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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Residents And Activists Square Off With Unions Over Controversial Pipeline Project

March 20, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK – Politicians, residents and environmental groups found themselves at odds with unions over an extension of the Transco natural gas pipeline that would run through New Jersey and the Raritan Bay to New York.

Williams, the energy infrastructure company that owns and operates the Transco pipeline, wants to build a 32,000 horsepower compressor station in Franklin and 3.5 ...

Monroe Mayor Calls For Zoning Board To Reject Proposed SPII-LLC Housing Development On Route 33

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Monroe Township Zoning Board is expected to hear an amended application on Tuesday, March 26 that would bring 206 new housing units and retail to an environmentally-sensitive area of Monroe, at the Millstone River.

Mayor Gerald Tamburro said the area is home to a bald eagle’s nest perched near the Millstone River. Under state and federal law, it can be illegal ...

Roadway Project To Begin Along South Main Street In Milltown

MILLTOWN, NJ - Traffic patterns will be impacted along South Main Street in the borough between Washington Avenue and Joffre Avenue beginning on Tuesday, March 19 at around 9 a.m. The project is being conducted by Middlesex County to either repair or install ADA compliant ramps at all intersections along that stretch of South Main Street and is expected to take approximately 30 to 45 days to ...

Hillsborough Schools Face Tough Choices; Teacher Layoffs Possible

March 21, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Stung by the defeat of a March 12 referendum that would have raised over $8 million to stabilize the school budget and implement full-day kindergarten, the Board of Education is considering several cost-saving options for the 2019-20 school year – including layoffs upwards of 50 teachers and staff.

Other remedies under consideration to overcome a $5 million shortfall ...

Budget Crunch: RVCC Hikes Tuition $9 Per Credit

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Faced with declining enrollment and the prospect of a reduction in state aid, Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Board of Trustees has passed a budget for FY 2020 that increases tuition while reducing operating expenses by over $1 million.

The $54.5 million budget for FY 2020 includes a $9 per credit tuition increase for residents of Somerset and Hunterdon ...

Veteran Major Leaguer Signs With Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed six-year Major Leaguer Jimmy Paredes for the 2019 season after he was acquired in a trade with the Lancaster Barnstormers for a player to be named later.

“I’m feeling good; ready to starting playing again,” said Paredes. “I can’t wait to until I get to Somerset with the team and we get started.”

Paredes ...

IRS Offers Free March 28 Webinar: Understanding How to Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup'

March 22, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will provide a free online, web-based information session in two languages on Thursday, March 28, 2019, to help people understand how to do a ‘Paycheck Checkup.’

Doing a Paycheck Checkup means checking tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and making any necessary adjustments to avoid having too little or too much tax ...

Free Admission to Theatre Panel Discussion


PRINCETON, NJ – A free panel discussion and Q&A with Artistic Directors from four professional equity theatres in the Garden State will be held at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 122 Alexander Street in Princeton on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm.

The panel is a joint effort between New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“the Alliance”) and the New Jersey Historical ...

Freeholder Kenneth Armwood To Be Honored by CASA Of Middlesex County

In recognition of Freeholder Kenneth Armwood’s commitment to public service, community development, and youth outreach, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Middlesex County will recognize him at their May 5 event, Toast 2019.

Freeholder Kenneth Armwood has been aware of the disparities that exist for youth from a very early age. Although he has been mentored by strong men and ...

Growing Your Network

Source: Every business needs a support network it can turn to for advice, to help grow its market presence, and provide referrals. Every step in growing your small business network will require you to invest into relationships with potential clients, vendors, employees, and community advocates. So, where do you start? Samuel K. Burlum shares a few ideas on where to start. 

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