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Officials Announce Joint Effort to Address Paterson Mosque Bias Attack

August 8, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – In response to Monday evening’s assault at Masjid Abu Baker on Preakness Ave, where worshipers were pelted with rocks while they were praying, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and members of the Paterson City Council announced their joint efforts to ...

My Brother's Eulogy

My Brother, Peter Lawrence Meredith, Sr. died recently and suddenly. He was way too young at 55 years-old.

I had the honor of delivering his eulogy. We were close. I was the best man at his wedding 29 years ago, and I love him very much. If you care to read about a great man, here's what I read aloud:

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Peter’s very first published novel The Horror of the Shade began ...

US Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Highland Park Shooting Victims

WASHINGTON DC -  Flags will be flown at half staff on Federal Government buildings throughout the United States through July 9, announced President Biden.

The designation comes out of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence perpetrated on Independence Day, July 4, 2022 in Highland Park Illinois.

 

 

Wayne Student and Eagle Scout Keeps Memorial Day Taps Tradition For Third Year

WAYNE, NJ - For the third year in a row, Aadhithyaram “Aadhith” Balaji, a Wayne Hills High School Sophomore and Eagle Scout from Troop 108, led a solemn Taps service in front of the Wayne town hall on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Taps is instantly recognizable as the somber 24-note bugle call played at American ...

Catholic Deacon Faces Child Porn Charges

ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 8:16 p.m.) Bruce Olsen, a man who served for many years as a deacon and teacher in the Diocese of Paterson, is facing charges related to possessing and distributing child pornography, according to authorities.

The arrest of Olsen, 66, of Allamuchy, was announced recently at all Masses in the Diocese. It was confirmed late today by the Warren County ...

Sunday is Palm Sunday, But What is Palm Sunday All About?

It is hard to believe, but this Sunday, April 10, (April 17 in the Eastern Church) Christians celebrate Palm Sunday.  You may ask "What is Palm Sunday?"  No longer in American society should it be assumes that all know the significance of this Holy Day on the Christian Calendar.

Palm Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of ...

U.S. Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff In Honor of Madeleine Albright

WASHINGTON, DC - All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff until Sunday, March 27 in honor of Madeleine Albright, announced President Biden. 

"As a mark of respect for former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright and her life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Let Atlantic City Entertain You This Summer!

Are you ready for some play time this summer? There’s still a lot of time to enjoy blissful beach days, poolside cabanas, vibrant nightlife, and amazing attractions for the entire family in Atlantic City, NJ. Regardless of who you are or how you like to play, the sand, surf, and sizzling entertainment are all just a short drive away. Whether you’re ready for nonstop excitement or ...

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 ...

'The Nutty Professor of Sports' to Visit Wayne PAL Summer Camp

August 15, 2022

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12 Noon – The Wayne PAL summer campers will get a visit from a Physics Guy. The guy who fixes you car is a mechanic. The guy who fixes your tennis serve is a biomechanic. The Nutty Professor of Sports is a physics guy who combines physics with biomechanics to help people throw and swing sports-related stuff with more power and less pain.

Prof. Don R.

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

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 ...