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Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau Begins Weekly Coronavirus Video Briefings

March 26, 2020

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau released a video on Thursday afternoon that will be the start of an ongoing weekly news briefing. 

The purpose of these news updates is to keep the residents of the Borough of Roselle informed with everything that is happening inside the Borough during the COVID -19 virus pandemic. 

See Video below.


Third ShopRite Employee in NJ Tests Positive for COVID-19

GARWOOD, NJ - Another employee of a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Shop-Rite of Garwood made the announcement on its Facebook page late Wednesday night.

Earlier in the week, ShopRite stores in Newark and Morristown announced one of their employees at each store had also been tested positive for COVID-19.

The Facebook post ...

120 Tested on First Day of COVID-19 Testing at Kean University

UNION, NJ – One hundred and twenty people were processed through the county-run drive-up COVID-19 testing site at Kean University on Monday, the first day of testing.

“We plan to be here as long as we need to be,” said Union County Manager Edward Oatman, “as long as there is a need.”  He said they anticipate providing 200 tests per day.  “But, if ...

COVID-19 in Linden: One Death, Ten Confirmed Cases

LINDEN, NJ - As of Sunday evening, there has been ten confirmed COVID-19 cases and one coronavirus-related death in Linden, officials confirm. 

Mayor Derek Armstead wrote in a post on Facebook, “It saddens me to report we now have one confirmed death in the City of Linden.  Our total confirmed count has now gone up to 10. Please keep everyone in your ...

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site Established in Kean University Parking Lot

UNION, NJ – A Union County-run COVID-19 drive-through testing facility has been set up in the parking lot of Kean University in Union, set to begin testing on Monday, March 23.

Testing at the facility, established by the county freeholders with governmental, educational and healthcare partners, will be available by appointment only.  The test will be offered to Union County ...

Third Coronavirus Case in Roselle; Roselle Police and DPW Updates

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Health Officer has reported a third person from Roselle has tested positive for the Coronavirus. No other details are available at this time. 

The Department of Public Works has announced that effective March 21, 2020, due to the newly mandated restrictions amid COVID-19, the Borough of Roselle has suspended Bulk Pick-up until further notice.

Second Person from Roselle Tests Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Health Officer has reported a second person from Roselle has tested positive for the Coronavirus and is being treated at a local hospital. 

The Borough's first positive case was reported on Monday, March 16. That individual is currently under hospital care. 

Roselle will continue to provide updates as soon as Roselle's Health ...

Union County Man Couldn’t Get Coronavirus Test in NJ, Tested Positive in NY

WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 1:33 p.m.) A professor at The College of New Jersey who said he first started experiencing symptoms of coronavirus 10 days ago is warning the public that the condition may not present itself how you think.

Craig Hollander, a 38-year-old Westfield resident and history professor at TCNJ, told TAPinto Westfield he first went to his general practitioner ...


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Steve Adubato Examines Ways to Prepare Students for the Business Element of E-Sports

March 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Neil Malvone, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Caldwell University, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he spoke about the booming e-sport gaming industry and the university’s new program to prepare students for careers in that growing field. 

“The studies are telling us that e-sports will be a billion dollar industry by the end of ...

Expert Advice on Managing Anxiety and Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage our anxieties during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on the things that we can ...

ABC Anchor Bill Ritter Reacts to Journalists Being Labeled as “Fake News” on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- Bill Ritter, Anchor of Eyewitness News on WABC-TV in the New York Metro Area, recently appeared on One-On-One with Steve Adubato. Adubato asked Ritter his thoughts about the president referring to journalists and members of the media as “fake news” and the “enemy of the people.” 

“Our goal is to report facts and seek the truth wherever they fall ...

Getting Dinner to Go? Don’t Forget the Wine

March 26, 2020

Restaurants may be unable to serve you in their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get that beer or wine you would have ordered at a table with your takeout.

During the pandemic, restaurants are seeing an uptick in the number of alcoholic beverages they sell to go or, depending on that restaurant’s license, by delivery. The beverages must be sold in ...

Boxes of Hope

March 27, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Pastor Chris Morante of Evangel Church in Scotch Plains says that he has rarely seen any strive cause as much such despair in people as the coronavirus.

The pastor invited Scotch Plains Township officials to his church on Terrill Road to show the relief efforts that he and his small army of volunteers are putting together to help people in need during this coronavirus ...

Gov. Murphy: on FEMA Assistance, Help for NJ Small Businesses, and More

March 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced at his Thursday press conference that federal emergency aid has been made available for New Jersey through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to supplement state and local recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals; ...

Roselle Park Police Blotter: Arrest for Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance

March 12, 2020

On 3/10/2020 at 10:55 pm, Patrolman Anthony Calello was on patrol on the 400 block of West Webster Ave. He observed a Grey Toyota commit a moving violation. A motor vehicle stop was conducted.

Through an investigation Carry Mimy, 22, of Roselle Park, was found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He was placed under arrest.

Mimy was processed and released on the ...

10 Perks to Offer Healthcare Teams During COVID-19 Crisis...

March 16, 2020

It shouldn’t take a healthcare crisis to find ways for health care leaders to show front line healthcare team members how important they are and how much you care, but it is an especially important time to be extra considerate and thoughtful. Be prepared to go above and beyond for your employees so they go above and beyond for the patients in your care.

Below are 10 immediate perks you ...

Saturday Hours for Union County’s COVID-19 Test Center

March 27, 2020

Drive-through facility is available for Union County residents only with doctor’s prescription.

Union County’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open on Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Regular weekday hours for the Test Center are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Test Center is available on a drive-through basis ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

With a growing sense of my mortality, I find myself nostalgic for the old days.

I mean, it seems only two weeks ago that my three kids were bouncing home from college one by one to visit and relax on their spring breaks. I remember they brought home laundry and influenza to share. I recovered in bed with a fever and a cough safe in knowing that I wasn’t on a cruise ship.

Now my kids ...