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A Tribute: Honoring my Father on the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

September 27, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joe McVeigh grew up in Brooklyn and spent part of his summers in Keansburg.  As with several towns along the north end of the shore during those times, there was a ferry running between New York City and the boardwalk community.  He met my mom there, as her family also spent time in Keansburg when away from the summer heat of Jersey City. Her father was a ...

Somerville Shudders, US Fighter Jets Fly By to Intercept Intruder

BOMERVILLE, NJ - Shoppers and diners sitting at tables outside Main Street restaurants dropped their forks on their plates and looked skyward as a US fighter jet unexpectedly thundered overhead early Saturday afternoon on ts way to intercept a private plane that had crossed into the restricted airspace zone which extends out 30 miles from Trump National ...

K-9 Elk, Trained Service Dog, Comes to East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Elks have long been one of the many civic organizations that have extended support to both the local and greater community, especially with regard to American veterans in need of support following military service.

 One cause sponsored by the Elks is Rebuilding Warriors, a non-profit organization providing service dogs to Veterans and ...

American Flag Flies at Half-Staff to Observe 75h Anniversary of V-E Day

 

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day, May 8th, 1945.

The flags will also fly at half-staff to honor the victims of COVID-19, pursuant to Executive Order No. 114, which remains in effect indefinitely.

“Today, we ...

Drive-by Caravan Surprises Hillsborough Soldier

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Still wearing his Army-issue camouflage uniform, Lt. Col Rob Movshin stood in his driveway late Saturday afternoon surrounded by family and friends, waving to nearly 100 cars that drove by to welcome him home from a 10-month tour fo duty in Kosovo - just minutes after he returned home

His boots were on the ground for just a short time before the sirens and honking horns ...

Operation Shoebox NJ Marks 15 Years Of Service With Packing For US Troops

MANVILLE, NJ - Those who say the two-party system in America is broken would have seen otherwise at Saturday's 15th anniversary packing event hosted by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle joining hundreds of volunteers to assemble 1,250 personal care packages for shipment to US troops deployed around the world.

State Assemblyman Roy Freiman, D-16th, ...

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TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Wendi and Chris Manderioli of TAPinto Randolph

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of October 2020 is Wendi and Chris Manderioli, who own and operate TAPinto Randolph.  The wife/husband team have built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents of Randolph, New Jersey.   

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? What caused you to choose ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

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

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

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Seven Months Of COVID-19 In East Brunswick

September 23, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since New Jersey shut down in an effort to stave off the spread of COVID-19 this past March, East Brunswick has been involved in the full experience of the pandemic. As the township moves into a predicted second wave of virus transmission this fall/winter, it is time to review the impact of COVID-19 on the residents of East Brunswick and the medical, educationa, and ...

East Brunswick High School Students And Teachers Quarantined As A Result Of COVID-19 Exposure

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick School District Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the status of three confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the East Brunswick Public Schools. Though the cases were not transmitted within the schools, they affect students and teachers at East Brunswick High School's Team Three who have been quarantined as "close ...

Woof! It's Time For "Drool In The Pool" At Crystal Springs

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Crystal Springs has closed the pools for the season for humans, but the East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks wanted to give dogs an opportunity to have some water fun too! Doggies and their humans can head to Crystal Springs on Saturday, September 26 for the third annual Drool in the Pool!  Swimming is for four-legged friends only. Tickets will be sold ...

John Busse Can Walk To Work For Somerville Summer Stage Show

September 29, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Musician/songwriter/vocalist John Busse has adopted Somerville as his hometown, and it's been a good fit for him and his guitar, performing frequently at cozy coffee shop venues along Main Street in between venturing off to other locales in New Jersey.

On Saturday night, October 3, he'll perform on the Summer Stage for the fourth year in a row, from 6-9 p.m. He'll ...

Protestors Demand Justice For Breonna Taylor In Downtown Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Saturday's protest rally at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse was a family-friendly event, with young children clutching the hands of their parents as they mixed in with the crowd. 

Organizer Jade McQueen reminded the gathering of a few dozen people that they had come together to seek justice for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman killed by ...

Protest & Vigil For Breonna Taylor In Somerville & Hillsborough

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey activists will participate in a Saturday afternoon protest at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse while on Sunday evening, Our Revolution of Hillsborough will host a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of a Grand Jury decision in Louisville, Ky earlier this week to not indict three police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black ...

NJ Human Services’ Division of Disability Services Announces New Providers To Support Individuals With Physical Disabilities

September 30, 2020

Agencies in Burlington, Cape May and Monmouth counties will now assist eligible individuals in enrolling in the Personal Care Assistance Program

 

Sept. 30, 2020

 

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Disability Services is partnering with two new agencies to assist individuals with physical disabilities in accessing the supports ...

NJ Human Services Announces $42.4 Million More In Additional Food Assistance

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

October Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $301.7M Since March

 

Sept. 30, 2020

 

(TRENTON) –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in October to help address ...

NJ Human Services Opens Grant Applications to Help Child Care Providers Meet Increased Costs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Licensed Centers and Registered Family Child Care Providers Open by Oct. 1 Can Apply; Funding Can Be Used for COVID-related expenses such as PPE, Cleaning, Classroom Modifications & Staffing

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers can begin applying for grants to ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Fall is here and as the seasons change, we will all be doing our best to stay healthy through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and cold and flu season. We should also remember to acknowledge that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time to remember all those living with this disease, those who have passed, and to remember to screen early for signs of breast ...

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios: POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 18, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Even when the people we care about are far away, we can always keep them close in our hearts. In times like these, this lesson is more apparent than ever- and it’s an important one to remember on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year, that day falls on September 18, 2020. It’s dedicated to our nation’s servicemen and women who were prisoners of ...