Bob Makin, MyCentralJersey

Bob Makin


Mansfield, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

Longtime family-run bridal shop in Central Jersey closing its doors

For six decades, Jefre Bridals on Route 22 has helped make wedding day fantasies come true. → Read More

Where to taste the foods of the African diaspora in New Jersey

Four centuries after the first ship of enslaved Africans arrived in America, their native dishes have melted into this country's culinary identity. And here in New Jersey, these are the people and restaurants making it happen. → Read More

Long-awaited New Brunswick 'Hub' redevelopment's first tenants unveiled

Tenants in the initial $175 million building will be Rutgers and Princeton universities, RWJBarnabas Health and Hackensack Meridian Health. → Read More

Rutgers seeks participants for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine trial

Rutgers said it will enroll as many as 2,000 participants from the university community and throughout New Jersey. → Read More

Union County announces more free COVID testing dates

Union County has announced upcoming events for its Mobile Test Unit and UC-TEST program for schools through Nov. 24. → Read More

TIAA financial services builds new home in Metropark

New York City-based SJP Properties designed and constructed a 64,000-square-foot interior build-out for the Fortune 100 company. → Read More

Judge orders Rutgers to turn over athletics' finance documents

Judge Michael Toto found that Rutgers violated the state Open Public Records Act (OPRA) by withholding in-depth data sought by the university chapter of the AAUP-AFT union. → Read More

Families of NJ vets home residents killed by COVID mark Veterans Day with candlelight vigil

The vigil was held at the veterans memorial in Roosevelt Park near New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park, whose handling of COVID-19 is under investigation. → Read More

Plainfield: Mixed-use building with grocery story, apartments coming downtown

The $2.65 million five-story multi-use structure will bring a grocery store and 12 apartments to the city’s downtown. → Read More

'A socially distanced good time': Rutgers football tailgate parties keep chopping

Rutgers football fans are tailgating in backyards, on boats, and at a game-day pedestrian village with three TV trucks on New Brunswick’s George Street. → Read More

This New Jersey man won a year of free Wawa hoagies for a good deed

Steven Leventhal won a contest in response to a national coin shortage by exchanging $300 worth of coins. → Read More

Five women Rutgers professors file lawsuit over unequal pay claims

The five faculty members claim in the lawsuit that they are paid $95,000 to $25,000 less than their male colleagues. → Read More

No COVID-19 outbreak from Trump's Bedminster fundraiser, Murphy says

State officials aren’t aware of any COVID-19 outbreak stemming from the campaign fundraiser President Donald Trump held on Oct. 1 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. → Read More

Somerset County Business Partnership’s annual meeting will be held virtually

The Somerset County Business Partnership 2020 Annual Meeting is scheduled virtually for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15. → Read More

Somerset, Hunterdon counties, towns get $7.3 million in federal pandemic relief

Somerset County and its towns will share $6,367,176 and Hunterdon and its towns will share $948,183. → Read More

Carteret approves three massive warehouses near NJ Turnpike

The borough planning board last week approved 1 million square feet of warehouse space at 300 Salt Meadow Road. → Read More

Rutgers launches police reform program to help review policies, improve community relations

New Community Engagement Police Reform Program is an educational and resource center that will help law enforcement agencies conduct reviews and revisions of policies and training. → Read More

Woodbridge man charged with violent sexual assault in Linden

Tyrone R. Johnson, 33, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and second-degree aggravated resident assault. → Read More

Sierra Club: NJDEP needs to do more about harmful algal blooms

One Central Jersey lake is closed and three are under advisory, according to the state's new color-coated Interactive Harmful Algal Bloom Map. → Read More

Rutgers deals with off-campus spike of violent crime, COVID-19

While authorities are saying they are doing all that they can, parents express concern for the health and safety of their children. → Read More