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Rev. Gregg Mast, Former President at New Brunswick Theological Seminary Dead at 68

May 7, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rev. Gregg Alan Mast, Ph.D., president emeritus of New Brunswick Theological Seminary and General Synod Professor emeritus of the Reformed Church in America, died Monday afternoon at Albany Medical Center Hospital in New York after being ill with the COVID-19 virus for several weeks.

He was 68.

Mast was called in 2006 to serve as the 14th president of ...

Rev. Gregg Mast, Former President at New Brunswick Theological Seminary Dead at 68

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rev. Gregg Alan Mast, Ph.D., president emeritus of New Brunswick Theological Seminary and General Synod Professor emeritus of the Reformed Church in America, died Monday afternoon at Albany Medical Center Hospital in New York after being ill with the COVID-19 virus for several weeks.

He was 68.

Mast was called in 2006 to serve as the 14th president of ...

May Message from Bishop Checchio; Livestream Mass Tomorrow

METUCHEN, NJ – As the nation continues to battle the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop James F. Checchio, the spiritual leader of the Diocese of Metuchen, will turn to Mary, Mother of the Church in prayer on May 1, joining the U.S. and Canadian bishops all seeking her protection and help.

 

“I was so grateful to learn through the United States Conference of ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

East Brunswick: How to Contact Your Clergy Online

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - These are tough times for the both the body and the soul.  As a resource, local clergy persons have provided access during this time of social distancing, especially during this week of hope and liberation among so many religious people.

The following is a list of clergy members, websites, and video access to East Brunswick's religious community:

Clergy Council ...

Bishop Chechhio: Eating Meat on Friday Okay During Lent

DIOCESE OF METUCHEN, NJ - In an unusual step that recognizes the ongoing abstinence being practiced by members of the Diocese of Metuchen  who are in the midst of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bishop has ordered a change to a centuries-old practice.

In a Twitter post today, the Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, stated "I have granted a dispensation from ...

Pope Francis asks Catholics and every religious community, to spiritually unite in prayer, urges rosary prayer Thursday 3/19 at 4pm EST

According to various reports from the Vatican and Italy's media: 

Pope Francis spoke from the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican today March 18, 2020, asking Catholics and every religious community, to spiritually unite in prayer amid worsening conditions relative to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis urged people wherever they are, to join and unite in ...

Diocese of Metuchen Plans Until April 3, 2020

DIOCESE OF METUCHEN, NJ - In directives just released by Bishop Checchio, he asked that all public Masses throughout the Diocese of Metuchen be temporarily suspended beginning no later than March 18 and resume no earlier than April 3, 2020, when the situation will be re-evaluated as circumstances unfold:

"Our Lord is with us through this all. As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, we must ...

Diocese of Metuchen Will Still Celebrate Masses But Obligation To Attend Temporarily Suspended

NEW JERSEY - As public gatherings are being canceled and postponed across the Garden State in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, area Catholics are faced with a dilemma as Easter quickly approaches. The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, announced on Friday that masses within Diocese of Metuchen will continue. However, parishioners are not obligated to attend in person until the ...

Diocese of Metuchen Takes Precautions to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

PISCATAWAY, NJ  – Amid growing national concern over the spread of the coronavirus, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen has enacted measures in parishes across its four counties as a precaution.

 

The Most Rev. James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, has issued the following directives on liturgical practices being observed in all parishes, institutions and organizations ...

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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 ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 31, 2020

 

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care centers can receive up to $5,000, while youth camps can receive up to $2,000. 

The money can be ...

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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 ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...