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

May 18, 2020

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 ...

Jersey Shore Towns Begin to Open Up — Cautiously: How Ready Are They?

Special to TAPintoSPF. 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.

For the bulk of the 41 municipalities stitched up and down the Atlantic coast, from Sea Bright to Cape May Point, the 15 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day are ...

Don't Be a Knucklehead, Be a Bobblehead! Company Unveils Gov. Murphy Bobblehead

MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy. 

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, the same cause that the ...

SafeTemp Kiosk, Answer to Safety at the Workplace

NEW JERSEY – While businesses prepare to get back to work, safety is top of mind, giving rise to SafeTemp Kiosk, a touchless thermal temperature scanner for fever detection in public and work environments.

SafeTemp Kiosk

The origins of SafeTemp Kiosk came from the thinking of entrepreneurial minds at Media Services Worldwide: how could they use their knowledge and current product line ...

58 Million Americans Are Spending More Money During Pandemic: Coronavirus Shopping Survey:

NATIONAL -- The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way the world shops, perhaps forever in some respects. Consumers are spending more money even while social distancing, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s new Coronavirus Shopping Survey.

During social distancing, about 58 million Americans are spending more than normal, which is a cause for concern, considering ...

Glen Rock Guild Holding First Ever ONLINE Spring Bazaar: May 1-3

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Guild is holding its first ever ONLINE Spring Bazaar, according to Supriya Kapur, president of the Guild, from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3.

The Glen Rock Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the community stronger through Arts, Business, Community and Educational events, is working at full speed to help the small business ...

Murphy Adds Dog Groomers to List of Essential Businesses That Can Operate in NJ

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order clarifying which businesses are permitted to operate and ways in which certain businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order 107. The Administrative Order states the following:

Pet groomers, pet daycare, and pet boarding businesses are considered essential ...

Gov. Murphy Appoints Commission to Advise on Restart of NJ Economy

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday appointed a commission to advise the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown.

The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission includes 21 members, all with a vast wealth of experience in health care, business, finance, academics, and economics and will be chaired by ...

Tenants to Have Ability to Tap Into Security Deposit to Pay Rent, Murphy Orders

TRENTON, NJ - Even as he celebrated the “curve is still flat” in efforts to beat back COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the signing of a new Executive Order that allows tenants in residential properties to use their security deposit to help cover rent.

Previous to the Order, Chief Counsel Matt Platkin explained, there had been a statutory bar on such action.

NJ Creates Web Portal for Unemployment Application Questions

NEW JERSEY- More than 850,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in New Jersey during this pandemic, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The record number of claims across the state have overwhelmed the state’s system, and those across the nation, said New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. 

Asaro-Angelo promised that all ...

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SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

May 23, 2020

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 ...

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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, ...

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

May 23, 2020

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 ...

Just 10 Days Left to Take Advantage of TAPinto's Grand Re-Opening Marketing Specials

FAIR LAWN-GLEN ROCK-HAWTHORNE, NJ - There are just 10 days left to our grand re-opening marketing specials which provide local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness, as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns. 

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2W53oxK

Having your content published on TAPinto will not only enable ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors. TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate. 

You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos. Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there ...

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 ...

Tips to Help You Gain a New Perspective on Adversity

Do you ever feel like there is no end to the problems that you face? Do your challenges seem too great to overcome? Do you ever ask yourself, “What’s the point?” Do you allow your circumstances to govern your life to the point of making you sad, lonely, and depressed?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, welcome to the majority! Most people, at one ...

Ocean County Beach Season: What You Need to Know

May 12, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – People north of the Driscoll Bridge look to Memorial Day to begin their trek “go down the shore.”  For Ocean County residents, a visit to the sand and surf is more commonly referred to as hitting the beach. With just two weeks away, it is important to know about beach badges and the like.

In Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island offers an assortment ...

See ‘The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience’ at bergenPAC this August

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Celebrate the music and dancing of the King of Pop at “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience” starring Joby Rogers at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood this August.

Rogers is the only tribute artist to ever appear as the Gloved One on the cover of Rolling Stone. He has performed his MJ tribute shows to one of the greatest entertainers of all ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

May 24, 2020

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 somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...

NJ Psychologist Shares Mental Health Resources to Cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 a crisis like this can bring. 

“It’s an ingredient of a stressful situation and ...

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Tue, May 26, 7:30 PM

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Glen Rock Board of Health Meeting

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Tue, May 26, 7:30 PM

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Community Affairs Committee Meeting

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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 ...

State Senator Lagana Demands Investigation into Paramus VA Home

TRENTON, NJ – An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Paramus Memorial Veteran Home has claimed at least 70 lives as of Monday, May 11, with 189 residents testing positive, with 7 tests still outstanding according to published reports. There are 211 residents at the Veterans Home. 

New Jersey State Senator Joseph Lagana (District 36-Bergen) has asked for an investigation in a statement ...

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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