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Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Paramus Parents Need to Know

May 14, 2021

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

Bergen County Offers Regional Mobile Testing and Vaccines, and Weekly Testing

HACKENSACK, NJ – The County of Bergen is teaming up with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to host five regional mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations for the month of May. The collaborative effort brings equitable vaccine access to communities across Bergen County.

Tuesday, May 11 – Overpeck County Park, 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Accepts $100K Donation for Emergency Department Expansion

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Foundation delighted in its first major gift donation of $100,000 from foundation trustee Robert Brown in support of expanding services and enhancing the facilities at the Medical Center.

"This is important to me as a dad," Brown said at the ceremonial announcement on May 5.

Brown said having to visit the hospital can be uncertain and scary, ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Over 6.6 Million Vaccines Administered in New Jersey as of Monday, April 26

NEW JERSEY - As of Monday, New Jersey has administered more than 6,661,861 vaccine doses, (4,091,234 with at least one dose and 2,819,226 fully vaccinated people).  In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 459,286 doses of vaccines have been administered. 

All New Jerseyans over 16 years of age are no eligible for a ...

New Bridge Medical Center Presents Creating a Vibe to Heal 5K

Creating a VIBE to Heal 5K

PARAMUS, NJ - Did you know that one in five Americans will experience a mental health condition in a given year? Mental Illness is prevalent through our society — chances are that if you don’t have a mental illness, you know someone who does.

A mental health crisis can happen to anyone and yet, there is often stigma associated with it.

We hope ...

A Hopeful Treatment is COVID-19’s ‘Silver Lining’

As deaths mounted, there were few options to deal with COVID-19. One treatment appears to be working, but must be taken in time.

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

Clinical treatments for COVID-19 ...

Lost Your Vaccine Card? Here's What You Do

NEW JERSEY – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card? 

Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) at 

Once on ...

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine on Hold; Local Doc Said Don't Be "Anxious" but Be "Mindful"

PARAMUS, NJ - It's been halted for the moment, but Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer said the Johnson & Johnson shot is nothing to be "anxious" about, although those who have received it recently need to be "mindful" of side effects.

"The shot has been halted by the CDC and FDA pending more data," said Bergen New Bridge Medical ...

Gov. Murphy, First Lady Get Their First COVID Vaccination; NJ Has Now Distributed 5 Million Doses

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy, joined the over 5 million New Jersey residents who have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. Early Friday, he and his wife, Tammy, were vaccinated at a mega-site in Atlantic City. Both received the Pfizer vaccination.

"Today, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine," Murphy said. "When vaccine ...


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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 ...

Are You Teaching Others How to Treat You?

A few weeks ago I was having dinner with a group of women when one of the ladies remarked, “My ex-husband’s new girlfriend is a demanding bitch, and he’s jumping through hoops for her.”

I joined in with the group’s resounding “halleluja … amen sister!,” but when the evening ended, and after I returned home, I began to ruminate about what my ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

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 ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

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 ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

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 ...