Press Releases

February 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) announced plans to reintroduce legislation that will give American workers a ‘Cost-of-Living Refund’ to compensate for decades of rising costs and stagnant wages.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fresh Ponds Farm is accepting members into its 6th year CSA. Being a CSA member, you will experience the fruits of our harvest throughout the 20 week season which begins with the first pickup on Thursday, May 30st.  Pick-up is each Thursday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The cost for ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ On February 11, NJ 2-1-1 and all 2-1-1s across the country will be commemorating 2-1-1 Day in order to showcase a national communications system designed to be a front line in resource and referral for those seeking help with health and human service needs. While all callers’ ...

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First Lady Murphy and Commissioner Johnson Announce Investments to Help Working Families Child Care Centers in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Warren Receive Grants (TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and Human Services Commissioner ...

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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Wednesday announced it has launched a new Office of Medicaid Innovation to improve the quality, delivery and cost of care within the state’s Medicaid program. The Office will lead New Jersey Medicaid’s work on value-based payment and ...

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 EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Some composers have overcome extraordinary challenges to bring their music to light. Perhaps they had the "wrong" skin color, practiced the "wrong" religion, or struggled against tyranny. This inspiring program, presented by the East Brunswick Arts Commission, shows the power ...

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Welcomes any support from federal government   (TRENTON) – The Murphy Administration on Tuesday said New Jersey is ahead of federal efforts to halt the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), having already set a 2025 eradication deadline and implemented several prevention and treatment ...

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PISCATAWAY – Student leaders from the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Metuchen participated in a Jan. 31 listening session, at the invitation of Bishop James F. Checchio, where they discussed the challenges facing youth today. Student representatives from Bishop George Ahr High ...

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New Jersey SkillsUSA State Officers, representing Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the state, act as liaisons encouraging school community involvement and participation in the hundred plus state level competitions. Gold medalists will go on to compete as the New Jersey ...

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CENTRAL NEW JERSEY - Naval installations within the continental United States (CONUS) will conduct Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2019 (CS/SC 19) February 4-15. CS/SC 19 is a two-part, linked anti-terrorism force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and ...

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TAPinto.net, a network of 80 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, marked the beginning of 2019 with a record month of traffic in January, logging 1,058,415 unique readers and 3,022,150 pageviews.  The record marks continued ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ  - Middlesex County owns and maintains over 8,000 acres of Open Space.Do you have what it takes to protect and preserve it? Now’s your chance to find out: Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps!   The County recognizes that ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – February 1, 2019 – Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council today announced that it will host “Jersey Jam 2019,” a jam-packed weekend of activities, exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and special events that’s expected to attract 5,000 Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and ...

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In 2018, an average of one person died each week – a total of 52 people – as the result of residential fires in New Jersey.  These fires occurred in single family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condos and townhouses.  The one thing that all these homes had in common was that none of them ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices. Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on February 11, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Spotswood Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Michael S. Zarro ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Changes in New Jersey VBM(VBM) election law resulted in an unprecedented number of VBM ballots being cast.  Middlesex County received over 39,000, the most in the state.   Based upon my personal observations on election day November 6, 2018, of the VBM reviewing ...

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On February 16th at 8pm, Temple B'nai Shalom presents the Young Artist Series featuring "A Night of Jazz" with the Saul Dautch Quintet, a premier jazz ensemble made up of the best and brightest up & comers in New Brunswick. You'll hear hardbop classics from the late 50's that are sure to put a ...

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(TRENTON) – See what people are saying about Governor Murphy’s new Medicaid initiatives to strengthen New Jersey’s fight against the opioid epidemic, including increasing access to medication-assisted treatment programs. Governor Murphy was joined by Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson ...

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TRENTON, NJ –To ensure anti-bullying laws in New Jersey are successful in protecting students, legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak to establish an anti-bullying task force to evaluate current law was approved on Thursday by the Assembly Education Committee.             “I’m ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) reintroduced two bills to address the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in the United States by closing glaring holes in our firearms laws. “Gun violence continues to plague our society at levels unseen anywhere else in the ...

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Dr. Gail S. Verona was appointed to serve as the Rutgers University Advisory Board Liaison to the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Board of Directors.  “Rutgers University expressed a desire to serve on our Board in an advisory capacity a year ago, and the addition has ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -On Sunday, January 6th, East Brunswick residents gathered at the dog park to witness the opening of a Little Free Library. Little Free Libraries have been popping up all over the world to foster a love of reading in communities. To date, the nonprofit has registered 75,000 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Government workers everywhere are feeling the effects of the Federal government shutdown. Many have families to support and are uncertain about their financial situation during this time. Middlesex County wants to remind its residents that their County is ready to support ...

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  PISCATAWAY – Salads made by Future Foundations Academy (FFA) students have become a popular lunchtime choice on the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Piscataway campus. A school for higher functioning students ages 13-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, staff has been ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February have successfully been paid early amid the continued federal government shutdown. Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and who were ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. King’s Holiday – Monday, January 21, 2019 – is a chance to bring attention to his vision of building the Beloved Community. There is a National Day of Service that encourages individual and collective acts of volunteering. In the spirit of this national effort, The ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The American Cancer Society kicks off its new fundraising season in Middlesex County on Saturday, February 9th 2019 – 4-6pm at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.  Together we can beat out biggest rival.  The entire Middlesex County community is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - High school students will have a chance next month to show how smart they are and possibly win cash prizes at a New Jersey Regional Brain Bee hosted at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway. Using a system similar to a spelling bee, students will be quizzed ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker joined a group of 29 of their Democratic colleagues in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. The bill will ban the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition ...

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