East Hanover/Florham Park Top Stories

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There is good news coming from Florham Park's schools. They were the recipients of excellent awards deserving of congratulations!  See the description of the awards below. A. Briarwood School - No Place For Hate Congratulations to the Briarwood School for being designated Gold ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Helen Keller once said, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” And indeed, when the COVID-19 lockdown occurred, many doors in the Florham Park School District ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - After Governor Murphy's announcement that in-person graduations will be allowed after July 6th, the East Hanover school district is considering plans for graduation ceremonies.  See the message below from Superintendent of Schools Maria Carrell: Dear Students and Parents of ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Efforts to control and push back against the COVID-19 pandemic have been described as a "battle" or "war" with health care workers and first responders likened to :"warriors" on the "front lines." From governors and lawmakers to clergy and CEOs, health officials, first ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Mayor of Florham Park has issued the following statement to residents:   March 24, 2020 A Message From Mayor Mark Taylor Residents, I hope your family is safe and doing well. Over the past few weeks we have experienced unprecedented circumstances that none of ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Labor Robert Asaro-Angelo reported that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3%.  Gov. Murphy, who is coming under increasing pressure from small business owners to reopen the state, said his administration is reaching out to literally ...

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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 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information. Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact ...

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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 ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - Banksy Beware!  East Hanover now has an outdoor mural to rival the urban areas! In cooperation with the East Hanover Board of Education, artist and East Hanover resident Doug Spier has created a 12' x 30' installation "Follow the Light" on school property overlooking the ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  A series of 2020 road paving projects will be moving ahead, announced the Morris County Freeholders. Upcoming projects include county roads in Denville, Long HIlls, Mendham, Bernardsville, Mt. Arlington, Netcong, Randolph and Rockaway, they said. Projects beginning late ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Chief of Police Joseph Orlando issued the following statement today, May 20, 2020: Residents, Please read this post in its entirety, as there is much to discuss both locally and throughout the State. I ask residents to remember, the State is mandating all of our actions and ...

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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 ...

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MADISON, NJ - To meet the current demand for healthy practices, Hat Shop Madison has added a series of handmade face masks to their store. Previously, the store’s lineup primarily consisted of a variety of hats and other headwear. Currently, Hat Shop Madison is providing free masks to grocery ...

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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 ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - Aside from food and supply collections during the COVID-19 crisis, other individuals are making efforts to make sure their community clean. These individuals include 17-year-old Hanover Park High School juniors Brian Mullen, Ashley Alfano, Christopher Bartlett and Dominic ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - “Unlock New Jersey” was launched today by an expanding group of business owners, civic leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens who presented Governor Phil Murphy with a proposal to responsibly and decisively unlock his COVID19 shut-down of Garden State businesses.  The ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It’s been two months since we have been under stay at home orders.  This quarantine has forced many of us to make big changes to our daily routines.  With the state of New Jersey surpassing one million people filing for unemployment, financial difficulties are mounting. Couple this with ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. A plan that would pave the way for state and local governments in New ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly. “We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday. The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also ...

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TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the July 7 election will be mostly vote-by- mail (VBM). This is a primary election for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, and the Presidency, it was originally scheduled for June and moved because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to ...

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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 ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - If there’s one thing that helps to keep a person going during difficult times, it’s the comfort of a good meal. People, and especially first responders, still need to eat no matter what. The teachers union of the East Hanover Education Association (EHEA) felt the same way as ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Amid the pandemic, New Jersey’s shut down of non-essential businesses resulted in over a million unemployment claims. Today, Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement will put some of the claimants back to work as non-essential construction resumes. Non-essential retail stores may also ...

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