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May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille 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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CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Monica Boyd of Summit and Kate Morrison of New Providence will serve as Summit Junior Fortnightly Club (SJFC) co-presidents as the organization debuted its 2020-21 Board of Directors. The duo succeed Brianne Finnegan and Megan Vartan, both of Summit, and will be joined by a group of ...

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What happened in Minneapolis to George Floyd is devastating and unconscionable. Our community mourns with his family and the people of Minneapolis. It is an outrage for something so horrible as this to have occurred. The video is so disturbing and upsetting. The actions of these officers are in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- New Providence senior Kaitlyn Cumiskey is a three sport athlete who ran cross-country in the fall, a starter on the Pioneers' girls basketball team, and what would have been a four-year starter for the girls lacrosse team. Cumiskey will continue to play lacrosse for University ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - We have three new cases today to report but thankfully no new deaths. Please continue to keep our lost, afflicted, and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Please also continue to keep a light in your window to help light up our nights in support, remembrance, and in ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Walker’s prior business model included ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.” “We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After serving as principal of St. Bartholomew Academy for the past 12 years, Sister Elizabeth Calello, MPF, has decided to retire. “Sister came to me earlier this year expressing that she was planning to retire. While I am sad to see Sister leave, I know the love and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli had some good news to deliver at the Thursday, May 28 telephonic Board of Education (BOE) Meeting. Firstly, Governor Phil Murphy had recently announced that in-person high school graduations will be allowed after July 6. Secondly, it doesn’t look ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Business Community, sponsors and organizers of the July 3 Celebration and Summer Concert Series, regrets to announce that both events have been cancelled this year.  The impact on New Providence businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ -- As part of our small business spotlight series, HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Meghan Lavelle, Owner of Washington General, to see how the store is faring during the pandemic. Washington General was featured in Part One of our HomeGrown: Hoboken episode, which aired ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Covid-19 lockdowns have put many small businesses in a chokehold. Now the Borough Council is considering easing outdoor dining operations for restaurants. Councilman Peter DeSarno introduced the idea at the Tuesday, May 26 Zoom meeting. DeSarno noted that expanded ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) Wednesday spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in order to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with non-contact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released late Wednesday night by the State Department of Education. The guidance outlines three options for K-12 ...

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CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19. The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites: Cranford fireworks scheduled ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council provided a PowerPoint presentation on the 2020 Municipal Budget at its Tuesday, May 26 Zoom meeting. Council members Nadine Geoffroy and Peter DeSarno explained the budget highlights. The municipal taxes are going up by 1.93 percent or $52.84 for an ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Senior tennis ace David Caminiti would have played his fourth year on the New Providence varsity tennis team. Caminiti saw a lot of success on the court in his first doubles position. The Pioneer boys’ tennis team was the No. 1 seed going into the 2019 sectional finals.

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with Marcella Gencarelli, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, about her experience heading up several professional organizations in New Jersey. She shared her perspective on what small businesses are looking for as they learn to navigate a new way of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients. "Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been ...

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UNION, NJ – Kean University has announced Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Class of 2020 during a virtual Commencement ceremony on May 29.  More than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students will attend the online event, which will feature musical performances, a virtual tassel turn, and ...

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