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Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak

TRENTON, NJ: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought wide sectors of the economy to a halt, Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (NJ-18) is introducing a bill to extend property tax deadlines to provide relief to property taxpayers. This extension will help taxpayers weather the economic freeze and prevent a negative impact to their long-term credit profiles. This legislation will extend the property tax deadline to July 15, 2020, matching the federal and state income tax extension.  This crisis has affected and will continue to affect ...

Beth's Book Review

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)   A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and unpredictable read.   An article in the North Jersey Gazette published on April 18, 1986, revealed the following news: Westville, N.J. - In one of ...

Dad in the Box

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work? Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer. There seems to be so much controversy over wearing masks outdoors. What are some of the do’s and don'ts? It is summer. You want to look your best. Don’t ...

East Brunswick Public Library Town Center

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is definitely a historic event, forever shaping the world around us. To record the stories of what happened and how the community lived through this unique time, East Brunswick Public Library is putting together a time capsule.   "We are living through history," said Karen Parry, the library's Information Services Manager. "The library is seeking stories, videos, photos, tributes, artifacts and artwork that capture your thoughts and feelings of this ...

Liz on Theatre

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - A riveting, timely play is now on view at George Street Playhouse, exploring the conflict between Senators Margaret Chase Smith and Joseph McCarthy. With the red scare taking place in the U.S., Smith became concerned that McCarthy had created an atmosphere of fear, where citizens were afraid to speak out. They might be labeled Communists or Fascists. Countless careers and lives were ruined during the decade of the 1950s. Smith’s declaration of conscience cost her political support, but paved the way and planted ...

Mommy Mayor

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever) Or how I put my skills to work in this new world   Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores fully stocked. Well now I understand – it’s because hoarders and production delays create shortages. And so this week I’m taking a ...

News from Freeholder Director Rios

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - “COVID-19 has caused suffering in communities across the globe and upended our way of lives. I wish I could say Middlesex County is immune to the immense impact of the disease, but I cannot. It is with great sorrow that I report that the disease has claimed the life of one of our own – a Middlesex County resident – a female in her 90s. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends. While we grieve as a community, we must remember that this is not a time to panic, but a ...

Previewing the Big Game

MIAMI – As Radio Row comes to a close with our best day yet, we are all reminiscing on the hours we have dedicated to journalism this week. On Friday, Radio Row was swarmed with fans all anxious to see their favorite celebrities and athletes being interviewed. As we looked around, we realized how lucky we were to be standing just inches from some of the most idolized individuals in their industries. Before noon, we were able to meet Lil Nas X, Katie Couric, MC Hammer and Tiki Barber. These interactions made us even that more ...

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

Three pieces of legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan aimed at addressing the economic impacts of the Coronavirus were unanimously passed by the State Senate on March 19. S2300 Automatically extends the time to file income and corporate tax return. No penalties or interest will be imposed if a taxpayer files a return by the end of the fiscal year, June 30. This legislation joins with federal action which also extends filing of federal tax returns. S2290 Allows corporations to hold shareholder meetings by remote ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Correcting a Tax Return will Soon Be Easier

May 29, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, June 1, 1:00 PM

Spotswood VFW Post 1489, Spotswood

Spotswood Blood Drive - Urgent Need! Appointment ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Mon, June 1, 8:00 PM

East Brunswick

Redevelopment Agency Meeting

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Thu, June 4, 8:00 PM

East Brunswick

Zoning Board - 2020

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EBPL Seeks Artifacts for COVID-19 Time Capsule

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is definitely a historic event, forever shaping the world around us. To record the stories of what happened and how the community lived through this unique time, East Brunswick Public Library is putting together a time capsule.

 

"We are living through history," said Karen Parry, the library's Information Services Manager.

East Brunswick Public Library Finds Innovative Ways To Serve Community During COVID-19

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Out of an abundance of caution, the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) closed their facilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But that didn’t stop library staff from finding ways to provide library services to the community.

 

“The library has been closed for over two months,” said Melissa Kuzma, Interim ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

May 29, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...