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NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

September 23, 2020

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

Buried Vehicle Found on Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex Site

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A construction crew from EUC Corporation made quite an unexpected discovery when they found a vehicle buried in the ground at the new Municipal Complex site in Berkeley Heights.

EUC was preparing the site for paving on Monday when their heavy equipment went over an area that felt uneven. They dug to make sure there wasn't anything problematic and found ...

Gov. Murphy Commemorates Former West Orange Coach Joe Suriano

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy remembered beloved West Orange High School Coach and teacher Joe Suriano in a broadcasted touching tribute on Sept. 18.

Suriano retired on Jan. 29, 2015 as teachers and staff lined the halls of West Orange High School. A scholarship in his name was founded in 2016 and will continue to provide funds for graduating WOHS seniors for years to ...

Passaic Valley High School Board Of Education Addresses Closure Of Facility

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Over 135 parents, teachers and community members took part in the live-streamed broadcast of the Passaic Valley High School’s (PVHS) Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.

During public discussion, the main topic was the closure of the high school due to three reported cases of COVID-19. On Sept. 21, the school closed after the notification that several ...

NJ fights new flare-ups as CDC yanks COVID advisory

Health commissioner, others concerned about Lakewood

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“It scares me.” Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles says, he feels scared because Ocean and Monmouth counties logged more than 730 ...

NJ fights new flare-ups as CDC yanks COVID advisory

September 23, 2020

Health commissioner, others concerned about Lakewood

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 njspotlight.com.

“It scares me.” Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles says, he feels scared because Ocean and Monmouth counties logged more than 730 ...

Gov. Murphy to Host Virtual Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that he will be holding a live virtual conversation with one of the nation's leading experts on COVID-19 (coronavirus) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. 

There have been more than 200,000 cases of coronavirus reported in New Jersey. More than 14,000 New Jerseyan ...

Be Alert for ‘Pandemic Fatigue’ Says Health Commissioner As NJ Passes 200K Coronavirus Cases

NEW JERSEY — Referring to the coronavirus as a marathon, rather than a sprint, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli wants residents to be wary of “pandemic fatigue.”

As New Jersey passes 200,000 coronavirus cases Monday, she said the COVID-19 has forced many families to confront financial hardship, grief due to loss, uncertainty, isolation and ...

Gov. Murphy: COVID-19 Update, Travel Advisory, and Voter Registration

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy and safe, and can be done online.

COVID-19

Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive cases, for a cumulative total of 200,580. There are also seven new confirmed COVID-19 deaths, ...

New Jersey budget will see more tax increases, more borrowing

Lawmakers push plan that borrows more than Gov. Phil Murphy wanted. Votes planned for Tuesday

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State lawmakers are planning to send Gov. Phil Murphy a budget bill later this week that ...

This is how Murphy’s budget allocates $2.4 billion in federal COVID funding

Some lawmakers and state-funded organizations worry what will happen when that money is gone.

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For six months the coronavirus pandemic has loomed large over New Jersey, taking an enormous ...

Passaic Valley High School Board Of Education Addresses Closure Of Facility

September 23, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Over 135 parents, teachers and community members took part in the live-streamed broadcast of the Passaic Valley High School’s (PVHS) Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.

During public discussion, the main topic was the closure of the high school due to three reported cases of COVID-19. On Sept. 21, the school closed after the notification that several ...

Learning pods create classroom feel for remote students

In place of a classroom, some families are forming small learning groups, providing the social support many kids are missing

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Like so many kids in New Jersey, Eliana Krieger is learning ...

As more teachers stay out of classrooms, schools struggle to find substitutes

Many teachers are retiring, asking for leave or not wanting to go to schools in person amid COVID-19 fears

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There’s been a shortage of substitute teachers for years, but the ...

Paterson Poetry Festival Announces 2-Day Lineup for October 3-4

September 20, 2020

The 3rd annual Paterson Poetry Festival is set to be held again at the Historic Passaic County Courthouse.

Festival goers will be practicing their first amendment rights using the courthouse stairs as a stage.

The two-day event, will begin with Volume I on Saturday October 3, and continue with Volume II Sunday October 4. The festival will run from 10 AM - 6 PM on both ...

Sign Up Today for Totowa's Second Annual Turkey Trot

TOTOWA, NJ - Residents are invited to work up an appetite before the big day at Totowa's Second Annual Turkey Trot. 

Taking place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot is a true community event, with everyone welcome. Runners, families, friends - even the stroller crowd are invited to be a part of this new tradition. 

It's all taking place Nov. 22, 2020 with a ...

GIVEN CIRCUMSTANCE: Mile Square Theatre Offering Up Series of New Plays in the Virtual World

HOBOKEN, NJ - Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County, NJ’s premiere professional theatre, has commissioned seven new plays written specifically for the Zoom format. The four-part series begins September 18, and runs every weekend through October 11. The series begins with Lia Romeo’s charming, deeply heartfelt play Sitting and Talking, which follows a man and woman in their 60s as they ...

400 Kente Face Masks Help Camden PD Teach Important Lesson

September 20, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — Both a history lesson and a lesson in safety.

The Camden County Council for Young Children (CCCYC) on Thursday gifted the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) 400 children’s face masks and copies of “My Kente Mask.”

The book, by authors Dr. Juanita White and her husband George H. White, III, share the Ghanaian origins of kente cloth - retrofitted into ...

Camden Police Tackle Surge of Drug Overdoses Amid Pandemic

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden police officers have spent several weeks canvassing city neighborhoods to share information about resources for those dealing with drug addiction.

As part of "Operation Helping Hand," officers - wearing face masks and socially distancing - have placed door hangers for residents to know they can seek help for themselves or for loved ones.

The program ...

Victims in Sunday Morning's Shooting in New Brunswick Identified

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Authorities have identified the victims of Sunday morning’s shooting on Delafield Street.

Anthony Robinson 23, of New Brunswick, and Lionel Macauley, 28, of Franklin, have been identified as the two male victims who were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and died from the injuries they sustained in the shooting, according to Middlesex County ...

Gov. Murphy Commemorates Former West Orange Coach Joe Suriano

September 23, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy remembered beloved West Orange High School Coach and teacher Joe Suriano in a broadcasted touching tribute on Sept. 18.

Suriano retired on Jan. 29, 2015 as teachers and staff lined the halls of West Orange High School. A scholarship in his name was founded in 2016 and will continue to provide funds for graduating WOHS seniors for years to ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 20 Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day.

Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other fish are available. Many anglers are already getting their gear ready for the fall run.

Sign Up Today for Totowa's Second Annual Turkey Trot

TOTOWA, NJ - Residents are invited to work up an appetite before the big day at Totowa's Second Annual Turkey Trot. 

Taking place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot is a true community event, with everyone welcome. Runners, families, friends - even the stroller crowd are invited to be a part of this new tradition. 

It's all taking place Nov. 22, 2020 with a ...

September 22 Travel Update from Governor Murphy; 1 New State Added, 4 States Re-Added

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy has updated the travel advisory.. As of Tuesday, September 22 the Governor has added Wyoming and re-added Rhode Island, Nevada, Minnesota, and Arizona.

Visitors coming from the following states and jurisdictions must quarantine for 14 days:

Alabama (added 6/24/20)
Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)
Arizona (re-added 9/22/20)
Arkansas (added ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 20 Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day.

Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other fish are available. Many anglers are already getting their gear ready for the fall run.

Belmar Beach Revenues Roll In at $4.9 Million, Surpassing 400,000 Badges Sold During Summer of 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar raked in more than $4.9 million in beach access revenues this season — selling nearly 105,000 more beach badges over the previous year.

While revenues reflected a nearly 39 percent increase over 2019 total sales of nearly $3.56 million, there was a 35 percent increase in the total number of badges sold — 405,104 seasonal, daily and senior/disability tags, ...

Fundraiser is Chance at a Cure for 15-Year Old NJ Girl

September 18, 2020

CLARK, NJ - Concerned family, friends and neighbors are calling out to the community and beyond to consider helping a Clark family.   Julia Morreale, a 15-year-old Clark student has been fighting cancer and is in need of a bone marrow transplant according to a Go Fund Me Page set up to help her family.  Morreale would be the first-ever heart transplant recipient to undergo a ...

$2.35 Million Grant for Lawyers and Counselors Who Help Tenants Facing Eviction

The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), a non-profit organization created to address the health and economic crisis in New Jersey caused by the coronavirus pandemic, is providing $2.35 million for critically needed free legal and counseling services to thousands of people and families facing eviction.

The NJPRF’s Housing Stability Project grant will allow two leading organizations ...

Audible Launches Global Center for Urban Development

NEWARK, NJ — Audible, the world’s largest provider of audiobooks, is launching a new initiative focused on advancing equality, racial justice and economic empowerment, and has hired Aisha Glover, President and CEO of Newark Alliance as vice president of Urban Innovation, according to the company. 

Glover will step down from her CEO position at the Newark Alliance ...

Menendez Champions Bill to Support Restaurant Recovery

September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez announced last week that he has cosponsored the Restaurants Act, legislation that would provide $120 billion in federal relief for local food service, drinking establishments, and caterers that have suffered financial losses due to COVID-19.  

Funding through the grant program will be calculated based on revenue losses between 2019 and 2020 ...

Garden State’s farmers struggle with impact of COVID-19 on agricultural industry

Those that sold to supermarkets fared better than those that relied on restaurants and schools

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Third-generation farmer Eric Hensel says in March he took what he was growing in his ...

Working Moms' Careers May Be in Jeopardy After School Districts Implement Their 'New Normal'

HAWTHORNE & NORTH HALEDON, NJ - School districts statewide have implemented their version of the 'new normal' this September. Governor Phil Murphy signed executive order 175 on August 13, 2020, stating, "School districts that resume partial or full-time in-person instruction shall permit students to engage in full-time remote learning upon the request of a parent or guardian, ...

Menendez Champions Bill to Support Restaurant Recovery

September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez announced last week that he has cosponsored the Restaurants Act, legislation that would provide $120 billion in federal relief for local food service, drinking establishments, and caterers that have suffered financial losses due to COVID-19.  

Funding through the grant program will be calculated based on revenue losses between 2019 and 2020 ...

Garden State’s farmers struggle with impact of COVID-19 on agricultural industry

Those that sold to supermarkets fared better than those that relied on restaurants and schools

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 njspotlight.com.

Third-generation farmer Eric Hensel says in March he took what he was growing in his ...

Dip Recipes Just in Time for Labor Day Courtesy of Morristown Hospital

With plenty of fresh-from-the farm fruits and vegetables around in the summer, dips are the way to go. Nutrition experts at Atlantic Health System offer two recipes below: one for veggies and the other for fruit. Grab a cooler or some ice, and you can take them both along to the pool or beach.

CREAM CHEESE MOUSSE GREEK DIP

The scallions and pepper might surprise you, but give this treat a ...

TAPinto Fall Lawn Care Tips

September 22, 2020

As summer transitions into fall, it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress. Let the weather and the condition of your lawn help you develop a plan suited to your landscape.

Continue mowing actively growing lawns. Mow high, leaving cool season grasses like bluegrass and fescues at least 2 ½ preferably 3 ½ inches tall after cutting. Warm season grasses like ...

Fall Lawn Care Tips

As summer transitions into fall, it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress. Let the weather and the condition of your lawn help you develop a plan suited to your landscape.

Continue mowing actively growing lawns. Mow high, leaving cool season grasses like bluegrass and fescues at least 2 ½ preferably 3 ½ inches tall after cutting. Warm season grasses like ...

Upgrade Your Yard for New Jersey Wildlife

NEW JERSEY — With all the extra time at home lately, lots of New Jerseyans are trading travel plans for house projects, starting gardens, and finding ways to make our yards a little more cozy, colorful, and self-sufficient. The right kind of landscaping — including utilizing native plants and knowing which plants are invasive — can also make a better home for ...

Passaic County Officials Cut Ribbon on New Pet Disaster Relief Trailer

September 18, 2020

WAYNE, NJ  – Passaic County pets in distress during a disaster will now have the assistance of the Passaic County Animal Response Team (CART) Trailer.

Officials cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art mobile shelter that is fully stocked with emergency supplies and equipment to provide relief to pets of affected residents during a natural disaster or other emergency on ...

Two Furry Kids Caught Trying to Enter Fair Lawn School Too Early

FAIR LAWN, NJ - What were these furry kids thinking? Trying to break into Forrest Elementary School when they really should have read the sign better. Fortunately, the police saved the day by getting the furry children to their probable true destination: the forest.

All kidding aside, it was a tip from some real children playing near Forrest School on Hopper Avenue on September 5 that caused ...

Sussex County Board of Election Administrator Announces Retirement After Box of Ballots Found Uncounted

September 20, 2020

NEWTON, NJ – The Sussex County Board of Elections has announced the retirement of Administrator Margaret McCabe as of October 1. The announcement comes in the wake of the discovery of a box of 1666 uncounted primary election ballots late last week.

The board of elections has “not yet made a decision about filling the position,” according to Republican Commissioner Member ...

Pandemic Has Potential to Renew Demand for Suburban Housing in NJ, Land-Use Expert Says

September 11, 2020

Long-term slowdown in land development could be derailed by exodus to suburbs

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New data confirms that New Jersey has recently been using a lot less land for new development than it did 20 ...

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Sign Up Today for Totowa's Second Annual Turkey Trot

September 17, 2020

TOTOWA, NJ - Residents are invited to work up an appetite before the big day at Totowa's Second Annual Turkey Trot. 

Taking place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot is a true community event, with everyone welcome. Runners, families, friends - even the stroller crowd are invited to be a part of this new tradition. 

It's all taking place Nov. 22, 2020 with a ...

Grounded

At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...

Make Like a Tree

If they didn’t wear masks in California before, they certainly do now. Smoke and ash obscure the dark orange skies as millions of acres burn out of control encroaching on homes and entire towns. It is the kind of apocalyptic event that makes me glad I live in New Jersey.

But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

September 23, 2020

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

September 21, 2020

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

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Thu, September 24, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Reforming America's Alliances NEW- Online

Arts & Entertainment Education Government

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Sat, September 26, 9:00 AM

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Woodland Park Farmers Market

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Woodland Park FIREWORKS Spectacular

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Little Falls Farmers Market

Food & Drink

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

September 22, 2020

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

State Agency Approves Financing for Housing, Childcare Components of Hinchliffe Stadium Project

September 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The redevelopment of historic Hinchliffe Stadium, as well as the construction of 75 units of senior affordable house, 5,000 square-feet of childcare space, and a 315-space parking garage took a major step forward Thursday.

At their September 17 meeting the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency approved a commitment for construction and permanent mortgage financing for ...

Paterson Poetry Festival Announces 2-Day Lineup for October 3-4

The 3rd annual Paterson Poetry Festival is set to be held again at the Historic Passaic County Courthouse.

Festival goers will be practicing their first amendment rights using the courthouse stairs as a stage.

The two-day event, will begin with Volume I on Saturday October 3, and continue with Volume II Sunday October 4. The festival will run from 10 AM - 6 PM on both ...

Passaic County Officials Cut Ribbon on New Pet Disaster Relief Trailer

WAYNE, NJ  – Passaic County pets in distress during a disaster will now have the assistance of the Passaic County Animal Response Team (CART) Trailer.

Officials cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art mobile shelter that is fully stocked with emergency supplies and equipment to provide relief to pets of affected residents during a natural disaster or other emergency on ...

Buried Vehicle Found on Berkeley Heights Municipal Complex Site

September 23, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A construction crew from EUC Corporation made quite an unexpected discovery when they found a vehicle buried in the ground at the new Municipal Complex site in Berkeley Heights.

EUC was preparing the site for paving on Monday when their heavy equipment went over an area that felt uneven. They dug to make sure there wasn't anything problematic and found ...

$2.3 Million Grant to Advance Digital Services in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — A $2.3 million Smart and Connected Communities Grant from the National Science Foundation is on its way to help bridge Newark's digital divide, Rutgers University announced Monday. 

The grant will allow a research team led by Rutgers-New Brunswick faculty, which will partner with Newark, to develop the city's digital services, according to a ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Too Much and Not Enough by Mary Trump

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D. (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

I admit it. I couldn’t wait to get my copy of Too Much and Never Enough by President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump. Mary, whose father, Fred, was Donald’s  older brother, was shunned by her grandfather and cut out of the ...

Combat Procrastination: 4 Tips to Help You Get the Job Done

I am the queen of procrastination, always have been. Throughout school and into my adult life, I always waited until the last minute to get something done, telling myself that I work best under pressure. The reality was, I didn’t feel like doing the work, and so I waited until it was absolutely necessary. This behavior resulted in so much unnecessary stress.

When I started my companies, ...

Navigating Uncertain Times: 7 Strategies to Help You Stay on Course

A tragedy is defined as “an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress.” We understand the meaning of those words, however, I believe the important component is how we view the situation. What may be a “tragedy” to one person, is nothing more than a “bump in the road” to another.

While we can agree that death, divorce, illness, financial ...

Remembering Tyler

September 22, 2020

Today marks 10 years since the passing of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman whose death by suicide siezed the conscience of the nation. The following tribute was written by Tyler’s cousin Jen Ehrentraut whose memorable testimony helped pass NJ’s anti-bullying bill of rights.

No one knows exactly why someone else takes their own life, but Tyler chose to jump off of the ...

IRS reminds taxpayers of the home office deduction rules during Small Business Week

September 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — During Small Business Week, Sept. 22-24, the Internal Revenue Service wants individuals to consider taking the home office deduction if they qualify. The benefit may allow taxpayers working from home to deduct certain expenses on their tax return.  

The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors and those working in ...

Passaic County Arts Center Presents "Shades of Greatness" and "Hinchliffe Stadium & Its Legacy"

19-Century Baseball Reopening Event for Exhibitions Scheduled for September 26th in Hawthorne, NJ

HAWTHORNE, NJ – Passaic County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House is reopening on September 26, 2020, with two new exhibitions – “Shades of Greatness” and “Hinchliffe Stadium & Its ...