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Restraining Order Filed in Hospital Battle

June 5, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - The battle for control of the Bayonne Medical Center continued Thursday with the filing of a temporary restraining order (TRO) by CarePoint Health and BMC Hospital LLC demanding that Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) stop what they called interference in the deal between the two parties.

Just hours after CarePoint Health and BMC Hospital LLC officials announced that they had ...

Applications for $45 Million Program to Support Coronavirus Hit Businesses Open June 9

TRENTON, NJ - Seeking to give small business that have been especially hard hit by the economic fallout from COVID-19 a boost, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has announced that applications for the expanded Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will become live at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9.

Taking an even more active stance in support of these businesses ...

Mayor Davis Invites Local Business Owners to Star in 'Bayonne Strong' Video

BAYONNE, NJ - Ringo Starr of the Beatles once sang a song about being put in a movie. But local Bayonne businesspeople do not have to become one of the fab four to get that privilege.

Mayor Jimmy Davis, picking up from the virtual Earth Day ceremonies he conducted in April, will be making a film called Bayonne Strong which will feature Bayonne business owners standing in front of their ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Facebook Workouts, Zoom Yoga, and Telehealth: How Coronavirus Changed Fitness and Physical Therapy in Hudson County

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - For nearly three months, local fitness centers have faced an ultimatum: adapt to the new normal or join the 100,000 small businesses shuttered nationwide as a result of the economic fallout from COVID-19.  

Gyms and yoga studios were among dozens of nonessential enterprises suspended by New Jersey’s stay-at-home order in March, leading some to start ...

Herbert’s Army and Navy Store Set for Reopening

BAYONNE, NJ - When the state issued its state of emergency on March 19 most people assumed Herbert’s Army and Navy Store would remain open as an essential service. Even Maria Provenzano-Upenieks was shocked when she was ordered to shudder her doors.

She was halfway between changing over stock from winter to spring. So, the front windows were half redecorated.

A mainstay in ...

Small Business Community Hopes Curbside Pickup Provides Some Return to Normal

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County businesses hope curbside pick-up service will give them a boost following extended closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Most walk-in stores and non-essential retailers have been shut since mid-March, as part of New Jersey’s efforts to curb the spread of the virus. But, mom-and-pop shops received some welcome news earlier this month, when Gov. Phil ...

Hudson Chamber Launches Women of Commerce Initiative

SECAUCUS, NJ - As Hudson County businesses focus their efforts on rebuilding in a post COVID-19 environment, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce has launched a new initiative focused on supporting women who conduct business in and around the New Jersey/New York metro area. 

According to Chamber leaders, the Women of Commerce in Hudson County (WOC) will serve as an “inclusive ...

Gov. Murphy Opens Retail Non-essential Business with Curbside Provisions

TRENTON,  NJ -- Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order Wednesday permitting non-essential retail businesses to reopen starting Monday with curbside shopping practices and safety measures in place.  

According to the order, "permitting curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses is reasonable in that it avoids unnecessary contact between customers ...

Food Delivery Companies Respond to Hoboken & Jersey City Fee Restrictions

HOBOKEN & JERSEY CITY, NJ — What's all the hubbub about Grubhub?

Earlier this week, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop issued an executive order capping the amount that third-party delivery services can charge to restaurants—currently ranging anywhere from 15 to 35 percent of a customer’s bill—to 10 percent.

“Many of the restaurants have had to make a ...


Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 15, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...


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With Kitchens Closed for Teaching HCCC Chefs Whipping Up Meals for Residents in Need

June 4, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Putting their culinary skills to the test, chefs at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) have prepared over 900 hot meals for clients of Let’s Celebrate, a Jersey City based soup kitchen in recent weeks, college officials announced.

Let’s Celebrate Food Pantry and Square Meal Community Kitchen is a nonprofit, community service ...

Hudson County Legislative Delegation Supports Murphy Borrrowing Plan

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- All nine of Hudson County’s state legislators have signalled their support for Governor Phil Murphy’s emergency borrowing plan and have agreed to vote to approve it when it is heard in the State Senate and Assembly, Hudson County Democratic Chairwoman Amy DeGise announced Saturday.  

Along with much needed direct federal support that U.S. Senator Bob ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

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 ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...