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State Graduation Guidelines: Schools Should Consider Screening Graduation Guests for Fevers

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Schools should consider screening visitors with non-contact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released late Wednesday night by the State Department of Education.

The guidance outlines three options for K-12 school commencement ceremonies: virtual, drive-through/drive-in and modified in-person, outdoor ...

Verona Board of Ed Updates on Construction and Graduation

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Board of Education provided many updates on the status of Verona Public Schools and its students during a public telephone conference Tuesday evening. Superintendent Dr. Rui Dioniso shared a tentative roadmap for the summer regarding both graduation and ongoing school renovations as Governor Murphy and the state of New Jersey slowly ease COVID-19 ...

Verona’s Virtual Graduation Moves Forward--With Plans for a Live Ceremony

VERONA, NJ - With Governor Murphy’s May 26 announcement that in-person, socially-distanced graduations could now take place, parents and loved ones of the Verona High School class of 2020 anxiously awaited news. With virtual graduation activities slated to start Wednesday, May 27, many wondered if a new, live graduation would take their place.

Not exactly. Verona High School is moving ...

Gov. Murphy Says In-Person Graduations Can Happen in July

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy made members of the NJ high school Class of 2020 happy on Tuesday when he announced on Twitter that in-person graduations can be held outdoors starting July 6 as long as they comply with social distancing guidelines.

"Beginning July 6th, schools WILL have the opportunity to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies that comply with social distancing ...

Congratulations Our Lady of the Lake Class of 2020

VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

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 ...

Superintendent's Corner Column - Celebrating New Traditions

“Every cloud has a silver lining.” Fanny Fern

As a community, the end of the academic year brings with it many joyful traditions and rites of passage in our schools. It is a time for celebrating the outstanding student accomplishments and recognizing all of their hard work. This year will most certainly not have the typical ending most imagined. But it can still be one that has ...

An Update from Cedar Grove on Graduation Plans Virtual and Otherwise

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With the closure of schools through the end of the academic year due to the COVID-19 crisis and a "stay at home" order still in place, the Cedar Grove school district announced last week that it would be formulating a virtual plan for the fourth grade promotion and eighth grade and high school graduation ceremonies.  Not surprisingly, the news was met ...

Parent of High School Student Starts Petition: NJ Seniors Deserve a Proper Graduation Ceremony

NEW JERSEY -- As graduation day approaches for high school seniors across the Garden State, one parent has started a petition on Change.org calling on Governor Murphy to "find a creative way for the class of 2020 to graduate in a traditional matter."

Petition organizer Lisa Gyongyosi believes it is "unreasonable for you to ban all graduation ceremonies other than virtual ...

Cedar Grove High School Class of 2020 Honored with Billboard

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - It's a tough time for all of us in Cedar Grove, but for one group it may be just a little bit tougher.  With school's closed for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Cedar Grove High School Class of 2020 is missing out on a lot.  They can't see their friends, senior sports seasons were canceled, end of the year traditions are ...

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Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

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Port Authority Asks for $3 billion from Feds to Recoup COVID-19 Losses

May 20, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Standing before the unfinished Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One redevelopment site, Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, detailed the drastic losses the government agency suffered as a result of the coronavirus. 

With a 97% drop in passenger volume at Newark airport alone (the difference between ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...

Hoboken Gift Shop Turns to Technology to Continue Serving Customers During the Pandemic

HOBOKEN, NJ -- As part of our small business spotlight series, HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Meghan Lavelle, Owner of Washington General, to see how the store is faring during the pandemic. Washington General was featured in Part One of our HomeGrown: Hoboken episode, which aired on TAPintoTV last June. 

“It’s been a whirlwind for sure,” said Lavelle.

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 24, 2020

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that will make ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

NJ Bars Still Closed, but Now You Can Get That Cocktail to Go

NEW JERSEY — Bars and restaurants with liquor licenses in the Garden State have been able to sell alcohol in its original containers during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy before the weekend, they can sell mixed drinks for pick up and delivery, too.

Craft distilleries, which operate under a different kind of license, can also sell ...

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Sustainable Verona Receives $10,000 Grant for Community Garden Project

May 29, 2020

Township of Verona Awarded $10,000 Sustainability Grant

Verona, NJ – The Township of Verona was awarded a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Five $20,000 grants, six $10,000 grants and twenty $2,000 grants were distributed to municipalities in fourteen New Jersey counties.

The grant awards will fund a range of projects including green infrastructure, food ...