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Fore! Camden County Driving Range to Re-Open on Friday

May 19, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County residents eager to tee off amid stay-at-home orders for the past two months will finally get a chance to this weekend.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday lifted a number of COVID-19 restrictions that apply to outdoor activities — allowing the Camden County Driving Range in Cooper River Park to re-open Friday.

It will be the first time ...

Camden’s Tree-Planting Season Detoured by COVID-19, 150 Reasons to Hope

CAMDEN, NJ — By now, fiery orange persimmons and equally radiant deep-pink cherry trees would be offering welcome juxtapositions to Camden’s cityscapes. 

“150 give or take a tree,” program coordinator of the NJ Trees Foundation, Meredith Brown, told TAPinto Camden.

More than 80 species would ordinarily be in the ground or in the process of being planted as ...

NJ State And County Parks To Reopen On May 2

NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy announced he is allowing New Jersey state and county parks, along with golf courses, to reopen on Saturday, May 2.

While park visitors will be allowed to run, hike, bike, fish and kayak, all restrooms, picnic areas, playgrounds and visitor centers will remain closed.

State and county parks have been closed since April 7 after state and ...

Celebrating Earth Day and Practicing Social Distancing in NJ, It’s Not Binary

CAMDEN — “Earth Balls” — marble-sized spheres consisting of clay and planting soil that contain seeds of indigenous wildflowers. Each one is rolled in a colorant corresponding to the seeds within: pink, red, yellow, and blue. 

This Earth Day, The Colorfield Project based in Camden and headed by Rutgers-Camden professor Elizabeth Demaray had planned workshops ...

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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 ...

Statewide Virtual NJ Race for Recovery because our Mental Health matters

May 27, 2020

NJ Race for Recovery

 

Shore House Statewide Virtual “NJ Race for Recovery” Announced

 

We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and ...

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 ...