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Momma's Porch: Playhouse 22 Presents Online African-American Memoir

June 2, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, along with the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative will present a reading of Momma’s Porch on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. as part of the theater’s Facebook Live Play Reading Series.  

Momma’s Porch is about a young zealous reporter set out to document the history of a local ...

Downtown Somerville Merchants, Restaurants Prepare for Re-Opening

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Nearly three months after the COVID-19 pandemic imposed social distancing and curtailed the ability to meet and mingle, shop and dine, attend school and earn a living, Gov. Phil Murphy has begun to ease some restrictions - with conditions.

The Downtown Somerville Alliance is anxious to see shoppers and visitors return to Main Street, and is preparing the downtown district for ...

Downtown Somerville Cancels Summer's Main Street Cruise Nights

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable summer Cruise Nights, a Friday night tradition on Main Street for 30 years, has been canceled for 2020, a victim of social distancing and concerns over crowd control during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tuesday's announcement by the Downtown Somerville Alliance comes just as Gov. Phil Murphy has begun to ease COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and social ...

Historic Tour of Somerville Canceled; Plans Ongoing for 2021 Race

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- For only the second time in a storied history dating back to 1940, the Tour of Somerville bicycle races will not be held this Memorial Day weekend. World War II stopped it first, now an international conflict of a different kind, the Covid-19 pandemic, will put the brakes on America’s oldest competitive cycling event until next year.

Despite the setback, race organizers ...

State Theatre Brings the Stage to Your Home During COVID-19 Shutdown

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The State Theatre New Jersey sparkles on nights when a show, a concert or some other performance draws 1,000 or more patrons, her marquee casting a white glow across Livingston Avenue.

She is a timeless beauty, so demure and classy. A woman never tells her age, but if you must know, The State Theatre is 99.

These days, though, she is lonely and quiet.

Sarah ...

Belmar Opens Seasonal Beach Badge Sales to Overwhelming Response

BELMAR, NJ — A swell of people, stretching blocks along Belmar's boardwalk, turned out to buy seasonal beach badges on the first day of sales at Taylor Pavilion.

Advance badge sales will continue daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days of week, as beaches will officially open on Memorial Day weekend — under capacity and social distancing restrictions that will be ...

Malinowski Encourages Young NJ Artists to Seek National Spotlight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, has announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation. This competition is open to all high school students in the 7th Congressional district and ...

Patriots Fans Get Their Baseball "Fix" with Online Opening Day at Home

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots hosted an Opening Day At Home event to virtually entertain fans who were not able to celebrate at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, May 1st.

Opening Day At Home was a day-long event that engaged fans on all the team’s social media platforms, mainly focused on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their mobile app.

Throughout the day, the promotion ...

Virtual Indian Music Concert to Benefit Franklin Township Food Bank

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Members of the community continue to leverage its diversity to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis.

On Saturday, May 9th at 7 p.m., the Township of Franklin and the Franklin Township Food Bank will offer a virtual Indian music concert to raise funds that will benefit the Food Bank.

 “Jwala 4 Jersey” will feature NJ-based band Jwala, the ...

Hopeful Signs in Somerville: Igloos Disappear, Plans Afoot for Summer Starlit Cinema

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The hospitality igloos on Division Street were dismantled Tuesday, and though the brightly-colored tables, chairs and umbrellas that will replace them are still packed away, the Downtown Somerville Alliance is forging ahead, making plans for the summer.

"Here in Downtown Somerville we’re anxiously awaiting better days and hope to be able to host you downtown ...


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Car Set on Fire, 42 Vehicles' Tires Slashed on Manville Streets

June 3, 2020

MANVILLE, NJ – A car was set on fire and tires were slashed on 42 vehicles parked on the streets and in driveways early Wednesday morning In an incident similar to three others that occurred in the northwest section of the borough in June and August, 2018 when a total of 155 cars were targeted.

The June 3 slashings were discovered when fire and police officers responded to the car fire ...