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Punted: RU Football Opening Game Postponed to Saturday

September 2, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Rutgers football fans eager to finally welcome Head Coach Greg Schiano back to the banks in person will have to wait two more days. The decision was made early this Thursday morning, as Route 18 and other key roads around the Piscataway stadium were hopelessly flooded. 

Rutgers’ season opener against Temple will now kick-off at ...

A Gold Medal Celebration for Olympian Athing Mu

TRENTON, NJ -- One of the most unforgettable performances in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo came from Trenton native Athing Mu. On Sunday, a parade in her honor brought her back home on a float through the State's Capital to honor her and her outstanding achievement on the global stage. 

The 19-year-old Mercer County native broke the American’s Women 800 meter ...

Celebration Set for Local Olympic Gold Medalist Athing Mu

TRENTON, NJ — Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora announced earlier this week that a parade will be held Sunday to honor area Golden Girl Athing Mu, who recently won two gold medals in Track & Field events at the Olympics held in Tokyo. 

At just 19 years old, Mu is widely considered a rising star in track and field.

The celebration, which will be held rain or ...

Support Bordentown Scotties Football, Local Businesses Through Fundraising Drive

BORDENTOWN, NJ— The Bordentown Regional High School football team is already practicing on the hottest of days in preparation for its 2021-2022 season.

And, with the Scotties' first game just two weeks away, players and coaches are seeking additional support from the community through their annual fundraising drive that also promotes patronage for local ...

Pickleball Professionals Holding Court for State Championship at Veterans Park

HAMILTON, NJ — New Jersey will host the New Jersey Open Pickleball Championships at Veterans Park in Hamilton on Kuser Road between August 12 and August 15. 

The tournament is expected to bring approximately 600 pickleball players for the tournament as well as spectators from across the country. Because of the expected crowd attending the tournament, Hamilton ...

New Jersey Olympians Come Home with Hardware from Tokyo

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State sent 24 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Many came home with medals, and a few of them provided truly historic moments.

In women's track, Sydney McLaughlin, who turned 22 on Saturday, set a new world record in the 400 hurdles, defeating the reigning gold medal winner from the Rio Olympics, Dalilah Muhammad. They finished ...

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Former Giants QB Manning New Spokesperson for Investors Bank

September 10, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) will bring two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning into the huddle this fall as a spokesperson and key player in a multimedia advertising campaign highlighting the next phase of his career.

Manning, who led the New York Giants to Super Bowl wins over the New England Patriots in both the 2007 and 2011 seasons, ...

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$50K Powerball Lotto Ticket Sold at Hamilton Gas Station

September 16, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ — Check your lottery tickets! One lucky lottery player who bought their ticket in Hamilton hit it big in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, winning $50,000 on a third-tier prize. The ticket, which was sold at the Exxon gas station location at 1824 Whitehorse Mercerville Road in Hamilton, matched four of the five white balls and the ...

'Let's Roll': Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped Retake United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001, a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968.

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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

County Waiving All Adoption Fees at Animal Shelter

September 17, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a "clear the shelter" promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, is currently at capacity due to the normal seasonal lag in adoptions and influx of strays and ...

Jordan's Way Fundraiser Helps Raise $8K for County Animal Shelter During Livestream Event

WESTAMPTON, NJ – Kris Rotonda will do most anything to help shelter animals and those who care for them. The staff and volunteers at the Burlington County Animal Shelter can now say the same.

During a four-hour livestream on Wednesday, the volunteers and shelter staff endured whipped cream pies to the face, danced in dog costume and performed physical challenges, all to solicit donations ...

Sports Parenting Tips Inspired by Simone Biles

As we begin gearing back up for school and our kids’ sports activities, Simone Biles courageous decision to prioritize her mental wellbeing over greater recognition, opens up new, healthier ways for us to support our young athletes.  

Simone showed parents and kids alike that even an Olympic four-time gold medal winner can experience performance anxiety. She showed us when our ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

New Kidney Care Bills Vital for Expanding Coverage & Reducing Costs

Starting dialysis seven years ago was a bit of a rude awakening. I had to accept that my day-to-day life had changed, and that I’d now need to devote significant time each week just to go through treatments. One of the most challenging parts of the process, though, was learning the ins and outs of the healthcare system. 
 
It was a difficult adjustment, but I’ve been lucky ...

Former Giants QB Manning New Spokesperson for Investors Bank

September 10, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) will bring two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning into the huddle this fall as a spokesperson and key player in a multimedia advertising campaign highlighting the next phase of his career.

Manning, who led the New York Giants to Super Bowl wins over the New England Patriots in both the 2007 and 2011 seasons, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...