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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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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Walker’s prior business model included ...

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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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HOBOKEN, NJ -- As part of our small business spotlight series, HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Meghan Lavelle, Owner of Washington General, to see how the store is faring during the pandemic. Washington General was featured in Part One of our HomeGrown: Hoboken episode, which aired ...

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May 2020 – Drew University intends to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester beginning August 16, with an on-time start of classes August 24, the University’s president, MaryAnn Baenninger, announced in letters to the Drew community. The semester’s instruction and exam period will ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How ...

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

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today. The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July.  Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen ...

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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 ...

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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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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with Marcella Gencarelli, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, about her experience heading up several professional organizations in New Jersey. She shared her perspective on what small businesses are looking for as they learn to navigate a new way of ...

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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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Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once ...

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SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020. Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube. This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for Friday, May 22, ...

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WASHINGTON – 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 ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - An overturned auto with a person entrapped along with a truck with a fuel tank, caused an environmental and traffic mess on Rt. 287 this evening, May 22nd in Parsippany. At mile marker 41 on Rt. 287 southbound, the fire department and County Hazmat were on the scene.  Over 100 ...

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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, ...

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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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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with one of our favorite experts, Clinical Psychologist Meryl Dorf, to help those having difficulty handling the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we called on Dorf to provide guidance for navigating the uncertainty ...

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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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NEW YORK, NY -- We take a look back to a year ago last May, when TechDay New York was held at the Javits Center in Manhattan. TAPintoTV caught up with organizers, presenters and attendees at the annual technology conference, which is the largest event for tech startups in the country.  Greg Kaye ...

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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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