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Murphy Gives OK for Auto Dealers, Bike Shops to Re-Open

May 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The timing couldn't be better, as the Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been a major ...

Flemington Funeral Home Dealing in New Normal with Social Distancing Funerals

FLEMINGTON, NJ - This week’s Covid-19 update from Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver and OEM Coordinator Cpl Brian McNally included sobering words from D.J. Wright, owner and executive director of the Wright & Ford Funeral Home.

“It [Covid-19] is killing people left and right, it’s a reality,” said Wright.

He added that, in April, there were 14,755 provisional deaths, ...

Flemington Borough Introduces Ordinance Allowing Outdoor Dining

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  The Flemington council voted unanimously on a first reading of Ordinance 2020-7, which will allow borough restaurants to offer outdoor dining once store-based dining is permitted.

Since it’s likely that when restaurants are allowed to offer on premises dining it will be limited to anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of seating capacity inside, by adding tables outside ...

Hunterdon Freeholders Call For Small Businesses To Be Allowed To Offer Curbside Pickup

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren and deputy director Susan J. Soloway have sent a joint letter, on the behalf of the freeholder board, to Gov. Phil Murphy calling for small businesses to be able to offer curbside pickup effective immediately.

In the letter, the freeholders state, "Currently, numerous restaurants in Hunterdon County and ...

Driver: Borough Could See 2-Year Recovery Period From Impacts of COVID-19

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Mayor Betsy Driver is predicting at least a two-year financial recovery period from the impact of COVID-19.  

That’s what she told council members during the weekly briefing Thursday.

The mayor added that the borough is “in better shape” than towns that rely heavily on revenues from hotel taxes or parking ...

Freeholder Board Spurred to Action to Help Residents Seeking Unemployment Benefits

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Nearing the end of the April 21 County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ meeting, Freeholder Zach Rich made sure to gain board support for a new initiative that will hopefully result in expedited and more efficient systems and processing of the skyrocketing number of unemployment claims by New Jersey residents.

Freeholder Director Shaun C. Van Doren expressed the need ...

30-Year Staple in Flemington Shuts Its Doors Permanently

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Whenever this pandemic is over and things get “back to normal” in Flemington, one of the historic borough’s mainstays will not be a part of the revival.

After almost three decades at its home on Route 202, Jake’s Restaurant & Bar has closed its doors forever.

The announcement was made on April 9 with a post on the business’s Facebook page ...

Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce Offers Online Networking Events

Although many businesses in the county are experiencing tough times during the coronavirus pandemic shut down, the Hunterdon County Chamber Of Commerce is using online technologies such as Zoom to continue to hold networking events.

Recently, I attended one virtual Chamber networking that was very successful with about 15 to 20 Chamber members in attendance from their homes, both on and off ...

County LINK Bus Service Continues with Social Distancing, New Protocols

FLEMINGTON, NJ - As Hunterdon County deals with the coronavirus public health emergency this spring, it maintains and oversees the LINK bus, a vital transportation network for people to continue to seek and collect essential goods and services including food, prescription or pharmacy needs and other resources for well-being.

New measures for social distancing and cleaning protocols have been ...

TAPinto Flemington Sees a Spike in Readership in March

Flemington, NJ — TAPinto Flemington-Raritan, the only independent news operation dedicated solely to covering Flemington-Raritan and the Hunterdon community, set a single-month record for readership in March.

The large increase in readership is directly attributed to the news site’s COVID-19 coverage, as we continue to coordinate daily news reporting of how the virus is affecting ...

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Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Hunterdon Medical Center COVID-19 Patient Discharge Celebration

Martha Delgadocerdas was discharged today from Hunterdon Medical Center after spending over 30 days in the hospital with COVID-19.  Staff gathered to cheer her on as she left the hospital.  We wish Martha the best as she recovers at home!

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 21, 2020

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 forever.  ...

Raritan Township Police Make Arrests for Shoplifting, Marijuana Possession

May 26, 2020

RARITAN TWP, NJ - Raritan Township Police made a number of arrests for shoplifting, marijuana possession and more in mid-May.

Andrew Cuccia, 24, and Olivia Slack, 23, both of Flemington, were arrested May 12 at 4 p.m. in the area of Mine Brook Park, and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. Sgt. Rob Landolina was the arresting officer.
Akanilli Dekattu, 23, of New ...

Surprising Benefits of the Virtual Visit

When Atlantic Health System put telehealth into effect to help control the spread of COVID-19, I thought, I’m going to hate it. I felt strongly that there’s no substitute for in-person visits, and expected that trying to communicate using video apps would be cumbersome. So I was surprised to find that there are some real benefits to virtual medicine.

I noticed, for example, a ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Atlantic Health System Earns New Level of Recognition for Environmental Sustainability, its Overlook Campus Again Taking Top Honors

Atlantic Health System achieved a new level of recognition for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, receiving the System for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Its Overlook Medical Center once again earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental ...

Community Conversations: Returning to a New Normal

Join Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, for a look at how hospitals are seeing a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and delivering safe and accessible care to every patient.

 

Keeping Our Medical Centers Safe: Emergency Services at Atlantic Health System

At Atlantic Health System the safety of our patients and team members is our top priority. Here are a few ways we are keeping our hospitals safe for you and your families. Please don’t delay seeking important care. To learn more, visit https://www.atlantichealth.org

 

Community Conversation: 3 Things About Our Hospitals You’re Not Hearing in the News

In Atlantic Health System’s latest Community Conversation, Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division, Senior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System, shares the keys to our response to COVID-19 and some of the incredible stories taking place inside our medical centers.

 

Hunterdon County Budget Approved Following Public Hearing

May 26, 2020

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The 2020 Hunterdon County Budget of $89.35 million was unanimously approved May 19, following a public hearing, with no public comments on the budget, and after several key fiscal strategy points were highlighted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and county CFO Janet Previte.

Hunterdon County has had zero debt since 2014, and the budget is tax cap compliant.

Revenues ...

Freeholder: Hunterdon Bridge Projects Could Spark Economic Recovery

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder Zach Rich, the board’s liaison to county engineering, spoke April 21 about state grants the department has secured to go toward future bridge construction projects.

He said his hopes for local construction projects are that they play a role in stemming the tide of negativity about New Jersey’s potential economic conditions once ...

County Surrogate’s Court Open, Remote Processes Assist Families Through Pandemic

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County’s freeholder board was told recently about the continuing work of the county surrogate court and office handling probate and estate proceedings of the deceased, with the heavy toll the pandemic is taking on New Jerseyans.

As of April 27, the county health department had confirmed 23 deaths related to COVID-19 within Hunterdon, and 6,044 people ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

May 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

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 ...