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Paramus BOE Candidates Announced: 6 Individuals for 3 Seats

July 26, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - Six individuals are on the Board of Education ballot for the November 8 election, according to the unofficial tally of the Bergen County Office of Elections. The deadline to submit an application to run for the board was due by 4 p.m., July 25.

There are three open seats on the 9-member board. Each term is three years.

Patricia Kim, Lisa Cassesa and Keri Greene, all ...

Sales Tax Holiday for School Supplies Will Help Paramus Parents Save Money This Summer

PARAMUS, NJ – Most kids probably aren’t ready to think about school supplies yet, but many local retailers already have shelves full of back-to-school necessities. This year, families will get to save some money as the State has announced a tax holiday for school supplies purchased from August 27 to September 5. The tax holiday applies to many school necessities bought ...

Paramus High School Alumni Association Awards its First Ken Tashian Memorial Scholarships

PARAMUS, NJ –The Paramus High School Alumni Association has awarded its first scholarships in memory of Ken Tashian (PHS Class of 1964) this year, to Omayma Jabara and Isabella Fernandes.

The graduates were selected demonstrating leadership and service to the high school and wider Paramus community. Stan Cohen, president of the Association, represented the organization at the ...

Bergen Community College Students Earn Top Honors in Science Competition

PARAMUS, NJ - A team of Bergen Community College students earned first place in a science competition.

“Taking first place is definitely a fantastic feeling, but it couldn’t have been done without the research team that works at Bergen,” Bergen Community College student winner Roee Shalom said.

Shalom of Fair Lawn, along with fellow students Tyler Jacobs, of ...

Paramus's Class of 2023 Won't Need Proficiency Test to Graduate Under New Law

TRENTON, NJ --  After two tough years of remote, hyrbrid or in-person classes, New Jersey's High School Class of 2023 will not be required to take the Graduation Proficiency Assessment test as a requirement of graduation under a law recently signed by Governor Murphy. 

Lawmakers who sponsored the new law cited the effects of the pandemic on education for the last two years ...

Paramus's Bergen County Technical School Fellow Graduates Through JerseyCAN Program

PARAMUS, NJ - In a graduation Bergen County Technical Schools ceremony on June 4, JerseyCAN, a nonprofit advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, celebrated the graduation of the 2021-2022 New Jersey Teacher Leader Policy Fellows. 

This year’s graduating class included Ahlam Yassin a teacher at Applied Technology High School in the Bergen County Technical ...

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Tue, August 16, 10:00 AM

Central Office - 1st Floor Cafe, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teacher Job Fair On ...

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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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, August 11, 7:00 PM

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Pool Commission Meeting

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Thu, August 11, 7:30 PM

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(Meeting Canceled) Board of Adjustment Meeting

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Thu, August 11, 7:30 PM

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Board of Adjustment Meeting

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 ...