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

May 13, 2020

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 ...

Nailed: NJ Salon Cited for Second Time for Violating Gov's Orders

HAMILTON, NJ --  A Hamilton-based nail salon was again cited for violating Governor Phil Murphy's executive order which closed such retail establishments. 

According to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, Hamilton police were detailed to Diamond Nail Salon located at 2200 South Broad Street in Hamilton, shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday. At ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll Finds Murphy Ratings Soar Amid Pandemic

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic has catapulted him to one of the most liked governors in New Jersey history, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Echoing the highs reached by governors Thomas Kean, Christine Todd Whitman and Chris Christie, Murphy’s favorability rating is almost touching the 60% mark (59% favorable ...

It's Up to New Jersey Residents to Keep Parks Open, Murphy Says. Further Guidance on Schools Expected Monday

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used his Saturday press briefing to urge New Jersey residents to limit “knucklehead behavior” so that the state can continue on a road to recovery following the extended battle against COVID-19.

The plea came the same day state and county parks were reopened amid warnings that if visitors failed to comply with social distancing and other health ...

Rutgers to Stream Virtual Commencement On May 31

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will stream a virtual celebration of its 2020 graduates on May 31 to honor their academic achievements completed during a pandemic that required remote instruction through the final weeks of the spring semester. 

President Robert Barchi will preside over and confer degrees during Rutgers University’s 254th Anniversary Commencement celebration, ...

Flags at Half Staff in NJ Friday for Debby Kean, Late Wife of Thomas Kean Sr.

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities Friday in recognition of the death of former New Jersey First Lady Deborah “Debby” Bye Kean.

Flags are also being flown at half-staff indefinitely in honor of the victims of COVID-19, the news release from the governor’s office said.

“Debby Kean used her ...

Doctor At Hackensack University Medical Center Marks The 1,000 COVID-19 Patient Discharged After Three-Week Hospital Stay 

HACKENSACK, N.J. — For the physicians and nurses working the front lines at Hackensack University Medical Center during the coronavirus pandemic, April 28 marked a milestone victory in their epic battle against the infamous widespread killer virus.

Early Tuesday afternoon, on perhaps the nicest day of the year under sunny blue skies, Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) celebrated ...

From Legos to Medical Ventilators. New Jersey Family’s Quarantine Achievement

WAYNE, NJ – We are all stuck at home, spending upward of 90% of our time in our comfortable prisons with our familiar inmates, passing the time.  Of those who are lucky not to have any family members in serious risk due to the virus, many are catching up on their shows, on reading, on housework and home improvement.  Some are wallowing in the pleasure of not having to go to work ...

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds to Fly Over Northern NJ

NEWARK, NJ – In a salute to frontline COVID-19 responders, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy and Air Force trick fighter jet squadrons, will be making a joint flyover near the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday, April 28, the squads announced on Twitter Monday.

A formation of six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon and six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will conduct these ...

Rutgers Coronavirus Saliva Test, a 'Huge Breakthrough' on Road to Reopen State

CAMDEN, NJ — Before New Jersey can reopen - a “broad blueprint” of which Gov. Phil Murphy says he plans to lay out Monday — testing will have to expand across New Jersey. 

Whereas NJ currently administers approximately 7,000 to 9,000 tests a day, health officials said that number would have to rise to between 20,000 to 30,000.   

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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 ...