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Forest Avenue in Paramus Becomes Home to OBGYN Group

August 5, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – An obstetrics and gynecology practice is moving into 10 Forest Avenue, in the midst of other medical offices, accessible to Route 4, Route 17, Interstate 80 and the Garden State Parkway, according to commercial real estate firm NAI James E. Hanson.

The OBGYN practice, MPV New Jersey MD Services, P.C., signed a lease for 5,599 square feet of medical office space at the ...

Lawsuit Stalls Shake Shack's Plans for Hasbrouck Heights Drive-Thru

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A lawsuit from a local business has halted the development of the proposed Shake Shack drive-thru restaurant in Hasbrouck Heights. 

A legal complaint was filed on February 14, 2022, on behalf of 211 Route 17 LLC, the Starbucks on Route 17 South, against the Hasbrouck Heights Planning/Land Use Board and CR Route 17 NJ, LLC, which is looking to develop the ...

Bada Bing! The Apothecarium Lodi is Now Open!

NEW JERSEY - TerrAscend Corp., a North American cannabis operator, announced the opening of The Apothecarium Lodi, the Company’s third retail location in New Jersey and 27th overall. The dispensary began medical and adult-use sales today, July 26.  

“Built with the state’s first drive-thru, off of Route 17 and I-80, two of the busiest highways in New ...

Optimum to Open New Retail Store in Paramus

PARAMUS, NJ – Optimum will be opening two new stores in New Jersey, one in Paramus and one in Totowa, the first of 10 new stores slated to open in New Jersey as part of the company’s ongoing retail expansion. 

“We are excited to invite customers into our new, interactive Optimum stores in Paramus and Totowa where they can experience our advanced suite of ...

Paramus Beauty School Allegedly Defrauded Students, Failed to Meet Curriculum Requirements for Licensure

PARAMUS, NJ - A beauty school that suddenly closed last December leaving students pounding on the door to get refunds and transcripts, has been charged with defrauding students, according to the state attorney general.

“Students who pursue career education in order to improve their job prospects or to obtain a professional license have every right to expect a return on their ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Top $5 a Gallon for First Time

NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year.

AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for gas is keeping the prices at the pump high.

“People are still fueling up, despite ...


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Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...


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Paramus Summer Food Truck Festival is this Sunday at Paramus Park!

August 10, 2022

Paramus Summer Food Truck Fest is Rolling into Town! Come on out and have some fun!

22 gourmet food trucks, DJ Louis, vendors, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, knocker ball, axe throwing, knockerball, bounce house, slide, games, & so much more!


Current list of trucks: (check back for updates)
• Angry Archies
• Brownie ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

Are You Stuck in a Hole?

Have you ever experienced times when life seemed so hopeless that you felt like you were in a deep, dark hole and no matter how hard you tried or what you did you couldn’t climb out?

I have. I have actually spent a great deal of time in my hole.

Being in that hole is the scariest feeling imaginable. The air is heavy and you feel all alone; there is no one to help plan an escape ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 4, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Rutgers Expert Says Invasive Plants At the Root of Growing Problem

July 31, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –Japanese knotweed and Chinese silver grass may look lovely as accents to your well-coifed yard, but these invasive plants are at the root of a growing problem.

These and other types of foreign plants spread from your garden and end up anywhere and seemingly everywhere - along the Raritan River, for instance – where they disrupt natural communities and wreak havoc ...

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 ...

Given what the United States Supreme Court will take up in the fall in Moore v. Harper, what kind of impact might such a ruling have on New Jersey elections?

The Supreme Court’s conservative right-wing justices have announced that they're taking up in the fall Moore v. Harper, a very important case that could impact state election procedures . Many think our democracy itself may be imperilled.

It's a case that could thoroughly alter the way voters choose presidents, senators and members of Congress. With 2024 just around a ...

Goods Donated in Hawthorne Delivered to Village in War-Torn Ukraine

August 9, 2022

MOVCHANIVKA, UKRAINE - Nearly three dozen large parcels of clothing, military-grade supplies, non-perishable food, and more successfully crossed the Atlantic and Europe to finally arrive in the village of Movchanivka in Ukraine.  The donations were the product of the generosity of Hawthornites and those of neighboring towns who responded to Donna Grofsick's call for aid back in ...

Millburn High School Rising Senior Films Documentary of Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

POLAND - While the rest of us watched our televisions as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 Ukrainians arrived ...

Tips For Getting Auto Loans Online For First-Time Car Buyers

It’s never too early to start thinking about buying a new vehicle. When you do, make sure you’re prepared with our tips and guidelines on everything from auto loan programs to vehicle searches. Our friendly loan professionals are experienced in vehicle lending and can guide you through many of your auto buying considerations.

Greater Alliance can help you find and finance your next ...

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Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer


Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health ...

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson. (Naval Institute Press, 2022)


Cats in the Navy is one of those unusual little gems  that has appeal for several types of people. If you are a cat lover, check! This book is for you! If you enjoy historical photographs, check! You might want a copy of this volume. If someone in your family is in the Navy or has a nautical background, check! ...

Fear of Teeth

It is a particularly hot day at the beach. Another in a string of sweltering afternoons that warrant the understated designation of “heat wave”. My skin feels gooey, a mixture of salty sweat and sunscreen. Flopped on a large beach blanket, a sparse coating of sand makes me feel like a breaded cutlet on an oven rack.

When I can no longer bear the oppressive heat, I scamper ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...