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South Brunswick Cancels Independence Day Festival And Summer Concert Series

May 16, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The township announced on Friday through its daily informational update via Nixle that South Brunswick's annual Independence Day Festival would not be held this summer. The South Brunswick Recreation Department has also canceled its annual outdoor summer concert series for 2020.

Milltown canceled its annual Fourth of July festivities earlier this week because of the ...

Virtual Indian Music Concert to Benefit Franklin Township Food Bank

The Franklin Township community continues to leverage its diversity to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis.

On Saturday, May 9th at 7pm, 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 members of which ...

Stay Connected With South Brunswick Public Library's YouTube Channel

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Missing the South Brunswick Public Library during the coronavirus shutdown? Head over to the South Brunswick Public Library's YouTube Channel to stay connected. The library's YouTube Channel offers various videos from weekly story time readings, to recipes to science projects and beyond. Different videos aimed at a wide range of age groups are posted to the channel ...

New Jersey Pandemic Relief: Concert Playlist Tells a Jersey Story

NEW JERSEY - At Jersey 4 Jersey, famous Jersey Girls and Jersey Guys threw their musical support last night to raise up the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a COVID-19 charity spearheaded by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  Rock and Roll royalty and famous comics threw jabs, but the real stars were the medical and first responder personnel featured in the program.  The songs chosen ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund Hosts Star-Studded JERSEY 4 JERSEY Benefit Show Tonight

NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) today announced JERSEY 4 JERSEY a one-night broadcast fundraiser to fight the medical, social and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities.

This special evening will feature New Jersey’s biggest champions and celebrities participating from their homes, including Saquon Barkley, Tony Bennett, Jon ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

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Fri, May 29, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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Fri, May 29, 8:00 PM

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Kendall Park

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Sun, May 31, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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Hammarskjold Principal To Teach Online Lesson On NJTV

May 29, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Next Monday, June 1 at 12 PM, Hammarskjold Middle School Principal Dr. Michael Gaskell has been selected to teach a lesson on NJTV, as part of the New Jersey Learning Live series. NJTV Learning Live is a unique on-air instructional series to help kids learn remotely. Created by NJTV in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association  and the NJ ...

Second Suspect Charged With Murder In 2019 Shooting

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the May, 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old David D. Anderson at Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of Camner Avenue, New Brunswick is charged with first degree Murder, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an ...

North Plainfield Suspect Charged With Arson Following Three-Alarm Fire

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 26-year-old suspect who police say watched a house burn to the ground early Wednesday morning has been charged with arson after he was seen entering and leaving the uninhabited house at 197 Maple Ave., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Borough resident Jonathan Davies of Dahlia Terrace has been charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Arson ...

Bateman Criticizes Turnpike, GSP Toll Hikes While NJ Focused On COVID-19

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The toll hikes go into effect Sept. 13.

The cost to drive from ...

Somerville Train Commuters Can Look Forward To Portal Bridge Upgrade

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 ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability Of Up To $20 Million In Health And Safety Grants For Child Care Centers And Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

 

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

Correcting a Tax Return will Soon Be Easier

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

TRENTON, NJ – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An additional $37 million will be provided to about 220,000 New Jersey households for June.

SNAP supplemental payments ...