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Rutgers Ranked Best 4-Year College in New Jersey

July 24, 2017

 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University- New Brunswick has been ranked the No. 1 college in New Jersey by a national online education service.

The rankings released Monday by schools.com are based on an analysis of 13 different criteria.

Thirty-three 4-year schools in New Jersey were each scored on a 100-point scale using the most recent data available from government sources ...

The New Costs of Room and Board at Rutgers New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The price of tuition, fees, room and board at Rutgers University is set to rise in the upcoming school year. But how, exactly, will this affect you?

TAPinto New Brunswick combed through budget documents to figure that out. A story yesterday broke down increases to tuition and mandatory fees. Here’s a rundown on how the price hikes will touch housing and ...

East Brunswick Medical Students Ezzat and Lee Earn Scholarships

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Medical Society Foundation, founded in 1964 and funded by contributions from the first mass polio vaccination in our county , has been annually awarding scholarships to top local students in the fields of medicine, nursing, and pharmacy since that time.  

This year, East Brunswick's Bishoy Ezzat and Christopher Lee were each ...

Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 23, 2017

 

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a ...

EBPD Reminds Residents to Get Proper Identification from Service People

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is looking for residents' help in identifying a man who tried to use a false identification badge to gain entrance to a home on Fresh Ponds Road.

According to a report issued today by the EBPD, on 07/14/17 at approximately 13:49 hours, residents at a Fresh Ponds Road home were approached by a male with a dark complexion, wearing a ...

East Brunswick Police Seek Help in Identifying Burglars

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the help of local residents in the identification of two male suspects who were seen near a private residence on Hamlin Road.

On July 6, 2017, at 10:30 am, two male suspects walked into the backyard of a Hamlin Road residence. They appear to check to see if the rear door and rear sliding doors are locked. The suspects ...

US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

East Brunswick's Unity Walk Bonds Residents

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The motto e pluribus unum (out of many, one) has been etched on the Great Seal of the United States since 1782. It is both a statement about our nation's diversity of composition and its vision for unity.   Last night in East Brunswick, the Founding Fathers and Mothers would have been proud of how this vision played out in one suburban town as the First ...

Lawmakers Vote Thursday on Back Pay for State Employees

   

TRENTON, NJ  - Lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday to restore wages lost by state workers during the July 4th holiday weekend when the state government was forced to shut down because of a budget impasse with Gov.Chris Christie.

State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) issued the following response to Christie's remarks in support of ...

Snapple Bowl All-Star Game Comes Down to Final Quarter with Union County Win 27-14

July 21, 2017

UNION, NJ -  In the 24th Snapple Bowl, Union was able to secure the win over Middlesex in a closely contested game. The game came down to the final few possessions but Union came out with a 27-14 win.

Former East Brunswick High School teacher and football coach Marcus Borden, the Snapple Bowl founder and director, has raised close to $600,000 from the games since 1994. The money ...

Bill Introduced by Rep. John DiMaio to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that expands concussion precautions for high school students, and was introduced by Rep. John DiMaio, R-23.

With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

The bill was signed ...

Step in Time! Mary Poppins at Plays-in-the-Park

July 25, 2017

EDISON, NJ - All the best songs and the sense of excitement accompany a new nanny who arrives to tame some unruly children in Disney's Mary Poppins, a merry enactment of P. L. Travers' beloved children's book.  The Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park is proud announce the third and final production of its 2017 season, the engaging story of a family brought back ...

Minnie Van Service Comes to Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - At the end of this month, guests at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will be able to order their own Minnie Van to drive them their their destination within the Walt Disney World Resort.

Guests can order their own private Minnie Van using a smartphone and a Disney Cast Member will  drive them. The ...

Hillsborough Author Nominated for 3 National Book Awards

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Just four months after its publication, “The Duchess of South Somerville,” a 179-page chronicle of Doris Duke, her legacy, her beloved mansion and its controversial demolition in 2016, has been nominated for three national book awards.

Writen by Rikki Lynn Hauss, a 2012 graduate of Hillsborough High School, The Duchess of South ...

East Brunswick Chamber of Commerce is Back in Business

July 20, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - . Jazzercize. Holiday Inn Express. Pinot's Pallette. The MAX Challenge. EB Chinese. The Colonial Diner. Bubbly Jen's Farm. Exciting Vacations. The Bonefish Grill. ReMax Realty. Car dealers.  Personal trainers.  Attorneys. Dentists. Chiropractors. Accountants.  Insurance agents. Designers. Advertisers. Engineers.  Payroll specialists.  These ...

Jersey Freshcipes Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime

July 18, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime.

Corn is at its peak in the Garden State from around the Fourth of July through Labor Day making it the perfect 'must ...

Mosquito Commission to Spray Parts of East Brunswick Tonight

July 20, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mosquito control spraying will take place this evening beginning at 7:00 pm in the Welsh Park area of East Brunswick. (Click here for a map of the designated area.)  In addition to ongoing concerns about mosquitos in the summer, the West Nile Virus has been reported in New Jersey since 1999.  The current fogging protocol addresses this virus statewide.

The ...

Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 23, 2017

 

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a ...

Celebrate 100 Years of Scouting at Upcoming Middlesex County Fair

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Monmouth Council Boys Scouts of America will be marking 100 years of scouting in the area, which includes the Middlesex County towns of Spotswood, Helmetta, Milltown, East Brunswick, Jamesburg, Monroe as well as others who are members of the Middlesex District. As a part of their centennial, the Monmouth Council will be partnering up with the Fair Board of Directors, the ...

Snapple Bowl All-Star Game Comes Down to Final Quarter with Union County Win 27-14

UNION, NJ -  In the 24th Snapple Bowl, Union was able to secure the win over Middlesex in a closely contested game. The game came down to the final few possessions but Union came out with a 27-14 win.

Former East Brunswick High School teacher and football coach Marcus Borden, the Snapple Bowl founder and director, has raised close to $600,000 from the games since 1994. The money ...

After 10 Drownings in One Month, NJ Authorities Offer Tips to Avoid Water-Related Tragedies

July 23, 2017

Within one month, authorities have reported 10 drowning deaths alone in New Jersey.

July 17: A 2-year-old drowned in a home swimming pool in Galloway
July 17: A 12-year-old drowned at the Sandy Hook beach
July 10: A 4-year-old died after being pulled from a lake in Ocean View
July 9: A 6-year-old drowned in a hotel pool in Wildwood
June 22: A 17-year-old died after being pulled from ...

Mosquito Commission to Spray Parts of East Brunswick Tonight

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mosquito control spraying will take place this evening beginning at 7:00 pm in the Welsh Park area of East Brunswick. (Click here for a map of the designated area.)  In addition to ongoing concerns about mosquitos in the summer, the West Nile Virus has been reported in New Jersey since 1999.  The current fogging protocol addresses this virus statewide.

The ...

'Just Pups' Pet Stores and Owner Vincent LoSacco Agree to Permanently Stop Selling Animals in NJ, Pay $326,000 to Settle Allegations of Consumer Fraud in Sale of Sick Puppies

July 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – "Just Pups" stores in East Brunswick, East Hanover, Emerson and Paramus were among 26 pet stores cited for noncompliance with state consumer laws last year in a string of accusations.

As of Monday, "Just Pups" owner Frank LoSacco can never sell pets in New Jersey again.

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs ...

Witnesses to History Reflect on Newark Riots 50 Years Later

Part 1 of a series on the 50th Anniversary of the Newark riots

During the riots that exploded in Newark 50 years ago today, Junius Williams was a young Yale law student working over the summer as a community activist in the city.

On the first night, Williams and his friends were driving around the city to check things out when they were pulled over by Newark police. They ...

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Senator Diegnan and Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey Hail Passage of Bill from Senate to Establish Develop Dual Language Immersion Programs

July 22, 2017

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD) Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. to establish a grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs was approved by the State Senate during a recent legislative session.

 

“The best way for a student to excel in a foreign language is an immersion program,” said Senator Diegnan ...

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Fri, July 28, 11:00 AM

Brunswick Square Mall - Center Court, East Brunswick

East Brunswick Community Blood Drive - Free Pair ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Fri, August 18, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

Giving Back Other

Sat, August 19, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

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Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co., 2013)

 

As a student of history, I don't know why I thought that reading Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard would be any more satisfying than their previous two publications, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Having now finished the rapid read, I would put the O'Reilly/Dugard books in ...

Job Seekers Explore “Path to Employment” at East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts “Path to Employment: New Jersey Career Connections,” a program for job seekers, on Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 am.

“Pathways to Employment” is presented through New Jersey Career Connections, a job search and career navigation service offered at East Brunswick Public Library ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...