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Single-Shot Vaccine Available Today in East Brunswick

May 12, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 will be available today at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center on Cranbury Road between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

It is not required to be a resident of East Brunswick.

Register at

Walk-ins are also welcome.

Middlesex County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Accessibility

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — As the nationwide roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine continues and supply increases steadily, Middlesex County is encouraging residents wishing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to schedule an appointment today. As part of a larger expansion of accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines, the County is now utilizing its own scheduling system, allowing individuals to select ...

New Jersey Residents Can Now Get A "Shot And A Beer"

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated.

Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The following are restaurants and brewing companies are ...

Rutgers Researchers Receive Funding to Develop COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses.

“In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded into a future, easy-to-use, non-invasive rapid breathalyzer to diagnostic respiratory diseases, ...

Saint Peter’s Medical Interpreters Program Helps Patients, Health Care Pros Communicate

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with the big, round stomach was eager to ask questions about what the ultrasound had revealed about the tiny life growing inside her.

However, her English skills were limited, and the doctor didn’t speak much Spanish.

At critical moments like these, Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s trailblazing Medical Interpreters Program helps ...

NJ Veteran, Grandfather of 12, Desperately Seeks Kidney Donor by November 20

MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life.

Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out.

Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney Disease. He also has diabetes, restless leg syndrome and high blood pressure.

Saint Peter's Recognized With Health Work Environment Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the recipient of the 2021 Clinical Healthy Work Environment Award presented by Sigma Theta Tau, an organization that empowers nursing leaders to transform global healthcare. The award recognizes and honors a clinical facility that demonstrates commitment in promoting a healthy work environment and excellence in healthcare ...

Heart Attack Survivor Thanks Somerville Physicians, First Responders For Saving His Life

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30.

Smekal, an equipment operator for an electrical company, was working on Main Street in Somerville when he ...

Saint Peter's Hospital to Host COVID-19 Service, Ceremony in Memory of COVID-19 Patients

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System will be hosting a remembrance service to honor those lost and affected by COVID-19.

The virtual interfaith service will be held Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

Immediately after, there will be a commemorative tree planting ceremony outside the hospital’s main entrance, off Park Boulevard.

Masking protocols will be ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' From Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...


CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program to be Offered Virtually by Rutgers Cooperative Extension

May 5, 2021

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY --  The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) has launched “NJ Empower to Prevent,” its local version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Diabetes Prevention and Control Program of the New Jersey Department of ...


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Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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Sat, May 15, 12:00 PM

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Large Yard Sale fundraiser

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Spotswood's St. Peter's Episcopal Church To Welcome Elijah's Promise On Wheels Food Truck

May 13, 2021

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On May 19, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will have a special guest at its weekly Wednesday Night Community Supper. Elijah's Promise on Wheels will be paying a visit to the Main Street church which has been hosting weekly community suppers for almost 30 years. St. Peter's rector Father Marshall Keith Shelly and Spotswood Mayor Jackie Palmer will be on hand to greet the ...

School Groundbreaking Ceremony A 'Remarkable Day' For City, School Distirct

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ceremonial groundbreaking for a $55 million elementary school at 50 Jersey Ave. on Wednesday was hailed by the superintendent of schools as a “remarkable day” for the school district and the city.

The 125,000 square-foot school, whose construction on a 4.25-acre tract is part of a sweeping $750 million project, is expected to be completed in the ...

Milltown To Host May Multicultural Festival

MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough is hosting a Multicultural Festival on Saturday, May 15 at Gloria Bradford Park from noon until 5 p.m. Masks are required to attend the family-friendly, outdoor event and participants are asked to social distance as well. The event will include dance and musical performances, discussion groups, recipe exchange, book swaps, reading circles, a community art gallery, ...

Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

May 13, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Book Donation Drive at the South Brunswick Public Library on June 5 & 6

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - We are grateful for your new or nearly-new book and media donations to the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library on Saturday,  June 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 6 from noon to 3 p.m. Please box your items and drop off in the rear of our parking lot at the specified times.

Please no magazines, VHS, audio cassettes,  or ...

CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...