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Bateman Criticizes Turnpike, GSP Toll Hikes While NJ Focused On COVID-19

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The toll hikes go into effect Sept. 13.

The cost to drive from ...

Somerville Train Commuters Can Look Forward To Portal Bridge Upgrade

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration has committed $91.5 million to help replace the century-old Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, a vital span on the Northeast Corridor rail line shared by NJTRANSIT and Amtrak.

 "This is a huge win for our state, for our commuters and for the future of our economy, and quite frankly ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over One Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed more than one million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the ...

Somerville Mayor Honors Veterans In Subdued Memorial Day Ceremony

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan, a retired school teacher, calls Monday's observance of Memorial Day the "Cliff Notes" version - short, condensed, but complete, with an emphasis on those things that distinguish the reverence and respect of the occasion.

The truncated ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at New Cemetery on South Bridge Street; the public is asked to refrain from ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall On Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Hillsborough Schools Submit Graduation Proposal To State For Review

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township school system has submitted a proposal for a high school graduation ceremony for review to state officials, a plan similar to one proposed by Mayor Doug Tomson earlier this week with one huge difference - the administration proposes to hold its ceremony indoors in the high school gym, while the mayor's plan envisions an outdoor ceremony at Mountainvew ...

Hillsborough Committee Honors Veterans At Garden Of Honor Ceremony

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Residents are asked to pause and observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. Monday to honor the memory of those who gave their lives in defense of the country, and to acknowledge and thank all members of the military for their service to the country.

In lieu of the traditional Memorial Day Parade and services at the Garden of Honor at the township municipal complex, Mayor Doug ...

Hillsborough Teens Produce Patriotic Music Video

UPDATE: More than 700 requests tp hear a selection of patriotic songs recorded by Lend-A-Voice, a group of Hillsborough teens, have been received since the link was posted. Original story below, with link to the video. Forward this story to members of the military, active and retired as a tribute this Memorial Day weekend, or to any other patriotic American.

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COVID-19 Fading, Routine Returns To Somerville Hospital; Delayed Surgeries Scheduled

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy has begun to return to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, with the number of COVID-19 patients dropping considerably over the past few weeks as mirrored at hospitals throughout the state - enough so that Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead for hospitals to resume elective surgeries and invasive procedures beginning May 26.

"We're ...

Hillsborough Mayor Offers Graduation Plan To School Officials

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, and Millstone Mayor Raymond Heck have sent a proposal to the Board of Education Wednesday outlining a scaled-back, full-day graduation ceremony on June 22 at Mountainview Park for seniors in the class of 2020.

The plan would require each senior to arrive at the park at a pre-determined time; wait in line with other vehicles and as they neared the stage, ...

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Bateman Criticizes Turnpike, GSP Toll Hikes While NJ Focused On COVID-19

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The toll hikes go into effect Sept. 13.

The cost to drive from ...

Somerville Train Commuters Can Look Forward To Portal Bridge Upgrade

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration has committed $91.5 million to help replace the century-old Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, a vital span on the Northeast Corridor rail line shared by NJTRANSIT and Amtrak.

 "This is a huge win for our state, for our commuters and for the future of our economy, and quite frankly ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over One Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed more than one million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the ...

Somerville Mayor Honors Veterans In Subdued Memorial Day Ceremony

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan, a retired school teacher, calls Monday's observance of Memorial Day the "Cliff Notes" version - short, condensed, but complete, with an emphasis on those things that distinguish the reverence and respect of the occasion.

The truncated ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at New Cemetery on South Bridge Street; the public is asked to refrain from ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall On Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Hillsborough Schools Submit Graduation Proposal To State For Review

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township school system has submitted a proposal for a high school graduation ceremony for review to state officials, a plan similar to one proposed by Mayor Doug Tomson earlier this week with one huge difference - the administration proposes to hold its ceremony indoors in the high school gym, while the mayor's plan envisions an outdoor ceremony at Mountainvew ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

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Hammarskjold Principal To Teach Online Lesson On NJTV

May 29, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Next Monday, June 1 at 12 PM, Hammarskjold Middle School Principal Dr. Michael Gaskell has been selected to teach a lesson on NJTV, as part of the New Jersey Learning Live series. NJTV Learning Live is a unique on-air instructional series to help kids learn remotely. Created by NJTV in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association  and the NJ ...

Second Suspect Charged With Murder In 2019 Shooting

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the May, 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old David D. Anderson at Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of Camner Avenue, New Brunswick is charged with first degree Murder, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an ...

North Plainfield Suspect Charged With Arson Following Three-Alarm Fire

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 26-year-old suspect who police say watched a house burn to the ground early Wednesday morning has been charged with arson after he was seen entering and leaving the uninhabited house at 197 Maple Ave., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Borough resident Jonathan Davies of Dahlia Terrace has been charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Arson ...

Bateman Criticizes Turnpike, GSP Toll Hikes While NJ Focused On COVID-19

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The toll hikes go into effect Sept. 13.

The cost to drive from ...

Somerville Train Commuters Can Look Forward To Portal Bridge Upgrade

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration has committed $91.5 million to help replace the century-old Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, a vital span on the Northeast Corridor rail line shared by NJTRANSIT and Amtrak.

 "This is a huge win for our state, for our commuters and for the future of our economy, and quite frankly ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over One Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed more than one million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability Of Up To $20 Million In Health And Safety Grants For Child Care Centers And Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

 

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

Correcting a Tax Return will Soon Be Easier

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

TRENTON, NJ – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An additional $37 million will be provided to about 220,000 New Jersey households for June.

SNAP supplemental payments ...