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896 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Union County; 26 reported in Berkeley Heights

March 29, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Union County is now 896, with no new confirmed deaths.

New Jersey added 2,260 new cases, with the total statewide up to 13,386 cases, with the death toll increasing by 21 to 161 total deaths, according to the state Department of Health.

Berkeley Heights has had 26 total reported cases, with 24 active ...

NJ Governor Considers Mortgage Forbearance & Possible Partial State Quarantine During Coronavirus Epidemic

TRENTON, NJ - The governor announced help for those who may be struggling with mortgage payments and the possibility of a further New Jersey quarantine in his daily press conference today about COVID-19.

Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by ...

432 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Union County; 16 reported in Berkeley Heights

ELIZABETH, NJ - The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Union County is now 432, with three confirmed deaths.

New Jersey added 2,492 new cases, with the total statewide up to 6,876 cases, with the death toll increasing by 19 to 81 total deaths, according to the state Department of Health.

Berkeley Heights has had 16 reported cases, of which two are newly ...

Third ShopRite Employee in NJ Tests Positive for COVID-19

GARWOOD, NJ - Another employee of a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Shop-Rite of Garwood made the announcement on its Facebook page late Wednesday night.

Earlier in the week, ShopRite stores in Newark and Morristown announced one of their employees at each store had also been tested positive for COVID-19.

The Facebook post ...

New Jersey Cancels State Assessments

NEW JERSEY – The Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, Lamont Repollet announced today in a letter to school superintendents and administrators the spring testing have been canceled.

The spring student assessments that are canceled include New Jersey Student Learning, ACCESS for English Language Learners, and the Dynamic Learning Maps. 

Repollet said New Jersey ...

New Jersey Launches Job Portal to Connect Out-of-Work Residents to Opportunities in Critical Industries 

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of a new online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. The jobs portal is available here: Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 ...

120 Tested on First Day of COVID-19 Testing at Kean University

UNION, NJ – One hundred and twenty people were processed through the county-run drive-up COVID-19 testing site at Kean University on Monday, the first day of testing.

“We plan to be here as long as we need to be,” said Union County Manager Edward Oatman, “as long as there is a need.”  He said they anticipate providing 200 tests per day.  “But, if ...

New Destiny, CDC Distributes Food and Brings Hope in the Crisis

NEWS NEARBY - New Destiny, CDC located in Roselle, NJ spread hope and cheer this past weekend by distributing packages of food, toiletries, dairy products, fresh fruit, and feminine products to over 400 residents (individuals) of Union and Essex County on Saturday, March 21, 2020.   While the coronavirus Pandemic is in full effect and with Governor Murphy closing non-essential ...

Chatham Township Reports First Case of Coronavirus; Chatham Borough Virus Count Remains at Three

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township reported its "first official" case of Coronavirus was confirmed Saturday in an update to residents. No other details are being released at this time, but health department protocols are being followed.

Chatham Borough's number of cases remains at three at this time. According to Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz, none of the three is ...

Westfield Man Couldn’t Get Coronavirus Test in NJ, Tested Positive in NY

WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 1:33 p.m.) A professor at The College of New Jersey who said he first started experiencing symptoms of coronavirus 10 days ago is warning the public that the condition may not present itself how you think.

Craig Hollander, a 38-year-old Westfield resident and history professor at TCNJ, told TAPinto Westfield he first went to his general practitioner ...


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Business Chatter: Dimaios Open for Curbside Pickup, For Now

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It has been a little over one week since customers were able to enjoy a slice at the counter or a delicious meal in the dining room at Dimaios in Berkeley Heights.  Dimaios, like all New Jersey restaurants, have been forced to close their doors to patrons and rely strictly on takeout and delivery orders due to the action taken by Gov. Phil Murphy in the ...

Business Chatter: Delicious Heights Opens Mobile Market

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All you need to know about forgivable CARES loans?

March 29, 2020

This is the most crazy and stressful time to be a business owner, not to mention just a human in general. We started the BuyLocalNJ project to support local businesses and this a time that requires even more. Given the unprecedented economic hardship, the government passed the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill called Coronavirus, Air, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). Business owners may be ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

Union County Voter Reminder: April Deadline for Change in Party Affliation

March 28, 2020

Please note: in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, affiliation changes will only be processed by mail. No in-person transactions are being conducted at this time.

The Union County Board of Elections reminds voters who plan to change their party affiliation that they must do so by April 8, in order to participate in their new party’s Presidential Primary Election on June ...

Saturday Hours for Union County’s COVID-19 Test Center

Drive-through facility is available for Union County residents only with doctor’s prescription.

Union County’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open on Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Regular weekday hours for the Test Center are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Test Center is available on a drive-through basis ...

Greta’s Run for Imagine is virtual this year!

At Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, we support people during the toughest times in their lives. And right now, we’re all facing a tough time together. Over 2,000 children and adults depend on us, and hundreds more look forward to Greta’s Run every spring. That’s why it comes down to this: the need for grief support and community doesn’t stop, so neither can we.

Warren Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19, School District says

March 16, 2020

WARREN, NJ - A Warren Township resident, the parent of a Warren student, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from Superintendent of Warren Township Schools Dr. Matthew Mingle that was sent to parents and guardians on Sunday.

"The District learned today that a parent of a student has tested positive for COVID-19," the letter said. “The entire family has ...

Breaking News: Fire at Fantasy Island Amusement Park

March 29, 2020

BEACH HAVEN, NJ  — A large fire has been reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven.  

Reports from a source is that the fire took place in the ice cream shop and the fire is now under control  (9:40 p.m.)

TAPinto will keep the public updated. 

Upcoming Events


Mon, March 30, 6:30 AM

UNWIND Yoga & Wellness Center, New Providence

Mat Pilates

Health & Wellness


Mon, March 30, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back


Wed, April 1, 5:30 AM

UNWIND Yoga & Wellness Center, New Providence

Core Power Flow

Health & Wellness Sports


Thu, April 2, 7:30 PM

Renaissance Church (Ren Students Space), Summit

Rays of Hope Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality


Sat, April 4, 8:30 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Conference: Special Education Advocacy - Resource ...

Education Giving Back


Mon, April 6, 6:30 AM

UNWIND Yoga & Wellness Center, New Providence

Mat Pilates

Health & Wellness

Lesser known provisions of SECURE act

Lesser Known Provisions of the SECURE Act

What younger investors need to know.


Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist


The SECURE Act passed into law in late 2019 and changed several aspects of retirement investing. These modifications included modifying the ability to stretch an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and ...

Tax Consideration For Retirees

Tax Considerations for Retirees

Are you aware of these potential tax breaks and tax-saving opportunities?

Provided by Walter F. Pardo, Founding Partner

An Ed Slott Master Elite IRA Advisor   

The federal government offers some major tax breaks for older Americans. Some of these perks deserve more publicity than they receive.       

At age 65, ...

The Modern Family Conundrum

Have you recently lost your spouse and inherited an IRA? In the midst of grieving, determining how you want to handle your new assets may be the last thing on your mind, but there are important decisions to be made. You have a choice to either remain the beneficiary of the account or execute a spousal rollover, and there are several factors to consider before you make any moves.

To find out ...