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Price Gouging Complaints: $12 Gallon Milk; $6 Roll Paper Towels; $25 Masks

April 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs this week has taken more than 200 actions in response to complaints of retailers increasing prices, including essential items like food, hand sanitizer, and other products used to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Over the past seven days, the Division has ...

If You Violate Governor's Executive Orders, You Will be Put on Email Blast

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announced the following recent enforcement actions against violators of Governor Murphy’s Emergency Orders related to COVID-19:

Newark Enforcement.  The Newark Police Department’s COVID-19 task force issued 85 summonses for violations of the ...

Murphy: ‘Be Very Careful’ About Drive-by Parades Amid Coronavirus, Stay Home

NEW JERSEY — The governor on Friday advised the public to continue to stay home and be careful about drive-by parades being held across the state as a means for people to connect during a time of social distancing.

Gov. Phil Murphy said the gatherings can be emotional, particularly when held during funeral services as was the case when the City of Passaic memorialized ...

Morristown Woman Threw A Party; Now She's Charged With Violating COVID-19 Executive Order

TRENTON, NJ - Anekia Dawkins of Morristown was charged with violating the Executive Order for holding a party on Saturday April 4, announced Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. 

According to authorities, Dawkins had more than 10 people at her residence on Saturday April 4, which is a violation of the COVID-19 ...

Authorities Say: Parsippany Woman Ignored Police...Kept Grooming Pets and is Now Charged with a Fine

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ – A Parsippany woman ignored police warnings and continued to accept customers to her dog grooming business, a violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s emergency orders relating to COVID-19, said authorities.

The woman, Rita Lacis, 61, was charged with violating the emergency order on Saturday, said state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and state Police ...


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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 ...