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April 6, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - After a long battle with COVID-19  which he is reported to have contracted during a trip to Korea two months ago, Ward D. Councilman Michael Yun died Monday. “He was a great coworker and a tireless advocate for the people of Jersey City,” said Mayor Steven Fulop in a tweet.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in New Jersey and throughout the country, there is debate over whether people should be wearing face masks when they leave home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that individuals wear ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Led by the sirens of township police cars and firetrucks, dozens of decorated carloads of Piscataway residents drove by a Brookside Road home Sunday afternoon, honking horns, waving signs, and shouting ‘Happy Birthday’ to long-time resident, Jeanne Carney. Jeanne, who has Down ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The story really is not that exciting- and that's a good thing.  While the news is constantly reporting about people getting sick and dying, people are also getting better.  A Sparta resident has just finished quarantining, having been sick with the coronavirus. “I feel good,” the ...

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TRENTON, NJ  New Jersey’s deaths due to coronavirus now rest at 917, according to numbers released by the state on Sunday, with the positive case count resting at 37,505 as the highly anticipated surge arrives early.  On Saturday, Judith Persichilli, commissioner of the Department of Health, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — In most restaurants, it’s called the family meal — prepared by the chefs for the entire staff to enjoy as they begin or end their shift. In these unsettling times, La Dolce Vita has extended this tradition of sharing to the community, offering a specially prepared meal — free of ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren couple Rick and Wendy De Pinho arrived home safe after being stranded on the MS Rotterdam Cruise ship. "Of all the days confined to our cabin it was our first day of disembarking that was our most STRESSFUL DAY!, Rick said."   Rick De Pinho provided the following account ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Multiple pizzeria and Italian restaurants in the South Brunswick area have received fraudulent orders of pizza for the Police Department that are never picked up or paid for. The South Brunswick Police Department was able to confirm at least four restaurants have received ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Christine Munoz began making masks on a small scale to help a local urgent care. She fashioned 30 masks for the doctors and nurses to put over their N95 protective gear. It didn't take her long to realize there was a much larger call for this simple gesture as area hospitals ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Carmela Sagendorf, an 83-year-old resident of River Road, filed a civil lawsuit in Morris County Superior Court on Friday, April 3, naming Chatham Township as the defendant in her opposition to naming 476-490 River Road as a site for affordable housing. The civil lawsuit was ...

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SPARTA, NJ- As restaurants struggle to stay open, Steve and Rachael Scro of the Mohawk House are reshaping the way they serve their guests.  The “mobile market” that began with a refrigerated truck mobile butcher shop selling Pat LaFrieda meats is expanding. “It’s so important for us to keep the ...

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BERGEN COUNTY — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation is working with area nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to launch the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.  The public is invited to help by making a donation to the Fund that will provide ...

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LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead is asking the Linden community to join him in a city-wide silent prayer and moment of silence in memory of the residents who have passed away due to the coronavirus COVID-19. In a post on his Facebook page, Armstead shared the gif animation with details for the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ —The sounds of car horns honking broke the lunchtime rhythm of one Piscataway neighborhood as about 10 carloads of Bob Holbrook’s closest friends paid him a ‘socially distant’ visit to wish him an early ‘Happy 92nd Birthday’ on Thursday. “We love you Bob,” they shouted from their ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- As of Thursday morning, Bernardsville had 16 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and one of them is Borough Councilman Thomas O'Dea. O'Dea has been self-quarantining at home during his recovery and said that, so far, his symptoms have been relatively ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Even in the darkness of a growing pandemic, the love of pizza – and the joy of giving it to others - remains strong in Roxbury. The number of COVID-19 cases in the township continues to increase, but it will never surpass the number of pizzas being donated these days to police, ...

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GARWOOD, NJ — The borough’s police chief has tested positive for coronavirus and said Thursday that he is already beginning to feel better. Police Chief James H. Wright said in a news release that he began experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on March 24 and immediately ...

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WARREN, NJ - Three Warren residents are aboard one of the Holland America cruise ships scheduled to arrive in Florida Thursday. TAPinto Warren reached out Wednesday to one Warren couple transferred to the MS Rotterdam. “Fortunately we are both feeling well but it’s tough when your captain tells ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township students have started a more rigorous phase of school learning from home during the COVID-19 crisis. The plan for “distance learning” using the computer and internet will involve two major changes, said Kristin Fox, assistant superintendent for ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - One local business owner whose shop was shuttered as a non-essential business, has found a new mission in making masks for first responders and healthcare workers. When Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 107 shutting down all but "essential businesses" on March 21, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey will extend the filing deadline for personal and business taxes until July 15th and has extended the completion of the state's fiscal year until Sept. 30th. The federal government had announced March 20th that it would extend the deadline for filing federal income taxes ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced today that he has tested positive for coronavirus, the latest in a string of public officials who have fallen prey to the pandemic. “Today I learned that I tested positive for the Coronavirus. I decided to get tested after ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - “It’s like prison,” junior Jordan Barreto said when asked to describe Bayonne High School’s 6-week break in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Just two weeks ago, the Bayonne School District announced the last day of on campus classes for students, as they prepared to transition to ...

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When Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, a longtime lawman who learned how to be a cop on the streets of Newark, found out that he has coronavirus, he was down, but not out. In fact, Fontoura is yearning to get back into the fight against the pandemic plaguing his section of ...

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WARREN, NJ - During these uncertain times for small businesses, the Warren Township PBA Local #235 has been collaborating with the Mayor and Township Committee on ideas to support local restaurants as well as residents.   Representatives from the PBA have spoken to various restaurant owners and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Old guys were wandering around Stop&Shop this morning during OPT (Old People's Time) which runs from 6:00 to 7:30 am.  They looked a bit panicked, showing distressed eyes above their masks.  Not all the agita was caused by the fear of contracting COVID-19 from a cantaloupe, ...

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SPARTA, NJ -During these rough times, the Boy Scouts have prevailed. Sparta Troop 150 has been able to keep meeting though virtual meetings using the ZOOM virtual platform. More than 30 scouts and adults attend the first meeting on Monday, March 23. All of the scouts showed up in their proper ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Township residents are trying to help out in this time of crisis in any way they can, and one who is helping is Montville Township High School junior Griffin Smolar. He usually rides with the First Aid Squad as a cadet – a junior non-EMT member – but that program was cancelled for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 9:19 a.m. March 31) Horns honked, bells jingled and families clapped as a parade of cars rolled through the Washington Elementary School neighborhood Monday. The 20-minute-long caravan through local streets provided a few moments of brightness for the students and ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – The first day of drive-through COVID-19 testing at County College of Morris (CCM) went well today, and officials are expecting a big crowd tomorrow, said Morris County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Peggy Wright/ Wright said 72 people were tested at the facility by Atlantic Health ...

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