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Newark’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program Nearing Finish Line

September 21, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark lead service line replacement program is now in its final stage, the city announced Monday, just two months after it declared its lead levels below the federal safety standard of 15.4 parts per billion (ppb).

Mayor Ras Baraka, whose line at his South Ward home has already been replaced, went through the waiting and testing period following installation. He said he ...


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Nutley Installs Vote by Mail Drop Box for Election 2020

September 28, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ-- With Coronavirus concerns still persisting, the State of New Jersey is automatically mailing all registered voters a ballot for the November 3rd election.  While you will receive the ballot through mail you will still have the ability to vote provisionally in person if you prefer.

Nutley has installed its ballot drop box at Township Hall, located at One Kennedy Drive. Town ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

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

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

Landlords’ troubles deepen as state evictions ban protects nonpaying tenants

September 28, 2020

Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic.

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In New Jersey’s pandemic-driven apartment housing crisis, there are no winners.

Tenants, unable to ...

School-Based Youth Services Program in New Jersey Must be Refunded

September 9, 2020

Dear Editor:

I am proud of the fact that three school-based youth services programs have supported children in the 20th Legislative District – two at Elizabeth High School and one at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle.

These School-Based Youth Services Programs (SBYSP) have provided crucial services to children with complex emotional, behavioral and mental health needs, ...

OPINION: Illicit Budget Raid of Clean Communities Fund Will Gut Litter Clean Up Programs in NJ

September 18, 2020

In my 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and President of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug state budget holes. 

But responsible revenue policy must stay within the legal boundaries of state law. 

Case in point: the recent proposal by the state Department of ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

September 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...