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Liz on Theatre

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - A riveting, timely play is now on view at George Street Playhouse, exploring the conflict between Senators Margaret Chase Smith and Joseph McCarthy. With the red scare taking place in the U.S., Smith became concerned that McCarthy had created an atmosphere of fear, where citizens were afraid to speak out. They might be labeled Communists or Fascists. Countless careers and lives were ruined during the decade of the 1950s. Smith’s declaration of conscience cost her political support, but paved the way and planted ...

Mommy Mayor

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever) Or how I put my skills to work in this new world   Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores fully stocked. Well now I understand – it’s because hoarders and production delays create shortages. And so this week I’m taking a ...

News from Freeholder Director Rios

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - “COVID-19 has caused suffering in communities across the globe and upended our way of lives. I wish I could say Middlesex County is immune to the immense impact of the disease, but I cannot. It is with great sorrow that I report that the disease has claimed the life of one of our own – a Middlesex County resident – a female in her 90s. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends. While we grieve as a community, we must remember that this is not a time to panic, but a ...

Previewing the Big Game

MIAMI – As Radio Row comes to a close with our best day yet, we are all reminiscing on the hours we have dedicated to journalism this week. On Friday, Radio Row was swarmed with fans all anxious to see their favorite celebrities and athletes being interviewed. As we looked around, we realized how lucky we were to be standing just inches from some of the most idolized individuals in their industries. Before noon, we were able to meet Lil Nas X, Katie Couric, MC Hammer and Tiki Barber. These interactions made us even that more ...

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TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Jon "Ferris" Meredith of TAPinto Wayne

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of May 2020 is Jon "Ferris" Meredith, who owns and operates TAPinto Wayne.  With a background in sales and an entrepreneurial passion, Meredith has made TAPinto Wayne a household name in just a matter of months registering over 224,000 pageviews in March 2020 alone!  

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NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, May 28, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

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Fri, May 29, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

Fri, May 29, 8:00 PM

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Kendall Park

Al-Anon Meeting

Health & Wellness

Rabid Bat Found In Piscataway

May 27, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — A bat recently found near Rivercrest Drive and Ludlow Street in Piscataway has tested positive for rabies.

The bat is the first rabid animal reported in Piscataway this year, and the third in the county, said officials with the Middlesex County Office of Health Services on Wednesday.

“Rabies is caused by a virus which can infect all ...

East Brunswick Honors Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick has compiled a virtual commemoration of Memorial Day to acknowledge and honor the ultimate sacrifice made by American servicemen and women. 

Missing Teen Located And Reunited With Family

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department reported on Thursday, May 21 via a Nixle advisory that Miriam Perez was located and safe. The 16-year-old has since been reunited with her family. On Wednesday, the EBPD asked for the public's assistance in locating Perez who was last seen at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in South River. Additional details about Perez's whereabouts during ...

Somerville Train Commuters Can Look Forward To Portal Bridge Upgrade

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration has committed $91.5 million to help replace the century-old Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, a vital span on the Northeast Corridor rail line shared by NJTRANSIT and Amtrak.

 "This is a huge win for our state, for our commuters and for the future of our economy, and quite frankly ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over One Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed more than one 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 ...

Somerville Mayor Honors Veterans In Subdued Memorial Day Ceremony

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan, a retired school teacher, calls Monday's observance of Memorial Day the "Cliff Notes" version - short, condensed, but complete, with an emphasis on those things that distinguish the reverence and respect of the occasion.

The truncated ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at New Cemetery on South Bridge Street; the public is asked to refrain from ...

Economic Impact Payments Being Sent by Prepaid Debit Cards, Arrive in Plain Envelope

May 27, 2020

As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” 

Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check.

NJ Medicaid Makes Sure Nursing Home Residents Receive Federal Stimulus Checks

TRENTON, NJ –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive their federal stimulus payments and the payments cannot be retained by the facilities.  Further, payments will not be counted as income or considered a Medicaid ...