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Bridgewater Reporting 4 New Cases, Raritan Reporting 1

October 22, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting four new COVID cases Friday, with the total since Wednesday now at 3,200.

The township is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 106 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough is reporting one new COVID case Friday, with the total being 693 since Wednesday.

Raritan Borough has ...

Somerset County to Provide Moderna, J&J Booster Vaccinations Beginning Today

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Beginning today, October 22, the Somerset County Department of Health will begin administering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 booster shots to certain eligible populations at its COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expands booster doses to all ...

Bridgewater Reporting One New COVID Case Wednesday, Raritan Reporting Zero

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting one new COVID cases Wednesday, with the total since Thursday now at 3,191

The township is reporting one new fatality this week, bringing the total to 105 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough is reporting zero new COVID cases Wednesday, with the total being 691 since Thursday.

Raritan Borough has not ...

Should I Include My Burial and Cremation Instructions in my Last Will and Testament

Last Will and Testaments are documents that set forth a person’s desired distribution of their assets after their passing.  Similarly, prepaid funerals, burial plot and/or burial and cremation instructions are related to a person’s end-of-life decisions.

There is nothing prohibiting a person from including burial and cremation instructions in their Last Will and ...

It is Critical to Review (and Possibly Update) Your Last Will and Testament Every Five Years

Drafting a last will and testament is a comprehensive process; it requires clients to think deeply about loved ones, financial assets, as well as their own mortality.  Thus, even with the help of an experienced attorney, estate planning requires time and effort.

Importantly, the estate planning process does not stop after executing the first last will and testament.  Obviously, ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Piglet, a deaf and blind pink puppy and author Melissa Shapiro are coming to Barkley’s Marketplace for a family reunion and book signing event

BRANCHBURG, NJ - When Piglet comes to Barkley’s Marketplace in Branchburg New Jersey next month, it is going to be something of a family reunion.  Piglet’s “Favorite Dad” Warren is the cousin of Andy Cohen, the owner of Barkley’s Marketplace. A love of animals, especially “rescues,”  seems to run in the family: Cohen has 5 dogs at home, and ...

Gladstone’s Proven Excellence Brings Promise for Positive Change

October 22, 2021

To the editor:

I am writing in support of Bridgewater council candidate Jill Gladstone and her running mates, Jennifer Feigley and Saad Toor.

After years of Republican hegemony in our town, it is long past time for fresh perspectives and change. Jill is no stranger to making meaningful change, as her dedicated work on the BRRSD board of education for the past 14 years has ...

Investing in its workforce, Atlantic Health System creates “tech schools” at Overlook Medical Center, offering certification in high-demand positions

October 22, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System has created two “tech schools,” based at Overlook Medical Center, to allow existing team members to obtain radiological technologist certifications, or to become certified pharmacy technicians.

The programs are aimed at not only enriching the skills of Atlantic Health System’s own workforce, but also bolstering the number of team ...

Somerset County Appoints First Members to Film Commission

October 23, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s Board of Commissioners took the next step in the creation of its new Film Commission with the appointments of experienced filmmakers Adam Scherr and Jonathan Kalafer. In addition to experience in the film industry, both Scherr and Kalafer have deep ties and connections to Somerset County.

“The Film Commission is a vital component of our ...

Saint Joseph High School Inducts the 2021 Class into its Athletics Hall of Fame

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a pitcher for the Houston Astros, were among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. The event was held at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison on Fri., Oct. 8.

The list of inductees included:

Craig Belunes ‘77 - Wrestling
Brandon ...

Saint Joseph High School Homecoming Game was held on Saturday, Oct. 9

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) welcomed alumni, family, and friends back to the campus to celebrate our third annual homecoming game.

Many Falcons returned to the flock, and their support helped that the varsity football team beat New Brunswick by score of 38-14. On the field, quarterback Christian Solino was 19-for-28 for 229 yards and 3 TDs and one INT. He ...

Don't Forget About the Flu

In September 2021, the United States surpassed 700,000 deaths due to COVID-19. This is certainly an enormous and tragic loss of life, but it is significant for another reason.  The US now has more deaths from COVID-19 than it did during the 1918 influenza pandemic (675,000).  While COVID-19 has caused more morbidity and mortality, these sobering numbers remind us not to forget ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

Changes Coming for Landlines in 856 and 908 Area Codes

October 22, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Starting on October 24, New Jersey landlines within the 856 and 908 area codes must dial 10 or 11 digits for all their calls.  After October 24, local landline calls dialed with only seven digits may not go through, and the caller will receive a recording saying their call cannot be completed as dialed.

The reason? The FCC is implementing 988 as a new three-digit number ...