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

March 28, 2020

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 ...

New Jersey’s Wineries Struggle to Survive Coronavirus Shut Down

It’s a sunny spring weekend, the kind when hundreds of people would visit Auburn Road Vineyards in Salem County to taste wine and enjoy wood fired pizza. But on March 21, business was down to about a quarter of what they typically make as the usual stream of customers turned to a trickle of folks picking up their pies and wine to go.

As a farm, wine shop and ...

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

March 29, 2020

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 ...

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

March 27, 2020

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

March 19, 2020

​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 ...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

If you’re a parent (or a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or godparent), chances are that what scares you most about the coronavirus is the impact the epidemic could have on the kids you love.

With news of the virus’ widespread effects constantly unfolding, it’s easy to conjure up endless scenarios, each ending with harmful, even tragic, consequences for the kids in your ...

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.

Communicating with Our Audience

March 26, 2020

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 ...

FEMA, CDC Identify Blood Donation as ‘Essential Function’; Donate Blood Today

Coronavirus responses have severely impacted the U.S. blood supply as Vitalant and other blood centers across the country are struggling to maintain stable inventories. With school closures and workers at home, 25% of Vitalant’s blood collections anticipated in March have disappeared—almost overnight. And that number continues to grow. Through the end of June, Vitalant—the ...

Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 21, 2020, that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, ...

Warren Dog Park Update, Somerset County Parks Suspend Programs, Activities

March 17, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has suspended programs and activities because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision has been made to close all playgrounds, including Quail Brook Park in Somerset, Mountain View Park in Hillsborough, Colonial Park in Somerset, Duke Island Park in Bridgewater and North Branch Park in Bridgewater. Signage will be posted and fencing will ...

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

March 27, 2020

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 ...

Young Thespians to Perform "Hello Dolly"

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Forget social media and online dating. Let’s bring back some good ole fashioned matchmaking…

Well, hello, Dolly!

On March 5, 6 and 7, Somerville High School time-travels to the turn of the 20th century in its production of the long-running, boisterous Broadway musical about a meddlesome, but charming, matchmaking widow with a zest for life.

Carol Channing.

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 ...

A National Cancer Institute Study for HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Opens at Atlantic Health System

Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD, chief of hematology and oncology at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center and medical director of Hematology and Oncology for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow eligible head and neck cancer patients to get access to a type of immunotherapy (nivolumab, or Opdivo®) that is currently approved for treating a number of ...

North Plainfield Resident Fatally Struck On Route 22

March 29, 2020

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 ...

Ridge's Max Mahoney Caps BU College Basketball Career with Championship

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The Division 1 college basketball career of Basking Ridge resident Max Mahoney ended with him cutting down the nets and hoisting a championship trophy 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Ending one's career that way would be a dream come true for almost any basketball player in any other season, but there was still a sense of incompleteness about the way it all ended.

Mahoney, ...

Somerset County Woman Uses Stress Reducing Activity to Help Those in Need During Pandemic

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Out of anxiety and fear over keeping her family safe was born a way to help those in need during scary times.

Bridgewater resident Jennifer Loughran has had her share of tragedy over the years, and when the coronavirus pandemic hit close to home, she found herself wondering how she was going to protect her family, and what she could possibly do.

“Meanwhile, my ...

Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 190 Cases, Four Dead

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday update shows five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the borough, with a total of 190 cases in Somerset County, and four deaths caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reported 51 new cases overnight.

The Somerset County Department of Health confirmed the death of a Hillsborough resident and a Bedminister resident ...

Meal Train Created for Bridgewater Family Due to Coronavirus on Hold, Fundraising Site Set Up

Editor's Note: The meal train is now on hold and a fundraising site for the family has been set up.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the family to assist in medical bills. The page was set up Tuesday afternoon, and they have already raised $63,784 of a $50,000 goal.

To aid the family, ...

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 ...

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

March 29, 2020

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, ...

Early Close: Virus Testing Center at PNC Bank in Holmdel Closes Quickly for the Day

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel's Regional FEMA COVID-19 Coronavirus testing site shut down in the first couple hours on Monday. No testing was available for any new visitors, as vehicles were turned away.

According to former Holmdel Mayor and current Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, she lobbied FEMA with Senator Declan O'Scanlon to open up the famed PNC Bank Arts Center (formerly ...

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 ...