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Gov Murphy Signs Three Bills to Protect NJ Consumers Against Predatory Financial Practices

August 11, 2022

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills, S-891/A-1557, S-902/A-1559, and A-1556/S-901, which will protect New Jersey consumers from predatory financial practices. These new laws include measures that will toughen New Jersey’s antitrust laws, stated the Governor's Office.

“New Jersey consumers are the heartbeat of our state’s economy, and it is ...

Passaic County Breaks Ground on Garret Mountain Phase II Project

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Passaic County Commissioners were joined by officials from Paterson, Clifton, and Woodland Park and stakeholders to break ground on the Garret Mountain Phase II Improvements Project.

The goal of this project is to provide new recreational amenities and improvements to Garret Mountain Reservation in the vicinity of the Auto Overlook area. The improvements are ...

Paterson To Expand Great Falls With $7.9M River Walk

PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh shared in greater details on Monday Paterson’s plans to expand the Great Falls National Historic Park with a $7.9 million Riverwalk. 

The 2.5-acre expansion will allow visitors to stroll along the Passaic River among the ruins of a dye factory, silk mill, and gun mill where the Colt .45 revolver was manufactured, he ...

Gateway Project of 'National Signficance,' Menendez Says

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, outlined the critical need of completing the Gateway Project, including building a new Portal North Bridge and Hudson River rail tunnels. After the Hudson River tunnel project received an updated rating earlier this year, the project was included in President ...

Cedar Grove Enters into Shared Services Agreement with Little Falls

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a shared services agreement with Little Falls.

The agreement concerns a new development on the site of the former Victor's Chateau at 215 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23). Part of the property is in Cedar Grove, but most of it is in Little Falls.

"Approximately two-thirds of it is ...

McBride Avenue Roundabout Funding Included in House Appropriations Bill

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced that 14 Community Projects she submitted to the House Appropriations Committee were included as part of the FY2023 Appropriations Bill that was passed by the Committee and will be voted on later this year by the House of Representatives.

Of the 14 projects was the McBride Avenue Roundabout Project, sponsored by the County of ...

Governor Murphy Signs One Year Waiver on Certain Driver's Licenses and Non-Driver Identification Cards

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Murphy signed bill A4401 which provides a one-year waiver of certain MVC fees for driver licenses and non-driver identification cards. The bill was signed into law on June 30, 2022.

The fees being waved include: 

the renewal of a non-driver identification card pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1980, c.47 (C.39:3-29.5);
the renewal of a commercial driver ...

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

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 ...

National Weather Service Extends Heat Advisory to Sun. July 24

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a 'Heat Advisory' for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic Counties through Sunday, July 24. 

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. The Heat index is expected to ...

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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 ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

 

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sustained success: Atlantic Health System and its medical centers again awarded for environmental sustainability

MORRISTOWN, NJ – JULY 2022 – Atlantic Health System was one of only 10 health systems in the United States to recently receive Practice Greenhealth’s prestigious System for Change award, recognizing the health care organization’s accomplishments in environmental sustainability. Each of Atlantic Health System’s medical centers also received Practice ...

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 ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

August 3, 2022

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

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 South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

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 ...