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Pop-Up Drive-Thru Food Pantry Happening at Ukrainian Cultural Center

May 26, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be holding a Community Love Drive-Thru food pantry event for the needy Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Residents in need can drive up and volunteers will provide pre-packed shopping bags filled with a range of healthy and hearty free fruits, vegetables, ...

Elite Former NBA All-Stars Pay Tribute to Central Jersey COVID-19 Efforts

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Last week, it was NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in an Instagram message lavishing praise on the nurses and doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in Somerville.

This week, it was Charles Barkley's turn to reach out on social media after hearing from his friend and fellow NBA All-Star Jayson Williams.about the good deeds ...

Pop-Up Drive-Thru Food Pantry Set for Wednesday

SOMERSET, NJ - The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be holding a Community Love Drive-Thru food pantry event for the needy Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Residents in need can drive up and volunteers will provide pre-packed shopping bags filled with a range of healthy and hearty free fruits, vegetables, ...

Community Love Pop-Up Drive-Thru Food Pantry

SOMERSET, NJ - The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be holding a Community Love Drive-Thru food pantry event for the needy Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Residents in need can drive up and volunteers will provide pre-packed shopping bags filled with a range of healthy and hearty free fruits, vegetables, ...

Danielsen Donates 600 Face Masks and 60 Hand Made Pizzas to Families at the Franklin Food Bank

SOMERSET, NJ - Families arriving at the Franklin Food Bank Thursday afternoon to pick up groceries were treated to a fresh homemade pizza and face masks courtesy of Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen and his staff. 

“These are challenging times for everyone coping day to day with the pandemic,” Danielsen said in a news release. “My staff and I seized an ...

Community Love Pop Up Food Pantry Today at the Ukrainian Center

SOMERSET, NJ - The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be holding a “Community Love” drive-through food pantry event for the needy today from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on 135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873.

Residents in need can drive up and volunteers will provide pre-packed shopping bags filled with a range of healthy and hearty free fruits, vegetables, ...

Virtual Indian Music Concert to Benefit Franklin Township Food Bank

The Franklin Township community continues to leverage its diversity to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis.

On Saturday, May 9th at 7pm, the Township of Franklin and the Franklin Township Food Bank will offer a virtual Indian music concert to raise funds that will benefit the Food Bank.

 “Jwala 4 Jersey” will feature NJ-based band Jwala, the members of which ...

Restaurant Owner Thanks Saint Peter's By Delivering Gourmet Seafood

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tammi Graciano has long held a connection to Saint Peter’s University Hospital.

Her mother was born there. She was born there. She delivered her two children there.

These days, she’s making different kinds of deliveries at Saint Peter’s.

She and her husband, Christian, the owners of Salt on Church Street, have been delivering meals to the ...

From Legos to Medical Ventilators. A New Jersey Family’s Quarantine Achievement

WAYNE, NJ – We are all stuck at home, spending upward of 90% of our time in our comfortable prisons with our familiar inmates, passing the time.  Of those who are lucky not to have any family members in serious risk due to the virus, many are catching up on their shows, on reading, on housework and home improvement.  Some are wallowing in the pleasure of not having to go to work ...

Community Invited to Join Saint Joseph High School Students in Raising $19K for Frontline Heroes

METUCHEN, NJ – Saint Joseph High School’s Campus Ministry team is hosting a COVID-$19K fundraiser to raise money for the men and women on the front lines at JFK Medical Center. 

The students of the Campus Ministry team have set a goal of $19,000 to be used by the JFK Foundation for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items that are needed by medical professionals to ...

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Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 21, 2020

ATLANTA, GA -- In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and ...

'Justice for George Floyd,' Police March Alongside Hundreds in Camden

May 31, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — A police lieutenant shouted, “No justice!”

And hundreds responded, "No peace!"

Protests against police brutality have unfolded across the nation over the weekend following the death of George Floyd.

Perhaps nowhere as uniquely as in Camden, where officers and the police chief on Saturday stood hand in hand ...

300 March in New Brunswick to Protest George Floyd's Death

NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota,  police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. 

Floyd's death has set off protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.

It ...

South Brunswick Police Aid In Arrest Of Man Who Scammed Kendall Park Resident Of $20K

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a 70-year-old woman in Kendall Park was scammed out of $20,000 by a man pretending to be a lawyer. Thomas Osvaldo, 41, from the Bronx, New York, was arrested in North Jersey approximately one hour away from the resident’s home.

According to the South Brunswick Police, Osvaldo pretended to be a lawyer and told an elderly Kendall Park resident that her ...

Red, Yellow, Green: Here’s What the Signs You’ll See Around Newark Mean

NEWARK, NJ — As residents of New Jersey’s largest city prepare to emerge from their long quarantine, they’ll begin to notice something new in their city: a plethora of red, yellow and green signs everywhere they go. 

Officials rolled out a phased reopening and recovery plan on Thursday, explaining that a color-coding system will be part of the city’s effort to ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season amid Coronavirus Crisis

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

'Justice for George Floyd,' Police March Alongside Hundreds in Camden

May 31, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — A police lieutenant shouted, “No justice!”

And hundreds responded, "No peace!"

Protests against police brutality have unfolded across the nation over the weekend following the death of George Floyd.

Perhaps nowhere as uniquely as in Camden, where officers and the police chief on Saturday stood hand in hand ...

300 March in New Brunswick to Protest George Floyd's Death

NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota,  police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. 

Floyd's death has set off protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.

It ...

South Brunswick Police Aid In Arrest Of Man Who Scammed Kendall Park Resident Of $20K

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a 70-year-old woman in Kendall Park was scammed out of $20,000 by a man pretending to be a lawyer. Thomas Osvaldo, 41, from the Bronx, New York, was arrested in North Jersey approximately one hour away from the resident’s home.

According to the South Brunswick Police, Osvaldo pretended to be a lawyer and told an elderly Kendall Park resident that her ...

May 30 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4.017 Cases, 417 Deaths

May 30, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,017 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by 6 overnight to 417.

Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 102,323 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of ...

88 Year Old Somerset County Woman Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

May 30 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4.017 Cases, 417 Deaths

May 30, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,017 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by 6 overnight to 417.

Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 102,323 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of ...

88 Year Old Somerset County Woman Donates CARES Act Check to Feed Seniors

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - It's not surprising that 88 year old Natalie Cahoon, a 66 year resident of Berkeley Heights, took her stimulus check received from the CARES Act and donated 125 meals from Dimaios to feed the SAGE Meals on Wheels clients.

"Natalie is absolutely amazing and has been delivering and helping in our kitchen every single day since this COVID-19 ...