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Ice-T’s Proposed Dispensary Among Latest Approved By Jersey City’s Cannabis Control Board

August 5, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City’s cannabis control board has given the OK to several applicants seeking to open marijuana dispensaries in the city, including one backed by rapper and actor Ice-T.

During its July 25 meeting, the board considered and approved the following Class 5 retail applications:

MedUSA NJ, LLC — Local businessman Haytham Elgawly has proposed a ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Owner of NJ Coffee Shop to Appear on Reality TV

WESTFIELD, NJ — A local business owner known for his coffee in Westfield and Summit will next month be among the guests on a new reality television show that has five men vying for “true love” each week.

Who is it? Among the suitors on Lifetime's “Five Guys A Week” is Ahrre Maros. The 62-year-old from Plainfield is the owner of Ahrre’s Coffee ...

Council Votes to Allow Cannabis Operations to Advance in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an ordinance to regulate the sales of cannabis and the operation of dispensaries within the city, on Tuesday. The effort, according to the measure, is to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the community. 

The council previously rejected the sale or cultivation of adult-use cannabis, a move that drew a swift ...

Back from a Fire, PepsiCo Celebrates 30 Years in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – After months of cleanup and reconstruction, employees of PepsiCo’s Piscataway warehouse returned to work in time to celebrate the facility’s 30th anniversary in the township last week.

The anniversary came at an important time as the warehouse endured a fire in March, where David Del Toro, SE Ops Associate Supervisor, with more than 10 years on the job, ...

Colgate-Palmolive Opens One-of-a-Kind Research Center in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Colgate-Palmolive announced the grand opening of the Volpe Clinical Research Center, a new clinical research and innovation testing center in Piscataway.

The center, which the company said is believed to be the first-ever in-house dental clinic at a consumer goods company, is named in honor of the late Anthony R. Volpe, a former dentist and Vice President of Worldwide ...

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United Passaic Org. Launches Community Financial Hub - Actively Seeking 100 participants

July 26, 2022

Passaic – United Passaic Organization is partnering with Greater Bergen Community Action and the 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union to launch the Community Action Financial Empowerment (CAFÉ) Hub in the City of Passaic. The CAFÉ Hub guides low-income residents through the process of banking - including opening an account, financial literacy, and applying for loans.

“This ...

Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

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Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

5 Steps to Crush Conflict

Conflict is a natural and inescapable part of living. When embraced, positive conflict can even be a catalyst for change. But when conflict isn't managed correctly, it can create a competitive, damaging, and unhealthy environment. 

Discerning when to enter a conflict, when to avoid it, and most importantly, how to deal with it is key to improving relationships and preventing future ...

New Jersey Enters Drought Watch, State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water

August 14, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch this week. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Passaic Valley Area for Thursday, Friday

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 5.

The NWS reports a chance of rain, and possible thunderstorms Thursday night. Showers and thunderstorms are also likely on Friday, with some storms producing significant rainfall. For the weekend, there currently is potential for more rain on ...

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Looking For An Edge - PEDs May Have Dulled San Diego Padres 2022 Season

In the world of sports, gaining an upper lead in athleticism or skill can lead to a plethora of opportunities.

In college and professional sports, almost every athlete across numerous programs and organizations across the nation has amazing talent. Everybody is fast, strong, can jump extremely high, and perform at a high level. Finding a specific advantage that can separate you from the rest ...

Looking For An Edge - PEDs May Have Dulled San Diego Padres 2022 Season

In the world of sports, gaining an upper lead in athleticism or skill can lead to a plethora of opportunities.

In college and professional sports, almost every athlete across numerous programs and organizations across the nation has amazing talent. Everybody is fast, strong, can jump extremely high, and perform at a high level. Finding a specific advantage that can separate you from the rest ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Health System Officer

August 19, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Scott Leighty, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer.  An experienced leader in hospital performance and strategic growth, Leighty will lend his talents to the health system’s unwavering efforts to ensure extraordinary care and experiences for patients and their families.

Leighty will bring a ...

United Passaic Org. Launches Community Financial Hub - Actively Seeking 100 participants

Passaic – United Passaic Organization is partnering with Greater Bergen Community Action and the 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union to launch the Community Action Financial Empowerment (CAFÉ) Hub in the City of Passaic. The CAFÉ Hub guides low-income residents through the process of banking - including opening an account, financial literacy, and applying for loans.

“This ...

St. Joseph's Health Garners Three NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health announced on Friday that the organization received three 2022 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards. The Healthcare Heroes awards program was created to honor and recognize individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of Health Care in New Jersey.

“We are extremely proud of ...

Fear of Teeth

It is a particularly hot day at the beach. Another in a string of sweltering afternoons that warrant the understated designation of “heat wave”. My skin feels gooey, a mixture of salty sweat and sunscreen. Flopped on a large beach blanket, a sparse coating of sand makes me feel like a breaded cutlet on an oven rack.

When I can no longer bear the oppressive heat, I scamper ...

TAPinto Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Gives Back to the Community

RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him.

"I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community."

He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was a student in the Rahway Public School system, the same ...

NJ Assembly Speaker Coughlin Calls for Election Reform

August 6, 2022

If you look across the country these days, how to conduct an election in a fair and transparent way is not an issue that Democrats and Republicans have been able to find much agreement on. But while that may be the case in Washington or in other states, that’s exactly what legislators in New Jersey did in June.

Shortly after the election last November, we noticed there were some issues ...

'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson. (Naval Institute Press, 2022)

 

Cats in the Navy is one of those unusual little gems  that has appeal for several types of people. If you are a cat lover, check! This book is for you! If you enjoy historical photographs, check! You might want a copy of this volume. If someone in your family is in the Navy or has a nautical background, check! ...

Increase Your Odds of Being Lucky

Recently, I was in conversation with a group of people and during that time I shared some exciting professional news. After hearing what I said, one woman rolled her eyes and remarked sarcastically, “You are so lucky … everything always happens for you and is so easy!”

I looked at this person, processing what she just said and in the manner in which she stated it.

In my ...