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North Star Academy's Senior Signing Day Moves Online

May 28, 2020

NEWARK - Hilda Asante-Nyame was so disappointed that she did not get into her first or second choice colleges — University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University — that she created a TikTok video to Orianthi's snarky hit “According to You,” chastising the schools for rejecting her. 

Then her TikTok reveals that  she is headed to Wesleyan ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

What COVID-19 Funding Cuts Would Mean for Newark Public Schools

NEWARK, NJ — Newly drafted 2020-2021 school budgets based on the state’s projections didn’t even have a chance to cool before COVID-19 came and upended the public sector. 

Newark Public Schools, which presented its budget hearing remotely in March, and other urban districts are adrift in a sea of unknowns as the state reassesses what it will allocate to schools. Many are ...

Moving Newark Schools Forward Slate Apparent Winner in BOE Election

NEWARK, NJ — The three candidates running on the Moving Newark Schools Forward slate are the apparent winners in the city's Board of Education election Tuesday with preliminary results showing a wide lead over three challengers in the first election entirely conducted by mail in the school district’s history. 

The election, originally scheduled for ...

BRICK Education Network Launches Week-Long Campaign Reminding Students that School Is Still in Session

BRICK Education Network (BEN) is launching a week-long, citywide campaign help motivate students and remind them that school is still in session during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BEN, a Newark-based charter management organization, is asking educators and community leaders to join them in sharing inspirational words of encouragement with students by video.

From May 18 to May 22, BEN will be ...

Don't Forget: Newark School Board Election is Tomorrow, May 12

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark School Board's first election under 100% local control is finally here, and with another historic footnote for the records — Tuesday, May 12 will be the first all vote-by-mail election in light of the novel coronavirus. 

There will be no in-person polling to help stave off the spread of the virus, which has reached 6,332 cases and nearly 500 deaths ...

NJ State Police, Dept. of Education Advise School Boards That HS Graduation Ceremonies, Parades Violate 'State at Home' Orders

NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police Colonel ...

Murphy: Schools to Remain Closed

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year in an ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and of our educators, administrators and staff," said Murphy. 

The governor's ...

Housing, Education and Job and Food Security are Among the Top Concerns of Newark Residents

NEWARK, NJ — Housing, education and job and food security are among the top concerns of Newark residents and education was the top concern among the city's black residents, according to a poll commissioned by Newark-based nonprofit Project Ready.

The poll of 457 residents is the first to be taken since the coronavirus forced a near total shutdown of the economy, with schools and ...

Seton Hall's Executive Cabinet, President Take a Pay Cut Facing Revenue Lost to Coronavirus

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As Seton Hall University is confronted by potentially more than a hundred million of dollars in lost revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, University President Joseph Nyre and the University’s Executive Cabinet have volunteered to reduce their salary.

"Seton Hall’s Executive Cabinet announced Thursday that it would ...


Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...


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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

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. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Opinion: Want to reopen schools? Consult the village.

May 26, 2020

Schools are closed. Kids, families, and teachers are stressed. As I work tirelessly, as a veteran teacher and community organizer, with kids and families to adjust, the most common question I get is: “Mr. Luna, when can we go back to school?”

As a teacher, the answer is a quick “when it’s safe.” As an organizer with Newark for Educational Equity and Diversity ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

May 28, 2020

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 knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month"

May 19, 2020

Dear Editor:

Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) celebrate May as “Better Hearing & Speech Month,” to promote awareness of the audiology and speech language-pathology professions and its impact on the lives of children and adults with hearing, communication and feeding/swallowing issues. 

This year, as we all know, is extremely ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

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 Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...