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Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

June 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

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 ...

Overlook Discharges 700th COVID-19 Patient to Recovery

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, announced today that it discharged its 700th patient treated for COVID-19 -- a woman from Union Township -- back to recovery last week.

The efforts of Atlantic Health System and its team members on the front lines of healthcare, the embrace of precautions such as social distancing by the community, ...

Springfield Group Works to Bring Care Packages to Nurses Staying Locally

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For nurses on the front lines fighting COVID-19, nights spent in hospitals away from their friends and family have become the norm.

But at one hotel in Springfield, those nurses are the beneficiary of a project designed to provided them some comforts to make their home away from home just a little more homey.

TAPinto Springfield sat down with Hilton Area ...

Governor’s Daily Briefing: The Numbers are Dropping

TRENTON, NJ – The graphs shown on NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s May 11 COVID-19 press briefing are all pointing in the right direction.  As he usually does, Murphy went through several points of data, adding his own commentary.  We will summarize them for you here.

Murphy did not hold briefings over the weekend, so the information he shared were numbers reported today with ...

Springfield Reports Second Consecutive Day with No New COVID-19 Cases

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Following a trend first seen earlier this week, on Friday afternoon, Springfield reported its second consecutive day with no new cases of COVID-19.

As of yesterday's email, the lack of new cases keeps the town's total at 213 positive tests and 16 deaths.

Overall, Union County has 214 new cases of COVID-19, and 24 new deaths, totaling 12,779 positive ...

Springfield Mayor Capodice Releases Latest COVID-19 Case Numbers

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Yesterday afternoon, Springfield Mayor Chirs Capodice updated the latest totals of COVID-19 cases and deaths at the local, county and state level.

As of yesterday's message, Springfield has 10 new cases of COVID-19, totaling 206 positive tests and 13 deaths.

Union County has 330 new cases of COVID-19, and 8 new deaths, totaling 11,853 positive tests and 571 ...

Springfield Mayor Announces Additional COVID-19 Death in Town

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Yesterday afternoon, Springfield mayor Chris Capodice released the latest case numbers for COVID-19 at the local and state level.

As of yesterday's message, Springfield had 16 new cases of COVID-19, and one new death, totaling 197 positive tests and 16 deaths. 

Overall, the state of New Jersey currently has 3,047 new cases of COVID-19 and 253 ...

Springfield Township Provides Latest Numbers on COVID-19 Cases

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Yesterday afternoon, Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice provided the latest updates

As of yesterday's message, Springfield had 1 new case of COVID-19, totaling 180 positive tests and 15 deaths.

Union County had 210 new cases of COVID-19, and 58 new deaths, totaling 10,484 positive tests and 481 deaths.

The State of New Jersey has 3,551 ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congressman Malinowski Leads The Fight For Us All

May 14, 2020

To the Editor:

I am writing to ensure your readers know about the efforts of our Congressman, Tom Malinowski, to continue to work on our behalf, during these difficult times.

Congressman Malinowski has been working across the aisle to secure vital funds for all municipalities across our district (NJ-7).  He is one of four lead sponsors of H.R. 6467, a bipartisan bill with more than 140 ...

Union County Clerk Reminds Residents on Vote-By-Mail Ballots

June 2, 2020

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that her office has begun mailing Vote-by-Mail ballots to all registered Democratic and Republican voters in Union County. Unaffiliated voters who have already applied for a Vote-by-Mail ballot will also receive their ballots in the coming weeks.

The ballots and applications are being sent in waves to help ensure that the high volume of mail ...

240th Anniversary of Death of Hannah Caldwell

Hannah Caldwell Day will be commemorated by the Union Township Historical Society at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union, on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 5 pm.  Rev. James Caldwell, portrayed by Doc Burkhardt, will greet visitors.  He'll recall the heroism of his wife during the American Revolution, following the Battle of Connecticut Farms on that fateful day--June 7, ...

Union County Clerk to Resume Limited In-Person Services, by Appointment Only

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that beginning on Tuesday, June 2, the County Clerk’s offices will begin in-person appointments to swear in notaries and assist persons seeking to register trade names, tax waivers and clerk’s certificates.

Everyone seeking these services in person is required to make an appointment in advance and wear a face mask at all times, in order ...

Scholastic Summer 'Read-A-Palooza' Virtual Book Fair at the Berkeley Heights YMCA

Summer is almost here, and we cannot help but ask how can we as educators, caretakers and parents keep our kids academically engaged to ensure success this coming fall?

Unlike previous years, this year presents the unique and unprecedented obstacle of being in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. This may mean libraries will not run their usual summer reading challenge, books may be harder to ...

This Newark Couple is Transforming a Vacant Lot into a Community Garden

May 24, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — For the past 15 years, Lot 50 on Grafton Avenue in the city’s North Ward has been a wasteland of syringes and garbage, bringing down the community’s morale. 

Those days are coming to an end, according to Bilal and Breonna Walker, two educators who are transforming the lot into a community project unlike any other in Newark. Dubbed Jannah on ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Here’s How Newark Muslims are Keeping Community Alive this Ramadan

NEWARK, NJ — In Islam, Ramadan is a month of celebration, gathering, hospitality, family and friends breaking fast over bountiful meals, often at Mosque with the entire community. 

Given the global pandemic, the collective aspects of Ramadan have been canceled this year. Though iftar may be a little lonelier under quarantine, Muslims in Newark are making the best of a difficult ...

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

Community Conversations: Keeping Kids Health & Safe this Summer

Join Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Medical Director for Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will answer your questions about what parents need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...