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'Slowly But Surely, The Needle Is Moving in The Right Direction': Gov. Murphy Gives Latest NJ Update

February 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud that New Jersey has been able to distribute vaccine more equitably than other ...

Quarantine Rules to Change in Bernards Township Schools

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- With the return to more fulltime in-person instruction, school rules are changing for how Bernards Township students and staff deal with COVID-related situations.

Two changes affect a quarantine period intended to reduce the possibility of community spread on the disease.

The district will no longer require a quarantine period for students and staff who travel out ...

Bernards and Other Somerset School Associations Seek COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Access

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Patrick Frain, president of the Somerville Education Association and other local education association leaders have written a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to give public school employees priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

To do so would assist with the safe reopening of Somerset County schools and support the overall recovery of New ...

NJ Easing Restrictions for Religious Gatherings, Live Sports, Entertainment Venues

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits.

The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

Also in effect, two parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor college ...

Gov. Murphy Encourages All to Double Mask, Releases Latest COVID-19 Figures

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks.

Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a quarantine  "out of an abundance of caution” and thus shifted his press conference ...

Decision on Whether Charter Day 2021 Will be Held Due End of This Month, Committeeman Says

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Don't get your hopes up, a Bernards Township Committeeman warned this week.

An official decision will be posted by the end of this month regarding whether the hugely popular Charter Day celebration in downtown Basking Ridge will be held in May, Committeeman James Baldassare reported at the Feb. 9 Township Committee meeting.

"Let's cross our fingers ...

Can the Vaccine Give You COVID-19? Plus Other Questions Answered by NJ Health Commissioner

NEW JERSEY — The constant flux of updates surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine has led some New Jersey residents feeling overwhelmed with information or confused over what’s accurate.

NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday sought to clarify a number of major coronavirus-related points or inquiries frequently sent the state’s way.

Firstly, she noted in Gov. Phil ...

New Jersey Passes 1 Million Vaccines, 224K of Which are Second Doses

NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state.

Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other government officials have said they want to see go up.

“This is a great barrier we ...

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Railroad History Comes Alive at Steamtown Historic National Site in Scranton PA

February 24, 2021

SCRANTON, PA -- Located in the heart of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site offers visitors an exciting look into one of the first rail lines built in the northeast. The park is built on the former site of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, one of the earliest and most important rail lines in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Steamtown features a large collection of ...

Governor Murphy Signs Cannabis Legalization: NJ CannaBusiness Association President on Economic Impact

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur spoke with NJ CannaBusiness Association President, Edmund Deveaux, in a wide-ranging conversation in December 2020. Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to formally legalize marijuana in the state.

The NJ CannaBusiness Association was started by Deveaux and his colleagues at Burton Trent Public Affairs based in ...

Senior Living during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed our lives and turned our day-to-day routines upside down. From the way we interact with family and friends to how we spend time in public – life looks a lot different than it did before 2020. Something that hasn’t changed, though, is the safety and security a senior living community can provide.

It may seem like making the move to a ...

Bernards and Other Somerset School Associations Seek COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Access

February 22, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Patrick Frain, president of the Somerville Education Association and other local education association leaders have written a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to give public school employees priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

To do so would assist with the safe reopening of Somerset County schools and support the overall recovery of New ...

Denville Resident in Dire Need of a Kidney

February 25, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system. In many cases, it negatively impacts the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia ...

A Student's Guide to Thriving

“I believe that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky” – Oprah Winfrey. Oftentimes it is hard to get students to appraise the impact of how their actions today create their future success.

Or perhaps it is just difficult for students to know what specific steps to take in ...

TAPinto Tips: What is Content Marketing, and How Can it Benefit Your Business?

February 21, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Having an online presence is a crucial aspect of boosting your business, but a website alone is often not enough to drive engagement and convert leads to customers. In order to effectively market your business, a business needs to invest in content marketing. 

Content marketing is creating and distributing meaningful content, including text, photos and video, that ...

Beneficiary Form Checklist

February 23, 2021

 

Naming the beneficiaries of your retirement assets may seem like an obvious task to complete as you plan for the future, but it is often also one of the most overlooked. Failing to properly update your beneficiary forms can compromise the legacy you worked so hard to build.

To help ensure your assets are handled properly after your death, click here to download ...

Recharacterizing an IRA/Roth Contribution

 

 

 

 

Did you accidentally make an IRA or Roth IRA contribution that you’re now regretting? Luckily, you’ve got options! A recharacterization, in the simplest of terms, is an “undo” that allows you to treat an IRA contribution as if it were made as Roth contributions and vice versa.

However, to execute a recharacterization ...