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Lack of Coordination Hampers State Vaccination Effort

January 27, 2021

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.

Less than 5% of immunization centers in New Jersey are tapping the reservation system state officials created

Jan. 20., 2021: Waiting to receive a ...

Tuesday's COVID19 Numbers from Bergen County and New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon.

There were 4,117 new PCR cases reported and 933 antigen tests, with 133 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 602,660 positive PCR cases, 69,067 positive antigen cases, and 18,984 deaths, and 2,121 probable COVID-19 ...

Monday's COVID-19 Numbers for the State, Per Governor Murphy

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey during his Monday afternoon press conference, where he also announced that the state's vaccine hotline went live that morning.

There were 3,694 new PCR cases reported and 645 antigen tests, with 21 new deaths. Statewide, there are 598,660 positive ...

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January 27, 2021

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Treacherous Roads the Centerpiece for a Tuesday Storm

January 25, 2021

NEW JERSEY  -  For those waiting for the big snowstorm we have been deprived of over the past couple of years, the wait will need to continue.  Two storm systems developing this week will provide some white winter weather for a good part of New Jersey, but neither storm is showing much inclination to develop into a bigger deal. 

The first system is a quick and light ...

Foods That Make You Feel Good When You’re Craving New Jersey Classics

January 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis.

We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, too?

Michele Smith, licensed mental health counselor, certified intuitive eating counselor ...

7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Heavenly Help Desk

I need help. My computer stopped working. And given that there are no signs of glowing screen life, my software troubleshooting skills are pretty much useless.

I have run out of options. It is midnight in the time of Covid and the Genius bar is closed. So is the bar in town.

What I need is divine intervention.

Surely there is a patron saint of computers I can call on. There is a patron ...

Inciting Violins

When I was little, my dad, who knew everything, gave me a present.

I watched with curious anticipation one day as he tied a long length of thread taken from my mom’s sewing basket onto the closed ends of a thick wire coat hanger. He instructed me to place the loop of thread over the top of my head so that the upside down hanger dangled freely in front of me, somewhere around my ...

7 Ways to Keep Your Heart Ticking

As the month of February approaches, our attention turns to matters of the heart. February is all about hearts - but not just the candy kind. It's also American Heart Month, a time to turn our thoughts to keeping families and communities free from heart disease.

Heart disease kills more women than cancer, diabetes and stroke. It will claim the lives of one in three, killing more than ...

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

A Time For Mercy by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2020)

 

New York Times best selling author, John Grisham has set three novels in the fictional town of Clanton, Mississippi. Of the town, Grisham reflects, “A lot has been written about Clanton and many of its characters: Jake and Carla, Harry Rex, Lucien, Judge Noose, Judge Atlee, Sheriff Ozzie Walls, Carl Lee and so on. Indeed,  ...

The Girls by Lori Lansens

The Girls by Lori Lansens.  ( Back Bay Books, 2005)

 

I enjoy watching The Learning Channel’s hit show, Thousand Pound Sisters. Every time my husband, Tom, catches me watching it, he shakes his head and mutters, “I don’t know why you watch this show. . .” (To be fair, I don’t get The Mandalorian, but each to his own). 

So, why do I watch ...