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Address: 5 Brophy Lane

Broadcast on Optimum Channel 77 and FiOS Channel 24

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7:00 pm
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Address: 5 Brophy Lane

Broadcast on Optimum Channel 77 and FiOS Channel 24

5 Brophy Lane Woodland Park , NJ 07424

5 Brophy Lane
Woodland Park , NJ 07424

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Passaic Valley Water Commission Urges Customers to Sign Up for Emergency Notification Service Provider.

CLIFTON, NJ - Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) reminds customers that it has employed Swiftreach Networks, Inc., as its emergency notification provider. This is an attempt to provide more reliable communication with customers.

Headquartered in Framingham, MA, Swift 911 is a tool launched by Swiftreach Networks which allows water commission customers to sign up ...

Woodland Park, Totowa Libraries Now Offer Free eLearning, Tutoring Services

October 27, 2020

WOODLAND PARK/TOTOWA, NJ - The Woodland Park and Totowa Public Libraries announce the launch of Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Brainfuse HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation and live tutors. Adult Learning Center is also included in the ...

Water Main Flushing May Cause Discoloration or Low Pressure

CLIFTON, NJ  – – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be flushing water mains in Paterson and Woodland Park over the next month. Flushing the water mains will help maintain water quality by removing sediment that slowly collects in the system.

There may be some unavoidable discoloration or low pressure during the flushing. PVWC assures all ...

You Are Seen | The Untold Stories

The greatest gift we can give someone is the chance to see themselves through somebody else’s story.

In this new podcast, audience members will be able to explore the stories and experiences of a variety of people. Through the events of these past few months, we have read, heard, and seen countless stories told from people of various walks of life.

This season, our host Nicholas ...

Indecision 2020

At long last, it is finally upon us.

In a matter of days, Americans all over the country will venture forth to proudly exercise their individuality on the most anticipated day of this election year.

I am, of course, referring to Halloween.

This year the annual frightfest celebrating candy shakedowns and macabre costumes will be tempered significantly by the pandemic threat. On ...

A Woman of Numbers

I missed Ada Lovelace Day, or ALD as it is respectfully referred to by technology geeks who speak in three letter acronyms.

Ironically, I was on my computer on October 13th and it passed me by. It didn’t pop up on my Facebook events page and shamefully was not pre-coded into Google Calendar. And since it has nothing to do with Covid or Donald Trump, it did not make the nightly ...

Roth IRA Conversion: It's All About The Tax Rates

October 29, 2020

Path to Prosperity with Walter Pardo: Roth Conversions - Why the opportunity cost argument is invalid. 

Some people believe that there is an opportunity cost by doing a Roth conversion, that the funds used to pay the conversion tax could have been otherwise invested, and that investment return opportunity is lost.

FALSE! It’s all about the tax rates. 

There is no ...

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Supports New Jersey Tenants During COVID-19 Housing Crisis

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cathy Keenan, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), joined TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund's Housing Stability Project Grant.

Keenan described the work of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), which was established after the COVID-19 pandemic, and which has raised over $37 million from over ...

Closing the Pay Gap for Latina Women

October 29, 2020

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day and during this pandemic, this issue could not be more relevant. On average, Latina women are paid only 55% of what white men are paid, which means now, during a public health and economic crisis, they are particularly at risk. The date of October 29th is symbolic, representing on average how much longer it would take a Latina to earn the same amount that her white ...

How To Get Property Tax Relief?

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

New Jerseyans Say ‘Cheese!’ (But Hold the Dairy) with Vegan Cheese

Is plant-based cheese really cheese? Well, sort of. But instead of dairy from cows, sheep or goats, vegan cheesemakers are making it with plant milk, nuts, tapioca and even rice.

There are many different methods to make vegan cheese nowadays. The easy way? Using a plant-based milk base (from foods like cashews or almonds) and adding a few thickening agents and seasonings.

Plant-based ...

Paterson Mayor Declares Midnight Closing Time in Battle Against Virus

October 29, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - Citing an uptick in COVID-19 cases locally and throughout New Jersey Mayor Andre Sayegh declared Wednesday that restaurants, bars, and nightclubs across Paterson must close at midnight until further notice. 

The city is averaging about 40 new positive cases per day this week, Sayegh said, compared to 23 last week.

Restaurants may remain open beyond midnight for pick ...

Wayne PD Nab Two Suspected Package Thieves

WAYNE, NJ – Online shopping has grown in leaps and bounds since the pandemic hit and packages left on front porches have become a common target for thieves. Two suspected package thieves were caught by Wayne Police recently after one theft was caught on camera.

Wayne police officers responded to a report of a Wayne township resident who had multiple packages stolen from their porch on ...

Wayne PD Nab Two Suspected Package Thieves

WAYNE, NJ – Online shopping has grown in leaps and bounds since the pandemic hit and packages left on front porches have become a common target for thieves. Two suspected package thieves were caught by Wayne Police recently after one theft was caught on camera.

Wayne police officers responded to a report of a Wayne township resident who had multiple packages stolen from their porch on ...

Camden Briefing: Coronavirus Numbers Forecast ‘Very Difficult Period’ to Come

October 30, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — In the month of October, Camden County has learned of 20 coronavirus-related deaths. On Wednesday, 89 new infections make up the more than 280 reported this week, and the virus’ positivity rate is currently 3.5% — compared to just over 1% in the summer months. 

All to say, according to Freeholder Jonathan Young on Thursday, that the county and the country as ...

Union County COVID Drive-up Test Center First in NJ to Also Test for Flu

The new test will also offer faster results.

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s drive-up COVID-19 testing center at Kean University will be the first in New Jersey to also test for the influenza, officials said.

Starting Monday, Nov. 2, the drive-through testing center at Kean University will offer a three-panel swab test that produces results for the COVID-19 virus, Influenza A ...

Shakespeare Theatre Takes on Shaw in Three Scintillating One-acts

Florham Park, NJ - There’s nothing like the theatrical commentary of George Bernard Shaw to explore love, lust and over-the-top intrigue to make for a stimulating evening.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey offers another romp at its outdoor location at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park.The three one-act plays were broken up into five segments. “Village ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

Agree to Disagree

Today, perhaps more than ever, we witness daily examples of how disrespect, lack of common courtesy, and mean spiritedness affect interpersonal relationships. It seems like many people have adopted the belief that there has to be a winner and a loser, that opinions are all or nothing, right or wrong.

After spending a few minutes on social media or watching the latest news reports, it’s ...

Overcome the Anxiety of an Overwhelming World

To many people, the year 2020 feels like the gift that keeps on giving. Trying to get through any day can be an exercise in mental strength and acuity. A pandemic, global warming, financial recession, unemployment, national security, and an uncertain political landscape, can be dizzying, exhausting, and anxiety-producing. Watching the latest news reports can send even the most unshakable person ...

Kidney Donor for Anthony Matarazzo

October 29, 2020

My name is Anthony (Tony) Matarazzo. I was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in Hawthorne. I was diagnosed with hypertension at age 40, and at nearly the same time began to have problems with gout and kidney stones. I had many gout and kidney stone attacks in my 40’s until the doctors got me stabilized with the right mediations. With other chronic kidney disease patients, the combination of ...

LTE: Vote for honesty, transparency and helpfulness -- not misinformation

Republican Congressional candidate Rosemary Becchi (NJ-11) continues to spread misinformation about our state's 2020 election process. I would like to set the record straight.

In campaign advertisements, Ms. Becchi has repeatedly stated:

“Due to Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order, New Jersey will be holding an all vote by mail election this November– the ...

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with pianist Daniel Epstein at St. Paul’s, Westfield, on Sunday, November 8

October 30, 2020

Steeple Concerts at St. Paul’s is proud to present world-renowned pianist Daniel Epstein in recital on Sunday, November 8 at 3pm and 6pm.  To celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), the identical recitals will include his Piano Sonata #31 in A-flat major, Op. 110 (1820-22). The November 8 program will also feature music by Johann Sebastian Bach and ...

NJ Human Services Announces $44.8 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

November Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to Nearly $346M Since March

(TRENTON) –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in November to help address critical food needs related to ...