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East Brunswick: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Community Arts Center

June 5, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At the COVID – 19 Vaccine Clinic to be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center located at 721 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will both be available.

To register and reserve an appointment go ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Lowest of Any City in NJ

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The number of city residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine continues to lag compared with other municipalities around the state, according to statistics released by Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health.

New Brunswick has the lowest vaccination rate among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, according to information released by the state ...

Sen. Menendez Helps Scotch Plains Man Trapped in India During COVID Wave to Return Home

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday welcomed home Ashu Mahajan, a Scotch Plains resident who recently traveled to India to visit his ailing father and became trapped by tightening COVID-19 restrictions.

Sen. Menendez celebrated the man's return at a ceremony held at Brookside Park in Scotch ...

Murphy Ends Indoor Mask Mandate for People Who Are Fully Vaccinated; Raises Gathering Limits

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend. 

Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance floors at bars and restaurants, along with the restriction on ordering and ...

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Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

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Milltown Man Rides Over 5,000 Miles In 80 Days

June 17, 2021

MILLTOWN, NJ - Nick Grisi is back at the Milltown home he shares with longtime girlfriend Stef Andara and their kitties Po and Mantis after completing the cross-country bike ride of a lifetime. Grisi peddled 5,000 plus miles to ride from the West Coast to Florida to New England. The first part of the trip included riding the ACA Southern Tier Bike Route from San Diego, California to St.

"Rocky's Son" Celebrates Father's Day At Saint Peter's

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Although John Tanega goes about his duties in health information management for Saint Peter’s University Hospital from an off-site office, there are occasions when his work brings him to the hospital.

Those are the times when he inevitably runs into hospital employees who know his dad.

“I’ll speak to someone and then they’ll realize who my ...

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 ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Marks Completion Of South Plainfield Community Pool

June 19, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD –On the morning of June 13, under an arch of balloons with the sun glistening off the newly renovated pool and the rumble of water tumbling down slides, the South Plainfield Community Pool was deemed officially complete. A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the completion of the South Plainfield Community Pool and to celebrate the beginning of the 2021 summer ...

East Brunswick Council Just Says No To Marijuana (For Now, Anyway)

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  In the 2020 election, nearly 70% of East Brunswick residents voted in favor of the legalization of marijuana. Yet, this overwhelming victory has led to an underwhelming result.  On Monday, the Township Council voted unanimously against opening any form of marijuana distributorship in East Brunswick.

Presented with six options regarding cannabis - ...

Somerville Flag Day Festival Collecting Donations For US Troops

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 ...

Sign Up for Summer Reading 2021 at SBPL beginning June 21

June 15, 2021

Sumer Reading fun begins 0n Monday for all ages at the South Brunswick Public Library! Registration for the 2021 Tails & Tales program starts on June 21 and ends on Aug. 15. Yes, there will be prizes!

Registration for the animal-themed summer program will be on the Readsquared app; there will be a variety of virtual and in-person events throughout the season. Read whatever you want! Visit ...

Reps. Watson Coleman and Bush Introduce Federal Bill to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Replace with Health-Centered Approach

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, ahead of Thursday’s 50th Anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the “war on drugs,” Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Cori Bush (MO-1) introduced the Drug Policy Reform Act (DPRA), a bill to end criminal penalties for drug possession at the federal level and to shift regulatory authority from the Justice ...

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

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 ...