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Clifton Notch Road Area Water Service Interruption

Passaic Valley Water Commission shut down water service in Clifton on Notch Road between Grove Street and Donnalin Place after NJDOT contractor hit service while digging.

Customers on Notch Rd. between Grove St. and Donnalin Pl will have no water.

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In Honor of July 4, Flags Return to Full Staff

July 3, 2020

NEW JERSEY -  Flags in New Jersey will return to full-staff, announced Governor Murphy. The governor has issued Executive Order Number 160 to direct that all flags across the state be flown high beginning Friday July, 3. 

The flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall fly at full staff at all State departments, offices, agencies and ...

PSEG Announces Gas Line Replacement on Rose Pl., Highview Dr., Weasledrift Rd. Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas services on Rose Place, Highview Drive, and Weaseldrift Road.

This work, which requires limited digging up of roads because of its proximity to homeowners’ property lines, is part of the utility’s town-wide project to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, ...

Don’t Delay Your Care

As communities throughout New Jersey return to a “new normal”, it is more important than ever that patients know Atlantic Health System has resumed care for planned surgeries, treatments and check-ups, and that they can depend on us to keep them safe.

Learn more from Atlantic Health System caregivers in this television commercial, appearing here as well as select ...

Celebrating the Communities We Build

So, you may have noticed I missed a week, which is odd because I had something written, not this but something. My excuse is this – COVID has warped my sense of time, I go to make my Thursday call on Tuesday then on Friday I wonder how I missed Thursday. Holidays have the potential to go unnoticed too – I’m horrible with dates so forgetting my own birthday is fairly easy even in ...

Carved In Stone

A Monumental History Lesson

On July 4, 1863, Union soldiers began the arduous and grizzly task of burying over 7,000 dead bodies in trenches and shallow graves. Later, as rains had washed away the ground cover re-exposing the stench of blackened and gnarled limbs, the town of Gettysburg took on the task of exhuming the bodies and consecrating them in the newly created Soldiers National ...

Life During War Time

I thought the shortage of toilet paper in March was bad. But now I find that soon we may not be able to secure illegal fireworks. What next, a run on citronella candles?

I am stocking up on rolls of Charmin again, which I plan to ignite and launch into the sky from my backyard on the 4th of July.

It is still June, and it seems everywhere fireworks are exploding without explanation.

South Orange NJ Small Business Owner Navigates Pandemic with Strong Community Support

July 7, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Cat Fisher, owner of Sadie’s and Kitchen a la Mode, two shops in downtown South Orange, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about how her small businesses survived during the COVID-19 pandemic with the support of her community behind her. 

Sadie’s is a women’s and men’s clothing store that focuses on ethical and philanthropic brands and Kitchen a la ...

NJ Guitarist & Composer Discusses Scoring for Music Libraries, TV and Film

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur spoke with New Jersey composer and sound designer Louis Gentile about his career creating scores for digital music libraries, television and film productions. Brodeur and Gentile spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which was reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gentile has ...

Hurricane Season and the Pandemic: A Potential Disaster?

June 22, 2020

Editor's Note: Sarah Lipuma is a Master of Environmental Management graduate student at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She researches climate change risk mitigation strategies for coastal communities. She was raised in Lacey and is a graduate of the Ocean County high school Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) in Manahawkin.

OCEAN ...

Lawmaker Says NJ Should Pick up Restaurants’ Tab After Nixing Indoor Dining

July 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The owner of Sweet Waters Steakhouse in Westfield stocked up for the restart of indoor dining in advance of the July Fourth weekend. That was before Gov. Phil Murphy announced the cancelation of inside dining two days before its anticipated comeback originally slated for July 2.

Frank DiLollo purchased meat and fish, among other foods, for diners ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

Passaic County Launches Online Mapping Tool to Support Local Businesses

July 7, 2020

PASSAIC COUNTY – As businesses of all kinds begin to open their doors for the first time in months, a worrying question to the owners is will their customers come back?  Will they be able to make enough profit to keep their doors open while waiting for the Governor to continue to lift restrictions and the economy to come back? The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders understands ...

Great Falls Bring Great Expectations for Redevelopment

PATERSON, NJ - When Alexander Hamilton founded Paterson in 1791, he realized energy could be harnessed from the Great Falls to transform it into the country’s first planned industrial city, a hub for manufacturing silk, textile and steel.

Following World War II, most of the mills and factories shut their doors and Paterson, like many other urban areas, fell into a steep decline, ...

PVWC Crews repairing two Paterson main breaks

PATERSON, NJ :  Passaic Valley Water Commission is Crew on site repairing two main breaks.

The first is a 12” water main break in front of 448 Main Street in Paterson between Green and Slater streets During repairs, customers in the surrounding area may experience discolored water or poor pressure. During repairs, ONE lane will be open on Main St between Green St & ...

There Were 9 Shootings and 74 DWI Arrests in NJ over July 4 Weekend

July 7, 2020

TRENTON,NJ — New Jersey state police were busy over July 4 weekend.

Police Superintendent Col. Pat Callahan said Monday during NJ’s coronavirus update that — outside of matters handled by local authorities — state officers responded to nine shootings, including 10 victims resulting in three deaths, and made 74 arrests on charges of ...

Congressman Bill Pascrell Recovering After Sunday Procedure

PATERSON, NJ - Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) is expected back to work quickly after a Sunday surgical procedure to clear away blockages in his arteries, according to a statement released by his office Monday.

The statement read that after returning to New Jersey from Washington last week, Pascrell went to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson after experiencing indigestion ...

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni (William Morris/Harper Collins, 2020)

In writing a contemporary novel in the Gothic tradition, it is impossible not to compare aspects of great Gothic novels that have come before. The excellent, new book, The Ancestor, by Danielle Trussoni fits the description of a Neo-Gothic. However, drawing comparisons between previously written novels is half the fun ...

Do You Know When You’re Happy?

“If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands, if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands, if you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.”

Thinking about this song brings back joyous memories of dancing around my family room singing it with my children and perhaps, even having it sung ...

Tell Them While You Can

This story was recently shared with me. It is a beautiful example of the power of positive reinforcement.

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the class. She told them to think of the nicest things they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. The students completed the assignment, handed in their papers, and left the room. The ...

A Step In The Right Direction

June 2, 2020

Blue Lives Matter was never about protecting police officers’ lives.

It started as a reaction to Black Lives Matter where it was wrongly perceived as an ‘anti-police’ movement rather than a movement critical of institutionalized racism.

In my area and on social media following the events in Ferguson, I’ve seen more symbolism and posts supporting law enforcement than ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

2020 General Election Policies

July 8, 2020

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

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IRS reminds members of the U. S. Armed Forces of special tax breaks, helpful resources as the July 15 tax deadline approaches

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged members of the military and their families to learn more about the special tax benefits available to them as the July 15 tax filing season deadline approaches.

Most military bases offer free tax preparation and filing assistance during the tax filing season. Some also offer free tax help after the July tax filing deadline. Some ...