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Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Little Falls To Hold First-Ever Farmers Market Every Sunday Through October

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls will be running their first-ever Farmers Market this year. It will be held every Sunday beginning May 31 through Oct. 18 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. The market is being coordinated by Councilwoman Tanya Seber, along with Christine Habllitz, Event Coordinator for the Township. 

According to Seber, the market will be held in the parking lot of the ...

West Orange Farmers Market Goes Digital

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After having a successful first year at the helm of the West Orange Farmers Market, coordinators Stacey and Rob Reese explained during this week’s West Orange Township Council meeting that although the market will still be physically located at 80 Main Street, sales will be handled a little differently this season.

“The pandemic has certainly thrown a wrench ...

COVID-19 Stories: Montclair Restaurant Owner Once Stranded in Cambodia, Now Struggles to Save His Business

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A notable Montclair restaurant owner became stranded in a foreign country amid the coronavirus pandemic. He has returned to a statewide lockdown and struggles to keep his business afloat.

Ilson Goncalves, owner of Samba Montclair, a local Brazilian Restaurant, set off on a culinary expedition in March. His plan was to take cooking classes and expand his repertoire. En route to ...

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Scores of Local Students Join Black Lives Matter Rally in Nutley Center

June 5, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Scores of Nutley students gathered on the corners of Franklin Ave. and Centre St. Thursday to declare 'Black Lives Matter.'

What started out as a group of about 20 youth at 4 p.m., grew over the next two hours to nearly 100 people. Virtually all were dressed in all black to mourn lost black lives. 

The grassroots nature of the event was most clearly evident in ...

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.

TAPinto Camden Editor Talks about Peaceful Protest for George Floyd that brought City into National Spotlight

CAMDEN, NJ -- Steven Rodas, Editor of TAPinto Camden, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent protest held here in solidarity with George Floyd that has put the city in the national spotlight for both its peaceful nature and police participation. 

Hundreds gathered in downtown Camden on Saturday, May 30, but what made this protest stand out from the thousands of other ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

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, ...

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Assistance Available For Residents in Need at the Verona Community Services Office

June 5, 2020

The Township of Verona Office of Community Services has received generous donations from Verona residents and several local organizations in response to the financial issues created by Covid-19. This has been a difficult time for all of us and our family, friends, neighbors and businesses will continue to be impacted by the Coronavirus even as things begin to reopen.

If you or someone you know ...