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New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

April 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

Paterson Police Take Three Guns off Paterson Streets

PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Paterson Police Department’s Special Investigation Division took three guns off the streets with hours of each other on Tuesday.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Detectives Suquan Gary, John Traynor, Mustafa Dombayci, and Yamil Pimienta were in the area of Matlock and Clinton Streets at approximately 7:05 p.m. when they exited their ...

Dual Operation Leads to 15 Arrests, 1050 Envelopes of Heroin and More than $8,000 in Cash Seized

PATERSON, NJ - A two-phase investigation by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division into drug activity in the area of Godwin Avenue and Auburn Street led to 15 arrests on Monday.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the first phase commenced at approximately 10:00 a.m. and led to 14 arrests, both accused drug buyers and drug sellers, including two ...

Hostess SnoBalls Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

Hostess Snoballs have been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, announced Hostess Brands, LLC.

According to the company, certain Hostess SnoBalls were "inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess Chocolate CupCakes and the packaging doesn't list coconut, an ingredient, as an allergen."

The recall included SnoBalls manufactured on March 12, 2021 with a UPC of ...

Library Hotspot Lending Program Helps Keeps Paterson Families Connected

April 6, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Free Public Library’s hotspot lending program continues to help ensure that local families have access to critical online information at home, even if they don’t currently have internet access.

The Library’s Pilot program, initially launched in August, allows families to check out hotspots from library branches, expanding free internet access to ...

Paterson Micro-Businesses Can Benefit from New $25 Million Relief Package to Help Firms of 5 of Fewer Employees

April 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy threw a $25 million lifeline to New Jersey micro businesses, those with five or fewer employees, when he put his signature to a five-bill, $100 million relief effort aimed at helping the state’s economy recover from the year-long pandemic, on Thursday. 

The federal COVID-19 relief aid will be administered by the New Jersey ...

With Help from St. Pius X Teens, NJCDC Makes Easter Brighter for Pre-K

April 3, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - The Easter Bunny hopped on over to NJCDC and left a special Easter treat for students at the Paterson Family Center Preschool (PFC) on Friday. More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, much still doesn't seem normal, and for many Paterson families, holidays like Easter are especially stressful. The NJCDC wanted to make sure that during this most challenging of times, ...

How Some Paterson Schools 'Chartered' a Course to Overcome Digital Divide

April 9, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Although the digital divide has created inequitable resources for some students, charter schools in the greater Paterson area have implemented training, technology and communication programs to address student needs during virtual learning.

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated quarantines created an issue for schools across the city, as well as the state and nation, as students ...

Paterson High School Senior Ivy League Bound

PATERSON, NJ – Another Paterson high school student is heading to the Ivy League, Superintendent Eileen Shafer announced Wednesday.

Iffat Aniqa, a senior in the School of Education and Training (SET) at the John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, has been accepted at Yale University and will begin studying at theNew Haven, Connecticut university in the fall. 

“Iffat worked ...

In-Person Early Voting Now Law in New Jersey

April 1, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday will give voters more opportunities to cast their ballots at their convenience, through early, in-person voting starting with the 2021 primary election. 

“While other states are looking to find ways to keep their citizens from voting, we have consistently worked to ensure that the voices of the people ...

Passaic County, St. Joseph's Medical Center Partner with FEMA to Serve Under Vaccinated Populations

April 8, 2021

PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County officials have announced joint effort with St. Joseph's University Medical Center, in partnership with FEMA, to administer COVID-19 vaccines to currently under vaccinated populations, specifically in Passaic City, Paterson and Prospect Park.

“We’re actively seeking every opportunity to help our residents get vaccinated and increase ...

Medical Professionals From NJ's Asian American Communities Address Vaccine Fears in DOH Virtual Town Hall

NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities. The event, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on April 20, will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the vaccine.

“Over a year into the ...

South Paterson Lights Up for Ramadan

April 12, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Celebrating South Paterson as the "capital of the Muslim community," Councilman Al Abdelaziz led several city officials, business and religious leaders, and dozens of community members in a ceremonial lighting of a large fanous on Sunday. The decorative fanous is placed in the pocket park located at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Ave, right in the heart of one ...

Paterson Police Take Three Guns off Paterson Streets

April 14, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - Members of the Paterson Police Department’s Special Investigation Division took three guns off the streets with hours of each other on Tuesday.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Detectives Suquan Gary, John Traynor, Mustafa Dombayci, and Yamil Pimienta were in the area of Matlock and Clinton Streets at approximately 7:05 p.m. when they exited their ...

Dual Operation Leads to 15 Arrests, 1050 Envelopes of Heroin and More than $8,000 in Cash Seized

PATERSON, NJ - A two-phase investigation by the Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division into drug activity in the area of Godwin Avenue and Auburn Street led to 15 arrests on Monday.

According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the first phase commenced at approximately 10:00 a.m. and led to 14 arrests, both accused drug buyers and drug sellers, including two ...

Paterson Woman Used Electrical Cord to Injure 15-Year-Old, Authorities Say

April 13, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - A 33-year-old Paterson woman who is said to have struck a 15-year-old child with an electrical cord has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Endangering the  Welfare of a Child, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. 

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim ...

Hostess SnoBalls Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

April 13, 2021

Hostess Snoballs have been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, announced Hostess Brands, LLC.

According to the company, certain Hostess SnoBalls were "inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess Chocolate CupCakes and the packaging doesn't list coconut, an ingredient, as an allergen."

The recall included SnoBalls manufactured on March 12, 2021 with a UPC of ...

New Jersey Residential Real Estate Experts: This Market Won’t Slow Down Anytime Soon

April 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY - While the rest of the state economy slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels, the New Jersey real estate market reportedly experienced “a year we’ve not seen before” with no immediate signs of slowing.

Two state real estate experts with national credentials participated in a TAPinto panel discussion Tuesday about the “Current State of the New Jersey Real ...

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If you want to teach kids money management and the importance of saving, it doesn’t hurt to start early. Research shows that children grasp how money works as early as age 3. By age 7, they begin to hone money habits. Plus, many adults say they would have benefited from early instruction in money matters. In a recent survey, 1 ...

Evelyn Pena Appointed to Paterson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

PATERSON, NJ - Driven by the belief that adequate housing is a physiological need, Evelyn Pena has already hit the ground running as the newest member of the Paterson Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners. 

“Every individual, regardless of their financial status, must be guaranteed a safe home, to nurture their families, and be able to pursue their goals,” Pena told ...

Celebrating Donate Life Month

April 8, 2021

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage family, friends and neighbors to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those who have given the ...

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The COVID-19 Diaries: Identity, Teaching, and Learning at a Crossroads

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Two distinguished Felician faculty members have recently had their research published in the professional journal, “Education Frontiers.” 

The COVID-19 Diaries: Identity, Teaching, and Learning at a Crossroads is the work of Dr. Charity Dacey, Associate Dean of Felician’s School of Education and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, and Dr.

Elizabeth Native Powers Up PSEG Nuclear Plants for Newark, All New Jersey

April 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — When Judy Rodriguez was a sophomore at Elizabeth High School, her history teacher gave her a key piece of information that would empower her, then one day power New Jersey.

"She gave us an aptitude test, and the result for me was that I would be good at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Her reaction was 'You should try for ...

Paterson IHOP Owner Opens Second Newark Location

NEWARK, NJ — Multi-franchise owner Adenah Bayoh cut the ribbon in front of her second IHOP location in Newark on Wednesday, commencing the launch of her new business with help from the city and local investors. 

Along with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and representatives from Invest Newark and New Jersey Community Capital, Bayoh’s second Newark restaurant and her fourth overall, is ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center First in New Jersey to Offer COVID -19 Vaccine Immunity Response Testing

April 12, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ — Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is excited to announce the addition of in-house chemistry testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) IgG Spike protein, semi-quantitative assay. This COVID-19 antibody testing uses the Abbott platform and has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It detects COVID-19 antibodies that are ...

Careers in Health Care: Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Holding Open House

PARAMUS, NJ - Interested in a career in health care? Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is now hiring and holding an open house on April 5. 

From 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 5, New Jersey's largest public hospital is holding an open house. There are openings in the following areas: certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, mental health assistants, registered nurses, and ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

TAPinto to Host Panel Discussion on Current State of Real Estate in New Jersey

Are you looking for insights into the current real estate boom happening in New Jersey? 

Are you interested in buying a new home or property in the near future but don’t know what to expect?

Are you looking for a mortgage or interested in learning about the refinancing process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, The Current State of the New Jersey ...

TAPinto Franchise Case Study: Bobbie Peer, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bobbie Peer has established herself as a power house marketer for local businesses in western Union County. 

The Berkeley Heights resident, who started with TAPinto back in 2013 as part of the company’s expansion efforts, has morphed into a three-site franchise owner with hopes of continued growth in the future.

“I was looking for a career that involved ...