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Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

May 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest on Record

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...

Murphy Gives OK for Auto Dealers, Bike Shops to Re-Open

 

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The timing couldn't be better, as the Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been a ...

Murphy Signs Order Allowing Some Outdoor Businesses to Open, Reports Latest COVID-19 Stats

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and community gardens, he announced during his daily COVID-19 press ...

EB Township Council to Consider Increased Outside Restaurant Seating

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At Monday's Township council meeting, the East Brunswick Administration will discuss two initiatives to help businesses in East Brunswick affected by the COVID-19 shutdown.

In an interview with TAPinto East Brunswick today, Mayor Brad Cohen said that the Township Council will vote on a resolution to allow area restaurants to apply to extension of permits to allow ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on the Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both down ...

Assembly Minority Leader Calls for Legislative Hearings on Reopening NJ

WESTFIELD, NJ — The state Assembly’s minority leader is calling for legislative hearings on reopening the state.

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield, on Tuesday said decisions on reopening New Jersey should not be made behind closed doors.

“I’m deeply concerned that we don’t have enough information flowing out of Trenton to answer the questions of the people, ...

Gov. Murphy Opens Non-Essential Retail Stores; Allows Curbside Pickup Only

NEW JERSEY - On Wednesday, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting curbside pickup at non-essential businesses.

According to the order, "permitting curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses is reasonable in that it avoids unnecessary contact between customers and staff in enclosed spaces, and instead only allows for the similar amount of limited contact that might ...

State will Dramatically Expand Coronavirus Testing and Tracing

NEW JERSEY - Testing for COVID-19 throughout New Jersey will be ramped up dramatically by the end of the month with expanded testing capacity continuing through the end of June and beyond, said Governor Phil Murphy at his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton.

In addition, the Governor said the state will immediately begin building a contingent of statewide contact tracers unlike that have ...

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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, ...

When Middlesex County Manufactured and Milled: The History of Parsons’ Brookford Snuff Mill

May 15, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - One of Middlesex County’s best-kept secrets is the ruins of what was once the site of one of the largest snuff manufacturers in the country. Parsons Brookford Snuff Mill in North Brunswick was at one time a leading producer of tobacco snuff. (Snuff is a smokeless tobacco made from ground or pulverized tobacco leaves. It is inhaled or "snuffed" into ...

Economic Impact Payments Being Sent by Prepaid Debit Cards, Arrive in Plain Envelope

May 27, 2020

As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” 

Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check.

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EBPL Seeks Artifacts for COVID-19 Time Capsule

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is definitely a historic event, forever shaping the world around us. To record the stories of what happened and how the community lived through this unique time, East Brunswick Public Library is putting together a time capsule.

 

"We are living through history," said Karen Parry, the library's Information Services Manager.

East Brunswick Public Library Finds Innovative Ways To Serve Community During COVID-19

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Out of an abundance of caution, the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) closed their facilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But that didn’t stop library staff from finding ways to provide library services to the community.

 

“The library has been closed for over two months,” said Melissa Kuzma, Interim ...

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 ...

NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...