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Allergy Alert: Hershey Recalls Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Allergen

May 6, 2021

Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release.

Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said.

The product being recalled was shipped nationwide between April 15 and May 3, 3021 and have a product code of ...

Pull Up a Stool: Indoor Bar Seating is Back at KC's Korner

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Beginning Friday, May 7, indoor bar seating across New Jersey may resume, with some restrictions, and, in the coming weeks, capacity limits for indoor dining will be lifted. On a local level, these relaxed restrictions come as very good news to Walter Kurilew, owner of KC's Korner – the Norman House in South Plainfield. 

"It ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get a "Shot and a Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide $10 Million to Support Food Banks in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

This funding will be distributed to seven New Jersey food banks in order to continue providing families with food assistance during the ...

Allergen Alert: Panera At Home Lobster Bisque Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

Panera at Home Lobster Bisque has been voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared egg allergen, announced Blount Fine Foods. This item is only sold in refrigerated cases in the deli department of grocery-retail stores; it is not sold at any Panera bakery-cafe, they stated.

The recall is limited to the one product with a UPC Code of 077958690300. Lot Number 030821-11K and a Use By Date ...

East Brunswick Farmer's Market is Ready to Spring Forward

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Hey, where can you go to get some fresh lobster ravioli from the Molto Bene Ravioli Company?  How about some gourmet chocolate espresso popcorn from Popcorn for the People?  Yeah, and what about some yummy turkey/cranberry treats for the pooch from the Spotted Dog Gourmet?

Just pull into the Brunswick Square Mall parking lot near JCPenney's on the ...

State Delivers Extra Food Assistance Benefits to 231,000 NJ Households

TRENTON, NJ – The Department of Human Services announced 231,000 New Jersey households who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) have received extra benefits under a new federal policy.

Human Services has been providing NJ SNAP households with the maximum benefits since March 2020 when the pandemic began, but those who ...

Allergy Recall; Hostess SnoBalls Recalled due to Undeclared Allergen

DENVILLE, NJ -- Hostess Snoballs have been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, announced Hostess Brands, LLC. According to the company, certain Hostess SnoBalls were "inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess Chocolate CupCakes, and the packaging does not list coconut, an ingredient as an allergen.

The recall included SnoBalls manufactured on March 12, 2021 with a UPC of ...

Mother's Day Breakfast "To Go"!

South Plainfield Elks #2298 will be hosting their annual Mother's Day Breakfast "TO GO" this year due to the pandemic.
The Drive-Up event is hosted by the Past Exalted Rulers and will be held on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 9th, 2021. Drive-up Hours will be 8:00am - 12 Noon. 
The cost of the breakfast is one price only - $8 and will include the following ...

Salad Bars Back on the Menu at Grocery Stores, Other Food Retailers in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy.

But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience stores and bodegas, they are still prohibited at restaurants and casinos.

As ...

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Black Women Shunned from Piscataway Council

May 12, 2021

Diversity encompasses racial justice and demolishing sexism. This goes beyond an apology. It means putting your words to action.

Real change begins by coming to grips with the fact that just because things were done a certain way doesn’t mean that’s how they should’ve been done or should continue to be done.

As an organization and township moving ...

"Giving Thanks" Virtual Concert to Air on June 17, 2021

May 7, 2021

With participation from faith organizations and individuals like Temple Sholom, Temple Emanu-El, Evangel Chapel Worship Team, Calvary Baptist Church, St. Francis' Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Renee Connell, Buddy Williams, Barbara Dever, Christina Morgan-Diaz, Joycelyn Hunte, Brian Padilla, Nwaoji Joseph, Elizabeth Alfaro, and Selena Ramirez!

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CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program to be Offered Virtually by Rutgers Cooperative Extension

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY --  The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) has launched “NJ Empower to Prevent,” its local version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Diabetes Prevention and Control Program of the New Jersey Department of ...

As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

New Brunswick Man, Seven Others Facing Charges From Internet Crimes Against Children Unit

May 14, 2021

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced today that several county residents have been charged with possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of children.

On May 13, officers of the East Brunswick, Edison, Highland Park, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Sayreville Police Departments along with detectives of the New Jersey State ...

Spotswood's St. Peter's Episcopal Church To Welcome Elijah's Promise On Wheels Food Truck

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On May 19, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will have a special guest at its weekly Wednesday Night Community Supper. Elijah's Promise on Wheels will be paying a visit to the Main Street church which has been hosting weekly community suppers for almost 30 years. St. Peter's rector Father Marshall Keith Shelly and Spotswood Mayor Jackie Palmer will be on hand to greet the ...

Middlesex College Unfurls New Logo, Attitude During Ceremony

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A flag emblazoned with Middlesex College’s new logo, officially trumpeting the school’s bold, new direction, ascended outside College Center.

Once it reached its zenith, the assembled school officials realized it was upside down.

On take two, the flag unfurled correctly, everyone shared a good laugh and spontaneous applause broke out.

Whether it was ...

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Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...

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Piscataway, NJ — Ann DiPaolo, 96, passed away at her residence with her caregiver and family ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open June 5

May 15, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

Plainfield: Medevac Transports 8-Yr-Old Burn Victim

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police and Fire units responded around 2:12 p.m. on Wednesday to the 900 block of West Sixth Street for a burn victim, according to a release by Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess.

The 8-year-old victim was severely burned by a candle, and was transported via State Police Medevac from Plainfield High School to St. Barnabas ...

Robbinsville Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, May 18, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

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Wed, May 19, 7:00 PM

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Voter Education

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Thu, May 20, 12:00 PM

The YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, Piscataway

Piscataway Blood Drive - Urgent Need for Donors!

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Thu, May 20, 6:30 PM

Event in Online, New Brunswick

RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

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On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...

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“It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.”

And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down.

The wealthy, philanthropic tech couple sadly announced their union was “irretrievably broken.” I took this to mean they received a critical error message followed by the blue screen of death because their marital ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...