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U.S. Census 2020: NJ Retains Congressional Seats

April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC. - Datasets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau were released Monday, indicating the resident U.S. population on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281, up 22,703,743 from 308,745,538 ten years earlier; the number represents the total number of people residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The 7.4% population growth in the U.S. is the second slowest since 1940.

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NJ Licenses Now Offer a Gender "X" Option

TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) gender options on ...

Port Authority Commences $84M Renovation Project at Newark Liberty Airport 

NEWARK, NJ – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey kicked off an $84.2 million capital project this week to renovate and upgrade one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways. 

The project is planned to generate more than $144 million in economic activity for the region and create 783 total jobs. The revamped 4R-22L runway at Newark Liberty will feature ...

NJ Elementary School Teacher Raising Funds to Build Courtyard with Autistic Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Joseph Postiglione, who teaches non-verbal autistic students in third to fifth grade at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, wants to help his pupils build an outdoor courtyard that will be “their own comfortable place” and he will teach them “valuable life and social skills along the way.”

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Two Men Charged for Attack That Led to South River Native, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick's Death

WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media reports. 

CNN reports that Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania, and George Pierre ...

Clocks Spring Forward Sunday, Let's Look Back at the History of Daylight Saving Time

NEW JERSEY -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe daylight saving time, but the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona ...

NJDOH: Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster in Union County Under Investigation

TRENTON, NJ — An investigation of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County is underway by the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJDOH is aware of 14 confirmed cases, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county.

The cases were reported to NJDOH between February 3 and February 26. The department is working with local health ...

Seven Girls in Sparta Boy Scout Troop Making History Earning Eagle Rank

SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become Eagle Scouts.

After their meeting last week, with all seven having successfully ...

Revitalization of Paterson's Hinchliffe Stadium Gets Major Boost with Approval from Key State Agency

TRENTON, NJ – Efforts to revitalize the historic Hinchliffe Stadium got a major boost Wednesday with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)’s approval of an Economic Redevelopment and Growth (ERG) Program tax credit.

Vacant for decades, the redevelopment will include a museum honoring the site’s history as a Negro League baseball stadium, a stadium and ...

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Honored by Nation

WASHINGTON, DC - "He loved his girlfriend, his dogs, and the New Jersey Devils," said Senate Majority leader Charles E. Schumer today of Capitol Police Officer and New Jersey native Brian David Sicknick. 

Members of the United States Congress gathered in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning to honor the memory of Sicknick, 42, who was killed during the ...

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Sunday's COVID-19 Figures from Around New Jersey

May 17, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Sunday afternoon.

There were 559 new PCR cases reported and 97 antigen tests, with 9 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 882,973 positive PCR cases, 127,786 positive antigen cases, and 23,313 deaths, and ...

Saturday's COVID-19 Figures from NJ

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Saturday afternoon.

There were 847 new PCR cases reported and 140 antigen tests, with 21 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 882,750 positive PCR cases, 127,740 positive antigen cases, and 23,304 deaths, and ...

Friday's COVID-19 Numbers from NJ

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Friday afternoon.

There were 766 new PCR cases reported and 157 antigen tests, with 30 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 882,199 positive PCR cases, 127,645 positive antigen cases, and 23,284 deaths, and ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Memorial Day Travel Expected to Rebound in 2021

May 17, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — AAA expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.

The anticipated strong increase in demand ...