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Wed, February 26, 3:30 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Basic Technology Workshops

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/26/2020 3:30pm 02/26/2020 5:30pm America/New_York Basic Technology Workshops

Technology workshop series for High School Juniors and Seniors.

Topics include: basic computer fundamentals, computer related jobs information, basics of programming and hands on PC building.

Feb. 26 & 27

March 4 & 5

March 11 & 12

March 18 & 19

Register for all sessions at www.cliftonpl.org

292 Piaget Ave Clifton, NJ 07011
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Thu, February 27, 12:00 PM

Passaic County Arts Center, Hawthorne

Children's Sewing Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/27/2020 12:00pm 02/28/2020 1:00am America/New_York Children's Sewing Workshop

The Passaic County Parks & Recreation office will offer two series of children's sewing workshops this upcoming February and March at the Passaic County Arts Center in Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne. Space is limited. Admission is $10 per child for each full series. Any questions or to register, e-mail events@passaiccountynj.org. This program is sponsored by the Passaic County Board of ...

675 Goffle Road Hawthorne, NJ 07506
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Fri, February 28, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

T. Thomas Fortune: The Most Famous Person You ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Add to My Calendar 02/28/2020 10:30am 02/28/2020 12:30pm America/New_York T. Thomas Fortune: The Most Famous Person You Never Heard of

T. Thomas Fortune was one of the most prominent African American journalist, newspaper editor and publisher of the late 19th & 20th Centuries. He was born into slavery in 1856 in Marianna, Florida. Fortune attended Howard University in 1876, with the intention of studying law, but veered off into journalism, and used his newspaper The New York Age (Brooklyn) to speak truth to power. He was a ...

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
Koko: Therapy Dog Visit (Ages 5 and up)

Sat, February 29, 11:00 AM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Koko: Therapy Dog Visit (Ages 5 and up)

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 11:00am 02/29/2020 12:00pm America/New_York Koko: Therapy Dog Visit (Ages 5 and up)

3rd floor

Meet and greet with therapy dog, Koko the Shiba Inu. Learn about what therapy dogs do and how they help the community.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Mon, March 2, 12:00 PM

Passaic County Arts Center, Hawthorne

Children's Sewing Workshop

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 03/02/2020 12:00pm 03/03/2020 1:00am America/New_York Children's Sewing Workshop

The Passaic County Parks & Recreation office will offer two series of children's sewing workshops this upcoming February and March at the Passaic County Arts Center in Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne. Space is limited. Admission is $10 per child for each full series. Any questions or to register, e-mail events@passaiccountynj.org. This program is sponsored by the Passaic County Board of ...

675 Goffle Road Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Il était une fois: French Storytime (Ages 3-8)

Mon, March 2, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Il était une fois: French Storytime (Ages 3-8)

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Add to My Calendar 03/02/2020 4:00pm 03/02/2020 4:45pm America/New_York Il était une fois: French Storytime (Ages 3-8)

3rd floor

Il était une fois" (Once upon a time) there was French Storytime! Storyteller Lynne Wilson shares bilingual French stories for little ones. Children will learn words and phrases. French speakers and non-French speakers are welcome. Lifelong Francophile Lynne Wilson lived in France for years and completed a certificate program at the Université de Paris and has ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Tue, March 3, 3:30 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Basic Technology Workshops

Education

Add to My Calendar 03/03/2020 3:30pm 03/03/2020 5:30pm America/New_York Basic Technology Workshops

Technology workshop series for High School Juniors and Seniors.

Topics include: basic computer fundamentals, computer related jobs information, basics of programming and hands on PC building.

Feb. 26 & 27

March 4 & 5

March 11 & 12

March 18 & 19

Register for all sessions at www.cliftonpl.org

292 Piaget Ave Clifton, NJ 07011

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Passaic Valley Water Commission Reports Repairs Complete on Loretta St. in Clifton

CLIFTON, NJ - Repairs in front of 8 Loretta St in Clifton were completed overnight and water service was fully restored.

Passaic Valley Water Commission Reports Water Main Break in Clifton NJ

Passaic Valley Water Commission is on site at 8 Loretta St., in Clifton to repair a water main break. 

During repairs, customers on Van Cleve Avenue, Whitmore Street and Loretta Place may experience discolored water and poor pressure. 

If customers have questions, they should visit the website at PVWC.com or contact the Customer Service Department.

Little Falls Lights It Blue For Autism Awareness Month

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls will be highlighting Autism Awareness Month in April by lighting the municipal building blue with outdoor lights and by raising the Autism Awareness flag. According to Councilman Chris Vancheri, a meet and greet with several local families was originally scheduled this month, and will be rescheduled at a later time due to the COVID-19 ...

Third Confirmed Case of COVID-10 Coronavirus in Little Falls

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Authorities report that there is a third confirmed case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Little Falls. The most recent case is a 71 year old male. 

The first two cases were a 50 year old Female, and the second is a 57 year old male.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at a press conference Tuesday that positive cases in parts of New Jersey could surge in the next two ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 30, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

No Tax Increase in Little Falls Mayor's 2020 Municipal Budget

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Damiano presented an overview of the 2020 municipal budget during the Township Council meeting on March 23, which features no tax increase to the municipal portion of taxes. 

Damiano touted the Township's strong financial position and the recent upgrade to a AA bond rating the Township received this past year from Standard & Poor's.

"We ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Cooking Classes

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission Reports Water Main Break in Clifton

April 3, 2020

Passaic Valley Water Commission is on site at 8 Loretta St., in Clifton to repair a water main break. 

During repairs, customers on Van Cleve Avenue, Whitmore Street and Loretta Place may experience discolored water and poor pressure. 

If customers have questions, they should visit the website at PVWC.com or contact the Customer Service Department.

Public Asked to Help Identify Suspect in Pair of Clifton Blazes

PATERSON, NJ - Public safety and fire officials are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual responsible for two early morning fires that took place in the early morning hours of Monday in Clifton.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, and Clifton Fire Chief Frank Prezioso, ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission Reports Water Main Break in Clifton

April 3, 2020

Passaic Valley Water Commission is on site at 8 Loretta St., in Clifton to repair a water main break. 

During repairs, customers on Van Cleve Avenue, Whitmore Street and Loretta Place may experience discolored water and poor pressure. 

If customers have questions, they should visit the website at PVWC.com or contact the Customer Service Department.

Warren Residents Stranded on Rotterdam Cruise Ship May Return Soon

WARREN, NJ - Three Warren residents are aboard one of the Holland America cruise ships scheduled to arrive in Florida Thursday. TAPinto Warren reached out Wednesday to one Warren couple transferred to the MS Rotterdam.

“Fortunately we are both feeling well but it’s tough when your captain tells you that four guests passed away," they said. "We have paused in the ...

'Conscience' Recreates Red Scare Clash

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - A riveting, timely play is now on view at George Street Playhouse, exploring the conflict between Senators Margaret Chase Smith and Joseph McCarthy.

With the red scare taking place in the U.S., Smith became concerned that McCarthy had created an atmosphere of fear, where citizens were afraid to speak out. They might be labeled Communists or Fascists. Countless careers and ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, 2018)

 

Who is “the perfect couple”in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel The Perfect Couple. Is it Greer Garrison Winbury, famous mystery author, and her husband, Tag, the owners of the Summerland estate on Nantucket? Is it the Winbury’s son, Benji and his beautiful fiancé, Celeste Otis? Is it Celeste’s ...

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)

 

Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

The Corona Virus Pandemic: Staying Safe Online

Every day we are bombarded with information about the coronavirus outbreak. Doctors and other healthcare providers share tips to help us stay healthy, and we are even taught the proper way to wash our hands. While personal health and hygiene are of the utmost importance, perhaps equally important is learning how to maintain cyber health and hygiene during this time.

Social distancing and stay ...

Tips to Stay Positive and Productive During the Coronavirus Outbreak

There are very real challenges facing our world today. A pandemic, financial concerns, isolation, and health issues can create anxiety and fear. When the news is all doom and gloom, it’s hard for even the most optimistic among us to stay positive, but that is exactly what we must do!

Just at a time when we need each other the most, self isolation rules have been put in place leaving many ...

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to Economic Impact Payments

April 3, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

"We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an ...

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service Wednesday announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

“Social Security ...