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Here’s Where You Can Watch Phil Murphy, Jack Ciattarelli In NJ Governor's Debate at NJPAC

September 27, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – The first of two debates in the New Jersey Governor’s race kicks off at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark tomorrow, pitting incumbent Phil Murphy, a Democrat, against Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli. 

“NJPAC is honored to host what promises to be an engaging and important night for all of New Jersey’s citizens,” said the ...

Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza Recalled Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

WASHINGTON — Nestlé USA Inc., of Schaumburg, IL, announced Sunday it is recalling approximately 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not ...

'Day of Jubilation' as World Class Athlete Leaves St. Joseph's Just Weeks After Being Struck While Cycling

PATERSON, NJ — While the setting and circumstances may have been much different from previous times he received the cheers of a champion, Arland Macasieb left St. Joseph’s University Medical Center under a hail of applause from well-wishers including his family, doctors, nurses, and others that tended to his care since he arrived in the Emergency Room there after a horrific bicycle ...

Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force Plans Color Run

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force is planning a color run on Saturday, Oct. 2 on Memorial Field, behind Memorial Middle School on Memorial Drive.

The run starts at 9 a.m. No pre-registration fee is required. Kids and adults are welcome to join the fun. Please bring protective eyewear such as goggles or sunglasses and a bandana or mask to cover your mouth. Stigma ...

'Day of Jubilation' as World Class Athlete Leaves St. Joseph's Just Weeks After Being Struck While Cycling

September 26, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — While the setting and circumstances may have been much different from previous times he received the cheers of a champion, Arland Macasieb left St. Joseph’s University Medical Center under a hail of applause from well-wishers including his family, doctors, nurses, and others that tended to his care since he arrived in the Emergency Room there after a horrific bicycle ...

Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force Plans Color Run

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force is planning a color run on Saturday, Oct. 2 on Memorial Field, behind Memorial Middle School on Memorial Drive.

The run starts at 9 a.m. No pre-registration fee is required. Kids and adults are welcome to join the fun. Please bring protective eyewear such as goggles or sunglasses and a bandana or mask to cover your mouth. Stigma ...

Clean-Up Continues at PVWC New Street Reservoir

CLIFTON, NJ  – When remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the area, it caused torrential rainfall to overflow the banks and contaminate the New Street Reservoir. Water from the reservoir, which supplies Clifton, Passaic, Paterson and Woodland Park could no longer be used, causing a Boil Water Advisory to be issued in accordance with NJ Department of Environmental ...

Today's Holi Hai Festival in Jersey City Set to be a Colorful Affair

September 25, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Rimli Roy and Surati will host their 13th Annual Holi Hai Color Walk and Festival on Saturday. The annual Holi Hai Festival is the largest Holi celebration in the Tri-State area, turning the whole neighborhood into a colorful playground of celebration.

The event starts at 10 a.m. at Jersey City Hall, 280 Grove St. and features multicultural musical and dance performances, ...

Woodland Park Plans Town-wide Garage Sale; Register Now To Be Included on Event Map

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Woodland Park Borough's annual town-wide garage sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

All residents are welcome to participate by having a sale at their residence. All permit fees will be waived this weekend.

Register and be placed on the event map for shoppers by emailing recreation@wpnj.us. The event map ...

Woodland Park Day Will Be Bigger and Better Than Ever

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - This year’s Woodland Park Day festivities on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Memorial Field behind Memorial School are going to be bigger than ever. The event starts at 2 p.m. and ends with fireworks at 8 p.m. 

This year’s event will feature a concert by the Sensational Soul Cruisers, food trucks and vendors, a beer garden run by Bask Bar & Grill, Zumba classes ...

Little Falls Police Department Welcomes New Officer Tommy Trommelen

September 24, 2021

LITTLE FALLS - The Little Falls Police Department welcomed their newest member. Tommy Trommelen was officially sworn in by Mayor James Damiano as a new officer on Sept. 15. 

Trommelen was born and raised in Clifton. After graduating from Clifton High School, he began volunteering for the Little Falls Fire Department as a firefighter and as an emergency medical technician during the summer ...

'Day of Jubilation' as World Class Athlete Leaves St. Joseph's Just Weeks After Being Struck While Cycling

September 26, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — While the setting and circumstances may have been much different from previous times he received the cheers of a champion, Arland Macasieb left St. Joseph’s University Medical Center under a hail of applause from well-wishers including his family, doctors, nurses, and others that tended to his care since he arrived in the Emergency Room there after a horrific bicycle ...

Passaic Valley Junior Hornets Baseball Teams Honored for Championship Wins

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - Three PV Junior Hornets Baseball teams were honored for winning their league championship this season at a ceremony held at Passaic Valley High School on Sept. 16.

The teams from the youth travel baseball program represent the three towns in Passaic Valley, comprised of Little Falls, Totowa and Woodland Park.

The teams include age groups from 8U to 14U. The boys were ...

Rally to Protect Liberty State Park Set for September 25

September 4, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ — In what seems like an endless effort to prevent development from encroaching on Liberty State Park, Friends of the Park will hold another rally on Sept. 25, seeking to get state officials to pass the Liberty State Park Protection Act.

The park has faced serious development threats almost from when it was first established as a state park in the 1970s – although ...

Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza Recalled Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — Nestlé USA Inc., of Schaumburg, IL, announced Sunday it is recalling approximately 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not ...

Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen Closes for a Week Due to COVID; Restaurant Will Now Require Proof of Vaccination For Indoor Dining

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen took to social media this week to alert diners that the restaurant will close for a week due to a staff member testing positive for COVID. 

When the restaurant reopens, diners who wish to eat inside will be required to show proof of vaccination, similar to what has been mandated in New York City, explained owner Christopher ...

Water Main Flushing May Cause Discoloration or Low Pressure

September 24, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has begun flushing water mains in Clifton, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park and Woodland Park. The flushing is needed because, earlier this month, remnants of Hurricane Ida caused torrential rainfall to overflow the banks and contaminate the New Street Reservoir.

The 52-million-gallon reservoir has been inoperable ...

Fall Landscape Care for Your Little Falls Garden to Keep Plants and Pollinators Healthy

As the weather and gardens transition from summer to fall, it is time to adjust your maintenance practices ensuring the health, longevity, and beauty of your landscape.  Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators, and reduce your future workload.

Continue watering as needed. This is especially important for new plantings and moisture-loving plants. Don’t ...

Designing Gardens for Year-Round Color and Protecting Your Investment

Create a colorful year-round garden filled with flowers, greenery, colorful fruit, fall color, winter interest and a few surprises. Consider seasonal interest when planning a new garden or landscape. Adding a few key plants to existing gardens can help boost your landscape’s seasonal appeal.

Include a variety of plants with multiple seasons of interest as well as bird and pollinator ...

Doggos (and their Humans) Enjoy End-of-Summer Hoorah at Glen Rock Pool

September 22, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — It was the last hurrah of the summer for pups and their humans at the Glen Rock Pool Paw-ty on Monday evening, September 20, when the furry ones took to the water for what is becoming an annual event.

Organized by the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park, the tail-wagging, tongue-flapping event took place in three shifts as dogs came and went, according to size.

With the ...

S.T.A.R.T. Pet of the Week: Meet Mabel Who Is Looking for Her Forever Home

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mabel and her extended family came in to our care from a situation that was less than desirable. Though inside, their caretaker was clearly overwhelmed and needed some help.

The cats were somewhat malnourished, had patches of hair loss, some digestion issues and overall were very nervous and stressed and pregnant! Mabel gave birth to three little ones just four days before ...

Here’s Where You Can Watch Phil Murphy, Jack Ciattarelli In NJ Governor's Debate at NJPAC

September 27, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – The first of two debates in the New Jersey Governor’s race kicks off at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark tomorrow, pitting incumbent Phil Murphy, a Democrat, against Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli. 

“NJPAC is honored to host what promises to be an engaging and important night for all of New Jersey’s citizens,” said the ...

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Passaic Valley Water Commission: Water Delivery Hotline is Open

September 22, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ — Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has created a Water Delivery Hotline to assist elderly or home-bound customers during the ongoing Boil Water Advisory. Elderly or home-bound residents can request delivery of bottled water by calling the hotline at 862-304-6232, Monday to Friday between 7:30 am and 6:30 am.

Torrential rainfall from the remnants of ...

Nutley Little Theatre Audition Notice 'Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus'

**AUDITION NOTICE** Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus : A Radio Play in Two Acts by Andrew J. Fenady, Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina

Auditions: Sunday Oct 17 6-8 PM, Monday Oct 18, 7-9 PM and call backs, if needed, Wed, Oct 20 7-9 PM.

Script will be provided at auditions. (Radio play version).

Performance dates: December 10,11,16,17,18 at 8 pm & Dec 12,18 at 2 ...

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I Am What I Am

I like to think I am comfortable to be around. But not too long ago my daughter asked me to take a personality test.

She clarified that she was interested to know my type. Apparently “well-adjusted” is not a clinically accepted category.

I am not a big fan of personality tests. These are the tests that categorize who you are through a series of statements about yourself to which ...

TAPinto Wayne's Meredith Wins 2021 NJ-SPJ Outstanding Rookie Award

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Morris made headlines in the late 1990s as one of the oldest rookies in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut as a 35-year-old for the, then, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and his story was so popular that Walt Disney Pictures dramatized it in the 2002 movie “The Rookie” starring Dennis Quaid.

What made the ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

September 24, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Easy Fall Cocktails to Celebrate the Start of the Season

September 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, 1 oz. coffee liqueur and 1 oz. cream.

Maple Old Fashioned: In a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

New Jersey's COVID19 Numbers for Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021

September 22, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Tuesday afternoon.

There were 1,822 new PCR cases reported and 583 antigen tests, with 38 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 988,710 positive PCR cases, 148,306 positive antigen cases, and 24,467 deaths, and ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

 

Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell (Vintage Books, 2020)

In a style reminiscent of the great American naturalist, Gene Stratton Porter, one of the most popular authors of the early 20th century, Maggie O’Farrell’s  expressions of the world around us are more like poetry rather than prose. One has the sense in reading this magical story of a woman linked to ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

Healing the Body Naturally

Each one of us has the power to become our own best healer. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Emanuela Visione, author of the book, Healing Through Nature's Medicine: A Story of Hope. Emanuela teaches how to reverse many chronic conditions naturally by using a unique whole food approach. 

Emanuela shares her story and tips for natural healing:

On her transition from ...

The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship

As a business owner, does it often feel like you’re riding a roller coaster? Do you find yourself confronted by the demons of fear, inconsistency, and doubt?

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Suzanne Moore, a business and marketing coach. In her new book, Hang on Tight: Learn to Love the Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship, Suzanne dissects the ups and downs of ...

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob, September 23

September 22, 2021

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.

 

Registration is required to attend.  To ...

NJ Attorney General Warns Against Price Gouging and Other Disaster-Related Fraud in the Wake of Tropical Storm Ida

NEWARK — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) alerted residents to beware of price gouging and consumer fraud following Governor Murphy’s declaration of a State of Emergency related to Tropical Storm Ida.

“New Jerseyans recovering from the after-effects of Hurricane Ida should not be faced with price ...