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Summer Food Program Gives Jersey City Children Access to Nutritous Meals

July 2, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The annual Summer Food Service Program returned to Jersey City earlier this week to help feed Jersey City children who lack access to reliable sources of healthy food while school is closed for the summer. These nutritious meals help feed over 3,000 children citywide, according to officials.

“Now more than ever, our families need assistance to help put food on ...

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 ...

Overdose Risk Leads to Recall of Certain Robitussin® and Dimetapp® Children's Products

In a company announcement, GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling two lots of Children's Robitussin® Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and one lot of Children's Dimetapp® Cold and Cough, due to the inclusion of incorrect dosing cups.

The recall is limited to three lots, which were distributed nationwide between February 5, 2020 and June 3, 2020. The ...

Hand Sanitizer and Sun: Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With summer officially here, a Rutgers expert is recommending that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, COVID-19 could be there to ...

Long-Term Care Facilities Can Arrange Outdoor Visits in NJ Beginning Father’s Day 

NEW JERSEY — On Father’s Day, months of isolation will end for many of New Jersey’s 70,000 residents relegated indoors at long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Friday that such visits must be held outdoors and follow a set of safeguards necessary in light of the devastating impact the virus has had ...

Trump Pride Month Attack on Transgender Community Felt in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Until Obamacare came along, Clara (not her real name) of Jersey City didn’t have a lot of options when it came to paying for necessary medical services for transgenders. Although employed in Hoboken for years, she rarely made enough to afford the often-expensive treatments.

Obamacare was for her, and for many others like her, a godsend.

But last week, President ...

Innovative Vertical Farming Initiative to Bring Almost 10 Tons of Fresh Vegetables to Jersey City Annually

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The City of Jersey City will be moving forward with its first in the nation municipal vertical farming program. The program is in conjunction with AeroFarms, the world leader in vertical farming, and the World Economic Forum (WEF) who recently selected Jersey City as one four cities to be their first partners in the Healthy Cities and Communities 2030 ...

'Chaos' in Proposed Hospital Deals Brings Call for State Assistance

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - State, county, and local officials have called on New Jersey State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli to assist in efforts to preserve acute care services at Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Center. 

In a letter dated June 5, and reviewed by TAPinto, the signers, led by Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, specifically asked the ...

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Murphy Addresses Long Lines at Motor Vehicle Commission Facilities

July 8, 2020

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 ...

3 More States Have Been Added to NJ's Travel Quarantine Advisory

TRENTON, NJ — Travelers making their way back to the Garden State from over a dozen states have been advised to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days due to the rise of COVID-19 cases — a list that as of Tuesday also includes Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma. 

Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli warned Monday of pocketed outbreaks ...

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 ...