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Milltown First Responders Brian Bukoskey And Kyle Rafferty's 1316 Timerworks A Labor Of Love

June 14, 2021

MILLTOWN, NJ - Last year, Brian Bukoskey and Kyle Rafferty decided to turn a passion for woodworking and carpentry into a business and 1316 Timberworks was born. The Milltown business provides custom-made woodworking projects to suit customers' needs. The men came up with the unique name by putting their first responder shield numbers together. Bukoskey is a volunteer fireman with the ...

Hidden Gems "Literary Emporium" Opens In New Brunswick With Music, Art, And Lots Of Books

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a hot day in the Hub City in a neighborhood tucked in behind the Library, across from an historic cemetery, and down the block from the iconic George Street Co-Op. This past Sunday there was dancing in the street - New Brunswick's 55 Morris Street to be precise - and an exuberant atmosphere in the hearts of those in attendance at the grand opening of Hidden ...

Gov. Murphy: Employers Can Allow Vaccinated Staff to Go Maskless, Bring Back Remote Workers

TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order.

The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum staffing levels in the workplace and allows employers to call back employees who have ...

New Brunswick's Caldwell to Celebrate Black Excellence, Mark Tragic Anniversary at Tonight's Event

Tonight will mark the culmination of a dream and the commemoration of a tragic chapter in African American history for Dr. Dale Caldwell, the president of New Brunswick’s Board of Education.

Caldwell, the co-founder of the Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame and the Black Inventors Hall of Fame, will help induct the first classes of inductees during a live event tonight in ...

New Brunswick Bars and Restaurants Open for Business, With Many Job Openings

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Catherine Lombardi needs bartenders.

Social Room Bar and Kitchen is looking for hosts.

Steakhouse 85 has an opening for a server.

These restaurants and other businesses in New Brunswick’s vibrant downtown area are open and ready to hire.

They have recently begun to list their job openings on the City Center Job Board, a virtual one-stop repository of ...

New Brunswick Bars And Restaurants Open For Business, With Many Job Openings

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Catherine Lombardi needs bartenders. Social Room Bar and Kitchen is looking for hosts. Steakhouse 85 has an opening for a server. These restaurants and other businesses in New Brunswick’s vibrant downtown area are open and ready to hire.

They have recently begun to list their job openings on the City Center Job Board, a virtual one-stop repository of various ...

VIDEO: The Largest Container Ship to Ever Reach the East Coast Docks in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The largest container ship to ever reach a U.S. East Coast port has docked at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal.

The CMA CGM Marco Polo can carry 16,022 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in industry terms. The ship is reported to be carrying 5,000 TEUs that include clothing, pharmaceuticals, furniture, appliances, holiday decorations, building materials, home ...

Today is the Last Day to File Your Taxes: Here’s What You Need to Know.

NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New Jersey also extended the deadline to May 17 as well. Since today is the final day to file and ...

Popeye's Restaurant Planned for South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A Popeye's restaurant has been proposed for construction at 4053 Route 1 South in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick Township. The zoning board heard the application for preliminary and site plan approval at a meeting on Thursday, May 13th.

            The proposal, submitted by an LLC, calls ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open June 5

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

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HUD Awards Nearly $27 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers in New Jersey

June 10, 2021

NEW YORK, NY  – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the awarding of the first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Specifically, HUD is awarding New Jersey $26,874,792 to cover the cost of 1,595 ...

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How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Sayreville Chief Elected President Of New Jersey State Association Of Chiefs Of Police

June 14, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ –  John Zebrowski, a lifelong Sayreville resident, has dedicated his professional career to public service in his community – the last decade as its Chief of Police.

Beginning July 1, Zebrowski will have a broad, statewide role, as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) for a one-year term. His main objective: Reducing the ...

New Brunswick Sees Jump In Number Of Residents Who Are Vaccinated, State Says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates over the past several weeks have brought news that the city was at or near the bottom when it comes to percentage of residents who have been vaccinated.

Wednesday, however, the state’s statistics revealed that New Brunswick has seen a jump in the number of residents who have been vaccinated.

According to chart showing ...

Black Bear Spotted Wandering Near Rutgers Gardens In New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  A black bear was spotted wandering the wilds of New Brunswick on Tuesday. The New Brunswick Police Department issued an alert on Tuesday after the bear was spotted near Rutgers Gardens and Ryders Lane.

The police are offering this advice if you spot a bear: Use caution and do not approach.

Although the sight of black bears - the largest land mammal in ...

Somerville Flag Day Festival Collecting Donations For US Troops

June 14, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress:

"Resolved, That the flag of the ...

Columbia High School Student Dies In Shooting at Underhill Field, South Orange-Maplewood School District Says

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor.

Names of the students involved have not been released.

“This inconceivable calamity is undoubtedly a ...

NJ State Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Missing 11-year-old Boy

FT. LEE, NJ - New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a missing 11-year-old boy.

The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Fort Lee Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Aiden Kim, 11, of Fort Lee, N.J.

Aiden was last seen leaving his residence in the area of First Street at approximately 9:30 p.m.

NJ Human Services Announces $15 Million In Grants For Summer Youth Camps

June 14, 2021

Funds Can Help Providers Meet COVID Health & Safety Requirements & Provide Financial Assistance to Families

 

(TRENTON) – Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced $15 million in grants will be available for summer youth camps to help them meet health and safety protocols and provide financial assistance to eligible families.

“As ...

IRS offers information and resources in variety of multilingual and alternative formats

As part of an ongoing effort to increase multilingual outreach, the IRS offers tax information in multiple languages. IRS.gov pages have links to available translations on the right side, just below the title. Languages currently available include Spanish, Chinese simplified and traditional, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese and Haitian-Creole.

Taxpayers can also click on the language dropdown arrow ...

HUD Awards Nearly $27 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers in New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY  – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the awarding of the first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Specifically, HUD is awarding New Jersey $26,874,792 to cover the cost of 1,595 ...