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Hunterdon County Reporting Two New Covid Cases, as of Thursday

August 14, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Thursday evening, Hunterdon County was only reporting two new COVID cases, bringing the total to 1,151 cases.

The county is not reporting any additional fatalities, keeping the total at 70.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 13 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 28 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury ...

Superintendent McGann: Flemington-Raritan to Continue With Hybrid Model for Reopening for Now

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District has not made any decision to change the district's September reopening plan, following Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Wednesday that school's can do all remote learning if they are unable to adhere to safety standards.

In a letter to parents Thursday, Superintendent Dr. Kari McGann said they are still moving forward ...

Hunterdon County Formalizes Lease for Chamber of Commerce's Flemington Main Street Space

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County’s Division of Economic Development, led by executive director Marc Saluk, is further committed to its presence in Flemington Borough and continuing to operate in its current central Flemington building as the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce.

The county will be paying $1,500 per month in rent for the duration of the lease, beginning Aug. 15 and ...

Murphy Pushes Vote-by-mail Election as President Declines To Help Postal Service

TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All registered New Jersey voters will receive prepaid return postage vote-by-mail ballots during the first week of October. The ballots may be ...

County Announces 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Virtual Veteran’s Day Ceremony

August 13, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Two dates on the upcoming months’ calendars will feature respectful patriotic and symbolic ceremonies in Hunterdon County.

The first in-person ceremony will commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead, including 16 residents of Hunterdon County.

The second planned event will be virtual, to be held on Veterans ...

Hunterdon County Receives $1.084 Million Grant Funding for LINK Transit System

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County CFO Janice Previte detailed the county’s inclusion of $1.084 million in C.A.R.E.S. Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) Grant Funding for the County LINK bus transit system, disbursed to Hunterdon through New Jersey Transit.

“This will enable our low-income and senior residents’ ridership to be expanded under the grant ...

Freeholders Discuss Funding, Career Resources and Grants

FLEMINGTON, NJ - It appears that Hunterdon County and its residents are able to benefit from an abundance of resources through newly-announced grants, educational programs and funding plans over the coming weeks.

Several items discussed during the freeholder board’s Aug. 4 meeting demonstrate opportunities for the county government and locals to build themselves in unique ways, and ...

Superintendent McGann: Flemington-Raritan to Continue With Hybrid Model for Reopening for Now

August 14, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District has not made any decision to change the district's September reopening plan, following Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Wednesday that school's can do all remote learning if they are unable to adhere to safety standards.

In a letter to parents Thursday, Superintendent Dr. Kari McGann said they are still moving forward ...

Retired School Nurse Appointed to Flemington-Raritan BOE, Believes Medical Expertise Can Assist District during the Pandemic

FLEMINGTON, NJ - A retired Copper Hill Elementary School nurse has been appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education. 

Melanie Rosengarden, who recently retired after 17 years as an elementary school nurse in the district, beat out two other candidates vying for the appointment to the open seat at the last Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of ...

Flemington-Raritan Board of Education Approves District Reopening Plan with In-Person Component

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education gave its final stamp of approval Thursday night for the administration’s “Returning with Confidence: A School Reopening Preparedness Plan” for academic year 2020-2021.

Although all eight board members unanimously consented to the plan, a couple of the members voiced their hesitation prior to voting to approve ...

Hunterdon County Formalizes Lease for Chamber of Commerce's Flemington Main Street Space

August 14, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County’s Division of Economic Development, led by executive director Marc Saluk, is further committed to its presence in Flemington Borough and continuing to operate in its current central Flemington building as the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce.

The county will be paying $1,500 per month in rent for the duration of the lease, beginning Aug. 15 and ...

Freeholders Discuss Funding, Career Resources and Grants

FLEMINGTON, NJ - It appears that Hunterdon County and its residents are able to benefit from an abundance of resources through newly-announced grants, educational programs and funding plans over the coming weeks.

Several items discussed during the freeholder board’s Aug. 4 meeting demonstrate opportunities for the county government and locals to build themselves in unique ways, and ...

Steve Kalafer to be Inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington's Steve Kalafer, a successful businessman, philanthropist, founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team has been selected as an inductee with other prominent New Jerseyans in to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Class of 2019-2020.

“This is a tremendous honor that I share with my beautiful wife of 49 years Suzanne, two wonderful sons Jonathan and ...

Flemington Man Sentenced to Prison on Child Pornography Charges

August 12, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - A Flemington man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in state prison, including five years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Angela D. Borkowski in Hunterdon County after being convicted of using a file-sharing network to distribute images of children being sexually exploited.

According to a release from the attorney general's office, John M. Rudy, 57, was ...

County Prosecutor Follows Up on Use of Force Town Hall, Outlines Feedback and Goals

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Following up on the July 28 “Use of Force” Virtual Town Hall he participated in along with county prosecutors in Warren and Somerset counties, as well as other experienced law enforcement professionals in the region, Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams delivered a report and feedback from the event to the county board of chosen ...

Hunterdon County OEM Coordinator: Storm Recovery Will Take Days, Not Hours

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Brayden Fahey provided an update Tuesday on preparedness and early response to the close call many parts of New Jersey and much of the northeast experienced as Tropical Storm Isaias delivered high, damaging winds and heavy rain during the day.

As the board’s meeting began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, County Freeholder ...

Julia Scotti from America's Got Talent! All Star Stand Up Comedy "Under the Stars” Saturday, August 29 7 PM

August 7, 2020

The Holiday Inn in Clinton and ComedyWorks Entertainment are partnering for an all-star stand-up comedy show “Under the Stars” Saturday, August 29 7 PM.

The show will feature three headline comedians who have appeared on HBO, Last Comic Standing, America's Got Talent and many national television shows:

Julia Scotti is a nationally headlining comedian, former teacher, author, ...

Hunterdon Land Trust Holding First Ever Virtual Move-A-Thon

August 9, 2020

FLEMINGTON, NJ - The nonprofit Hunterdon Land Trust is inviting residents to participate in its first-ever Treasure Hunterdon Virtual Move-a-thon, from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25.

The event is looking to raise funds to benefit the work protecting and caring for local forests, fields, farms and waterways.

"Our virtual Move-a-thon encourages everyone to help in a way in which they won't ...

Free Yoga in Flemington Borough Park Saturdays August 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

August 4, 2020

Honor Yoga will be offering free yoga classes in Flemington Borough Park starting at 8 AM Saturday mornings on August 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. The park is located on Park Avenue, behind the Historic Courthouse in Flemington. 

Classes offered will comply with Governor’s orders on outdoor gatherings: All participants must remain six feet apart throughout the class and wear ...

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The New American Drive-In

Saturday nights, bored and itchy for our usual movie date, we make sandwiches, pack drinks and crunchy snacks, and drive down to Lambertville and the ACME Carpool Cinema. This outdoor parking lot movie experience is curated by the city’s ACME Screening Room - where we’re also semi-regulars -  the weekly independent film series started there in the old ACME market 12 years ago.

TAPinto YOU! wants to TAPinto You!

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This week’s question: What do you miss most this summer given the COVID19 pandemic?

TAPinto wants to tap into YOU!

TAPinto Flemington/Raritan would like to know what you think about issues of local importance and happenings in the county. So, each week will ask a question, and ask you to create a video selfie of your answer!

Rules:

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Man and Family Looking for Parking Spot in Hoboken since late March

Jason Silverblatt, and his wife, Heidi, moved to Hoboken in 2009 from Brooklyn—renting a condo right on Hudson Street, near 10th Street. They have two boys, Matthew (now twelve) and David, (now seven), and were very happy until the first weekend in March right before the COVID19 quarantine began. 

That Sunday at about five o’clock in the afternoon, the Silverblatts returned ...

Hunterdon County Reporting Two New Covid Cases, as of Thursday

August 14, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Thursday evening, Hunterdon County was only reporting two new COVID cases, bringing the total to 1,151 cases.

The county is not reporting any additional fatalities, keeping the total at 70.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 13 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 28 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury ...

Hunterdon County Only Reporting One Additional COVID Case

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Wednesday evening, Hunterdon County was only reporting one new COVID case, bringing the total to 1,149 cases.

The county is not reporting any additional fatalities, keeping the total at 70.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 13 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 27 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury ...

Hunterdon County Reporting 2 More COVID Cases Since the Weekend

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - As of Tuesday evening, Hunterdon County was reporting 1,148 COVID cases, two more cases since the weekend.

The county is not reporting any additional fatalities, keeping the total at 70.

The breakdown of towns is as follows:

Alexandria Township – 13 cases, 0 deaths
Bethlehem Township – 27 cases, 1 death
Bloomsbury Borough ...

Governor Murphy to New Jersey Youth: Stop Partying Secretly Indoors

July 27, 2020

Trenton, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will come from this,” ...

Lambertville Mayor, Sierra Club Director Spar Over Consolidation, Affordable Housing Efforts

August 12, 2020

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ - On Jan. 31, 2020, during her State of the City address, Lambertville Mayor Julia Fahl announced a facilities consolidation proposal that included selling off three municipal sites – city hall, the public library and the police station.

In her speech, she cited, “structural deficit, looming debt, crumbling city facilities” as the main reasons for the ...

Governor Murphy to New Jersey Youth: Stop Partying Secretly Indoors

Trenton, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will come from this,” ...

Webinar: Exclusive Opportunity to Own and Operate Your Own TAPinto Site

August 12, 2020

Are you thinking about starting TAPinto in your community?  Write your next chapter with TAPinto.   Join us for an informational webinar about starting and owning your own local news site with TAPinto.

Webinars are being offered on:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at noon  Register here.

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Community Conversation: Immunizations, Physicals and Other Back to School Safety Tips

Whether it’s in-person or virtually, children will be going back to school in the fall. So how can parents keep their kids safe, healthy and ready to learn? On Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, join Tyree Winters, DO, a pediatrician with Atlantic Medical Group, for some important tips that will help make this school year an A+!

 

Murphy Pushes Vote-by-mail Election as President Declines To Help Postal Service

August 14, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All registered New Jersey voters will receive prepaid return postage vote-by-mail ballots during the first week of October. The ballots may be ...

Thousands of New Jerseyans Refusing to Cooperate with Contact Tracers

TRENTON, NJ – About 1 in 5 New Jersey residents don’t take the call when contacted by one of the state’s COVID-19 contact tracers.

And about half of those who do answer refuse to cooperate.

That was the disturbing news delivered by an obviously chafed Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID-19 briefing Friday.

Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli have continually ...

Murphy: New Jersey Schools Can Reopen for In-Person Learning in the Fall

Schools must certify to the DOE that they are able to meet health and safety standards

"We know the first day of school is not going to be like any other." -- Gov. Phil Murphy

TRENTON -- At his COVID press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would sign an Executive Order officially clearing both our public and nonpublic pre-K through 12 schools and our ...

Man and Family Looking for Parking Spot in Hoboken since late March

Jason Silverblatt, and his wife, Heidi, moved to Hoboken in 2009 from Brooklyn—renting a condo right on Hudson Street, near 10th Street. They have two boys, Matthew (now twelve) and David, (now seven), and were very happy until the first weekend in March right before the COVID19 quarantine began. 

That Sunday at about five o’clock in the afternoon, the Silverblatts returned ...