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Weigh to Go!

Tue, July 7, 6:30 PM

Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library, Woodland Park, NJ

Weigh to Go!

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 07/07/2020 6:30pm 09/29/2020 6:30pm America/New_York Weigh to Go!

Weigh to Go! (Adult Program) via Zoom Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 6:30 p.m. (every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.)

Looking for a place to share your struggles, failures and successes with your weight loss journey? Looking for motivation to start or continue? Look no further! Join the Alfred Baumann Library on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 to share stories, gain knowledge, share healthy foods and ...

7 Brophy Lane Woodland Park, NJ, NJ 07424

Mon, July 13, 1:30 PM

Congregation Shomrei Torah, Wayne

Wayne Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appointments ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 07/13/2020 1:30pm 07/13/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Wayne Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appointments preferred

There is currently an urgent need for blood. Please consider making an appointment to give blood at the Congregation Shomrei Torah (30 Hinchman Ave, Wayne) on Monday, July 13 between 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. To make an appointment, visit or text 732-616-8736. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are welcome if social distancing can be maintained.

30 Hinchman Ave. Wayne, NJ 07470

Tue, July 14, 10:00 AM

Children's Aid and Family Services, Fair Lawn

Summer Fitness for Seniors (Virtual)

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 07/14/2020 10:00am 07/14/2020 11:00am America/New_York Summer Fitness for Seniors (Virtual)

A body in motion stays in motion! This free Zoom class is led by STUMBA instructor Rande Kirkwood and is a fun way to work out while at home. Enjoy the mind and body benefits of exercise without having to go to the gym. Register for one date or register for all (July 14, July 25, Aug.11, and Aug. 25). There will be a $25 gift card raffle each session.

Funding is provided by the NJDHS - ...

22-08 Route 208 South Fair Lawn, NJ 07652
Weigh to Go!

Tue, July 14, 6:30 PM

Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library, Woodland Park, NJ

Weigh to Go!

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 07/14/2020 6:30pm 10/06/2020 6:30pm America/New_York Weigh to Go!

Weigh to Go! (Adult Program) via Zoom Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 6:30 p.m. (every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.)

Looking for a place to share your struggles, failures and successes with your weight loss journey? Looking for motivation to start or continue? Look no further! Join the Alfred Baumann Library on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 to share stories, gain knowledge, share healthy foods and ...

7 Brophy Lane Woodland Park, NJ, NJ 07424

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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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Tropical Storm Headed to NJ: Prepare for Strong Winds, Rain

August 3, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the region. The warning issued at 5:20 a.m. Monday says that winds could reach 58 to 73 mph on Tuesday.

Impacts could include damage to roofing and siding along with porches, awning and carports, according to the Weather Service. Trees may be snapped or uprooted, and some roads may become ...

NJSIAA Releases Guidelines for 2020 High School Cross-Country Season

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) has released updated guidelines for the upcoming 2020 cross-country season. There will be no group championships or New Jersey Meet of Champions in 2020, driven by the NJSIAA’s desire to limit travel and mixing of athletes from around the state.

However, there will be sectional ...

Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

Cat Code 2.0

One of the many projects that I didn’t get to when the world locked down was dealing with the bins of legos that take up space in the closet.

Legos were a staple in my house not all that long ago, and to this day walking across the carpet in bare feet brings back sharp memories of their prevalence in my home.

But I hate to get rid of them. They look so neglected. Kind of like the last ...

CFO Your Way Provides Crucial Financial Expertise for Local, Small Businesses

July 31, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cheryl Mucha, Founder and CEO of CFO Your Way, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how her firm helps small business owners realize their financial goals. Brodeur and Mucha spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 ...

Walter Pardo of WFP Tax Partners Discusses Parkinson’s Law as Part of Profit First Strategy

Walter Pardo, CEO & Certified Wealth Strategist at WFP Tax Partners, follows up his previous “Profit First” video, with an introduction to the concept of Parkinson’s Law: 

Author and Historian C. Northcote Parkinson theorized that our demand for a resource increases to meet the supply of it. 

For example, when we’re given two weeks to do a project, it ...

Op-Ed: Calling on Assembly Speaker Coughlin to Help Head off COVID-Related Evictions

July 27, 2020

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

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin has the chance to be a leader in the fight for economic justice in New Jersey.

The speaker must post a bill designed to prevent a wave of pandemic-related ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach in Avalon

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

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...

Classrooms Not Yet Safe for Students, Passaic County Teachers Union Leaders Say

August 2, 2020

WAYNE, NJ - The union representing Passaic County’s education professionals, including teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and secretaries, are speaking out about their concerns with the anticipated reopening of schools for in-person learning in September.

“Simply put, our schools are not safe to open while the state of New Jersey remains in its current reopening ...

Major Gateway to Paterson Adorned with Mural Depicting City's Rich History

PATERSON, NJ - There will be no missing Paterson’s long and proud history by those entering or leaving the city through one of its main gateways thanks to the completion of a mural on the New Jersey Community Development Corporation’s (NJCDC) building at 59 Spruce Street.

The art, part of the Great Falls Mural Project, was commissioned by the NJCDC, designed by the team at ...

Hackensack Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Woman Who Assaulted A 54-year-old Liver Transplant Patient Inside a Staples 

August 1, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Police need the public’s help in identifying a woman who violently attacked a 54-year-old woman inside a city store this week.

On Wednesday, July 29 at 3:19 p.m. inside the Staples on Hackensack Avenue, footage captured on a surveillance camera shows the suspect -- a black woman whose height is between 5’5” to 5’8” and weighs about 160 ...

Retired Firefighter, Military Vet Loses Over $100K to Internet Scammers

BAYONNE, NJ -A former Bayonne Fire Department battalion fire chief, and Vietnam Veteran, learned a hard lesson about internet scammers after being taken for his life savings. John M Malecky said he lost more than $104,000 to scammers after mistakenly responding to a very realistic email from what he thought was Amazon.

In late June, Malecky said, he received an email from what he thought was ...

Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 


It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

If It Bleeds by Stephen King (Scribner, 2019)

Stephen King’s fiction is alluring to his “Dear Readers” because King reveals much of his personal memories in his writing; childhood mischief, favorite comic books, and authors he considers worthwhile reading. King presents nightmares any author might encounter with a disturbed fan when he decides to off a favorite character ...

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 ...

When Your Ex Gets Remarried

I recently learned that my ex husband got engaged. After living for more than three decades with this man in my life, I must admit, hearing this news was a punch in the gut. I spent the next few weeks with a horrible feeling surrounding me, you know that uneasiness you get in your stomach after someone close passes away? My body was on edge, I shook inside, and could not shed the anxiousness of ...

Live it. Feel it. Believe it.

Editor's Note: This first ran July 26, 2019, one year ago. It was back when Joan and I were using a conversational format, a Q & A. This seemed like a good time for this type of encouragement, a time to regroup and be positive after the difficult first half of the year we've all had.

Most of us set goals for ourselves, but more often than not, we do it during the beginning of the ...

Dirty Dozen Part 1: Taxpayers should be on the lookout for these scams

August 3, 2020

All tax scams put taxpayers at risk. This is the first of two tips taking a closer look at the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. This year, taxpayers should be especially, watchful for aggressive schemes related to COVID-19 relief, including Economic Impact Payments.

Here is a recap of the first six scams in this year's Dirty Dozen.

Phishing: Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake ...