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Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Fall 2021

Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Our commitment to the safety of our patients and team members has ...

Broken Barriers Lead to Broken Hearts as Black Lives Are Called Home Too Soon

The African American community has been losing a large part of its creative talent throughout the month of November. Even though this is a time when we are supposed to give thanks, beloved artists who were pillars in their respective communities have been taken away early in their lives.

On November 17, beloved Memphis rapper Young Dolph was murdered outside a bakery in Southern Memphis. On ...

City Green awarded Inclusive Healthy Communities grant to improve access for individuals with disabilities

November 29, 2021

City Green recently received a $250,000 award from the Inclusive Healthy Communities (ICH) Grant Program, an initiative of the New Jersey Division of Health, in support of projects that will improve disability access at the Farm Eco-Center in Clifton, New Jersey and throughout City Green’s Dig In! community garden network. The groundbreaking on this historic project will be held on ...

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Holds Matching Funds Campaign for Giving Tuesday

​HILLSIDE, NJ—November 29, 2021 

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow, a day of generosity to kick off the holiday season and one of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s (CFBNJ) biggest fundraising days of the year. This year, with food costs on the rise, a hard winter ahead, and pandemic support measures ending, hundreds of thousands ...

St. Joseph’s Health Foundation Welcomes Former NFL Player & A Renowned Ophthalmologist to Board of Trustees

PATERSON, NJ - Former National Football League Offensive Lineman Roman Oben and Swati
Parekh, MD, Chair of Ophthalmology at St. Joseph’s Health, are the newest additions to lend their
perspective and talents to the St. Joseph’s Health Foundation Board of Trustees. Together, they will work with Board members and the Foundation team to help promote the interests and programs of ...

Wayne Man Arrested for Bias Crime- Tearing Down Pride Flag from Church

November 16, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne police arrested a man suspected of a bias crime in Wayne, where he tore down the Pride Flag hanging in front of Grace United Presbyterian Church on Sunday October 31.

Detective Jason Clemente, who was in charge of the investigation, canvassed the area and was able to obtain security video footage that was key to solving the crime.


Pride ...

NJ Human Services Initiates Treatment and Case Management for Individuals with Dual Gambling and Substance Use Disorders

November 29, 2021

NJ Human Services Initiates Treatment and Case Management for Individuals with Dual Gambling and Substance Use Disorders


Nov. 29, 2021


(TRENTON) – Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced the Department has awarded contracts to begin providing treatment and case management for individuals with a dual disorder of gambling and substance use.

“The ...

Letter to the Editor in Response to Little Falls Town Council Meeting on November 22nd

November 23, 2021

To the Editor:

At the Little Falls Town Council meeting on November 22nd Council President Anthony Sgobba announced that effective January 2022 Council meetings will no longer offer a hybrid option.  

During the public comments, a resident raised concerns about the decision to end the zoom option for Little Falls citizens to participate in Council meetings. The resident noted that ...

Breakfast with Santa Goody Bags- Help Needed

November 29, 2021


We are in need of items for the goody bags that we will be handing out at Breakfast with Santa this Saturday, December 4.

We plan on handing out 75-100 bags.

You can donate flyers about your Little Falls business, a giveaway, a coupon, or anything appropriate.  We are almost sold out, so this is a great way to reach potential customers this ...

Totowa Public Library- Passports and Veteran ID's- Dec. 2 and Dec. 21


The Passaic County Clerk's Office Outreach Program will be at the Totowa Public Library to provide full passport services, notary oath and renewal, and free Veteran ID cards.

Upcoming dates for this program are on Thursday, December 2nd, from 5-7pm and again on Tuesday, December 21st, from 10am-2pm.

The Totowa Public Library is located at 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ. For ...

A View With a Room

VRBO Listing #603
International Space Station

Nestled 254 miles from earth just outside the Kármán line, this newly renovated, solar-powered space module is the perfect adventure getaway. Updates include state-of-the-art porta potty suction units, refurbished airlock chambers, exercise gym, computers, blinking lights, and plenty of hallway storage. A cozy 360 degree cupola for ...

Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

TAPinto Totowa Tips: Press Release - What are we announcing?

November 29, 2021

Welcome to TAPinto Tips, a column created to help our readers navigate their way through our DIY platform.

This week’s topic: Press Release -- What are we announcing?

It is important for small businesses and organizations issuing press releases to know the difference between a press release and a news article. Press releases are marketing tools designed to keep the public ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

November 27, 2021

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II by 

Robert P. Watson. (De Capo Press, 2016).


The sinking of the famous British luxury ship, Titanic, is etched indelibly in our imaginations, even today, over 100 years after she succumbed to an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Books, movies, and the story of locating the wreck in the 1980s and ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

The Best U.S. Trips to Take During the Holiday Season

While some may agree that there’s “no place like home for the holidays,” for others, Christmastime means vacation time. If you’re thinking about heading out of town for the holidays, here are seven destinations to put on your list. 

Best Places to Visit in November

Montpellier, Vermont. From the changing colors of the leaves to the mouth-watering smell of ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...

Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Stay Inspired and Motivated

As entrepreneurs, many women are running companies. And while they are tasked with that job, they may also be caring for their family or loved ones. Woman are constantly juggling their commitments and responsibilities, which can make it challenging to find a balance and stay motivated. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, and often difficult to maintain the course and keep moving forward.

I ...