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Message from Mayor Al Morgan – COVID-19 Update

April 1, 2020

Editor's Note: Check the New Providence Borough website and the Coronavirus page for the latest updates and information.

Today we have one new case [total 19 cases reported] in New Providence, however, our county and state numbers soared. Please stay the course, continue adhering to all safety protocols including sheltering in, no non-essential outings, and maintaining a minimum of ...

New Providence Has 18 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases as of March 30

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In a message from Mayor Al Morgan, he confirmed 18 cases of COVID-19 that have tested positive since the onset.

 "We are awaiting confirmation from a few who are believed to be recovered or near recovered. Once we have confirmations we will break down these numbers for you," said Mayor Al Morgan. "We will continue to keep you updated."

Mayor Al ...

Pictures from the COVID-19 Battlefront: The Team at Holy Name Medical Center at Work

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

Photojournalist Jeff Rhode’s images of doctors, nurses, EMTs, and custodial staffers at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck in hard-hit Bergen ...

New Providence Acme Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19; Store Remains Open

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A store employee has tested positive for COVID-19 at the New Providence ACME Market located at 1260 Springfield Avenue. 

“The last day the employee was here was March 18th, they began to feel symptoms and have since been tested for the virus” said Jules, Store Director.  He explained, “in addition to continuing our Level 3 cleaning protocol, the ...

New Guidelines for Union County COVID-19 Test Center Start Today

Union County residents, and first responders and health workers in Union County, can report symptoms by phone.

The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University has implemented a new “telehealth” procedure for persons seeking a COVID-19 test.

Beginning today, Union County residents, as well as all first responders and health workers working in the county regardless ...

No New COVID-19 Cases Reported in New Providence, Number of Cases Remains at 13; Expect Numbers to Rise

Editor's Note: For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit New Providence Borough's Coronavirus website page:

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In a message from Mayor Al Morgan, he confirmed that no new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in New Providence over the weekend, however, with more test results coming in, ...

Chatham Resident is on the Front Line Feeding Health Care Workers, Supporting Local Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic

CHATHAM, NJ - It started out as a germ of an idea and seemed to spread faster than any virus.

Just 10 days ago, Chatham resident Liz Bernich posted an idea on Facebook that she learned from a friend in Huntington, Long Island, about helping feed health care workers on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic. Today it is spreading across the country.

FLAG - the First Line ...

COVID-19: Message from Mayor Al Morgan, Sunday, March 29

Good Morning New Providence,

There were no new reported COVID-19 cases in New Providence overnight. We will continue to keep you updated. Although this is very encouraging news, we are still awaiting test results and expect these numbers may rise. It is ever so important now to please continue to shelter in, no non-essential outings, practice social distancing (which will be enforced), and ...

NJ Governor Considers Mortgage Forbearance & Possible Partial State Quarantine During Coronavirus Epidemic

TRENTON, NJ - The governor announced help for those who may be struggling with mortgage payments and the possibility of a further New Jersey quarantine in his daily press conference today about COVID-19.

Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by ...

432 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Union County; 12 reported in New Providence

ELIZABETH, NJ - The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Union County is now 432, with three confirmed deaths.

New Jersey added 2,492 new cases, with the total statewide up to 6,876 cases, with the death toll increasing by 19 to 81 total deaths, according to the state Department of Health.

New Providence has had 12 reported cases, with no new cases ...


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Business Chatter: Bagel Cafe is Open for Online Orders

Bagel Cafe, located at 1292 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, is open for business serving up your craft coffee and hand rolled bagel fix. Our hours have been reduced but not the quality! 

New COVID-19 hours 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 

We have five ways to order online! Your order will be prepaid so you can walk in and ...

Business Chatter: Edward Jones Is Scheduling Virtual Meetings to Answer Your Financial Questions

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Brian Killea, Financial Advisor, is operating his New Providence based Edward Jones office through virtual meeings via Zoom or Webex, as well as traditional phone meetings.

Call or email to schedule a meeting. We offer numerous investments and services to help you reach your financial goals, including smart spending and borrowing options, retirement, paying for education, ...

Dimaios Open for Curbside Pickup, For Now; 'The need to consider the health of our family, staff and community continues to weigh heavily on us,' says Sal

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It has been a little over one week since customers were able to enjoy a slice at the counter or a delicious meal in the dining room at Dimaios in Berkeley Heights.  Dimaios, like all New Jersey restaurants, have been forced to close their doors to patrons and rely strictly on takeout and delivery orders due to the action taken by Gov. Phil Murphy in the ...

Business Chatter: Chopt is Open for Curbside Pickup and Delivery

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -Chopt Creative Salad Co., located at 1260 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, is currently open for curbside pickup and delivery.

Click here for information on hours.

Additionally, Chopt will continue to support the community by creating a Founders Fund to support all team members impacted by this crisis by providing both aid and free ...

Business Chatter: Unwind Yoga & Wellness Offers Online Classes; Try a Free Class

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Unwind Yoga & Wellness, located at 1280 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, is currently operating virtually with online classes both live stream and on demand.

"Join us online for live classes or accessing our on demand is available through our website and updated almost daily," said Aubrey Reichard-Eline. "We want to make sure we are ...

Business Chatter: Luminous TV is Live for your Beauty, Fitness and Wellness Needs

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Luminous Beauty family that includes Luminous Salon & Spa, About Face by Luminous, and About Body by Luminous at Providence Health & Fitness has been operating remotely through Facebook and Instagram. They have now also created a new FB Page called Luminous TV!

Luminous TV features videos, live classes and virtual interaction for all your Beauty, ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

March 30, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

Bagel Cafe is Open for Online Orders

April 1, 2020

Bagel Cafe, located at 1292 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, is open for business serving up your craft coffee and hand rolled bagel fix. Our hours have been reduced but not the quality! 

New COVID-19 hours 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 

We have five ways to order online! Your order will be prepaid so you can walk in and ...

TAPinto Triples Site Traffic in March 2020, Breaking All-Time Readership Record; Facebook Journalism Project Awards Grants to Two TAPinto Franchisees for Coronavirus Coverage

Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed.  TAPinto’s network of over 80 local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida broke all readership records in March with 9,628,289 pageviews and 3,412,844 readers, an increase of 300% from February 2020.  Meanwhile, last week, two TAPinto owner/publishers, ...

Local Diaper Bank Needs Help to Continue Meeting Essential Baby Needs of Community

Much like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, diapers and other basic baby essentials are hard to find during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a baby supply and diaper bank located in Plainfield, is doing its best to keep up with its regular distribution as well as meet emergency need requests from its existing network of partners including schools, food banks, ...

All you need to know about forgivable CARES loans?

March 31, 2020

Editor's note: Visit Runnymede Capital Management Blog Post to read in its entirety. 

This is the most crazy and stressful time to be a business owner, not to mention just being a human in general. We started the BuyLocalNJ project to support local businesses and this is a time that requires even more. Given the unprecedented economic hardship, the government passed the $2.2 trillion ...

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Watch Where You Put Your Wipes, Don’t Flush Them

March 31, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — The disposable sanitary wipes that are being put to use should not be flushed. 

Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle said Friday that flushing wipes, paper towels and other paper products down the toilet can lead to expensive repairs.

“New Jersey American Water issued a reminder today about items that should not be flushed down the toilet,” Brindle said in ...

Using a Tax Refund to Fund an IRA in 5 Easy Steps

If you are eligible for a refund this tax season, you are likely planning how to spend the extra cash. Instead of purchasing a new car or taking a vacation, what if you invested the money in a way that would not only reduce your tax bill but also fund your future?

If you haven’t already maxed out your contributions, you may want to consider depositing your tax refund into your IRA. The ...

Lesser known provisions of SECURE act

Lesser Known Provisions of the SECURE Act

What younger investors need to know.


Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist


The SECURE Act passed into law in late 2019 and changed several aspects of retirement investing. These modifications included modifying the ability to stretch an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and ...