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Gov. Whitman adopts senior dog from Somerset Regional

BRIDGEWATER - Just a few months ago, Ralphie, an eight-year-old tiny terrier mix with a big personality, was alone on the streets of Kentucky. However, as of Aug. 30, he has instead been nestled in the home of former Governor Christine Todd Whitman of Oldwick alongside her Scottish terrier Piper, f

DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-21 17:14:54

Somerset County Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

NEWARK, NJ - Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, acco

TAPINTO.NET - 2017-09-21 23:48:00

Trump returning to Bedminster after U.N. meetings

Anti-Trump protesters headed to Bedminster on Saturday in May and drove past Trump National Golf Club in a motorcade before rallying at the Clarence Dillon Public Library. Nick Muscavage/Staff Video BEDMINSTER - President Donald Trump will be arriving at his New Jersey golf course later this evenin

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:58:16

Central Jersey best bets for family weekend fun Sept. 22-24

This guide to Central Jersey's 10 best fall entertainment events includes Montgomery FunFest, Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Raritan River Festival, NJ Horror Con, John Basilone Parade, and Far Hills Race Meeting. STAFF VIDEO BY BOB MAKIN Raritan River Fest, Rock the Wall, NJ Horror Con, Rahway Film

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 12:14:55

McDonald's to offer delivery service to 6 counties in New Jersey

Uber and McDonald's are teaming up to make sure people in six New Jersey counties can enjoy their burgers and fries anytime, anywhere. UberEATS is now expanding its delivery service to select McDonald's restaurants in Middlesex, Bergen, Union, Somerset, Passaic and Essex counties. People can place t

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-09-21 20:43:10

Hundreds attend annual Mega Challah Bake

380 women gathered on Sep. 14 to for the second Annual Mega Challah Bake. The sold-out event was co-sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center, Basking Ridge; Chabad of Hunterdon County; Chabad Center for Jewish LIFE, Hillsborough; and the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, Bridgewater. Th

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 12:35:28

Media Blitz: Week 3 Football Friday Frenzy

Welcome back as MyCentralJersey.com continues with complete coverage of Friday night's Week 3 Greater Middlesex Conference and Mid-State 37 Conference action. A full schedule of games can be found below. Final scores of those games, as well as links to stories, will be updated on this page throughou

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 00:00:01

Robeson Institute gives first-generation Rutgers students a boost

Highlights from the 2017 Commencement of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, at the High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, including remarks by Steve Van Zandt, musician, activist, actor, writer. Pamela MacKenzie/Staff Video Juan Ariza knew he had the brains and energy to succeed in college. Ve

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 16:00:03

Educational Opportunity Fund retreat aims to set students up for college success

As colleges increasingly tackle stress among students, Rutgers School of Health Professions has started offering a wellness retreat to a group who rarely makes time for themselves - students in the Educational Opportunity Fund program. "This population has so many stressors. Many are first generatio

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 14:00:05

N.J. has near universal access to arts education, participation growing

Students in New Jersey schools have more access to arts education than ever before. According to a study conducted by Arts Ed NJ, 99 percent of New Jersey Schools provided arts education. Only 26 schools did not offer an arts education. As access to arts education reaches near universal levels, part

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 22:31:00

Truck stuck on boardwalk, baby horseshoe crabs get head start and more on Thursday

Rutgers research assistants Shannon Jones (left) and Katelyn Sernandi, prepare buckets containing the horseshoe crab hatchlings for release by the students. Marine biology students from Lower Cape May Regional High School, took part in a release of 10,000 baby horseshoe crabs into the Delaware Bay a

ATLANTIC CITY PRESS - 2017-09-21 10:30:00

Camden approves Amazon HQ2 proposal

Amazon's second headquarters is seemingly the prize everyone wants to win, but Camden said it believes it has a genuine shot at attracting the multibillion dollar e-commerce company. This week Camden's freeholder board voted unanimously to work with the state's Economic Development Agency to create

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 20:55:00

MYOS RENS Technology Inc. appoints CEO

MYOS RENS Technology Inc., a Cedar Knoll-based biotherapeutics and bionutrition company, announced it has appointed Joseph Mannello its new CEO. As part of his employment agreement, Mannello agreed to forgo an annual salary and instead receive a stock option to purchase 300,000 shares of the company

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 20:18:00

Steel cutting company starts with loan from state EDA

Flame Cut Steel, a producer of precision cut steel components, has opened up shop in Irvington with direct loans from the state's Economic Development Authority. The company received a $645,000 direct loan from the EDA's Premiere Lender program, which offers low-interest loans to startup companies i

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 18:50:00

Count Basie Theater breaks ground on $23M PAC expansion

Red Bank's Count Basie Theater recently announced it broke ground on a $23 million expansion to transform the historic theater into a regional performing arts center. The theater was also awarded a $2 million gift from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation at the ceremony. "We are excited to play our

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 18:38:00

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates appoints new COO

Madison-based Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced it has appointed Julie Leonhardt LaTorre as chief operating officer. In this role, LaTorre will be responsible for overseeing the company's global servicing and operations functions. "Julie Leonhardt LaTorre has an extensive real

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 18:18:00

Central Jersey competition heats up for Amazon headquarters

Opportunity NJ's Affordability Summit 2017 on Sept. 18 at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens discussed workforce development, infrastructure and tax and regulation reform. STAFF VIDEO BY BOB MAKIN MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Competition is fierce as Amazon continues its search for the perfect location

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 17:39:11

Thieves make off with thousands of dollars' worth of scotch

RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey police are searching for the six thieves who broke into a River Edge liquor store and stole high-end scotch worth tens of thousands of dollars. Latest Video The heist took place on Friday, when video shows the suspects using shopping carts to block an aisle while

ATLANTIC CITY PRESS - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Newark Beth Israel to accept SNAP payment for its home-grown food

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has agreed to participate in the federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for its hydroponics farm, The Beth Greenhouse and Farmers Market. Newark Beth Israel created the greenhouse last year as a way to offer healthy, organic food to the surro

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 21:12:00

Kushner acquires 1,032 unit community in Plainsboro for $190M

Commercial developer Kushner Companies recently announced the completion of a $190 million purchase in Plainsboro. Quail Ridge, a 1,032-unit apartment community Kushner owned 11 years ago, was jointly purchased by Angelo, Gordon & Co. and Candlebrook Properties. "We're excited to continue to invest

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 10:00:00