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Spotswood Board Of Education Approves Interim Superintendent

March 22, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Spotswood Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 21, the Spotswood Board of Education named Dr. Anthony Vaz as the Interim Superintendent of Schools. Vaz will replace Dr. Scott Rocco on May 8. Rocco recently resigned his position as the Superintendent of Schools in the Spotswood School District at the February 7 meeting of the Spotswood Board of Education to become ...

Teens Can Register Now for East Brunswick Youth Police Academy

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 12th Annual Youth Police Academy.  The Academy will begin on June 26, 2017 and conclude on June 30, 2017.  Classes will be held between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Churchill Junior High School.  In addition, a final graduation ceremony will be held at the conclusion of ...

More than 200 MCVTS Students Compete during Annual Career and Tech Expos

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Art made from trash, a safety sleeve for auto mechanics, a smartphone “ap” to aid musicians, emergency lighting for car breakdowns, and light therapy for Alzheimer’s patients were among the projects showcased during the annual Career and Tech Expos on the five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

With the theme “Own ...

EBPD Need Help Finding a Hit-and-Run Driver on Old Bridge Turnpike

March 24, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a motor vehicle that struck a pedestrian and fled the scene.

On Thursday, March 16 at approximately 9:54 p.m., the East Brunswick Police responded to a hit and run accident on Old Bridge Turnpike near Gunia Street, where a pedestrian was struck while jogging. The vehicle, described ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lawrence Lapczynski, 47, of Piscataway was arrested on Tuesday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography, announced police officials.

In a Wednesday release, Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief, Scott Cartmell said Lapczynski was arrested and charged after investigators determined he had stored an undisclosed ...

South Brunswick Police Battle, Arrest Hotel Robbery Suspect

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police caught a scrappy robbery suspect at a local hotel Saturday afternoon.

According to police, West Paterson resident Kevin Thompson-Perry, 27, robbed the cash drawer of the Hotel Vincenza on Route 1 just after noon on Saturday.

Officers Brooke LaBell and Craig Cleffi arrived at the hotel in minutes of the 12:07 p.m. 911 call and spoke to the manager.

The ...

Middlesex County Protects Habitat with Acquisition of 76 Acres in East Brunswick

March 20, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Adding to the commercial renewal of Route 18 is not the only way that East Brunswick will get an upgrade. Supporting the maintenance of a thriving local natural environment also adds to the township's move forward to creating a sustainable community.  

This week, a longstanding effort to preserve amphibian habitats and vernal pools along the East ...

RU Lacrosse Ranked No. 1? You Better Believe It

March 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It’s not often that the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team energizes university athletics.

Fans, students and alumni are more inclined to tailgate and cheer for football—even when the team isn’t at its best. Women’s basketball, of course, has also enjoyed a long and successful run at Rutgers.

But lacrosse is making the big waves now.

The ...

What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

March 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Welcome back, spring breakers. While your time off was surely exciting, New Brunswick has a lot going on, too. So dive back into life in the Hub City.

Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets in the city.

Tuesday, March 21

Magic’s in the air. That’s because MAZE is set to perform at 7 p.m. in Trayes Hall. The ...

Meet the Bunnies; Find the Eggs; Munch the Pancakes at 4-H Event

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ready to get your Hip-Hop on?  Join the Middlesex County 4-H Junior Council on Cranbury Road this April 2 for an ear-wiggling good time meeting the bunnies and sharing breakfast with the family.

The Middlesex County 4-H Junior Council invites residents to have “Breakfast with the Bunnies” on Sunday, April 2. Parents and children (ages 2-8) ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 18, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Burlington Opens on Route 18 South

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - You asked for it, and you got it, East Brunswick. New businesses are opening on Route 18 and are already becoming active members of the community. Last week, before the snowstorm, Mayor Brad Cohen and members of the East Brunswick Township Council celebrated the opening of a new Burlington retail store on Route 18.

Burlington occupies most of the building formerly operated ...

Snow Day? Bake Some Irish Soda Bread

March 14, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Okay, I'll admit it.  I grew up hating Irish soda bread.  Too dry.  Not good toasted. Weird shape.  People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests.  I made sure that everyone had some to take home.  Oy, such a generous hostess!

I finally learned to make it ...

East Brunswick Town-Wide Butterfly Survey Begins

March 23, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission are launching the first town-wide East Brunswick Butterfly Survey to better understand our butterfly fauna. They  are calling on everyone in town (and anyone else that wants to visit) to become Citizen Scientists and help them document what butterflies occur in East Brunswick and where and when ...

Plant a Tree for East Brunswick: Free Seedlings Available on April 8

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Many trees in East Brunswick are starting to die as a result of an elevated water table created during Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. On windy days, it is not unusual for residents to see branches or entire tree limbs littering the streets and lawns in the township. In East Brunswick and other towns in the Garden State, the New Jersey Tree Recovery ...

Middlesex County Protects Habitat with Acquisition of 76 Acres in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Adding to the commercial renewal of Route 18 is not the only way that East Brunswick will get an upgrade. Supporting the maintenance of a thriving local natural environment also adds to the township's move forward to creating a sustainable community.  

This week, a longstanding effort to preserve amphibian habitats and vernal pools along the East ...

Through Her Nonprofit, New Brunswick Student Helps Kids in Africa

March 20, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Alie Kanu was on his way to completing high school in 2011 when his older brother died.

That Kanu had finished primary and much of secondary school in itself was a feat. He was born and raised in Congo Town, a poor community prone to seasonal flooding and without basic sanitary infrastructure, in the embattled West-African nation of Sierra Leone.

He was waiting for ...

East Brunswick Town-Wide Butterfly Survey Begins

March 23, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission are launching the first town-wide East Brunswick Butterfly Survey to better understand our butterfly fauna. They  are calling on everyone in town (and anyone else that wants to visit) to become Citizen Scientists and help them document what butterflies occur in East Brunswick and where and when ...

Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

March 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Multiple news media reported Thursday that law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish-American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCC) across the United States.

According to the New York Times, an Israeli judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at ...

Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

March 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Multiple news media reported Thursday that law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish-American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCC) across the United States.

According to the New York Times, an Israeli judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at ...

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"If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On! Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Takes a Latin Twist in EB

March 24, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night – with a twist -- will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 and April 1, at 7 p.m. on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, 112 Rues Lane.

 

The production is directed by theater program instructor Maria Aladren and features students ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, March 24, 7:00 PM

Morristown Armory, Morristown

Jersey City Whiskey Fest

Food & Drink

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Fri, April 7, 7:00 PM

Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Mark its 20th ...

Giving Back

Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass

Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Harper Collins, 2016)

In James Patterson's Master Class, an online course which I recommend highly to aspiring authors, Patterson talks about the validity of writing with a partner. Patterson notes several well respected creative teams like Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and explains that combining the creative juices of two ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 18, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

Get The Skinny On Weight Loss at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library’s (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) “Just For The Health Of It” program hosts the special program “Get The Skinny On Weight Loss” on Thursday, April 6 at 7 pm.

The topic of weight loss will be explored. Topics covered include why some people seem to lose weight effortlessly, and others struggle to be ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...