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Face Covering Mandatory When Shopping, Primary Election Delayed Under Murphy's New Executive Orders

April 9, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Shoppers now must wear a face covering when going into a store, according to one of three new executive orders Gov. Phil Murphy signed today, along with his pleas for families to “stay away from each other” on the first night of Passover.

During his daily briefing Wednesday, the governor said shoppers entering supermarkets and pharmacies, ...

Local First Responders Give Huge Shoutout to Healthcare Workers at Overlook Medical Center

SUMMIT, NJ — Led by the city's volunteer emergency medical services, first responders from Union County and Essex County towns gathered at a local middle school lot and drove in formation to Overlook Medical Center to honor the healthcare workers on World Health Day.

While wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines, the first responders including those ...

Positively SPF: Tiki The Miniature Horse Raises Spirits in Scotch Plains (VIDEO)

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- She only stands two and a half feet tall, but Tiki the miniature horse lifted spirits high on Wednesday afternoon in Scotch Plains. (See video below).

Knowing that Tiki would bring joy to his neighbors, 15-year-old Ben Pritzker decided to embark upon a mini-parade with his mini horse across Raritan Road. He and his mom, Lucy, alerted people by posting on social media that ...

NJ Coronavirus Growth Rate Slowing, But State Is Not Anywhere Close to Being out of the Woods, Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ — While New Jersey is starting to see the curve begin to flatten when it comes to the coronavirus spread, Gov. Phil Murphy urged all to continue to be diligent in following his stay at home orders and social distancing.

“While we are not anywhere close to being out of the woods yet,” said Murphy. “We are clearly on the right path to get ...

Unemployment Benefits Coming Soon, NJ Labor Department Head Says

TRENTON, NJ — The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development offered what he could in the way of reassurance during the state’s daily press briefing on Saturday, addressing the staggering 362,000 people who have applied for unemployment as a result of the nation’s public health crisis. 

New Jersey now has 34,124 known cases of the ...

Spring Holidays no Time to Ignore Coronavirus Physical Distancing Orders, NJ Officials Say

TRENTON, NJ — With religious holidays approaching and changing guidelines for the use of masks, state officials on Friday urged the public to continue to observe a statewide ban on social gatherings as a means to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

The reminders to observe social distancing came during Gov. Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing during which officials reported an ...

Westfield Mobile Meals on Hold Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

WESTFIELD, NJ — A service that provides meals for about 80 homebound residents of Westfield and surrounding towns has suspended service amid the coronavirus pandemic and is referring clients to a service with more stringent requirements.

Mobile Meals notified the population it serves that its service would stop starting Saturday, a post on the nonprofit’s Facebook page states.

Summit Resident Gives First-Hand Account of His Bout With COVID-19

SUMMIT, NJ -- John Baker, a 55-year-old professional who lives in Summit and works in Manhattan, recently recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

His case was moderate, and he did not require hospitalization, but his girlfriend, who lives in Manhattan, spent four days in the hospital with viral pneumonia.

"My first symptoms appeared on Wednesday, March 11, when I was staying in New ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Over 3.6K More COVID-19 Cases, 91 Deaths in NJ

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey reported an additional 3,649 positive cases of COVID-19 and at least 91 more deaths linked to the virus on Wednesday afternoon, maintaining the second-most cases in the country.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily press conference that the state now has at least 22,255 cases and at least 355 deaths.

Three deaths, and whether the novel coronavirus was ...

'Mountainside Cares' Feeds Overlook Medical Center's Frontline Heroes While Supporting Local Restaurants

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - "Mountainside Cares" was launched by a couple of Mountainside residents that wanted to support the healthcare providers on the frontline of the COVID-19 epidemic at Overlook Hospital while supporting the local restaurants.

On Sunday, March 22, Kathleen Boreale, a longtime nurse and Mountainside resident, posted an idea to "buy a nursing ...


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To Cope with Coronavirus, NJ Farmers Markets Turn to Technology

April 8, 2020

With social distancing rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, some New Jersey farmers markets have found a new way to serve their vendors and customers.

The Metuchen Farmers Market just launched an online service so that customers can buy produce, meat, prepared foods and other locally produced items that they would normally buy from vendors ...

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Renaissance Church (Ren Students Space), Summit

Rays of Hope Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality


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Over-phone, Berkeley Heights

Free Consultations on Travel-related Matters



Thu, April 16, 7:30 PM

Renaissance Church (Ren Students Space), Summit

Rays of Hope Support Group

Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality


Fri, April 17, 10:00 AM

CASA of Union County Office, Elizabeth

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back


Wed, April 22, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Breaking News: Fire at Fantasy Island Amusement Park

March 29, 2020

BEACH HAVEN, NJ  — A large fire has been reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven.  

Reports from a source is that the fire took place in the ice cream shop and the fire is now under control  (9:40 p.m.)

TAPinto will keep the public updated. 

TeleHealth Physical Therapy Services

April 7, 2020


Our team at AmeriCare Physical Therapy is concerned about your safety and we are making sure to adhere to social distancing protocols. We want to continue to connect with the community and provide methods to keep achieving your functional goals. So, we are excited to say that we are now treating new and existing patients with Telehealth!

Telehealth at ...

Real Estate Today - COVID-19

April 5, 2020

Trying to transact real estate during COVID-19? Here are the do’s and don’ts of what can be done in real estate in New Jersey.

For starters, Governor Murphy specifically defined real estate as an essential business and stated that one on one showings are permitted, but open houses are not. Clarifying for many what was a bit grey as obviously housing is an essential need, ...

Thank You All For Making ‘New Normal’ Work

April 4, 2020

Over the last few weeks, uncertainty (to say the least) has become a way of life, and we have all been adapting to a new routine for the well-being of ourselves, our families and our community.  I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you – parents, students, faculty, staff – for the way in which you have adjusted to all of the changes that have been thrown your ...