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Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any culinary curiosity. Plus, the great thing about taking a virtual cooking class is you can learn to whip up meals from the comfort of your kitchen.

CCSP Corner

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss was onto something with this quote. On March 2at the Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP), hundreds of students, teachers, and Paterson community leaders and volunteers joined together to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday as part of the National Read Across America events.  “The COVID Pandemic may have shifted our Read Across America plans to a virtual setting, but CCSP’s love ...

Destination: Financial Freedom

It’s an unfortunate fact that many of our veterans returning from tour arrive at their doorstep with a suitcase full of struggles. From mental health to financial concerns, a post-military life can be extremely challenging for many. While there are resources available for veterans to turn to, many former servicemen and women are not aware of them. To help try and rectify this issue, we’ve pulled together a list of resources available to struggling veterans and their families at this time. Veteran services Veteran ...

Home Sweet Home

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.   Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp cooler, make sure the unit is turned off and disconnected from power.   Prepping Your Air Conditioner Clean the filters Remove the ...

Passaic County One-Stop Career Center

PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County One Stop Career Center is hosting a virtual open house to help Paterson's newest food establishment, Wing Stop, fill up to 39 jobs, including as cashiers, shift leaders, prep cooks, and cooks. Wing Stop will be located at 375 McLean Blvd. Positions available include both full and part-time with flexible hours and salary between $12 and $20 per hour. Interested candidates may fill out an online application by clicking here. Completed applications will be automatically emailed to the One Stop ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission

(Clifton, N.J. – May 2, 2021) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, by highlighting the different ways consumers’ tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 2-8 this year.  PVWC is observing Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the critical work ...

Paterson Housing Authority

PATERSON, NJ - When residents of a 16-unit apartment building on Carroll Street approached 4th Ward Councilwoman about the conditions they were living in she immediately went for a visit. “When I came out I sat in my car and cried,” Cotton told TAPinto Paterson Tuesday, recalling water damaged walls, broken kitchen cabinets, and floors with holes in them. “I prayed that I would be able to get to the right people to get these residents the help they needed.” Though the private landlord accepts HUD vouchers for rent ...

PCCC Update

Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is offering virtual information sessions about the Ramapo@PCCC program on Wednesday May 12 at 7:00 pm and May 13 at 12 noon.   Ramapo@PCCC is a unique initiative between PCCC and Ramapo College of New Jersey that enables students to save on the cost of a bachelor’s degree. The program is currently open to individuals who already have or who are pursuing an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree in a qualifying subject area.    At this time, the ...

Strong Families, Healthy Children

4Cs of Passaic County will benefit from cake lovers and customers of Wayne’s Nothing Bundt Cake on Wednesday, February 24. The small business, celebrating their one-year anniversary, has announced that on that day 20 percent of all sales will be donated to the Paterson based organization that assists families in obtaining high quality child care that is available, accessible, and affordable. Nothing Bundt Cake is located at 1809 Route 23 in Wayne. 

TAPinto Insider

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow.  Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market. According to a recent marketing study by Invesp, local marketing is becoming more important than ever. 80% of mobile marketers use location-based targeting and ...

The Entertainer

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces with bold, fun accents this season. Here are seven easy and affordable ways to add pops of color that your guests (and you!) will love in every ...

The Felician Way

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. Lavina Sequeira, Director of the University’s Honors Program and Assistant Professor of Philosophy. It appeared in the December 16, 2020 edition of ...

Women's Wellness

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s irreversible. Sun-safe skincare is all about prevention! It’s crucial that you know how to protect your skin while enjoying time outside, so here are ...

Word Seed

Nearly every day of 2020, it seemed, was full of turmoil. We didn’t have time to recover from one thing before another thing had presented itself in our world; in our nation; in our communities; in our homes; in our hearts. Now, here we are just barely into the new year contemplating how to successfully tread through these unprecedented and unfamiliar waters. No matter what happens, (fill in your own blanks), it is imperative now, more than ever before, to walk firmly in our purpose with indomitable faith. If you are ...

Your Health

TRENTON, NJ – A prominent physician at St. Joseph’s Health has been appointed by Governor Phil Murphy to serve on the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission. Murphy announced that Jennifer Chuang, currently the Section Chief for Adolescent Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, will serve on the body responsible for establishing performance standards for personalized handguns and for approving and maintaining a roster of personalized handguns authorized for sale to the public. Dr. Chuang is also ...

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What Resources Are Available To Struggling Veterans & Their Families In 2021?

It’s an unfortunate fact that many of our veterans returning from tour arrive at their doorstep with a suitcase full of struggles.

From mental health to financial concerns, a post-military life can be extremely challenging for many. While there are resources available for veterans to turn to, many former servicemen and women are not aware of them.

To help try and rectify this ...

Ramapo @ PCCC Virtual Information Sessions May 12 and May 13

Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is offering virtual information sessions about the Ramapo@PCCC program on Wednesday May 12 at 7:00 pm and May 13 at 12 noon.  

Ramapo@PCCC is a unique initiative between PCCC and Ramapo College of New Jersey that enables students to save on the cost of a bachelor’s degree. The program is currently open to individuals who already have ...

How to Gain Skills for The Digital Workforce

May 14, 2021

Many of us are aware of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the workforce. The impact was global and changed jobs around the world. Many lost jobs. Some temporarily, and some never to return.

Another lasting effect of the pandemic was the acceleration of digital tools in the workforce. The rapid adoption of distance learning, online meetings and remote collaboration increased at a pace ...

PVWC kicks off Drinking Water Week highlighting tap water being “There When You Need It”

(Clifton, N.J. – May 2, 2021) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, by highlighting the different ways consumers’ tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 2-8 this year. 

PVWC is observing Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap ...

Letter to Editor: Paterson Public Schools Have Worked Hard to Ensure Safe Return to Classrooms

May 9, 2021

Dear Editor:

I wish to express my satisfaction with Paterson Public Schools in working to ensure the safety of our students and staff upon returning to our buildings for in-person instruction. 

I have a report and you can watch it here:

While we remain in a hybrid environment where our students will remain remote until further notice, I want to point out a few things ...

Pou Effort Seeks to Crack Down on Using Mail to Defraud Customers

May 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation introduced by Senator Nellie Pou (D-Paterson) that would make it an illegal to send a mailing soliciting business while appearing to be endorsed by the state government without a disclosure letter was passed by a Senate committee Thursday.  

The effort, a statement said, is to “stem the tide of misleading solicitation in mailings, and to prevent ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

PSE&G Updates Residents on Paterson Gas Modernization Project

May 11, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on Essex Street near Straight Street. 

This work coincides with the utility’s city-wide effort to make gas delivery to local homes and businesses safer, cleaner and more efficient. While residents and businesses may experience temporary road closures, local police officers will ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...