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Ex-CEO of Campbell's Soup To Help in New Jersey's COVID-19 Recovery

April 29, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — As New Jersey begins to cautiously lift COVID-19 restrictions, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday named 21 individuals to the state-made Restart and Recovery Commission.

Among the members is former president and CEO of Campbell's Soup, Denise Morrison, who along with others members will begin virtual meetings to focus on ...

Struggling Camden Businesses Can Now Apply for Grant from $1.5M Fund

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden businesses suffering from the impact of COVID-19 can now apply for up to $5,000 in funds from roughly $1.5 million in initially allocated federal monies. 

“I know a lot of beauty salons and barbershops had to outright close because of the pandemic and additionally food businesses had to close their dining areas. We hope everyone takes advantage of the ...

Rutgers Workforce Export: Apply For Benefits, Look For Training

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 global pandemic has left a record-number 22 million people – including over 700,000 within New Jersey – without jobs, wondering what the new normal will be when it comes to the economy and job-seeking in the future.

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and the founding director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

Hurting from COVID-19 Closures? Camden County Small Biz Town Hall to be held Online

CAMDEN, NJ — It's been a tough road for New Jersey small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and many have worked to access financial relief thorough state and federal resources. 

On Thursday morning, Camden County will host virtual town hall in an effort to help any small business owner hurting from loss of revenue or having to close ...

Amazon Hires Nearly 6,000 Employees in NJ

NEWARK - Amazon recently announced it has hired more than 80,000 employees across the U.S. to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public. This includes nearly 6,000 new employees in New Jersey. 

The news comes as an update from the company’s March 16 ...

Camden Barista Copes with the Mental Pitfalls of Staying Inside

 CAMDEN, NJ — Next week will mark a month since Gov. Phil Murphy issued a COVID-19 “Stay at Home” order that plunged nine million New Jersey residents into a new reality. 

For Jordan Lee Mead — a Missouri transplant who moved to Camden in 2008 — it has meant putting his café aspirations on hold. 

“A trike for a mobile café to ...

Tributes Pour in As Camden Community Mourns Philanthropist Steve Ravitz

CAMDEN, NJ — Since learning of the death of Steve Ravitz on Wednesday after succumbing to the novel coronavirus, members of the Camden community from all walks have extended their condolences to the family.

“Our hearts are broken on the loss of our beloved father/grandfather/brother/uncle Steve to the coronavirus,” his son, Jason Ravitz posted in an online tribute.

Ravitz, ...

Latin American Business Non-Profit Offers Free COVID-19 Crisis Counseling

CAMDEN, NJ — The Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA), a non-profit based in the city, is providing free counseling for Camden and South Jersey business owners and entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

Some Camden businesses, like bodegas and restaurants, have felt the impact of dwindling income as state regulations have forced them to operate under a ...

Holtec Files Lawsuit Against NJEDA Demanding $26M in Tax Credits

CAMDEN, NJ — Holtec International, which has its technology campus based in Camden, filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) on March 20 demanding the state pay $26 million that it is owed in 2019 for taxes that were paid the year prior.

As part of the Grow New Jersey Program, Holtec was granted a $260 million tax break in 2014 - the first $26 million ...

American Water to Begin $1.1M Water Main Upgrade This Week

CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey American Water will begin $1.1 million in upgrades to roughly 2,800 feet of a Camden water main along 27th Street from Marlton Avenue to Federal Street this week.

In addition to putting a new 12-inch iron main in place of aging 6-inch water lines, the project will replace 160 utility-owned service lines and four fire hydrants. 

American Water said that ...

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Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 13, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

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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, ...

Southern New Jersey Needs Infrastructure Upgrades to Support Post-COVID Economy

May 21, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic struck our nation, South Jersey was getting back on its feet economically. Unfortunately, not all parts of New Jersey bounced back so quickly from the recession of years past and the closing of several casinos in Atlantic City made the road back that much longer. Now, in our post-COVID-19 future, South Jersey is going to have to work twice as hard to become the ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

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.  ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 20, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing will not publish from Thursday, May 21 to Tuesday, May 26. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

EDISON – Buying a pair of shoes at the mall is a whole new experience, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced that shopping meccas around the state can now offer curbside service at non-essential stores. Expect this: “Yes, I would like to try these heels in a size 6, please,” as ...