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Hudson County Lawmakers Urge Accurate Counts be Used for Legislative Redistricting

July 10, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ – With the nation’s once a decade census count delayed by the COVID-19 public health crisis, Hudson County lawmakers are joining in a call to prepare for a temporary extension of the New Jersey’s redistricting process whereby New Jersey legislative seats are apportioned across the State’s 40 districts. 

“We must have a complete and accurate ...

Jersey City to Require Temperature Checks When Entering Municipal Buildings

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a move that could pit civil liberties against public health, Jersey City will require anyone entering a municipal building to undergo a temperature scan.

In a first in the nation move, Mayor Steven Fulop has ordered the installation of state-of-the-art body temperature scanners and mask recognition technology to be installed by a local vendor at every entrance of all ...

Congressman Sires Votes in Support of Additional Housing Assistance

WASHINGTON, NJ - Federal legislation that would extend the eviction moratorium for those impacted by COVID-19 to March 27, 2021, as well as expand it to cover all renters, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 232-180, with the support of Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ-08).

The bill, H.R. 7301, also provides $100 billion for emergency rental assistance that can be used to cover rent ...

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MVC Deadlines Extended, Customers Asked Not to Blame Staff

July 11, 2020

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...