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Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Going Greene: Sometimes You Have to Let It Go

It seems that every year, NBA superstar and Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving makes the headlines for doing something out of the norm. Whether it had been his flat earth theory, being looked at as a cancer in the locker room, or taking personal breaks from the game of basketball for personal reasons, Irving’s name is constantly mentioned in the hot takes of various television reporters ...

WP Presents! The Linda Rondstadt Experience Nov 5 in Wayne

October 22, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — William Paterson University's Shea Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting the Linda Rondstadt Experience starring American Idol star Tristan McIntosh on November 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center to Begin $26 Million Emergency Department Expansion and Modernization

Includes Upgrading Goryeb Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced the expansion and modernization of its Sameth Emergency Department (ED). Once design, funding and approvals are finalized, the project is expected to begin in early 2022, with an expected completion in ...

33 Pictures That Prove That Paterson Truly is the Vaccination City

October 24, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - It seems Mayor Andre Sayegh isn’t the only city official committed to distributing vaccinations.

On Saturday, just two days after Sayegh celebrated Paterson reaching a 90 percent vaccination rate in the fight against COVID-19, John DeCando, the city’s longtime animal control officer, oversaw a free vaccination clinic for four-legged residents. 

Pet owners ...

44-year-old Clifton Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

PATERSON, NJ — A 44-year-old Clifton resident was arrested Monday after an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (PCPO) after a report of sexual assault of a minor. 

On September 8, 2021, the PCPO received a report from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency regarding an 18-year-old victim who disclosed being sexually ...

You Can Go Home Again: Union Catholic Hosts Welcomes Back Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin

October 26, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student body. 

"Sydney is good, she is humble, she chooses good over evil. She chooses 'kind' ...

Rapid Onset Dementia Brought on by COVID Devastates Family. Alzheimer's Association of Greater NJ Chapter Provides Great Support

October 8, 2021

Dear Community,

To say that covid changed the world in 2020 is a given, but it personally changed my Mom’s life and mine forever. At year-end, the call I dreaded receiving from my Mom’s senior living community came, “Your Mom tested positive for covid.” Things were going well with her recovery until dehydration landed her in the hospital, and then my nightmare began. I ...

Bowling Event Aims to Strike Out Domestic Violence

October 14, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — The Passaic County Women Center (PCWC) is asking for the community's support for their efforts “Strike Out Domestic Violence” by hosting a bowling event at T-Bowl II at the Preakness Mall in Wayne.

Scheduled for Thursday, October 28,the event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and offer participants two hours of bowling; pizza, appetizers, and soft drinks; ...

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal Sold At Walmart Recalled

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal, which is manufactured for Walmart has been recalled after the FDA found a sample from three production lots tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, announced the company.

The specific Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal 8 oz lots being recalled were sold after April 5, 2021, and include:

Lot 21083 with ...

No Time for Bond


After gaining access to the secret industrial complex deep under Manhattan by knocking out a sentry guard and slipping into an unmarked service entrance within the Lincoln Tunnel, secret agent James Bond makes his way to the reactor core, skirting hazmat workers pushing nuclear warheads around in towel carts.

Gliding up a set of stairs undetected, his Walther PPK ...

Why TAPinto Wayne Franchisee Jon "Ferris" Meredith Started Focusing on Board of Education Stories

WAYNE, NJ — Jon “Ferris” Meredith says being fair is the name of the game.

“My objectivity is essential, so no matter my opinion on this, it’s here’s what happened and here’s what went down,” the TAPinto Wayne franchisee said.  “And the readers appreciate my objectivity.”

Many of those readers have focused on stories ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

'Talley's Folly' Explores the Human Heart

The Summit Playhouse brings a touching production of  “Talley’s Folly” to the stage after an almost two-year hiatus, due to the covid disruption.

This two-character play by Langston Wilson is the last of a trilogy about the Talley family in Lebanon, Missouri. Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize for the play in 1980.

The action takes place in 1944 on the 4th of July. The ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)


Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Foundation Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Perfect Match

Foundation is, well, foundational to many women’s makeup routines. It provides a solid base layer to even out skin tone and imperfections while prepping your skin’s surface for additional products.

But with so many foundation options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this makeup ...

ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life

Midlife is a time when you may be looking back at how you have lived your life, and you may be thinking about what comes next. Are you happy in your current job or relationship? Are there things you always wanted to accomplish but never found the time. What will your next 20, 30, or even 40 years look like?

According to Michael Clinton author of the book, ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life ...