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NJSPBA President Colligan Releases Statement in Support of COVID-19 Budget Recovery Act

May 29, 2020

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan today released the following statement in support of the COVID-19 Budget Recovery Bond Act.  The legislation would authorize the state to borrow federal funds to help fill the significant revenue holes that will be left behind in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“The disastrous ...

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 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an ...

South Brunswick Police Aid in the Arrest of a Man who Scammed a Kendall Park Resident of $20K

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a 70-year-old woman in Kendall Park was scammed out of $20,000 by a man pretending to be a lawyer. Mr. Thomas Osvaldo, 41, from the Bronx, New York, was arrested in North Jersey approximately one hour away from the resident’s home.

            According to the South Brunswick Police, Mr. Osvaldo ...

Three-car Crash on Route 130 Claims Two Lives Monday Morning

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A three-vehicle accident on Route 130 Monday morning resulted in the death of the drivers of two of the vehicles.

According to South Brunswick police, at 7:37 a.m. a 24-year-old man from Staten Island driving a 2016 Nissan was traveling Route 130 northbound approaching the area of Ridge Road when he lost control of his vehicle, spun out, crossed the median, and struck a ...

Massive Blaze on Ridge Road

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A massive fire erupted this afternoon at a two-story barn on Ridge Road, South Brunswick. 

There are currently three dozen firefighters battling the blaze. Several surrounding homes on Hillside Avenue and Mary Street have been evacuated, according to Deputy James Ryan of the South Brunswick Police Department.

The fire was called in today, May 19th, at ...

South Brunswick Police: Beware of Scams Targeting Seniors

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The South Brunswick Police Department has issued a statement cautioning residents of several scams.

Police Chief Raymond Hayducka has said that residents should be alert for suspicious and fraudulent activity targeting senior citizens.

There have been more than 100 cases statewide in which seniors were defrauded of nearly a million dollars in the past three ...

100-Year-Old House Catches Fire In Dayton

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Monday, a 100-year-old house in the Dayton section of South Brunswick caught fire and suffered significant damage. The Monmouth Junction Fire Department was dispatched at 7:53 p.m. to the house at 370 Georges Road. All occupants were able to exit the house safely and no injuries were reported.

Due to the size of the fire, Monmouth Junction Fire Chief Scott Smith ...

Deans Rhode Hall Road And Washington And Floral Park Cemeteries To Be Closed Monday And Tuesday

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Washington and Floral Park Cemeteries will be closed on Monday and Tuesday because of Lag BaOmer. The Jewish holiday typically draws large crowds to the cemetery. Under the current climate in New Jersey because of the coronavirus crisis, gatherings of large amounts of people are banned because of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's Executive Order 107.

South Brunswick ...

South Brunswick Police Investigate Gunfire near Apartment Complex

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is investigating a suspected shooting that occurred near the Carneglia Apartments in Kendall Park. Residents heard popping noises, which were thought to be fireworks, sometime Thursday night between 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM.

On Friday, a resident in the apartment found multiple bullet cases outside the complex.

There are no ...

Gravel Fills Roadway as Truck Overturns on Route 1

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Traffic was snarled on Route 1 Tuesday morning, as the South Brunswick police and New Jersey State Troopers addressed an accident involving a truck carrying gravel which spilled over the roadway as the driver attempted to avoid a collision.

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department ...

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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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Fri, May 29, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

Fri, May 29, 8:00 PM

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Kendall Park

Al-Anon Meeting

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Sun, May 31, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State In The ...

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 ...