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More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

May 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Native Plant Sale for Lake Foundation Goes Online

ROXBURY, NJ –The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) this year is using an online system to take orders for its annual native plant sale, but customers will still be able to pick up their purchases in person.

The non-profit organization, based in Landing, is offering more than 40 types of plants, all native to New Jersey. The sale runs until 6 p.m. May 21.

Those who order plants will be ...

Route 10 Westbound Ramp to I-287 Northbound, Closed this Weekend

HANOVER, NJ - The ramp from Route 10 westbound to I-287 northbound and one lane in each direction on Route 10, will be closed this weekend, announced the New Jersey Department of Transportation. 

The project began Friday evening and will continue until 7am on Monday, May 11, said the NJDOT.

One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times during the weekend closures.  ...

David Dodd of Lake Hiawatha Gets a Parade for his 82nd Birthday!

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Longtime Lake Hiawatha resident, David Dodd, was celebrated on Sunday with a birthday parade for his 82nd birthday.

The parade was organized by Bikers against Bullies and included a long stream of cars and motorcycle riders.  Mr. Dodd's birthday was on April 28th and the parade took place on May 3rd. 

You can enjoy the video attached to this article.

Parsippany Resident VInny Schindel Gets an 83rd Birthday Parade!

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Long time Parsippany resident Vinny Schindel got a big surprise on Sunday, May 4th when nearly seventy cars and several fire trucks paraded around his culdesac for his 83rd birthday!

His daughter and granddaughter planned the event, sending the invitation around to Parsippany residents.  Their thought was since the beloved father and ...

58 Million Americans Are Spending More Money During Pandemic: Coronavirus Shopping Survey

NATIONAL -- The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way the world shops, perhaps forever in some respects. Consumers are spending more money even while social distancing, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s new Coronavirus Shopping Survey.

During social distancing, about 58 million Americans are spending more than normal, which is a cause for concern, considering ...

Emergency Child Care Assistance for Essential Employees Extended Through May (Local Centers Included Here)

TRENTON, NJ  – The State of New Jersey will continue to help pay for child care for essential employees through at least the end of May, announced Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Children and Families Commissioner Christine Beyer.

The Murphy Administration is helping support child care costs for essential workers during the COVID-19 emergency. Commissioner ...

Traffic Advisory: Ramp and Lane Closures this Weekend on Route 10 West in Hanover

HANOVER, NJ - There is a traffic advisory in effect for this weekend - April 24th through April 27th - for the westbound ramp to Rt. 287 coming from Route 10.  There will also be one lane closed on Route 10 westbound in Hanover. This is part of a roadway improvement project authorized by the state of New Jersey. 

The roadwork begins at 7pm on April 24th.  The following signed ...

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Letter to Editor: Outrageous Tax Increase

May 28, 2020

Dear Mayor Soriano,

Putting politics aside, I strongly object your introduction of a 6.1 percent tax increase to the residents of Parsippany during a pandemic. If you proceed, this will be one of the most historical and poorly thought out decisions you have made since you became Mayor of the most populated town in Morris County. 

All one has to do is drive around town to see how ...

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

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, ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

June 3, 2020

During these challenging times, our CareOne family has and always will be there for you. For over 20 years we have been administering first-in-class assisted living, gold standard memory care and award-winning rehab. Now more than ever, you can trust in our care.

 

 

Webber points out Murphy double standard on borrowing: If Murphy won’t follow rules, why should anyone?

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of the Assembly Budget Committee’s party-line approval of Gov. Phil Murphy’s unconstitutional proposal to borrow $5 billion and impose a new statewide property tax, Assemblyman Jay Webber pointed out the blatant double-standard of the Murphy Administration in pushing this scheme:
 
“Governor Murphy has put nine million ...

Pennacchio to Federal Government: ‘Take Over Long-Term Nursing Facilities Now’

In light of growing, serious concerns about the New Jersey Health Department’s effectiveness during the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Senator Joe Pennacchio wrote to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, asking the federal government to take control of the state’s long-term care facilities.

The full text of the letter ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...

Mayors for “Main Street” Issues Letter to State and County Officials  

Morris/Middlesex/Somerset/Warren County, NJ - Today, May 28, 2020, Mayors for "Main Street" sent a letter to the Governor's Office, Legislative Leaders, Legislative District Representatives and County Officials to outline a list of actions needed to help reopen and lift restrictions on businesses in their communities and help to alleviate the struggles that many residents are ...

Two Morris County Lawmakers Call on Governor Murphy to Open Day Care Facilities

Working Families Need Child Care Services to Return to Work

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce urged Gov. Phil Murphy to immediately open day care facilities across the state, as the slow re-opening of the state leaves many working families scrambling to either do without child care or searching for alternative care so they can return to ...

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

June 4, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2020, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...