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New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

New Jersey Residents Invited to Drumthwacket for Holiday Open Houses

PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays.

The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays at Drumthwacket." Guests will be able to see each public room in the first ...

New Jersey Reinstates Black Bear Hunt Following Increased Sightings

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state.

From January to October 2022, compared to the same time last year, bear incidents are up 237% in the state, according to the ...

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A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Earns 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

December 7, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center was named a Top Hospital and Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group because of achievements in patient safety and quality. This is the second year in a row the Medical Center has been recognized with the top rating.

Bergen New Bridge is one of only 115 hospitals nationwide to be recognized as a Leapfrog Top Hospital with ...

Gas Leak Shuts Down Stew Leonard Store Tuesday Morning

December 6, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - A broken refrigeration pipe is being blamed for a carbon dioxide gas leak at Stew Leonard's Store in Paramus Park Mall this morning, clearing out the store. The store is expected to reopen by noon time, according to police.

At approximately 7:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, December 6, Paramus rescue services had to check out five employees at the store after they were ...

Protestors Voice Opposition to Bear Hunts in New Jersey

PARAMUS, NJ - Protestors voiced their opposition to bear hunts in New Jersey on Route 17 Northbound early on Saturday afternoon.

Approximately 20 to 40 protesters were demonstrating at the event.

Conditions were rainy and windy. Several news outlets were in attendance covering the protest. 

Read: Bear Hunt Protest Scheduled for Tomorrow in Paramus

Bear hunts were banned ...

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Nutley Police Confirm Fire Chief is Under Investigation Following YouTube Livestream

December 8, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ -  YouTube viewers were glued to their devices Tuesday night as a live stream broadcast by OBL Nation showed what was described as "Catching a Fireman Pred at Walmart" involving a Nutley resident. 

TAPinto Nutley broke that story just after midnight Dec. 7, 2022: Nutley Resident Questioned by Police Following YouTube Livestream

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Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...

How TAPinto’s Email Marketing Opportunities Can Help You Reach a Large Local Audience

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Email marketing is the tried-and-true strategy of sending emails to engage with your business’s prospects and customers.

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According to Constant Contact, the average return on investment (ROI) on email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent.

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TAPinto Showcases Industry-Leading Support System for Owner/Publishers

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jackie Lieberman was one of TAPinto's first owner/publishers and in the 10 plus years since she first became part of the TAPinto family, local news and digital marketing have evolved considerably, but one crucial aspect has stayed the same: the industry-leading support provided by TAPinto to its owner/publishers.

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