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Breaking News: Beaches Opening With Restrictions

May 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy is in the process of his daily COVID-19 press conference. For beach communities along the New Jersey shore, beaches and boardwalks will be open with some restrictions as of Friday, May 22.

Beaches will still be open to the public with limited capacity. This means restrictions on  beach badges and requirements as far as social distancing ...

NBA Great Shaquille O'Neal Gives Some Love to Somerville Hospital Staff

SOMERVILLE, NJ - NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, a New Jersey native and a mountain of a man whose accomplishments on and off the basketball court are legendary, took the time Tuesday night to call the Critical Care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to extend thanks and encouragement to the staff for their never-ending efforts to treat patients during the COVID-19 ...

New Jersey Surpasses 100,000 Cases of Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ- On the same day that Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19, he stressed, as he has in previous briefings, that the “curve is still flat.”

Several key statistics are also moving in the right direction, New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli added, including a 17 percent decrease from the high water mark of ...

Murphy Joins Early Stage 'Reopening' Discussions With Area Governors

Gov. Phil Murphy, who appeared on two national news shows this morning, revealed that he has had “intense” discussions this weekend with leaders of surrounding states about how to “reopen” New Jersey and the region.

Murphy told CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” that he is seeking a regional approach when it comes time to roll back social ...

Coronavirus Canceled Couple’s Cruise Wedding. NJ Town Stepping in to Rescue it

WESTFIELD, NJ — A South Jersey couple who had to call off their cruise wedding when the worldwide coronavirus outbreak required their guests obtain passports at the last minute has a second shot at keeping their nuptials on schedule thanks to a downtown business.

Daniela Kenmure, 29, and Joclyn Kirchner, 28, had booked a Norwegian Line cruise for their wedding but the cruise company ...

Paul McCartney is Here, There and Everywhere - In New Jersey

METUCHEN, NJ  - Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close.

The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County.

The residents who happened to be strolling down Main Street on Sunday afternoon were stunned at the sight of the former Beatle, ...

NJ Teen Reported Dead After Six-Story Fall from The Vessel in Hudson Yards in NYC

NEW YORK -- The body of a young man who was found on the ground near The Vessel, a sculpture at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, was identified as that of a 2019 Ridge High School graduate.

According to a published report in the New York Post, 19-year-old Peter DeSalvo of Basking Ridge did not survive a drop from the sixth floor of the structure on West 33rd Street in Manhattan Saturday evening ...

Trump Supporters Brave the Cold in Wildwood to Wait in Line

WILDWOOD, NJ – Thousands of President Trump supporters bundled up and wrapped themselves in red, white and blue scarves, mittens and hats to brave the cold for a chance to get a seat inside the Wildwood Convention Center for Tuesday’s rally promoted as  a big thank you from the president to south Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew , who switched his allegiance from the Democratic ...

Red Solo Cup Used for Wrong Kind of Alcohol in Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Getting 'gassed-up' took on another meaning when a New York City woman attempted to fill a red Solo cup with gasoline at the Glen Rock Exxon.

On Jan. 26 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 31-year-old New York City woman attempted to serve herself a cup of gas, 10% of which is ethanol, in a red Solo cup, police said. When a female attendant told her she needed to ...

Teenager Dies in East Brunswick Municipal Pond Ice Break

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A 13-year-old male victim of a drowning under the ice in the East Brunswick Municipal Pond was pronounced deceased at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital as of 7:45 this evening.

During the rescue efforts, six officers and two firefighters were treated for hypothermia. Two of those officers and one of the firefighters were transported to the hospital. One other officer ...

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Breaking News: Beaches Opening With Restrictions

May 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy is in the process of his daily COVID-19 press conference. For beach communities along the New Jersey shore, beaches and boardwalks will be open with some restrictions as of Friday, May 22.

Beaches will still be open to the public with limited capacity. This means restrictions on  beach badges and requirements as far as social distancing ...

NBA Great Shaquille O'Neal Gives Some Love to Somerville Hospital Staff

SOMERVILLE, NJ - NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, a New Jersey native and a mountain of a man whose accomplishments on and off the basketball court are legendary, took the time Tuesday night to call the Critical Care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to extend thanks and encouragement to the staff for their never-ending efforts to treat patients during the COVID-19 ...

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Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. to Host Virtual Town Hall this Thursday

May 27, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. will be hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00pm. 

The purpose of the event will be to inform residents of the steps that the federal government is taking to combat the effects of COVID-19 and how it impacts Bloomfield. Congressman Payne has virtually attended multiple Bloomfield ...

Bloomfield Scouts Honor Local Veterans with Flags at Grave Sites in Glendale Cemetery

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Although many Memorial Day traditions have been postponed or altered this year due to COVID-19, one tradition continued this morning at Glendale Cemetery.  Despite the gloomy weather, Scouts from around Bloomfield helped to place American flags on the graves of US military veterans.  

Members of Troop 22, Troop 2, an all female troop, and Cub Scout ...

Essex County Emergency Food Distribution to be Held May 28

May 26, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as ...

Coronavirus Cases in Essex County as of May 23; Bloomfield Cases reach 1040

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. This data will not match any other report since cases are continually entering the system and local health departments may reassign place of residence as appropriate during their ...

Breaking News: Beaches Opening With Restrictions

May 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy is in the process of his daily COVID-19 press conference. For beach communities along the New Jersey shore, beaches and boardwalks will be open with some restrictions as of Friday, May 22.

Beaches will still be open to the public with limited capacity. This means restrictions on  beach badges and requirements as far as social distancing ...

NBA Great Shaquille O'Neal Gives Some Love to Somerville Hospital Staff

SOMERVILLE, NJ - NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, a New Jersey native and a mountain of a man whose accomplishments on and off the basketball court are legendary, took the time Tuesday night to call the Critical Care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to extend thanks and encouragement to the staff for their never-ending efforts to treat patients during the COVID-19 ...

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

May 23, 2020

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, ...

NJ Business Leader Discusses the Importance of Community and Client Engagement During the Pandemic

May 26, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with Marcella Gencarelli, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, about her experience heading up several professional organizations in New Jersey. She shared her perspective on what small businesses are looking for as they learn to navigate a new way of working during the pandemic.  

Currently, Gencarelli is the Vice President and Manager of ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 27, 2020

STATEWIDE – The time-honored graduation ceremony – a time to sit in uncomfortable gowns in the summer heat, listen to an unmemorable speech by some unknown guy and wait endlessly for all names to be called – has somehow been elevated to the panacea of the high school experience. And, so, following all the petition drives, social media campaigns and news articles, Gov. Phil ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Jon "Ferris" Meredith of TAPinto Wayne

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of May 2020 is Jon "Ferris" Meredith, who owns and operates TAPinto Wayne.  With a background in sales and an entrepreneurial passion, Meredith has made TAPinto Wayne a household name in just a matter of months registering over 224,000 pageviews in March 2020 alone!  

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

Food for Thought by Mark Vogel

Food for Thought: Food History & Science Cooking Techniques  by Mark Vogel.   ( 2020).

Are you suffering from cabin fever, having  been on “lockdown” for a week, facing a future of being housebound for who knows how long? I have a suggestion to help you pass the time in a productive and interesting way, learn fun facts about food, and sample new recipes. Purchase ...

Rep. Sherrill Hosts Food Security Roundtable

May 27, 2020

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) convened a roundtable discussion last week with local food pantries and meal programs to discuss the issue of food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted by the Star-Ledger Editorial Board, 23 percent of Americans are food insecure, and in homes with children under 12, that number increases to 40.9 percent.

“Food ...

NJ Medicaid Takes Action to Ensure Nursing Home Residents Receive Their Federal Stimulus Checks

NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks

May 21, 2020

(TRENTON) –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive their federal stimulus payments and the ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

Ensuring Underserved Communities Fully Benefit from Green Economy

April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amid the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary impact on the health, economic and social well-being of our state, Earth Day is a historic milestone deserving of celebration and sustained action. It also is an appropriate time to recognize New Jersey’s progress in meeting the challenge of climate change, ...

Obituaries

Sep 29, 1974 - May 11, 2020
Charles Edward Roberts III (Rob,) 45, of Glen Ridge, NJ, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2020 ...
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Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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NJ Business Leader Discusses the Importance of Community and Client Engagement During the Pandemic

May 26, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with Marcella Gencarelli, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, about her experience heading up several professional organizations in New Jersey. She shared her perspective on what small businesses are looking for as they learn to navigate a new way of working during the pandemic.  

Currently, Gencarelli is the Vice President and Manager of ...