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One Last Dance for Hudson County’s High School Senior Baseball Players

July 13, 2020

BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, NJ—While the coronavirus forced high school senior student athletes nationwide to forego their final spring seasons, Hudson County’s recently graduated baseball players will soon return to the diamond courtesy of a new tournament. 

The Last Dance World Series is an independently organized competition that will feature over 200 teams from across New ...

NJSIAA ‘Return to Play’ Sets the Field for Fall Youth Sports

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The state agency that oversees high school sports, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), announced its guidelines on Friday to get student athletes back in action for the 2020 fall season. The guidelines also significantly altered the state playoff schedule. 

Under the "Return to Play" guidelines, the start of the season ...

"Bridge Year" Bill Extending Athletic Eligbility for High School Athletes Clears Legislative Hurdle

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomores and juniors an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote in May. The legislation will require the approval of the New Jersey General Assembly before going to Governor Murphy for consideration.

The bill (S-2383), sponsored by State Senator Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen) and Senate ...

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Will COVID-19 Surge in Other States Impact NJ?

July 13, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "nervous" that spikes in COVID-19 hotspots such as Florida could trigger an uptick, if not a surge, of cases in New Jersey.

For now, Murphy said he is relying on people arriving from the Sunshine State, or any of the other 18 states on the travel advisory list, to self-quarantine upon arrival, although he hinted that State Health ...

MVC Deadlines Extended, Customers Asked Not to Blame Staff

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 ...

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 ...