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Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

May 25, 2020

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 governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Parsippany Teacher is walking from Rockaway to Parsippany to Raise Money for the Food Pantry

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Bob Garcia, a veteran business teacher at the Parsippany-Troy Hills school district who is married to a fellow educator and is the father of two teenage sons, has taken on a giant task in an effort to feed the hungry neighbors in town.

"My family and I have been fortunate to continue to work during this lockdown, but we know there are so many people who have lost ...

Parsippany Leaders Deliver Food to St. Peter's Pantry to Help Local Neighbors in Need

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany neighbors are voicing their hurt in many ways.  Whether it's the Coronavirus that has struck a family member, or a job that has been lost, or a family overwhelmed by the new burdens of home-schooling, their new normal household navigation has significantly changed.  

On May 6, 2020 Parsippany leaders took the time to deliver food that ...

Parsippany Clap Out Tonight at 7pm for Our Health Care Heroes

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Starting tonight, May 3rd at 7pm, Parsippany will be filled with the resounding cheers and claps of residents at 7pm, in honor of our healthcare heroes.

According to the Township's news release, medical staffs across New Jersey, and the world are working tirelessly to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and people are trying to find ways to show their appreciation ...

Parsippany's Mayor: Let's Clap Out This Sunday and Every Sunday for Our Health Care Heroes

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Starting this Sunday, May 3rd at 7pm, Parsippany will be filled with the resounding cheers and claps of residents at 7pm, in honor of our healthcare heroes.

According to the Township's news release, medical staffs across New Jersey, and the world are working tirelessly to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and people are trying to find ways to show their appreciation ...

From Legos to Medical Ventilators. A New Jersey Family’s Quarantine Achievement

WAYNE, NJ – We are all stuck at home, spending upward of 90% of our time in our comfortable prisons with our familiar inmates, passing the time.  Of those who are lucky not to have any family members in serious risk due to the virus, many are catching up on their shows, on reading, on housework and home improvement.  Some are wallowing in the pleasure of not having to go to work ...

Jon Bramnick Raising Funds for Food Bank During Sunday Night's Facebook Live

WESTFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jon Bramnick knows first hand how many people are food insecure throughout the state and how much worse the situation has gotten during this Coronavirus pandemic, because constituent services is his top priority.  He also knows that people need connection, good stories and hope!  His solution:  Mix the two needs together!

On Sunday night, Bramnick ...

The Parsippany Rotary Club Springs Into Action to Help First Responders

PARSIPPANY, NJ -  The Parsippany Rotary Club ventured out on Monday, April 20th to help the heroes on the front line of the current Pandemic.

They organized and delivered some desperately needed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), purchased and donated by fellow members of the Parsippany Rotary Club. 

There were much-needed hand-sanitizers, that were distributed to the police ...

Parsippany Resident Calvin "Cal" Schoenfeld Needs Your Help

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany resident Calvin "Cal" Schoenfeld has been diagnosed with COVID 19 and has been on a ventilator for three days.

He is in need of A+ blood and plasma from people that have recouperated from the Coronavirus. He is a dad, husband and grandfather and is adored by his family. 

If you can help, please reach out to the family on facebook by clicking ...

Food Pantry at St. Peter's Church in Parsippany is Collecting Donations for Neighbors in Need

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Neighbors helping neighbors is what puts the pride in Parsippany.  That has never been more true than now, when the strong community spirit that is Parsippany, has mobilized into action during this pandemic. 

With all the worry about the virus, the economy and the health of our first responders and front line workers, sometimes it's hard to remember that it ...

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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 ...