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NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

May 26, 2020

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 orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

CCM to Conduct Online Commencement Ceremony to Honor the Class of 2020 YouTube Video Will Premiere on June 12 at 7 p.m. to Recognize Graduates

RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube.

This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for Friday, May 22, but with the college’s move to a remote teaching and learning ...

Council President dePierro Seeks Socially-Distant Graduations for Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the  Parsippany-Troy Hills Council held its regularly scheduled meeting, virtually.

Council President Michael dePierro presented a resolution to open up the town to socially-distant and friendly graduations.

According to dePierro, "With proper precautions and safe distancing, it should be possible to have high school ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Mayor Soriano’s Statement on Graduation Festivities for the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano issued the following notice today regarding upcoming graduations in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.  You can read the statement below:

“I’ve been following the discussions about potential town-wide graduation festivities next month, and wanted to address what I feel is the township’s role. 
Let me start by saying that I ...

Parsippany Teachers Make PPE Face Shields

PARSIPPANY, NJ - With great pride Parsippany teachers, Matt Lazzari and Joe Guartafierro, gave the first batch of PPE Face Shields to Jennifer Sikora of Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance and Martin Ellicott of Rockaway Neck Volunteer First Aid Squad who accepted the shields on behalf of all Parsippany Squads.

Matt and Joe teamed up to make PPE Face Shields with our schools 3-D printers to help ...

All Saints Academy Prepared for e-Learning Over One Year Ago

PARSIPPANY, NJ- All Saints Academy, located in Parsippany, New Jersey, is home to a faculty, staff, and student body that has embraced the distance eLearning platform with flying colors. 

Founded in 2009 as a merger of the former St. Peter the Apostle and St. Christopher schools, both located in Parsippany, All Saints Academy is AdvancEd accredited, and was the first elementary school in ...

NJ State Police, Dept. of Education Advise School Boards That HS Graduation Ceremonies, Parades Violate 'State at Home' Orders

NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police Colonel ...

You Can Adopt a Parsippany Graduate to Help Give Them a Special Sendoff

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany mom Laura Quinn, has decided that something needed to be done to support the high school seniors of both Parsippany high schools since their senior year was cut tragically short by the Coronavirus pandemic.  She decided to start a Facebook page to support the students in a special and unique way.

The page is called: 'Adopt a Parsippany Class of 2020 ...

Murphy: Schools to Remain Closed

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year in an ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and of our educators, administrators and staff," said Murphy. 

The governor's ...

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Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

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.  ...

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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 ...