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Increased School Funding: The Good News and the Not-So-Good News

August 10, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As part of Governor Murphy's new school funding revision, the East Brunswick Public Schools will receive more than a half-million dollars.  However, the bulk of the cash will not go to the students in the township's public schools.

According to Superintendent Victor Valeski, "The $562,987.00 increase in state aid was reflected in our FY2019 tentative ...

Notice from Mayor Cohen Regarding Boy in Crystal Springs Accident

August 10, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has issued the following statement with regard to the fatal accident that occurred at Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick on Monday, July 30, 2018:

"It is with the deepest regret that I must report the passing of the young boy who was involved in the swimming accident a little over a week ago at Crystal Springs Water Park, ...

South River Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty in Death of North Brunswick Man

August 8, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - North Brunswick's William Oross, 49, was busy at work in South River at 11:00 on a spring morning when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver.  Now that driver has pled guilty to the charge of Second-Degree Vehicular Homicide will spend more than five years in prison.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a press release that ...

Rutgers Students Sentenced for Campus Armed Robberies

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Sentencing took place this week for three individuals who targeted their fellow Rutgers students in home invasions in cases that rocked the local campus community.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that three former Rutgers’ students have been sentenced today for their participation in home invasions in which victims, who also were members ...

It was J-E-T-S at RU on Saturday

August 6, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Jets were on the banks Saturday night, using High Point Solutions Stadium as host of their Green and White scrimmage. 

It was a great time for Jets fans to see the team's young quarterback Sam Darnold throw some passes during a loose game that had plenty of offense and no real defense (so no one got injured.) There were plenty of fans in Jets garb, as well as ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

August 15, 2018

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

Take Your Gardening Skills to the Next Level: New Master Gardener Classes for 2018-2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Roll up your sleeves and grab your gloves, because a new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting soon. All classes will be held at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and evening sessions for this ...

Spotswood Shop-Rite to Host Back-to-School Fair

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's back-to-school time whether it is the annual ritual of the school supply list hunt or clothes and shoe shopping. In honor of the usual August quest for back-to-school items, the Spotswood Shop-Rite is hosting a Back-to-School Fair on Wednesday, August 15 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. to help parents get ready for the first day of school and beyond.

The family-friendly, free ...

Notice from Mayor Cohen Regarding Boy in Crystal Springs Accident

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has issued the following statement with regard to the fatal accident that occurred at Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick on Monday, July 30, 2018:

"It is with the deepest regret that I must report the passing of the young boy who was involved in the swimming accident a little over a week ago at Crystal Springs Water Park, ...

Friday, August 10th: Walk the Red Carpet With Film Makers, Actors and Industry Executives at the International Monmouth Film Festival

August 9, 2018

This Weekend in Red Bank, NJ: It's the Convergence of Hollywood, NYC Film, European influence, and raw Home Grown NJ Talent, all Here in New Jersey; The International Monmouth Film Festival. 

RED BANK, NJ:  Can you feel it? There's a palpable buzz in New Jersey as final preparations are being made for one of the state's most popular ...

Take Your Gardening Skills to the Next Level: New Master Gardener Classes for 2018-2019

August 13, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Roll up your sleeves and grab your gloves, because a new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting soon. All classes will be held at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and evening sessions for this ...

EARTH Center Open House Offers Fun for the Whole Family

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Would you like to learn how spruce up your garden, spend a day at the park, or enjoy the fun of a fair? You can do it all at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest!  This event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EARTH Center located in Davidson's Mill Pond Park ...

Spotswood Shop-Rite to Host Back-to-School Fair

August 12, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's back-to-school time whether it is the annual ritual of the school supply list hunt or clothes and shoe shopping. In honor of the usual August quest for back-to-school items, the Spotswood Shop-Rite is hosting a Back-to-School Fair on Wednesday, August 15 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. to help parents get ready for the first day of school and beyond.

The family-friendly, free ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

August 15, 2018

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

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East Brunswick GOP Chairman Slams Democratic Council Candidates for Alleged Campaign Finance Violation

August 14, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- East Brunswick Republican Municipal Chairman Jesal Amin has released a statement slamming the Democratic Council Candidates for an alleged campaign violation.  According to New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) regulations, campaign literature must contain both the name and address of campaign committees. Fliers distributed by the Democratic council ...

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...

Family Time, Family Leave

August 13, 2018

NEW JERSEY - Bonding time between a parent and child is critical in the first year of a baby’s life. New Jersey believes it. We are one of four states offering paid family leave for new parents.  Here in the Garden State we understand that stronger families mean stronger communities. Stronger communities mean a stronger state as a whole.

With over 300,000 infants and toddlers in New ...

The Importance of Sump Pumps

Living on the Jersey Shore and servicing our thousands of customers here, at A.J. Perri we’re all too familiar with basement flooding. Studies show that up to 95% of all basements may experience a water problem at some point – and that something as simple as a sump pump could have helped to prevent it.

It only takes one inch of water in your home to lead to hours of cleanup and ...