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Murphy Tours Edison Field Hospital, Hopeful Opening Set for Saturday

April 9, 2020

EDISON, NJ – The field medical station coming to New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison is just about ready to accept its first patients.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy toured the field hospital on Wednesday, along with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, State Police Superintendent Patrick Callahan, and numerous officials from the State ...

Township of Springfield Announces Death of Two Residents from COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an email update yesterday afternoon, Springfield mayor Chris Capodice announced the deaths of two more township residents from COVID-19.

In the email, Capodice said that one man in his 40s and one woman in her 80s had both passed away within the last few days. Both victims had underlying health conditions that exacerbated their cases of ...

Coronavirus: Scotch Plains Cases Rises to 85, Fanwood Total Reaches 20, According to Latest County Figures

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The number of positive tests for coronavirus in Scotch Plains has risen to 85, according to the latest figure posted on the township's special COVID-19 website on Monday afternoon, April 6. The figure is a jump from the total of 70 reported by Mayor Smith on Saturday afternoon. There have been two deaths in Scotch Plains related to coronavirus. 

There have ...

Murphy Orders County, State Parks Closed as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 44,416

TRENTON, NJ — State and county parks are closing to help contain the spread of coronavirus, under one of a handful of executive orders the governor signed Tuesday.

Gov. Phil Murphy ordered that the parks be closed to help with enforcement of social distancing. Authorities have found too many times that people are wrongly gathering in parks, Murphy said.

“We understand that ...

CDC Video: How to Make Your Own Cloth Face Mask

UNION, NJ — In an effort to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that all Americans wear cloth face masks when out in public.

“This recommendation complements and does not replace President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow ...

NJ Coronavirus Growth Rate Slowing, But State Is Not Anywhere Close to Being out of the Woods, Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ — While New Jersey is starting to see the curve begin to flatten when it comes to the coronavirus spread, Gov. Phil Murphy urged all to continue to be diligent in following his stay at home orders and social distancing.

“While we are not anywhere close to being out of the woods yet,” said Murphy. “We are clearly on the right path to get ...

11 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Summit Brings Total to 77

SUMMIT, NJ - As detailed in a second update today (April 3)  from the City of Summit, the New Jersey State Department of Health has informed the City of Summit of 11 new positive, confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Summit.

The total of confirmed cases now stands at 77.

As noted on April 2, the Westfield Regional Health Department has announced that it will ...

Unemployment Benefits Coming Soon, NJ Labor Department Head Says

TRENTON, NJ — The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development offered what he could in the way of reassurance during the state’s daily press briefing on Saturday, addressing the staggering 362,000 people who have applied for unemployment as a result of the nation’s public health crisis. 

New Jersey now has 34,124 known cases of the ...

Sussex County Resident Speaks About Experience with COVID-19

SPARTA, NJ- The story really is not that exciting- and that's a good thing.  While the news is constantly reporting about people getting sick and dying, people are also getting better.  A Sparta resident has just finished quarantining, having been sick with the coronavirus.

“I feel good,” the former patient said.

This person did not want to be named for ...

South Brunswick Italian Restaurants: Fake Orders, Real Racism

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Multiple pizzeria and Italian restaurants in the South Brunswick area have received fraudulent orders of pizza for the Police Department that are never picked up or paid for. The South Brunswick Police Department was able to confirm at least four restaurants have received these fraudulent orders

The phone calls are made with a different phone number every time. The caller ...

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Union County Clerk Advises Voters on New Primary Election Date and Related Deadlines

April 9, 2020

New Jersey Primary Election will be held on July 7, 2020.

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County voters that the June 2 Primary Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 7, by order of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The new date will also impact deadlines leading up to Election Day.

“I strongly support Governor Murphy’s decision, which will protect the ...

TAPinto Triples Site Traffic in March 2020, Breaking All-Time Readership Record; Facebook Journalism Project Awards Grants to Two TAPinto Franchisees for Coronavirus Coverage

Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed.  TAPinto’s network of over 80 local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida broke all readership records in March with 9,628,289 pageviews and 3,412,844 readers, an increase of 300% from February 2020.  Meanwhile, last week, two TAPinto owner/publishers, ...

Union County Events Canceled as Precaution against COVID-19

As part of statewide efforts to reduce social contacts and stop the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey, certain previously scheduled public recreation and cultural events sponsored by Union County in April and May have been canceled.

The canceled events are:

April 26, Wild Earth Fest
May 3, Sensory Friendly Theatre “Bubble Trouble”
May 3, Shakespeare in the Park
May 17, ...

Second Telemedicine Line Added to Contact Union County Drive-Through COVID-19 Test Center

COVID-19 tests for Union County residents and first responders/front line health workers who are experiencing symptoms.

 

The Union County Drive-Through COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University has added a second phone line for Union County residents only in order to handle a heavy volume of calls from members of the public seeking to be tested.

 

The Test Center is available ...

Murphy Orders County, State Parks Closed as Coronavirus Cases Rise to 44,416

April 8, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — State and county parks are closing to help contain the spread of coronavirus, under one of a handful of executive orders the governor signed Tuesday.

Gov. Phil Murphy ordered that the parks be closed to help with enforcement of social distancing. Authorities have found too many times that people are wrongly gathering in parks, Murphy said.

“We understand that ...

CDC Video: How to Make Your Own Cloth Face Mask

UNION, NJ — In an effort to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that all Americans wear cloth face masks when out in public.

“This recommendation complements and does not replace President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow ...

NJ Coronavirus Growth Rate Slowing, But State Is Not Anywhere Close to Being out of the Woods, Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ — While New Jersey is starting to see the curve begin to flatten when it comes to the coronavirus spread, Gov. Phil Murphy urged all to continue to be diligent in following his stay at home orders and social distancing.

“While we are not anywhere close to being out of the woods yet,” said Murphy. “We are clearly on the right path to get ...

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