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Applications for the 2017-2018 East Brunswick High School Bears and Cubs Preschool Program

April 21, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications for the 2017-2018 East Brunswick High School Bears and Cubs Preschool Program are now available online at  www.ebnet.org/preschool, in the Main Office at East Brunswick High School located at 380 Cranbury Road and at the Receptionist Desk of the Administration Building at 760 Route 18.

 

FREE to East Brunswick residents, the Bears and Cubs ...

EBHS USMC: Part 4: Counselors Learn the Importance of Mentoring

PARRIS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA:  The United States Marine Corps boiled basic training down to three intense days for 28 teachers and counselors from New Jersey.  Lots of stress and strain, questions and answers, pageantry and simplicity.  Lauren Rice, Lisa Nelson, Bethany McAnneny, and Vanessa Amaturo participated in it all.  They didn't miss a step.  On the final ...

EBHS USMC Part 3: Counselors Learn to Build Strength from the Core

PARRIS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA:  East Brunswick counselors rappelled off a tower, ran through a gas chamber, swung on ropes, climbed walls, worked together with their teams to solve problems, and shared the joy of parents meeting their new Marines on Parris Island today. Mirroring the structure of the Parris Island Marine recruit program, the Educators' Workshop ...

DWI Checkpoints Set Countywide for Safe Prom and Graduation Season

April 21, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said today that police will be setting up sobriety checkpoints around the county as part of a program to ensure the safety of high school students during their prom and graduation ceremonies.

 

The program is being operated by the municipal police departments in the county and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s ...

South Brunswick: Distracted Driver’s Route 1 Crash Caught On Video

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A driver’s dash-cam video caught the moment when a 21-year-old Hamilton man, who police say was distracted while driving on Route 1 during rush hour, almost crossed the highway into oncoming traffic.

Instead, he hit the concrete barrier between the north and southbound lanes and only suffered minor injuries, according to police.

The accident took place ...

South Brunswick Police: The Bears Are Back In Town

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s that time of year again. Bear sightings are starting to come in, police said Thursday.

According to police, the improving weather and season is drawing black bears back to the township after a long winter’s nap.

A black bear was reported in the vicinity of George’s Road and Viking Way during the past week.

Video footage shows the bruin ...

South Brunswick Township Council Appoints Chris Killmurray Mayor

April 12, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township Council members unanimously voted Tuesday night to appoint Chris Killmurray mayor until the November election, taking the seat of the late Mayor Frank Gambatese.

“Thank you. I appreciate the confidence you have in me,” Killmurray said immediately following the vote. “I will do the very best I can.”

Mayor Killmurray served for many ...

Baseball: Bears Win on Walkoff by Ryan Flynn

April 24, 2017

East Brunswick, NJ - A few costly errors by EB gave Old Bridge an early lead but the Bears were ultimately able to pull out a 3-2 win. The game was headlined by timely hitting and solid pitching by Tyler Burnham.

 

The Knights of Old Bridge struck first scoring their only two runs in the first inning of the game. The Bears committed two errors in the first inning, which costed ...

Boys Lacrosse: East Brunswick Routs Pennington, 19-10

PENNINGTON, NJ - The East Brunswick boys lacrosse team continued its recent offensive onslaught with a 19-10 victory over Pennington on Saturday.

The Bears (8-2) have scored 104 goals in their last six games, all victories. They opened a 9-4 halftime lead on Pennington. Thomas Bahmer scored five goals and assisted on one, and Jack Solimini and Timmy Smith (two assists) each scored four ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships to Come to Plainfield June 26

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Cyclists from all over New Jersey will be in Plainfield on Sunday, June 26 for the New Jersey State Bicycle Championships.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. in front of City Hall.

In addition to the main race, there will also be bike races open to students from Plainfield public schools. Bikes will be donated for kids who want to participate but who do not own a ...

Somerville Business & Professional Association hosts Arts & Crafts Festival

April 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Dozens of talented artisans, craftsmen and photographers will display their original works of art, contemporary crafts and fine art along Main Street Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the 4th annual Arts & Crafts Festival sponsored by the Somerville Business & Professional Association.

There will be original handmade works such as oil and acrylic paintings, ...

Belmar’s Artwalk to Showcase Treasure Trove of Talent

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Artwalk will color the borough’s downtown district from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

The popular event will showcase the talent of more than 60 local artists, musicians and participating businesses in the community. Roving musicians and performers will also exhibit their talents along the walk, which will stretch from Fifth through 13th Avenue, ...

Park Chateau Redefines East Brunswick

April 23, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Father Tom Walsh of St. Bartholomew's said, "It's a bit like Versailles, with lovely gardens and a beautiful open design."  Mayor Brad Cohen said, "It totally redefines what East Brunswick stands for."   Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer hoped that "it would be a house of peace and a house of joy." Councilman Jim Wendell said, " ...

East Brunswick: Businesses Can Extend Their Local Reach

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As East Brunswick continues its revitalization, TAPinto East Brunswick wants to help you grow your business through targeted online advertising.  Please contact Rob Rakossy, our franchise owner, at rrakossy@tapinto.net or Amy Levine, our advertising manager, at alevine@tapinto.net for more information about being an advertising partner.

TAPinto.net is a ...

Merchants Encouraged to Join "Shop EB" Program

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As part of Mayor Brad Cohen’s commitment to economic and community development, the township of East Brunswick has launched a program to encourage its residents to shop in East Brunswick and is currently encouraging local merchants to sign up.  This program will incentivize residents to shop at East Brunswick establishments by offering property tax reductions or ...

South Brunswick Township Council Appoints Chris Killmurray Mayor

April 12, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township Council members unanimously voted Tuesday night to appoint Chris Killmurray mayor until the November election, taking the seat of the late Mayor Frank Gambatese.

“Thank you. I appreciate the confidence you have in me,” Killmurray said immediately following the vote. “I will do the very best I can.”

Mayor Killmurray served for many ...

The Top 9 Places for Date Night in Downtown New Brunswick

April 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The most difficult part is behind you.

Despite your jitters, shaky voice and obviously faux sense of confidence, you managed to squeeze out the words: Do you want to grab dinner tomorrow night? And, to the surprise of you and your roommates alike, it worked. You’re finally going on that date.

New Brunswick, of course, is made for this kind of thing. In fact, ...

Spotswood Knights Of Columbus To Host Charity Dinner

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Knights of Columbus, Council 4907, will host a Charity Fundraiser Dinner at the Columbian Club Hall on Sunday, April 23 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. A delicious buffet dinner will be provided by Carrabbas Italian Grill. The delectable array will also include salad, soda, water and dessert. A cash bar will be on hand as well. Tickets are $20 per person and must be ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

April 23, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

The County recognizes that these natural areas must always be guarded from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature, and needs help in keeping these ...

South Brunswick Police: The Bears Are Back In Town

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s that time of year again. Bear sightings are starting to come in, police said Thursday.

According to police, the improving weather and season is drawing black bears back to the township after a long winter’s nap.

A black bear was reported in the vicinity of George’s Road and Viking Way during the past week.

Video footage shows the bruin ...

East Brunswick Named a 'Tree City USA' for 39th Year

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  East Brunswick has been named a Tree City U.S.A. for the 39th time, according to Michael Reissner, the director of Recreation & Parks. 

“The Tree City U.S.A. honor comes from The National Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit education organization dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship,” Reissner said.

Communities entering the ...

Spotswood Knights Of Columbus To Host Charity Dinner

April 12, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Knights of Columbus, Council 4907, will host a Charity Fundraiser Dinner at the Columbian Club Hall on Sunday, April 23 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. A delicious buffet dinner will be provided by Carrabbas Italian Grill. The delectable array will also include salad, soda, water and dessert. A cash bar will be on hand as well. Tickets are $20 per person and must be ...

Could You Be at Risk for Hereditary Cancer?

April 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Genetic testing can now tell us who is at increased risk for breast, ovarian and other cancers. But who should be tested? Are men at risk? What is the BRCA gene and what does a “positive” result mean?

These and other questions will be discussed by medical and genetic experts in a free public program, “Could You be at Risk for Hereditary Cancer?” at ...

South Brunswick Police: The Bears Are Back In Town

April 21, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s that time of year again. Bear sightings are starting to come in, police said Thursday.

According to police, the improving weather and season is drawing black bears back to the township after a long winter’s nap.

A black bear was reported in the vicinity of George’s Road and Viking Way during the past week.

Video footage shows the bruin ...

All are Welcome: Interfaith Dialogue in East Brunswick

April 18, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ: Three clergy in the East Brunswick community will host an Interfaith Dialogue on Sunday, April 23rd at 5:00pm at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road. 

All are welcome to join the discussion with Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer of Temple B'nai Shalom, Muhammad Hashmi of The Islamic Center of East Brunswick, and Father Thomas Walsh of St.

No Saturday Plans! Check out a Nat Geo Photographer in His Natural Setting

April 23, 2017

So it is Saturday morning, your exhausted and you still want to take your family to something fun this weekend.  

Well, we think a visit to the Paul Nicklen Art Gallery in Soho is a must do.

Why you ask?  Well for starters he is the National Geographic photographer responsible for almost every Polar Bear and Penguin photo you can recall...or perhaps is on your screen saver ...

Who Says You Can't Go Home? Bon Jovi at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK, NEW YORK:  If you wanted to define New Jersey music, two names come to mind: Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

TAPinto Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area.

And so It was a homecoming of sorts for Bon Jovi on Saturday as he rocked Madison Square ...

Swimming with the Australian Minke Whales

TAPinto Travels 

It approaches from deep within the Coral Sea, 20 feet of steel grey torpedo-shaped flesh that sends shivers through the gaggle of snorkelers peering down from the surface.

A great white shark?

Nope. The elusive minke whale and we have leaped off a dive boat far out in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to swim with them.

Much to the consternation of ...

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National Autism Awareness Month

Autism is becoming more prevalent in our communities. The Centers for Disease Control report that as of 2016, autism is diagnosed in one of every 68 births in the United States. When a neighbor, a family friend or a new addition to your own family is diagnosed with autism, it’s crucial that we understand how to relate to them and give them our support. This April, I ask you to support ...

In Letter, Watson Coleman Requests Clear DHS Guidance on DACA

April 24, 2017

EWING, NJ - Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, requesting clarification on policies toward individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Following reports of the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year old DACA recipient from ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, April 29, 11:00 AM

Milltown Rescue Squad, Milltown

Milltown Rescue Squad Open House

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness Other Police & Fire

Wed, May 3, 8:00 PM

NJPAC, Newark

Shen Yun 2017 at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, May 9, 7:30 PM

Pollak Theatre, West Long Branch

Caladh Nua

Arts & Entertainment

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

At the turn of the 20th century, the thrilling, fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, had captured the imaginations of both British and American readers. In those days, when sleuthing as a career was a relatively new venture, the idea of a woman detective was preposterous.

Grace Humiston, who ...

Business Networking Breakfast Coming To East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Are you a small business owner or manage a business in the Middlesex County area? Would you like to connect with other local businesses?

East Brunswick Public Library’s Business Resource Center (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) will host a business networking breakfast on Tuesday, May 9 from 8 to 9:30 am.

“Over the last year, our business ...