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Here’s your chance to learn about the book publishing industry, how a book is made, and paths (self-publishing and traditional) to having a book published. If you want to learn tips for how to take your writing projects from manuscript to finished book, this program will provide you with invaluable information. Held in conjunction with the Writers Support Group. Sign up at http://bit.ly/UPLlive at least one hour in advance. Presented by Lindsey Mach, Lindsey Noelle Publishing Services, LLC

 

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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 ...

Careful What You Wish For

For Sale at Auction
One pre-owned Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur. Good condition. 188 original bones. Stands 13 ft high x 40 ft. long. Assembly required. Original box. Free shipping with Amazon Prime. Final sale only. No returns or exchanges.

If you thought museums were the only venues for large scale dinosaur skeletons, think again. In a few weeks Christie's will be selling an authentic, ...

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 ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

September 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

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 ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

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

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

Hawthorne Restaurant Primo Amore Joins Other Restaurants in Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Governor Murphy

September 24, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Owners Linda and Michael Passaro have been running local eatery Primo Amore on Diamond Bridge Avenue for the last three and a half years. Having both come from families in the hospitality and restaurant industry, their dream of opening up their own family restaurant was realized once they took over Primo Amore. For the Passaros, it has been nothing short of fulfilling to be able ...

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

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 ...

Protestors in New Brunswick Call for Adjunct Job Security at Rutgers, Defend Lincoln Annex

September 28, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Part-time lecturers at Rutgers calling for job security, students seeking a fossil fuel-free future, immigrants looking for a better way of life, residents denouncing racism – there was a sense of unity among the 250 or so people who gathered Saturday afternoon.

It may seem as if they are locked in disparate, if not desperate, battles, but many who grabbed the ...

Landlords’ troubles deepen as state evictions ban protects nonpaying tenants

Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic.

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.

In New Jersey’s pandemic-driven apartment housing crisis, there are no winners.

Tenants, unable to ...

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 ...

Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Depression

Editor's Note: This is a "best-of Joan" column, which first ran on Oct. 11, 2019.

We live in a fast paced world, seldom taking the time to catch our breath. Add to the general stress of life, a significant event such as losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, or another difficult situation, and you have a recipe for emotional ...

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, ...

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 provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Sally; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

September 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — Victims of Hurricane Sally that began on Sept. 14 now have until Jan. 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on September 24, 2020.

The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently, this ...

Passaic Valley Superintendent Denies Health and Safety Walkthrough, Union Leader Says

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley Education Association (PVEA) reports that a health and safety walkthrough inspection of the Passaic Valley High School prior to the return of staff and students to the building has been denied by Superintendent JoAnn Cardillo. This comes only days after Cardillo was quoted as saying at a recent Board of Education meeting in response to ...