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Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Bernardsville Shop Owner's Live Facebook Stream Shut Down by Local Police

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received  knock on her door ...

New Providence Business Launches Searchable Business & Services Directory

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Business has launched a searchable Business & Services Directory to help you discover all that New Providence has to offer! Available through both the Business Community website and the borough website, the new directory is organized by category for your convenience.  The highlighted merchants are proud members of New Providence Business and actively ...

Don't Be a Knucklehead, Be a Bobblehead! Company Unveils Gov. Murphy Bobblehead

MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy. 

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, the same cause that the ...

'Sustain Summit' Initiative Awards $270K Among 117 Hilltop City Businesses

SUMMIT, NJ - Having raised in excess of $330,000 since it was formed less than a month ago, the 'Sustain Summit Fund' -- created to provide emergency assistance grants to Hilltop City small businesses and their employees facing COVID-19 related hardships -- has awarded more than $270,000 to 117 Summit small businesses via its first round of ...

What Does Lord & Taylor’s Anticipated Liquidation Mean for Westfield?

WESTFIELD, NJ — The pandemic may be accelerating the demise of an expansive department store on North Avenue.

Mayor Shelley Brindle said she has long prepared for the closure of Lord & Taylor’s store on North Avenue so when Reuters broke the news Tuesday that the retailer plans to liquidate merchandise at its 38 stores nationwide in anticipation of closing the locations, ...

From Legos to Medical Ventilators. A 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 ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Steps Up Safety Measures

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edison Heating and Cooling prides itself on providing state-of-the-art service and safety precautions throughout the year and, with the coronavirus crisis currently sweeping through New Jersey, the company has stepped up its safety protocols – for both customers and employees – even more. 

“As a declared essential service, we are ...

Congress Replenishes CARES Act's PPP Funding for Small Businesses; Malinowski Praises The Measure

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday eventing, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan interim emergency funding package that secures additional critical funding for small businesses, hospitals and COVID-19 testing. President Trump indicated earlier in the week that he would sign the bill the legislation.

The initial interim package introduced by Senate Republicans was a one-sentence bill, ...

Face Shields, Isolation Gowns for Front Line Workers are Made In Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- “We’re all in this together,” is more than a slogan for Jeff Mornan of Bridgewater. He and his family are living it, even though no one in the family has been directly impacted by COVID-19.

When the family-owned company Diamond Enterprise on Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights, closed its doors on Friday night, March 27, it specialized in printing and ...

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VIDEO: Point View's Dietze Reviews Investment Opportunities as Market Looks Forward

June 1, 2020

What five stocks should you add to your portfolio today? Point View’s David Dietze Skypes live with Nicole Petallides:

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Point View Wealth Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser and part of Peapack Private Wealth Management. For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management has been providing customized portfolio ...

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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

An Open Letter to Senator Kean, Assemblwoman Munoz, Assemblyman Bramnick

June 1, 2020

The killing of George Floyd is the most recent in a long line of senseless, brutal murders of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement. It is part of an ongoing moral failure by Americans to correct systemic racism that has eroded the foundation of our society.   We must act now not only to protect those among us who are most vulnerable but to make them less vulnerable.  We ...

Union County Family Adopts Planters through Adopt-A-Park

June 3, 2020

Cindy and Jim Traverso and their son Luke of Summit have teamed up with Union County's Adopt-A-Park to donate annual flowers, soil and mulch, and maintain a cement planter in Briant Park in Springfield throughout the growing season.

“Union County parks thrive because of the volunteers that contribute year round,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “I would like ...

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Vote-by-Mail and the July 7 Primary Election

FAQs about Vote-by-Mail have been posted on the Union County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com, and on the free Union County Votes mobile app.

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi urges voters to familiarize themselves with Vote-by-Mail procedures in advance of receiving their Vote-by-Mail ballot for the July 7 Primary Election.

Due to the COVID-19 ...

Union County College Embraces AI Technology with Packback for Increased Student Engagement Online

CRANFORD – Union County College has added the artificial intelligence (AI) technology program Packback to the software tools available for faculty use to spark curiosity and creativity among students. The new technology will lead to improved student engagement and academic outcomes in their online courses. Packback is an inquiry-based discussion platform that will enable students in various ...

Community Conversation: Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe This Summer

Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health at Atlantic Health System sat down recently for a Facebook Live where he shared some important information for parents about what they need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.

 

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

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2020 4th of July Fireworks at Nomahegan Park and all Other Union County Parks Canceled

May 27, 2020

CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
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Using IRAs to Help Children

Did you know there is no minimum age for having an IRA? As long as your child has earned income, you can open an account in their name. Whether they contribute to the IRA with their own money from working or a gift from you, the power of compound interest can help them get a significant head start on a secure financial future.

To learn more, click here to download “Using IRAs to Help ...