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The Royal Scam - The Music of Steely Dan

Sat, September 25, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

The Royal Scam - The Music of Steely Dan

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 09/25/2021 8:00pm 09/25/2021 10:30pm America/New_York The Royal Scam - The Music of Steely Dan

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 8pm, The Royal Scam will perform live at the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook. The Royal Scam has been performing the classic rock music of Steely Dan to packed houses and cheering crowds who appreciate the classic rock music of Steely Dan. Since 1992,The Royal Scam radiates a spirit of vitality, authenticity, and intimacy that breathes new life and emotional ...

10 Hamilton Street Bound Brook, NJ 08805

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

Best for Green Brook - Vote Jim Van Arsdale and Nancy Stoll

October 19, 2021

Dear Editor,

Green Brook NJ is a great place to live and work!  I’ve been a resident of Green Brook for 23 years, have served on the Board of Education for both Green Brook and Watchung Hills Regional High School, and currently serve as the Mayor on the Township Committee.  I am writing to express my support for both Deputy Mayor Jim Van Arsdale and former Mayor Nancy Stoll, in ...

NORTH PLAINFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HOSTS MEET THE BOE CANDIDATES

October 15, 2021

The North Plainfield Education Association (NPEA) will host a virtual Meet the BOE candidates on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 PM. There are four open seats on the North Plainfield Board of Education. Board of Education candidates running in the election were invited to submit responses to a questionnaire to introduce themselves to voters. Those who participated will have their responses ...

Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, named Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center

Accomplished nursing leader will also serve as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for Atlantic Health System

SUMMIT, NJ  – Atlantic Health System today announced Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, APRN, has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Nursing Officer for Overlook Medical Center, as well as Associate Chief Nurse Executive for the health system.

Byers is a highly skilled leader with ...

“from HERE” Makes On-Demand Coworking Spaces Accessible to Everyone

With a focus on suburban downtown areas and residential communities, local professionals can finally experience the benefits of coworking close to home.

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The premier commitment-free coworking company has officially launched! “from HERE” is on a mission to make flexible workspace available to all seeking a reliable place to work and meet outside their home or ...

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

October 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

Milltown's Popular Haunted River Walk Is Back

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween is in the air and after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Milltown's popular Haunted River Walk returns with a scare. Deadly Decades, featuring Joyce Kilmer's Class of 2022, takes over the Mill Pond Park's walking path to give Halloween lovers an early shiver. The walk takes place on Thursday, October 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, October 22 from 7 p.m.

NJ Forests Put On A Show For Long Holiday Weekend, Get Out There And Photograph It

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others. 

Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in Sussex and Morris counties, plus the northern portions of Passaic and Bergen ...

LBI ChowderMonth Closes with a Champion Style Celebration

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ -Traveling Tasters, live music, brews on tap, and a festival of spirit announced 2021 ChowderMonth Champions with support from the community to welcome fall in traditional style.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community who supported, planned, sponsored, volunteered, and celebrated its 33rd Annual Chowder Cook-off Competition with ...

NJ Fall Foliage Forecast: Charge Your Smartphone, Lace Your Boots and Get Out There

NEW JERSEY — The arrival of October means two things in the Garden State: everyone will purchase the big bag of candy for Halloween this week (and eat it all before next weekend), and the leaves across the state are going to put on a fantastic show. 

The New Jersey Forest Service issued a foliage forecast for the season this week. So, get ready — charge your smartphone and ...

Oct. 19 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases

October 20, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 27,595 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 7 cases since Friday. There has been a total of 761 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Tuesday reported 1,028,622 total cases, an increase of ...

Bridgewater Man Found Guilty on Attempted Murder Charges

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A former Bridgewater resident has been found guilty on charges of attempted murder and others stemming from a drive-by shooting in May 2018, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Robert W. Smith, 39, formerly of Stanford Drive, was found guilty of two counts of first degree attempted murder, multiple firearm offenses and possession of a ...

Warren Township Honors First Responders

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee at its last meeting honored first responders representing the Warren Police Department, Fire Department, Rescue Squad and Warren CERT team for their heroic actions on September 1 during Tropical Storm Ida, when more than 50 individuals were rescued from vehicles, homes, businesses and other locations.  

The Township Committee expressed ...

Oct. 18 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 74 Weekend Cases

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 27,589 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 74 cases since Friday. There has been a total of 761 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Monday reported 1,027,442 total cases, an increase of ...

Attorney General Identifies Victim, Cops Involved in Fatal Shooting Incident in Somerset County

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The state Attorney General’s Office has released the identities of the victim and police officers involved in a fatal shooting inside a township residence Sept. 28.

Patrick Chin, 43, who lived at the Piedmont Path address where the shooting occurred, was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was taken by ...

Oct. 15 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 48 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 27,515 cases of the COVID-19 virus since those first cases were reported last year, an increase of 48 cases overnight. There has been a total of 761 deaths since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported 1,024,061 total cases, an increase of ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

Meet the Man Hired to be Rutgers' First Cyber Warrior

October 20, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Guy J. Albertini, a certified information systems security professional who holds a master’s degree in information assurance and security and has more than 15 years of professional security experience, has taken on the role of Rutgers' first associate vice president and chief information security officer.

Before starting at Rutgers, Albertini served for the past ...

Meet the Man Hired to be Rutgers' First Cyber Warrior

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Guy J. Albertini, a certified information systems security professional who holds a master’s degree in information assurance and security and has more than 15 years of professional security experience, has taken on the role of Rutgers' first associate vice president and chief information security officer.

Before starting at Rutgers, Albertini served for the past ...

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks Among Public Storage Customers Seeking Return of Possessions

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility. 

Items in the storage unit include Banks's Pro Bowl jersey and items belonging to his son, CJ, that include a signed ...

Update: Two Crashes on I-78 Caused Lane Closures Thursday

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Drivers on I-78 in both directions in the vicinity of the entrance and exit to Diamond Hill Road were stuck in traffic on Thursday afternoon after two separate crashes, one on each side of the highway, resulted in lane closures.

The first crash was a multi-vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and three trucks in a work zone on Westbound I-78, ...

Milltown's Popular Haunted River Walk Is Back

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween is in the air and after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Milltown's popular Haunted River Walk returns with a scare. Deadly Decades, featuring Joyce Kilmer's Class of 2022, takes over the Mill Pond Park's walking path to give Halloween lovers an early shiver. The walk takes place on Thursday, October 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, October 22 from 7 p.m.

Police Asking For Public's Assistance In Locating Van Involved In Serious Hit-And-Run

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating and identifying the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run in the Acme parking lot on Ryders Laneon Wednesday afternoon. A 62-year-old woman was hit twice by the van and dragged before the vehicle quickly left the scene. The victim, who was not identified by the MPD, was left on the ground. She ...

Obituaries

Patricia H. Jacot – Guillarmod 67, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...