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May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lee Kenneth Richardson, who co-founded Crossroads Theatre Company and watched it rise from humble beginnings in a converted sewing factory to become a Tony Award-winning local theater, has died. Richardson passed away Sunday at 69 after compiling a long and varied career ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today. The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July.  Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local ...

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There is a water leak being repaired on Milton Avenue. Residents and Businesses on Milton Avenue, Linn Road, Craig Place, Briar Lane , Pake Street and East Passaic Avenue (south of Harrison Street) may experience discolored water and low water pressure.  The break should be repaired shortly and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Swedish medical device company Getinge has agreed to a lease at the old Toys’R’Us world headquarters in Wayne.   Many have speculated what would happen to the huge property on the edge of the Point View Reservoir in northern Wayne.  It was mentioned as a possible site for a ...

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Parents, Students, and Residents: As you may have already heard, Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey high school Classes of 2020 may have outdoor celebrations, which can take place after July 6. As we get more information on social distancing, capacity and acceptable protocols later ...

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The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including: Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley Modified in-person graduation ceremonies can begin July 6th Professional sports teams authorized to resume Other updates COVID-19 Total Cases The ...

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UNION, NJ – Kean University has announced Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Class of 2020 during a virtual Commencement ceremony on May 29.  More than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students will be celebrated at the event, which will feature musical performances, a virtual tassel turn, and ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with Marcella Gencarelli, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, about her experience heading up several professional organizations in New Jersey. She shared her perspective on what small businesses are looking for as they learn to navigate a new way of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Local businesses Bucco Couture and AdmiralAirtech came to the rescue to finance the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad's (NVERS) lawn sign fundraiser.   The squad receives no funding from the Township of Nutley, and instead relies on fundraisers to support the local ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A third of known coronavirus cases in Camden County — which stands at 6,375 as of Tuesday — belong to first responders including healthcare workers, employees of “essential” businesses and frontline emergency personnel.  Caryelle Lasher, Communicable Disease Unit Supervisor, on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986. Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has laid out a series of spending ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey had 965 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing the state total to 155,092. Among those cases, 2,755 are in hospitals, 719 are in critical or intensive care, and 540 are on ventilators. He also reported 16 ...

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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a busy time for gardening and other outdoor activities. Gardening provides many benefits but like any outdoor activity it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays. More than 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Efforts to control and push back against the COVID-19 pandemic have been described as a "battle" or "war" with health care workers and first responders likened to :"warriors" on the "front lines." From governors and lawmakers to clergy and CEOs, health officials, first ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Each year, members of the Franklin Reformed Church congregation march in Nutley's annual Memorial Day parade as a part of the 'Carts for Caring' ministry. 2020 would have marked the fifth year in a row that the congregants marched to benefit the food pantry operation of Nutley Family ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Title: “Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public ...

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NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks TRENTON, NJ –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Graduates of Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences will experience many of the typical traditions in a decidedly atypical way at University Commencement: A Virtual Celebration on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Together, they will be watching to share in ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Nicole Quick of Ocean Acres in Manahawkin readily admits she is an extrovert and overall positive person.  When COVID-19 caused New Jersey to essentially shut down, Quick found it a struggle. She also realized she was not alone and sprang into action. Enter the birth of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be able to order groceries online, starting this week. Online shopping using these benefits will be available through Amazon beginning Wednesday, May 27 and from participating Walmart, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As residents of New Jersey’s largest city prepare to emerge from their long quarantine, they’ll begin to notice something new in their city: a plethora of red, yellow and green signs everywhere they go.  Officials rolled out a phased reopening and recovery plan on Thursday, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 51-year-old Jersey City man arrested on May 15 in connection with three armed robberies was further charged with making terroristic threats and aggravated assault on a police officer after he allegedly indicated that he might be infected with coronavirus and  spit in an ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The ...

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