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East Brunswick's Chris Yannazzo Honored as GMC Athletic Director of the Year

May 29, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Shortly before schools were shut down for what turned out to be the rest of the academic year in March, Chris Yannazzo of East Brunswick was informed that he was being named the Greater Middlesex Conference Athletic Director of the Year.

The honor, which is voted upon by all member ADs in the conference, was a culmination of six years that Yannazzo has put in since taking ...

"Commissioner" Murphy Says It's OK for Pro Teams to Play & Practice

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead to professional sports teams which train or play in New Jersey to begin practice and compete in games or matches when their leagues resume competition.

“Our administration has been in constant discussions with our professional sports teams about a modified return to operations,” Murphy said. “While leagues make their ...

Petition Started to Allow Baseball to be Played in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY -- The NJ Baseball Coalition has organized a petition to "allow baseball to be played in New Jersey." So far, 42 baseball clubs and organizations in New Jersey have supported the coalition, which aims to "provide a safe way to be able to reopen baseball".

Spring high school sports officially were canceled in New Jersey by the NJSIAA last week after Gov. Phil ...

South Brunswick Tennis Courts Reopened

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Township residents can now hit the tennis courts once again. South Brunswick Township tennis courts in Kingsley, Woodlot Park and Summerfield were reopened today. However, South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka is urging all residents using township parks and tennis courts in the upcoming days to remember to adhere to the social distancing guidelines put forth by the ...

NJSIAA Cancels Spring Sports Season

NEW JERSEY - On the heels of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's Monday announcement that Garden State schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association officially canceled the spring sports season.

 “Following today’s announcement by Governor Murphy, the NJSIAA has officially canceled New Jersey’s ...

Atlantic League Intends To Play Baseball in 2020

LANCASTER, Pa. – On what would have been Opening Day for the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, president Rick White assured fans that the ALPB intends to play ball in 2020. 

The Atlantic League Championship Season remains officially postponed as ALPB and club officials continue to closely track coronavirus developments. All teams, including the Somerset Patriots, ...

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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

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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 ...