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Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cuddle Up with Dinner & a Movie

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

Hunkering down home-side is the rule of the day. And while chez living room is getting a little repetitive, jazzing up a stay-at-home rendez vous is definitely possible; it just takes a little creativity and a little help from the resources at hand.  Luckily, many New Jersey restaurants and shops are ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Publisher Reflects on the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- As part our ongoing coronavirus coverage in New Jersey, Cheryl Brown, the Publisher of TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV about the effects of the pandemic on daily life in her community. 

Both Verona and Cedar Grove are located in Essex County, New Jersey, which currently has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the state.

On the Ground in Nutley, New Jersey: the Community Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

LITTLE FALLS & NUTLEY, NJ -- John Lee, Publisher of TAPinto Nutley, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV to report on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the town of Nutley, New Jersey. On March 21, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued orders to close non-essential businesses and dictated strong social distancing guidelines statewide. This piece was recorded on March 24, 2020 and ...

TAPinto Provides Platform for Local Businesses to Communicate to Customers and Community During Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media, about ways local businesses can continue to communicate with both customers and the community during the coronavirus crisis. 

In this segment taken from TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday morning show on News 12+, Shapiro spoke with Brodeur via video conference from his home ...

TAPinto CEO Speaks About the Impact of Local News During Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media this week to share how TAPinto has been an invaluable source of information for readers seeking local news to learn how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their own communities. 

Shapiro, who lives in Broward County, Florida, reports that his county is one of the ...

Breaking News: Fire at Fantasy Island Amusement Park

March 29, 2020

BEACH HAVEN, NJ  — A large fire has been reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven.  

Reports from a source is that at the fire took place in the ice cream shop and the fire is now under control  (9:40 p.m.)

TAPinto will keep the public updated. 

 

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

ASBURY PARK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - John Moor, the Mayor of Asbury Park has closed the boardwalk due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infection.  There will still be several points of open access to the beach, but the boardwalk will not be open for walking or congregating.  Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Vaz, the Mayor of Seaside Heights, closed the ocean and bay beaches ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 31, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

The COVID-19 Virtual Learning Crisis. Nine Tips for Staying Sane

​After speaking with many friends today and seeing the panic across the faces across many parents across America, I realized that we're experiencing a secondary reaction to COVID-19: we are in the midst of a virtual learning epidemic. It's running its course across many of our communities and the results are good, bad, and everywhere in between.

Having had a short stint with ...

10 Perks to Offer Healthcare Teams During COVID-19 Crisis...

It shouldn’t take a healthcare crisis to find ways for health care leaders to show front line healthcare team members how important they are and how much you care, but it is an especially important time to be extra considerate and thoughtful. Be prepared to go above and beyond for your employees so they go above and beyond for the patients in your care.

Below are 10 immediate perks you ...

Anxiety Can Be Just as Contagious as The Coronavirus

When a family becomes stressed, everyone feels anxious. The anxiety moves easily from person to person in the family.  Anxiety that affects one, affects all. It can be contagious.

Our country and our community are in the midst of a great deal of panic and anxiety with the pandemic of the Coronavirus. We are bombarded daily with the updates on this illness and how it is ...

Lost Dog: Have you seen Ginko?

March 13, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Ginko has been missing since this Wednesday morning. Last seen by his home in Berkeley Square area near Plainfield Avenue and Sutton Drive. If you see him please call his owner at: 908.906.0776.

Watchung Borough Council Meeting Set to be Virtual

April 2, 2020

 

 

COUNCIL MEETING / INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION APRIL 2, 2020 - 7:30 P.M.

 

(THIS MEETING IS GOING TO BE A VIRTUAL MEETING- SEE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE.)
 

To call into the meeting, dial 1 (872) 240-3412. It will prompt you for an access code. Type 592870653#. You do not need an audio pin, so just press #.

To ...

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

“Social Security recipients who ...

TAPinto Triples Site Traffic in March 2020, Breaking All-Time Readership Record; Facebook Journalism Project Awards Grants to Two TAPinto Franchisees for Coronavirus Coverage

Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed.  TAPinto’s network of over 80 local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida broke all readership records in March with 9,628,289 pageviews and 3,412,844 readers, an increase of 300% from February 2020.  Meanwhile, last week, two TAPinto owner/publishers, ...

Local Diaper Bank Needs Help to Continue Meeting Essential Baby Needs of Community

Much like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, diapers and other basic baby essentials are hard to find during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a baby supply and diaper bank located in Plainfield, is doing its best to keep up with its regular distribution as well as meet emergency need requests from its existing network of partners including schools, food banks, ...

IRS: Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Does my business qualify to receive the Employee Retention Credit?

The ...

Breaking News: Fire at Fantasy Island Amusement Park

March 29, 2020

BEACH HAVEN, NJ  — A large fire has been reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven.  

Reports from a source is that at the fire took place in the ice cream shop and the fire is now under control  (9:40 p.m.)

TAPinto will keep the public updated. 

 

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

ASBURY PARK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - John Moor, the Mayor of Asbury Park has closed the boardwalk due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infection.  There will still be several points of open access to the beach, but the boardwalk will not be open for walking or congregating.  Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Vaz, the Mayor of Seaside Heights, closed the ocean and bay beaches ...

Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township Leadership Asks People to Stay Away from Part Time Homes on Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom officially wrote letters discouraging people who own second homes from coming to stay on Long Beach Island in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary concerns of both Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township leadership is the strain the additional population could put on the local medical support system. 

Dr. Joseph ...

State Theatre is Closing its Doors Until the End of March

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The likes of Gary Cooper, Bob Hope and Houdini have graced the stage at the State Theatre over its 99-year history.

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, however, has forced officials to close the theater temporarily.

State Theatre President and CEO Sarah Chaplin announced that all shows through the end of March have been canceled.

According to a ...

New Jersey’s Only Site for Study of Waldenstrӧm Macroglobulinemia (a Rare Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) Open at Morristown Medical Center

Charles Farber, MD, PhD, hematologist/oncologist at Atlantic Hematology Oncology, located at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and medical director of Oncology Research Network Development for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow patients with a rare type of blood-cell cancer to get access to a new treatment now in use for another type of ...

Somerset County COVID-10 Update: 12 Deaths, 515 Cases

April 2, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday update shows a total of 515 cases in Somerset County and 12 deaths caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reported 43 new cases overnight.

The Somerset County Department of Health has confirmed the deaths of four residents of Bridgewater; four North Plainfield residents, two Franklin residents; a Hillsborough ...

Somerset County COVID-19 Update- April 1

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday update shows a total of 472 cases in Somerset County, and 12 deaths caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reported 67 new cases overnight and one death in North Plainfield from complications of COVID-19.

The Somerset County Department of Health has confirmed the deaths of four residents of Bridgewater; four ...

March 31 Somerset County COVID-19 Update 18 in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health update shows a total of 405 cases in Somerset County, and 11 deaths caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reported 74 new cases overnight, with Far Hills reporting its first case; the borough had been the only Somerset County municipality without a confirmed case of the coronavirus.

The Somerset County Department of ...

Real ID extension, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Office to Remain Closed

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced that the closure of all New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspections facilities will be extended through April 12 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Fulton also noted that the federal REAL ID requirement has been extended for another year, until ...

March 30 Somerset County COVID-19 Update

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday update shows 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the borough, with a total of 331 cases in Somerset County, and 11 deaths caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reported 41 new cases and three deaths overnight.

The Somerset County Department of Health has confirmed the deaths of four residents of Bridgewater; three ...

Somerset County Park Commission Extends Closure of Programs, Events

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is extending the closure of its programs, events and activities until April 30, in line with the social distancing directive from President Donald Trump.

Remaining open with strict consideration given to social distancing requirements are Natirar Park in Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone; Duke Island Park and North Branch Park in Bridgewater; ...

Objects in the Mirror

Not having many friends, I know a thing or two about social distancing. When you are short on personality like me, it is actually quite easy to keep people at a safe distance for long periods of time. But for everyone else, I understand it can be quite a challenge. So in the spirit of really annoying magazine articles, I offer you . . .

Seven Tips to Maintain Your Distance and Your Sanity with ...

Bramnick, Cryan Discuss Assistance for Businesses, Workers Amid COVID-19 (Video)

April 2, 2020

If you are a business or employee impacted by COVID-19 there are a number of government programs that can benefit you.

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield, and Sen. Joe Cryan, D-Union, discuss these in this short video:

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ShopRite Confirms Sixth Employee in New Jersey with COVID-19

TOMS RIVER, NJ - ShopRite Supermarkets on Wednesday confirmed that an employee at the ShopRite of Fischer Bay in Toms River store has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, joining five others previously diagnosed at other ShopRite stores in Essex, Union, Morris, Mercer and Middlesex counties.

The other locations where employees tested positive are in Newark, Morristown, Garwood, Old Bridge ...

Mayor Mapp Notes 73 Cases on Monday, Says Muhlenberg Site Won't be Utilized

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The latest update from the administration notes there are now 73 positive cases of COVID-19 in Plainfield, including five City of Plainfield employees.  On Saturday, there were 44 confirmed cases in town, with 72 quarantined.

According to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, "We are now operating on a very modified schedule at City Hall while doing all we can to continue to provide ...

Ewing Man Cited for Hosting 47 People at "Corona Party"

EWING, NJ -- A 54-year-old Ewing Township man faces multiples citations after hosting a "Corona Party" Friday evening in violation of the State's temporary ban on gatherings during the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic announced Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.    He and Ewing Police Chief John P. Stemler III reported the man was issued two ...

Prestige Diner Is Closed for Repairs Following Fire

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The fire at The Prestige Diner and Restaurant yesterday may have been limited to the basement, but it caused enough damage that the diner will remain closed for a few weeks for repairs. 

 

A release from Fire Chief Michael Piana described what took place at the iconic diner at 1318 Springfield Ave.

 

At approximately 6:30 a.m.

Donations Help Plainfield Restaurant Feed Healthcare Workers

PLAINFIELD, NJ — In addition to currently offering its lunch and dinner menu via takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery, Plainfield's Jessica's Café & Pizzeria is also collecting donations to provide meals for overworked nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers at two area hospitals during the coronavirus crisis.

Owner and Chef Ermelin Saqe wrote on the ...

Obituaries

Mark G. “ALJ” Aljian, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 18, 2019, while ...
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Objects in the Mirror

Not having many friends, I know a thing or two about social distancing. When you are short on personality like me, it is actually quite easy to keep people at a safe distance for long periods of time. But for everyone else, I understand it can be quite a challenge. So in the spirit of really annoying magazine articles, I offer you . . .

Seven Tips to Maintain Your Distance and Your Sanity with ...