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Farmers Against Hunger: More Heroes in the Pandemic

May 31, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Farmers are a demographic that many may not have thought of as being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But New Jersey-centered organization Farmers Against Hunger has been helping local farmers as well as people in need during this difficult time. Since the pandemic started ten weeks ago, Farmers Against Hunger has donated 300,000 pounds of fruit, vegetables, dairy, and ...

It's Up to New Jersey Residents to Keep Parks Open, Murphy Says. Further Guidance on Schools Expected Monday

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used his Saturday press briefing to urge New Jersey residents to limit “knucklehead behavior” so that the state can continue on a road to recovery following the extended battle against COVID-19.

The plea came the same day state and county parks were reopened amid warnings that if visitors failed to comply with social distancing and other health ...

New Jersey Surpasses 100,000 Cases of Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ- On the same day that Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19, he stressed, as he has in previous briefings, that the “curve is still flat.”

Several key statistics are also moving in the right direction, New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli added, including a 17 percent decrease from the high water mark of ...

Murphy Joins Early Stage 'Reopening' Discussions With Area Governors

Gov. Phil Murphy, who appeared on two national news shows this morning, revealed that he has had “intense” discussions this weekend with leaders of surrounding states about how to “reopen” New Jersey and the region.

Murphy told CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” that he is seeking a regional approach when it comes time to roll back social ...

Nineteen New Positive Coronavirus Cases in Edison

EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified of additional residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases are a fifty-two-year-old male on home isolation, a fifty-nine-year-old-male hospitalized, a fifty-nine-year-old-female on home isolation, a fifty-three-year-old male on home isolation, a thirty-four-year-old unknown gender on home isolation, a thirty-one-year-old unknown ...

Manalapan: Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

MANALPAN, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the Coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Elects New President of the Board of Trustees

TRENTON – Linda Doherty, a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of the non-profit New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), has been elected to serve as the board’s president.

Doherty, who had served in recent years as the vice president, is taking over the top spot from Patrick Ryan, who served as president of NJCCC since 2001. Ryan decided to step down last year ...

"Voice of Somerville" Named Grand Marshal Of St. Patrick's Parade

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Ken Greig, "The Voice of Somerville,"  has been named Grand Marshal of the 2020 Somerville St.Patrick’s Day Parade.

The parade is an annual tradition presented by the Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee and is scheduled for Sunday March 15.

Greig is a Somerville native, son of the late William and Joan Greig who were both born in ...

Cory Booker Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly a year after putting his hat in the ring, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, the former mayor of Newark, announced today he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race.

“I’ve said throughout this race that this election is not just a referendum on Donald Trump. It’s a referendum on who we are and who we must be to each other. And over the past year, ...

Bound Brook Man Charged With Setting Fire That Destroyed Apartments

BOUND BROOK, NJ - A 28-year-old borough resident has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed two five-story apartment buildings under construction on East Main Street, along with several other nearby structures. 

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson credits video footage from surveillance cameras and I-phone videos with helping to identify the suspect, Juan Hector ...

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Farmers Against Hunger: More Heroes in the Pandemic

May 31, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Farmers are a demographic that many may not have thought of as being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But New Jersey-centered organization Farmers Against Hunger has been helping local farmers as well as people in need during this difficult time. Since the pandemic started ten weeks ago, Farmers Against Hunger has donated 300,000 pounds of fruit, vegetables, dairy, and ...

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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 ...

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June 4, 2020

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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.