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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 ...

Murphy Orders County, State Parks Closed as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 44,416

April 7, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — State and county parks are closing to help contain the spread of coronavirus, under one of a handful of executive orders the governor signed Tuesday.

Gov. Phil Murphy ordered that the parks be closed to help with enforcement of social distancing. Authorities have found too many times that people are wrongly gathering in parks, Murphy said.

“We understand that ...

NJ Coronavirus Growth Rate Slowing, But State Is Not Anywhere Close to Being out of the Woods, Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ — While New Jersey is starting to see the curve begin to flatten when it comes to the coronavirus spread, Gov. Phil Murphy urged all to continue to be diligent in following his stay at home orders and social distancing.

“While we are not anywhere close to being out of the woods yet,” said Murphy. “We are clearly on the right path to get ...

NJ Coronavirus Deaths Inch Closer to 1K as Surge Commences

TRENTON, NJ  New Jersey’s deaths due to coronavirus now rest at 917, according to numbers released by the state on Sunday, with the positive case count resting at 37,505 as the highly anticipated surge arrives early. 

On Saturday, Judith Persichilli, commissioner of the Department of Health, reported that the state’s estimate of when the surge would hit was off one week.

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 ...

Hasbrouck Heights Republican Party Announces the Candidacy of Bobby Bing and Mike Sickels as Official Representatives for Hasbrouck Heights Council

April 3, 2020

The Hasbrouck Heights Republican Party is pleased to announce Bobby Bing and Mike Sickels as their candidates for the upcoming election to the Hasbrouck Heights council.

Bobby and Mike were endorsed by the Hasbrouck Heights Republican Club to serve as the next generation of leadership. Bobby and Mike provide an exciting new voice, forward-thinking ideas, and solution oriented thinking to ...

Home Again: NJ Couple Stranded on Cruise Ship Arrives Home

April 6, 2020

WARREN, NJ - Warren couple Rick and Wendy De Pinho arrived home safe after being stranded on the MS Rotterdam Cruise ship. "Of all the days confined to our cabin it was our first day of disembarking that was our most STRESSFUL DAY!, Rick said."

Rick De Pinho provided the following account of their experience:

The most grueling and stressful day was the day we disembarked the ...

Endangered Amur Leopard Born at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard cub was born on Friday, March 13, at Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The cub, named Nadya, has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically endangered.

“During these difficult times, it’s nice to share some good news. We welcome newborn cub Nadya to our zoo family and ...

Freehold Man Claims Coronavirus Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

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 ...

Be a Role Model in Times of Uncertainty

As a mother, I amalways very aware of my job as a role model. In these new times of uncertainty, I remind everyone that our children are watchi ng. The most important things they are going to remember about this pandemic is how we made them feel and how we reacted to this crisis.

It’s hard to be prepared for such a life-altering virus, but like the rest of the world we are rapidly ...

‘Freshening’: One Tip for Making a Creative, Small Passover Seder

April 6, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

How does a family have a Passover seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing? Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves or alone during this festival. Even the profit Elijah may be hesitant to come to the door, no ...

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

April 5, 2020

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 on March 30 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 ...

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

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 ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 29, 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 a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

One Senior Care Company Addresses the Growing Coronavirus Epidemic

April 2, 2020

Along with local hospitals and the rest of our nation, CareOne is braced for the unprecedented needs of caring for COVID-19 patients. To confront the virus head-on, CareOne is actively working to fight this pandemic, developing clinical protocols that have allowed two of its centers to become COVID-capable care units. With the New Jersey Department of Health reporting today that 80 post-acute ...