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Somerville Hopes to Shut Down State Highway for al Fresco Dining Experience

June 2, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Here's a unique dining experience that may come about as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Monday that restaurants throughout the state can begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th.

By mid-summer, pending approvals, the borough's restaurants could be serving dinner al fresco on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the middle of a state ...

June 15: Haircuts, Dining Out, In-Store Shopping as NJ Nears Stage II Recovery

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Starting June 15, New Jerseyans can make themselves presentable again by getting a haircut before dining out at their favorite restaurant - and after indulging off the menu, work out at the local gym the next day.

They'll also be able to go inside and shop at their favorite retails establishments.

Gov. Phil Murphy delivered some good news to New Jersey residents at ...

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 June 1 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 25 percent capacity.

Not ...

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 ...

Elite NBA All-Stars Pay Tribute to Central Jersey COVID-19 Efforts

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Last week, it was NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in an Instagram message lavishing praise on the nurses and doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in Somerville.

This week, it was Charles Barkley's turn to reach out on social media after hearing from his friend and fellow NBA All-Star Jayson Williams.about the good deeds ...

Somerville Pizzeria Owner's Recipe Includes Charity

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Somerville resident Akhtar Farzaie, owner of Bella Pizza, uses the same ingredients as other pizzerias - cheese, oil, dough, seasoning and a hearty tomato sauce - but what sets his pies apart from others is an added ingredient not found in every stainless steel kitchen - charity, and lots of it in every slice.

It's a way of life, and a way of doing business for the ...

Survival Stories: How NJ Food Businesses are Evolving, Helping During Pandemic

If you work in hospitality, you’re no stranger to heat. 

Always on the go. Always thinking one step ahead. Always facing the curveballs. But these past few weeks have been a whole different ballgame.

Decisions that would normally be weighed and considered needed to be made almost immediately. Current business models — ones that owners have spent years tweaking and ...

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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 ...