Governor Murphy Deploys Enhanced Clean Water Effort for Newark Residents

Source: New Jersey governor Phil Murphy, mayor Ras Baraka, cabinet members, and local officials toured a bottled water distribution center in Newark and announced enhanced partnerships to promote access to clean water and conduct lead screenings for affected residents. Bottled water is being provided to Newark for distribution to impacted residents, sourced from emergency […]

Harmful Algae in Howell Reservoir; Old Bridge Children’s Dental Center Lauded

Source:; The Monmouth County Park System has confirmed that a “harmful algal bloom (HAB) is present in the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell NJ with levels quantified at or above the New Jersey Health Advisory Guidance.” In an advisory message posted online, park system administrators warned the public “not to drink or have contact […]

Princeton Transgender Youth Conference; Marlboro opens Farmers’ Market

Source: Central Princeton: For the fifth year, the HiTOPS Trans Youth Forum has successfully provided services that matter to transgender and nonbinary youths in Princeton. HiTOPS is a organization that fosters healthy and strong young people, families and communities by providing youths of all identities with non-judgmental, affirming, factually accurate, sex-positive sexual health education […]

New Jersey Lake Closed Due To Dangerous Algae Outbreak

Source: NJ Dept. Environmental Protection The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is advising the public to avoid swimming in or contact with the waters of Lake Hopatcong (New Jersey’s largest lake — straddled by Sussex, Passaic and Morris counties) due to an extensive harmful algal bloom (HAB). Using aerial surveillance, The DEP’s Division […]

June 22 Rock Music Benefit For Red Bank Food Pantry

Sources:, LunchBreak New Jersey Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities: food, clothing and fellowship for our community members in need. As a caring community, Lunch Break freely provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond. Click here for non-perishable food contribution ideas. We strive to […]