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Lawrence to reopen municipal building next month

The Lawrence Township Municipal Building, which has been closed to the public since March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to reopen...
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Parents call for removing face masks from students

Remove those masks from students' faces immediately - that's what parents have demanded of Lawrence Township Public Schools officials. But school district officials are holding...

Middlesex County Regional Vaccine Mega-site will administer last first-dose vaccines on June 26

EDISON - After six months of operation and issuing more than 300,000 vaccines, the Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site in Edison will shut...

Cranbury wellness campaign adapts to COVID-19 pandemic

The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign (MWC) in Cranbury has continued its mission of helping residents have a healthier lifestyle, since adjusting its programming during the...

Local animal shelter not experiencing return of animals adopted during pandemic

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters across the country experienced a surge in foster families and adoptions for their animals. The scenario...

Hopewell Township adopts $24.7M municipal budget for 2021

Members of the Hopewell Township Committee have adopted a $24.78 million budget for municipal operations in 2021. Mayor Julie Blake, Deputy Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning, Committeewoman...

East Brunswick to send extra PPE to India amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

EAST BRUNSWICK--Wanting to help those suffering in India affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township Council approved a resolution authorizing a donation of Personal...
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Monroe Township, Sewa International send more than $5,500 to India for COVID-19 relief

Funds raised by Monroe Township will support Sewa International’s ongoing "Help India Defeat COVID-19" campaign. Mayor Stephen Dalina, in partnership with Sewa International, raised more...

Lawrence administrators agree to half-day of in-person instruction for students five days a week;...

With less six weeks before the end of the 2020-21 school year, Lawrence Township school district officials remain firm in their decision to provide...

Lawrence Memorial Day parade will ‘reclaim’ ‘normalcy’

Lawrence Township's annual Memorial Day parade is on, according to Lawrence Township officials. The parade was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parade marchers...
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Montgomery, Hillsborough announce joint COVID vaccination program

Officials in Montgomery and Hillsborough announced a series of joint COVID-19 vaccination clinics for May and June, as part of a push to maximize...
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New rehearsal space brings Rise Up Chorus together again

By GLORIA STRAVELLI Correspondent  Members of the Rise Up Chorus are rejoicing about being able to sing together in person once again after being limited to...
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Renters behind on payments can apply for financial aid

Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) is accepting applications for financial aid from renter households who are behind on rent and/or utility payments...
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Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Megasite surpasses 250,000 vaccinations 

The Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Megasite in Edison reports it has surpassed a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19: administering its 250,000th...
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Four Cranbury centenarians continue to live a life defined by faith and family

Living a century of life or more is currently experienced by less than 100,000 Americans, according to a 2019 report by the U.S. Department...
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RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery provides COVID-19 emotional support at Middlesex County...

The RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention (IFPR) began providing emotional support services at the Middlesex County vaccine mega-site in Edison through its Hope and Healing...

Parents push for full-day school in Lawrence

Going back into the classroom five days per week for four hours a day is too little, too late. That's the message delivered to the...
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School district to implement five days a week of full-day in-person learning by mid-May

Before the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) students and teachers will experience the return of full-day...
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