Pallone Announces Rutgers University will Receive $3.8 Million to Improve COVID-19 Testing in Underserved Communities

November 24, 2020

LONG BRANCH, NJ — Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that Rutgers University will receive $3.8 million to improve COVID-19 testing in underserved communities. The award is made possible by the National Institutes of Health’s initiative to enhance COVID-19 testing of populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including African Americans, American ...

Help Homeless Youth at Visions and Pathways on Giving Tuesday

Visions and Pathways has served over 10,000 abused, neglected, and homeless youth in New Jersey over the past 50 years by providing them with housing, a stable environment, and supportive services that guide them in becoming self-sufficient. Our kids have broken lives; some are shattered, some have just a small crack, and some show no physical signs of damage but carry their scars on the inside.

Menendez Applauds Signing of Daniel's Law: Protection for Judges Following the Murder of North Brunswick's Judge's Son

TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez today stood with U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas as Governor Phil Murphy signed Daniel’s Law, legislation named after her late son, Daniel Anderl, to better protect the privacy of judges and their families. Sen. Menendez, along with Sen. Cory Booker, renewed their call to pass federal legislation they introduced in response to the ...

Wanna Know How to Get Over Pandemic Fatigue? Help Others

November 28, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Operation Full Bellies was a HUGE success this Thanksgiving. This past month, Operation full Bellies accepted donations of cooked food from East Brunswick residents so that those who were separated from their families or who were stressed out from being essential employees could enjoy a traditional holiday dinner.

In addition to 38 lbs of turkey, gravy, sweet potato ...

South Plainfield High School Senior Gianna Glover Receives Amistad Commission’s Rising Scholars Recognition Award

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield High School senior Gianna Glover has received the Amistad Commission’s Rising Scholars Recognition Award. Glover was honored during a virtual recognition ceremony on Nov. 15. The goal of the Amistad Commission is to ensure that New Jersey schools recognize the integral part African-Americans have played in United States history. 

“The ...

New Brunswick Winter Wonderland Festivities Start With Friday's Tree Lighting Ceremonies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Carriage rides, ice sculptures, caroling and more – New Brunswick is about to be transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

It all starts with Friday’s tree lighting ceremony at Monument Square Park and George Street.

The festivities start at 4:30 p.m.

This year, there will be 12 tree lightings around New Brunswick’s downtown area, with large trees ...

November Updates from Piscataway Public Library

Piscataway Public Library buildings will be closed to the public starting Saturday, November 28. The safety of the community is our number one priority, and we are looking forward to continuing to serve you while our buildings are closed.

Note that the Library will close at 4pm on Wednesday, November 25, and is closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27.


Returning ...

Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

RU Women’s Hoops Runs Past Monmouth to Start 1-0

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The lingering question from the 2020-21 Rutgers women's basketball preseason: how would a heralded freshman class mix in with the returning veterans? Rutgers Nation got its answer on Friday afternoon in the Scarlet Knights' 82-38 drubbing of Monmouth in the season opener at a fanless RAC.
They're going to play, and following Arella ...


Raymundo “Ray” Elamparo, Jr. passed away unexpectedly with his family by his side on ...
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Somerset, NJ – Arthur J. Kettyle, 92, passed away at his home with his loving family at his ...
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Drunk driver injures Edison Family in wrong-way collision

November 28, 2020

Woolwich Township, NJ — An Edison couple and their young children traveling northbound in their minivan on the New Jersey Turnpike were hit head-on by Michael Forman, 26, of Sellersville, PA. He was driving in the wrong direction.

The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving in Woolwich Township in Gloucester County. According to New Jersey State Police, Forman then crashed ...

Man Survives After Being Hit By Train in Upper Montclair

Upper MONTCLAIR, NJ - A pedestrian survived after being struck by a New Jersey Transit train on Wednesday, officials confirm.

A man was seriously injured, but is expected to survive, after he was hit by the oncoming train near the Bellevue Avenue Station in Upper Montclair. Sometime around 4:35PM, officials reported a trespasser strike.

According to NJ Transit ...

Plane Clips Tree, Crashes at Hillsborough Airport; 2nd Mishap in 7 Days

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 70-year-old student pilot and his 73-year-old instructor were injured after their plane struck a tree and crashed on to the runway at Central Jersey Regional Airport late Tuesday afternoon.

It was the second crash of a single-engine plane at the airport in seven days, and the third since July.

The airport, formerly known as Kupper Airport, is located at 1034 ...

A New (Old) Kind of Holiday

Everyone is worried about the holidays and while I’m sad I can’t see my extended family I am also looking forward to this year because it is like the holidays of my childhood.

Having moved 3 hours away from all of our family when I was entering first grade and my parents quickly realized that the stress of holiday travel stole all its magic we spent every holiday with my immediate ...

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Revisiting the Role of a Heathy Routine During the Pandemic

November 28, 2020

NEW JERSEY - The COVID-19 pandemic has led us on an unprecedented and unpredictable path. Since its start, there has been extraordinary amounts of uncertainty contributing to stress. There have been increased reports of depression and anxiety among individuals as compared to previous years and some individuals report feeling a sense of loss of control in their lives. At the crossroads ...

The New Normal Rockwell

Dear diary,

I love Thanksgiving. Even though I don’t get any presents, it is my favoritest holiday of the whole year.

On Thanksgiving Day our family gets together at our house. My aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmas and grandpas. Sometimes even some awkward girlfriends and boyfriends who we never see again after that. We light a fire in the fireplace and fill up the house with ...

Help Your Teens Find Their Own Solutions

Do you find yourself fighting the urge to say to your teen,  “Been there, done that.  Let me show you how it’s done”?  I do, too… although looking back to my younger days, I can honestly say that I learned the most when I had to solve things myself.

On a personal note, my children were amazed to hear that when I studied in France for my junior year ...