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"The Chance to Dance:" Kaye-Lynn Starting New Classes for Kids and Adults

July 21, 2016

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Kaye-Lynn Dance Studio is so excited to be adding so many new adult classes to their summer and fall 2016 schedules. Kaye-Lynn Dance has been known for its exciting children's classes for over 60 years.

They are so excited to be starting out the 2016 season in their beautiful state of the art studio now in East Brunswick NJ. Conveniently located on Cranbury ...

Just Pups: LoSacco Gets Dogged by NJ Attorney General

NEWARK – Vincent LoSacco, proprietor of several Just Pups locations in New Jersey including one on Route 18 in East Brunswick, has been charged by the New Jersey Attorney General's Division of Community Affairs with a number of violations based on the proven abuses and fraud in the pet store locations, says a report released today.  LoSacco could owe his customers, some ...

Students Invited to Eco-Adventures at the EARTH Center

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ-- Middlesex County students entering grades 4 through 7 are invited to attend a fun summer program that focuses on the environment.

“Eco-Adventures at the E.A.R.T.H. Center,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 22 through 26. The program will take place at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South ...

Maybe It's Not So Bad? Pokémon Go Invades Piscataway’s East Jersey Town Village and Other NJ Historic Sites

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey's Revolutionary War-related historic sites are being invaded by characters featured in Pokemon Go, a smartphone-based game introduced earlier this month.

According to Noreen Bodman, executive director of Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area, several sites have reported an increase in the number of people visiting historic homes and parks ...

Maybe It's Not So Bad? Pokémon Go Invades Piscataway’s East Jersey Town Village and Other NJ Historic Sites

July 20, 2016

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey's Revolutionary War-related historic sites are being invaded by characters featured in Pokemon Go, a smartphone-based game introduced earlier this month.

According to Noreen Bodman, executive director of Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area, several sites have reported an increase in the number of people visiting historic homes and parks ...

I Wanna Hold Your Hand at the British Invasion Years Concert on July 28

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick will be hosting a free summer concert on Thursday, July 28th at 7:00 p.m. outdoors at the Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road featuring THE BRITISH INVASION YEARS.

The British Invasion Years will present three shows in one. First the classic songs by iconic Sixties British groups, then the American musical “response” ...

5th Annual Hub City Sounds Festival

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— New Brunswick Cultural Center/ Arts New Brunswick, and Johnson & Johnson present the fifth annual Hub City Sounds series, taking place this summer from July 24 through September 18. This FREE family-friendly series includes music, dance, and much more from industry professionals, emerging artists, local theatre companies, and ...

"The Chance to Dance:" Kaye-Lynn Starting New Classes for Kids and Adults

July 21, 2016

 

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Kaye-Lynn Dance Studio is so excited to be adding so many new adult classes to their summer and fall 2016 schedules. Kaye-Lynn Dance has been known for its exciting children's classes for over 60 years.

They are so excited to be starting out the 2016 season in their beautiful state of the art studio now in East Brunswick NJ. Conveniently located on Cranbury ...

East Brunswick's Park Chateau Brings Luxury and Glamour to Celebrations

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The unbelievable has happened.  The East Brunswick Chateau on Cranbury Road, long a staple location for local meetings, weddings, parties, and events is undergoing a renaissance.  Within a year, the Park Chateau will re-open as a luxury catering site, wedding venue, and fantasy garden, likely to be the most distinguished location of its kind in central New ...

Credit Card Breach Hits Various NJ Wendy’s Restaurants; Milltown Location Impacted

MILLTOWN, NJ -  The Wendy’s fast-food chain released a list on Thursday of over 1,000 of its restaurants affected by a recent data breach that exposed customers’ debit and credit card information to potential security attacks, the third such incident this year.

“Based on the facts known to Wendy’s at this time, the additional malware targeted the following ...

Students Invited to Eco-Adventures at the EARTH Center

July 21, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ-- Middlesex County students entering grades 4 through 7 are invited to attend a fun summer program that focuses on the environment.

“Eco-Adventures at the E.A.R.T.H. Center,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 22 through 26. The program will take place at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South ...

Tech Kit for Girls Aims to Lessen a Gender Gap

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The president’s daughter has been kidnapped. “This is where you come in,” read the typewritten, terse instructions. “You are the chosen one. The fate of Sasha’s life is in your hands. If you choose to accept this, open the enclosed briefcase.”

The story is fiction, thankfully – but the briefcase is real. The small ...

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney Leads Discussion at MCC on School Funding

EDISON, NJ – State Senate President Stephen Sweeney presided over a round table discussion regarding his proposal to revise New Jersey's public school funding system to fully fund all school districts within the next five years. The conference, held on the campus of Middlesex County College on Wednesday, July 6, was attended by local mayors, superintendents of schools, Board of ...

Central Jersey Group Attends Gun Violence ‘Speak Out’ In Washington D.C.

July 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I know first-hand about gun violence and the lasting impact it can have on a family, community, and even a nation,” Trenton resident Regina Thompson-Jenkins said to a crowd of several thousand people gathered on the western lawn of the U.S. Capitol Thursday evening to “Speak Out” against gun violence.

Jenkins was one of around 60 people from ...

Students Invited to Eco-Adventures at the EARTH Center

July 21, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ-- Middlesex County students entering grades 4 through 7 are invited to attend a fun summer program that focuses on the environment.

“Eco-Adventures at the E.A.R.T.H. Center,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 22 through 26. The program will take place at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

MIDDLESEX, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 7,500 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 areas green ...

EARTH Center to Host Open House

EARTH CENTER - 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 ...

Eagles Watching over Me: East Brunswick Scouts Serve the Community

July 18, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Adam Nuzzi and Jared Endler just became the 69th and 70th Eagle Scouts put forward by East Brunswick's Boy Scouts of America Troop 223.

They are probably glad that all that hard work is over.  Sorry, guys, but it's just beginning.  Be prepared.

Troop 223 is one of three troops currently working to improve the community, inspire perserverance, and ...

Alice's Cup Food Pantry Badly in Need of Volunteers

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Alice's CUP Food Pantry on Main Street is badly in need of some helping hands; volunteers to help feed the more than four hundred families they assist each month.

Located in the annex of the Spotswood Reformed Church, the pantry provides food for any Middlesex County resident in need. Volunteers staff the food bank, which sits right between the Main Street church and ...

Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser to Benefit "Army of Hope"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Elk Lodge 2370 will host a beer and wine tasting on Saturday, July 30 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. The event will be sponsored by the Adelphia Wine Company and is a fundraiser for the "Army of Hope."

All of the proceeds from the event will go to help train service dogs for troops. The dogs will assist soldiers returning home from deployment that ...

Just Pups: LoSacco Gets Dogged by NJ Attorney General

July 21, 2016

NEWARK – Vincent LoSacco, proprietor of several Just Pups locations in New Jersey including one on Route 18 in East Brunswick, has been charged by the New Jersey Attorney General's Division of Community Affairs with a number of violations based on the proven abuses and fraud in the pet store locations, says a report released today.  LoSacco could owe his customers, some ...

Central Jersey Group Attends Gun Violence ‘Speak Out’ In Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I know first-hand about gun violence and the lasting impact it can have on a family, community, and even a nation,” Trenton resident Regina Thompson-Jenkins said to a crowd of several thousand people gathered on the western lawn of the U.S. Capitol Thursday evening to “Speak Out” against gun violence.

Jenkins was one of around 60 people from ...

'Witty, Opinionated, and Generous': Borman Remembered as Laying Groundplan for a Modern East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Flags are at half-staff in East Brunswick today to commemorate the passing on Monday of former Mayor Dr. Aleck Borman.

East Brunswick's first mayor laid out the plans for East Brunswick High School, the middle school, the municipal complex and the East Brunswick Public Library.

Borman, who married his wife Roberta 70 years ago, survived her by just a few days, ...

14 Cases of Rabies in Middlesex County This Summer

July 19, 2016

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 thirteenth (13) and fourteenth (14) rabid animals reported within Middlesex County for 2016 and the first (1) and second (2) rabid animals reported in North Brunswick.

 

On Sunday, July 17, ...

Aggressive, Rabid Raccoon Attacks Dogs in Spotswood

SPOTSWOOD, NJ:  Adding to a total of 10 incidents of contact with rabid animals in Middlesex County recently, a rabid raccoon fought with two dogs in the yard of a private property in nearby Spotswood, resulting in the animal's being killed by the dogs' owner.

The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Spotswood, ...

EARTH Center Offers Workshop on Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Home Gardens

July 12, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County invites you to participate in a free workshop designed to add life to your garden by making it friendly to pollinators. 

 Attracting Birds & Butterflies is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 31 at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South ...

EARTH Center to Host Open House

EARTH CENTER - 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 ...

Spotswood: 4 Arrested for Drugs, Weapons on Main Street

July 20, 2016

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Four people were arrested and charged recently with multiple drug and weapon-related offenses in Spotswood at the Brookview Terrace Apartments on Main Street.

According to a report issued by the Spotswood Police Department yesterday, on July 7 the Spotswood Police patrol division continued an ongoing narcotics investigation/operation at the apartments. The investigation ...

South River: Drug Raid on Old Bridge Turnpike

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -  A large cache of drugs, cash, and a weapon was recovered during a police raid on an Old Bridge Turnpike residence.

On June 15, 2016 at approximately 8:44am, members of the South River Police Department along with members of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Task Force executed a court approved search warrant upon a residence on Old Bridge Turnpike.

2nd Annual Car and Bike Show to Benefit the Hinal K. Patel Memorial Scholarship

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Bring your cars, bring your bikes and come out for North Stelton Fire Company’s 2nd Annual Car and Bike Show.   

The event is hosted by the Hollywood Night Cruisers Car Club and will be held on Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piscataway High School, 100 Behmer Road. The rain date is Saturday, July 23.

Registration ...

South Brunswick: Area Muslims Use Holiday To Feed Hungry

July 5, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – More than 250 area Muslims took a couple of hours Monday morning to prepare some 1,500 meals for hungry and homeless people in three cities.

The faithful gathered inside a tent outside of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey mosque on Route 1 Monday morning, forming two long assembly lines that prepared sandwiches and other snacks for needy people in Paterson, ...

Union Catholic Hurdler Will Be Youngest U.S. Track Athlete at Rio Olympics

July 12, 2016

EUGENE, OR -- Sydney McLaughlin a member of the Class of 2017 at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, set a high school and new world junior record in the women's 400 hurdles at the U.S. Olympic trials. McLaughlin ran the race in 54.15 to break the world junior record, which stood for a decade. 

The 16-year-old will be the youngest track athlete to compete ...

South Brunswick: NFL And SBHS Alumnus Mohamed Sanu Brings Pro Tips To Local Youth

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Around 200 local kids had a chance to get pro football tips and do drills with NFL star and SBHS graduate Mohamed Sanu at the high school Thursday evening.

The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver brought a few other NFL players as well as a number of high school players to his second annual Sanu Crew Camp.

The free event allowed kids from the community to take part in ...

East Brunswick Baseball Players Get Post-Season Honors

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Junior pitcher Tyler Burnham heads the list of East Brunswick varsity baseball players to recieve post-season honors from regional sports website MSG Varsity.

Burnham, a left-hander, was named a pitcher on the All-New Jersey Region Second Team by MSG Varsity. He finished with a 9-1 record and a 1.93 earned-run average and was the winning pitcher when the Bears defeated ...

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Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

July 8, 2016

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting.  Despite that fact that they have no ...

WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT Classes Scheduled at EBPL in August

July 22, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) has released a full schedule of computer classes for the month of August.

Classes cover a variety of topics, including computer basics to the Microsoft Office programs. The complete list of programs is:

PC Literacy I (Wednesday, August 10, 2 pm) An introduction to basic computer use. Includes keyboard and mouse ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, August 3, 6:00 PM

St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick

The Wellness Project: Evening Dedicated to ...

Health & Wellness

Sun, August 7, 9:00 AM

Stein Assisted Living, Somerset

Jewish War Veterans Meeting

Other

Sun, October 23, 3:00 PM

Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age - Live in HD

Arts & Entertainment

Neighbor-NOT-Invader on Fern Road Water Tower

July 20, 2016

Dear Editor:

Something is happening in East Brunswick. A neighborhood is being invaded. Laws are being followed. Maybe deals being made. All is progressing according to procedure. But why do those in the neighborhood feel like leaves in the street during a downpour? First, we slowly float en masse. Then, with nothing to adhere to, rush into the abyss. The abyss is Verizon engulfing our ...

Driving in Jersey

       Once you get the basics down driving an automobile anywhere on earth is all the same. Huh! Don’t you believe it. The pleasure or stress of driving is directly proportional to what those other motorists are doing. In North Carolina there’s 1 registered driver for every vehicle on the state’s books. In New York there’s one and a half drivers ...

When Smart Women Watch Stupid Television

“Hey honey, what time...” began my husband.

“Sssh, not now.” I replied.  “My show is on!” He glanced at the TV to see what I was watching, shook his head, and left the room muttering something sarcastic that sounded like, "Wow, I really hope she says yes to the dress."

It was true.  I had a stupid TV obsession.  I like ...

Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

July 8, 2016

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting.  Despite that fact that they have no ...