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South Brunswick Middle School Teacher and Sister Win over $900K on NBC's The Wall

January 12, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Last night, Crossroads South Middle School Physical Education teacher CJ Hendricks appeared on the NBC game show The Wall along with his sister, Brittany. The siblings enthusiastically answered a wide array of questions, ranging from pop culture to science, to win a sum total of $910,266.

During the program, Hendrick’s work in the South Brunswick community was ...

NJ Native Pens Impactful Song for 2020 Disney Holiday Campaign

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although the winter holidays are nearing their end for 2020, Livingston native Austin Zudeck, a 2013 graduate of Livingston High School, is already looking ahead to the 2021 holiday season after a song he co-wrote and produced for Disney’s 2020 holiday campaign prompted the company to hire him back for the composition and production of next year’s ...

Small Businesses Can Benefit from SBA's Changes to the PPP Lending Program

January 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- The newly issued guidelines on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending overseen by the SBA and the U.S. Treasury Department will better target New Jersey's small businesses, especially those owned by minorities or located in low income areas.

The Economic Aid Act makes it possible for hard-hit businesses to get second loans from the PPP lending ...

IRS releases 2020 Progress Update; annual report details unprecedented year

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service released its 2020 annual report describing the agency’s work delivering taxpayer service and compliance efforts during COVID-19 while spotlighting actions taken by IRS employees to help people during the challenging year.

“Internal Revenue Service Progress Update / Fiscal Year 2020 – Putting Taxpayers First” outlines how ...

SBA Offers Additional $284B in Paycheck Protection Program Loans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.

To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, Jan.11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, Jan.13.

The ...

BRHS to Shift to Full Remote Learning Through Jan. 29 After Two Positive COVID Cases Found

January 17, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School will be closed for two weeks, through Jan. 29, after two individuals tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release from the district Sunday.

According to the statement, two people tested positive over the course of this week, and, as per the New Jersey Department of Health Guidance, a school building should be closed for 14 days when two ...

It's Official: 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade is Postponed

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day parade has been postponed. 

In a Facebook post, Michael Leavy, St. Patrick's Day Parade of Morris County Publicity Coordinator announced that after consulting with local officials, the committee has decided to postpone the 2021 parade in Morristown.

"Our hope is to conduct the parade at a later date when ...

Two Locations in New Brunswick Will Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

January 17, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two locations in the city have been chosen as sites where COVID-19 vaccination shots will be administered.

The Middlesex County Office of Health Services at 596 Jersey Ave. and the Rutgers Eric B. Chandler Health Center at 277 George Street will be among the 130 sites statewide where the coronavirus vaccine will be administered.

The state is asking all residents to ...

NJ Health Commissioner: COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Falls Short of Demand

TRENTON, NJ — With more than four million New Jersey residents now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine — including 1.5 million who have preregistered to get the shot — there are not enough doses to keep up with demand, according to state officials.

The state is receiving about 100,000 doses weekly from the federal supply, which currently is being administered at some ...

Jan. 17 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 119 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported an increase of 119 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,431 with 617 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 565,097 positive cases of the coronavirus since ...

Somerset County Cops, First Responders Line Up for COVID-19 Shots

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health began dispensing the COVID-19 vaccination to hundreds of police, firefighters and EMTs from departments throughout the country this week, while those 65 and older, or people with pre-existing medical conditions are expected to line up beginning Monday.

The outdoor drive-thru clinic is at Raritan Valley Community College, the same ...

Jan. 15 COVID-19 Update: Global Death Toll Tops 2 Million Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported an increase of 137 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,156 with 613 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 555,299 positive cases of the ...

BRHS to Shift to Full Remote Learning Through Jan. 29 After Two Positive COVID Cases Found

January 17, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School will be closed for two weeks, through Jan. 29, after two individuals tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release from the district Sunday.

According to the statement, two people tested positive over the course of this week, and, as per the New Jersey Department of Health Guidance, a school building should be closed for 14 days when two ...

North Plainfield, Watchung Hills Students Can Apply for 2021 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Adele DeLeeuw was a prominent Plainfield resident, and a patron of the arts.  She established a scholarship fund to assist students in need in the Plainfield area for their pursuit of post-secondary education. Applications for high school seniors wishing to apply for the 2020 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship are now available, and are available in school guidance ...

Ciattarelli Opponent in GOP Gubernatorial Primary Race Drops Out

January 14, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Doug Steinhardt, chairman of the New Jersey Republican Party and candidate in the 2021 GOP Gubernatorial Primary, has dropped out of the race just one month after launching his campaign.

The abrupt announcement boosts the likelihood that Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident and former state Assemblyman who kicked off his campaign one year ago, will win the GOP ...

Ciattarelli Opponent in GOP Gubernatorial Primary Race Drops Out

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Doug Steinhardt, chairman of the New Jersey Republican Party and candidate in the 2021 GOP Gubernatorial Primary, has dropped out of the race just one month after launching his campaign.

The abrupt announcement boosts the likelihood that Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident and former state Assemblyman who kicked off his campaign one year ago, will win the GOP ...

Recalled: Glass and Hard Plastic Found in Nestle Pepperoni Hot Pockets

January 17, 2021

Approximately 752,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat pepperoni hot pockets from Nestle have been recalled, announced the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). According to the release, the product may be "contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic."

The frozen product was produced from Nov 13 2020 through Nov 16 2020 and is ...

Recycling pickups delayed due to high volume

January 9, 2021

Due to a very high volume of recyclables and the holiday, pickups scheduled for this week in Bridgewater,  Warren, Watchung, North Plainfield, Green Brook, Franklin - Canal Walk, Somerset Run and Summerfields will be delayed. 

Residents should leave their recyclables at the curb, and the remaining collections will be completed as soon as possible. Crews will also be working ...

Somerset County Recycling Schedule for 2021, Delays Due to Holidays

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - It's not just your recyclables. Due to the holidays and a very high volume of recyclables, recycling pickups that are scheduled for this week in Somerset County will be delayed, the county said.

Residents should leave their recyclables at the curb, and the remaining items will be collected as soon as possible.

The Somerset County Recycling Division thanks residents ...

Warren’s Kindness Crew Delivers Hopeful Hearts

January 3, 2021

WARREN, NJ - A small group of children between the ages of two and six have formed the Kindness Crew and have delivered their first challenge, the Hopeful Hearts project.

The crew filled out cards where the hearts have wings, bringing positivity from the kids right into the hearts of their friends at The Chelsea Assisted Living.

The Kindness Crew formed ...

NJ Health Commissioner: COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Falls Short of Demand

January 17, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — With more than four million New Jersey residents now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine — including 1.5 million who have preregistered to get the shot — there are not enough doses to keep up with demand, according to state officials.

The state is receiving about 100,000 doses weekly from the federal supply, which currently is being administered at some ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

Two Locations in New Brunswick Will Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

January 17, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two locations in the city have been chosen as sites where COVID-19 vaccination shots will be administered.

The Middlesex County Office of Health Services at 596 Jersey Ave. and the Rutgers Eric B. Chandler Health Center at 277 George Street will be among the 130 sites statewide where the coronavirus vaccine will be administered.

The state is asking all residents to ...

NJ Health Commissioner: COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Falls Short of Demand

TRENTON, NJ — With more than four million New Jersey residents now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine — including 1.5 million who have preregistered to get the shot — there are not enough doses to keep up with demand, according to state officials.

The state is receiving about 100,000 doses weekly from the federal supply, which currently is being administered at some ...

The Tile Lady Designs by Christine Opens in Berkeley Heights

January 5, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Things can fall into place -- and you can start living your dream -- just ask Christine Kohl, who recently opened The Tile Lady Designs by Christine located behind Berkeley Car Wash at 620 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights.

Christine Kohl -- known as "Christine the Tile Lady” among anyone who has had the pleasure of working with her grew up in ...

Winter Weather Advisory

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Somerset County and most of New Jersey ahead of a coastal storm that is expected to deliver a mix of light snow, sleet and rain on Sunday.  At 9:30 a.m. the grass and roads are already snow covered in Warren Township.

The advisory is in effect through 1 a.m. Monday in Hunterdon, Morris, ...

NJ Using Honor System at Coronavirus Vaccine Sites Meant to Prioritize Frontline Workers

January 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Be sure to remember scout’s honor when seeking a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey.

Roughly 300 locations, including as many as six mega-sites, will rely on the honesty and goodwill of residents in its mission to vaccinate the 1A priority group: frontline healthcare workers, law enforcement and firefighters.

“We are trusting the integrity of all of ...

Somerset County Centenarian: Video Celebrates the Life of Lloyd Silverman, a Classy Gentleman and Retired Business Owner

STOCKTON, NJ - Despite the hindrance of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeff Silverman found a way to celebrate his father's 100th birthday Jan. 8 with friends and family.

He asked those who know Lloyd Silverman to email a 30-second video tribute reflecting their interactions with the longtime Somerville businessman, who worked at his furniture store on Main Street until he was 97.

The ...

Belle Mead Doctor Charged with Sexual Assault of Patient in Office

January 14, 2021

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 64-year-old Belle Mead doctor was arrested after a patient told police he had sexually assaulted her at his office in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dr. Chike J. Aguh of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead, is charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault and 4th degree Sexual Contact. He is being held at the ...

Hillsborough Police Arrest Burglary Suspect with Victim's Stolen Dog

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a burglary suspect after a short car chase, and found the victim's personal belongings, including a dog, in the back seat of the man's car.

Nico Rogers, 31, of 8th Avenue, Irwin, Pa. was arrested Jan. 4 and is charged with 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and 3rd degree Burglary, according to Somerset County ...

Somerset County Cops, First Responders Line Up for COVID-19 Shots

January 16, 2021

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health began dispensing the COVID-19 vaccination to hundreds of police, firefighters and EMTs from departments throughout the country this week, while those 65 and older, or people with pre-existing medical conditions are expected to line up beginning Monday.

The outdoor drive-thru clinic is at Raritan Valley Community College, the same ...

Second Woman Alleges Sexual Assault by Belle Mead Doctor

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Belle Mead doctor already charged with sexual assault of a patient faces another charge after a second woman told police Friday she was assaulted by the doctor during an appointment at his office in 2019 according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dr. Chike J. Aguh, 64, of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead is the focus of an ongoing ...

Water Main Repair Closes Warren Road

WARREN, NJ - Washington Valley Road at Promenade Boulevard is closed due to emergency water main repair, police said on Thursday evening. Avoid the area and follow posted detours.

Somerville: Main Street Parking Deck First Phase of 5-Story Edge II

January 11, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-awaited construction of a three-level parking deck on West Main Street, the first phase of the Edge II luxury apartments, has been moving rapidly in the first weeks of the new year.

The structure has been taking shape as a heavy-duty crane has been dropping in pre-fab concrete and brick blocks weighing several tons, working its way from Main Street south ...

Movin' Out: New Jersey Tops List of States with 70% Outbound Moves

NEW JERSEY – United Van Lines has released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move.

According to the study, which tracks the company’s exclusive data for customers’ 2020 ...

Brian Sicknick, New Jersey Native and Capitol Police Officer, Dies from Injuries Sustained in Riot

January 8, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Since he was a young man Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer.  After serving in the Air Force National Guard, Sicknick became a Capitol Police Officer in Washington, DC in 2008.  Yesterday, he lost his life after being attacked by rioters who invaded the Capitol on Tuesday.  He was struck with a fire extinguisher, and he was gassed, ultimately ...

Indoor Sports Back in Action, Clearing Way for Start of High School Winter Season

January 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — After a forced time-out of nearly one month, indoor sports in New Jersey returned this weekend, clearing the way for the start of the high school sports winter season.

Since Gov. Phil Murphy did not extend his December 5 ban placed on organized indoor sports — practices and competitions for youths and adults — these activities resumed on January 2 but with ...

BRHS to Shift to Full Remote Learning Through Jan. 29 After Two Positive COVID Cases Found

January 17, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School will be closed for two weeks, through Jan. 29, after two individuals tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release from the district Sunday.

According to the statement, two people tested positive over the course of this week, and, as per the New Jersey Department of Health Guidance, a school building should be closed for 14 days when two ...

Jan. 17 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 119 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported an increase of 119 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,431 with 617 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 565,097 positive cases of the coronavirus since ...

Somerset County Cops, First Responders Line Up for COVID-19 Shots

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health began dispensing the COVID-19 vaccination to hundreds of police, firefighters and EMTs from departments throughout the country this week, while those 65 and older, or people with pre-existing medical conditions are expected to line up beginning Monday.

The outdoor drive-thru clinic is at Raritan Valley Community College, the same ...

Jan. 15 COVID-19 Update: Global Death Toll Tops 2 Million Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported an increase of 137 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,156 with 613 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 555,299 positive cases of the ...

Belle Mead Doctor Charged with Sexual Assault of Patient in Office

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 64-year-old Belle Mead doctor was arrested after a patient told police he had sexually assaulted her at his office in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Dr. Chike J. Aguh of Mulberry Court, Belle Mead, is charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault and 4th degree Sexual Contact. He is being held at the ...

Jan. 14 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 153 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported an increase of 153 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,019 with 613 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 549,840 positive cases of the ...

Warren Township Board of Education Swears in New Members, Appoints Officers

January 4, 2021

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Education swore in four board members on Monday night and unanimously appointed a new President and Vice-President of the board.

And they are:

Three (3) Three Year Board of Education Seats

● David Brezee

● Laura Keller

● Todd Weinstein

One (1) One Year Board of Education Seat

● Lori Ruckstuhl-Clar

All were sworn in ...

Warren Township Board of Education Swears in New Members, Appoints Officers

January 4, 2021

WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Board of Education swore in four board members on Monday night and unanimously appointed a new President and Vice-President of the board.

And they are:

Three (3) Three Year Board of Education Seats

● David Brezee

● Laura Keller

● Todd Weinstein

One (1) One Year Board of Education Seat

● Lori Ruckstuhl-Clar

All were sworn in ...

This Year Teachers, HS Seniors Will Not Be Evaluated the Same in New Jersey

January 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic updates.

As part of the order, high school seniors won’t have to pass an exit ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Swears in New Members, Names new President and Vice President for 2021

WARREN, NJ - The first Watchung Hills school board meeting of 2021 was held Tuesday night with three members sworn in to the Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education and a new board president and vice-president named.

Annual election results certified by the Clerks of Morris and Somerset Counties are:

Carol W. Prasa , Long Hill -39 (Write In) 

Peter B. Fallon ...

Indoor Sports Back in Action, Clearing Way for Start of High School Winter Season

TRENTON, NJ — After a forced time-out of nearly one month, indoor sports in New Jersey returned this weekend, clearing the way for the start of the high school sports winter season.

Since Gov. Phil Murphy did not extend his December 5 ban placed on organized indoor sports — practices and competitions for youths and adults — these activities resumed on January 2 but with ...

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Hillsborough Police Arrest Burglary Suspect with Victim's Stolen Dog

January 7, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police arrested a burglary suspect after a short car chase, and found the victim's personal belongings, including a dog, in the back seat of the man's car.

Nico Rogers, 31, of 8th Avenue, Irwin, Pa. was arrested Jan. 4 and is charged with 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and 3rd degree Burglary, according to Somerset County ...

Businesses have Feb. 1 deadline to provide Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC to recipients

January 16, 2021

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service today reminded businesses and other payors that the revised Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and the new Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, must be furnished to most recipients by Feb. 1, 2021.

Redesigned Form 1099-MISC

The IRS revised Form 1099-MISC for the 2020 tax year to accommodate the creation of a new Form 1099-NEC. The ...

Free COVID-19 COVID Testing in North Plainfield on Jan. 22

NORTH PLAINFIELD – The Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH)will sponsor a COVID-19 testing at the North Plainfield Fire Department, located at 8 Lincoln Place, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. The clinic is the second in a series of mobile clinics planned by the SCDOH to expand testing as vaccinations continue to be distributed.

“We’re very excited to bring ...

BOBO Fridays food drive continues Jan. 15

Donations Will Help Residents In Need

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help neighbors in need by doubling up on some of their regular grocery purchases of non-perishable food items by donating the second item to “Buy One, Bring One” (BOBO) Fridays. Just look for the blue  bins that are located in the vestibule at the Somerset County Administration Building in Somerville on ...

Last Chance to Register for Free Virtual Panel Discussion Featuring Distinguished COVID-19 Experts

TAPinto will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished COVID-19 experts on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This virtual gathering is free for attendees, but registration is required. 

The panel, presented by Atlantic Health System and moderated by Communications Consultant Bruno Tedeschi, will feature Dr. Michelle Cholankeril, ...

IRS releases 2020 Progress Update; annual report details unprecedented year

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service released its 2020 annual report describing the agency’s work delivering taxpayer service and compliance efforts during COVID-19 while spotlighting actions taken by IRS employees to help people during the challenging year.

“Internal Revenue Service Progress Update / Fiscal Year 2020 – Putting Taxpayers First” outlines how ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

January 14, 2021

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

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Mocktails are the Key to Enjoying Dry January — Try Ginger ‘Mock-jito’ Recipe

NEW JERSEY — Every January for the past three years, Shivam Patel voluntarily trades in a beer for a bottled water at his favorite Jersey dive bar. Patel is one of many who participate in Drynuary, or Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for the entire month in an effort to be healthier.

Originating in the UK as an advocacy campaign, the wellness trend started with just 4,000 people ...

New Salad Dressing Recipes to Perk Up Your Healthy Meals

There’s nothing like a nice crispy salad to make eating well feel like fun, but the right dressing can mean the difference between so-so and spectacular.

Below, gather a few ingredients together and whip up some easy new dressings that will make your salads sing:

Zingy Lemon Vinaigrette: In a jar, combine one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil. Add a dab to a spoonful of ...

What Unity Really Means

Like so many of you I’ve watched the events of the last week in horror.

I have not watched them in shock, I have long thought that violence would erupt during this transfer of power. I have seen the signs – the increasing violence, the rise in the acceptance of hate, racism, antisemitism and sexism. The armed militias, the increasing desperate cries, the willingness to use lies to ...

A year (or 2) in Review - finding light in all this darkness

2019 was an awful year. Yep I said it – 2019 was an awful year.

The first half was filled with work related stress and the office nonsense that we probably have all started to miss and in the vast universe of things I hope one day I can see as trivial.

In May, my father, who has outlived his brain cancer diagnosis by two decades, had a stroke that left him debilitated and in hospice ...

Queen City Cycle Boat, Jersey Shore’s First Ever Pedal Powered Party Boat Coming to LBI 2021

January 17, 2021

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season.

The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told us. 

With their many years of experience in the marina and hospitality industries ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, January 17, 12:00 PM

United Way of Northern New Jersey, Cedar Knolls

Volunteer to prepare free taxes for low income ...

Business & Finance

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United Way of Northern New Jersey, Cedar Knolls

Volunteer to prepare free taxes for low income ...

Business & Finance

Capitol Hill Riot Through the Eyes and Lens of Independent Photojournalist Julian Leshay

January 10, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Julian Leshay, an independent photojournalist, spoke with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his experiences taking photos at the recent Capitol Hill riot on January 6. Leshay gives viewers his insight into the scenes he witnessed and the images he captured on that fateful day. 

Leshay arrived in Washington, D.C. the day before, “to get the environment, to ...

When Electoral History Passed Through Georgia: Follow Jimmy Carter's Path to the Presidency

ATLANTA, GA -- Jimmy Carter was the first and only president to be a born in Georgia, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum can be found in Freedom Park in the heart of Atlanta.

Though we know the story of the peanut farmer who rose to national heights, there’s much more to learn about the early life of James Earl Carter, Jr. here, including his early career in ...

Faith

January 6, 2021

This time of year is important for many reasons.  Not only due to the holidays but also the start of the new year.  Many will reflect on the past, as well as the future and many will do so through the prism of faith.

Faith can mean different things to different people. For many, it is religious, but not for all. People will cling to what they need to get through these ...

10 Things You Should Know about New Jersey’s New Cannabis Law

On December 17, 2020, the New Jersey Legislature passed the massive 240-page Assembly Bill 21, also known as The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act. Assembly Bill 21 establishes the framework for adult-use cannabis and paves the way for the industry in New Jersey through licensing and taxation. The vast and comprehensive Bill is ...

10 Things You Should Know about New Jersey’s New Cannabis Law

On December 17, 2020, the New Jersey Legislature passed the massive 240-page Assembly Bill 21, also known as The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act. Assembly Bill 21 establishes the framework for adult-use cannabis and paves the way for the industry in New Jersey through licensing and taxation. The vast and comprehensive Bill is ...

Inciting Violins

When I was little, my dad, who knew everything, gave me a present.

I watched with curious anticipation one day as he tied a long length of thread taken from my mom’s sewing basket onto the closed ends of a thick wire coat hanger. He instructed me to place the loop of thread over the top of my head so that the upside down hanger dangled freely in front of me, somewhere around my ...

Out With the Old In With the New

It is that time of year again. Where we sign up for gym memberships and then drive home disgruntled because on the first day of our January resolution the Lifecycle bikes to nowhere are fully occupied and there is a line for seaweed and kale shakes at the juice bar.

The good news is that the gyms are not open, so now there is a legitimate reason not to workout at all.

The bad news is that ...

A Covid Carol

On the first day of quarantine my true love gave to me . . .

I am not given to hallucinations, or wild imaginings, or ruminations on the supernatural. I like to think my countenance is of the earth, bound by the walls of my own design. But I had a strange dream last night, one that defies explanation, one that . . .

Well, you can decide for yourself. I dreamed I was visited by a ...

Queen City Cycle Boat, Jersey Shore’s First Ever Pedal Powered Party Boat Coming to LBI 2021

January 17, 2021

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season.

The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told us. 

With their many years of experience in the marina and hospitality industries ...

Obituaries

- Oct 9, 2020
Warren Township - Paul P. Pompa Jr., 62, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 9, 2020 at ...
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North Plainfield, Watchung Hills Students Can Apply for 2021 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship

January 15, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Adele DeLeeuw was a prominent Plainfield resident, and a patron of the arts.  She established a scholarship fund to assist students in need in the Plainfield area for their pursuit of post-secondary education. Applications for high school seniors wishing to apply for the 2020 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship are now available, and are available in school guidance ...

Queen City Cycle Boat, Jersey Shore’s First Ever Pedal Powered Party Boat Coming to LBI 2021

January 17, 2021

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season.

The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told us. 

With their many years of experience in the marina and hospitality industries ...

Queen City Cycle Boat, Jersey Shore’s First Ever Pedal Powered Party Boat Coming to LBI 2021

January 17, 2021

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Long Beach Island natives, Rob and Jane Romanowski are proud to announce the launch of Queen City Cycle Boat, making its debut for the 2021 season.

The Queen City Cycle Boat will be Jersey Shore's first and original pedal powered party boat, the Beach Haven couple told us. 

With their many years of experience in the marina and hospitality industries ...

It's Official: 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade is Postponed

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day parade has been postponed. 

In a Facebook post, Michael Leavy, St. Patrick's Day Parade of Morris County Publicity Coordinator announced that after consulting with local officials, the committee has decided to postpone the 2021 parade in Morristown.

"Our hope is to conduct the parade at a later date when ...

South Brunswick Middle School Teacher and Sister Win over $900K on NBC's The Wall

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Last night, Crossroads South Middle School Physical Education teacher CJ Hendricks appeared on the NBC game show The Wall along with his sister, Brittany. The siblings enthusiastically answered a wide array of questions, ranging from pop culture to science, to win a sum total of $910,266.

During the program, Hendrick’s work in the South Brunswick community was ...

Gov. Murphy Says Trenton is Prepared Following Threat of State Capitol Protests

NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high alert.

“We need to bat 1,000 every day. To the governor's point [we] will be ...

Amy DeGise Joins Fulop Slate. 'All Part of Plan to Bring Everyone Together,' Mayor Says

JERSEY CITY, NJ - There appears to be peace in Jersey City, or at least a detente, when it comes to the politics at 280 Grove Street, as well as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO).

Less than three years removed from an attempt he made to oust her father from Hudson County’s top spot, Mayor Steven Fulop and HCDO Chairwoman Amy DeGise announced Tuesday that they will run ...

"A Good Man and a Good Friend"; Governor Murphy Defends Controversial Redistricting Commission pick Gary Taffet

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes the questions go off COVID-19 and onto politics for the Middletown based Governor Murphy. With a near daily schedule of COVID-19 briefings, however, he tries to allow a robust question and answer period.

During the COVID-19 briefing question and answer period on Monday, December 28, 2020, Murphy was asked about big changes due to the ten-year census and related ...