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Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

May 4, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

Essex County Ends Contract with ICE, ‘Zero’ Detainees Will be Left by August

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is ending its contract to house federal immigration detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials announced.

The move to eliminate ICE detainees from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark came after it entered into a Memorandum of Agreement last week with Union County to house inmates from that county's jail in Elizabeth.

Springfield MVC Agency to Move to Route 22

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street into a new space on Route 22.

Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township Committee meeting, revealing that Springfield had received a change of tenancy application to move ...

Walk-in Vaccinations Available to New Jerseyans Age 16+ at Six Vaccine Mega-Sites

NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29.

Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County Mega-site, located at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, ...

New Providence Council Introduces an Ordinance to Prohibit Cannabis Businesses in the Borough

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council took the first step to “weed out” cannabis businesses from the borough at its Tuesday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The council members had previously discussed the proposed ban at its work session earlier this month. The state allows municipalities to opt-out from allowing any or all cannabis related businesses if such an ordinance is enacted ...

Final Adoption of the New Speed Limit Ordinance Postponed

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council decided to postpone the vote of ordinance (#2021-06) amending speed limits on certain borough streets at its Tuesday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The final adoption was halted when a Berkeley Heights resident questioned whether or not proper engineering studies have been conducted to support the speed limit changes.

Stephen G. Carrellas, P.E., Director ...

New Providence Borough Council Presents 2021 Municipal Budget

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a tough year and a difficult task to formulate a budget amid the pandemic as the borough has lost revenue and incurred additional COVID-19 related expenses, Councilman Peter DeSarno said. DeSarno and Councilman Matthew Cumiskey took turns presenting the budget at the Tuesday, April 27 virtual council meeting.

Click here for the 2021 Budget ...

COVID's Downward Trend Continues: Summer Camps to Open, Murphy Hints at More Easing of Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

Murphy Echoes Revised CDC Guidance on Masking

NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use by the FDA: Pfizer-BioNTech, ...

New Providence Receives $50,000 Union County Infrastructure Grant for Roadway Paving Project

Roadway Paving Project in New Providence. Drainage improvements in Berkeley Heights. A detention basin in Elizabeth. ADA Improvements at the Municipal Complex in Roselle Park. These are some of the projects that this year’s Union County Commissioners Infrastructure Grant program will fund throughout the County.

In all, the Union County Board of Commissioners made awards to 21 ...

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Union County Non-Profits Invited to Free Virtual Workshop on Website Accessibility

April 29, 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites non-profit organizations to attend a free online workshop, Website Accessibility for Non-Profits, on Monday, May 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The workshop will be presented via Zoom by Frank Louvis, owner of the Coastal Technologies, an internet and marketing agency.

“Online communication has become more important than ever before ...

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All Boxes Checked, but With a Caveat

One does not need be hard pressed to find reasons why stocks are up this year (the S&P is 12% higher in the first four months of 2021)1. Last week's glut of economic and corporate data showcases the incredible progress the economy has made in a relatively short amount of time. The fundamental backdrop continues to check all the boxes for a durable bull market, and investors have taken ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

NJ Intergenerational Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition

May 4, 2021

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Visit njio.org for more details! 

 

22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year!

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The 22nd Annual Our House Our Run has gone VIRTUAL for the Second Year!

Once again, this year the Our House, Our Run is going virtual which allows runners & walkers anywhere in the world to participate at their convenience and location of their choice.  “Last year moving the event to a virtual venue opened up registrations to so many.  We even had ...

New Providence - A Destination of Choice for Home Buyers

The secret is out! New Providence is a great to live! Having been a Pioneer for over 28 years, my family and I have benefited from all that New Providence has to offer from an outstanding school system to town recreation programs to transportation convenience to dining and a strong business community.

 

In just the past few years our business community has seen additions such as ...

Not So Random Thoughts on Pocket Billiards, Geometry, Post-Modernism, and Education

May 3, 2021

A business associate told me upon learning of our common interest in the game of pocket billiards or pool that having proficiency in the game of pool is a sign of a misspent youth. Playing pool meant time spent inside pool halls or recreation halls trying to master a game of sinking multi-colored balls with a long skinny stick in one of six pockets on rectangular tables covered by usually green ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...

NJ Teacher, Wrestling Coach at Public, Catholic Schools Indicted for Sex Crimes

April 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.

John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including CJA Wrestling of East Brunswick, South Brunswick High School, Sayreville Middle ...