7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

January 18, 2021

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...

Cancer Pavilion Plans Approved by New Brunswick Planning Board

January 13, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Plans to build the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital - the centerpiece in a sweeping, $750 million project that will transform the Somerset Street health care corridor - has been approved by the city.

The Planning Board voted 7-0 Tuesday night to allow Cancer Pavilion Redevelopment Associates LLC, an affiliate of DEVCO, to proceed with its plan to ...

Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov from the safety of their home for answers to tax questions

January 19, 2021

As people get ready to file their 2020 tax return, the IRS reminds taxpayers they can find answers to their tax questions from the safety of their home using IRS online tools and resources. These IRS.gov tools are easy to use and available 24 hours a day.

IRS Free File. Almost everyone can file their tax return electronically for free. The software does all the work of finding deductions, ...

East Brunswick Public Library: We've Made Curbside Pickup Even Easier

 








EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - When you receive an announcement from East Brunswick Public Library that your items are available, you can now schedule your curbside pickup appointment online.

 

You can also schedule your curbside appointment through their new ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios monthly column: New Year 2021

         

Welcoming a new year is traditionally an exciting time as we look ahead to celebrating all life’s moments with family and friends and preparing our New Year resolutions. The New Year has always been a time of promise for a brighter future. And as we said goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021, that sentiment was as powerful as it has ever ...

The Girls by Lori Lansens

The Girls by Lori Lansens.  ( Back Bay Books, 2005)

 

I enjoy watching The Learning Channel’s hit show, Thousand Pound Sisters. Every time my husband, Tom, catches me watching it, he shakes his head and mutters, “I don’t know why you watch this show. . .” (To be fair, I don’t get The Mandalorian, but each to his own). 

So, why do I watch ...

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. (Random House, 2020)

 

Death has never been more a part of my consciousness than in the year 2020. We are getting daily death totals just like we used to get on the nightly news during the Vietnam War. But, death is not a subject that humans like to dwell on. Most of us put thoughts of our mortality on the back burner so that we are able to ...

Local Chefs Teach Online Cooking Classes to Fight Food Insecurity in Hudson Valley NY

January 18, 2021

HUDSON VALLEY, NY -- Janet Irizarry, the founder of Hudson Valley Eats, spoke with Brian Brodeur about her latest initiative, “Cooking For A Cause”. Irizarry started Hudson Valley Eats, whose main goal is to “make sure that everyone in the Hudson Valley eats, not just those who can afford it.” 

During the pandemic, it is hard for people to afford their basic ...