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Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

Simplifying Financial Services Across Generations with MRA Advisory Group

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ – The needs of somebody born when Russia launched Sputnik are a lot different from those of a person born when Microsoft launched Windows 95.

The experts at MRA Advisory Group in Parsippany know that. In fact, they have based their unique investment planning practice around that truth.

At MRA, the approach is called “Generational Planning,” and it ...

Morris County Business Owners and Legislators Launch 'UnLock New Jersey' to Open Up Businesses

MORRISTOWN, NJ - “Unlock New Jersey” was launched today by an expanding group of business owners, civic leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens who presented Governor Phil Murphy with a proposal to responsibly and decisively unlock his COVID19 shut-down of Garden State businesses.  The plan was the result of a town hall meeting of more than 30 small business owners from ...

Proper Diversification Can Ease Retirement Income Worries

During your retirement, you will likely need to withdraw from your investment portfolio to help pay for your living expenses.  So, naturally, you’d rather not see the value of that portfolio decline. Yet, if you spend two or three decades in retirement, you might experience several steep market declines – in fact, drops of at least 20 percent have typically occurred about every ...

Smart Moves for Women Business Owners

Mother’s Day is upon us. If you’re a mother, you’ll enjoy the recognition you get from your family on this day. And given the health concerns caused by the coronavirus, your appreciation of family may be even greater this year. As we all know, mothers have a difficult job. And many mothers also run their own businesses – another demanding task made even more difficult ...

Virtual Small Business Rally to be Held Tonight May 6th at 7pm

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Small businesses are coming together to discuss concerns, challenges and issues in this new economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morris County business will be attending a virtual rally/roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 6th at 7pm.  Madison business owner, Joe Falco came up with the idea when he was hearing from so many fellow business owners wondering what to do ...

Virtual Small Business Rally to be Held on May 6th at 7pm

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Small businesses are coming together to discuss concerns, challenges and issues in this new economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morris County business will be attending a virtual rally/roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 6th at 7pm.  Madison business owner, Joe Falco came up with the idea when he was hearing from so many fellow business owners wondering what to do ...

Business Owners: More Help on the Way

If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably gone through a range of emotions recently. A few weeks ago, as part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was launched to provide $349 billion to help small businesses keep their workers and stay afloat. Your expectations may have risen. But that money ran out more quickly than anticipated – a letdown for ...

How Should You Put Recovery Payment to Work?

You may have received, or soon will receive, a payment from the government as part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. How can you make the best use of what you receive?

First, here’s what to expect: If you file taxes as a single person, you’re eligible for a one-time payment of up to $1,200, but this amount decreases if your adjusted gross ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Steps Up Safety Measures

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edison Heating and Cooling prides itself on providing state-of-the-art service and safety precautions throughout the year and, with the coronavirus crisis currently sweeping through New Jersey, the company has stepped up its safety protocols – for both customers and employees – even more. 

“As a declared essential service, we are ...

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Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 13, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

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How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

A Letter to His Colleagues

Dear Colleagues,

I can remember vividly watching the gulf war unfold on TV. I watched all of the coverage I could and would tape whatever I missed. Those days and nights: watching our nation lead the world in the course of good was an inspiration; injecting me with a dose of patriotism that would never leave me. It was those moments that drove me to West Point and ultimately to serve my ...

Common Sense and Leadership Both Lacking During this Crisis

May 11, 2020

 

Common sense and leadership are essential to pull through a crisis.  In New Jersey, we currently seem to be lacking both when it come to the COVID19 response.

We were told to shelter in place and flatten the curve, so we did.  The curve flattened and is clearly on the downward trajectory.  Good news, right?  Not exactly.  Governor Murphy just ...

Statewide Virtual NJ Race for Recovery because our Mental Health matters

May 27, 2020

NJ Race for Recovery

 

Shore House Statewide Virtual “NJ Race for Recovery” Announced

 

We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed. Moving forward, we will all need to heal, recover, rebuild, de-stress and come back stronger physically and ...

Senator Joe Pennacchio to Assume Leadership Role on Senate Oversight Committee

PARSIPPANY, NJ - State Senator Joe Pennacchio today thanked Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. for allowing the formation of a special committee to investigate the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Pennacchio released the following statement:

“I echoed the same concerns and desires articulated by the Senate President ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

Pennacchio Legislation Would Help Commercial Tenants, Landlords Survive Coronavirus Crisis

Says Bill is a Win-Win for Businesses and Commercial Property Owners

Senator Joe Pennacchio has introduced legislation that would provide state income tax credits for landlords who voluntarily grant rent forgiveness to commercial tenants during the pandemic crisis.

“As the marathon of this financial recession drones on, more and more businesses are slipping deeper into debt and ...

NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

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 reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

May 22, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...