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NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall across the state, they’re ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their ...

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record, State Republicans Sue to Reopen Businesses

TRENTON, NJ – The head of New Jersey's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. According to Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3 percent --  the highest level ...

MVC Further Extends Expiration Dates on Driving, Car Documents

TRENTON, NJ --  With Motor Vehicle facilities remaining closed, expiration dates on critical driving and vehicle documents will be once again extended. Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Monday additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in continuing ...

Some Outdoor Businesses to Reopen, Murphy Says at Monday Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order Monday allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and community gardens.

The governor said the state is opening up businesses in a ...

Elective Surgeries in NJ to Soon Resume as Hospitals Off of ‘Crisis Footing’

NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday.

The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also outlined details for the upcoming primary election and federal funding for NJ ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

Murphy: Federal Funding Needed To Prevent 'Second Great Depression'

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy spent a large part of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit hardest by COVID-19

Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ), Murphy again asked President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to help fund state shortfalls and “prevent this public health emergency from ...

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NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall across the state, they’re ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their ...

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record, State Republicans Sue to Reopen Businesses

TRENTON, NJ – The head of New Jersey's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. According to Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3 percent --  the highest level ...

MVC Further Extends Expiration Dates on Driving, Car Documents

TRENTON, NJ --  With Motor Vehicle facilities remaining closed, expiration dates on critical driving and vehicle documents will be once again extended. Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Monday additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in continuing ...

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Census 2020: Jersey City Veteran Asks Neighbors to Spend Memorial Day Getting Counted

May 22, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Lifelong Jersey City resident Peter Busacca won’t be attending any backyard barbecues this weekend, and he won’t be joining his fellow veterans for parades or other ceremonies that usually mark the Memorial Day holiday. Instead, he is encouraging his neighbors, friends, and family to honor veterans in a very simple, and socially distant way- by completing the ...

County Officials Continue to Show Support for Local Healthcare

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort to make certain that Hudson County retains adequate hospitals for its residents, the Hudson County Freeholders unanimously voted to authorize the Hudson County Improvement Authority to use eminent domain if necessary, to purchase properties in Bayonne, Jersey City and Hoboken.

This comes at a time when CarePoint Health has found new operators to take over ...

Freeholders Seek PPE Protection for High Rise Workers

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Board of Freeholders passed a resolution at their Thursday meeting urging Governor Phil Murphy to require employers to provide personal protection equipment for high rise workers.

“We have many high-rise structures where building service workers and maintenance workers must come in contact with tenants all the time in an enclosed area,” said ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall across the state, they’re ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

May 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones 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 ...

Mayor Davis, Police, Fire Department Say 'Happy Birthday Gabriel!'

May 18, 2020

Dear Editor,

This past Saturday was a beautiful day, made even more special by the love and caring shown to my nephew Gabriel by the City of Bayonne. Gabriel turned 4 that day. No party could be held this year due to the rules of social distancing, but his parents wanted to make the day special for him as our youngest members are feeling the effects of this quarantine but clearly cannot ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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 ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...