Press Releases

February 15, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared ...

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Join What's Your Story? for a night of storytelling to benefit two eating disorder advocacy groups (NEDA and Project HEAL) during National Eating Disorder Awareness week at the Stress Factory Comedy Club on Tuesday, 2/26 from 7 pm to 10 pm! Special guest, legendary comedian Vinnie Brand and young ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - Attitudes in Reverse® (AIR™) will present its IN THEIR SHOES™ exhibit at Princeton University from 1 pm to 4 pm on February 18. The exhibit, part of Mental Health Week at Princeton University, will be on display in the Frist Campus Center (2nd Floor, East TV lounge). “The purpose ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  – In 2017, 25.9 million Americans had a holiday package stolen from their front porch or doorstep—more than the 23.5 million porch thefts reported in 2015. The number of package thefts occurring across the nation continues to rise with each passing year. To combat these thefts, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) announced plans to reintroduce legislation that will give American workers a ‘Cost-of-Living Refund’ to compensate for decades of rising costs and stagnant wages.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fresh Ponds Farm is accepting members into its 6th year CSA. Being a CSA member, you will experience the fruits of our harvest throughout the 20 week season which begins with the first pickup on Thursday, May 30st.  Pick-up is each Thursday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The cost for ...

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KINGSTON, NJ. – Happy Chinese New Year!  People of Chinese heritage are busy gathering with friends and family to welcome in the Year of the Pig.  This is the time of year families gather around the table to feast on hot pot or are busy making fresh dumplings.  Dumplings have been a traditional ...

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First Lady Murphy and Commissioner Johnson Announce Investments to Help Working Families Child Care Centers in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Warren Receive Grants (TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and Human Services Commissioner ...

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In 2018, an average of one person died each week – a total of 52 people – as the result of residential fires in New Jersey.  These fires occurred in single family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condos and townhouses.  The one thing that all these homes had in common was that none of them ...

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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Wednesday announced it has launched a new Office of Medicaid Innovation to improve the quality, delivery and cost of care within the state’s Medicaid program. The Office will lead New Jersey Medicaid’s work on value-based payment and ...

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 EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Some composers have overcome extraordinary challenges to bring their music to light. Perhaps they had the "wrong" skin color, practiced the "wrong" religion, or struggled against tyranny. This inspiring program, presented by the East Brunswick Arts Commission, shows the power ...

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CASA of Middlesex County will hold a volunteer training session beginning on March 18 for those interested in donating their time to help a child in foster care. Last year, CASA of Middlesex County helped nearly 110 children in foster care, but roughly 400 other children in care lacked a ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – The Murphy Administration on Tuesday said New Jersey is ahead of federal efforts to halt the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), having already set a 2025 eradication deadline and implemented several prevention and treatment programs. President Trump is expected to announce ...

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New Jersey SkillsUSA State Officers, representing Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the state, act as liaisons encouraging school community involvement and participation in the hundred plus state level competitions. Gold medalists will go on to compete as the New Jersey ...

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CASA of Middlesex County will hold a volunteer training session beginning on March 18 for those interested in donating their time to help a child in foster care. Last year, CASA of Middlesex County helped nearly 110 children in foster care, but roughly 400 other children in care lacked a ...

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PISCATAWAY – Student leaders from the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Metuchen participated in a Jan. 31 listening session, at the invitation of Bishop James F. Checchio, where they discussed the challenges facing youth today. Student representatives from Bishop George Ahr High ...

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TAPinto.net, a network of 80 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, marked the beginning of 2019 with a record month of traffic in January, logging 1,058,415 unique readers and 3,022,150 pageviews.  The record marks continued ...

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  CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council today announced that it will host “Jersey Jam 2019,” a jam-packed weekend of activities, exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and special events that’s expected to attract 5,000 Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts from ...

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CENTRAL NEW JERSEY - Naval installations within the continental United States (CONUS) will conduct Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2019 (CS/SC 19) February 4-15.   CS/SC 19 is a two-part, linked anti-terrorism force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ  - Middlesex County owns and maintains over 8,000 acres of Open Space.Do you have what it takes to protect and preserve it? Now’s your chance to find out: Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps!   The County recognizes that ...

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In 2018, an average of one person died each week – a total of 52 people – as the result of residential fires in New Jersey.  These fires occurred in single family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condos and townhouses.  The one thing that all these homes had in common was that none of them ...

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Participate in an afternoon of enlightenment and encouragement for another Continuing Community Conversation on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct. Author and local pastor Beth Scibienski shares her story and signs copies of ...

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On February 16th at 8pm, Temple B'nai Shalom presents the Young Artist Series featuring "A Night of Jazz" with the Saul Dautch Quintet, a premier jazz ensemble made up of the best and brightest up & comers in New Brunswick. You'll hear hardbop classics from the late 50's that are sure to put a ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Changes in New Jersey VBM(VBM) election law resulted in an unprecedented number of VBM ballots being cast.  Middlesex County received over 39,000, the most in the state.   Based upon my personal observations on election day November 6, 2018, of the VBM reviewing ...

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(TRENTON) – See what people are saying about Governor Murphy’s new Medicaid initiatives to strengthen New Jersey’s fight against the opioid epidemic, including increasing access to medication-assisted treatment programs. Governor Murphy was joined by Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson ...

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Through a local city-wide public art project called “Windows of Understanding,” New Brunswick Tomorrow (NBT) and its Esperanza Neighborhood Project partnered with local artists to transform “main street” spaces into creative art displays that emphasize social justice issues and the local ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Through a partnership with Investors Foundation in Short Hills, NJ, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“the Alliance”) has released two videos to complement the poster displays and theatre locator maps available in each of its 33 member theatres. Its See Professional ...

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Learn about growing, harvesting and preserving herbs from "The Herb Lady" at the annual Gardening Workshop & Seed and Catalog Exchange on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct.  Learn best practices for herb gardening ...

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All are welcome at the workshop Plant-Based Super Foods for Families on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct. Learn about the many health benefits of a plant-based diet, basic nutrition, what products are available in the supermarket, ...

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  PISCATAWAY – Salads made by Future Foundations Academy (FFA) students have become a popular lunchtime choice on the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Piscataway campus. A school for higher functioning students ages 13-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, staff has been ...

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