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Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Union County Announces Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics in Roselle on July 9 and Roselle Park on July 25

ROSELLE, NJ - The COVID-19 vaccine will be available at pop-up clinics throughout the County during the months of July and August in addition to permanent sites in Elizabeth, Union Township, and Plainfield.  Roselle will be hosting a clinic on Friday, July 9.

“We have come a long way, but we are still in a race against dangerous new COVID-19 variants that can impact people who are ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 29, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked Number One Hospital in New Jersey for the Fourth Year in a Row by U.S. News & World Report

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...

Advocates Recognize Disability Pride Month and the Anniversary of the ADA

ROSELLE, NJ - July 26 marks the 31st anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, a landmark piece of legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations and access to government programs. July is also celebrated as Disability Pride Month.

Advocates at Community Access ...

New Jersey Is 2021's 3rd Best School System in America: WalletHub Study

July 26, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

Roselle Park Drops Charges Against Resident Who Displayed Profane Biden Signs

July 27, 2021

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On Tuesday, the Borough of Roselle Park decided to dismiss charges against Patricia DiLascio, who displayed profane signs regarding President Joe Biden. According to the Borough, "This decision came after much consideration of the case’s impact on Roselle Park residents and taxpayers. The Borough stands by the issuance of the Complaint-Summons by Code ...

Cranford Police Arrest Roselle Man on Firearms Charges After Road Rage Incident

July 30, 2021

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Police arrested Alexander Truzzolino, 37, of Roselle NJ following a report of an individual brandishing a firearm on Thursday.

According to the release, at approximately 8:05 p.m., Sergeants Steven D’Ambola and Thomas Stiansen were on patrol in the area of Springfield Avenue and West End Place when they were flagged down by a township resident reporting that ...

Borough of Roselle Appoints New Police Chief

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Borough Council recently announced the promotion of Captain Stacey Williams to Chief of Police, effective August 1, following the retirement of Brian K. Barnes.

Both Williams and Barnes were honored at the July 21 council meeting, surrounded by fellow officers, family and friends. 

“I thank all of you - the mayor, council, public safety committee ...

Roselle Man Arrested on Forgery Charges

July 30, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - On Thursday, July 29, 2021, at approximately 8:25 a.m., police officers for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Office of the Inspector General arrested Roselle resident Eric Haye for the possession and sale of fraudulent temporary New Jersey vehicle “Paper Tag” license plates, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. Haye, age 28, was arrested at ...

Co-Defendant of Roselle Man Sentenced to 6 Years In Prison for Summer Avenue Carjacking

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Monday was sentenced to 78 months in prison for his role in a carjacking in which a firearm was brandished, authorities announced. 

Raquin Tanner, 25, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo to one count of aiding and abetting a carjacking on Summer Avenue in Newark, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig ...

What You Need to Know About The Mystery Deaths Among New Jersey Songbirds

July 29, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Local wildlife organizations need county residents’ help to solve the mystery of an unknown illness killing young songbirds in the state, and to stop its spread.

What’s happening to songbirds? Dr. Nicole Lewis, a wildlife veterinarian with the state Division of Fish and Wildlife, told TAPinto on Tuesday the condition has affected birds in the nestling and ...

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5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Historical Photos of Union County Parks on View at Cedar Brook Park, August 2-6

July 30, 2021

A traveling outdoor gallery of historic photos will make its way to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield this week, in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Union County parks system. Visitors can view the photos arrayed along walking paths from August 2 to August 6.

“These photographs document the tremendous effort that has gone into preserving land for public recreation and nature ...

Turnpike Authority to Rename GSP Service Area after Judy Blume of Scotch Plains

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that the state will rename nine Garden State Parkway service areas after iconic New Jerseyans, including Judy Blume, who grew up in Elizabeth and lived in Scotch Plains on Winding Brook Way from 1960 to 1972. 

Judy Blume (née Sussman) is one of America's best-selling writers of books for children and young adults. She ...

Juvenile Struck and Killed by NJ Transit Train Near Maplewood Station

July 25, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A teen girl died today on the train tracks west of the Maplewood NJ Transit station. 

The non-revenue train X667 was enroute to Dover from Penn Station New York; no passengers were aboard. The girl was struck and fatally injured at 12:15 p.m., confirmed Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, NJ Transit senior public information officer. Maplewood Police ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...

Roselle Park Police Blotter: Police Interrupt Burglary in Progress

July 27, 2021

On July 22nd, 2021, Roselle Park Police responded to the 100 block of West Grant Ave. on a report of a burglary in progress to a garage. A witness reported that a male holding a bat was breaking into a garage while another male on a skateboard was acting as a “look out”. Patrol units arrived quickly and made contact with both individuals in question. A burglary to the garage was also ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

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Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...