Wednesday's COVID-19 Figure from New Jersey

March 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey during his Wednesday afternoon press conference, where he also announced the increased the capacity for weddings and reflected on the past year during the pandemic.

There were 2,957 new PCR cases reported and 900 antigen tests, with 63 new deaths. Statewide, there ...

Murphy Says 'I Do' to Increasing Capacity at Weddings, Says Each Vaccine Dose Is 'Another Ray of Light in a New Dawn'

TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor receptions must abide by indoor dining guidelines. Attendees must ...

Tuesday's COVID-19 Figures from Around Bergen County and New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon

There were 2,820 new PCR cases reported and 769 antigen tests, with 48 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 707,099 positive PCR cases, 88,686 positive antigen cases, and 20,990 deaths, and ...

Mother Nature's Last Winter Punch to Hit Bergen County?

February 18, 2021

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for New Jersey, starting from 4am on Thursday morning until 10am on Friday.  The anticipated coastal low is in the process of forming and will likely position itself slightly farther out to sea than models indicated yesterday.  This will likely allow a slightly larger area to see a changeover to ...

Marketing Your Real Estate Listings on TAPinto is Easy, Affordable and Effective

March 3, 2021

TAPinto enables real estate agents to reach targeted local audiences with self-serve real estate listings, self-serve open house event listings, and other marketing opportunities. 

Getting started is easy.  Just log in or create a TAPinto account, click on "Submit Content" and start listing today.  You can also click here to find out more about our real ...

NJDOH: Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster in Union County Under Investigation

March 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — An investigation of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County is underway by the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJDOH is aware of 14 confirmed cases, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county.

The cases were reported to NJDOH between February 3 and February 26. The department is working with local health ...

As Food Delivery Booms, More Ghost Kitchens Emerge in NJ

March 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Delivery has become our new best friend over the past year. With the pandemic almost a year old and numerous delivery services at our fingertips, the idea of having food come to you (instead of the other way around) has become commonplace.

After the initial shock and shut downs of the pandemic, New Jersey restaurants were put through the wringer with ...

New Jersey Date Night: Making History

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

February is Black History Month and as such we’re reminded of so many people who have made a difference in how we live all year through. As we celebrate the hefty list of accomplishments of those who came before us, we think of those who are making history in the now; some in politics, some in ...

NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...

Making Contact

I will be glad when all this QAnon conspiracy nonsense is behind us and we can finally return to the more relevant and pressing plots that obsess us. Like UFOs and visitors from other planets.

In what to me is a welcome return to normalcy, there has been a nostalgic resurgence in unidentified flying objects and distant intelligent life lately that is both refreshing and awe inspiring.

For ...

Home Is Where the Printer IS

I want to print a small house in the woods.

I have long dreamed of a simpler life, far removed from the day-to-day stress of work pressures and financial pressures and social pressures and family pressures and the unrelenting demand for new passwords that must be at least 12 characters in length.

If I was smarter, these daydreams would place me in a villa on my own sun-drenched Pacific ...

Opening Ourselves to Possible Pain: Five Strategies to Help You Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

How many times have you heard, the best step you can take to grow as a person is to step outside your comfort zone and take risks?

This is the theme of just about every self-help book I have ever read, and it has been stated to me by just about every person I have interviewed. I take this advice to heart, and it governs most everything I do. But, even as a staunch practitioner, it’s not ...

Be the One to Find the One: 3 Tips to Create Lasting Love

It has been reported that the divorce rate in America is 50 percent for first marriages, 67 percent for second marriages, and 73 percent for third marriages. These numbers indicate that many people repeat the same mistakes over and over again. While a new relationship may look different at first, before long we are right back where we started, dealing with the same issues again, repeating the ...

Hungry Girl: Fast and Easy by Lisa Lillien

Hungry Girl: Fast & Easy-All Natural Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Lisa Lillien (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2021)

 

Lisa Lillien is a good friend of mine. Oh, I have met her only once in person at a book signing at Wegman’s in Woodbridge, NJ, but I get an e-mail from her every week day from hungrygirl.com. I feel like I know Lisa well because she thinks like I ...