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Two Nursing Homes Close and May Signal a Trend

May 10, 2021

They outlasted COVID-19 but are shuttering amid rising costs and limited funds. Some expect this to be the start of more closings.

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

After 83 years as a nursing home that filled a unique ...

NJ Targeting Medicaid Members in Vaccine Push

State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 people urging them to get vaccinated

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

State officials have taken proactive steps to support New Jersey’s ...

Mental Health, Substance Use Visits to ER Reflect ‘a Pandemic Within a Pandemic.’ Greatest Toll on the Young

Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

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Teens and the Pandemic: How to Battle Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal Thoughts

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has affected just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools and instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing recreational and sports activities. While government leaders and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on the physical toll the pandemic ...

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DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Assault Arrests in April

May 17, 2021

 Belmar Police Department reported that the following 11 arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from April 2 to April 27, 2021.

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Darlene Hall, 49, of Belmar was arrested on 10th Avenue on April 2 by Police Officer Peter Speakman, charged with disorderly conduct and defiant trespass.

Peter Kelleher, 54, of Belmar was arrested on 10th Avenue on April 3 by Police ...

Neptune Township Senior Center to Host 'Drive-By' Food Drive on May 26

May 12, 2021

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Neptune Township Senior Center, 1607 Corlies Avenue, will host a drive-by food drive in support of Fulfill on Wednesday, May 26.

Fulfill, located in Neptune Township, serves to fight food insecurity in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its services go beyond providing food to the hungry and are aimed at providing a more comprehensive approach to providing the ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2021

STATEWIDE – Fake elections? Fake news? Fake this, Fake that. All would agree we are certainly tired of the overuse of such an inflammatory word. Yet, when it comes to elections in New Jersey, NJ.com is reporting the state is behind others in ensuring air-tight elections. We are just one of six states that don’t include a paper trail that would help election officials ensure voting ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...