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November 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — The surge of coronavirus cases across the country has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy not to release this week’s coronavirus travel advisory based on its current criteria. However, he strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine ...

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LINDEN, NJ - This Thanksgiving is unlike any Thanksgiving we've ever experienced as the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed everything we've once considered normal. TAPinto Linden would like to thank all of our readers and partners for choosing us as your local news source.  Happy ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Did you miss the week's top stories? Here's your opportunity to catch up on what you missed. Soehl Middle School Honor Society created and delivered “Thank You” signs to the Union County Covid-19 Testing Facility Linden Resident Named Foster Youth Advocate for CASA of Union ...

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LINDEN, NJ - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, staff and members of the Soehl Middle School Honor Society created and delivered “Thank You” signs to the Union County Covid-19 Testing Facility. The members of the Honor Society wanted to give thanks to those individuals who have made many sacrifices ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County has welcomed five new child advocates to its team, including Janet Bou of Linden. The newly trained volunteers were sworn in just before Thanksgiving by Judge James Hely via Zoom. Bou, her daughter Melissa Andrade of ...

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NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family.  At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy ...

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What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come.  With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Governor Murphy gave some encouraging news on Monday as the Rate of Transmission, a key measure of infection growth, as gone down from 1.4 to 1.32. This reduction is a just moment in time and the governor has enacted more constraints on the state prior to the Thanksgiving ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, joined by staff, rolled up his sleeves and provided turkey's and meals for over 200 Linden families just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The event, which took place at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, comes at a time when many residents are being ...

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In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles. Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an ...

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State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. has conceded the 7th Congressional District election to Democratic incumbent Tom Malinowski, who will be sworn to a second term in the House of Representatives in January, 2021. Down by more than 11 percent on Election Night, Kean and his supporters held out hope as the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Christopher P. Marbaix, co-founder of a Summit-based robotics laboratory 'Robot Revolution', has been charged with sexual crimes against three students who attended classes there, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department will build off the success of “No Shave November” & “Nails for November” by participating in “Double-Down December,” Chief David Hart, Linden Police Benevolent Association Local #42 President Joseph Appello and Linden Police Superior Officers Association ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A cemetery in Linden has joined the Linden Police Department to make significant traffic safety improvements along a heavily traveled street in the city, according to a press release by police officials. Linden Ave, which was once just a dirt road, has become a major thoroughfare ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action. The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit will visit Linden on November 19 to provide free walk-up COVID-19 tests. Testing will take place at Wheeler Park in the Splash Park Parking Lot located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The mobile test unit has ...

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With the coronavirus pandemic surging forward, threatening to stomp all over our traditional get-together with relatives, Thanksgiving for many of us is going to be a lot quieter this year. The CDC recommends that people avoid large gatherings and instead celebrate the holiday with the members ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local icon Kabili Tayari died last week, ending an era of Civil Rights advocacy in Jersey City and beyond. Serving most recently as the president of the Jersey City chapter of the NAACP, Tayari’s roots go back for nearly five decades, including as president of such diverse ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Did you miss this week's top stories? Here's your opportunity to catch up on what you missed. Linden Police Records & Traffic Bureau Extend Hours Nov. 17 Linden's School No. 5 Earns 2020 National Blue Ribbon School Award Suit Settlement, Bridges, Special Needs Care: What ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held in Union on Saturday, November 21, beginning at 1:00 P.m. The food distribution will be at the Union County Division of Social Services, located at ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held in Union on Saturday, November 21, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The food distribution will be at the eastern parking lot at the Kean University campus, 1000 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Records & Traffic Bureau will have extended hours on Tuesday, November 17. Personnel will remain open 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Visitors are asked to enter through the Police Headquarters entrance in the parking garage behind City Hall. For questions contact ...

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NEW JERSEY — Indoor gatherings will be subject to new capacity limits in New Jersey starting Tuesday - the most aggressive steps Gov. Phil Murphy has taken in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.  As of Tuesday, no more than 10 people may gather indoors (includes indoor entertainment ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - After six months of physical separation during COVID-19 lockdown, Megan and Maurice Stephens could not wait to be together and say their vows.  “COVID-19 wasn’t going to stop our wedding,” Megan said. It was meant to be, according to Maurice. From the time they met at a ...

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NEW JERSEY-  Due to the increase spread of Covid-19, Governor Murphy has signed an Executive Order retightening restrictions on gatherings. Effective Tuesday, November 17, indoor gatherings limited to a maximum of 10 people. Effective Monday, November 23, outdoor gatherings are limited to a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Trinitas Health Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual “Peace of Mind” Event. While guests were not able to gather in person this year, all guests gathered virtually on Zoom for a discussion on easing the behavioral health stigma. Special guests included ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Regardless of our relationship statuses, we’ve experienced a lot of unusual in 2020. From searching for paper products to seeking election resolution, New Jerseyans have been through the wringer.  As we round ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden's School No. 5 has recently been designated as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the United States Department of Education. According to the National Blue Ribbon Schools website, School No. 5's mission is ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — If you filled out a paper ballot at a polling place in Union County, your vote will be counted — starting Monday, the administrator of the Board of Elections said. Elections workers will begin counting the paper ballots, also called provisional ballots, cast at polling ...

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