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Family-friendly Halloween Events in Barnegat and Waretown

October 21, 2020

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – A different kind of fear spooked authorities into shutting down the 2020 Waretown Haunted Hayride this year. However, the spirit of Halloween lives on in both Barnegat and Ocean Township with some amazing opportunities for fun.

Residents don’t have to be of voting age to cast ballots for Barnegat’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest.   Many on the ...

Murphy Announces NJ Health Exchange, Unemployment Assistance at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced the launch of the state’s official health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Thursday. Oct. 15. The exchange is now open to Garden State residents to browse health plans, compare prices, and find out if they may qualify for financial help ahead of the Affordable Care Act ...

Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Utility Shutoff Moratorium Through March 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his COVID press briefing on Thursday that he has signed Executive Order No. 190, extending a moratorium that prevents New Jersey residents from having their utilities disconnected through March 15, 2021.

The moratorium applies to all residential gas, electric and water utilities, both public and private. The EO also requires that all ...

Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School Individual Tests Positive for COVID-19

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter to the 'Summit Public Schools Community' obtained by TAPinto Summit, Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough and Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School Principal Matthew Carlin disclosed that an individual at Lincoln-Hubbard has tested positive for COVID-19 -- the sixth known person in the Summit Public Schools to contract the ...

New Jersey Updates Travel Advisory to Include 38 'Hotspot' States, Territories

NEW JERSEY — Residents are advised to quarantine if they're returning to New Jersey from 38 states or territories - a new high for that total since the state began issuing the list back in June.

Regardless of the mode of transportation - bus, airplane, train, car, etc. - travelers from the "hotspot" areas are recommended to get tested and observe a ...

Indoor Sports Can Resume Practice, Games With Covid Capacities 

NEW JERSEY — Practice that involves contact and indoor sports scrimmages will once again be possible despite the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday as he signed a new executive order.

No. 187 allows for sports to resume activities inside defined as “medium risk” and “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s ...

Costs Exceed Revenue for New Jersey’s Latino-Owned Businesses Since The COVID-19 Pandemic Began

NEW JERSEY -- Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, revenue growth of Latino-owned companies was up 10% over last year, but like most other businesses in America, their fortunes have declined dramatically since March, according to the annual Biz2Credit Latino-Owned Business Study for 2020.

Using February as a baseline, the analysts found that the sales of Latino-owned business dropped 42% ...

Career Day: Somerville HS Running Back Rushes for 301 Yards, 5 TDs

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Pioneers' senior running back Cookie Desidero took over on the third play of the game Friday against the Rahway Indians after the second play of the game at Madden Field when safety Jaimen Bryant intercepted a Rahway pass on the 42-yard line, returning it for 15 yards.

From then on, it was downhill for Rahway.

Desidero, 6'1", 215 pounds, shredded the ...

Former Oratory Prep Chaplain Arrested, Charged with Endangering Six Students

ELIZABETH, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced today that Salvatore DiStefano, a former Oratory Prep Catholic priest who previously served as the chaplain of Oratory Preparatory School in Summit and who recently resided at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church in New Providence, has been arrested and charged with engaging in a pattern of behavior that ...

League of Women Voters, TAPinto to Host 4th Congressional District Candidate Forum

NEW JERSEY --- Candidates seeking to represent the 4th Congressional District in the House of Representatives will face each other virtually at on upcoming forum hosted by The League of Women Voters (LWV) Monmouth County Chapter. TAPinto will be the media sponsor for the event.

The 4th Congressional District spans from Hamilton Township and Robbinsville in Mercer County ...

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