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Governor Murphy Taps Newark Councilmen for New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission

May 13, 2021

North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. and Councilman-at-Large Luis Quintana were among 29 New Jersey residents named by Governor Phil Murphy to the New Jersey Puerto Rican Commission.

The commission, which was established under legislation signed into law by Governor Murphy in January 2020, will build upon the Murphy Administration’s efforts to promote interconnectivity between Puerto ...

Pfizer Vaccines Are Now Open to Youth 12-17 in Newark. What Parents Need to Know

NEWARK, NJ —  Newark parents and guardians will be able to register their children between the ages of 12 and older for a Pfizer vaccine after state health officials on Wednesday authorized eligibility for that age range.  

“With today’s recommendations, following the Food and Drug Administration’s expansion of the Emergency Use Authorization ...

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 ...

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 ...

Newark Council Proposes Ordinance to Expand Loan Assistance Programs for Homeowners

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Municipal Council on Tuesday proposed an ordinance that will increase the maximum amount of Live Newark closing cost loans and façade improvement loans aimed to help homeowners during the pandemic.  

The ordinance, proposed by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, raises Live Newark closing cost loans from $5,000 to $10,000 and facade ...

Newark Mayor Visits White House as President Addresses Gun Violence 

NEWARK, NJ — In the wake of recent mass shootings that have left dozens killed, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Thursday joined dignitaries across the nation at the White House Rose Garden as President Joe Biden unveiled a set of executive actions to address gun violence. 

Calling the matter a “public health crisis” and an “international embarrassment,” ...

Murphy Announces Latest COVID Figures and Vaccination Totals

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated.

"We are now 40% to our initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30th," ...

Murphy 'Extremely Optimistic' Biden's Infrastructure Plan Will Provide New Jersey Major Aid 

NEWARK, NJ — A quick look at a map shows that most of New Jersey's highly trafficked train lines lead to Newark. Recognizing this fact, Governor Phil Murphy came to Newark to say that he believes federal funds will soon be flowing to the Garden State through President Joe Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan. 

"Assuming that the infrastructure ...

Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

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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 ...

Thousands of Masks, Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Donated to Township Employees

May 14, 2021

BELLEVILLE, NJ –A generous donation of personal protection equipment from a Belleville business owner will go a long way toward continuing to keep township personnel safe.

A shipment of 30 boxes of surgical masks – 60,000 total – and 72 boxes of hand sanitizer – 1,440, 16-ounce bottles – has been donated to Belleville workers.

The donation was made by Richard ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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 ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...