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Register Now for PCCC’s 7-Week Express Semester

There’s still time to go forward this Fall at Passaic County Community College. Registration is going on now for the 7-Week Express semester that starts October 27. This convenient semester offers a great opportunity to get started, get ahead, or catch up on college. Choose from classes in culinary arts, academic English, economics, art appreciation, and more.

PCCC offers one of the most ...

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 ...

Water Main Flushing May Cause Discoloration or Low Pressure

October 19, 2020

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 ...

Payment Window Reopens at Passaic Valley Water Commission Oct 14

CLIFTON, NJ - After closing during the coronavirus pandemic, the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will reopen the customer payment window in the lobby at the main office at 1525 Main Avenue in Clifton.

Beginning on Wednesday, October 14th, the payment window will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.

The lobby has been modified to help reduce the ...

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 ...

Moving Beyond the Partisan Bubble

There is so much to say and yet so many times a day I find myself dumbfounded to speechlessness.  My children ask logical questions for which I can find no polite or productive answer. There is no good answer for why hate seems to have seeped into so much of our dialogue every day.

There is no good reason that suspicion has replaced curiosity. That accusations have replaced queries. It is ...

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 ...

Note for Note

“EedleeedleBeeedleedleedleeDleldelbeeldeldleBedleeedlEelddlebedeleeedle . . .”
- Eddie Van Halen guitar intro to Eruption

I once tried to transcribe the Van Halen guitar solo from Michael Jackson’s hit Beat It on my Stratocaster electric guitar. After many hours of diligent repetition that made my ears bleed and my blisters ring, I can proudly say I was able to duplicate the ...

Jersey City Restaurant Adapts with Online Ordering and Delivery Service During Pandemic

October 22, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Lizeth Morales, Owner of El Gordo Restaurant in Jersey City, to learn about her experiences navigating the pandemic as a small business owner. Morales and El Gordo participated in an upcoming episode of TAPintoTV's original series HomeGrown, filmed just before the COVID-19 outbreak. 

El Gordo, which serves Peruvian cuisine, ...

Voice-Over Artist and Event Announcer George Alan Ruth Describes His Career Behind The Microphone

George Alan Ruth, who is the voice behind the TAPintoTV promos, recently joined Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, at East Main Media Studios for a conversation on his long-spanning career as an announcer and voice-over artist. 

Ruth, who grew up in New Jersey, was the inaugural announcer for the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium beginning in 1998. For Ruth, that ...

How To Get Property Tax Relief?

October 19, 2020

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 ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

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Wayne PD Nab Two Suspected Package Thieves

October 18, 2020

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 ...

By Growing, and Hiring Local, Green Thumb Industries Seeks to Help Paterson Rise

PATERSON, NJ – After learning more about New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, Asia Rollins decided to apply for a job at Rise Paterson, a dispensary that opened last December in the city. Now, on the cusp of one year on the job, Rollins is on the way up at one of the fastest growing companies in a fast-growing industry.

Rollins, a newly-promoted assistant general manager, said, ...

Fit to be Mayor? Jersey City's Fulop Named one of Nation's Healthiest Mayors

October 22, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven Fulop is 20 one America’s fittest mayors, according to Health Fitness Revolution (HFR). HFR annually recognizes politicians who live a healthy lifestyle while also promoting physical activities in their communities. 

In making their determination, HFR noted that Fulop, who ranked in the top 10 in 2019, has completed two and a half Ironmans, something ...

Pascrell Efforts to Inspect US Postal Facility Rebuffed by 'DeJoy Regime'

KEARNY, NJ – Joined by one of his House colleagues, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. chastised US Postal Service officials for refusing to allow them to inspect the Dominic V. Daniels Processing and Distribution Center to assess USPS’s ability to carry out New Jersey’s ongoing all-vote-by-mail election.

“The refusal of USPS officials to allow us to inspect the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Healing from Trauma

This article was first posted on October 25, 2019. 

We all experience trauma in one form or another. It may be at the hands of an abuser, a relationship breakup, a health diagnosis, or the death of a loved one. No one is immune.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. James Gordon, author of the book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma. Dr.

Do Something Different

Last week I was on a call with a colleague who continually complained about so many aspects of her life. After listening to her ramble on relentlessly, I finally asked, “What are you willing to change?”

She stopped talking and with an indignant tone, said, “What do you mean … what am I willing to change?”

I explained to her that I am a firm believer that until ...

NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police: Think Twice Before Voting for Legalized Pot

October 13, 2020

Later this year, NJ voters will be asked to cast their vote on a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana in our state for people 21 and older. This is a significant issue that most assuredly will impact public safety and quality of life issues for the residents of our New Jersey communities, as well as for the millions of visitors that we welcome to our state each ...

"People Should Have the Option" to Safely Purchase Cannabis

I decided to write this today in order to discuss cannabis legalization and some of the concerns I’ve seen raised not only during this election season but since the topic of legalization was first brought up during Governor Murphy’s campaign. 

One of the biggest concerns I’ve seen is the idea that cannabis is a dangerous drug that leads to worse, harsher drugs. This is ...

PCL Solutions Forms 1st East Coast Partnership with Verkada, Global Leader in Cloud-Based Physical Security

October 22, 2020

Partners to Present Webinar ‘Evaluating Your Organization’s Physical Security Strategy’ On Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.

NUTLEY, NJ – PCL Solutions, the regional leader in managed hosting and IT services, is the first company on the East Coast to form a strategic alliance with Verkada, the leader in cloud-based, enterprise-wide physical security ...

If You Care Sponsors 2020 Bergen-Passaic Walk To End Alzheimer’s

If You Care, an environmentally friendly line of kitchen and household products, again supported the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter as a leading sponsor of the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and ...