Mercer County Offering Free COVID Saliva Tests

November 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Wednesday that the County, in partnership with Vault Health Services, will offer free COVID-19 (coronavirus) saliva testing. The free tests will be available to residents age 14 or older and anyone who works as a first responder or health care worker in Mercer County.

The free coronavirus testing will take ...

Gov. Murphy Drops NJ’s COVID-10 Travel Advisory

November 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — While a nationwide surge in coronavirus prompted him to not release this week’s travel advisory based on its current criteria, Governor Phil Murphy strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine for 14 days after traveling to any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region of New York, ...

Governor Phil Murphy Attacked in Profanity Laced Tirade

NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family. 

At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy was out eating with his wife, three sons and daughter.

One woman in the video, ...

Are Oreos Leaving New Jersey?

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The news is out, the Mondelez bakery factory in Bergen County is considering a move out of town, or are they?

"This is the beginning of the process," said Laurie Guzzinati, Senior Director, Corporate & Government Affairs North America Mondelēz Global LLC out of East Hanover. "Right now, it's business as usual."

Mondelez, an American ...

The True Light Should be Within: What is the Meaning of Diwali?

November 15, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The time of Diwali is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. Diwali literally means "a row of lights." It is a time filled with light and love; a time when Indians all over the world rejoice. It is the darkest night of the darkest period, yet it is a celebration of light. Diwali is heralded as the triumph of good over evil.

The ...

NJEDA Launches Phase 2 of PPE Access Program

November 12, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced the launch of Phase 2 of the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. All New Jersey business can get 10 percent off these products and those small businesses and nonprofit organizations with 100 or fewer employees are now able to apply to receive 25 percent discounts on purchases of personal protective ...

Join the NJ Liquor License Reform Alliance to Boost Our Economy

November 14, 2020

Dear Editor:

It’s no secret that New Jersey has some of the most archaic liquor license laws in the nation. Our liquor license laws (over 60 years old) are holding back our state economy and efforts to revitalize downtowns across our state. Utah is the only other state that has liquor license laws like New Jersey.  

The current liquor license formula caps liquor licenses based on ...

Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

November 24, 2020

What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say cranberry sauce has and always will be on their Thanksgiving table every ...

NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...