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Black History In The Making (An Evening of Poetry & Art) - Black Mothers Network & Grades4Life

Wed, February 26, 7:00 PM

Franklin Township Public Library, Somerset

Black History In The Making (An Evening of Poetry ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 02/26/2020 7:00pm 02/26/2020 8:00pm America/New_York Black History In The Making (An Evening of Poetry & Art) - Black Mothers Network & Grades4Life

Come witness Black History in the making! Enjoy an evening of original poetry and artwork specifically created for Black History Month 2020 by Black students and adults who reside, work, or attend schools in Franklin Township. Participants, age 3 and up, will write poetry or create art that expresses the theme: Black Is Beautiful. The participants will then present their poetry or art at the ...

485 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Thu, February 27, 5:30 PM

Westergard Library, Piscataway

Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Yoga Story Time

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 02/27/2020 5:30pm 02/27/2020 6:15pm America/New_York Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Yoga Story Time

Join us for a Stories, Songs, and Stretches!® yoga story time. Using yoga-inspired mindful movement, children will enjoy creative playful experiences that simultaneously boost their development in physical literacy, early literacy, and social emotional skills.

Participants will need a yoga mat or a towel. For ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver.

Please register here.

20 Murray Ave. Piscataway, NJ 08854
Cooking and Eating Fish for Heart Health - a ShopRite Dietitian Program

Fri, February 28, 3:30 PM

Franklin Township Public Library, Somerset

Cooking and Eating Fish for Heart Health - a ...

Education Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 02/28/2020 3:30pm 02/28/2020 4:30pm America/New_York Cooking and Eating Fish for Heart Health - a ShopRite Dietitian Program

Join Aliz Holzmann, ShopRite of Somerset's Registered Dietitian, to learn more about heart health and fish! Aliz will highlight the best fish for health, safety, and sustainability. She will also discuss how to prepare fish in a variety of nutritious and delicious ways! All participants will enjoy an appetizer made with fish and go home with the recipe!

Registration is required.

485 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Sat, February 29, 10:00 AM

Somerset

Cedar Hill Prep School Open House

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 10:00am 02/29/2020 12:30pm America/New_York Cedar Hill Prep School Open House

Somerset, NJ- CEDAR HILL PREP SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Come and see why are students are in the top 10% in the country!!

The Office of Admission cordially invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. These Open Houses will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, and students as well as tour our beautiful campus.

Our Preschool, ...

152 Cedar Grove Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
Black Suffrage Movement: The Importance of Voting presented by the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)

Sat, February 29, 1:00 PM

Franklin Township Public Library, Somerset

Black Suffrage Movement: The Importance of Voting ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 1:00pm 02/29/2020 4:00pm America/New_York Black Suffrage Movement: The Importance of Voting presented by the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Raritan Valley Section is hosting a black history month event celebrating the Black Suffrage Movement. The NJ Orators will perform a speech and a skit. Council woman Kimberly Francois will deliver a non-partisan talk about the black suffrage movement and the importance of voting.

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW), a 501(c)(3) non ...

485 DeMott Lane Somerset, NJ 08873
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Wed, March 4, 7:00 PM

Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Expungement (Clean Slate) Law 2020 Seminar

Education Law & Justice

Add to My Calendar 03/04/2020 7:00pm 03/04/2020 8:00pm America/New_York Expungement (Clean Slate) Law 2020 Seminar

Join Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. and Allan Marain, Esq. for this timely seminar to learn how the “clean slate” law will affect you or someone you love.

The New Jersey expungement “Clean Slate” law, signed December 18, 2019:

Will take effect on June 15, 2020
Will increase the number of records of arrests and convictions that can be expunged.
Requires that low-level ...

500 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

“Social Security recipients who ...

TAPinto Triples Site Traffic in March 2020, Breaking All-Time Readership Record; Facebook Journalism Project Awards Grants to Two TAPinto Franchisees for Coronavirus Coverage

Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed.  TAPinto’s network of over 80 local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida broke all readership records in March with 9,628,289 pageviews and 3,412,844 readers, an increase of 300% from February 2020.  Meanwhile, last week, two TAPinto owner/publishers, ...

Five Edison Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

April 3, 2020

EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified of additional residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases are a forty-three-year-old female, a fifty-year-old female, a seventy-one-year-old female, a fifty-four-year -old male and a fifty-six-year-old of unknown gender.

Each one is on home isolation.

Edison Township was not provided any other information regarding the new ...

Rainbows Across East Brunswick: A Pot of Gold Amid the Gloom

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rainbows line the sidewalks. Multi-colored Lite Brite designs twinkle in the windows. Children pose next to their creations with smiles and messy hands. In times like these, it’s a welcome light. The Rainbows Across East Brunswick Facebook group, created only one week ago, already has over 400 members. Each day, more and more East Brunswick residents join in on a ...

Edison Police Arrest Man for Assaulting Three Police Officers and Threatening to Transmit Coronavirus to Them

EDISON, NJ - On Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:01 p.m, multiple Edison police officers responded to a call from parents regarding their out-of-control son.

Upon arrival, officers located the individual in the kitchen area of the residence. According to the police, he appeared agitated and began coughing in the direction of the officers and then stated “I have the ...

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Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Rutgers Campuses Closed Until August, Summer Classes Moved Online

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has moved all its summer classes online and canceled camps and activities through Aug. 14 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a letter sent to students and faculty on Thursday by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara A. Lee, summer courses at the Camden, Newark and New Brunswick campuses will be done via remote ...

Obituaries

Piscataway – Shirley Marie Carson, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at CareOne ...
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Piscataway – James T. “Jimmy” Edwards, 49, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 ...
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Statement from Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios Regarding the First COVID-19 Death in Middlesex County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - “COVID-19 has caused suffering in communities across the globe and upended our way of lives. I wish I could say Middlesex County is immune to the immense impact of the disease, but I cannot. It is with great sorrow that I report that the disease has claimed the life of one of our own – a Middlesex County resident – a female in her 90s.

Our thoughts ...

April 4 COVID-19 Update: 200 Deaths in NJ Overnight; 720 Cases in Somerset County

April 4, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in New Jersey increased by 200 overnight to 846, with 720 total cases reported  in Somerset County and 24 deaths, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday afternoon.

There are now 26 cases in Somerville, an increase of 3 overnight, according to the SCDOH; Somerset County reported 134 new ...

Good Will in Somerville: Virtual Tip Jar, Restaurant Coupons, Meal Donations

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Even though they can't personally tip their servers, customers are digging deeper into their pockets to help put money into the pockets of those who memorize menus, wait tables, fold napkins, pop corks, draw beers, mix cocktails and juggle pots, pans and cooking utensils to ensure a memorable dining experience up and down Main Street.

Customer coupons and a unique Virtual ...

Positively SPF: Tiki The Miniature Horse Raises Spirits in Scotch Plains (VIDEO)

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- She only stands two and a half feet tall, but Tiki the miniature horse lifted spirits high on Wednesday afternoon in Scotch Plains. (See video below).

Knowing that Tiki would bring joy to his neighbors, 15-year-old Ben Pritzker decided to embark upon a mini-parade with his mini horse across Raritan Road. He and his mom, Lucy, alerted people by posting on social media that ...

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to Economic Impact Payments

April 2, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

"We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an ...

Picking Up the Pieces

I read that with all of this family time spent indoors, jigsaw puzzles are in high demand.

Ironically, I find this puzzling because I myself am not a big puzzle person. Nor is my family.

I have puzzled a few times with ill effects. After about 30 minutes my eyes begin to cross, my fingers grow numb, and I start to drool, with very little to show for my efforts. In contrast, I can experience ...

Stop Labeling Your Kids

What were your labels growing up? Were you the good one, the fat one, the skinny one, the smart one, the athlete? The one with ADD, the outspoken one, the shy one, the messy one, the risk-taker? When asked to describe yourself, many of you will use a childhood label. Maybe you feel like you've been boxed in by labels your whole life.

The upside of certain labels is that they are ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Professors Rich and Anne Lee of TAPinto Greater Olean

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of April 2020 are journalism professors Rich and Anne Lee from St. Bonaventure University, who, together with their students, operate TAPinto Greater Olean.  TAPinto Greater Olean is owned by St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? 

We were familiar ...