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Bateman Helps Students Achieve Success; Bog Turtle Designated State Reptile

June 19, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex) and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark ...

Just the Facts: East Brunswick High School Class of 2018 Graduation

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick High School's Class of 2018 will graduate this Thursday, June 21 at 11:00 am at the Cure Insurance Arena (formerly the Sun Bank Arena) at 81 Hamilton Avenue at Route 129 in Trenton.

The doors to the event open at 10:00 am, and the ceremony begins promptly at 11:00.  Most families are lined up well before 10:00 to grab good seats close to their ...

Hammarskjold's Relay for Life Celebrates the Courage of Sabina Adams

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Relay for Life at Hammarskjold Middle School was both a solemn and joyous occasion yesterday as students and staff gathered to celebrate the life of Sabina Adams, a sixth-grader who lost her life to bone cancer last year.  Students also participated in sports events as part of their fundraising efforts for the national Relay for Life program of the American Cancer ...

Milltown Man Charged In Bedminster Bank Robbery

June 24, 2018

BEDMINSTER, NJ - A borough resident was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a bank robbery in the Pottersville section of Bedminster Township. Jeffrey E. Wolfman was taken into custody by officers from the Bedminster Police Department according to a press release issued by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives ...

Father's Day Fire Hits Helmetta Home

HELMETTA, NJ - A Sunday morning fire disrupted the quiet calm of a sunny weekend morning today. Fire broke out at a Main Street home in the borough at around 10:30 a.m. on June 17, destroying the garage and pool house. The blaze also forced road closures in the area as firefighters worked to contain the fire.

Firefighters from the Helmetta Volunteer Fire Department as well as firefighters from ...

North Brunswick Man Charged with Supplying Fentanyl that Led to Fatal Overdose

NEW BRUNSWICK - A Trenton man has been charged with providing the drugs that resulted in the fatal overdose of a Middlesex County man.

Eric Laster, 21, was arrested Thursday and charged with a single count of “strict lability for drug induced death,” Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a statement he released jointly with North Brunswick police director Kenneth ...

Plainsboro Couple Charged with Money-Laundering, Counterfeiting, and Conspiracy

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Guy Armour of the Plainsboro Police Department announced today that a township couple has been arrested and charged with selling counterfeit designer products from China and Hong Kong, netting a profit of approximately 8 million dollars, and then laundering millions back to individuals in China.

 

The arrests were part of Operation ...

South Brunswick Police Seek Help from Public

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate two individuals involved with a motor vehicle stop on Tuesday.

At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday motorists observed a 2016 gray Kia Sorrento driving erratically on Route 32 east near the intersection of Route 535, according to police.  Detective Eric Tighelaar and Detective Monica ...

East Brunswick: Summer Sports Camps Schedules

June 20, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Attached is a list of Summer Sports Camps that that the Department of Parks and Recreation runs in conjunction with coaches from East Brunswick High School. Click the links to find out more information.  Residents are advised not to delay in registering.

June 25-26:  Girls Basketball Camp
June 25-28:  Boys Basketball Camp, Week ...

East Brunswick Lands Four on All-GMC Boys LAX Team

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four players from East Brunswick have been named to the All-Greater Middlesex Conference boys lacrosse team.

Attacker Tim Gudzak, midfielder Sean Kelliher, defender Joe DeGuida and specialist Christian Perrine were all honored as first-team selections. All four are juniors.

Gudzak finished with 38 goals and 35 assists, as well as 82 ground balls. Kelliher led ...

Watson Coleman Statement on Shooting at Trenton Art All Night

June 17, 2018

EWING, NJ — Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) released the following statement on the shooting at the Art All Night festival in Trenton early this morning:

 

“I am saddened and angered at the violence that took place at Art All Night early this morning, and I am praying for all of the families involved, but, as I’ve said before, that’s not enough. After ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

New Brunswick Hosts Three Days of Independence Day Events

June 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Celebrations of Independence Day will begin on July 2 and continue with events on the following two days, including a reenactment of General George Washington with his army.

City officials today released details that include a fireworks display on Monday, July 2 at Boyd Park.

Live music will begin at 5 p.m., and there will a live reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Middlesex County: Free Music, Fireworks and Fun in “A Revolutionary Celebration”

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  Want your 4th of July fun to last 7 days? Then bring your family and join in Middlesex County’s “Revolutionary Celebration” for 2018! Our Office of Arts and History has planned events for June 30 and July 1-7 that are fun, educational, and a great way to honor the spirit of Independence Day. Explore Highland Park, New ...

Ways to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

June 24, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Did you know that June 24 - 30 is “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week”? ​The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission has been inspecting and treating mosquito sites throughout the County and is offering advice to residents on curbing the mosquitoes in their yards. Now is a good time of year to find and remove areas of standing ...

Milltown Man Charged In Bedminster Bank Robbery

BEDMINSTER, NJ - A borough resident was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a bank robbery in the Pottersville section of Bedminster Township. Jeffrey E. Wolfman was taken into custody by officers from the Bedminster Police Department according to a press release issued by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives ...

Local Women Organize Donations to Support Separated Immigrant Children

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two East Brunswick residents Taryn Prince and Diya Basu have organized a donation drive to help facilities housing migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the border. The drive begins on Monday, June 25 and ends on Monday, July 9th.

The VFW in East Brunswick has been kind enough to be the official drop-off location for all ...

New Brunswick Hosts Three Days of Independence Day Events

NEW BRUNSWICK - Celebrations of Independence Day will begin on July 2 and continue with events on the following two days, including a reenactment of General George Washington with his army.

City officials today released details that include a fireworks display on Monday, July 2 at Boyd Park.

Live music will begin at 5 p.m., and there will a live reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Free Summer Movie Series Coming to State Theatre in New Brunswick

June 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The free summer movie series is returning to the State Theatre New Jersey with six family-friendly movies. 

Once a week from July 3 to August 7, the 1,850-seat restored theater will showcase movies free of charge to the community, offering young people the chance to enjoy these films, whether with their families, summer camps, or other groups.

The lineup ...

Thousands Expected in Hillsborough for Sourland Music Festival

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are admitted free.

“We’ve got a really powerful lineup of the region’s most ...

Full Menu of Fun For Milltown's Annual Fourth Of July Celebration

MILLTOWN, NJ - Summer officially begins on Thursday. The summer solstice arrives at 6:07 a.m. on June 21, so it isn't too early to start making plans for July 4. Milltown has a full menu of family-friendly fun, starting bright and early with the borough's annual fishing derby and concluding in the evening with a fabulous fireworks display.

Pull out the red, white and blue clothes and ...

Out of the Garage and into Thousands of NJ Homes

June 13, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Albert Perri was discharged from the U.S. Army almost 50 years ago - after, according to family lore, a chance meeting with singer Elvis Presley while Perri was stationed in Germany - he began working in the heating and air conditioning industry.

In 1971, Perri elected to branch off in that industry on his own - working out of his garage and getting administrative ...

Branch Collection Update

June 13, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Branches are collected separately from the regular scheduled solid waste collection. Curbside collection of branches is the third full week of the month throughout the year.  The next collection will take place on the week of June 18-22.

Residents can also dispose of branches at the Recycling Center. To schedule the collection of branches, call the Office ...

Local Women Organize Donations to Support Separated Immigrant Children

June 23, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two East Brunswick residents Taryn Prince and Diya Basu have organized a donation drive to help facilities housing migrant children who have been separated from their parents at the border. The drive begins on Monday, June 25 and ends on Monday, July 9th.

The VFW in East Brunswick has been kind enough to be the official drop-off location for all ...

Hillsborough VFW Honors Fallen Marine James Langon IV, HHS ’81; Street Named in his Memory

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Just one month after flinging his mortar board into the sky with his Hillsborugh High School classmates, James Langon, Class of 1981, sat in a barber’s chair having his head shaved before he was fitted for a set of government-issue Marine fatigues.

He was 18 years old, and  would spend the next several months at boot camp in Parris Island, SC, learning what it ...

Ways to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

June 24, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Did you know that June 24 - 30 is “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week”? ​The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission has been inspecting and treating mosquito sites throughout the County and is offering advice to residents on curbing the mosquitoes in their yards. Now is a good time of year to find and remove areas of standing ...

Blood Emergency: East Brunswick Scout Helps Address Crisis

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency. The organization is asking people across New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply for hospitals throughout the area.  East Brunswick's DJ Pullaro is helping to make donating easier for local residents.

DJ ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

June 13, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are ...

State Fair Comes to the Meadowlands

June 13, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The State Fair Meadowlands opens Thursday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the MetLife Sports Complex.  That’s 18 days of family-friendly fun!

The fair offers over 150 rides and attractions to entertain all the members of your family.  With over 50 food vendors, you know they will well fed.

Visit their website for more ...

County Democrats Re-Elect Their Leaders

June 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a party election with very little drama, the Middlesex County Democrats re-elected their leaders Tuesday night by an acclamation vote.

Chairman Kevin P. McCabe and Vice Chair Beatrice Moskowitz will now serve their fifth term, leading the powerful Middlesex County Democratic Organization (MCDO) for another year.

“Our organization is as strong as it has ever ...

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, Politics and More with FHS Students (VIDEO STORY)

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Students from Franklin High School's Junior Statesmen of America club invited Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) to the high school's auditorium for a question-answer session with students, Tuesday, June 12. 

In addition to answering student questions, Watson Coleman discussed things that "keep her up at night" and her thoughts on the ...

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New Jersey Launches NJ ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Expenses

June 24, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Monday announced the launch of a major new program to help individuals with disabilities become more independent and better thrive in their communities.  

With the newly launched NJ ABLE program, individuals with disabilities can save tax-free for eligible expenses such as education, housing and ...

East Brunswick Public Library Hosts “Beginner Coder” Program Series for Adults

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Due to popular demand, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is offering “Beginner Coder for Adults,” a program series to teach the basics of computer coding for the internet this July.

Led by guest lecturer Preeti Gupta, the classes focus on teaching basic web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. After completing this ...

EBPL Open on Summer Sundays

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Due to an increase in demand of library usage, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) is extending Sunday hours throughout July.

The library plans on using the additional hours to host more library programming and provide services to the community, including passports, access to the computer lab and EB Create makerspace, and ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...