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New Jersey's Peruvian Community Keeps Close Eye on Hotly Contested Presidential Election

June 10, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - In one of the most historic, and nail-biting, Presidential elections in the nation’s history, Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo currently holds a .2% narrow lead against candidate Keiko Fujimori.

This past Sunday more than 20,000 Peruvian voters cast their votes at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Prior to election day, there was continued fierce ...

ELECTION ROUNDUP: Learn Local Election Results Throughout New Jersey

Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state:

Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat Primary

Newcomer defeats an incumbent in this township committee primary election, advancing to face a GOP ...

Bhalla Officially Launches Bid for Second Term as Mayor of Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ - Mayor Ravi Bhalla has declared that he will in fact run again for another term this November.

In a newsletter sent out Wednesday afternoon, Bhalla said, "Nearly four years ago, Hoboken residents gave me the privilege of a lifetime, electing me as Mayor of our great city. Since then we’ve come together, friends and neighbors moving our city forward in the ...

Today is the Deadline for Mail-In Ballot Applications for NJ Primary

NEW JERSEY - The primary election in NJ is June 8. The primary ballot includes state assembly, state senate, and the race for the governor. Polls will be open for in-person voting across the state. 

For those registered voters wishing to cast their ballot by mail, the deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is June 1. 

The application for a mail-in ballot can be ...

Deadline for Mail-In Ballot Applications for NJ Primary is June 1

NEW JERSEY - The primary election in NJ is June 8. The primary ballot includes state assembly, state senate, and the race for the governor. Polls will be open for in-person voting across the state. 

For those registered voters wishing to cast their ballot by mail, the deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is June 1. 

The application for a mail-in ballot can be ...

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Summer is the Perfect Time at PCCC, Classes Start June 14 and July 7

Summer is the perfect time and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is the perfect place to get started, get ahead, or catch up on your college education.

Two summer semesters are coming up with a wide range of courses in high-demand career fields including math, biology, technology, business, healthcare and much more.  

Are you a first-time college student? PCCC offers ...

Water Line Work May Cause Issues With Pressure or Discoloration

(CLIFTON, N.J. – May 28, 2021) – As part of the ongoing roadwork along Route 46, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be working on a major water transmission line next week. The transmission main will be shut down for up to one week, beginning on Tuesday, June 1st

While the pipe is being relocated, PVWC will use alternate sources to supply water to customers.

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Sat, June 26, 10:00 AM

The Newark Museum of Art, Newark

Arts in the Garden: All Around the World Family ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, June 26, 10:00 AM

Turtle Back Zoo , West Orange

Turtle Back Zoo COVID-19 Vaccination Event

Health & Wellness

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Sun, June 27, 9:00 AM

Town Hall Parking Lot , Little Falls

Little Falls Sunday Farmers Market

Food & Drink

And They're Off

The other day China fired three astronauts into space. This occurred just as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he too was shooting himself into outer space.

This got me thinking, how did we get here and where exactly are we going?

So today, as a public service, I give to you:

A Brief History of the Race in Space

October, 1957. The manmade satellite, Sputnik 1, sends the very ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...

JerseyCAN Launches Multimedia Platform Showcasing Solutions for NJ School Districts

June 22, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur recently spoke with Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor of JerseyCAN, a nonprofit organization supporting and advocating for every student in New Jersey to have access to a high-quality education. JerseyCAN recently launched an online multimedia platform to help assist local school districts and educators to create new strategies and programs to ...

Lincoln of Wayne Continues to Provide Industry-Leading Sales and Service Despite Global Microchip Shortage

WAYNE, NJ -- Peter Spina, Jr., General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, spoke with TAPintoTV, about the global automotive industry microchip shortage and what the shortage means for Lincoln of Wayne customers. 

“The microchip shortage, or semiconductor shortage, is one of the greatest supply chain shortages our industry has ever faced,” Spina said. Typically, Spina told TAPintoTV, ...

Recipe: How to Make No-Churn Vanilla Birthday Cake Ice Cream

June 24, 2021

It only takes four ingredients to make this festive frozen treat! The best part? You don’t even need special equipment.

The trick to getting the right texture without an ice cream maker is folding in fluffy whipped cream.

No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 tsp. vanilla extract
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
¼ cup ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

The 51 Best Photos of Paterson’s Juneteenth Peace March for Social Justice

June 21, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Less than 24 hours after the City of Paterson recognized Juneteenth as an official holiday for the first time, both through a flag raising at City Hall and by hosting Governor Phil Murphy for the signing of legislation blocking landlords from discriminating against potential tenants based on past criminal history, hundreds of community members, activists, and others took part in a ...

Bloomberg Names Paterson 'Champion City' for Effort to Fight Opioids

PATERSON, NJ - A proposal to provide “proven, on-demand treatment to those struggling with opioid addiction,” has the City of Paterson in the running for one of 15 one million dollar prizes as well as “robust multi-year technical assistance to implement and scale their ideas.”

The announcement of Paterson as a “Champion City” came Tuesday from Bloomberg ...

According to Diversity Expert, the Wayne Valley Mascot Does Not Need to be Changed ‘At This Time’

WAYNE, NJ — The results of the Wayne Valley Mascot ThoughtExchange survey showed more support for keeping the Indians mascot then it did for changing it, according to Tamika Reese, a diversity consultant hired by the school district. The results of this survey seemed to be the deciding factor in keeping the controversial mascot, at least for the time being.

Reese stated the findings ...

From New Brunswick to Trenton: Persichilli Will Have Building Named After Her

June 22, 2021

NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.

The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Persichilli, who was known as Judy Mella when she ...

New Essex County Justice Building In Newark Named in Honor of MLK

NEWARK, NJ — The newly constructed justice building in the heart of Newark was dedicated Thursday to a man who spent his life seeking justice — Martin Luther King Jr.

Dignitaries from around the county and state joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Gov. Phil Murphy as they dedicated the new Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building ...

Retro Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Retro Review

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When does a civilization begin to rot from its core?  What are the key issues that cause that civilization to die? These are the overarching questions that “the Father of African Literature,” Chinua Achebe, explores in his 1959 classic, Things Fall Apart.

Set in a Nigerian village, we learn that Okonkwo was a leading ...

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. Harper Perennial, 

2013.

 

I first learned about this “unsolved American mystery,” when 48 Hours did a comprehensive show on the horrific discovery of four bodies wrapped in burlap sacks in 2010. The deceased were discovered on Gilgo Beach, a desolate stretch of sand that did not host excited, Sunday sun ...

Feeling Nutty? Here’s Why You Should Add Nuts To Your Diet

Enjoying a wide variety of nuts has multiple health benefits. The crunchy, delicious snacks are a great source of protein, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and pack disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium.

A 2019 study published by the U.S. National Library of ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

If You Have Nothing Nice to Say

Last week I had lunch with a business colleague, Anna, who owns an interior design company. During our conversation we shared stories about things we experienced during the past year, and we discussed how we were able to keep our companies on track. One of her strategies during the pandemic was to develop a robust social media presence. To achieve her goal, Anna hired her friend’s daughter, ...

Make the Call

A few days ago, I was looking through photos from my childhood and I started reminiscing about family members who have passed or with whom I’ve lost contact. One memory was front and center because it jarred strong emotions within me.

My father’s cousin was a wonderful man who was a high level production executive for the ABC television network. He started as an elevator operator ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

Non-profit Succeed2gether Launches 'Pathways Forward' Support Program

June 19, 2021

Essex County's Succeed2gether launches Pathways Forward, a new program offering wrap-around support for students and their families over the six-year journey from middle school through the first year of college or vocational training. The program is free for low and moderate-income families.

The first introductory session of Pathways Forward will take place on Wednesday June 30th at 6:00 ...

MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...