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Welcome to Mommy Mayor

Six years ago I started this journey that I called Mommy Mayor. I was embarking on my third year on council, my first term as Mayor and I did so with a toddler and infant in hand.

I started Mommy Mayor as an opportunity to highlight all that woman can do, to bring awareness to the successes and obstacles that come with being a working mom and a mom in public service. To be honest I also did it ...

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to Economic Impact Payments

April 3, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

"We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an ...

SCORE… Helping Small Business during this Coronavirus crisis

SCORE can provide guidance to all businesses to access the proper resources to obtain disaster relief.    

One of the primary resources is the U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) at:

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

CORONAVIRUS information from the STATE of NEW JERSEY can be found ...

Learning Rx Offering At-Home Cognitive Assessment

WARREN, NJ - You’re home. We’re home. Let’s talk. Let’s problem solve.

Is your student struggling with focus, attention, poor memory, reading and comprehension or understanding directions?

Learning Rx, in Warren, is now offering a free Gibson Digital Cognitive Assessment and Consultation, done right at home.

Parents can get answers regrading their children’s ...

Warren Update on COVID-19 - April 2

Mayor Marion and the Township Committee encourages residents to visit the “Latest Information” section of the COVID-19 Information page at the Warren Township website at www.warrennj.org in order to review the information posted on April 2, 2020. Some items added today are as follows:

 

The New Jersey Department of Health has provided a document ...

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

“Social Security recipients who ...

TAPinto Triples Site Traffic in March 2020, Breaking All-Time Readership Record; Facebook Journalism Project Awards Grants to Two TAPinto Franchisees for Coronavirus Coverage

Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed.  TAPinto’s network of over 80 local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida broke all readership records in March with 9,628,289 pageviews and 3,412,844 readers, an increase of 300% from February 2020.  Meanwhile, last week, two TAPinto owner/publishers, ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Get Inspired by this Quarantine Collection of Virtual Classes

This story first ran on TAPinto South Plainfield.

After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals — and amateur cooks — together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cuddle Up with Dinner & a Movie

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

Hunkering down home-side is the rule of the day. And while chez living room is getting a little repetitive, jazzing up a stay-at-home rendez vous is definitely possible; it just takes a little creativity and a little help from the resources at hand.  Luckily, many New Jersey restaurants and shops are ...

Breaking News: Fire at Fantasy Island Amusement Park

March 29, 2020

BEACH HAVEN, NJ  — A large fire has been reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven.  

Reports from a source is that at the fire took place in the ice cream shop and the fire is now under control  (9:40 p.m.)

TAPinto will keep the public updated. 

 

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

ASBURY PARK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - John Moor, the Mayor of Asbury Park has closed the boardwalk due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infection.  There will still be several points of open access to the beach, but the boardwalk will not be open for walking or congregating.  Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Vaz, the Mayor of Seaside Heights, closed the ocean and bay beaches ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Publisher Reflects on the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- As part our ongoing coronavirus coverage in New Jersey, Cheryl Brown, the Publisher of TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV about the effects of the pandemic on daily life in her community. 

Both Verona and Cedar Grove are located in Essex County, New Jersey, which currently has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the state.

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 31, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

The COVID-19 Virtual Learning Crisis. Nine Tips for Staying Sane

​After speaking with many friends today and seeing the panic across the faces across many parents across America, I realized that we're experiencing a secondary reaction to COVID-19: we are in the midst of a virtual learning epidemic. It's running its course across many of our communities and the results are good, bad, and everywhere in between.

Having had a short stint with ...

Anxiety Can Be Just as Contagious as The Coronavirus

When a family becomes stressed, everyone feels anxious. The anxiety moves easily from person to person in the family.  Anxiety that affects one, affects all. It can be contagious.

Our country and our community are in the midst of a great deal of panic and anxiety with the pandemic of the Coronavirus. We are bombarded daily with the updates on this illness and how it is ...

Picking Up the Pieces

I read that with all of this family time spent indoors, jigsaw puzzles are in high demand.

Ironically, I find this puzzling because I myself am not a big puzzle person. Nor is my family.

I have puzzled a few times with ill effects. After about 30 minutes my eyes begin to cross, my fingers grow numb, and I start to drool, with very little to show for my efforts. In contrast, I can experience ...

Objects in the Mirror

Not having many friends, I know a thing or two about social distancing. When you are short on personality like me, it is actually quite easy to keep people at a safe distance for long periods of time. But for everyone else, I understand it can be quite a challenge. So in the spirit of really annoying magazine articles, I offer you . . .

Seven Tips to Maintain Your Distance and Your Sanity with ...

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

With a growing sense of my mortality, I find myself nostalgic for the old days.

I mean, it seems only two weeks ago that my three kids were bouncing home from college one by one to visit and relax on their spring breaks. I remember they brought home laundry and influenza to share. I recovered in bed with a fever and a cough safe in knowing that I wasn’t on a cruise ship.

Now my kids ...

Obituaries

Mark G. “ALJ” Aljian, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 18, 2019, while ...
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Local College Students Coping with Online Semester

March 30, 2020

NEW JERSEY - The rise of COVID-19 has caused colleges across the country to take desperate measures, with many moving classes online for the rest of the spring semester. While some are providing emergency housing for international students who are unable to return to their home country yet, most have advised that their students return home and stay there until the fall semester starts up ...

It’s Official: New Jersey Cancels State Assessments

WARREN, NJ – The Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, Lamont Repollet announced today in a letter to school superintendents and administrators the spring testing have been canceled.

"We are pleased with the decision," Sparta Assistant Superintendent Patrick McQueeney said. "This decision removes one more burden that staff and administrators were ...

Breaking News: Fire at Fantasy Island Amusement Park

March 29, 2020

BEACH HAVEN, NJ  — A large fire has been reported at the Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven.  

Reports from a source is that at the fire took place in the ice cream shop and the fire is now under control  (9:40 p.m.)

TAPinto will keep the public updated. 

 

Asbury Park, Seaside Heights Close Beaches and Boardwalks

ASBURY PARK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - John Moor, the Mayor of Asbury Park has closed the boardwalk due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infection.  There will still be several points of open access to the beach, but the boardwalk will not be open for walking or congregating.  Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Vaz, the Mayor of Seaside Heights, closed the ocean and bay beaches ...

Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township Leadership Asks People to Stay Away from Part Time Homes on Long Beach Island

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom officially wrote letters discouraging people who own second homes from coming to stay on Long Beach Island in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary concerns of both Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township leadership is the strain the additional population could put on the local medical support system. 

Dr. Joseph ...

BH School Board Votes to Cancel Spring Break

April 3, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Spring Break, which was supposed to begin on Monday, is canceled. 

Berkeley Heights board members voted unanimously Thursday to continue to hold school Monday, April 6, through Thursday, April 9. 

School will not be in session on Friday, April 10, or for the next six Fridays, April 17, 24, May 1. 8, 15 and 22.  

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Missing Rutgers Honor Student from East Orange. Can You Help Police with Information?

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Authorities and family are searching for Yasir Williams, 21, a missing Rutgers New Brunswick honor student who was last seen at his home in East Orange over the weekend.

According to reports, on Sunday, March 29, at approximately 11:30 PM, Yasir left home on Edgar Street without his phone. This was the last time his family saw or heard from ...

Bramnick, Cryan Discuss Assistance for Businesses, Workers Amid COVID-19 (Video)

If you are a business or employee impacted by COVID-19 there are a number of government programs that can benefit you.

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield, and Sen. Joe Cryan, D-Union, discuss these in this short video:

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ShopRite Confirms Sixth Employee in New Jersey with COVID-19

TOMS RIVER, NJ - ShopRite Supermarkets on Wednesday confirmed that an employee at the ShopRite of Fischer Bay in Toms River store has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, joining five others previously diagnosed at other ShopRite stores in Essex, Union, Morris, Mercer and Middlesex counties.

The other locations where employees tested positive are in Newark, Morristown, Garwood, Old Bridge ...

Mayor Mapp Notes 73 Cases on Monday, Says Muhlenberg Site Won't be Utilized

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The latest update from the administration notes there are now 73 positive cases of COVID-19 in Plainfield, including five City of Plainfield employees.  On Saturday, there were 44 confirmed cases in town, with 72 quarantined.

According to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, "We are now operating on a very modified schedule at City Hall while doing all we can to continue to provide ...

Ewing Man Cited for Hosting 47 People at "Corona Party"

EWING, NJ -- A 54-year-old Ewing Township man faces multiples citations after hosting a "Corona Party" Friday evening in violation of the State's temporary ban on gatherings during the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic announced Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.    He and Ewing Police Chief John P. Stemler III reported the man was issued two ...