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NJ Dept. of Health Reports 243 Monkeypox Cases, 25 in Bergen County

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Friday, Aug. 5. In Bergen County, there are 25 cases as of Monday morning. 

County by county, there are 73 cases in Hudson County, 50 cases in Essex County, 25 cases in Bergen County, 24 in ...

Heat Advisory Issued for Paramus Area Through 8pm Tuesday

PARAMUS, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 9.

The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime temperatures to reach the mid-90s. 

According to the National Weather service, there ...

NJ DEP Issues Air Quality Alert for Paramus Area Through Friday at 8pm

BERGEN COUNTY - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.

The Air Quality Alert, also called an "Air Quality Action Day" means ...

Rutgers Scientists Ask Paramus Residents and Visitors to Send in Their Ticks

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, recently launched ‘New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!’, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens they find to help track tick populations and help prevent tick-borne ...

Recall Alert: Tony Hawk Silver Helmets Sold at Walmart Recalled

Tony Hawk Silver Helmets, sold exclusively at Walmart have been recalled, announced the Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the commission, the multi-purpose helmets have been recalled due to risk of head injury.

The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability and retention system requirements of the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The ...

Scholastic Look Touch Book Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Scholastic is recalling Shake Look Touch Books due to a choking hazard, announced the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  According to the commission, the pom poms on the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The recall was initiated July 7, 2022.

Scholastic toll-free at 888-724-1872 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, online ...

Rutgers to Play Crucial Role in Upcoming National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is preparing to play a pivotal role in New Jersey’s rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number later this month.

The 988 hotline will work similar to how the 911 hotline currently works and will serve as an alternative to calling the three-digital hotline or law enforcement for mental health crisis situations.

People experiencing ...

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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 ...