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Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted ...

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 ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

New Rutgers Housing Report Finds Alarming Increase in Corporations Buying Newark Homes

NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home.

“It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve been looking at your home, and we can offer you ...

Irish-Based Company Moving U.S. Headquarters to Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Dublin-based Applegreen  announced it will bring its U.S. headquarters to the borough bringing an investment of $126 million and 100 new jobs, with another 800 jobs projected to come New Jersey.

The announcement came through Governor Phil Murphy who is visiting Dublin and Cork wooing Irish companies to come to New Jersey.

“As a proud Irish-American, I am ...

Officials Report on Progress of 117-Year-Old Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge Replacement Project

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Passaic and Bergen County officials,checked on the progress of the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge reconstruction on Thursday. 

“The improvements and completion of the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge will help people and goods flow more freely into Fair Lawn’s downtown businesses, and will provide a further boost to our local economy,” Fair Lawn Mayor ...

Governor Murphy Visits Mercer County Starbucks in Support of Unionization Effort

HAMILTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the Hamilton Starbucks Thursday morning to grab a cup of coffee and toast to the efforts by employees to join a labor union -- Starbucks Workers United.

In a statement issued to TAPinto, Murphy said “Unions are key to protecting workers’ rights, valuing their contributions, and giving employees a seat at the table when ...

Pilot Program to Allow State Employees to Partially Work-From-Home

TRENTON, NJ  – State employees will soon be given the option to work-from-home on a permanent basis.

The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently voted to approve a pilot program empowering State of New Jersey departments and authorities to establish a telework program for employees. 

The pilot program does not apply to employees at the Department of ...

Portal Bridge To Increase Rail Travel Between Newark, New York, Gets Go-Ahead For Construction

NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality.

Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to Proceed.” The bridge is part of the larger Gateway Program, which is ...

NJ Third-Grader Sells Artwork to Raise Money for Ukraine

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Hillsborough third-grader is fighting back against the Russian invasion of the Ukraine with a paintbrush and quiet determination to resupply the Ukrainian army with medical supplies and to ease the pain and hardship of children her age suffering the ravages of war and an uncertain future.

Sofia Murtazin, who attends Hilllsborough Elementary School has raised $3,300 by ...

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Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted ...

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 ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

New Rutgers Housing Report Finds Alarming Increase in Corporations Buying Newark Homes

NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home.

“It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve been looking at your home, and we can offer you ...

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Train for a Job in the Cannabis Industry

Train for a job in the booming cannabis industry.  A live, online training course starts June 1 through Passaic County Community College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development department. 

The medical and adult use cannabis industry is growing fast, and well-trained individuals are needed to fill jobs of all types and levels. This course will prepare you for an ...

Felician University Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

RUTHERFORD, NJ - President James W. Crawford, III and the Felician University Board of Trustees have announced that Jeh Johnson will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree and serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement. He will address the graduates during the ceremony which will begin at 10am on May 21st at American Dream. Mr. Johnson is the former Secretary of ...

Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted ...

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 ...

The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the annual Friends of Benjie E. Wimberly Bowling Night of Fun.

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The Men of Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the annual Friends of Benjie E. Wimberly Bowling Night of Fun, an annual event that is well-supported by local civic groups including many Divine 9 organizations.   

Participants in the event enjoyed a night of fellowship, fun and music, attendees said.  

As part ...

Scenes from the 2022 Passaic County Art in the Park Festival Held in Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

May 7, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Art in the Park returned to Goffle Brook Park last weekend and the area from the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, past the playground, down along the walkway, was lined with booths where vendors, artists, and crafters had set up to show their talents and sell their wares.

Art in the Park was held from 11 to 7 on Saturday, April 30, ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Signs with Guardian Research Network® to Help Change How Healthcare is Delivered

May 17, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – Guardian Research Network Inc. (GRN) announced that Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, New Jersey’s largest hospital and a clinical affiliate of Rutgers University Medical School, has joined its nationwide healthcare system research network. As not-for-profits, both entities come together to bring healthcare innovation to local communities and enhance patient diversity in ...

New Poll: Majority of New Jersey Voters and Parents Support Public Charter Schools by a 2:1 Margin

HAMILTON, NJ – A new statewide poll from Change Research released today by the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) found that a majority of voters in New Jersey support public charter schools by a nearly 2:1 margin (50% of respondents indicated support and 27% indicated opposition), while parents surveyed have an even higher level of support (56% support and only 24% ...