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Looming Protest for Nursing Home Workers in East Orange

May 12, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — If you are driving on Park Avenue and see people in scrubs holding picket signs, then you will have witnessed a protest for workers rights, right her in our backyard. At a time when healthcare facilities, owners, and its employees have been front and center of debate during COVID-19, workers at Windsor Gardens Care Center have organized a picket on Thursday ...

East Orange Deadliest City for Pedestrians

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Insurify Insights analyzed over 4 million insurance applications, who reported one or more citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian. The results were two New Jersey cities listed as seven and eight most deadly for pedestrians: Paterson and East Orange. This news comes after TAP has reported on several foot-trafficker and bike riders’ death.

What is the Deal with the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause?

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Not long ago, community members had to be told not to cancel their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine appointments in anticipation of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Now, many who got the J&J are concerned about what effect it may have on their bodies. The concerns are due to the CDC pausing the J&J distribution because women developed blood clots.

Black Lives Matter Mural Draws Large Socially DIstanced Crowd

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The ribbon-cutting of the Black Lives Matter street mural was the largest socially distanced gathering of residents from East Orange and neighboring towns since the pandemic began. The outdoor event attracted about 300 mask-wearing people to appreciate the art. On a day that started with rain, the sun came out just in time for the event, speeches, cupcakes, and homemade ...

"Parking" East Orange's Biggest Conversation Starter

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The word “Parking” brings out strong opinions in East Orange residents. If you have ever been ticketed, argued over a spot, drove around town looking for a space, lost your monthly spot because the lot filled to capacity quickly, had to take off work to buy a permit, woke up to your car towed, thought about moving because guests hesitate to visit...then ...

Up-to $10,000 for 10 Lucky Homeowners in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — HANDS, a long-standing nonprofit housing organization in Orange is encouraging people to apply for a home improvement program. As a part of their mission, HANDS aspires to help lead in revitalizing neighborhoods. This program is seeking to turn that aspiration of revitalizing into a reality by helping individual homeowners fix their homes. There will only be ...

TAP's 2021 East Orange and Orange 100 Women of Power and Progress List

(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - On this last day of Women’s History Month, before the clock strikes 12 midnight, TAPinto wanted to pause from all the Coronavirus news and take the time to highlight women in our communities making a difference.

In honor of the many s-heroes, we have created our second annual “East Orange and Orange 100 Women of Power and Progress” list.

The ...

Weed. What You Can and Can Not Do.

NEW JERSEY — With the stroke of a pen in February, New Jersey was one of fifteen states plus Washington DC to legalize recreational marijuana while also decriminalizing it. What that means for many who partake is still a mystery. The feds have yet to legalize it, and each state has unique laws to govern its own legalization. So what exactly does the New ...

FEMA Reimbursing Families for COVID-19 Funeral Expenses

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — During 2020, the Oranges lost hundreds of people to COVID-19 related deaths. The deaths caused families heartbreak, and for many, financial stress. To alleviate some of the financial pressure, FEMA is soon accepting applications to reimburse people for funeral expenses paid during the pandemic.

As of March 21, 2021, 279 people in East Orange, and 124 in ...

$38 Million Between East Orange and Orange in Federal COVID Relief

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — COVID-19 relief in the form of federal funding outlined in the American Rescue Plan, brings New Jersey $10.189 billion.  The funds are to help keep essential workers working, struggling families and small businesses, and for infrastructure.  The State of New Jersey will receive approximately $6.434 billion plus another $189 million to expand ...

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As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

May 5, 2021

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

Governor’s Budget Proposes $4M for Scholarships to Provide More Psychiatrists in New Jersey

(TRENTON) - The Murphy Administration aims to expand access to in-demand psychiatric services by increasing the supply of trained professionals in the field.

The Governor’s proposed FY2022 budget calls for $4 million to fund 10 four-year psychiatric residencies. In exchange, the residency programs will ensure these physicians will have rotations in a range of publicly funded and ...

Looming Protest for Nursing Home Workers in East Orange

May 12, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — If you are driving on Park Avenue and see people in scrubs holding picket signs, then you will have witnessed a protest for workers rights, right her in our backyard. At a time when healthcare facilities, owners, and its employees have been front and center of debate during COVID-19, workers at Windsor Gardens Care Center have organized a picket on Thursday ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

May 3, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Urgent Care Opening in East Orange

May 3, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Urgent Care Walk-in Suite, (UCS) a neighborhood health care provider, is open as of May 4th.  The purpose of the facility is to help alleviate emergency room wait times. Many people from East Orange and the surrounding areas travel to the Staples shopping plaza in Bloomfield for urgent care. Now residents can go to 200 Freeway Drive in Suite ...