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Jersey City Volunteers Adding to Number of Face Shields Available to Front Line Workers

July 1, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ —  LIXIL Americas of Piscataway has teamed up with volunteers from Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group to manufacture and distribute thousands of face shields to first responders and medical workers in communities across the US that are battling COVID-19.

The Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group (JCRMRG) is a collective of volunteers formed ealrier this year ...

FeedNJ Receives $5,000 each from National and New Jersey-Based Companies to Combat Food Insecurity

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ - FeedNJ, an initiative by SoupKitchen411, announced the receipt of several large grants from local and national companies to help combat food insecurity while supporting local restaurants. AT&T, New Jersey Manufacturers, New Jersey Bankers Association, O’Toole Scrivo LLC, and Federal Business Centers each donated $5,000 to SoupKitchen411’s FeedNJ initiative to ...

Hoboken, Jersey City Hospitals Benefit from Generosity of IBEW Local 164

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken University Medical Center was one of 17 hospitals through Hudson, Bergen, and Essex County to benefit from the generosity of IBEW Local 164, the Paramus based union that represents more than 3,000 electrical workers.

In total the union donated more than $50,000 worth of PPE, including KN95 masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, and food to the hospitals, also including Jersey City ...

'Community Love' Drive-Through Food Pantry Back Sunday

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be in Jersey City Sunday to distribute up to 300 bags of free groceries to those in need. The “Community Love” drive-through food pantry will take place at 575 Route 440 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. or until the food runs out.

Volunteers will be giving away pre-packed shopping bags filled with a range of healthy and ...

'Community Love' Drive-Through Food Pantry Set for Sunday

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be in Jersey City Sunday to distribute up to 300 bags of free groceries to those in need. The “Community Love” drive-through food pantry will take place at 575 Route 440 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. or until the food runs out.

Volunteers will be giving away pre-packed shopping bags filled with a range of healthy and ...

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FAY IT AIN'T SO: Tropical Storm Warning as System Set to Hit New Jersey Friday

July 9, 2020

MIAMI - The National Hurricane Center has just issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Cape May, New Jersey through Watch Hill, Rhode Island, as thunderstorms off the Carolinas have developed into an organized system. On Friday, coastal areas are facing anywhere from 3-5 inches of rainfall and winds upwards of 45 miles per hour.

"One of the main threats associated with Tropical Storm Fay will ...

Murphy Addresses Long Lines at Motor Vehicle Commission Facilities

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy used part of his Wednesday press briefing to address the frustrations of New Jerseyans who waited in long lines at the state's Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) facilities when they reopened this week.

"I completely understand the frustration felt by every customer forced to wait on long lines yesterday at New Jersey Motor Vehicle ...

Masks to Be Worn Outdoors When Social Distancing Isn't Possible, Murphy Declares

TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter Wednesday before his COVID-19 press conference.

Exceptions  exist for individuals under two years old, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor dining establishment, and when wearing a mask would inhibit health or safety.

The ...

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 ...

Rising Tide Capital Expands Partnerships to Support the Recovery of Black Businesses and Other Historically Underserved Entrepreneurs in New Jersey

Recently, Rising Tide Capital (Rising Tide), a national nonprofit headquartered in New Jersey, was selected as one of PayPal’s Nonprofit Community Partners to distribute a portion of its $5 million small business grant program. PayPal’s $5 million fund is part of a larger $530 million commitment to provide immediate financial relief, sustained support, and long-term investment to ...

First Move-Ins Underway at BeLa in Jersey City's Bergen-Lafayette

The first residents have begun moving into BeLa, a new luxury rental building located in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. The exciting milestone follows the successful launch of leasing at BeLa through 3D virtual tours which are now complemented by in-person presentations by appointment only.

Located at 74 Maple Street, BeLa is quickly drawing renters from both sides of ...

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 ...