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MCVTS Dancers Offer Their Take on Sustainability in ‘Trash’

November 30, 2016

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - “Trash” is the theme of the fall dance program of the School of the Arts on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

The performance is in keeping with a campus effort toward sustainability that resulted in its recognition as a National Green Ribbon School, the first vocational school in New Jersey to be so ...

Helmetta To Host One Day Museum To Remember Pearl Harbor

HELMETTA, NJ - Just one day after Japan attacked the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress. His speech would go down in history as he asked the Senate and House of Representatives to declare war on Japan. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 "A day which will live in infamy."

This December 7 will mark the 75th ...

Eagle Scout Helps Bowne-Munro Students to Show Off and Grow

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The students at Bowne-Munro School do not have to "hide their lights under a bushel" anymore.  Now they can display their work, their awards, and their achievements and let that light shine on through.  Students can also create their own little worlds of plants and watch them grow, all because an Eagle flew nearby. 

On Wednesday November ...

South Brunswick: Route 130 Crash Critically Injures Motorcyclist

December 2, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A crash on Route 130 Friday morning critically injured a motorcyclist, police said.

According to police, a 20-year-old Middlesex County man was heading north on Route 130 at 6:02 a.m. Friday morning when his 2003 Buell motorcycle hit a 2005 Nissan Xtera that was turning from Route 130 southbound and onto Stults Road.

South Brunswick EMS took the motorcycle driver ...

"Criminal Recycling" Leads to South River Arrest

SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Not all recycling is for the environment's good.  Some can lead to criminal charges.

On Sunday November 27, 2016 at approximately 5:33 pm while on patrol near Causeway and Browns Lane, Patrolman Brian Hyslop observed a male walking around an abandoned property. Upon being approached by officers, the suspect dropped two pieces of copper pipe. 

Copper is ...

South Brunswick: Two Arrested for Prostitution at Route 130 Massage Parlor

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Hiding in plain sight in a cluster of office units, the Asian Pearl Spa was raided by the South Brunswick Police, and two women were arrested for prostitution earlier this week.  The "spa" has joined the locations of similar recent arrests on Milltown Road in North Brunswick and Route 18 in East Brunswick.

Two women from New York City ...

2016 Bills To Address Veterans’ Obstacles to Healthcare Advances

November 30, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– Two bills sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan aimed at addressing obstacles to healthcare faced by veterans were approved today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. The bills would provide funding to ensure appropriate transportation for veterans traveling to VA hospitals, and to prevent residents of state-operated veterans’ nursing ...

Assemblywoman Pinkin to Host Job Fair at EBPL

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin will be hosting a free job and career fair Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the East Brunswick Public Library.

Joining her in sponsoring the event will be the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the East Brunswick Public Library, and her legislative colleagues, Senator Patrick Diegnan, and Assemblyman Robert ...

Helmetta To Host One Day Museum To Remember Pearl Harbor

HELMETTA, NJ - Just one day after Japan attacked the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress. His speech would go down in history as he asked the Senate and House of Representatives to declare war on Japan. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 "A day which will live in infamy."

This December 7 will mark the 75th ...

Football: Old Bridge Fells East Brunswick, 35-7

November 24, 2016

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - Nick Sodano scored three touchdowns to lead Old Bridge to a 35-7 football victory over East Brunswick on Thanksgiving.

Kyle Wiggins scored the only touchdown for East Brunswick early in the second quarter on a 1-yard run that cut Old Bridge's lead at the time to 14-7.

With Old Bridge ahead, 21-7, early in the fourth quarter, the Bears threatened, driving inside the ...

East Brunswick to Meet Old Bridge in Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Showdown

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick and Old Bridge football teams will renew their Thanksgiving rivalry for the 23d time when they meet Thursday morning at 11:00 in Old Bridge.

The rivalry was a heated one back in the days when Old Bridge had two high schools and East Brunswick played Madison Central every year. East Brunswick has been playing Old Bridge on Turkey Day since the merger of ...

Rutgers Wrestling Defeats Princeton 19-16 in Spirited Outdoor "Battle at the Birthplace"

PISCATAWAY, NJ - No matter what happened in today’s Rutgers University’s wrestling match, it was sure to be something that was truly unique in the world of NCAA wrestling.

The 10th ranked Scarlet Knights (3-0) took part in some inter-state action earlier today when they matched up against their rival Princeton (0-1) in what was billed as the “Battle at the ...

Good To Go Is Born To Rock

December 6, 2016

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Rolling Stones sang “It’s only rock ‘n roll, but I like it.” For most musicians it is all about the music. Most are drawn to it and can’t imagine not playing, but perhaps the Bacon Brothers hit the nail on the head with their song, “Not Born To Beauty.” The tune tells the tale of why folks do it, why they play and it really does ...

Need a Little Christmas? Visit Playhouse 22 for a Dickens of a Time

EAST BRUNSWICK -- Jacob Marley returns from the grave to haunt his old partner Ebenezer Scrooge, carrying the heavy chains formed by his bad deeds in life.  He is showing up just in time for the return of A Christmas Carol  to Playhouse 22 for the 21st year.  

 

The show runs December 9 - 18 with performances on Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m.

Crossroads Theatre Company to Bring Langston Hughes’ 'Black Nativity' to Its Stage, Dec. 9-18, Featuring Grammy Nominee Tony Terry

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Langston Hughes’ soaring music- and poetry-infused retelling of the birth of Jesus comes to the Crossroads Theatre Company for the holiday season in a new production of  the late writer’s classic work, Black Nativity.

The show runs Dec. 9 through 18 with performances Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 3 p.m.; Dec. 10 and 17 at 8 ...

East Brunswick: ALDI Brings a Bit of Europe to Route 18

December 2, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New businesses are coming to town, and they bring a new mode of suburban shopping with them.  The Route 18 corridor is seeing a re-vision of itself as a marketplace.  Like many suburban areas in New Jersey and across the nation, East Brunswick is morphing into something new.  Are we going to be required to think about shopping a bit differently?

ALDI, a ...

Tracy Fink: "Intrapreneur" Builds Corporate Communications from the Inside Out

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ: Our own Tracy Fink knows how to get things done and build a business from within - good communications, good climate, great connections, and positive attitude.  That's why she was honored  on Monday night as a leading woman "intrapreneur" in New Jersey by  Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners at its annual Celebrating The ...

Cookie-Palooza: Hello Dolly Cookie Bars

November 28, 2016

NUTLEY, NJ - Bar cookies like Hello Dollies are a great activity for families with younger children, the kids simply layer the assembled and measured ingredients. Aside from chopping nuts and removing hot cookie sheets from the oven, the children can most certainly declare "I did it myself!"

This recipe for Hello Dolly Cookie Bars comes to us from the editors at TAPinto ...

Elijah's Promise and Chef Pam Appear on "Chopped" Tonight

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Chef Pam, a former Community Soup Kitchen guest and then a graduate of the Promise Culinary School and now manager of the Community Soup Kitchen, will appear tonight on "Chopped" on the Food Network at 8 p.m.  (Channel 54 in East Brunswick.)

Chef Pam is famous in the local giving community as the new manager of Elijah's Promise Soup Kitchen in New ...

Good To Go Is Born To Rock

December 6, 2016

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Rolling Stones sang “It’s only rock ‘n roll, but I like it.” For most musicians it is all about the music. Most are drawn to it and can’t imagine not playing, but perhaps the Bacon Brothers hit the nail on the head with their song, “Not Born To Beauty.” The tune tells the tale of why folks do it, why they play and it really does ...

Milltown Girl Strives To Spread Holiday Joy WIth Jenna's Drive

MILLTOWN, NJ - Spending any time in the hospital is difficult, but when it's the holiday season a hospital stay often takes on a more depressing turn for both the patients and their families. Imagine being a child and having to spend the happiest time of the year in the hospital receiving cancer treatments. It's enough to make even the most upbeat person sad, which is why 11 year old ...

"A Christmas Carol" Performance To Benefit Alice's CUP

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the conclusion of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge discovers the true meaning of the holiday. He finally opens his hardened heart to the joys of giving.

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut ...

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Diegnan Bills Focusing on School Security Policies Now Law

December 7, 2016

TRENTON – Two pieces of legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan improving school security measures which include design plans and training drills was signed into law today.

“These laws are about putting safety first and we need to make sure the schools that house our children and educators are built emergency ready,” said Senator Diegnan (D-Middlesex).

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Sat, December 10, 10:00 AM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

Creative Communication Workshop with Shakira ...

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Sun, December 11, 1:00 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

Seasonal Traditions Holiday Program: The Township ...

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Fri, January 13, 9:00 AM

Rutgers Douglass Student Center, New Bruncwick

North Jersey Orchid Show and Sale

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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2016)

Self doubt can be paralyzing. More importantly, the source of self doubt can be even more disturbing and debilitating. In the case of travel writer, Lo Blacklock, a violent home invasion right before the biggest opportunity of her career, leaves her physically and emotionally battered. On edge and sleep deprived, Lo has a destructive ...

Oral History of the American Experience in World War II

EAST BRUNSWICK—The East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts the lecture “Oral History of the American Experience in World War II” on Tuesday, December 13 at 2:30 pm.

Director Shaun Illingworth of the Rutgers Oral History Archives [ROHA] will discuss the Archives’ work in documenting the WWII generation and how oral history can shed new ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales' Captures Old-Fashioned Nostalgia at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – It’s clear the Welsh love to sing as the evening moves on with relatives gathering for Christmas dinner at the Thomas home in Wales.

The play opens with three children and then a chorus singing “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,” a melancholy tune that conjures visions of Swansea, a village in Wales,  with “fallen snow on ...