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Coronavirus – Do You Have Your Affairs in Order?

“These are the times that try men’s souls.  The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.  Tis surprising to see how rapidly a panic will sometimes run through a country”*.  So wrote Thomas Paine in his 1776 pamphlet “THE ...

Law Enforcement - State and Local - A Brief History

It was ninety -nine years ago this month, on March 29, 1921 that the “State Police” bill was passed into law. It was signed into law by the then Governor Edward I. Edwards.  Governor Edwards proceeded to appoint a West Point graduate and a combat veteran of World War I (at that time simply referred to as the “Great War”) as the first Superintendent of the New Jersey ...

NJ Governor Considers Mortgage Forbearance and Possible Partial State Quarantine During Coronavirus Epidemic

March 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The governor announced help for those who may be struggling with mortgage payments and the possibility of a further New Jersey quarantine in his daily press conference Saturday about COVID-19.

Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an ...

Governor Murphy Pleas for Medical Professionals to Volunteer in Battle Against Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used part of his now daily press briefing Friday to issue an urgent call for health care professionals to sign-up as volunteers in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

His tone reflecting the gravity of the issue Murphy also announced that 27 New Jerseyans passed away in the last day from the coronavirus bringing the total loss of life to 108 ...

Gov. Murphy: on FEMA Assistance, Help for NJ Small Businesses, and More

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced at his Thursday press conference that federal emergency aid has been made available for New Jersey through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to supplement state and local recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals; ...

Bergen County to Open Drive-Thru Testing for First Responders and Healthcare Professionals

March 28, 2020

HACKENSACK, NJ  - Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced that the County will open a mobile, drive-thru COVID-19 test site for symptomatic first responders and health care professionals who live or work in Bergen County only.  The site will open on Sunday, March 29 at 12:30 p.m.The drive-thru test site will be located at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center at 230 East Ridgewood ...

Bergen County Executive Tedesco Signs Order Closing All County Parks During Pandemic

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco Friday Issued Executive Order 2020-01E to close County parks to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The County enacted these measures in a further effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Order takes effect Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 8 a.m., and will remain in effect until further ...

Communicating with Our Audience

March 26, 2020

TAPinto is committed to helping the communities we cover during this time of crisis.  We've pulled together a few tips for communicating during times of crisis and are offering special advertising options.  

As a business or organization, you've worked hard to build relationships with your clients and customers. In a time of crisis, it is more important than ever to keep ...

Freehold Man Claims Coronavirus Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

March 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

Early Close: Virus Testing Center at PNC Bank in Holmdel Closes Quickly for the Day

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel's Regional FEMA COVID-19 Coronavirus testing site shut down in the first couple hours on Monday. No testing was available for any new visitors, as vehicles were turned away.

According to former Holmdel Mayor and current Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, she lobbied FEMA with Senator Declan O'Scanlon to open up the famed PNC Bank Arts Center (formerly ...

Love Up Those Pets, But Not If You Don't Feel Well, Say Vets

FAIR LAWN, NJ – In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many local pet owners may be wondering how their furry friends will be affected?

With social distancing and self-quarantines becoming the new normal in many homes, there may be confusion about whether you can play with your dog or cuddle with your cat, local vets say.

Go ahead, they say. But if you’re feeling under the ...

NJ Transit Stepping Up Cleaning Efforts As Ridership Falls

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NJ Transit has enhanced its cleaning efforts to include disinfected vehicles and major stations every 24 hours in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The intensified cleaning regiment in stations includes additional disinfecting of frequent customer touchpoints such as ticket vending machines, handrails and door handles, according to a statement released by NJ ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cuddle Up with Dinner & a Movie

March 28, 2020

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

Hunkering down home-side is the rule of the day. And while chez living room is getting a little repetitive, jazzing up a stay-at-home rendez vous is definitely possible; it just takes a little creativity and a little help from the resources at hand.  Luckily, many New Jersey restaurants and shops are ...

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

March 28, 2020

ASBURY PARK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - John Moor, the Mayor of Asbury Park has closed the boardwalk due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infection.  There will still be several points of open access to the beach, but the boardwalk will not be open for walking or congregating.  Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Vaz, the Mayor of Seaside Heights, closed the ocean and bay beaches ...

Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township Leaders Asks People to Stay Away from Part Time Homes on Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom officially wrote letters discouraging people who own second homes from coming to stay on Long Beach Island in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary concerns of both Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township leadership is the strain the additional population could put on the local medical support system. 

Dr. Joseph ...

Spreading Hope and Cheer

It’s hard to believe how much has happened in the past few weeks. But like challenges in the past, Girl Scouts are poised to meet this challenge, adapt as needed, and make a difference in the world.

During the Great Depression, Girl Scouts participated in relief efforts by collecting clothing and food for those in need. During World War II, Girl Scout troops ran bicycle courier services ...

Stick Together By Staying Apart - How We Will Get Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 21, 2020

Right now is an understandably frightening and confusing time for the residents of New Jersey, especially those of us living in Bergen County. Our county has the highest number of COVID-19 cases - commonly referred to as coronavirus - and the number continues to grow every day. 

Being a densely populated county in close proximity to New York City, it was inevitable we would be hit harder ...