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NJCU to Hold Commencement Ceremonies June 2

May 20, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University (NJCU) will award 1,876 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in a double ceremony during its 2022 Commencement exercises on Thursday, June 2 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

The first ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will include graduates from the School of Business and the College of Professional Studies. The second ...

Chatham Moms Object to Sexual Content Being Taught in 11th Grade Health Education Class at Chatham Board of Education Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group of Chatham mothers came before the Chatham Board of Education to voice their concerns about specific lessons being taught in health classes in the district at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night.

The Chatham moms, who belong to a local chapter of the Moms for Liberty parental rights organization, also spoke out against the new state ...

Proud Day For Grads, Loved Ones at Rutgers' First In-person Commencement Since 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland.

“He had come here to visit and had to stay here,” said Piscataway’s Skup. “He ...

BlueCrest Recovery, Woodland Park Municipal Alliance, and Police Team Up For Sobering Student Assembly

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Students at Memorial Middle School recently came together for their first assembly in over two years. The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, the Woodland Park Police Department, and James Chitty and John Plunkett from BlueCrest Recovery Center, in Woodland Park, spoke to the students with a simple message: drugs and alcohol lead to a ...

Woodland Park BOE Adopts 2022-2023 Budget, No Cuts to Programs, Services

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Board of Education recently held a public hearing for and adopted its 2022-2023 school district operating budget.

The total budget is $20,160,842. The local tax levy, the amount to be raised by taxation is $17,788,517, which is up $348,794 from the current year’s spending plan, or .11 percent. Local school district property taxes for the Borough ...

Rutgers Day Returning Saturday With Fun, Food and Festivities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Facebook recently reminded Abby Merrill about her first Rutgers Day, stirring memories of the afternoon her heart melted at the sight of baby pigs and other animals on Cook Campus.

Little did the communications major – or any of the other 100,000 people who attended the event in 2019 - know that would be the last Rutgers Day for a while.

That this ...

Passaic Valley High Recipient of This Year's Passaic County Grant for Filmmaking

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley High School recently received a grant from the Passaic County Film Commission. The funds will go toward its filmmaking program. 

According to Councilman Al Kahwaty, who co-chairs the commission along with West Milford's Bob Nicholson, the grant was started to provide filmmaking equipment to schools trying their best in the Passaic ...

Irish University Will Have a Home at The Hub in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A $665 million development project envisioned as a place where innovations are hatched, developed and brought to market to benefit people across the planet will have an Irish accent.

Atlantic Technological University (ATU), one of Ireland’s largest multi-campus universities with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, will be a tenant at the New Jersey ...

Woodland Park Educational Foundation Launches Paver Fundraiser

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The newly formed Woodland Park Educational Foundation kicked off its first fundraiser at the Woodland Park Health Fair last Saturday - "A Building Block to the Future."

They are selling engraved pavers that will line the walkway entrance to Memorial Field Complex on Memorial Drive. The pavers cost $125 each and can be engraved with four lines with ...

After Uproar, Gov. Murphy Asks Department of Education to Review Gender Identity Lessons

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has put planned gender identity and sexual orientation lessons on hold for first and second-graders after it outraged some parents and lawmakers.

Under new sex education guidelines that was slated to start in September, a 30-minute lesson called “Pink, Blue and Purple” aimed to teach 6-year-old students to define ...

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Nutley Restaurateur Khris Reina Discusses Facing Challenges Over Morning Coffee and Mimosas

NUTLEY, NJ - The global COVID-19 pandemic changed everything and challenged everyone, and it continues to do so.

It is easy to throw our hands up in despair, especially when we are reminded daily of the losses and challenges in our community, but sometimes there's a bit of news that pushes those same hands together in gratitude. Cristina Graziano and her father Joe Graziano recently ...

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

May 18, 2022

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 ...

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Thu, June 2, 1:30 PM

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & ...

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Fri, June 3, 8:00 PM

Richardson Auditorium (Princeton University), Princeton

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & ...

Warriors Rise To Victory

In Game Two of the Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks were nothing short of sensational. On the offensive end, they were able to hit the Golden State Warriors with numerous attacks. But their lack of strength on the defensive end allowed them to enter in a shootout with the Warriors, which is something you do not want to do. Despite being up by as much as 18 in the first half, the ...

What We Can Learn From Lorianne O’Connor

I’ve known Lorianne O’Connor since I was in the seventh grade. When we were younger, I had a funny feeling that she would become a high level college athlete. As we went through the rest of middle school, and then high school, I realized that funny feeling was an accurate depiction of what she would become. O’Connor is now a softball player for Fairleigh Dickinson University, ...

Warriors Rise To Victory

In Game Two of the Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks were nothing short of sensational. On the offensive end, they were able to hit the Golden State Warriors with numerous attacks. But their lack of strength on the defensive end allowed them to enter in a shootout with the Warriors, which is something you do not want to do. Despite being up by as much as 18 in the first half, the ...

United Passaic Organizations hosts National Community Action Month kick-off on Sat., May 21

May 17, 2022

United Passaic Organization will host a National Community Action Month kick-off celebration and resource fair on Saturday, May 21. The community-based event will take place at the courtyard of the UPO Community Hub at 1 Howe Avenue in Passaic from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

As part of the celebration, the City of Passaic's Mayor Hector C. Lora will present UPO with an official proclamation to make ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

Paterson Celebrates 'Palestine Way'

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - History was made Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor the street sign unveiling of “Palestine Way” as well as the first ever Palestine Street Festival in Paterson.

Following the recent approval by the Paterson City Council, Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President Maritza Davila, and Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz, himself the son of ...

Downtown Westfield Executive Director Resigns, Taking Post in Red Bank

May 20, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — The executive director of Westfield’s special improvement district announced that he is resigning from his post in Westfield and taking a job leading Red Bank’s downtown district.

Bob Zuckerman, who was hired in 2020, announced his resignation at Wednesday's meeting of the board of Downtown Westfield Corporation.

His last day on the job in Westfield ...

Despite Law Change, Woodland Park Will Not Change Drug Use Policy For Employees

April 22, 2022

Dear Woodland Park Residents, 

Effective Thursday, April 21, 2022 the recreational use of marijuana and other cannabis products became legal in New Jersey.

Regardless of this change in law, the Borough Council and I want to emphasize that all policies and procedures and rules and regulations applicable to the employees of the Borough of Woodland Park will remain the same.

Our Police ...

To Smart to Fail

Commencement Transcript, May 2022

Good afternoon, proud graduates of the University of Machine Learning class of 2022.0.

I am a Heuristic/ALgorithmic 9000 computer. Most of you know me as Hal.

I want to thank president emeritus, Google, as well as Alexa, Siri, and all of the distinguished bots on the board of algorithms, for awarding me this honorary doctorate degree in deep learning and ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

What Are You Willing to Do?

Last week I was on a call with a colleague who continually complained about so many aspects of her life. After listening to her ramble on relentlessly, I finally asked, “What are you willing to change?” 

She stopped talking and with an indignant tone, said, “What do you mean … what am I willing to change?”

I explained to her that I am a firm believer that ...