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June 6, 2020

RED BANK, NJ: The Market will be open on Sundays from 9am-12pm. (Note the new hours) The below list are some rules of the market: Drive through only – No walk in traffic – No bikes One way in and one way out Enter from Bridge Ave and exit on West Front Street Market hours ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC) has retrofitted all of its agencies with plexiglass barriers.  It’s one of many changes necessary when operations restart across the state June 15.  “Motor vehicle commission used to mean a lot of people crowded into small spaces,” ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts.  “Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most ...

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Today, June 6, 2020, is the 76th anniversary of D-Day, a day when we should all take time to remember and honor the men and women of our Armed forces who helped free a world from evil.  The operations at Normandy were the beginning to the end of WWII. Growing up, I was taught to honor and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Austin Holman is the coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School football team and a Randolph Alum. He sent this letter to his players, coaches, parents and supporters. With Coach Holman's permission, TAPinto has reprinted his thoughtful and moving letter offering ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife offers two free fishing days each year. Saturday, June 6 is one of those days for 2020. October 17 is the other. Saturday's Free Fishing Day coincides with National Fishing and Boating Week. The NJDFW offers the two free fishing days each ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Some good news for teenagers who have been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting to get their drivers licenses. Gov. Phil Murphy and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) on Friday announced plans for a phased reopening of MVC ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The New Jersey Superior Court just threw out a lawsuit that was filed by Holmdel Committee primary hopefuls Greg Buontempo and Ronald Emma.  Their attorney was Thaddeus Maciag out of Mercer County. The lawsuit was filed against the Co-Chair of the Monmouth County Republican ...

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RED BANK, NJ: It's official: RIVER RANGERS is back for 2020! “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”  Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows. The Governor has declared that day camps may resume from ...

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  HAZLET, NJ: During the COVID-19 crisis, where visiting loved ones in care facilities has not been possible, Anchor Care and Rehabilitation Center since April, has provided a Visiting Tent, to keep residents safely connected to family.  Following pandemic guidelines, an enclosed tent was ...

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  New Jersey-- An estimated 1,500 people gathered, prayed, chanted, and displayed their outrage over George Floyd's death, but the crowd spoke the loudest when it said nothing at all for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. That is the amount of time that co-organizer Morghan Johnson asked the crowd to ...

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RED BANK, NJ (June 4, 2020) – YMCA of Greater Monmouth County has joined forces with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey’s Community Health Centers (VNACJ CHC) to offer COVID-19 testing at the Red Bank Family YMCA. VNACJ CHC is now staffing drive-thru and walk-up, saliva-based ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15. When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Local political candidates, Committeeman Greg Buontempo (currently serving as Mayor for 2020), newcomer Ronald Emme and former Committeeman Michael Nikolis (defeated in the Republican Primary last year) recently filed a lawsuit against the Co-Chair of the Monmouth County Republican ...

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NEW JERSEY - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, NJ saw at least 21 protests across the state on Tuesday.  Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor ...

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There are many easy-to-use tools available on IRS.gov. Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions. Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining. Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he ...

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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 and will go on to the New Jersey State Assembly for vote on June 15, where it is expected to pass. It also has the support of the Governor’s ...

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Red Bank Tiffany & Company Board’s Up Windows RED BANK, NJ: In a possible response to the violence that followed the peaceful protest demonstrations in honor of Minnesota police brutality victim George Floyd, Tiffany and Company has boarded up their windows at their Broad Street ...

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June 1, 2020 – Holmdel, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center will begin hosting New Jersey’s top farmers and food artisans in an effort to provide the community with local and affordable healthy food options. Starting Saturday, June 6, Bayshore’s Farmers’ Market will spotlight ...

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Avery Pawlak, junior at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, has launched a fundraiser benefiting the patients of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the frontline healthcare workers of Monmouth Medical Center.  In a time of desperation and the world’s focus on Covid-19, Pawlak has ...

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For Middletown Township Public Schools Virtual Home Instruction Plan (Revised May 13, 2020), click HERE.  MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown Township’s Board of Education tried to address, among other things, how it hopes to reduce COVID-19 risks in school buildings for the sake of student safety and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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Reflection – June 2020 The news media reported last week that over 100,000 people in the U.S. have died of the Covid-19 virus. That staggering amount saddens me, as does the far-reaching effect of those deaths—the thousands and thousands of persons grieving farewell, their goodbyes filled with ...

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"We are standing in one of the worst hit areas of Hurricane Sandy and it took years to rebuild. This crisis makes Sandy look like a rainy day," said Marilou Halvorsen, president of the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association, while at press conference on boardwalk, in Sea Bright, ...

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Duck legs confit. Wagyu burgers. Andouille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead. “We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim.

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It's a rivalry that usually brings together two highly competitive high schools; Middletown North and Middletown South, lined up in competition against each other. Yet COVID-19 has given them a different and shared mission - to be able to graduate, and not virtually, with each ...

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  EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Farmers are a demographic that many may not have thought of as being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But New Jersey-centered organization Farmers Against Hunger has been helping local farmers as well as people in need during this difficult time. Since the pandemic ...

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                        Hip New Jersey Stays Home to Benefit the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Telethon Features a Star-Studded Group of NJ Musicians, Athletes, Personalities and More Hip New Jersey, the Garden State’s premier lifestyle television ...

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