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Filet of Soul: Tutta Pesca to Move Into Former Northern Soul Spot on First Street

July 9, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - We've all been fishing for some good news about Tutta Pesca ever since they closed up shop at their 155 3rd Street location in Hoboken. Sources close to the project have now confirmed rumors that the celebrated seafood market and restaurant will be relocating to 557 First Street.

"Our Italian-American seafood restaurant strives to provide exceptional food and ...

NJ Restaurant Association CEO Predicts More Closures if Indoor Dining Doesn't Return Soon

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy surprised restaurant owners who had been preparing for the return of indoor dining on Thursday, July 2, by announcing just four days before that indoor seating would be delayed indefinitely. 

Having spent money ordering food, retraining workers, and purchasing PPE and cleaning supplies, restaurant owners were justifiably upset when he postponed the ...

Murphy Indefinitely Postpones Indoor Dining in New Jersey, Hoboken Restaurateurs React

TRENTON, NJ -- Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- would resume.

Murphy pointed to packed crowds at outdoor bars and restaurants -- with ...

Hoboken Bar Nag's Head Sold

HOBOKEN, NJ — Someone new is taking the reins at the Nag's Head.

Since 1998, the beloved local favorite has served Hoboken. Owner Barney Finnegan and his wife Ruth have announced the sale of the bar at 359 First Street.

"Thank you to the lovely Nag's Head community including all those patrons that have come and gone over the years! It has been an honor to serve you over ...

Governor Murphy Signs Bill Limiting Excessive Third-Party Delivery Fees During a State of Emergency

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S2437) Friday which limits service fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery applications and websites during state of emergencies. The legislation provides relief to restaurants across New Jersey that have faced excessive fees while being limited to takeout and delivery service.

Both Jersey City and Hoboken ...

Microbreweries, Brew Pubs Could Qualify for EDA Assistance Under New Legislation

TRENTON, NJ --  The local microbrewery or brew pub that has been closed for months because of COVID-19 could be getting a helping hand under a proposal moving through the New Jersey State Legislature.

Senate Bill 2463 (S-2463), sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein, would expand an existing New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) loan program to include small producers or ...

Hoboken Outdoor Dining Rules Come Under Further Scrutiny Following Complaints

HOBOKEN, NJ - After a week of growing pains, Hoboken's outdoor dining operations are coming under tighter scrutiny. The enhanced outdoor dining—coming in the form of outdoor cafés, parklets and streateries—were implemented as a way to pump some life into the city's world-renowned hospitality scene, which had been essentially dormant since mid-March due to COVID-19 ...

Hoboken Addresses Concerns on Social Distancing in Recently Reopened Hospitality Venues

HOBOKEN, NJ - After sitting dormant for three months, Hoboken's legendary hospitality scene returned this week to a significantly muted version of its former self. Starting Monday, the City authorized outdoor dining in existing cafés, as well as adaptive use of adjacent or public space for expanded seating.

As money slowly trickles back into this essential local industry for the ...

Outdoor Dining Returns to Hoboken, Retail Reopens—With Restrictions

HOBOKEN, NJ  - Today is a big day for the Hoboken business community, as dining and retail return to the Mile Square City. Indoor dining is still not allowed, but hospitality venues have been creatively building up outdoor space to accommodate hungry and thirsty patrons. Meanwhile shoppers can return to stores, but restrictions still apply.

"As a part of Governor Murphy’s ...

Hoboken Presents Menu of Requirements for Outdoor Dining

HOBOKEN, NJ - Bars and restaurants in the Mile Square City were among the first to in the nation to be lcoked down due to COVID-19. In doing so, Hoboken became “the model” for the regional response to the pandemic. Now that those businesses are preparing to reopen for outdoor dining on June 15, the business model will face a number of restrictions and challenges.

"Our staff in ...

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LIUNA Laborers Local 3 Endorse Representative Albio Sires

July 7, 2020

Paul Roldan, Business Management, LIUNA Laborers Local 3, offered the following endorsement of US Representative Albio Sires:

The men and women of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 are proud to endorse the reelection of Representative Albio Sires. Throughout his career as an elected official, first as a mayor, then as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, and now, serving in the US House of ...

The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...

Roads, Homes Flood Throughout Hoboken as Tropical Storm Fay Drenches NJ

July 11, 2020

HOBOKEN - Tropical Storm Fay formed quickly off the coast of the Carolinas Thursday, but after rolling through New Jersey all day Friday the impacts of the storm will not be soon forgotten.

In low-lying costal areas like Hoboken, roads quickly turned into rivers as 2.8 inches of rain dropped on the Mile Square City. Social media footage showed dramatic scenes of flash floods all across the ...

Will COVID-19 Surge in Other States Impact NJ?

July 13, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "nervous" that spikes in COVID-19 hotspots such as Florida could trigger an uptick, if not a surge, of cases in New Jersey.

For now, Murphy said he is relying on people arriving from the Sunshine State, or any of the other 18 states on the travel advisory list, to self-quarantine upon arrival, although he hinted that State Health ...

MVC Deadlines Extended, Customers Asked Not to Blame Staff

NEW JERSEY — While asking New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers not to crowd or hunker down overnight at local agencies, Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a set of extensions Friday during his coronavirus briefing in Trenton.

Expiration dates have been lengthened for driver’s licenses, non-driver identification, vehicle registrations, inspections, and temporary tags. Any ...

Top State Lawmakers Support Effort to Amend County Legislator Titles

NEW JERSEY — Removing “freeholder” from New Jersey’s 21 county legislative boards will mean the country’s full eradication of the title — which has been called confusing, insensitive and racist.

The inspiration for the change came from Union County Freeholder Angela Garretson, who broached the subject with Gov. Phil Murphy and State Senate President Stephen ...

2020 General Election Policies

July 8, 2020

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...