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Standardized Admissions Tests Optional for 2021 Rutgers Applicants

May 27, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – To address the i­ncreasing concerns of students and families about the availability of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers University-New Brunswick will make these tests optional for students applying for admission for the spring or fall 2021 semesters.

The temporary policy is driven by nationwide cancellations of the SAT ...

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

CCM Offers Prospective Students, Parents Online Information Sessions

RANDOLPH, NJ – Interested in learning more about the high-quality education provided by your community college, close to home? The County College of Morris (CCM) Admissions Office will be holding “Titan Tuesday” online information sessions every week at 7 p.m. through the spring and summer so prospective students, their parents and guardians, and adults looking for a career ...

Two Denville Students Awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarships

DENVILLE, NJ -- National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced on Wed., May 13, this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship recipients. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. This year's cohort includes two from Denville: Rohan Amin and Helen ...

CCM Launches Several End-of-Semester Online Projects

RANDOLPH, NJ – The end of the academic year traditionally is a time when students at County College of Morris (CCM) are able to exhibit their work on campus and other locations, demonstrating the knowledge and skills they acquired in their programs of study. While that is not possible this year, several professors have turned to online formats to display the work created and produced by CCM ...

Schools in NJ to Remain Closed for Rest of Academic Year, Murphy Says

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that schools would remain closed for the remainder of the academic year in an ongoing effort to contain COVID-19. Remote learning will remain in place.

“We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and of our educators, administrators and staff,” Murphy said. 

The governor's ...

Rutgers to Stream Virtual Commencement on May 31

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Rutgers University will stream a virtual celebration of its 2020 graduates on May 31 to honor their academic achievements completed during a pandemic that required remote instruction through the final weeks of the spring semester. 

President Robert Barchi will preside over and confer degrees during Rutgers University’s 254th Anniversary Commencement celebration, ...

CCM Moves All Summer Sessions Classes Online

RANDOLPH, NJ – To protect the health of its students and to allow them to better plan for moving forward with their college education, County College of Morris (CCM) is moving each of its five summer sessions to an online format this year. Registration is now open for both the summer and fall with classes starting as early as May 26. A decision regarding the format for fall ...

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May 30 Rally to "Save NJ Businesses" to be Held in Morris County

May 28, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Tennis Center will be the site of a “Re-Open Businesses and Restore Livelihoods” rally on Sat., May 30, to raise awareness of the harm that has come to small business as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s prolonged economic shutdown, according to Randolph Tennis Center owner, Jennifer Rogers. Local business leaders and residents will come together ...

Starting Fri, NJ Residents Can Get COVID-19 Swab Tests at 7 Walmart Stores

May 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today at his daily COVID-19 press conference that beginning Fri, May 22, New Jerseyans will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at seven Walmart locations across the state in Burlington, Flemington, Garfield, Howell, Kearney, Mount Laurel and North Bergen.

These drive-up locations will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New Jersey Karate Teacher Shares His Coronavirus Survival Story

WESTFIELD, NJ -- John Mirrione holds the world record for completing the most one-arm, one-leg pushups in 30 seconds: 42. The 55-year-old karate teacher from Westfield can now also list among his accomplishments that he has fully recovered from coronavirus.

During the last week of April, Mirrione, who is the founder/director of Harmony By Karate, began to suffer what he thought ...

On Memorial Day, Food Safety Remains a Priority

May 23, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent food borne illnesses.

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer ...

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring NY JETS Legend Marty Lyons

Click here https://toddleonardshow.com/2020/05/28/the-todd-leonard-show-featuring-ny-jets-legend-marty-lyons/ to watch this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured NY JETS Legend, Marty Lyons.

He not only had a stellar college and NFL career, but in 1982 he created the Marty Lyons Foundation which has granted almost 8,000 wishes to very sick kids.

His ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

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

May 21, 2020

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

TRENTON, NJ – 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 payments cannot be ...

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 ...

COVID-19: NJ Human Services Gets $2.8M for Mental Health Supports, Services

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) funding will be used to expand access to counseling and other supports during the ...

As New Jersey Crosses 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Rep. Sherrill Calls for More Aid to the Garden State

Votes to Provide Support to Hospitals, First Responders, and New Jersey Homeowners with Repeal of the SALT Deduction Cap

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after the passage of the Heroes Act with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. The Heroes Act provides billions in relief to New Jersey, including an estimated $1.5 billion ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...

Rutherford, NJ Bakery Brings Smiles and Support to their Community During the Pandemic

RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Renee Faris, chef and owner of Erie Coffee Shop & Bakery, about her small business in town and how life and work has changed for her during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the coronavirus outbreak began to take hold in New Jersey, at first Faris set limits as to how many people could be in the bakery, but eventually wound up closing altogether as ...

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FirstEnergy Deploys Internal Avian App to Streamline Bird Protection Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has deployed an app that allows utility personnel to report avian issues in real time, streamlining the process to protect nesting birds and enhance electric service reliability. The app arms field workers with the ability to submit photos and answer key questions using a drop-down menu to report the locations of bird nests or other bird-related issues along the ...

Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Reports to be More Nuanced, says State

May 21, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it will be using a new color-coded health alert index this year “to provide the ...

Assumption College for Sisters Holds Surprise Car Parade for 2020 Grads

May 11, 2020

DENVILLE, NJ -- About 40 cars, including vehicles of the Denville police and fire departments, lined the driveway to Morris Catholic High School for a surprise car parade to recognize this year’s 2020 graduates from the neighboring Assumption College for Sisters on May 9.

“I am excited to be able to do something nice for this group since their graduation will be unlike any ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...