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 ...

Some Summer Suggestions From Homewatch CareGivers

Summer, a great time to Be Out and About and boost your health and wellbeing.  Being out in nature, natural sunlight is known to create positive energy in the body and for the spirit, when done safely and in moderation.

Experience Nature - In a research article by the Mental Health Foundation, UK, How Connection with Nature Benefits Our Mental Health, they found that “Our ...

Summer Suggestions From Homewatch CareGivers

Summer, a great time to Be Out and About and boost your health and wellbeing.  Being out in nature, natural sunlight is known to create positive energy in the body and for the spirit, when done safely and in moderation.

Experience Nature - In a research article by the Mental Health Foundation, UK, How Connection with Nature Benefits Our Mental Health, they found that “Our ...

JESPY Supports MEND with Monetary Donation

August 11, 2022

As part of a long-standing relationship with MEND (Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity), JESPY recently presented the organization with a monetary donation.

When planning JESPY’s last fundraiser, Battle of the Chefs: A Benefit for JESPY House, the Event Steering Committee decided that instead of giving each event attendee a favor, JESPY would designate those funds to support another ...

East Orange Homeless Shelter Isaiah House to Host 'Night at the Net' Fundraiser on August 25

MAPLEWOOD, NJ –  The social services nonprofit organization Isaiah House announced today that it will hold a summer social fundraiser from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at the Essex County Country Club in West Orange. The “Night at the Net” event will invite tennis and non-tennis players to come together for a late afternoon and early evening ...

West Orange (STOP) Suicide Advocacy Coalition 5K Run is October 2

 2022 SPONSORSHIP & VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE NOW

 

The West Orange (STOP) Suicide Advocacy Coalition would love to have your support as a 2022 sponsor for the West Orange ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

August 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

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 System sports ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, August 13, 6:30 PM

Paper Mill Playhouse Brookside, Millburn

Major Attaway at Brookside Cabaret

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Sun, August 14, 3:00 PM

Livingston High School Auditorium, Livingston

Essex County Summer Players Orchestra: "Fiesta"

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Wed, August 17, 6:30 PM

West Essex YMCA, Livingston

West Essex YMCA Job Fair

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Sat, August 20, 12:00 PM

Nat Turner Park, Newark

Honoring the Spirit of Rebellion: a Celebration ...