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West Orange Nutritionist Publishes Book Encouraging People Not To Obsess About Food and Weight

May 21, 2022

West Orange resident, Registered Dietitian and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Karin Kaplan Grumet recently published her first book “I Am Me,” which helps people of all ages to “not compare themselves to others and to love themselves just the way they are, without obsessing about food and weight.”

Kaplan Grumet noted, “During the pandemic, ...

Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force Color Run Raises Awareness For Mental Health Awareness Month

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force held a fun, free color run on May 14 on Memorial Field for both kids and adults to bring awareness to May being Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Dozens of attendees enjoyed the short, fun run where throughout the course they were splattered with an assortment of powdery colors. The task force, St. Joseph Regional Hospital, ...

Skittles Gummies, Starburst Gummies and Life Savers Gummies Recalled Due to Presence of Metal

SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC.

The recall was initiated after the company received reports from consumers. 

Products were manufactured by a third party and distributed in the ...

Hearing Loss Among Young Adults is a Growing Concern, NJSHA Warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise.

During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting with friends, or wearing earbuds for long periods of time for gaming and listening to music and ...

Could the Baby Formula Shortage End Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

TOTOWA, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Totowa area grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...

New Jersey Abortion Access Would Expand Under Gov. Murphy's Proposal, Republicans React to Plan

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy announced new legislation Wednesday that would renew abortion rights in the state and expand access to reproductive care. The proposal would mandate insurance plans in New Jersey to cover abortion procedures with no out-of-pocket costs. Murphy also announced his support to expand the pool of abortion providers to include ...

BIBS Baby Bottles Recalled Over Burn Hazard

BIBS Baby Bottles are being recalled due to a burn hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles manufactured by BIBS Denmark made the announcement on May 5, 2022. 

According to the recall, hot liquids in the bottle can cause the bumper to shrink, making the bottle tilt over spilling out contents and posing a burn hazard.

Consumers are able to receive a ...

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 ...

Mountainside Medical Center Employee Featured in Book About the Legacy of Loss From COVID-19

WAYNE, NJ – While America is moving forward from a global pandemic that changed all of our lives, the tragedies continue – just quieter with less publicity. Perhaps because we have become numbed by the sheer numbers and exhausted by the weight of tragedy and just want to move on.

On Monday, April 25, 305 deaths connected to COVID-19 were recorded and, as a country, we passed the ...

Babyganics Bubble Bath Recalled Over Possible Bacterium Contaminaton

Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company.

It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product contained the bacterium.

Pluralibacter gergoviae does not usually cause healthy ...

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

May 13, 2022

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 ...

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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 ...