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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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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, ...

South Brunswick: Update for April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management has confirmed that there are 46 residents in the township that have tested positive for COVID-19. 37 of them are currently recovering at home; the other nine are hospitalized, 29 are male and 17 female. The Middlesex County Health Department is currently leading all investigations into the spread of the ...

Three Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

South Plainfield– South Plainfield has been notified that three individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. These three residents bring the total number of positive cases to 52. This small reduction from yesterday’s daily amount is most likely temporary as cases are expected to increase due to the opening of the new testing site in Edison. Please continue practicing social ...

Eighteen More Edison Residents Test Positive for Coronavirus

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

The cases are a twenty-one-year-old female, a twenty-four-year-old male, a twenty-seven-year-old female, a twenty-eight-year-old male, a forty-year-old male, a forty-five-year-old female, a fifty-one-year-old female, a fifty-four-year-old male, three (3) fifty-five-year-old females, a ...

Piscataway Library From Home

Hello Piscataway Community,

This is Heidi Cramer, Director of the Piscataway Public Library. While the Kennedy and Westergard buildings are temporarily closed due the Covid-19 public health crisis, the Library Services remain open for you.

Please visit our website piscatawaylibrary.org for our digital collections of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and much more.

If you don't ...

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' Pikiell Named National Coach of the Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After leading the Rutgers men's basketball team to its first winning season in 14 years, coach Steve Pikiell has been named the winner of the Jim Phelan Award, presented annually to the nation's top Division I coach.

Pikiell directed the Scarlet Knights to their first national ranking in 41 years, first 20-win regular season in 37 years and most conference victories ...

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 ...

Warren Residents Stranded on Cruise Ship: Thoughts from Onboard

April 2, 2020

WARREN, NJ - Thursday morning thoughts from a Warren resident stranded on one of the Holland America cruise ships.

 

When did you board? How aware of the coronavirus situation were you? Was the cruise taking any special precautions? Was it a tough decision to go ahead with the cruise?

 

We boarded on Saturday March 7th around 1 pm - we had flown from Newark NJ ...

Cedar Hill Prep Kindergartners Immersed in learning

SOMERSET, NJ - Our Kindergarten children at Cedar Hill Prep are immersed in this virtual world of learning and having fun doing this together!

These children are not only engaged academically but socially as well. During snack time and lunchtime, our kindergartners continue by sitting in the comfort of their own home yet having exciting conversations and play dates!

As educators, the secret ...

Plainfield Cases at 108, Mayor Says on Facebook Live Chat

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The latest numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 in Plainfield were sent in an email by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp in advance of his first Facebook Live session to address resident concerns.  As of Wednesday, the number of positive cases in the Queen City stands at 108.  There are an additional 126 individuals quarantined as a result of exposure to the ...

"Make a List, But Shop Like a Cook:" COVID-19 and Your Shopping Cart

March 31, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Old guys were wandering around Stop&Shop this morning during OPT (Old People's Time) which runs from 6:00 to 7:30 am.  They looked a bit panicked, showing distressed eyes above their masks.  Not all the agita was caused by the fear of contracting COVID-19 from a cantaloupe, though.  They were puzzled by doing a job that seemed not to be ...

Objects in the Mirror

Not having many friends, I know a thing or two about social distancing. When you are short on personality like me, it is actually quite easy to keep people at a safe distance for long periods of time. But for everyone else, I understand it can be quite a challenge. So in the spirit of really annoying magazine articles, I offer you . . .

Seven Tips to Maintain Your Distance and Your Sanity with ...

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 ...