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"We are Family": Theme of Fair Lawn's Pride Block Party

July 2, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Deputy Mayor Cristina Cutrone weighed in on the Pride Block Party on Sunday, June 26, when Parmelee Avenue was flooded with community members who attended the event hosted by the Community Relations Advisory Committee.

"The Pride Block Party was a huge success! You could feel the love and see the smiles on everyone’s faces as you walked around and enjoyed the ...

Livingston Officials Dispute Comedian's Claims that Abortions Kept Her Off Alumni Hall of Fame

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Claims that comedian Chelsea Handler’s three abortions while attending Livingston High School (LHS) led to the New Jersey district’s refusal to induct her into its alumni Hall of Fame are being disputed by Livingston Public Schools (LPS) officials, who released the following statement after Handler called on fans to defend her during her appearance as a ...

Chatham Borough Mayor and Borough Council Unanimously Pass Resolution to 'Condemn' Supreme Court Decision on Abortion

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and the six borough council members unanimously adopted a resolution to "condemn" the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs vs. Jackson that was handed down on June 24.

Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen moved to adopt the resolution (see below) that was read into the record by the mayor and each of the council members before the 6-0 ...

NJ School Board Member Told to Resign Following "Homosexuality Is A Sin" Post

BELMAR, NJ—At a Board of Education Meeting, Antionette Raucci Aumack was told to resign from her position on the board.  This statement came during part of a heated public comment period that touched on subjects such as Aumack’s comment that “homosexuality is a sin,” curriculum regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, and increasing ...

Former Home of Supreme Court Justice Alito Target of Harassment

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police.

In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a residence formerly owned by Alito.

"Erroneous information was circulating on ...

Roe No. Jersey City WomenWon't Back Down After Supreme Court Ruling, Protesters Say at City Hall Rally

JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the fourth time in a little over a month, bands of protestors made their way through the streets of Jersey City on Friday just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark case Roe vs. Wade, putting women’s reproductive health rights in the hands of lawmakers in state capitols across the nation. 

A series of rallies took place on the steps of City ...

Cedar Grove: Lenape Trail Gets New Bollards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- There have been 33 new bollards installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Essex County Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities.

Cutting a ceremonial ribbon on Monday in front of one of the new bollards installed in Essex County Cedar Grove Park (in accompanying photo) were: (from left) Essex ...

Bayonne Celebrates Juneteenth for First Time

BAYONNE, NJ - A chilling wind off Newark Bay did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of those that gathered at 16th Street Park on Saturday for Bayonne’s first Juneteenth celebration.

The Bayonne branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosted the event, celebrating African culture on the first anniversary of Juneteenth becoming a federal national ...

Rutgers to Unveil First Pride Bus in New Jersey This Summer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers-New Brunswick is set to wave its Pride flag this summer throughout the area in the most visible way possible.

The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) is commemorating its 30th anniversary, as well as the 50+ years of LGBT organizations on campus, with a colorful pride wrap that will soon appear on a campus bus.

The bus will be covered ...

West Orange Council Issues a Tourette Syndrome Proclamation & Designates June 4 Tourette Syndrome Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The town council issued a Tourette Syndrome (TS) Proclamation and designated June 4 Tourette Syndrome Day. West Orange High School rising senior Jaiden Mendez, who has TS, told the council, “I first came to speak about TS at a town council meeting when I was nine years old and then once again when I was 12. Over the years, my experience of living with TS has changed ...

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"We are Family": Theme of Fair Lawn's Pride Block Party

July 2, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Deputy Mayor Cristina Cutrone weighed in on the Pride Block Party on Sunday, June 26, when Parmelee Avenue was flooded with community members who attended the event hosted by the Community Relations Advisory Committee.

"The Pride Block Party was a huge success! You could feel the love and see the smiles on everyone’s faces as you walked around and enjoyed the ...

Livingston Officials Dispute Comedian's Claims that Abortions Kept Her Off Alumni Hall of Fame

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Claims that comedian Chelsea Handler’s three abortions while attending Livingston High School (LHS) led to the New Jersey district’s refusal to induct her into its alumni Hall of Fame are being disputed by Livingston Public Schools (LPS) officials, who released the following statement after Handler called on fans to defend her during her appearance as a ...

Chatham Borough Mayor and Borough Council Unanimously Pass Resolution to 'Condemn' Supreme Court Decision on Abortion

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and the six borough council members unanimously adopted a resolution to "condemn" the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs vs. Jackson that was handed down on June 24.

Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen moved to adopt the resolution (see below) that was read into the record by the mayor and each of the council members before the 6-0 ...

NJ School Board Member Told to Resign Following "Homosexuality Is A Sin" Post

BELMAR, NJ—At a Board of Education Meeting, Antionette Raucci Aumack was told to resign from her position on the board.  This statement came during part of a heated public comment period that touched on subjects such as Aumack’s comment that “homosexuality is a sin,” curriculum regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, and increasing ...

Former Home of Supreme Court Justice Alito Target of Harassment

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police.

In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a residence formerly owned by Alito.

"Erroneous information was circulating on ...

Roe No. Jersey City WomenWon't Back Down After Supreme Court Ruling, Protesters Say at City Hall Rally

JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the fourth time in a little over a month, bands of protestors made their way through the streets of Jersey City on Friday just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark case Roe vs. Wade, putting women’s reproductive health rights in the hands of lawmakers in state capitols across the nation. 

A series of rallies took place on the steps of City ...

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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 ...

"We are Family": Theme of Fair Lawn's Pride Block Party

July 2, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Deputy Mayor Cristina Cutrone weighed in on the Pride Block Party on Sunday, June 26, when Parmelee Avenue was flooded with community members who attended the event hosted by the Community Relations Advisory Committee.

"The Pride Block Party was a huge success! You could feel the love and see the smiles on everyone’s faces as you walked around and enjoyed 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 ...