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Six Flags Great Adventure Safari to Bring Drive-thru Experience to Families

May 15, 2020

JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes one day after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

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Missed The Blue Angels NY-NJ Flyover? Here's a Chance to Experience It (VIDEO)

NEW JERSEY --  If you did not travel to Newark or New York City to see the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds fly by on Tuesday, you can see it in a way you never imagined -- from the cockpit!

The US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds performed a very rare joint flyover above New York City, Trenton, Newark, and Philadelphia on April 28, to honor health care and ...

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds to Fly Over State Tuesday

NEWARK, NJ – In a salute to frontline COVID-19 responders, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy and Air Force trick fighter jet squadrons, will be making a joint flyover near the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday, the squads announced on Twitter.

A formation of six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon and six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will conduct these flyovers “as a ...

Paterson Public School's Annual Art Exhibit Moves to Online Gallery

PATERSON – Social distancing may be keeping people from gathering together, but it isn’t stifling the artistic spirit of Paterson Public Schools students and faculty.

The artworks they created comprise the district’s “Art In Our Hearts” exhibition, which was originally planned to be shown this month at the Paterson Museum. However, when social distancing ...

For Paterson's Tiny Ballerinas the Show Must Go On

PATERSON, NJ - Stay at home orders and social distancing measures may be keeping us all apart for the time being, but for Paterson’s Tiny Ballerinas, the show must go on!

Thanks to the help of Los Angeles based dance scholar Wanda Smith, and available technology that has already seen the Inner Faith Performing Arts Center (IPAC) bring yoga to local students virtually, the locally ...

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Sayegh a Unifier in Difficult Time

May 28, 2020

Leadership. 

As we approach the birthday of one of the most iconic, consequential and relevant presidents in our nation's history, I am reminded of John F. Kennedy’s words that, “courage, not complacency is our need today. And the only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead and lead vigorously.”

Through the period the pandemic has hit our city, the ...

How COVID-19 Exposed True Leaders

The United States has just hit 100,000 deaths due to the coronavirus in just three months. Depending
on where you get your news, more than half of Americans feel the President and the federal government have let them down. However, all politics is local and here in New Jersey, local leadership along with the state have taken on the virus in partnership with neighboring states and it is within ...

Superintendent Eileen Shafer Making Things Happen During Difficult Time, BOE Commissioner Says

May 27, 2020

Dear Readers:

Disclaimer: this letter expresses my personal thoughts and opinions. I am not speaking for the Board but as a resident who happens to be a member of the Paterson board of Education. 

We have been living in some of the most uncertain of times. Difficulties have almost been insurmountable at times. I want to say that given all we have been through, our superintendent ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall across the state, they’re ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their ...

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.  ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order ...