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East Brunswick Police: Pay Attention to What You are Doing

August 25, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department wants us to pay.  They want us to pay attention to what we are doing, especially when driving in the township.

In two recent reports, the EBPD has alerted residents about taking both their driving more seriously and the safety of themselves and others with greater consideration.

Officers assigned to the East Brunswick Police ...

Operation Title Flip: Piscataway Man Charged as One of the Masterminds in Car Theft Ring that Targeted Craigslist

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Luther Lewis, 38, of Piscataway is facing charges as one of three ringleaders of an auto-theft network that preyed on people selling their vehicles on Craigslist.

New Jersey State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced in a release on Wednesday that Lewis, along with Tyisha Brantley, 36, of Scotch Plains, ...

East Brunswick Commemorates 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick will hold an observance marking the 15th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Rain or shine, the event will be held on Sunday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. outdoors at the 9/11 Monument at the East Brunswick Municipal Complex, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center ...

Master Gardener Program Announces New Classes for 2016-2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- A new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting soon at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and evening sessions for this program. Orientation (attendance is optional) will be on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for ...

The Metlar-Bodine House Museum to offer Guided Tours on Sept. 3

August 17, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Metlar-Bodine House Museum, circa 1728, and Dutch Door Gift Shop will be open on September 3rd.  Guided tours are scheduled to start on the hour and half hour, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  Advance registration is highly recommended.

Since 1979, The Metlar-Bodine House, circa 1728, has served as the official historical and cultural museum of Piscataway Township, one ...

Route 18: What's Going On?

August 8, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's easy to tell when someone is "old-school" East Brunswick.  He still refers to the "Movie City 5" mall and knows all the "used-to-be" locations in Brunswick Square.  Such is the case with Steve Gottlieb of the township's Department of Planning and Engineering.  He certainly was the right person to give the right answers ...

Luck was a Lady for the $5M and $5K Mega Millions Lottery Winners in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – There were two lucky lottery winners in Piscataway over the weekend lottery officials announced on Monday.

The Gift Horse card and stationery store located at 174 Stelton Road in Piscataway is where the one $5 million Mega Millions ticket was sold that matched the five white balls and the Mega Ball, winning the second-tier prize for the Friday, July 29 drawing.

Four ...

Results of PARCC Teacher Survey Reveal Discontent, Distrust

August 16, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Though the results are pretty much as expected following almost two years of protests against the tests, the data gleaned from a Spring 2016 survey of 1,285 teachers in all Middlesex County districts reveals that 60% of students, parents, and teachers showed a high level of stress and anxiety caused by the PARCC assessments.

The major findings of the survey ...

East Brunswick's Celina Zhou Leads in STEM Studies

CHATHAM, NJ – The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is thrilled to announce its Advisory Council has selected the third class of the Governor’s STEM Scholars Program. The seventy-two students accepted into this year’s class hail from seventeen of the state’s twenty-one counties attending colleges from Princeton to Kean and high schools from Essex to ...

Republican Congressional Candidate Steven Uccio Campaigns in East Brunswick

August 1, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Steven Uccio visited East Brunswick's Sunny Palace restaurant, a location that has hosted many political notables over the past few years including current Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  Uccio is the Republican Candidate for New Jersey's 12th Congressional District, a seat currently held by Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman who is also running for ...

McDonald's To Kick Off Pumpkin Spice Season Late August

August 23, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - McDonald’s will welcome Autumn early this year with the August introduction of the McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte. The beverage is expected to be available in all US locations by the end of August.

Originally introduced in 2013, the McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte has not appeared on the restaurant’s menu in three years.  Contrary to urban legends, the ...

ShopRite Recalls Cookies

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – ShopRite supermarkets has announced a recall of cookies because they may contain small metal fragments. 

According to a release by the manufacture, “Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department.”

Cookies included in the recall can be ...

South Brunswick: Bear Momma, Cubs Feast On Woodlot Park Pavilion Garbage

August 23, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The only evidence left on Monday afternoon of a three-bruin morning invasion at the Woodlot Park picnic pavilion was an overturned green can.

“It was the first time in my 28 years with the township that I saw a bear in Woodlot Park,” Recreation Director Tom Morris said Monday afternoon. “It was certainly having a grand old time eating birthday cake ...

Bears Cheerleaders and Football Players Feed the Hungry in Middlesex County

July 28, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK – Carrying on a tradition of summer team spirit and citizenship, two East Brunswick High School teams traded in their pom-poms and pigskins for donation bags last week to help Middlesex County’s food bank during its usual summertime lull.

At the onset of the season, the high school football team was more than 20 players shy of last year’s roster, leaving less ...

Spotswood Family Devastated by House Fire

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25 the sirens began blaring as the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department rushed to Samantha Way. Before long, a call would go out to Helmetta, Monroe and East Brunswick Fire Departments to assist in containing the house fire at the home of Cynthia and Rob Alongi. By 2:54 p.m. reports from Breaking News Network indicated that the bulk of the ...

East Brunswick Commemorates 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

August 23, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick will hold an observance marking the 15th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Rain or shine, the event will be held on Sunday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. outdoors at the 9/11 Monument at the East Brunswick Municipal Complex, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center ...

Ask Senator Diegnan to Come to East Brunswick and Teach Civics!

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In order to impart a greater understanding of the legislative process and civics among the school children, State Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. will be participating in the “Back to School Program” sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures during the months of September and October.

 

“I appreciate the opportunity to go to our ...

Stalemate Continues Over 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase; Ciattarelli Critical of Latest Proposal

TRENTON, NJ — The stalemate between Gov. Chris Christie and state legislators over the beleaguered Transportation Trust Fund continues as the latest compromise proposal cobbled together by lawmakers was rejected by Christie on Monday.

The latest plan would increase the state’s gas tax 23 cents per gallon; in return, residents would receive a series of tax cuts/breaks ...

County Officials Take Preventive Steps to Protect Residents from Zika Virus

August 22, 2016

Middlesex County is continuing its efforts to prevent the spread of and protect residents from the Zika virus. The County’s Mosquito Extermination Commission is working closely with the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health and its Health Office to educate and protect the public.

Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said: “Middlesex County officials are committed to ...

Allergy Sufferers Beware: Ragweed Season Has Begun

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Ragweed season began in earnest in the northern United States, with readings reported in Maine since August 3. The progression of ragweed pollen release is expected to proceed south and is expected to reach the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area within two weeks, according to Leonard Bielory, M.D., a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Department ...

16 Cases of Rabies in Middlesex County So Far This Summer

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that two animals tested positive for rabies in North Brunswick, Middlesex County.

These are the fifteenth (15) and sixteenth (16) rabid animals reported within Middlesex County for 2016 and the third (3) and fourth (4) rabid animals reported in North Brunswick.

On Monday, Aug. 8, the Animal Control ...

Master Gardener Program Announces New Classes for 2016-2017

August 23, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- A new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting soon at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and evening sessions for this program. Orientation (attendance is optional) will be on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for ...

East Brunswick: Anti-Mosquito Spraying Tonight

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Mosquito Commission will be doing ULV (Ultra Low Volume) ground treatment Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to midnight, according to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department this morning.

The rain date is Thursday.

As stated on the Middlesex County website, "In order to reduce the number of nuisance and vector mosquitoes in the ...

EARTH Center Open House Offers Fun for Whole Family

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ-- The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will host its Garden Field Day/Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the EARTH Center located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick. The rain date will be Aug. 21.

The day will be filled with activities for the whole family, including garden tours, presentations and ...

South Brunswick: Former Travel Girls Softball Coach Charged With Monmouth County Murder

August 18, 2016

FREEHOLD, NJ – Former New Jersey Thunder girls travel softball coach Andre Harris, 32, is facing a murder rap in Monmouth County, officials said Wednesday.

A former North Brunswick resident now living in Long Branch, Monmouth County, Harris was charged Tuesday night with the first degree murder of Linden resident Tyrita Julius, 41, who disappeared March 8, Monmouth County Prosecutor ...

East Brunswick Police: Pay Attention to What You are Doing

August 25, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department wants us to pay.  They want us to pay attention to what we are doing, especially when driving in the township.

In two recent reports, the EBPD has alerted residents about taking both their driving more seriously and the safety of themselves and others with greater consideration.

Officers assigned to the East Brunswick Police ...

Operation Title Flip: Piscataway Man Charged as One of the Masterminds in Car Theft Ring that Targeted Craigslist

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Luther Lewis, 38, of Piscataway is facing charges as one of three ringleaders of an auto-theft network that preyed on people selling their vehicles on Craigslist.

New Jersey State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced in a release on Wednesday that Lewis, along with Tyisha Brantley, 36, of Scotch Plains, ...

South Brunswick: Bear Momma, Cubs Feast On Woodlot Park Pavilion Garbage

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – The only evidence left on Monday afternoon of a three-bruin morning invasion at the Woodlot Park picnic pavilion was an overturned green can.

“It was the first time in my 28 years with the township that I saw a bear in Woodlot Park,” Recreation Director Tom Morris said Monday afternoon. “It was certainly having a grand old time eating birthday cake ...

From Piscataway to Rio: Colton Brown to Compete on Olympic Judo Team

July 30, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway, N.J. has been a hotbed for athletics. And while most of the athletes in town have gone on and had success at the pro ranks for football in the NFL like Malcolm Jenkins (Saints and Eagles), Kyle Wilson (Jets and Saints), Anthony Davis (49ers), and others, a new young star right now is finding success in something else, judo.

Meet Colton Brown, a 24 year-old ...

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The DNC HAS Been Hacked - How Did it Happen and What Lessons Can We Learn from It?

July 28, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The security compromise and recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) electronic messages should serve as the latest reminder of how terribly exposed our digital lives leave us and our private information. If a large, well-funded organization as powerful as the DNC cannot protect its sensitive communications, how can any of us ever expect to ...

EBBL Family Golf Outing

August 24, 2016

East Brunswick Baseball, Softball, and Buddy Ball League will be holding our Fall Family Golf Outing on Sat. Oct. 1st at Bunker Hill Golf Club.  This is a fun-filled day, and is open to all - please see attached image flyer for more information and to register. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Sun, August 28, 8:30 AM

Durga Temple, Princeton (South Brunswick Township)

Health Fair at Durga Temple

Education Giving Back

Thu, September 15, 8:00 PM

Webinar, Yorktown Heights

Clinical Trials and Ovarian Cancer

Health & Wellness

Fri, September 16, 6:30 PM

Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, East Rutherford

The Cares Cup

Food & Drink Giving Back Real Estate

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing, 2009)

James Patterson novels serve a purpose; they are mindless, fun thrillers that keep the reader awake all night racing through two page chapters at the speed of light. After spending a couple of weeks plowing through a lengthy tome, Patterson and co-author of the moment (in this case Maxine Paetro) provide escapism ...

Corruption in Jersey

 

 

      The last week of July 2009 saw the arrests of 44 public figures in a huge FBI anti-corruption operation. “The politicians willingly put themselves up for sale,” said acting U.S. Attorney, Ralph Marra. “The victims are the average citizens and the honest business people in this state. They don't have a chance in this culture ...

EBPL Offers Defensive Driving Course

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —Looking to erase points on your driving record? Want to save money on your car insurance? The Friends of the East Brunswick Public Library are hosting a two-part defensive driving class on September 12 and 13.

Held in the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) meeting room, the classes run from 6:30 to 10 pm. This classes are ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Ionesco’s ‘Exit the King’ Makes for Powerful Drama at New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

The king on "Exit The King" is ravenously alive early on, still ...