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Martin, Unzaga and Cole Announce Candidacy for Glen Rock Borough Council

May 19, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock residents Amy Martin, Caroline Unzaga and Jon Cole announced their campaign to serve as members of the Glen Rock Borough Council. 

Combined, Amy, Caroline and Jon have given over three decades of service to Glen Rock and its residents through elected positions as well as through charitable endeavors. Amy, Caroline and Jon’s campaign is focused on ...

Wilkes and Corey Announce “Glen Rock for All” Borough Council Campaign

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Barry Wilkes, local businessman and 35-year resident of Glen Rock, and Dan Corey, energy investment professional, announced their run for Glen Rock Borough Council. Wilkes and Corey – both first time candidates for office – bring diverse experience and a spirit of community service to the race. 

“I am proud and humbled that members of our community ...

Senate Republicans Calls Gov. Murphy’s Reopening Plan ‘Arbitrary and Inconsistent’

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Labeling Gov. Phil Murphy’s strategy to reopen New Jersey “arbitrary and inconsistent,” the Senate Republican caucus is calling for immediate action that provides more clarity and relief for residents and businesses.

“As the threat of COVID-19 continues to recede quickly for the general public, it is imperative that we make smart and fair decisions ...

As State Opens, Pent-Up Demand Likely to Drive People's Behavior

FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - It's much easier to take people's freedoms away than to give them back.~ Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

While COVID-19 has determined public policy for the last two months, most people have been complying with little push back. But, as the weather improves, and we move into summer, people are bound to get ansy. Pent-up demand ...

Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

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 to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

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 Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall in the state, they’re ...

Fair Lawn Educators Waiting for Guidance on In-Person Graduation Ceremony

May 28, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - School officials are waiting for guidance from state officials on in-person graduations, as of last night's Board of Education meeting, and continue to move forward with a virtual graduation at this moment.

Superintendent Nick Norcia announced grades 4, 5 and 8, as well as Fair Lawn High School’s Class of 2020, will be holding virtual moving up and graduation ...

NJ Education Officials: Schools Should Consider Screening Graduation Guests for Fevers

TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with noncontact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released by the state Department of Education (DOH).

The guidance, released on May 27, outlines three options for K-12 school commencement ceremonies: virtual, drive-thru/drive-in and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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 about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Hand Sanitizer and Sun: Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 28, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, ...

Can NJ Bill to Protect Contact-Tracing Data Encourage Residents to Participate in These Programs?

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.

Contact tracing is going to be a crucial part of trying to contain the spread of COVID-19 as New Jersey reopens, and some New Jersey legislators want to make ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

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, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

New Jerseyans Are Well Informed About COVID-19, Majority Taking Appropriate Actions: Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- New Jerseyans are well informed about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, its major symptoms, what to do if infected, which populations are most at risk, and how to take preventative action, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

 

Most New Jerseyans are well aware of how the virus is transmitted: 97% correctly answer that being in close ...

May 30: Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Relay For Life to Hold Online Event In Place of Live Relay

May 20, 2020

FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ – With pandemic safety guidelines in place, the American Cancer Society has canceled all in-person fundraising events. However, the Fair Lawn and Glen Rock Relay For Life will go on in a virtual setting. On Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m., the chapter will host a modified, interactive Relay For Life, live on its Facebook page @RFLfairlawnglenrocknewjersey.

May 30: Fair Lawn and Glen Rock Relay For Life to Hold Online Event In Place of Live Relay

FAIR LAWN, NJ – With pandemic safety guidelines in place, the American Cancer Society has canceled all in-person fundraising events. However, the Fair Lawn and Glen Rock Relay For Life will go on in a virtual setting.

On Saturday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m., the chapter will host a modified, interactive Relay For Life, live on its Facebook page @RFLfairlawnglenrocknewjersey. Everyone is ...

Glen Rock Arts Council Unveils 2-Year Event Lineup

May 29, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ –  In the coming months – as New Jersey continues to reopen following the pandemic – Glen Rockers will have a number of events to look forward to.

During the Glen Rock Arts Council’s first-ever virtual meeting on Tuesday, the non-profit unveiled its slate of events for the next two years, which range from film festivals to outdoor concerts to art ...

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, ...

Glen Rock & NY Sites and Scenes on Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

Sites and scenes from Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We Remember" in Fair Lawn This Memorial Weekend

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Monday, May 25, 2020 is Memorial Day. Though this year's parade was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday itself is not.

The Borough is looking into holding a parade event in the Fall. No details are available at this time.

Though the parade is postponed, the holiday itself should continue to be used as a day to reflect and remember the ...

NJSIAA Issues Guidance On Coach/Student-Athlete Contact

May 10, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA released the following statement on May 8 pertaining to permissible contact between high school athletes and coaches. Since the NJSIAA officially canceled the 2020 Spring Athletic Season, the organization is allowing coaches from not only the fall, but the winter and spring seasons, to contact their athletes.

“Given the current level of uncertainty, ...

It's Official; No Spring Sports in New Jersey; NJSIAA Releases Statement

NEW JERSEY - Young athletes held out hope that spring sports would resume at some point this season. That changed on Monday when Gov. Phil Murphy announced that all schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. 

 “Following today’s announcement by Governor Murphy, the NJSIAA has officially canceled New Jersey’s 2020 high school spring ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

May 22, 2020

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: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

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 ...

Bicyclist Struck on Harristown Road, Police Seeking Driver

May 28, 2020

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Bicyclists beware, especially along Harristown Road.

Just after 2 p.m., a Glen Rock police officer was flagged down while on patrol after a female on a bicycle had been struck by the passenger side view mirror of a truck, police said, which had already left the scene. 

The woman declined medical aid, according to police. The incident occurred along Harristown Road ...

Glen Rock Social Media Drug Dealers Arrested Following Investigation 

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Several individuals were arrested for distributing drugs and possession of drugs via social media, along with making local deliveries, police said.

Police were able to confirm the activity and then learned of a potential deal scheduled to take place in Glen Rock on the evening of May 21. 

As a result, police arrested two Clifton men and one man from ...

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 Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

During the period between May 18 to May 24, 2020, members of the GRPD handled 309 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

05-12-2020 - 8:29 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that she had arranged to adopt a yorkie terrier via Instagram. She paid a $60 fee via Cash App, and then attempted to arrange a pick-up date and location. The seller has since blocked her, ...

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

May 28, 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.

Employers Can Grant Paid Leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can ...

Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains a Priority

WASHINGTON D.C. – 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 food borne illnesses.

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer ...

SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

New Jersey - People are going back to work and SafeTemp can make that transition back into the workplace safer.

While it's a novel idea, getting your temperature at the door when you walk into work could be just what the doctor ordered for both the workforce and the public. Such safety measures send a message to your workforce and, to your customers.

SafeTemp Kiosk, by Media Services ...

Rutgers Expert Explains How to Care For Your Pets During the Pandemic

May 17, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic shifted many veterinary clinics from routine to emergency-only appointments – leaving pet owners to address minor injuries and basic grooming issues normally resolved by professionals.

Veronica Jones, D.V.M., an emergency medicine veterinarian at NorthStar VETS in Robbinsvile and a 2009 graduate of the School of Environmental and Biological ...

I Bought the Pool

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. Last weekend as I was sitting in my backyard looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt two years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Two years ago, friends and family had to listen to me ramble on about the pool I just added to my backyard. Hearing me, one would have thought that I had the ...

Body of Paterson Youth Found Underneath Broadway, Apparent Drowning

May 27, 2020

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ - A 17-year-old Paterson boy was found underneath Broadway floating in the Passaic River on the Elmwood Park/Paterson border, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, on Sunday, May 24 at approximately 11:20 a.m.

Subsequent to an autopsy, the cause of death was determined to be drowning. Although a preliminary investigation indicates the death is not suspicious, ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

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 working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...

Hoboken Gift Shop Turns to Technology to Continue Serving Customers During the Pandemic

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 on TAPintoTV last June. 

“It’s been a whirlwind for sure,” said Lavelle.

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COVID-19 Invisible Enemy Is Visible to Frontline Workers: Bergen New Bridge CEO

May 21, 2020

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Thinking of getting tested for COVID-19 antibodies? Bergen New Bridge Medical Center and the county have teamed-up to provide testing with tomorrow as the last scheduled day.

The community mobile testing program's last announced date is tomorrow, May 22, the beginning of the Memorial Holiday weekend. In three and a half days of community mobile testing, more ...

Six Flags Great Adventure Safari to Bring Drive-thru Experience to Families

May 18, 2020

JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes shortly after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

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