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Three Days Left To Visit County Fair: Food, Games, Entertainment And More

August 12, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – Garret Mountain Reservation was flowing with families and children as the Passaic County Fair kicked off on Thursday. 

Attendees could be seen playing carnival games; riding rides such as the Ferris Wheel and Seven Seas, a fan favorite event; visiting food vendors of all different kinds, such as Boba tea, popcorn, Mexican and Turkish food and ...

History Will Come Alive at Ringwood Manor "Timeline" August 13-14

RINGWOOD, NJ - Whenever someone visits Ringwood Manor, they take a trip back in time.  On Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, visitors to this North Jersey treasure will have a particularly special opportunity to see centuries of “living” history spanning the continents and ages up close.  This weekend, Ringwood State Park in partnership with the Hawthorne-based ...

Local Ridgewood Artist Audrey Fink Exhibiting at Passaic County Arts Center

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Although Ridgewood local Audrey Fink has always loved art, she finally rediscovered her passion for it when she took the paints and brushes her daughter left behind and started painting. One might say it is never too late to do what you love, and Fink would probably agree as she graduated with a degree in economics from Northwestern University.

Fink is originally from New York ...

Passaic County To Hold Picnic To Celebrate The Passaic County Park System

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The County of Passaic and the Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., in conjunction with the National Association of Olmsted Parks, will host a picnic at the Rocky Hollow Picnic Area at Garret Mountain Reservation on Sunday, July 31st. This year marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted — author, journalist, public official, urban ...

TAPinto National New Jersey Day 2022

NEW JERSEY - July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues.

New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. New Jersey's central location amidst the thirteen colonies during the colonial era made it ...

The New Splash Pad at Tom’s Lake in Wayne is Finally Open

WAYNE, NJ – It's probably the best place in Wayne Township to go during this heat – at least for a five-year-old.

Many Wayne residents have been waiting a full year for the long-delayed opening of the Splash Pad at Tom’s Lake in Captain Kilroy Park, and it finally happened.

Wayne’s newest park feature officially opened on July 15, more than a full year after the ...

Wayne’s 175th Birthday Celebration Continues – Here’s What Happening This Summer

WAYNE, NJ – It was April 12, 1847 when the first Wayne Township meeting occurred at the Henry Casey house on the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike. That meeting marked the birth of our town of Wayne. That was 175 years ago. Instead of marking the occasion with a “birthday” – one day of fun, the Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Passaic County Department of Cultural ...

Bruce Springsteen Announces Newark Prudential Center Concert on April 14

NEWARK, NJ — Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be playing in Newark for the first time in nearly seven years when the band comes April 14, 2023, to the Prudential Center as part of its 2023 international tour.

The stop is part of an international tour that kicks off on Feb. 1, 2023, in Tampa, Florida with 31 performances across the U.S. Springsteen's Newark ...

Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...


Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

August 9, 2022

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...


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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

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 ...

If It is To Be, Its Up to Me

My mentor and now longtime friend Bryan Flanagan would always remind me that personal growth precedes professional growth. I can still hear it as I am writing this.

It is a constant reminder to tap into my power. A reminder, if you will, that “if it is to be, it’s up to me.”

My man Zig Ziglar (another fantastic mentor in my life) would always say you have to be before you ...

​​​​​​​529 plans: Underused but Valuable

In just a few weeks, students will be heading off to college – and parents will be getting out their checkbooks. Without a college-bound student in your home right now, you might not be thinking much about tuition and other higher education expenses, but if you have young children, these costs may eventually be of concern – so how should you prepare for them?

It’s never too ...

Holistic Solutions to Beating the Summer Heat

Whether chasing kids around the beach or going for your morning jog, the summer heat can be torture. And, it's good to have some holistic solutions on hand to keep yourself and your family as comfortable as possible in the extreme heat of summer. 

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is probably the simplest of all solutions but also the most important. When your body sweats, you are ...

You Could Be Tuition Free This Fall at Passaic County Community College

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Community College (PCCC) has announced that all County residents who earn less than $80,000 per year may qualify to attend PCCC tuition-free, through the NJ Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and the PCCC Foundation. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, and see if you qualify for a CCOG grant ...

Parenting Can Be Less Hard

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby… Nothing can prepare us for the reality of being a parent. There are beautiful highs and horrible lows and everything in between.

And when we’re struggling with a teen who no longer seems to need us; who may be taking risks; veering off the path we dreamed for them; aggravating us with every look, word and action…

It’s ...

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 ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer


Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health ...

Paterson Woman Arrested Following Carjacking Incident

August 14, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - A 31-year-old city woman was being transported to Paterson by two state employees Friday when she reportedly became “agitated” and assaulted the pair, before they were ultimately forced to exit the vehicle which the passenger then fled in with her seven-year-old child, law enforcement officials announced.

According to a statement released by Passaic County Prosecutor ...

Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social at Temple Beth Tikvah's Religious School

August 11, 2022

The struggle is real for Jewish young families.  Parents work full time, kids have school and homework, after school activities, weekend games and recitals.  Our schedules are filled to the brim.  How do we incorporate Hebrew School so our children can start learning about their Jewish heritage and create life-long friendships?

Join us at Temple Beth Tikvah's Religious ...

University Spine Center, Academy Orthopedics and High Mountain Orthopedics Announce “Game-Changing” Merger to Form New Northern New Jersey-Based Full-Spectrum Orthopedics Practice

WAYNE, New Jersey - OrthoEast is excited to announce its most recent consolidation of three renowned orthopedic medical groups formerly known as  University Spine Center, Academy Orthopedics, and High Mountain Orthopedics. The new practice will bring together 16 renowned orthopedic specialists in 6 locations across New Jersey and New York to provide exceptional patient-first care and ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...