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Newark Community Leaders Reach Out to Disabled with Vaccination Clinic

May 7, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark is taking its first steps to vaccinate nearly 34,000 people with disabilities after community leaders hosted a pop-up clinic for residents with visual, hearing or physical impairments. 

Although officials may have a long way to go before a majority of the city’s disabled residents are fully vaccinated, more than 50 registered residents walked ...

HUD Secretary Visits Newark, Determined to Increase Vaccine Response

NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents are fully vaccinated, however, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said the Biden-Harris administration is determined to raise those numbers.

Joined by local health professionals and area officials, Fudge visited Wynona Lipman Gardens on Thursday to attend a mobile pop-up clinic hosted by ...

Supply Outstrips Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story.

At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a trickle of people show up every day to get vaccinated.

According to Essex County statistics, the ...

Newark Residents Will Be Able to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine Without an Appointment at These County Sites

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County officials are temporarily closing several COVID-19 vaccination sites due to reports of low demand, however, appointments will no longer be needed at some sites with walk-ins readily available. 

“Throughout the entire vaccination process, we constantly were fine-tuning our program to make sure everyone who wants to get vaccinated can do ...

NJ 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 ...

Newark Reverend Fuses Faith and Science to Fight COVID Pandemic

NEWARK, NJ — The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter has delivered virtual sermons from his empty church in Newark since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

During that time, he has been trying to address not only his community's spiritual needs but also his flock's mental and physical health.

Slaughter said he knows that the belief behind soothing souls must work together with the logic of ...

New Jersey Loosens Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum of 250 individuals.

He also announced the easing of the following ...

New Jersey Opens Vaccinations to Residents Ages 16+

NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated. 

"Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated," Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At this time, those ages 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must ...

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Clinton Flats Development Opens, Set to Welcome More Residents to the Central Ward

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two new mixed-use redevelopment buildings officially opened in the Central Ward this month and will become just one of multiple projects aimed to rejuvenate the downtown. 

Newark officials on May 7 held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of Clinton Flats, Paramount Assets'  latest mixed-use redevelopment in Newark’s ...

HUD Secretary Visits Newark, Determined to Increase Vaccine Response

May 6, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents are fully vaccinated, however, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said the Biden-Harris administration is determined to raise those numbers.

Joined by local health professionals and area officials, Fudge visited Wynona Lipman Gardens on Thursday to attend a mobile pop-up clinic hosted by ...

Essex County, Newark Authorities Address Use of Force Policy During Town Hall Meeting

May 11, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — After New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal last year announced the first revision to the statewide “Use of Force Policy” in two decades, Essex County authorities are now highlighting the new policy revisions with local police. 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office, joined by local authorities including Newark Public Safety Director Brian ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...