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COVID-19 Testing Game Changer: Rutgers Can Test 10,000+ Saliva Samples Per Day

April 5, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics has developed a test for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and is using its automation experience and infrastructure to test as many as tens of thousands of samples daily.

"It's a game changer, truly a game changer," said Andrew I. Brooks, chief operating officer and director of technology development at RUCDR Infinite ...

Unemployment Benefits Coming Soon, NJ Labor Department Head Says

TRENTON, NJ — The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development offered what he could in the way of reassurance during the state’s daily press briefing on Saturday, addressing the staggering 362,000 people who have applied for unemployment as a result of the nation’s public health crisis. 

New Jersey now has 34,124 known cases of the ...

Newton Houses of Worship Adapt to Distance Services

NEWTON, NJ – Holy week and Passover are going to be celebrated this year, as they always will be, just a little differently because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

B’nai Shalom of Sussex NJ offers their Shabbat on Facebook and has a number of resources on their website.

Christ Community Church is offering their 10 a.m. Sunday services on YouTube with information and links ...

Home Again: Warren Couple Stranded on Cruise Ship Arrive Home

WARREN, NJ - Warren couple Rick and Wendy De Pinho arrived home safe after being stranded on the MS Rotterdam Cruise ship. "Of all the days confined to our cabin it was our first day of disembarking that was our most STRESSFUL DAY!, Rick said."

 

Rick De Pinho provided the following account of their experience:

The most grueling and stressful day was the day we disembarked ...

Sparta Houses of Worship Adapt to Distance Services

SPARTA, NJ – The spring religious holidays including Holy week and Passover are going to be celebrated this year, just a little differently because of the coronavirus pandemic. This list of resources lists local houses of worship in alphabetical order. 

B’nai Shalom of Sussex NJ offers their Shabbat on Facebook and has a number of resources on their website.

Chabad of ...

Newark Teachers Union to Help Fund Local High School Proms After Coronavirus Crisis Subsides

NEWARK, NJ — The current coronavirus crisis, among many other negative things, has potentially nullified a well-remembered rite of passage for high school students everywhere - the senior prom.

But in Newark, the local teachers union has promised the proms to be held in the city's high schools will definitely happen when society is safe again.

"We want to make sure that ...

Spring Holidays no Time to Ignore Coronavirus Physical Distancing Orders, NJ Officials Say

TRENTON, NJ — With religious holidays approaching and changing guidelines for the use of masks, state officials on Friday urged the public to continue to observe a statewide ban on social gatherings as a means to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

The reminders to observe social distancing came during Gov. Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing during which officials reported an ...

South Brunswick Italian Restaurants: Fake Orders, Real Racism

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Multiple pizzeria and Italian restaurants in the South Brunswick area have received fraudulent orders of pizza for the Police Department that are never picked up or paid for. The South Brunswick Police Department was able to confirm at least four restaurants have received these fraudulent orders

The phone calls are made with a different phone number every time. The caller ...

Teen Volunteer's Network Delivers Meals to Somerville Hospital Staff

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 17-year-old Hillsborough High School junior and her 14-year-old brother, a freshman, have gathered together friends and their families to form a network that raises money and provides meals to medical staff at seven hospitals, other health-related agencies and police departments in New Jersey and New York.

In so doing, they're also helping support restaurants, ...

Hillsborough Sister & Brother Create Food Delivery Network for Hospital Staffs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 17-year-old Hillsborough High School junior and her 14-year-old brother, a freshman, have gathered together friends and their families to form a network that raises money and provides meals to medical staff at seven hospitals, other health-related agencies and police departments in New Jersey and New York.

In so doing, they're also helping support restaurants, ...

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