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August 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ – With August coming to a close, the NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in the state, is reminding residents that this is National Minority Donor Awareness Month. Honoring ...

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Create a colorful year-round garden filled with flowers, greenery, colorful fruit, fall color, winter interest and a few surprises. Consider seasonal interest when planning a new garden or landscape. Adding a few key plants to existing gardens can help boost your landscape’s seasonal ...

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TRENTON — Legislation signed by Governor Murphy establishes a fund that will provide grants to schools and small businesses for the "assessment, repair, upgrading and replacement of HVAC systems and plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet efficiency and health standards.  According to ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Passaic County Surrogate Bernice Toledo is being called on to resign from her position after she was charged for allegedly falsifying a judgment she filed in order to make an improper appointment of an estate administrator. Toledo, who was first elected to the position in ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Board of Education (BOE) President Brian Egan told TAPinto West Essex that the school board decided to write a letter to Governor Phil Murphy after “discussing the current mask mandate and seeing how some other districts were responding.”  The BOE wrote a letter to the ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. New Jersey is known for so many things, ranging from beautiful countryside to Bon Jovi. Our state’s reputation includes crowning beauty queens, cultivating the best tomatoes and gorgeous, intelligent women not ...

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NEW JERSEY — All flags will be flown at half-staff today, through sunset on August 30 as per the Presidential Proclamation, recognizing and mourning of Norman V. Inferrera, III, a lifeguard of the Cape May Beach Patrol. Flags will remain at half staff until Aug 30 as a mark of respect for the U.S.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers defensive back is leaving the football team, citing the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Peyton Powell, a native of Midland, Texas, who did not see any playing time since joining the team in December 2019, announced on Twitter that he will enter the mechanism ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - With the Farmers Market in full swing, organizers are assessing its second successful year and beyond. Councilwomen Tanya Seber and Christine Hablitz, Farmers Market organizers, created the market in 2020. Both say it's been a passion to bring fresh food and artisan ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With the water roaring behind them, Mayor Andre Sayegh and Orlando Cruz, Director of the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District, announced that the Great Falls Festival is coming back Labor Day Weekend.  Cruz, who also serves as the chairman of the three-day event, ...

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HACKETTSTOWN N.J. – Hackettstown High School kicks off the new school year this Friday, August 27, 2021, with the new class of Freshman’s orientation. The rest of the high school students will have their first day of the 2021 – 2022 school year with a half day on September 2. This year will ...

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JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NJ — Task force personnel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) welcomed the first group of vulnerable Afghan refugees to the installation on Tuesday night, as the Base has been selected to support the Department of State-led Operation Allies ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Every year, bicyclists throughout New Jersey are involved in crashes that result in both injuries and tragically, fatalities. While many of these crashes involve motor vehicles, many do not. Injuries can occur in parks, bike paths and driveways. Woodland Park Police ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Anthony Frasier, CEO of ABF Creative, an audio intelligence-driven production company located in Newark spoke with TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the company’s body of work in recent years.  ABF Creative is America’s first and only AI-driven production company and has focused ...

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TRENTON, NJ — All teachers and school personnel in New Jersey will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18 or be regularly tested, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday.  Under Murphy's Executive Order, all pre-school through grade-12 school personnel will be ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ground cherries, also called cape gooseberries, make an appearance this time each year at New Jersey farmer’s markets. They’re also popular with home gardeners. Like tomatillos, ground cherries grow inside papery husks that are easily peeled off. They have a golden color and a ...

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TOTOWA NJ , NJ — With most weather watchers looking up to the sky, we're asking our readers to look out their front door. Hurricane Henri is expected to produce strong winds and anywhere from one to three inches of rain — that combination always makes for interesting photos, but let's all stay safe ...

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The Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers a pet pantry at its headquarters at 794 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. The pantry is open on the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. The all-volunteer pantry provides assistance to residents who face choosing between ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ __ South Orange Maplewood School district students who are unvaccinated and traveling in the last weeks of summer face missing the first days of school if they do not return with enough time to comply with quarantines guidelines. A communication from the district on Wednesday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Although cannabis has been decriminalized in New Jersey, under federal law it remains illegal and subject to prosecution on Rutgers property and at university events, university officials said following release of a task force report on the law’s impact. Earlier this year, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Parents and guardians with children entering PreK were invited to attend a virtual orientation on Aug. 19. An in-person orientation for parents is planned for Monday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at Charles Olbon School.  Leading the presentation was Director of Early Childhood ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Twenty years ago, candidates running for office in then-West Paterson talked about streetscaping McBride Avenue. Since 2012, the Borough started a quest to secure grant funds from the State and County to finally make it a reality from Rt. 46 at the Little Falls border to Glover ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey ranks fifth among the 50 states with about 51% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the tenth safest, according to a report today by personal finance website, WalletHub. To determine the rankings of the safest states during the pandemic, WalletHub ...

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Hostess Soft White Hamburger Buns and Soft White Hot Dog Buns have been recalled due to potential contamination, announced Hostess Brands LLC. Certain products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and salmonella, they stated.  The company has issued to voluntary recall after ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris School District will follow Governor Murphy's mask mandate this school year. All students, staff, and visitors will wear masks when schools reopen September 9, 2021, confirmed Morris School District Communications and & Community Relations Coordinator Dr. Jennifer ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Every year, bicyclists throughout New Jersey are involved in crashes that result in both injuries and tragically, fatalities. While many of these crashes involve motor vehicles, many do not. Injuries can occur in parks, bike paths and driveways. Woodland Park Police ...

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Charcuterie boards are all the rage. Who can resist an artful (and Instagram-able) presentation of tasty little bites? Curls of prosciutto, cubes of cheese, sprinkles of nuts, colorful slices of fruit — charcuterie boards can be a delight to the eyes and the tastebuds. Though traditional ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — After increased sightings in Little Falls and across the state of spotted lanternflies, an exotic invasive insect known to feed on 70 different types of plants and trees, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) is urging anyone who comes across the insect to report and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Should diners have to be vaccinated to eat in a restaurant? That's the question that some restaurant owners are considering. Requiring proof of vaccination is not unheard of. As of  Aug. 16, patrons will have to show proof of vaccination to enter any indoor venue in the entire ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Although recently ranked as the number one state in the nation in which to live, New Jersey also ranked next-to-last for cost of living and affordability. Economists say that nearly 37% of New Jersey residents are living paycheck to paycheck. TAPintoTV spoke with community leaders and ...

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