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NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Bergen County Health Care Center to Close By End of 2021

July 19, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ — The Bergen County Health Care Center (BCHCC) in Rockleigh will permanently close by the end of 2021, according to Bergen County officials.

"With diminishing census but fixed overhead, operation of the facility has become less cost-effective, and continued operation of the facility is no longer in the best interests of the long-term care community or County ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Figures for Monday; Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge's Vaccine Numbers

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during this Monday afternoon press conference.

There were 594 new PCR cases reported and 162 antigen tests, with 2 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 902,870 positive PCR cases, 131,363 positive antigen cases, and 23,860 deaths, ...

Monday's New Jersey COVID19 Figures; Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge's Vaccine Numbers

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state during this Monday afternoon press conference.

There were 324 new PCR cases reported and 110 antigen tests, with 4 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 898,254 positive PCR cases, 130,989 positive antigen cases, and 23,827 deaths, and ...

New Jersey Firefighters Help in Recovery Effort at 'Horrific' High Rise Collapse in Miami

July 19, 2021

SURFSIDE, FL — As the world continued waiting for news from the devastating condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, four elite first responders from Hamilton Township made the trip south to search for victims and recover anything for the residents and their families. 

Hamilton Township Fire Department Captains Jason Ryan and Joe Flynn and Firefighters Jeff Barlow and ...

Air Quality Alert for Hasbrouck Heights Area Through 11 p.m. Friday July 16

July 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for the region through Friday, July 16 at 11 p.m. The alert is issued for Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex, and Union counties. 

The alert means that ground level ozone within the area may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

This alert comes on top of the heat ...

Severe Thunderstorms Flood Streets in Hasbrouck Heights

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Severe thunderstorms moved through Bergen County on Thursday afternoon, causing flooding on main and local streets.

The National Weather Service had issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Flash Flood Warning for the area. Storms began at 2 p.m., with thunder, lighting and driving rains.

Parts of the Boulevard looked like a river, as waters swept down the street and ...

Heat Advisory Extended to Wednesday Night, Per National Weather Service

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — The combination of high temperatures and high humidity across Northern NJ will continue through Wednesday evening according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In response, a heat advisory has been issued through 8 p.m. Wednesday.  

"A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Beach Haven's New Jersey Maritime Museum to Commemorate 65th Anniversary of Andrea Doria Sinking

July 23, 2021

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — Survivors, divers, and historians will gather at the New Jersey Maritime Museum on Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the S.S. Andrea Doria’s tragic sinking.

As part of the program, the Museum will unveil and blow the Andrea Doria’s foghorn, which was recently salvaged by the crew of New ...

Mercer County 4-H Fair to Open for 102nd Year, Welcomes Exhibitors

July 28, 2021

HOPEWELL, NJ -- The 102nd annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will be open between 10:00a.m. and 8:00p.m. on Saturday, July 31, and between 10:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1 at the Mercer County Park Commission's Howell Living History Farm. The Farm is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, seven miles north of Washington Crossing -- the GPS address is 70 ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...