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Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

March 30, 2020

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 ...

Getting Dinner to Go? Don’t Forget the Wine

Restaurants may be unable to serve you in their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get that beer or wine you would have ordered at a table with your takeout.

During the pandemic, restaurants are seeing an uptick in the number of alcoholic beverages they sell to go or, depending on that restaurant’s license, by delivery. The beverages must be sold in ...

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

March 31, 2020

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 ...

Steve Adubato Examines Ways to Prepare Students for the Business Element of E-Sports

NEW JERSEY -- Neil Malvone, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Caldwell University, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he spoke about the booming e-sport gaming industry and the university’s new program to prepare students for careers in that growing field. 

“The studies are telling us that e-sports will be a billion dollar industry by the end of ...

Expert Advice on Managing Anxiety and Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage our anxieties during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“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 the things that we can ...

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.

Economic impact payments: What you need to know

March 31, 2020

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

Who is eligible for ...

TAPinto Election Policies 2020

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

Communicating with Our Audience

TAPinto is committed to helping the communities we cover during this time of crisis.  We've pulled together a few tips for communicating during times of crisis and are offering special advertising options.  

As a business or organization, you've worked hard to build relationships with your clients and customers. In a time of crisis, it is more important than ever to keep ...

IRS unveils new People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance programs

To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.

“The IRS is taking extraordinary steps to help the people of our country,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations Needed

As this global pandemic begins to see a rise in our communities, the number of community members who are seeking care at our facilities for symptoms related to COVID-19 is growing, and we believe this number will continue to increase dramatically in the days and weeks ahead. As such, there is an increased need for the personal protective equipment required to ensure the safety of our health care ...

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 ...

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

March 31, 2020

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; ...

Somerset County Business Partnership and County develop Task Force to help local Business

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders is collaborating with the Somerset County Business Partnership to establish a task force to develop economic recovery strategies that will support local businesses.

“This joint effort between Somerset County and the Somerset County Business partnership ignites the public-private partnerships that are essential to ...

North Plainfield Resident Fatally Struck On Route 22

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fatal accident on Route 22 in North Plainfield involving a pedestrian on Saturday night is being investigated by the North Plainfield Police Department, North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced on Sunday. The North Plainfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team, is ...

March 29 Somerset County COVID-I9 Update: 290 Cases, 8 Deaths,3 North Plainfield deaths

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday update shows a total of 290 cases in Somerset County, and eight deaths caused by complications of COVID-19. Somerset County reported 36 new cases and two deaths overnight.

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

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 ...

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

With a growing sense of my mortality, I find myself nostalgic for the old days.

I mean, it seems only two weeks ago that my three kids were bouncing home from college one by one to visit and relax on their spring breaks. I remember they brought home laundry and influenza to share. I recovered in bed with a fever and a cough safe in knowing that I wasn’t on a cruise ship.

Now my kids ...

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

March 30, 2020

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 ...

Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

TRENTON, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

River and Rail Cantina Gives Free Lunch to Hospitality and Service Industry Workers

CRANFORD, NJ - Located in the heart of Downtown Cranford, River and Rail Cantina warmed the hearts of service industry and hospitality workers whose jobs have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak with a free lunch on Monday.

There was no need to purchase anything - the deal was no strings attached, and according to owner John Roder, about 65 people stopped by for a free lunch, ...

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 ...

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

With a growing sense of my mortality, I find myself nostalgic for the old days.

I mean, it seems only two weeks ago that my three kids were bouncing home from college one by one to visit and relax on their spring breaks. I remember they brought home laundry and influenza to share. I recovered in bed with a fever and a cough safe in knowing that I wasn’t on a cruise ship.

Now my kids ...