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Bernardsville's Fairytale Inc. Makes Best of Pandemic Time with Virtual Classes and Craft Kits

June 1, 2020

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Jessica Mauceri, owner of Fairytale Inc. in Bernardsville, is developing a new way of doing business amidst COVID-19 non-essential business shut-downs.  

Fairytale Inc. is formerly known as the go-to destination for crafty and cool children’s birthday and celebration party packages.  Parties, held on-site, were complete with activities, decor, snacks ...

Restaurant Owners Fed Up with What They've Been Served by Trenton

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce eased restrictions on serving customers at restaurants and bars at his Monday press briefing, but owners are concerned the guidance he provides will be little more than an appetizer.

Murphy's guidance is that no one is to be allowed indoors — outdoor dining and drinks only, according to several sources — at ...

Bernardsville Mayor Canose Supports 'Mayors For Main Street' Initiative for Reopening Towns

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Municipal mayors from communities in four different counties have outlined a list of actions they have deemed necessary for the reopening of businesses and activities that have been restricted by Gov. Phil Murphy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of the spring.

The "Mayors for Main Street" letter has been signed by mayors from Somerset, ...

'Mayors For Main Street' Group Urges Business Reopenings in Letter to Governor and Other Officials

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including mayors from four Somerset Hills towns and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district representatives and county officials to outlining a list of actions sought ...

Bernardsville Borough and Police Department Remove Facebook Pages After Harassment

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The borough of Bernardsville and the police department both have temporarily disabled access to their respective Facebook pages.

The moves came in response to a litany of incendiary comments on both pages in response to the citation of the owner of the Country Home crafts and gift shop in Olcott Square.

"We were receiving harassing comments following the incident ...

Tons of Toys is Open, Working Extra Hard to Get 'Every Request that Comes Through'

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -Are you looking for a great way to spend your Memorial Day weekend while keeping your family safe and socially distant but still entertained?  Drop what you are doing and call Tons of Toys in Bernardsville, they quite literally have everything you need to keep you and your loved ones occupied.  They could also use your support right now as many local, small ...

Bernards, Somerset Hills Mayors Part of Alliance to Reopen Businesses Through Advocacy

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -- More mayors are joining Somerset Hills mayors, from Bernards Township, Bedminster, Bernardsville and Far Hills, as part of a “Main Street” Alliance of mayors from three counties who will advocate for a swift and safe reopening of businesses within their communities, the alliance announced on Thursday.

The Somerset Hills area mayors who are ...

Five Somerset County Mayors Team for Alliance to Support Businesses

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Mayors from five Somerset County municipalities, including Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench, have announced the Mayors for Main Street Alliance, with a focus on advocating for a swift and safe reopening of businesses within their communities.

The municipalities involved are Bridgewater, Bedminster, Bernards, Bernardsville and Far Hills.

The municipalities, the release ...

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 ...

Exclusive: Rep. Tom Malinowski Says CARES Act Should Be Helping Small Businesses More Than Chains

NEW JERSEY (7th District) -- The CARES Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, created the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their operations running. Less than two weeks later, the funding pool was depleted.

It came to light over the weekend that the money ran out not only because a huge ...


Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Business or Organization? New Jersey Wants to Hear from You

May 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The State of New Jersey is requesting your input to better understand how to help you get back to work safely and productively. By filling out an online survey about your operations you can help inform the State’s reopening strategy and upcoming business and organization assistance opportunities.

Survey questions include inquiries about COVID-19’s impact on your ...


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Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

May 27, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Bedminster Farmers Market Returns Saturday, June 6 to River Road Park 

May 31, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Bedminster Township Committee and the Bedminster Farmers Market Advisory Committee are excited to announce that the Bedminster Farmers Market is returning for its third season starting Saturday, June 6 at River Road Park.

The Bedminster Farmers Market will be held every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Township’s River Road Park located at ...

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...