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Pascrell Hails $1.1 Billion Investment in New Jersey Bridges

January 24, 2022

Nationwide Bridge Day celebrates Biden administration’s big investment in nation’s decaying bridges

PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced the Biden administration is investing $1.1 Billion to replace or rehabilitate aging bridges in New Jersey. This funding is part of a whopping $26.5 billion to states across our nation, the District of Columbia and ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Thanks Community For Generous Contributions Made During Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that 111,201 people visited the Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 18 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. Both the attendance and amount of items collected are the second-highest totals in the 13-year history the ...

St. Joseph's Health Helps Open Vaccination Mega Site in Wayne

January 27, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – In a collaborative effort between St. Joseph’s Health, Passaic County, the New Jersey Police, the New Jersey Department of Health and the National Guard, a new COVID-19 Vaccination Mega Site has opened in the Preakness Shopping Center in Wayne. This vaccine site will be administering both first and second doses of the vaccine and boosters free of charge.

“Since ...

First Lady Tammy Murphy Helps Launch The Paterson Doula Cooperative

PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey introduced the Community of Caring: The Paterson Doula Cooperative. First Lady Tammy Murphy, along with other health officials, discussed the importance of the Cooperative and doulas.

Doulas are trained to give emotional, physical and informational care during pregnancy, childbirth and the ...

Suspect Leaves Car Stolen from Harrison, in Montclair Resident's Driveway

January 28, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A Clinton Avenue resident reported that a vehicle was left in his driveway during the overnight hours.

An January 25, the Montclair man reported to police that when he awakened, he discovered an unknown vehicle parked in his driveway.

According to Montclair Police officials, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander was determined to be a stolen vehicle from ...

NJ 11th For Change Statement on the Removal of Sweeney and the Appointment of Matos from the NJ Legislative Apportionment Commission

January 27, 2022

NJ 11th For Change applauds Chairman Jones’ decision to replace former Senate President Steve Sweeney on the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission.

Sweeney’s decision to appoint himself to the commission was always bad for New Jersey. His longstanding ties to unelected party boss George Norcross, his open and self-serving alliance with former Governor Chris ...

Little Falls Winter Weather Alert

January 28, 2022

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Please be advised that there is no parking on the roadways when they are snow covered.

With the anticipated weather tomorrow, please be safe and remove your car from the roadways when the snow begins. Vehicles that remain on the roadways when snow begins to accumulate are subject to ticketing and being towed.

Residents that are looking for additional parking can park ...

Snowy Start to the Weekend with Several Inches Expected

NEW YORK, NY — Pick up those weekend groceries on today and plan to be at home for most of the weekend with snow is expected to fall beginning in the evening through Saturday with several inches to blanket New Jersey. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Saturday evening for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the ...

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 ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

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 ...

Tuesday’s with Morrie: A Conversation with Mitch Albom

As we travel through the journey of life, we may stumble upon a person who changes the trajectory of where we thought we were heading. Sometimes the change is a minor reroute, but other times it re-charts our direction. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz.

Albom was a successful and ambitious sportswriter who wrote for newspapers, appeared on ESPN television, and did radio. He ...