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NJ Dedicates $25M to Small Landlords Overwhelmed by Pandemic

August 7, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Seeking to extend COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords, who have had to reckon with a moratorium on evictions since April, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program Friday.

According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to10 unit properties, which will specifically be eligible for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program ...

New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Fanwood's Gerry Cooney, and with Eli Manning, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, Others

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Advertising Campaign Targets 30-something's 'Risky Behaviors'

TRENTON, NJ – The state’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is targeting, among others, the 30-and-under population because of the “risky behaviors” they have exhibited.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the “For Each Other, For Us All” campaign is debuting this week in advertising across TV, radio, ...

NJ Re-Tightens Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings As Transmission Rate Trends Up 

CAMDEN, NJ — With New Jersey’s rate of transmission (Rt) nearly doubling in a month - from 0.87 in early July to 1.48 today — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he will again tighten caps on indoor gatherings.

“We believe that some of this increase is attributable to the number of indoor house parties and other events which we have been seeing across the ...

A Tearful Plea from US District Judge Esther Salas After Her Son's Murder

NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard the gunshots. 

Her message is that Federal judges need better protection. Their home ...

New Care One Residence Set to Open in August

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "A lavish lifestyle." That's what Senior Administrator Chris Slavicek promises for residents at the new Care One on Cranbury Road.  Indeed, care one is located right next to the luxurious Park Chateau and the new hotel that is going up beside it.  On a recent tour of the almost-finished residence, it was easy to see the ground plan of a lovely care ...

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NJ Dedicates $25M to Small Landlords Overwhelmed by Pandemic

August 7, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Seeking to extend COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords, who have had to reckon with a moratorium on evictions since April, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program Friday.

According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to10 unit properties, which will specifically be eligible for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program ...

New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Fanwood's Gerry Cooney, and with Eli Manning, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, Others

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Advertising Campaign Targets 30-something's 'Risky Behaviors'

TRENTON, NJ – The state’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is targeting, among others, the 30-and-under population because of the “risky behaviors” they have exhibited.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the “For Each Other, For Us All” campaign is debuting this week in advertising across TV, radio, ...

NJ Re-Tightens Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings As Transmission Rate Trends Up 

CAMDEN, NJ — With New Jersey’s rate of transmission (Rt) nearly doubling in a month - from 0.87 in early July to 1.48 today — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he will again tighten caps on indoor gatherings.

“We believe that some of this increase is attributable to the number of indoor house parties and other events which we have been seeing across the ...

A Tearful Plea from US District Judge Esther Salas After Her Son's Murder

NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard the gunshots. 

Her message is that Federal judges need better protection. Their home ...

New Care One Residence Set to Open in August

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "A lavish lifestyle." That's what Senior Administrator Chris Slavicek promises for residents at the new Care One on Cranbury Road.  Indeed, care one is located right next to the luxurious Park Chateau and the new hotel that is going up beside it.  On a recent tour of the almost-finished residence, it was easy to see the ground plan of a lovely care ...

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2020 General Election Policies

August 3, 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 ...

Postal Carrier Receives Unwelcome Package from Isaias

August 5, 2020

PARAMUS, NJ - A postal carrier in Paramus received an unwelcome package from Tropical Storm Isaias - - a large tree that did serious damage to the postal carrier's mail truck. 

The incident happened while the postal carrier stopped at a Dunkin' Donuts on Route 4 westbound in Paramus.  The postal carrier was not in the truck when the tree fell and no one was ...

Two Wood-Ridge Teens Collaborate to Produce "Beetlejuice" Online Musical Parody

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  With the shutdown of much of the entertainment industry due to the current state of the country, two Wood-Ridge teenagers found themselves taking part in a different type of production: "BEETLEJUICE: The Online Musical" | The Unauthorized Musical Parody.

Adam Lucas, chief editor, and Anthony Finke, music director who also played the part of Maxie Dean, joined a ...

Fair Lawn Police Officer Named 'Hometown Hero'

FAIR LAWN, NJ –  When Fair Lawn Police Officer Luis “Lou” Vasquez heard that the shelves at the Van Riper Ellis Church George Muro Memorial Food Pantry were nearly empty, the longtime cop put the word out to the community to help families hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.

Within a few days, residents answered the call and restocked the pantry’s supply, according to ...

NJ Dedicates $25M to Small Landlords Overwhelmed by Pandemic

August 7, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Seeking to extend COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords, who have had to reckon with a moratorium on evictions since April, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program Friday.

According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to10 unit properties, which will specifically be eligible for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program ...

New Jersey Hall of Fame to Induct Fanwood's Gerry Cooney, and with Eli Manning, Charles Addams, Cissy Houston, Others

NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, cartoonist Charles Addams ("The Addams Family"), actors John Amos and ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Advertising Campaign Targets 30-something's 'Risky Behaviors'

TRENTON, NJ – The state’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is targeting, among others, the 30-and-under population because of the “risky behaviors” they have exhibited.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the “For Each Other, For Us All” campaign is debuting this week in advertising across TV, radio, ...

NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

August 7, 2020

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach in Avalon

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

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 

 

It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...

Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

Cat Code 2.0

One of the many projects that I didn’t get to when the world locked down was dealing with the bins of legos that take up space in the closet.

Legos were a staple in my house not all that long ago, and to this day walking across the carpet in bare feet brings back sharp memories of their prevalence in my home.

But I hate to get rid of them. They look so neglected. Kind of like the last ...

What Makes You Happy? Four Ways to Raise Your Happiness Set Point

Just about everyone wants to be happy. Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” If happiness is something we strive so hard to attain, and if it is truly the end all and be all of life, then why does it elude so many?

There is a pervasive myth that we can be happy when we achieve (fill in the blank).

When Your Ex Gets Remarried

I recently learned that my ex husband got engaged. After living for more than three decades with this man in my life, I must admit, hearing this news was a punch in the gut. I spent the next few weeks with a horrible feeling surrounding me, you know that uneasiness you get in your stomach after someone close passes away? My body was on edge, I shook inside, and could not shed the anxiousness of ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 

 

It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...