degree cupola for ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...