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After coronavirus diagnosis, Essex County Sheriff Fontoura fights to get back to front lines

March 31, 2020

When Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, a longtime lawman who learned how to be a cop on the streets of Newark, found out that he has coronavirus, he was down, but not out.

In fact, Fontoura is yearning to get back into the fight against the pandemic plaguing his section of the world. 

"It's frustrating me forever that I'm not out there with my folks. I want to be ...

‘Freshening’: One Tip for Making a Creative, Small Passover Seder

April 6, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

How does a family have a Passover seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing? Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves or alone during this festival. Even the profit Elijah may be hesitant to come to the door, no ...

Nutley Rescue Squad Does Drive-By During Nightly #ClapBecauseWeCare Event, Grace Miller Cheers Them On

April 6, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - After learning that Nutley second grader Grace Miller stands on her porch every night at 7 p.m. to clap and cheer for the Essential Personnel combating COVID-19 coronavirus, the men and women of the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad (NVERS) thanked her with a drive-by Friday night. 

As the clock struck 7, Grace, and her parents, Michele Traina and Craig Miller, ...

Letter to the Editor: During This Crisis, Teletherapy Offers Hope & Healing

April 2, 2020

Dear Editor: 

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and widespread stay-at-home orders, people with communication disorders in New Jersey who usually receive their critically needed speech therapy in a private practice or health care setting can now only continue their therapy through telemedicine/telehealth, via live video sessions with their speech-language pathologists.

It’s ...

Opinion: Puerto Rico: Poised to End America’s Foreign Drug Dependence

March 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic exposes a surprising fact: Ninety-percent of all antibiotics, common cold and flu, and pain-relief medications found in America’s medicine cabinets are made in China, not the United States.

America’s largest pharmaceutical companies now outsource to China the manufacture of 90 percent of brand name and generic antibiotics, aspirin, and ibuprofen sold in the ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...