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"A Hope to Dream": Ashley HomeStore is Providing Hope for the Holidays

 

CENTRAL NEW JERSEY - Ashley HomeStore of Central New Jersey and Staten Island will be donating 100 mattress sets just in time for the holidays this December through the Hope to Dream program. The event which has become an annual celebration will be co-hosted with Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey. This impactful event is just part of Ashley HomeStore’s greater ...

'Still Life with Iris': EBHS Drama Club Reveals the Importance of Memory and Magic

November 15, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - No matter how old one is, the search for home can take a lifetime or a night-time. 

The East Brunswick High School Drama Club is having its own homecoming game of sorts on this weekend before Thanksgiving with the presentation of Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz, a play about remembering. Dietz also received recognition for adapting Dan Gutman's books Jackie ...

Wearing the Past and Finding the Present: EBHS Drama Club Presents "Still Life with Iris"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick High School Drama Club presents a show for the whole family Still Life with Iris by Steven Deitz on November 17, 18, and 19.

Iris lives in the land of Nocturno, a magical place where the inhabitants create all the things we see in the world – from bugs to flowers. They carry their memories in their “past coats”. When ...

Essex County man found dead after shooting near Feaster Park

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Feaster Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Newark man to stay behind bars ​for alleged connection to New Brunswick fatal shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A suspect arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man will remain behind bars for now, after the courts determined he was a public safety threat and flight risk​.​

The suspect, 26-year-old Newark resident Michael Martin, also known as “Maniac,” appeared ​in front of  Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto on November ...

East Brunswick:Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Continues its Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall series

EASST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick is in full support of the Middlesex County initiative to manage, control, and defeat the opioid abuse crisis currently faced by county residents.  According to a report issued by the New Jersey State Attorney General last year, Middlesex County's Edison, Middlesex, Old Bridge, and Woodbridge were among the top 30 towns in the state producing ...

East Brunswick Administrators Join Peers at Municipalities Convention

November 17, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - During the League of Municipalities Convention, many of the state’s top officials including members of the East Brunswick administrative team  gathered in Atlantic City this week to take and teach continuing education courses, visit displays, and network with their peers in local government.

Mayor Brad Cohen took attended a brunch held by Middlesex ...

East Brunswick Honors Veterans, Raises Community Spirit

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Veterans Day Observance last night was attended by approximately 250 residents who came to acknowledge the service of past and present heroes.  T

here were Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, EMS workers, firefighters, police officers and political officials in attendance; however, they were greatly outnumbered by the residents who came to honor ...

With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude: East Brunswick Honors Veterans on November 11

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick’s VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. outdoors  in Veterans Park at the East Brunswick Municipal Complex, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive.  In the event of inclement weather, the program will move indoors to the East Brunswick Senior Center.

The Township’s annual ...

NJSIAA Tackles Hotbed Issues – Gender Identity, Drone Technology

November 19, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ  – The NJSIAA executive committee today enacted policies that address two hotbed issues – gender identity and drone technology. Both take effect immediately.

 

The Committee voted to accept a new Transgender Policy, updating a first-of-its-kind policy established in 2009. Under the new regulations, a transgender student is defined simply as a ...

Hub City native, longtime boxer, facing off for global title in Atlantic City this weekend

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story.

Jorge was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township and North Brunswick, before finally settling down in Somerset some years ...

Girls Soccer: East Brunswick Loses in OT to Freehold Twp. in Sectional Final

HOWELL, NJ - The East Brunswick girls soccer team lost in overtime, 2-1, to Freehold Township in the Central Jersey, Group 4 sectional championship game Thursday.

After a scoreless opening half, Alyna Negron scored the only goal for the Bears (19-3-2) with 26 minutes left in the second half. East Brunswick held a 1-0 lead before Freehold Township tied it late and forced the overtime ...

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, Carolers and Stories of Holidays Past Await Visitors to County’s ‘Seasonal Traditions’ Celebration

November 17, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Nothing brings the holiday season to life like annual traditions, especially when they’re shared with family, friends and neighbors. The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History invites you to share in holiday music and fun at the “Seasonal Traditions” holiday program at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway.

“Our residents are ...

'Still Life with Iris': EBHS Drama Club Reveals the Importance of Memory and Magic

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - No matter how old one is, the search for home can take a lifetime or a night-time. 

The East Brunswick High School Drama Club is having its own homecoming game of sorts on this weekend before Thanksgiving with the presentation of Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz, a play about remembering. Dietz also received recognition for adapting Dan Gutman's books Jackie ...

Rutgers receiving $34M art donation and $10M endowment, its largest gift ever,

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University is receiving a prestigious art collection valued at nearly $34 million, its largest single donation ever, the university announced on Thursday.

The collection comprises 17,300 pieces of Soviet nonconformist art, given to the university by Nancy Dodge, the widow of economist and art collector Norton Dodge.

Rutgers will put the works on display at ...

Coalition-Led Ballot Question Approved, Safeguarding Pollution Settlements

November 9, 2017

NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers.

The measure was declared passed with 69 percent support.

“By approving Ballot Question 2, voters created a ‘lock ...

Night Of The Incumbents In 2017 Election

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Incumbents ruled the day in the 2017 elections in East Brunswick and Middlesex County. In the Board of Education race, Incumbents Susanna Chiu, Laurie Lachs, and Todd Simmens each won re-election to new three-year terms in closely contested races. 

In Middlesex County, State Senator Patrick Diegnan was easily re-elected to a new term, defeating Lewis Glogower by ...

New Jersey's Best Rum-Spiked Cranberry Jelly Recipe

November 18, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe is now the worst kept secret in the township.

Stilwell's jelly has been the subject of a great deal of chatter in town over the past few days. Then on Sunday afternoon. local business leader Izabela Van Tassel declared it "the best." Within hours, under cover of ...

Help Feed Area Communities This Thanksgiving By Stuffing The Bus

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Immaculate Conception School bus will be parked in the lot of the Stop & Shop in the Concordia Shopping Center on Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. Residents are invited to come and stuff the bus with non-perishable food to help all members of the surrounding communities enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season.

The donations will go to the ...

Coalition-Led Ballot Question Approved, Safeguarding Pollution Settlements

November 9, 2017

NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers.

The measure was declared passed with 69 percent support.

“By approving Ballot Question 2, voters created a ‘lock ...

Middlesex County College Buildings Achieve Gold LEED Status

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE - Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios, along with State Sen. Samuel D. Thompson and members of the Middlesex County College Board of Trustees and Administration, celebrated the recognition of two of the college’s buildings as having incorporated the highest standards for environmental friendliness into their ...

Rummage Sale in East Brunswick on December 3rd

November 17, 2017

         The Sisterhood of Temple B’nai Shalom will host a Rummage Sale on Sunday, December 3rd from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
          A wide variety of items will be available at low prices including clothing, shoes, books, toys, household items and more for the entire family. Cash & check (with ID) only.
        ...

Middlesex County, state officials, celebrate 18 adoptions as part of National Adoption Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Gianni Dias-Raimundo found out at 8 years old that she was adopted, the revelation didn’t come out of left field.

Gianni had, until that moment, always found something to be amiss. For one, her parents, adopted brother and family were all white.

Years later, the now 17-year-old Elizabeth resident is a straight-A student, aspiring nurse and Rutgers School of ...

Family of RU student, suicide victim, starting ​fund for financial hardships

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November have set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death.

Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa Selfo, age 20 of Fair Lawn, passed away on November 6. She left behind her ...

For Thanksgiving: "Tough Choices" and Family Decisions

November 17, 2017

 

"Oh, this place again," my mother says, as if somewhere in her memory, where most things are forgotten, this building, with its enormous orange and yellow Senior Living sign, clicks a normal synaptic reaction.

"Yes," I say. "That's right. Let's go inside and have some lunch."

It all seems so innocent, a dutiful son taking his elderly mother ...

East Brunswick:Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Continues its Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall series

EASST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick is in full support of the Middlesex County initiative to manage, control, and defeat the opioid abuse crisis currently faced by county residents.  According to a report issued by the New Jersey State Attorney General last year, Middlesex County's Edison, Middlesex, Old Bridge, and Woodbridge were among the top 30 towns in the state producing ...

Family of RU student, suicide victim, starting ​fund for financial hardships

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November have set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death.

Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa Selfo, age 20 of Fair Lawn, passed away on November 6. She left behind her ...

Authorities investigating Antisemitism incident in Highland Park

November 11, 2017

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Authorities are investigating an alleged incident of anti-Semitism early Thursday morning, where a resident found an envelope on her front lawn, covered in anti-Semitic drawings.

The investigation is being conducted jointly between the Highland Park Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Bias Crimes Unit, according to HPPD Police Chief Stephen ...

Highland Park woman receives package containing dog excrement and anti-Semitic messages

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Residents of the 1.8 square mile borough are ​learning of an alleged incident of anti-Semitism early Thursday morning, whe​n ​a resident found an envelope on ​her front lawn covered in anti-Semitic drawings​ and including various forms of trash.​

Elaine Dean, whose lived in Highland Park for at least 14 years, said​ t​he outside of the package ​on ...

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New Jersey's Best Rum-Spiked Cranberry Jelly Recipe

November 18, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe is now the worst kept secret in the township.

Stilwell's jelly has been the subject of a great deal of chatter in town over the past few days. Then on Sunday afternoon. local business leader Izabela Van Tassel declared it "the best." Within hours, under cover of ...

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, Carolers and Stories of Holidays Past Await Visitors to County’s ‘Seasonal Traditions’ Celebration

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Nothing brings the holiday season to life like annual traditions, especially when they’re shared with family, friends and neighbors. The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History invites you to share in holiday music and fun at the “Seasonal Traditions” holiday program at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway.

“Our residents are ...

East Brunswick Honors Veterans, Raises Community Spirit

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Veterans Day Observance last night was attended by approximately 250 residents who came to acknowledge the service of past and present heroes.  T

here were Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, EMS workers, firefighters, police officers and political officials in attendance; however, they were greatly outnumbered by the residents who came to honor ...

With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude: East Brunswick Honors Veterans on November 11

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick’s VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. outdoors  in Veterans Park at the East Brunswick Municipal Complex, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive.  In the event of inclement weather, the program will move indoors to the East Brunswick Senior Center.

The Township’s annual ...

"A Hope to Dream": Ashley HomeStore is Providing Hope for the Holidays

 

CENTRAL NEW JERSEY - Ashley HomeStore of Central New Jersey and Staten Island will be donating 100 mattress sets just in time for the holidays this December through the Hope to Dream program. The event which has become an annual celebration will be co-hosted with Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey. This impactful event is just part of Ashley HomeStore’s greater ...

Robotics Having ‘Astounding Impact’ In Progress Of Special Needs Students

November 18, 2017

 If a teacher really wants to motivate a student, “identify an activity they would walk over water to participate in,” Bright Beginnings Learning Center (BBLC) Principal Sandy Giardino advised, during a recent Better Together podcast.

Fortunately, it appears Ms. Giardino, along with several other Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) educators, found that  ...

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Wed, November 22, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Get The Led Out

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, November 23, 6:30 PM

East Brunswick Jewish Center, East Brunswick

Kesher Bogrim Teen Program

Food & Drink

Sun, November 26, 3:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Brunswick

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra:

Arts & Entertainment

The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman (St. Martins Griffin, 2016)

 

Author Lynda Cohen Loigman states, “The Two-Family House is a story I thought about for at least ten years before I ever wrote a word. I spent countless hours over a full decade thinking about how Rose, Helen, Abe, and Mort would behave in difficult situations, and how they would feel when faced with ...

Mayor Introduces Two Ways to Save on Taxes in East Brunswick

November 13, 2017

Dear East Brunswick Resident,

As the Mayor of East Brunswick Township, I am pleased to share with you a new program that could reduce your property tax bill each year. East Brunswick is proud to be one of several communities in New Jersey to offer such a program and one of the few to offer multiple of them.

Earlier this year, I introduced the Shop East Brunswick Rewards Program. In a ...