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Glen Rock House of Worship Commemorates Loss of Life in Indianapolis on Eve of National Prayer Day

May 8, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Gurudwara hosted an outdoor prayer vigil Wednesday to commemorate the lives lost and those wounded in the FedEx Indianapolis shooting.

The vigil was well-placed on the eve of National Prayer Day which was commemorated on Thursday, May .

Several speakers from area houses of worship spoke of unity and peace to gatherers who weathered drizzly, windy and cool ...

South Paterson Lights Up for Ramadan

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 Firefighters Back at Christ Temple Baptist Church More Than Two Years After Blaze Causes Extensive Damage

PATERSON, NJ - More than two year after flames and smoke caused extensive damage to Christ Temple Baptist Church, members of the Paterson Fire Department were back on the scene Sunday. This visit, however, coming on Easter Sunday, was more celebratory in nature.

"We are thankful to the firefighters that responded that day," Rev Dr. Weldon McWilliams IV told TAPinto ...

Paterson Gathers to Remember, Honor Lives Lost to Global Pandemic

PATERSON, NJ - In a moving remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony, Mayor Andre Sayegh, local officials, and area residents paid tribute Tuesday to those that have succumbed to the deadly coronavirus. The date, March 16, marked the one-year anniversary of the first death due to the terrifying plague being recorded in the city.    

A crowd of over 100 people stood beside ...

Governor Murphy Visits St. John the Baptist Vaccination Site

PATERSON, NJ - Hundreds of parishioners lined up outside of St. John the Baptist Cathedral on Tuesday, waiting for their chance to get their first jabs of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19.

With New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on hand, and giving a positive thumbs up to the operation taking place inside the cathedral’s gym, those with appointments made their way through a gauntlet of ...

'Trusted Messengers', Prominent Paterson Clergy Join in Paterson Vaccination Effort

PATERSON, NJ - Hampered only by a lack of supply of the much-sought after shots, Paterson’s efforts have led to more than 10,000 people being administered vaccinations against COVID-19, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Thursday.

Joining Sayegh for the press conference at Paterson’s International High School, now serving as a vaccination center, were more than a dozen local clergywomen ...

Refuge in a Storm: With Clothing Giveaway St. Luke's, Christhouse Continue Providing a Community in Need

PATERSON, NJ - Established under the auspices of St. Luke CDC, and located on Fair Street in the City’s 4th Ward, Christhouse has provided a beacon of hope for area residents since 1997. The non-profit community organization serves as an arm of St. Luke’s Baptist Church to provide outreach to area residents by providing food, clothing, and more.  

On Monday morning, more ...

Sen. Cory Booker Eulogizes U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Hero Cop Murdered After He 'Faced Down Terrorists'

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday to eulogize U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, calling him "the very definition of a hero" and "a Jersey guy through and through." 

Sicknick, a South River native, died from injuries he sustained on Jan. 6 while trying to protect the Capitol Building from an ...

Carolers Bring Music to Joy of Christmas

PATERSON, NJ - The iconic American movie, Around the World in 180 Days, premiered in 1956. On Christmas morning, December 25, 2020, a group of singers, led by Council Vice President Lilisa Mimms, toured around the Silk City, by trolley, in less than three hours. The courageous carolers were not daunted by intermittent showers or a forecast which warned of wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour, ...

Happy Hanukkah from TAPinto

NEW JERSEY - Although Hanukkah, "The Festival of Lights," is considered a “minor” Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. In 2020, Hanuhhah begins in the evening of Dec. 10 and continue through the evening of Dec. 18.

According to ReformJudaism.org, when the Maccabees entered the Temple in Jerusalem to reclaim it from ...

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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 ...

Union President Addresses Board Comments

May 7, 2021

As we wind down Staff Appreciation Week, the Paterson Education Association (P.E.A.) would like to thank all of you who shared messages of support and expressions of thanks with us.  Given all that we have collectively been through these last 15 months, it serves as a reminder that there are people who understand and acknowledge just what it means to be an educator these ...

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 ...

Camden Police Reform Is a 'Model’ for Other Cities

May 8, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ —This city has little in common with Ithaca, New York.

Yet that scenic upstate New York college town is the latest community looking to duplicate many of Camden’s police reforms as the framework for overhauling its police department. It intends to dismantle its police force, partner with the county government, and retrain rehired and new officers to better interact with ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...