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Scotch Plains's Garry Pastore Wins Second “Best Supporting Actor" Award for 'Shooting Heroin' at Garden State Film Festival

March 30, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore won his second “Best Supporting Actor" award for his role as a beleaguered small town sheriff overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic when he was honored this week for his role in Shooting Heroin at the Garden State Film Festival this weekend.

Pastore won his first award for “Best supporting Actor” ...

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site Established in Kean University Parking Lot

UNION, NJ – A Union County-run COVID-19 drive-through testing facility has been set up in the parking lot of Kean University in Union, set to begin testing on Monday, March 23.

Testing at the facility, established by the county freeholders with governmental, educational and healthcare partners, will be available by appointment only.  The test will be offered to Union County ...

Second Person from Roselle Tests Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Health Officer has reported a second person from Roselle has tested positive for the Coronavirus and is being treated at a local hospital. 

The Borough's first positive case was reported on Monday, March 16. That individual is currently under hospital care. 

Roselle will continue to provide updates as soon as Roselle's Health ...

South Plainfield’s Katie Stilo Launches Quarantine Collection of Virtual Cooking Classes

March 29, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After just a few days of being home and unable to report to her job at the Today Show, South Plainfield resident Katie Stilo took to social media, launching an Instagram page designed to bring culinary professionals – and amateur cooks – together, virtually. 

A culinary producer and food stylist for the NBC morning show, Stilo, along ...

Gov. Murphy: on FEMA Assistance, Help for NJ Small Businesses, and More

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced at his Thursday press conference that federal emergency aid has been made available for New Jersey through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to supplement state and local recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals; ...

Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

TRENTON, 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 ...

Economic impact payments: What you need to know

March 31, 2020

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

Who is eligible for ...

Union County COVID-19 Test Center Expands to First Responders and Certain Health Care Workers in New Jersey

Expanded telemedicine procedure introduced in response to statewide need.

In order to help key emergency personnel get a COVID-19 test as quickly as possible, the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University is now available to first responders and certain health care workers in New Jersey, regardless of their place of work or residence.

Those covered by the new procedures are: fire ...

New Guidelines for Union County COVID-19 Test Center Start Today

Union County residents, and first responders and health workers in Union County, can report symptoms by phone.


The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University has implemented a new “telehealth” procedure for persons seeking a COVID-19 test.


Beginning today, Union County residents, as well as all first responders and health workers working in the ...

Hundreds of Members Offer to Continue Paying In Full After THE MAX Challenge Reduces Monthly Rates 

Last week, THE MAX Challenge reduced their monthly membership rate to assist those facing financial hardship amidst the COVID-19 Crisis – since then, hundreds of members have offered to continue paying the full price to support the fitness franchise. Many also asked if they could help fellow members who are struggling by covering all or a portion of their monthly fee, and others said ...

THE MAX Challenge to Launch First Virtual 10-Week Challenge 

THE MAX Challenge will launch its first Virtual 10-Week Challenge at nearly all locations on Monday, March 30th. The 10-Week Challenge model has always been a signature of this fitness franchise – the program itself combines fitness classes, nutritional counseling, and motivation to help members transform both their bodies and minds. 

The company switched to an online model ...

Saturday Hours for Union County’s COVID-19 Test Center

Drive-through facility is available for Union County residents only with doctor’s prescription.

Union County’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open on Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Regular weekday hours for the Test Center are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Test Center is available on a drive-through basis ...

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 a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

10 Perks to Offer Healthcare Teams During COVID-19 Crisis...

It shouldn’t take a healthcare crisis to find ways for health care leaders to show front line healthcare team members how important they are and how much you care, but it is an especially important time to be extra considerate and thoughtful. Be prepared to go above and beyond for your employees so they go above and beyond for the patients in your care.

Below are 10 immediate perks you ...

Juliette's House in Elizabeth Changes the Lives of Girl Scouts

ELIZABETH, NJ - It’s 4 p.m. on a typical Thursday afternoon at the Gateway Family YMCA in Elizabeth, filled with youth and teen programs during the after-school hours before dinner.

You wouldn’t know that it is also home, this one day each week, to a special Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey troop known as “Juliette’s House.” There are no welcome or directional ...