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Lawsuit filed to prevent mandatory masks in schools

Aiming to prevent re-imposing mandatory mask-wearing when students head back to school in September, a group of parents and students is suing Gov. Phil...
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Burlington County suspends COVID-19 testing due to decreased demand

The Burlington County Health Department is suspending its COVID-19 testing programs until further notice amidst diminished demand and the wide availability of over-the-counter home...
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New Jersey’s homeless shelters fight for a seat at the table

The New Jersey Shelter Providers Consortium has become a voice for the state’s homeless shelter community and those they serve. Tucked into the state’s $46.4...
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Volunteers who secured more than 1,400 vaccination appointments lauded for their efforts

By REBECCA HERSH Correspondent   EDISON - Edison officials, as well as Middlesex County Commissioner Charles Tomaro, recognized the work of volunteers who helped secure vaccination appointments...
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Lawrence Senior Center re-opens after COVID-19

The Lawrence Senior Center welcomed back its seniors - on a limited basis and with limited capacity - on July 7, after being closed...

Lawrence Township Municipal Building on target for July 7 opening

The Lawrence Township Municipal Building, which has been closed to the public since March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is on target to...
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Metuchen honors Team Vaccine volunteers

By Gloria Stravelli Correspondent METUCHEN - COVID-19 was taking a toll on the borough when a group of residents stepped in to help. In early March, borough...
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Cranbury School names former student 2021 Teacher of the Year

Heather Christopher’s passion as an educator never wavered in the midst of the pandemic. As a teacher in her hometown of Cranbury, where she currently...

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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