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Theater Arts Day

Fri, January 17, 8:45 AM

Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, Bridgewater

Theater Arts Day

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The Honors Theater Arts Department at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School is holding Theater Arts Day at the school.

Guests are invited to join students and faculty for a morning of classes in acting and vocal music with professional artists.

The program is open to all Somerset and Hunterdon county students currently in grades seven through 10.

Participants are ...

14 Vogt Drive Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Winterfest 2020

Sat, January 18, 11:00 AM

Franklin Middle School, Somerset

Winterfest 2020

Education Government Health & Wellness Other

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Winterfest 2020

Somerset County, Census 2020, and Franklin Middle School are partnering to offer a family fun winter carnival.

January 18, 2020

11 am - 2 pm

Franklin Middle School
415 Francis St., Somerset

Free pizza!
Games & activities for children!
Connect with community service providers
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415 Francis Street Somerset, NJ 08873
Winterfest 2020

Sat, January 18, 11:00 AM

Franklin Middle School, Somerset

Winterfest 2020

Education Government Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 01/18/2020 11:00am 01/18/2020 2:00pm America/New_York Winterfest 2020

Winterfest 2020

Somerset County, Census 2020, and Franklin Middle School are partnering to offer a family fun winter carnival.

January 18, 2020

11 am - 2 pm

Franklin Middle School
415 Francis St., Somerset

Free pizza!
Games & activities for children!
Connect with community service providers
Learn about Census 2020 job opportunities starting at ...

415 Francis Street Somerset, NJ 08873
Blood & Platelet Drive

Tue, January 21, 8:00 AM

Robert Wood Johnson Somerset, Somerville

Blood & Platelet Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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There will be a Blood & Platelet Drive for Mental Health Awareness Jan. 21 through Jan. 24, beginning at 8 a.m., at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.

Heroes for Moms has teamed with the hospital to hold the drive. Donors are being asked to stand in solidarity with the movement and mothers who needed blood to survive childbirth by donating themselves.

The drive will be ...

110 Rehill Avenue Somerville, NJ 08876

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The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

New Jersey AG Places Restrictions on Prescription of Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine

March 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — In response to the risk of a shortage of drugs advertised by some as possible cures for the coronavirus, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs placed statewide restrictions on Monday on prescribing and dispensing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.

The two prescriptions typically used to treat malaria and certain chronic inflammatory conditions ...

Federal/State Task Force Targets COVID-19 Scams, Hoarding, Gouging and More

NEWARK, N.J. – State and federal law enforcement officials have formed a joint federal/state task force to investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlawful hoarding of medical supplies, price gouging, charity scams, procurement fraud, insurance fraud, phishing schemes, and false and misleading investment opportunities.

The ...

Rise in Visitors to Belmar’s Beachfront Prompts Officials to Close Boardwalk amid Coronavirus Concerns

BELMAR, NJ — A growing influx of visitors to Belmar’s beachfront has prompted the borough to close its boardwalk and ban parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue.

The decision announced today by Mayor Mark Walsifer was based on hourly monitoring of the boardwalk, which showed a daily increase of visitors, as nearby shore towns closed their boardwalks in response to the coronavirus ...

COVID-19: 5th NJ ShopRite Worker Tests Positive; Hillsborough Store Limits Customers

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - ShopRite Supermarkets on Monday confirmed that an employee at the East Windsor store has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, joining four others previously diagnosed at other stores in Essex, Union, Morris and Middlesex counties.

The other locations where employees tested positive are in Newark, Morristown, Garwood and Old Bridge.

The ShopRite of Hillsborough located ...

Pictures from the COVID-19 Battlefront: The Team at Holy Name Medical Center at Work

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Photojournalist Jeff Rhode’s images of doctors, nurses, EMTs, and custodial staffers at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck in hard-hit Bergen ...

Murphy's Phone Calls to Washington Pay Off with Shipment of PPEs

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has been on the phone on a daily basis with President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other high-ranking federal officials making his case for additional federal assistance to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the Garden State,

Those efforts are paying off.

Murphy posted some good news on his Facebook page Saturday, listing quantities of ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

April 1, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...

New Jersey AG Places Restrictions on Prescription of Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine

March 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — In response to the risk of a shortage of drugs advertised by some as possible cures for the coronavirus, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs placed statewide restrictions on Monday on prescribing and dispensing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.

The two prescriptions typically used to treat malaria and certain chronic inflammatory conditions ...

Federal/State Task Force Targets COVID-19 Scams, Hoarding, Gouging and More

NEWARK, N.J. – State and federal law enforcement officials have formed a joint federal/state task force to investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlawful hoarding of medical supplies, price gouging, charity scams, procurement fraud, insurance fraud, phishing schemes, and false and misleading investment opportunities.

The ...

Rise in Visitors to Belmar’s Beachfront Prompts Officials to Close Boardwalk amid Coronavirus Concerns

BELMAR, NJ — A growing influx of visitors to Belmar’s beachfront has prompted the borough to close its boardwalk and ban parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue.

The decision announced today by Mayor Mark Walsifer was based on hourly monitoring of the boardwalk, which showed a daily increase of visitors, as nearby shore towns closed their boardwalks in response to the coronavirus ...

March 31 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 11 Deaths, 405 Cases, 84 in Franklin

March 31, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday update shows 84 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the township, with a total of 405 cases in Somerset County, and 11 deaths caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reported 74 new cases overnight, with Far Hills reporting its first case; the borough had been the only Somerset County municipality without a ...

County Park Commission Extending Closure of Programs, Events

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is extending the closure of its programs, events and activities until April 30, in line with the social distancing directive from President Donald Trump.

Remaining open with strict consideration given to social distancing requirements are Natirar Park in Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone; Duke Island Park and North Branch Park in Bridgewater; ...

4th NJ ShopRite Employee Diagnosed with COVID-19; Store Adjusts Operations

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Shop Rite of Old Bridge store in the Fairway Plaza on Route 9 has reported a confirmed case of COVID-19 Saturday.

ShopRite stores in Newark, Morristown and Garwood had reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 last week.

The Old Bridge store implemented immediate changes, including a 70 percent reduction in the number of customers allowed in the store at one time and ...

March 31 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 11 Deaths, 405 Cases, 84 in Franklin

March 31, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday update shows 84 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the township, with a total of 405 cases in Somerset County, and 11 deaths caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reported 74 new cases overnight, with Far Hills reporting its first case; the borough had been the only Somerset County municipality without a ...

County Park Commission Extending Closure of Programs, Events

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is extending the closure of its programs, events and activities until April 30, in line with the social distancing directive from President Donald Trump.

Remaining open with strict consideration given to social distancing requirements are Natirar Park in Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone; Duke Island Park and North Branch Park in Bridgewater; ...