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Grants Available for Child Care Centers, Youth Camps for Health and Safety of Kids

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey State Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson recently announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Child care centers were ordered to close on April 1.

On Friday Murphy declared they can reopen ...

Unable to Remove Him, Bayonne Board of Education Members Call on Alonso to Resign Following 'Insensitve' Facebook Posts

BAYONNE, NJ - Seven of the nine members of the Bayonne Board of Education gathered for an emergency session Tuesday. Trustee Michael Alonso, whose Facebook comments on Sunday have drawn strong rebuke, as well as calls for his resignation, did not attend the meeting.

“Where will the Bayonne Riot Start? Walmart-QuikChek-ShopRite?’ Alonso asked in the Sunday post, referring to unrest ...

Virtual Counseling Available to Students After Death of 7th Grader

BAYONNE, NJ - Counselors will be available to help students who may feel grief over the recent death of a 7th grade student at Philip G. Vroom Community School, said school superintendent John Niesz. According to reports the female student died after a two-year battle with cancer. 

Saying the death was “not unexpected,” Niesz referred to the loss as “a very sad ...

NJ Education Officials: Schools Should Consider Screening Graduation Guests for Fevers

TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with noncontact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released by the state Department of Education (DOH).

The guidance, released on May 27, outlines three options for K-12 school commencement ceremonies: virtual, drive-thru/drive-in and ...

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point during the summer months.

"Should school districts, should ...

$10 Million Gift to Give Rise to Guarini Performing Arts Center and Institute for International Studies at NJCU

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University (NJCU) will launch an Institute for International Studies and state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center thanks to the support of former Congressman, philanthropist, and real estate developer Frank Guarini, Dr. Sue Henderson, NJCU’s president announced Wednesday.

The support, Henderson said, came in the form of a $10 million gift, the largest in ...

Feature Your Special Student on TAPinto Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - With schools closed for the rest of the academic year and students missing out on a number of milestones, including kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, and college graduations,TAPinto Bayonne is offering parents of local students the opportunity to share their child's achievement with our readers.

The feature may include which schools your child attended throughout ...

Murphy: Schools to Remain Closed

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy ordered all New Jersey schools to keep their doors closed for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year. The announcement came at his Monday press conference and does not come as a surprise to many.

Murphy also mentioned that private schools with longer school years will remain closed until at least June 30.

"We have a single goal in ...

Bayonne Board of Education Advances Nearly $70 Million Budget

BAYONNE, NJ - Knowing that they will likely have to revisit the issue again in August when the state announces its aid to school districts, the Bayonne Board of Education passed  its $164 million 2020-2021 school budget that includes a one-percent increase in local taxes in a split 5-4 vote.

Local taxpayers will pay about $69,754,376 or approximately $700,000 more than they did last ...

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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 ...