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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 ...

Murphy Talks Numbers, Ventilators, Field Hospitals, and "Knucklehead Parties" at Monday's Briefing

March 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Using charts that graphically show how social distancing can significantly slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today continued to vociferously urge New Jerseyans to follow his Executive Orders, saying, that Garden Staters "have always lived our lives punching above our weight" and called on citizens to "crush that curve even ...

Sunday Update: Bergen County Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise

TRENTON, NJ - While there was no press conference by Governor Phil Murphy and state officials, his administration released the latest number of new cases and deaths in the state.

There are 2,316 new cases with 21 new deaths. Statewide, there are 13,386 positive cases and 161 deaths in total as of Sunday. The governor announced that there are 2,169 total cases ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Endangered Amur Leopard Born at Turtle Back Zoo

March 30, 2020

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 ...

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 ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

March 30, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...