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Middlesex County to Aid Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Through Small Business Grants Program

June 3, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – To assist local small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Middlesex County is introducing a Small Business Grant program utilizing federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act funding.

The County intends to award a total of $1,062,260 in grants for job retention and creation through the CDBG-CV funds for this special economic ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

East Brunswick Restaurants Can "Take it Outside" for Increased Service during Pandemic

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a new municipal measure, restaurant owners will be able to promote social distancing as well as serve more patrons, providing a needed boost of customers to the township’s restaurants and bars.  This week, the East Brunswick Township Council approved a measure introduced by Mayor Brad Cohen that would allow current restaurants and bars to expand ...

Murphy Gives OK for Auto Dealers, Bike Shops to Re-Open

 

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions imposed on New Jersey businesses, announcing at Tuesday's press briefing that auto dealerships, motorcycle and bicycle shops can re-open their showrooms and shops for on-site sales activities beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The timing couldn't be better, as the Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been a ...

Brunswick Square Mall Opens for Curbside Service on May 18, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you ready to get your retail shopping on? Keeping in mind the ongoing need for social distancing, yet also considering the predicament of local businesses located inside the mall, Brunswick Square is launching curbside pickup service for retailers and restaurants this Monday. 

Curbside pickup will begin on May 18 and continue during the hours of ...

EB Township Council to Consider Increased Outside Restaurant Seating

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At Monday's Township council meeting, the East Brunswick Administration will discuss two initiatives to help businesses in East Brunswick affected by the COVID-19 shutdown.

In an interview with TAPinto East Brunswick today, Mayor Brad Cohen said that the Township Council will vote on a resolution to allow area restaurants to apply to extension of permits to allow ...

Don't Be a Knucklehead, Be a Bobblehead! Company Unveils Gov. Murphy Bobblehead

MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy. 

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, the same cause that the ...

58 Million Americans are Spending More Money During Pandemic

NATIONAL -- The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way the world shops, perhaps forever in some respects. Consumers are spending more money even while social distancing, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s new Coronavirus Shopping Survey.

During social distancing, about 58 million Americans are spending more than normal, which is a cause for concern, considering ...

East Brunswick's Asaro-Angelo Talks Unemployment, Business, and Benefits

TRENTON, NJ - *This article was originally published by ROI-nj.com. Created by Prospect Publishing Group and led by longtime industry leaders Tom Bergeron and Tom Hughes; ROI-NJ delivers real-time news and features that provide New Jersey’s diverse business community with a Return On Information, while creating dynamic engagements among influencers.  It is shared here because of ...

Rutgers Workforce Export: Apply For Benefits, Look For Training

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 global pandemic has left a record-number 22 million people – including over 700,000 within New Jersey – without jobs, wondering what the new normal will be when it comes to the economy and job-seeking in the future.

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and the founding director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

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Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 13, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...

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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Roadwork Continuing Along Route 522 And Georges Road

June 1, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Roadwork in the area of Route 522 and Georges Road resumed last week and will continue through Friday, June 5. If the weather permits, work begins at 9 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m. during the upcoming work week. Residents should expect partial and full road closures. The South Brunswick Police Department is recommending drivers plan alternate routes and avoid the area ...

CareOne: Trust in Our Care

June 4, 2020

During these challenging times, our CareOne family has and always will be there for you. For over 20 years we have been administering first-in-class assisted living, gold standard memory care and award-winning rehab. Now more than ever, you can trust in our care.

 

 

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Sat, June 6, 12:00 PM

Parking lot of Menlo Park Mall, near Barnes & Noble and Cheesecake Factory, Edison

Drive By Food Drive for Middlesex County

Food & Drink Giving Back

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 ...

Letter to the Editor: EB Human Relations Council Condemns George Floyd Killing

June 4, 2020

Dear Editor,

The East Brunswick Human Relations Council strongly condemns this tragic loss of life. We are outraged by this senseless tragedy. Our hearts are with the family and friends of George Floyd.
No one should ever feel fear in their everyday lives due to prejudice, intolerance or hatred. No one should ever be afraid of being targeted. What happened to Mr. Floyd should not have ...

TAPinto Red Bank Editor Shares Story of Virtual Art Auction to Benefit Neighbors in Need

June 5, 2020

RED BANK, NJ -- Scott Wingerter, Editor of TAPinto Red Bank, joined Host Stephanie Willoughby to share a story from his community about a local nonprofit organization who held an online art auction to raise money to feed the needy.  

Lunch Break is a Red Bank organization founded in 1983 to help underemployed people make ends meet, said Wingerter, but it has evolved into much more.