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Collective Coping with Covid-19

April 10, 2020

Disasters make us want to talk. We talk to share information and compare notes, for the feeling of belonging, and to make sense of things. But what happens, as with the COVID-19 crisis, when everyone is dealing with the same bad event simultaneously, when we seek out listeners to hear our concerns, but also are asked to hear others’ distressing tales?

My colleague James Pennebaker and I ...

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 ...

Egg Hunt with Pot-Bellied Pigs Follows Online Sale of Spring Fashions

April 10, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Brittany Burton, owner of the Revive Consignment Store at 30 South Doughty St., will host an online spring fashion sale Saturday, April 11, followed by an Easter Sunday egg hunt in her backyard featuring her pets - two pot-bellied pigs named Weston and Sophia - just for the fun of it.

Her regular customers are familiar with Weston and Sophia, whose framed photos are part of ...

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

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 ...

Egg Hunt with Pot-Bellied Pigs Follows Online Sale of Spring Fashions

April 10, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Brittany Burton, owner of the Revive Consignment Store at 30 South Doughty St., will host an online spring fashion sale Saturday, April 11, followed by an Easter Sunday egg hunt in her backyard featuring her pets - two pot-bellied pigs named Weston and Sophia - just for the fun of it.

Her regular customers are familiar with Weston and Sophia, whose framed photos are part of ...

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

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 ...