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Fundraiser Underway To Help Stevens Student Who Lost His Arm In Workplace Accident

June 29, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Nearly $80,000 has been raised for a Stevens Institute of Technology student who underwent an emergency amputation of his left arm following a workplace accident last month.

Noah Rombough, a West Essex High School graduate and computer science major at Stevens, is now faced with unexpected challenges and his girlfriend Dominique Lavalle recently launched a GoFundMe campaign ...

'Extraordinary Women' Collect and Donate Over 200 Books for Paterson's Youngest Learners

PATERSON, NJ - A nationwide effort by The Links, Incorporated to collect and donate at least 7,500 new or gently used reading and math books for pre-K -3rd graders has had an impact on Paterson.

Established in 1946, and now boasting 299 chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom, The Links, Incorporated is one of the ...

Paterson Honors CUMAC CEO For Leading The Fight Against Hunger

PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh presented a humanitarian award to Mark Dinglasan, the CEO of CUMAC, for his service to the Paterson community. Through CUMAC, Dinglasan and his team fight hunger and its root causes through a holistic, trauma-informed approach that provides groceries and basic necessities to families and individuals in need.

“We’re here to ...

United Way of Passaic County CEO Yvonne Zuidema to Depart

PATERSON, NJ - United Way of Passaic County announced Tuesday that its CEO, Yvonne Zuidema, has decided to step down from the position on June 30 after leading the organization for more than 20 years.

Zuidema joined the United Way of Passaic County staff in 1998 and became the President & CEO in 2001 at the age of 30, then one of the youngest leaders in the United Way ...

Totowa Volunteer Fire Co. #1 to Hold Third Annual Pancake Breakfast on June 5

TOTOWA, N.J. - The Totowa Volunteer Fire Co. #1 will hold its third annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The event will be held at 11 Mitchell Avenue in the Borough. The donation is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. To-Go platters are available.

Pre-Sale Tickets are also available. Contact Capt. David Robinson at (973) 715-9081 or Assistant Chief Marciano at ...

Wayne’s Relay for Life Closing in on $100,000 Goal

WAYNE, NJ – Relay for Life is a student-led fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that has become an annual tradition and the biggest charity event of the year for Wayne Township. This year’s Relay for Life started well but had a huge burst of activity leading up to the big event last week and is now very close to hitting their $100,000 goal.

As of May 27, the huge effort ...

Woodland Park Cub Scouts Hold Fifth Annual Advancement Ceremony

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. - Cub Scout Pack 31 held its fifth annual advancement ceremony. Members were awarded badges of rank and other awards, including the NNJ Council COVID-19 Service Award. The ceremony was held at the American Legion in the Borough.

Additionally, Pack 31's five Arrow of Light Scouts graduated from the Cub Scouts and were welcomed as the newest members of Boy Scout Troop ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Independence Day along the Delaware River in Phillipsburg

July 5, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - While many take advantage of the long weekend to flock to the Jersey shore, others from New York, Pennsylvania and parts of Northern New Jersey make their weekend plans right here in Phillipsburg.

The hot humid days of summer have arrived and people are flocking to the Delaware River for this celebratory weekend of independence.  Enjoying hot dogs, barbeque and 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 ...