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Murphy: Human Trafficking Allegations at Temple 'Unfathomable'

May 13, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care. 

Murphy's comments came a day after the FBI executed a court order action at the Temple following a ...

Faith Lutheran Church Has New Deals for Old Wheels

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, will again be collecting second-bikes for use by adults and children in Third World countries. The collection is being conducted on behalf of Pedals for Progress (P4P), an organization which annually recycles 6,000 bicycles for persons in developing ...

'An Evening of Gospel Choirs' Going Virtual Each Saturday in February

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A program that for 38 years has sought to lift every voice and sing is going virtual.

“An Evening of Gospel Choirs,” under the direction of Rutgers professor Angus Kress Gillespie, has drawn the soulful, soaring sounds from many of the historic African American churches from New Brunswick and neighboring towns.

The program will be held virtually because of ...

Virtual Shabbat Chanukah Service & Menorah Lighting in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - This year's community-wide Chanukah service and Menorah lighting will be a virtual event because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Services sponsored by Temple Beth-El will be on the second night of Chanukah, Friday, Dec. 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Viewers can participate via Zoom. The link is www.tinyurl.com/TBEErevShabbat.

Services can also be watched via ...

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Somerset County: Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in Hillsborough

June 16, 2021

Residents Can Safely Dispose of Harmful Items at Hillsborough Location

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is holding a free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off event, so residents can safely dispose of their harmful household items. The event will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the South County Public Works Garage, located at ...

Downtown Somerville Celebrates Pride Month with Mural, Pride Contest and Pride Night

June 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Somerville Alliance unveiled its PRIDE Month Mural on Friday – a 75-foot tribute to trailblazers in the LGBTQ Movement.

The mural is the latest in a partnership between the DSA, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersetand the Babs Siperstein Proud Center to host a series of events in downtown Somerville to celebrate PRIDE Month throughout ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...