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The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

New Brunswick Parks Still Open, Although State, County Now Shuttered

April 8, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an effort to further implement social distancing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday ordered the closure of all state and county parks and forests in New Jersey.

The good news is that parks in the Hub City remain open.

Mayor Jim Cahill told TAPinto New Brunswick last week that he hopes to keep the city's parks open, even though some ...

Middlesex Mask Project A Community-Wide Labor Of Love

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Christine Munoz began making masks on a small scale to help local urgent care. She fashioned 30 masks for the doctors and nurses to put over their N95 protective gear. It didn't take her long to realize there was a much larger call for this simple gesture as area hospitals struggle to keep their healthcare workers protected from the coronavirus while they work on the frontline ...

Stuck at home? Make a video. Win $1,000.

New Jerseyans stuck in the house weathering the COVID-19 public health crisis can win a $1,000 just by making a video to promote civic engagement and the importance of voting and completing the Census.

Newark-based non-profit Project Ready has launched a month-long video competition open to all New Jerseyans.

“Right now many of us might feel afraid and even powerless, but ...

New Jersey AG Places Restrictions on Prescription of Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine

NEWARK, NJ — In response to the risk of a shortage of drugs advertised by some as possible cures for the coronavirus, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs placed statewide restrictions on Monday on prescribing and dispensing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.

The two prescriptions typically used to treat malaria and certain chronic inflammatory conditions ...

Federal/State Task Force Targets COVID-19 Scams, Hoarding, Gouging and More

NEWARK, N.J. – State and federal law enforcement officials have formed a joint federal/state task force to investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlawful hoarding of medical supplies, price gouging, charity scams, procurement fraud, insurance fraud, phishing schemes, and false and misleading investment opportunities.

The ...

Rise in Visitors to Belmar’s Beachfront Prompts Officials to Close Boardwalk amid Coronavirus Concerns

BELMAR, NJ — A growing influx of visitors to Belmar’s beachfront has prompted the borough to close its boardwalk and ban parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue.

The decision announced today by Mayor Mark Walsifer was based on hourly monitoring of the boardwalk, which showed a daily increase of visitors, as nearby shore towns closed their boardwalks in response to the coronavirus ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...

New Brunswick Parks Still Open, Although State, County Now Shuttered

April 8, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an effort to further implement social distancing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday ordered the closure of all state and county parks and forests in New Jersey.

The good news is that parks in the Hub City remain open.

Mayor Jim Cahill told TAPinto New Brunswick last week that he hopes to keep the city's parks open, even though some ...

Middlesex Mask Project A Community-Wide Labor Of Love

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Christine Munoz began making masks on a small scale to help local urgent care. She fashioned 30 masks for the doctors and nurses to put over their N95 protective gear. It didn't take her long to realize there was a much larger call for this simple gesture as area hospitals struggle to keep their healthcare workers protected from the coronavirus while they work on the frontline ...

Stuck at home? Make a video. Win $1,000.

New Jerseyans stuck in the house weathering the COVID-19 public health crisis can win a $1,000 just by making a video to promote civic engagement and the importance of voting and completing the Census.

Newark-based non-profit Project Ready has launched a month-long video competition open to all New Jerseyans.

“Right now many of us might feel afraid and even powerless, but ...

April 9 COVID-19 Update; 1,279 Cases in Somerset County; 16 Dead in Franklin

April 9, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County increased to 61 overnight, with the overall death toll in New Jersey increasing to 1,700; there are 1,279 cases in Somerset County, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday afternoon.

There are now 354 cases in Franklin, according to the SCDOH; Somerset County reported ...

April 8 COVID-19 Update; 1,140 Cases in Somerset County; 14 Dead in Franklin

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County increased to 50 overnight, with the overall death toll in New Jersey increasing to 1,504; there are 1,140 cases in Somerset County, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday afternoon.

There are now 312 cases in Franklin, according to the SCDOH; Somerset County ...

April 6 Update: COVID-19 Related Deaths in New Jersey Surpass 1,000

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in New Jersey increased by 71 overnight to 1,003, with 879 total cases reported in Somerset County and 30 deaths, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Monday afternoon.

There are now 211 cases in Franklin, and 7 deaths, according to the SCDOH; Somerset County reported 46 new cases ...

April 9 COVID-19 Update; 1,279 Cases in Somerset County; 16 Dead in Franklin

April 9, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County increased to 61 overnight, with the overall death toll in New Jersey increasing to 1,700; there are 1,279 cases in Somerset County, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday afternoon.

There are now 354 cases in Franklin, according to the SCDOH; Somerset County reported ...

April 8 COVID-19 Update; 1,140 Cases in Somerset County; 14 Dead in Franklin

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County increased to 50 overnight, with the overall death toll in New Jersey increasing to 1,504; there are 1,140 cases in Somerset County, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday afternoon.

There are now 312 cases in Franklin, according to the SCDOH; Somerset County ...