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

April 13, 2021

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 Wed Apr 7. 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 30," ...

Murphy: All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination April 19

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Mon Apr 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 rollout has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

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 ...

See Which Vaccine Sites in New Jersey Are Taking Appointments

NEW JERSEY — A group of volunteers working with Planet Princeton have created a crowd sourced spreadsheet to show you which vaccine sites in New Jersey are taking appointments.

While vaccine supplies are limited, this volunteer and crowd sourced list can tell you which vaccination sites are available and how to access the sites.

Click here to view a sortable list in a new ...

Murphy Says Models Predict a Spring COVID Surge, Promotes Vaccine Appointment Finder, Praises Vaccination Progress

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy expressed concern about rising COVID-19 figures in New Jersey and said at his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday that new predictive models indicate the state could be heading for a new COVID-19 peak over May and June. The state had 4,586 new COVID-19 cases on March 31, the third day in the past week that the number has risen above 4,000 ...

Morris County Administers 304K+ Doses of COVID Vaccine as of March 30

NEW JERSEY -- As of March 30, New Jersey has administered more than 4,112,087 vaccine doses (2,677,846 with at least one dose and 1,517,333 fully vaccinated people). In Morris County, the dashboard shows that as of March 30, 304,808 doses of vaccines have been administered. 

"Vaccinations are eligible to all eligible residents who live, work, or ...

March 30 COVID-19 Update in Denville

DENVILLE, NJ - There were 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported overnight in Denville, announced officials. The total number of cases is 1,121. The numbers indicate total number of cases, not the total number of active cases.

As of March 30, there were 4,378 new positive PCR tests and 61 new deaths in the state, said state ...

Murphy Expands Vaccine Eligibility, Rolls Back Group Gathering Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his Monday briefing that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated. He also reported a list of updates of the state’s evolving COVID-19 measures and other relevant statewide news and happenings.

The governor opened his press conference with a discussion ...

Murphy: Vaccine Eligibility in NJ Expanded to People Age 55+

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Fri Mar 26 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 ...

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Tom's Diner in Roxbury is Demolished

April 8, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — The iconic but long dormant Tom’s Diner on Route 46 in Ledgewood was demolished today while its former owner, town officials and the property’s new owners watched.

A wrecking crew tore into the dilapidated structure and, piece by piece, deposited twisted metal, wood and cinder block into dumpsters. The demolition marked the end of many years of effort by ...

Body Found in Stairway of Morristown Train Station; Police Investigating

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- A deceased male was found in the stairway of the Morristown Train Station, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo and Morristown Police Department Acting Chief Darnell Richardson in ...

Watch FBI's Livestreamed Presentation on Keeping Children Safe Online

April 5, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ -- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Kevin Matthews and Victim Specialist Keyla Munoz, of the FBI's Newark Office, will present 'The Internet and Keeping your Children Safe' via livestream on April 8 at 9 a.m.

Intended for parents and guardians, the presentation will share tips on how to keep children safe online, offer guidance on ...

Report Finds Increase in Learning Loss throughout NJ during Pandemic

NEW JERSEY -- Area politicians and education advocates are now discussing ways to improve student proficiency in English language arts and math after a recent study of New Jersey schools found significant drops during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JerseyCAN, a nonprofit focused on advocating for high-quality schools for all New Jersey students, released the first statewide study, “A ...

Allergy Recall; Hostess SnoBalls Recalled due to Undeclared Allergen

April 13, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- Hostess Snoballs have been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, announced Hostess Brands, LLC. According to the company, certain Hostess SnoBalls were "inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess Chocolate CupCakes, and the packaging does not list coconut, an ingredient as an allergen.

The recall included SnoBalls manufactured on March 12, 2021 with a UPC of ...

CCM Award-Winning Student Literary and Arts Publication Available for Online Viewing 2020-21 Issue of Promethean Features Wide Ranging Talent

April 14, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Fun and interesting artwork and graphics, thought-provoking poetry and essays, mesmerizing photography and book cover designs, and so much more are what you will find in the latest issue of The Promethean, the student-produced, award-winning literacy and arts publication at County College of Morris (CCM).

The 2020-21 edition of The Promethean can be viewed ...

JCP&L Awarded Certificate of Innovation in Sustainability by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

MORRISTOWN, NJ – For the second consecutive year, Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has been awarded the Certificate of Innovation in Sustainability by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The award, which includes membership on the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry, recognizes the company’s ...

Black-owned Business in Denville Thrives after Jets-VISA Grants Selection

DENVILLE, NJ -- Two Morris County Black-owned businesses are thriving after being selected for $10,000 grants awarded by the New York Jets and VISA. Mo’Pweeze Bakery in Denville and Sweetpea Technologies, LLC in Madison both have invested the grant money in equipment and marketing.

The Jets and VISA teamed up to reinforce their commitment to support Black-owned small businesses, amplify ...

Make Your Summer Count with Summer Sessions at CCM Classes in the Arts and Humanities, Business, Health, Science, Mathematics and More

RANDOLPH, NJ – Has the pandemic created confusion for your summer plans? Whether you decide to stay home or will be on the go, make your summer count and take County College of Morris (CCM) with you. By taking summer courses at CCM, you are another step closer to meeting your goals for graduation and a great future. CCM is an easy and convenient way to earn credits from a nationally ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatments Support Overall Children's Health and Wellness

CLIFTON, NJ -- Dr. Michael Magwood, family chiropractor and founder of Pure Balance Center, spoke with TAPintoTV about his work with babies and children. As part of his practice, Magwood works with people of all ages, including younger children and infants. 

Magwood often consults with new parents about trauma their child may have experienced at birth to determine a course of treatment.

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 ...