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Jersey City Medical Center Opens New Center for Multidisciplinary Cancer Care

June 18, 2021

Continuing significant investments and enhancements in health care for residents of the communities it serves, Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, today opened a new center that expands the hospital’s delivery of multidisciplinary, comprehensive cancer care — close to home in Hudson County. 

The facility’s opening is possible in large part ...

No Masking Partisanship in Face Covering, Vaccine, Reopening Debate: Rutgers Poll

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Almost all New Jerseyans support (63% “strongly,” 24% “somewhat”) fully ...

Air Quality Alert: Ozone Levels Expected to Reach Unhealthy Levels Sunday

SILVER SPRING, MD - The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an "Ozone Action Day." This air quality alert is for Northern NJ including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County.

Ozone levels are forecast to reach unhealthy for sensitive groups. According to the Weather Service, the very young, the elderly, and persons ...

Natural Balance Dry Cat Food Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. The contamination was discovered after a routine sample was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. in retail stores and online. The products ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Hudson County Parents Need to Know

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

Healthy Adult Bones Age by Age

Peak bone growth occurs during childhood, but bones continue to grow throughout life. 

“Bone is a pretty amazing thing,” says Richard Yoon, MD, Director of Orthopedic Research at Jersey City Medical Center and a member of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “Bone is always in turnover, constantly being broken down and built back up at every age.”

The process of ...

An Innovative Approach for Treating Concussions

As an assistant team physician for Rutgers Athletics and the former medical director for Sky Blue FC, Dr. Jason Krystofiak works with hundreds of athletes every year to safely return them to play after a concussion. 

In the old days, the prescription for a concussion was generally to rest for weeks and sometimes months and avoid loud noises and bright lights. But Dr. Krystofiak has ...

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Want a Greener Hudson County? Let's Get Growing

Summer is here, and for those with a green thumb, gardens are ready to start blooming! For those of us that haven't quite gotten started, it's not too late to get growing! 

Why Plant a Garden?

Why not? Planting a garden can enhance your home by increasing the green space and makes for a rewarding experience. With some effort, some water and the right weather, you can enjoy such ...

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Felician University Nurse Brings COVID-19 Vaccines to the Homebound

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Christina Dunham’s previous participation in one of Felician University’s Campus Ministry’s Midnight Runs into Newark to bring supplies to the homeless helped prepare her for her work delivering COVID-19 vaccines to senior citizens and other homebound individuals in Lakewood and Newark, she said.

“It was a humbling experience to see people that are less ...

Felician's Mike Martinez Signs Contract to Continue Baseball Career with Sussex County Miners

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Former Felician University baseball student-athlete Mike Martinez from Union City, has signed a professional playing contract with the Sussex County Miners of the independent Frontier League, the Miners recently announced. 

Martinez, a 5-foot-9, 195-pound outfielder, was a Second-Team All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference selection for Felician in 2021. In 26 games, ...

Hudson County Community College Tuition Freeze Will Remain

June 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College’s (HCCC) Trustees tuition freeze will remain in place for a second consecutive year, HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber has announced. The Board of Trustees voted to maintain the current level of tuition and fees with no increases continuing throughout the 2021-22 academic year including this year’s Summer II and Fall semester ...

Dem Chair Leads Pride Flag Raisings Across Hudson County

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - June has long been recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, partly in honor of the Stonewall riots which took place in Greenwich Village in June 1969.

The protest not only began a major change in policing policies regarding the gay community, but began a national movement that eventually led to establishing of gay rights backed up monumental rulings from the U.S. Supreme ...

New Jersey Reaches Its 50% Vaccination Goal Two Weeks ahead of Schedule

June 20, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. 

“Before the arrival of vaccines in mid-December, our Administration set one of the most aggressive vaccination goals in ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very ...

Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

List Church Services, Activities and Other Non-Profit Events on the TAPinto Community Calendar

June 20, 2021

TAPinto invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Community Calendar.

 You can submit content through our website by clicking on the “Submit Content” button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu where you will find the "Calendar Events" ...

Final Rental Building in Initial Offering at The Atwater in Bergen County Released to Public

Leasing velocity continues at a feverish pace at The Atwater where renters have absorbed nearly 200 residences in its first two buildings, according to PCD Development, developer of the collection of upscale waterfront apartments with modern, outsized amenities in Bergen County’s Bogota.

With demand rising at an impressive rate, a new offering of 107 homes has been released to the public ...

Art House Productions Announces New Board Leadership

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions, Jersey City’s home for the performing and visual arts for the past 20 years, has announced a transition of the leadership of its board of trustees. David Gibson, current board president, will be stepping down on June 13th, 2021 after ten years on the board and seven years as President. The board has unanimously appointed Robinson Holloway to succeed ...

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Oct 23, 1950 - Jan 30, 2021
Robert “Bob” W.  Betz of New Providence, NJ passed away in the early hours on ...
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Opinion: The Pompidou Center is a High Price that our Residents can not Afford

June 13, 2021

The council members of Jersey City need to understand the responsibility they have on their shoulders when it comes to expanding the monies and resources of our residents. I strongly believe arts is the language of culture and diversity, which define the essence of our great city. However, the project of the Pompidou Center in Jersey City is a high price that our residents can not afford, ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...