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NJ Gov. Murphy Recognizes May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 2, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy recognized May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a statement issued May 1. 

Official recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea of recognizing Asian Pacific heritage can be traced back to period following the bicentennial ...

Today's Paramus Council Meeting Canceled, New Date to Come

PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council meeting scheduled for Friday, April 30, has been canceled, according to the borough clerk.


Paramus Council Reschedules Meeting to Friday, April 30 at 2pm

PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council abruptly canceled its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 27 and rescheduled it for Friday, April 30.

The council normally meets at 7 p.m. The Friday, April 30 meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. at borough hall, lower level, caucus room, 1 West Jockish Square.

To participate via phone, call 866-390-1828, use Participation Access Code: ...

Paramus Council Meeting Canceled for this Evening

PARAMUS, NJ - The mayor and council meeting scheduled for tonight, April 27 at 7 p.m., has been canceled, according to borough clerk Annemarie Krusznis.

The clerk did not explain the cancelation, which was announced via email at 2:50 p.m.

Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide $10 Million to Support Food Banks in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

This funding will be distributed to seven New Jersey food banks in order to continue providing families with food assistance during the ...

NJ Licenses Now Offer a Gender "X" Option

TRENTON – Motorists now have a new option for their driver's license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) gender options on ...

$10 Million in Grants Available to Child Care Providers Under Legislation Signed by Governor

NEW JERSEY — Child care providers throughout the state can apply for grants under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, provides $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for child care providers in need.

“Child care providers are absolutely critical to New Jersey’s workforce, and the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Glen Rock Opts Out of Marijuana Sale...for Now

GLEN ROCK, NJ — The Borough Council voted unanimously to opt out of marijuana sales, at least for now, citing state regulation on sales will not be announced until August. The governing body agreed to review the matter every 90 days after the state comes out with its regulations.

"I'm in favor of opting out," Mayor Kristine Morieko said at the April 14 virtual council ...

Murphy 'Extremely Optimistic' Biden's Infrastructure Plan Will Provide New Jersey Major Aid 

NEWARK, NJ — A quick look at a map shows that most of New Jersey's highly trafficked train lines lead to Newark. Recognizing this fact, Governor Phil Murphy came to Newark to say that he believes federal funds will soon be flowing to the Garden State through President Joe Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan. 

"Assuming that the infrastructure ...

All US Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff Through Tuesday April 6 to Honor Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol Police

MADISON, NJ —  All US flags will be flown at half-staff through Tuesday, April 6, as per the Presidential Proclamation, honoring the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday.

"Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the U.S. Capitol ...


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May 18 is Registration Deadline to Vote in June 8 Primary

May 7, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Deputy Superintendent of Elections Theresa M. O’Connor issued a notice that Tuesday, May 18 is the last day for residents to register to vote for the June 8 Primary Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before June 8, 2021, and be a resident of New Jersey and ...

Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Announces Promotion of Jason Love to Chief of Detectives

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the promotion of Deputy Chief Jason Love to Chief of Detectives. Chief Love was sworn in during a private ceremony with his family on Monday, May 3.  

In his 25-year career with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief Love has overseen every aspect of the investigative process and spent many years as a ...

2021 Free Community Shred Day

First Commerce Bank will hold a free community shred day on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 530 Piermont Road, in Closter, New Jersey, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Attendees can also bring a non-perishable food donation.

For more information, click here

The Art of Stopping: A Conversation with David Kundtz

Most of us live every day overwhelmed and exhausted. We are always on the go trying to balance work, family, friends, and everything in between. Often it feels like our usual methods of coping no longer work.

I recently spoke with David Kundtz, author of The Art of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going. David says that it’s time for something new – stopping.

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)


My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

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“It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.”

And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down.

The wealthy, philanthropic tech couple sadly announced their union was “irretrievably broken.” I took this to mean they received a critical error message followed by the blue screen of death because their marital ...

We Need to Talk

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation.

I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”.

Who exactly am I supposed to be ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...