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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 ...

Westfield Senior Class President Lobbying Murphy for in-Person Graduation

WESTFIELD, NJ — Despite the pandemic leading to the cancellations of many large events and gatherings, Westfield High School senior Alexis Hammer is still holding out hope for an in-person graduation ceremony this year.

Hammer, the senior class president, published a letter, which she sent to Gov. Phil Murphy, on various social media platforms. The letter explains the necessity ...

Plan to Partially Furlough Public Employees Awaits Governor’s Signature

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

A plan that would pave the way for state and local governments in New Jersey to cut costs by partially furloughing public employees — without hitting the workers ...

Elective Surgeries in NJ to Soon Resume as Hospitals Off of ‘Crisis Footing’

NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday.

The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also outlined details for the upcoming primary election and federal funding for NJ ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, With Social Distancing Requirements

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

Assembly Minority Leader Calls for Legislative Hearings on Reopening NJ

WESTFIELD, NJ — The state Assembly’s minority leader is calling for legislative hearings on reopening the state.

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield, on Tuesday said decisions on reopening New Jersey should not be made behind closed doors.

“I’m deeply concerned that we don’t have enough information flowing out of Trenton to answer the questions of the people, ...

Ocean County Beach Season: What You Need to Know

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – People north of the Driscoll Bridge look to Memorial Day to begin their trek “go down the shore.”  For Ocean County residents, a visit to the sand and surf is more commonly referred to as hitting the beach. With just two weeks away, it is important to know about beach badges and the like.

In Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island offers an assortment ...

NJ 4-year-old Who Died from COVID-19 Did Not Have Kawasaki, Officials Say

NEW JERSEY — State officials on Saturday said the 4-year-old reported dead from the coronavirus this week did not also have the inflammatory syndrome Kawasaki disease.

While the underlying condition was not Kawasaki disease — a syndrome being discovered in children with COVID-19 — the child’s undisclosed condition was a contributing factor, state Health Commissioner ...

2 COVID-19 FEMA Sites in NJ Will Begin Testing Asymptomatic Patients

TRENTON, NJ — Two New Jersey FEMA sites will begin testing anyone for COVID-19 whether you're displaying symptoms or not, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday during the state’s daily press briefing.

The testing centers at Bergen Community College in Paramus and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, will start administering the additional screenings starting Sunday and Monday ...

Belmar Prepares to Open Beachfront by Memorial Day, Still Awaiting Gov. Murphy's Coronavirus Guidance

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar officials are moving forward to open the beachfront by Memorial Day weekend, but with social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of residents, employees and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.

While these plans were discussed at the borough council’s May 5 meeting, Belmar and other beach communities have not yet received any ...

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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 ...

Westfield Senior Class President Lobbying Murphy for in-Person Graduation

WESTFIELD, NJ — Despite the pandemic leading to the cancellations of many large events and gatherings, Westfield High School senior Alexis Hammer is still holding out hope for an in-person graduation ceremony this year.

Hammer, the senior class president, published a letter, which she sent to Gov. Phil Murphy, on various social media platforms. The letter explains the necessity ...

Plan to Partially Furlough Public Employees Awaits Governor’s Signature

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

A plan that would pave the way for state and local governments in New Jersey to cut costs by partially furloughing public employees — without hitting the workers ...

Elective Surgeries in NJ to Soon Resume as Hospitals Off of ‘Crisis Footing’

NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday.

The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also outlined details for the upcoming primary election and federal funding for NJ ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, With Social Distancing Requirements

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

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Township of Randolph COVID-19 Update May 19, 271 Confirmed Cases

May 19, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following is an update from Randolph Township:

STATE INFORMATION

Governor Murphy on May 18th signed Executive Order No. 147 authorizing certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses such as archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, shooting, ranges, tennis clubs, community gardens, and more effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 22nd.

Randolph VFW Post 7333 Celebrates Memorial Day While Honoring Jack Sassaman

May 25, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph VFW Post 7333 hosted their annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25.  The service certainly had a different feel however, as well as a more somber tone for a variety of reasons. 

The current state of affairs around the world resulting from COVID-19 closed the event to the public and shrunk its typical attendance.  Those who did ...

Memorial Day Tribute: Randolph Army Veteran Jack Sassaman 1946 - 2020

May 24, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- In an unexpected turn of events - the Bugler played “Taps” in honor of him this Memorial Day Weekend.

Randolph lost one of its finest this past Wednesday, May 20, when the face of the Township’s VFW Post 7333, Jack Sassaman, passed away unexpectedly at his home.

At all the Randolph VFW ceremonies for our nations patriotic holidays, Sassaman was always the man ...

COVID-19 Update and Reminder from Mayor Carey

May 26, 2020

It has been almost 10 weeks since Governor Murphy issued a stay-at-home order and closed all non-essential businesses in New Jersey. Since that time, over 11,000 NJ residents and almost 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 infections. The stark reality of these numbers is startling. 

However, on the positive side it appears that our strict adherence to social distancing and ...

Randolph Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

May 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

Randolph Library Offers New Online Resource: Creativebug

May 21, 2020

Crafters and would-be crafters will LOVE Creativebug!

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Visit www.randolphnj.org/library to take advantage of this wonderful resource.  You will need a Randolph Library card.  If you don't have one or need help, call us at 973-895-3556 Monday through ...

Randolph High School Sisters Jacqueline and Josephine Wu Honored as Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Board of Education Meeting

May 21, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School proudly announced that sisters Jacqueline and Josephine Wu are this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Randolph High School Debbie Iosso was honored to present these students achievements at the board meeting. “I am so impressed with not only the academic achievement of these young adults, but of their stated commitments to making this world a ...

Randolph High School Engineering Teacher Helps Combat COVID-19

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School engineering teacher Duncan Crannell is one of the many leaders in our learning community helping to combat COVID-19. Recognizing a need to assist, he borrowed a 3D printer from the high school to manufacture personal protective equipment. With the technology, Mr. Crannell has been producing mask relief straps intended to relieve chafing and irritation of ...

Changes to College Application Process due to Coronavirus Impact Randolph High School Juniors

May 27, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ— Members of the junior class at Randolph High School experienced numerous changes to the college application process because of coronavirus concerns.  These changes included the postponement or cancelation of the spring SATs and ACTs, College Board moving AP exams online and colleges canceling tours for potential applicants due to campus closures.

 “With less ...

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 ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 27, 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.  ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

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 ...

10 Ways to Overcome Overwhelm

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I hear the word “overwhelmed” regularly, especially now. Sometimes people describe it as feeling as though they’re drowning. They have too much responsibility resting on their shoulders or too many thoughts racing through their heads.

Overwhelm can leave us feeling exhausted, unfocused, unproductive, and even sometimes out of ...

Are Touchless Plumbing Fixtures The Future?

Due to the global pandemic and the search for safe alternatives to everyday life, touchless plumbing fixtures will be the future. More businesses, homes, and offices are looking for ways to conduct simple tasks without spreading diseases or infections. Touchless plumbing fixtures are the perfect solution within the plumbing industry. You already see them stationed at football stadiums, bars, and ...

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What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers

May 21, 2020

What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers

The majority of your children’s teachers have children of their own. They are parents whose concerns, worries, and responsibilities are exactly like yours. In other words they get where you’re coming from, and they care.

Being parents, they’re balancing homeschooling their own children while simultaneously distance ...