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Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Fri, Sept 10th, 6-10pm, Stangl Road

September 10, 2021

Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Fri, Sept 10th, 6-10pm, Stangl Road. The beloved jazz fest returns to Flemington! Please enter via Route 12 and park at Liberty Village. More info: centraljerseyjazzfest.com


Performance Schedule:

5:45-7:00 NJPAC Alumni Trio

7:00-8:30 Charles Turner Quartet

8:50-10:00 Davell Crawford, "The Prince of New ...

President Biden Approves NJ's Emergency Declaration, Will Tour Areas Hit Hard by Tropical Storm Ida on Tues

NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 
 
According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, to coordinate all ...

Winning Lottery Ticket Sold at Bridgewater Wegmans

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A winning New Jersey Lottery ticket was sold at Wegmans, in Bridgewater, winning the $50,000 third-tier prize.

The winning numbers for Wednesday were 27,39, 54, 56 and 59.

The winning ticket from Wegmans match four of the five white balls and the Powerball.

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 1-2 in the race ...

It's Official: Murphy Reveals Mask Mandate in Speech at East Brunswick's Memorial School

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two different events were happening in East Brunswick Friday, flooding the narrow streets around Memorial Elementary School. 

One was a rally by about 150 "anti-maskers" who were there to protest Gov. Phil Murphy's statewide requirement for students to be masked when they return to school this year.  Starting at around 10:30 am, protestors wearing a ...

Sydney McLaughlin, Union Catholic Track Legend, Wins Olympic Gold, Sets New World Record in 400 Hurdles

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Few events have occurred with greater anticipation than Tuesday night's women's 400 meter hurdles finals, which featured a showdown between the reigning Olympic champion, Dalilah Muhammad, and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin. The race did not disappoint as McLaughlin and Muhammad finished 1-2 in the race, which delighted the crowd that gathered at the Union ...

Latest COVID Figures in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated.

However, with the Delta variant of the disease starting to show growth in the state, the governor continued to ...

NJ Will Require Vaccinations for Workers in Health Care Facilities and High-Risk Congregate Settings by Sept. 7

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement is designed to help increase protection against the spread of the virus, ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

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Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Fri, Sept 10th, 6-10pm, Stangl Road

September 10, 2021

Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Fri, Sept 10th, 6-10pm, Stangl Road. The beloved jazz fest returns to Flemington! Please enter via Route 12 and park at Liberty Village. More info: centraljerseyjazzfest.com


Performance Schedule:

5:45-7:00 NJPAC Alumni Trio

7:00-8:30 Charles Turner Quartet

8:50-10:00 Davell Crawford, "The Prince of New ...

President Biden Approves NJ's Emergency Declaration, Will Tour Areas Hit Hard by Tropical Storm Ida on Tues

NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 
 
According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, to coordinate all ...

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Bridgewater Reporting 15 New COVID Cases, as of Thursday

September 3, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township reported 15 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,921.

Bridgewater Township is reporting only 102 total fatalities, four fewer than in previous days, with no new fatalities reported since the end of May.

Raritan Borough reported five new COVID cases Thursday, bringing the total to 653.

Raritan Borough has not ...

Bridgewater Reporting 4 New Cases, Raritan Reporting 1

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township reported four new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,896.

Bridgewater Township is reporting 106 total fatalities, with no new fatalities reported since the end of May.

Raritan Borough reported one new COVID cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 645.

Raritan Borough has not reported a fatality from COVID in months, keeping ...

Bridgewater Reporting 11 New COVID Cases, Raritan Reporting Zero

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township reported 11 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,868.

Bridgewater Township is reporting 106 total fatalities, with no new fatalities reported since the end of May.

Raritan Borough reported zero new COVID cases Thursday, keeping the total at 642.

Raritan Borough has not reported a fatality from COVID in months, keeping ...

Can I Disinherit My Spouse?

Perhaps your spouse has once again failed to put their socks in the hamper, and you are wondering whether disinheritance is in order.

Generally speaking, New Jerseyans are not permitted to totally disinherit their spouse.

There is good reason for this: married couples often build their “economic empire” together such that it is patently unfair for one spouse to completely ...

Can I Handwrite My Own Will, or do I Need an Attorney

Although New Jersey Law permits handwritten Last Will and Testaments (“Wills”), there are certain legal formalities that must followed.  Moreover, Will “forms” available for download online may not be in compliance with New Jersey Law.

Compliance is important because the Court may refuse to probate a Will that does not meet certain legal standards.  For ...

Late Summer Fruits & Veggies

Nothing tastes as delectable as in-season produce which has been sun kissed, field ripened, and fresh picked, providing the perfect combination for appetizing, nutrient dense fruits and vegetables. It’s late Summer season on our farm and did you know that so many wonderful items are still being harvested including ; peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, eggplant, peaches, plums, pears, melons, ...

One in a Melon!

Watermelon is quintessential with summer, not only for the time it is in season, but also for its ability to connect us with the nostalgia of our childhood. Most everyone can relate to a sentimental memory of eating watermelon on a hot summer day as a very special treat. 

It’s watermelon season on our farm right now and typically have them available August through October. We farm 3 ...

How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

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 ...

Barkley’s Marketplace Hosts Pet Adoption Events in Flemington and Branchburg

Barkley’s Marketplace owner Andy Cohen, along with his partner Ari Friedman, recently welcomed a fifth dog into the family. “Maximus is around 13 years old, he’s a dachshund who came to us from Ohio. Senior dogs can be harder to place, but we think they are special, Cohen explained.   “Honey Bee, another dachshund, was also a senior rescue,” Cohen added.  ...

Choosing Competence

September 13, 2021

To the Editor:

I am a Republican because I believe that a close relationship between individual effort and individual outcome makes our society better.  And I am a supporter of Howard Norgalis, Felipe Pedroso and Allen Kurdyla because I believe we need a base level of competence in our public life. 

We have all been subjected to the alternative.  That is, to Donald ...

Embrace the Mess at Messy Church Pluckemin!

September 13, 2021

Pluckemin, New Jersey – The Pluckemin Presbyterian Church (PPC), located at 279 Route 202-206 in Pluckemin, is launching “Messy Church,” a church experience that celebrates the messiness of everyday life!  Starting Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., this monthly, mid-week gathering is intended for children, parents, and grandparents to come together for a light meal ...

Somerset County to host virtual public meeting for Roadway Safety Study on Sept. 29: residents are invited to learn about safety recommendations for five county roadways

September 18, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Residents are invited to join the second virtual public meeting presented by the Somerset County Planning Division to learn more about the draft Roadway Safety Study’s recommendations and to provide input about the recommendations. The goal of the study is to identify safety issues for vehicle and pedestrian roadway crossings, bicycle paths, and green ...

The Cardiac Consequences of 9/11

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11 2001 shocked the nation, causing deep and lasting psychological and physiological effects.  Over the ensuing twenty years, numerous health problems have been described in the survivors of the attacks as well as the rescue workers. These effects include respiratory illnesses (chronic cough, asthma, bronchitis, sinus ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Fri, Sept 10th, 6-10pm, Stangl Road

September 10, 2021

Central Jersey Jazz Fest, Fri, Sept 10th, 6-10pm, Stangl Road. The beloved jazz fest returns to Flemington! Please enter via Route 12 and park at Liberty Village. More info: centraljerseyjazzfest.com


Performance Schedule:

5:45-7:00 NJPAC Alumni Trio

7:00-8:30 Charles Turner Quartet

8:50-10:00 Davell Crawford, "The Prince of New ...