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Legislators Announce Plan to Incentivize NY Companies to Open Jersey Satellite Offices

August 11, 2022

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Legislators proposed a state bill, "Stay in Jersey", to incentivize businesses in New York to open new offices in the Garden State for their Jersey-based employees.

Gottheimer was visibly upset and dismayed by the proposed congestion tax on New Jersey and working families, including those who commute to New York City for work or to visit family members on a ...

You Can Help Decide What to Do with The Old Toys R Us Headquarters in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ – On the 183-acre main campus of what was the old Toys R Us Headquarters in Wayne is 600,000 square feet of commercial space in three buildings, of which, about 80% is unoccupied and sitting empty.

Passaic County, through a grant from the NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), is looking to develop an “Adaptive Reuse Plan” for the three large commercial ...

CarMax Close to Opening in Wayne – Tesla and Mystery Business Coming Soon

WAYNE, NJ – During the last town council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano was proud to announce that a Tesla showroom and service center is coming to Wayne Township. He also talked about the long-awaited opening of the CarMax dealership and mentioned a mystery business that will be taking over part of the old ShopRite on Hamburg Turnpike.

“I’m happy to welcome CarMax to Wayne, ...

Council Votes to Allow Cannabis Operations to Advance in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an ordinance to regulate the sales of cannabis and the operation of dispensaries within the city, on Tuesday. The effort, according to the measure, is to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the community. 

The council previously rejected the sale or cultivation of adult-use cannabis, a move that drew a swift ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

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

August 10, 2022

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 ...

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United Passaic Org. Launches Community Financial Hub - Actively Seeking 100 participants

Passaic – United Passaic Organization is partnering with Greater Bergen Community Action and the 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union to launch the Community Action Financial Empowerment (CAFÉ) Hub in the City of Passaic. The CAFÉ Hub guides low-income residents through the process of banking - including opening an account, financial literacy, and applying for loans.

“This ...

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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 ...