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May 31 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4,030 Cases, 418 Deaths

May 31, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Sunday that 4,030 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by one overnight to 418.

Franklin has 1,235 cases and 117 deaths.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 103,153 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Mosquito Spraying to Occur in Towaco and Montville

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the township due to an increase in the adult mosquito population, it was reported on their website.

ATVs will be in the woods spraying Peace Valley Road between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Monday, June 1.

In addition, they will be using a truck-mounted sprayer to treat the streets on June 1 between ...

Be a Light in the Darkness This Weekend

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- At the close of tonight’s virtual vigil for peace and justice, which was attended by more than 2,000 viewers, Bloomfield’s mayor and council implored residents to join them in a show of solidarity against racism and injustice by leaving their porch lights on all weekend and hanging signs in their windows featuring an image of a candle and a quote by Dr. Martin ...

Small Businesses Team with Local Artists to Create Stylish Limited Edition T-Shirts for the Hoboken Relief Fund

HOBOKEN - Hoboken has seen an amazing outpouring of creativity and reinvention by local businesses during the pandemic in an effort to support our community.

One great example is two local businesses who have teamed up to help raise money for the newly created Hoboken Relief Fund, while offering a great way to display Hoboken pride.

Solid Threads is offering a limited edition lineup of ...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia to Host Virtual Vigil Tonight at 5:00pm

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Following the tragic death of George Floyd, Mayor Michael Venezia has announced a virtual vigil for tonight at 5:00pm. 

The event will be open to the public and the Mayor will be joined by the Town Council as well as community faith leaders. Anyone that would like to attend the event can do so by going to and entering the ...

Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing For Passaic County Residents

WAYNE, NJ – All Passaic County residents can now sign up to receive a free COVID-19 saliva test kit that can be self-administered at home.  This is the first at-home testing model being conducted by any local or county government in the State of New Jersey.

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders are partnering with Vault Medical Services of New Jersey and the Rutgers ...

Carlitos is Home

HAMILTON, NJ - A Hamilton family is celebrating the safe return of their beloved cat, and thanking everyone in the community who keep an eye out for the wandering feline over the past weeks.

“We are so happy that Carlitos is finally home,” Paula Alzate said in a text to TAPinto Hamilton. “He was found May 26th and we couldn’t believe it. Thanks so much for your ...

Randolph Township COVID-19 Update for May 29, 280 Cases to Date

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following information was provided from Randolph Township:


Tax Extension Grace Period – residents are reminded that the deadline for the extension of the grace
period for the 2 nd quarter property tax payment is Monday, June 1, 2020. Any payments received after
June 1st will be considered delinquent and interest will be charged back to the due ...

Free COVID-19 Testing Available to All Bloomfield Residents Beginning June 4

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health Department is offering free COVID-19 tests to residents starting June 4. Testing will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00am-2:00pm at varying locations. 

“As the state and our township slowly begin to reopen, it is imperative that our residents are able to be tested for COVID-19,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “We want to ...