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LeBron James Becomes Highest Earning Player in NBA After Contract Extension

August 18, 2022

A few hours ago, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski announced to the world that all-time great Lebron James has signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $97.1M, in addition to a player option for the 2024-25 season.

This contract officially declares James as the highest earning in NBA history, taking the title from Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.

This agreement ...

New Jersey Jackals to Leave Yogi Berra Stadium

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - In a surprise announcement Wednesday morning, the New Jersey Jackals professional baseball team announced that they will no longer call Yogi Berra Stadium home. 

The team will continue the 2022 season at the stadium until the last game on August 25. 

The Frontier League team will remain under their current ownership and will continue their relationship with ...

Passaic County Junior Tennis Star Has “Pinky Promise” Fulfilled by Roger Federer

WAYNE, NJ – Twelve-year-old Izyan “Zizou” Ahmad is one of the top-ranked singles and doubles 12-and-under tennis players in the US - at one point recently he was ranked number one in both. He’s also a Wayne resident.

Five years ago, in a televised press conference at the US Open, Zizou boldly asked Roger Federer, the number one tennis player in the world, if he would ...

Woodbridge Ready to Host NJ Senior Olympics

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — No one is ever too old to enjoy the thrill of competition or the exhilaration of bringing home gold, silver or bronze medals for their well-earned victories.

Scores of senior citizens, age 50 and older, from across the Garden State will prove those sentiments again in September as Woodbridge hosts the New Jersey Senior Olympics for a 16th straight year, Mayor John E.

Professional Lacrosse League Team Coming to NJ

TRENTON, NJ -- The CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton will be one of eight locations to host a Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) team for its inaugural season set to begin in December 2022, officials have announced.

In addition to Trenton, teams will be located in Binghamton, NY; Charlotte, NC; Elmira, NY; Hampton Roads, VA; New England (Manchester, Springfield); and ...

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Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Health System Officer

August 19, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Scott Leighty, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer.  An experienced leader in hospital performance and strategic growth, Leighty will lend his talents to the health system’s unwavering efforts to ensure extraordinary care and experiences for patients and their families.

Leighty will bring a ...

United Passaic Org. Launches Community Financial Hub - Actively Seeking 100 participants

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 ...

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 ...

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 Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Gives Back to the Community

RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him.

"I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community."

He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was a student in the Rahway Public School system, the same ...

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 ...