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Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The Official Program for East Brunswick #Never Again Vigil

February 24, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A solemn vigil of remembrance will be held at the East Brunswick High School football field on Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 pm.  the program will feature blessings, speakers, and a call to action in response to the murders of 14 students and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  The program has been ...

Get Ready to Register for Summer Early Learning, Kindergarten Readiness

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public School District Community Programs Department is offering summer Kindergarten Readiness Academy and Summer Early Learning Academy programs to all East Brunswick residents, as well as surrounding communities.  The Kindergarten Readiness Academy is designed to provide students entering kindergarten with continued quality programming prior to ...

East Brunswick Student Becomes Activist for Positive Change

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jolie Harmon is a third-generation female political activist. The East Brunswick High School  sophomore has taken up the torch to provide leadership among students looking to make sense of the tragic deaths of kids just like them in Parkland, Florida last week.  She hopes that greater understanding will drive open dialogue leading to change.  She has ...

Valeski: Placing Police Officers in Schools was Planned for Two Years

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the midst of a media firestorm today, Dr. Victor Valeski, East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools, fielded questions from local and national journalists regarding the placement of armed police officers inside each of the district's K-12 buildings.  The move seemed to many as a "knee-jerk" reaction to the fear generated by the massacre of ...

CrimeCam: Use Your Technology to Keep the Community Safe

February 22, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department's Division of Community Policing is expanding its ability to coordinate the use of technology in the township's neighborhoods and businesses by allowing voluntary participation in a CrimeCam, a new program to keep residents safe.

Video surveillance continues to be one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting ...

East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

South Brunswick: Volunteer Soccer Coach Charged With Possessing And Distributing Child Pornography

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A volunteer youth soccer coach and former Sunday school teacher is charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, officials said Thursday.

FBI agents and local law enforcement arrested Waldo Milla-Guerra, 49, at his Kendall Park home Thursday morning after executing a search warrant, officials said.

Milla-Guerra, a volunteer soccer coach with the ...

Following Florida Massacre, EB Schools Add Armed Officers to Security

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a meeting Thursday night, the East Brunswick board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police department to place armed police officers at each school building in the district throughout the entire school day.  In a report released by superintendent Victor Valeski yesterday, township officials asserted that the move would ...

Hot Video: EBFD Recounts 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Here are the highlights of the volunteer activities of the East Brunswick Fire Department for 2017.  In town, in the area, and on the Turnpike, these are powerful images of public safety procedures in action.

 

Pinkin Bill Aims to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

February 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ –   The number of domestic violence complaints in New Jersey has been growing.  A 2015 report from the state courts puts the number that year at 32,691, a 950-case increase from the previous year.  In 2016, there were 52 domestic violence-related deaths statewide.  East Brunswick's Assemblywoman is trying to do something to address this ...

Highland Park Cop Charged in New Year's Drunk Driving Incident

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A Highland Park off-duty cop has been charged in a New Years Eve drunk-driving incident which left three people seriously injured, authorities announced on Wednesday.

Norman E. Brown, 44 of Perth Amboy, faces charges of assault by auto and driving while intoxicated, according to a statement from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Woodbridge Policy Director Robert ...

Boys Basketball: East Brunswick Seizes Victory from Spotswood, 42-23

February 25, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys varsity basketball team lost to East Brunswick High School 62-55 on Friday. Spotswood held a 32-21 halftime lead, but the Bears outscored the Chargers 42-23 in the final two quarters to take the victory.

Xavier Fitzgerald was the game's top scorer, netting 22 points for the Bears. Matt Vento was the Chargers' hot hand, scoring 20 ...

Fast Break Buddy Ball Game This Saturday is a Slam Dunk for Fun

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Join East Brunswick's Fast Break Buddy Ball Team on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 at Churchill Junior High School for their 11th Annual Findlay Urban Game Day in a celebration of mentoring, partnership, ability, and some great basketball.

Fast Break Buddy Ball gives our Buddies (players) a chance to enjoy the spotlight and showcase their newly learned ...

Girls Basketball: Edison Upsets East Brunswick in GMC Tournament Semis

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Edison girls basketball team pulled off one of the upsets of the season with a 64-50 victory over top-seeded East Brunswick in the semifinal round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament on Monday.

Samira Sargent led four Edison scorers in double figures with 19 points. Lourdes Marasigan finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for Edison (13-11), which established ...

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The Official Program for East Brunswick #Never Again Vigil

February 24, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A solemn vigil of remembrance will be held at the East Brunswick High School football field on Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 pm.  the program will feature blessings, speakers, and a call to action in response to the murders of 14 students and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  The program has been ...

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The East Brunswick #NeverAgain Vigil

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 pm on the EBHS football field, the Township of East Brunswick will host a vigil to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and those of prior school shootings and to show our commitment to the safety of our school community. 

On February 14, which was both Ash Wednesday and ...

Rutgers to Host Exhibit of Sen. Frank Lautenberg Papers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

Boys Basketball: East Brunswick Seizes Victory from Spotswood, 42-23

February 25, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys varsity basketball team lost to East Brunswick High School 62-55 on Friday. Spotswood held a 32-21 halftime lead, but the Bears outscored the Chargers 42-23 in the final two quarters to take the victory.

Xavier Fitzgerald was the game's top scorer, netting 22 points for the Bears. Matt Vento was the Chargers' hot hand, scoring 20 ...

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The Official Program for East Brunswick #Never Again Vigil

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A solemn vigil of remembrance will be held at the East Brunswick High School football field on Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 pm.  the program will feature blessings, speakers, and a call to action in response to the murders of 14 students and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  The program has been ...

Get Ready to Register for Summer Early Learning, Kindergarten Readiness

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Public School District Community Programs Department is offering summer Kindergarten Readiness Academy and Summer Early Learning Academy programs to all East Brunswick residents, as well as surrounding communities.  The Kindergarten Readiness Academy is designed to provide students entering kindergarten with continued quality programming prior to ...

East Brunswick Historical Society: 1918 Flu Pandemic Discussed

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On March 11, the East Brunswick Historical Society will present Ms. Jennifer Harmsen, who will discuss her paper, “Death Unspoken: The Impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in New Jersey.” Occurring during the First World War, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was one of the most severe outbreaks of the 20th Century. She will examine the impact the ...

East Brunswick Historical Society: 1918 Flu Pandemic Discussed

February 23, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On March 11, the East Brunswick Historical Society will present Ms. Jennifer Harmsen, who will discuss her paper, “Death Unspoken: The Impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in New Jersey.” Occurring during the First World War, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was one of the most severe outbreaks of the 20th Century. She will examine the impact the ...

Guess What Google Decided to Do - Hint - They Bought Chelsea Market

TAPintoTravels - Google just doubled down on New York City with a cool $2 billion plus purchase of Chelsea Market.

Google already purchased its New York City - Chelsea Headquarters in 2010 for nearly $1.8 billion.  

Chelsea Market is a New York landmark known now for its food court and high profile tenants.  The corporate tenants already include Google as ...

Marc Brown, Author of "Arthur" Series, to Visit EBPL on March 1

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation celebrates national Read Across America Week by hosting a special author visit with Marc Brown, the creator of the best-selling Arthur book series, at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) on Thursday, March 1 at 4:30 pm.

“We’re thrilled to have an author of this caliber ...

East Brunswick Business Owner Sues to Stop New Hotel Going Up in New Brunswick

February 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -The owners of an East Brunswick hotel are suing to halt the construction of another such establishment a few miles away in New Brunswick.

Shan & Dylan LLC, who own a Comfort Suites just off Route 18, filed suit in an effort to press the New Brunswick Planning Board to rescind its approval of the four-story hotel, which ​was issued in November.

That proposal calls for ...

ShopRite Of Spotswood Renovations Complete

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - ShopRite of Spotswood shoppers have endured months of shopping around the 60,000 square foot store, wondering where favorite snacks, drinks, cereal and more were currently being housed. They've dodged construction and needed to ask where certain items could be found, but like true New Jerseyans, they persevered and shopped on. Now, the long wait and shopping frustration is ...

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs for Employees

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including St. Peter's Healthcare System -- parent corporation of New Brunswick's St. Peter's Hospital -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, ...

35th Annual Daisy Breakfast on March 25

February 22, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick – The 35th Annual Norma & Ralph Lamo Daisy Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel on Rt. 18, East Brunswick.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy “the best breakfast buffet in town” featuring bacon, eggs, home fries, pancakes, rolls, ...

Fast Break Buddy Ball Game This Saturday is a Slam Dunk for Fun

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Join East Brunswick's Fast Break Buddy Ball Team on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 at Churchill Junior High School for their 11th Annual Findlay Urban Game Day in a celebration of mentoring, partnership, ability, and some great basketball.

Fast Break Buddy Ball gives our Buddies (players) a chance to enjoy the spotlight and showcase their newly learned ...

East Brunswick Student Becomes Activist for Positive Change

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jolie Harmon is a third-generation female political activist. The East Brunswick High School  sophomore has taken up the torch to provide leadership among students looking to make sense of the tragic deaths of kids just like them in Parkland, Florida last week.  She hopes that greater understanding will drive open dialogue leading to change.  She has ...

New Brunswick Prisoner Reentry Site to Open Tomorrow

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand tomorrow to open a new site on Livingston Avenue. 

McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening is set for 11 a.m. at  57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J.

Vets4Warriors Gives Struggling Veterans a Lifeline

Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran who’s currently enlisted as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones.

“I started around three and a half years ago on the overnight shift, and my very first call was a US ...

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs for Employees

February 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including St. Peter's Healthcare System -- parent corporation of New Brunswick's St. Peter's Hospital -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, ...

"Freezin' for a Reason": EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: Tomorrow, February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the ...

Save the Date - the New York Auto Show - MAR 30 – APR 8

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away.  This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

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Vets4Warriors Gives Struggling Veterans a Lifeline

February 18, 2018

Fatima Aguilar’s first day on the job at Vets4Warriors was anything but normal. A military veteran who’s currently enlisted as a Second Lieutenant with the New Jersey National Guard, she found herself in a potential suicide crisis situation as soon as she hit the phones.

“I started around three and a half years ago on the overnight shift, and my very first call was a US ...

South Brunswick: Volunteer Soccer Coach Charged With Possessing And Distributing Child Pornography

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A volunteer youth soccer coach and former Sunday school teacher is charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, officials said Thursday.

FBI agents and local law enforcement arrested Waldo Milla-Guerra, 49, at his Kendall Park home Thursday morning after executing a search warrant, officials said.

Milla-Guerra, a volunteer soccer coach with the ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

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The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The ...

Diegnan: Computer Science Now Required in New Jersey Schools

February 23, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan to require school districts to offer course in computer science and Department of Education to adopt changes to NJ Student Learning Standards in computer science has been signed into law.

 

“To flourish in tomorrow’s digital economy and society, our children should be learning computer ...

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

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East Brunswick Public Library Holds South Asian Community Day of Wellness

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ— On Saturday, March 3, Cancer Support Community Central NJ Jersey (CSCCNJ) will be hosting a Day of Wellness at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center, ). This program is part of CSCCNJ’s South Asian outreach initiative, which is made possible by the Shri Krishna Nidhi (SKN) Foundation.

The Day of Wellness is being offered at no ...

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb (Altria, 2015)

 

Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the ritual wasn't a game after all. It really was magic, but magic has rules, and she broke them. Even when they call it a 'senseless tragedy,' people always try to find a ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

EBPD: Safeguarding Students, Staff, and Residents in the Public Schools

February 20, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department, in cooperation with the East Brunswick Board of Education, will be assisting the school security staff by providing police officers at our township public schools. It is the goal of the East Brunswick Police Department and the East Brunswick Board of Education to safeguard our students, staff and residents at our schools on a daily basis ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...