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NJ Medical Director Cautions Public About ‘Mask Droop Syndrome’

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director set the record straight Thursday at Gov. Phil Murphy's daily press briefing on the recent practice 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 ...

Bateman Criticizes Turnpike, GSP Toll Hikes While NJ Focused on COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The toll hikes go into effect Sept. 13.

Gov. Phil Murphy expressed ...

Widespread Testing Speeds Progress on New Jersey's Road to Recovery

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 ...

Ciattarelli Memorial Day Message: America Has Always Fixed What is Broken

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former Somerset County Freeholder and state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, an announced candidate for governor in New Jersey's 2021 elections, reflects on the state of the state and the true meaning of the Memorial Day observance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in an open letter to New Jersey.

A resident of Hillsborough who spent his childhood in Raritan, ...

Crowd Control: Murphy Says Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

TRENTON, NJ - In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings to 25 effective Friday. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and personal responsibility remain the order of the day,” Murphy said during his daily press briefing ...

New Jersey's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3 percent - the highest level since the state first started ...

Bateman Blames Hostility Towards Cops on Murphy's Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th)  has expressed serious concern that Gov. Phil Murphy’s delayed reopening of New Jersey is leading to unnecessary conflict between New Jersey law enforcement and state residents.

“A number of local law enforcement agencies have reached out to me to express concern that they are facing increasing hostility from New Jerseyans who are ...

Murphy Gives OK for Auto Dealers, Bike Shops to Re-Open

 

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The timing couldn't be better, as the Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been a ...

Gym Owners Defy Murphy Closure Order for Second Day 

CAMDEN, NJ — A Bellmawr gym was cited for a second time Tuesday after violating Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order barring certain businesses from opening their doors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Atilis Gym has drawn mixed reactions for its owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti — who thanked protestors for their support in the parking lot ...

Murphy Still Hopeful for In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy continues to remain hopeful that a way can be found to hold graduation ceremonies this summer.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey COVID-19 task force briefing, a reporter asked Murphy if those school districts still holding out hope for traditional commencement ceremonies should remain so.

Murphy responded,  ...

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Hospital Fund-Raiser: Patriots Host Drive-in Movie at Ballpark

May 29, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a drive-in movie in the parking lot of TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th.

The 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic "The Sandlot" will be featured  at 8:30 p.m. on both nights in the Red Lot located on the first base side of the ballpark. The lot will open at 7:30 p.m .for arrival.

Admission is ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...