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Stafford and LBI Restaurants Can Open Outdoors on June 15, Haircutters, Salons on June 22, Gyms TBD - Murphy

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Make your restaurant reservations and hair appointments now.

Gov. Phil Murphy today announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference that effective June 15, outdoor dining at restaurants can commence, and non-essential in-person retail can begin.

A week later, on June 22, salons and barber shops can open. However, the opening date for gyms and health clubs is still ...

Bird and Betty's Brings New Social Distancing Proposal to Beach Haven Borough Council

BEACH HAVEN — The Coronavirus worldwide pandemic has greatly influenced our lives. The Long Beach Island region is trying to get ready to handle the massive influx of vacationers and visitors this summer. 

You can expect a flood of regular visitors from the New York City and Philadelphia region. The airline industry is crippled and people are going on vacation close to home. The ...

Beach Haven Opens Beaches and Offers Help to Businesses

BEACH HAVEN — The Beach Haven Borough Mayor and Council released two executive orders on Friday, May 8.  They have to do with rescinding April 7th beach restriction order and some direction for businesses as they prepare for the summer. 

What a time we live in! There are more than a few questions floating through this writer's mind. 

Anyone wondering how all of ...

Alergy Alert: Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Recalled

EAST HANOVER, NJ - A voluntary recall of Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size has been announced due to undeclared peanut on outer packaging,said Mondelez Global LLC in a press release.

The company stated that the recalled was initiated because the outer packaging indicates that the product contains the cheese variety pack, while the individually wrapped product indicates it is the ...

Mother’s Day: Honoring Moms Amid the Pandemic

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – When it comes to holidays, who would know better than Hallmark as far as ranking their popularity?

Their website claims that 85 percent of adult men and women celebrate Mother’s Day. Amid the pandemic, it is still possible to send that special mom a greeting card. However, the family get-together might be a bit more of a challenge.

Traditionally, ...

Beach Haven Leadership is Preparing for Summer and Inviting Business Input

BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Borough leadership released a news release on Tuesday afternoon outlining their concern about helping the Beach Haven business community this spring and summer. 

Beach Haven has a unique situation considering that they are extremely crowded in a small portion of LBI. Many bars and restaurants are in Beach Haven. Large numbers of vacationers and ...

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Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19

Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood collector—serving hospital patients in the New Jersey and New York region—is providing the test results to donors who complete successful blood donations, which are critically ...

Vitalant Calls on Donors to Help Patients Now Launches New Campaign to Motivate the Public to Donate

Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving the local community here in New Jersey/New York, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 260 blood drives canceled since early March in New Jersey/New York alone, resulting in a loss of 6,000 ...

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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.

Powerful Storm Rocks Area on Wednesday

June 3, 2020

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND — A wicked storm blasted through the Southern Ocean County region Wednesday around 1 p.m. The storm left behind a large amount of damage to area homes and businesses. 

People have questioned whether the damage was caused by a tornado or just straight line winds. No official word from the National Weather Service this evening. 

By 4 p.m. over ...

Manage Mosquitoes for a Safer and More Enjoyable Summer

Don’t let the buzz of mosquitoes keep you indoors. Most mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing rashes and itching but some species can transmit diseases that can make you sick.  Understanding how they breed and spread disease can help you gain the upper hand in the battle against these pesky insects.

Mosquitoes serve as a carrier (vector) in the spread of certain diseases. It starts ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...