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Potentially Lethal Hand Sanitizer Recalled from the Shelves of Walmart Stores

July 27, 2020

SAN ANTONIO, TX - If you recently purchased hand sanitizer from any of the Walmart stores in New Jersey, you should immediately check the brand as it may be part of a nationwide recall for a potentially lethal ingredient.  

The 4e Brands North America recently announced a voluntary recall of 10 bottle sizes of Blumen hand sanitizer due to the potential presence of ...

As COVID Cases Hit Zero, Hoboken University Medical Center Named #1 in New Jersey—According to Hospital Think-Tank

HOBOKEN, NJ - It's been an eventful few months at Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC). As the COVID-19 pandemic raged throughout our region, the future of the hospital is left up in the air amidst contentious negotiations. On Sunday, a bomb threat was called into the facility—which turned out to be false.

Through it all, medical professionals have managed to do their jobs ...

Officials Bend, Allowing Indoor Yoga & Pilates at 25% Capacity

HOBOKEN, NJ - As indoor health clubs reopened, yoga posed some specific questions about whether the practice fell under the same rule. After consultation with the State, Hoboken officials have announced that both yoga and pilates offer flexibility.

"Previously, our legal counsel, Office of Emergency Management and Health Department interpreted the Governor’s Executive Order 157 ...

Blood Drive Scheduled for Wednesday at Hoboken's Multi Service Center

HOBOKEN, NJ - In an effort to help fill the urgent need for blood and platelet donors to meet the needs of patient care, Vitalant is holding a blood drive in Hoboken. The Hoboken Community Blood Drive will take place Wednesday, July 22 at the Multi Service Center (124 Grand Street) from noon - 6pm. Donors must have an appointment to donate, and must wear a mask. Click here to sign ...

Hoboken Announces a Dozen New COVID Cases, Mostly Under Age 35

HOBOKEN, NJ - Officials announced a dozen new cases of COVID-19 in Hoboken on Tuesday, primarily among younger adults.

According to Mayor Ravi Bhalla, there were four new cases discovered on July 9, four new cases discovered on July 10 and four new cases discovered on July 11. The city of nearly 55,000 has had a total of 634 confirmed cases since the outbreak began, with a total of 29 ...

COVID-19 Tried to Kill Him. What Rutgers' Chief Operating Officer Learned From His Ordeal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was taking all of Antonio Calcado’s considerable strength and stamina to safeguard Rutgers as it faced an unprecedented emergency. This was March, COVID-19 was emerging as a deadly threat and how to mitigate its spread had consumed nearly every moment of his work week. He left the office on Friday looking forward to some relaxation.

Less than 48 hours later, ...

Hoboken COVID Testing Shifts to Jersey City Through July 11

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hoboken residents seeking COVID-19 testing should head to Jersey City through the end of this week, according to City officials. The Riverside Medical Group testing facility at 14th & Jefferson Streets will take a hiatus starting Wednesday, July 8 through Monday.

"We are greatly appreciative to Riverside for continuing to offer testing to the Hoboken public, ...

Hoboken Officials Warn Against July 4th Gatherings As Coronavirus Concerns Remain

HOBOKEN, NJ - Officials are expressing concern over potential COVID-19 transmission via holiday weekend parties as Independence Day approaches.

At the mouth of the Hudson River, Hudson County is often a destination for those looking to take in fireworks displays over New York City and Jersey City. This year, those displays have been suspended, and Mayor Ravi Bhalla wants to ensure that Hoboken ...

FDA Warns Against Certain Hand-Sanitizer Products from Mexico

SILVER SPRING, MD – The FDA has published an advisory warning consumers against useingany hand sanitizer manufactured by Mexico based Eskbiochem SA deCV due to the potential presence of methanol. “Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects,” read the advisory.

An increased awareness for hand ...

After Quiet Phase, New Cases of COVID-19 Emerge in Hoboken

HOBOKEN, NJ- Offering a reminder that the Coronavirus pandemic is not over, the Hoboken Health Department has reported eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

According to Mayor Ravi Bhalla, seven cases were reported on Saturday, two Sunday, and two on Monday. Hoboken has a total of 583 total, known cases. No new fatalities have been recorded, keeping the city's number at 30. The ...


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All Or Nothing At All: Sinatra Doc Now Airing on Netflix

July 31, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - Frank Sinatra was renowned for giving "All Or Nothing At All." The iconic singer, as temperamental as he was talented, is the focus of Alex Gibney's two-part documentary—profiling Sinatra's meteoric rise and tumultuous, roller coaster career from beginning to end.

Of course that beginning was in Hoboken, where Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All spends a ...

Funded by Grants, Expansive Mural in Westfield Chugs Toward Completion

WESTFIELD, NJ — An otherwise dreary underpass in Westfield is being transformed with a set of expansive murals — the vision of a Hoboken artist — made possible through grant funding.

Ricardo Roig, a Westfield native who has made a name for himself in the art world with his series of hand-cut prints, is working to complete the second mural under the overpass. It ...

Hoboken, Jersey City Pummeled by Powerful Storm; Widepsread Flooding and Damage Reported

July 23, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY - Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a powerful storm bore down on Hoboken and Jersey City, bringing torrential rains and fearsome winds. A half-hour later, the extent of flooding and other damages began to come into focus.

Jersey City Heights saw trees ripped down and flash flooding along Palisade Avenue. Hoboken's flooding was infinitely worse, as rain coming down the Viaduct ...

How Francesca Giarratana is Making Sure Hudson County Counts, and is Getting Counted

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In her role as Chief of Hudson County’s Division of Planning, Francesca Giarratana has long played a part in “counting the numbers” and helping direct resources for important projects across all 12 municipalities. 

While even under the COVID-19 public health crisis the work of her team has not slowed, there are other numbers that have also kept her ...

Murphy to Partiers: ‘This Is No Time to Be Vying for Induction into the Knucklehead Hall of Fame’

July 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday.

He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have “crushed the curve,” but was disappointed that over the past four days, there have been roughly 2,000 new positive ...

Murphy Adds $15M to New Jersey's Small Business Grant Program

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – April Scelsa’s story mirrors those of thousands of small business owners whose nail salons, coffee houses and nutrition supplement boutiques wouldn’t have been able to re-open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic without a little help.

Scelsa used money she got from the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to purchase masks, gloves, ...

Are You Partying Indoors? Governor Murphy Wants You to Stop

TRENTON, NJ — In his Monday press briefing Governor Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jersey’s youth and their parents to protect public health by not holding secret indoor parties and other large indoor gatherings.

“We have many examples of people congregating indoors without face coverings, without social distancing and in close proximity.  There is no good that will ...

Maridian Properties Implements Enhanced Safety and Health Procedures for Employees and Tenants Returning to Work

July 31, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ – Maridian Properties, a Hoboken-based real estate developer and property manager with more than 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 200 residential units under management, has implemented a detailed re-occupancy plan that allows its commercial tenants and corporate employees to return to the workplace in a safe and healthy manner.

The plan includes enhanced cleaning ...

Hoboken's 7 Seventy House Luxury Rental Resumes In Person Tours

On-site tours at 7 Seventy House in Hoboken have relaunched with a flourish as pent-up demand has prospective renters leasing at the 424-home luxury apartment building at a feverish pace, according to The Marketing Directors, its exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

With state regulations softened, the leasing and model center at 7 Seventy House has opened by appointment only, and with ...

Leasing to Launch in September for DVORA 175 in Downtown Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A nearly-completed 14-story residential building in Downtown Jersey City officially has a name and a launch timeline. Leasing will kick off in September for DVORA 175, a new collection of 148 luxury rental residences and a fresh take on resident living. The announcement coincides with the launch of a teaser website at, where prospective ...

Forty Percent of Readers Buy from TAPinto Advertisers, Survey Finds

TAPinto readers are civically engaged, read TAPinto frequently, and buy products or use services from TAPinto advertisers, the 2020 TAPinto Reader Survey found.  More than 4,000 readers took the survey, which took place in June.

The survey found:

Additional findings:

●     37% of readers view a business more favorably if they advertise on ...