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Wayne Police and State Police Escort Rocco Home to a Town in Mourning

May 20, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – In a welcome that filled Wayne Township with lights and sirens, Rocco Sivolella came home Thursday, with an escort of over 20 police vehicles.

In preparation for his wake and funeral, Vander May Funeral Home picked up Rocco and was escorted into town with a convoy of Wayne Township Police and NJ State Trooper vehicles that included over 20 motorcycles, patrol cars and ...

SOMA Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Family members and supporters of Holocaust survivors purposefully strode up South Orange Avenue on May 15 for a “Remember & Tell" SOMA Holocaust Service.

They held handwritten messages, stapled atop tall wooden sticks, that included “Never Again,” “Love Thy Neighbor” and “Acceptance, Inclusivity, Kindness, Non-Violence.” The ...

Rocco’s Fight Comes to an End

WAYNE, NJ – At some point near or before the start of the Wayne Hills vs. Wayne Valley Girls Lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon– which was held as a fundraiser and a way for those who love Rocco Sivolella to show their support - the young boy lost his fight with his cancer and passed away.

It was terrible tidings for his family. Rocco had just turned fifteen years old.

In ...

Camden Cop Dies in Off-Duty Crash

CAMDEN, NJ — The off-duty death of a 22-year-old Camden County police officer in a motorcycle accident has stunned and saddened his fellow officers, his police chief and many community leaders.

Officer Daniel B. Adler died after his motorcycle apparently collided with a car at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 on Haddonfield-Berlin Road, near McIntosh Road, in Cherry Hill. The accident remains ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Milltown Mourns Passing Of Former Mayor Gloria Bradford

MILLTOWN, NJ - Residents heard the sad news of the passing of the borough's first female mayor over the weekend. Gloria Bradford passed away on Saturday, May 7 at the age of 87. Bradford was a lifelong resident of Milltown and also had the distinction of being the first woman to be elected to a seat on the Milltown Borough Council. Later, Bradford would become the borough's first woman ...

Life-Sized Crucifix Blessed by Three Popes on Display at Jersey City Church

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – A nearly life-sized crucifix that has been blessed by three popes and numerous other clergy during an ongoing global pilgrimage will be on display at Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City through mid-May.  

All are invited to visit or pray before the Thanking Cross — also known as the Cross of Gratitude — before it moves to the next city in its ...

Bikes and Their Owners are Blessed at Rahway's Harley-Davidson

RAHWAY, NJ — In what has become an annual affair, Archpriest James Hayer (known to all as "Father Jim"), of St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church in Rahway, headed over to the downtown's Liberty Harley-Davidson on Tuesday evening for the much anticipated blessing of bikes.

Catholic priests might not be everyday visitors to the Harley-Davidson dealership ...

Prayers, Celebration Mark End of Holy Month for Muslim Community

PATERSON, NJ - Mahfooa Hussan said that he arrived at his place of work, the 7-Eleven on Chamberlain Avenue in Paterson, at 7 a.m. on Monday morning.

“I had talked with my manager,” the 20-year old stated.  “I was able to temporarily leave work to go to the prayer service.”

The 2020 John F. Kennedy High School graduate said he made the five-block pilgrimage to ...

Hamilton Police Honor 30-Year Veteran Lt. Mark Horan who Passed Away Unexpectedly

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Division (HPD) is mourning one of their own -- Lieutenant Mark Horan -- who passed away unexpectedly at his home in the afternoon of Saturday, April 30. 

"With a heavy heart," Hamilton Police Chief James Stevens said in a statement Monday afternoon, "Lieutenant Mark Horan was an exemplary Police Officer throughout his ...

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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 ...