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Heat Advisory Issued for Totowa, Little Falls, Woodland Park and Surrounding Areas

May 20, 2022

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for Sat. May 21 from noon to 8 p.m.

Local residents, and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the effected area are expected to approach 100.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to ...

Little Falls Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting by Girl Scouts

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. -  The Township celebrated its 150th Arbor Day on April 29. Under sunny skies, local Girl Scouts purchased a tree and planted it in Memorial Park on Wilmore Road.

Arbor Day is dedicated annually to public tree-planting in the U.S. and other countries and is usually observed in late April or early May.

Mayor James Damiano, Councilman Al Kahwaty, Councilman Chris ...

Another Dog Bitten by Bear in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear.

“The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff McCarrick said. He said when they let the dogs out they ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Little Fall, Woodland Park, and Totowa Monday Afternoon

WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Batten down the hatches.

Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns. “Large ...

Springtime Bird Sightings in Hawthorne Captured on Film by Holly Cowen

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Holly Cowen, a member of Hawthorne's Green Team, is well known in town for her keen eye in capturing and identifying local birds on film. 

She has shared some of her recent pictures with TAPinto Hawthorne, to show residents some of their avian neighbors in their bright array. 

The pictures were taken at locations such as Arnold's Pond, the Eight Acre Woods, ...

Rutgers Enlisting State's Teachers, K-12 Students to Fight Against Spotted Lanternflies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies.

That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that imperils the Garden State’s crops.

The Rutgers Center for Mathematics, ...

Newark Residents, Community Leaders Call For Proposed Power Plant to Go Back to Drawing Board

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents and environmental activists pushed back during a public hearing Tuesday against plans to build a power plant at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) wastewater treatment facility in the city’s Ironbound section, a project they said would impact a community already overburdened with pollution.

PVSC held the meeting to gather public comment on ...

South Orange Bans Gas Leaf Blowers May 1 through September 30

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers.

The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans gas-powered blowers from May through the end of September, while year-round restrictions now limit the use ...

Paterson Celebrates Earth Day With Electric Vehicle Funding And Flag Raising

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson officials joined President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) Joseph Fiordaliso, on Friday to celebrate Earth Day with a funding announcement for electric vehicles and a flag raising ceremony.

Paterson has taken a major step in its sustainable initiatives, including with an investment in 35 electric vehicles for various ...

State of New Jersey to Celebrate Earth Day at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 at the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive in Liberty State Park. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will include food trucks, lawn games, educational programs, face paintings, a slide and obstacle course, ...

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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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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 ...

Out of Business. Paterson 'Chop Shop' Closed Down, Acting AG Platkin Says

PATERSON, NJ – Six Paterson men said to be involved in the operation of a “chop shop” which reportedly possessed stolen cars and stripped them for parts have been charged for their crimes, according to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin. Two Newark residents were also charged.

In a statement Platkin announced that the indictment is the result of a joint ...

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 ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

‘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 ...