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The Grass Is Always Greener If You Chose to Adjust

In the year of 2021, I have taken the biggest leap in my life, which I believe is the backbone to the beginning of repetitive success I have the chance to achieve in my upcoming years.

Following the year of 2020, which was a hard year for all of us in terms of dealing with the reality of a virus that changed all of our lives, I was able to experience a year that turned that time of isolation ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto Passaic Valley

January 17, 2022

The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every vote counts, there is no ...

Rep. Sherrill Statement on Federal Announcement of Offshore Wind Sale Off New Jersey Coast

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the announcement that the federal government will begin the process of auctioning the offshore wind rights in areas within the New York right off the coast of New Jersey:

“New Jersey is perfectly poised to be a nationwide – and global – leader in the ...

Teen was Gunned Down Delivering Groceries to his Grandmother, Aunt Says in GoFundMe Appeal

January 21, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been established to help the parents of Robert Jose Cuadra buy a gravestone “as beautiful as him.”

Cuadra was gunned down in the area of Godwin Avenue at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a statement from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office announced earlier. According to Cuadra’s aunt, Angelica Campos, who set up the page, the ...

Paterson City Council: 'Just Say No' to Pot in Public Spaces

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an ordinance to ban Cannabis use in public places,  at their Tuesday meeting.

“I have gotten complaints of individuals smoking in areas like the park, and they’re with their children and the amount of smell that is around their families,” Council President Maritza Davila said. “In respecting that and ...

Greater Newark Tapped as 11th GreenLight Location, Will Receive $6M Investment to Meet Needs of Residents

January 20, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — A community-driven effort to identify and address the needs of Greater Newark residents is planned to be carried out over the next five years with the support of the GreenLight Fund, a Boston-based organization that raises and invests funds to help break down barriers to prosperity in high-poverty areas.

The effort will be backed by a $6 million investment, with funds raised ...

Keeping the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alive

January 15, 2022

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this time, she found her positivity level lacking and was having difficulty seeing the United ...

Woodland Park Police Department Receives Reaccreditation

January 21, 2022

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department recently received its reaccreditation through the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police.

The recertification verified that the Department met all recognized professional best practices. The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: administrative, personnel, operations, ...

Here's How Totowa, Little Falls, and Woodland Park Residents Can Receive 4 Free, At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests By Mail

UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration. 

According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that Americans use at-home ...

Back to the Days of Future Past

Happy New Year’s y’all!

Time to whip out the party hats, reminisce about the year that was, and make resolutions for the year to come.

Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do, which is why we blow out party horns and drink too much champagne.

Last year at this time I looked optimistically forward to a productive year without face masks or zoom calls. Needless to say, it ...

Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

Overcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Mountains” Might Be the Key to Ending the Pandemic

January 16, 2022

“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. And what affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.” – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Last week, ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).

 

The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...

Creative Experiences in Parenting: A Conversation with Lisa Brown

The fast pace of daily life can make it easy to forget the importance of spending time with our children. Often when asked to play, read, or do an activity together, our response is, “Sorry, but I don’t have time.” And while making time can be a challenge, research has shown that there are many benefits derived from family time together, including the development of social, ...