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'No One Who Has Received the J&J Vaccine Should Panic or Worry': Murphy

April 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause in the distribution of J&J vaccine "out of an abundance of ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

Murphy Announces Latest COVID Figures and Vaccination Totals

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated.

"We are now 40% to our initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30th," ...

Union County Mobile COVID-19 Units Bring Vaccines to Seniors in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Mobile COVID-19 vaccine units brought vaccine supplies to seniors at Scotch Plains Senior Housing and St. John's Baptist Church in Scotch Plains as part of ongoing efforts throughout the state to increase the vaccination rate, particularly among vulnerable populations.

Pastor Shawn Wallace and his wife, Carita, of St. John's Baptist Church ...

Medical Professionals From NJ's Asian American Communities Address Vaccine Fears in DOH Virtual Town Hall

NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities; the April 20, 7 p.m. event will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the vaccine.

“Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Revised COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month.

“While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume travel ...

Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Reports Latest COVID Figures

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

Union County Commissioners Announce Vaccination Day For Educators, School Staff

The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle.

Any educator or school personnel wishing to receive a vaccination must pre-register now at www.ucnjvaccine.org.

Teachers, all staff and school administration officials ...

Murphy Reports 4 Million Vaccines Administered, Expandes Eligibility, Rolls Back Restrictions on Group Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 measures as well as other relevant statewide news and happenings.

The governor opened ...

Vaccine Eligibility in New Jersey Expanded to People Age 55 and Over: Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect:

Age 55+
Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Higher education educators and staff
Librarians and library staff
Additional ...

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TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

SAT and ACT Function in the College Admissions Process - Disparity in the Numbers

April 14, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - What is the real function of the SAT and ACT as it relates to the college admission process? TAPinto talks with Eva Addae and David Blobaum, co-founders of Summit Prep, in a series of articles to further the conversation regarding this topic. 

Addae and Blobaum set up the conversation around the "cacophony of arguments about the tests" to ...

Union County Commissioners to Cut Ribbon on New Playground Facilities at Nomahegan in Cranford on Sunday, April 18th at 11 a.m.

April 14, 2021

COVID-19 safety rules apply.

The Union County Board of County Commissioners will cut the ribbon on new playground facilities at Nomahegan Park in Carnford this Sunday, April 18th at 11:00 a.m. Nomahegan Park is located at 995 Springfield Avenue.

“As the weather gets warmer, families look to our local parks to safely have fun while staying active,” said County Commissioner ...

HOLD: FACT Recognizes the Importance of Autism Awareness and Champions This Cause on Behalf of the Special Needs Families of Union County

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Families and Community Together (FACT), the Union County Care Management Organization (CMO), understands that each child’s disability presents in their own unique way and determining the best treatment and family support options can be an involved and confusing process.

FACT strives to meet families where they are in terms of their own knowledge and understanding of ...

Union County’s Inclusive Activity Series Continues with Virtual Dance Party and Bubble Trouble, April 23 + 25

Free community events in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.

In recognition of April as Autism Acceptance Month, the Union County Board of Commissioners presents a new edition of free online programming for persons with disabilities and special needs, featuring interactive fun for the whole family. The series is hosted by the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special ...

Fellowship Foundation Hosts Inaugural Fellowship Charity Golf Outing; Honorary Chair Robert Mulcahy Joins Event on June 7

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Fellowship Foundation is hosting its inaugural Fellowship Charity Golf Outing on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the nationally recognized Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville. Known for its rich history, the golf course is consistently rated one of the top 100 courses in the country. The Fellowship Foundation raises funds to enhance programs and services and ...

BOE Redistricting “Solutions” Would Hurt BH Students and Families

April 13, 2021

The idea of full-day K is not new for parents who have been raising children in Berkeley Heights but the redistricting “solutions” our superintendent and BOE are presenting come at a time that is particularly inconvenient.  Parents are still receiving positive case reports from our superintendent weekly. Some families are grieving the loss of loved ones and/or managing ...

Many Unanswered Questions

My takeaway from the Board of Education meeting on 4/8/21 is that, in general,  the residents and parents of Berkeley Heights have very different ideas from the administration and Board of Education in terms of what is the BEST way to start the 2021 school year.  While I appreciate the time spent on the presentation there is a lot of information needed to better understand the impact of ...

Superintendent's Report: Redistricting Tops List of Difficult Choices for a Town

Editor's Note: Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley provided her Superintendent's Report from the Thursday, April 8, meeting of the Board of Education to be published as a Letter to the Editor.

As several community members have told me, Full Day Kindergarten has been discussed in Berkeley Heights for many years.  I know that everyone here will say that they support Full ...

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Fri, April 16, 1:00 PM

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Sat, April 17, 1:00 PM

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Sun, April 18, 1:00 PM

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Mon, April 19, 1:00 PM

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Yellin/Medeiros announce for Council

April 12, 2021

We are very proud of our record in helping to build a better Berkeley Heights where, as we see it, all residents are welcome and valued both now and in years to come. We are asking the residents of our town to give us the opportunity of a second term on the Township Council so that we can continue to ensure that all voices are heard and so that the progress that we made since being elected with ...