SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are eight new cases in South Brunswick Township, according to the Middlesex County Health Department, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive to 214. As of today, there have been five deaths in South Brunswick due to COVID-19.

            The township announced a new effort to relieve some financial hardships felt by residents due to the pandemic. The council has adopted an emergency resolution plan which reduces interest rates on late tax payments to zero (0%). This applies to all municipal taxes and assessment charges that come after April 14th, 2020. This will continue through the period of the emergency and for 30 days thereafter, according to a press release from the township.

            The township will be hosting a virtual community forum on April 20th at 8 PM over zoom. Mayor Charles Carley, Superintendent Scott Feder, Township Administrator Bernard Hvozdovic and Police Chief Raymond Hayducka will be taking questions. Board of Education President Barry Nathanson will be moderating the forum.

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            The South Brunswick Food Pantry will begin to take food orders twice a week from residents beginning on April 21st. Anyone who needs food must register in advance by emailing Social Services Director Jeanne Wert at

            “Our community has been so generous in donating to the food pantry and giving funds but the demand is increasing. We want to expand our outreach so next Tuesday is our first drive thru food pantry day.  We have seen a nearly 30% increase in people seeking assistance.” said Deputy Mayor Joseph Camorata in a released statement.

            Today, the state was able to confirm 3,250 positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total amount to 78,467 according to Governor Murphy. There are currently 7,308 cases of Coronavirus in Middlesex County, according to the state official COVID-19 website.