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NJSIAA Names Two COVID-19 Task Forces for the "Safe Return of High School Sports"

May 29, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford Athletic Director Dave Frazier will head the Task Force. 

Frazier will be joined on the Task Force ...

Wood-Ridge Head Softball Coach Honors Three Players on Senior Day

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - It wasn't the senior year season that anyone could have imagined, but Wood-Ridge High School head softball coach Andrea Marino made it her mission to honor the three Lady Blue Devils on what would have been Senior Day.

Marino visited with each of her players, Isabella Iacovino, Samantha Perez, and Madylin Marino and their families. She brought flowers, ...

Hasbrouck Heights' Mario Gomez to Play Soccer/Baseball at Penn State New Kensington

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - It is hard enough to get recruited to play a single sport in college.  Hasbrouck Heights’ Mario Gomez will be taking a shot at two sports next year, as he signed to go to Penn State-New Kensington, where he will be playing both soccer and baseball.

Gomez is used to the double duty having played both all four years at Hasbrouck Heights, while adding varsity ...

Hasbrouck Heights Mia Guerra to Run for Rowan University

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Long distance runner Mia Guerra will be running for Rowan University in the fall (conditions permitting) after her graduation from Hasbrouck Heights. 

“I chose Rowan because of how welcoming the coaches are and the environment the university is itself," Guerra stated.  “There is so much to do each day and the coaches have a program ...

Wood-Ridge's Kurz, Iacovino Receive NJIC Sportsmanship Award

SECAUCUS, NJ -  John Kurz and Isabella Iacovino were named the winners of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Sportsmanship Award for Wood-Ridge High School.

Kurz, who played basketball, while Iacovino were played softball and was a member of the cheerleading and competitive cheerleading squads for the Blue Devils, were the Wood-Ridge nominees. 

Each year the NJIC ...

Hasbrouck Heights' Hector Taveras Commits to Tabor College

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights lineman Hector Taveras has signed to attend Tabor College in Kansas, where he will continue his football career. 

Taveras transferred into Hasbrouck Heights midway through his junior year from Paramus Catholic, which required him to sit out the first four games of the 2019 season.   Taveras made an impact over the final seven games of ...

Hasbrouck Heights Kasper, LaBarbera Named NJIC Sportsmanship Award Winners

'SECAUCUS, NJ -  Cross country and track runners TK Kasper and Roberta LaBarbera were named the winners of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Sportsmanship Award for Hasbrouck Heights.  

Each year the NJIC holds its annual Sportsmanship banquet. Representatives from each school are selected for this prestigious honor and attend a luncheon where each ...

Wood-Ridge/Becton Hall of Fame Canton Trip Postponed To 2021

SECAUCUS, NJ - The trip to the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, which would have featured a football game between Wood-Ridge and Becton High School has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The two schools agreed to the postponement, and have been able to secure the same date.  

“The postponement of the Canton Ohio game was not easy but all parties collectively agreed ...

Christina Vasquez Honored as Wood-Ridge's NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Christina Vasquez is Wood-Ridge’s recipient of the NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Award.  Vasquez was the Lady Blue Devils' top runner on the girl’s cross-country team this season, finishing sixth the group championship meet and qualifying for the Bergen Meet of Champions, while still being a scholar outside the classroom. 

“Christina is an ...

NJIC Honors Hasbrouck Heights Boys Senior Tennis Players

SECAUCUS, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the 2020 Spring Season, the New Jersey Interscholastic Conference decided to honor all the 2020 seniors who would have been playing their final seasons with All-Division Honors.

"Thank you to the Senior Class of all of our member schools," stated Stan Fryczynski via press release. "Your contributions, dedication, ...

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Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall the state, they’re still ...

Garfield and Lodi Non-Profits Awarded Grants to Support Ongoing Missions

May 27, 2020

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announced the award of 54 grants totaling nearly $240,000 from its COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund to nonprofit organizations serving Bergen County.  The NNJCF, a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses on civic engagement, education, the environment, public health, and the ...

Mobile Coronavirus Community Testing Comes to the Teterboro Area This Week

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County, announced Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco in a press release. So far over 3,000 residents have been tested at community mobile testing sites for the COVID-19 virus and ...

SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

May 23, 2020

New Jersey - People are going back to work and SafeTemp can make that transition back into the workplace safer.

While it's a novel idea, getting your temperature at the door when you walk into work could be just what the doctor ordered for both the workforce and the public. Such safety measures send a message to your workforce and, to your customers.

SafeTemp Kiosk, by Media Services ...

Port Authority Asks for $3 billion from Feds to Recoup COVID-19 Losses

May 21, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Standing before the unfinished Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One redevelopment site, Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, detailed the drastic losses the government agency has suffered as a result of the coronavirus. 

With a 97% drop in passenger volume at Newark airport alone (the difference between ...

MVC Further Extends Expiration Dates on Driving, Car Documents

TRENTON, NJ -  With Motor Vehicle facilities remaining closed, expiration dates on critical driving and vehicle documents will be once again extended. Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Monday additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in continuing ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: Two-Thirds of New Jerseyans Feel State Is Moving at Right Pace to Reopen

Majorities worry about getting virus, testing, future ramifications for jobs, finances, local businesses, hospitals

 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- As Gov. Murphy continues to navigate how, when, and at what speed New Jersey should reopen, 66% of residents feel the state is moving to lift restrictions and reopen businesses at just the right pace, according to the latest ...

Adaptability, Attitude are Keys to Good Future Success

As the CEO of a non-profit organization, I am often asked what skills young people will need as they head off to college or into the workforce. If this pandemic and quarantine have taught me anything, it is that the best skill anyone can develop is being adaptable.

When I was a student, teachers, administrators and parents spent a lot of time trying to help guide the soon to be graduates to ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Adam Mucci for Council

May 22, 2020

To my fellow Hasbrouck Heights Residents, As some of you may already know, I am running for Council on the Democratic ticket with Chris Hillman as a part of Team Heights.

I have watched Chris over his first term and have seen how he has been present through this pandemic.  He has provided to the residents of Hasbrouck Heights the important information that they have needed and I feel he ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season Amid Coronavirus Crisis

May 19, 2020

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Fishing Charters, Boat Rentals to Return to NJ Waterways by Sunrise Sunday

TRENTON, NJ — Charter and rental boats will return to New Jersey’s waterways, beginning Sunday, May 17, at sunrise.

This latest Executive Order signed by Governor Phil Murphy to restart the state’s economy comes two days after he announced that Jersey shore beaches would reopen for the Memorial Day weekend.

“In addition to enjoying our beaches, ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 28, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

Reopening of Eastside Park, Great Falls National Park Not 'A License to Run Wild'

PATERSON, NJ- Citing falling hospitalization rates, a deceased rate of infection from the COVID-19 virus, and increased testing, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Thursday that Eastside Park and the Paterson Great Falls National Park will reopen at 6:00 a.m. Friday.

Eastside Park will be open to pedestrians only and those visiting can only engage in “passive” recreation. Basketball ...