Community Announcements

Top Stories

57c858d8a947ca188c021692
57c858d8a947ca188c021692
57c858d8a947ca188c021692

FDA: Do Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due to Risk of Injury or Death

July 3, 2022

Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of these products can lead to ...

Annual Families Behind the Badge Charity Softball Tournament is June 11

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The sixth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is June 12. Admission is $5.

Organized by Woodland Park Councilwoman Tracy Kallert, Woodland Park Councilman Vincent DeCesare, and Kaitlyn Kallert, ...

Totowa Summer Concert Series Returns This Summer, Popular Acts to Perform

TOTOWA, N.J. - A wonderful array of musical talent is being brought this summer! The Borough presents its annual Summer Concert Series beginning on Wednesday, June 22 and will run every Wednesday throughout the summer months until August 31. All concerts will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

The series will kick off with award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo and his La Dolce Vita Band on ...

Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force To Host Color Run May 14

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force is planning a color run on Saturday, May 14 on Memorial Field, behind Memorial Middle School on Memorial Drive.

The run starts at 9:30 a.m. No pre-registration fee is required. Kids and adults are welcome to join the fun. Please bring protective eyewear such as goggles or sunglasses and a bandana or mask to cover your mouth.

Passaic Valley Water Commission kicks off Drinking Water Week: “Clean Water is Essential to Life”

CLIFTON, NJ – Have you ever thought about what it takes for clean drinking water to flow from your faucet? Drinking Water Week recognizes the hardworking people performing various roles to ensure tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 1-7 this year.

Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and partners throughout North America are ...

Reflecting on the Impact of the Totowa Library on our Community for National Library Outreach Day

Libraries are well-known for being centers for learning and finding information, where any resident can borrow a book for free, have access to the internet, and perhaps take a class to learn a new skill or create a piece of art. However, libraries also serve many other roles. The Totowa Library is one such institution that has become the heart of its community—a place that ...

Totowa Community Blood Drive Event Planned for April 15 at St. James Church

TOTOWA, N.J. - The Borough will hold its second Community Blood Drive this season at St. James Roman Catholic Church on Friday, April 15 from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 400 Totowa Road in Totowa, inside Parish Hall.

The previous blood drive had a great turnout on Feb. 3, with record results since it was first held three years ago, according to Recreation Director Mark ...

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Passaic Valley Area Thursday Afternoon into Overnight Hours

NEW YORK, NJ -  A Hazardous Weather Advisory has been issued for Essex, Passaic, Hudson, and Bergen Counties in NJ for this evening, announced the National Weather Service.

According to the NWS, the showers and thunderstorms are expected after 2pm. It will be breezy with a wind gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Temperatures ...

Annual Woodland Park Easter Basket Drive Kicks-Off, Works To Break Cycle of Poverty

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The annual Easter Basket Drive Initiative is in full swing, with one difference this year - the organization is now an official non-profit organization.  Maria Koukoularis, a former Woodland Park resident who now lives in Denville, began the drive in 1999. 

According to Koukoularis, the goal this year is to distribute 5,000 baskets, just like their record ...

As PSEG Moratorium Comes To An End, Those Behind On Their Utility Bills Can Apply For Assistance

COVID-19 has doubled the number of people behind on their energy bill. If you are one of them, PSE&G can help you get back on track. Payment assistance programs have expanded to help more households, even those with higher incomes.

PSE&G’s winter moratorium has ended March 15, 2022. If you are behind on your bills, action is needed today to protect your service from being ...

57c858d8a947ca188c021692

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

FDA: Do Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due to Risk of Injury or Death

July 3, 2022

Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of these products can lead to ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_5a95c6704bb74ce34db7_best_crop_d3cc9a55a4b51f8dac87_mini_magick20220628-20266-8m91ly

Mon, July 4, 10:00 AM

Main Street and Stevens Avenue., Little Falls

Little Falls PBA Local 346 4th of July Street ...

Carousel_image_e52f0e0637f9d645c143_07-12-basics_to_a_business_plan

Tue, July 12, 11:00 AM

Online Webinar , Paterson

Basics to a Business Plan

Carousel_image_cp_cp_celebrate summer with njfo!

Sat, July 30, 8:00 PM

Hertell Gardens, Westfield

An American AND Paris

Carousel_image_6c06fcc7106cc8a8f1b1_5a81dce4b7456e0d8cc1_08-25-strategicmarketingplanning

Thu, August 25, 11:00 AM

Online Webinar , Paterson

Strategic Marketing Planning

A Possible Reunion?

So far in this free agency period, there have been many assumptions to where NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant may end up. After reports from insiders Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania stated that Durant wanted out of the Brooklyn Nets organization, there has been speculation that Irving may travel elsewhere. 

While the Miami Heat and the Phoenix Suns are the top destinations ...

A Possible Reunion?

So far in this free agency period, there have been many assumptions to where NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant may end up. After reports from insiders Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania stated that Durant wanted out of the Brooklyn Nets organization, there has been speculation that Irving may travel elsewhere. 

While the Miami Heat and the Phoenix Suns are the top destinations ...

Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair Returns Monday

July 2, 2022

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair returns this summer on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Little Falls Police Benevolent Association 346, the annual fair will be held along Main Street and Stevens Avenue.

Craft vendors, local businesses, food trucks, and activities for kids will be offered up for attendees, including other entertainment and ...

United Passaic Org gives out free hot meals every Saturday in Passaic

Passaic – A food truck parked outside of Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Passaic on Saturday morning, but this wasn’t any ordinary food truck service. Hungry customers walked away from the food truck with full plates of breakfast food and it was all for free! 

United Passaic Organization enlisted fellow community action agency United Community Corporation of Newark to ...

Passaic County Veteran Gets His Day in the Sun

June 27, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - When Tony Vancheri puts his mind to something he usually gets it done. He’s a man to whom many titles apply: deputy mayor, friend, father, grandfather, to name just a few.

On Saturday, once again, it was his status as a veteran that took center stage as the access road leading to the top of Veterans Park at Hayden Heights, Paterson’s own Hill of Heroes, was renamed ...

Freedom Rings in Paterson for Juneteenth at Nationally Recognized Underground Railroad Site

PATERSON, NJ - The sound of freedom rung out in Paterson's newest national park on Saturday as dozens of local leaders and residents gathered at the Huntoon & Van Resnalier site to commemorate Juneteenth. 

Earlier this year the Huntoon-Van Rensalier Site was added to the National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, making it one of 16 new listings across 11 ...

"We are Family": Theme of Fair Lawn's Pride Block Party

July 2, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Deputy Mayor Cristina Cutrone weighed in on the Pride Block Party on Sunday, June 26, when Parmelee Avenue was flooded with community members who attended the event hosted by the Community Relations Advisory Committee.

"The Pride Block Party was a huge success! You could feel the love and see the smiles on everyone’s faces as you walked around and enjoyed the ...

Why Juneteenth Should Be Celebrated by All Americans

June 17, 2022

UPDATE: Since this article was originally published one year ago, Juneteenth Independence Day was signed into law by President Biden as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth Day has been celebrated on the third Friday of June as a state holiday in New Jersey since 2020.

WHY JUNETEENTH SHOULD BE CELEBRATED BY ALL AMERICANS

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last ...

All in the Family

On a stifling hot moonlit night in the summer of 1871, the infamous outlaw and gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, shot a man for snoring.

Legend has it that Hardin, traveling with his cousin Gip Clements, fell back in his room at the American House Hotel in Abilene, Kansas after a raucous night drinking. The next door down, rancher Charles Cougar was sleeping peacefully, if noisily, in his room.

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...

'Enchanted April' Delights at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ — It’s a welcome sign to see The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opening for its 60th Anniversary Season. “Enchanted April” is a charming and moving choice with warmer weather coming on. The play also speaks to us on a number of levels, especially after our long hiatus during COVID-19.

The script by Matthew Barger, from a novel by Elizabet ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

Broken Open

This month, July 8 to be exact, marks the 13th anniversary of the premiere of the Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life brand and radio show.

Back in 2009, I was going through a bit of an identity crisis trying to figure out my next move. I had given so much of myself to my family that I got lost. I had no career, my children were growing up, and my marriage was stagnant. It was during ...