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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 ...

Tragedy Strikes Newark By Way of South Carolina

NEWARK, NJ — On April 5th, a teenage girl, Sanaa Amenhotep was reported missing by her mother. This teenage girl was the daughter of Newark Activist Sharif Malik Amenhotep. After a search, the young teen was found lifeless with multiple gunshot wounds in a field in South Carolina. Authorities ruled her death a homicide. 

Little Sanaa is thought to have lost her life on the same ...

Next Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event on April 29 in West Orange

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and the Township Council and St. Barnabas Medical Center will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, April 29 at Colgate Park in West Orange to help families negatively impacted by the pandemic. The 1,000 boxes of food ...

Allied Health Career Training Programs at Essex County College

ESSEX COUNTY — Essex County College is offering a series of short term training programs in the rapidly growing Allied Health Career fields. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, these program are offered tuition-free to qualified individuals.  

Remote instruction, with on-site clinical lab classes, begin May 19.

Rally to Celebrate Verdict in George Floyd Case

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The People’s Organization For Progress (POP) will have a rally today in response to the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial and to demand an end to police brutality and justice for its victims. 

The rally will take place today, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 4:00pm, at the Lincoln Statue, 12 Springfield Avenue, Newark, NJ. The statue is ...

Do You Know Who This Woman Is?

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Police in Essex need your help to identify a blonde woman wanted for credit card theft. The woman is wanted for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of goods in East Orange, Orange, Irvington, and Livingston. 

Anyone with information about her identity is asked to call (973)992-3000 ext 3500.

Essex County Sheriff Faces Challenge in Democratic Primary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary.

John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent for the Democratic nomination on June 8. A general election win would make Arnold the first African ...

Essex County Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day on May 1

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 1. The event is sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority.

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Essex County residents may drop off their items that day at the Essex County Public Works ...

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers "Waiver-ing" About the Vaccine

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A study published recently in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows vaccines are safe and may offer some protection for the babies of pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is still limited and uncertain information about its safety for pregnant and breastfeeding women. This ...

Avien Abney, the Gifted 10 Year Old Author

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — In January, TAP reported on the Essex County student and teacher winners of New Jersey Association of Gifted Children awards. Now, we are diving deeper into the story of Avien Abney, the winner of the Grades 3-5 NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021.

Avien Abney, age 10, is an honor student at Heywood Avenue Elementary School in the ...

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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 ...

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

April 30, 2021

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.

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 ...